Violent Muse

by Dori Cameron

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Violent Muse EP

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released March 1, 2017

Dori Cameron - Guitar and Vocals
Mike Taylor - Violin
Nate Campisi - Bass

Recorded at Mr. Smalls Recording and Mastering Studio in Pittsburgh, PA
USA

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Dori Cameron Boston, Massachusetts

Dori Cameron is a world traveler who has gone on the physical and emotional journeys of many lives. Her raw and clear voice rings the universal truths of guilt, longing, and hope.

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Track Name: Come What May
I packed up my belongings
And went to live beside the sea
I found my way out West
And to a new reality

I walked upon the water
My eyes fell upon the sand
Naivety consumed me
And I almost took his hand

Each wave a madness, beckoning
And calling me to shore
To dance among the demons
Sprawled across the ocean floor

I've mastered it, this drowning
Washing up onto the beach
My life was flashing through me
And my hands, just out of reach

My arms are marked with stories
Now they're thrashing to and fro
This journey nearly ended me
But now I clearly know

I'll be back someday
Come what may (x4)

The East Coast was my lover
And I went running back
To three rivers flowing, welcoming
To get my life on track

Marching to a great height
Only to, in darkness, fall
Will I be seen a hero
Or should I escape them all?

My skin drops away in layers
Lies in piles on the ground
A shell of my old self
For I am lost, but never found

My best friend is Silence
My worst enemy, my mind
Who accepts the challenge of
The horrors left inside?

A master of disguise
You cannot see which mask wears me
My past in every street light
My two choices, fight or flee

I'll be on my way
Come what may (x4)
Track Name: Soul Crimes
I didn't know
Whether to stand up, fight
Or tell someone
No god
Will come down
To undo what's been done

My mind
Has never, ever really been mine
It stays, repeating
These hundreds of soul crimes

I was to blame
For years
Of hatred towards my foe
I know
This spirit
Is only just for show

Rain down
And wash me
With water so holy
For sin
To flow down, escaping this body

My mind's not mine
Repeating
These hundreds of soul crimes

My mind
Repeating
These hundreds of soul crimes (x3)

My lie
"I am fine, I am fine, I am fine"

My lie remains
"I am fine, I am fine, I am fine"

My lie remains
Repeating
These hundreds of soul crimes
Track Name: Violent Muse
Would you listen to the secrets
From the mind of a violent muse?
He said, "Those girls are the Devil
But I believe that God made you."

We used our hands to bury ourselves deep
Beneath the goodbyes
There's no story written in between
Your little white lies

Your little white lies (x3)

We are changed and indifferent
The universe has lost its shine
I should have seen the omen
But my eyes love to deny

You've succumbed to your surroundings
Broken down, without a care
Teetering hope with despair
You're neither here nor there

You're neither here nor there (x3)

Would you listen to the secrets
From the mind of a violent muse?
He said, "Those girls are the Devil
But I believe that God made you."

God made you (x4)

Would you listen to the secrets
From the mind of a violent muse?
Track Name: Coins
My body started reactin'
From the damage that's trapped
Deep inside my skin
The memories within collect like

Coins so filthy
From streets of unknown cities
Piled inside
To you I pray confide

Does my Spirit live inside these bones?
I know how to reap
But not what to sow

Another season, a new year
Know how to speak
But still can't hear
How I wish you woulda met me
Before this tragedy

A side of me you'll never know
I know how to reap
But not what to sow
How I wish you woulda met me

There's a zipper down my back
And I can't think, I just react
The jackpot hits
As soon as my skin splits

All hollowed out, but walking
And I move quickly, never stopping
But to where?
I've got some change to spare

Will this body ever feel like home?
I know how to scream
But still can't roar

I'll take your picture off my mirror
So close to me but never near
How I wish you woulda met me
Before this tragedy

There's somethin' I'm still strivin' for
I know how to scream but still can't roar
How I wish you woulda met me
Before this tragedy

Before this tragedy
Track Name: Breaking Through
It's that time again
Reaching out to old lovers and new friends
In another state
Of mind
'Cuz you're always on mine

In an instant it happens
It doesn't matter
If you're tryin' or you're hidin'
So what to do
What can I do?

I know you, I know myself
I give it two months
'Til you find someone else
How could you not?
These state lines haunt me nightly
Don't dare me to fly out

You will always fascinate me
In reality
You drive me crazy
Told you the truth
He's no "you"

Through breaking, I'm breaking through
Through breaking, I'm breaking through
Through breaking, I'm through with you

Through breaking, I'm breaking through
Through breaking, I'm breaking through
Through breaking, I'm coming back to you

Coming back to you (x3)