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by the mighty sun

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1.
pieces of stars is all we are, burning through life on our way out sleepy atoms on a train in the night, quantum linked so tight born in the beginning and will die at the very end of time if it's all physics, we could only be here now. i was getting along in the dark, leaving my footprints underground saw you walking home and a moment, and everything is right the culmination of infinite time, we're so fragile, so divine if it's mathematics, i could only be with you. if it's mathematics, i could only ever be with you. i can't refute the science i can't see the code beneath but every process ends with the start of you and me and if there is no grand design to underline the path we find, then we are just anomalies, statistical anomalies... and that's fine.
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time to start thinking of dreaming of somebody else time to direct all your effort, to take better care of yourself there's always a reason believing that something will change without changing a thing in your life, without seeing how choices you've made are the bricks in the wall you've been building, and all of the cracks are pieces of misinformation you've taken as fact and sections are missing where you wouldn't listen, when my only mission is clarity, vision, and wisdom and that joy you can't seem to rejoin, though you mean to, avoiding the answer you already know, and you see through your plan that you know cannot lead you to happiness that in itself is just breaking my heart you are building a dream that you mean just to take it apart and all of the dark that you feel in your head is just taking up room that instead could be used to be planning your move to a groove without dread, but the needle keeps skipping, so just go to bed. even when you don't respond to the things that i say, even when i'm sick and tired, you know that i won't go away these things stick around in your soul and won't go and there's no way to stop it and no way to hold it at bay without seeing someone who knows what they're doing it's so damn hard to give up what you see as control, but it's an illusion - i get the confusion, it's daunting to loosen your grip and to give it to someone you don't even know. know, no matter what, you are loved and above all the pressure you feel to appeal to my need to be liked, i won't fight, but I need you to fight for yourself, to hell with the swell of immediate hurt, you are worth more than all of the half-hearted laughter on earth.
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stranded 02:57
we are getting along famously scones and marmalade and tea we were nameless up to this moment and it's a long way down to the bottom of the sound and the tide is pulling round we will be stranded we will be left without a crew broken and branded with you for a little while the theft of a heartbeat and a nervousness and a pure, perfect purposelessness you were worthless - it said so in your file and if you're gonna do it right, you're gonna wanna learn to fight or i'll be swallowed whole into the night and you will be stranded if you can't think what to do stand in the wreckage, just you for a little while and we will be stranded we will be left without a crew broken and branded with you for a little while
4.
adrift 03:01
we were all waiting for the wind to fail before we even sweet sail. then you escaped from your forgotten jail and locked the door behind you, no one the wiser. girl, you break my heart. you paint me perfect until i start the record up again, and when i turn around, you are not anywhere. back when we listened to the radio, we could never predict we'd die in the wasteland. there was a reason, and we can't fix that now. time will bleach our bones, and the wind will blow our dust together until we're one. i think i'm done. yeah, we're out of time, but hey, it's been fun. and if you look around, you'll find the warning signs were littered everywhere. twisting out of time, i feel the braid, all the eyes on part of me, adrift in the middle of the ocean, the tired sun swallowed into the sea.
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over time you'll see exactly what you need and over time you will be glad we stopped it here before we needed a bigger living room to breathe for what it's worth i tried to do this earlier for what it's worth i tried to do without the hurt before we cared this deeply and for a while the sunlight fades and you'll forget to smile. for a year you won't see the point in coming here but give it time and give it space. you'll be back, and you will rock the place. i gave to you what i could never give myself i held you up and i refused to ask for help we were broken and i could not just let it go we understand and so we think that makes us strong but now i know what i suspected all along we spiral around, and never in control accretion disc encircling the black hole so many tears one for every thing we thought we'd share but give it time and give it space you'll be back, and you will rock the place. so much i wanted to do adventures of sun and moon i had to break my own heart to save you i’m sorry. i’m so sorry. and things were said as i was walking out the door i hope you realize that i could not love you more my whole life is better because it included you i gave you up because i could not keep you down we’ve both made strides to turn our lives around i hope you see that i needed you more than i could say the sun will set and rise another day it tears us up and it will seem like years won’t be enough but give it time, and give it space you’ll be back and you will rock the place
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turn around to face it down or die soar into the newly bluing sky. falling backward into your arms, now sinking into you and blinking out. and if we can laugh at this then we can do anything, be anything be happy and magnificent and some day soon, we’ll conquer all the world. a crazy boy and a similarly crazy girl. yeah, we’ll conquer the world floating into space it’s good to see your face after the all clear i will meet your here we’ll never know until we try it. i’ll see you after the riot. see my heart beat feel the clouds beneath our feet we are opening the future with words we thought we’d lost without hesitation no matter what it cost i’m so happy. turn around to face it down or die soar into the newly bluing sky. falling backward into your arms, now sinking into you and blinking out.

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this record was cobbled together over the course of a month from half-finished recordings spanning the last year. this is what the mighty sun is when he is not trying to be a different thing. much is electronic, much is live and lo-fi. some is one-take oldschool recording, some is edited together with a computer. i hope you enjoy it.

this record is licensed under creative commons, so feel free to use it in your stuff. you may sample parts for commercial use, but overall please use in non-commercial stuff or ask me or whatevs.

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released December 31, 2015

solus nebevay made this record, front to back.

the voice sampled for "stranded" belongs to Thea Tochihara.

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the mighty sun is Solus Nebevay, a wandering showman of dubious origins. he thanks you for your time.

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