New Sincerity

by Evan McArdle, et al

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ganondox While I think it's a bit dark and cynical for the New Sincerity theme, it certainly is sincere. Great acoustic music as well as others songs, and nice theme. If there is another one of these, I'd be interested in participating. Favorite track: The Unicorns of Canterlot.
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A collaborative concept album, exploring the themes and ideas of New Sincerity (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Sincerity), which values authenticity and humanity.

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released March 10, 2014

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Evan McArdle Australia

An Australian artist, seeking to make a constructive impact in the lives of people through music. A genre-diverse musician, exploring various genres (Folk, Industrial, Dubstep, etc)
Joining his church’s music team helped cultivate his spiritual journey and musical prowess. He regularly sings/plays guitar at TurningPoint Family Church.

Singing; Guitar: 10+ yrs
Songwriting: ~8 yrs
Producing: ~5 yrs
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Track Name: Freewave & Friends - Already Gone
Not a Clever Pony
Yeah, you were there from the start
When I heard the Luna EP,
It started a fire down in my heart
Because the passion and the feeling,
All the beauty and control,
It did the best of capturing Luna
Like you'd gone captured her soul.

And then you're gone, you're gone, you're already gone.
Cause you felt we would not be ready for the change you had planned on.
Cause you're gone, you're gone, you're already gone.
And I know I can't forget you now. That's why I wrote this song.

Pinkie Pie Swear,
You were a favourite from the start.
The way you chopped & diced those words, my friend,
It went straight to my heart.
And you thought it was so silly
To focus solely on a show.
You want to keep on making music
But the fandom you let go.

And then you're gone, you're gone, you're already gone.
Cause you felt like it would limit you, like you had to run along.
Cause you're gone, you're gone, you're already gone.
And your music, it was magical. That's why I wrote this song.

Jackleapp I tried to reach you,
Yeah I tried several times.
I went and remixed your song
But never heard a reply.
Whether you were too busy
Or like Flutter you were shy,
I never see music from ya now
Just another to say goodbye.

It's like you're gone, you're gone, you're already gone.
I just wanted to hear back from ya because I loved your songs.
its like you're gone, you're gone, you're already gone.
and i want to say it hurt me deep. That's why I wrote this song.

Makkon I wish I knew you better;
You were the idol of us all.
You had the knowledge and maturity
To try to stop the squall.
And when I heard that you were leaving,
It wasn't a surprise.
Every time people were trolling here
I saw our incoming demise.

And now you're gone, you're gone, you're already gone.
You were the wisest of us all. You just wanted us to evolve.
i know you're gone, you're gone, you're already gone.
and you've left a very deep hole for us, and that's why I wrote this song.

In the end, I know
I was a fan and not a friend.
I hope that you can hear my words
And try to comprehend.
Even if the feelings
Weren't always warm and nice,
I'd rather have you here ya know
Then saying all your goodbyes.

H8Seed you won't be the last
to say goodbye to us all.
You deleted all your music
like it never was there at all.
I know I felt some bad things about ya,
like ya didnt care that much
about the rest of the fandom,
like we were just a big crutch.

So many just like Archie
use this this fandom as a stop
on the train that you are riding
for a career up to the top.
So many leave and turn their backs
without a scarce goodbye,
But any anger's turned to sadness
And it makes me want to cry.

Cause they're gone, they're gone they're already gone.
And if friendship is magical, then I hope that it lives on.
cause they're gone, they're gone they're already gone.
and your music, it touched us deep and that's why I wrote this song.
Track Name: Dyrilby - Artificial Heart
“War... War never changes...”

This feeling inside
Like I can't describe
In my mind, I'm losing control
Of what's left of my soul.

These bionic limbs
Metallic, hardened skin
and my Artificial Heart

“War... War never changes...
The apocalypse was simply a prologue to another bloody chapter of human history. For man had succeeded in destroying the world, but war... war never changes...”

I don't wanna die
Not while they still survive
But in my mind, I'm losing control
Of what's left of my soul.

These bionic limbs
Metallic, hardened skin
and my Artificial Heart

These mechanized components fill my soul
Track Name: Evan McArdle - This Thing
If something natural, does that, by definition, make it okay? I don't know. It sounds like it should. But I guess it depends on the things we label as "natural", doesn't it. Is culture natural? Is modern day life natural? Heh, that's food for thought.

In this day and age, things are so accessible
In this day and age, things are so acceptable
Permissable is not identical to benificial
But any attempt to point that out is superficial

Yeah, In before I'm called the names of the age.
In before they criticise my life on a stage.
In before there's a backlash of anger and rage.
Guess that's what I get for puttin' this down on a page.

Right? What would I know? I'm just an old man,
Right? I'm just some right-wing republican
that Tumblr can slam, until they feel they've won
And immediately leave and dash off to the next one.

Nah, I'm saying this because I've been in the head-
space. Grace desecrated, and the beautiful places
Erased. It a sweet placebo with a nice taste,
but it turns bitter when it's defaced.

And this, this thing, is controlling me.
Yeah, this, this thing, is controlling me.
And it's not okay. It's not okay.

We're built to have connections, we're created to love
Yet such a powerful force is used against us.
Making us so uncontent with reality
"It's second to fantasy". Yeah, we believe that fallacy.

'Cause what's reality anyway if I can't feel
And what's a social life if I don't know what's real
Yeah, this ideal has a better appeal.
It's simpler to swallow and easier to conceal.

But in the back of my mind, I know,
That what glows in front of me is an empty show
And here I am, In my monotonous drone of a life.
Deeper engraving my loneliness and strife.

And have you noticed how many owners of nsfw blogs
close 'em cause they're so depressed? So at odds
with life? So dejected, so unwell?
Like them, I think caught a glimpse of hell.

I don't want this. I want to be free.
You're not my companion, you're an enemy
But I've learned you thrive in secrecy
and I figure it's about time to clear the debris.

So, in before I'm called the names of the age.
In before they criticise my life on a stage.
In before there's a backlash of anger and rage.
For my sake, I need to put this down on a page.

And this, this thing, is controlling me.
Yeah, this, this thing, is controlling me.
And it's not okay. It's not okay.
Track Name: TheAirHideous - Life's Crap These Days
This one goes out to all of whom life just seems to trample on all the time. 'Cause when the chips are down, and let's face it... they're always down, there's only one thing you can really say.
'Cause life's crap these days!

Think I'm wrong? You're mental, drowning in your hate still,
Swimming in a cesspool, isn't growing up so cool?
Tell yourself you'll find a way, believe that lie if you may,
Doesn't do anything to help the fact that life's crap these days.

Think I'm wrong? You're mental, drowning in your hate still,
Swimming in a cesspool, isn't growing up so cool?
Tell yourself you'll find a way, believe that lie if you may,
Doesn't do anything to help the fact that life's crap these days

I'm talking about parents bringing you up, all this struggling,
Living on strings just so you can do the same thing,
The puppetmasters above are all but laughing,
You got caught in the trap, your life means nothing!
So much to say, my oh my, where do I start?
You think that your life is gonna get better but,
You're sharing with lions and you got the wrong cut,
Spinning your wheels, you're still stuck in the same rut,

No wonder we're all led to aggression,
The procession of the dead leads to more progression,
Than the human race, led by a congregation
Of deluded fools, headed straight for damnation,
And there's nothing you can do, after all who are you?
One of seven billion faceless tools,
And the thoughts of people and lives so cruel,
Serve to act as nightmare fuel,

Think I'm wrong? You're mental, drowning in your hate still,
Swimming in a cesspool, isn't growing up so cool?
Tell yourself you'll find a way, believe that lie if you may,
Doesn't do anything to help the fact that life's crap these days

Think I'm wrong? You're mental, drowning in your hate still,
Swimming in a cesspool, isn't growing up so cool?
Tell yourself you'll find a way, believe that lie if you may,
Doesn't do anything to help the fact that life's crap these days

And in the savagery of life, who do we turn to?
For all you know your best friend could be planning to hurt you,
For all you know it might be the same thing you do,
When the harsh wind makes you bite more than you can chew,
Tryin' to find trusting people, you're caught in a vice,
Seems people these days have more faces than thrown dice,
From those before us comes the only advice,
Hapless souls like us, telling us to think twice,

First impressions are false and face value is fake,
And no-one's looking out for you, make no mistake,
And we're all craftsmen, we've got masks to make,
And in a land of dragons, we're nothing but snakes,
On the path of desolation you're only flying solo,
That's a declaration to the ones who don't know,
When misery's delivered by the same damn ghosts,
Scream the motto, quid pro quo!

Think I'm wrong? You're mental, drowning in your hate still,
Swimming in a cesspool, isn't growing up so cool?
Tell yourself you'll find a way, believe that lie if you may,
Doesn't do anything to help the fact that life's crap these days

Think I'm wrong? You're mental, drowning in your hate still,
Swimming in a cesspool, isn't growing up so cool?
Tell yourself you'll find a way, believe that lie if you may,
Doesn't do anything to help the fact that life's crap these days

Injustice is just the same as it was before,
Only difference is that we're hiding it more,
And you'll never know what else is in store,
They're playing with your fate behind closed doors,
And everyone wants something from you, taking as the please,
The days of goodwill are gone, its existence has ceased,
And they'll keep using you until your worth has been reached,
And then to them, you're nothing more than deceased,

We see through glass ceilings but there ain't no stairs,
The ones who lucked out live while we despair,
And there's no moving us from here to there,
The worst thing is, no-one seems to care!
And in this life, there is no remedy,
Just killers of pain and eaters of memory,
So here's to another day of crushed dreams,
That's right, the debt's on me!

Think I'm wrong? You're mental, drowning in your hate still,
Swimming in a cesspool, isn't growing up so cool?
Tell yourself you'll find a way, believe that lie if you may,
Doesn't do anything to help the fact that life's crap these days

Think I'm wrong? You're mental, drowning in your hate still,
Swimming in a cesspool, isn't growing up so cool?
Tell yourself you'll find a way, believe that lie if you may,
Doesn't do anything to help the fact that life's crap these days

Oh. OH! You think I'm wrong do you? Listen, why don't you take off those rose-tinted lenses you're so obviously wearing, and take a good hard look at the real world? Yeah... doesn't paint a pretty picture, does it? And you wanna know why? It's 'cause life's crap these days.
Track Name: Light Veins & Evan McArdle - Wonder
What if the world had changed.
People turned their ways.
Would we want to change as well?
Or what if we had changed.
Let the world just stay.
Would they find it hard to handle?

Would we look into ourselves, or stare at the strangers?
Would they come to understanding, or see us as a danger?
What would we wonder?

What if anger died
But only on one side?
Would we be destroyed by jealousy?
And what if love survived
And inner beauty thrived?
Could we handle that sincerity?

Would we seek to learn and share, and live on life amended?
Or would we seek for new things for us to be offended about?
What would we wonder?

What would we wonder?
What would we wonder?
What would we wonder?
And who would give answers?
Track Name: Evan McArdle + Rhyme Flow - New Sincerity
Look. You've been a sarcastic, sharp spastic,
smart-ass jerk for so long you've turned plastic.
Now let me tell you there's another way to think of things.
Instead of jaded and bitter the way you've hated things.

This bile venomous enemy that you've had to be.
It doesn't have to be this way, because it's sad to see.
There's a movement. Dude's getting attuned to
the root of emotions, saying the truth as improvement.

I mean sincere from the heart's core.
I mean bereft of the fear, and clearly far more
Say what you mean and truly mean what you say.
Their honest with their words, and there's earnesty in their praise.

So raise 'em up for this way of thought.
To wear your hearts on your sleeves is just saying a lot.
and I ain't playing, cause Rhyme Flow is saving a spot.
The New Sincerity plan that I'm aiming to rock.

The world that we can see
It shows no authenticity, we
Want transparency
Without the snidey irony. No
Shallow vanity
We value our humanity, yeah.
Let us set it free
A kind of New Sincerity.

Get in your head and don't bet on the bad.
Abandon the fad, embed into your mind, prepare to be glad.
I was jaded as the next man, just glaringly mad.
I Carried the past on my shoulders, despairingly sad. But.

I found I felt the fear falling away. I'll call it decay.
Appallingly lost, not sorry to say.
This sincerity apparent in me, this caring in me.
Just staring at me right in the face, just daring to be. So.

I let it go. I let it fly.
I let the truth from the soul I was holdin' inside.
And I can tell you it's a blessing and a gift,
because the weight pressing on my heart it started to lift

and started to drift, this anger I wore it started to rip.
and beneath spoke a genuine part of the script. It said:
“Be true to yourself, be honest in kind.
The new sincerity inherently is brought in the mind.”

The world that we can see
It shows no authenticity, we
Want transparency
Without the snidey irony. No
Shallow vanity
We value our humanity, yeah.
Let us set it free
A kind of New Sincerity.
Track Name: Knights of the Crystal Empire - Ocean Breeze
Inspiration, struck me hard and,
Play my voice and bass guitar and,
Now I know that I'll go far, man,
Striking chords up from my heart and,
Can't control what's from my feelings,
Left unknown, it leaves me reeling,
Flutter hard, up to the ceiling,
Know each other, first time meeting,
Final thoughts, it's only one cent,
Sense like six feels, from the chest,
Paid for minding, not for rent though,
Nevermind me, got the best of,

Look to the clouds, and obtain a new sincerity.
Figured it out, entertain the thought of clarity.
Large in amount, I substain the heart of charity.
Pain of my doubts, wash away, and I'm not scared of me.

Riddle me this, spit on feelings of bliss,
Fiddle on the roof and I got the feeling I missed,
And that's okay though, because I told the world,
About a lonely girl, and left the story at one word,
Food for thought, I try to fight my appetite,
Only time that your gonna see me is the afterlife,
And that's alright, fight the good fight, bro,
Looking at my watch like where did the time go?

Break eight bars, like I broke my promise,
Taken by heart, what I told to Thomas,
Told my whole life, I was born to rock this,
Did we ever stop think though, did I want this?
I took the stage like it meant my life,
Never took the time to think about my wife,
Or my kids or my friends or my family too,
I did what I needed to live happily dude,
But today, I'm gonna drop the mic,
And today I'm gonna do what I like,
I live for me, and I live for the whole planet,
Look to me, if I can take it I can have it.

Look to the clouds, and obtain a new sincerity.
Figured it out, entertain the thought of clarity.
Large in amount, I substain the heart of charity.
Pain of my doubts, wash away, and I'm not scared of me.

Riddle me this, spit on feelings of bliss,
Fiddle on the roof and I got the feeling I missed,
And that's okay though, because I told the world,
About a lonely girl, and left the story at one word,
Food for thought, I try to fight my appetite,
Only time that your gonna see me is the afterlife,
And that's alright, fight the good fight, bro,
Looking at my watch like where did the time go?

Now our act has, come to an end,
No more planning, time to ascend,
World filled with, grains of white sand,
Pick it up it, it falls through my hand,
Paradise, I've reached it now. I,
Understand what it's about. I,
Merry life, and it's abundant,
Spend my time and have some fun with,
Flow like water, ocean breezing,
Invisible, no one sees me,
That's okay though, no one hear me,
That's why I play, sincerity,

Look to the clouds, and obtain a new sincerity.
Figured it out, entertain the thought of clarity.
Large in amount, I substain the heart of charity.
Pain of my doubts, wash away, and I'm not scared of me.

Riddle me this, spit on feelings of bliss,
Fiddle on the roof and I got the feeling I missed,
And that's okay though, because I told the world,
About a lonely girl, and left the story at one word,
Food for thought, I try to fight my appetite,
Only time that your gonna see me is the afterlife,
And that's alright, fight the good fight, bro,
Looking at my watch like where did the time go?
Track Name: Evan McArdle - Like You
I'm a monster and a villain. I'm a public enemy.
The hate you hold increases, burns, the more you hear and see.
A person irredeemable; A repute irreparable.
But do you know who I am?
Do you really know this man?

No, I am just like you.
And I feel the same set of feelings you do.
Yeah, I am just like you.
And it hurts the same when you say the things you do.

I wasn't after trouble; just for you to come to Earth.
But it sent you further out. It was more pain than it was worth.
A friend that irreproachable; A damage irrepairable.
I pray it's not too late.
Do you even know the soul you hate?

And you mash my heart to pieces as I wear it on my sleeve.
Oh, why do people comfort you when you feign to be in need?

Well, I am not like you.
I don't change myself to be aspired to.
And if this is really you,
Then I don't think I ever want to.

It's strange the way we know the truth too late after the fact.
I knew that you'd respond. I didn't know that you'd react
Your people and your power play the pretence card on me,
And every step I take just makes it hard for you to see that

I was once like you.
Now I see reality with eyes brand new.
I hope I can show you.

Tear through these walls, break down your heart.
Let's give this thing a brand new start.
Put down your arms and cease your fire.
Take a step back and admire
That both our words and attacks
Are never too late to take back, and

I am just like you.
And I feel the same set of feelings you do.
Yeah, I am just like you.
And it hurts the same when you say the things you do.
Track Name: Freewave & Evdog - The Unicorns of Canterlot
The Unicorns of Canterlot,
They are the ones who have a lot.
Keep to their clans, their high class friends.
All their parties, that they attend.

While we get along in ponyville,
they greet us there with such a chill.
Secret rooms. They wink and nod.
Their smile can’t conceal their façades.

A pony or a pegasus
can’t get ahead or make the list.
They’ll keep us out and laugh about
how they use connections to cast us out.

Upper crust. [And don’t they know it]
no time for others. [Yeah, they show it]
Their attitude is such a joke.
Community a blaze in a cloud of smoke.

The Unicorns of Canterlot,
They are the ones who have a lot.
Keep to their clans, their high class friends.
All their parties, that they attend.

They dash and dine on our dime;
Stay in their rooms the whole time.
They walk on through and skip the queue,
'Cause what they do qualifies as news.

They’ll move along when the feast is gone.
Take all our tales out of their songs.
They’ll strip it bare and then they’ll stare
when you don’t follow or even care.

You lend a hoof [to help them out],
But they peer at you [with such doubt].
They think you’ll try to hitch a ride
While you put up with all that pride

The Unicorns of Canterlot
They are the ones who have a lot
The Unicorns of Canterlot x2
Because your friends are all you got x2
Track Name: Callenby & Bloo - Cold Moonlight
I don’t want to say goodbye
But I fear I might be slipping down your slope of lies
The other half of me
The day to my night
Won’t you show me how you feel
In this cold moonlight?

Give me a reason why you’re leaving me here to die
Plagued by bitter memories. Don’t you trust me?
I’ll hang the moon in the sky with teardrops fresh from my eyes
I won’t hold my breath for the sunrise.

I’ve forgiven you
Why is it you must hide the truth?
I’d rather be on the moon
Where I can sing a simpler tune
I want you to push me away
What is your true face?
Show me your true face

Give me a reason why you’re leaving me here to die
Plagued by bitter memories. Don’t you trust me?
I’ll hang the moon in the sky with teardrops fresh from my eyes
I won’t hold my breath for the sunrise.

This is me
(This is who I am inside)
This is me
(There’s nothing left for me to hide)
This is me
(Is this me?)
This is me
(Or am I blind by misery?)
This is me
(Send me away)
This is me
(Release my fears of yesterday)
This is me

Why don’t you believe?
Track Name: Evan McArdle - Alright Now
Please stop hurting yourself now.
You got enough people already doin' that.
Please stop trying to put yourself down,
No, I can see right through that.
You got a skewed point of view,
Passed from others to you,
And it stops you from seeing clearer.
So you get real shy,
Turn your head from the sky,
and it makes you feel inferior.

If it's not to hard to look up again,
See that not everyone is like that.
I know it's hard to get out of this den,
But it helps to have someone to fight it out with.

Na na na-na-na na na na-na-na na na
It's alright now
Na na na-na-na na na na-na-na na na
It's alright now

Take a good look at your world now,
Can you see that it isn't the limit?
Feet on the ground, just listen to the sound
Of the heart beat of your spirit.
Yeah, everybody's got their lows,
Some people just try to get high.
But personally,
I just can't see
why you'd try to kiss your sorrows goodbye.

'Cause life's not only one or the other.
Yeah, the down's are a part of living.
You're gonna fall far if you're only goin' up
But it helps to have someone to give you comfort.

Na na na-na-na na na na-na-na na na
It's alright now
Na na na-na-na na na na-na-na na na
It's alright now

Na na na-na-na na na na-na-na na na
It's alright now
Na na na-na-na na na na-na-na na na
It's alright now
Track Name: Mush + Freewave - Exposed To The Elements
Outside we look the same as you.
We talk and love as others do.
But our affinity with this show
Allows our talents to blossom and grow.

But when we bring what's inside out,
We always know that, without a doubt,
The friends we made on our way
Will all help us on the day.

When we're Exposed to the Elements.
The harsh cruel world that lies beyond our community.
When we're Exposed to the Elements.
Our friends will hold us, big and strong.

When we're Exposed to the Elements.
The harsh cruel world that lies beyond our community.
When we're Exposed to the Elements.
Our friends will hold us, big and strong.

Music, art and literature
Takes all sorts to make it more
Our Fandom grows by the day
It'll take more than haters to take it away

But when we bring what's inside out
We always know that without a doubt
The day will come, you cannot hide
Exposed to the Elements, enjoy the ride.
Track Name: Freewave & Terolie - The Pinkie Promise
Don't be afraid to walk far from home
Because the truth is you're never really alone
Friends online or maybe on the phone.
We'll throw you a line if you need to talk or moan

Cause when you fall apart
So very deep inside
There's always a safe place
Where you can run and hide

I can promise you
That I will be here
Provide a safe place
Far from any fears

I am so sorry that you felt so afraid
That you had to go try to end your life
Know that we're here sitting by you side
Your tears of pain are also ours to cry