Perception

by The Sonic Dawn

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1.
AN EASY HEART TO BREAK Every time she wakes she finds herself alone all day she looks for love tired from being unknown her mystery is what it takes Dreams of a yellow snake finds no stepping stone the river is wide and deep she cries out and birds moan: it’s an easy heart to break Oh, she tries tells herself wicked lies later on she cries tears will wet your chin when you’re chasing the wind fear gets under your skin
2.
LONELY PARADE I have my way around words, but not around you my thoughts find their way, maybe one day this will do too when closing my eyes it slips out my hands I’m followed by angels to unknown lands No need to push, I’m walking on icy slopes searching for something, dragging on hopes 
not lonely or lost, nor bitter but split what’s on the other side, I so long to see it! 
Unfinished paintings and songs without melody abandoned by someone, now lying there restlessly searching the landscape for a signpost to follow what can a soap bubble do to fill what feels hollow?
3.
ALL THE GHOSTS I KNOW Stormy weather runs by my home again and I am trying but my trying is in vain the cold wind blows through the naked trees an icy choir waving back at me No I’m not calm got nowhere to run to falling through the night A clouded mind stays here with me once more all the ghosts I know are standing by the door the terror shakes me each and every night I wish that you could see the beast I have to fight If someone or the sun could warm my frozen soul collect what fear took apart reveal what’s hidden in the dark She’s the one, she’s the sun who heals my broken soul collects what fear took apart reveals what’s hidden in the dark The dawn breaks through, chases my fears away nothing I can do, nothing you can say the doors unlock, shadows dance in the morning light those silent moves, what a mystifying sight
4.
The Mustang 04:10
THE MUSTANG Wanna be on a raft with you and drift around on top of the blue watching the creatures below and above feel how the sea and air make love If I had learned how to walk on water I would have my sea legs carry me back to the shore If the wind was calm and I could see my reflection I would ask it to answer this question: what’s beyond my horizon? Slowly float down a mountain stream find myself another day in a dream excuse me if you find this confusing but that’s what I see when I’m cruising
5.
BLACK CAT WOMAN A joyride with a left turn then a slow blues turnaround a smile from one of a kind my thoughts spread all over the ground Do you follow fate is what she wants to know my black cat woman, do you follow fate? I was thinking about death in fact right from the start as one might expect that didn’t really drive us apart Do you go all alone is what she wants to know my black cat woman, do you go all alone?
6.
WILD AT HEART She left to wonderland, left me a wondering man all my goodbyes, they come too easy, no crying eyes born around ’83, that’s when the gypsies stole me adopted no, I came along with rough times you know On an island in the sun where I don’t mind being alone all the birds have flown while my feet stood firmly on the ground Always felt gravity, pulled harder on me so I am strong, a hard one to move, to push along open doors for fresh air, rest in the electric chair how to scare, a determined soul with just one care
7.
IT’S TOMORROW I walk wearing 7 mile shoes and here’s the news: peace has left and my main concern, is life without it I want it to return Ain’t nobody’s perfect, that’s the human touch we’re the desperate ones, who love too many, love too much There comes a time to turn around, put your arms to the ground early birds singing, sounds like a warning when I get up and go in the morning Too many, too many times, I’ve let you down
8.
Howlin' Moon 03:24
HOWLIN’ MOON Mama said work hard, take your medication Doctor helps you keep the concentration I’m out the window at the count of two ‘cause it’s a dirty lie and I’m not gonna ride One-eyed old moon, tell me can’t you see I am one of those who have to run free lonesome full moon calls me out at night and I believe it’s my time to step into the light I howl at the moon and I howl at you trust your instincts, baby, just be cool let’s do the rumble, honey, all night long trust me when I tell you it’ll be alright
9.
WATCHING DUST FALL Watching the dust fall and time blur out the days sleepwalking till you see there are so many ways and day in and day out the rainbow is out there shining color in between the sun and the white cloud And if the sun will only show me shade I’ll keep saying to myself, now it’s time to turn the page they’re giving out orders to everyone and you don’t wanna shrink my soul, I’ve seen it tried and true
10.
Fading Soul 04:37
FADING SOUL I heard the guy next door as he bumped to the floor it was early morning he’d done that before this time it came with a different touch at that point I didn’t think of it much surely the guy is heavy and tough but who knows when someone has had enough Roaming the streets after dark jump to conclusions on small remarks the sinister guy in every scene he found himself a bad routine hiding his life in the shade one of those that is sure to fade He got another stone when he died it says: here lies a man that tried but never escaped the rising tide never came across the great divide Maybe someone stole his heart of gold replaced it with something empty and cold let’s just say it didn’t feel right when dark clouds came rolling in that night a big shot having a mean tattoo still he knew there was nothing to do

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Perception is the debut album by The Sonic Dawn, first released on Nasoni Records, Oct. 31 2015.

What you get here is the Audiophile Edition from 2017, whether you prefer LP, CD or digital. Available as 96 KHz / 24 bit download.

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released October 31, 2015

All compositions and lyrics by The Sonic Dawn © & ℗ 2015. All rights reserved.

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Psychedelic group from Copenhagen. Signed on Heavy Psych Sounds Rec.

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