TEMPLES

by The Bad Light

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It takes effort to make things and The Bad Light is certainly no exception, since the release of Onward Downward the line up has changed multiple times, many drummers later I found Dana through a Craigslist add and we clicked right away, we worked our asses off getting these songs worked out and in October of 2014 we took them into the studio and we took our time...really took our time, going in once a month and getting as much done as we could afford it took us until July of 2015 to have this mixed and ready for mastering, we think it was worth it, we hope you think so too. The biggest change comes from having Emily singing along full time, to me it sounds so sweet and natural like it was born there and we built a castle around it, Its a gamble to bring in a new singer, Im sure some won't like it and I can only hope that she will be down for whatever lifetime the band has, but if not, then it will be something else and in the two years it took to bring this album to fruition, this was my biggest realization, The Bad Light is a collection of ideas at a moment in time and TEMPLES is us now.
-Edu Cerro

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released December 15, 2015

Edu Cerro- guitar/vocals
Dana Shepard-drums
Emily Pegoda-vocals

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Track Name: The One
Gold and silver now won't buy you another moment on the day you will die
Pray grumble mumble kneel and cry but not one prophet lives in the sky
Roll and tumble crumple keel and lie, all the great empires rot from inside
Need me, bleed me, kick me nothing down, pile guile and post like a hawk
Wallow shallow and baby don't you frown, I wanna choke your pride till it don't make no sound...
All your shadows cast ambiguous light and all your seeds they feed on infinite want
When a million is worth less than one, time is ripe to make one less than none
No I never said you could be the one to take what's mine to hold in your hand and for building all your castles on sacred ground, may all your failures shine in your night
Shine on and on and on
Now cut and bleed shine on
If might is right and hope hangs light then you're not seeing the fight to come
Track Name: Hurdling Stones
I'm gonna stone the sky for I don't really care for the way that it shines
and I got some habits so vicious they don't like for me not to do as they wish it
I got no friends in gods, only seen em' around on the lips of their hosts
and I got a strong suspicion, our worlds all spin of their own volition
I got a mountain of wishes but not a single one would include your permission
I got a small admission, I never much cared for blind superstition
On logic's door
I like to pick bone
and hurdling stones
to watch the giants fall
I won't be sold truth by those that know no science for I love to know truth that has no slant..
I hold the keys to my kingdom, my walls will crumble and I will fade to oblivion
and I need no virgins or heavens to find my love within nature's machinery
On logic's door
I like to pick bone
and hurdling stones
to watch the giants fall
I won't be sold truth by those that know no science for I love to know truth that has no slant..
I won't be sold truth by those that know no science
I won't be sold truth by those that know and would lie
Track Name: I'd Rather Be Alone
I walk a thousand miles to get away from you
A hundred million paces to anywhere but you
I walk a thousand miles to get away from you
You call and beg me to but I know how you do
I walk a thousand miles to get away from you
If all the marrow in this being could heal a goddamn thing
Then all the angels on a pin could slay your misery
I walk a thousand miles to get away from you
The heart of a bullet cannot see the outcome of Its deed
So I'll eat lightning to drink my tears and on a sword I'll sleep
Hey now, a castle ain't a home
And I'll roam when I have been dethroned
So I'll go where talking don't belong
When I sow, I'd rather be alone
I walk a thousand miles to get away from you
A pack attack of hungry wolves and muddy waters true
Hey now, a castle ain't a home
And I'll roam when I have been dethroned
So I'll go where talking don't belong
When I sow, I'd rather be alone
Track Name: Mercury Oceans
I got wolves in my head ya'll my baby got gold in her pants
I got waves in my brain now since Molly has been asking to dance
My view from inside it looks wide and all of my cells are on fire
Mercury oceans a flow and I got to let this lava go
I got the will of the oceans, my baby can swallow the tides
I'll pour rivers of silk for baby to dive right inside
My view from this side it looks right and all of my brain is on fire
Mercury oceans a flow and I got to let this lava go
I travel your mountains and valleys by finger to find all your stars
Looking to dip in your honey but first I'll eat all the pie
My view from on high it looks right and all of my heart is on fire
Mercury oceans a flow and I got to let this lava go
I crave no gold more than your throne
I know no song sweet as your moan
I got the doors to your temple and swallowing snakes is divine
Spreading the wings of an angel will turn your wine into time
The view in my eye it looks right and all of my soul is on fire
Mercury oceans a flow and I got to let this lava go
I know no home better than soul
I know no hold sweeter than flow
I crave no gold more than your throne
I know no song sweet as your moan
Track Name: Time
The years go by so fast
the shadows of all I know have gone
The shadow of my soul has passed
I don' know, I don't know at all
Fractions carved in stone
Actions filled with lore
Subtle ways of making me hold on to a house of bone
My days go by so slow
Im standing with my feet on your spine
and atoms with my fingers entwine
I don' know, I don't know at all
Fractions carved in stone
Actions filled with lore
Subtle ways of making me hold on to a house of bone
Track Name: I Don't Mind
If you bring me sorrow
If ends tomorrow
If you pull the strings that make my life fall apart
You know I don't mind
If you devour my worth dear
while you drink my last tear
If your love is hollow while mine comes from the heart
You know I don't mind
No I don't mind when you break me
All of these pieces never fit quite right
No I don't mind when you make me pay for your attention and your selfish time
And everything has a place, dear, there's no need for you to tear it apart
and although you don't know me
I know you and you make me...high
You know I know It's all a waste
but when Im high with you I just don't care
Track Name: Arrows
All the seeds you weened are bleeding and not a one could flour, jump the skip upon your record and find a groove to ride
ride ride ride, fly arrow fly
Leave the nest and head out west now don't you look behind, know that fortune feeds on the corpses of those who died at trying
try try try, fly arrow fly, try try try
Once your fields were so fragrant and now they've all gone sour, heard your will has been unfaithful and all your wants devoured
sour sour sour, fly arrow fly, scour scour scour
Now go ahead and fall apart
Bleed on out and feed the soil
May the flowers of your deed
Turn your arrows into destiny
If you love it you will loose it but that's why it's got heart, if you never learn to earn it you won't know why you want it
want want want, fly arrow fly
As you suffocate from breathing amputate your heart, don't you go and drown from dreaming and reaching for no stars
star star star, fly arrow fly, star star star
Go ahead and amputate your heart
Now go ahead and fall apart
bleed on out and feed the soil
May the flowers of your deed
Lead your arrows into destiny
Track Name: Black Hole Hum
Shine little starlight shine, eat all your worries and leave them behind
Crushing gravity crush, hold it all down and try not to crack
Tell me dying star, was it Orion that cut you too far?
And hum little black hole hum, swallow your allies and steal the sun
A hum, a hum and all you are you swallow
Waning moons wail, egos cracked and faces pale
Do you dream tonight for Virgo to lay you and bleed on your tongue?
So run now satellite run or bow to your master and die by his hand
And hum little black hole hum, be all there is, will be or there was
A hum a hum and all you are you swallow