I can taste you want it
No part of this platonic
Say I’m just an option
But you lie, you lie

Put your lips up to my silence
Blocking out all of the sirens
Drowning it out
Drowning in you
You can’t get it off your chest
So get under mine instead
Yeah, we’re too deep to regret it
Yeah, to regret it

Hey, don’t ask, don’t tell
Save all of your questions
Love me, hate me
Spare all your confessions
Kiss me, punch me
Swear I get the message
Don’t call home to mother, baby
We ain’t any color,
We’re just iridescent

Don’t like being honest
Know your conscience watches
Make me keep this promise
Tell me why?
Tell me why?

Put your lips up to my silence
Blocking out all of the sirens
Drowning it out
Drowning in you
You can’t get it off your chest
So get under mine instead
Yeah, we’re too deep to regret it
Yeah, to regret it

Hey, don’t ask, don’t tell
Save all of your questions
Love me, hate me
Spare all your confessions
Kiss me, punch me
Swear I get the message
Don’t call home to mother, baby
We ain’t any color,
We’re just iridescent

Don’t ask , don’t ask
(Don’t ask, don’t tell)
I won’t tell
(Don’t ask, don’t tell)
Don’t
(Don’t ask, don’t tell)
Don’t
We do it so well

Put your lips up to my silence
Blocking out all of the sirens
Drowning it out
Drowning in you
You can’t get it off your chest
So get under mine instead
Yeah, we’re too deep to regret
And you say I’m just a friend

 

Written and Arranged by Zola Simone & The Arcitype
©2021 AR Classic Records / Make History Records
Distributed by Perfect Time Music Group
Zola Simone: Lead and Harmony Vocals
The Arcitype: Guitar, Mandolin, Synth
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by The Arcitype at Bridge Sound & Stage
Mastered by The Arcitype
Cover Photo by T.L. Litt

She was a fake bitch
Wanted to be famous
Don’t know what I saw in you
She didn’t love herself
So everybody else had to
I feel sad for you, psych

She reeks of privilege
And Urban Outfitters perfume, ew
You’re not like other girls, honey
You’re worse

Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da-da
You’re worse

Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da-da
You’re worse

She was a sadist
Wanted me to take it
Don’t know why I stood by you
She didn’t love herself
And made me feel like I had to
I feel bad for you, naw

The type of girl
The one that’s easy to hate
Being drunk and high’s your only personality trait
You’re so quirky
The way that you hurt me
So fucking thirsty
I ain’t offering a drink
‘Cause you’re worse

Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da-da
You’re worse

Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da-da
You’re worse

Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da-da
You’re worse

Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da-da
You’re worse

I know what you did
I saw the way you looked at us
No, I could not forgive
How you tore my trust apart
Cut yourself
Told me that
I was the blade and the scar
I know what you are
You’re worse

Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da-da
You’re worse

Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da-da
You’re worse

Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da-da
You’re worse

Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da
Ba-da da-da da da-da
You’re worse

You’re worse

You’re worse

You’re worse

You’re worse

Written and arranged by Zola Simone
©2021 Make History Records
Zola Simone: Lead and Harmony Vocals
The Arcitype: Guitar
Jonathan Ulman: Drums
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by The Arcitype at Bridge Sound & Stage
Mastered by The Arcitype
Cover photo by Anais Stupka

I’m an old soul
Call me bold
Bust through the front door
Cause that’s the only way I know
They want a rebel
Head to toe
Real cute until it’s war
And you’re pinned down on the floor

I don’t have the luxury of playing
Make believe with me
Just saying
Yeah, I heard that talk is cheap
So come and see what I see

Everybody’s trying to be different
But just doing all the same shit
Wanna be a misfit
Not the pain that comes with it
My heart out on my sleeve
Like a fashion novelty
Nobody gets it
I guess I’ll always be an old soul

Soul, ohhhh, I guess I’ll always be an old soul
Soul, ohhhh, I guess I’ll always be an old soul

Yeah, teen angst, ain’t it great
Bottle up all the rage
Just another growing pain
(just another growing pain)
Whole lot of tough talk
But never walk the walk
So scared to come out your cage

Oh, I don’t have the luxury of playing
Make believe with me
Just saying
Yeah, I heard that talk is cheap
So come and see what I see

Everybody’s trying to be different
But just doing all the same shit
Wanna be a misfit
Not the pain that comes with it
My heart out on my sleeve
Like a fashion novelty
Nobody gets it
I guess I’ll always be an old soul

Soul, ohhhh, I guess I’ll always be an old soul
Soul, ohhhh, I guess I’ll always be an old soul

They don’t like the way I talk
They don’t like the way I dress
I don’t care if they get it
I’ll always be a misfit, ohhhh
They don’t like the way I talk
They don’t like the way I dress
I don’t care if I fit in
I’d rather be myself

Everybody’s trying to be different
But just doing all the same shit
Wanna be a misfit
Not the pain that comes with it
My heart out on my sleeve
Like a fashion novelty
Nobody gets it
(sigh)

Everybody’s trying to be different
But just doing all the same shit
Wanna be a misfit
Not the pain that comes with it
My heart out on my sleeve
Like a fashion novelty
Nobody gets it
I guess I’ll always be an old soul
I guess I’ll always be an old soul
I guess I’ll always be an old soul

 

Written and arranged by Zola Simone
©2020 Make History Records
Zola Simone: Lead and Harmony Vocals
The Arcitype: Guitar
Jonathan Ulman: Drums
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by The Arcitype at Bridge Sound & Stage
Mastered by The Arcitype
Cover photo by T.L. Litt

I’m so damn cold but you make me melt
I can’t help it
You’re so damn good that it drives me mad
Is that selfish, yeah?
Selfish, I want you all to myself
When you’ve got someone that’s treating you well
I can’t compete

Maybe, we could be but I don’t want to come between
You make it so hard for me to be easy
To make this easy

Oooh, oh, oooh, oh, oooh, oh easy
Oooh, oh, oooh, oh, oooh, oh easy

Wish I could shake
All the ways that you make
Me break, oooh
Can’t feel this way I know it’s a mistake to stay
We keep getting too close
I’m trying to keep my distance
But I lose sleep
When I see you kiss him

You’re watching me
You’re watching me
Why you watching me?

Maybe we could be but I don’t want to come between
You make it so hard for me to be easy
To make this easy

Oooh, oh, oooh, oh, oooh, oh easy
Oooh, oh, oooh, oh, oooh, oh easy

Oh, oh, ooooh easy
Oh (you’re watching me), oh, ooooh easy

Oooh, oh, oooh, oh, (why you watching me) oooh, oh easy
Oooh, oh, oooh, oh, oooh, oh easy
Oooh, oh, oooh, oh, oooh, oh easy
Oooh, oh, oooh, oh, oooh, oh easy…

 

Written and arranged by Zola Simone
©2020 Make History Records
Zola Simone: Lead and Harmony Vocals
The Arcitype: Guitar
Jonathan Ulman: Drums
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by The Arcitype at Bridge Sound & Stage
Mastered by The Arcitype
Cover photo by T.L. Litt

Bit my tongue, for so long
Down the blood, can’t let it run
Take the road that’s higher up
Gotta be the bigger one

Close my eyes, yeah I was blind
It’s easier to say it’s fine
Had your back all of this time
Until you put a knife in mine

I can’t be your witness no more
Watchin, standing by
You can’t run away from this war
Hide behind that smile
I know what you did,
Not gonna let you get away with it
I kept my hands so clean, but
I think it’s ’bout time I quit
I’ve had it

Playing with your matches
Try’na get inside my head
Act so innocent, but
You’re a pyromaniac
How can you just lie to me,
And call yourself a friend
I bet you’re sleeping like a baby
With my baby in your bed (shit)

Close my eyes, yeah I was blind
It’s easier to say it’s fine
Had your back all of this time
Until you put a knife in mine

I can’t be your witness no more
Watchin, standing by
You can’t run away from this war
Hide behind that smile
I know what you did,
Not gonna let you get away with it
I kept my hands so clean, but
I think it’s ’bout time I quit
I’ve had it

I’ve had it
I’ve had it, yeah
I’ve had it, yeah

Say what you want
Maybe I’m a villain
Think what you want
Maybe I’m a victim
But, fuck all that talk
I ain’t even kidding ya
I’m coming for blood
I’m not gonna leave a witness

 

Written and arranged by Zola Simone
©2020 Make History Records
Zola Simone: Lead and Harmony Vocals
The Arcitype: Guitar
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by The Arcitype at Bridge Sound & Stage
Mastered by The Arcitype
Cover photo by Anais Stupka

I hate when I have to say goodbye
Walk away from your life and mine
When I see you, things have changed and
It makes hellos much more painful.

I wish that we could go back
Sometimes I know you do
Forever doesn’t exist
Guess that’s the ugly truth
I just want what we had
But that is impossible
Everything is so different
But I don’t wanna lose you

I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna lose you

Time is wearing us down
As we grow older
When I look at you now
You’re someone that I used to know
I wonder how we got to this place
Cause every time that we talk
I don’t know what to say

I wish that we could go back
Sometimes I know you do
Forever doesn’t exist
Guess that’s the ugly truth
I just want what we had
But that is impossible
Everything is so different
But I don’t wanna Lose you

I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna lose you, (wanna lose you)

You’re slipping away, slipping away from me
You’re slipping away, slipping away from me
You’re slipping away, slipping away from me
Do you think of me at night?
You’re slipping away, slipping away from me
Maybe cause I never tried
I’m slipping away, slipping away from you
Am I really doing all right?
I’m slipping away, slipping away from you
Maybe I was holding on too tight

I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna
I don’t wanna lose you, (wanna lose you)
I don’t wanna lose you

 

Written and arranged by Zola Simone
©2019 Make History Records
Zola Simone: Lead and Harmony Vocals, Synths, Guitar
Matt Gates: Lead Guitar
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Matt Gates at The Record Company
Mastered by Matt Gates and Jamie Rowe
Cover photo by Alison Desir

I don’t think that she knows
What she does to me, yeah
I don’t think that she knows
How I feel about her, see
When she walks in the room
I can’t help but smile
I don’t wanna wait till noon to see you, to see you

Yeah I wake up every day, do the same damn thing
Do the same thing every day
Dream the same dreams every night
Fight the same battles that I fight
And I can’t give up
I won’t run out of luck
Can’t run out of luck
Run out of love

I don’t think that she knows that I feel this way, yeah
But maybe it’s kind of obvious
I hope it don’t give it away
But when I look into her eyes it changes
Like I’m turning pages
She makes the same feel different
But in my heart it stays the same, it’s remaining

And I wake up every day, do the same damn thing
Do the same thing every day
Dream the same dreams every night
Fight the same battles that I fight
And I can’t give up
I won’t run out of love
Can’t run out of love
Run out of luck

I don’t know what she would do
If she knew, if she knew
I don’t want to make mistakes
I don’t want to, I don’t want to
But, I can’t help myself
I can’t help myself
So tell me if I’m right
Do you know this time?

And I wake up every day, do the same damn thing
Do the same thing every day
Dream the same dreams every night
Fight the same battles that I fight
And I can’t give up
I won’t run out of love
Can’t run out of love
Run out of luck

And I don’t think that she knows it, ohhhhhh
And I don’t think that she knows it

 

Written and arranged by Zola Simone
©2018 Make History Records
Zola Simone: Lead and Harmony Vocals, Synths
Myron Kibbee: Electric Guitar
Karen Grenier: Background Vocals
Michelle Coombes: Background Vocals
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Josh Kimball at Rocking Horse Studio
Mastered by Brian Coombes
Cover photo by Kayla L. Bernard

​My neighborhood’s too nice, say it ain’t nice enough
Say I’m too white, say I’m not white enough
Say I’m too guy, say I’m too girl for them
I don’t know why, I guess I’ve got too much trust
They pretending that they know me, (know me)
Trying to fool me, acting like we’re homies (homies)
But I just want someone that knows me,
got my back like a shadow.

Why do you break me?
Don’t you know it hurts?
Why do you take me for granted?
Aren’t I worth more to you, more to you,
aren’t I worth more to you?

Oh, oh, oh , yeah, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, mmmmm

I opened all of my plans,
but there was nothing to start with
So, don’t you think that it’s my fault
if I’m feeling disheartened
You try to make me feel small,
but you cannot contain me
I swear I used to have faith in you;
but I was too patient

Why do you break me?
Don’t you know it hurts?
Why do you take me for granted?
Aren’t I worth more to you, more to you,
aren’t I worth more to you? (it’s ridiculous)

Oh, oh, oh , yeah, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, mmmmm

I always think  – what’s wrong with me,
watch your step, don’t touch me,
‘cause I’m fragile, I’m crumbling,
but when I make music y’all bump it
And you’ll laugh with me, then laugh at me,
I don’t understand;
but it’s bound to be what it’s supposed to be
I just want someone that knows me,
knows me, knows me, please,
someone that knows me.

It’s ridiculous,
It’s ridiculous,
It’s ridiculous,
It’s ridiculous,
It’s ridiculous,
It’s ridiculous,
It’s ridiculous,
It’s ridiculous….

 

Written and arranged by Zola Simone
©2018 Make History Records
Zola Simone: Lead and Harmony Vocals, Synths
Myron Kibbee: Electric Guitar
Hendrik XIX: Electric Guitar
Karen Grenier: Background Vocals
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Josh Kimball at Rocking Horse Studio
Mastered by Brian Coombes
Cover photo by Kayla L. Bernard

​Lemon language, fake, made of plastic
Aimless faces taking up my time, yeah

Mimes and mannequins
I see them all around me
Mimes and mannequins
But they can’t see what I see
I won’t let them in
I won’t let them change me
Mimes and mannequins
Mimes and mannequins

Everywhere I go, I see them all around me
Surrounded by the crowds
So why it feel so empty?
Here in this ghost town
Sometimes I get so lonely
No matter what they do
They can never change me

I don’t recognize your face
I don’t know you at all
Can’t find you in those eyes
But I know it’s not your fault
I miss the way it used to be
I miss the way we talked
But when you come to your senses
You know who to call

Mimes and mannequins
I see them all around me
Mimes and mannequins
But they can’t see what I see
I won’t let them in
I won’t let them change me
Mimes and mannequins
Mimes and mannequins (X2)
I won’t let them change me

Don’t take my time
Yeah, don’t take my time
Not fond of mimes
I am not fond of mimes
Don’t let them in
I will not let them in
Not fond of you
I don’t like mannequins

Mimes and mannequins
I see them all around me
Mimes and mannequins
But they can’t see what I see
I won’t let them in
I won’t let them change me
Mimes and mannequins
Mimes and mannequins (X3)

 

Written and arranged by Zola Simone
©2018 Make History Records
Zola Simone: Lead and Harmony Vocals, Synths
Myron Kibbee: Electric Guitar
Karen Grenier: Background Vocals
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Josh Kimball at Rocking Horse Studio
Mastered by Brian Coombes
Cover photo by Kayla L. Bernard

You got her stretched so thin
you can feel the tension when she’s in the room,
Yeah she don’t wanna care what people think,
but they assume the worst,
yeah, ohhhhhh
Yeah she’s trying to do better,
she’s trying to change,
But she’s tired of that face,
yeah she’s stuck in her ways,
ohhhhhh

She don’t wanna keep faking it, yeah
She don’t wanna keep faking it, yeah
It’s not what she’s supposed to do
But it doesn’t feel right,
Nah, nah

She said it’s meant to be,
ain’t no other way to have it
Said when shit happens that
she’ll always come back,
yeah, you just gotta trust her,
she would never hurt you
And that took you by surprise,
but do you believe
Yeah, she’s trying to do better,
she’s trying to change
But she’s tired of that face,
yeah she’s stuck in her ways,
ohhhhhh

She don’t wanna keep faking it, yeah
She don’t wanna keep faking it, yeah
It’s not what she’s supposed to do
But it doesn’t feel right, Nah, nah

Said you been acting different,
she’s a little concerned
She really wants to help you
but you lash out at her
And you don’t see
every time she looks at you
She smiles to herself
And she don’t wanna fake no more

Way above the clouds,
way so high
Way above the town
they gotta get out of here
Yeah they gotta get out of here
Way above the clouds,
way so high
Way above the town
they gotta get out of here
They gotta get out,
yeah, yeah, yeah

 

Written and arranged by Zola Simone
©2018 Make History Records
Zola Simone: Lead and Harmony Vocals, Synths
Myron Kibbee: Electric Guitar
Lisa Reddy: Background Vocals
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Josh Kimball at Rocking Horse Studio
Mastered by Brian Coombes
Cover photo by Kayla L. Bernard

All my life I’ve been dismissed,
But now I’m persisting
And so it goes, the wind it blows
But I’ve found a new beginning
Listen, I promise this gets better, take it from me
I take things they say with a grain of salt
And now there’s none left in the sea

Here I am walking through this world,
I been on a mission, not Super Mario,
But you can’t really tell the difference
My voice is clear,  but I’m not getting through
Am I not real to you?

Tell me when did this happen
They use their words as a weapon
Put us through hell  when we want to be living heaven
Listen, I promise this gets better
Take it from me

Here I am walking through this world,
I been on a mission, not Super Mario,
But you can’t really tell the difference
My voice is clear,  but I’m not getting through
Am I not real to you?

I’m not just some joker in your card deck, card deck
I’m not just some name on your check list, check list
I’m not just some pawn upon your chess set, chess set
‘Cause I’m not one who’s easily dismissed
Who’s easily dismissed

I’m looking up at the clouds
And I can see my fate and
People killing off people
Like each and every day
And it’s the same struggle,
Different times, same lives
And to the Lord I pray
Every day that he save mine
I’m painting a picture that is kinda vivid and
Only those with a golden mind will get it
Look at you looking at me
With hate and envy
This world is messed up
But I won’t let it end me
And I thank you so much
For supporting my vision
And I promise Zola
I will never ever, ever forget her

Here I am walking through this world,
I been on a mission, not Super Mario,
but you can’t really tell the difference
My voice is clear,  but I’m not getting through
Am I not real to you?

 

Written and arranged by Zola Simone
Rap Written and Performed by Manndell Johnson
©2018 Make History Records
Zola Simone: Lead and Harmony Vocals
Chris Marsanico: Drums
Dennis D’Angelo & Garrett Rose: Electric Guitar
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Jesse Vengrove at The Record Company
Cover photo by T. L. Litt