THE DIRTY FUTURE

by OLD LIGHT

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Kevin Johnston Rock and roll that sounds both old as the hills and fresh as a daisy.

You might try Disappear or Pretty Machete, but I pick C'mon because... it's a damn good song. Favorite track: Cmon.
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    Old Light's debut full-length, "The Dirty Future"
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released October 10, 2010

Old Light:
Garth Steel Klippert, Charlie Hester, Todd Roper, Patrick Finn, Scott DeMay.

Featuring: Scott McPherson, Jose Medeles, Jolie Holland, Kelly Blair Bauman, Nate Lumbard

© 2010 Sou Fun Music
Originally released by Arena Rock Recording Co.

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Track Name: Magnetar
you're a storm cloud electric dynamo
soaked in static and shinin the shadebow
whippin wild, blowin the dark force
you gotta crash so you can throw bolts

you're collapsing from inside out ya
let it all hang out hang out
shuffleboard, pinball, shoot pool
you gotta shine so you can stay cool

you are a star you know you are
you're magnetar what a star you are

kick ass karate kids
and your skateboard moms
intergenerational radness
intergenerational radness

you are a star you know you are
you're magnetar what a star you are
Track Name: Old Man
old man grey not gold not black
not light his labels are peeling and cracked
wind of a dead star blew him all around
now he's rolling back into the ground

whoa

he named the universe after himself
kept it all up in a box on a shelf
magnetar wiped all the drives and cards
all of that stuff went up to the stars

whoa

met an old man* alas now he's dead
old light shooting out of the top of his head
told the old man what I had seen
he told me "my life's a dream"

whoa

* steve lacy, r.i.p.
Track Name: Cmon
cmon space out with me
everyone is dying now
don't wait for them to show you how
cmon space out with me

cmon look around with me
secrets of the universe
always where you see them first
cmon look around with me

cmon take a walk with me
you can lead me by the hand
show me what you understand
cmon take a walk with me

cmon ( ) with me
this things is what we got
let's go and give it a shot
cmon ( ) with me

cmon get old with me
don't care what the neighbors say
cmon get old with me
Track Name: Pretty Machete
you'd better get ready
she's a pretty machete
she'll take you down the wrong road
roll you for your own gold

she's a pearl you're a diver
and you'll never survive her
she'll bleed you til you run dry
and whip you with your own hide

and you want her so badly
cause she knows you love her madly
you're a slave to the master
destined for disaster

and you always take her phone calls
cause she's got you by your own balls
she's gonna take you down to frown town
and drown you in your own sound

there's a peace in what she says
Track Name: The Dirty Future
a cartful of clouds is rolling down
down to the edges of the edge of your town
dumped in a landfill of plastic and love
beaten and blown by the power above

going to see you in the dirty future
we're all going to the dirty future
going to meet you in the dirty future
we're all going to the dirty future

all of your fevers and all of your dreams
never turned out to be what they seemed
you lay out a suit and you put on a tie
got it all picked out for the day that you're going to die

going to see you in the dirty future
we're all going to the dirty future
going to meet you in the dirty future
we're all going to the dirty future
Track Name: Noirion
blue and brown
call me down
underground
noirion

eventide
take a ride
either side
noirion

desert land
smoking sand
take my hand
noirion
Track Name: Wolf + Whippoorwill
got lost in a mountain meadow
and the stars are a shotgun spray
now I'm drifting across the ocean
seem to have lost my way

hear the wolf and the whippoorwill
listen to the wolf, the wolf and the whippoorwill

then I woke up under a park bench
hot static and a purple hand
at the edge of a midnight shoreline
the darkness swallowed the sand