The Imposter (Single)

by Ace Waters

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I wrote the lyrics for this track almost a year ago, in the middle of the night, when dealing with a rather severe bout of self doubt / imposter syndrome.

This last week or two I have been unpacking my self worth issues a lot, and after struggling to form a concept for a cover, I decided to instead try something wholly different. I had no concept for this song, outside of the lyrics and the 6/8 feel. I built it, brick by brick, track by track, with little idea of what the final product would become. Partially to see if I could pull it off. Partially because any planning beyond that was so laced with self-doubt that I couldn't bring myself to do anything but. This was a wholly different form of arranging, especially for a song with lyrics. Its closer to how I arranged many of the tracks from Duality.

I hope you enjoy it. I hope to pull together an album of songs similar to this, by the end of this year so keep an eye out!

lyrics

I am the fire, the forest my art
watch me burn it all down
I am the flood, you are whats left
rotten and drowned

I built the alarms, with frayed bits of wire
The storm ripped right through, what am i to do
with this mess? This wreckage I have made

I say that I care for the cause
But i don't
I say that Im true to my word
But i'm nothing but words
Oh i'm nothing but words

So don't praise this mess of a man
I fake my way through every song, every plan
The notes are all lifted, the melody lost
The parts are all scripted, and you pay the cost
Shine like silver, bend like gold.
Ruined aluminum is all I have sold

I say that I care for the cause
But i don't
I say that Im true to my word
But i'm nothing but words
Oh i'm nothing but words

If you buy the right robes, you can call yourself priest
But it won’t change the liar who’s hiding beneath
Paint the walls all day long, and maybe you’ll hide
The decaying foundation collapsing inside

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released April 25, 2017
This bespoke mess was crafted entirely my me.

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