Cold Starts

by Cloud Person

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1.
Tread Light 04:54
Tread light, don’t fight it, hold back Until the night descends, only then we barrage them Constrict your senses, surrender Let the wave surround, let the crush flow through you I occupy the space between the scene And the american dream Emily, you call the deep As if things could imagine our dreams Oh, relay the way to a means Yeah I love you but you couldn’t be less right Well I congratulate your candor It’s just that poison can look and taste just like air A slap on the face while you’re walking away Has got you turned around, but keep it radio friendly It’s all in a day Fall into the daze, a mouse in a maze Be a turncoat now or forever be lazy It’s all in a day I need a break, I need to take a day, this all can wait I want an answer now but I see it’s not coming They can tell, they can smell it on me, it’s more than fear It annihilates me Emily, you call the deep As if things could imagine our dreams Just, relay the way to a means Yeah I love you but you couldn’t be less right Well I congratulate your candor It’s just that poison can look and taste just like air
2.
We paralyzed our stride Traded for an idle mind I crawled for half my life Get me out of this city She said son you’ve got to hide your sin Deep underneath, don’t let anybody in there The light of day is for the positive things And people can’t handle the dark of your soul I see the blight of a righteous man As he holds out his hand the devil takes over me Deep in his eyes where the sun’s gone out The dark is inside of you, get me to the morning We paralyzed our stride Traded for an idle mind I crawled for half my life Get me out of this city It hurts you but it crossed my mind To leave you high and dying Get me out of this city The chain link and the neon lights Nobody questions, no revolution Above the site where the stones collide Take me into the night, get me out of this city We paralyzed our stride Traded for an idle mind I crawled for half my life Get me out of this city
3.
That’s all I remember A fleeting gaze of nonsense We came at it with abandon We connived together This formal way that you greet me is hard to bear And the conversation has dried up to chewing gristle Just the other night I couldn’t look you in the eyes And I’d crawl to the other side if I thought we would meet in the middle Oh babe, did I take everything a little too far I fell into a bottle again and I came out swinging Sometimes I deviate before my brain can dissolve the thought Without the dark inside I can’t see the light, and the cold starts I’m on the way I just can’t resist sliding back sometimes Call it a will for volatility I know we can be more than two faces But summer grass could bring us back to the underground Life inside can be so easy to regard as uninspired We inhabit the same space for so long there’s no room for compromise Is there a gleam that’s visible to everybody else but me I’d risk a turn of the wheel if you’d throw me a lifeline It comes down to patience and what we feel we owe each other It doesn’t measure up to our perception of what we think we deserve, and the cold starts I’m on the way I just can’t resist sliding back sometimes Call it a will for volatility I know we can be more than two faces But summer grass could bring us back to the underground
4.
These frightening goons have come to take their white back They’re led by a fool who’s mouth defiles us all It’s awfully crowded at the oasis these days I saw a nightmare scene with my waking eyes Throngs of sycophants deride the day If someone has the means it’s on them to make the way You’ve got such a kindly face It’s enough to keep love away It’s harder than you thought reparation would be now You’re scared to death the underground is sealed in place And you know there’ll be hell to pay The radio lies beneath the idol There is an eye in the sky It’s robot gazes our bones The same hand that advertises Kills with it’s drones If we cut off the head the rest will fall in line You’ve got such a kindly face It’s enough to keep love away It’s harder than you thought reparation would be now You’re scared to death the underground is sealed in place And you know there’ll be hell to pay The radio lies beneath the idol What you need a is a resting place Remote enough to isolate And purge all the bad shit you acquired But what you’re left is a chaotic race To finish someone else’s plate As we march into ruination They will take us alive
5.
Today we threw ourselves into the lion’s den that we came from whilom All I feel is an odd sensation of waiting on a liminal state What we are getting is a golem of shit made from the blunders of past generations There’s no containing the tumultuous spiral we thought was a loop but now we’re covered with eyesores Draw from whatever vein of gold that presents itself and will keep you alive React beyond the callous mind, we thought that the intolerant had died off years ago Now you’re faced with this irrational life, it’s as meaningful as ever but we’re stuck in the Bardo The thought reigns we’ve gone commercial Reality is just a TV show What remains is a turbulent ride That gets us to the end but we exist in the shadows The thought reigns we’ve gone commercial Reality is just a TV show What remains is a turbulent ride That gets us to the end but we exist in the shadows
6.
Caligula 07:21
It’s a connection in time A way to stay out the light Keep those voices inside Until the dun seeps all around He told you lies, a curious fog of nighttide Surrounding your right to respire It’s the small hours that seem to smother A black mass of insolent eyes All the zealots arrive radiating tithes Such useless bribes Call the brightest in line, put it in their minds Embrace the doubt again It’s going tonight, the feeling of the state isn’t right They tell you to embrace the doubt again Oh, it’s a lie Regress to abide All the zealots arrive radiating tithes Such useless bribes Call the brightest in line, put it in their minds Embrace the doubt again
7.
This is the binding tie Break off the top, just be benign sometimes I can’t remember when I realized quiet Pastures are greener at night when the skies collide Bullshit I can’t imagine someone else Don’t regret It’s a lot for me to process When we met I was a kid Unprepared for Nazareth It used to be that I had all of the pockets Mr. Life was alright, he often came to me I bought a ticket for an invisible train The specter remains but it was never really close to me Don’t regret It’s a lot for me to process When we met I was a kid Unprepared for Nazareth Out of the gates I ran with an ease It came to me as naturally As a yawn does when a friend speaks Or a heart attack in your teens
8.
Euthenia 05:21
A key like a knife Your fist is a clenched haft You ask the question again Reality penetrates You float on the ground You’re foaming at the mouth The prerequisite disdain on your face Is not likely to change their minds Her fingers are crossed That you’ll keep the eruption at bay It’s probably on a video tape But that doesn’t help you now, the containment breaks down Euthenia Euthenia, why do we owe so much money It’s an endless wave and I’m going under Speculate that things will mend in the usual way The cessation of panic needs more than time Don’t relax, it’s not over You’re barely alive Floating out with the tide If you can breathe shallow enough Nobody will be the wiser So you measure the light Keep your eyes closed softly This eerie situation culminates And now for the consequence There’s always a consequence Euthenia Euthenia, why do we owe so much money It’s an endless wave and I’m going under Speculate that things will mend in the usual way The cessation of panic needs more than time Don’t relax, it’s not over Turn the lights out
9.
By the time that I found out I was neck deep in the drift The color of their lies Was a constant rapture Oh, the silent town Drives deep the bane you bring They all talk about How you turned the spring These pretty souls they’re so demanding They’ll cut a hole and make a home inside your life And discard the remains when you’re a shell Bring us back To the modern age You break us down Bonded we sink, we sink These pretty souls they’re so demanding They’ll cut a hole and make a home inside your life And discard the remains when you’re a shell
10.
I know what I am A house full of failure won’t let them in Won’t show the neighbors It’s easier to build a fence To hide this overgrown lawn I’ll take it back Whatever it is you owed me Is long since paid And I’m one shotglass away From speaking my mind For the first time in years She always loses the words And I find that I’ve too many It makes for a monologue A one sided negotiation, a one sided negotiation, a one sided negotiation This museum of unfinished work distracts me, it erases What once seemed so important barely registers as salient I still love that girl How she looked with wonder I had yet to fail her We didn’t need the answers It’s easier to build a dream At the start of things She always loses the words And I find that I’ve too many It makes for a monologue A one sided negotiation, a one sided negotiation, a one sided negotiation

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released October 25, 2018

Music by Cloud Person
Cloud Person is:
Pete Jordan - vocals and guitar
Cameron Arneson - bass and vocals
Steve Straney - drums
Mikkel Lee - keys and vocals
Michael Fisher - guitar
Dane Ueland - guitar and vocals

This album was engineered and mixed by Barrett Jones at Laundry Room Studio in Seattle and mastered by Adam Straney at BreakPoint Mastering in Portland.

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Cloud Person Seattle, Washington

Cloud Person was a 6-piece rock band from Seattle that blended psychedelic, garage, folk, and indie sensibilities into a unique brand of their own.

At one point in the past, they were a 3-piece folk band and even further back CP was the solo endeavor of songwriter and singer Pete Jordan.
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