besides the lighght

by Michael McGlennon

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'besides the lighght' is a two song EP consisting of outtakes from my fourth album ‘Why Is the Path to Nowhere’.


released July 25, 2016

'lighght' is a poem by Aram Saroyan.
All songs written, performed, and recorded by Michael McGlennon.
Mastered by Dave Plowman at Nook Studio.


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Track Name: A Love Like Fractal Images feat. Arthur C. Clarke
We are a boiling symmetry
Unfolding at the line
Pulled apart through time
And I wonder where your face goes when I blink

When I close my eyes and press my fingers against my eyelids I see these patterns I'm sure you're all familiar with them. You also see them when anybody gives you a bang on the head. Well sometimes these patterns echo - Arthur C. Clarke

Your face is made of stars
We are illusions that's a fact
So lets play with our guitars
And try to melt our faces off

Oh I wished upon a weird thing
A worm caught in the sun and writhing
Track Name: Are We Just Light
some might say I’m not a diamond
refracting sunlight off your fingers I’m not precious like a stone
but life, it’s worth its weight
and yeah it gets pretty heavy when you just wanna have your own

and some might say that the earth is really flat
it’s just that flatness is all relative to scale and so that’s that
but, i don’t subscribe ‘cause I like the way things bend
like these strings beneath my fingers or the tall grass in the wind...
the way it seems to listen

so where’s this wheel goin’? I only feel it spin
I guess there’s no point in knowin’ where the road has been

sometimes I think my whole life I was asleep
and you were made to wake me up because you like the way I sing
are we just light?
what does it matter?
you know I love you more than anything and everything
Track Name: I’d Rip My Eyes Out for You (The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
I’ll keep my fingers crossed
I’ll let my mind get lost
you’ll keep a locket in your pocket so no one knows

I’d rip my eyes out for you
just to keep an eye out for you

silence now
I’ll let my tongue rot in my mouth
tell me not to, please tell me anything at all
things I want
I know not what
it’s only clay and cotton stuffing where there would be guts

I’d rip my eyes out for you
just to keep an eye out for you
memories just hang like taxidermy now
and I ripped their eyes out for you

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