Demonstrations

by Diaspoura

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Demonstrations is the first self-released album of Diaspoura, a fun DIY project turned full-blown creative journey after 1 and a half years.

Anjali Naik, or Diaspoura, is a musician, visual artist, and activist based in Charleston, SC. After long days of community work, she sets out to reflect on emotions, cope with struggle, and decompress herself in her so-called bedroom studio. Her music-making has served as a self-care tool as she mixes somber lyrics with a healing sound.

Diaspoura's Demonstrations represents complex emotions stemming from occurrences that may have happened yesterday or before her lifetime. It is a manifestation to describe situations she experiences unapologetically and uninterrupted.

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released June 24, 2016

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What They Said- music written by Anjali Naik and Corey Campbell.
Stay- outro drums recorded by Kevin Venom
Migrations- prelude by Y'mer (a Girls Rock Charleston band)

all other lyrics, music, and production by Anjali Naik

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Track Name: Consume/Resume
consume, resume
consume, resume
let fume fill the room
let fume fill the room
Track Name: Nothing New
whats wrong
don’t read the news
come inside
don’t think this is about you

you, you
nothing new, nothing new

keep it down
don’t be so rude
don’t blame them
they’re only here to protect you

you, you
nothing new, nothing new
Track Name: What They Said
can’t stay awake, just come back to bed
baby you don’t know yet, but we’re already dead
mmm change the world before it changes you anymore
we have so much time, but right now i’m fine

what’s the point even to try
it won’t really matter when we die

can’t think quite straight, your voice is so loud
i think i need my space
don’t take those words out my mouth
leave me alone for a little while
but close the door all the way
i need some more time

what’s the point even to try
it won’t really matter when we die

tell me
what do you want from me
tell me
what do you want from me
Track Name: Stay
stay
say where do you stay
then you push me away
push me away

today
you want me to stay
then i'll push you away
push you away

i'll stay
but i'm not tryna play
when they say that to my face
but they bout to get erased
stay, ay
don't you say that it's okay
before i move far away
right now i need my space
i need my space
Track Name: Forget You
they’re trying to
they’re trying to
forget you
Track Name: Apology
now come and tell us what you know about me
but you don’t know anything about what you can’t see
see i been out here on my own, yea ‘me’, not ‘we’
so write your book on yoga. stretch my limits, and leave
you’ll leave

don’t you want to tell me, don’t you want to tell me
‘we don’t owe you anything, owe you an apology’
don’t you want to tell me, don’t you want to tell me
‘we don’t owe you anything, owe you an apology’

now i don’t care about how much you said that you read
‘cause those ideas are the same that once grew into me
see i been out here on my own, so write me off please
and keep on traveling, then cross my borders, and leave
leave.

don’t you want to tell me, don’t you want to tell me
‘we don’t owe you anything, owe you an apology’
don’t you want to tell me, don’t you want to tell me
‘we don’t owe you anything, owe you an apology
Track Name: Blue
v, please
hold onto me
i don’t know when
we’ll get to be free

hold me close to you
till we both turn blue
hold me close to you
we’ll watch the earth when it all turn blue
hold me

won’t matter where we end up, if we lose
you’ll console me when i got too much to do
and i’ll be there when you’re feeling blue
and even if we’re not safe
with you i’m still okay
when nothing else remains
we’re here to slay

so hold me close to you
till we both turn blue
hold me close to you
we’ll watch the earth when it all turn blue
hold me
Track Name: Migrations
what’s that color from?
where you live when you were young?
you don’t know
i don’t know

they gave me a book on migrations
a few workbooks about my language

a place that you’ve never known
and they said that it’s your home
a place that you’ll never know
and they said that it’s your home
and so, when’d your flight get in?
(as if i wasn’t raised up in clinton)
who knows (who knows...)
no, no, that’s not what they meant
‘bout why i ain’t got that accent

you tell me how you know that land
that i never did understand

a place that you’ve never known
and they said that it’s your home
a place that you’ll never know
and they said that it’s your home