Shine and Scatter

by Strange Passage

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released August 16, 2016

Greg Witz – Guitar
Ricky Hartman – Drums
Andrew Jackmauh – Bass
Renato Montenegro – Vocals and Guitar

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios, May-July 2016.

Contact: CraigsLament@gmail.com

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Track Name: Lament
Standing on the ground
On settled sand
On settled silt
Standing on the ground and standing still
Ruin comes to mind
Some ruin might be worth your time
If you abide what waste you find

Hammer in the nails
Then push the saw
Then push the drill
Then demolish everything you build
Ruin all around
And ruin strewn about the ground
Can you abide this waste you’ve found?

(…) under
Rend it all asunder
Down
Rend it down
No splendor’s
Yielded by surrender
Down
To the ground

Go under
Rend it all asunder
Down
Rend it down
No splendor’s
Yielded by surrender
Down
To the ground

Look upon your deeds
Your cherished dust
Your prized debris
Does this wreckage satisfy your needs?
Ruin in a pile
And ruin spanning out for miles
Is all this ruin worth your while?
Track Name: Viaducts Burning Down
Light deferred as you wandered skyward
An empty phial swallowed
You closed your eyes and the empty sky was
Hollow
Light interred as you turned the cistern
The crystal vein descended
You said my name and the crystal rain was
Warm and splendid

Light deferred as you wandered skyward
The mirrored body teeming
You landed down and the mirrored ground was
Gleaming
Light interred as you turned the cistern
An empty body dawning
You turned around and the empty ground was
Cracked and yawning

Unsettled amber towers
Unsettled ground
Bent columns built on flowers
Folding
Columns about were folding
And viaducts burning down
Unsettled amber towers
Unsettled ground
Trimmed shadows told the hour
Holding
Withering arms withholding
As shadows were turning 'round
Viaducts burning down

Light deferred as you wandered skyward
An empty phial swallowed
You closed your eyes and the empty sky was
Hollow
Light interred as you turned the cistern
An empty body dawning
You turned around and the empty ground was
Cracked and yawning

Unsettled amber towers
Unsettled ground
Bent columns built on flowers
Folding
Columns about were folding
And viaducts burning down
Unsettled amber towers
Unsettled ground
Trimmed shadows told the hour
Holding
Withering arms withholding
As shadows were turning 'round
Viaducts burning down
Track Name: Shine and Scatter
Does it help you pass the time?
The incandescent haze
That fills your days
Can your eyes withstand the shine?
Your vision set ablaze
By morning's
Cruel and brilliant rays

Daylight on your eyelids
Daylight on your brow
Daylight on your threadbare evening gown
Daylight uninvited
Shines on every doubt
And scatters them throughout

Does the image still remain?
The image you despise
Before your eyes
Would you welcome back the rain?
To cover up the skies
At morning's
Cruel and brilliant rise

Daylight on your eyelids
Daylight on your brow
Daylight on your threadbare evening gown
Daylight uninvited
Shines on every doubt
And scatters them throughout
Track Name: People Being People
Is that right you don’t say?
Is that right you don’t say?
Got no reason to
Stay?

So I drilled the lines
And I strained my mind
To explain my flawed design (Oh…)
Once I read that's the way to be

And I dug my heels
Deep into the earth
Just to see what my drills were worth (Oh…)

Is that right you don’t say?
Is that right you don’t say?
Got no reason to
Stay?

Is that right you don’t say?
Is that right you don’t say?
Got no reason to
Stay?