To Grow, To Live, To Be

by The War On Light

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released February 18, 2015

Recorded at MK Sound Studios. Mixed by Michael Kissinger. Mastered by Jamey Harrow.

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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: To Grow, To Live, To Be
I have been on this road before
Left behind all I once adored

Ive been sucked into this whirlwind wind
Playing a game I know I wont win

If one should take all they have and spend
Hoping in vein wishing now was then

My voice grew hoarse as I screamed your name
waiting on the world(sky) to fall again

My empty words fell on hollow ears
and all my freedoms were met with fears

If one should take all they have and spend
Hoping in vein wishing now was then

wouldn't it do finding something new

My old bones, have seen better years
Time has stolen from me, all that I once held dear

Night came quick, as I scoured the hills
empty bottle in hand, but I haven't had my fill

If one should take all they have and spend
Hoping in vein wishing now was then

wouldn't it do finding something new

To Grow to
To Grow into
To grow
To grow to
To grow into
Track Name: Weep For Me
Weep, for me father, and for me mother
I am lost

To a girl, who’s simply no good, for a straight-laced
Boy like me

She’ll take, me from a good life, and run me over
Her left and right side

And I, won’t argue with her, nor will I put up
One ounce of fight

‘Cause a sinner always wins this unfair life

Weep, for the good ones, who never know how
To live and die

They tread, so ever softly, and never stray from
The path of light

If, they only knew what, waited for them
On this side

This life, won’t last forever, so drain your water
And bathe in wine

‘Cause a sinner always wins this unfair life

Take me from the good times, and from these straight lines
Drawn with care

‘Cause there, is nothing better, than running free through,
This mad affair

‘Cause a sinner always wins this unfair life
Track Name: Louise
Oh, Louise
You bring out the best in me
Oh, Louise
Just your sound will always make me weak

When the world beats on my brow
And steps upon my dreams so proud
I hope I find you at my side
With you, Louise, I'll never cry

If I lose all I hold dear
And quick around me close my fears
Louise, you'll light the dark for me
All clad in steel, like in my dreams

Like a rain upon the ground
You run through me ‘til I am drowned
I’ll take you with me every day
And let you wash my faults away

With you, Louise, I’ll do no wrong
To you, my every word belongs
And every line I’ll ever sing
The notes I play upon these strings

Oh, Louise
With you the world lies flat before my feet
Oh, Louise
Just your sound will always make me weak
Track Name: The War
Oh, young love, young life
Tell me why
You cry for the light
I only know
You’re perfect sight
For dark, weary
Eyes like mine, like mine

Would you sing for me, my dear
With a voice that’s dolled up with lace so sheer

Take my hands
And fold them
Into your heart
Oh, darlin’
oh, I love you
Like I love
The war, on light

Oh, young days, young nights
Tying my
Legs to yours, ‘til I
Know nothing
But, your breath on mine
Oh but you’ll
Never, take my eyes

From the dark that eats away, from what is clean
oh It fills me up, with cracks too, big for you my queen

Take my hands
And fold them
Into your heart
Oh, darlin’
oh I love you
Like I love
The war, on light

Oh, old skin, old bones
Cut up from memories I’ve known
From a life that seemed pre-set, long ago
To end up young, and laid beneath the stones

Like the ones that came before me
Who fell before the storm, that drove them to cry and plead

To take our hands, and fold them
Into your heart, oh, darling
oh I love you
Like I love
The war, on light
I love you
Like I love
The war, on light
Track Name: Bring Me Down
Bring me down to your worries
Your fears, oh, your guarded gates
Burn the walls, you built up
To keep those dark things at bay

Wash your hands in my waters
’Til the mud falls pooling at my feet
Lay your bones in my sheets
’Til the rest comes easy

Oh, let my light in
We’ll open up, those eyes so dim
Purge the wounds from your skin
And let your new life begin

Show me off to your fears
They’ll cower at my sight
Leave me in your darkness
And I’ll fill each space with white

Oh, let my light in
We’ll open up, those eyes so dim
Purge the wounds from your skin
And let your new life begin
Track Name: Amazing Grace
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saves a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
was blind but now I see

Amazing grace how sour your taste
that ruined a wreckage like me
I once was lost but still not found
had sight, now i cant see

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already trudged
'Tis Grace that left me on my own
and Grace shall burn my home.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
Track Name: Fade Into You
If you were the ocean and I was the sun
If the day made me heavy and gravity won
If I was the red and you were the blue
I could just fade into you

If you were a window and I was the rain
I’d pour myself out and wash off the pain
I’d fall like a tear so your light could shine through
Then I’d just fade into you

In your heart, in your head,
in your arms, in your bed under your skin,
Til there’s no way to know where
you end and where I begin

If I was a shadow and you were a street
The cobblestone midnight is where we first meet
Til the lights flickered out, we dance with the moon
Then I’d just fade into you

In your heart, in your head,
in your arms, in your bed under your skin
Til there’s no way to know
where you end and where I begin

I wanna melt in I wanna soak through
I only wanna move when you move
I wanna breathe out when you
breathe in then I wanna fade into you

If I was just ashes and you were the ground
And under your willow they laid me down
There’ll be no trace that one was once two
After I fade into you