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Floaters

by Lightning Bug

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EnvelopeFilter I can't believe I didn't listen to this until now. It's just amazing music carefully treated for the ears and the heart Favorite track: Bobby.
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agutterfan Memory is dream on this stunning debut. Alternating hazy impressionistic pop and storms of shoegaze guitar riffage, with added ambient field recordings. "Garden Path Song" is a great pop song with its beautiful clarion call opening. Favorite track: Garden Path Song.
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faeriegguk this is such a beautiful album, thank you for making it
Favorite track: Lullaby no. 2.
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smithist drone, shoegaze, low fi pop this has it all. really beautiful album. gaslit, in particular, knocked me on my ass Favorite track: Gaslit.
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Charlotte this whole album is so sweet, i couldn't believe it was a free download. it seemed too good to be true! Favorite track: Garden Path Song.
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James Cairns Beautifully engaging and soaring through it's diverse genre stylings. Soft, spacy dream pop passages that lull the listener with nostalgic bliss are well complimented by grand distorted shoegaze riffage. Never a dull moment. Good stuff. 9/10 Favorite track: Labyrinth Song.
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1.
I don't think that I'll go to school today I'll just stay in bed And think about outer space Until I float away I don't think that I'll be facing the sun today I'll just close my eyes and wait I'll stare at the stars Until I fade away If I don't wake up from this dream I'll dissolve And no one will see But only in sleep do I hear These whispers so soft Their meaning so brief I don't think that I'll be going to school today I just want to breathe alone Forget how your hands find their way to my bones I don't think that I'll be facing the sun today Its light has grown stale and cold It settles like dust in the fissures I hold If I don't wake up from this dream I'll dissolve And no one will see But only in sleep do I hear These whispers so soft Their meaning so brief I don't think that I'll Return to myself today I'm sinking too far, too fast Forgotten how sweet To lay still in the grass
2.
Bobby 04:03
Oh, daddy Your eyes are black oil I've always been scared of your coils Oh, daddy Alone with the spoils What have you to show for your toils? O, daddy Remember the joy? I would take this beautiful boy Fill his eyes with color and toys Shield him from devices and ploys You want to do You do not do Daddy, I'm sorry that we're through I have tried to get back to you You who broke everything into... I recall your silver and gold And of all the stories you told You want to do You do not do Daddy, I'm sorry that we're through I have tried to get back to you You who broke everything into... You do not do You want to do Daddy, I won't try to help you I have tried to get back to you You who broke everything into...
3.
Morning takes stars from the sky and turns black to gold I'm scared of growing old and cold... Seconds that we spend dissolve like waves upon the sand And all the silver moments melt like snowflakes in my hand We'll go to a place where sunlight falls like golden wine There we'll stay till we're erased by time
4.
I close my eyes and I'm in your dream This is your world You can't hear me scream I'm waiting here, I am so lonely Oh, wouldn't you like to play with me? I'm drowning but I know you can't even tell, oh well There's no need to yell Because I'm stuck in your three stages of hell, ah well It's my fault I fell You do not care I'm not having fun So I will stay till the game is done (It's my fault I fell) I'll keep the fire Cold, distant, and sweet I'll wait, though I'm tired And I know I'm losing my feet Lament for an hour My poor vision and pathetic aim Bite the wound Bide the sour But a buried heart bleeds the same I'm drowning but I know you can't even tell, oh well There's no need to yell Because I'm stuck in your three stages of hell, ah well It's my fault I fell Keep it soft, keep it slow I won't let it show, oh no I'll plant row after row If it's true, what they say That you reap what you sow Why doesn't it grow?
5.
Gaslit 08:52
I smile in my sleep But when I wake up, I weep I walk in the street But I can't move my feet I smile in my sleep But when I wake up, I weep All the things that I knew Are obscured by the blue And I'm here watching me watching you When I hear myself speak Words fall useless and weak All things that I do Feel so far and untrue And I'm here watching me watching you I close my eyes and all the world drops dead I might have made it up inside my head I went away to chase the blue and red I think it made up inside my head I thought that you would wait, the way you said Or did I make that up inside my head? I've never felt more lonely in your bed Did I just make you up inside my head?
6.
The Sparrow 01:59
7.
As I search for sleep late at night Thoughts tangle dark and deep And choke me tight Then I think of you Red is strong Blue is true The picture bright and new Carries me to a sunlit room I had a dream that I'd leave this place To hide between shadow and space But you make me stay When I'd like to forget my name
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I pushed plainly through the membrane We've been drifting for so long We've come this far 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Will they shut me out from heaven? 7 8 9 10 11 For this, they'd shut me from heaven Up so high I cannot see What's lying still in wait for me Sea is strong Sky is true I am so in love with you Skin turns red I stay blue Will I stay in love? When I was young I disappeared And my brother found me there He called my name I turned away And the echoes still decay... (1 2 3 4 5 6 7, will they shut me out of heaven?) Is it wrong to disappear? To find Nobody and hold him near? (if they were the hand that knocked And I the one with key to lock Would I forbid them entrance or Allow them gladly through the door?) Forget all the playgrounds and the parks And grow accustomed to the dark...
10.
Real Love 03:30
How I wish that it had been me who had turned on the light for you How I wish that the things I told to you cause you wanted me to Were true How I wish that the things I did to you, I could somehow undo How I wish that the things you said about me weren't true But they're true You were always the one who picked up the rinds and pits off the floor You were always the one who knew you would lose at the end of this war But no more You come from a grave Or a womb set in stone One of four few who won't say enough From cortex to core lie the words wrapped in bone That I never deserved your love

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released January 27, 2015

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