The Death of the Sun in the Silver Sea

by Minor Stars

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released January 26, 2010

Copyright and Published 2010 The Anima Dream Tapes
Recorded by Nick Petersen at Track & Field, Eric Wallen at The Crossroads, and Matt McCallus at Red Storm
Mixed by Scott Solter at Baucom Road
Mastered by Dave Harris at Studio B

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Track Name: The Death of the Sun
You oughtta know by now
I'll get to you somehow
Maybe in your nightmares
Holding you down until you wake

Have you been as low as now?
Trying to wake somehow
From this hollow nightmare
But holding on like the setting sun

Don't you know you're alive
And all your thoughts are mine
I'm so far out of sight
Like an echo of a shadow in your mind

Don't you know you're alive
And all your drives are mine
I'm so far out of sight
Like a killer dressed for night

I am coming alive
I am coming tonight
I am coming alive and you're mine

You can't run away from this one
But still I know you’re gonna try

You're an evil one
You're a hard one to throw
But this time you're going too far
You're going too far
You're done, done, done with me
Track Name: Dead Weight
You know it’s a lie
So just let it die
Nothing new’s gonna fall from the sky

So end it and run
And pick up your gun
You’ll need it to fight them one by one

You know better
Break the fetters now
So when you’re eighty
You won’t be afraid of me

Bust out of jail
And rip off the nails
Throw all your dead over the rail

It’s about time
That you cut the line
You’ve got no business drowning here

You know better
Break the fetters now
So when you’re eighty
You won’t be afraid of me

I knew a man
Who used to sing in an old band
By the shore
For the drinks and the ladies

But then one day
He couldn’t say how it happened
His head was gray
And his songs were buried in daisies
Track Name: Numbers Don't Lie
You wanna live the dream
It’s never what it seems
Ten hours on the road
Another empty show

How many records sold?
How long before you’re old?
However low you go
You keep digging for the gold

But your mind is still waiting ’round
For some kind of desperate sound
That says you’re not wasting your whole life

Your heart is in it now
But someday
You’ll throw in the towel
And you’ll say
I gave my best try but numbers don’t lie

It’s too late to let go
But you just wanna explode
Your friends have all moved on
And you carry the load

You’re afraid that you’re wasting, wasting your whole life

Your heart is in it now
But someday
You’ll throw in the towel
Someday
You’ll move to any town
And someday
Your heart will let you down
Someday
You’ll hang up your pen
And long for back when
You gave your best try
but numbers don’t lie
Track Name: Mirror
What kind of ship you running honey?
What kind of dive you keeping here?
It takes more than a little money
It takes more than you could ever give

No way you’re gonna make it honey
What kind of break you waiting for?
No way you’re gonna love that many
Time to raise the stakes you’re playing for

Get your suitcase ready
Make your hair up pretty
Hold your breath until I get there

Paint your lips like rubies
Blow your kisses to me
Hold the world in your mirror

Tell me have you ever felt like dying?
Have you ever felt so far from home
Well I am here to tell you honey
Call me when you don’t wanna be alone

Get your suitcase ready
Make your hair up pretty
Hold your breath until I get there

Paint your lips like rubies
Blow your kisses to me
Hold the world in your mirror
Track Name: Black Lake
instrumental
Track Name: Ready or Not
Get me outta here
I just can’t take another year
There’s lead here in these bones
And fiction ringing in these tones

It doesn’t make a difference
Where we will go
Just put up the sail
And let the wind, let the wind blow

Ready or not

The dead are still alive
Burning up with advice
Like you’ll come crawling home
Or you’ll die out there alone

It doesn’t make a difference
What you all say
I’ll kiss you all goodbye
And sail away

Ready or not
I’m coming after you
Ready or not
There’s nothing you can do

Ready or not
Gimme something new
Ready or not
Just gimme something true
Track Name: Silver Lining
You’re like a marigold in springtime
Your head explodes into the sunshine
I’d like you bury you in my light

You’re like a feather falling freely
You’re far too perfect for this city
I’d like to fall with you beside me

Heaven knows how high my head flies
You are my one dream of paradise
I’m falling through your silver skies
Bathing in your bluest eyes

You’re like a diamond white and shining
You’re like a cloudless silver lining
But I’d like you know just what you’re

Heaven knows how hard my head tries
To turn you into my paradise
But now I see through your silver guise
To your scathing-queen blue-eyed lies
Goodbye
Track Name: All Your Stars Out
Just when you thought that you made it
You wake to find that you hate it
You’re holding on to illusion
You’re holding on but you’re losing
Your days are numbered in pencil
You’d better lie down and settle

Your body hurts, yeah it’s aching
Too many birthday cakes baking
You find that nothing’s worth faking
Another step can’t be taken
Nothing else matters but waking
No matter how much is taken

I thought you might like to know
The years are starting to show

And all that you’ve left behind
Is keeping you up at night

Just when you thought that you made it
You wake to find that you hate it
Your days are numbered in pencil
You’d better lie down and settle

It’s over, it’s time
It’s over, resign

You thought you’d be alright
You’d make it out alive

But you had so many plans
That slipped right through your hands

Now you got a little time
To go and make it right
Track Name: Overdrive/In The Silver Sea
This life that you see
Well it isn’t me
This red-orange sea
Stretches on forever

I saw you in the bar
Burning like a star
With pretty yellow eyes
I think about you all the time

Driving home drunk with
Just the dark morning road skies
Full of hollow spotlight eyes

Yeah I look good from a distance
But it would take acres of wisdom
To reconcile all the contradictions
Flooding from this drunken vision
Rubbing raw from the surface friction

No way I will be
Buried by this sea
My pedal’s on the floor
And you won’t see me anymore

How do you like me in overdrive?
How do you like me in overdrive?
Well, come on, well come on