Shadowlands

by Guardian Ghost

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about

After a long winter in New York City, Jesse Glick locked himself in his cold apartment and began writing a collection of new songs. Anonymous solitude and personal heartache amidst the bustling city provided the backdrop .. for inspiration to dwell.

The snow fell. The radiators hissed. The hardwood floors creaked. And melodies took flight. Playing all the instruments and producing/recording/mixing himself, his singular vision evolved organically without outside influence or boundary.

Slowly, in-between long walks downtown, endless subway chatter, and an epic cross-country drive, an album emerged...telling stories of love, loss, rage and redemption.

A myriad of influences fused into a unique voice & vision, and GUARDIAN GHOST was born.

credits

released 01 December 2014

Jesse Glick -- vocals & all instruments + production/engineering/mixing

Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

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Track Name: Sailor
I’m a sailor
Upon the sea I ride
I’ve seen many things
With these eyes
I’ve seen heartache
I’ve seen love
I’ve seen crows fly high above...
And I miss you
Yeah I do
Are you alright?
Do you miss me too?

Hold me now
Pins and needles
Foreign sound
Lips like clover
Whitest moon
Legless showgirls
Sing the blues ...

And on a cool night
I wonder where you are
Are you gazing at the same old star?
And in the movement
Of other galaxies
Will you come back to me?
And in the morning
Sunlight on your face
It’s blanketing your body
Resting in it’s place...

Hold me now
Pins and needles
Foreign sound
Lips like clover
Siren song
Gothic engines
Going wrong
Paranoia
Coming down
Tiny collisions
Turn me around
Are there answers
When we die?
Some say maybe
And others deny....
Track Name: The Wilderness
Oh mother I’m so lost
I followed an orange sun through the morning
This ground is soft and calming
And how long will I wander?
And in my arms we are one
Beyond the walls
Beyond it all...

Maybe I need to run
Coming out of this swinging a sword
Under the pyramid sun
And everything falls away...oh now

And in my house there were long waves
And in my head there were runes
Fire-wolves and burning breath
And in my lungs there were long rumors fought in there
The answer is hiding out there...
Track Name: Passenger
Am I too old for you?
A bit too cold, black and blue
And is there hope?
Like Waterloo ...

And is there love
Inside us?
A distant drug
To guide us
Through the great big flood of palm trees ...

“Nothing’s lost”
Said Lao-Tzu
Big concrete blocks
Between avenues
And I’m only half-lost
And got a decent view

Lift my head up a thousand times
A big black giant weight strapped around my mind
Easy .. come walk with me
Ripped up my diary so no-one finds
Writing this future letter with the blood we signed
Freely ... oh walk with me
History books the poets and the worms inscribed...
Track Name: Kingdom Come
Once
One day my love
We will meet our only end...
Wake
Wake up and ride
Through the glassy faded fields...

Castles and kings
All fall down
As the thin ice surrounds...

Kiss me
Under the stars
In the shadowed empty glare...
Speak now
Languages lost
As we climb the cracking stairs...

Poisoned we fell
Lights go out
Laid us under the frozen ground ...

Every little heartache
Our kingdom’s come
Every little secret’s gated door
Shimmer on a still lake
Our lights down low
Even if we could find
A vacant shore
Every little heartache
The scars won’t hold
Even when the road sign
Is painted gold
Tremors and an earthquake
Might bury us whole
Underneath the moonshine’s faded glow...
Track Name: Circling. Settling.
ooh ... aah
Track Name: Marionettes
We can dance
Like marionettes on strings
Awkward but in time
And entertain the crowd...
And we blush
Explosions in the night
Like fireworks in bloom
Proof that we exist
And I’ll raise
A glass for all that’s right
And all the ones I’ve wronged
A song for us to sing...

Summoned by the raven’s call
With melodies that soar and fall
Spinning in a skeleton waltz
Dizzy and the world dissolves...

Where’d you go?
My senses are slow
I thought tonight we could talk
Where’d you go?
You’ll be back I know
The days and nights are so long ...

Can’t you see?
Pharaohs out in space
Drew themselves on rocks
As tourists they must laugh
So it is
Like it’s always been
Like a falling star
Beautiful in death...

Summoned by the raven’s call
With melodies that soar and fall
Spinning in a skeleton waltz
Dizzy as the world dissolves...

Where’d you go?
My senses are slow
I thought tonight we could talk
Where’d you go?
You’ll be back I know
I feel alive and so strong....

I’m not mystified any longer
A crowded desire
And our wasted time
And I’ve grown immune
The fever is gone
And here we walk
I don’t know
I’m coming home...

And I’m lifted up higher
Attached from above
And I rip through the lines A
nd the velveteen gloves
And in those patient eyes
A thousand years young
Maybe in the still light ...
Track Name: Nepenthe
And my love don’t lead us away
And my heart don’t follow, it stays
And I'll walk through this fire
And I'll swear there’s nothing higher
And I'll hold you in my arms all night
And I'll hold you in my arms all night
There's no-one left
There's no-one
No-one .. no-one
No-one
Track Name: Shadowlands
Remember on our first night
Out in the London rain?
We were freezing
But somehow it didn’t matter
We sat and we waited
For that night bus to come
We kissed and filled the air with ancient magic...
Oh and then we wandered
Like two kids at play
Through the empty streets
And the monuments watched all our movements...

Oh god
What have I done?

Everywhere I look I see your shadow
Every time I close my eyes you’re there
And I can’t pull back the poison arrow
It twists like a ghost through the air
Twists like a ghost through the air ...

Spinning in a circle
A blinking wheel in the sky
We rode up and I held your hand without warning
Caught up in the moment
Way up high with a view
It was easy to imagine our future ...

Oh god
What have I done?

Everywhere I look I see your shadow
Every time I close my eyes you’re there
And I can’t pull back the poison arrow
It twists like a ghost through the air
And I know you’ll be sorry when you’re lonely
And I know you’ll regret your cold, cold heart
Maybe I communicate through melodies
Maybe you don’t understand my songs?
Baby you don’t understand my songs
Were you just an actor playing a part?
Or was I just a fool to play along?
Track Name: Awaken!
Now I’ve been waiting
For us to awaken
Now we’ve been changing
Love I’ve been saving
Now lie here naked
My body is aching
Now we’ve been patient
Not turning complacent
Love ... the children are playing
Once lost in the spaces
Oh I’ve been waiting
Now can you explain this all ?