Missives

by Renny Conti

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written and recorded from february to may 2017
in a big room in my parent's home
in a little room eight stories high
in a house i've never been in
in a garage on orizaba

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released July 28, 2017

songs by lorenzo conti
performed and recorded by lorenzo conti

piano and violin performed by kevin gerzevitz
cello and viola performed by lewis patzner
all strings recorded by kevin gerzevitz

additional percussion by sammie fischer
additional recording by bradley lewis

mixed by lorenzo conti and sammie fischer
mastered by sammie fischer

artwork by jamin reyes

a million thank yous to:
my parents
cody bostrom
jackson verolini
jack ludwick
spring 2016 roommates

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Track Name: Across the Map
i'm trapped in an echo chamber
i hear it over and over
and i don't want to make her
but i'd take us both across the map
why even ask?
i take it back
across the map

running away
caught you in the act
of being afraid
i think i'm a bad friend
don't know, either way
i wanted to ask ya
am i depressed
or am i just without ya?

i'd rather hold my breath tight
and never let myself relax
i'm seeing double tonight
i'm tryna see across the map
where i saw you last
i wanna go back
across the map

running away
caught you in the act
of being afraid
i think i'm a bad friend
don't know, either way
i wanted to ask ya
am i depressed
or am i just without ya?
Track Name: To Learn to Love
have you ever caved?
love myself away
move my shoes and step on out the way
have you ever thought
to pick up where you left off
consider it an option you still got

making accusations
passing off distractions
sticking to the makings
of this torn and thinning fabric
am I just learning to love to love again?

sometimes I wish
i was taller by an inch
but I'm looking down on no one in the end
when you're sitting near
close enough to hear
your heartbeat underneath your tattered sheer

making accusations
passing off distractions
sticking to the makings
of this torn and thinning fabric
am I just learning to love to love again?

learning to love
Track Name: Judah
all i want's to settle down, i know
photograph is upside down
in reflection, shedding off our clothes
drinking up and shutting up

judah

picking flowers, potting plants to grow
standing on my bed to dance
stuck inside and turning on the stove
lips around the same cup

judah
Track Name: If You Want That
god, your body
i'm over it if you want that
god, your curls and
pheromones and oh all of that

sipping slowly
thank you for the introduction
in amazement
slipping past my introspection

hold my heart in
the smallest box i crafted for you
but i can't build though
so i wrote this all out for you

stuck inside my box
that stays in the northern city
you can stay here
but only if you stay here with me

i no longer have a home
holding on to videos
i think it's worth it just to try it though
but i don't think that we'll never know
Track Name: How I'll Die
break my bones again
hold me down
i'm asking for a friend
how do you feel right now?
i've never seen you open
how do you feel inside?
all i've ever known is
the perfect place to hide

i don't know myself
when i'm all by myself

standing on the lawn
clothes behind the house
sprinklers are running
i'm feeling clean as hell
focus on the rhythm
of where our life has went
all i can think about
while you're so far away from it

i don't know myself
when i'm all by myself
i can't trust my mind
i guess that's how i'll die
Track Name: Safe
i will rise into morning light
looking after you
looking at you
holding on since the summer time
it was always you
the winter stained blue
when i would drive into morning light
into orange light
but that was never you
when i felt like coming back to life
in the afterlife
looking down on you

i always saw it as a dream
i was dying in with you
taking over something in me
that i never knew
all the things that slipped up
in that empty room
just keep them safe with you

so etch me in your iron eyes
your heavy heart, it's heavy size
i talk about it like you've never seen me
when we were sitting at the party talking
you and i, i came down often, all the time
i talk about it but you never feel me

i always saw it as a dream
i was dying in with you
taking over something in me
that i never knew
all the things that slipped up
in that empty room
just keep them safe with you

if you could see me now, you wouldn't
if you could see me now
and if i could feel you, i couldn't
if i could feel you now