Dark Shores

by Waves of Mercury

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1.
Elevation 04:52
Elevation - Would you live to see What becomes of you and me Would you take a vow Upon this ship’s cleaving bow And when I call across the dark You hear me Transmission pierces the night Receiving And every vision speaks of time Blind eyes see And when I fall I know you rise World ending Can you bear to be The fate of everything that’s me Can you have no doubt Armies of men will rout Will you deliver them And salvage cruelty instead Will you break apart If only for my heart Run aground on scarred rock shores Becalmed as long as shadows fall Now the light becomes a sound We are gathered in the storm And when I’m here in the night You call me Transmission swallowed by the day Silencing And every vision now is blind Speak lightly And as I end I watch you rise World falling Did you think of me When fortune stole silently Did you send us all Below the sky, above the wall
2.
Isolation 05:10
Isolation - Absence makes the Like crystals shine Divide and conquer love So embrace me The one who bows to none He will carry on and on What will he come upon? Lie still upon the Like ice upon the Lie still upon the shore And teach me And those who bow to none They will carry on and on What will they come upon? Lost souls wander in nothing Where warmth will not be found Proud and loud, the tribes are drumming With this cold life they will surround The fire emerges from the deep The fire sweeps fever over me The fire enshrouds all that will be Burned to the core Flames lift the veil Forgive our defenses And lead me What will we come upon?
3.
Ruination 04:13
Ruination - The old man cries His grail a failing heart And once again, alone I depart Reveal now the call In the chaos of this hall Stones erode and fall Amid a life of ruination The young man dies His prayers torn apart And now another blow To his heart Reveal now the call In the chaos of this hall Stones erode and fall Mourning a life of ruination Across the river’s breadth he walks The hunter cloaked in ancient dreams Direction certain, and assured Cannot be stopped by earthly means He tells the tale we have forgot A story wise as winter’s moon His arrow flies, entropy rots The song of ruin will play soon
4.
Salvation 06:46
Salvation - We fly the black stream Spiral ever inward Nevermore to dream Cutting to windward Breathing ashes Choking on nightfall Lightning clashes No thunder at all Softly sowing the seeds of autumn Softly crowing dark angels condemn Caught in a whirlpool tonight Emptiness searching, no light Smothered by the net Bloody is the debt All of our cries swept away Together alone Hearts born to bleed Together we moan And nourish the seed Brittle hearts break Cannot stand the weight Sinking in the lake The water is our fate Softly knowing our souls to mend Softly rowing dark rivers end Upon the shore the empty men dwell And our fathers wave farewell

about

This did not originally start out as a new Waves of Mercury ep.
The first two songs started with tons of distorted guitars, but we decided to try something different, and they were not considered "Waves" songs. But as we kept writing, the songs picked up where the last left off and got heavier with each new song.
By the time we finished the fourth song, we realized this was perfect for a new Waves of Mercury ep.
It feels like a journey.
We hope you like it.
Thank you for listening.

As always, when you download the album, you will get the pdf file with the cover art and lyric sheet that you can print out to make a booklet.

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released February 1, 2020

Waves of Mercury:
David Richardson: Vocals & Drums
Greg Richardson: Guitars & 6 String Fretless Bass
Antony Johnston: Lyrics

Music by Waves of Mercury
Vocal Arrangements by David & Antony

Recorded 2017-2019 at the Studio Czar
Produced, Recorded & Mixed by The Czar
Cover & Booklet design by Antony Johnston
Cover Photo: Skitterphoto/Pexels.com
All music © Waves of Mercury/Last of Nine Recordings

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