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Power Out

by Lauren O'Connell

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The power went out
I was alone
Everything died
It was suddenly cold
In a place where it shouldn’t be

I waited it out
The choice had been mine
But something will twist
In the absence of light
In a room you’ve never not been able to see

I didn’t mean to do it like I did
And I underestimated

I think that I know
How we ended up there
Don’t know if you saw me
But I loved how you stared
And all of the jokes that you made

Gathered the parts
Of my broken form
Contorted myself
To the shape of your arms
And for the first time in a while I was more or less okay

I know you didn’t mean to change me like you did
And it’s not fair of me to blame you for the things I hid
But some days I do

I could have broken your nose that day
You called me over to call me selfish and tell me to go away
There was no right thing to say
But I was trying

I know you didn’t mean to lose it like you did
Even then it was complicated
The only afternoon I ever hated you
You didn’t mean to change me like you did
But I always knew
Exactly what you wanted


released July 14, 2023
Lauren O’Connell: Vocals, guitars
Alex Pfender: Bass, guitars, keys
Olivia Lee: Guitars
Jessy Reed: Drums

Produced by Alex Pfender
Recorded at Tiny House & New Monkey Studios
Engineered by Alex Pfender with additional engineering by Greg Cortez
Mixed by Beau Sorenson
Mastered by Carl Saff

Photography by Stephen Schauer
Hair/makeup by Keston Ridley
Design by Matt Holmen


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