Cherry Blossom

by Bleary Eyed

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Lars Gotrich Rival Schools-y, often heavy, always shoegaze-y emo from a few of D.C. hardcore's youth. Favorite track: Cherry Blossom.
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Recorded and produced by Isaiah Marshall in August 2015 at Empowered Recordings in Bethesda, MD.

Cover art by Alex Rudenshiold

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released January 7, 2016

Bleary Eyed is:
Nathaniel - guitar/vocals
Coby - guitar
Brandon - bass
Ray - drums



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Track Name: Cherry Blossom
I struggle to keep my thinking straight
but pharmaceuticals cloud my head again
sense of consistency spring cherry blossom tree
I used to climb and climb pure with ease

Chopped down but I keep on growing
Chopped down without my knowing

Remember when I reached the bottom
12 feet deep in a pool of uncertainty
you pulled up to the top so I can breath
distract build me up from that dark place

Chopped down but I keep on growing
Chopped down embrace where I’m going
Track Name: Harping
I look outside my window
for saturation and shapes to distract me
white cold sensation melting in my skin
It’s not working this time

Don’t waste your time harping on the fact that something could be so wrong
don’t let your aches and pains bog you down you’re more to them then they are too you

Don’t waste your time harping on the fact that something could be so wrong
just keep moving forward with the recognition that things will turn some day

Despite what you say you’re nothing more than a living thing
despite what you say your life has no inherent value
despite what you think that doesn’t mean you should give it up
all that’s left is what you choose to leave behind
Track Name: Chesapeake
Another late night in your dad’s house
we decided to lay everything out
pitch black waves on the Chesapeake
you barely talk I hear you speak

Nod to me
stick with me
don't leave me

For the first time things start to make sense
you helped me finally understand myself

Nod to me
stick with me
don't leave me

I know you know how much you mean to me, slid into my life after meeting you, on the staircase the only thing that scares me now: the thought of not having those eyes to look at me
Track Name: Catapulting
It’s been a long time coming
17 whole years of being unaware
but I think, yes I know I’m finally here
I’m finally here

Growing up leaving home cutting every relationship
getting rid of the few things that keep from busting off the walls into a pool of nothing
a pool of nothing

But the time won’t stop moving in and I keep on catapulting
to a place formerly unknown this anxiety laces in my bones


Yeah it's been a long time coming
but I think i'm ready to leave
just take on the dread
that lies ahead
that lies ahead
it’ll all be fine