I Know

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This song is about longing for the love you broke it off with because you knew the worse was yet to come.


I know
I'm the one who left you and
I'm the one who hurt you but
that doesn't mean that I don't want you

If only you could feel my pain
but I know
you've quite enough of yours to stomach
our void, our void

I know you know it too, it had to be done
And now we're both alone bleeding and numb

I know
I need to do this laundry
but I can't when it's the only scent of you I have
I miss your smell and touch so much

I still feel your hands moving on my body
I still taste your salty warm wetness
I still feel your fingers dancing on my skin

I know you know it too, it had to be done
Before we destroyed each other with our bombs and guns

Which is worse?
Your anger or this void?
I don't know, but does it matter?
This destruction continues either way.

It was hard to sit there like a stone as you begged me to stay
But I know the worse was yet to come if I failed

I know you know it too, it had to be done
Before we destroyed each other with our bombs and guns

I know you know I'll love you forever
So get your shit together and come back for me


from Emergence, released September 2, 2011
Shin Kawasaki on guitar, Jiffry Hussain on bass, Mardhavi on drums, vocals, and electronics. Mixing and Mastering by Darren Carter. All recorded and produced at Semaphore Studio




Saltation Ignite Los Angeles, California

Mardhavi, female Sri Lankan-American producer and musician, brings you Saltation Ignite, the sonic dances of her imagination. The eclectic instrumentations and arrangements of Saltation Ignite range from ukeleles and tabla, 808 and urhu, movement-inducing combos of various electronics, lush piano and strings married to contralto vocal longings and snarls, drums and spaceships, and much more. ... more

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