No Dark​/​No Light

by Lilac Shadows

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1.
Bring your knees to the shore Let it wash your broken form And give yourself to the sand Bow your head, and pray to the land With holy words begin to roll away again You're left with only one alternative: To fill your lungs and pretend That you know how to swim
2.
Tunnels 04:17
Blood in your teeth Smoke in your eyes Salt where it bleeds But no tears to cry You waited for her touch But when it came it wasn't enough Now you're tasting cigarettes and stone You're feeling your fingers For ghosts that may linger on Knives in your back Fire in your face Dirt where you drag your penitent weight You're saving for another life When tunnels dark look light Now you're shaking fever dreams and smoke The lesson's well learned and the pain that was earned is tattooed to the bone And now you're feeling so alone But you told me not to come home So I'll wait for your steel to show So now it's come to this You know it's true As dawn breaks inside her arms your end is coming soon
3.
Tsunami 05:12
When you first saw that setting sun Was your whisper louder than your loaded gun? Did it flash and dance just like the storms That have swept us out to sea where we belong? Cause you wouldn't wait for this You wouldn't wait for this Now you drift between water and sky You're thinking of a time when the sea was still alive And the flame that you once held close Drowns as fast as you now drift away from the coast Sit down and fall out Just tell him you won't Just tell you will Cause he will not know Cause you wouldn't wait for this You wouldn't wait for this
4.
Inactivision 06:03
Are you getting tired of living underground? Seasons spent within, feelings went without A song that makes no sound Have you gotten settled into another skin? A quiet architect of single-minded sin A dream that ends So now you're falling out, or starting to fall in The hole that you have found which never wants to end A light that grows dim So tell me what you wanted Tell me I was wrong and I'll believe it's true Tell me I am sorry Tell me not to worry and I'll believe you Now you're holding on to the light I helped turn off And I'm slowing down, but these engines cannot stop So tell me what you wanted Tell me I was wrong and I'll believe it's true Tell me I am sorry Tell me not to worry and I'll believe you Tell me what you need and I will stop the bleeding While your blood runs blues
5.
Turning from the mirror will not make the past get clearer to you now As your razor's getting thinner while you walk into this winter on your own And if you want to come undone Just hold your tongue like everyone Feelings are forgettable, but silence rings so heavy you could drown And there is only silence now When you open wide When you open wide (You say it's not enough holding on to what was) Before - you'll see, you'll find To be, to seem To lift your eyes When you open wide When you open wide You say it's not enough, holding on to what was
6.
Fever Pitch 04:54
Your mind is dark You're tearing pages apart The laughter you gave them, The light from your station, The fire that rages on is almost to your own door Your hallowed heart Drew a fire from a spark But your tables aren't turning, Your ears are not burning, The lessons you're learning will not clean you Cause soon you'll know And time will show That love grows cold When you need it the most
7.
No Dark/No Light (free) 04:35
Wait til the days have turned cold You'll be safe in the light that you hold While you waited for something to tell you that nothing is real Just a ghost at your back with a touch you keep waiting to feel While your sun hangs low A curtain which blinds you from it all And soon you'll know That the light from your heaven is as cold as your dawn Those aren't my eyes watching over you Those aren't my hands moving over you That's not my voice whispering to you You who would wait for the day Or the sun to tell you that you are safe While you hide from the places that you had erased from your mind Like the ghost at your back with a touch you were hoping to find No dark No light No dark Cause your veil is thin Between nothing and feeling it all And soon you'll swim The rivers that run through like knives in your heart Those aren't my eyes watching over you Those aren't my hands moving over you That's not my voice whispering to you
8.
Drone 06:57
Your eyes are wide - you see it The time is near - you feel it Up and down your skin Your hands are tight - release them The air is close - just breathe in And it will begin Cause nobody's waiting For you to walk through that door Nobody's waiting And you cannot ask for more than we have The door is closed - so you lean in Your legs are strong - but they weaken At this welcome world Cause nobody's waiting For you to walk through that door Nobody's waiting And you cannot ask for more than we have You see You hear You feel It's near

about

Recorded between February 2013-August 2013 at home in Chapel Hill, NC, and at the Cotton Mill rehearsal studios in Raleigh, NC.

credits

released February 8, 2014

Written and recorded by Sam Logan
Produced by Sam Logan and Nathan Price
Mixed by Mitch Easter at the Fidelitorium
Mastered by Nick Petersen at Track and Field
String Arrangements by Rachel Rollins and Mark Paulson

Additional Musicians: Nathan Price, Derek Torres, Karen Blanco, Zack Oden, Jacki Huntington, Rachel Rollins, Mark Paulson, John Wollaber, Amanda Lindsey

Thank you to everyone listed above, and everyone else who helped us see this album through.

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