To Tell A Half​-​Truth

by Dear Blanca

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Recorded in February 2016 in Charleston, SC with Wolfgang Zimmerman

Dylan Dickerson - Vocals, Guitars, Piano on "Aftermath"
Cam Powell - Bass
Marc Coty - Drums
Andrei Mihailovic - Piano, Guitar on "Aftermath"
Brett Nash - Guitar on "Aftermath"
Jessa Vaughan - Cello
Andrae Ratfield - Viola

All songs either adapted from or directly inspired by a collection of poetry and lyrics by the late Scott Crane.


released September 16, 2016



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Track Name: Preface - Changing Ribbons

Needless to say
I let you down
as you've come to expect
I can admit when I was around
I was distracted
Change is the enemy of love
and one's heart is the victim

Well, I'm caught in a bind
Pressed between each binge
I've found that sleep is only my friend
when it's convenient
Despite every restless night I spent in my own head
I love you still

Please if you see the kids will you tell them
how much I have missed them

Changing Ribbons:

All he ever made
working at that job
was minimum wage and a notable mistake
which he could not take back

He hid himself away
Only she knew where he stayed
Said he never meant to hurt her
Feeling worthless
with no sense of purpose
he just caved in

How he passed the time...
How he made it through each day...
Spewing thoughts, pausing mid-sentence,
changing ribbons,
cherishing a brief moment of silence

He was taught the greatest lesson
He was left to his own devices
and after counting every blessing
rejected fate as the conclusion
Track Name: Out Of View
The love
I have must have purpose
Wouldn't it be wonderful... live
each day knowing
you have honest devotion

The celebration was waiting for you
and with no hesitation you stepped out of view

To call
it suicide
would be to tell a half-truth

I think it's safe
for us to say
Yes, we can call a spade a spade

The celebration was waiting for you
and with no hesitation you stepped out of view
Track Name: I Am Beside Me
Ask me again
"Do I want to dance?"
and I will promise not to spoil your view again
Tell me why am I crying again?

Thinking of when
I left you waiting
for a fleeting thought of getting used to it
Is that why I'm crying again?

A rush of panic strikes within
I have to tell myself that
this feeling always seems to pass
I am surrounded by doubt

We knew from the start
we'd both skip town
I would call you Jenny
and you would call me a wreck

When I asked if you
could believe me know
You were busy fiddling with the radio dial

I am beside me now
Alone for the ride somehow
Track Name: Some Hearts Never Heal
No one else can feel your pain
when she's no longer there
Lost and lonely, wandering
A hopeless means to no end

Going through the motions you
don't have enough strength for
Pining for the drowning death
of sorrow evermore

Some people's love is deeper
Some hearts never heal
Track Name: Aftermath
The aftermath of love
is like that of war
Some people will survive
Others will die
Some will rejoice
and others will mourn
There are those who are wounded
Innocent prisoners
clutching their lives
I am facing the chair
Will you be there
when they pull the switch?

Goodnight, Goodnight
I love you, I love you
I'll see you tomorrow
Hopefully, hopefully