Defragment

by Ali Suhail

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In loving memory of Sabeen Mahmud.

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released May 26, 2015

Artwork by Asma Javeri.

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Ali Suhail Karachi, Pakistan

Hi, I'm Ali. I make music in a room in a house in Karachi in Pakistan. In fact, that's most of what I do. I've been making music since I was a teenager, learning from The Beatles, The Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Freelance Whales, Pomplamoose etc. These albums that I've written are an amalgamation of my experiences and perception of the world and life. I hope they make people happy. ... more

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Track Name: Trees
Tonight I'm in some other place
Feels different from today
Unfathomable plain
Clouds playing tricks, I'm not here

The ocean's never smelt this way
The sun tries lunar for a change
There's no trees but you magically appear
To remind us that we're not here
Track Name: 停止
Faded from your lips
Became one
With the winter mist

Every word you spoke
Garnered more
Fading still

The noise that people make
Wasting time
To acquaint

People that you'll never know
Has more weight
Than saving

All we wish to resurrect
As soon as we find,
Everything we know is dead and gone.
All the laws of alchemy are flawed.

Asphyxiated in the fog
Wait for the flesh
To evanesce

While we still deliberate
Which blade
Put

All we wish to resurrect
As soon as we find,
Everything we know is dead and gone.
Product of someone else's thoughts.
Track Name: Return
Try to
Look beyond
All we have
And all we've found

But all we see is now
Fingers slipping off
The walls making sounds
Echoing all i need

Calm down,
All this will resolve itself
You don't control,
All you think, just take a breath
Close your eyes,
Stay for a while, your entitled self
Try to return

Home (x2)
Track Name: Nature
You and me
You and me, we're stuck out of time
Consoled versions of saved
Crossed over the frays to roam these barren lands.

Circling, draining, the compass never quits
Failed to see, the absentee, mistook for something else

Will it count for something?
Will it count this time?
Will you forget what ails us?
Will you remember?

Give me a hand, I'm not right
Not even close to what I am
Reassemble you with all that I have

So if I give you all of me
I still make someone else
But I might come close to making sense of some of this

(For you)
Will it count for something?
Will it count this time?
Will you forget what ails us?
Will you remember?
Track Name: Enough
Reason with my riddles
While my riddles are riddled with complaint.
Disguised needles of antibiotic words.
Never meant to cause pain.

My reasons are fickle
They never last till i need them to stay
You're a magnet for my every word
Just gather them while I chuck them all away.

Have I said too much?
Was it

A breathing shrine for scabs where mirrors never had much to say.
There's big stitches holding me together
They're scaring you away.

The cabinets are empty
What's left just expired yesterday
So we spilled a bit of the mirrors
To fix up a new remedy.

Have we done enough?
Was it

But I started to reflect and you can see how that's a whole new problem in itself.
I'm spinning around to catch your reflections, all you see is you while I can't look away.