Onward Downward

by The Bad Light

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Green Revenant Words can hardly describe what the combination of harsh guitars and wailing vocals on this album will do to your soul. Favorite track: Onward Downward.
Kenneth
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Kenneth I love the raw blues and doom foundation. I enjoy this band with a glass of whiskey & a nice bowl...these guys is good ✌
Eric Kruse
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Eric Kruse This band just keeps getting better. Wicked heavy-groove, swamp blues. Favorite track: Onward Downward.
Steve Rodger
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Steve Rodger More good old whiskey sipping music from the good guys at Bad Light. Favorite track: The Judge.
Harry Harrison
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Harry Harrison More of that ‘moonshine dat made dem hillbillies in da hills go blind’ blues from the masters. Although a little more refined/produced than their last album, they still managed to maintain the raw edge which I love so much. Another excellent outing from The Bad Light to get the foot tapping. Favorite track: The Judge.
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1.
Neuronaut 05:05
Let the whole world mind if he dreams a lot He lives in his mind or thereabouts From his youngest days he already knew That the world inside has the sweeter fruit Are the waters deep where the surf is calm Or a shallow grave where it never dawns Can he see your soul with a single glance Or is it a stare that is cold and blank Is he here or is he lost In the cradle of his thoughts Travel on the neuronaut! Past the deepest throes of his inner mind Lies the open door to the worlds behind Where the folds of time slip into a knot Let the eons live and the minutes die Is he here or is he lost In the cradle of his thoughts Travel on the neuronaut! To escape the membrane of linear time The explorer sheds all his carnal ties On the open page in the book of man In the empty space lives the neuronaut Is he here or is he lost In the cradle of his thoughts Carry on the neuronaut!
2.
The Judge 05:21
I’m gonna wet your roots and bleed you dry Make you feel second to none Gonna nuzzle you’re nape and kiss your palms Whisper sweet and break your spine Gonna tie you up and bleed you dry Saviours the fruits of your last desires You’re gonna smell so sweet in my vault Dream of all the things you’ll provide Down down down Down on your knees and know I’m your Judge I’m gonna watch you grow and blossom green You’re so frail and willing to please Little Cush little crush Dream of all the ways you’ll provide Down down down Down on your knees and know I’m your Judge
3.
Little habits ride on ritual Rituals like to slay my time Let me know if I got a minute Gonna ride some lightning around Don’t care to know where it’s going Just need to know that I’m on Hope these neurons hit the jackpot Sometimes they let me down Heard you ain’t got a boyfriend Maybe you’d like to spend some time I ain’t got time to woo ya But I got time to make it fun Maybe you took the bait now Maybe you just like how it tastes You know nothing lasts for ever Why you gotta feel its a waste? Maybe I got a secret Secrets like to run around Lemme know if I hurt your feelings If I make my way back around All of the little voices They all want to make a sound You know they all work together To sail this ship around Looping the wiring , habits they get me around
4.
Born of hardy holy roller stock Rattlesnake handling desert rats Raised on brimstone spoken in tongues Laid her roots at the Devil’s lungs Bloody moon bloody knuckles rocked Old enough to buy her own drugs Mama told her it’s time to kick rocks Set her sails straight to Babylon Burn it down Burn it down to the ground Tweeker ticker got her brain on fire Fuck this town full of snitches and liars Show you bitches how to burn shit down And move along to the higher ground Burn it down, Burn it to the ground Onward downward all her world is on fire And all her saints are nowhere to be found
5.
Oh sorrow did you ripen Did you swell up and grow To be at the foot of my door Oh sorrow did you miss me Did you come back tenfold To be at the foot of my door And when I hear you knocking I’ll welcome you to my door Dead winter did you blow in On a North wind and a sword To be at the foot of my door Dead winter did you break bone Did you turn blood to stone To be at the foot of my door Pale rider did you eat storms Did you ride high and low To be at the foot of my door Pale rider did you quicken When you heard me sing this song To be at the foot of my door And when I hear you knocking I’ll welcome you to my door And when I hear you calling Warmth will be here no more And when I hear you knocking I’ll welcome you to my door Won’t you settle in now And lay your head on my bones

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released March 7, 2013

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