Pure

by Cosmicity

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This is Cosmicity's 2001 release "Pure" which contains his most popular song ever: the huge underground hit "I Want You". This was the album that defined Cosmicity's sound - all albums before and since have been weighed against this one.

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released January 1, 2001

All songs written and performed by Mark Nicholas (aka Cosmicity).

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Track Name: Darkness
Darkness hugs me and holds me close. Lays me down, strips off my clothes. Kisses gently my electric skin. I scream and pulse and spin and then, darkness wants me.

Darkness whispers, its breath on my ear. Ominous and curious on the brink of fear. Then louder, more bass. Then fuller, in my face. Darkness controls my frantic pace. Darkness wants me.

Darkness enters my failing heart. Stopped at first, it slowly starts. Darkness wakes me, silent and warm. Darkness owns my failing form.

Darkness swims around my lips, into my mouth, down to my hips, into my blood, out through my eyes. Then in the open, darkness dies. Darkness wants me.
Track Name: I Want You
I feel clean, in the dirtiest of ways. I've been stripped of guilt and I love the way it feels. You're like glass, but you're only clear to me. I see through your smudges and all your hidden grudges. Wanting you is pure frustration. Having you is purification. Wanting you is devastation. Having you is purification.

You're an angel, but you've fallen down with me. You've slaughtered inhibition. I bow to your decision. You're like anime: exclamation above your head. Perfect culmination of 1000 dreams I've had. Wanting you is pure frustration. Having you is purification. Wanting you is devastation. Having you is purification.

I feel naked. I feel wasted. I feel lucid. I feel lost. I feel silver. I feel green. I feel dirty. I feel clean.

You're like water with just a touch of lead. But you're so goddamn delicious I'll drink you 'til I'm dead. I'm like steam, and you are ice cold steel. I cover you. I drip from you. I love the way you feel. Wanting you is pure frustration. Having you is purification. Wanting you is devastation. Having you is purification.
Track Name: Defeat
You're blind. Maybe you can't help it. I'll give you one more chance. I'll jump and flail and dance. But nothing. You keep going, never knowing how you hurt me. I'm shutting all the windows. I'm shutting all the doors. I'm shutting down my body. I'm getting on all fours. I'm crawling at your feet. I'm dizzy from defeat. I'm begging that you please just stop kicking me.

You're deaf. Maybe you can't help it. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. I'll scream and rant and shout. But nothing. You keep going, never knowing how you hurt me. I'm shutting all the windows. I'm shutting all the doors. I'm shutting down my body. I'm getting on all fours. I'm crawling at your feet. I'm dizzy from defeat. I'm begging that you please just stop kicking me.

I'm mute. Baby, i can't help it. I try to tell you that i hate you, but words may never wake you. Still nothing. You keep going, never knowing how you hurt me. I'm shutting all the doors. I'm shutting down my body. I'm getting on all fours. I'm crawling at your feet. I'm dizzy from defeat. I'm begging that you please just stop kicking me.
Track Name: Something
She couldn't feel darker than she does today. She looks away, then struggles to say something, anything, to explain it away. Something, anything, to make him stay. It doesn't matter when she lies. It doesn’t matter. It doesn't matter when she cries. It doesn’t matter.

She couldn't fall deeper than she does today. She hits the floor, then searches for something, anything, to explain it away. Something, anything, to make him stay. It doesn't matter when she lies. He’ll never hear her. It doesn't matter when she cries. He’ll never see her.

Lifted up by her fear, she's too high to hear. He's shouting up to her. He's so in love with her. It doesn't matter when she lies. He’ll never hear her. It doesn't matter when she cries. He’ll never see her.
Track Name: Let Me In
I saw you staring at your horoscope lost and disappointed in the day. My instinct was to hold you, but I knew that you would just turn away. I watched you as your head fell down between your hands. Helplessly I heard you mourning all of life's demands. Just let me in. I want to love you. Unfold your arms and I will come through. Unclench your fist. Release your fear. We're together now, and I'm forever here.

Weeks go by without a real moment. Words have no volume anymore. And I see you hiding shame. It's far too much to just ignore. But you won't look into my eyes to see the truth they hold. Being here outside you is so cold. Just let me in. I want to love you. Unfold your arms and I will come through. Unclench your fist. Release your fear. We're together now, and I'm forever here.

Please don't remember ways you want to forget. Please surrender days you now regret. Just let me in. I want to love you. Unfold your arms and I will come through. Unclench your fist. Release your fear. We're together now, and I'm forever here.
Track Name: I Have Nothing
Busy days have turned to wonder. Little sobs have turned to thunder. And I tell myself it's all hallucination... too much time to lose in pure imagination. But we were everything then, and we're nothing now. We had everything then, but we're nothing now. We were everything then, but we're nothing now. I had everything then, but I have nothing now. Crashing down. It's the only way I learn and now you're gone.

This shallow smile is too much work now, but I keep it going somehow. And I tell myself it's all just temporary. Someone else will make this phase seem ordinary. But we were everything then, and we're nothing now. We had everything then, but we're nothing now. We were everything then, but we're nothing now. I had everything then, but I have nothing now. Crashing down. It's the only way I learn and now you're gone.
Track Name: The Perfect Shape
He's a witness to the perfect shape of life. Gentle and forgiving, he wants to give you insight. But this balancing act - these delicates and breakables - oh, they distract. He didn't make these rules. And everyday his secret finds a darker place to hide. Your world is slowly blinding him, his eyes stuck open wide. He didn't know.

He's been struggling to somehow just remember the truth he always had. He thought he'd know forever. But these trivia attacks - this meaningless consumption - oh, it distracts. He clings to oblivion. And everyday his secret finds a darker place to hide. Your world is slowly blinding him, his eyes stuck open wide. He didn't know.

He knows what makes your life worth living. He can show you all-forgiving. He can explain love in perfect detail. He doesn't want anyone to fail.

And everyday his secret finds a darker place to hide. Your world is slowly blinding him, his eyes stuck open wide. He didn't know.
Track Name: The Princess of Detroit
You are lust. You are everything tonight. I want to bathe in you. Would that be alright? You are sex. You are ecstasy tonight. I want to be high in you. Would that be alright? Tell me princess what's it like in there? Tell me what you're hiding behind that stare. I beg your permission. Trust your intuition. I could never exploit the Princess of Detroit.

You are motion. You are drum machines tonight. I want to writhe in you. Would that be alright? You are liquid. You are medicine tonight. I want to drink you. Would that be alright? Tell me princess what's it like in there? Tell me what you're hiding behind that stare. I beg your permission. Trust your intuition. I could never exploit the Princess of Detroit.

The deepest purple. The deepest blue. Lost in lights, and heat, and beats, and you. Tell me princess what's it like in there? Tell me what you're hiding behind that stare. I beg your permission. Trust your intuition. I could never exploit the Princess of Detroit.
Track Name: Hope
Are you listening? I pray you are. You've got to try. We've come so far. It's time that I came clean. It's time you hear what I mean. There were days when I thought my straying heart would get caught. But thank God you've never seen that ugly part of me. I know that you were right. It's all been worth this fight. But no apologies. Those wounds no longer bleed. I hope we're always gonna need each other, feel each other. I hope forever lets us touch each other, know each other, reach each other, love each other... Hope alone. That's all we need to stay in love. Just hope. Hang on. We need to stay in love.

You wouldn't believe the fear I feel every time I hear people saying that this won't last; people saying our time has passed. Won't you please just hear me out. I'll whisper if you don't shout. Old words don't mean a thing. My heart says everything. I hope we're always gonna need each other, feel each other. I hope forever lets us touch each other, know each other, reach each other, love each other... Hope alone. That's all we need to stay in love. Just hope. Hang on. We need to stay in love.
Track Name: Hotel Allegro Chicago
I know you understand why I'm not speaking. I know you understand what I'm thinking. And I believe that tomorrow I'll forget how I feel today, but you'll have to wait 'til then... 'til these questions go away. Were you planning this all along? Did you know I'd write this song? When you kissed me were you thinking? Were you feeling? Were you politely concealing? Everything I just found out, you knew about long before you told me.

I know you feel bad and maybe somehow sad. But your adventure used me, even if unintentionally. And I believe that tomorrow I'll forget how I feel today, but you'll have to wait 'til then...'til these questions go away. Were you wondering everyday if love would float your way? When you touched me, were you feeling? Maybe reeling? Or just staring at the ceiling? Everything I just found out, you knew about long before you told me.