Ugly Element


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After all the frayed disguises rest assured it's a lie
Alarmist. By the way they sympathized. Rose sky

Hope in knowing what an ugly element's on our side
For the moment it's enough to realize we're satisfied

Step aside. Don't look that way.
Suicide. No one's to blame.
The world is magic. More than you can imagine.
Forget the past.
Citizen. Don't love so fast.
Discipline. Consigned to ash.
The world is magic. More than you can imagine.

You are the smallest things you do

Oh, don't be late today.
I want you here. I want you.

While the time counts backwards slowly
On again, off again, on again.
Wild eyes blink back the tears
Come on again, off again, on again. Never end.
Down the line sits darkly, staring
One in a thousand who understands.
Fried mind belonging to the
One in a million who won't return.
Tries to burn inefficiently.
An official physician for show fills a fissure with fissile shivs


from Till The End, My Dear, released July 15, 2014
Sophocles - vocals
Maxwell Gualtieri - guitars
Jake Rosenzweig - bass
Corey Fogel - drums
Louis Lopez - trumpet
Melinda Rice - violin
Andrew Mcintosh - violin
Heather Lockie - viola
Saba Alizadeh - kamancheh
Justin Asher - background vocals

Written and produced by Sophocles Papavasilopoulos (ASCAP)

Engineered and mixed by Justin Asher
Recorded at Kingsize Soundlabs and Soniferous Studios, Los Angeles
Mastered by Mark Chalecki, Little Red Book Mastering

Album artwork and design by Vasilis Tomaras





Sophocles is a producer, composer, and arranger. He's contributed to projects by artists such as Surrija (Jane Lui), Sondre Lerche, Brother Sister, Nita Chawla, Maxwell Gualtieri, Same Animal, and Hazel Iris. His own music has been described as “melancholy reverie rattled now and again by swelling dissonance” (Steve Smith). ... more

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