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Prepared for a Nightmare

by Mayflower Madame

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1.
When the lights go on We are prepared for a nightmare When the lights go on Please don’t stare, we’re in a nightmare When the lights go on You’re just someone I used to know
2.
Vultures 03:59
Excess It’s all we know Innocence Long since gone Digress And watch me fall It’s permanent Scraping the walls It’s hypothetic yet it feels divine We’re just pathetic until the sun won’t shine anymore Just watch me go Bring down the vultures Bring them down to me And they will set me free Dead leaves and sculptures That is all you’ll see All eyes on me Lay me down In the arcane fields Or let me drown In the fiery sea I’m cynical I’m sick of it all How did it come to this?
3.
Swallow 03:19
I see your shadow at the side of the road You came from nothing but you’re coming close You’ll be my widow when you let me go I owe you something and now you’re coming Swallow me, all of me You’re in control, you can have it all The taste of me, is it bittersweet? Like the rose you stole, bound to fall In every mirror I see the past When you see me tremble at the end of the rope When you see me stumble at the sight of hope Swallow me, all of me You’re in control, you can have it all The taste of me, is it bittersweet? Like the rose you stole, bound to fall In every mirror I see the past Reminds of the first forecast And when I’m going down… Will you stay? Another day Will you wait for me? (Just like the rose you stole I’m bound to fall)
4.
Drifting through the city Swinging from side to side I feel their hands still gripping When I turn out the lights I wanna go I wanna stay I want desire And I’ll be dancing on your grave I want love I want hate I want more than you can take I’ll take them with me I’ll bless them with all my spite Do you see my hands still dripping? From the other night I’ll never learn until you’re out of sight Catch and burn my greedy hand Take me to the promised land As far away as you can I see the signs, make no mistake I’ll turn into someone else (I’ll sneak through the back door to watch this break from a safe distance I’ll sneak through the back door to escape the maze of my existence)
5.
Never turning in time And always yearning until I reach the lucid sky I’m never turning in time I’m always yearning inside You’re like a secret will A hidden light behind my blank eyes You’re my favorite time to kill The last flight before my body dies At last softly flowing We don’t where we are or where we’re going That was a perfect moment But it passed me by, I’m never turning in time You’re like a secret will A hidden light behind my blank eyes You’re my favorite time to kill The last flight before my body dies
6.
Sacred Core 04:41
Oh, sacred core You’re all I lack Forevermore Deep down where the crystals glow Just lead… Oh, heartfelt moan I’m sifting back Forevermore Deep down where the orchids grow Just lead me home I’m still bitter for the one I’ve lost I never figured I was double-crossed I’ll get you back at whatever cost And later… When I’m recreated I’ll be the invader I’ll get you back because I hear you call I see you in cascades I see you fade away I hear you call for me Back to the core Into the moonlight My body’s sore So carry me all night
7.
I was only trying To make you whole But I failed As I walked through that door I found you lying On the floor The bed was made But the rest was out of control Did they all conspire? To make us poor The cards were laid But it all changed the night before And that child was never born
8.
Goldmine 03:54
I gave my heart away to an endless charade I gave my heart away to perversion, to decay I see you sweep through my defense In the middle of the night It’s all too real, it’s too intense That’s why I’m leaving you behind I caught you stealing from my goldmine I craved for you for days In desperation My pretension, my escape A temptation All this tension made me sway In temptation In the eyes of a looming snake I gave my heart away That’s why I’m leaving you behind I caught you stealing from my goldmine I gave my heart away to an endless charade I gave my heart away to perversion, to decay All I need is my revenge In the middle of the night And I will heal in every sense That’s why I’m leaving you behind
9.
A future promise A romantic notion That’s how it started Broken-hearted It seemed so honest All their devotion She was the starlet Of their dreams Christel calls from the layered hills It echoes all in vain She’s prepared for the final scene Christel falls from the layered hills And nothing remains the same Now she’s careless, now she’s free She’s sick of giving in She’s got no patience, she just wants to win She’s sick of everything She’s got no patience, she just wants to sing Another song It’s all gone wrong Where will you go? Where will you go from here? Christel falls from the layered hills It’s all or nothing She’ll keep running for a star that will never glow
10.
I’m close I have shed my skin for you I was told that it would bring me good news Is it because I belong to you? Recording dreams As I lay my hands on the setting sun Recording, decoding On my own I keep searching for sympathy But we both know that I’ve been lacking sincerity Is it because I belong to you? Recording dreams As I lay my hands on the setting sun Recording, decoding I know you have to leave At sunrise Did I go too deep? I can’t stand the sunshine Oh, take it slow When you go Away from me

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released June 12, 2020

Streaming platforms : kuronekoMedia.lnk.to/PreparedForANightmare

"Vultures"'s video :
youtu.be/SJrgli_Gbgw

"Swallow"'s video :
youtu.be/nrGDIQUargQ

For USA, in collaboration with Little Cloud Records, you can buy LPs here : bit.ly/37opFtL
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Mayflower Madame:
Trond Fagernes - vocals / guitars / bass
Håvard Haga - guitars
Ola J. Kyrkjeeide - drums

Additional musicians:
Kenneth Eknes - synth on all tracks except 2, 6 & 7
Petter G. Marberg - bass on track 1 & 10

Recorded by Trond Fagernes & Ola J. Kyrkjeeide at MaMa Studio, Oslo

Mixed by Bob de Wit (track 1, 5, 6 & 7), James Aparicio (track 2, 3 & 4) and James Trevascus (track 8, 9 & 10)

Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio, New York

An Only Lovers Records' release.
Catalog number OLR009CD/LP.
Distributed by Kuroneko/Modulor.

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Mayflower Madame Oslo, Norway

Psych-Noir // Post-Punk // Shoegaze

New album "Prepared For A Nightmare" out now!

"Wildly addictive mix of post-punk, shoegaze and psychedelia. 
Utterly superb." - Louder Than War

"This is dark and delightful, rebel rock and roll through the prism of cold Nordicity." - Spill Magazine 

"Simply, one of the best albums already in 2020." - WhiteLight/WhiteHeat

Contact:
mayflowermadame@gmail.com
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