madam.im.adam is dead

leighann piercy - voice
nelson ciron - drums, guitar, bass, keyboard

irrational behavior [DOWNLOAD]
i can recognize this by the way you smile that it just can't be. i'm not ordinary, please understand. just don't think you can underestimate me. you say that you wanna talk. well, ok, i guess i'll listen. we've been here a thousand times before. you think i'd learn my lesson. i fall for you, i fall for this every time. we're crazy like fiction, but it's all too real... the things we do. and i'm a walking contradiction 'cause i try to hide the fact that i'm totally wrapped up in you. i say that i wanna go, but i stay. it's an addiction. somehow you always make me see just what i'd been missin'. i fall for you, i fall for this every time. maybe some day i won't make all the same mistakes. but for now i think i'm really better off this way. you know that i'd follow you...

golightly [DOWNLOAD]
she's full of blank pages and she just can't seem to fill them out on her own. it's not like her to be herself. much easier to keep herself unknown. she'll close her eyes and let go. it'll never be different and she knows. nothing there to remember, nothing left to hold. just watch it all burn and let go. she lies when she's nervous and she's runnin' out of the right words to say. it's not like she means to hurt anyone, but she'll tell you anything to just to make you stay. oh, you see it's not her that you want it's me. and I think it's a shame because we're the same. and when you cut her i bleed.

love song for the hopeless [DOWNLOAD]
i've been down for a long time now, underneath where no one should ever be allowed. catapult to break my shell, use the leverage that you're so happy to sell. take my hand. you see, it makes it easier on me. you take the blame if i stumble. hide my pain away, we'll save it for another day. give you the pieces when i crumble. you're the one who keeps me well, know all my secrets and you promise to never tell. because of this i am resigned to thinkin' lovely thoughts of what your skin looks like on mine.

when the carnival ends [DOWNLOAD]
isn't it strange? i remember the place of the hands on the clock when you changed. funny to feel the weight of the silence, the pressure of time standing still. i'm a fool for even thinking that i could expect more from you. i guess it's true�the ones that you love, well, they never really love you. i have no proof, just the sinking sensation created by actions you choose. so what will I do? ignore all the lies, keep pretending like i never knew? i'm a fool for even thinking that i could expect more from you. i guess it's true�the ones that you love, well, they never really love you. i could have tried to save this, revive this, but my time won't save all that's died. and what will they say? it's never your fault, so i'll be the one that they blame. you're a fool�all that you lost just because you were heartless and cruel. there's nothing to prove, so fuck your excuses, it's best that i have you to lose. make me still. i'll make believe that i'm strong as the tears start to spill down my face. you'll turn away in an instant, i'll find i'm erased. hold me, don't leave. i can continue to be naive. hold me, don't leave. i promise that i can make you happy. i'll be na�ve, just don't leave me. i'll be naive. so i beg you to stay. what would my friends think if they could all see me this way? how I'm reduced and how clever you are just to make me a part of your ruse. and it's hard to say why i would want to continue when things are this way. i guess i like the abuse. maybe that's why it's just better if i don't have to choose.

september [DOWNLOAD]
i'm just mesmerized by the things I learn from you, totally hypnotized by everything you do. and i still get butterflies when you walk into the room� i do. i've always been waiting for you even before i ever knew your name. and i'd still be here waiting for you 'cause i'm sure no one else could ever claim my heart. i don't recognize the hours of any days before. you came and you made me better, helped me know what I'm here for. if i could tell you one thing before my life is through, it'd be that you're the reason that all my dreams came true. i'm just mesmerized. i'm totally hypnotized. and I still get butterflies� i do.

circle gets the square [DOWNLOAD]
wake up from this life that i've carved myself. can't go back to sleep because it's pointless. i know that what i've done will get me nowhere. hopeless, i'm grasping for some clemency. when you don't like what you've got, can you turn around and make it better? can you go back to before? 'cause everything is just so empty. i'm not sure of what i need. i know i just don't want this anymore. i'm tired of fighting all the time with the notions in my head, go somewhere else instead. and you say that what i want is so wrong. i think that you're just angry 'cause you can't come along. you tie me down. you tie me down. you bind me up with all your good intentions. you tie me down.

imperfect shade [DOWNLOAD]
i'll carry my shadow, too heavy to walk on its own. my movements so weary, unsteady since you've been gone. you break my thoughts with the pieces you took away. i can't remember what my heart felt like before today. it feels like shadows. heavy shadows fade to gray. imprisoned by vermilion, your secret i'll never know. i'm left with blank pages, no reason for why you would go. you break my thoughts with the pieces you took away. i can't remember what my heart felt like before today. it feels like shadows. heavy shadows fade to gray. you've got your plans, they're in her hands. you'll start all over again. all over again.

sleeper hold [DOWNLOAD]
what i wanted is what you could not give to me. let me slip right through your hands. passed away so many hours i have lost, but you say you don't understand. in the end you can save apologies for all of that which you don't see. i'm not here and it's all gone so don't feel bad. all your words are lost on me. i'm closin' in, just drift away and that's ok. better off as a friend. closin' in to fall apart, but you don't mind 'cause you're the same in the end. just closin' in. hands were shakin'. dizzy, desperate, worn out shell. better left than saved is what you said. so I abide, float free into rising tide, created from the hurt i bled. in the end you can save apologies for all of that which you don't see. i'm not here and it's all gone so don't feel bad. your honesty has set you free. and everything you gave you took away from me. so you just walk away. is that how it's supposed to be? what i wanted is what you could not give to me. let me slip right through your hands.