Spectres

by Lost Children

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1.
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!
2.
03:30
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?
3.
01:08
"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."
4.
05:21
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
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6.
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?
7.
05:09
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!
8.
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."
9.
04:09
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.
10.
04:29
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
11.
10:28
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)

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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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