Spectres

by Lost Children

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released October 31, 2017

Guitars: Kurt Feldman, Asher Lack
Additional vocals: Maria Usbeck, Shione Yukawa
Cover photo: Tomonori Iwata
Cover design: Asuka Tsukamoto

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Track Name: Winter's Song
Cold Rain is falling down
Drowns all the weeds and the flowers.
Rushes underground
Clears away the trash in the gutter

Hear the bells they sing out
Signaling the death of an hour.
I close the latch and run down,
Meet night's breath hopeless and sour.

Out to the street now, I
take the B48 downtown.
Wait on the steps, alone
but she's never coming home...
is she?

The leaves are falling from the trees
A shadow covers Himrod street
A frozen body sinking down
With winter song's still crying out

Now sheets of mirrored ice,
Are shimmering in the street lamp's light.
I wander through the night
Seeing through unfamiliar eyes

The leaves are falling from the trees
A shadows covers Himrod street
A frozen body sinking down
With winter song's still crying out

Maybe hidden still,
At the bottom of some culvert
Pockets lined with stones,
and lungs with icy water,

Could the thawing of the springtime possibly uncover,
The path which last you took,
and more, what made you wander?
Or will there never be an end?
Yes, blood runs down the feathers!
Euphoria! Ephemeral inamorata!
Track Name: Cruel
At dusk, the beasts are out,
They slip through the crumbling walls into the town.
From my rooftop I look down,
See the frenzied crowds are all around.

There is no sense to be made anyhow.
We can hide for a while but they'll come back around.
The machines keep on pushing and pushing away,
Sooner or later we'll all end up in their wake.

Cruel.
Why's it have to be so cruel?
It seems so cruel.
Why's it have to be so cruel?

A river carves it's way to the ocean, if it's given time.
They can tear me limb from limb, but I never going to die!
I'll never die, I'll never die, I'll never die, I'll never die,
I'll never die, I'll never die, I'll never die, I'll never die!

(laughter)

Cruel.
Why's it have to be so cruel?
It seems so cruel.
Why's it have to be so cruel?
Track Name: Epilogue
"Now you know what we are, and now you know what you are.
You'll never grow old, Michael, and you'll never die, but you must feed."
Track Name: Hillside
A memory crowning the hillside,
Nests in the shadows of granite. I ...
Will I wait here forever?
As moonlight traces the headstones, I ...
Let my mind start to wander.

The way out has washed away
Fog between the monuments
Chills my bones, a distant stare, but
Clear and real, there's something there
Moving in the distance
Beckoning in whispers
This silhouette, with darkened eyes
Fades into the night

Two lovers turning in silence,
A glimpse of infinite twilight
Will I wait here forever?
As stars curl round the horizon, I
Sink in bottomless slumber

The way out has washed away
Fog between the monuments
The weight of longing, dissonant
Like a phantom in this heart
Track Name: Dream of Love
Late at night,
When the wind is blowing through the trees,
I sit and listen to the whispers of the leaves.

And I wonder if the lights of life
Are burning out of sight?
I wonder if some dream of love lives on,
Somewhere in your mind?

Close my eyes, retreat inside,
Neurotransmission on chemical tides,
October shadows blur with time,
But that smile is remarkably spry.

Late at night,
As the lake starts to freeze,
The moonlight shivers,
The trees groan and creak,

And I wonder if the warmth of home,
Would still welcome me in?
I wonder if this is the end,
Or where the story begins?
Track Name: Teen Beat
A waning moon
An ebbing sea
The change is slight,
But it's enough to feel.
Oh it's enough to feel.

Like a phantom touch,
On pinioned limbs.
A wind traversing the waves,
A beautiful thing.
Oh it's enough.

The shoreline draws me near
I hear whispering
"Child, in time you'll be freed,
from every dream that could not be."

They've come to silence all memory
Darkness calls for me!
Tides of spring are rushing in
Darkness calls for me!

Night's curtain is drawn,
Our cue, we move from the wings
Finding our marks
The show can begin

Dancing in moonlight
Gesture and spin
Dark eyes in the distance
The pace quickening

The depths they sing so low,
Refrain "l'appel du vide"
"Child in time you'll be free,
from every dream that could not be."

They've come to silence all memory
Darkness calls for me!
Tides of spring are rushing in
Darkness calls for me!
Track Name: Uniform of Snow
We caught the sky opening,
Two golden streaks
they disappeared, heat spilled from the shapes,
all at once dead and living.

Do those lines still follow you?
Still follow you?

A distant place, rendered flat on this page.
It's as though nothing was real.
Who could possibly share what we'd seen,
And who would believe?

That moment stole my breath away
Just one silent touch
A pale hand caressing my face
A voice insistent and low

"My friend, this is the end;
just turn round and go.
Maybe there never was
anything at all."

Do those lines still follow you?
Still follow you?

"My friend, this is the end,
just turn round and go.
Lay me down to rest
shrouded in the snow.

My friend, this is the end.
We never learned anything at all."
Track Name: Spectres
Desolation sheltered me,
and distance gave some respite from the fray,
as ivy wraps around my limbs.

Specters in midsummer rain,
iridescent purple green and grey.
Wisps of light across my face.
Watch aurora's twisting interplayoops
and wait.

The edge of wonder indistinct,
Clasp my hands, but I can't hold onto it,
Tangled in a silken filament.

Specters in midsummer rain,
Opalescent, turning slow and strange.
Adrift yet with subtle grace
Spellbound i stare and wait
and wait.
Track Name: Hold On
Seems as though there's not much to say
Maybe there is nothing to do,
But watch the waves crash on the shore
And watch the stars come into view

Shining like a pearl in the water
Almost too precious to keep.
Living's easy if you know what you're after
I thought that would have come with the years

Hold on! Broken glass is scattered on the road
Hold on! Can barely keep myself afloat
Hold on! A streak of fuel is bleeding down the slope
Hold on! My heart is breaking as I go

Is there anything I -
I could offer you now?
I feel as though i've nothing to give
but ask me now, ask me -- i'll try anything.

Hold on! Broken glass is scattered on the road
Hold on! Can barely keep myself afloat
Hold on! A streak of fuel is bleeding down the slope
Hold on! My heart is breaking as I go
Track Name: Soft Shadows
It's late and now fading
A rare day in the springtime
The streets are cold and so empty
Yet, this feels like the beginning

I heard that she's leaving,
Would vanish so roughly.
In haste trying so hard now,
To crush diamonds from nothing

Shake the tears from your eyes little one,
And go outside
Chase the burning horizon,
Youthful hearts never lie

She's travelled so far now,
A fading trail of perfume
The suns dying embers cut
An endless valley between us

Wipe the tears from your eyes, little one,
And go outside.
Chase the burning horizon,
Youthful hearts never lie

White lattice drawn closed,
Obscuring my vision
Scan the lane through the haze
And regret having risen

An act without purpose
Soft shadows between us
The effort seemed worthless
But could there be something?

(repeat)

Moonrise, ever faithful
Memories, intoxicating
Don't look back, if you're able

(repeat)