They Say It's Always Lonely

by Fotoform

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We’re excited to share our first holiday song! Inspired by a patch on a vintage synth we dusted off and written in anticipation of the bittersweet feelings the holidays bring (especially this year), this one comes straight from the heart.

We hope this song brings a little joy as we all cozy up a bit differently this year.

All proceeds through the end of the year will go to benefit the University District and West Seattle food banks to help combat food insecurity in our community.

Wishing you peace, health and happiness.
(And dancing with you from afar).
We love you.



Here I sit alone
Even though it’s Christmastime
Waiting for the first snow
Just can’t get you out of my mind

But you’re not coming home
That much I know
So here I sit alone tonight

The lights are strung up bright
But the mood’s not feeling right
Just a few more things to do
Someone get me out of this line

And they’re playing our favorite tune
In this crowded room
I just want to dance with you tonight

They say it’s always lonely (and they’ve said it all)
But they don’t even know me (and they said it all)
They say it’s always lonely (and they said it all)
If only I could be with you tonight (are you coming home)

We don’t know (Don’t say it’s only)
Where to go (a dream)
We never know which way to turn (Don’t say it’s only)
Now that I’ve found you (A dream)
I’m going to hold on to (Tonight)
Now that I’ve found you (a dream)
I’ll never forget to hold onto your heart (tonight)


released December 11, 2020
Words and music: Kim House
Kim: keys, drums, bass, vocals
Geoff: guitars

Recorded at Chez la mort
Mixed by Evan Foster at No Count
Mastered by Jack Endino
Cover image from the video (dir. Erik Foster)


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Seattle’s Fotoform create beautiful guitar-based dreamy post-punk. Their self-released debut was a KEXP listener's 90.3 albums of the year for 2017 and more.
New holiday single "They say it's always lonely" out now!

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