The Convalescing

by Motion Theatre

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released December 15, 2012

All music written by Motion Theatre
All lyrics written by Greg Lilly
Guest Cello by Lee Dyess on Still Alive, Sail Away
Guest Violin by Seth Mann on Still Alive, Sail Away
Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Lee Dyess at Earthsound Recording in Valdosta, GA
Album artwork by Jason Lockart

Greg Lilly - Lead Vocals, Lyrics
Robbie Lanham - Guitar, Back Up Vocals
Krystion Stover - Drums, Percussion
Colby Elswick - Guitar, Back Up Vocals
Tyler Comer - Bass



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Track Name: Dear Brittany
Let’s get this started off right. I’d like to introduce you to the secret behind what you hate to think is true- but you never knew. I’ve been fighting this fight for 2 more years than you. You’re just following blind into a trap set up for you- setting up for you.

I’m so into this satisfaction. Why can’t we just let me have him?
You’re just a follower..

Hey, don’t get carried away. I’m so sorry, but I don’t believe in you. Don’t dismiss what they say. Cause oh, dear Brittany- He’s still deceiving you.

You can stand up. You want to say loud everything you swore yourself about. And you can take time (I wanna know now) what you’ve thought you had- but somehow.

Sit down, get ready. I’ll tell you the truth. I’m all too concerned with what’s happened to you. You’re another vice in an intricate plan to orchestrate you again and again. I’ve been there before, and I’ve felt your pain. Here’s to dumb whores for always thinking the same. This is my honest statement to you- You’re the tragic victim of loving too soon.
Track Name: Separated
I spent two days letting you sink into my brain. I suppose deep down I knew I’d always felt this way. The affirmation started shortly after the day that I saw your face. I spent ten years telling myself that I had to fight. I had silenced all my enemies one too many times. And I never got to tell you but you changed my mind- this time.

So what are you doing here? Right back to where we started.

I just have to say, that I can’t throw this away. You can take off with your grave; I’ll still be here every day. How can we maintain our strength so powerless and separated.

I know it’s all in my head, but I hope it’s not.

Maybe you’re lovely, maybe you’re blown. Maybe you’ll trust me, maybe you won’t. I’m done with recognition, and I know you see it shows. So as they take opposition, we come crumbling down. (But you turned my world so upside down)

You feel you try and you try, but it was never enough. If we were taken to the edge where we could slowly walk up and finally say the things that I never said. But I can tell you right now that I wish I did.
Before you head down south to leave for the summer, know I’m entranced by your company, there is no other. I speak with certainty- Your blue eyes awakened me.
Track Name: Eleven/Eleven
I met you shortly after 17. I hoped that we’d last, but something kept on telling me.

And every single time you’d pull my strings I thought “You’ll never amount. Boy, you’ll never amount.”

But in the years that have passed since, I re-awoke my resonance. I’m learning we are all the same, regardless of name. Regardless of my name- We are all one.

Close your eyes all you want, I have to make my fear stop.

Sometimes I need reminded that I’m all I need to feel alive. And they say, “Look around, there’s a world outside to get your happy ending.” But I’m fine with now- It’s all I could want.

Depleted, but not if I’m grounded. Even when stranded, I can withstand this.

Take me wherever I’m drawn, I will go willingly- underneath the sun. With the road that I’m on, I need no company to feel that I belong.

Look how I’ve wasted oh’ so much time in the unknown. So I find that to silence the madness, it must first begin with myself-