Falling Awake

by Goodnight Sunrise

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Amber Waves This album is the sonic equivalent of a sleepless night of deep depression meeting sunrise, and that victorious moment where you realized you survived to see another day. Favorite track: Familiar Faces.
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1.
In the morning you build me up Then you break me down In the morning you build me up Then you break me down, down, down You fill up all those empty spaces With all of your familiar faces Streets ablaze with lights and crossfire races Twist and turn like phosphorescent mazes Lost and found, swept and torn you’re wasted Hide and seek until you finally face it You fill up all those empty faces With all of your familiar spaces In the morning you build me up, Then you break me down In the morning you build me up Then you break me I remember seeing signs I remember feeling fine I remember leaving myself behind I remember feeling I remember feeling You break down all of your defenses With all of your awakened senses Hammer raised you’re armed and shaking senseless Blissful ignorance of consequences You stand accused of your false pretenses Counting sheep tripping over fences You break down your awakened senses With all of your old defenses
2.
The Chase 03:22
Last look out the window Last chance to fade into the night Last stop, disaster; too late to make things right Is there anyone out there? Am I just thinking to myself? One more think, I might become someone else You can’t ignore all of the voices in your ear You can’t make them disappear You can’t escape the fate that you create You can’t silence what you don’t want to hear One short of perfection One slip from losing all control One truth to build me up, one more to make me fall Choices and vices Lines we draw and rules we bend It’s all the same in the end You try to scream without a sound (keep running, oh keep running) Caught in between the lost and found (keep running, oh keep running) Stuck in a dream you’re just a fly on the wall The flip of a coin; the flick of a switch The wrap of a bandage round a wound that needs a stitch The push and the pull, the beat of my skull, the guilt and the pressure These desperate times they call for desperate pleasures You can’t ignore what you abhor You can’t make your fears disappear You can’t escape the fate that you create You can’t silence what you don’t want to hear
3.
Altar 03:41
They say your body is an altar but I took it too far I sold myself out to the man in charge The mind that hides your soul, its logic breaks it bends it burns The lessons you unfold, they teach but will you ever learn? This is where I’m going This is where I’ve been I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to do this again Show me how to see them Show me how to feel them Show me how to leave them They say your body is a canvas but I took it too far I traded myself in for a piece of art The shadows in your eyes, they speak the truth that you can’t say The wanting in your heart grows tired of leading you astray They say your body is a temple but I took it too far I held myself up until I fell apart The words that fill your mind, they mix and match til memory breaks The thoughts that fill your lungs, they breathe themselves into fire escapes
4.
Semantics 04:23
Talking in circles Spinning the wheels Running from the sadness But sadness is hot on the heels Bending over backwards Redefining haste Inching towards a madness But madness is really such a waste Diving in the deep end Coming up for air Feels a bit like sinking And sinking’s just another word for despair Breathing underwater Drifting through the clouds Cracking under pressure Swimming with the sorrows that I drowned Fear is just a weakness Weakness is a fear Truth is all perspective But perspective isn’t always clear Pain is just a smokescreen Patience is always wanting more Fate is for losers But destiny keeps knocking on my door What are you trying to say? Are you trying to find your way? Hiding in the shadows Darkness was all I could see It took some time to realize The shadows were hiding in me
5.
The Catch 03:26
Every day turns to night Every wrong can feel so right Every truth lies out of sight Every story has another side Every coward has a place to hide Every shell has a pearl inside You want it all but you don’t want to pay the price You never stop and think twice You want it all but you won’t take your own advice You gotta make a sacrifice Every scar has a tale to tell Every mirror has cast a spell Every lie has a soul to sell Every rose has its thorn Every calm has its storm Every truce has its war You can’t go back And change the past This time you’ve finally met your match Every night turns to day Every moment begs to stay Every traveller finds their way You want it all, now it’s time to pay the price You better stop and think twice You want it all and if you take your own advice Someday you’ll find your paradise
6.
Do you really want to see them? Do you really want to set them free? As you stare at the fire Sorrow burns with desire So you reach for the water But the fire just gets hotter Like all things past This won’t last Time moves slow when you fall fast Like all things past So you stare at the mirror Hoping things will get clearer You are the light You are the tunnel You are the light at the end of the tunnel You are the light
7.
Deal With It 03:45
Deal with it - I am a hand grenade A porcelain interpretation of a masquerade Deal with it - I’m going renegade I’ll hang that noose around your neck just like an accolade Deal with it - I am a wishing well A triple vision of your supercalifragitale Deal with it – I only wish you well I’m not your dragon, and you are not my holy grail I’ve got you made You’re not my priestess And I don’t want you hanging round this house no more I’ve got you played You’re not my weakness And now it’s time I showed you what this heart is for Deal with it – I am a percolator The brooding temptress of your mind, your soul’s invigilator Deal with it – peace out I’ll catch you later I’ll cut you loose with the precision of a calculator Deal with it – I am your mind’s creation The picture perfect fairy tale of your imagination Deal with it – it’s time to shut the door So pack your bags because I don’t need that baggage anymore
8.
We’ve come so far, still there’s so far left to go We’ve learned so much, still there’s so much we don’t know We forget all our mistakes, we retrace our steps We run in circles chasing after old regrets We’ve all got struggles, we’ve all got secrets to confide We’re lost in daydream seeking compasses to guide We close the book, we shut the door, we turn our gaze We watch it crumble and pretend that we’re amazed You could have it all If you weren’t so scared to fall You could have it all If you didn’t feel so small We’ve all got stories, we’ve all got chapters left to write We all feel darkness even when we’re burning bright We try to reconcile what’s in our hearts and in our minds We lose our grip and leave our promises behind You could know the truth, and betray the gift of youth You could be so kind, but you’re scared that you’ll go blind You could say the words, but you know they’re gonna hurt If you could feel my pain, then you’d know that we’re the same You could have it all, if you weren’t so scared to fall You could have it all, if you didn’t feel so small And I could have it too, but I'm just as scared as you
9.
Born To Be 04:59
We were born to be anything Statues of innocence Make them anything you want We were born to be beautiful Vacant, unusual Believe in anything you want We were born to the future Winners and losers Take anything you want We were born to be lucky ones Portraits of fortune Dream of anything you want Do you really want to waste your life? Really want to waste your life? Do you really want to waste your life tonight? We were born to be truthful Eternally youthful Feel anything you want We were born to be powerful Limitless, unstoppable Change anything you want We saw the light burn bright But we never saw the spark It was the dead of night But we never even knew that it was dark We were born to be anything Statues of innocence Make them anything you want

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released September 30, 2016

Produced by David Kochberg
Mixed by Matt Weston at Swamp Songs in Lucan, ON
Mastered by Joao Carvalho in Toronto, ON
Engineered by Matt Weston, Dean Marino, and David Kochberg
Album Art Direction by Paul Weaver
Photography by Genevieve Blais

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Goodnight Sunrise Toronto, Ontario

Led by the dual male-female vocal alchemy of keytarist Vanessa Vakharia and guitarist David Kochberg, Toronto rock band Goodnight Sunrise is an organized sort of chaos.  With a hard-earned reputation as an unforgettable live act through over 400 shows across Europe and North America since forming in 2011, Goodnight Sunrise reminds us that rock music isn’t a genre; it’s a community. ... more

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