Into the Roil

by Lovely Dark

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1.
Bound 03:26
Stories in the night told The wind moves above the trees And I’m gone from my body Calling out to save me, come take me tonight We climb through the evening mists Our memories fall, bleeding and limp Born to white light From firelit window and open doors The roads are paved with golden bars And round and round the world is bound By a chain of radiant stars Outside a patch of ghost pipe Grows along the prairie drive And I’m caught in a circle bone white By the pale life inside Feel something take root in me Like a fox caught, metal and teeth Bone split, broken and free From firelit window and open doors The roads are paved with golden bars And round and round the world is bound By a chain of radiant stars The circle spins around us The whole world cobbled from dust The circle spins around us We're reborn as stars collide
2.
Early Frost 04:19
The ice on the windshield Melts away in the morning sunlight Last night my call came ten years too late Drive south on the highway Modern myth is dying Modern man is lost No more mountain learning Before we’re caught We swear that we will try to Change all that we were born to It comes when it’s quiet It comes at night A clarion call sounds To gather ‘round fires With you in arm Telling tales of gold crowns Relearn what we’ve gathered In the small hours Sit and stare out at uncharted waters Depend on those you turn to Grow old together with you We swear that we will try to Change all that we were born to Depend on those you turn to Grow old together with you
3.
Born with a crest of your own Seven-league boots on a balsam throne Hemmed-in woodlands, carved from stone A songbird full of the tunes you stole And a rusted trailer can’t outlast the running water Oxide into autumn wire And the grass will thread the holes with green and gold O! Springtime’s choir Gotta risk it all For the promise held in another’s hand Gotta risk it all Outside yourself you’ll understand Born without a crest of my own No skeleton key for all closed doors I came so close that the window froze From the breath I took and the breath you stole And your winter armor can’t protect you from another Confide in the hunter’s moon And the summer sleeps until the hawthorn blooms O! Come too soon Gotta risk it all For the promise held in another’s hand Gotta risk it all Outside yourself you’ll understand You really shouldn’t look at me that way You really, really got to let it go some day You should take the hand you’re sworn to take but if you stay... Gotta risk it all For the promise held in another’s hand Gotta risk it all Outside yourself you’ll understand
4.
North Star 03:00
Yellow tinged with green Masses of evanescence Swarm the stars like angry bees And I’m clad in my father’s furs Held aloft on a silver mirror Shallow thin and cold But I won’t go into the night Don’t care what experts claim No mood for practicality When all the myths remain Warriors overhead In one gigantic rosette of flame, to shine in red But i won’t go into the night No, i will wait for the light Will it ever come back To this heart of mine This rooted pine Will it ever come back Won’t you ever come back home
5.
The first light on the wall And I had noticed how The sounds were changing You were sleeping through it all The growth of beak and claws My wings were aching You were suddenly, under me miles and miles away Rise up against the wind Release your grip Circling, circling one more time again With every feathery sweep of wing Reconstruct my origin Leaving it leaving it all behind again How I’ve missed this cold The freezing and the thaw Of winter waking Barefoot and alone After touching down My hands were shaking Trembling, remembering their own power again Rise up against the wind Release your grip Circling, circling one more time again With every feathery sweep of wing Reconstruct my origin Leaving it leaving it all behind again Too young and dumb to be afraid Tumbled down and in a terrible calamity Caught and snared, await the day Impatiently I’m leaving it leaving it all behind again Rise up against the wind Release your grip Circling, circling one more time again With every feathery sweep of wing Reconstruct my origin Leaving it leaving it all behind again
6.
Last Rites 03:18
The house she grew up in is now Adrift in an ocean of sand Cactus line the drive Spires in a line Empty malls entwine First love, last rites Of the pure hearted No regrets, it’s just life Save the dreaming for when we’re asleep A red-eyed sunset bled white Caught in the driveway tongue-tied Sweetest thing she knows Heavy like a stone Thrown around young bones In the fading light of day Memories fall away And only dust remains First love, last rites Of the pure hearted No regrets, it’s just life Save the dreaming for when we’re asleep But it brings you around Eyes grow wiser So tell me again And whisper my lines to me
7.
Why do you look so surprised That our luck’s run out Another perfect day Another endless drought And the rising tide I never meant it oh to feel this spark Did you expect me just to come apart It'll come for you It'll come for you Like it comes for me It'll come for you It'll come for you Like it comes for me I know you haven't tried To let the flood run down Overflow the banks And wash the hatred out Seas will rise Ebb and flow Ebb and flow I will survive Let me go Let me go Thrown into the roil I'm the wave out of control In the overflow It'll come for you It'll come for you Like it comes for me It'll come for you It'll come for you Like it comes for me
8.
Wax/Wane 03:07
Every day you would wave to the night-shift workers Dancing a hurricane round the corner Gone to a place where the loose ends gather Fabric unraveling faster and faster Theory of everything Pulled along by a string Around your cold little heart Told that the limelight still keeps shining After the cameras all stop rolling Just another scene Diamond ring make believe Whispering offscreen Bring me back the first branch of summer Whittle it down, throw it in the embers What’s at stake for what we’ve created I hope that the waiting has made you stronger Mirror, mirror, by the lamplight Down the streets, young things keep calling Tasseography, haruspex, palmistry Tell your secrets to me Bring me back the first branch of summer Whittle it down, throw it in the embers What’s at stake for what we’ve created I hope that the waiting has made you stronger
9.
Peacemaker 03:57
Tread carefully over the trip wires And cover the tracks that show Reflections of signal fires The river runs black like a plume of smoke Release your breath Muzzle flash No god comes to those who fall Wipe off your warpaint Take off your armor I’ll wash the blood away Your sons will be reborn Raised up on stolen soil Now steady your hands Take site In fire your faith restored Like stripes on a uniform Red and gold But you story will be retold Put on your peacemaker Houses burn thick with smoke Wipe off your warpaint Take off your armor I’ll wash the blood away Your sons will be reborn Raised up on stolen soil
10.
Wanderlust 04:00
Backroads, rutted deep I know these paths from my old life Storefronts have changed Streets rearranged Underneath the two stoplights With you, was where I learned love With you, was where i learned love But the prairie wind is cold Steals the heat from your bones And scatters you out like seeds alone Walk through the fields Past powerlines And the old roadside graves Painted names under bridges Painted saints swear Jesus saves And I feel changed but the same And I have been remade Time goes by so fast Cracking paint Sagging stained glass Friends scattered to the unknown But the stage lives on alone Let him who will Go wander still Out past the lights of town To find something that never can be found Cold before the dawn It's a fond farewell Darkness moving on Cold before the dawn It's a fond farewell Darkness moving on

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released March 1, 2014

All songs by Lovely Dark: Sonia and Travis Even, Kent Thomson, Max Becker, Ben Johnston and Joe Clark

Recorded by Ben Durrant at Crazy Beast
Mastered by Bruce Templeton at Magneto Mastering

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Lovely Dark Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dark, anthemic indie rock vibes from Minneapolis, MN. We make loud, pretty music about witches and physics.

“There’s a certain wilderness about Lovely Dark that no other band captures, and you’ll grow hungry for it...
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“Layered and theatrical … like a walk through a fairy-tale forest” (89.3 the Current).​
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