Sway (ft. Heléne)

by Alden Groves

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I’ve always had this deep fear about being stranded in the ocean in some kind of shipwreck. There’s something so haunting about the idea of seeing water in every direction, and no land in sight. Sometimes life feels like that too. It feels like I’m adrift, letting the tides rock me back and forth.

Big love for Heléne's vocals on this one. She's fantastic

lyrics

The hollow sea wanna swallow me
Swallow Dramamine whole
By the bottleful
Odyssey, nautical

Loss of breath. Underwater

Not predestined not to find a harbor
Lucky duck, I lost the plot & lotto
Corking up an ark inside a bottle


Life aquatic—I’ll be hones
t
It’s no lifeline—fish food for thought

It’s no man’s land—there’s no land option
Dead men dance where a lone man tosses


Turns, churns, rolls, rocks and
Swerves in a current, floating atop some
Ocean of occurrence that flows with the flotsam and
Jetsam extending in every direction—I’m restless

Each wave on an anchor
I lie awake as it holds me down
I’ve drowned before the dawn
Each day is an ocean
Full of sway and commotion
I search for solid ground

I confess 
I’m in deep 
Watch the wake 
As I’m losing sleep
I’m obsessed
I’m at sea
Castaway with 
No life to lead

No life jacket
I grapple with my kraken
Dispassion—my actions

My extrication is a rite of passage
A life-raft gone hydrographic
Microscopic to the tidal traffic
Write a passage in the Bible ‘bout it
The great flood shaped us

Wake up 


Noah
I collect the crows

I come up—I call out. The coast

I damn near fall out the crows-nest

To call out to no one 

Land ho, yes

Each wave on an anchor
I lie awake as it holds me down
I’ve drowned before the dawn
Each day is an ocean
Full of sway and commotion
I search for solid ground


Ocean
Sway sway sway

All I see is
Ocean
Sway sway sway

All I see is

Ocean

Sway sway sway

All I see is 

Ocean 

Sway sway sway

All I see is

Each wave on an anchor
I lie awake as it holds me down
I’ve drowned before the dawn
Each day is an ocean
Full of sway and commotion
I search for solid ground

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released August 27, 2019

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Alden Groves Boulder, Colorado

Formerly known as Evoke, I aim to bring you my new sound via a brand I identify deeply with—myself. As a fundamentally eclectic person, I take influence from pop, R&B, hip-hop, indie rock, underground bass, and even glitch and post-hardcore at times.

I focus heavily on my lyricism and aim to be a profoundly poetic and expressive vocalist and to make my productions clean and powerful. Enjoy!
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