The Breaking Discography

Discography:
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Current Through the Wire (2013)
Gravity's Pull (2014)
The Breaking (2016)

Track Listings:
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Current Through the Wire
Go Gently
What Comes Next
Oh Sarah
Home

Gravity's Pull
Future Fire
Breaking at the Surface
In Focus
Gravity's Pull

The Breaking
Gone Electric
Sweet With Bitter
Finish Line
Dark Circles
Time Waits
Head in the Sand
Sandalwood
Hazy

Lyrics:
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(Album titles preceded by ##, Song titles by --)

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Current Through the Wire

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Go Gently

When the stars above refuse to shine
When this love shall leave this heart of mine
When all the streams shall run blood red

I'll go gently
Lover while you leave me

When all the seas have dried up like the shore
Time for you and me shall be no more
Until that day or that good night
I'll rage the dying of the light

Then I'll go gently
Lover while you leave me

Then when heaven and earth shall be reborn
The stone has rolled away the veil is torn
And all the souls begin to rise
And shine like diamonds in the sky

I'll weep gently
Lover while you greet me
But I won't go gently
Lover while you leave me

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What Comes Next

Life such a fragile thing
Like the first buds of spring
That flourish forth in glorious bloom
But winter's coming soon

Tonight I'll give my heart to you
Like it could be our last
Time under the harvest moon
And welcome what comes next

Death such eternal rest
And we tirelessly run from it
Yet at the end it will catch
Up to claim what's left

Tonight under the harvest moon
We'll welcome what comes next

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Oh Sarah

She's got dreams to spare
In the high beams of her stare
She caught me unawares
Pulling lifetimes from the air

Oh Sarah, how does this one end?

From the edges of her mind
Crystalized in time
Shadows spring to life
To dance in the twilight

Oh Sarah, how does this one end?

Never met a girl who believed like this
Never knew a soul living on the edge
Never heard a sound pounding in my chest before
Oh Sarah

Never had a dream til I followed it
Found I was asleep in the life I lived
Awakening in me is the seed you planted there
Oh Sarah

I put my dreams away
Shelved for another day
A life complete to waste
And watch my reflection age

Oh Sarah, now's the reckoning

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Home

You walk the road less travelled
Boots against the gravel
Crunching through
The ease in which you travel
Really doesn't matter much to you
A life that's full of yearning
A pilgrim with a burden
Shouldering the proof

But home
You never turned back on home
No matter what your direction was
Home
If ever you walk alone
You walk along with us

The fear of settling down
In every other town
Was like death to you
So all roads lead to roaming
The last light of the gloaming
Passing through
This time we'l set our sights
Drive on through the night
In search of truth

This house is not our hime
Come rest your weary bones with me
Like current through the wire
Smoke to fire
We're flowing
The rhythm of the ocean
A perpetual motion machine

But home
You never turned back on home
Not matter what your direction was
Home
If ever you walk alone
You walk along with us
With us

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Gravity's Pull

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Future Fire

Give me a change of scene
Maybe a shot of something strong
This town will be the death of me
But I've lived here for so long
I need a fresh perspective
Just beyond our mountain range
I'm not afraid of change

Timber the dying industrial heart
Of our fair state
Coal mines the black machinery
Drew poison through our veins
Steelhead once ran these rivers
Til we damned them all
It's plain we're not afraid of change
We're not afraid but

Clear as a bell
(I see the fog is lifting)
In time truth will tell
(I feel the sand is shifting)
Lies from the lips
(I know the tide is turning)
That betray with a kiss
(A future fire is burning)

Progress sounds simple
But under the surface nothing is
Look back three generations
When a man hung from this bridge
Fighting for labor
We the stillborn sons of the modern age
Are not afraid of change
We're not afraid but

Darling the plain and simple truth
Is all men are to blame
Those who don't follow through
Where their hearts yearn
Just serve their pain
I'm getting out of this
Nowhere bound victim's history train
I'm not afraid of change

--
Breaking at the Surface

What a dream
Up under the bright lights
A fantasy
That I would call my life
Lately though
It's fallen by the wayside
Feeling choked
By a healthy dose of hindsight
Even so
What a dream that must have been

Here at home
Days go by so slowly
Getting stoned
Bored and high and lonely
It's stressful when
Your own loving husband
Is malcontent
Holding on to nothing
Even so
What a dream that must have been

And while I'm peeling slowly
Layers from my mind
I find I'm breathing holy
Memories left behind

Ray of hope
That infinitely fine line
A heliotrope
Searching for the sunshine
A drowning man
Breaking at the surface
A reaching hand
Grasping with new purpose

Even so
It's been hell I know
And I watched it go
Up in smoke

What a dream that must have been

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In Focus

Closing in on middle age
A free range bird trained to its cage
Scarcely knows its freedom is elective

A husband and a lover but
A has been that never was still has trouble
Gaining some perspective

Everything at once has come
So blindingly right in focus
Like I couldn't see the forest
For the pine and oak

Keeps getting harder to find
A stronger kick
I'm searching for something electric
To jolt alive this life
We've stiched together

So give me a reason to get by
My need to ride that higher high
Brings me so low
I can't decide if it's worth it

It's getting late so come inside
You can stay here for the night
We'll ride waves and chase the light
Behind the closed lids of our eyes

Bearing my soul in starts and fits
Throw it all at the wall
Just to see what sticks
When suddenly the pieces fit

Everything at once has come
So blindingly right in focus
Like I couldn't see the forest
For the pine and oak

The mirror of what I've been seeking
Strong love and a song worth singing
But backwards from what I'd been dreaming
Staring down your life not blinking

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Gravity's Pull

The stinging sand
The crashing waves
The leaves of grass
Are razor blades
The whipping wind
The burning rays
That cause our skin
To radiate

We're standing on
This precipice
Between a sheer drop
And a looming cliff
Clefts in the rock
Just a finger's grip
Beneath my feet
So prone to slip

Here in this place
Once beautiful
For your face
And for your soul
I feel the pain
Of gravity's pull
The crushing weight
Of a heart so full

We're leaning in
With our eyes closed
I smell your skin
Feel your clothes
As they bush against
My weary bones
Should I push you away
Or pull you close?

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The Breaking

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Gone Electric

--
Sweet With Bitter

--
Finish Line

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Dark Circles

--
Time Waits

--
Head in the Sand

--
Sandalwood

--
Hazy

Douglas Brick / dbrick@kom.net
Sun May 28 15:18:24 PDT 2017