The End Of The Beginning

by Alice

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"She seeks Source.

She weaves her moments in this black universe,
not knowing where it ends and where she begins,
With the promise of a beautiful truth,
Waiting for her at the end of her divine journey.

And so she stumbles in the dark, never knowing why or what she is. She is given glimpses of light in memories—love, joy, clarity, hope. Each sun that sets and rises, bending time to its will, brings in more and more reflections of this light.

She sees pain, she sees rage, she sees others helpless around her, struggling with humanity and having no answers.

But within her stillness, she sees that dark is beautiful.

Because the light is known within it."

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released 11 November 2011
The recorded music herein was written, recorded, engineered, and produced by a combination of the following people: Scott Landes, Tash Cox, Gordon Bash, Matt Lucich, Jesse DeSanto and Steve Kefalas.

Thanks to Matthew Steer for letting us use his studio night after night, day after day. Thanks to Shawn Strider of the Sypher Art Studios for doing such amazing artwork for the album, and for providing us with amazing guidance and inspiration; as well, thanks to the entire Sypher crew for bringing us into their family to help create the visual identity of our music. Thanks to Dani Lagomarsino for proving cookies, makeup, and moral support. Thanks to all the other friends and artists that helped us along our path. Thanks to our parents, for without them none of this would have ever come into existence.

And most of all, thanks to the fans that have found us under the hidden rocks and streams and have stuck with us all these years no matter what crazy side project that we've decided to embark on.

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Alice Los Angeles, California

Electronic, raw, acoustic, dark, light and everything in between, Alice began as a collaboration between members of Mankind is Obsolete, the live/studio guitarist of Collide, and the former drummer of Snake River Conspiracy. Incorporating elements of surrealist performance art, Alice has been a part of multimedia art shows such as the Labyrinth of Jareth and the Urban Art Collective. ... more

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Track Name: End of Times
Full view as it all goes

Down, down, down, down

When gods are refraining,

We’re at the end of our

Times, times, times, times

Rest in peace now

Smile and wave my way

Before all light has turned to grey

Rest in peace now

Crumble and fall away

There’s not much time left in this day

And there is no tomorrow

To run and hide to

And there’s no future when nothing’s left

It doesn’t matter what you say or try to

So, tell me, where will you be at the end of time?

Rest in peace now

Smile and wave my way

Before all light has turned to grey

Rest in peace now

Crumble and fall away

There’s not much time left in this day
Track Name: All Is Lost
Weightless,

Floating,

Head in the stars

Nothing familiar,

I’m in the dark

Waiting,

Hoping,

That this is my time

Maybe

Someday

My life will be mine

When it seems like (Come to me)

All is lost

You can rest here (Come to me)

In my arms

If our paths had (Come to me

Never crossed,

I’d be waiting still.

Restless,

Dreamless,

Nothing but scars,

Future unsheltered

I’m in the dark

Waiting,

Hoping,
Track Name: Make Up Your Mind
Sitting by yourself,

And I am waiting for you to decide

Everything’s been said now

And all that’s left is this great ‘spanse of time

Done with all the games

Like me, they’re all played out

I can’t see much further,

Holding on when I’m in doubt,

Why won’t you make up your mind?

Why won’t you make up your mind?

Before we fall out of time,

Why won’t you make up your mind?

Waiting for stars to align

Hoping my fate will unwind

Ready to follow the signs,

Everything in its time

Why won’t you make up your mind?

Why won’t you make up your mind?

Before we fall out of time,

Why won’t you make up your mind?

Holding on to this illusion

Things will stay the same

Will we find our resolution
Track Name: The Trouble With You
The trouble with you is that you can’t even see me anymore

The trouble with you is that you know that you’re wanting to be bad

The trouble with you is that you can’t deny my feelings

The trouble with you is that I love you

It seemed so right,

As beginnings can be,

Didn’t see the signs in front of me

So swept away

By what I thought we could be

Forgot to hold onto what was me

But life can be so unforgiving

If you ignore its little warnings

The trouble with you is that you can’t even see me anymore

The trouble with you is that you know that you’re wanting to be bad

The trouble with you is that you can’t deny my feelings

The trouble with you is that I love you

So alone

Even with you

A life so complete yet so untrue

Should I stay with what I know?

Or should I let go?

But life can be so unforgiving

If you ignore its little warnings

The trouble with you is that you can’t even see me anymore

The trouble with you is that you know that you’re wanting to be bad

The trouble with you is that you can’t deny my feelings

The trouble with you is that I love you
Track Name: Truth Of Consequence
One by one,

The endless waves at sea

Each choice I’ve made

Coming home to me

Let it be said,

I have known the truth of consequence

Let it be said,

I have known the truth of consequence

I hid my ways from your eyes

Sometimes we hide the things we prize

I knew closed doors await,

But even doors have two sides

And if there’s guilt I’ve let it lie

The judge and jury in my mind

Have gone and served their time

Let it be said,

I have known the truth of consequence

Let it be said,

I have known the truth of consequence

Tomorrow’s not on my mind

All things change if given time

And if we say we tried,

There’s no need to rewind

We’re past the point of knowing how or why

It doesn’t matter anymore

Let it be said,

I have known the truth of consequence

Let it be said,

I have known the truth of consequence

Let it be said,

I have known the truth of consequence

Let it be said,

I have known the truth of consequence
Track Name: Roman Candles
They come over the mountains,

Bright colored flowers that paint the sky

They come like the first raindrops,

Purified rivers come crashing in

To wash away our sins

To wash away our sins

The wind whispers her promise,

‘Come to me children

The end is near.’

They call, songs of her young ones

Their melody lost,

Their words ring clear,

‘Come wash away our sins,

Come wash away our sins.’

Come lift me from this winter,

Long for the sun to light our way

But now there’s only one thing

One thing I know that reigns today

They come over the mountains,

Bright colored flowers that paint the sky

They come like the first raindrops

Purified rivers come crashing in.
Track Name: Time Moves Slowly (Vectors)
It seems I wasted all those little things

Thought time would be my friend

And what I’d lost would be worth it

Here I am

With nothing left

Fallen short,

‘cause I fell back

So what are dreams for,

If not for you?

Reminders of a past that wasn’t true

Time moves slowly,

Time moves slowly for me here

Looking back into this glass

Reflecting memories

All a blur

And yet so clear

It’s all the same to me

Here I am

With nothing left

Fallen short,

‘cause I fell back

So what are dreams for,

If not for you?

Reminders of a past that wasn’t true

Time moves slowly,

Time moves slowly for me here

Time moves slowly,

Time moves slowly for me here

Time moves slowly,

Time moves slowly for me here

Time moves slowly,

Time moves slowly for me.
Track Name: No More Open Doors
Learning that there’s no place left to hide

I’m between it all,

The walls that I made to survive

What I’ve wished for

And what has come true

Funny what the difference is

From this point of view

Basically I’m just someone who can’t see

A future,

A past,

A path that’s in front of me

Wishing that

I’d never stepped foot on these shores

But I can’t look back,

There’s no more open doors.

I can begin now

This one little step

Still don’t know the future, but

I let go of needing that

I found peace in the space in between

The actions that defined me and

The worlds that I’ve seen

Basically I’m just someone who can’t see

A future,

A past,

A path that’s in front of me

Wishing that

I’d never stepped foot on these shores

But I can’t look back,

There’s no more open doors.
Track Name: Awaiting
One step closer, I’ve been doing my time

Did I play my part or did I waste what was mine?

Feel there’s something ticking in me,

Feel there’s so much more

Have to watch my step before I stumble through the other door

Awaiting for a sign of paradise

Awaiting for a god that I can’t find

I’m closer than I’ve ever been before

I’m closer than I’ve ever been before

Than I’ve ever been before

Would it feel like light

To be freed from life?

‘cause every day the sun grows shorter

And I feel the approaching night

Awaiting for a sign of paradise

Awaiting for a god that I can’t find

I’m closer than I’ve ever been before

I’m closer than I’ve ever been before

Than I’ve ever been before

Would it feel like light

To be freed from life?

‘cause every day the sun grows shorter

And I feel the approaching night

Awaiting for a sign of paradise

Awaiting for a god that I can’t find
Track Name: Phony
I am quiet, ‘cause you’re nervous

Taking pains, ‘cause I deserve this

Bumblebrain if I thought I could bear the burden for the couple

There’s no reason I should anger,

Pride is faster than a razor

What do I care if you’re lonely,

If you see me as a phony
Track Name: Who are You
Left my empty cage

And I paved another way

And I left this definition of me far behind

So what you see before you

Is a person that’s been remade

I assure you that I’ve come a long way,

And I’m fine

Believe it

Look at what you’ve given me

I’m now insecurity

Is that how you’ve always been,

Brought others down to what you live in?

Who are you to judge me?

Who are you to know me?

How can you define what I am?

Who are you to judge me?

Who are you to know me?

How can you define what I am?

Is it easier to assess what you think you know

Than to see what’s real as what it is?

I have come too far to let ones like you

Remake the cage that I lived in

Who are you to judge me?

Who are you to know me?

How can you define what I am?

Who are you to judge me?

Who are you to know me?

How can you define what I am?

Who are you to judge me?

Who are you to know me?

How can you define what I am?

Who are you to judge me?

Who are you to know me?

How can you define what I am?