Plethora

by Max Eve

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released September 6, 2019

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Max Eve Atlanta, Georgia

Max Eve is an experimental guitarist, singer and songwriter from Atlanta who dives into many musical styles when constructing his songs. Best known for the versatile instrumental music heard on his Vertigo and Mellow Brick Road projects, Max has shown equal compassion for writing lyrics in his latest 2019 release, Plethora, which features a variety of singers and leans towards a pop/rock sound. ... more

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Track Name: The Gardener
That look in your eyes
Petrifies me
The radiant smile
Couldn’t do a damn thing
Are you the same?
One might say you’ve changed

An absence of guilt
Is leading your course
You’re offering pity
Devoid of remorse
Well don’t delay
I know you’ve got a lot of ground to break

I’d fight for your time
Your clock is just slightly off from mine
It’s hard to hear
You’re getting old
Compete and sow seeds
If you wanted a garden
Don’t bury the weeds
You’re finding diamonds
And I’m seeing mold

Running from truth
Recycling your lies
You can’t be a victim
And an offender at the same time
Will you be asked
To remove that awful mask

(Chorus)

So you’re obeying your own rules
To show your etiquette to all the fools
How could they resist you
What a way to finally get you down

(Chorus)
Track Name: The Narcissist
You’re hugging your pillow
Reviewing the chaos in your dreams
You woke up or did you
Give in to a thirst for the morning
All of the records show
You’re living in somebody’s old days
You might as well hold your nose
If you don’t like how the mold tastes

Go on and feast
Sink your teeth into that splendor
Say your grace while we all thank you for surrender
You know it’s rude to look at mirrors at the table
Better stop if you’re able
Better stop if you’re able

You’re feeling some pressure
You’re noticing trap doors at your feet
Wouldn’t it be a gesture
If you willingly dove in for safety
All of these friends you own
They’re clearing their desks of your letters
Will they remain loyal drones
When you call them to loosen your fetters

(Chorus)

Nothing to hold on to
Better step down, better step down
Who is gonna catch you
Figure it out, figure it out
Forgive me if I lack surprise

(Chorus)
Track Name: Semantics
Hold onto your words with those
Calloused hands of yours
'Cause if you let go they won't be heard
By all those eager ears
When you rely on a hastened reply
Fallacies are assured
And often we miss what there is to learn

A message spoken lost in space
Our syllables broken dissipate
But while a voice begins to fade
A song still plays

For lack of a better word
Why would I choose to say a thing
When I can just play the same
An obsession with semantics is to blame

We give into an enticing sin that
Knock knocks a rhythm at all of our doors
It opens our minds rather than our hearts
And now we're letting all the cold inside
We settle beneath unhumble beliefs
As we embark the search for more
No need to explain before the music starts

Leave your words on the outside
I wouldn't care, I wouldn't care
What the letters make
'Cause there is strength in what you say

Don't give into your own light
You shouldn't care, you shouldn't care
What honesty takes
Leave the answers where they lay

For lack of a better word
Why would I choose to say a thing
When I can just play the same
I'm sorry there wasn't a better refrain
But an obsession with semantics is to blame
Track Name: Logistics
I’m fond of my expressions lacking
Pharmaceuticals and questions
But my mind won’t seem to ease
And I can’t speak to your reason
You’re caught up in all the things that she did
You’re driving while she’s searching for the keys

And I don’t owe you
I don’t owe no one
I don’t have to speak
And say what I don’t mean

Maybe it’s time to look into your mind
And erase the hate to which you prescribe
You only abide by friendly advice it seems
I don’t want to wait another decade
To think about what I should see
When you look back at me

Your shadow fits you nicely
A pleasant place to look when lights are blinding
But when you stand still it’s just staining the concrete
I can’t place your logistics
You talk as if you might have finally fixed this
I’ll allow you to engage in your hyperbole

(Chorus)

Familiar emotions
Inviting me to stay
But the roads that I rely on are eroding away
Empowered by our grievances
Our demons remain
At least for one more decade
...I say what I don’t mean

(Chorus)
Track Name: Warmer In The Rain
Once there was a girl who woke up
And she spoke of dreams of rain
She couldn't remember if the clouds ever did part again
She wore her disguise and hid her green eyes
Neath a bouquet of purple and blues
She shivered at the thought of somebody learning her truth

Moving mouths and blackened clouds
Engulfed her every day
And only when she cried the winds would break
Calming down meant leaving town
Find a corner that felt safe
She only could feel warmer in the rain

Then one autumn evening she looked up
Feeling shook up by the trees
A beauty so finite would soon just depart with it's leaves
She bumped into a man said he knew her
But she couldn't be sure where from
She fled the conversation in fear of what it might become

Moving mouths and blackened clouds
Engulfed her every day
And only when she cried the winds would break
Calming down meant leaving town
Find a corner that felt safe
She only could feel warmer in the rain

Crawling through these moments
In silence I'd prevail
Hoping that they'll listen for once
Listen to what actions tell

Moving mouths and blackened clouds
Engulfed her every day
And only when she cried the winds would break
Calming down meant leaving town
Find a corner that felt safe
She only could feel warmer in the rain
Track Name: Ready
Pain pt.2...

Ready is written about the hardships of being an artist and the sometimes crippling self-doubt many of us must overcome to pursue our craft. The lyrics are very real to me and I hope the song speaks to you too!
Track Name: Iron Wings
In another world
You never walked away
Like living in a dream
You were always there
Night and day both stayed the same
In my design
But you could light up any landscape
When you tried

Exchanging all our secrets
While we bask in sleep
With only barriers of silk between us
Blushing spirits, wild and weary
Stopped in time
All entangled in the fabric of desire

In another life
You sang a song to me
Yet here I’m confined
To a cold reality
Unfolds from what we see
And I've chosen not to sink
But to fly with iron wings

In someone else's story
You might have adored me
Emancipated by the love
You rent for free
But you knew that you'd wind up alone
Wishing I would be shown to another girl
Well how naive to think I'd ever leave that world

(Chorus)

I turn on the lights
So I can watch you leave
And you will find me soaring
Further from your reach
I hope you don’t mind
Being stranded underneath
As you will watch me soaring
Higher with these wings

(Chorus)
Track Name: Tethered
Do you remember that secret place?
A riverbed where beauty laid
And with those crystal eyes you persuaded me
To drown within your gaze

And then we tumbled into our lives
Tormented and chastised
It was often I’d recall your smile
Taking refuge in my mind

We sneak out our rooms just to see the moon
It’s much better with the windows open
Tried to walk slowly, so afraid to proceed
If not today than we’ll know when
We’re young
We’re still young
The worlds turning and we’re
Tethered in a moment in love
I’m in love
Let’s stay here, forever
Tethered in a moment of love

Do you remember when we were told
All that is good will remain gold
Well I still see now that you’re older
That brilliant gleam within your soul

Now I’m being told to be a man
Juggle obligation with demand
But my arms fail to support these plans
when neither gets to hold your hand

We sneak out our rooms just to see the moon
It’s much better with the windows open
Tried to walk slowly, so afraid to proceed
If not today than we’ll know when
We’re young
We’re still young
There went another moment

If we will it so, time will back down
Preserve what we had, what we found
What we found

We sneak out our rooms just to see the moon
It’s much better with the windows open
Tried to walk slowly, so afraid to proceed
If not today than we’ll know when
We’re young
We’re still young
The worlds turning and we’re
Tethered in a moment in love
I’m in love
Let’s stay here, forever
Tethered in a moment of love

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