Plum

by Soft Cactus

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04:45

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released February 1, 2017

Melissa Mills: Vocals
David DePari: Drums / Percussion
Joseph Dunajski: Guitar / Piano / Keyboards / Bass
Jonathan Grzybinski: Bass


Recorded at Q Division Studios / The Rec. Company / Home Studios
Q Division Engineered by Grace Reader, Assistant Jeremy Moisson
Additional Recordings Engineered by Joseph Dunajski
Mixed by Joseph Dunajski
Mastered by Nick Z at New Alliance East

Cover Photo by Sarah Cormier

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Soft Cactus Boston, Massachusetts

Soulful indie rock that twists captivating vocals with an expressive rhythm section into richly textured arrangements.

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Track Name: Fade
I'm fading, fading to blacker days
And the darkness is creeping over me
I try to see the light
And keep a smile on my face
But when you're away
There is no sunshine left to grace
So fade away
I'm done pretending it’s all okay

So Fade fade away, I can't do this any
More fade away
I'm starting to lose it

You act like nothing's wrong
Like you're not breaking my heart
You look at me like you always loved me
But you never did
And never you will and never wanted too
Cause if you did
You would spend your time trying to make me smile instead of guessing all your games

So, Fade fade away, I can't do this any
More fade away
Fade fade away, I can't do this any
More- fade away

Talking smooth
It's like we're in slow motion now
You don't even know your ways
It's been hard to see the love just thrown away
It's been hard to know that you never really cared

Fade fade away, I can't do this any
More fade away
Fade fade away, I can't do this any
More fade away

I'm starting to lose it
I'll take the long way home
Track Name: Tongue Tied
She was lost in a ramble
Of words that didn't match
Sense she couldn't handle

With her words stuck in mouth
And she couldn't let them out
And she didn't know just what to say to this

She just sifted through the pages of her mind; to gain some time

Don't give it up
Wait a minute longer.

Twisted up
Tongue tied
Surprise
Small talk subsides
Dim light
Dark night
Took her by surprise

He was caught in her eyes
And he, he saw the light that she hides
And loved them despite

Don't give it up
Wait a minute longer.

Twisted up
Tongue tied
Surprise
Small talk subsides
Dim light
Dark night
Took her by surprise

Folded up in his vacancy
She couldn't see
Whether or not it was real or fake
She smiled at the mystery
Nothing matters in ecstasy
The eyes capture what we feel

Twisted up
Tongue tied
Surprise
Small talk subsides
Dim light
Dark night
Took her by surprise
Track Name: Plum
Broken home broken heart
Family torn and ripped apart
They felt lost from the start
He was gone made afar

Little boy drowning in his dreams
Never saw his fate was coming

It was the hardest day of their lives
Couldn't understand how or why
They just knew that their life would always fall shy
That is the reason why they run and hide


Little boy drowning in his dreams
Never saw his fate coming
Little boy drowning in his dreams
Never saw his fate coming

He sank low and opened his eyes
Peace became him as the last breath subsides
No more pain in head or heart
Was lost in his love

Little boy drowning in his dreams
Never saw his fate coming
Little boy drowning in his dreams
Never saw his fate coming
Track Name: Peripherals
The space between, between the lines
That's where you'll find my humble heart is beating
Destruction is bleeding
Destruction is breaking and making the choices for me one’s you never assumed you would make

But it can be maniacal
Deny the goals, denied the gold
Not meant to hold it
It's crazy crazy my brain in pain
The sanity is leaving me hard to breathe

These depths I seek are drowning me
I want to believe that what's happening to me is meant to be. It's meant to be this way for me

This way for me

It's criminal that you are gone swept gone away, my mind can't comprehend pretend it's is all okay that I'll never enjoy your sweet embrace again

Shivering and shaking
My bones shake within and ache within
And quake with no I can't erase this pain I'm in

I'm honing in
Focusing
I am honing

Into my, into my
Peripherals, peripherals

Make believe, you're still here with me
Though I know you're gone you're not
Far away it's just that reality settled in so quickly and ripped me from my ways

I tend to be so critical and cynical but
I'm begging you please
Grant me a miracle and bring my hero back to me in my arms and where you should be

Said in my arms is where you should be

Into my into my
Peripherals, peripherals