Lore

by The Blue Hour

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1.
... .- ...- . / -- . ... .- ...- . / -- . These four walls These four walls ... .- ...- . / -- . ... .- ...- . / -- . These four walls These four walls These four walls These four walls ... .- ...- . / -- .
2.
Round, round, round, round You go to my head Hi-yi-yi-yi-yi Nothing Has come through yet I wait for hours and hours for fall For us to be alone I wait for flowers and leaves to fall For icy cold And moisture In clouds come And moisture In clouds come I’m planting my fingers I’m planting my toes My roots are below me My branches above Cold black sky rain all over me I’m planting my feet Rain all over me I’m planting my feet Rain all over me I’m planting my feet Rain all over me I’m planting my feet My sap drips down Like Sweat and blood Connecting earth to the air Cut the tree and cut the cord Leave the mother cold and bare
3.
You said you needed The airy hand To bind my mouth All I have Oh how hard Oh how hard Leave this world O, Embrace not the hand The dreams we had The future really is beautiful Drifting fast the wind she blows On my cracked feet Falling soft upon the earth Nothing more, nothing’s open yet Now is my time to say my final words I planted dreams That turned into madness How do you dream? And end up in sadness? I tell you I have found Sweet fire burning in your eyes That turns to hope And takes this last moment To hold for the rest of your life You turn the sun in a moment Into a love power reflecting beam For all our sakes The sun will never be leaving in you You said you needed the airy hand To bide my mouth All I have O how hard O how hard Leave this world Embrace not the hand Embrace not the hand
4.
What I Say 03:33
I’d say You’re the first one on my mind In front of the line In line I’d say Your blood is so sublime My patience is divine Divine I think you should be listening closely To what I say (And obey) I think you should be listening closely To what I say (And obey) I’d say You can run and you can hide But I’ll find you every time In time And I’d say My bite will make you better There’ll be no regret here I think you should be listening closely To what I say (And obey) I think you should be listening closely To what I say (And obey) Say, Say, Say, Say I think you should be listening closely (I’ll breathe you in, I’ll drink you in) To what I say (And obey) I think you should be listening closely (I’ll breathe you in, I’ll drink you in) To what I say (And obey) (I’ll breathe you in)
5.
Doubt the stars are fire Vengeance, vengeance will be mine Doubt that the sun doth move Vengeance, vengeance will be mine Doubt truth to be a liar But never doubt That I love Father slain, mother stained Oh, calls for my vengeance Father slain, mother stained Oh, calls for my vengeance Doubt the stars are fire Vengeance, vengeance will be mine Doubt that the sun doth move Vengeance, vengeance will be mine Doubt truth to be a liar But never doubt That I love Father slain, mother stained Oh, calls for my vengeance Father slain, mother stained Oh, calls for my vengeance Doubt the stars are fire Doubt that the sun doth move Doubt truth to be a liar But never doubt That I love Calls for my vengeance
6.
On the air In the plains Golden fields of nothing Nothing but sage Sage smoke whirls around me On the earth Lies a stone That splits the light And makes us see And we swim Through the water That flows to The Sea But all we see Is fire The fire that burns And consumes Here comes, here comes Air, earth, water, fire Air, earth, water, fire Air, earth, water, fire Air, earth, water, fire
7.
I didn’t know how this would go Never thought anyone could tame me Anyone could tame me I took a chance and made believe Never thought anyone could save me Anyone could save me But you Tower over me Tower over me You watched over the shadows The greatest love I’ve ever known Never thought anyone could tame me Anyone could tame me All my secrets have been shown Never thought anyone could save me Anyone could save me But you Tower over me Tower over me You brought me to my senses But you Tower over me Tower over me You broke all my fences Tower over me
8.
In my mystical dream, I Raise my voice and I scream, I Find the truth in the lies, I Spread my winds and fly high In my mystical dream And when I wake up In my mystical dream And when I wake up In my mystical dream And when I wake up In my mystical dream And when I wake up Lost the dream deep inside Lost the dream deep inside Lost the dream deep inside Lost the dream deep inside In my mystical dream, I Take away all the pain, I Make all that’s wrong alright, I Have heaven on the inside In my mystical dream And when I wake up In my mystical dream And when I wake up In my mystical dream And when I wake up In my mystical dream And when I wake up I’ve lost the dream deep inside Lost the dream deep inside Lost the dream deep inside Lost the dream deep inside
9.
It's the little things that remind me (Moving forward, moving forward) It's a piece of me that feels incomplete (Moving forward, moving forward) How can you be in a better place, when I am here without you? Your perfect skin and your liquid smile Has turned to ashes There's no one to call for recipes (Moving forward, moving forward) Or cheer me on when I've reached for dreams (Moving forward, moving forward) How can you be in a better place, when I am here without you? Your perfect skin and your liquid smile Has turned to ashes (Moving forward, moving forward) (Moving forward, moving forward) They say you're at peace (Moving forward, moving forward) That now your body's free (Moving forward, moving forward) How can you be in a better place, when I am here without you? (Moving forward, moving forward)
10.
Invincible 04:12
Lift your head I'm blood and bone I will transform My will be done Come closer now No need to hide From piercing eyes From death I Rise You won’t defeat me You won’t defeat me Invincible Invincible You don’t concern You spark no fear Don’t play with fire Don’t play at all Don’t test my power You’re going to fall I tried to warn you You won’t defeat me You won’t defeat me You won’t defeat me Invincible Invincible You won’t defeat me You won’t defeat me
11.
We had to see in the dark We were children of the night We had to be in the dark to be Children of the night My hair reached to the sky To try to reach your height One more mystery, one more day They say leave me one more day One more mystery, one more day They say leave me one more day Holding out your hand to say, please Holding out your hand to say, give me please You’re with the gods I’m with the rocks You read the cards I find the squats You’re with the gods I’m with the rocks You read the cards I find the squats
12.
Lockdown 03:36 video
Initiating lockdown in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … Watching the hands reverse In a room with no view In isolation Why does time move so slow? Why does time move so slow? Why does time move so slow? In isolation Why does time move so slow? Why does time move so slow? Why does time move so slow? Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock … Time why move so? Why time move so slow? Move so low? Why does time? Why does time move so low? Why does time move so slow? Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock …

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Released by Dark Vinyl, Lore is a compendium of tracks that were recorded, reenvisioned, and mixed at the Pixie Nest between 2019 and 2021. All songs written by the Blue Hour and mixed by Brian Hodges except “Embrace Not the Hand,” mixed by John Fryer, and “One More Mystery,” mixed by Pieter Nooten. Cover art and photographs by Marselle Hodges. “Moving Forward” is dedicated to the memory of Gayle Albright.

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released July 9, 2021

Barry Galvin – guitars on “Cold & Bare”
Michael Louis – bass, guitar, and additional drum programming on “Cold & Bare,” “Doubt the Stars” and “What I Say”
John Fryer – drum programming on “Embrace Not the Hand”
Pieter Nooten – additional instruments on “One More Mystery”
Mark Gemini Thwaite – guitars on “Lockdown”
Wade Alin – additional drums on “Invincible”
Maria Grigoryeva – strings on “Embrace Not the Hand,” “Doubt the Stars,” “Moving Forward,” “One More Mystery” and “Invincible”
Zoltan Renaldi – bass on “Embrace Not the Hand”
Mark Corradetti – bass on “Tower Over Me”

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The Blue Hour blends dream pop, synth wave, and industrial with hints of psychedelia, folk, and electronica to create haunting songs, focusing on texture and rhythm and beautiful discord ... and most of all magic.

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