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Turning on the road again, driving in the rain
Sharing lies and drinking gin - never not the same.
Lying in your arms, my eyes are empty as my head
But I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be instead.

When I close my eyes, I see nothing there
Turn out the light, my room is still grey
Tell me there's something shining alive
I can't remember the way it was, yesterday.

I am all aflame again, shaking in my skin
Something mine has shaken out - something's creeping in.

I'm not the same as I am;
I'm a freak; call me Ichabod.
There dances the sound of the rain, shot with brandywine,
Transparent and blind like the sun.

Cheer me up and tie me down - deliver me from sin.
Both of us forget the lies we've long been living in.
Heaven help me, darling, I've forgotten my way home.
All the roads remain the same; I remain alone.

But if you belong here, I might as well!
If I can be stronger, who can tell?
Show me there's something shining alive
I can't regain the way it was, yesterday.

Tell me now, and tell me well, if you can see my face.
I've sewn my eyes together now - my mirror is a waste
With silver hands, transparent mind, I see whatever's there.
I see you walk the other way. It's good of you to care.

I'm closing my eyes, love, like you've closed your own.
I'm paying the price with every breath!
Show me there's something OUT of here.
I can't regain the way it was, yesterday.


from Hymns and Lies, released August 15, 2008


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Boreas Tucson, Arizona

Boreas was a classically-trained rock band with lush vocal harmonies, a fierce DIY streak and a willingness to plunge into a wide range of musical styles. Described by local radio station KXCI as “baroque pop,” their music resounds with echoes of the Beach Boys, Animal Collective, Paul Simon, Radiohead and Steve Reich. ... more

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