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ABOUT

Honest Haloway began as a solo passion project helmed by songwriter Tim Kratzer in a bedroom in Washington DC in 2010. In the early stages, the music was nothing more than a creative outlet where he could convey his wordless evocations into a collection of songs without the intent or expectations to produce tangible outcomes, let alone see the stage.

By 2011, Kratzer had recorded and released his debut EP titled "The Towns" featuring five new synth heavy songs that contained remnants of his previous band, The Vita Ruins, but with a more lush and melodic sound and a deeper level of intimate song writing influenced by his personal life. He soon translated the music into live performances and took the songs to the stage where he played dozens of shows over the course of 2 years during which the project developed into a full band with a rotating group of local musician friends.

Kratzer embarked on a hiatus in 2013, but returned with the intention of crafting a follow up album and began leaping forward musically and conceptually.  He drew inspiration from his travels and began further experimenting with ethereal effects and developing various production methods. The result was 2014’s Perigee, which proved to be a smooth departure from his previous work delineating a much brighter and cleaner dream pop effect to the otherwise lyrically melancholy songs.

After 2 EP’s, several years of performing and opening for larger acts, Honest Haloway has now evolved into a 5 member band consisting of D.C. music veterans, Fico Lazzaro-Colon and Ed Barnabas (both of Cedars, and Ms. Director), Greg Balleza (The Vita Ruins, Incredible Change) & Alfonso Bravo (Rival Skies). Together, the members have progressed and redefined the band’s essence by each bringing their own unique stamp to the NEW guitar heavy tracks, which are noticeably darker and more transient than those of previous works. Honest Haloway is abandoning the standard album release cycle and is set to release a collection 10 New songs over the course of two years in 2019 & 2020.

 
LYRICS

THE TOWNS passed the towns we knew when we were young to the hidden brook where we fell in love where I caught your eye and was alive and learned the curse of desire for all those nights and all those nights you know me I'm a glutton for punishment out to sea never to return again passed the towns where we began to the broken home of a hopeless man whose once wild bones have grown too tired to catch the dreams that kept us wired for all those nights and all those nights you know me in a colorful seclusion out to sea never to return again WHAT I LEAVE BEHIND with an unshut mind and a wondering soul when I'm at the gates I wanna say it was my life it was my life with decaying shoes and the holes in my clothes when I'm at the gates I wanna say it was my life it was my life with the drug sweat nights and the loss of control when I'm at the gates I wanna say it was my life it was my life with all the good and the bad in my soul when I'm at the gates I wanna say it was my life it was my life what's inside of me I can offer up it's not tangible but it's what I got and you can have the key to the whole lot and I will pour it out before I'm gone and if no one ever cares and it ends up lost at least I bled it out for my own so you can have the key to the whole lot and I will pour it out before I'm gone what I leave behind before I die what's inside of me I can offer up it's not tangible but it's what I got and you can have the key to the whole lot and I will pour it out before I'm gone and if no one ever cares and it ends up lost at least I bled it out for my own so you can have the key to the whole lot and I will pour it out before I'm gone CLOSER come closer now to the east side of the shore and I'll keep you coming back don't cover up or hide from the cold and I'll keep you coming back for more and more I'll keep you coming back for more and more my body's running on overdrive but my mind is intact just give me what you're hiding and I'll take it with no questions asked your guard is coming down and your armor is unraveling at last keep coming back keep coming back don't wander off or get caught in the storm of a smooth talk attack it won't be long til I'm lost in your words and you keep me coming back for more you keep me coming back for more and more my body's running on overdrive but my mind is intact just give me what you're hiding and I'll take it with no questions asked your guard is coming down and your armor is unraveling at last keep coming back keep coming back THE POURING HAIL this ain't a compromise it's the calming of a storm when I know you're mine for when ceilings fail crushed from the pouring hail and it's high time to get ready to get ready yeah it's high time to fade those days to gray open that door and I'm ready for the upside the downside the landslide or the pouring hail or the bridges that fail I think I'm ready for the cracked ice under my feet or the weight above buckling my knees to the leeches making me bleed or the maniacs spreading their seed and the combination making me weak so I keep that door slightly cracked cause you never when you're crawling back no my body is itching to give in but my mind is screaming no muddled up emotions its the saddest scene of all of all tearing off the old skin making room for a new coat so I keep that door cracked cause you never know when you're crawling back PSYCHO BITCH it's the sparkle of your eye that speaks to me and the intentions that lie underneath I've tried to make tried to make you seethe any love but mine another howl another midnight scream break off your legs cause I'm never gonna watch you leave tied up my hands so I could give you everything you need then you burn down the only things I believe the smell of benzaldehyde on your skin now on my mine our bodies will combine let me get on my knees I'll try to make you bleed out any love but mine give me your heart and give me your gleam cause it's your light and it's all I see give me attention and give it to me now for me but don't burn down don't burn down the only thing I believe another howl another midnight scream break off your legs cause I'm never gonna watch you leave tied up my hands so I could give you everything you need then you burn down you burn down the only thing I believe EYES ON ME hold on to your cause and your constitutions easy solutions hold on to your youth and you don't let go hold on to that girl and her revolutions of evolution hold onto your youth because it's all you know keep your eyes on me making love in the pure summer heat it's you and me no others and the world obsolete keep your eyes on me making love in the pure summer yeah we're all we need there's no others no others the lightest touch and what it does to me it's not trivial it's everything the slender words that I would believe making love in the pure summer heat slow down that heart until you get the notion to spread emotions hold onto that girl and you don't let go it won't be too long until she has an ocean of your devotions hold onto your youth because it's all you know keep your eyes on me making love in the pure summer heat it's you and me no others and the world obsolete keep your eyes on me making love in the pure summer heat yeah we're all we need there's no others no others 1AM NOWHERE on the road heading for the sea all the signs begging me to leave all the miles that are opening and the wild that remains to be seen where we want to be and where we are you won't slow down a restless heart where we want to be and where we are 1am nowhere and I'm ready to start now all the times that we flew all the love that we knew and the earth that we saw collide all the dust we walked through and the sparks held onto and the moments we stored inside where we want to be and where we are you won't slow down a restless heart where we want to be and where we are 1am nowhere and I'm ready to start now LAUGHABLE I get so paranoid with cameras watching me with the lights on bright and their eyes prying I get so paranoid with microphones listening with my jaw locked tight and my lips lying what do you want what do you want from me what could you want from me like the dark blue sea never never never ending when you're severing all your dreams it's laughable it's laughable in a endless scene of the soul sucking it's laughable it's laughable I get so paranoid with cameras watching me with the lights on bright and their eyes prying I get so paranoid with microphones listening with my jaw locked tight and my lips lying what do you want what do you want for eternity what do you want for infinity like the dark blue sea never never never ending living in the rotary turning and turning it's laughable living the endless scene watch the clock as it's spinning it's laughable it's laughable hands up on your knees head straight sub machine you take your number and you never leave and you're severing all and all and everything it's laughable it's laughable I NEED AN AUDIENCE in the country slums I spend the night alone a straight shooter and an arm chair warrior I see the gray skies and the circling crows I hear the earth fall with the bottom feeder groans I need an audience and a throne before I cry out before I cry out I need my followers with back bone before I cry out before I cry out with the fire in my heart and the beating thought I will I feel the lightening running through my bones frying my mercy until it's gone I feel the tense threads coming unsewn I'll drop the curtains fire and brimstone I need an audience and a throne before I cry out before I cry out I need my followers with back bone before I cry out before I cry out with the fire in my heart and the beating thought I will I will anytime you want I will NEW YEARS I called you up on new years day the perfect time to say I changed and to find the words I can't take back I closed my eyes and years went by but what's keeping me awake at night is all the time I can't get back I called you out as a kid I said I had enough of it and all the tears they can't be sewn I closed my eyes and years went by but what's keep me awake at night is all the time I can't get back a young man with a taste for sweets is a train wreck he's a train wreck and a disease to the ones he loves and to the ones he needs the past comes the past comes with a dying dream a burning scar a burning scar and a memory for all the time I can't get back ATONEMENT awoke with a chill and a sweat across my back hands are shaking still with a batty gaze and a song for the ones that done me wrong open the door to an aimless cupola settle the score with a stubborn blazing song for the ones that done me wrong and I'll crawl to the edge of the earth cause I want out out on my hands and knees with a fist full of dirt I said I want out out with atonement for my crimes and atonement for my lies and the havoc in my eyes atonement atonement come out with your hands drawn cause you look like an enemy to me I'll bring my law and a song for the ones that done me wrong raze the headlights cause it's another episode with the jaws of life take a ride with a song for the ones that done me wrong and I'll crawl to the edge of the earth cause I want out out on my hands and knees with a fist full of dirt I said I want out out with atonement for my crimes and atonement for my lies and the havoc in my eyes atonement atonement for the carnage left behind in the place I drew the lines atonement atonement TWISTED EYE come to me saying your skin is crawling well I can find something for that on the corner of the street alert reality tell it we're blue and disillusioned and if you're barely breathing there's nothing to treat when I'm under the reign of a twisted well I could turn it around one more time but I'm under the reign of a twisted eye with a bag and vexed past at my side come to me with a dead pan stare well I wouldn't be caught dead if you know what I mean uh huh walking straight through your body yeah that's what I do cause you don't really matter to me nuh uh I hit the floor start and start over with a quiet angst and a taught manner (twitching through and through tantrums on cue) I hit the wall and drop the whole facade a weakling with a complex and without a god (animal crew nothing to lose) when I'm under the reign of a twisted eye well I could turn it around one more time but I'm under the reign of a twisted eye with a bag and a vexed past at my side but I'm under the reign of a twisted eye I swear I could turn it around with one last try but I'm under the reign of a twisted eye with a kindred curse sitting at my side 

 
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