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Line in the Sandbox

by Dylan Sylvester

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1.
Wings 00:46
I had a dream last night I had wings like an angel And they carried me Over trees and seas and stone I was light like a leaf I was swift like a river And I flew so far To a world I've never known But when I woke up My heart was broken Cause I was sitting in a city That will never let me go
2.
Pack up your bags and run run away Everything's gone there no reason to stay All that is left is worth being left behind If there is one thing that I know for sure We've caught Cabin fever and I know the cure And everyone who won't come with us can just stay inside As hard as it is It's good to know we'll be missed A line in the sand of a dry riverbed The bridge is too far let's cross this instead The Sun's the the sky so let's not let it go to waste The map will be drawn from where we leave out mark There's always the light for a shot in the dark The sun won't be back until it's too late The farther we go It's harder to ignore That it's a long way back Run run away wear out your shoes Hit the road hard to leave a bruise Let's do some things that we never will regret Live for the now grab life by the hair I won't turn around because I'm well aware That the best thing to happen to us hasn't happened yet A voice in your head Reminds you every step That it's a long way back It's a long way back
3.
The games that we played The dice that we threw Were blown away like the candle's flame And the wish did not come true Tripping up stairs Tying my shoes I spent so long just getting ready But now what do I do? Make damn sure your hands are free No one'll catch us when we fall Everything's almost in our reach But all we are are boys grown tall Reach for the blindfold In front of your eyes Spin around three time, take it off Just don't look so surprised The deal's been changed Did you even sign? Did the world suddenly turn to shit Or did you just get wise? Make damn sure your hands are free No one'll catch us when we fall Everything's almost in our reach But all we are are boys grown tall Grab your sandals, life's a beach Dive in head first from the rocks The water's cold but you won't freeze There's no need to towel off Make damn sure your hands are free No one'll catch us when we fall Everything is almost in our reach But all we are are boys grown tall
4.
The ship that brought me here has landed I met the captain on the docks His looking glass was rose coloured And he held a tinder box This very vessel carried athen's Kings A myth with shrouds of history It saw the labyrinth and wondrous things How did this ship carry me? You held the matches But you could not do it Choose between the darkness And the lighter fluid You took the ferry When you should have flown You don't have to stay here But you can't go home There are deckhands to repair it Clearly it's been burned before Every year replaces one more bit There's not even one original board You held the matches But you could not do it Choose between the darkness And the lighter fluid You took the ferry When you should have flown You don't have to stay here But you can't go home The darkness fell and it was cold and cruel The captain handed me his box He said to use the ship as fuel Enlightenment is worth the cost You held the matches But you could not do it Choose between the darkness And the lighter fluid You took the ferry When you should have flown You don't have to stay here But you can't go home
5.
Blisters 00:45
Today my day was long Both in time and distance But where I am now The air is easier to breathe With rocks in my palms And the ocean before me I lance my blisters So I know it's not a dream My heart is filled to burst And it shines like a lighthouse Because I'm sitting in a city That I never want to leave

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An EP about leaving, about growing up. About nostalgia and rebirth, hometowns and fresher pastures. Written during Dylan's four month journey from Saskatchewan to Newfoundland.
Recorded on an iPhone 5 in a camper van.

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released September 23, 2016

Music by Dylan Sylvester
Cover Photo by Charlotte Baxter-Smith
Cover Design by Sean Newton

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