Solitary Never Sleeps (single) (2011)

by Make Phantoms

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This is the single from the Solitary EP. "Solitary Never Sleeps" is song that was actually written a year or two before they even had an idea for this EP. Barth and Morty wrote it quite quickly and it's one of those songs that just wrote itself in a matter of minutes. Aren't those always the best ones?

The b-side is a previously unreleased, non-album track which is a dark and moody piece about having secrets and the ramifications of such, whether they are good or bad. Is there ever really the perfect secret where only the one holding the secret is truly the ONLY one who knows?

A Side: Solitary Never Sleeps
B Side: Secret Road (demo) - exclusive "non-EP" track.

"Solitary Never Sleeps" is taken from the forthcoming "Solitary" EP.

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released November 29, 2011

"Solitary Never Sleeps" - Credits:

Barth T. Wooster - Lead Vocals, Piano, Harmonium, Backing Vocals
Mortimer Skarsgaard - Guitar, Bass, Orchestral Arrangements, Harmony & Backing Vocals.
Alisander Borealis - Cajon, Drums, Shakers, Other Percussion

Written by Make Phantoms
Copyright © 2011 Make Phantoms
All Rights Reserved.

Produced by Make Phantoms
Recorded and Mixed by Mark Strong at Moonlit Sound Studios - Richmond, Virginia
Mastered by Steve Turnidge at Ars Divina/UltraViolet Studios - Seattle, Washington



"Secret Road" - Credits:

Barth T. Wooster - Vocals
Mortimer Skarsgaard - Keyboards, Guitar, Bass and Drum Machine

Written by Make Phantoms
Copyright © 2011 Make Phantoms
All Rights Reserved.

Music recorded by Mark Strong
Vocals recorded by Ben Willson
Mixed by Make Phantoms
Mastered by Mark Strong at Moonlit Sound Studios - Richmond, Virginia

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Track Name: Solitary Never Sleeps
LYRICS:

Here we're hand in hand
just tracing 'round the ghosts
to see them off.

Wave goodbye, then laugh
our newly sacred selves
to sleep alone, together-
Yes- alone!

We lie, ear to ear,
just listening for the other's
difference in breathing

The next twelve-hundred days
take place in dreams
until we wake up, not alone.
No- not alone.

They came into our home-
they wanted yours;
they wanted mine;
they wanted ghosts.
In our home.
They were savage for yours;
they were savage for mine;
they were savage for ghosts.

They speak eloquently,
using words like "Solitary",
never "Sleep".

You grasp both my hands
and breathe with me, in my ears,
but darling, I was gone.
Now I can't sleep.

They came into our home-
they'll want yours;
they'll want mine;
they'll want ghosts.
In our home.
Oh, so eloquent...
I was a sucker for them.

They'll speak eloquently,
using words like "Solitary",
never "Sleep".

You grasp both my hands
and breathe with me, in my ears,
but darling, I was gone.
Track Name: Secret Road (demo)
LYRICS:

Brother, don't claw at your words-
what if there's something hiding under them?
It could have claws of its own,
and nothing'd be left of you
but a grin from your skeleton.

If there's a reason for paths untimely --
up against others more streamlined --
it’s a method we struggle to
keep to ourselves everyday of our
lives.

Brother, don’t claw at your throat;
words don’t come easy, hanging from a rope.

If there's a reason for paths in secret --
hidden from others more defined --
there's a method; a balance.
Without it?
No Karma; no Justice:
No Crime.