When The City Sleeps (Pt. 1)

by The Mona Passage

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When The City Sleeps (Pt. 1) is the first installment of a trilogy of EP's about how the human condition is affected while living in a megalopolis. How living through tactics such as invasion, war, & oppression can affect our humanity, our sanity & our optimism.

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released August 8, 2016

All Songs Written By The Mona Passage
Mixed By Cliff Notez & The Mona Passage
Produced By The Mona Passage

The Mona Passage is
Bonafide Rojas - Vocals/Guitar
Vincent Ramirez - Guitar

When The City Sleeps (Pt. 1) features
Pete Sustarsic - Drums
Emmanuel A. Mendoza - Bass

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The Mona Passage

The Mona Passage is an experimental rock & roll band formed by Bonafide Rojas & Vincent J. Ramirez. The Mona Passage combine their love for poetry, performance, art, experimentation, & very loud guitars. They have performed in numerous venues ranging from The Brooklyn Museum to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe to CBGB’s. They are NYC born & bred. Favorite food is pizza. ... more

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Track Name: Camisado
we never saw you coming
we never saw you there
no explanations
or things to prepare

we don't believe in myths
or fairy tales
there were no symbols
or signs to beware

but you, you came at night
you, all dressed in light
offering us safety
offering us free
when you were the ones
who wanted to invade me

you wear no faces
you bear burning flames
imperial take over
try to take our name
& we stand to defend
where are feet are placed
we refuse
eradication of race

but you, you have no fear
you think everyone
will lay down here
rumbling machine
thunder aloud
pistols are drawn
firing at crowds

CAMI-SADO!
CAMI-SADO!

you never saw us coming
you never saw us there
we're not invisible
we claim our rights to bare
we believe in defending
our right to exist
there were no symbols
or signs to resist

& we, we fought at night
we, defend our rights
defending our safety
defending our free
defending ourselves from the ones
who wanted to invade me

CAMI-SADO
CAMI-SADO
Track Name: When The City Sleeps
we run wild until our feet bleed
we bomb your streets

we grow up quickly to survive
we ride trains from low to high

we walk until the sun wakes up
we hang on the corners & run from cops

we leave our fingerprints on the granite
we find our purpose in the mission

we break tradition on cornerstones
we yell for the gloaming (mama im coming)

when the city sleeps, we will be watching
when the city sleeps, we will be watching
when the city sleeps, we will be watching
when the city sleeps...

we grow in numbers as the hours pass
we spread like wildfire & plan your downfall

we are the last ones standing
after the collapse of the walls

we embrace night like an armor
our fathers look like our fathers

we stand to defend our honor
we never find any of the answers

we break tradition on cornerstones
we yell for the gloaming (papa im coming)

when the city sleeps, we will be watching
when the city sleeps, we will be watching
when the city sleeps, we will be watching
when the city sleeps...

when the city sleeps, we will be watching
when the city sleeps, we will be watching
when the city sleeps, we will be watching
when the city sleeps, we will be watching
Track Name: In Search Of The Present
throw your cares into the sea
throw your fears into me
throw your weight to your feet
throw the earths to the meeks
throw your love to your friends
throw your start to the end
throw your doubt to the night
throw your mouth to the might
throw your strength to your fate
throw your check to the mate
throw your black to the light
throw your force to the fight
throw your wisdom to the weak
throw your goals to the peaks
throw your heart off your sleeve
throw your blood off your knees

where is your will to live
where is your will to love
cross out the pain
cross out the sign
this is the moment
we all escape

we're still here
still loud as the young

still bright as the sun
an army of one

still perfectly broken
still nervously spoken

still damaged & frantic
still a hopeful romantic

still poetic as the moon
still five in the afternoon

still shaping our heads
still loving the dead

still lamenting our lives
still sharpening our knives

still painting our face
still feeling displaced

still erratic as our breath
still accepting all of our deaths

still stealing your hearts
still bleeding our art

where is your will to live
where is your will to love
cross out the pain
cross out the sign
this is the moment
we all escape
we all escape

freedom
freedom
take my hand
take my hand
follow me home
follow me home

freedom
freedom
take my hand
take my hand
follow me home
follow me home
follow me home
follow me home
Track Name: Oh No
blood drying as they go from door to door
have you seen them before?

eyes are two slits only painters can paint
do i need your permission to faint?

in the shadows of giants, stars explode
the skin is tearing to the bone

walk down the road with your name
when I cease to exist, who will you blame?

disguise your memories as happiness
escape in the thought of nothingness

i can see men marching in your eyes
taking your heart by surprise, by surprise

weep in holy places
oh no, oh no!

weep in holy places
oh no!

the riot squad is restless
they beat the daylight out of the sun, out of the sun

no one wants to know what's in the pockets of thieves
only the night can hear your pleas

watch every corner & every sign
christ & kerosene watch them shine, watch them shine

disguise your memories as happiness
escape in the thought of nothingness

i can see men marching in your eyes
taking your heart by surprise

weep in holy places
weep in holy places
oh no, oh no,
oh no, oh no!

weep in holy places