The Light That Went Away (2011)

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released March 22, 2011

Produced & Engineered by Dan Hosh
Recorded at Catherine North Studios, Hamilton, Ontario
Track 3, 4, 5 - Mixed by Michael Chambers at Catherine North Studios, Hamilton, Ontario
Track 1, 2, 6 - Mixed by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios, Goderich, Ontario
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto, Ontario

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Track Name: I'm A Liar
I can't hold the shame. I take all the blame for the pieces I created, for the light that went away. The prescription that I wrote. The addiction that I sold. To keep myself together, to keep myself alone. The person I became in a masochistic frame to nail up on the crutches that keep me sane. My story's halfway told. My trigger's halfway pulled. I don't want to go. I don't want to go. I'm a liar, but I do what I'm told. I hold on, and I grow old. The truth will pass me by, but in time I can run away. I've slid down every slope, hung from my own rope. Waiting for a reason, waiting for a hope. The gun is down my throat. The ending that I wrote. I don't want to go. I don't want to go. With all my motivation gone, I'll never write another song again. With inspiration on the shelf, I'll set up walls and lose myself in fear. With all my motivation gone, I'll never write another song again.
Track Name: The Nights I Slept Alone
The monsters underneath your bed keep you up at night. The ghosts you took on as a kid weren't the last to haunt you. And I can shine a brighter light to the corners of your room, but I can't hold you every night while you scare yourself to sleep. Find your courage where you fell. You're so much stronger than yourself. Your darkest days, you feel afraid, you know that I can't leave you alone. Your darkest days, you feel afraid, you know that I can't leave you alone. The drama plays inside your mind like a child's nightmare. You fear you only fall behind and the world's against you. But I can give some words to mend, from the nights I slept alone. But I can't let myself pretend that words will help you sleep. I can't leave you alone. I can shine a brighter light but I can't hold you every night. And I can give some words to mend, but I can't let myself pretend. I can't leave you alone.
Track Name: Diamonds
I'm awake tonight, those lights are far too bright. But I'm more afraid of the dark.
Oh, I'm bound to this place, it's where I feel safe. So I'll give thanks daily, with bended knee. And I won't ask you for a prayer or two at bedside. Not a liar, not a thief. It's not as if your life's a waste, oh no. Those hands they earn, the wheels that turn our world toward the sky. And I won't ask you for a prayer or two at bedside. Not a liar, not a thief. But if your eyes are caught by diamonds, you're on my side. Buy your comfort, sell your life. With a king's means, and a beggar's mind, forward thinking will leave us behind. Oh no.
Track Name: I Fell In Love
Everything is burning now, in the tail light glow. Every song I sing from now, means so much more. Are you going to be the one who saves me? I fell in love, I fell in love with an idea. Leaving my old friends behind, but I have no choice. Throwing my whole life away, just to find my voice. Are you going to be the one who saves me? Will you save my life? Will you disappear? Will you save my life? Will you run in fear?
Track Name: The Quietest Place On Earth
Have you ever lost yourself? Do you feel like someone else? I found a way to make it on my own. And she could have been, and she should have been mine, but I couldn't let go that time. So she disappeared but the quietest place on earth is still right here. I don't know how I got so bad. But I know that you know that I know, I'm not ready. I don't know how I got so bad. But I know that you know that I know, I'm not ready. Have you ever said goodbye? Do you even know what it's like? I found a way to make it on my own. I'll design myself when I find myself all alone in a hotel room. And while I make love, while she screams my name, all I think about is you.
I don't know. I'll never know. It got so bad.
Track Name: Now And Then
I don't want to tell you, I don't want to make you. I'm not that naive. But what if we had something, I'm slowly uncovering, I can hardly breathe. Oh, I'm not the one I used to be. If I only I knew then what I know now, If I only I knew then what I know, follow the road that you take. No, I'm not the one you should save. Do you ever wonder, if I got much further? What would you even say? So tell me all your secrets, so I can be the greatest mistake you've ever made. Oh, I'm not the one I used to be. I'm not the one, you should save. Follow the road that you take. No, I'm not the one you should save. Follow the road that you take. No, I'm not the one you should save. I'm not the one.