Letter to an Old Friend

by The Lake and the River

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released March 6, 2014

Written and Performed by -
Daniel Maitland, Ethan Reed, Oly Gordon, Tim Belton, Tim Mead.
Recorded & Mixed by Fraser Cringle at Sumo Studios.
Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio.

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The Lake and the River Perth, Australia

Experimental rock band from Perth, Western Australia. Trying to do something different because we're weird.

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Track Name: Folly & Pride
I've been dreaming of past seasons so I'm changing my ways
I've been giving all these reasons
Yet I'm feeling the same
And I'm biting on my tongue until my teeth touch teeth
My mouth is filling with blood and I cannot speak

And I've tried
For the countless times I've lied
To get up, to grow up, to move on
And I'm tired of hating the man that I once was
I felt sick I'm not calm

I think I've lost my way but I'm not sure
I'm stuck in a labyrinth please show me the door
I'm not tall enough to see the next day
My eyes aren't bright enough to lighten the way

If I'm lost
Take my hand
I need strength
Please understand

And I've tried
For the countless times I've lied
To get up, to grow up, to move on
And I'm tired of hating the man that I once was
I felt sick I'm not calm

Cos I've been living blind
And I've been building lies
And I'm always out of time

And I've tried
For the countless times I've lied
To get up, to grow up, to move on
And I'm tired of hating the man that I once was
I felt sick I'm not calm.
Track Name: Kings Fall (you ought to read a history book)
What are we but skin and bones?
I'll dig in claws, leave me alone.
What are we but blood and flesh?
I'll find a home, so place your bets.
Who are we but souls in shells?
I'm seeing stars, I'm hearing bells.
Who are we but mannequins?
If this is it, where do I begin?
Where do I fit in?

And I should have known that you'd bury your claws in my bones
This house is not a home
I'll cover your wings in the snow, I'll cover your wings in the snow.

What are we but grown up dolls?
Fitting in and holding roles?
What are we but energy?
Keep moving on machinery.
Who are we but a voice and mouth?
So scream it loud, and say it proud.
Who are we but nurtured brains?
Anti-natural but nature made.

What are we but skin and bones?
I'll dig in claws, leave me alone.
What are we but blood and flesh?
I'll find a home, so place your bets.
Who are we but souls in shells?
I'm seeing stars, I'm hearing bells.
Who are we but mannequins?
If this is it, where do I begin?
Where do I fit in?
Track Name: Reflect
This mirror's reflecting all that you don't want to see about yourself.
This spotlight shines so brightly down on you revealing all your doubts.

But stand proud, don't let it get you down.
Stand up straight, embrace the way you are.
You're so beautiful it's the world that's flawed.
You beyond incredible, your visions just so blurred.

If I could let you see the way that I have always seen you,
you'd be so sure of yourself,
you wouldn't need anyone else to say that.

Maybe you feel you're to blame like you're not, not strong enough.
And though you're trying, you're trying, sometimes too much, is just too much.
And if the weight of the world is too heavy to carry,
let me shoulder that, that burden I swear I won't let, let it bury you.

If I could let you see the way that I have always seen you,
you'd be so sure of yourself,
you wouldn't need anyone else to say that.

You're all I needed,
And I tried so hard to keep you happy and strong.
But I was so wrong.
And you didn't need it all along.
And I needed you more.
She kept me strong.