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released May 12, 2017

Written by Michael Radford
Arranged & Performed by City of Salt
Produced by Audiomoth
Mastered by Stephen Cope
Cello played by Soren Peterson
Violin played by Carlos Viitanen

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Track Name: The Rhythm, the Cipher, & the Shield
I don't know what it's like to know my name.
I can't feel what it's like to see your pain.
But I came buried in a grave-digger's jacket, can't you see the light of day?
Our hope was just the faithless bird that had to get away.

You taught me what it's like to feel okay,
so I showed you what it's like to stand in your own way.
And if I was falling, I can't blame you for jumping, but the sound is still the same.
I've read these words a thousand times; I've never been okay.

I never was okay.

Am I living, am I dead? Is this the way it's meant to be, it's meant to feel?
Am I losing who I am? So much for charity and hope and strength of will.
I don't know what secrets of my life are worth repeating.

You taught me what it's like to feel okay,
but life is the sweetest fruit I never took to taste.
So if you can hear me, then your heart better hurry, better hurry on its way,
cuz' all my songs, they sound the same. They only sing my hate.

I've only learned to hate.

Am I living, am I dead? Is this the way it's meant to be, it's meant to feel?
Am I losing who I had? Was she the rhythm and the cipher and the shield?
I don't know what secrets of my life are worth repeating.

I was running from myself before I ever learned to run away from you.
I was hiding in myself; I just could never tolerate that blinding view.
I don't know what reasons for my life are worth repeating.

I was falling from the cliffs! Your hands released me, or did I slip?
And I was molting; I was scared. I carved your pain out of the passing air.
I don't know what reasons for my life are worth me living.

Stop breathing now. You shouldn't think about it. Just keep moving to the sound.
Stop breathing now. Stop moving now. If there's a top, I'll never make it.

Am I living, am I dead? Is this the way it's meant to be, it's meant to feel?
Am I losing who I have? Were you the rhythm and the cipher and the shield?
I don't know what reasons for my life are worth me keeping now.
Track Name: Other Fields
I keep waiting for a love re-told. Something sacred, something I could hold
and be delivered once again.

But while I'm waiting for what no one knows, I'll find something real to walk me home.
Something so akin to sin.

But where would I begin? I don't know.

Like a farmer, I will watch alone. Love this land, though it's gone dry as bone.
Holy vision of the end.

But while I'm waiting for what no one knows, I'll find other fields so I can sow
holy visions of my friend.

And I keep kissing your mouth in my sleep, so I've been waiting up for something cheap.

And if I'm crashing down, when will my feet hit the ground?
We're just colors of the music; light and sound.
Oh, what's that sound? We're falling now.

I keep waiting for a love re-told. Something easy; something someone sold.
Holy vision of my friend.

But while I'm waiting on what no one knows, I'll find out how deep this crisis goes.
Holy vision of my end.

And I keep waiting for a love re-told. Something sacred, something I could hold
and be delivered once again.

But while I'm waiting for what no one knows, I'll find other fields so I can sow
holy visions of my end.

And if I'm crashing down, when will my feet hit the ground?
We're just colors of the music, light and sound.
And I swear I never thought that you would drown.

And if I'm crashing down, are you waiting on the ground?
We're just colors of the music, pain and sound.
And I swear I never thought that you would drown.
Track Name: Bravery
All you would say to me, all of your bravery, flooding inside my ear.
Less like the break of day; always your price to pay. Lay your silence here,

cuz' I want nothing less.

Rise like you're someone else; the angel who rose from hell; the feather inside my ear.
I was just skipping stones on ancient and shrouded shores; call from across the years.

And I want nothing less.
Oh I want nothing.

All of the names you wore. Sounds of your pagan storm thunder inside my head.
Lost in an endless sleep. Your voice in a fever-dream. All of the blood I've bled.

And I want nothing less.
Oh, I want nothing.

Sing what you will, sing it loud, sing it shrill. I will know if you sing for me.
Mine was the pain; watch me cut out your stain from this heart that would write again
with a broken and bleeding pen, all the lies that you left me with.
Track Name: I Was Wrong
There's no use trying to cough this dirt out of your lungs.
I'm not denying that I was wrong,
but now we're nothing. We're just the shape of what we were,
some lovely music that can't be heard.

Lord, I've been fighting to pry this stake out of your heart.
When we were lions, we played the part.
But now we're sheep! Chasing some glorious retreat,
some glass of heaven that would go down easy.

Am I living, am I dead?

Please give me something, send me a lion I can tame.
Paint me a painting that can't be framed.
Then I'll believe! I'll sing those songs you'd have me sing,
I'll lay forever under mountains crashing

down!

This will seem silly when we're older than now.
You're like a dream my eyes are sleeping for.
And when the lights go out, they'll litter the ground and
we can choose what we've been living for.

And I am not the kind to take things easy, I
know you've understood that sound before.
If I could color-code my perfect endings, I
doubt that I would want them anymore.

And we were sailors on a sea so endless, I
thought that we would never find a shore.
And while you're watching all these waves receding, I
feel my mind was buried by the storm.

I know you've never been so fond of living, I
know that I have always felt the same.
But if we crash, at least the flash might
find a way into our brains.
Track Name: Aftershocks
Show me what I've lost and what I've won.
Take my heart and press it into one.
My dreams are like my waking life; the scattered patterns of my own design.
The world, a symptom of my mind, and all my feelings aftershocks of time.

I was throwing rocks into the void,
hoping to erase what I'd destroyed.
But I can see the curtain fall, and I can feel its music in my soul.
Living's just like dying, sure - but fearing is to not exist at all.