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Break Trouble Wait

from No More Canyons 7" by Quiet Lights

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Break Trouble Wait is a song in 2 parts, the first sways with a feeling that's both driving and meditative. The second more hypnotic and assertive as if part of an incantation.


disappointment – that old salt, that old shame
the bruise fresh, the cuts fresh
that familiar landscape
time brings conclusion
time sets the half-life

that whole year was so bad, she said, it felt radioactive
it’s still there, in my throat, aches now and then

no comfort, no clean slate
now the bruiser, now the bruised
the right time, the right act but the salt still stings
time brings conclusion
time sets the half-life

still don't know what was right, she said – eyes on the sky
bruise still tender these years later, still radioactive
and the votives are still lit there in their little shrine
scars like lead, cold to shield you – eyes on the ground

break trouble break
woke up on the wrong side of the bed
shivers down the left side of your spine
you stay down

weep baby weep
weep for all the small things in your world
aren't we oysters without pearls
we stay down

fret sister fret
hold it in the palm of your anxious hand
you always make me sorry when I take a stand
so stay down

break trouble – wait
woke up on the wrong side of the bed
shivers down the right side of your spine
you stay down


from No More Canyons 7", track released February 15, 2011
produced by: quiet lights
engineered by: jason lafarge
mixed by: john congleton
mastered by: alan douches

2010 Eastern Seaboard / Old Flame Records (ES102)




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