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Love More Real

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Love More Real is a dark-electro-goth-pop-rock album that explores mortality, impermanence and striving to live a more meaningful, purposeful life. The tracks below are a selection of demos from the forthcoming album. Follow Geoff on Instagram

This is a trans-media music project created and produced by Geoff Doner, composer and musician and featuring vocals by Andrea Battersby. Based in Toronto, CAN.

New Life

Trapped in this city of a million dark forces Wrapped tight around the solar plexus Feeling heavy every day Seems there is no other way Gotta keep on top To keep from going under I take my leave of this world Into the mountains To reform and recharge Find my seat again Then back into this world To this role that I’ve unfurled Wake Up! Action with intention What am I doing and why? Question everything What is behind this facade? Is there anything? Throw off the sandbags And unscrew the jacks cuz This walls gonna fall DOWN! My eyes light up in the forest Carry back that spark to the city In the time of the tyrannical order Reigning terror south of the border With their military mind Gut the culture, science, rights Shoot the people who are protecting your water Rise above the dark heavy forces Use the powerful weapon of our voices Speak up Sing out and ROAR! Dark forces we will break you down! My eyes light up in the forest Carry back that spark to the city


Written by Geoff Doner

First Conscious Shock

Born awake Into a small sleeping town And In my turn I learned to fall asleep just like them But something kept up a fire inside that I have found A sound reminder of when I was awake and seeing Something more real! Sounds and colours I could feel A depth of field Time it had no relevance I want to wake up from Life-Being-Mechanical Create First Conscious Shock! Acute anxiety Every time I turn around Inside my head A thousand voices arguing It’s like I’m made up of many me’s inside of me Trying to claim the ownership of my mechanics Which one is Real? Who am I when I am Real? How does it feel? I cannot remember I want to wake up from Life-Being-Mechanical Create First Conscious Shock! Long ago Life formed around your True Nature this Hardened Shell  Now’s the time to crack it open Rise out of it Let it Go! Let Go!! Stop Step back Digest It's just another "I" in you Talking Reacting Pretending To be the only "I" in you

Written by Geoff Doner

Running Out

A shudder shakes me As a mind wind rises Thoughts clouding up inside this Keeping company with Key Ogre Balance Ka-spel Cure and 93 Nurses Complete withdrawal from the people I know Who have I become I no longer know In this chrysalis, suspended inside Breaking down all the built up lies A seed in darkness Needs to be nurtured Transform its being and rise towards the light “Get a grip!” I know! “Be responsible!” I know! But its hard to find the ground When I feel like I’m sinking I have a memory Of cemetery sites There my eyes opened wide From the aged down to the infant Stones for those that have not yet died Definite impression Food for digestion My time is running out To my family my dear friends all! It's been a while I miss you all! I've been away fighting demons in the shadows Terrified to be in the light of the day I focus all my energy Searching for the remedy To turn around Turn around All my thinking Shine a light into this machine Shine it on everything that can be seen Until there’s no where left for the shadows No where left for the demons to be Drop the weapons Cast off this armour Sound the alarm Our time is running out! Time is running out! 

Lyrics by Geoff Doner