Moments of Relief

by Araz Demha

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katjrose The progression and story telling within this album speaks textures of truths and vulnerabilities within discovery. I have adored listening to this Album. Favorite track: Your Beauty is a Beast.
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Hopeful songs for sad people. Marching songs for the zombie apocalypse.

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released June 2, 2019

All songs written by Araz Ahmed
Recorded and mixed by Brian Campeau
Co-produced by Brian Campeau and Araz Ahmed
Mastered by Don Bartley at Benchmark Mastering
Photography by Setlist Photography
Album cover design by Jaimie Cudmore

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Araz Demha Sydney, Australia

Araz Demha is an alt-country, experimental folk act making music for the pure pleasure of it.

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Track Name: Araz Demha
Oh brother who am I
Who are you
Did I lose you for a while
Used to call you Araz Demha on the old wheel of fortune game
Thought we were just playing but you've been coming back now
Taking up space
Questioning me about returning
I'm not exactly sure what it is you want from me

But I'm listening buddy
This shit is complicated are you feeling me
I feel you
Biting like mosquitos in Sydenham swamps
I feel you giving me the side eye
And I catch you sometimes
When I'm walking down the street
In your feet

Araz is it you
Are you there still
How long have you been waiting there
Has it been you all this time watching me making love
Or crying out gently
be careful with me
I've wanted to be so careful with you

Honey I've tried
Honey I've tried

Perhaps not enough but I think about you all the time
And everything you've probably missed on
While I've been kissing girls and wondering
Why I feel so different from them all

But we're all different
Am I right
Surely I haven't been wrong all this time
I'm not about to exchange one story for one song
Knowing that I'll probably end up where I've always been

With you Araz
Sight unseen
Silent dream
A love machine
Pick five consonants and tell me everything

With you Araz
My sight unseen
My silent dream
My love machine

Pick five consonants and tell me everything
Track Name: Your Beauty is a Beast
Your beauty is a beast
When you unleash it on me
I become one too
There's no telling what I would do

Your beauty is a beast
It's not an illness not a curse
It's not the body in the back of the hearse
That breaks free from its bonds and leaps out the back
No your beauty is a lot of things but it's not that

It's the crack of lightning too close to my stand
It's the weight of the whip in the tired woman's hand
It's the reek of yearning and the sweet smell of rust
Your beauty is a gambling man going for bust

I grow fangs I can't sleep I can't talk I can't eat
I feel you breathing across the sea
Of our kitchen our backyard and our living room

Your beauty is a beast
When you unleash it on me
I become one too
There's no telling what I would do
Your beauty is a beast

Not out to get me not out to bleed me dry
Not out to forget me and bit out to see me cry
Whole in itself and able to survive
In its own time
In its own light

Your beauty is a beast
when you unleash it on me
I become one too
There's no telling what I would do

Your beauty is a beast
Track Name: Life and Times
The life and times of the trying hard
The endless threat of your yellow card
Your swollen lips your mental state
Remind me of that other place
I ate from the bowl you made with your hands
The smell of your skin rose like rain from the land
The height of our shadows alone on the grass
Was the only measure of how time passed

It's all elusive now
The knowledge the surety
I'm looking for a memory
To resurrect my purity

In the dry spells and tempests since your cloud
I have lived as a hieroglyph on the wall
The heat of the earth and the wet of the clay
Are the only things pretending to stay

The life and times of the trying hard
The endless threat of your yellow card
Your swollen lips your mental state
Remind me of that other place

Stay
Far away
Track Name: Moments of Relief
Moments of relief
Nobody's watching
I can imagine being watched
Perfectly
Without talking, without wasting it
The moments of relief when I'm not hating it
Anything, anyone
Everybody on their way home while I'm still out here alone

Lights blinking in the shadow
Phones charging cards passing in the night
Bluetooth connecting smiles across the bar
They're so knowing, so unprovoking

Moments of relief
The timbre of a voice, unexpected contact
A smile that stays in skin for days
A cheek embraced
Hands in hair to soothe and say
You're gonna be okay

Lights blinking in the shadow
Phones charging, cards passing in the night
Bluetooth connecting smiles across the bar
They're so knowing, so unprovoking

Moments of relief
Deleting your messages without reading them
Dodging your viruses without feeding them
I was so used to counting on you alone
Now you're gone and I'm far from home
You're gone and I'm far from home

So grateful
For the love that keeps me safe
Can't believe i almost gave it all away
To you, to you, to you, to you

Lights blinking in the shadows
My friends they love me they look my way
My lovers they hold me they don't disown me
When I'm not okay, so I'm okay
When I'm not okay, so I'm okay

To you, to you, to you
Track Name: This World is Ending and You Are Not With Me
This world is ending and you are not with me
Of all the nightmares I've dreamt this one the most clearly
You're across the city, the country, the world
And I am running around looking for you girl

Come to me come to me come to me now
Come to me come to me come to me now

There's only so much this steady hand can take
I'll hold it up for you to find me
I feel your love like the first thaw of winter
Cracks in the air, aquamarine in the air
Keeping the light burning for you
Until you're ready to meet me there

Where the waters break
A new time begins
Until you're ready to meet me there

This world is ending and you are not with me
Of all the nightmares this is the worst one clearly
To know you're near but will not come close
To exist on the edge of the shade cast by hope
I am so close to getting to you girl
If you want to be reached just reach out for me
If you want to be reached just reach out for me

I'm not foolproof
I'm not stupid
I know the cost of loving you
I'm not invincible no not unsinkable
But I know the cost
Of ignoring you

I can feel your love like gold running through quartz seams
It pulses and winds its way back to you
Licks at my wrists and pulls at my temples
Then pulses and winds it way back to you
Where I'm running to

Because this world is ending and you are not with me
This world is ending and you are not with me
This world is ending and you are not with me
This world is ending and you are not with me no no

This world is ending and you are not with me
Of all the nightmares I've dreamt this one the most clearly
This world is ending and you are not with me
This world is ending and you are not with me.

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