Survival Rate

by Winter Severity Index

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Released by Blood Rock Records on vinyl 12", 300 copies.


released May 27, 2013

Winter Severity Index are: Simona Ferrucci: vocals, guitar, bass, drum programming Valentina Faniugliulo: synths and keyboards.

Recorded at Disorder Officine Musicali and Audio Division, Roma. Mixing by Luciano Lamanna, mastering by Andrea Merlini at Audio Division, Roma, 2013.

All music and lyrics by Simona Ferrucci except for synths and keyboards on tracks 1, 2, 3 by Valentina Fanigliulo.



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Winter Severity Index Rome, Italy

Winter Severity Index is a project by Simona Ferrucci ( voice, guitar, bass guitar, drum programming). At the moment Simona collaborates with Alessandra Romeo on synths and keyboards.
In their music a cold vintage drum machine rhythm section meets the liquid melancholic atmospheres of Simona's guitar and the ethereal Alessandra's synths.
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Track Name: Blue Bird
On the sunrise railing
The blue bird came
The spring was coming
with its cruelty
of a thousands promises
that were bound to die one day
in my young hands
as they did, indeed…
I saw blue feathers
from the waving curtains
of my open window
like a heaven message
I thought not to deserve
but I knew that day it wasn't just a dream
even if it flies away
and I've never seen it again.
Will you come in my dreams?
Track Name: The Gift
And laughters again
Raped by love
Like a desperate mad
When there was a free gift
When I liked you, my dear friends.
Burned skin
Wounds and flowers
'Cause there's always too much
To live and understand
Without a hand
That holds my hand,
Without a mean
To reach the end.
When you think
your tears have run dry
Pain will surprise you
Once again
Another buch of nails
To swallow silently.

A time will come
When silence will be cruel
Like a heavy stone
Every night over your breast.
Silence can scream
You'll hear it with no rest.
Beggin' for being heard
Grabbing by the hand
The one you care about
The one you love the best
You'll scream so loud
To hear one sound
And scare the people
The people all around.

Their cold kindness
will be like a sword
plunged in the will
the will to breathe again.
In that moment
Don't regret
The gift you threw away
And keep the strenght
You used that day with me.

Track Name: Woman's Prayer
I keep praying
I wounded angel
who's beating hard his head
against a stone sky
against a cruel lie
you, the idol of indifference

Only poor man can receive here
your holy bless
while he's writing another degrading rule for us
for women

My blood was sliding
against a sordid night
that lasts for thousand years
My womb was smelling
of sea and jasmine
My eyes were burning
of your eternal fear

Holy white linen beauty
listen to me
you're soaked withe every salted burning tear
cried by women
but you're so far.
Track Name: Vesperbild
Our bodies die in each other's womb
defeated by sleep and fever
Nobody comes, neither today
to hold this hands that shiver
Fast confessions without any words
Your eyes always avoiding mine
But bashful hugs, they never lie
and make our solitudes collide

The green dawn will lean on
a steamed window
The wine in our blood
taking us by surprise
this time…

The darkness will become
as thick as your pain
the graceful blow we dealt
reflected in our sight
this night…