Parachutes (EP)

by Carson Sekol

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There'll come a time in your life when you meet someone who takes your breath away. They'll become your lifeline. And there'll come a time when you question why that person's there. When your mind gets the best of you, and you push them away. Maybe it's hard for you to trust or you had a rough past and someone hurt you. Maybe you can't find it in yourself to invest so much in a single person. Your mind will pick and pry until you start to make up reasons to cut that person out of your life. Because honestly, you're just scared. You're human. You're normal. But, please, listen to me say this: when you find that person, love them and don't let them go. Fight your head for the sake of your heart. Keep them close, and some night when you wake up next to them, maybe you'll thank me. This EP is dedicated to those who pushed that person away, to those that are holding them close, to the ones that got pushed away, and especially to my family and friends who have stayed by my side through a particularly strenuous and confusing time in my young life. You'll never begin to understand how much your tireless support and love means to me. I love you all more than I can express in words. Thank you. So much.

-Carson Sekol

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released January 28, 2014

-Justine Hauge: female vocals on To The Death
-Nathanael Clark: saxophone solo on Aftermath
-Album Artwork: Josh Williams

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Carson Sekol Richmond, Virginia

Coming out of Richmond, Virginia, Carson Sekol is a versatile musician dedicated to writing music as genuine as the feelings behind it. Having waited for the right moment to craft his sophomore EP, Sekol has joined the ranks of Imminence Records to release his label debut, “Trust Issues” to the world on February 26th, 2016. ... more

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Track Name: To The Death (feat. Justine Hauge)
I wrote down everything I wanted to say when I saw you face to face. But you're in front of me now, and all I can do is wish that I was holding your hand. I wanna' blame you for all of this. I wanna' throw your words in your face. But all the time, I'm caught up in your smile and how your lips taste.

But you remind me of where I've been, and you remind me of where I need to go. It's hard to think that I called you my friend, but darlin' you've gotta' know.

I wanna' burn down the whole thing darling. I wanna' watch it fall apart right in front of me. And you can go ahead and pick up what's left, but what's yours and mine is dead and it will haunt you to the death. I wanna' crush all the memories of you and me. I wanna' watch you remember what we used to be. Erase everything 'til there's nothing left. Because what we had is dead and it will haunt you to the death.

I can never forget the things you said, they're in the back of my head and they're killing me. I know you gave this your everything.

But you remind me of where I've been ( how things were back then), and you remind me of where I need to go(just take me with you). It's hard to think that I called you my friend ( you promised "to the end"), but darlin' you've gotta' know.

I wanna' burn down the whole thing darling. I wanna' watch it fall apart right in front of me. And you can go ahead and pick up what's left, but what's yours and mine is dead and it will haunt you to the death. I wanna' crush all the memories of you and me. I wanna' watch you remember what we used to be. Erase everything 'til there's nothing left. Because what we had is dead and it will haunt you to the death.

I wanna' see the look on your face when I walk away. When everything we had is falling to pieces. I put my everything into this, but now it's time you let me live. Maybe it's time I let this go: the only perfect thing I've ever known.

I wanna' burn down the whole thing darling. I wanna' watch it fall apart right in front of me. And you can go ahead and pick up what's left, but what's yours and mine is dead and it will haunt you to the death. I wanna' crush all the memories of you and me. I wanna' watch you remember what we used to be. Erase everything 'til there's nothing left. Because what we had is dead and it will haunt you to the death.
Track Name: Letters
He burnt you out, he broke you down, but still you hung around to see: the person he would be. But you got stuck up, and hung up in the life you created. You sit and wonder why you're jaded, and you hate it, and everything you swore you'd never be.

How's it feel now to know that I'm moving on? Will you forget me 'cause I'm gone? Or will I stay in the back of your head like your favorite song? Even worse, will you say that I did wrong? When you were lying all along. These letters will explain everything.

I held on for so long thinking you were the only for me. I tried hard to explain that in the back of my brain you were everything. I'm a liar, you're a fake, and I'm afraid, darling.

How's it feel now to know that I'm moving on? Will you forget me 'cause I'm gone? Or will I stay in the back of your head like your favorite song? Even worse, will you say that I did wrong? When you were lying all along. These letters will explain everything.

Don't bite your tongue when you've got something more to say to me. (x2)
I'm still a liar, you're a fake and I'm afraid, darling.


How's it feel now to know that I'm moving on? Will you forget me 'cause I'm gone? Or will I stay in the back of your head like your favorite song? Even worse, will you say that I did wrong? When you were lying all along. These letters will explain everything.
Track Name: Wanderlust
As she slips through my fingertips, I can feel every inch of her go. I can taste her lips as she disappears, but in the back of my mind she moves.
"let me go, let me go!" She says, but I can smell fear on her skin. As she falls into a mess on the floor, she know I should've been holding her, and it's killing her.

Speak softly, my dear. Slow down. Speak low. It's just you and I for now. And I've watched you fall apart, but I swore I wouldn't be there to mend your heart. Just know...

I've been dreaming of leaving. Wishing there was some way to keep from believing. I swear to god if I could, I would walk away from you for good. I want nothing more than you to think of me gone with every breath you take. But I can't walk away, even now, when I see your hands shake. 'Cause I love you even more when your heart breaks.

There's a note on the table that will tell you where I've been. It will tell you where I'm going. And why I'm never coming back again.

Speak softly, my dear. Slow down. Speak low. It's just you and I for now. And I've watched you fall apart, but I swore I wouldn't be there to mend your heart. Just know...

I've been dreaming of leaving. Wishing there was some way to keep from believing. I swear to god if I could, I would walk away from you for good. I want nothing more than you to think of me gone with every breath you take. But I can't walk away, even now, when I see your hands shake. 'Cause I love you even more when your heart breaks.

I've been dreaming of leaving. ("let me go, let me go," she says.)

I've been dreaming of leaving. Wishing there was some way to keep from believing. I swear to god if I could, I would walk away from you for good. I want nothing more than you to think of me gone with every breath you take. But I can't walk away, even now, when I see your hands shake. 'Cause I love you even more when your heart breaks.
Track Name: Ain't It Strange
She dreams of California evenings, but she's stuck with the east coast sunsets. She's been thinking of leaving. But she's too afraid to leave all the places she grew up in...

Ain't it strange how she calls me baby when everyone's sleeping?
Ain't it strange that she can says she loves me and never really mean it?

She keeps me coming back. I don't know why. Keeps me awake when it's late at night. She's a habit that I just can't quit, here's me and my brain she's all over it. I'm dreaming of your face, darling, when everything goes still and silent; Like this. I can't forget the taste of our first kiss. This whole thing's so hit or miss and it's killing me inside, but I can't hate it. It's driving you crazy. There's no maybe,darling.

Ain't it strange how she calls me baby when everyone's sleeping?
Ain't it strange that she can says she loves me and never really mean it?

Was I in over my head when I said I'd never give up on this? You kept me baited and waiting for anything to go my way. I'm dreaming of your face and every word you said, the butterflies when "I love you" left your lips. Call me a hopeless romantic, but damn your kiss is magic and I swear to god I'll taste it again. It'll kill me until then.

She dreams of California evenings, but she's stuck with the east coast sunsets. She's been thinking of leaving. But she's too afraid to leave all the places she grew up in...

Ain't it strange how she calls me baby when everyone's sleeping?
Ain't it strange that she can says she loves me and never really mean it?

Ain't it strange?
Track Name: Aftermath (feat. Nathanael Clark)
I drove home the long way, so I wouldn't have to the place you sleep...you were stuck all over my brain, like snow on a frozen street.
Here's my middle finger to the sky and I hope you feel it, I know my name burns your mouth, and you die inside every time you hear it.

And if nothing else, I can say that I found myself..
And you can stay in your own world, you're just another stupid story of a hometown girl.

I left home with dreams of you,
I was crazy to think that they would ever come true
I'm back up, and I brushed this all off,
You're in the background waitin' for your next shot. 
I'm not bitter, I just hate what you made me,
And every second that I wasted on "maybe"
You kicked me while I was down..
You're the reason why I hate this town.

You thought it was perfect...was it worth it? Do the wounds still sting every night?
When your eyes are open wide and you can't sleep. And no one will keep you warm, and nothing feels like home. And you're waiting for something for anything to change

And if nothing else, I can say that I found myself...
And we can stay in our own worlds, I'll write another stupid song about a hometown girl.

I left home with dreams of you,
I was crazy to think that they would ever come true
I'm back up, and I brushed this all off,
You're in the background waitin' for your next shot. 
I'm not bitter, I just hate what you made me,
And every second that I wasted on "maybe"
You kicked me while I was down..
You're the reason why I hate this town.

And if nothing else, I can say that I found myself..
And you can stay in your own world, you're just another stupid story of a hometown girl.

I left home with dreams of you,
I was crazy to think that they would ever come true
I'm back up, and I brushed this all off,
You're in the background waitin' for your next shot. 
I'm not bitter, I just hate what you made me,
And every second that I wasted on "maybe"
You kicked me while I was down..
You're the reason why I hate this town.
Track Name: I'm Not Giving Up
Here we go again. Another night of "can we just be friends?" Or should we cut the ties that bind us, and let the past remind us that the mistakes we made needn't be made twice.

And all's not well tonight. I can see it in your eyes. I'm sorry for all the things I've done. The pain of you walking away has only just begun..

I'm not giving up on love. I will chase it to the day that I die. I will pray to a god above. To give me a reason why I keep coming back, coming back to you. Maybe I need to.

Here I am again. It's only been two night I'm sitting here calling again. Hoping that I would get an answer and maybe just one chance to turn this all around and make you mine again. But I just win...No I just can't win.

I'm not giving up on love. I will chase it to the day that I die. I will pray to a god above. To give me a reason why I keep coming back, coming back to you. Maybe I need to.

I'm not giving up on love. I'm not giving up on us.

I'm not giving up on love. I will chase it to the day that I die. I will pray to a god above. To give me a reason why I keep coming back, coming back to you. Maybe I need to.