Glow In The Dark

by Rachel Rose Mitchell

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Sven B. Schreiber "Just a girl and her songs"... well, not "just a girl" - but a highly inventive songwriter with a great voice... and not just "her songs" - but classy compositions, thoughtfully crafted, and diligently recorded. Elaborate art pop on a high level of sophistication. Favorite track: Something You Don't Know.
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jkbc I will never be convinced that this track isn't about a certain blinking skeleton standing in a certain hallway, playing mindgames against a certain murderous human. (And The Ticketman is pretty great too.) Favorite track: Something You Don't Know.
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I don't know just how you got here. It doesn't really matter where you wanna be. It's so hard to believe your eyes, but what you get is what you see. Fortunately, we've got time so if you listen, I will speak. What's that? You say you cannot stand this? You're welcome to take a seat! (We've got room to spare.) I don't know what the ticketman told you, but this journey's just begun. The river ebbs and the river flows and the river takes what the river wants. Sticks and stones may break your bones if you try to jump ship when all's not well. You can bet your soul you'll be better off spinning 'round and 'round on this carousel. It's a long trip, one way road. Tell me, where is it you call home? Or rather, 'was it'. It's long gone. Don't worry, dear, you're far from alone. You've already come this far, it's far too late to look back now. Pardon the pun, but look alive! You'll flourish here, I know somehow. You're not the only one who's going through those feelings in your heart. Everyone says this feels like the end. I promise this is just the start. Sooner or later, we're all navigating these waters. Down here, we are all the same. Ladies and gentlemen, take your seats! Welcome to the fun and games! Tell me, did you see a light? It's been so long. I don't remember what it's like. I don't know what the ticketman told you, but this journey's just begun. The river ebbs and the river flows and the river takes what the river wants. Sticks and stones may break your bones if you try to jump ship when all's not well. You can bet your soul you'll be better off spinning 'round and 'round on this carousel. I don't know what the ticketman told you, but this journey's just begun. The river ebbs and the river flows and the river takes what the river wants. Styx and stones may break your bones if you try to jump ship when all's not well. You can bet your soul you'll be better off spinning 'round and 'round on this carousel.
2.
Lights go out. It'll never be the same again. Did you know you glow in the dark? Stars may shine, but they'll never find us where we are. They don't know the way you light the path. I'd spend hours waiting for the day, frozen still without the light, but now even when stars are scared away you help me see through even darkest night. They cut the power, set the sun, they plucked it from the sky. They smothered all the burning torches. Who gave them the right? They closed the curtains, guttered flames, they tried to hide the way but I'm not lost as long as you glow in the dark. The sky's been clouded over for some time and the wind won't blow away the smokescreen overhead that blocks the sun and keeps us cold. It doesn't matter. I'll be fine. No one else believes you're here. I learned that long ago. I understand you have to hide. No matter where you are you're here with me. You are always floating by my side. They cut the power, set the sun, they plucked it from the sky. They smothered all the burning torches. Who gave them the right? They closed the curtains, guttered flames, they tried to hide the way but I'm not lost as long as you glow in the dark. (you are always here) If I could hold a mirror to your light so you could see, I'd do it in an instant so you'd know just what you are to me. They could take my sight but I could find you with my eyes closed. I'm not lost as long as you glow in the dark.
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You stand before me in the hallway, waiting for me to open my mouth but when I do, you might not like the words that all come tumbling out. One by one, they'll paint the future that you willingly carved into stone. I can't wait to see your face when I tell you something you don't know. You're the stuff of campfire stories, the ghost we whisper of. Wherever you wandered, folktales followed. Wasn't that enough? It didn't have to be this way, but this is what you chose. You went from fine to too far gone while my eyes were closed. But I will never blink again. I'll keep watch. Wait and see. You stand before me in the hallway, waiting for me to open my mouth but when I do, you might not like the words that all come tumbling out. One by one, they'll paint the future that you willingly carved into stone. I can't wait to see your face when I tell you something you don't know. I don't expect you'd get it. You can't see from where you stand, but underneath your grand performance, you're just another man. Not a god, a myth or legend. That's not for you to decide. Don't forget, I've seen the weak spots you're too proud to hide. And I swear I'll never sleep again. I'll keep watch, just you watch out for me. You stand before me in the hallway, waiting for me to open my mouth but when I do, you might not like the words that all come tumbling out. One by one, they'll paint the future that you willingly carved into stone. I can't wait to see your face when I tell you something you don't know. Tell me what you want to prove that's not already known and tell me who you'll prove it to now that you're all alone. You want to beat some gatekeeper, but all you got is me. I'm looking forward to your answer, what have you done to deserve the key? I've come far too far to care what might happen to me. The patron saint of your misfortune is all I wanna be. If you tell me to step aside, I'll tell you where to go. I can't wait to see your face when I tell you something that you don't already know.

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released January 22, 2018

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