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1. Prelude 121
2. Parade Blue
3. One Summer
4. Admiralty
5. Surface to Air
6. Reeds
7. Kuiper
8. We Fall Like Snow
9. The First Night in Exile
10. Ferryman
11. Harbor
12. After All


Prelude 121

(instrumental)

--
Parade Blue

stopped the clock,
waiting for the recognition on your face
and gathered sticks and stones to
rest upon shattered limbs,
become the rest of what you are

stopped the clock, fight the urge to take out
more than what you owe.
and left back, free and clear below you.
rest of them can’t compare to all that's left surrounding now.

and softly spoken, you...

stopped the clock,
but the sound will never start to go away.
and far behind, the leaves unchanging.
rest upon shattered limbs,
become the rest of what you are

and you'll become what's stronger
the outcomes undecided
he starts as a beginner
ending better left unread

and softly spoken, you...

step forward, I don't think you know
what lies below you
step forward, do you want to know
what lies support you
step forward, lean close into fear,
and i will pull you down

--
One Summer

all this used to be fields,
behind the lights you see
over and done, the light vines snaking to
choke out life among the hills. can’t you see
that all this used to be fields, and you’ll belong to them,
because this is your last one.

if you could take away the hourglass,
what could you say to me now?
for spirit’s sake, aren’t you awake again?
what they can take, you’ll allow.

all this used to be fields
behind the drywall, see?
up and out, the rat maze used to be our cage,
but then simple & straight lines replaced the
sheet gray blinders. no reminders of us or them.
now this is our last one.

if you could take away the hourglass,
what could you say to me now?
for spirit’s sake, aren’t you awake again?
what they can take, you’ll allow.

i’ll stop thinking, never breathe another word.
or i’ll stop breathing, never think another word.

all this used to be fields,
and this is your last one.

--
Admiralty

there’s a light on the glass and it feels like it’s looking at me strange.
leaves questions in my head likely to keep me awake.

i heard rumors, too.
charon's gold too good to be true.

there’s a light at my head and i feel like i can’t turn away.
a voice rings in my head, saying i’ve made a mistake.
But our money's been spent and the admiralty's sent us a way.

i’m told secrets, too.
that nothing good gets renewed.

don’t go,
she says,
but if there’s a chance
to live you out…

--
Surface to Air


You are far from me,
But you will never be alone
(or) at least as alone as me.

--
Reeds

and no, you can't make them go.
I know what they said, they don't care
if there's no way out; they're bought off and hung up
Nice and ready for northern inspection
and you won't let me go?
one more sound escapes to best laid pavement

and i want to give it up tonight.
no forces will gather, i won't defend everyone that's left behind.
we all know what was coming.
and i tried to keep their song alight
but strong makes it right, the weak in place under the scythe,
and now it's quiet

"when you go, don't turn your head round"
what did you think would happen?
dust will swallow them whole, dry winds from the northwest
all carried and content, signs burned and banners down
and that's how harbors end?
it's the fruit of your labors: the power of suggestion.

and i want to give it up tonight.
no forces will gather, i won't defend everyone that's left behind.
we all know what was coming.
and i tried to keep their song alight
but strong makes it right, the weak in place under the scythe,
and now it's quiet

oh, look what you left behind
oh, look what you left behind

--
Kuiper

at starboard, there’s someone to wait you out.
at starboard, there’s someone to wait you out.
when night falls, announcement’s made out loud
and drifting away, the eye that sees you never fades.

at starboard, there’s someone to take you out.
at starboard, there’s someone to take you out.
when night falls, announcement’s made out loud
that drifting away, the light that sees you never fades.

and soon, when you hope to be forgiven,
and it takes you away, i will not answer for myself

this time, when you feel yourself unravel
and you land far away, there are no numbers left to count

at starboard, there’s someone to wait you out.
at starboard, there’s someone to take you out.
when night falls, announcement’s made out loud
and drifting away, the light that sees you never fades.

--
We Fall Like Snow

(instrumental)

--
The First Night in Exile

and so we sing, so far away
I won't be there when it falls
and so we sing, so far away
I won't be there when it falls

wells, dug and running dry,
tapped and broken lines,
split the rails in half

see the white points receding now.
and no one will leave a light on for you
and as all lines converge as one,
know no one can keep it alight but you

--
Ferryman

and soon, when you hope to be forgiven,
and he takes you away, you won’t have to answer for yourself.

this time, when familiarity unravels, to refuse to escape,
silent ships sail back this way.

And they’ll never know if they got what they wished for.
Yes, they'll never know.

--
Harbor

(instrumental)

--
After All

(instrumental)

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