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Cycles

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Back in town again, everything is feeling as it should Fancy yourself a walk through your old neighborhood The world keeps turning, nothings ever staying in its place While you were gone you got left out of the race, lost your place What will you do when the clocks run out From chasing the clouds away You’ll find yourself left behind at the station What if they’ve gone to stay Flashback night again, all the kids are grooving it around Take your place on the floor if you’re getting down Somethings wrong here, all the faces that you see have changed As for the rules that you played by, they’re not the same. Things have changed! What will you do when the clocks run out From chasing the clouds away You’ll find yourself left behind at the station What if they’ve gone to stay You never understood how things could be this way You’re locked out of the show as music starts to play Go find an open book, go find a caravan Go find a place where you can lay your weary head down You never understood how things could be this way Got called out by the crowd for all your yesterdays Choke down your Jameson, or smoke your cigarettes But don’t you ever never ever let it get you down What will you do when the clocks run out From chasing the clouds away You’ll find yourself left behind at the station What if they’ve gone to stay
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Whole and justified in the morning, Streaming through your window by the evening In a sparkling sequin shell As she drew her bath you fell Monette takes her trips with all those fancy types Glides from arm to arm in the club by night She summoned you down from your stage She took you home that very day Is this the last thing that I needed My own history repeated Your caress I crave Within reach I’ll stay ’til sunrise Hypnotized by bloodshot eyes Follow me my dear we’ll go Trade these city lights in for the great unknown Follow me my dear we’ll go Melodies that flow on a feather Floating from the tongue, she’s wrapped you to her tether As the music starts to fade You’ll be on your own again Aching through the day Wide awake I lay til sunrise Paralyzed by your reply Follow me my dear we’ll go Trade these city lights in for the great unknown Follow me my dear we’ll go Maybe this ain’t right but I know we cant be wrong
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Shuffling down broadway, coffee in had Feeling comes over me and over again As she passes by, sundress and a smile Gaze like the ambling waves of the sea Carving a heart-shaped hole straight through me But the lights have changed, and it’s already dawn Better take it in while you can These moments are bound to end Every year around this time she’s circling by Down in the forest near a river of mud It’s here they are dancing through the leaves and the dust And she’s joining them, each year and again Eyes like the swirling path at our feet Wander through light and through darkness to deep Til the fire glow guides us home again There by the smoke and the flame They’re swaying the night away The evergreens lean in to say “she’s headed your way” Every little time that I see that girl all of these things go wrong Up there on the stage of a turning world, heartache turned to song Caught in the crossfire, something unique Spinning around me as if I had peaked Has she called my name? Taken me by the hand? Saxophones weaving with the sound of the air Kaleidoscope travelers defining a fair point of view And its you, and its you Just as the sun has to rise I’ll be leaving here in due time Even when I cannot be found, you’ll know where I’m bound Every little time that I see that girl all of these things go wrong Up there on the stage of a turning world, heartache turned to song
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Coffee 03:49
Starin’ down at the bay, I got a feelin’ today My adenosine is blocked, and nothin’s gonna get in my way They bring it in by the bagful And lay it onto the shore I got pots on the stove and supersonic jets outside my door You’re gonna pay for the coffee I’m gonna sell you some skin I’m gonna give you some sugar And you’ll never know what you traded in I got the world on a string I could pay the angels to sing I got a theory notion that some of us are born to be kings It’s a hell of a ride It’s just a natural high I’ll be here countin’ the beans til baby waves bye bye You’re gonna pay for the coffee I’m gonna sell you some skin I’m gonna give you some sugar And you’ll never know what you traded in I don’t mind, It’s a crash that i can get behind I’m so refined What a creamy delight We can go all night It’s a tricky kinda vibe Keepin’ caffeine on your side Gotta play it off like no one had to die Hold out as long as you can Before you’re taken by the hand  And when you get the bill you’ll really understand You’re gonna pay for the coffee I’m gonna sell you some skin I’m gonna give you some sugar And you’ll never know what you traded in
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Remember the time that you broke down on me in the street? You screamed through your tears, called me out on my years of deceit I fell back on the wall and I shrank to the floor I’d completely forgot what I came here for We were lost in a pattern that we don’t need anymore We Can Do Better We Can Do Better If we keep it together We Can Do Better Our fruits have all died from a poison that seeps through the ground Bought in to this bullshit so distant from who we are now Now we’re holding each other and wondering why This improper prescription we continue to try We’ve been given a chance to leave this sickness behind We Can Do Better We Can Do Better If we keep it together We Can Do Better What will come tomorrow no one can say if you’re stuck in your yesterday I don’t really mind what I do today as long as we find our way We Can Do Better We Can Do Better If we keep it together We Can Do Better
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Autumn nights In a field of blue moonlight Passing time On intercontinental hotel lines Have you ever felt that way? Just another chance to seize the day Traffic cars And the occasional side-street bar Gothic towers Sprawling through the midnight hour Nothing to do now, its up to you now So take a walk to the oceanside Catching the eye of strangers shuffling by Bring it back to the nightclub vibe Have you ever felt that way? Seems your plan turned out ok Seabirds calling, rain is falling down (Heartbreak aside) Store fronts glowing, so inclined to see (You will see then, when you find the time) Find some peace of mind, its a fine day in Gdynia
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Dawn of time sprawls before There’s no rush where sea meets sky
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I’ve heard the mission bells ringing from the gates of Shambhala And when they’re ringing, the hills that hold them don’t seem very far I’ve felt the cooling breeze flowing from the trees of Eden And when it blows here, I know that somewhere there lives a garden I’m still waiting for the day, I don’t have to run away, and I can change my ways I’m still searching for the place, the last time I saw your face, lost forever now in space I still think about the ones who said they’d stick around through thick and thin But in the end, like Sonny said, this life’s a solo trip So, I’m packing all my bags and making plans to find this distant shore And when I get there, maybe you’ll be there to sing and dance a little more I’m still waiting for the day, I don’t have to run away, and I can change my ways I’m still searching for the place, the last time I saw your face, lost forever now in space Where the music is filled with wonder We all get high with one another And each new companion has only good news to share Where the children come out to meet you The town’s keepers there to greet you And the moonbeams shine like our mother’s silver hair Starry-eyed gazing into the sky Azalea danced up the mountain side
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Every year its the same, you’ve done it again Turned your tail and run This time I can’t hang my self-worth out to dry I’m not the only one I stood upon a trapdoor I thought was a concrete floor And dropped like an anvil Word is going around how you’ve got me gagged and bound As everything unravels I gave all I’ve got and it’s not enough to fulfill your impossible dreams Fill up your suitcase, move on to the next place and draw from a whole other scene Friends grow old and tired and pissed We both can’t go on like this This isn’t the first time I’ve seen all my plans get washed out to see And sink like a pebble How can we know whose to blame? Maybe we’re all insane With hearts made of metal I gave all I’ve got and it’s not enough to fulfill your impossible dreams Fill up your suitcase, move on to the next place and draw from a whole other scene Friends grow old and tired and pissed We both can’t go on like this
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Sunlight burning low, Twilight starts to glow, Tripping down the cobblestones of your mind Chasing through the market square, Crowded streets begin to clear Tripping down the cobblestones of your mind Falling backwards onto the grass Torn your peacoat right down your back You’ve gone too far with your Ships in the Night You’ve gone too far with your Ships in the Night Skyline shining clear, Right down the street from here, If you feel you’re good to go you’re alright Friendly faces in a maze, Find a new one everyday, If they’re here to stay then you’ll now in time Stumbling forward into the mud Scuffed your new shoes, look what you’ve done You’ve gone too far with your Ships in the Night You’ve gone too far with your Ships in the Night

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'Cycles' is centered around cycles and patterns, be it positive or destructive, that everyone must deal with. Cascading synth lines, atmospheric vocals, and fuzzed-out guitars highlight the buzzed blur of performing, the energy of a dance floor, the short-lived thrill of escapism, sourness of lost opportunities and relationships, and the awareness of cycles in life and choosing to reconcile with them or not.

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released August 13, 2021

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