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about

A special collaboration between the riffing genius of I Built The Sky and the raving lunatic lyricist "Boy On A String" aka Brendan Horn.

One Of Several based on Duplicatus
Something Borrowed, Something Blue based on Perlucidus
Cortana (I Need You) based on Mammatus
Luke's Song based on Noctilucent
Almost Like A Miracle based on Spissatus
Carbon Souls based on Arcus
Sink This City based on Lacunosus
Truth & Questions based on Cumulonimbus and Vertebratus

Find the original versions HERE:
ibuiltthesky.bandcamp.com

credits

released June 7, 2015

All instruments performed by I Built The Sky and Boy On A String (as per further information in song description)
All songs written by I Built The Sky and Boy On A String.
All vocals by Brendan Horn
All lyrics by Brendan Horn
Album artwork by Brendan Horn

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Track Name: One Of Several Prelude
Some things pull us together
Some things pull us apart
And sound that you're hearing is of our beating hearts

I won't always save you cause I don't have the heart
And bravery ain't my strong suit I'm one of several parts
You won't always need me cause you'll outgrow these wings
You'll fly so far away from me and my deadly sins
Track Name: Something Borrowed, Something Blue
VERSE 1:
Tonight my hearts will pound like tiny drums
This vast expanse to where they always come
With torch in hand she swears she'll bring you back
Your fate designed the lives of Captain Jack

VERSE 2:
Tonight my bones feel like they're held with glue
We'll go, so far, further than what we do
"You are alone" is what I've always thought
You're not alone the ageless face reports

CHORUS:
I've seen the stars (I gained it all)
I've seen them burn (I lost it too)
I've watched them blaze (My closest of friends)
I've seen them turn
An ancient man (I stopped the war)
No man at all (I saw them fall)
Empires rise (Just one survived)
Empires fall

BRIDGE:
And all I want is to be normal again
And all I want is to see you again...
(Something old, something borrowed
Something new, and something blue)

OUTRO:
When you see that small blue box
You know that all is not quite lost
That mad man has come back for you
In something old, borrowed & blue
Something old, something borrowed
Something new, and something blue
Track Name: Cortana (I Need You)
VERSE 1:
We're living separate times
What's yours was never mine
A lifetime lived in search of getting out alive
I need you close to me
I think that'd you agree
I'd travel 'cross the stars in search of what you need

CHORUS:
[Please don't let me go]
Now all you need to know is that I will remember you
(Despite these...)
[Empty days I lead]
Because time won't heal a thing/Because time will grow a seed
And I always remember you
[And what you did]

VERSE 3:
I can live with this
It's how I've got to live
She gave up everything to save the human race

BRIDGE:
Take me as you find me
Time won't be a friend
This hole you left inside me
Feels like all my darkest days have come at once, decide to stay
This blackness came so suddenly and took you far away from me...

Cortona, I need ya.
Cortona, I need you here
Track Name: Luke's Song
VERSE 1:
In a small town, in small house, in world of your own
Knowing all things, doing mad things
Reaping seeds you have sown and did you ever really figure out
What you had from the start?
Maybe you will decipher codes and it'll break your heart

CHORUS:
You and I, we never had a chance at all
You built the highest building
But you were always gonna fall

CHORUS 2:
Loreli, did you see me as a friend?
You drank a million coffee's
But it was me until the end

CHORUS:
In a small town, in a small house in a world of your own
Words are using, words abusing, every sentence not your own
And did you ever really figure out
How far you could go?
Maybe you will discover more within
Than anyone could really know

BRIDGE:
And I will wait outside almost every night
Yeah I would wait outside in pouring rain
Just say my name (just say my name)
Well every day's the same
Until you say my name

(Loreli did you see me as a friend)
Track Name: Almost Like A Miracle
VERSE 1:
You remind me of a song
I used to sing when I was young
And though the words are dead and gone
I find the melody lives on
And in the simplest of ways
And in the darkest of these days
Lost inside a changing maze
One of time and one of space

PRE 1:
And you're nowhere to be seen
And I'm fighting in this dream
If I could work out what it means
I'd have it all worked out

CHORUS:
Takes you by the hand and gives you second life
Almost like a miracle (Almost like a miracle)

VERSE 2:
You remind me of a song
One that never should be sung
I've been biting on my tongue
Forever doesn't seem that long
And in the darkness of the rain
A face that never stays the same
And he'll be coming here again
Though no one here can know his name

PRE 2:
But you're nowhere to be seen
I'm still fighting in this dream
If I could work out what it means
I'd still go.
In all of time and all of space
In every line across his face
The last of one forgotten race

BRIDGE SCREAM:
Blue box. Mad man. Time & space he defies.
Blue box. Sad man in his place he dies.

CHANT:
We could save the future
We could save the past
We could live forever
Track Name: Carbon Souls
VERSE 1:
We've got some big plans but live in tiny houses
And this tiny town holds me down
We use some big words and lofty information
But this tiny town brings us down

CHORUS:
Break these molds and after all
We're just all carbon souls in water's world
Shake these walls and after all
We're just burning coals and carbon ghosts

I would help you if you asked
Given the nature of our past together

VERSE 2:
We dance around in circles counter clockwise
Our beating hearts plead their parts
It's typical of, typical of everyone and every thing to go like this

TAG
I recognise the end can justify the means
But ask yourself what end would keep your conscience clean?
Track Name: Sink This City
Yeah, sugar c'mon, sugar c'mon

VERSE 1:
I snap my fingers to the beat and they dance to make their retreat
To escape from the coming heat
Yeah
I shake these hall ways when walk
Hear the voice of the splicers talk
See the marks of my daughter's chalk
Yeah

PRE 1:
I'll walk the oceans still alive
I'll never falter, never die
But I may never see
But I may breathe again

CHORUS:
I don't remember who I used to be
I don't remember what I used to do
All I remember is protecting you
And maybe that is what I'm meant to do
I don't remember where I used to live
I don't remember who I called a friend
But maybe if I hold you close to me
We can fight it out and see the end

VERSE 2:
I feel my lungs mechanically breathe
Feel the hits as my body heaves
And my will to go on may leave
Yeah

PRE 2:
I'll drag myself 'cross broken glass
To find my purpose here at last

PRE 3:
I'll dig myself an early grave
If innocence might just be saved

OUTRO:
Burn! Burn their ships!
Sink this city
Save the sisters, oh!
Sink this city
Yeah! Sink this city
Track Name: One Of Several (Songbird)
VERSE 1:
Save the girl, clear the debt
Something I have, have to forget
Every time, we get close
Feel my hands shake, and bloody nose

CHORUS:
I won't always save you cause I don't have the heart
And bravery ain't my strong suit, I'm one of several parts

VERSE 2:
Something strange, familiar too
And it all stems, stems out from you

CHORUS 2:
You won't always need me cause you'll outgrow these wings
You'll fly so far away from Me and my deadly sins

BRIDGE:
Songbird carry me away
Someone carry me away
Track Name: Truth And Questions
Stand your ground and prove your worth
Or return like dust unto the earth

Are you looking for secret here?
Treading on the ground where angels tread in fear
Hoping for another easy way
Let me tell you there's no easy way to save

Drain the oceans and the seas
There's no easy way for me
Walk the deserts and the sands
No safety for common man

Do you want to say something?
You better make it worthwhile
Use you actions not your words
Use your character not your style

We're got ourselves to blame for this mess
We're got ourselves to blame for this

CHORUS:
I believe that truth is always
One step away if you're walking in the right direction and asking questions
I believe that the truth can find you
It's one day away if you're looking for the right direction
Keep asking questions

Do you wanna be a better man?
Raise your hand up if you think you can, 'cmon
Do you wanna make a difference now?
Well don't stop moving and I'll show you how, c'mon

You dug down deep to find someone
But returned without a soul
You dug down deep to find yourself
But in the end you only found the hole

Oh just you listen to me

The truth will set you free
And when you're free, you're free indeed
But tell me what freedom means
When you have no hope or dreams

Search yourself but there's no one there

You can't save yourself
You need someone else
You won't swim the sea
To find your belief
Track Name: Plants Versus Zombies
VERSE 1:
When I was young I stooped down to the dirt
And drew a line that I would never cross
When I got old and my borders worn and torn
I still remained on my old familiar side

PRE 1:
Why do we do it?
Why do we do what we know we can't?
Why do we do it?
Why do we do what we know we ain't?

CHORUS:
Dancing for rain we circle, our blood in our cheeks turns purple
Day after day, wave after wave (Yeah!)
Show me the way I'll stumble
I'll say what you say but mumble it
Wave after wave, day after day, stay where you stay, say what you say

COUNTER CHORUS:
I can feel this burning in my soul, can feel this burning in my soul
I sold my soul, I sold my soul
I feel like a mountain to a mole, a spinning car with no control
I sold my soul, I sold my soul

VERSE 2:
And then one day a friend pulled me aside
And dusted off this life I'd grown into
"You're not the lawn"
"You are a tree that needs to grow in the sun"
"And bear some fruit someday"

PRE 2:
I'm spreading out my arms like branches reaching out for the sun
I'm reaching out my palms like flowers turn their heads to the sun
Track Name: Alpha Series Blues
Someone call me by my real name

I can't feel the sun, the sun, the sun
Everybody runs, they run, they run
What is it I've done, I've done, I've done?
What have I become, become, become?

VERSE 1:
I am just a monster, a remnant of the man
A memory that's fading, a poorly made up plan
I am just the monster, what's left of what remains
A guardian of Rapture, my life entwined by chains

Breathe a breath of this dead end town

NEW CHORUS:
Drag me, from bottom of the ocean
And just let me see, let me see the sun
Take me from this God forsaken city
Please let me out, and tell me that it's done

VERSE 2:
I was never ready
My heart gave way to weight
My hands were so unsteady
They took me to the place
You were so ungrateful For everything they did
They strung you up, and sewed you in and left you with a kid

BRIDGE:
I'm dead with a brain, with a brain
I live in a grave, in this grave

2ND CHORUS:
Drag me, from bottom of the ocean
And just let me see, let me see the stars
Take me from this God forsaken city
Please just let me out, let me breath at last