A Light on Each Side

by Stereo League

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1.
Changed my name to fit your tongue. Still a song you left unsung. Now your limbs are made of chrome And I’m stuck inside your home I fell asleep within those arms When I woke up you were gone Now I’m just another aim for your whispering campaign Spent a year inside your stories Now I’m back to write again And if you think it sounds unholy Well you’re right because I am I’m the language you once spoke I’m the words that make you choke I’m the mother and the child But I’m yours for now There’s a window by the ocean But you’re constantly in motion And I’m stranded on the beach again With a mouth of gold I saw you standing in the doorway With your principals in hand No you never like my stories Until you hear the end. So just listen for a moment As the tides begin to rise Yeah, I know it’s been a while But we’re here now. There’s a window by the ocean But you’re constantly in motion So I’m going home With this silver tongue My mother tongue A song unsung With this mouth of gold
2.
Summer Eyes 03:37
Don’t wear yourself out making waves Only a few roll coast to coast Stand at the altar of your mind Gaze at me with your summer eyes Don’t it make you sad What’s right is only not what’s wrong Reach out and touch the ocean’s edge Feel how it washes off the dead Sunlit with that chemical taste You can feel it in your veins My cellophane love, where do you go When I need you most Roll down your window and breathe it in Feel how the city starts to spin Lost like two spirits in the night We fall through the dark to see the light Sunlit with that chemical taste You can feel it in your veins My cellophane love, where do you go When I need you most
3.
You’re half awake and almost falling through your sheets The sun is here, but you’ve got somewhere else to be You keep it loaded just enough to keep it real Cuz you keep sinking, you keep sinking. And it’s so surreal Don’t lay your head down Don’t lay me down My mind is numb and we’ve been swimming for too long This place is dumb, but you’re convinced that we belong You keep me loaded just enough to keep it real Cuz I keep sinking, yeah I keep sinking And it’s so surreal Don’t lay your head down Don’t lay me down Don’t lay your head down Don’t lay me down On hallowed ground Where the vultures gather around Just dream on baby Dream on baby Dream In this fever machine
4.
Don’t forget to cool your jets before you set A toe more through the doorway that’s opening Because your windows are painted closed And don’t ask me what’s happening Who really ever knows Not you and not me. Don’t have a fit Call your mama this instant Certainly you’ll see She’s got better advice Than me or your best days And I mean that in the best way Well somebody’s gotta go you say So I’m leaving today I’m leaving today I’m leaving you Don’t have a fit Call your mama this instant Certainly you’ll see That she’s got better advice than me And I will not hold my nose Yeah I’ll go plug the holes Because I can feel which way the wind blows And that’s where I wanna go That’s where I wanna float Whatever floats the boat Paint it red Remember what’s been said is said It’s done It’s dead
5.
Swim 03:21
We tried to wear you out On the level You were always sound Painted the ocean blue Took a photograph Sent it to you Swim around Put your light on Put your light on No matter where you are Can’t see the finish till it starts Who knows the great unknown In the darkness We can feel at home Swim around Put your light on Put your light on
6.
Afterglow 04:57
A ten dollar bill Will only make you happy if it’s in a pill At least until it fades Because we’re all Built to spill Yeah, everyone’s a writer till they find a quill And then the well runs dry Old friends Keep washing up on shore And it feels like I’ve been here before Counting all the waves Counting all the ways it could be more I’m sorry, I should have known We’ve been coming to this party for way too long And now we drink alone All the kids We used to know Are disappearing slowly in the afterglow It gets darker every night Old friends Keep washing up on shore And it feels like I’ve been here before Counting all the waves Counting all the ways it could be more Old Friend My Old Friend Look me in the eye Old Friend My Old Friend You don’t have to lie to keep me here Because all I wanna hear Yeah, all I wanna hear Is that you’ve reached the shore Sincerely Yours
7.
Your Ghost 03:20
Bring. Bring me down. Where the white river shines. Hold. Hold me down. Out of sight. Out of mind. Why surrender when I could lean on ya? Why surrender when I could lean on? Saw your ghost. Saw your ghost. Saw your ghost in mine. Why. Why’d you go? When we’ve just broken through? I lost my light But your fire burns so bright Why surrender when I could lean on ya? Why surrender when I could lean on? Saw your ghost. Saw your ghost. Saw your ghost. Saw your ghost in mine. Saw your ghost. Saw your ghost in mine. Saw your ghost.
8.
It’s eleven o’clock and I feel like a stranger in my own home Let’s put this to bed There’s no waking the dead anymore If I get key, would you find me a door to walk through Because I’m cold and I’m tired I’m tired of waiting on you So here’s a room with a view Wrote you a note, that I’m sure you won’t read because it’s known That I’ll always be there, when they whittle you down to your bones Out in the streets with a mouth full of someone you once knew Because you’re cold and you’re tired Yeah you’re tired of waiting for clues When all you need is a view There’s a light There’s a light on each side There’s a light we can shine There’s a light There’s a light on each side There’s a light we can shine Won’t you shine

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released July 20, 2018

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