From the years 2009 and 2014, ages 13-18, I wrote lyrics for songs that only existed in my head (and of course the pages I wrote the lyrics on). I would read the lyrics and the entire set of an alternative rock band would play in my head. I bunched the lyrics into albums to keep them in order, for a total of 54 albums varying from 10 to 18 tracks each. It was an imaginary band called My Ex Epilogue. Most of the lyrics were written in middle and high school during class. bored or attentive, a great deal of where my mind was on were the sheets of lyrics I hid under my book or in the second half of each notebook.
Here’s part of an excel sheet with all the details I was able to keep before the writing was too much ahead of this:
The bold colors to the far left represent the general shift in tone and theme, going from general gory themes to concept albums about world catastrophes to a zombie theme to anti- government from punk sounds to arena rock to pop rock. I took inspiration from My Chemical Romance, The Used, Marilyn Manson, The Strokes, Matchbook Romance, Of Montreal, to name a few..
Then the blue albums and EP titles as well, with the total number of tracks I wrote for the project, then the times the album would be written and then finalized (printed!). the orange titles are individual tracks that stand out the most.
Here’s another glimpse of the data I have,
The blue is official album length, green the “B-Sides,” songs that didn’t fit well in the album but stayed as part of the project as a whole. Light blue are EPs, transitional songs or a mix of things that couldn’t fit as an album. orange is lost lyrics. There’s about twice as many lost lyrics I didn’t include. So my total comes to 734 album tracks and 1045 total lyrics written in the six years.
After 2014, I have written ZERO lyrics for this imaginary band My Ex Epilogue, though I still use the title My Ex Epilogue as my artist name when publishing my keyboard/piano albums on SoundCloud.
The 55th album-to-be, My Escape, ended up being a long poetry project of poems ranging from half a page to 6 pages long. This project became the foundation for my 16th keyboard/vocal album, “Tempted To Live,” since virtually all the lyrics come from there.
It became increasingly difficult to write my lyrics in college. I couldn’t afford to divide my attention, and there wasn’t a different setting I felt comfortable writing in.
And thus, was My Ex Epilogue, the project of 1000+ lyrics. I don’t plan on publishing the lyrics, or at least 98% of them, I won’t. x) They’re not that great.
Here’s a list of all the albums in order:
|2||Through Betrayal and Blames||15-Mar|
|3||War Of Assholes||4-May|
|4||Burn Your Eyes||5-Jul|
|5||Bastards In Hell||18-Jul|
|7||Orders From The Captain||30-Sep|
|8||Bullets For My Birthday||25-Oct|
|9||The Ceremony Isn’t Over Until I Cry||25-Nov|
|11||Where We Will Evenly Burn||14-Feb|
|12||Innocent Hands With Stains Of Blood||12-Mar|
|13||The Lights Are Out Again||2-Apr|
|18||Never Let Go||19-Nov|
|19||The Dead Parade!||7-Jan|
|20||The End of the World||11-Mar|
|21||Maybe It’s Just Love||13-May|
|25||Bunnies and Shovels||18-Aug|
|26||Kill All The Sinners||23-Aug|
|27||The Stars Under the Sea||10-Sep|
|28||Easy For Suicide||16-Sep|
|29||Burning Down the Ghost Town||7-Oct|
|30||Killer In Me||11-Nov|
|31||Consequences of the Loveblind||18-Nov|
|32||Blow Up the Sun!||12-Dec|
|33||Rapture For My Heart||16-Dec|
|37||You Never Live Twice||16-Mar|
|38||Something To Live For||9-Apr|
|39||Something To Die For||14-May|
|40||Cxxxx Mxxxx Pxxxx||11-Jun|
|44||Raise Your Voice||5-Oct|
|45||Apocalypse of Love||7-Jan|
|47||Fall of Heterika||13-Sep|
|48||Minus the People, Versus the World||31-Oct|
|49||Vices or Virtues||18-Nov|
|51||They Will Try Erasing Us||12-Feb|
|53||One Last Good Look||20-Apr|
55- “My Escape” (roughly Nov 2014) becomes “Tempted to Live” one year later, November 4th 2015: