The Malaise: Teaser vs. Warning

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Welcome to Oakland, the world inside Little Girl's mind. A landscape mashup of A. A. Milne and East Coast USA inspiration awaits while you crack open the spine of Millaze's first book, The Malaise. Akin to J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", The Malaise is the pre-cursor book before The Dialectic.

The Malaise begins with TvW: Teaser vs. Warning. The Malaise is a 3-album adventure into individual stories following the Little Girl's descent into Oakland, the dream world in her mind. These individual stories were inspired by Millaze's childhood, when she and her siblings sat down with the neighborhood kids to listen to her father tell individual, fictional stories about Bilbo Baggins - stories he crafted on the spot to entertain the bright-eyes in that suburban basement game room.

TvW's individual storytelling follows Little Girl's first forays into experimenting with dialectic reasoning; she begins to peel back the deceit from seeing the world in black/white, to her delights and dismays.

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released February 21, 2020

Music, Lyrics, Composed by Emily Anne Plazek. Piano, Vocals, Produced by Millaze, Sanctuary Studios. Produced, Guitar, Engineered, Mastered by Andrew Chris, On Tap Loft. On Tap TV LLC, MIC PGH LLC, Dialectic Booking and Press, MIC: Music Industry Connected Productions. 2020.

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i navigate my ship through the highs of the lows, my piano as my trusty steed. good boy. how about i tell you a story while we sail the seas? a story about a little girl on an adventure, lost in a dream world. it was called Oakland.

i dissociate and play piano and add dreams.
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Track Name: The Green Sweater and the Other Side
The other side
The other side

“There's nothing here,” he said
“Nothing much,” he said
“I'm reading books,” he said
But then that's all he said
Dreams of being known
The only one, alone
But for all he knows there's nothing here
He said

“There's something here,” she said
“Something great,” she said
“Already here,” she said
“You just can't quite see it yet”
Electricity flows
Unwilling, uncontrollable
Her eyes fixed on him, oh she knows
“There's something here”
She said

And to her right
In the meadow sun
"I've been warning you,
It's already begun"
Green sweater nodded to her younger one

And she sighed into her coffee mug
"There's another side and it's the only one
Until you learn, this will never be done"

There's always another side
You won't know the other side
There's always another side
You won't know the other side
There's always another side
You won't know the other side
There's always another side
You won't know the other side
Track Name: Slip Away
Am I weaker than those before me
Who take it to the chest and move on
Because I zoom in where I want
Oh, it’s where I want
But I know that girl is out there
I can knock on her door
Say welcome back, you’re up now
No, I can’t tell you how much more

But I do get to slip away
In a room, in a corner without you
But I do get to slip away, slip away
But I do get to slip away
In a room, in a corner without you
But I do get to slip away, slip away
And be with you

But I do get to slip away
In a room, in a corner without you
But I do get to slip away, slip away
But I do get to slip away
In a room, in a corner without you
But I do get to slip away, slip away
And be with you

I do get to slip away,
I do get to slip away, slip away
And be with you
Track Name: Tiger
Will you bite into every song
Like restaurants and media
Will the words be what you become

Will you see when the danger comes
What once was fun and now caution
Will you know it’s too late to run
Too late to run

And like tigers in the night,
You’ll bring your nightmare to life
For the rest of your whole life
You will either die or fight

Come on, tiger, you know
The prophecies you make and bleed
The habits make you roar and scream
Come on, tiger, you know
Take me higher, you know

Come on, tiger, you know
The prophecies you make and bleed
The habits make you roar and scream
Come on, tiger, you know
Take me higher, you know
Track Name: Something Great
A long time I’ve known you
So now I’d like to meet you

Two hours after I asked
Two hours, it fell down and left
The fever it passed

Thought of you and your years of dirty blood
All the other ones never get out of
But you broke every odd

I thought of who I am, who I have become
In a body I'm trying to outrun
But it's telling me something

I tried to make us something
I tried to make us something great
Cuz if I die and we were nothing
I die and it was all in vain

I won't let us down
I won't let us doubt
We're something great now
I won't let us down
I won't let us doubt
We're something great now

I thought of you and the way I fell in love
All the other ones never get to touch
This high I won't give up

So I choose you cuz you're the one I want
Going down in me saying “We're not done”
I look down, your eyes look up

I tried to make us something
I tried to make us something great
Cuz if I die and we were nothing
I die and it was all in vain

Oh, I won't let us down
I won't let us doubt
We're something great now
I won't let us down
I won't let us doubt
We're something great now

A long time I’ve known you
So now I’d like to meet you

I tried to make us something
I tried to make us something great
Cuz if I die and we were nothing
I die and it was all in vain

I won't let us down
I won't let us doubt
We're something great now
I won't let us down
I won't let us doubt
We're something great now
Track Name: What to Do
It’s part DNA, part how I was raised
Fully how I spend everyday
Loving the way the memories play
Caught up in the ways that you say

But what do you do when you don’t know what to do?
You stay
What do you do when you don’t know what to do?
You stay

But does it make your heart beat every day, every day
Double over and scream every day, every day
Tell me what you can’t see every day, every day
Tell me you can’t see me

It’s part loving you and not loving me, too
Hiking through this long human haze
Losing my mind and finding that I’m
Something more when I see your face

But what do you do when you don’t know what to do?
You stay
What do you do when you don’t know what to do?
You stay

But does it make your heart beat every day, every day
Double over and scream every day, every day
Tell me what you can’t see every day, every day
Tell me you can’t see me

Does it make your heart beat every day, every day
Double over and scream every day, every day
Tell me what you can’t see every day, every day
Tell me you can’t see me

What do you do when you don’t know what to do?
What do you do when you don’t know what to do?
What do you do when you don’t know what to do?
You stay
And watch life pass you by that way

But does it make your heart beat every day, every day
Double over and scream every day, every day
Tell me what you can’t see every day, every day
Tell me you can’t see me
Tell me you can’t
Tell me you can’t

Does it make your heart beat every day, every day
Double over and scream every day, every day
Tell me what you can’t see every day, every day
Tell me you can’t see me

Tell me you can’t see me
Tell me you can’t see me
Tell me you can’t see me
Tell me it was a dream
Tell me you don’t think of me
Tell me you’re not lying

Does it make your heart beat every day, every day
Double over and scream every day, every day
Tell me what you can’t see every day, every day
Tell me you can’t see me
Track Name: Body's Ocean
She said
There’s something here and it’s in me now
Can’t seem to, don’t want to let go or get out
So inside you I’ll try to go somehow

I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave

So won’t you give me time
Cuz first I’ll lose my mind
And I won’t notice, I won’t realize
Won’t you give me time
Cuz first I’ll lose my mind
And I won’t notice, I won’t realize

So won’t you give me time
I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave you behind
So won’t you give me time
I won’t leave you behind

She learned through her closed ceiling eyes
And one day when she rips out to cry
Oh, through a body’s ocean she will smile
You gave a gift I didn’t find
I made it cuz you broke my mind

I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave you behind
So won’t you give me time
I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave you behind
So won’t you give me time
I won’t leave you behind

And I’m standing right where you’re at
Cuz if you haven’t figured it all out yet
I’m not at all and I’m just like you and
I do not know what to do
But I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave you behind
So won’t you give me time
I won’t leave you behind

She learned through her closed ceiling eyes
And one day when she rips out to cry
Oh, through a body’s ocean she will smile
You gave a gift I didn’t find
I made it cuz you broke my mind

I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave you behind
So won’t you give me time
I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave you behind
So won’t you give me time
I won’t leave you behind

So won’t you give me time
Cuz first I’ll lose my mind
And I won’t notice, I won’t realize
So won’t you give me time
Cuz first I’ll lose my mind
And I won’t notice, I won’t realize

So won’t you give me time
I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave you behind
So won’t you give me time
I won’t leave you behind

She learned through her closed ceiling eyes
And one day when she rips out to cry
Oh, through a body’s ocean she will smile
You gave a gift I didn’t find
I made it cuz you broke my mind

I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave you behind
So won’t you give me time
I won’t leave you behind
I won’t leave you behind
So won’t you give me time
I won’t leave you behind
Track Name: Pilot Light
So much heart, such a little kid

I remember when you told me
Like anything great, you won’t like it initially
I remember when you told me
Eventually it grows on you, and then you see

I never expected this
Try really hard, was all I ever did
So much heart, such a little kid
I heard a whispering
Oh, I have nothing to do with this
Already art, I’m just listening

To find you
To feel you
Surrender to all I knew
Goodbye to
The lies, you
Can’t seem to
Escape from them
To find you
To feel you
Surrender to all I knew
Goodbye to
The lies, you
Can’t seem to
Escape from them

I thought I knew, but I never did
I thought I choose, but then all of it came to nothing
Needed you, but I never did
This world I knew wasn’t all of it
I thought I knew, but I never did
I thought I choose, but then all of it came to nothing
Needed you, but I never did
This world I knew wasn’t all of it

I thought I knew, but I never did

Dancing in the darkness
Feared it’s gone, but just a catalyst
It still burns, just a little dim
Let me become human
In every song, another side of it
I made a world, a hell and a heaven

To find you
To feel you
Surrender to all I knew
Goodbye to
The lies, you
Can’t seem to
Escape from them
To find you
To feel you
Surrender to all I knew
Goodbye to
The lies, you
Can’t seem to
Escape from them

I thought I knew, but I never did
I thought I choose, but then all of it came to nothing
Needed you, but I never did
This world I knew wasn’t all of it
I thought I knew, but I never did
I thought I choose, but then all of it came to nothing
Needed you, but I never did
This world I knew wasn’t all of it

And to the top of the world, inside
Already there but we climb, we climb
Grain of salt and mission in life
Greatest game and the pilot light

I remember when you told me
Like anything great, you won’t like it initially
I remember when you told me
Eventually it grows on you, and then you see

I thought I knew, but I never did
I thought I choose, but then all of it came to nothing
Needed you, but I never did
This world I knew wasn’t all of it
I thought I knew, but I never did
I thought I choose, but then all of it came to nothing
Needed you, but I never did
This world I knew wasn’t all of it

And to the top of the world, inside
Already there but we climb, we climb
Grain of salt and mission in life
Greatest game and the pilot light

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