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The Black & The Whole

by James Choice

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setecastronomy Spectacular arrangements and lyrics involving leaking black holes and frozen fires yearning to burn. Me totally approves :-) Favorite track: Fears/Fire.
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Fears/Fire 04:36
Just before the break of day, Would you walk a mile along my way? Leave your fears and fire on the shelf, And see them written deep inside myself. Clocks ticking timeless ‘til we're dead, The pages pile, they're left unread. Tell me where I’m coming from, Let me root and branch and grow up strong Why would you weigh a life in gold? How many precious treasures do you hold? Questions I can't even spell, and answers only time will tell. You’re always asking where I go, To be honest, I don’t really know. The past is gone, future’s unclear, And there is only really now and here. Nothing can kill this pain, I’m a black hole and I am leaking. I’m a lonely light past the point of no return. Fear it fills my brain, I feel my knees steadily shaking, I’m a frozen fire yearning to burn.
You know I know you, know I care You never suit that guilt you wear It has never helped at all Yet all the ways you tried to run Before your feet had caught along You never feared the fall If you're not where you wanna be You've lost your grip on fantasy And gravity is dragging you down Tides get high, and lives get low From all sides the wind will always blow Come on now put it right Let's set this wheel in motion Let you heart beat in time with your brain Because if you sit on idle hands You won't ever fix what's broken Don't let all your bruises be in vain I know it takes alot to share Your worries that hang in the air I'm always there to talk Once everything is said and done There is no 'we', there is only one And the the road we have to walk If you're not where you wanna be You've lost all sense of fantasy And gravity is dragging you down Come on now put it right Let's set this wheel in motion Let you heart sing in tune with your brain Because if you sit on idle hands You won't ever fix what's broken Don't let all your bruises be in vain I see now how you seem to know every spoke within my wheel It's finally time for me to fully stand the weight I feel I see now how I tried to reap the hopes and dreams I sow before that I had given them the proper time to grow And I can clearly see the steps now, with no fear to fail And leave behind the burdens I've allowed to tip the scales And I can sense the blood flow back into my hands again To mend the bonds that held us close, and pull apart the chains
Dead Sea 04:54
Confined, there is no space Through holes in the plank To watch them raise fences Whilst the ship sank The sea has been rough now For more than one night But maintains the blood flow Keeps feeding the fight There is a fortune to be made Encouraged by greed To look down on the famished And people in need To abandon all trust In the hope to succeed Leaves the ink to dry On yet another terrible deed Yet under the waves, The ways we weigh the world begin to fail, The loss of your breath, lifts the veil, Come back to the air, Pressure's lifted from your chest you're stripped to bare, Now do you care, we'll meet you there Come find me displaced, With hell on both sides From peril to peril To build a new life Drowned in the voices On the edge of a knife With those who could help us Adrift in the strife Home is now so, so, so far away Where will we be going Will we find a way Searching for safety And a place to belong A thousand lost people An ordeal so wrong Back to the air take us How do you dare forsake us We paid the fare take us Back to the air Name tags empty, Meek,mast,history, Keepers of plenty, Moats and mystery, Give us something for our suffering Lead us back to the air


'The Black & The Whole' is the latest EP from Austria's James Choice & The Bad Decisions. Self-produced, self-released, the band display their keen identity of songwriting and DIY aesthetic.


released May 29, 2015

Lyrics written by Sebastian Abermann and Michael Dey
Music by James Choice & The Bad Decisions
Produced and mixed by Georg Showbaer


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James Choice Vienna, Austria

James Choice is a singer/songwriter based in Vienna, Austria. Their music is defined by their incredibly listenable, yet constantly surprising and unexpected hooks, underpinned by subtle lyrics, rich vocal harmonies, and melodies that soar from broken and delicate depths to defiant and dizzying highs. ... more

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