Civilization EP

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released June 26, 2015

1. IN REAL LIFE
Written, programmed & produced by Holly Dodson

2. CIVILIZATION
Written & programmed by Holly Dodson & Artem Galperine
Produced by Holly Dodson & Rich Dodson

3. TECHNICOLOR
Written, programmed & produced by Holly Dodson
Guitars: Artem Galperine. Bass: Rich Dodson

4. THE KIDS WILL SAVE DETROIT
Written, programmed & produced by Holly Dodson
Bass: Rich Dodson. Drums: Nick Dodson

5. AGE OF CONSENT
Written by Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris & GIllian Gilbert 
Publisher: Be Music LTD/Warner Chappell Music
Guitars: Artem Galperine. Drums: Nick Dodson. Synths: Holly Dodson

6. THINGS FALL APART (DATOIX REMIX)
Written by Holly Dodson, produced by James Wineman

All songs performed by Parallels & recorded at Marigold Studios in Toronto except track 6, recorded at Hoth Studio in Chicago.
Cover photo by Mark Moliterni & Howard Wan. Tracks 1,2,3,4,6 & 7 published by Sleepy Cat Music.
© ℗ 2015 Marigold Productions Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Track Name: In Real Life
IRL by Parallels

Powerlines all running wild through me
in the light of a digital dream
couldn't help how I felt so alone
till I found your face on my phone

it was midnight my time
we were wasted and online
it's how we play modern love
it makes it hard to fuck it up

If you got close to me, closer than through this screen
standing eye to eye, would it be true in real life?

Would it be true?

Fell asleep in the light of our blue dream
felt nice to hear you breathe
in the end we press escape
but I wanted to stay

It could mean so much
cause nothing compares to the weight of blood, the weight of your human touch
maybe I'm wrong to believe
but I see myself surrounded by your things

If you got close to me, closer than through this screen
standing eye to eye, would it be true in real life?

{{ In real life }}
Would it be true?
I could feel your touch
Would it be true?
I could feel your heart
In real life?
I could feel...heart

{{real life}}

If you got close to me, closer than through this screen
standing eye to eye, would it be true in real life?
Track Name: Civilization
CIVILIZATION

still, time stood for me
to show we needed sympathy
i understand better from a distance, we were only lost

we were blue like the veins
running rivers down your face

we'll carry on in civilization
the skyline in the night had never looked so real
strangers in a city dead for dreamers
idling satellites, looking in

where do we belong, without a place in civilization?
where do we belong, without a place in civilization?

midnight wrapped around me
i felt the coldest touch of absence fall upon these streets
in shadows lie, turn to face reflections to feel not so alone

we never choose these battles in isolation, they're never won

so carry on in civilization
the skyline in the night had never looked so real
strangers in a city dead for dreamers
idling satellites, looking in

where do we belong, without a place in civilization?
where do we belong, without a place in civilization?
Track Name: Technicolor
TECHNICOLOR

When I was seventeen
Faded by illusion
Wide-eyed renegade
On and On and On
Went our nights away from home
We colored red our true emotions

We are technicolor
Grime and glamour
How we turn our heads to take a picture
And be who we are

We bruised our summer skin
I show my scars to seasonal friends
Saved for you and me
The cracks in the ceiling
On and on and on
Every day turned into one
One photograph to stay forever young

We are technicolor
Grime and glamour
How we turn our heads to take a picture
And be who we are

On and on and on
Yeah, until we're dead and gone
We'll be who we are

We are technicolor
Grime and glamour
How we turn our heads to take a picture
And be who we are

Nights are long
Think of me
Renegade, how we used to be
Now, fall into your dreams
Track Name: The Kids Will Save Detroit
The Kids Will Save Detroit By Parallels

Kicking us out around dawn
the cops came to say our time was up
we just wanted to keep what was left
had our hands reaching out for that one silver bullet

I love the city
the river bleeds royal blood
all around, beautiful ruins brought to dust
let the beat go on

In god we trust
so don't lose faith in us
my mama always said
the kids will save Detroit

I had taken the longer way home
to hear the plaza hart's sweet sounds
it's a place I had felt I belonged
the rhythms soul heals a strangers heart

this city haunts me
the vacant lots once so strong
call it home, feel it breathing
if you listen close, you'll hear the beat go on

In god we trust
so don't lose faith in us
my mama always said
the kids will save Detroit

The city, it haunts me

Detroit city, her beat goes on and on and on
Detroit city, her beat goes on and on and on

In god we trust
so don't lose faith in us
my mama always said
the kids will save Detroit
Track Name: Age of Consent
Won't you please let me go
These words lie inside they hurt me so
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what I want to do
I'm not the kind that needs to tell you
Just what you want me to

I saw you this morning
I thought that you might like to know
I received your message in full a few days ago
I understood every word that it said
And now that I've actually heard it
You're going to regret

And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what you want me to
You're not the kind that needs to tell me
About the birds and the bees

Do you find this happens all the time
Crucial point one day becomes a crime
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what I want to do
I'm not the kind that needs to tell you

I've lost you [x5]
I've lost you [x5]