Slave to Freedom

by Erosian Exile

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    Sixteen pages of handwritten lyrics and artwork straight from the heart of Erosia. Also, a hidden track: a musical re-enactment of the first time the Muse Erica Xenne encountered the guitarist, Prince Ruby Valentine, in the woods in Erosia.

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1.
i was born in a box where the crazy people sing i was taught to believe in nothing question everything love was just a dream i was raised in a world where the happy people lie i was taught to conceal emotion only wimps could cry love was just a dream love, love, love i believe in love i'm a slave in love im in need of love then you played your guitar and all my dreams came true there was nothing i ever had that i wouldnt give to you life was but a dream all my friends said "look out, he's a figment of your mind" then they said that i should've known when you left me behind love was just a dream love, love, love, i'm afraid of love i'm a slave in love, i'm a fool in love it can't hurt me if i don't believe it can't hurt me if i don't believe i won't believe, i won't believe i won't believe in love bury me in a box where the crazy people sing then forever i'll hear your music and give you everything life is just a dream
2.
06:02
you never ask me where im coming from or where im going you wrap my image in a ball of light thats always glowing you wanna take me home you wanna take me home i got my makeup at the pharmacy thanks for asking it hides my age while i give up on love thats everlasting you wanna take me home you wanna take me home i love to play this game i love to rearrange my name i love to change my clothes so everybody knows i only feel, im only real i only feel when i sing i watch you dancing like a martyr to the spell youre under ive got the patience of a lightning bolt demanding thunder i wanna take you home i wanna take you home i keep on wishing i could want you without losing power im growing weaker by the minute dying by the hour i wanna take you home i wanna take you home i love to play this game i love to rearrange my name i love to change my clothes so everybody knows i only give, i only live i only give when i sing why am i yearning to play games against a total stranger? i've been in love before maybe you're the lesser danger
3.
04:21
wake me up with the sunrise wipe the crust from my dreamy eyes i'll go to work, i'll be allright the dream is over at least until tonight there's no market for passion devotion is out of fashion i'll be on time, won't miss a beat pretend im strong enough to admit defeat he said we're better off apart and it's a happy ending i've got a place inside his heart but it's not worth defending i shoulda known it was too beautiful to last but i'll change the future before the past in a world full of faces pretty lives, pretty places ive seen alot, its all the same sometimes i wish i could just stop and drop the game i said we're better off apart and it's a happy ending but theres a crack inside my heart ive gotta stop pretending i shoulda told him i would fight to make it last but i'll change the future before the past and theres no better time than now i gotta show him who i am somehow i'll cry until im dry and i'll admit it when i wanna die he may never love me he may act like he's above me but id rather be rejected than be worshipped for a lie wake me up with the sunrise wipe the lust from my gleaming eyes im on the edge, i'll take the dive i may be crazy but i love to be alive.

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Dear Ruby: Let this Music be a symbol of the Erosian blood that runs through our veins no matter how far from our homeland we stray. No matter where you reside, you will always be a Prince in my eyes.

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released February 14, 2011

Credits For Recording:

MUSICIANS:
Piano, Organ, Synth: Erica Xenne
Bass: Brian Bankoff
Drums:
Jon Brand: Born in a Box, Sleep on the Ceiling, Slave to Freedom, Ruby Roue, Lullaby for Defeat, Apostasy, Hurricane Ruby, Trysticide
Steve Goldberg: A Muse, Chasing Tigers, Rockless
Guitar: Ira Siegel, except verses on Hurricane Ruby which were Dalton Jobson

VOCALS:
Lead Vocals: Erica Xenne
Mezzo harmony: Meghan Bridges
Alto harmony: Oriana, except Slave to Freedom, Ruby Roué, and Hurricane Ruby which were Evelyn Doorley
Choir: (bottom to top) Linda Johnson, Evelyn Doorley, Jane Kelman, Lisa Spielman

RECORDING:
Mixing & Mastering: Larry Alexander
Drum, Piano & Bass Recording: Larry Alexander, except Slave to Freedom, Ruby Roué, and Hurricane Ruby which were recorded by John Naclerio at Nada Studios
Choir recording & additional recording: Philip Aitken

WRITING:
Music & lyrics: Erica Xenne.
Lead guitar melodies: Erica Xenne & Ruby Valentine
Arrangement: All

Production: Erica Xenne
Album Art: Erica Xenne & Riki Jane Wild

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Erosian Exile New York, New York

Erica Xenne speaks in a whisper and sings in a ghost-like voice. The alchemy between her ethereal voice and rhythmic piano, robust drumming by her brother Jon Brand, and soulful guitar by her consort Prince Ruby Valentine, birthed Erosian Exile. By combining their otherworldly sound with original videos and art as a backdrop, Erica channels her memories of Erosia. ... more

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