Falling Awake

by Goodnight, Sunrise

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released September 30, 2016

Produced by David Kochberg
Mixed by Matt Weston at Swamp Songs in Lucan, ON
Mastered by Joao Carvalho in Toronto, ON
Engineered by Matt Weston, Dean Marino, and David Kochberg
Album Art Direction by Paul Weaver
Photography by Genevieve Blais

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GOODNIGHT, SUNRISE is throwing a party. A party where rock and roll is fast and loud, and where it’s still cool to have fun. A party soundtracked by soaring harmonies, shredding riffs, thunderous beats and infectious hooks. A party without pretense or inhibition, a celebration of the uniting power of music. GOODNIGHT, SUNRISE is throwing a party, and you’re invited. ... more

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Track Name: Familiar Faces
In the morning you build me up
Then you break me down
In the morning you build me up
Then you break me down, down, down

You fill up all those empty spaces
With all of your familiar faces
Streets ablaze with lights and crossfire races
Twist and turn like phosphorescent mazes
Lost and found, swept and torn you’re wasted
Hide and seek until you finally face it
You fill up all those empty faces
With all of your familiar spaces

In the morning you build me up,
Then you break me down
In the morning you build me up
Then you break me

I remember seeing signs
I remember feeling fine
I remember leaving myself behind
I remember feeling
I remember feeling

You break down all of your defenses
With all of your awakened senses
Hammer raised you’re armed and shaking senseless
Blissful ignorance of consequences
You stand accused of your false pretenses
Counting sheep tripping over fences
You break down your awakened senses
With all of your old defenses
Track Name: The Chase
Last look out the window
Last chance to fade into the night
Last stop, disaster; too late to make things right
Is there anyone out there?
Am I just thinking to myself?
One more think, I might become someone else

You can’t ignore all of the voices in your ear
You can’t make them disappear
You can’t escape the fate that you create
You can’t silence what you don’t want to hear

One short of perfection
One slip from losing all control
One truth to build me up, one more to make me fall
Choices and vices
Lines we draw and rules we bend
It’s all the same in the end

You try to scream without a sound
(keep running, oh keep running)
Caught in between the lost and found
(keep running, oh keep running)
Stuck in a dream you’re just a fly on the wall

The flip of a coin; the flick of a switch
The wrap of a bandage round a wound that needs a stitch
The push and the pull, the beat of my skull, the guilt and the pressure
These desperate times they call for desperate pleasures

You can’t ignore what you abhor
You can’t make your fears disappear
You can’t escape the fate that you create
You can’t silence what you don’t want to hear
Track Name: Altar
They say your body is an altar but I took it too far
I sold myself out to the man in charge
The mind that hides your soul, its logic breaks it bends it burns
The lessons you unfold, they teach but will you ever learn?

This is where I’m going
This is where I’ve been
I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to do this again

Show me how to see them
Show me how to feel them
Show me how to leave them

They say your body is a canvas but I took it too far
I traded myself in for a piece of art
The shadows in your eyes, they speak the truth that you can’t say
The wanting in your heart grows tired of leading you astray

They say your body is a temple but I took it too far
I held myself up until I fell apart
The words that fill your mind, they mix and match til memory breaks
The thoughts that fill your lungs, they breathe themselves into fire escapes
Track Name: Semantics
Talking in circles
Spinning the wheels
Running from the sadness
But sadness is hot on the heels

Bending over backwards
Redefining haste
Inching towards a madness
But madness is really such a waste

Diving in the deep end
Coming up for air
Feels a bit like sinking
And sinking’s just another word for despair

Breathing underwater
Drifting through the clouds
Cracking under pressure
Swimming with the sorrows that I drowned

Fear is just a weakness
Weakness is a fear
Truth is all perspective
But perspective isn’t always clear

Pain is just a smokescreen
Patience is always wanting more
Fate is for losers
But destiny keeps knocking on my door

What are you trying to say?
Are you trying to find your way?

Hiding in the shadows
Darkness was all I could see
It took some time to realize
The shadows were hiding in me
Track Name: The Catch
Every day turns to night
Every wrong can feel so right
Every truth lies out of sight

Every story has another side
Every coward has a place to hide
Every shell has a pearl inside

You want it all but you don’t want to pay the price
You never stop and think twice
You want it all but you won’t take your own advice
You gotta make a sacrifice

Every scar has a tale to tell
Every mirror has cast a spell
Every lie has a soul to sell

Every rose has its thorn
Every calm has its storm
Every truce has its war

You can’t go back
And change the past
This time you’ve finally met your match

Every night turns to day
Every moment begs to stay
Every traveller finds their way

You want it all, now it’s time to pay the price
You better stop and think twice
You want it all and if you take your own advice
Someday you’ll find your paradise
Track Name: All Things Past
Do you really want to see them?
Do you really want to set them free?

As you stare at the fire
Sorrow burns with desire

So you reach for the water
But the fire just gets hotter

Like all things past
This won’t last
Time moves slow when you fall fast
Like all things past

So you stare at the mirror
Hoping things will get clearer

You are the light
You are the tunnel
You are the light at the end of the tunnel
You are the light
Track Name: Deal With It
Deal with it - I am a hand grenade
A porcelain interpretation of a masquerade

Deal with it - I’m going renegade
I’ll hang that noose around your neck just like an accolade

Deal with it - I am a wishing well
A triple vision of your supercalifragitale

Deal with it – I only wish you well
I’m not your dragon, and you are not my holy grail

I’ve got you made
You’re not my priestess
And I don’t want you hanging round this house no more
I’ve got you played
You’re not my weakness
And now it’s time I showed you what this heart is for

Deal with it – I am a percolator
The brooding temptress of your mind, your soul’s invigilator

Deal with it – peace out I’ll catch you later
I’ll cut you loose with the precision of a calculator

Deal with it – I am your mind’s creation
The picture perfect fairy tale of your imagination

Deal with it – it’s time to shut the door
So pack your bags because I don’t need that baggage anymore
Track Name: You Could Have It All
We’ve come so far, still there’s so far left to go
We’ve learned so much, still there’s so much we don’t know
We forget all our mistakes, we retrace our steps
We run in circles chasing after old regrets

We’ve all got struggles, we’ve all got secrets to confide
We’re lost in daydream seeking compasses to guide
We close the book, we shut the door, we turn our gaze
We watch it crumble and pretend that we’re amazed

You could have it all
If you weren’t so scared to fall
You could have it all
If you didn’t feel so small

We’ve all got stories, we’ve all got chapters left to write
We all feel darkness even when we’re burning bright
We try to reconcile what’s in our hearts and in our minds
We lose our grip and leave our promises behind

You could know the truth, and betray the gift of youth
You could be so kind, but you’re scared that you’ll go blind
You could say the words, but you know they’re gonna hurt
If you could feel my pain, then you’d know that we’re the same
You could have it all, if you weren’t so scared to fall
You could have it all, if you didn’t feel so small
And I could have it too, but I'm just as scared as you
Track Name: Born To Be
We were born to be anything
Statues of innocence
Make them anything you want
We were born to be beautiful
Vacant, unusual
Believe in anything you want

We were born to the future
Winners and losers
Take anything you want
We were born to be lucky ones
Portraits of fortune
Dream of anything you want

Do you really want to waste your life?
Really want to waste your life?
Do you really want to waste your life tonight?

We were born to be truthful
Eternally youthful
Feel anything you want
We were born to be powerful
Limitless, unstoppable
Change anything you want

We saw the light burn bright
But we never saw the spark
It was the dead of night
But we never even knew that it was dark

We were born to be anything
Statues of innocence
Make them anything you want