Etched

by Sills & Smith

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Masked Replica Very special, and quite simply a masterpiece. Favorite track: A love for all seasons.
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Here's where You'll find it Just beneath The surface Roots and Dark branches Chains and Barbed wire Narrow Twisted tunnels Disconnected Synapses Ties that Bind you Pills that Soothe you There is a Right path Just near The wrong Path Helpless Confusion Feeling So trapped Feeling So trapped (x2) Cold dark void Suspended World Release me now From this Vice Neuro-tendrils Echo chambers Take me Where it's Warm and Nice Here's where You'll find it A long rapid Descent Pillows for The landing Rocks on the Sea shore Friends for The moment Enemies on The right Flank Silhouetted Landscape Dimmed And forgotten Clocks slowly Ticking Measure the Hours Dizzying Silence Shadows And towers There is a Right path Just near The wrong Path Helpless Confusion Feeling So trapped Feeling So trapped
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Grab the phone And car keys We'll meet out By the lake A picnic lunch On Sunday Shiraz with Cheddar aged Pack up all Your troubles What he did To you Leave it all Behind us A clean break Start anew There were razor blades Not poetry There were sheer cliffs Not gentle plains The camera was A Nikon Pastel shades To blackened eyes (x2) The smell of Your perfume It lingers In the mist Your sweetness Just consumes Me He was a monster To do this I hold you by The water Your arms Tighten They won't Let go Love was meant To be like this A tear stained Shirt With tender words There were razor blades Not poetry There were sheer cliffs Not gentle plains The camera was A Nikon Pastel shades To blackened eyes
3.
Souls in Free fall Object Lessons Lack of Conscience You get What you deserve In the end You get What you deserve In the end Concrete Jungle Exhaust fumes Choking Children Screaming You get What you deserve In the end You get What you deserve In the end Spiritual Melt down Human Wasteland Stupid Intelligence You get What you deserve In the end You get What you deserve In the end It's all Such a shame We could have Been great It's all Such a shame We could have Been grand We pillaged The water We plundered The land It's too late It's too late You get What you deserve In the end You get What you deserve In the end
4.
Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh Hold me in Your arms In the winter Cradle me Like a baby In the fall Caress me Through the Rains of Spring-time Comfort me Through the Blazing heat Of summer Honey doll I need A love for all Seasons The kind of love That won't let go I need A love for all Seasons The kind of love That won't let go The kind of love That won't let go Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh There's an idiot wind That bears ill There's furious Heat That will melt Your soul Hard to think With all this Turmoil That threatens To swallow You whole I need A love for all Seasons The kind of love That won't let go I need A love for all Seasons The kind of love That won't let go The kind of love That won't let go
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Space junk 03:32
Space junk Over Houston Cedric scans The sky Flying saucers Over Cleveland People moan And cry Molten lava On the hillside Another swig Of wine Doris is Getting nervous It's God on The line Weird shit Happening to us We ruled the Planet Now we're Doomed Weird shit Happening to us We ruled the Planet Now we're Doomed Now we're Doomed A crater In the cornfield Smouldering Smokey plume A serpent In the fish tank A 'gator in Your room Bubba lights A doobie Billy snorts A line Zombies In the Graveyard Martians On the lawn Weird shit Happening to us We ruled the Planet Now we're Doomed Weird shit Happening to us We ruled the Planet Now we're Doomed Now we're Doomed
6.
Summer time Sleepless nights Counting sheep In a row In open Fields by A brook Vivid dreams Are sown Lace spider Webs Cinder blocks Apple trees In bloom I lay me Down on Cotton sheets Enchanted in Your womb It's all quite Wondrous It's all quite Strange It's all We'd hoped For To be Embraced To be Embraced Open eyes Emerald green Sparkling In the haze Of August Heat and Thunder claps Long forgotten Days Through corridors key hole cracks Stories Your mother told Flickering lights On island Shores Childhood memories It's all quite Wondrous It's all quite Strange It's all We'd hoped For To be Embraced To be Embraced It's all quite Wondrous It's all quite Strange It's all We'd hoped For To be Embraced To be Embraced
7.
Falling, slowly Dark holes And caverns Star light Pokes through Luminous Presence Pulse rate Quickens Head pounds Chest tight :c: Please, please Save me Please, please Save me Now! Please, please Save me Please, please Save me Now! Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta get Out of here Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta get Out of here : Weightless Heat blast Shell shocked Running Piercing Sharp pain Wind-storm Frightened Numbing Wailing Water Flowing :c: Please, please Save me Please, please Save me Now! Please, please Save me Please, please Save me Now! : Crimson Purple Green glow Legs weak Rippling Bubbling Can’t breath Drowning :c: Please, please Save me Please, please Save me Now! Please, please Save me Please, please Save me Now! Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta get Out of here Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta get Out of here Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta get Out of here Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta, Gotta get Out Gotta get Out of here
8.
In dreams 04:41
Let me take you Through the Valley Of vivid dreams And lullabies There's a sign Post by the River A glimmer in A child's eyes In that moment We'll gather Near a Forest of Emerald green Strange music Sweetly playing An eagle soars Above the scene In dreams We long In dreams We yearn Better days Ahead it all Will turn In dreams We long In dreams We yearn Better days head it all Will turn Warm sunshine From the heavens A gentle breeze In your sails Daffodils will Greet you As you float And ride The rails In dreams We long In dreams We yearn Better days Ahead it all Will turn In dreams We long In dreams We yearn Better days head it all Will turn In dreams We long In dreams We yearn Better days Ahead it all Will turn
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Etched 04:08
Etched in A scrap-book From the days When we were Closer Charcoal sketches Of your face Smudged Where it Softens Alabaster skin Like the finest Silken Porcelain It never Was as Good after That first Night in Paris Seeing you again Makes it all Seems so Petty The fights Over nothing Such an awful Pity If I could Change a thing In this life Full of folly I'd make it up To you I'd make it up To you : Etched in A scrap-book From the days When we were Closer The edges Of the page Yellowed Near spiral Binding There's one Of you In profile Smiling Through The Winter The light In my drawing Is fractured And splintered Seeing you again Makes it all Seems so Petty The fights Over nothing Such an awful Pity If I could Change a thing In this life Full of folly I'd make it up To you Seeing you again Makes it all Seems so Petty The fights Over nothing Such an awful Pity If I could Change a thing In this life Full of folly I'd make it up To you I'd make it up To you
10.
End times 02:28
It’s a scene Those currents Will pull you Under Was a placid stream Those eddies will Rip you Assunder Grab that branch That’s stretched Across the river Or a talisman To protect you When your Threatened It’s all a bit too much To bear There’s screaming But we pretend Not to hear Someone listen Up and listen Clear Better listen Up and listen Clear It’s a cross We shouldn’t Bear it Lightly Radioactive Ash An Apocalypse Is coming There’s a chance As this ozone layer is thinning To change our course Before that Sunlight Is searing It’s all a bit too much To bear There’s screaming But we pretend Not to hear Someone listen Up and listen Clear Better listen Up and listen Clear It’s all a bit too much To bear There’s screaming But we pretend Not to hear Someone listen Up and listen Clear Better listen Up and listen Clear
11.
The sound 06:31
The sound of A rain fall The sound of The wind A pelting A howling The turmoil Within The sound Of a prayer The sound Of a choir As it builds And it resonates Higher And higher You gave me The secret You gave me The key I held it Briefly It was swept Out to sea This cancer's A black Hole This cancer's A curse The rush Of a waterfall So mighty and Now so small Path taken Through forest Green Lush landscape Not what it Seems What it seems What it seems The sound Of your Heartbeat The sound of Our love The sound Of the Thunder Crashing Above The sound Of your Last breath As I held You close Nothing else Matters You were Always the Most You gave me The secret You gave me The key I held it Briefly It was swept Out to sea This cancer's A black Hole This cancer's A curse You gave me The secret You gave me The key I held it Briefly It was swept Out to sea Swept Out to sea
12.
There's a Fine line Between right and wrong What divides us should Make us Get along Sick and Tired of Maimed bodies And bombs Seen through CNN cameras At dawn Give us Peace Give us Hope Give us Peace Give us Hope Give us Peace Red poppies The colour of blood Green grass Innocents Drowned by A flood What we Need is Much more Love Compassion And courage Like the wings Of a dove Give us Peace Give us Hope Give us Peace Give us Hope Give us Peace Give us Peace Give us Hope Give us Peace Give us Hope Give us Peace
13.
A stone skips Across the water Like the loon It calls and dives Then out of sight You can't Freeze-frame life It marches on You can't hold The moon In the night With everything We see And everything We do There are endings And beginnings too There are endings And beginnings too The day I Was born My great-grandmother Died How strange and So Unfair I remember The moment When Kennedy Was shot To young To die I Saw it all Re-played through The TV's glare With everything We see And everything We do There are endings And beginnings too With everything We see And everything We do There are endings And beginnings too There are endings And beginnings too

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With three previous, critically acclaimed independent alternative rock albums stoking the creative fire, Sills & Smith has released their fourth, and most accomplished studio album of originals to date! Named for its title track "Etched", this 13 track musical and lyrical adventure is both powerful and melodic. The full-length, 53 minute recording explores the human experience and social justice issues to a hard driving, guitar-based sound. Sills & Smith is an Ottawa, Canada based band led by singer-songwriters Jeremy Sills and Frank Smith. The music is a genre bending and blending stew that touches on folk, alternative rock and progressive rock styles. Produced and recorded by the legendary Phillip Victor Bova at Bova Sound in Ottawa.

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released August 7, 2014

All songs on Etched were composed by Frank Smith (words & music), Jeremy Sills (music). The musicians: Frank Smith (vocals); Jeremy Sills (vocals, acoustic guitars, piano, crystal bowls); Phil Bova (bass), T Bruce Wittet (drums & percussion), Kevin Breit (electric guitar, electric mandolin), Don Wallace (electric guitar, dobro), Roddy Ellias (electric guitar, nylon string acoustic guitar), Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello).

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Sills & Smith Ottawa, Ontario

Sills & Smith, led by Ottawa singer-songwriters Jeremy Sills and Frank Smith, has independently released six studio albums of music that boldly blend and bend elements of folk, indie rock, progressive rock, with hints of blues and jazz. The new album is Maps - Burned or Lost released on January 1st, 2018. ... more

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