Pleasantries

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Written and Produced by Andy Markantonatos

Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Vincent Ippolito at Swift Road Studios

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released June 30, 2017

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Pleasantries Chicago, Illinois

Chicago-based progressive rock group Pleasantries first came to light in
2014 after their first recording was released - a strange rock opera called, “The
Chocolate Chalk Opera.” The band has continued down their path pursuing mathrock greatness into 2017 with the release of their first full length album, “Pleasantries”
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Track Name: She Takes His TV Time
He got into heaven
Because he tuned in
They'll fictionalize his life
Remember he never lied?
Yes, you do

She takes his tv time
Does not ask if he minds
TV contribute or lie?
Trust the white guy
Again and again

Look serious at the serious ones
Then laugh at all the funny ones
Then turned around
Eyes on the ground
"Look the stars are overhead."
He said,
"Yes the stars are overhead, but they are all dead."

(She said, "look overhead." and)

Look serious at the serious ones
Then laugh at all the funny ones
Then turned around
Eyes on the ground
"Look the stars are overhead."
He said,
"Yes the stars are overhead, but they are all dead."


He told her, "remember feeling during before turning,"

Older
He told her,
"I can't wait until next time i die
I'm reincarnating blind
Can't wait until next time I die
Next time i die i'm reincarnating blind."

He flew into heaven
Became lost within
What a feeling to fly
Remember he used to try
As a boy

She takes his tv time
Does not ask if he minds
TV contribute or lie?
Trust the white guy
Again

(Delicate physique on the concrete)
He told her, "remember feeling during before turning older."
Then turned around
Eyes on the ground
"Look the stars are overhead."
He said,
"Yes the stars are overhead but they are all dead."

He told her, "remember feeling during turning,"
Remembering feeling during turning older

He told her,
"I can't wait until next time i die
I'm reincarnating blind
Can't wait until next time I die
Next time i die i'm reincarnating blind."
Track Name: The Hole in the Wall
The hole in the wall, it isn't all

Your eyelids are not see through, so close them to
The hole in the wall, it isn't all

It's everything out of context, look to see who is next
It's the city of the minority
It's the city
Track Name: Never, My Child
But now, you know

Can I be happy again?
No

When will I see your remains
So I'll be happy again?
Never, My Child

Seeing you through bright eyes beside my bedside
Showing me the bright side
Never, My Child

hey guys, that's the song title
yes that's the song title
Never, My Child
Track Name: Our Scarecrow's Real Scary
See how far they are
They're all so small
Push fingers together, pray they're gone forever
But they're still there
She can't go nowhere
They're all so kind but inside there is no life
Where is the life, there is no life
Where is the life, they're not alive

Come see!

"We all feed her before eating her
She's on all our minds
Too bad she's gotta die
The bloods on your hands - not mine."

She, she, she's ready, she, she's ready
Come see!

The bomb goes off
Bloody umbrella protects your perfect dress
Protects your filthy mess
Bloody umbrella protects your mess

She, she, she's ready, she, she's ready

She's ready, she's seeing...

Empty eyes and they've got
Toothless grins that say, "Hey,
We have come back again to play."
"Come see!" said the blind man,
"Her husband's suicide and
She sure could use some help - hold out your had.
Sever her arms and legs
Tie her together
Finally our scarecrow is ready!"
"I wrote an effigy - it reads the following:
Children, come see! Scarecrow is real scary."

Scarecrow's scary, she's real scary
Scarecrow's scary, she's a beauty
They're all so kind but inside there is no life
Where is the life, there is no life
Where is the life, they're not alive

"Sever her arms and legs
Tie her together into a new way
Our scarecrow's real scary."
Scarecrow's real scary
It's really really really scary!

She, she, she's ready, she, she's ready
She's ready

Where is the life, there is no life,
Where is the life, they're not alive
Track Name: My Life for You
Help me

My life for you

If only your mindset would change
Help me to cease to fell so deranged
help me to feel again

My life for you
Track Name: My Life for You 2
Everything I cared for is inconsequential
Everything I say - is it a cliché?
The sun's eclipsed in a sea of a green tapestry
Everything I say - is it a cliché?

That trick of yours is a brick in your personality pyramid
Reciprocate me to some degree
Erase the empty space
Reciprocate me to some degree

Can you cross your heart?
Your work of art

How long will your patience last until you pull me under?
I'm trying to make you laugh
The sound of her voice fills this space
Comes from heart to mind to mouth into my brain

Voice in my brain - she erases empty space

Comes from heart to mind to mouth and then into my brain
From heart to mind to mouth and my brain says, "I'm feeling."

My life for you
Track Name: It's Time to End
It's time to end
You're my best friend
Track Name: Pleasantries
I now see what I could've done differently
Given a choice, you'd let my voice get in the way
You now see that your time's better spent away from me
Given a choice, I'd let my voice have a say

With these sweet dreams and pleasantries
All my gladness outweighs my sadness
You see right through me thanks to Pleasantries
You see through me - Thanks, Pleasantries
We, Pleasantries, say, "Thanks gentlemen and ladies, boys and girls, and everyone in between."

It's not over until I'm under
Under the dirt sprouting a flower
Flowers are allies - I decompose to fertilize
Shower the flowers consistently
How are they consistently lovely?

With all these sweet dreams and Pleasantries
All my gladness outweighs my sadness
I understand it, but I can't stand it
You say I'm dead but I swear I'm still living, I'm living

It's not over until I'm under
Under the dirt sprouting a flower
Flowers are allies no matter which side they reside
Shower the flowers consistently
How are they consistently lovely?

The only part of me that wanted to was the part of me that is you
It is outnumbered consistently
It is outspoken as it's saying,
"Shower the flowers consistently,"
How are they consistently lovely?

I understand it but I can’t stand it
You say I’m dead but I swear I’m still living, I’m living

They're touching everything
All and everything's feeling
All that Pleasantries is singing
All and everything's feeling fine

How much lost and how much gained?
How much left and how much remains?
It all feels the same

They're touching everything
All and everything's feeling so fine

This chime shows that you're alive
You will know it in time
It's known you for a time
They're touching everything
All and everything's feeling alive

This chime shows that her love’s died
It's known you for a time
You will know it in time

They're everything to me
All the Pleasantries touch me, It's alright

With these sweet dreams and with Pleasantries
All my gladness outweighs my sadness
You see right through me thanks to Pleasantries
You see through me
Thanks, Pleasantries