I Came for the Light and Stayed for the Shadows - full album

by Nocturne Blue

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1.
Autumn's come once again Through the never-ending summer Like a sweet salvation A revelation Like the sleep and sadness in your eyes And I keep looking for it I keep looking for it In you We tore everything down just to remake it Told each other the truth so we could fake it A blinding light that isn't real A wrecking ball with mass appeal A hallowed song sung out of tune A siren's shore to crash onto And I keep looking for it In you
2.
Forget about it Just get around it Don't let them bring you down Don't encourage them Pay no attention They're not even looking for what you've found And you can try so hard You can be so tough Sometimes you have to crash To get to the good stuff You can try so hard You can play so rough Many times I've cried alone in my desire Desire for a moment of purpose And forgetting But in that forced blurry-eyed vision Is the crystal clear image of you And I've tried so hard I've been so tough I had to crash To get to the good stuff
3.
A poor man asks for nothing A rich man begs for more Can you pray for someone to show us what it's for Can you let me down Deep in your heart Crawling through the whirlwind Spinning in that bliss I catch you glancing sideways At the scars there on my wrist They say that true love runs red True love that's hard to find That you can search the whole world over While running out of time Can you let me down Deep in your heart Can you let me down
4.
I had been one of those lonely people with their head down Full of working not thinking hurting misplacing One of those lonely people Trying to run Out of the corner of my eye I saw you Out of the corner of my eye I saw you Between the beats of my heart I saw you In the back of my mind I saw you You were whispering I came for the light And stayed for the shadows I'll be yours for tonight And every morning that follows I had been hiding in the glittered glare of precious stones Beautiful at first glance to behold I had been throwing my future self to the wind Not caring where I was going Forgetting who I'd been I came for the light And stayed for the shadows I'll be yours for tonight And every morning that follows Out of the corner of my eye I saw you Out of the corner of my eye I saw you Between the beats of my heart I saw you In the back of my mind I saw you You were whispering I came for the Light And stayed for the Shadows I came for the Light
5.
Brand New 05:14
It was a picture perfect day When you called out of the blue Across the years I saw your face And everything I put you through You know I was young and foolish I know that's no excuse But how I've longed to hold you in my arms And somehow make this true Find me Brand new So will you meet me on the boulevard In that cold, crystal air I'll be the one with hope in my heart Whispering this prayer Find me Brand new Find me credits
6.
When the pain of years Crawling through your veins Becomes a numbing chill Becomes your everything When the price of your satisfaction Rises beyond your means I'll be your habit's break I'll be your getting clean I'll feel it for you And the needle's refrain Still biting through your skin Coursing through you brain But loosing it's pretend When the melodies can't distract you From the everyday When your father's left you forsaken And there's no other way I'll feel it I'll feel it for you
7.
We swam the warm river To find the cold answer And through three years of fire An endless, welcome unknown I found you under the ocean Found you above the stars Outside your consciousness Inside my heart Check-in to the same hotel Feelings you can buy and sell Check-in to the same hotel Feelings you can buy and sell Sipping on the same old drink Kissing everyone you meet Dripping every drop Put on your your brand new shoes Through out what you gotta do Get with my big idea I'm the one that's gonna win Meet me at that one cafe we'll make plans to run away testify like a megaphone I touch you and I feel I'm home Check-in to the same hotel Feelings you can buy and sell Sipping on the same old drink Kissing everyone you meet Dripping every drop
8.
It runs away...
9.
From Within 03:49
10.
Velveteen 06:04

about

"...distills all the best elements of Massive Attack, Brian Eno-era Bowie, and Roxy Music into a sound all their own: an effervescent sugar rush of sound and vision." - Michael Taylor, 'Smells Like Infinite Sadness'

"Dutch Rall's rich voice bursts into a Jeff Buckley falsetto while his low register David Bowie crooning resurrects shivers of over-stimulation..." - Synthesis

"Markus Reuter has perfected a style of lush, layered, complicated process composition that combines surfaces of straightforward beauty with hidden depths of complexity and sometimes a richly forbidding darkness. " - AllMusic

credits

released October 31, 2016

Dutch Rall - vocals, guitar, synths, bass, electronics, drums
Markus Reuter - U8 Touch Guitar textures and solos
Kaitlyn ni Donovan - vocals (trks 1, 3)
Julie Slick - bass (trks 6, 10)
Eric Hart - additional electronics (trk 7)
Ladonna Man Ray - peregrine falcon handling

written, arranged, produced, performed & mixed by Dutch Rall
recorded in Berlin, Portland, West Hollywood, & Oak Cliff
trks 6 &10 written by Rall, Reuter, Slick
trk 1 written by Rall, Reuter, ni Donovan
trks 5 & 6 mixed by - Luke Bechtold
trk 10 mixed by Eric Hart at Glaus Haus Studios, Los Angeles

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"Dutch Rall has created an evocative and chilling sound... brilliant."

"...looks like Massive Attack has eaten the Jesus and Mary Chain..."

"...a pinch of Summer-and-Moroder disco trance, as well as a dash of Bowie’s Berlin"

"Dutch Rall's rich voice bursts into a Jeff Buckley falsetto... think Prince in his most sultry state."
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