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Starry​-​Eyed Samurai

by Starry-Eyed Samurai

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Nymph 00:19
Staggered 04:31
I'm counting the ways that you used to know me I've traced my way through all these old mazes I have to sigh to keep breathing I'm peeling back layers so I can remember The fine lines between the pages that you'd write I'm awake from the inside The threading is loose, so keep sifting I've got these shards for you They're tucked away for safe keeping But don't be fooled, it will be gone soon These fine lines between the pages that you'd write I'm awake from the inside You're tired of being read So don't leave me in the quiet Have sight... for me
Ascending 04:56
Lifted from his cage The little boy He drowns, he draws the sun He screams to you "In night, it blooms - It's taking me all" Oh he dreams the dead... Unkempt and elastic With clouded veins His savior is nothing to hold Untied without laces Unmasked tired faces His destiny is sold Oh he dreams the dead... Don't you look back on these cages Don't you look back
Hear her call its name at night (far) Wonder where it wants to go (far) Biding by the river's time (far) She falls within its gentle meadow Light these hills on fire I can't take this shame Catch the splinters in your palms (mar) From the fall's sullen bones (mar) Build a room of empty thrones (mar) Ignite the land you never chose Light these hills on fire I can't take this shame Why don't you run from the flames Quench your thirst Insatiable in lust I never allowed redemption here Light these hills on fire I can't take this shame Hear her call it's name at night
Wired and choking up Just wading through The experienced are loosening their views Torn from memories you once knew Nice distraction for your gold debut Save my eyes Save my eyes Oh you, blistered-sweet Red burns cold Deceives me Aren't you ashamed of what it has to be? All your self-assertions are left unclean Save my eyes Save my eyes Oh you, blistered sweet Red burns cold Deceives me I can't discern the ocean From the waves you feel, you fill with bitter sea
Safely in my vision I wait Quiet in the night I stay And I will come home And I will be heard With these ships that pull you with the aching flow So tired of running in the ether Just left to the trees that hold us Well here is my window Here is my shadow that I'm bound to And here, here is my body Here is my silence I'm left with to - Give up to you... I'm high and I won't come down From the windsails in the waking breeze I'm taken but it feels I'm free For the tides have changed their ways And I will come home And I will be heard Let go Into the empty Into the chambers Into the vault of your mind Let go Into the arms Into the spell Out of the walls of our kind It's all around us It's inside - (Here) Here is the window Here, here is the shadow And here, here is my shell Here is my casing that I've left you I will come home... Let go... I will come home...
Fences 04:29
Lay down all expectations I've been here before in these halls Your eyes speak to the wires in the vibrations of echoing walls Fences They're falling down Between the arrows of our lives Fences will be found We're changing under these floodlights Through every care that we've designed We'll act it out through the rust Unwind all the equations In the left field of every rewrite Take back all of your questions From the summation of wronging our rights Nature won't comply Without eating time You want to talk about it I want to wait and destroy (patience, please) You ask what happened to it I say it's best to be coy (patience, please) These are the fences we have built I'll take my time and stay These are the fences we've built No time to run away
Enter here: A void where nothing ever sleeps Why do you try to stay? Why do you want to wake up empty and alone again? I'm still; I'm still here, Pulling pictures down - Still burning at both ends And you've learned nothing And you're still wanting And you're still hiding... You're still hiding in my mind And you're still hiding in my eyes Had a lot of pictures fade, and Had a lot of time to grow But you're still hiding in my mind
Eat Crow 05:08
Oh, you left me out in the cold so you could walk across my skin Barred from feeling again Outside you stalked alone to my sounds denied from the sacrificial lens Prying underneath all the bends Well, I'll stay right behind your mirrored ways Implied without solitude some days Fights ablush with pillowed rage Looks like everything has died Well, I'll stay right behind your mirrored ways Then I can finally say goodbye in my way I'll lift this burden so you can run Unhitch your shoulders from finished loads Take off your armor, I'm retired from this nettled mode Fold your hand, it's over No more waiting around for miraculous encounters to find their way to life You have to let this go You have to eat your words Find the time to make amends with these remnants in your hands of yesterday...
The Path 04:17
I am my bones paper-thin velveteen Scour at the roads trailed from somber dreams So let the teeth sink in too far I won't fight it I am my hope invisible and plated Blind to the chords sent from my head So let the teeth sink in too far I won't fight it I was always so wrong for this And now I fall apart without it Can I just find a place to rest without your burn in my chest In this gaping lie
Cicada Tree 06:21
Winter has come and left us here fed from your wine Lift me into your hardened limbs jaded and wise We're breathing out of your wounds until we find ourselves release in sleep... like sheep Tender leaves fall with gentleness our peace consumed by the fleeting hoards of mourned regrets 'til lives resume We're bleeding out of your wounds until we find ourselves release Wake up the dawn through your fingertips I'll carry on outside of this Your promises save me Bury down the old Sights familiar and free Meetings always bold So stay... and live one more time


released September 23, 2012

All songs written and performed by Starry-Eyed Samurai 2010-2012.

Colin Bradford - Guitar
Brian Brancheau - Bass
Erin Mario - Vocals
Mike Rimoin - Keys
Jeff Vaudrin-McLean - Drums

Bass and drums recorded at Robert Lang Studios, Seattle, WA. Engineered by Chris Rahm.

Guitar, keys, and vocals recorded at Houdini's Tree Studios, Seattle, WA.

Engineered by David Green. Produced by Starry-Eyed Samurai and David Green.

Mixed by David Green and Chris Green at Houdini's Tree Studios.

Mastered by Rick Fischer at RFI Mastering House, Seattle, WA.

Artwork and graphic design by Erin Mario and Blake Lyons.


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Starry-Eyed Samurai is a 5-piece progressive alternative rock band from Seattle, Washington.

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