Sunrise Reset EP

by Monolithic Cloud Parade

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This album was originally intended to be released last year. The middle four songs were written after we were asked by Alex Douglas, guitar player for Columbus/Athens band She Bears, if he could record us as part of one of his final projects for his audio engineering course work. So we went into the studio for the first time, tried to record all these songs, and they came out less than we expected because we ran out of time. So we sat on them and then decided to do something with them, so we re-recorded them at the old house on Pacemont and did the drums in Robert's basement again. Hopefully they are better now.

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released June 16, 2011

Damien: Lead guitar on The Boy, Sunrise Reset, Mountains Were a Dream and The Podium Was Empty.
Darrin: Bass on all but Carpenteria.
Kevin: Drums on all but The Boy and Carpenteria.
Corey: Everything else.

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Track Name: The Boy
When you were a little boy
You had thoughts and love and toys
You had your whole life to live
You had one good life to give

When you were a day old
I held your body as it grew cold
I felt your bones they were growing old
In time your soul will be sold

You feet were raised high on a bed in the sun
From all around they came to see the one
Who gave them hope and controlled their dreams
It wasn’t long until you stole their screams

On the day that you died
We held your body and stayed inside
Until we saw that we were wrong
Your lungs were swallowing air all along

They fed you water and gasoline
Lit you on fire so punishing
You had a hand and a fist to raise
With tongue unswirling a sanctioning

We hid you underneath the earth for a while
While there your body grew and changed somehow
When you came back you were now everywhere
Into our lungs we breathe you are the air

On the day that you died
We held your body and stayed inside
Until we saw that we were wrong
Your lungs were swallowing air all along
Track Name: Soldiers on Parade
I wish there was a way for you not to die tonight
But every amber of light burns itself to ash and slowly fades away
We thought we had it right when we buried you away for awhile
But we found an empty hole and a parade of soldiers floating to the sky

You were much more than a myth, how your body dissolved into the sea
And I never knew if I should kiss your feet or rip apart your limbs and dedahdedah
It’s really much too strange to believe that you could love everyone
And when you showed me how it would end it was more than I could comprehend so I lit you on fire dadadadadadadadadadadadadadadadaaaaaaaaaa

You said, “It’s true we never die-
We dissolve as our bodies collide
With the earth and the shit and the dirt and the trees and the flies,
But before you get there you need to learn to survive,
And the flames in your heart, they grow so incredibly high”
And we sing la dee da dee da dee da dee da dee da...
Track Name: Sunrise Reset
Did you see the sun rise?
Did you see it with your eyes?

Now the sun is surprising
How it glows on the horizon
Bodies breaking down again and they’re rising
And you and I will know, the world's on fire

Did you see the sun rise?
Did you see it with your eyes?

Floor is fast to come, so surprising
It slowly creeps above the horizon
And falling, breaking free it’s still rising
And you and I will know, the world's on fire
Track Name: Mountains Were a Dream
Up against a window facing backwards
Gravity’s a widow around here
And sometimes a widow’s left with nothing
And sometimes widows are the ones who died

Mountains were nothing but a dream
Same thing you always promised her
You gave me a rock to climb out under
Tied it to my feet and call it free

Trees that fall
When nobody’s watching
Make a sound
Whether or not you’re bluffing

Heard it said he was sitting in the corner
You were cracking ribs off one by one
Goddamn he said if that guy can do it why can’t I
It’s truly that you'll never be at home

Trees that fall
When nobody’s watching
Make a sound
Whether or not you’re bluffing

Mountains were nothing but a dream
Same thing you always promised her
You gave me a rock to climb out under
Tied it to my feet and call it free
Track Name: The Podium Was Empty
You’ve lived a lonely, lonely life, it’s true
You’ve got the better part of me, you do
I was a wreckage on the shore above your land
When I met you I was carving all your names into my hand

You were a giant with the hands of sullen stone
I was a little girl just learning how to roam
About the towns and homes I never dared to go
Before the ground began to shake and swallowed them all whole

Now I am an alien, a stranger in your land
“It isn’t mine,” you’d say over again without demand
“I’d burnish idols for your love with my two swollen hands,
Or cut them off and offer you these stumps as my last stand…”

Ooooh oh oh, uh uh uh uh oh
Ooooh oh oh, uh uh uh uh oh

On the morning when they came so swift and strong
The line of sick and lonely stretched beneath the sun
All the nightmares and the things they could not sin
Sucking all the life and love out of your waxy skin that ended up dripping all over the floor

And when that thick bright smell and matches struck became the air
It washed over your lovely face and rippled everywhere
The one who stole their dreams became the nightmare of their days
And up his flames arose to meet the god that you became
And on and on I ran until the setting of the sun…

The sun is setting high, high upon the town, it burns out their eyes
The sun the sun is setting high, high upon the podium from which you stole their cries

And when the podium was empty the traitors lost their mind they couldn’t sleep without your love to quell their tired cries and the fires that burned all night were like an emblem of your final dying flight
Track Name: Carpenteria
I’m on my own sewn up and kept at bay
I sheltered you well I can’t shelter you
All I left alone is two thousand miles from home
All I perceive is a great big believing in me
On an ocean way I can wait today
Alive for one day there is fire beneath all the waves
And I am okay, ready to be on my way