Sweet With Bitter

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walking a wire
with our hearts strung on the line
blind by desire
if I fall it's by design

everyone I know has gone up in smoke
I'm alone
there's no looking backwards
make like a stone and roll on

love unrequited
how we yearn for what we cannot own
freedom has many forms
liberate me in bondage

lost in all the looks that we steal
hard to know what's right
much less what's real
darling this feels like a dream
but I'm not high
and I'm not asleep yet

everyone we know has gone up in smoke
we're alone
there's no looking backwards
make like a stone and roll on
nothing to show
but two broken souls on the road
let's see where it leads us
finding what frees us

hey, I'm excited
I believe we've turned a corner
drunk on imbibing
all the sweet with bitter


from The Breaking, track released May 3, 2016
Written by Adam Sweeney
Arranged by Adam Sweeney & Tim Karplus

Adam Sweeney - electric guitar, vocals, percussion
Tim Karplus - electric guitar, synth, vocals
Andre Zapata - bass
Ji Tanzer - drums
Christy Kuiken - vibraphone

Engineered by Adam Sweeney and Rian O'Connell Lewis
Mixed by Rian O'Connell Lewis
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering



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The Breaking Portland, Oregon

The Breaking is an alternative rock band from Portland, OR. Adam Sweeney and Tim Karplus mine the rich soundscape of mid-90s guitar pop, influenced by early Radiohead, Oasis, Blur, and R.E.M.

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