In Solitude, Least Alone

by Byren

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released November 14, 2015

All music written and produced by Byren Sawell.
Mastered by Rhys Zacher at Spinlight Studios.

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Track Name: Form
Make haste, moving through the ages
the river carves the stone
Its easy to be swept away
much harder to hold on
My desire
to be the boy I was
Stems from tangled roots,
pushing through the thorns

I tried to coil
around the spoils,
but the winds they roiled
my head, it boils

As i'm taken through hallways
of candlelit memories
In this transient place
will I ever be at ease?
As im turning pages
of my faces, I try to regress
But they're staring back at me now
with their withering resemblance

So on I toil
with minds a moil
It soaks the soil
as black as oil

Mother
you brought the life to my eyes
you put the blood in my veins
why do I feel this way?
Mother
the former
she formed me
why my mother?

Another
face has fallen away
and you've taken its place
feeling supple and strange
Another
reformer
reform me
why my mother?

Son
you never learn
why cant you go back
to the way you were
be the former one
Track Name: Balustrade
Eyes, like tides
pull in all directions
They're glazed and ageless
such faint connections

So I will wait,
ascending you run your finger along the balustrade

The adoration starts
as ardour leaves its mark
Carouse into the dark
believe it in your heart

So I will wait
yes, I will wait

When I ran over to meet you
you were leaning on the balustrade
If I weren't so blind I'd see all
the precautions that I should've made
But the ancient staircase crumbled
with each step that I would take
And before I could reach you
the stairwell had all but decayed

The adoration starts
as ardour leaves its mark
Carouse into the dark
Believe it in your heart
Thats right darling
its right from the start

So I will wait..
Love on the balustrade
disintegrates as I watched it fall
How ornate we make it, however beautiful
its all so ephemeral

So I will wait
yes, I will wait
Track Name: Woman
You sit in dimly lit rooms
in moments of despondence,
obscure and abstruse to conceal
love mislaid in my absence

At the temple you make a sacrifice
evanesce my affection
like rivers serpentine and stygian
your mind lacks direction

woman, gentle, left me torn asunder
She's unstable, drifting over, under

Beast of burden and its leaden load
amour deadlier the second time
killed in scores against the walls of your solitude
I run my fingers cross' your fault lines

woman, gentle, left me torn asunder
She's unstable, drifting over, under
woman, gentle, left me torn asunder
She's unstable, drifting over, under

You got me out of my mind
on my knees in the dead of night
she cover me in thickest ice
it took me long enough to realise
Track Name: The Man Of Contradiction
You are the man of contradiction
though you're unwilling to concede
how do I know of this condition
guess I got too much time to think

Im in two minds
cant bear to waver
its in my side
thoughts of every flavour

You say son, don't you ever trust your father
but know you can confide in me
you say son don't you break that family unit now
though I broke this one into three

He's a man borne of the congregation
with only distain for piety
say's theres nothing worse than the judgemental
but that never stopped opinions of me

Oh can you see
these fading family sigils
and I know I could be
burning all my bridges

You say son, don't you ever trust your father
but know you can confide in me
you say son don't you break that family unit now
though I broke this one into three

Oh I didn't think things could get any better,
but now I believe theres gotta be a change in the weather
as I get further, further and further
I get further, further and further

You are the man of contradiction
but i fear its hereditary
looking at all your misgivings
I see so much of that in me
You are the man of contradiction
and I fear its hereditary
though I may be so fruitless
this apple didn't fall far from the tree

You say son, don't you ever trust your father
but know you can confide in me
you say son don't you break that family unit now
though I broke this one into three
Track Name: See You On The Flip Side
Im on my way,
myself beside
are you okay
she relied

I need it for a while,
this place of solitude
i'm waiting for it,
waiting for you

So i'll see you on the flip side
Yeah, I'll see you on the flip side

Between my eyes
laid a place
where I could hide
saving grace

Cascading forth my time
i'm tearing down the winds
I feel it in me
feel it in my grasp

So i'll see you on the flip side
Yeah, ill see you on the flip side

So i'll see you

Change it was the one
I could not outrun
leaving left undone
as the setting sun
I need it for a while,
this place of solitude
I feel it in me,
I feel it in you too

So i'll see you on the flip side
Yeah i'll see you on the flip side

See you on the flip side
Track Name: Halo
I rest my head
this temporal bed
dim light it shed
from the moon above me
My body lead
was in remiss
and how it bled
truth it flowed so swiftly

It broke apart
one dying star
his marrow marred
substantiate the regards

In my defence
the words did twist
but yes I guess
they are not meaningless
The structure's stressed
as bodies pressed
all four seasons
caught up in pretence

It's just a scar
of who you are
you are so far
gone and made un-armoured

And more and more
you're searching for
ways to ignore
what is at hand, what's in store

You see the world through an innocuous lens
Despite your reverence
Therese no more preference
See the light it bends,

Formed the ring above our heads
the ring above our heads
Track Name: The Time
Unbalanced we falter,
and oh we run the gauntlet so
faster we're fonder
of places we should let go

So i'm doubling, doubling down
cause' of this troubling, troubling doubt

Im not the one you need
Im not the one you need somebody else

Wound in your words, you want to pour it out
but do you really need me to spell it out
I hate to say it, I hate to say it aloud
i'm not the one you need
i'm not the one you need
somebody else

(i'm not the one you need somebody else)
Unbalanced we falter,
and oh we run the gauntlet so
faster we're fonder
of places we should let go

Should I know who I am
cause' I don't even know that much
If i don't know who I am
how can I know somebody else
Track Name: Dust
Your blood against mine
as veins intertwine
over pools of spilled wine
and a breath of any clime
any clime

So in a clout you wander
through the annals of my life
just as you might
walk through columns of dust in the light
dust in the light

There's a glimpse of a stray arrow
caught in my eye
abreast you and I
it's so much harder to come by

A notion hard to shake..
Belief does seldom break..

Say,
say what you want
take what you need to..
Track Name: Cresset Light
Well you thought you'd never make it
on your own
now in your arms you gotta' take it
take it home
Hushed appraise tucked in the basket
its burning from

So walk with me baby,
bathed in the light
of the cresset
ancient and bright

Triumphantly defeated
melting murmurs in my ear
And all these gifts so greatly given
they make it harder to hear
See the clouds gently parting,
theres a blood moon over the pier, now

So walk with me baby
the light
it showed me
you know how to haunt me

(haunt me, hold me now)

Enclasped in an enclave
indentured as always
you stood up to be brave
but today wasn't your day

(no today wasn't my day)

So walk with me baby
because its right
and I know you can see me
in the cresset light
Track Name: Geist
You can pray for
all you try
and I will paint on
the life in my eyes
On the forest floor
fern and feathered free-fall
broke the lock on the door
fail to please the people

And I remembered it all
gazing up, past the patience
fear, foray, feeling more
than the ruined and the faceless
Born into and age
bracken, branches lay broken
look away from the page,
you had barely spoken

And once more
you take it all
wondering why

Well im wandering, waiting
grasping hands long ago
love of life duly waning
digging holes in the snow
And the forests in my mind
cascade into dark
colours break, spilling pictures
they're blooming out from your heart
And im falling and falling
into darkling duress
disavow, ends so distal
from the care and caress

Who
who can find me
who can love this soul
who
who can find me
who can love this soul