The Grandest Illusion

by Jason Ludwig

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An everlasting, stripping vacuum
Of mascaraed eyes and heavy costumes
I play the parts that no one wanted
Never the home, always the haunted
They mechanize the pulling strings
So I can relive the suffering
With no one ever seeing a thing
It's the grandest illusion

Wading in an ocean, broken arms
Don't let me drown
Don't let me drown
Save me!
All I want now is for you to let me come home
Just let me come home, darling

These flip-back chairs, they creak so loud
The curtain lifts like a burial shroud
They tell me I'm much better rewritten
Don't hand me cat shit and call it a kitten
I've burned their remains to wake the ghosts
Of Cash, Cobain, and Buckley to boast to them
But mostly, their eyes just stayed closed
And then...I'm a grand illusion...

You've got me wading in an ocean, broken arms
Don't let me drown!
Don't let me drown!
Save me!
All I want now is for you to let me come home!

Let me come!
Let me come!
Let me come home!
Let me come!
Let me come!
Home!

Let me come!
Let me come!
Let me come home!
Let me come!
Let me come!
Home!
Let me come!
Let me come!
Let me come home!
Let me come!
Let me come!
Home!
Save me!
Come!
Save me!
Come!

credits

released July 9, 2017
Copyright 2017 Jason Ludwig
Drums: Bryan O'Flynn
Mixed and mastered by Matt Parmenter at The Ice Cream Factory Studios
Image: "Crucifixion" 2012 by Goran Mitrovic

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Jason Ludwig Austin, Texas

"'Lost In Love' and 'Tanglings' are phenomenal offerings. It's almost unfair that Ludwig — formerly leader of the Rock group Noctaluca — was able to produce two full-lengths as good as these (most people would die for one in a lifetime)."
--Mike Breen, Citybeat Magazine 2011
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