Make the Pain Pretty - EP

by LaRissa Vienna and the Strange

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released August 2, 2016

All songs written and performed by LaRissa Vienna, except Fire Away written by Nick Workman and Vienna.

LaRissa Vienna: Vocals
Nick Workman: Guitar, Backing Vocals (track 5)
Aaron Mendoza: Bass
Luke Wolff: Drums
Vanity Welch: Violin

Produced by Nick Nodurft
Additional Programming: LaRissa Vienna (tracks 1-2)
Mixed and Mastered by Rusty Sun Audio
Photography: Enrique Parrilla
Album Artwork: Cooper George

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LaRissa Vienna and the Strange are a spooky rock band from Denver, CO.

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Track Name: Break the Spell
Don't tell me you miss me now
Don't pretend you care
Don't ignore the fact you've always ignored me

Don't tell me you're losing sleep
You always slept fine
Whenever there was someone else between your sheets

I wanted you, this, us
You wanted drinks, sex, drugs

Because love is not what this was
And you're lying to yourself 'cause you and I were all wrong
And because you put me through hell
Don't say those three little words
I'll break the spell

Don't romanticize the past
Like we were happy
I mistook your passion and rage for love

Now you're not allowed to say
That you miss my touch
Because you're the one who walked when things got rough

I wanted you, this, us
(Don't tell me you miss me now)
You wanted drinks, sex, drugs
(Don't tell me you miss me now)

Because love is not what this was
And you're lying to yourself 'cause you and I were all wrong
And because you put me through hell
Don't say those three little words
I'll break the spell

Oh-oh-oh-oh (x3)

Because love is not what this was
And you're lying to yourself 'cause you and I were all wrong
And because you put me through hell
Don't say those three little words
I'll break the spell

Oh-oh-oh-oh (x3)
Track Name: Make the Pain Pretty
I've got it bad
They say it takes time
The clock ticks without rhyme

You echo in my bones
You're engraved in my soul
Your veins guide me home

And they say "Give it up"
Like I can ignore my thoughts
Well, wouldn't that be nice
I can forget everyone
And I can drop you like that
But I can't abandon my mind

Make the pain pretty from afar
Glamorize tears and every scar
Her eyes are on fire
Oooooh-ah

Stuck, no escape
Take me to that place
Where the people are saved

It's not a game that you play
And it's not beautiful
When it consumes your soul

And they say "Give it up"
Like I can ignore my thoughts
Well, wouldn't that be nice
I can forget everyone
And I can drop you like that
But I can't abandon my mind

Make the pain pretty from afar
Glamorize tears and every scar
Her eyes are on fire
Oooooh-ah

Make the pain pretty from afar
Glamorize tears and every scar
Her eyes are on fire
Oooooh-ah
Oooooh-ah
Track Name: Dance In the Grey
Pink is so soft
Blue is so tough
Violet's not allowed
And every night
She sleeps inside this body
She doesn't recognize

Dance in the grey, my dear
It's okay
Put on your dress
Don't think what your father will say
All the things on your mind
It's beautiful
I'll dance in the grey with you tonight

You've come so far
From all the lies you've been
Fed from birth
When we wake up
We will realize our body is not our worth

Dance in the grey, my dear
It's okay
Put on your dress
Don't think what your father will say
All the things on your mind
It's beautiful
I'll dance in the grey with you tonight

Black, white, grey
Boy, girl, they (x4)

Dance in the grey, my dear
It's okay
Put on your dress
Don't think what your father will say
All the things on your mind
It's beautiful
I'll dance in the grey with you tonight

I'll dance in the grey with you tonight
I'll dance in the grey with you tonight
(Black, white, grey, boy, girl, they)
I'll dance in the grey with you tonight
(Black, white, grey, boy, girl, they)
I'll dance in the grey with you tonight
Track Name: The Crash Feels Good
I don't want to fuck Jimi Hendrix
I just want to be him
I don't want to look like a Barbie
I just want to be like the girls who do

I'm flying high
On this pedestal you put me on
I'm coming down, I'm crashing
Crashing so hard
Crashing so hard, it feels good

I don't want to pose for the camera
I don't want my story told
Everyone makes up these lies
They make me look so brave and bold

I'm flying high
On this pedestal you put me on
I'm coming down, I'm crashing
Crashing so hard
Crashing so hard, it feels good

I never could've thought it
I never saw it coming
I can't live through chemistry
People keep talking and I keep on dreaming
I wonder if tomorrow will come
I don't want it to
I don't want it to
I don't want it to
I don't want it to
Oh

I'm flying high
On this pedestal you put me on
I'm coming down, I'm crashing
Crashing so hard
Crashing so hard
Crashing so hard, it feels... good
Track Name: Fire Away
Am I old news
A cigarette already been used
Can I leave
Should I go
Meet my eyes and let me know

Your hands, they have changed
Your touch fans the flames
All the words that I say
Are a smoke screen to your brain

Fire away
Let it rain
See my tears run with your hate
Flowing down
My face
I'd trade anything for a change

Am I loud
Quiet down
Put your hand over my mouth
My skin wears your stains
It reminds me how to behave

Calm the storm, feel the rage
Behind that kiss when I look away
Lift me up, hold me down
Lift me high into the clouds

Fire away
Let it rain
See my tears run with your hate
Flowing down
My face
I'd trade anything for a change of pace

Fire away
Let it rain
See my tears run with your hate
Flowing down
My face
I'd trade anything for a change

Fire away
Let it rain
See my tears run with your hate
Flowing down
My face
I'd trade anything for a change of pace