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a glass box presents "scripts," an hour-long exploration of the concept of following life according to a script, as well as the roles we are assigned and the ones we assign ourselves.
while we may try to follow our hearts' desires, we know at our very cores that there is nothing we can do to stop the demons within us.

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released May 18, 2014

Delilah Luna (lyrics, music)

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a glass box New York, New York

my name is delilah luna and i'm a queer trans girl from boston (currently in NYC)

a glass box is an exploration of mental illness, trauma, queerness, the east coast, youth, and everything that life has given me and taken from me

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Track Name: The Swerve
[instrumental]
Track Name: What Ever Happened?
I am just another of your stories
To tell to crowds at parties
About how messed up my head is
And effortlessly you left me

Sorry, I'm not here just to clean up
The mess you left me with
After you left me behind to
Find some other fool to discard
Like a worn out toy that no kid
Wants to pick up and play with again

Oh, I can't tell you apart from
The bloodstain on the carpet
Oh, I can't get rid of you from
The memories scarring my mind
Track Name: Head vs. Heart
You can touch it, but it won't show
You can feed it and it will grow
Don’t need it, ‘cause I can be
Better off without it, don’t you see?

This role that I play is dear to me
This role that I play, it keeps me sane
I can’t take my heart’s advice
When my head is the one in control

You can hide it, but no one knows
You can eat it and you’ll be whole
Don't want it, ‘cause then I might
Be afraid of it, just like the night
This role that I play makes me comatose
The lies that I’ve told I cannot replace
It knows the real me, that’s for sure
It knows the real me, I can’t endure

This role that I play is dear to me
This role that I play, it keeps me sane
I can’t take my heart’s advice
When my head is the one in control

This role that I play is dear to me
This role that I play, it keeps me sane
I can’t take my heart’s advice
When my head is the one in control
Track Name: Ends to a Mean
Sorry I didn’t stay for this
Where are those good ol' times we missed?
I can’t keep up this act anymore
It’s about time I went out the door
I finally found a reason to separate
A means to an end, a sign, a state

I can’t break you for this
I won’t make you pay for this
My heart will ache for this
My only regret

Why can’t we just leave this alone?
How can we still condone
Our revelations of how we used to spend
Our time together, should we attend
To things left unsaid and soft spoken words
Picked apart by the birds?

I can’t break you for this
I won’t make you pay for this
My heart will ache for this
My only regret

Oh, I’ve found my place, my expectations
Please come back and let me be myself again

I can’t break you for this
I won’t make you pay for this
My heart will ache for this
My only regret
Track Name: Dopamine
One, two

Wait for the rush of energy that comes
With time, as we chase after the sun and
See ourselves reflected in the fire
Burning, electric pulses that expire

She’s like the sea, calm and asleep
I try to fall and reach her deepest
Trenches, a ray of light piercing through
The waters, the darkness it subdues

My heart will race like I’m still seventeen
When my thoughts are on an overdose of dopamine

Wait for the rush of energy that comes
From within, the sun’s about to run
Out of time, as we chase after the black hole left
In its place without a heart to hold

My heart will race like I’m still seventeen
When my thoughts are on an overdose of dopamine

My heart will race like I’m still seventeen
When my thoughts are on an overdose of dopamine
Track Name: Clear
As the sun goes out and in its place a hole
Appears in the sky and we can’t say why
As the stars fade out, they fall one by one
Clearly I don’t know why I stick around

I know I follow your scripts to the letter
Yet you look down on me
With that look in your eyes that I know so well
Clearly I don’t know why I stand my ground

And now it’s clear to me
That I never will

See where the stars fell out
From their homes up in the sky
I can’t reach back and place them
Where they belong

I do as I’m told, there should be no complaints
I heed to your every command
I’m losing my grip on your choking alibis
Clearly I don’t why I can’t be found

As the sun goes out and in its place a hole
Appears in the sky and we can’t say why
As the stars fade out, they fall one by one
Clearly I don’t know why I stick around

And now it’s clear to me
That I never will

See where the stars fell out
From their homes up in the sky
I can’t reach back and place them
Where they belong

Oh, I don’t know
Oh, I won’t know

See where the stars fell out
From their homes up in the sky
I can’t reach back and place them
Where they belong
Track Name: Ecstasy
My iron lung is melting
My bleeding heart is still beating
The fire’s starting to burn me up
The sparks ready to ignite

It’s a bit of ecstasy running through my veins
My skin feels like it’s been stained

My iron lung is melting
My heavy hands are still clenched
This temple’s been desecrated
My body’s temple is unholy now

This temple’s been desecrated
My body’s temple is unholy now
My iron lung is melting
The fire’s starting to burn me up

It’s a bit of ecstasy running through my veins
My skin feels like it’s been stained
Track Name: Siren
Wait for night to fall and sleep to come again
Hold up, take these pills, they’ll help you reach a warm place
Temptress in my temple, seduce me tonight
Sound the sirens, I’m hearing voices again

Are we nothing more than the snow falling on burning ground?
Are we not without the love that makes the whole world turn round?

Hey there, you temptress in my temple, seduce me tonight
Hang on for a moment while I breathe your scent in and taste the salt on your skin

Are we nothing more than the snow falling on burning ground?
Are we not without the love that makes the whole world turn round?

Are we nothing more than the snow falling on burning ground?
Are we not without the love that makes the whole world turn round?
Track Name: These Moments Never Last
When you were young, you said I’d never be alone
When you grow old, you’ll say that I was never the one to love you
Take your time, I’ll complete myself
I can’t do anything for you, let’s stop this now
Call me names, call me anything you want
Just know that it’ll never be enough, so this I may allow

I live for this now
I’ll die for you now

No one ever said it would be easy to separate ourselves
I don’t think I could ever escape this, so help me

Ever since you left, you said I would never be alone
Ever since you went, I’ve spent my nights looking at the stars above
I wish I could find you, tell you all the things I never could
I’ll do anything for you now
Please someone help me find myself, I need to escape from this hell
I owe you every breath I take

I live for this now
I’ll die for you now

No one ever said it would be easy to separate ourselves
I don’t think I could ever escape this, so help me
These moments never last, I could never leave the past behind
Something tells me it’s not over

Something has crept into the back of my vision
Blocking out all that I see
Something has crawled into the depths of my heart
Drowning me in a black sea

No one ever said it would be easy to separate ourselves
I don’t think I could ever escape this, so help me
These moments never last, I could never leave the past behind
Something tells me it’s not over
Track Name: Love in the Apocalypse
I've got a loose tooth in the back of my head
It’s coming undone, I've got to shove it back in
My body is like the night, as dark as a black hole
Floating on the surface, picked apart by your hand

Trying to breathe with sand shoved down my throat
My shadow is my soul, making me choke
Your body is a magnet, drawing me ever close
You’re a pill, I need you with every dose

I can’t seem to find where I need to be
Try to stand still, we’ll be okay, it’s just love in the apocalypse
We’ll find a place to stay, it’ll just be you and me
I can’t seem to fill the void inside of me
Try to calm down, we’ll be okay, it’s just love in the apocalypse
We’ll find a place to stay, it’ll just be you and me

I've got a loose tooth in the back of my head
It’s coming undone, I've got to shove it back in
Your body is a magnet, drawing me ever close
You’re a pill, I need you with every dose

I can’t seem to find where I need to be
Try to stand still, we’ll be okay, it’s just love in the apocalypse
We’ll find a place to stay, it’ll just be you and me
I can’t seem to fill the void inside of me
Try to calm down, we’ll be okay, it’s just love in the apocalypse
We’ll find a place to stay, it’ll just be you and me

We are a broken generation
Living our days in silence
The dying fires of our youth
Are the only truth we’ll ever know

I can’t seem to find where I need to be
Try to stand still, we’ll be okay, it’s just love in the apocalypse
We’ll find a place to stay, it’ll just be you and me
I can’t seem to fill the void inside of me
Try to calm down, we’ll be okay, it’s just love in the apocalypse
We’ll find a place to stay, it’ll just be you and me
Track Name: A Trace of Blood in the Veins
We found a hole in space
We disappeared without a trace
Looking back I knew we’d never find
Where to begin after all this time

I’m having trouble falling asleep
It’s like I’ve fallen in too deep with you

I’ve fallen in too deep with you
I need the real me, something brand new
Something brand new

I need something new
I need the real me back from you

They found a trace of blood in your veins
(I need the start of something of new, something new)
They found a trace of blood in your veins, in your veins
(I need the start of something of new, something new)
(I want the real me back from you, back from you)
Track Name: The Signified
[instrumental]