Black Light

by Amit Erez

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This is my first release, an EP of five songs
that I recorded at a home studio.
while these were quite naked arrangements,
I was working at the time on a full length
album with a band, and these are the songs that
were left out, and then recorded and released even
before I finished the full length album...

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released July 2, 2006

Songs by Amit Erez.
Recorded and mixed May-Dec' 2005 by Nadav Katz,
Except "Black Light"- recorded at home and mixed by Or Bahir and Udi Koomran.
Mastering By Udi Koomran.

Amit Erez - Vocals, Acoustic and Electric guitars
Gal Binyamin - Violins on "Endings Get An Early Start"
Amir Nir - Keyboards
Tal Miller - Snare Drum on "Two Suns".

Cover painting by Michal Bendersky.
Cover design and art by Shany Kedar.

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Track Name: Black Light
Black Light

Your sworn enemy
Is coming for you
The symphony sound
Of epiphany tunes
You better know what's
Best for you
Some sort of a clown
Is urging me on
To push myself down
For his silly songs
Here on the side, lying
Giving birth

To a chain of accidents
It's the only true romance

I'm driving alone
Hungry as hell
But leaving the last bite
For somebody else
Who's not as good
As what he gets

It's a chain of accidents
I'm a waste of elements
it's a chain of accidents
I'm a waste of elements
I live in a black light
Track Name: Two Suns
Two Suns

I see two suns
that's what you say
here's a thought you should keep
with all you believe in
wake up children
get out of bed
now the morning is stronger
night won't take over again

and we're gonna win
and the streets will carry our names
don't delay
tell all your friends
now your picture is finally given a frame

I'm so let down
I'm so depressed
I can see my intention
going the wrong way again
no chance to shine
only to stare
all that light never finds me
two suns that don't even care

and you're gonna win
and the streets will carry your names
don't delay
tell all your friends
now your picture is finally given a frame
and you're gonna win
and the streets will carry your names
don't delay
tell all your friends
you can leave me here
I'll be clapping my hands
Track Name: Alarming Sounds
Alarming Sounds

you wanna know something
I'd rather turn around
float like a silhouette sun
especially under your brightest wedding gown
guess we should find you one
listen to this town
these alarming sounds

emotional labor of putting up a fight
clutches my thoughts at nights
incredibly slandered by someone that I love
my heart is leaking blood
listen how it pounds
this alarming sound

born a treasure in a tank of gold
we suffer greatness with pain
like a coral in a mourning robe
a summer conquered by rain

I'll disappear quickly
and leave it all behind
find my own place and time
when people don't listen
there's no need to be loud
you're much better of a crowd
listen to this town
these alarming sounds

born a treasure in a tank of gold
we suffer greatness with pain
like a coral in a mourning robe
a summer conquered by rain
Track Name: Heart Away
Heart Away

so we live in a bus stop
a crossroad next to our love
I think I know what I'm after
but I'm not sure if it matters
used to say my heart away
and ruin a beautiful night
caused a crying instead of lying
changing my mind all the time

might be wrong to believe me
that everyone feels the same way
blowing smoke while they're leaving
their memories in the ashtray
wrap their pain in cellophane
so no one will know it's around
I never saw you as one of them
except for a couple of times

used to say my heart away
and ruin a beautiful night
caused a crying instead of lying
changing my mind all the time
Track Name: Endings Get An Early Start
Endings Get An Early Start

I'm over everybody and I'm over everything
I'm hung on a pin
empty of opinions like a painting on a wall
waiting for days
thinking of ways to fall
how you seem to fail your heart
endings get an early start

oh you're going nowhere
you're a failure of a song
you're doing it wrong
I would be a baby
I would be a little boy
wasted in bed
trading her hands for toys
always be the one who knows
no one follows where you go

I'll go insane tomorrow
I'll go insane tomorrow
I'll go insane tomorrow

now we can observe the evolution's other end
the mighty descend
nothing really gives me any pleasure anymore
all that I know
all that I'm waiting for

how you seem to fail your heart
endings get an early start