The Stillness and the Rage

by Dede Booth

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The stillness and the rage is when a moment of calmness meets the reflection of an inner struggle. It is when that encounter can observe itself and find comfort and beauty in the uneasy balance of light and dark. It allows a distance to take place which in turn creates acceptance. This reality where external and internal connect is dedicated to us all. For we are all a part of this experience. And the only label to be attached to our condition is Human. The Stillness and the Rage aims to break down any of those other labels that have grown to shame the word Human. There is no you, no me, no us versus them. There is only us.

Proceeds of this album benefit the treatment of mental health related issues and the fight to destigmatize. Purchasing songs or this album in its entirety provides donations to NoStigmas, a non-profit organization that promotes suicide prevention, provides resources for those who are uninsured, advocates against the stigma surrounding mental illness, and utilizes the creative arts to allow the voices of those who are struggling be heard. Donate as little or as much as you want, it is entirely up to you. Your help is appreciated.

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released February 7, 2017

Music & Lyrics - Dede Booth
Spoken Word on Indecision - Sara Cashman

Imagery & Production - Dede Booth

Special thanks to KA and EK for inspiring me out of "retirement".

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Dede Booth Boston, Massachusetts

Dede Booth (ex-Sententia) is a Boston musician/producer & mental health advocate. A progressive metal enthusiast, Dede breaks new ground as she blends the cinematic with the progressive.

"This is a truly methodical work; [Dede] has self-produced a triumphal series of musical statements." (Francis DiMenno, The Noise, July 2017)
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Track Name: Fight
Forced into survival,
come join me on this crusade.
The war between what we tell ourselves.
Not really what we want.
We fight. We fight.

Hands reach out,
I'll try to speak,
the words won't come to me,
so how can you help.

I made my own choice
but these choices changed on me.
We took our name to mean something else.
Not who we really are.
We fight. We fight.

Hands reach out,
I'll try to speak,
the words won't come to me,
so how can you help.

Faced with our own absence,
judging where we go.
Believe. Assume. Pretend.
We fight. We fight. We fight. We fight.

Hands reach out,
I'll try to speak,
the words won't come to me,
so how can you help.
Track Name: Opus 714 Mvt 1. Questions in Belonging
instrumental
Track Name: Opus 714 Mvt 2. What Matters
instrumental
Track Name: Tape Loop
Consequence, thought I had figured it out.
So what is left when no choice seems worth it at all.
Patiently, I watch it slip right by.
Far from me, no longer within my reach.

All my time gone, taken away.
All these choices, weighted and so unfair.

The feeling bleeds like a tape loop of thoughts make their sound.
Stuck in need, these ideas won't push through the ground.
Decisionless, god I just want it all.
Motionless, so how am I losing control.

All my time gone, taken away.
All these choices, weighted and so unfair.
Track Name: No Information
What if we could
think in some other form?
Another language?
Uninterpreted sound?

And I would misunderstand, would never believe.
And I would misunderstand, no information to conceive.

What if we could
take away belief?
Detach from any
kind of meaning?

And I would misunderstand, would never believe.
And I would misunderstand, no information to conceive.

Freedom achieved
through separation.

And I would misunderstand, would never believe.
And I would misunderstand, no information to conceive.

No information.
Track Name: First Order Beating
instrumental
Track Name: Indecision
instrumental
Track Name: Will Never Break
Back down to where I first started,
a place I keep running from.
Find me, might as well embrace this,
it's not too late.

With all the things I've fixed in life
some things remain scarred,
but eye won't break me.
I do the best I can
and though it seems I haven't tried,
this will never break me.

Though I c change the road I'm on,
but it's too much to be forgotten,
so it seems the road has guided me,
am I too late?

With all the things I've fixed in life
some things remain scarred,
but eye won't break me.
I do the best I can
and though it seems I haven't tried,
this will never break me.
In all the times I've given up
theres always some new hope
that will push me.
Maybe one more shot is all I need to feel complete,
this will never break me.

There was so much promise when it all seemed easy.
A complicated future summarized in few words.
Avoiding pain's not possible to live a life worth living,
so open up. Open up.

With all the things I've fixed in life
some things remain scarred,
but eye won't break me.
I do the best I can
and though it seems I haven't tried,
this will never break me.
In all the times I've given up
theres always some new hope
that will push me.
Maybe one more shot is all I need to feel complete,
this will never break me.

Return without a choice but I feel
grateful that I can try just one more time,
as long as it takes.
Track Name: The Stillness and the Rage
Can it all be near, the good and bad we fear,
the calm inside the storm, the ways that we reform.
Take another chance, and curse that it won't last.
Take another pill, learn just one more skill.

The stillness and the rage come together quietly.

I find myself inside a world colliding high,
no place to go with e even flow.
Always want the same, igniting every flame.
It's hard to open to a world of all the views.

The stillness and the rage come together quietly.