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Lived Alone [live]

by Rapt

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1.
Headlights 03:26
In your sleep, you mumbled ‘This is the end of days’ Now I can’t help overthinking What you really meant Outside a storm was beating and Headlights lit the wall up bright, all night I followed you through the winter To bright skies in May I lay and thought about it till dawn Sun seeping through curtains drawn For whom do you burn For whom do you burn For whom do you burn so bright You grabbed my arm In the dead night and said ‘Hey lets dance again’ We’d never been out dancing We’d only wait in line As the rain hit the window A draught creeped my thigh In thrall to all emotion I’d watched the days go by I lay and saw the corners grow dark
 Sun seeping through curtains drawn For whom do you burn For whom do you burn For whom do you burn so bright For whom do you burn For whom do you burn tonight
2.
Lighthouse 03:13
In this lighthouse by the sea We are drifting off to sleep In this stormy port of war I lie and wonder what I saw And I'm losing time Killing all the images that float above And I'm holding on Picturing the things that got away from me In this lighthouse by the sea We are drifting off to sleep In this stormy port of war I lie and wonder what I saw And I'm losing time And I'm holding on Killing all the images that float above
3.
Today I am a dust cloud settling On an opiate breeze You found me turning blue And shaking like a thief in a noose A shadow on our skin Lay hidden from view How was I to know Her hair would hang disheveled, strewn around Hallways and empty rooms In flesh, the road it twists and turns In flesh, we gather truth Today you bring the ashes back Through backstreets we knew So put me on the mantel And I’ll keep watching you Here on the mantelpiece Way up high I hear no sound and my nights Have all merged with my days Through the living room Thoughts on loop Half our lives we watched the flickering lights Though all things pass And turn to dust I for one never pictured a fleeting gasp Here amongst the photographs yellowing A fading reverie Never did the things I said I’d do For I only adjusted to running Never did the things I wanted to For I was just afraid of sinking Today I am a dust cloud settling On an opiate breeze Lost amongst a dream In withering sleep Come back to me my love In simmering touch I’m lost amongst a dream In withering sleep How was I to know
4.
You came home silent as if from a dream You can’t back yourself out of
 Thinking of our life and death And all the things left unsaid I gave you a garden, planted a tree So we had something to look out on Forgive me for my wrongs I only did what I was told What I was shown I only did what I was told And here is where we meet today I looked down a dry stone well I thought of water and it’s flow A chalk mark in the rain And how we all wash away I can’t keep a thousand of me I can barely keep one Forgive me for my wrongs I only did what I was told What I was shown I only did what I was told And here is where we meet today
5.
I slept by the port’s edge last night The wind was freezing above If I slipped into the water’s edge Would the things I put by Reach your door If only we’d know Your words echo in my mind
 Like an ever glowing flame If I fell thirty feet one day Would the light I left behind Haunt your thoughts If only we’d know
 If only we’d know None of this would matter anymore

 Way down the line we’ll meet Different clothes on a different street ‘I thought of you’ you’ll say But not as I have pictured you each day If only we’d know
 If only we’d know
 None of this would matter anymore

about

Recorded live at home in November 2020.

After such a long lay off from live performance, it was time to work out how (some) of these recent pieces would work in a live setting.

Excuse the mistakes and out of tune vocals, after 3 years I still feel like a death metal bassist trying a new genre.

credits

released November 30, 2020

Jacob Ware - Vocals/Guitar

Art based on 2 minute sketch by Sofia Lipskerova

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Rapt London, UK

Folk
Slowcore
Ambient

semi-retired black metal artist.

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