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I'd rather be dead than to be here with you
I'd rather be alone than to have you in control of me
You won't stop until my dreams are consumed
And if then I had known, I'd take total control and sing

A real bond is impossible
They want the crown- they love the gold
So find yourself a guillotine
It's the only way you'll get this thing

I'm in love with my own kingdom
I formed it in my head with rivers of dark red- from you
to Los Angeles I am destined
Some new ground that I'm after and that's a home with her


from Our Time Apart, released October 28, 2016
music and lyrics written by Michael Barrios

Vocals/Guitar/Samples: Michael Barrios
Drums/Synths/Guitar: Jake Jenkins
Additional Vocals: Victoria Sanchez & Michelle Arias

Produced & Mixed by Jake Jenkins
Additional production by Michael Barrios



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No Hope Kids San Diego, California

initially formed the project in 2015 to release a collection of songs written as a teenager, the EP "Comeback" eventually came out and was promoted at many performances throughout 2015. now in 2016 the full-length album "Our Time Apart" displays a much more diverse and polished sound while still having a strong emphasis on emotional connectivity and hooks ... more

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