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A little supernatural story I wanted to tell. Also I wanted to make slightly creepy electronica. Woo!

lyrics

[Verse 1]
Shadows break the moonlight
Filtering through the window's frame
Tries to adjust his eyesight
Hands struggle to light a flame

The fifth night this has happened
In one long week alone
He wanders into the darkness
As the shadows encircle his home

[Chorus]
The sky begins to darken
As the flames begin to rise
If you keep burning bridges
Smoke will fill your skies

You can't construct foundations
On the ruins of the past
So continue to cover your footprints
For it'll never last

[Verse 2]
Both of them were friends
Some would search their whole lives for
But were forced to meet their ends
By a man that wanted more

A nighttime celebration
Of successes all around
But caustic inebriation
Put them both into the ground

[Chorus]
The sky begins to darken
As the flames begin to rise
If you keep burning bridges
Smoke will fill your skies

You can't construct foundations
On the ruins of the past
So continue to cover your footprints
For it'll never last

[Bridge]
His shaky arm reaches for a match
After one whole book refused
The flame ignites, he holds it up
To wax and wick unused

Two pairs of eyes flicker back at him
Translucently attired
The candle knocked, the doors all locked
The house becomes a pyre

[Chorus]
The sky begins to darken
As the flames begin to rise
If you keep burning bridges
Smoke will fill your skies

You can't construct foundations
On the ruins of the past
So continue to cover your footprints
For it'll never last

credits

from Sunset Driven EP, released February 1, 2014
Thanks to the University Of Wisconsin Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance for letting me use their one of practice room pianos for the creepy upright!

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Elan Mendez-Smith Madison, Wisconsin

I'm a student from Madison, WI, who loves art, science, noodles, and sushi. Sometimes at the same time.

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