At War With The World

by Skies Speak

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released May 11, 2018

All songs written and performed by SKIES SPEAK
Mixing by Chad Viator, Lafayette LA
Mastering by Black Lab Mastering, Louisville, KY

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Skies Speak Eunice, Louisiana

A solo act based in rural Louisiana, Skies Speak experimentally crafts sound into song using samples, crisp analog synths, and washed out tones. Over the years his sound has evolved into ambient & expressive style, turning his focus ever more toward how sound can evoke thoughts, feelings, & moods. ... more

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Track Name: Season Of Sleep
Should I scrape up my knees
Or go back to sleep?
Should I push further still
Or bury my will again?

The clothes in the dresser
I pull out the drawers
What's hidden beneath
The start of all my wars

Call it the human condition
Bury it
Finally out of attention
Did you cherish it?

Can I speak for myself
Or drown in the wealth of silence?
Have you hidden your heart?
I'm tearing apart again

Call it the human condition
Bury it
Finally out of attention
Did you cherish it?

Call it the human condition
Bury it
Finally out of attention
Did you cherish it?

We're lost and we don't know it
Track Name: Black Friday (Veni, Veni, Emmanuel)
O come o come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appears
Rejoice
Rejoice
Track Name: Faith
Faith
Is it something I'll feel
My heart won't beat still
Til I know your name

Mirror
Inside of my mind
I struggle to find
The holes in my heart

Held out hand
Filled up with
Beholding a mystery

Answer me
I'm falling apart
Speak slowly your art
A whispers all I want
Grab hold of my sign
Speak to me reasons why
You're high above all that there is
And I'm falling in circles

Held out hand
Filled up with
Beholding a mystery

All I want to know is if
I'm on the right path
Track Name: Door Opens
I see a form taking shape
Rusted halo on the ground
I see a sheet draped over a man with the eyes cut out
On all fours head in the clouds

He crawls slowly down the hallway
Reaching his hands, sliding them along the walls
Lifting them up with each picture he dusts off
He looks to his left to see the counter where his wife left her ring

He leaves a mess for all to see his pain
He's all but gone and no one knows his name
They don't know his name

It's bright outside
So he takes his clothes off and walks slowly out the door
He can feel himself touch the ground
As the dry leaves crinkle beneath his bare feet

Again he crawls slowly down the hallway
Reaching his hands, sliding them along the walls
Lifting them up with each picture he dusts off
He looks to his left to see the counter where his wife left her ring

I leave a mess for all to see my pain
I'm all but gone and no one knows my name
They don't know my name

A door opens
A door closes
With a violent rush of wind

A door opens
With a violent rush of wind
Track Name: WWW.
I felt the arrow in my heart
I tasted poison in my skin
Should have known that at the end of it all
I could never count on you again

Lost my body lost my voice
Lost the cage you named me in
Gouge my eyes out just for fun
I won't get stuck on you again

Won't get stuck again
Stuck again

I FELT THE ARROW IN MY HEART
TASTED POISON IN MY SKIN
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT AT THE END OF IT ALL
WON'T EVER COUNT ON YOU AGAIN

LOSE YOUR BODY LOSE YOUR VOICE
LOSE THE CAGE THEY NAMED YOU IN
GOUGE YOUR EYES OUT JUST FOR FUN
I WON'T GET STUCK ON YOU AGAIN

WON'T GET STUCK AGAIN
WON'T GET STUCK AGAIN
Track Name: Water Into Gold
I see three men in a field
Standing there with nothing left to feel
Is there something more?
He exposed our eyes to things we couldn't see
The hearts he held were struggling to breathe
Again I shave my head

We can see the evidence
Boiling underneath the surface
Was it really heaven sent
Backseat driving wasn't worth it

So I noticed we're drifting away
Who'd have know that every word you'd say
Mistaken for something real
Can we be friends
If I can sense the end
I hold it all underneath my breath
Will it all amount to nothing?

We can see the evidence
Boiling underneath the surface
Was it really heaven sent
Backseat driving wasn't worth it

And we never thought that this would ever end
Correcting hearts by breaking brain again
All for love
Fall on your knees
Beg for answers beg for ransom please
And save our family

Water into gold

Turn this
Water into gold

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