Dark Days, Long Nights

by Dayrider

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1.
Cast upon Northern winds Where they’re going Where they’ve been Sailing by Rocky shores Jagged shores And jaded tones Reaching for Light from the sky Akin to lore Wanting more In the port Of gone tomorrows There they are My wanting sorrows It’s come to be A fleet of fleeing An armada of being Sworn to be fleeting Under a forgotten flag And nameless captains Ruled by the tidings Of what has yet to have happened Cast upon Northern winds Where they’re going Where they’ve been
2.
In a dark room Full of dreams White teeth glow bright Separating me from the night Running exposed I wonder who knows What is really means To lose yourself You’re still there, mind you Just lost in the world and blind to What made you you since before What asked for less and made you more A skeleton, a ghostly friend A message from a withered pen Saying what’s to be may be Only here and just as then Part of the divide Living on the outside Seven stories of attics All wrapped up and bonafide Silent is the night Where nothing’s got the right To set aside from the masses Dragging days and full brimmed glasses At one with the self And all I’ll never be Seeing things for what they are It means so much to me In another twilight A hammock of dreams White teeth glowing bright Separating me from the night
3.
Where did it go Why did it leave me I’ve always treasured it Protected the pleasure of it Where did it stay Was I in the way Who found out That it mattered anyway Why did it leave Forgotten to bereave I could have kept it warm From time’s ugly sways Why has it resurfaced After all this while Like I enjoyed the waiting Holding back a smile Why can’t it be free And just drawn to me Tilted to the wayside From the out to the inside Why can’t it get along With comfort’s song Why is it alright When things are all wrong Whys it on the table Distraught and mis-fabled Always in the credits, always on par Kept near as it pains to be far Well I guess its resurfaced At least at some capacity Cant say it hasn’t been too long In the interlude Somethings always felt gone
4.
On It Goes 03:38
Where did we go wrong It goes on, this somber song It’s been too long, it’s been too rare I can’t find it anywhere Where did we go wrong Why can’t we get along It’s hard to share the truth we’ve found When we do nothing but go around Why's it all go away Why's it all here to stay What’s what, what’s at bay What’s it take to just say Why’s it all go away Why’s it all in the fray Here beneath a cold sun’s ray On another just today Where did we go wrong Where's it lead, this somber song I can’t be the only one Who’s been an only one And on it goes As it should May it sing As it only could
5.
Yesteryear 04:14
The birds are singing But I know it’s not true The song they’re saying Under a sky that’s blue It’s many a yesteryear That brought me here Ushered on not by sunshine Sometimes all too clear The flowers liven The evenings brighten But it all falls into Another horizon The birds are a singing But I know it’s not true The song that they’re saying It’s not for me or for you The seasons are uncaring Their sways often daring Be careful guarding From their ways It’s many a yesteryear That brought me here By time that’s not mine Falling downward in line The sun falls sooner The moon's shine brightens But it all falls into Another days horizon The birds are a singing And I know it’s not true It isn’t much But it’s what it means to you It's many a yesteryear That brought me here The birds are a singing But I know it's not true The song that they're saying It's not for me or you
6.
Things were going apropos There she was And away she goes Isn’t it ever hard to know Where you’ve been And where the wind blows Hard trodden hopes And forgotten promises Half ways plans Gone awry from prominence It’s you I’ve found A summer’s tune Where things’ve gone awry Under a crescent moon It's you I've found A summer's tune Where things have gone awry Under a crescent moon Juniper berry wreaths Pine cone covered forest floors Where there’s been life There can be more An apropos of nothing A speech ringing thin It’s ever true what they’re saying People only care what you’ve been What you’ve been Ringing thin What you’ve been What you’ve been It's you I've found A summer's tune Things were going apropos There she was And away she goes
7.
All I Never 02:57
All I never wanted All that came And left me daunted All that tried to take from me What I am All that left me in the wind Holding on Whatever came to be Risen to and from misery It’s been what it’s been Lost in self direction I’ve come to know Some things aren’t worth knowing There’s solace in deceit But truth has a way of showing Ever in between Worry and content in lean There’s always more but so little’s worth having
8.
Waterfall... 04:59
Over inspected Lost and dejected In over it all Floating up a waterfall In a view of scale Bucketless yet in pale Of actuality versus tale Only but oh well High highs And low lows Living by ebs Drifting in flows How it comes And there it goes A world of yes’s Ruled by no’s But what’s more Of being less Many coffers They ask for rest What’s in store Where’s it go Sometimes though It pains to know I’d like to be Something worth being A horizon hidden behind Things worth seeing High highs Low lows Here it comes And there it goes High highs Lows lows Here it comes And there it goes Tomorrows waiting As it always has Time’s sheer habit Bereft in clad
9.
Never before have I needed you Feeling so Black and blue Heavy, stuck on empty And they don’t even care Tidings of fightings Lost to the air If it isn’t anything At least it’s not fair Calling on empty Calling on true Where’s it all gone Where can I find a clue Tongue twisted Fate wristed Sent going over there Time blissful Days wistful And they don’t even care Calling on empty Calling on true What’s less to have And more to lose Never before have I needed you Feeling so Black and blue Heavy, stuck on empty And they don’t even care
10.
Only Again 04:01
In between what falls between You and only I Living hard, faithfully In defiance of those lies Who knew How blue It’s only what it’s been So true Oh you It only happens again Don’t tell me Disspell me Cast me to the distance I’ve been there I’ve held through Kept walking by the misses All I’ve got to hold Is to holding on I may be lost again But I’m not the only one In between what falls between You and only I Living hard, faithfully In defiance of those lies Who knew How blue It's only what it's been So true Oh you It only happens again It only happens again
11.
If it doesn’t hold true May I please move on If it doesn't really matter What did it become Could have been in my head A muse unruly Not tied down to reality Not part of me, truly If it wasn’t meant to be Why did it keep finding me Why couldn’t I get away As I tried to follow my way Couldn’t keep it from song Even if it felt misplaced Couldn’t keep going along Just another heart’s escape The muse of music Its soothing love Its call is drunken Falling from above Origins but trivial Why’s all lost to abandon Where's it going Wanderings in tandem The muse of music Its soothing love Its call is drunken Falling from above Origins but trivial Why's all lost to abandon Where's it going Wanderings in tandem If it doesn’t hold true May I please move on If it didn’t really matter Why did it go on The muse of music Its soothing love Its call is drunken Falling from above Origins but trivial Why's all lost to abandon Where's it going Wanderings in tandem Its call is From above If it doesn’t hold true May I please move on If it didn’t really matter What did it become
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13.
A lost soldier Ten days older Only his past Hung over his shoulder Been down the line Many a time Only ever knew He was going Followed the drummer boy Through many a tune In forests and valleys Over mountains and dunes Stood beneath the sun In old summer’s Junes Went by the wayside Under cold winter moons Nobody knows him But nobody stares Nobody follows him But he doesn’t care On to the next Sun in the west He’ll give what he’s got That’s whats his best Been down the line Many a time Only ever knew He was going
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Part 2 02:20
15.
Taking care Of oneself For peaceful moments And glowing health On and on And on we go A stubborn pride Can bar the windows To a self that’s mine Together through time Let it happen Let it be Those hapless musings Of misery A self that’s yours Is like no other Hold you dearly I tell you brother On and on And on we go It feels like we go on With a loveless self Against ourselves Without ourselves Your favorite person Should be you A you that’s been there Through aches and pains Without sun-kissed roses In a calming rain Oh how we go on The wardens to our souls Carrying around lanterns Scaring away ghosts You’ve got a reason That reason is you Let the leaves fall As they may Be great for it breaks Through the fray To a self that's mine Together through time On and on And on we go On and on And on we go On and on And on we go On and on And on we go
16.
In Stride 02:52
The flow of now The wall of know hows Where I’ve been before Bereft of kin Always in the distance Ever in the fray Out of line in stride Behind in the tides As it goes There it went Times were had Time was spent Always in the distance Ever in the fray Out of line in stride Behind in the tides As it goes There it went Times were had Time was spent Always in the distance Ever in the fray Out of line in stride Behind in the tides There she was And there she went Things somehow Things came and went Always in the distance Ever in the fray Out of line in stride Behind another time The flow of now The wall of know hows Where I've been before Bereft of kin Always in the distance Ever in the fray Out of line in stride Behind another time
17.
Lost in a sea of confusion Hello, it’s me, delusion I’ve been knocking now for a while I walked here, every mile Where you been My old companion How much wind Has found us in this canyon I hear it now Where it’s been How it fell on deaf ears When everybody tried to win Who told you that It ever ended That the dragging glee Was ever not splendid It’s gone on now For a time measurable It’s gone on how By a way pleasurable Where have you been My old companion How much wind Has found us in this canyon Lost in a sea of confusion Hello, it’s me, delusion I’ve been knocking now for a while I walked here every mile Hello, it's me, delusion
18.
In the dark expanse Where it’s all never again Past the blazen stars Where you wonder where you are It’s been all but over I’ve been all but had In the twilight It’s gone into the night There’s the wayside Down by the sea tides Where it’s alright Where you’re always in sight On the corner of space Between glory and disgrace Where the comets fall Where it’s one and all In the dark expanse Where it all never ends Where the constellations Try to make sense of the stars loose ends It’s been all but over I’ve been all but had In the twilight It’s gone into the night
19.
Feeling brash Uncompleted intact Wondering where the bottom is Down where it all ends Rivers into the sea You and only me Completely disjointed All signs skyward pointed Seas of oceans Blue evermore Feeling for A forgotten door Outer innards Nothing but winners Just deserts And only dinners Rivers into the sea You and only me Something of past times New days and old rhymes What’s more It’s nothing less Than being here Falling into the west Seas of oceans Blue Evermore It’s only forward We’re leaning toward Rivers into the sea You and only me Something of past times New days and old rhymes What’s more It’s nothing less Than being here Falling into the west Into the west (x4)

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released May 28, 2020

Songs by Brandon

Mixing/Mastering and recording by Brandon

A Wandering and Wondering Records Album

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