The Furious Light (Acoustic EP)

by David Ullman

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1.
I’m standing on the brink I’m drowning in the drink I’m here to dance and sing I’m here to tear down everything I’m here to heed the call To leave my writing up on the wall I've lost my pride and I’ve come to fall At the feet of rock and roll It’s the voice calling from within Like claws underneath the skin Like the pain of a secret sin Telling me, “You’ve got only your life to give” So let’s hold a tavern wake Raise your glass now, for goodness sake Here’s to the story, always the same Here’s to the song that we all sing Here’s to the saints in the midnight choir To the cowards and the liars We’re all drawn to the dark beyond the fire Wanna rebel against everything But the truth is, I’m afraid. There’ll be blood, and there’ll be flames Please, lord, give me the strength It doesn’t matter what I believe The hound of heaven is hunting me I guess I’m The Saint of Blasphemy And this is my Gethsemane I‘ll burn down hell to make it happen Sort the ruins out in song Beat back the long darkness before it falls There ain’t no use turning back So tear the sails down from the mast Rip the future from the past Let the first become the last While every night and every morn More to misery are born Every morning and every night We’re dancing in the furious light
2.
It’s time to cast the stone To ring the martyrs’ bell To take the long way home Be it to heaven or to hell It’s time to lift the veil Time to break the vow This time we will not fail This time, we scorch the ground (Chorus): We will burn our cars on the French New Year Set fire to our pasts and all our fears All we’ve got is blood and time; this all disappears But I’ll be by your side when the smoke has cleared This life, it comes at a cost With enough blame to go around But we ain’t come to carry the cross We’ve come to cut it down (Chorus) And we will not accept defeat So let the walls fall down on me Because as long as I’ve breath to breathe You’ll hear me singing (Chorus x2)
3.
We’ve been best friends since we were kids Since the days of dirty high tops and blacktop jungle gyms Tell me, how has it come down to this Are you somewhere lying low, or do you just not give a shit? At the funeral I said “anything you need” I’m sure I’ve let you down more than a time or two in between Are you still “living in blasphemy?” In your “linoleum exile,” do you ever think of me? Do you remember me? (Chorus): How long has it been now since you’ve been going it alone? The staying and the leaving, the living close to the bone How long have you been watching your rearview mirror for the dawn Would you be here now, even if you’d never gone? We used to tell stories and bend the light You’d say “A man’s past + his present = his place in life” But you and I, we never did fight Well, maybe a time or time or two; but, still something don’t feel right. This don’t feel right. (Chorus) Taking your turn on the merry-go-round You’d say, “In a circle, nothing’s lost, only waiting to be found” But that was all so long ago now Maybe all that’s gone before is finally coming around. It’s coming around… (Chorus)
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Enough (Acoustic) (free) 04:06
When the water is rising And the wolves are at your door And you’re through with all the fighting But you don’t believe no more When you’ve knocked on all the gates And you’ve stood in every line But you cannot bear the weight And your whole world is on the line When your well has gone dry And there’s no faith left in your cup When the world has passed you by And you feel like giving up Just try to look me in the eye, now Because you know I’ll call your bluff When you say you’ve had enough When the sun is hanging low And this city gets so dark And there’s nowhere you can go And no fire coming from your spark When your heart is caving in And you fear you might be beat When all your hard-won hope Is giving way to defeat Don’t you dare give in, now Lay your troubles at my feet I’ll tell you when you’ve had enough No title or tide can deny That four-alarm fire in your eyes Keep the punches coming; I don’t mind I’ll decide when I’ve had enough Have you had enough?

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This Acoustic EP contains stripped-down versions of songs from the full-length album of the same name (thefuriouslight.com).

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released October 12, 2015

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CREDITS:

David Ullman - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar (Left)
Brian Ullman - Acoustic Guitar (Right) & Backing Vocals
Tara Hanish - Cello

Recorded & mixed by Brian Ullman @ Killa B Studios in Rittman, OH
Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio, Lakewood, OH

Art and Photography by Matt Jackson

Music and Lyrics © David Ullman, 2012 - 2015 (BMI)

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