Colt

by The Night Falls

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    Colt is the 10-song 42 minute debut release. Recorded at New, Improved (Deerhoof, Beulah), and mastered by Myles Boisen (John Zorn). All artwork by Sonja Dandy. Released by Bad Vanilla Records. Comes with immediate download of 6-track album.

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1.
04:43
Mercury's in retrograde, what does that mean? Saturn's return, when did it leave? Whether they is, or whether they ain't we'll clean up this mess, we'll seal our fate. Coastguard patrols the offshore swells. The fog rolls in from the banks to the hills. I don't know what's coming over the horizon. I'm too old to run, and I'm ripe for the dying. You got to part ways with your fear. You spend more time with worry than you do loving what you hold dear. You got to get up and fight when they mess in your mind, tell you it's curtains. They'll make more every day cause we all go away so start living and giving and do a little sinning. It's okay to let go. Not one clock in this house says the same thing and there's no one belief that will set your mind at ease the plain old truth: you got to take your lumps, pick yourself up, and dust yourself off.
2.
Long ago, there was someone who had the same dream as you. There was a darkness, there was a fondness, and there's no such thing as me and there's no such thing as you. Long ago, there was a place all too familiar to this there was nothing left to hold on to don't you hold it over me I won't hold it over you. We come and we go, we disappear into the unknown. Well, it's the nature of things. No unbeliever's misery, the mystery my heart knows. Well, it's the nature of things. In the trees there is a place where the sun shines through. All is science, all is stillness, and there's no such thing as me, and there's no such thing as you. We come and we go, we disappear into the unknown. Well, it's the nature of things. No unbeliever's misery, the mystery my heart knows. Well, it's the nature of things.
3.
You and me we rode the Oldsmobile out past the farms and trees a strange fascination and is this all we'll ever be? Dive bars and empty trends and does it ever end? And does it ever get any better? You and me three thousand miles away and it's so strange to see all the covered bridges of our past. Don't be lonely. I'm right behind you and don't you ever say forever and I ask you. And does it get any better? You and me a million miles away and it's so sad for me. I don't know what to say and I know we'll always be a strange fascination in the covered bridges.
4.
You say you miss me but you're just bored and high. You used to kiss me each one just a long goodbye. You've caged your angels now their calling from deep inside. I sail the coast, love you so. My armies at the ready to march onto your shores. Even if I conquer your body and your thoughts if your heart will not hold me then what I have I got? All round, the ashes they cover the ground. All round, lovers they burn straight down. You got spirals and ringlets across your eyes. And diamonds for daggers they're precious at times. Ain't looking for investors you will do what you do if your heart will not hold me then what's my next move? If your heart will not hold me than what shall I...
5.
Motion pictures, I've seen them all. I watched you rise. I watched you fall. Sun in your spotlight burns the day. Your shadow lingers and fades away. Motion pictures in black and white, no sweeter lover holds the night. A thousand eyes do overflow when they watch you go. They said that you had gone away, no hearts to break, no words to say: so smile at me one more time while I press play. Motion pictures.
6.
05:24
Pick out a candle, baby. Trim the wick. Let's say a blessing, sister, before we set fire to it. We are starless. Let's watch the shadows, mother, that flicker on the wall. Let's drink from the morning, lover, don't bother to answer that call. We are starless. The story always changes but the ending stays the same. Change the plot and the players but the ending... Here come the angels, brother, through the portals in time. Don't trust their motives, children. Don't stare at their light. We are scarlett. We are starless. Don't know that it matters, baby, there isn't much time. That's some wishful thinking there, Mary. It's the end of the line. We are scarlett. We are starless. The story always changes but the ending stays the same. Change the plot and the players but the ending stays. The story always changes but the ending never will.
7.
03:21
Let me get a good look at you, me oh my one and only. Any old story won't do. I wanna be. Sweet as the wolf in the wool cathedral, your eyes fall upon me. Your sacrifice is so cool, I wanna be as dark as your heart in the back of your car, and the strangers light up and it isn't enough and I say to myself is there someone. Back to the floor and it's true: the ones who you trusted were crazy. The owl lines up with the moon I wanna be as dark as the skies, and the holes in your eyes, and the stars in your bones, don't it feel so alone? And I say to myself is there someone. Now what are you gonna do? They're fat and they're stupid and lazy. They want you, they want you it's true: they wanna be you.
8.
Baby tell the morning what you can be. Baby show the struggle you will be free. Drive your pick up truck out to the sea and tell the water, it will listen for free. Oh fer chrisakes baby why you come to me? You have more troubles than an orchard has trees. You hang em high for everyone to see. If you aint gonna fix it don’t come crying to me. It's all there before you, just do and don’t always undo. I heard you like to drive the interstate at night with you headlamps off, the full moon in your eyes. It don’t surprise me none you live inside the lyrics to the songs you’ve sung. If there's no crash and burn will there be a lesson here to be learned? I said baby...baby baby. Well it's cold out it's cold outside again when I’m standing next to you and the sun is shinning in.
9.
03:12
Jan. !5th A piece of non fiction that took place on January 15th Written down and put to music then recorded then released On some other date
10.
You better go back down that road, he said, and don't you come back soon. So he followed where the train tracks lead and burned a silver spoon. And it's alright when I'm driving at night and out of somewhere he calls. I'm alright when the night falls. You better look around yourself, she said, the streets ain't paved of gold. She buried herself in conversation. Easily sold. And I'm not lying when I'm driving at night and out of somewhere he calls. I'm alright when the night falls.

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"Colt" is a 10-song debut album spanning three years of the band's initial work together. Recorded at New Improved Recording (Beulah, Deerhoof).

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released March 5, 2015

Greg Dale: guitar, vocals, synth
Beth Gladding: bass, vocals, synth
Rick Kennan: drums
Jay Crawford: guitar, cello

Album art: Sonja Dandy

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The Night Falls San Francisco, California

The Night Falls is an independent and classic band. Its songs paint the coup de grace punch to the virgin crush to the moon over empty highway with brutally and beautifully honest stories.

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