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False Hearted Lyrics

I peel my nails back til they’re bleeding
Your method acting is quite deceiving
I rip my hair out to feel something
My friend you are nothing

You’d empty me and I would let you
You take me down and I’ll take you too

Claustrophobia Lyrics

You can’t become a new person every day
I can’t accept it
I’m so sick of being me
Out of my control
Every little thing
Tantalizing

The relentless strife has brought me down
No longer can I synthesize it into sound
I am imprisoned in this vessel
I can’t flee
So help me

False Hearted is about fake friends and broken promises. It’s about feeling deceived and betrayed by people you trust. The overarching theme is feeling a need for vengeance after the realization that they feel no remorse for the hurt they’ve caused. The line “You’d empty me and I would let you” acknowledges my role in allowing this to happen, and this realization shapes the way I interact with people in hopes of protecting myself from further betrayal.  

Claustrophobia was conceived after a spell of writer’s block, and was written during a period of discomfort in my own skin. It opens with the line “You can’t become a new person every day,” and goes on to express that “I am imprisoned in this vessel, I can’t flee” which is about the terrible feeling of being trapped in my own body.

Hostage  features lyrics that describe feeling like a hostage to the cycle of neglect. The line “Is it karma or is it fate” expresses the feeling that I might have done something to deserve this. The chorus highlights that central thought. I left the lyrics vague enough that the listener can interpret them in many ways.

Devoid is inspired by the anime Attack on Titan. The plot lines of Attack on Titan are intricate and layered, and it’s one of my favorite shows. I was watching a particularly dark episode and felt inspired to write from the perspective of a scout from the Survey Corps watching their fellow soldiers suffer.

False Hearted, Claustrophobia, and Devoid Credits: 

Music and Lyrics: Annapurna Knox Tobler

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals: AP Tobler

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Ryan Perras at District Recording San Jose, CA

Video and Artwork: Type It Down Productions 

Hostage Credits: 

Music and Lyrics: Annapurna Knox Tobler

Music: Lennon Heitkam, Adri Hames, Thomas Staples-Marquette

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals: AP Tobler

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Ryan Perras at District Recording San Jose, CA

Video and Artwork: Type It Down Productions 

Hostage Lyrics

Strike me down once again
Cause what am I if not used
I’m just a mannequin
Manipulated and bruised

I’m hypnotized and dazed
You massacre me in every way
Is it karma or is it fate
The realization hits
I don’t think I can live through this
It’s better if I don’t stay

Devoid Lyrics

 

Empty thoughts

Empty mind

This vessel’s soul must have died

To watch a friend get eaten alive

Your name the final thing they cried

 

Commander lend us a hand

What’s next to do

Give the command

They swat us down like little flies

The only way out is inside

 

If I can’t kill them all

And I begin to fall

If this is all in vain

These words are all that remain

 

If I can’t kill them all

And I begin to fall

If this is all in vain

These words are all that remain