Present​-​Future

by Splendour Hyaline

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1.
Hello 03:54
You could be the one who walks into my life and says hello And maybe you have been the one who’s waited all along (ooo) Walking down a lonely road I don’t encounter many friends That want to stay beside me, looking to what God might send So if we’re facing / the same climb Should we face it / together (ooo) We have arrived in fashion differently than what we might have wanted But still the goal is not to see ourselves but to see ahead So if we’re facing / the same climb Should we face it / together (ooo) Who can know if this is right But surely the road ahead is bright So tell me can we start tonight
2.
I used to write the code that made the world go round Now it gets on just fine without anyone I guess I’ll get out of bed though there’s nothing for me to do I’ll have automatic toast; I’ll drink automatic juice We knew this day would come When all our striving would be done So where’s my laughter, where’s my smile? Show me the hardware that makes it worthwhile What’s the point of a test-driven life? I need to remember what it was like When there was still code to write My quality assured breakfast is underway I wonder how long it will be before a robot digests it for me Then I think, how long will it be Before a robot digests me? So where’s my laughter, where’s my smile? Show me the hardware that makes it worthwhile What’s the point of a test-driven life? I need to remember what it was like When there was still code to write
3.
Sunlight 04:36
I awoke to the sound of the world spinning round I never did like waking up to sunlight In the sacred pre-dawn, nothing has yet gone wrong I would rewind the sun to when this story had not begun But I know I can’t erase what is written in my face And looking forward is the way To find faith in what I see unlock what has no key Ride the storm that’s raging deep inside me If the truth brings me down I will follow it underground And find the light that I need to let me see myself indeed Now I mourn my innocence none of us stands a chance Against what’s in our souls but we can be made whole And I know I can’t erase what is written in my face And looking forward is the way To find faith in what I see unlock what has no key Ride the storm that’s raging deep inside me Though the dark is grinning in my face There is love in me it can’t replace I find faith in what I see unlock what has no key Ride the storm that’s raging deep inside me I awoke to the sound of the world spinning round I never did like waking up to sunlight
4.
Well, the whispers don’t stop haunting you And now they’re telling me that I’m thirty-two Well a decade isn’t so long, but life’s still short Cause I don’t know how many more of these I’ve got And now the fires burn their channels All the things I used to think I wanted But what I want is you, and you, and me And when the three combine, to be at peace, to be at peace I would stop time, I would bend it to my will Not to go back, but to get ahead of it Cause I’m too slow, and I hate being late Will this lonely, sad old colony Be forgotten, and washed into the sea? Or will it open doors to the new, to the real? To better than we could be on our own I would stop time, I would bend it to my will Not to go back, but to get ahead of it Cause I’m too slow, and I hate being late So I sing loud though the wind eats my words And if you reach back your hand…. We might just make it Da da da da da da da da da da….
5.
Ivy on Stone 04:01
There is a fallen angel whose only home Is in forgotten gardens so overgrown Ever writing songs in ivy on stone I sense the melody rising from the walls Only an echo, still it held me in its thrall Fallen voice to fallen ears, but beauty in its call “Stand, and dream of shining skies Life, through Dark to Light shall rise” Resonant chords confuse me, essences a-blur, How can a fallen angel sing of the Great Cure? Surely there are deeper mysteries astir Gaining courage I approach and join my voice, And in a flash his raiment changed to match my choice, So it seems redemption comes to all. Rejoice! “Stand, and dream of shining skies Life, through Dark to Light shall rise” Fly away, you old and tattered lies Even fallen angels can survive
6.
What is love? And what are all the resolutions of A broken heart, and what breaks it from the start? I have tried to uncover where you hide And even though I follow every where you go I'm no closer to walking through that door I just want to know what all this pain is for Love has left its hiding place And it is running far away from Me. In time I'll understand Until then I'll sing this song again Where is love? Is it found in that lonely place Up so high, where even wings could never fly To pull it down and make it mine I'm starting to feel like I'm running out of time Love has left its hiding place And it is running far away from Me. In time I'll understand Until then I'll sing this song again It's hard to believe that something so simple could be so hard I'm starting to wonder if maybe I've somehow got it all wrong You asked me to dance and I was the one that turned away Maybe I'm stuck in my very own hiding place Love has left its hiding place And I am running far away from It. In time I'll understand Until then I'll sing this song again
7.
Everything about you is right You are descending from the sky But a movie inside my mind Just bleeds me dry Reality knows no rule it seems There is no game that I can win Just a circle I go round And round again Ooo ooo ooo … There is a story that is told Bought it a long time ago But now I am too old to Know how to know So will there be that shining day When Love leaves its hiding place And like a blinding ray the kiss Upon my face Ooo ooo ooo … Or is that just the kiss of sun upon my skin? The kiss that fades away with night Just when I’d like to hold you tight See, dreams are fragile creatures now But hell, I’ll squeeze you anyhow Fantasy is a painful fight Throwing the heart to what is real When in Reality it’s night, such dark night Ooo ooo ooo …
8.
While I’m sitting here waiting for the dawn to break I try to stay warm But nothing ever wraps me quite so tight as those hopeful arms While I’m sitting here waiting for the song to come I just make noise But nothing ever sounds so sweet and pure as those hopeful joys So patience is proof that I’m worthy to behold A dream, once in shadow, become a tale fully told But haste is proof that I’m unworthy to behold A dream, once in shadow, become a tale fully told While I’m sitting here waiting for the change to come I just pretend But nothing ever brings life out of death like love without an end While I’m sitting here waiting for the dark to flee I light a fire But nothing ever burns so bright and free as peace and truth entwined So patience is proof that I’m worthy to behold A dream, once in shadow, become a tale fully told But haste is proof that I’m unworthy to behold A dream, once in shadow, become a tale fully told Everything is balanced on the edge of a knife so fine The battle rages between trust and despair and no one knows who will win While I’m sitting here waiting for the dawn to break I try to stay warm But nothing ever wraps me quite so tight as those hopeful arms
9.
Come on, sit at my side, and I’ll tell you something new Right now there’s a world that exists, or it will if you want it to But fear keeps love away and it doesn’t let it out So close your beautiful eyes and make these words count We’ll sing until the sunrise, till the light bursts through the earth Dancing to a new song, as the world begins to turn Well now, fear melts away, in the warm embracing sun In this brand new day, there’s nothing we can’t overcome Though reason says we’re dying, your voice says we’re alive, Tomorrow is a mystery, and so today is what we’ll survive The future nullifies or vindicates our fear But until that day we’ll draw the other near And walk into the open arms of what is here And listen to the hopeful sounds of what is real And recognize, at least for now, a smile is right Believe that while the music’s playing there is light But fear keeps love away and it doesn’t let it out So close your beautiful eyes and make these words count We’ll sing until the sunrise, till the light bursts through the earth Dancing to a new song, as the world begins to turn The future nullifies or vindicates our fear But until that day we’ll draw the other near And walk into the open arms of what is here And listen to the hopeful sounds of what is real And recognize, at least for now, a smile is right Believe that while the music’s playing there is light Come on, I’ll sit at your side, you can tell me something new Whether there’s a hope that exists, and whether it is true And walk into the open arms of what is here And listen to the hopeful sounds of what is real And recognize, at least for now, a smile is right Believe that while the music’s playing there is light
10.
I believed the things I heard Those that said I’m better served Scanning my whole brain and going digital So now that man is dead and gone And here I am still humming along But I can’t shake the feeling that there’s something wrong And feeling was the first to go; I never thought I’d stoop so low But now I want my body back; ts limits seem a welcome lack I’m hailed a virtual deity, but still no good at being me I am the ghost in the machine, God of everything I see But in my new reality eyes are a rare commodity I don’t just want to be a brain, I want to be a human being But my mind’s stuck in silicon, and I’m stuck inside my mind I am the perfect simulation of the not-so-perfect person that I was I am the perfect simulation of the not-so-perfect person that I was …. so won’t you get me out of here I review the memories / that I have saved of sun and trees But one thing that I cannot do / is feel them like they’re mine And feeling was the first to go; I never thought I’d stoop so low But now I want my body back; ts limits seem a welcome lack I’m hailed a virtual deity, but still no good at being me I am the ghost in the machine, God of everything I see But in my new reality eyes are a rare commodity I don’t just want to be a brain, I want to be a human being But my mind’s stuck in silicon, and I’m stuck inside my mind I am the perfect simulation of the not-so-perfect person that I was I am the perfect simulation of the not-so-perfect person that I was …. so won’t you get me out of, won’t you get me out of here Da da da da da da …
11.
Sunday 04:12
I arose and sorrow fell Dreadful weight of memory You were here just hours ago But they don’t keep time in Hell Where am I wandering to? Can I bear where my feet go? They take me to the place Where all my hopes are laid to rest Just in time for fear to rule my heart For the door is left ajar Even peace of death denied But wait, who comes beside Has he a tale to tell? Then he says my name Just in time for love to rule my heart
12.
The times are dark; we hide with shame Are those his footsteps? How can we win this game? So take these leaves and fashion a brand new thing But our nakedness won't be hidden from the king Thousands of years haven't changed our heart We are making clothing still When will it be that love and trust Eradicate the shame that kills? I long to walk in the cool of the day Talking to God, naked, without shame And we will all dance, innocence returned Never forget what in this world we learned No, we’ll never forget what in this world we learned Thousands of years haven't changed our heart We are making clothing still When will it be that love and trust Eradicate the shame that kills? I long to walk in the cool of the day Talking to God, naked, without shame And we will all dance, innocence returned Never forget what in this world we learned No, we’ll never forget what in this world we learned No, we’ll never forget, never forget what we’ve learned No, we’ll never forget, never forget what we’ve learned Yeah yeah yeah …
13.
My eyes falter, drop their gaze Doubt enfolds me in its haze When will you come to me? When will I know your name? When will I feel that this is real? All I have are shreds of faith These simulations I have made I need a solid truth Planted in solid ground Something I can’t exchange for A newer model wrapped in a box Planned obsolescence in my soul, soul When will you come to me? When will I know your name? When will I feel that this is real? There is life in our difference Bringing out what I cannot know of myself But the mountains have been laid low And the Others are gone from experience There was a meaning here I swear But I can’t see it any more
14.
One Step 06:30
One step becomes another Before I know it I’m on my way Will I see the faint line Or will it be too late? To break my fall / To remain whole Those who have gone before me Have already lost their sense of smell Rushing into the darkness Flying headlong into Hell We break our selves / When we want to be whole I want to shut my eyes, say we can still turn back But a lie can’t carry us home When love is trampled down, dressed like a circus clown And we kill our souls to run from death Welcome to the modern religion Where the only sin is to say no We are objects, cut up and scattered And innocence is a fuel to burn But it won’t keep us warm / and it won’t calm the storm There’s no escape from the ultimate cold But still we try to mortgage our souls Trade it all just to stay entertained While the whole thing’s going down in flames La da da, la da da da singing / La da da, da da da da da da da La da da, la da da da singing / La da da, da da da da da da da There’s one more chance / to take your hand I want to shut my eyes, say we can still turn back But a lie can’t carry us home When love is trampled down, dressed like a circus clown And we kill our souls to run from death I know there’s something more I know there’s something more I know there’s something more I hope there’s something more

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released June 18, 2019

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Splendour Hyaline San Francisco, California

Splendour Hyaline is Jonathan and David Lipps, two brothers collaborating in a San Francisco studio and producing a unique blend of indie rock, pop, folk, and alternative. Sounds like Death Cab for Cutie, Of Monsters and Men, Annuals, Noah and the Whale, Eisley, etc... ... more

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