The Land Colored Red

by Ghost Atlantic

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released January 20, 2015

Recorded over ten days between February and August 2014 at Acadia Recording Company in Portland, Maine

Produced, engineered and mixed by Todd Hutchisen

Mastered by Pat Keane at PKM in Portland, Maine


All music written by Ghost Atlantic
©2015 Ten Pounds of Hits in a Five Pound Bag Music (BMI)

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Track Name: Scatterbrain
Picture what you will
Safety and foreign films
As a light goes on far from here
It’s burning still

These lines, a tortured face
Like shadows in empty space
Lover, I wish you well
But I run like hell

Chorus:

I hope you’re keeping score
I hope you’re keeping score
I hope you’re keeping score
Of the little things that burn us alive

Dawn burns, a twisted silence
As the rain it falls to claim the panic
These bruises I know won’t heal
These hanging ghosts

Hollow as shorelines fade
Like promises so quick to fail us
So scatterbrain, I lose my pace
And burn inside myself

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: East / West
[Instrumental]
Track Name: A Thousand Julys
Finger frozen triggers, breathing down our necks
Red eyes in the distance, it’s a delicate balance
A delicate balance

Rotten like a sickness, and pulling out our teeth
As children play the difference, chasing our last breath
Chasing our last breath

Chorus:

(If you want me I’ll be waiting...the time will pass and fade)
I can never tell if I’m invisible
Or if I just look like everyone else
(If you want me I’ll be waiting...the time will pass and fade)
Harbor socket life can be so miserable
If you’re just out of reach of the secrets of the salt
(If you want me I’ll be waiting...the time will pass and fade)

Only time can cure you, a rope or shattered glass
Caught beyond an instant, it’s a dangerous moment
A dangerous moment

Shrieking through the silence, falling through the ice
Children play the difference, it’s a delicate balance
A delicate balance

Repeat Chorus

End Chorus:

(If you want me I’ll be waiting...the time will pass and fade)
I can never tell if I’m invisible
Or if i just look like everyone else
(If you want me I’ll be waiting...the time will pass and fade)
I’ve never been the king of anything
But you can name me the prince of bad timing
(Watch the light as it is fading...the days will end the same)
Track Name: White Window
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Southern Sun
[Instrumental]
Track Name: The Familiar
I’ll take the good life
A sure thing on safety line
Walls high that will not bend
Endless days, no reckoning

Chorus:

No escape
No escape
No escape

A rising tide is held at bay
Cracked neon walls hide broken faith
Painted lands and firefights
Twisted limbs and sleepless nights

Repeat Chorus

So familiar, the familiar end
So easy, these desperate patterns
So familiar, the familiar end
So easy to forget that i am anything

As the siren wails, reminding me to breathe
A siren is shrieking, it’s leading me to ruins

So familiar, the familiar end
So easy, these desperate patterns
So familiar, so familiar,
So familiar to me
Track Name: Sleeping Hills
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Black Ribbon
Just how well can you play second fiddle?
That song in your head goes mostly unheard
Do you have love, or does it have you?
Your porcelain heart trampled in ashes

Now you’re gone, and so is my summer
Left me by the road between Central and Russell
If you look back, well don’t be mistaken
That monkey on your back looks nothing like me


Chorus:

Republic of thieves, afraid of police
Self-medication has become our disease
Fingernails of reason across the chalkboard of treason
White-lined indifference could be our new season


Stranger in the mirror was your best friend
Now a lousy thief with a taste for blood
As we pass through every new town
The ones that fade behind gain a melancholy crown


Repeat Chorus


Vines will crawl deep into the city
Pillars of glass tarnished to ivy
Turns the high-rises into hedges
Within the high-rises there’ll be a room for me


Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Division
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Safety First
A world with its alibis
Mothers sing broken hearts
Lovers abandon hope
Children lay alone with ghosts

Pray for the night to fade
Darkness comes in slow decay
Chaos then stillness grows
Soft light comes as morning glows

Only the tide
Only the tide can tame
Only the tide
Only the tide can tame