Cross the Light

by Bright Shadows

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1.
Afraid of Bliss One day you'll grow up to be a king You'll be the light of some girl's eye Wake up with everything You'll say you never want to die And I hope that you remember All the places you grew up And I hope that you remember All the faces who picked you up When you fell down There's no hiding from the truth Your life is a disgrace You're procrastinating all the time And you're fed up of this race I hope that's the last time I hear you whine today And I hope that you realise that You're the one controlling your fate If I lose it all in the end Why do I waste my time pretending, I can't live my life like this? I think that maybe I'm afraid of bliss If I could conjure up a master plan To save you from your plight You know I'd do anything I can But this is not my fight I hope that the penny Drops for you tonight And I hope that you realise that Everyone is on your side If I lose it all in the end Why do I waste my time pretending, I can't live my life like this? I think that maybe I'm afraid of bliss One day you'll grow up to be a king You'll be the light of some girl's eye Wake up with everything You'll say you never want to die And I hope that you remember All the places you grew up And I hope that you remember All the faces who picked you up When you fell down When you fell down If I lose it all in the end Why do I waste my time pretending, I can't live my life like this? I think that maybe I'm afraid of bliss If I lose it all in the end Why do I waste my time pretending, I can't live my life without you? I think that it's the one thing that I ought to do
2.
She's A Ghost She 's on it Got me haunted Guess she never got what she wanted Pure reaction Quick retraction Complication based on no action Takes a broken mirror in one hand and the other in mine She held it up just fine, but in the end she's pretend like a shadow cast Reflecting all that's mine on overdose Now she can take all the time that she needs to be free of the uncertainty Centuries go by, time drifts away, shifts away And she slips away She's A Ghost She's A Ghost Poisoned lover Can't cross over Every moment moves like another Desperation Pure frustration Complication based on attraction Takes a broken mirror in one hand and the other in mine She held it up just fine, but in the end she's pretend like a shadow cast Reflecting all that's mine on overdose Now she can take all the time that she needs to be free of the uncertainty Centuries go by, time drifts away, shifts away And she slips away She's A Ghost She's A Ghost (She's A Ghost) Now we can get on just fine but in the end she's pretend like a shadow cast Reflecting all that's mine on overdose Now she can take all the time that she needs to be free of the uncertainties Centuries go by, time drifts away, shifts away And she slips away She's A Ghost She's A Ghost She's A Ghost She's A Ghost She's A Ghost
3.
If You Let Me Paint a picture in my mind Tell me how you want this to be I'll say or do what you want I'll give your conscience company When the world starts to cave in And every solace burns your heart I could be your silver lining If you let me If you let me Innocence so unfamiliar Remember well from long ago Together we could get it back I'll hold you tight, don't let me go When the world starts to cave in And every solace burns your heart I could be your silver lining I know you feel tired I know you feel you've been fighting on your own We are all so tired I feel the strain and pressure, I don't know if I can carry on I close my eyes and think of you I wish you'd never feel alone When every hope disintegrates And all you feel is heartache When there's nowhere to escape I could be your everything If you let me If you let me
4.
Every Word 03:45
Every Word You are the earth Keep me from falling to the core You are the moon Your light will shine through the darkest storms You are the ocean Your gentle waves will drown my wars Now you’re never gonna see me cry I guess I missed you when you said goodbye All the stars in the sky align But I will miss you I’ll miss you Oooooh Woah My heart is shaking with every word Oooooh Woah I hope you know that you changed the world You are the sun You warm my frozen skin and bones You are my shadow Always around when I’m alone As our time ran away in haste I can’t help but wish for your embrace It’s crushing my mind, a hundred times a day But it won’t break me Won’t break me Oooooh Woah My heart is shaking with every word Oooooh Woah I hope you know that you changed the world Oooooh Woah Oooooh Woah The ground you walked illuminates With memories so true They take me back to our young days Where all I see is you You are the earth Wherever you go is where I call home Now you’re never gonna see me cry I guess I missed you when you said goodbye All the stars in the sky align But I will miss you I’ll miss you Oooooh Woah My heart is shaking with every word Oooooh Woah I hope you know that you changed the world Oooooh Woah Oooooh Woah The ground you walked illuminates With memories so true They take me back to our young days Where all I see is you
5.
Automatic 04:19
Automatic Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah It's automatic I'm a loaded gun and you're my trigger So cold and static around my finger I can't linger here When it's clear I don't want to be here And I don't want to see anything at all I don't want to know I don't want to fear anything at all When I've got so much love So much love I'm sure you can feel it It's unwired electric To a simple man but not a sinner To nurture or neglect it Oh you're the winner, You're the winner baby But it's clear I don't want to be here And I don't want to see anything at all I don't want to know I don't want to fear anything at all 'Cause I've got so much love So much love I'm sure you can feel it Oh you can feel it Oh you can Oh you can Oh it's clear I don't want to be here And I don't want to see anything at all I don't want to know And I don't want to fear anything at all 'Cause I've got so much love So much love I'm sure You can feel it Oh you can feel it It's automatic It's automatic It's oh ohhhh oh oh Can you feel it?
6.
The Hunter 04:30
The Hunter I am hunting, you are my prey This is how we're born to be There's no time to hesitate Or you will die in front of me Run against the wind I'll make it last a little while still When I pin you down There shall be no resistance to my will Slowly sinking, no one's listening There is only you and me I will look into your eyes And tell you that I can't promise that it will be ok That you won't be longing to live just one more day It's in my nature to kill It's my desire to thrill I am the hunter I'll make you feel like Feel like you're alive I need to be the one Be the one in control I am waiting patiently I know that you will come to me I am not the enemy It's your responsibility Run against the wind Desert your instincts they will let you down When you're in my power I will let you know that I can't promise that it will be ok That you won't be praying to live just one more day It's in my nature to kill It's my desire to thrill I am the hunter I'll make you feel like Feel like you're alive I need to be the one Be the one in control Yeah, I need to feel like Feel like I'm alive And I need to be the one Be the one in control Ooooh Ooooh I'll make you feel like Feel like you're alive I need to be the one Be the one in control Yeah, I need to feel like Feel like I'm alive But I won't let you be the one Be the one in control It's in my nature to kill It's my desire to thrill I am the hunter
7.
Minute of Silence I watch the news in mute; I watch but I don't see a smile. I cannot identify all the reasons why We swallow every single lie I can't put an end to the violence I can't grant your mother asylum But I can spare one minute of silence I can't put an end to the violence I can't grant your mother asylum What will they write this time About our leader's latest crime? Another scapegoat stands in line, Designed to reisgn For another soon forgotten headline. That won't put an end to the violence And won't grant our used asylum But we can spare one minute of silence It won't put an end to the violence It won't grant your child asylum But let's all spare one minute of silence Oh ooh Eyes so blind and minds so cold Making holes in their own souls 'cause they don't know, no They don't know That every dying child is their own I can't put an end to the violence I can't grant your mother asylum But I can spare one minute of silence It won't put an end to the violence It won't grant our used asylum But we can spare one minute of silence It won't put an end to the violence It won't grant your child asylum But let's all spare one minute of silence It won't put an end to the violence, It won't put an end to the violence... But I can spare one minute long
8.
A Heroine's Song Angels standing side by side They all wait to cross the line Empty treasure chests lie To greet their blurry eager eyes They said Lord we passed the test Did everything to be the best Now my heart is beating slower Think it's time I had some rest ooooh ooooh A generation passes by Ticking boxes, hypnotised Waiting for the golden prize To greet their blurry eager eyes They said "when does it begin?" I've been so good, I haven't sinned I'll be patient just a little longer, I know I will win ooooh ooooh Something's not right I cannot explain Too late to turn back I'll carry on this way The sun rises It's a new day Another chance for us To Listen! We're born to follow Not to question We understand this is our Position! Be a model daughter, wife And a mother This is the only Way we know! We'll never fail to act To deliver This is our culture of Submission! But something's not right I cannot explain Too late to turn back I'll carry on this way She gave her heart, she gave it all She lived a heroine's life untold But her name won't survive the history books Her contribution was too small Oooh Ooooh Ooooh
9.
Are we on the Same Road? Are we on the same road? I don't know But I wanna go home I just don't know where it is right now. Can I get a reaction for what I've done? What I've begun to lose In the end somehow I wanna go home I wanna go home now. The sun is shining at your back The road is winding, You're on track, So swift you're gliding, But there's something you don't see. A treasure more than gold, The pleasure of your company is sold. We measure hope as you find your feet... And are we on the same road? I don't know But I wanna go home I just don't know where it is right now. Can I get a reaction for what I've done? What I've begun to lose In the end somehow I wanna go home I wanna go home now. Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh Are we on the same road? I don't know But I wanna go home I just don't know where it is right now. Can I get a reaction for what I've done? What I've begun to lose In the end somehow I wanna go home I wanna go home now.
10.
Release My Grip On the first of January A day we'll look ahead We think of the things we love And make plans inside our heads If you can't see through the fog You stare into the ground And wait for a blind man to show you the clouds And boy, you're gonna miss this town If you decide that all that's left Are memories Don't look at me like that It's hard to hold my stance Don't ask me for the truth I don't have many answers No I don't wanna fly I don't wanna fix the world I don't wanna fly I don't wanna fix the world And I said boy, you're gonna miss this town If you decide that all that's left Are memories I said boy, you're gonna miss this town If you decide that all that's left Are memories It's always better from the distance Easier when I can't see I'll give up my front row seat This vicariousness does it for me Release my grip on reality Release my grip on gravity Release my grip on the ordinary Release my grip on gravity Don't worry my friend We'll cleanse all our sins and walk away You'll be alright Even though you can't see me on this day Don't worry my friend We'll cleanse all our sins and walk away I'd trade my place Just so that you could see you on this day
11.
Colours 04:15
Colours I can barely see the horizon This ship is sailing far away from me Away from me. The wind is beating at my sails, A storm is coming, I can see, I can see. Did I lose control Like I lose everything that matters? Did I lose your soul? Am I lost alone? Am I lost alone without your colours? 'Cause I can barely see the horizon, When this ship is sailing so so close to me, Close to me. The wind is tearing down my sails, A storm is coming, I can see, I can see. Did I lose control Like I lose everything that matters? Did I lose your soul? Am I lost alone? Am I lost alone without your colours? Ohhh la la la la la la la ahhh oooohh Did I lose control Like I lose everything that matters? Did I lose your soul? Am I lost alone? Am I lost alone? Am I lost alone now? Did I lose control like I do? And so now there's nothing left for me to lose... So I lose control. Now I'm lost alone. Now I'm lost alone Without your colours... Without your colours... Without your colours... Without your colours...

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The debut studio album from Bright Shadows.

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released June 25, 2018

Music & Lyrics - Rajitha Kulatilake & Helen Cuthbertson
www.brightshadowsmusic.com

Will Woodward on cajon

Mixed & Produced by Graeme Rawson
www.graemerawson.co.uk

Recorded at Silver Street Studios, Reading
www.silverstreetstudios.co.uk

Mastered by Pete Maher
www.petemaher.com

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Bright Shadows Reading, UK

Raji K and Helen Beth are a lively, acoustic rock duo and songwriting team who perform original music and a wide repertoire of covers.

Known for their strong vocal harmonies, the two fuse a gritty brand of acoustic rock with a hint of mellow folk touches and have a busy schedule of gigs and festivals lined up for the summer of 2015
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