Soak/ Saturate

by The Vex Project

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My first full length album. Not exactly a concept piece but out side of a couple tracks the overall theme is based on the last 2 years of my life. This theme led me to make the songs an embodiment of how I felt during the time of the songs subject. "Soak" was the original name for this album but as I started writing more I extended the name to "Soak/ Saturated." Being saturated by all these thoughts; the possibility of losing my mind as i grew old, and loosing what I'm working so hard on even now began to get to me. Having a band fall apart on me last year and knowing there's a chance it could easily happen again. I chose to use light compression and tape saturation to achieve a worn and overbearing sound in a few tracks. The album starts calm and optimistic as this begin to bare down and get serious, things begin to soak in and the ideas become more real. The song ideas from that point are saturated and the album ends with the beginning of something intense.

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released August 19, 2016

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The Vex Project Texas

New Ep just announced- The Closure In Starting Over! 8-26-17
Multi-Instrumentalist dude name Aaron. This is my solo project aptly name "The Vex Project" because my interest in style is always changing. I don't mean to alienate a fanbase, I just want to create variety, and here is where I do it!
Stick around new music is always on the way.
I also make films...just sayin.
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Track Name: Waiting on an Echo
I'm still pretending that I'm not afraid, If only you could read my mind. I'm stuck pretend that it all make sense, it 's nothing obvious in hindsight. It's not supposed to make sense and that's the point of ignorance. If only you could see what I see in you. You're still pretending that it's all a game wit hall the pieces in your sight. You're stuck pretending that we're all the same and that we're to blame for you. It's not supposed to make sense and that's that point of ignorance. If only I could see what you saw in me.

It's time I found the door or waited on an echo of the words I want to hear. Been calling out your name for what seems like a decade, still ringing in my ear.
The year has just began, I found my voice again.
I can barely get out of bed with all my wherewithal.

It's time I found the door or waited on an echo of the words I want to hear. Been calling out your name for what seems like a decade, still ringing in my ear.
It's time i found the door or waited on an echo, I'm waiting on a sign.
Track Name: a door to solve our escapades
How did we get here and I don't mean living, I mean getting carried away. You're so close that I can almost hear the way that you breath. But I'm not writer and you're no book. I'll tell you now If I had it my way this space between us would not be.

How did we get here, sitting in silence you're ignoring every word that I say. It seems this picket fence we wanted is now a boundary for our war. A battle ground. You're no writer and i'm no book. I'll tell you now If i had it my way this space between us would not cease, this space between us.

End all your whining!
It's my fault in the end and I see that I guess a door not enough to bring closure.
End all your whining!
Your fault? this is my fault face facts. I'm the one trying to make us both happy again.
Track Name: Hey James
Hey James! Just thought I'd Let you know that you're cool and that I read your post on my wall. It's crazy how time goes by.
Hey James! Punch Andrew in the arm for me, tell Micheal he should shave his beard. It's way to close to summer.

Let's just pretend that we never met would I be building houses cause I know I never practiced my guitar.

Hey James! Let's find a better game to play. That's K-A-P-P-A.
Or make another prank. Highschool was the best years of my life
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Let's just pretend that we never met would I be building houses cause I know I never practiced my guitar.

Hey James! it's been a couple hundred days I wonder what's going on.
Track Name: Bear with an animal mask
Dancing on a wire I've got five years to my name to work it out. Sitting on a frame just another piece of proof to talk about.

If you start running now, It wont do no good.

You think I need a reason like i'm some complicated fool inside my head. That's right I've got my plans to burn it down and build a home instead.

If you start running now, It better be for good.

Always with the ones you'd never associate, Always with the ones you'd never change.
Always with the ones you'd never associate, Always with the ones you'd never chase.

If I start running now tell me would you chase me, If i start running now would I get away.
Track Name: Perforated Lines
As I breathe slow, I hope my words will follow suite
to help me show you what I mean when I go on and on.
Lyrically void half the time.
Avoid the things I truly mean like a regiment.

I'll fold some day covered in red string up to my neck.

You're walking on perforated lines. Laughing and screaming all the time.
An easy point of view.
To bask in bliss filled ignorance, a time that is gone yet I don't miss.
So leave me floating land locked.

Strange to see you step away without consequence because I've seen just how it is with life not written down.
Unlike you, by this time I made sense of the evidence.
Pointing to choices I can't make painting me clear.
Knowing I'll fold someday as my fate catches up with me.

You're walking on perforated lines. Laughing and screaming all the time.
An easy point of view.
To bask in bliss filled ignorance, a time that is gone yet I don't miss.
So leave me floating land locked.

I am nothing to you but you future.
Track Name: Soak
Why can't I remember picking fights or choosing sides. It's all the same but I don't recall the body of the text you sent to me or why It way so important. You are running out of ways to forget destiny (when you close your eyes) you can't stand next to me(it's multiplied). Life has a way to make you feel like you're missing out.

I remember when I used to never give up taking it in with all the odds stacked against me, I will never, no I'll never.
Fighting for all the things that I want remembering all the things that I've done to get here. I will never, no I'll never.

I'm not waiting, Saturated.

So for what it's worth I'm looking back and now I see we're all the same, but now i'm thinking; It's much better when you're standing next to me and I hate this falling feeling. I don't regret a word I've said, it's all ancient history now.

And it's just a dream where I talk to the old me, he says he found another way out, and I disagree.

I remember when I used to never give up taking it in with all the odds stacked against me, I will never, no I'll never.
Fighting for all the things that I want remembering all the things that I've done to get here. I will never, no I'll never.

I'm not waiting, Saturated.
Track Name: Saturated
Hand written letters in the back of your drawer no you'll never know just what you're looking for so stop hiding and stop denying. You did your waiting now everything's passing you by, so saturated you soaked it in and now you'll find; It's all silver outside the lining of your eyes.

I guess this is what I do now sustaining my mind by throwing rocks at paper boats. I guess this is how I feel when you're following every word I say or write down.

And I'm only here for release. Always complicated. That's why I need this.
Listen to every careful words start fading and lose their meaning.

To the wind i'm thrown.

I guess this is what I do now sustaining my mind by throwing rocks at paper boats. I guess this is how I feel when you're following every word I say or write down.

To the wind I'm thrown.
Track Name: Black Toes
Black Toes wandering aimlessly from room to room to see each color as a new season, a different canvas to explore.
Black Toes you'll never know just how we fought for you, to make this bedroom just as warm as you needed to grow.

Don't grow up to fast and don't forget me.

Black Toes in one more year you'll be out alone to face the world so dark and cold. Take it slowly.
Black Toes I just want you to hear me out; I want you inside when the street lights come on. That's no where to be when you're so young.

Don't grow up too fast and don't forget me.

Black Toes I don't want tell you but i'm scared; afraid you'll wake up and i'm not there. Can you make it on your own?
Black toes don't forget to wear your shoes, these holey socks just wont due. Just take them with you when you go.
Track Name: short stories
I once knew a girl encased in glass and curled up in an ash tray, told herself "Oh God, there's nothing worse. If I could stop the world from chasing me I'd have the time to focus on the reason I'm so stationary."

I once knew a boy so patient he could stay awake for days posing questions that only took time. With every second counting down the week he told himself "Oh God, there's nothing worse."

With every second verging on tears. I need your answer i'm waiting right here. Show me a sign, give me some proof. I need your answer I'm waiting on you, I'm waiting on You.

So I hears about this jail bird who was returned to his master. Something about a money back guarantee. Turns out, didn't take him to long to find something else to do wrong. Not addiction but conviction of heart.

They say life can flash before you meager eyes in an instant, right before your body turns to dust. But how can the accumulation of all my lifes achievements be compressed down to a thing of exhaustion.

With every second verging on tears. I need your answer i'm waiting right here. Show me a sign, give me some proof. I need your answer I'm waiting on you, I'm waiting on You.
Track Name: Compress the Coal
Did I scare you, make you cry, or make you smile?
Was it worth it, all my time? Cause I won't waste it one one moment again.

So I'll break the mold, "compress the coal" until you shine through.

I wont let this take us down another time. This is viscous survival. One more go around the ride till we settle for our lives, but i'll never leave her cause i'm living.

You say that we'll get better but why do we never try. We're breathing sulfur, kicking soot in the cave where we stand-by you.
Say that we'll get better but why do we never try. We're breathing sulfur, kicking soot in the cave where we stand-by you.

So I'll break the mold, "compress the coal" until you shine through.
Track Name: Part 1- The Patient and the Nurse
Two months. Silent, calm abiding.
Two months. Medicated, peaceful and lying.
Beginning to feel less like myself and more like a careless projection.
Was told this was good for my health but inside i'm feeling numb.
"You are doing fine" What is this? The voice of an angel?
"You'll be out in time" As her singing pull on my heart strings.
"Is there anything you need?" But alas, is this creature real?

Somebody take me to where her voice reside I'm sick of the echos in my mind. I hear her calling me to places I can barely breathe.

As the adrenaline hits my heart, I am falling.
And I swear to you i'm am not sick, they just lack peace of mind.
As the adrenaline hits my heart, I am taken hostage.
I'll throw out this pills I don't need them anymore, I just need you hear.

I'll come to your door, flowers in hand and i'll stand out in the rain.
No you'll let me inside. If only that night were today!
So open the door like it a gate. Her voice is like heaven and I can not wait. Let me in, let me in.

As the adrenaline hits my heart, I am falling.
And I swear to you i'm am not sick, they just lack peace of mind.
As the adrenaline hits my heart, I am taken hostage.
I'll throw out this pills I'M NOT SICK. I just need your love.