The Construction of Truth

by lola demo

supported by
/
1.
2.
06:43
3.
4.
04:19
5.
06:13
6.
7.
8.
06:19
9.
06:46

about

"A journey through deception can leave you questioning a lie as the truth and the truth as a lie"

credits

released January 1, 2011

The Construction of Truth was recorded in Stavros, Ithaca Greece in November & December 2010 with Edirol soundcard, Cubase 5, Reason and BFD drum sounds, Ibanez bass, Epiphone and Gibson guitars and Berdux upright piano on PC with too little ram.

Thanks to Demetri Vlass (Headcharge, Hard Candy) for extra bass and some guitar bits here and there.

Bass on Twisted Tongue, Eraserhead and Funeral Pyre and 2nd lead guitar on Wet Kiss, Funeral Pyre, Goodness Street and Twisted Tongue - Demetri Vlass

Erika Bach - on everything else

Recorded, Engineered and Produced by Erika Bach at Strudle Girl Records Ithaca Greece

Cover art - Erika Bach

(C) (P) 2010 Erika Bach All Rights Reserved

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

lola demo Greece

lola demo is a self produced project with albums recorded on the island of Ithaca in Greece at Strudel Girl Studio. Erika Bach (lola demo / hard candy / ape the cry), records an album each winter since relocating to the greek island from Melbourne Australia in 2002. ... more

contact / help

Contact lola demo

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Goodness Street
Even though the feeling’s torn I still love you
Even though you made it wrong I still love you
Is it time
Is it time
Is it time

Even though you made me cry I still want you
Took me to a broken life
I still want you
Are you mine
Are you mine
Are you mine

Chorus:
Turn down Goodness Street to happiness
Turn down Goodness Street

In the hollow meaningless I see you there
Taking yourself to a place I can not bear
In your mind
In your mind
All this time
Are you mine

Even though the feeling’s torn I still love you
Even though you made it wrong I still love you
All this time
All this time
Are you mine

Chorus

Music & Lyrics by Erika Bach
©Ⓟ 2010 Erika Bach
Track Name: Funeral Pyre
Where was I looking before I could see
Never would have thought you could make such a fool of me
How can I speak when I can not breathe
Through all the lies you’ve been telling me
And you can’t take it back
And you can’t take it back

Chorus:
I only had a minute x 3
Before the funeral pyre

How did I believe that you felt the way that I feel
When I didn’t really know who you are and what you did
Never would have thought you could hurt me like this
Have me on my knees crying, begging please

Chorus

I cannot feel how you want me to feel
And I cannot say what you want me to say
And I cannot love you the way that I did

The wheels they turn to run over me
You can’t take away how you made me feel
You killed me with lies and expect me to see
Our life before the funeral pyre

All of my life I’ve been loving you in my own way
All of your life you’ve been hiding your face from me
How did I not see you were always somewhere else
Living your own life while I was living it for both of us

Chorus

I cannot feel how you want me to feel
And I cannot say what you want me to say
And I cannot love you the way that I did

Our love is in the funeral pyre

Music & Lyrics by Erika Bach
©Ⓟ 2010 Erika Bach
Track Name: Cigarette Burn
When the lying starts you look innocent
And I believe the words you say

Then I find you out
And I fall apart
While you prove it anyway

The day that our love collides
To crash into the truth
To show the life we hide
Beneath the ragged smooth
Here
Now

Chorus:
Gave all my love for a cigarette burn
Gave it up for a cigarette burn
Gave all my heart for a cigarette burn
Keeping on waiting for love to end

When the crying starts
I can’t make it stop
Feel my regulator sway

You say one more word
And I will make it hurt
I can’t live through this day

The day that our love collides
To show the life we hide
Now
When
How

Chorus:

Music & Lyrics by Erika Bach
©Ⓟ 2010 Erika Bach
Track Name: Rubber Spine
Oh my god how could you let me down
Decided to live underground
Fall deeper into emptiness
While we unravel all this mess
Sit in the dark until all the lights turn on or someone shakes me
Take your dancing girls
Your rubber spine
And leave me what was always mine

Chorus:
Misery comes knocking one more time
Looking for love, but finds your rubber spine
Rubber spine
Rubber spine

Here is to the thought you never had
To every word you never said
To living the perfect life
But just when everything goes fine
I only see your perfect rubber spine

Chorus

If you’d never lied you’d have the chance to make it right
But you know heaven help the guy who doesn’t break because he has a rubber spine

Music & Lyrics by Erika Bach
©Ⓟ 2010 Erika Bach
Track Name: Catatonic
How can you live with yourself
Is this what you were made for
All about pleasing yourself
Without thinking I might need you

Chorus:
Need you to love me
Need you

Come on this isn’t the hardest thing in your life
To love the one you say you live for
Someone help me see reality
Help me save myself from me
I’m catatonic
I’m catatonic
I’m catatonic

There’s retribution coming for both of us
You, for your lies
And me for believing them
Lost the desire to be who I thought I was
Now I’m a big nothing

Chorus

Did you ever think that it would hurt so bad
Didn’t you think that I was better than that
Is it her face you see while you’re touching me
Is it her you want while you’re holding me
Tell me is it what you really want
Tell me is it what you really want
Is this what you really want
Tell me is it what you really, really want
Is it what you really want
Do you want to make me unhappy
Make me cry
Tell me why

I’m catatonic
I’m catatonic
I’m catatonic

Chorus

I’m catatonic
I’m catatonic
I’m catatonic


Music & Lyrics by Erika Bach
©Ⓟ 2010 Erika Bach
Track Name: Lies My Kryptonite
Inside this emptiness I feel the sting of such regret
Gave my everything to what I thought was happiness
Come to your senses don’t hold on to defensiveness
Decide if you want to be tied to the truth
Where were you looking while he was deceiving you
Challenge the sorrow
Lies my kryptonite

Now I feel myself falling
I feel myself fall
I feel myself falling

You apologize
Feel the release from secrecy
But I’ve become so small that I don’t know the I in me
Inside this loneliness I look for something I still possess
But there is nothing left
You have it all
My emptiness

All your confessions made me ache until I could not breathe
Pulled down my fences to get deep into me
What were you thinking to lie to me all this time
Oh such deception
Lies my Kryptonite

I was distracted not to notice you had given up
Wish you had told me before I found you out
I choke with sadness
Pain of discovery
Can’t you see you’ve made lies my kryptonite

Lies my Kryptonite x 4

Your hands are empty
You can’t make me love you now
You gave me nothing to fill up my heart
Come to your senses this is unhappiness
Inside the truth lies my kryptonite

Music & Lyrics by Erika Bach
©Ⓟ 2010 Erika Bach
Track Name: Twisted Tongue
Twisted tongue you said it fine
The meaning scrambled in my mind
Twisted love you made of this
Left me clenching both my fists
How the hell do we come back after twisting all of that
And you say easy

Chorus:
Easy, Easy
Easy, Easy

Twisted tongue can’t tell the truth
Goes in circles twisted mood
Builds a mountain in my way
Not to see his twisted days
How the hell will we find love
After twisting all we have
And you say easy

Chorus

Twisted ego I couldn’t tell you had such fire burning hell
You made an island out of lies
And gave it back as paradise
Twisted mind you made me cry
How you’ve twisted up my life
Easy

Chorus


Music & Lyrics by Erika Bach
©Ⓟ 2010 Erika Bach
Track Name: Wet Kiss
You want to be up and not be down
You want to be high with your feet on the ground
You don’t want to run but still be free
I don’t want to know how much you hate me

When every step you take is wrong
Construct the truth and I’ll be gone
Recover something that is lost
You learned the truth at a cost

Chorus:
So you leave a wet kiss on my lips
To say this is what you love
Wet kiss
On my lips
A wet kiss
To say this is what you love
This wet kiss

I had a belief but it was not true
I knew who you were but it was not you
You say that you feel that love is real now
But I just feel empty anyhow

You took my heart and cut it out
Fill all my minutes up with doubt
I thought you loved me more than this
I could not see through the wet kiss

Chorus


Music & Lyrics by Erika Bach
©Ⓟ 2010 Erika Bach
Track Name: Eraserhead
You can touch me if I let you, if I let you back in
You can have me if you promise not to do it again
You can love me if you show me all the things that you hide
You can tell me to go jump if you like

Chorus:
But I’ve got it in my head that I’m gonna forget you
Got it in my head that I just won’t let you
Got it in my head
Eraserhead
Got it in my head
Maybe I’ll forgive you

Lost the rhythm of the pounding that your lies put me through
Ask the devil he could help you to know just what to do
Should I leave you like you left me
Like you left me for dead
Can’t believe in anything that you’ve said

Chorus

Who looks back at you x 4

Chorus

On the edge I’m falling
Falling with a knife in my back
Got to close to misery
You don’t need to tell me that
You’re the man who makes me feel like, feel like, feel like I’m dirt
You’re looking good remind me who bought you that shirt

Chorus

Press erase x 2

Who looks back at you x 4

Press Erase

Music & Lyrics by Erika Bach
©Ⓟ 2010 Erika Bach