After The Fall

by The War On Light

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Laced with haunting harmonies, and framed by tone-rich instrumental backing, 'After The Fall' is the most recent culmination of The War On Light's musical pursuits.

The five-track concept album revolves around a plot fit for stage, centred around three characters, and the perils to be found in hope, passion, love, and loss. Each track is connected by lyrics that are deeply poetic, and almost painfully raw in their honesty.

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released June 16, 2015

Miranda Clissold; Vocals, Piano
Michael Kissinger; Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Violin
Clayton Mah; Vocals, Guitar

Lyrics by Clayton Mah
Recorded at MK Sound Studios, Mixed and Mastered by Michael Kissinger.
Produced, arranged, and performed by The War On Light.

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The War On Light Calgary, Alberta

The War On Light is a Calgary-based folk-blues trio, driven by three-part harmonies and melancholy instrumentals.

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Track Name: Hold
The worst parts of me, I’ve shut away
Sealed the lock and buried the key
I’ve finally found someone who can break
Through the spite, of the side of me I’d leave

Your hands have reached through walls I grew
But your fingerprints, I can’t shake loose
And the tracks you leave around my feet
Hold me still
And I’ll hold no one
Like I hold you

You thought you’d found someone without a trace
Of the cold you carried in your heart
You thought you’d come to live without a fear
Of the sights, you see in the dark

Your hands have reached through walls I grew
But your fingerprints, I can’t shake loose
And the tracks you leave around my feet
Hold me still
And I’ll hold no one
Like I hold you

Like I hold you
Track Name: No Heart
Don’t you tell me
You don’t love me
I have loved you for

Years or days
I can’t remember
When your dress hit the floor

Oh my love, he can’t touch you like this
Don’t you burn from the fire on my lips?
Oh my love, whatever we do
We don’t need no heart, between me and you

Tie your hands up
For me, darling
That’s all I’ll ask you for

A piece of you
For a piece of me
And a new piece to explore

Oh my love, he can’t touch you like this
Don’t you burn from the fire on my lips?
Oh my love, whatever we do
We don’t need no heart, between me and you
Track Name: In Time
Close, I hold you
You may as well be a part of me
Here, I’ll love you
’Til my heart jumps from my body

And leaves a hole in my chest
Oh, will your love fill it for me?
Or leave it wasted
So a bitter girl is all I can be

Will you love me, like I love you, in time?
I’ll take your dreams
And they’ll be mine too, ’til they come true! And I’ll wipe your tears
Until loving me, is all you can do

If you ask me to live
My every hour for you
Then I’ll never spend my days
Hidden away, like I used to

When you love me, like I love you, in time
Even at your worst
I won’t tire of you, upon me you’ll never weigh! Even when I sleep
You’ll fill every thought, and darling that’s okay
Anywhere we go
Is my home for the day
‘Cause there’s no place else
Than with you, I’d rather stay

I hope you’ll love me, like I love you, in time
Track Name: A Short Farewell
A short farewell is fine enough
For a man whose hands are cold to the touch!
He’s a dream gone by, though I wish it weren’t so!
He’s not what I pictured, he’s not what I know!

I’ll write his name at the top, in black!
He’ll see in time, since my old words fell flat
I’ll leave this note at the foot of the bed
Leave nothing unspoken, nothing unsaid

Can I forgive myself for the price that I’ve paid
In giving my heart to a man who was made
With no love in his heart, or no heart in his chest
Under his skin he’s wretched at best

So I’ll write his name at the top, in black
He’ll see in time, since my old words fell flat
I’ll leave this note at the foot of the bed
Leave nothing unspoken, nothing unsaid

I’ve got a secret I can give to you to keep
But only if you find a place for us, out of the reach

Of the waiting and the hoping and the days of wearing thin
We’re going away from the loveless hands, under our skin

So I’ll write his name at the top, in black
Track Name: The Grey
I’m lost without
Your whispers, your shouts
You bring me to my knees
But you clear out my doubts

There’s a will to your voice
And it takes all my choice
Out of my hands
The rest is just noise

Ooooooh, ooohhhh
Why do wrongs have to feel so right?
Treat me worse than the rest, so I’ll love you the best
I look free but I’m not
Without the chains that you bought
To fit ‘round my wrists
To tie me in knots

Show me how little I know
About the world’s ebb and flow
You could tell me to leave
But I’ll never go

Ooooooh, ooohhhh
Why do wrongs have to feel so right?
Treat me worse than the rest, so I’ll love you the best