Bittersweet Horizon (LP)

by Awake! Awake!

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credits

released July 1, 2010

This is our second album and it was released in 2010. We made it with help from all of our friends in an apartment.

Thank you to our families, friends and fans for all your continued support!

All songs written, produced, recorded,
mixed and mastered by Awake! Awake!
All Drums recorded by Daniel Rice at Gravity Boots Recording Studio
Tape Transfer also by Daniel Rice
www.gravitybootsrecording.com
Album Art by Blake Noel
Copyright 2010 Awake! Awake!

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Track Name: Distance
Distance

Would it hurt yourself to ask yourself if you’re to blame
The words all change, scenery remains the same
Go nowhere til you learn, start listening
Forget your point...Dance, dance, sway, repeat.
It’s all my fault again, call it all my fault

So you say
Fight to save face
All the while it becomes clear to me, we’re missing the
Give and take
Lost in this place
Lonely miles between our lovesick eyes
We’re drifting away

So you cut the lines and sever all the ties that bind
Still you’re here, can’t flee from your pride
Analyze but your mind’s behind everything
Can’t solve this...Fall, fall, run, retreat.
It’s all my fault again, call it all my fault

But if I’m to blame and fail to see
Take this song and sing it back to me
Simple words meant to repeat
Take this song and sing it back to me
Lost ourselves so suddenly
Take this song and sing it back to me
If I’m to blame and I can’t see
Take this song and sing it back

Chase the day
Regain our embrace
Reconcile the distance in-between, we’re finding the
Give and take
Lost in this place
Run and hide here in my outstretched arms
We don’t have to drift
Away
Track Name: Firing Squad
Firing Squad

Must I wake again
To face your firing squad
The mind’s best of intentions
The heart forgot
Your tongue is a trigger
Lips a revolver
Words like bullets pierce the skin
Of my belief each time you speak
Riddle my trust with cacophony

I can’t hear you cause my ears are ringing
I can’t hear you til your steps can mean it
All you say has proven fleeting
I can’t hear you til your heart can beat it

Convince my innocence
Of what you’re not
But no more can I bear
This same, tired façade
Your tongue is a trigger
Lips a revolver
Smoking gun can’t hide the truth
As words repeat, you’re cutting deep
Litter my hope with hypocrisy

I can’t hear you cause my ears are ringing
I can’t hear you when my trust is bleeding
All this time and you can’t see it
Louder doesn’t mean worth believing

Speak the truth, subtract the love
Kill me quicker than a lie ever could
Ever, ever could

I can’t hear you cause my ears are ringing
I can’t hear you til your heart can beat it
I can’t hear you!
Track Name: True North
True North

We depart on the water, crystal clear
All doubts eclipsed by the view from the pier
Christen our ship with a heartfelt kiss
But if a day...
Finds us adrift on an angry sea
(Stay awake perchance still to dream)
Hold fast to the heart of strength unseen
And brace for the high tide

When sail meets storm
Battered by the cold rain, tattered and torn
And we’re overboard
The waves may take us
But I won’t let you go
I won’t let you go

Our ship split apart by relentless waves
Stranded afraid, clutching to the remains
Find my hand, let fingers intertwine
We’ll find a way...
My darling, trust my steadfast kiss
(I know the shore is right beyond the mist)
A shaft of light in this tempest
Rescues our sightline

We’ll chart a course for truest north
What’s in our hearts can’t be capsized
I know love’s not love that alters
When it alteration finds
Track Name: Sight
Sight

Phone lines and satellites
Aren’t what I want at all this time
Keypads and painted screens
Never seem to be what I need to see
Something must be missing here
(Could it be, could it be your voice)
So surprising yet so clear
(Could it be, could it be your face)

I think it might be the sight of you
That I find so difficult to replace

Swift times cannot depart
The science of the human heart
Subtract the elementary
We’ll miss the soul of clarity
Something must be missing here
(Could it be, could it be your voice)
So surprising yet so clear
(Could it be, could it be your face)

Something must be missing here
So surprising yet so clear
I wonder could it be...
I wonder could it be us.
Track Name: Silhouette
Silhouette

Collapse inside
Shadows confiscate the space between the lines
My thoughts collide
Colors cannot rise when frozen by this night
Jet black, my mind
Is older than my age
At last, someone
Show me my escape

Illuminate my silhouette
Capture my gaze
Show me I’m not over yet

This place in time
Darkened alleyways and lonely city lights
I realize
The clock will not relent across my heart’s skyline
Jet black, my sight
Is blinded by these days
Such lights, your eyes
Come echo back in mine
Track Name: Harbor Lights
Harbor Lights

Twin lives, separated only by
The time and the tides
That swept across our silent shores
I watched you fall and I saw
My face in yours

This lighthouse shines a somber hue
Along the cold ocean avenue
We fell apart far, far too soon
I’ll still reach, I’ll reach for you

Inside, my thoughts can strain and fret and fight
But I know it’s not me
With a choice to change your restless mind
I’ll stretch my light across the sea
To watch and wait
And pray one day the winds of change
Will draw you back to me

I’m still reaching
(Even if you never take my hand)
I’m still, I’m still reaching
(Though I know it won’t be the same again)
I’m still reaching
(Even if you never take my hand)
I’m still, I’m still reaching
(Though I know it won’t be the same again)
I’m still reaching
Track Name: Open The Door
Open The Door

By the starlight
I’m seeing at first glance
My midnight
Should I take the chance
To go beneath it all
To show the weight of my fall
Open the door
Open wide inside, I can’t hide
Yes, I’m to blame for me
But surely it’s not all my fault
No, it’s not all

Can I breathe this air again
Can I taste the innocence
Move me past regretful hands
Let me know I’m not so wrong

Fault line, the ground on which I stand
I’ve lost sight
Scarce can see the plan
Beyond these haunted halls
My past ceaselessly calls
Open the door
Open wide inside, I can’t hide
Yes, I’m to blame for me
But surely it’s not all my fault
No, it’s not all

Let me know
At the heart of me there’s still a hope
Track Name: Stone Countenance
Stone Countenance

Solid through and through
A thousand shades of gray
Comprise my weathered hue
A cold and silent statue
A chilling, ghastly blue
My eyes they show no pain
Heartache held from view
A cold and silent statue
This rigid stone cocoon
Conceals a crimson rage
Refuge became a tomb
A cold and silent statue
Envy’s green ensues
Its poison floods my veins
Tainting all that’s true
A cold and silent statue

Spinning world static soul
Cling tighter to the control
Let truth be told
You've been dying to lose

Left here alone to face the toll,
Old allies abandon me
The strength of my will at once grows still
The silence is screaming
Left here alone to fall the toll
Old allies abandon me
The strength of my will at last grows still
The silence is singing
(Beautiful erosion, one brave tear is falling)

A brilliant thrill to finally hear
The silence is singing
Beautiful erosion
One brave tear
Beautiful erosion
Track Name: Disarmed
Disarmed

Sometimes maybe we got the timing wrong
Sometimes maybe we came on too strong
Or not strong enough
We could know it all to no avail
The failures we’ve seen
Swept us far from strange fairy tales
But I’m still dreaming

We’ve been waiting so long to just taste
The freedom of a fallen pride
We’ve been spinning in and out of the same daze
Shake it up, let us collide
We’ve both seen our share of heart-
Break when bright fell to gray
To escape the stealth of the dark
Let it fall down, let it start
Let it start with a shattered heart
With a shattered heart

Tread light on the earth for the road is long
Landmines of the heart lurk all along
Disarmed just by love
What will break our fall when doubt prevails
And silence descends
Let us each be the first to fail
And bare our weakness
Track Name: Nemesis
Nemesis

Can you see how you’re frightening me
The way you thoughtlessly
Swallow all I say, ay
Do you know my lying tongue like I do
Do I know your ears too well
Would you believe the poorest proof
Do I want your faith just for myself

I’m begging you
Please don’t, don’t believe me blindly
Time after time, fear loves to hide behind absolutes
I’m begging you
Please don’t, don’t believe me blindly
Faith’s unafraid to face the mysteries of truth

It’s stunning when you’re next to me
How I so easily
Can hold your heart at bay, ay
Do you know my lying smile like I do
Do I know your eyes too well
A prophet must be proven true
But the more you buy, the more I’ll sell

You see the Jekyll, miss the Hyde
Nemesis I contrive
Inside my words, in my eyes
If I win your mind, will you know?
The devil’s voice is the best
At mimicking the divine
Ignorance is bliss
Until you’re numb
You see the Jekyll, miss the Hyde
Nemesis I contrive
Inside my words, in my eys
My heart can craft perfect crimes
The devil’s voice is the best
At mimicking the divine
See the Jekyll, miss the Hyde
Nemesis inside
Track Name: Red
Red

What did I ever do to deserve not to starve
What did I do to deserve to breathe free, to hope, to dream
What did you do to deserve none of these things
Stare down my skin, my hands
What right have I to inherit this fighting chance

Beneath the fires of the wars we wage
The same shade of red runs through our veins, our veins
Turn my sight upside down, away from my kingdom
We’ve chased such counterfeit crowns,
The same

What did I ever do to learn this subtle sting of greed
What did I do to learn the silent kill, the chill of apathy
What did you do to learn none of these things
Stare down your skin, your hands
Can such fragile strength become my fighting chance

Sunrise, bittersweet horizon
On the shore, across the sea
Your eyes, see them smiling
Embers of love’s still burning dream
Sunrise, in the quiet
Listen and hear a new heartbeat

Beneath the fires of the wars we wage
The same shade of red runs through our veins, our veins
Turn my sight upside down, I’ll chase a kingdom
To the kings and the rubble coming down
The same
Track Name: Daylight Outro (Bonus Track)
Daylight Outro (Bonus Track)

We’ve been strangers
We’ve succumb to the shadows and the shade
We’ve shied from danger
And now we’re met with all that we’ve misplaced

But the rays of the sun wash across my face
I have come undone, this haze is broken
By the daylight
And I can hear the hurt here in your cries
But I can see the hope stirring in your eyes
Now, when I open mine so I can see…
Track Name: Disarmed (Acoustic)
Disarmed

Sometimes maybe we got the timing wrong
Sometimes maybe we came on too strong
Or not strong enough
We could know it all to no avail
The failures we’ve seen
Swept us far from strange fairy tales
But I’m still dreaming

We’ve been waiting so long to just taste
The freedom of a fallen pride
We’ve been spinning in and out of the same daze
Shake it up, let us collide
We’ve both seen our share of heart-
Break when bright fell to gray
To escape the stealth of the dark
Let it fall down, let it start
Let it start with a shattered heart
With a shattered heart

Tread light on the earth for the road is long
Landmines of the heart lurk all along
Disarmed just by love
What will break our fall when doubt prevails
And silence descends
Let us each be the first to fail
And bare our weakness
Track Name: Red (Acoustic)
Red

What did I ever do to deserve not to starve
What did I do to deserve to breathe free, to hope, to dream
What did you do to deserve none of these things
Stare down my skin, my hands
What right have I to inherit this fighting chance

Beneath the fires of the wars we wage
The same shade of red runs through our veins, our veins
Turn my sight upside down, away from my kingdom
We’ve chased such counterfeit crowns,
The same

What did I ever do to learn this subtle sting of greed
What did I do to learn the silent kill, the chill of apathy
What did you do to learn none of these things
Stare down your skin, your hands
Can such fragile strength become my fighting chance

Sunrise, bittersweet horizon
On the shore, across the sea
Your eyes, see them smiling
Embers of love’s still burning dream
Sunrise, in the quiet
Listen and hear a new heartbeat

Beneath the fires of the wars we wage
The same shade of red runs through our veins, our veins
Turn my sight upside down, I’ll chase a kingdom
To the kings and the rubble coming down
The same
Track Name: Harbor Lights (Acoustic)
Harbor Lights

Twin lives, separated only by
The time and the tides
That swept across our silent shores
I watched you fall and I saw
My face in yours

This lighthouse shines a somber hue
Along the cold ocean avenue
We fell apart far, far too soon
I’ll still reach, I’ll reach for you

Inside, my thoughts can strain and fret and fight
But I know it’s not me
With a choice to change your restless mind
I’ll stretch my light across the sea
To watch and wait
And pray one day the winds of change
Will draw you back to me

I’m still reaching
(Even if you never take my hand)
I’m still, I’m still reaching
(Though I know it won’t be the same again)
I’m still reaching
(Even if you never take my hand)
I’m still, I’m still reaching
(Though I know it won’t be the same again)
I’m still reaching