Shine Out

by Jonathan Segel

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you step and step and step and you know the edge is nearing you run and run and run but you still haven't left the clearing you're headed for the trees at least a bit of cover something to protect you something to discover you're standing in the open, living dangerously building standing ladders under the flying osprey the crows already circling although we're all not dead yet you blindly put another foot into the trap net nothing here stays the same move a new piece in the game what are you leaving behind? is that really true? --- look at them all run ahead, recede in the distance away ---now turn around and face, every next attacking wave you can't escape the feeling the emptiness of winter the darkness of your thoughts and the pin prick of the splinter that pins your living feelings up against the back board with all the other subjects of previous encounters you think it's turning around until you change direction and see the failing foreground facades of misdirection the sheer and trembling blackness temptations seem to chatter to ease you into nothing 'cuz nothing really matters the wish to just not exist: maybe it's hard to resist so many things keep you here, your line is attached to the pier go on, cast off, just leave your doubt, go on
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if it's turtles turtles all the way down when transiting worlds don't get stuck between turtles we live in a world that's warm and bright we live in a world that has no night and the water is cool and nice and the children all run around outside they're not wearing any clothes we live in a world that's cold and white we live in a world that's always night everything is snow and ice the children are bundled up outside, all you see is their nose
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kezar stadium in the rain who knew a human could take this much pain? the bands are playing but it's all you can do to hold it together with the chemical glue your friends in the family say you're in love with a ghost you're certain he's followed you up the coast marin county 1975 hungry and foolish but you're barely alive war is over, if you want waiting for it to come to this spot things are getting creepy and weird you never know when those ghosts will appear is this the cost of being free? I don't know what happened to me I know the wind I know the sea I wait for you and you wait for me flash forward nineteen ninety two taking down the signs so they can't find you the leaves in your hair should keep them away but people try to talk to you every day you know things that nobody knows but an incubus follows you wherever you go you built a nest down by the shore every day you hide a little bit more is this the cost of being free? I don't know what happened to me I know the wind I know the sea I wait for the end and it waits for me
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04:27
midst falling old stones rocks heavier still break body and bone still, i falter can't believe your potential please use it, not me o young prophetess know we both knew from the first kiss scary prspect slid right in that time line to die not on water nor on land not fed nor famished not naked nor clothed in character mask, once more to play this role again, at last the real taste i see you only go with any doer of real deed all i am is the memory of deeds done then am i to be our wintertime king not something that to myself i would bring but i feel it tempting fate to go with it wait, you see us do we? o do not dwell on what might have been when no-one believes your future scenes you see, in depth moving nearer you are we've knocked down the walls of your old city you've known it wasn't your place to dwell if you should trip when you leave what's familiar get up, and show no-one that you fell
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04:07
when i see all eyes on you i wonder what to do i wonder who they see when you're standing next to me who really sees? it's like a disease it's like you're sopping wet but you haven't broke a sweat the filligree is set i haven't placed my bet yet the odds aren't set i'm invisible as time maybe it's only in my mind you're radiant, you shine making everybody blind one at a time but i don't mind i wonder what they'd say if they saw you today you can wish the world away and be invisible for just another day can we stay and be invisible today? maybe we can start to understand the world
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i had a future i had a past they shot me down and hanged me on the mast but i got soul yeah, i got soul soul and money will buy you a pint of beer I went to school at the top of my class tried to teach the people what came to pass but nobody cared, and no one was spared knowledge and money will buy you a pint of beer I played the fiddle i was pretty good i sang some songs did what i could then i'd go to work so we could have some bread talent and money will buy you loaf of bread i had a family i had a wife i could barely feed them we had a troubled life but we had love, we had love love and money will buy you a pint of beer i had a future i had a past they shot me down and hanged me on the mast but i got soul yeah, i got soul soul and money will buy you a pint of beer
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03:20
A bee flies in the window, a bee flies out you're watching the bee fly in while he he's checking you out a little dog on the table and it can do tricks but the real trick is that he's watching how you're digging the mix and he says the problem is real but it's really no problem at all he's always writing while you tell your story he's always smiling cuz everything's hunky dory look through his glasses, you can see his eyes they're smiling too, I guess that's no surprise. And he says the problem is real but its really no problem at all hey dr freebird tell me again, tell me again to breathe he's got a chart to see, he's got a few they all say the same thing, it's really up to you there is no medicine, no electric shock just remember to breathe a bunch and don't forgot to rock
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city girlfriend with your afternoon parties come home with me, take a month off a speedy happiness is not what i'm after a shallow happiness is not what i want there's too much rain to water the garden there's too much sun for painting the barn it's much too windy to rake up the hay there's too many flies to slaughter the hog the water's too warm for us not to swim let's catch frogs and then let 'em go
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NICE TREE ICE BLUE CHILD NICE HEART ICE SNOW HEART HEART CHILD NICE HEART EARTH MOUNTAIN BIRDSONG HEART NICE DREAM CHILD MOUNTAIN SKY BLUE CHILD NICE HEART DREAM HEART TREE SNOW ICE CHILD NICE HEART DANCE BLUE PEARLY MACHINE DREAM HEART TREE SNOW ICE DREAM HEART TREE SNOW ICE NICE DREAM CHILD MOUNTAIN SKY BLUE CHILD NICE HEART DREAM HEART TREE SNOW ICE
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03:29
Shine out your bright starlight burn on though we may be partially gone ring on your bells of peace ring out and ring them loud the crisis of the word i know brings no clarity to the relative sincerity of people that you see the good that is behind them all is hidden from our eyes we know there's something there but we would only be surprised summer telescopes the years, they all fall into one, this one i can't imagine loving you more than i do, with the heat from every sun how did we get so young so fast, how do we stay so old the paths we're walking everyday retelling tales we've told Shine out your bright starlight burn on we may already be gone how can you see beyond yourself if you aren't dreaming how could anyone start a new war when they've seen a child safe and sleeping
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about

homemade album... that is to say, it was made at home. Almost all of it was recorded out in a cabin by a lake in central Sweden, then mixed in an apartment in Stockholm.

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released February 10, 2014

Jonathan Segel played instruments and sang
Sanna Olsson also sang

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Jonathan Segel Sweden

Note: 2017's "Superfluity" is NOT available here *yet*, see Floating World
floatingworldrecords.co.uk/products/superfluity

Jonathan Segel is a musician and composer, playing guitar, violin, computer, keyboards, electric bass and singing, etc.

He plays solo and with Camper Van Beethoven and Øresund Space Collective
oresundspacecollective.bandcamp.com
and Sista Maj
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