Soft Landings

by Bright Brown

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1.
Tick Tock 04:27
And the fall and the winter / Another year / Tick tock I can’t write / I can’t sing / I can’t move / I’m freezing And the spring and the summer / Another year / Tick tock I can’t love / It’s too hot / I can’t move / I’m melting I sit spinning and stewing over the day ensuing or has it been years since I sat here brewing From the EZ Chair I stare and dream as the screen dares me To join the sunny stream on the other side And the fall and the winter / Another year / Tick tock I can’t write / I can’t sing / I can’t move / I’m freezing And the spring and the summer / Another year / Tick tock I can’t love / It’s too hot / I can’t move / I’m melting When I sing I wanna hear bells ring / Waiting for my life to take wing Want you to love me in all kinds of weather / Want you to keep me and give me a long tether Want your sex through the worst and best we weather The days crawl but the seasons fly by / I should embrace the change but every time I try It just cycles me back to where I started And the fall and the winter / Another year / Tick tock I can’t write / I can’t sing / I can’t move / I’m freezing And the spring and the summer / Another year / Tick tock I can’t love / It’s too hot / I can’t move / I’m melting
2.
Breath in the low light / The sun is much better when it shares the sky You can see the moon in the broad daylight / The world looks better for this January child And how the chill distracts me in kind / Putting still thoughts in an ever spinning mind And just to cease this dizziness / A moment of bliss for this January child And how the air suspends your smile and tames the wild in this January child
3.
If I could get half a minute / If I could get half a glance I’d sell you my soul and everything in it / It’s got a good beat it’ll make you dance If I could have half your ear then I’d stand a quarter chance And it will get me out of here / It’s got a good beat it’ll make you dance It’s the next big feeling / The greatest thing since romance A sound so big it will lift the ceiling / It’s got a good beat it’ll make you dance
4.
It’s damp and spent like a Brooklyn basement / I feel half a man and half content The rumble of hunger / The rumble of want / There are rumbles above of whole human love But I’m not a monster / I’m a consequence / Blame it on mother’s folly I’m a louse in the house of Dedalus It’s feeding time in the labyrinth / You’re not a victim / You’re a consequence Put me out of my misery or I will devour you / This is no way to live a life Praying for the day that Theseus arrives But I’m not a monster / I’m a consequence / Blame it on mother’s folly I’m a louse in the house of Dedalus I’m the snore in your basement that keeps you awake I’m the social embarrassment that makes our house quake I’m a winding labyrinth snake But I’m not a monster / I’m a consequence / Blame it on mother’s folly I’m a louse in the house of Dedalus
5.
Sloop 04:32
Your sloop sails you’re on the shore / Flat footed wanting more You’re ill at ease in the gentle breeze that pushes her away See how she cuts her sleek physique / It won’t bleed it’s too deep You stand there and you wanna score as she sails away You wanna take her with you / You want to bring her along But you are hardly moving and she wants to move on Your sloop sails you’re on the shore / Flat footed wanting more You’re ill at ease in the gentle breeze that pushes her away See how she cuts her sleek physique / It won’t bleed it’s too deep You stand there and you wanna score as she sails away She wonders what is with you as you point up to the sky You tell her that you’re both blue as she begins to fly And you are hardly moving and she wants to move on Your sloop sails you’re on the shore / Flat footed wanting more You’re ill at ease in the gentle breeze that pushes her away See how she cuts her sleek physique / It won’t bleed it’s too deep You stand there and you wanna score as she sails away You want her to be with you but she has to be strong When you tell her that you’re both blue yet you wanna get along And you are hardly moving and she wants to move on
6.
Feel like an egg at the crest of a hill wanting to set a downhill record Where many have gone / Humpty Jack and Jill And many a shell lay shattered after one step too many Feel like I’m part of a ballroom scene where the band plays like a skipping record Amidst the tales and gowns of an elegant dream I try and dance like I wanna love you Is it one step too many How will the egg dance on it’s awkward trip / Is there music to keep it honest If you’re keeping time there’s an extra skip And as it gathers momentum is it one step too many So here we are at this ballroom scene and the band’s playing like it’s trying to forget Broken crowns on the heads of kings and queens but this is not a waltz yet It’s one step too many
7.
I wish you less tunnel more light / Less tunnel more light For your troubled soul I wish you grassy knolls / For you to lose control on a downhill roll I wish you soft landings in a mattress meadow I wish you less tunnel more light / Less tunnel more light For your weary view I wish you sunset hues to dazzle you and protect you From the evening news / It’ll get to you Don’t wanna alarm you / Just wanna keep them from harming you And wish you less tunnel more light / Less tunnel more light I wish you less tunnel more light / Less tunnel more light I wish you light / For your troubled soul I wish you light / For your weary view I wish you light
8.
Wide 04:03
Open / Open wide / Share the light inside
9.
thanksgiving and the earth feels flat just like this black or white table we gather at to sit with friends think of the conversations lost at the other end a million human dream millions of hands grasp across the ravine on each bank our heals dig in as we tug to close the seam how we've been bleeding rivers that keep our sins afloat a flood of blood tossing a tiny boat filled with a million migrants their language stuck in their throat encircling our privilege in a stormy moat a million human dream millions of hands grasp across the ravine on each bank our heals dig in as we tug to close the seam how we've been bleeding rivers

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released March 30, 2017

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Bright Brown Brooklyn, New York

Bright Brown is sonic cinema. Bittersweet layers and textures abound, and beautifully crafted songs exist at the core. Alex Nahas’ songwriting boldly chooses to sit “between the meager and the mundane” elevating the everyday. He generates a broad sonic palette on the rarely seen, Chapman Stick and along with Nick Smeraski on drums, they've wowed audiences with their explosive duo performances. ... more

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