Or Else The Light

by Reverieme

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credits

released 24 July 2015

Louise Connell - Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele
Ruth Campbell - Cello
Stuart MacLeod - Additional Instruments

Produced and mixed at Beetroot. Mastered by Darius Van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering.

All songs written by Louise Connell. All songs published by Wardlaw Ltd. / Wardlaw Music, copyright © 2015 Reverieme Music Ltd. / 9th Story Records ℗ 2015.

Album art by Louise Connell.

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Track Name: Venus
Venus got a new face

Or one I’ve not seen before

Looking down at me

I feel so small

Venus you are killing me

I’m just one girl I’m just one person

But in the blue night

In the blue light I feel more

And Venus if I didn't try to go

I’d never see it

I never would have known

And though my feet are tired

And stopping’d feel so good

I can't wait

I can't wait for you

The light from you

Is always past

When I’m looking up,

I’m really looking back

And the light from you

Is always past

When I’m looking up,

I’m really looking back

And Venus if I didn't try to go

I’d never see it

I never would have known

And though my feet are tired

And stopping'd feel so good

I can't wait

I can't wait for you
Track Name: Plankton
Good afternoon, sir

I’m sorry to be sharing this news, it's her

Your lady, she's waiting

Yes I know

You must have inferred by now

That the fungus that crawled through your hearts has soured

I wish I could tell you time would, I wish I could tell you time would

But it can't

So good afternoon, ma'am

We’ve done nothing

And still it's everything we can

You are so much life

And platonic woman

You are so much life

And platonic woman

It will hurt like hell

It grew from your belly through your skull

It will hurt like hell

It grew from your belly through your skull

But you are so much life

And platonic woman

You are so much life

And platonic woman
Track Name: Outside
Good afternoon, sir

I’m sorry to be sharing this news, it's her

Your lady, she's waiting

Yes I know

You must have inferred by now

That the fungus that crawled through your hearts has soured

I wish I could tell you time would, I wish I could tell you time would

But it can't

So good afternoon, ma'am

We’ve done nothing

And still it's everything we can

You are so much life

And platonic woman

You are so much life

And platonic woman

It will hurt like hell

It grew from your belly through your skull

It will hurt like hell

It grew from your belly through your skull

But you are so much life

And platonic woman

You are so much life

And platonic woman
Track Name: Golem
You turned a coffin into a ship
That sailed through battles fought and lost and children's lives spent
You said, I’m rowing to freedom but oh god it hurts
I’m surrounded by water but this thirst, this thirst

Hope is an anchor that weighs on your chest
I’m having troubles here with buoyancy and the dreams make it worse
I’m falling deeper and deeper into the sea
But the further I go the more I fall into me

I’m nothing I’m nowhere
I’m photons gliding through the air
Colliding with the gaze of those
Who form and break me, form and break me
The flash of a light and the blink of a life
The flash of a light and the blink of a life

A theory of time travel I believe:
When someone looks at your face and sees all that you are
And all that you have been and all that you could
The infinite paths that are stretching out from you

Like you're nothing and nowhere
Just photons gliding through the air
Colliding with the gaze of those
Who form and break you, form and break you
The flash of a light and the blink of a life
The flash of a light and the blink of a life
You're nothing and nowhere
Just photons gliding through the air
Colliding with the gaze of those
Who form and break you, form and break you
Who form and break you, form and break you
The flash of a light and the blink of a life
The flash of a light and the blink of a life
Track Name: Nocturnal Babe
There was a stirring in her belly when you were a seed
You would kick and punch and wriggle with shapeless hands and feet
In the dark warmth of the night
And though, and though
Though you'd sleep all through the day
Sometimes she'd try to wake you
Her nocturnal babe
You grew and slept like a baby
Though she knew you reversed the truth in that saying
And when in the night she still felt you move,
Though you'd left her long ago,
She’d consider trying to wake you
But you were still too young and she was too old
Nothing reminds you of time like a clock in the night
As you hear it reaching day
She’s going to break, I mean
She’s going to wake you
And, so it goes, she needn't have told you at all
Her minutes crept up and the alarm bell tolled
You wedge your eyelids open with matchsticks,
With “no-hope” written on the stems
'Cause when you sleep she seems so real
And if memory hurts you deep
Then at least forgetting's one less thing you have to feel
In one life you danced within her
Cling to the hope that life could be fairer
Because nothing reminds you of time like a clock in the night
Nothing reminds you of time like a clock in the night
Nothing reminds you of time like a clock in the night
As you hear it reaching day
She’s going to break, I mean,
She’s going to wake you
She’s going to break, I mean,
She’s going to break you
Because nothing reminds you of time like a clock in the night
As you hear it reaching day
Track Name: Datun
Even numbers never suited
Datun, only the odd felt safe
And safety wasn't easy
Safety wasn't easy
To come by
With no family, Datun tries friends
He’s never known love, all that he's ever
Learned is how to fight back
But the boys and girls don't like that
And he falls hard
Shouting, I didn't mean it
His words are like radio static
I tried to show you who I am
But you saw who I was
Slowly time passed
Datun the flower
Grew to outlast every weed
Who sapped and gorged and fed on
The foetus of dreams, the still-borns
They’re long gone
Now boys and girls ask Datun what happened
This marble statue above dust and ruin
He points to small inscription
That says, I’m those of you who listened
I shouted I didn't mean it
When my words fell like radio static
I tried to show you who I am
But you saw who I was
Shouting I didn't mean it
My words fell like radio static
I tried to show you who I am
But you saw who I was
I tried to show you who I am
But you saw who I was
Track Name: His
His story is woven into mine
His blood is the ink with which I write
He is the depths of shame
And the heights of joy
I’ll never know if I saw the truth
A hospital bed with a clouded view
Like looking through worn eyes -
Hazy and wet and refusing to cry
Feel the cracks form
On the skin of a strong arm
That holds on for as long as it can
But not a second more
While the love drips
Like some intravenous kiss
That hides the bruises so well
But cannot stop the fists
I was always so sure that I'd wanted to know
But the older I get the further I’d go
To avoid what's real
To talk about anything, anything
I was always so sure that I'd wanted to know
But the older I get the further I’d go
To avoid what's real
To talk about anything anything but
How the cracks formed
On the skin of a strong arm
That holds on for as long as it can
But not a second more
While the love drips
Like some intravenous kiss
That hides the bruises so well
But cannot stop the fists