How to Burn

by Brit Rodriguez

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How To Burn is a five song reenactment of a relationship, how it ended, and the aftermath.

Digital download of the EP comes with five original tracks, bonus remix tracks, and access to a password protected website containing lyrics, credits, videos, anonymous letters, an interview, and a virtual art gallery.

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released April 26, 2016

Written By: Brit Rodriguez
Produced By: Brit Rodriguez, Thomas Harris, Ben "Drix" Frank
Engineered By: Brit Rodriguez, Thomas Harris, Ben "Drix" Frank
Recorded At: Pangaea Studios, LA Rehearsal Studio, Ledesma Music
© 2016, Grandpa Coop Publishing Co., ASCAP
℗ © 2016, Brit Rodriguez, Caffeine Records
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Manufactured in USA.

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Track Name: Chapel Insomnia
It happens every Sunday, I lie restless, here in the sheets. I don't know why I keep trying so goddamn hard to get some sleep. I want to take it slow; I want to say I know I did the right thing. He's sleeping on the floor, but somehow I find myself just pleading, pleading. Oh, love me better, hold me tight. I want to show you everything that keeps me up at night. Oh, love me better, in the night. I want to see if you've got something that can close my eyes. I don't care if I lose myself, if I choose, my time's spent well. I don't think I can get this feeling from anyone else. I'm fine with hell. Don't tell me if I'm wrong, I wanna keep it going. I'm not leaving. They'll worry that I'm gone, but I'm fine, I'm alright, I'm just reeling reeling.
Track Name: What Gods Prevent
Oh, take these stolen goods from my pocket. Let them fall from my hips as I tell you the truth. I'm not burdened by your walls or overgrown fences. I'm a broken woman, I'll go wherever I choose. And I try to use force, to let Earth get some rest on my shoulders. But my arms have grown weak, and it shows in the quake in my knees. I might try to hold on, to keep carrying on. But, this weight might be over my head. Though you're all that I need, I'm just trying to be. And your loving, it seems, is what gods prevent. And my safety is not guaranteed by your presence. Let them come, I've seen others with more in their step. I'm just waiting for the right time to tell you, I'm not quiet. I'm not hiding when I'm in my room.
Track Name: Eighteen
Someone once lied about my age. As if I could stand there, lingering bold faced. Where are men who can tell if your body is on fire? Well, they're gone. For they've withered in all their hate. Yes, they're gone. You can't save them, it's far too late. And I make my home where all your bones grow old. As the years go by I stay inside alone. Leave a woman scorned, a man reborn, and a distance elongating more and more. I'm eighteen, if anyone asks, I'm eighteen. I wake up to the morning gloom. Watch the ceiling, terrified as it moves. And I lie here, feeling all of my organs work. Have they weakened, now that they know their own worth? Oh, they've weakened. Now that they know their worth. There's nothing here as frightening as this ground, where I'm made whole. I'm picking up on every single sound. I'd rather know.
Track Name: How to Burn
Oh, I'm on fire. My edges are curling up as the flames get higher. Let your body lie on my ashes, you're tired. I've got a bed made of stone that I'd like to make harder. I just get louder and louder and louder. I'll break the walls in this place. You'll see the words on my face. I make it hard to turn and go. You're not the one that I want. You're afraid. You should run. I want to stop but I know I won't. Oh, I'll come down. Put your hand on my chest, can't you feel it pound? We've been listening here for hours. Now what have we found? There's a space between us, you know it used to be tighter. It just gets wider and wider and wider. I've got more to hold me up. But when you leave, I'm cold. This is me telling you how to burn. But embers can never be told.
Track Name: Oh
I’ll listen to you, all of your questions. Give you words that feel good on your tongue. I’ll hold you. Let me scold you. I've got lessons. The world’ll tell you that I’m not that young. Why do I try to be good? When I know that I’m so inhuman? Why do you let me be cruel? When you die, oh they’ll find that you’re full of (my) venom. I walk slow - because the ground is gonna burn my skin. And you know - it can’t be worse than what I’m (already) standing in. Let me go - I’m not the kind of girl to let this show. And when you don’t - keep the lights down darling real low...and I’m like, oh. I like it when you’re feeling real helpless. I’m the only one who’s holding your fate. Though your spine is gonna tell you I’m dangerous. You know I’m the sweetest pain. Why do I feel so much shame? I can’t stop being so wicked. Why do you let me take? I’m unholy. When I leave let ‘em help untwist you.