Bloom

by August

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Josh Vincent This album is astounding. It’s great to hear the music of the band that plays our 6 pm Mass music. Their gospel skills are great but this album exceeds them greatly. Wonderful jams to play in the background or tune into the lyrics, rhythm and harmony on. This is definitely a five star album that goes 11 tracks in a row of fantastic tunes. Go August, I look forward to seeing your album list grow!
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1.
Medusa 03:56
Medusa Call me medusa, I am a cyclone Every heart I touch turns to stone What I thought was happiness turned into a tangled mess I swear it was not all a lie You weren't just a passerby My fingerprints like a tattoo I hate what I've done to you We have history and chemistry a dash of hope and jealousy A mountain that we've hiked across, so much gained and so much lost A future that is still unknown, standing on this cornerstone Of sensitive memories, intimate realities And I hate the way you love me Every word you've said consumes me And at one time it was lovely But now things have gotten ugly If I could tell you how I fell in love after we had broken up It'd explain why my hearts a mess Why i gave much less Let's talk with honesty Give you some clarity Finally let the truth come out Free your mind of constant doubt I hate the way you love me Every word you've said consumes me And at one time it was lovely But now things have gotten ugly Oh but if I ever had a second chance I can't say I wouldn't do it it all over again I hate the way you love me Every word you've said consumes me And at one time it was lovely But now things have gotten ugly
2.
Nobody Else 03:28
Nobody Else Some people call it a lonely path It might feel that way but it's all an act It's all an act The truth is at the end of the day You're the only one left on that stage Dependence has its ups and downs But time will tell who sticks around Cuz if you want me understand: I don't need nobody else I was hesitant at first to let you in But you said that you had the same goals and then You turned around yea you switched around I opened up and let you deep inside Left nothing of my heart to run and hide I let you see my deepest dreams But you only agreed because you wanted me But if you want me understand: I don't need nobody else I'm sorry that I can't be what you want, I tried and tried but it's never worked I had hoped we could work something out, I'd like to stay friends If that's what it's about But I won't be fooled again because if you want me you'll have to understand I don't need nobody else
3.
6 AM 04:35
6 AM 6 in the morning Tape player humming I sit in my car in silence You wrote me a song Told me you were wrong You were not done trying I breathe it all in, Goosebumps on my skin Should I go back to you? I breathe it all out Knowing there’s no doubt I’m never putting myself through Through that again, no I’m a different person Through that again, I’m finally done hurting Through that again, I will never be your burden, no I’m never letting you in Through that again, this I know is certain You said you fucked up Caused by a build up Of emotions you could not control I read your teary eyes That seemed to crystallize In realization of a broken soul I breathe it all in Let my head spin With drunk memories involving you I breathe it all out Knowing there’s no doubt I’m never putting myself through Through that again, no I’m a different person Through that again, I’m finally done hurting Through that again, I will never be your burden, no I’ll never let you in Through that again, this I know is certain Of course there are reasons to stay I’m so used to living in your gray But a companion didn’t give you control So you broke my heart just to fix your soul I’m never putting myself through That again, no I’m a different person Through that again, I’m finally done hurting Through that again, I will never be your burden, no I’m never letting you in Through that again, this I know is certain
4.
Come Winter 05:48
5.
Underlying Meanings It’s been six months since I felt that way When everything was perfect and I thought you were my fate When being with you finally made me feel alright But now you only think in black and white And now I’m unsure of who I want to be Scared of missing out on what could make me feel happy Playing Russian roulette with you is all I know A different day, a different mood, that’s how it usually goes Oh, and I’m trying to get past all these lines And I’m dying to see past all these signs Cuz every time I look at you I see a history Rejection, affection, yeah it’s a mystery These underlying meanings Are you my end-all or are you just one step? Am I caught up in this crazy tangled spider web? Am I hurting or helping, we’re always in this war Fighting everything we have till there is nothing more Oh, and I’m trying to get past all these lines And I’m dying to see past all these signs Cuz every time I look at you I see a history Rejection, affection, yeah it’s a mystery These underlying meanings No, I don’t want to give you up Yeah, I’m trying my hardest I know that it’s love Oh, and I’m trying to get past all these lines And I’m dying to see past all these signs Cuz every time I look at you I see a history Rejection, affection, yeah it’s a mystery These underlying meanings
6.
Human 04:08
Human I'm not sure what I did All I know is I'm alone I thought it'd be easier than this But I keep missing someone It's not that I can't get over you But rather I miss the loving arms Of someone who loved me Holding me tight keeping me warm I know what I said in the heat of the moment But I am human too And emotions remind me of you I just have so much time to myself To overthink and overwhelm But I'm human too If I was being honest I would say I've lied to myself Everything I've ever wanted Came from love from someone else Now I'm left to my own devices No lover, no friend no help I keep finding excuses to run back to you So I'm not left by myself I know what I said in the heat of the moment But I am human too And emotions remind me of you I just have so much time to myself To overthink and overwhelm But I'm human too
7.
Amplified 04:32
Amplified It's funny how the seasons change And soon our minds are awoken It's funny how the leaves still fall Every year, nothing's changed at all It seems these days we all are lost Retracing our steps on these paths we've crossed A tangled mess of what's fake and real A foggy outline of how I feel It's funny how it seems so bad But it's just stuck inside your head It's all a game we have to play Our minds, our foes, a world of gray And what you've lost you'll never find When it's all stuck inside your mind A kaleidoscope of thoughts inside Every feeling so amplified It's funny how those rainy days leave you in bed staring Into a wall that's still so white Nothing has changed, but you're in headlights And what you've lost you'll never find When it's all stuck inside your mind A kaleidoscope of thoughts inside Every feeling so amplified I feel like I'm floating over myself I feel like I might become someone else There are no tears or smiles to define my state Just a blank mind to contemplate And what you've lost you'll never find when it's all stuck inside your mind A kaleidoscope of thoughts inside Every feeling so amplified
8.
Dear Me 04:32
Dear me Dear me this is your letter I'll write to let go You're probably 5 feet underground Feeling slightly upside down I know at times it may look bleak, but don't be afraid You had to rip yourself apart To finally be amazed You cannot find yourself until there's no going back Don't look in the rear view mirror, there's only broken glass Good luck in the future love, there's no other way but up You had to break the bone to heal what was there before Dear me, this is your letter I am trying to see How many nights you were so distraught You cried yourself to sleep Answers found on old cassettes Revealed what hadn't happened yet I knit my own tapestry Sewed together different parts of me You cannot find yourself until there's no going back Don't look in the rear view mirror, there's only broken glass Good luck in the future love, there's no other way but up You had to break the bone to heal what was there before I will make broken beautiful I will make weak look strong I will make fear my vehicle I'll embrace my wrongs I will not be just a flower I will not be picked or plucked I am more than just powerful I am better off You cannot find yourself until there's no going back Don't look in the rear view mirror, there's only broken glass Good luck in the future love, there's no other way but up You had to break the bone to heal what was there before
9.
I Won't 04:12
I Won't I guess I could not care I should probably let go I guess I could pretend I never knew you at all It might make you happy I could say I'd be fine I could say that you didn't catch me At a bad time If I knew this wasn't right I would give up now and sacrifice What we have, But I won't I could say I wasn't into you, I'd be saying everything but the truth So I can't And I won't If I was being naive I would let down my guard There'd be no more excuses This shouldn't be so hard This logic is starting to fail There are no reasons to say That this shouldn't work out now I keep pushing away I keep pushing away If I knew this wasn't right I would give up now and sacrifice What we have, But I won't I could say I wasn't into you, I'd be saying everything but the truth So I can't And I won't Let go of you I'm scared to believe in a future where there could be you and me What if I come out hurt? What if it doesn't work? What if I'm wrong, but what if it's right? What if it's meant to be, what if it brings me peace? All along its been you If I knew this wasn't right I would give up now and sacrifice What we have, But I won't I could say I wasn't into you, I'd be saying everything but the truth So I can't And I won't
10.
One Time 05:15
One time I thought that I was fine I took a step away I thought that maybe I was done feeling this way I thought that it was over I thought that I’d moved on But this happens whenever you are gone One time, I guess it’s just a number Two times, I guess I’m just too stubborn Three times I’m lying to myself what I’m doing to my life, I swear that I’m trying Too far, I guess its cause I’m lonely Same scar, deepening slowly We are in this crazy cycle what I’m doing to my life I swear that I’m trying Trying, trying I thought that I was different That I could stand alone But all my good intentions have been overthrown I thought if I was careful I could avoid the truth But somehow I crawling back to you One time, I guess it’s just a number Two times, I guess I’m just too stubborn Three times I’m lying to myself what I’m doing to my life, I swear that I’m trying Too far, I guess its cause I’m lonely Same scar, deepening slowly We are in this crazy cycle what I’m doing to my life I swear that I’m trying Trying, trying I can try to reason and push it all back down It doesn’t matter anyhow The path of least resistance has torn me all apart And worn a valley straight through my heart One time, two times, three times One time, I guess it’s just a number Two times, I guess I’m just too stubborn Three times I’m lying to myself what I’m doing to my life, I swear that I’m trying Too far, I guess its cause I’m lonely Same scar, deepening slowly We are in this crazy cycle what I’m doing to my life I swear that I’m trying
11.
Reverie 05:20
Reverie I’m going, crossing, never looking back These trails I’ve been taking, I’m getting off track Stuck in the darkness trying to find my way out Using all my energy on unforgiving doubt I’ve been walking through these days with my fate unknown Trying to please the ones around me just to make a home Closing off my ears, trying to survive When I know that it’s impossible when I’ve been feeling blind I’ll find a way, I’ll be okay They’re not mistakes just memories Color came from gray, it’s better this way Lost in, lost in reverie I’ve been searching for an answer in someone else’s mind Trying to research personality through mankind Hoping for a miracle or something close Ended giving up everything and feeling exposed I’ll find a way, I’ll be okay They’re not mistakes just memories Color came from gray, it’s better this way Lost in, lost in reverie I’ve been so confused Didn’t know what to do I’ll find a way, I’ll be okay They’re not mistakes just memories Color came from gray, it’s better this way Lost in, lost in reverie

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released June 21, 2019

Songs written by Olivia Vargas

Vocals/keyboard: Olivia Vargas
Guitar: Michael Pierce
Bass: William Wright
Drums: Bailey Budnik
Backing Vocals: Theresa Redmond

Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Koty Schoenberg at River City Studios LLC in Grand Rapids, MI.

Artwork by John Schaak.

©️Olivia Vargas 2019

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August Grand Rapids, Michigan

August is a five piece soul-pop band rooted in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their lyrics tell stories of the intimate human experience and are musically presented in a dynamic and approachable fashion. In a review of the album, Local Spins writes, “Through a backdrop of expansive instrumentals [August] gives a comforting message of hope, a sentiment that everything will be OK.” ... more

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