Lay Down (EP)

by Light the Air

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released July 12, 2012

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Light the Air San Jose, California

Light the Air is the solo side project of The Analog Affair co-producer Evan Baker. A recent transplant to San Jose by way of Wyoming, China, and Washington D.C., Light the Air is an eclectic sounding board of everything from acoustic singer-songwriter "Pajama Jams" to indie pop and alternative electronica. ... more

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Track Name: Butterfly
Butterfly

Carried like your bible
Lonely like your mother
Weary like the traveler
Chasing ever-after

My little butterfly takes to the skies
Ya she’s spreading her wings as she floats to the window
I’d cover it up but I know she’ll fly away

Pouring on the sidewalk
Buried in the back yard
Staring down the tunnel
as your brother broke the last smoke

My little butterfly takes to the skies
Ya she’s spreading her wings as she floats to the window
I’d cover it up but I know she’ll fly away

I was the root, baby eyes on the proof and they
Caught in a loop ya I longed for the truth to say
Cause I was down on my luck and I didn’t have a place to go
Baby armed with the truth and a cigarette that you stole

So fly little butterfly take to the skies
Ya I’m setting you free so you can float through the window
The sun’s coming up so you better be on your way

Fly little butterfly

So fly little butterfly take to the skies
Ya I’m setting you free so you can float through the window
The sun’s coming up so you better be on your way
Track Name: Wolves
outside is frozen
why don't come and live where you lay
she screamed out
you bastard
her lover yelled from the lake
I will deceive you
that's why I'm bound to leave
then he left with the log on the fire
the wolves doubled back for what the crows just wouldn't eat
left with a log on the fire

I hold my heart
inside the cuff right along the seam
whispered
discretely
her lover yelled from the stream
you have deceived me
your just a lying thieve
then he left with a hole in his heart
and the wolves doubled back for what the crows just wouldn't eat
left with a hole in his heart


for a time you were looking not where to go
in your breath we were leaving no signs to show
keep alive we were moving by light and all by snow
the tracks to leave are left and gone
and I…

I was amazed that there was not far to go
when you float in the river like you never did talk to god
I'm the bastard you want when you got no one to call
when I came outside there was noway left to run back home
my own…

when the time has surely come I will never know
now we're caught falling on these ghosts
carry me beside the beach where my broken bones will mend
right this lonely carriage in the wind


outside was frozen
i could not live where i once did lay
i''ll confess
completely
for oh this fool I have made
Forgive my daughter
She faltered like her father
I'll leave by the break of the day
and the wolves will double back for it is I that they always craved.
I'll leave by the break of the day...
Track Name: Fort Night
Left for a fort night on my own
Skinny in the kitchen with a dead knife moving slow
So come down with me I wanna save your soul
Skinny was the living
When the living room has gone cold

Singing I am the will of what won't grow old
both tired in trying when the tide's gone home

Slept for a fort night in the snow
Patience was a virtue with the limits i did not know
So lay down me and these creaking bones
Kissing in the kitchen
We'll stave off the winter's cold

Singing I am the will of what won't grow old
both tired in trying when the tide's gone home

Wishing underground but lately it's gotten old
Collared by this crown so baby I'll cede control
Carried all the wounds when you stood under the toe
Now you're missing what your mind in the mirror once saw as gold

Singing I am the will of what won't grow old
both tired in trying when the tide's gone home
Track Name: Rest
I'll play the role play the role and I'll reprise
all of my cards in this house and it's demise...I
I won't hold my breath

The scar on your arm with the half-born regret
left as a mark from the burnin' cigarette...I
should've never stopped

oh cause You'll be the moon and the light when I'm leaving
ya dressed in the car in the cold in the weekend
you'll be the sun when I lay my head to rest

cause we're bound by the dawn in the wood while it creaked
you're my vision in the fog you're my sight when I'm seeing
you'll be the warmth when my cold dead hands are wet

and i i i i i

fresh from the wound with the stainless forcep
long in the tooth from a scrap with a skinhead...I
I would do it again

crept with the deft subtle moves of a dancer
slept in your arms to the sound of your laughter
I surely died again

oh cause You'll be the moon and the light when I'm leaving
ya dressed in the car in the cold in the weekend
you'll be the sun when I lay my head to rest

cause we're bound by the dawn in the wood while it creaked
you're my vision in the fog you're my sight when I'm seeing
you'll be the warmth when my cold dead hands are wet

and i i i i i
Track Name: Ideally You
You're my day time lover and though
I missed when you came to call,
the clouds still staining the sky
I bet there's light on the other side

You're all I got
So why don't you put me on
I tore down the wall
So now I can see through them all

Am I falling through the cracks
will the light bend me right back,
Will the words repair all the stones
that we built into crowded homes

You're all I got
So why don't you put me on
I tore down the walls
So now I can see through them all..
Track Name: Paper Planes
the unintended consequence
the cold biting at our finger tips
now I should get you home

to avoid sounding repetitive
i'll recite the words on your skin
but I might embellish some

Because we've got
paper planes, on our minds,
paper planes, fill the sky

My awkward social tendencies
i imagine you with skinny jeans
in a pile over there

Because the beauty we're afforded now
is a luxury that's running out
sure as the wine runs dry

And we'll have
paper planes, on our minds,
paper planes, fill the sky
Track Name: Royal
The courage at bath
in the bedroom fall apart
on the car by the desk as it drills
the ears of the earth
electricity around
as the eyes fan the feather-filled fear

the fork in the freeway fades with the day
the greats with their honor help support the state

Pictures of pines
are the things I live without
given time, given space, given gain
cycle through heads
with the floodlight going dim
get the money, get the power, get the fame

the fork in the freeway fades in the sun
the bones in your closet call you by name

but my teeth aren't like yours
they are brittle and they'll break
crossing dark ocean currents
less the time that we take
for the planes plus the metal
that we bear on our backs
in the snow building angels
under tunnels by the tracks

by stars so royal that when
we will fault you again
again...

the fork in the freeway fades in the sun
the greats with their honor help support the state