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And so we play with broken toys
The silence permeates, consuming all the noise
You try to hold it but your grip is loosening
No more noise
Broken toys

You lay the blade against my skin
Apply some pressure, let’s begin
You say you need it – it will kill you in the end
Bleeding skin
Let’s begin

Feels like an army marching on
A force ten million units strong
Sit down and protest – it’s your empty victory
Army strong
Marching on

And so we play with broken toys
If silence is so loud, we’re killing all the noise
You fight no longer, it’s so easy giving in
No more noise
Broken toys


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


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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

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