Cold Starts

by Cloud Person

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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 is a 6-piece rock band from Seattle that blends 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 a solo endeavor.
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Track Name: Tread Light
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
Track Name: 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

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
Track Name: The Cold Starts
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
Track Name: Nightmare Scene
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
Track Name: Stuck In the Bardo
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
Track Name: Caligula
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
Track Name: When a Friend Speaks
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
Track Name: Euthenia
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
Track Name: You're a Shell
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
Track Name: Unfinished Work
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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