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Dark Matter

This sophomore album, crafted with upbeat rhythms and haunting melodies, blends folk punk and acoustic rock with unexpected elements of less orthodox styles.

Darkly optimistic lyrics are driven by soaring harmonies and passionately untamed lead vocals.

Dark Matter

Dark Matter Track Listing

Blood Red Sea

Little girl cries right east of me
Little girl cries and no woman comes running
Little girl cries right east of me
As I’m tossed on the blood red sea

Jesus loves me such a sweet melody
Jesus loves me but he don’t come a’running
Jesus loves me such a sweet melody
As I’m tossed on the blood red sea

Mercy on me for my angry tongue
Mercy on me for the sins I’m recounting
Mercy on me for my damn worthy greed
As I’m tossed on the blood red sea

And let’s pretend you’re right, let’s pretend I die tonight then
Cuddle your choir boys straight to heavens gate, dance and celebrate
Lift his holy name cause your slate is clean from the stains of unbelief
So find some time and find relief while I’m tossed on the blood red sea

Diablo

Your daughter is the devil, can't you see it in her eyes
When she's sucking on her thumb or screaming from her crib at night
Your daughter hardly speaks yet she converses with the dead
You tried to warn the missus, she said it's all in your head

You were so disappointed to learn she's not anointed
No cheap booze can substitute for blood
The breaking of bread between family and friends
No longer is a body undone, no no
When your daughter is the devil
Your daughter's the devil

Your daughter is the devil and her laugh sounds like ten thousand cries
You can hear it haunt your thoughts as you try to sleep at night
Your daughter will possess you, she's already rooted in your mind
So grab her by the horns, holy water will make her sit real tight

You were so devestated by the evil lust created
No cheap booze can substitute for love
The breaking of bones is the only choice you know
And your prescription needed filling months ago
But your daughter is the devil
Your daughter's the devil

One evening you snuck out
One hand covered her mouth
You took her to a river, said a prayer
"Lord deliver"
Let all evil be cast aside
Holy madness in your eyes
Wondering if she'll sink or float
Sink or float, she's a diablo

No one believes you but still their doubts are as infernal
As the child who's sleeping in your arms
Let all evil be cast aside
Holy madness in your eyes
Wondering if she'll sink or float
Sink or float, she's a diablo

Your daughter's the devil
Your daughter's the devil
Can't you see it in her eyes, see it in her eyes?
Your daughter's the devil
Your daughter's the devil
Her laugh sounds like ten thousand cries,
Her laugh sounds like ten thousand cries,
Your daughter is a demon that Styx will soon own
Your daughter is the devil, should've named her Diablo

Little Box

Set your eager sights towards the fields of white noise
Thoughts have fled far long ago, no one's home anymore by choice

Radiowaves sing me to sleep
Concentration I cannot keep
Synapses stop firing
Imprisoned by your entertaining
Imprisoned by your entertaining

Armchair eats me alive
Yellow eyes, lacking all drive
"Show me colors!" I scream
The bloodclot's hardening
Kill me

Radiowaves sing me to sleep
Concentration I cannot keep
Synapses stop firing
Imprisoned by your entertaining
Imprisoned by your entertaining
Imprisoned by your entertaining

Well, I don't need to think and I don't need move
I just need a screen and a powerful A/C to keep me hibernating
To keep me sustaining
To keep the entertaining
Keep me in my little box
Windows shut, doors locked
Keep me from the world outside
I'll be fine

Radiowaves sing me to sleep
Concentration I cannot keep
Synapses stop firing
Imprisoned by your entertaining
Imprisoned by your entertaining

Our Own Moon

And oh, what can one do
When they are born too soon
But sit out on the front porch
Gaze up and swoon
And oh, a hearty laugh
Gravity holds us back
From flying off and finding
Our own moon

And all I'll ever see
Is earth's own scenery
There's plenty to explore
But still there's plenty more
And oh, what can one do
When they are born to soon
But try to love the planet
They're tied down to

I'd kill for just a little taste
A little bit of outerspace
A little bit of proof
One telescope is all I've got
Too dumb to be an astronaut
And born a bit too soon

Imagine living at light speed
Imagine all the things we'd see
I can't imagine those mindgasmic galaxies
Imagine finding a new home
A pale blue dot just like our own
Such science fiction fantasies
I'll never ever know

I'd kill for just a little taste
A little bit of outerspace
A little bit of proof
One telescope is all I've got
Too dumb to be an astronaut
And born a bit too soon
I was born a bit too soon

Another night sky painted out
The same old wish to think about
But heavy eyes and heart
Lead me back indoors
And oh, what can one do
When they are born too soon
But try to fall asleep because
That's what dreams are for

Sagan's Song

I wouldn't mind another light in the sky
So Betelgeuse supernova anytime you'd like
The present has me choking in its grasp
I'd prefer staring 600 years into the past

I wouldn't mind a soundtrack for my life
I'd walk in tempo and harmonize all the time
Idle chatter, lack of focus dims the volume down
Of nature's song that always surrounds

We may feel disconnected
The naked eye is not enough and
Sagan put it best
When he said that we're star stuff
So Betelgeuse can burst
And the radio can play 'cause
We're all made of waves
We're stardust

And I wouldn't mind another light in the sky
So Betelgeuse supernova anytime you'd like
The present has me choking in its grasp
I'd prefer staring 600 years into the past

We may feel disconnected
The naked eye is not enough and
Sagan put it best
When he said that we're star stuff
So Betelgeuse can burst
And the radio can play 'cause
We're all made of waves
We're stardust

We're stones dropped in a pond
Random, in tandem with the dawn
I'm a blink - then I'm gone
And that's fine 'cause I will carry on

We are stones dropped in a pond
Random, in tandem with the dawn
I'm a blink - then I'm gone
And that's fine 'cause I will carry on

We may feel disconnected
The naked eye is not enough and
Sagan put it best
When he said that we're star stuff
So Betelgeuse can burst
And the radio can play 'cause
We're all made of waves
We're stardust

Brand New Habit

Ember at the very tip
You kill so slow though I'd prefer you'd do it quick
Light you up and send you off
You leave in a puff but still you always stick

I'd ash you away but still you'd remain
Your scent in my hair
I wear your stains tonight, tonight
I'd ask you to stay with your toxic intake
But the question proves itself pointless
Each time

Filter, my friend, you like to pretend
You're a barrier to a rather unfortunate end
You hang from my mouth
I can't spit you out
In hopes that your presence proves some kind of merit

Well I'd dust you right off
Your farewell - a cough
But tomorrow comes and I'm not quite strong enough
No

Your dust on my sleeve
No you'll never leave
The one who picks up and moves on
Has got to be me

Keep you away let someone else have it
It's about time I find myself a brand new habit
Cut you off - amputate the havoc
It's about time I find myself a brand new habit

I'd ash you away but still you'd remain
Your scent in my hair
I wear your stains tonight, tonight
I'd ask you to stay with your toxic intake
But the question proves itself pointless
Each time

I'd dust you right off
Your farewell - a cough
But tomorrow comes and I'm not quite strong enough
No

Your dust on my sleeve
No you'll never leave
The one who picks up and moves on
Has got to be me

Chords Of Your Chorus

Your heart, your heart is a pin-prick away
From leaving your insides to waste
But the past is a cold, cold corpse
So I'll risk without any remorse

My sights set with the sun tonight
The ground is now such an unpleasant sight
But the past is a cold, cold corpse
Throw out my rearview without any remorse

Let the new skin break through
Though it's raw, it's more fitting
For a shapeshifter such as I
Leave what's been left
For the ground to recollect
Let it pass and then be pacified

My mind, my mind dwells in overcast weather
The winds are picking up and it's hard to stay tethered
But the past is a cold, cold corpse
Blow me away without any remorse

I've never been saintly
I've never lived rightly
I'm always unhinged from everybody else
But what's done is now dead
And tomorrow's what's left
So maybe I'll try to live better then

My heart, my heart is one heartbeat away
From its ambitious, awaited escape
But the future is a cold, cold corpse
So beat on without any remorse
So beat on with the fullest of force
So beat on with the chords of your chorus
And be strong 'cause this one song is yours
And let the past be a cold, cold corpse

Let the new skin break through
Though it's raw, it's more fitting
For a shapeshifter such as I
Leave what's been left
For the ground to recollect
Let it pass and then be pacified

Let the new skin break through
Though it's raw, it's more fitting
For a shapeshifter such as I
Leave what's been left
For the ground to recollect
Let it pass and then be pacified

Empty City

Well I tried to make it work
But the only fruit this desert yields is hurt
I loved the sunsets, the simple life at first
But I can't stay on one single patch of earth

Cause west of the dirt and north of the of the dust
Is a land promised to us, to us
So outline and fill in on your cardboard "There or Bust"
And let the rain wash all the stains from this empty city left on us

Well I fought with all I had
But not one sweat droplet broke from this dry land
I sold my soul for a chance to make a stand
But the only thing left standing is the sand

Cause west of the dirt and north of the of the dust
Is a land promised to us, to us
So outline and fill in on your cardboard "There or Bust"
And let the rain wash all the stains this empty city left on us

Well the desert was my lover
But I never really loved her
So leaving her's a hard thing to do
But my feet have started forward
Before I felt the force of them leading me with fortitude

Cause west of the dirt and north of the of the dust
Is a land promised to us, to us
So outline and fill in on your cardboard "There or Bust"
And let the rain wash all the stains this empty city left on us
Let the rain wash all the stains this empty city left on us

This Scene I'm Seeing Nightly

After laughter there was awkward silence
We needed one more round to make headway
Taking off our sober faces
Find much less somber things to say

After plastered, pounding fists with laughter
Disasterous if we should lose our nerve
Closing open mouths, they're so unsightly
When they're not speaking finer words

And it's alright by me if you prefer being quiet
I'm quite content watching the lashes dance above your eyelids
It's hard to take things in when you're engulfed in endless noise
I'm overjoyed to see the beauty I was blind to when I still my voice

After laughter, two cars driving onward
And outward where they will soon divide
This shell that I return to
Isn't nearly where my faithful heart resides

After silence, I slip into the evening
I-10 should take me right back home to you
This scene I'm seeing nightly
Half-tempted to go, but oh, I never do

And it's alright with me as I lay in the quiet
I'm quite content with dreaming
There's no way I can deny it
It's hard to take things in when you're engulfed in endless noise
I'm overjoyed to see the beauty I was blind to when I still my voice

Seasons

Autumn's creeping up on me
Slyer than a cat, it seems
Bringing chills and ending dreams
Of warmer, peaceful days
Autumn's slowly killing me
With glimpses from your painful eyes
Echoes of your hushed goodbyes
The winds blew away

Autumn has a way with me
She comes and brings apathy
See, that's the last thing that we need
It's cold enough outside
Autumn loves to play with me
Her icy winds always reminding
The summer season is so fleeting
And so spent was our time

Evidently, it's over, it's over now
Should've seen it coming
Evidently, we're over
We're over now

You bring me summer, you bring me summer
In the coldest of months filled with change
You bring me summer, you bring me summer
In the darkest of days

You bring me summer, you bring me summer
In the coldest of months filled with change
You bring me summer, you bring me summer
In the darkest of days

But all seasons must come to an end
Come to an end
Come to an end
Oh, come to an end
All seasons must come to an end