Personae I: A Concubine's Confessional

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The two Personae songs serve as the centerpiece of the album and its central theme. While Concubine is an introduction to the more thoroughly composed Bawdy Burlesque, I see the former as a mask concealing the true sentiments of the latter. Here, it appears that the speaker is restless and desires sincerity from his infidelitous lover, but as the second part suggests, he harbours contempt and anger for this breach of trust.

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Blue lights keep me from sleep
I lie here waiting to hear back from you, sweetie
So who are you exactly trying to please
Is it me, or your clothes tangled with his sheets?

So won’t you show some honesty tonight?
So won’t you show some honesty tonight?

Tonight
Tonight…

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from Personae, released September 5, 2016
Inspiration - Those nights when you said you'd call, and left me to think of the worst possible outcome.

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