Night

by Marc Pinansky

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Adding an echo down the well

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released June 27, 2017

Written, performed, recorded, mixed & mastered by MWP
The Whine Cellar, Watertown, MA
November 2016 / June 2017

MARC WOLFSON PINANSKY, RUNNER'S HIGH MUSIC, ASCAP

Cover art by Andrea Gillis

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Marc Pinansky Boston, Massachusetts

Singer-songwriter, producer from Boston. Professional amateur multi-instrumentalist. Leader of The Family Township, The Bored of Health. Home recordist. Grammatical rascal. Speaks cat. Gets more done in a bathrobe than most do in a suit.

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Track Name: The Flame Before The Flies
Am I understood?
Am I cleaning clear?
Are you going to run?
Or stay right here
I hope you’ve bested fear
Things are not as they appear

But how can you be sure
I’ve heard this all before
Six million souls in dust
A flight of one turns eyes to skies and minds
To bend toward distant light
A gilded path of lies
The flame before the flies

The foot that feels the ground
Belongs to armored proud
But not a shield does make
All ashes in the wake
As the sighing passed for sound
The world still spun its round
The shovels ever quaked
The earth was forced to break

March your feeble foot
Wrapped in Turin’s shroud
Let your hate ignite
And carry forth a solitary light
Through shadow, fog and night
You’ll make the hollow proud
Not question why endowed

The foot that feels the ground
Belongs to armored proud
But not a shield does make
All ashes in the wake
As the sighing passed for sound
The world still spun its round
The shovels ever quaked
The earth was forced to break

Pack in the railroad cars
See the snow through the bars
Mother and family
Yeah, they’ll be alright
Working will set you free
Chimney smoke slavery
Draw back your quivering bow
Cross violin strings
Track Name: Old Stock
The world is opening up for you
Wordless garden in the spring and sun blooms
Thankful you can’t read the news
We’ve got some time to figure out what the hell to do

Tick tock tick tock
Running down the old clock
Drip drop drip drop
Draining out the old stock

And a better way is out there
We’re burdened with the task
To lead you through the forest
But first we clear a path

When the lie becomes the truth
Then there’s truly nothing left for you to lose
There are no miles in your shoes
That they would walk to understand your brand of blues

Tick tock tick tock
Running down the old clock
Drip drop drip drop
Draining out the old stock

And a better way is out there
We’re burdened with the task
To lead you through the forest
But first we clear a path
Track Name: Frightened Hare
We are the company we keep
We are the attention we seek
We are the choices that we make
We are the bonds that we will break

We have no electricity
We are so less human than we seem
The future’s falling down like frogs
And all these texts we claim to read
Ancient scrolls to lull to sleep
They’re only good when people die horribly
And they often do

I tell you now because you’re not my friend
I see a way and it’s your end
I wish for you only the truly worst
But more so, I wish your eyes reversed

For I would rather go out last
Chained upon your sinking mast
With a heart and mind of unshakable love
For I am right and you are wrong
But you have known this all along
But to admit would be just too much to bear
For a frightened hare

I see the skull beneath your eyes
That holds the secrets locked inside
An Uncle’s hand, just a doctor inspecting things…
Or that one time late after school
Wet leaves and jeans, it’s all a blur
A best friend who would never speak of this again
Though it happened again

Or perhaps your struggle was never real
And to confront another just reveals
An unescapable ache of undeservedness
Your fears have all been handed down
That you are with and others without
And it leaves you with a seemingly unbridgeable divide
In the skull behind your eyes
Track Name: The Russian Cannons
I am sinking, I am shrinking
Down to nothing, more than nothing
I can’t see you where I am

I don’t know what to do
I don’t know what to do
I don’t know what to do
I don’t know what to do

I don’t know why I’m shrinking down to nothing
I can’t feel you where I am

I don’t know what to do
I don’t know what to do
I don’t know what to do
I don’t know what to do

I don’t know why I’m sinking down to nothing