Aluminium

by Blackened Blues

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1.
The cold of the night, the dark of the sky A lick of your lips just to temp your delight The hair on your neck, reaching here to the sky The moon is in sight, keep open your eye The cold of the night, from here to the sky The cold of the night, white clouds in the sky The things on your mind keep you up at night All those things left to do, reaching here to the sky Time will run short, to the point of the demise The cold of the night, from here to the sky And you see your life in an hour glass All broke down to sand When you’ve fallen down to the bottom Just turn it ‘round and start again
2.
On and on, it plays on And so we’re told: we’ll get old It’s in our bones As we grow, we count the days as they fade away On and on Time is gone On and on, the children’s song Of constant play has seen the days Of decay of our mind The body’s timed to slowly fade away On and on Through young and old everybody knows that Time is gone You’re living on, and keep keeping on And on and on We count the days of our decay And time is gone Your body’s gone, but you’re living on Fade away
3.
06:06
Self-doubt is a tricky thing So much so, I’m not sure where to begin Cuz you know there’s shit that you gotta do Your head is screaming, but you don’t move And the farther you run away The harder it’s going to chase You run Just admit that you’re scared as shit And look at all you’re avoiding You know the stitch in time will save nine Why don’t you pick up the needle? Don’t try to sweep it under It might seem good, but it’s sure to blow over And you know there ain’t no place to hide It’s not out there, it’s from the inside And it cripples and exhausts you All the shit that you’re just not doing You run cuz you’re scared My heart skips, my stomach sinks My throat swells up and my body shakes The thought of what’s inside; It’s a self-induced mental suicide So look out, and try to look ahead And get out of my fuckin’ head You run cuz you’re scared Just admit that you’re scared as shit And look at all you’re avoiding You know the stitch in time will save nine Why don’t you pick up the needle and thread?
4.
05:16
It starts as thought; dormant and raw It shapes your life before you even know it It takes some time, those things inside There’s black and blue: the things that colour my life Did I create this fate of mine? Did I know it’d show itself to me in my life? Cuz here I sit, and I live it But well before I often pictured things as is Home
5.
02:33
So try as I might, but we still can’t make it right The good will always be nice but it ends up with a fight And why? So we talk in the morning, and we talk through the night I went to the doctor just to gain some insight I said, “What can I do to make this all alright?” Can we make this eternal or is it doomed to die? And why? You know that we tried
6.
Up, the day’s begun. Coffee’s for my mind Phone, I’ll turn it on, it’s time to feel the grind Fall into the world that doesn’t feel like life Work, and internet, those things that pass the time But are all my freedoms all just the same? And are all my freedoms all just in vein? Cuz I don’t see them when I’m walking on down the line And I don’t feel them when I’m thinking all of the time When I woke up this morning, my thoughts were alarming: Is my life so boring? I sleep in the evening, some tossing and turning The alarm always beckons Has it just been a life of all the above? Just rinse and repeat it The extent of my day is rather mundane: Just work, sleep and eating Home, the day is done. Crack a beer, unwind Phone, I’ll turn it off — don’t wanna hear that chime Fall into my songs, the fantasy of life Sing, explore the world where I don’t feel time But are all my freedoms all just the same? And are all my freedoms all just in vein? Cuz I don’t see them when I’m walking on down the line And I don’t feel them when I’m thinking all of the time Cuz when I woke up this morning, I turned the alarm off I went back to snoring I fell into dreaming, I could not believe it What I was thinking Has it just been a life of all the above? Just rinse and repeat it All of my freedoms and all I’ve achieved Is a life of escaping
7.
06:31
8.
04:44
It came and went with little cents, I never know why The money’s here, I live the day, the well has run dry My broken back, my pockets flat, it’s not like I don’t try Is my whole life my working life? Punch out and then I die? It’s just how all this goes We see the ebbs and flows You can’t break ’til the end Just try and make it bend And make it last, like any other day I can’t explain all my disdain for knowing what is wrong But when I try I look inside for lyrics to this song The answer is to build those things that always live on So do create, and something make, the beauty’s holden eye It’s just how all this goes We see the ebbs and flows You can’t break ’til the end Just try and make it bend And make it last, like any other day
9.
Sitting here on top of the sky and I’m watching the world go by I’m just sitting here on top of the sky and I’m watching the world go by I’m just sitting here on top of the sky and I’m looking down on to my life Look how different everything becomes when you’re through the ol’ birds eye There’s so many things on the outside that you can’t help internalize And what does all of this mean for my life and will I ever find the reasons why? I’m just watching them all go by Just watch as they fly by Sitting here on top of the sky and I’m watching the world go by I’m just sitting here on top of the sky and I’m watching the world go by Sitting here on top of the sky and I’m looking down at you and I And the game is set — just roll the dice and we’ll sit and watch our worlds collide Cuz you know that we surely tried, but sometimes things don’t materialize And when something surely dies then the world creates a new life Just watch as they all go by I’m just watching them all fly by Sitting here on top of the sky and I’m watching the world go by Every bit of me, and all of my life — and I’m watching it all fly by Sitting here on top of the sky and I’m watching
10.
On our way back home, this feeling’s not alone We came and went, just kinda moving along Keep your eye on the road, and keep on singing your song It’s merely life, and this is just our time to end it all in stride End the verse in a line Always in time Thorn protects the rose, it’s bittersweet, I know Always in time from the back of the line You know the story’s the same: there is no reason or rhyme And it will show, cuz it already knows: Look how the sun does rise and the wind surely blows Always in time Always in time Never on time Always Treading life in tow, steady as she goes So this is life, and there’s lessons we’ve learned It’s just a part of it to watch the tables turn And we move on and try to author our fate It helps us sleep at night and get through each day Always in time
11.
I’ve seen your eye as it looks into mine, and it’s no surprise that it’s as red as mine I’ve seen your eye and when it looks into mine, it’s like I’m staring back into the depths of time I’ve seen your eye as it looked into mine And it’s happened again, some other time How do I know for sure? It’s all just a matter of space and time I’ve seen your eye as it looked into mine And it’s brown to red and then black to white How do I know for sure? It’s all just a matter of space and time I’ve seen your eye and when it looks into mine it’s just to my demise I see your big disguise I’ve seen your eye and when it looks into mine it’s just to my surprise I see your scarlet eyes I’ve seen it all, in a rise and fall And I was standing there just to watch you crawl I’ve seen your lies and all your cries in your scarlet eyes I’ve seen you there and I watched you fall And I was standing there like I’m ten feet tall I’ve seen your lies and all your cries in your scarlet eyes The worst thing you could ever do is say the lie is a living truth and then fade away The surest way to corrupt the youth is to say the lie is a living truth and then fade away Yea, fade away Don’t look at them, and just look at you, and do whatever the fuck that you wanna do and then fade away Don’t live for them, and just live for you, and do whatever the fuck that you wanna do and then fade away Fade away
12.
03:18
When I’m out, does it show that I don’t know? I don’t know how to show proper prose; At the mic, when I’m home, or to or fro I don’t know! I decay When I’m out, does it show that I don’t know?
13.
06:20
When I look around, it seems clear to me That we all live within our dualities And if it’s not based on you and me Then it falls upon the magic number three The light and the dark, and the birds and the bees And this is what makes our reality Everyone! We’re only twos and threes! Look around and tell me what you see And there it is, throughout our history: The biggest story of them all is of a trinity The son is your body and the spirit your soul And your conscious mind is just father time If you can’t see the forest for the trees, You’re probably looking at all the number twos and threes Everyone! We’re only twos and threes! Look around and tell me what you see Maybe you say we’re only 6’s and 7’s But I think we’re only just twos and threes We’re only just twos and threes!

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released July 7, 2018

Mixed, Engineered and Recorded by Greg Harrison (www.gregpercussion.com)
Artwork by Nick Flook
(www.flookart.com)
Logo design by Meghan Litteljohn

Drums: Marshall Baglieri
Guitar/Vox: John Baker
Bass/Vox: Dan Audet

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