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On the Wall

from Free States EP by Alter Egos

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Over- and underwhelmed by
stars in their own hidden daylight
keeping the synnergy while
you're overwhelming me

Robins are calling me so
I'll open up this old window
Songs for my humbled outside
linger and mark where my youth died

On the wall
On the wall
I'm on the wall
and I dropped the ball
on the wall

Tinder and kindling wood burns
quick as the tide of the day turns
somewhere; it's not so warm now
but that's how the sun keeps its head down


Slipping on rocks in rivers
waters grow deeper and shiver
as if the depths they go nowhere
and force me ashore with a dead dare

Darwin is haunting me here
guarding his heart from his last fear
X marks the spot while I tremble
and note all the stones I resemble



from Free States EP, released February 21, 2011
Andrew Joncas: lap steel
Robert Sarwark: vocals, classical guitar, drums
Vincent Stephen-Ong: keys


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Alter Egos Montréal, Québec

Alter Egos formed when Andrew heard the demos that Rob had recorded while living on an island off the coast of West Africa. Old pals from the infamous "Poutine Circuit", the dynamic duo decided it wise to form a hot new teen combo. The band is now poised to bring their smooth adult contemporary and tiki-infused sounds to the bowling alleys and seedy cocktail lounges of North America. ... more

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