WILD ANGELS

by DEDALUS

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1.
Fuse 05:17
And I wait here for the passage of time The corrosion of the wind and the rain Shelter me no more my love Cause I’m headed for the free Leave me to escape from all these Earthly chains And I’ve felt the sting of Everything that’s wrong with this It won’t heal as long as the knife remains inside Choices bleeding at my feet Sometimes I’ve fallen to ascend No regrets just lessons learned within the lies Can I fuse? And I’ve held on for so long Handful of razors in my palms There is no light behind my head I still thirst for life you’ve bled And suspicion traces cracks Into the mortar of your bricks It seems your concrete is just sand after all And if you feel so secure Why must you stand to hold it up Walk away lets watch it burn as it falls Can I fuse? And we’ve come to far to turn The tapestry is far from complete Stitch the last mile and stay for real Cause it’s a long way back to heal
2.
Couldn’t fathom it broken and bashed with a twist Dashed into crags and left Shining with hatred at the edge In the froth of the aftermath I am not sinking I rise from the bottom inside and without Swallow my doubt Soak in the brine of silent resolve My defiance is silence not a voice or a shout There are few hands that have shaken through The dust of remembrance coughed into palms No sun on horizons the horses are slaughtered Tourniquets tightened on simple instinct Broken wings fluttering high over the brink Drama - her blade tempered in half-truths Slashes, splatters and poisons gashes Of the last link Stay-stay yourself If we were all suddenly somebody else Save-save save yourself The sting in your eye begs you to blink it away And yes I said yes I will yes Dissolving in water and gray like gratitude Swirled into ash and lava internally Cadence hangs in the air like a memory In spite of the smoke and its smoldering canopy I see you emblazon the night with your spark But I'll smash your lantern and find my own way in the dark find my way in the dark under open skies
3.
Soulsmith 05:26
Venture and roam For the roots are rotted Courage expands within proportion Keep not standing Drawing it out Finish with fire heat and might I temper the locks in the smithy of my soul Unresolved conscience Inhibits decision Fear paralysis Strike off the chains and go free Heed no judgements Cast out opinions I hammer out hinge in the smithy of my soul The slag and the ashes spilled outright And the songs are molten down Like the skies Heaven's lies As the fallen come crashing down Spirit sparks fly from the anvil Hold fast to file and vise Toil and rejoice in the roar of the bellows With measured blows Wrought in iron The answer I forge the door in the smithy of my soul Deliver yourself Take up the keys and be gone
4.
So it goes 03:33
Take down Slaughterhouse 5 And I'll read you Pilgrim's lines As he opened up the dark Kilgore walks the streets tonight What he sees words can't describe Apathy - its blackened heart Summer's gone but your hand's still warm Your smile keeps the cold away Concentrate on this alone We'll save the world another day X's on the canvas mat There's no cradle, there's no cat And these mountains can't be traced Cup your thoughts like coffee black And spill out the nothing left Into the hands of whom we're placed Kiss me, make it go away Your magic healing hands of peace Take this world and make it right 'Cause no help's coming from above
5.
This much is true I had a buddy In Vietnam He was bold and fearless A daredevil with true balls of steel There wasn’t cold that could make him shiver He was one crazy cat On Halloween he painted himself up cryptic Paraded through the ville Naked except for his gun One day he stepped on a rigged 105 round That blew him high Into the trees and branches he was scattered I swear I nearly cried So I wrote his sister about a week later Told her all these things That her brother made the war seem so much fun How we lit up the villes bringing smoke to bear Yes he was hell raised straight from Cane We were the best of friends for fact I wrote his sister this beautiful letter Would you believe I never heard back
6.
Falling into all of this Throwing it down Fingers splayed Clutching the mist Nothing to grasp Inhaling the dust of the Centuries, I’ve found An accidental history Echo the shattered glass Relinquish the fist Vanquish the fear Savor the pain Breaking the mirror Push away from the side Ghosts of the land, they are Useless as pride And they're buried in sand Step up to awaken the mystery Of this accidental history Helpless and headlong A need strong as lust Buried in whispers, I Swallow the hush A dying barb of Sacrificial devotion This series of scenes Spurred into motion Canopied like the moon Silhouetted branches of trees Accidental History
7.
Ash 03:42
And my heart is breaking up These feelings sculpted out of mud I can taste the opinions Salty cauterized incisions I lick your scars I smell the fear The touch of death was nearly here I lie awake I navigate The space between us can’t be Straight And it’s clear the cards are stacked The ace of scarlet rides in black To this stellar procession A blood-soaked throne A king’s concession I give to you the vibrant life Between the blood the skin the knife Take my crown Still, your shallow breath Sparks more fire than all I have Left To burn
8.
I walk away walk away walk away from this Through the doubt behind my eyes and the pulse of fear within My stride is straight my stride is true It’s taking me away from you Deceived like an eclipse the sun has blinded all Scattered like shrapnel in chaos splintered in walls Afraid that what we know is right and changing is the fuel Dumped into the fire of fear—unknowing I walk away walk away walk away from this Broke through the cane and left a trail of feelings I discard Crucified and drawn again gravel scorched and dusted Left alone to ponder love and people that you’ve trusted Innocent of all but knowing captured within the search was over Held tight till your nails broke in the fall The sky was aflame your hope was razed to the ground I held the match and I waited too long I walk away walk away walk away from this The blood that once united us is red with impurity Standing in silence I pray for deliverance Resolve like an ocean washing away footprints Interpretations—victim of yours Regrets—I have none Complications—victim of yours Regrets—I have none I walk away I walk away and face into the sun I walk away I walk away and then I run
9.
Victory 08:47
There are pieces of me left within this shell that can still accept the bitter truths There are cards that have been dealt and accordingly they take tricks that strip away my youth Into a cycle that kills as it stifles lacerates the skin of hope I have left There are things that I regret but I can’t change them now there’s no sense in looking back And if you see me someday sleeping on a park bench I would hope you have the heart to say hello friend my how I’ve missed you Life has kissed you bruised your lips bloodied and ripped and bit you All your lies have been realized Taste the bitter fruit and swallow it down And I see now how it stands the city’s afire outside my door I’m still betting on the muse What have I got left to give does it matter at this point Lift your glass and light the fuse Sing a chorus to high heaven Bended knees won’t bring redemption Smell the smoke of bridges burning walk to the water there’s no turning back now Here we are the insane, artists and the doomed Waiting to die and we’re all trapped in three corners of the same room And what of the world? with its bitter twists of fate Shoulder the burdens and still in this carnival of life we celebrate Spin the knife with your conviction Guilt is a savage addiction Free yourself and start the landslide Ride it down and look back with pride my love.
10.
Couldn’t fathom it broken and bashed with a twist Dashed into crags and left Shining with hatred at the edge In the froth of the aftermath I am not sinking I rise from the bottom inside and without Swallow my doubt Soak in the brine of silent resolve My defiance is silence not a voice or a shout There are few hands that have shaken through The dust of remembrance coughed into palms No sun on horizons the horses are slaughtered Tourniquets tightened on simple instinct Broken wings fluttering high over the brink Drama - her blade tempered in half-truths Slashes, splatters and poisons gashes Of the last link Stay-stay yourself If we were all suddenly somebody else Save-save save yourself The sting in your eye begs you to blink it away And yes I said yes I will yes Dissolving in water and gray like gratitude Swirled into ash and lava internally Cadence hangs in the air like a memory In spite of the smoke and it’s smoldering canopy I see you emblazon the night with your spark But I'll smash your lantern and find my own way in the dark find my way in the dark under open skies
11.
And my heart is breaking up These feelings sculpted out of mud I can taste the opinions Salty cauterized incisions I lick your scars I smell the fear The touch of death was nearly here I lie awake I navigate The space between us can’t be Straight And it’s clear the cards are stacked The ace of scarlet rides in black To this stellar procession A blood-soaked throne A king’s concession I give to you the vibrant life Between the blood the skin the knife Take my crown Still, your shallow breath Sparks more fire than all I have Left To burn

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A wild angel had appeared to him, the angel of mortal youth and beauty, an envoy from the fair courts of life, to throw open before him in an instant of ecstasy the gates of all of the ways of error and glory. On and on and on and on! - James Joyce from 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.'

Here's the deal, music fans: Should you choose to, you can listen to this entire record FREE streaming through this website. I’d love it if you’d do this at least once, but you could do this forever. (Or until you’re sick of the songs, whichever comes first.) Honestly – as the artist, I am happy to get my songs heard by any means necessary. However, if you can afford to, there are also some other options that perhaps you’ll consider:

Option 1: If you like what you hear (and want to support this artist – er… me that is – which by the way would be pretty damn awesome) you can download individual songs for just .70 cents each.

Option 2: Download the entire 9-track record for just $5 and you’ll score a bonus track (yeah!) and a wickedly cool, fully illustrated lyric-book. This is taking your support of this artist (the same cat that is writing this) to the next level. That might make you feel good but it will make me feel great.

Option 3: For a scant $2 more, I'll send you a CD in addition to everything in the option above. That's $7 for the hardcopy disc in an attractive, eco-friendly CD jacket - right to your door (minus shipping) along with an immediate download of all 10 tracks and that amazingly cool lyric-book. I would hug you if I could. Seriously. And because I don’t want to be in the shipping business – this CD will be sold in a limited edition run of 100 copies. When those are gone – it will no longer be available.

A few considerations:
My only desire is to make these songs a part of your music collection.
Try before you buy! Listen and like it. (Or don’t.) I’m not giving these songs away, but I fully believe you should be able to hear every record you purchase in its entirety before you put down your hard-earned cash for it. I’m not doing this for charity. I’m certainly not in this to make a boatload of cash. That being said, it is pertinent to point out that all proceeds go directly to the artist (ahem). That is to say, no record companies, execs, or industry middlemen are involved in this endeavor. So should you choose to pay more than the minimum prices I mentioned (thanks Mom) you can do that too. I have no marketing machine, no promotional campaign, no insider contacts or lawyer friends. I just have YOU and the internet. By taking part in this process, you empower not just me, but ultimately all independent artists. Peace.



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released December 7, 2010

Produced by joe Wilford and Lily
Words and Music - joe Wilford
Additional vocals on 'Accidental History' - Richard Kimball
Recorded at ICE-9 Studios, Johnson County, Iowa 2009-2010
Artwork by Bosami
All songs BMI - Art Never Dies

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