Monochrome Places

by Cloud Person

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All songs written, engineered, and mixed by Pete Jordan
Mastering done by Adam Straney at BreakPoint Mastering (breakpointmastering.com)
Cover art painted by Andrea Arneson
Photography by Oceanna Tout
©2013 Druscilla Cloud Records. All rights reserved.

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released 22 August 2013
Pete Jordan: Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Trumpet, Percussion
Betsy Johnson: Violin, Vocals
Cameron Arneson: Bass, Vocals
Mikkel Lee-Meyers: Keyboards, Vocals
Steve Straney: Drums
Matt Zook: Mountain Banjo, Autoharp

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Cloud Person Seattle, Washington

Cloud Person started as a moniker that Pete Jordan used for lofi demo recordings. Then it became a trio with Cameron Arneson(bass) and Betsy Johnson(violin). After a year of shows they added Steve Straney(drums), Mikkel Lee-Meyers(keyboard), and Mike Fisher(guitar). ... more

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Track Name: Lighthouse
I died in a dungeon dark and damp and all
After the sight was taken from my head
So typical of my family
I've gone crazy here

Slowly but surely the light came back
He brought me drawings that could free me
Came I to a lighthouse and a hermit's life
My glory yet before me

I left on a stormy day into the sea
A rickshaw vessel beneath my feet
My will was to make small changes in the scenery
I command my surroundings

I went in search of my fair Avalon
My mind's eye hazy but mine eyes could see
The pieces falling in familiarity
I remember her

I see it in their faces but I'm not the man they remember
Time has changed me, I can't explain it
It's written in their gazes, they know the beast that lurks underneath
So afraid they try to hide it from me but I will not abandon this post willingly

I lead me an army out onto the black road
I fought the demons up unto their gate
Came I to the goat-head man, he cackled gleefully
Said I created him
Track Name: Robber Barons
We aren't all just sheep in need of saving
Some are lost and others are wandering, grazing
Once we've had our fill of the local fauna
Onward plodding, never done
The markets are failing, their pensions deflating
The American daydream a phantom in white weave
And all the while barons are hoarding their money
Slowly raising buildings to the sky

People, there're so many people
You forgot that in numbers they hold the power
I can hear their voices drowning your laughter
And slowly, steadily they'll pull you
Downward into the mud maw
Your prophets were golden and now they're all lead weight
I can see the suits riding subways with addicts
The difference indiscernible to me
Track Name: Circles and Pyramids
We should've paid attention to the weirdest light in the monochrome places
If only you found the right brain you could start all again, you'd do better next time around

The second you make the wrong move they can do anything, it's a curious standard
We could've stopped hours ago now we're causing this emotion, why all this commotion now?

On the way to the sound I fuck it up all the time
We could rely on our basest fears to make us smarter than them to make us brilliant someday
Tell them what they don't want to hear, yeah the people are broken the church is all broken now

Now I see it in a different light
Hit me with the changes
Help me rearrange the white noise
Can you fake it?
Consequences keep us at a standstill

Now I see it in a different light
Hit me with the changes
Help me rearrange the white noise
Can you fake it?
Consequences keep us at a standstill
Take what you can carry leave the lights on
It's alright, it's alright
Track Name: Across the Boroughs
Well the useful parts are all silent
It's hard to imagine it
If you wait too long then they'll be gone, cold feet
Will make you afraid of it

I want to see their minds blown with tribal sounds
All across the boroughs
By a teacher who can pacify, oh every
Mother's son and daughter

To plant a seed
For a new world order
With no resentment I will

I will follow your lead as long
As you lead me to water
Then you and I'll be free in our
Noisy smoke filled rooms

To pursue our
Need for a new word
Ever reaching upward
Track Name: Old Demeter
Old Demeter, she's got a fever
Her last lover planted the seed
She's been smoking since 1750
Slowly rotting from in her belly

Oden's bleeding, slowly receding
But there's no time to be creating
Hordes roam free regardless of slaughter
Holy God they're after my daughter

Oh you can slow the motion but you can't turn around
Oh every time you think you see it, it's gone

Holy rollers, they took us over
Driving us all into the water
Holy shit I think we're devolving

Oh you can slow the motion but you can't turn around
Oh every time you think you see it, it's gone
Track Name: Clenched Teeth
His tiny features make me remember
Just what's at stake here and what I shouldn't say

Time has made us so damn mean
We speak to each other through clenched teeth
And building up to the venom
Of every day conversation

I'll be a pillar
I'll try to steady
Lay it all onto me
My reaction will be the
Greatest play I ever made
You're so graceful now that you're a mother

We aren't the same kids who fell in love
Why's it surprising that our hearts evolved
You pronounce it like a bad taste
It's unkind but at the same time
If you belong to yourself
What do you owe to anyone else

I'll be a pillar
I'll try to steady
Lay it all onto me
My reaction will be the
Greatest play I ever made
You're so graceful now that you're a mother
Track Name: Same Old Totem
Out in the streets there's people throwing shit around
Knocking statues to the ground, it's an ordinary day

Put on your bowler cap and drive your chevaline
Steal the wonderful machine that you made while you were sleeping
The molecular design documented in your mind
All the radios are on a different song
We have 50 microphones and still no one sings along
Recommend the kerosene, burn it slow to build the dream

I will lie, I will lie, I will lie so you're safe
I will think, I'll imagine a harrier jump jet to take us away from all this

Same old totem, same old totem
This is the same old totem, same old totem
It's not too obvious for prime time radiation

On that day, oh that day we can make up for that
When they breathe they can breathe all the noxious fumes
That we send out on our way
Track Name: Lamppost Eyes
I'm on the ride, I'm making all the right calls
I'll see you Saturday
Familiar faces shining brightly into me
All the lamppost eyes

For me it's day to day
Always falling in the same way
As you did when we first met

Homesteading in the modern world
Big lawn and green life
Smiling faces streaming powers into me
Violet Rays

To me it's day to day
Always falling in the same way
As you did when we first met
You were full of life's ambitions
And now you're drained of them
Track Name: Men of Good Fortune
Brace, brace for the harder times ahead, surprises later
Pull together, steel yourselves and run
Collar up against those bright lights shining

Tame, tame, tame your racing hearts and minds be still Morena
Half the time and space you travel in place

Fake, fake, fake it for the world arise my generation
Feel it for the third world nations, reel them into you
Bring their eyes oh Brahma Jesus resurrect us
Brahma Jesus resurrect us
Brahma Jesus resurrect us
Brahma Jesus resurrect us
Brahma Jesus resurrect us