Commute

by Solstice Coil

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Shir Deutch: Vocals, acoustic & electric guitars
Opher Vishnia: Lead guitars, E-bow and various effects
Shai Yallin: Synths, keyboards, piano and Fender Rhodes
Mihael Galperin: electric and fretless bass guitars
Yakir Fitousi: Drums

Guest appearance
Yatziv Caspi: percussions on ‘The Bargain’

All music composed and arranged by Solstice Coil
Lyrics by Shir Deutch & Opher Vishnia
Produced by Shai Yallin and Solstice Coil
Mixed by Shai Yallin at the Domain Studios
Drums recorded at Bardo Studios by Yonatan Kossov and Ofer Froind
Vocals recorded at the Nir Space Station and the Domain Studio by Shai Yallin
Keyboards, acoustic, electric and bass guitars recorded at the Domain Studio
Instrumental on ‘The Bargain’ recorded live at Bardo Studio
Percussion on 'The Bargain' recorded by Yatziv Caspi at his home studio
Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios
Illustrations by Pavel Postovoit
Design by Opher Vishnia

We’d like to thank:
Our family and friends – you know who you are. Special thanks to Erez Caspi, Tomer Pink, Nir Yaniv, Aaron Lieber, Asaf Menahem, Simon Shocket, Jenya Lerer, Jordan Rudess, Eyal Amir, Jimmy Keegan, Yossi Sassi, Eden and Lee Rabin, Ray Weston, Bret Kull and Tom Hyatt.

Commute is dedicated to Louis CK. He didn’t really have anything to do with the creation of this album, we just think he’s a pretty cool guy.

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released 21 June 2015

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Solstice Coil Israel

Combining the emotional with the intellectual, Solstice Coil is Israel's first alt-prog-rock band to be formed on the web.

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Track Name: New Eyes
Coffee stains form a floor,
Badges for the hours you ignore
Nicotine flavored walls
Whisper things that won't occur
And maybe it's just not as strong
If you find yourself diving for reasons

All it took was new eyes
To know all you took were your goodbyes

Now you've taken off your clothes
Only now do people see you,
Guess those genes have done their job
Yet another day to pull through
I give you space and you get lost
This conversation is missing my voice

All it took was new eyes
To know all you took were your goodbyes

All it took was new eyes
To know all you took were your goodbyes

All it took was new eyes
To know all you took were your goodbyes

Sink your teeth into your thoughts
For every day you die of childbirth
When you grow up you'll be stillborn
There's still a chance to be alive

Take a look with new eyes
And stop reaching out to the falling skies

Take a look with new eyes
And stop reaching out to the falling skies
Track Name: Forget You Ever Saw Us
Climb
Into a world of signs
That flicker in the night
And chasing them will make it all alright

You can never fall
If you pay the toll
Are you ready to be here at all?

Don't be petty now
Break yourself and bow
To the rulers of this land

Try to understand
You are but a gland
Do your job and climb

Comfort is the most dangerous prison
Things don't change just because you understand why
If you make enough money
You'll never have to be alone with your thoughts
Ever again

The numbers don't lie
But you can distract them
The truths you hold dear
Are yesterday's garbage

Forget
Forget
Forget you ever saw us

Don't be petty now
Break yourself and bow
To the rulers of this land

Try to understand
You are but a gland
Do your worst and climb

Making plans for alternative timelines
Changing your shape whenever it fits
Stepping on faces as you climb the ladder
A faint reminiscence of what you once were
I can explain
If you let me come up with a truth

The numbers are fixed
They have been forever
To get what you seek
You'll have to surrender

Forget
Forget
Forget you ever saw us

Climb
Into a world of signs
That flicker in the night
And chasing them will make it all alright

You can never fall
If you pay the toll
Are you ready to be here at all?

Don't be petty now
Break yourself and bow
To the rulers of this land

Try to understand
You are but a gland
Do your job and climb
Track Name: Shuffle the Cards
I’ve turned from a creator
Into a one-sided answering machine
My purpose in life is to watch the numbers go up

I follow the code
But I don’t feel the need
I offer my words
With efficiency and speed

I knew that we would we end up together
Sooner or later
I just wanted it to be as later as possible

I follow the code
But I don't feel the need
I offer my words
With efficiency and speed

I choose to live in denial
Till the day of my demise
I choose to give up the dream
And make some room for something real

Children are born and bands die
Self-destruction is a form of suicide
We all go against our nature
To keep society from falling
Today it's my turn to be insecure
Tomorrow we'll shuffle the cards
Track Name: Her Silent Silhouette
In the corner of my eye
My singularity resides
A shift in the current condition
I can't shake the thought as she colors my vision

She's my muse and my teacher
A personal deceiver

She's always there when I'm around
The world shuts down with her behind
I cannot grasp what she's giving
To hold her when my mind is slipping

I need not trust her to stay
She can never be apart from me

And I know she'll never try to escape
She looks at me with the void in her eyes
And it's all too consuming
Her dumb smile soothing

It wouldn't drive her away
She can never leave
It's bound to me

And I know she'll never try to escape
She finds me even when sleep is my refuge
And it's all too consuming
Her dumb trust soothing

She's the silence of waiting
The desert of thought
She's my sentient solitude
And she swallows me whole

How I try to find warmth
In her slow time seclusion
But she's all too demanding
My passive creation
Alone
Track Name: The Bargain
An open wound can only heal
If it's allowed to see the light of day
As long as I can keep negotiating
There will be no need to go ahead

Maybe I can overcome this permanent reality
Maybe I'm the one who finally pulls this off
Maybe if I think about it all the time it will be silenced
Maybe I can drop out of the race

This deadly feeling
Has turned into a safety blanket
These calculations are keeping me alive
Anchoring the water into sand

Maybe if I make the bargain there will be no supernova
Maybe everything we know is wrong
Maybe if I keep it locked out of my mind I won't be silenced
Maybe I can win this after all

If I stick to this stage
I'll be here forever
The bargain is made
No longer in danger
If I stick to this cage
I won't have to linger
The bargain is made

Consciousness spreading across the space
Or disappearing in the air
It's all the same for this construction of flesh
The only option that makes sense is what I know not to be true

If I stick to this stage
I'll be here forever
The bargain is made
No longer in danger
If I stick to this cage
I won't have to linger
The bargain is made

If I stick to this stage
I'll be here forever
The bargain is made
No longer in danger
If I stick to this cage
I won't have to linger
The bargain is made
Track Name: Acid Bath
All I'm doing
Is keeping this seat warm
Before they ask me why I'm here

All I'm doing
Is counting down my life
Before I start another
All I'm doing
Is counting all the lies

All I'm doing
Is trying to float in an acid bath

All I'm doing is nothing at all
All I'm doing is waiting to fall
All I'm doing is screwing around
All I'm doing is hiding the sounds

This is going well so far
No one knows I'm torn apart

All I'm doing is not so vile
As long as I can fake a smile

Things are going well
In my prison cell
Locked inside my mind
No one is inclined
To let me have my way
To let me go astray

All I'm doing
Is trying to float in an acid bath

All I'm doing
Is trying to prove I'm not a part of that

All I'm doing
Is trying to float in an acid bath

All I'm doing
Is trying to prove I'm not a part of that
Track Name: Meltdown
The road is clear
My eyes no longer adapt
I know that my fate
Is with the others
You're not unique
Because you're able to think
The years are nothing but numbers

I've been here before
I can still take more
I will overcome myself
Tomorrow
It's not that I know
But I'll never let go
I will overcome myself
Tomorrow

Why do you cling?
To a feeling that doesn't require
Any resistance at all
What will you bring?
For a man who'll refuse to expire
What can you give him, at all?

I've been here before
I can still take more
I will overcome myself
Tomorrow
It's not that I know
But I'll never let go
I will overcome myself
Tomorrow

I'm falling inside
I cannot override
These orders

I've been here before
I can still take more
I will overcome myself
Tomorrow
It's not that I know
But I'll never let go
I will overcome myself
Tomorrow
Track Name: Nowhere
The chalk outline of society
Was still fresh out of the box
A straightjacket for every straight man
Who reaches out his hand

Blood is forced upon him
Breathing down his neck
But it was never anger
It was the means to an end

He claims to remember a time
When the grass was greener
And the air was cleaner
And everything was right
It’s only today
That has caught up with the world
The man with the guitar
Dresses up to stay alive

Blood is forced upon him
Breathing down his neck
But it was never envy
It was the means to an end

He's got a keen talent
For stating the obvious
And disregarding irrelevant truths
He needs to meet his deadline
His thoughts are gaining on him
He’ll sell you everything
You already have

Art is no longer therapy
Just manifestation of pain
If words made a difference
The burden would have dropped
But it just seems to inflate

Every day seems pointless
If you break it down
But it was never random
It gave meaning to the end