Commute

by Solstice Coil

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1.
New Eyes 05:44
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
Anywhere 02:25
6.
The Bargain 08:48
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
7.
Acid Bath 04:30
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
8.
Meltdown 05:35
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
9.
10.
Nowhere 06:30
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

about

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.

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released June 21, 2015

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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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