We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Always An Afterthought

from A Stone Throw From A Glass House by Illusion of Joy

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more


  • Buy Disc at CD Baby


Place your little hand in mine
Keeping close I will protect you from the lie
As the pages turn in time
I hope to be absolved of my failings by design

Faking confidence
Faking competence
Carry on until you can convince yourself that you have made it
Standing on the side
Standing deaf and blind
I fear to find myself fully extraneous to this engagement

My love is baby’s breath
My love is razor blades
My love is daffodils
My love is hand grenades
Always an afterthought
They could take you away
Always an afterthought
You are not mine to claim

Sitting frozen by the shore
Recalling warmer days in which we had been here before
Wrapped up tight inside our coats
As a static winter field waits patiently to be reborn

Want to see you play
See you smile again
A momentary amnesia from all the conflicts I retain
Bound by legacy
Bound by history
A shiver that the photo framed is a mirror pointed back at me



from A Stone Throw From A Glass House, released October 28, 2016


all rights reserved



Illusion of Joy Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Illusion of Joy is the duo of musicians Seth Warren and Maresa Whitehead based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Influenced by a plethora of alternative 1980s musicians including The Cure, Public Image Ltd. and The Bolshoi, the retro aesthetic of Illusion of Joy is balanced by lyrics that alternate between contemporary and timeless. ... more

contact / help

Contact Illusion of Joy

Streaming and
Download help

Report this track or account

If you like Illusion of Joy, you may also like: