Dayhiker

by Young Hunter

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1.
You're used to having the page turn on you Before you get a sentence down You're used to living a life worth leaving And the freedom to burn it all down Who made these choices for you? What will do you call your own? Gather around this ancient fire Realize you've never been home Who wrote these songs sung backwards? Left messages here for us? Woven deep into our lifetimes Have we gotten our signals crossed? Who built this church for burning? Who made this home to leave? Led by the strength of our desire We came to this place to believe Time's changing, I've been waiting here my whole life Fire fading, darkness changing into the light Bury it out here where there's nothing Maybe someday someone will find your song here In the silence What is the weight of our transgression? Will we suffer through endless time? Love is the only life worth leading When we wake we dream of the blind Now hear this harp strung softly Gather here around wisdom's strings This world's truth will long outlive us Give us to dust and they remain
2.
06:03
How can I criticize the hand that bleeds, the ties that bind? I only speak the truth between these lines They've got me right where they want me now But I'm only following my dreams programmed in my head while I sleep I see you've got the same destiny or so we've been lead to believe. I try to share my voice Try to share my pain Try to make a mark Only leave a stain I guess its just us two, if you can hear me then I'm talking to you. Ain't no prison but the one in our minds and this is how I lock myself in at night So go ahead and sound the alarms or see no evil, do no wrong. They might miss you when you're gone if you were ever here at all. But long ago I made up my mind to sign along the first dotted line and follow these crumbs to the feast It seems like crumbs are all I ever eat And I accept the fate that one day I may go deaf trying to make my voice heard.
3.
Take a hit and watch the movies on the back of my eyelids Take a trip around the block just to get where I started For all we know, we're alone For all we know Been a ghost before but I ain't one yet You won't believe how far I came just to breath a little breath And gather what I could while I can Leave it with my grinning skull in the sand I cozy up at night against these concrete walls I hear my master's voice in these ancient halls I change my uniform to fit the age I'm in What you see here is never who I am
4.
05:33
The brightest light casts the darkest shade I woke up cloaked in my shadow today Blinded by the fire that burns in my eyes I would die for the truth, I would lie to survive Hunger Sometimes I'm shocked by the things I feel In another life I was trained to kill What do you make of the promise of death? Will you partake in the siren's last breath? That's why I must leave you here And I will bury what we shared Hunger Was all we shared
5.
05:50
How strange it is to be born in such a dark age Can you keep your eyes open in the thick haze? The truth is a legend written on a burning page If I say that I'll read it will you lead me to the flames? How strange it is to witness such a dark turn Did I really come here just to watch it burn? Like a prisoner trapped in the prism shapes But this feeling inside me burns hotter than hate I took the sacrament today Watched the fire move across the plains A new blood flowed in my veins But I can already feel the changes fade
6.
09:24
Black mass in the capital The lone gunman put on quite a show Hear their hearts beating beneath the grassy knoll Hear the shots ring out from the nose bleed row Feeling heavy, my ceiling's your floor Been in this room since the day I was born They don't make boxes for the shapes I'm gonna make I got a feeling tonight like something's gonna break Hungry ghost, scroll through the feed Here in lockdown city, you can still get what you need Some people drink and some people bleed We were cogs in the wheel before they built the machine An ancient code called survival mode They led the free world to a ditch in the road The visiting team put on quite a show We know the war is rigged but we're still gonna go Heavy heavy, I dig through the floor This is the face I wore before I was born They don't make boxes for the shape I'm in I've been losing so long, tonight I'm gonna win If you want facts just ask the tortured youth Trade a pound of flesh for an ounce of truth I feel something heavy, everybody hit the floor We'll never go back to the way we were before Silhouette soldier crept in at dawn Blood on the lawn, blood on the lawn Guns drawn, my name on their tongue I'm already gone Put on another face as I walk into the store I ain't confused by these endless disguises I look evil straight into the eye I ain't confused by these endless disguises Put on another face as I walk into the store This is the choice I made before I was born Put on another face as I walk into the store This is the face I wore before I was born Who wears the mask of our unspoken fears? Those who've gone deaf say they like what they hear Free from the sound of our unanswered prayers Who needs a voice when you can cover your ears?
7.
03:20
I sit by this fire, what can I do? I see the earth turning from blue Into a shade no eyes have seen I wish that this life was a dream Buried gold, ancestral bones When an empire dies, where do people go? Addicted to a fading screen I tell you my friend, it was all but a dream What keeps the soul moving on When we have been hunting so long? I saw something move, it disappeared This life is a dream, the earth is a mirror

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"Dayhiker" represents the work Young Hunter has put into finding their voices individually within the music, and as a group through touring, writing and recording together. The songs from "Dayhiker" were written in a more collective way than previous Young Hunter releases, and the band honed the songs by playing them live on the road, so when it came time to record they wanted to find a way to capture the songs as directly as possible.They spent 5 days with Tim Green (Melvins, Wolves in the Throne Room, Comets on Fire) at his analog retreat studio, Louder Studios, in Grass Valley, CA.

credits

released October 13, 2017

Benjamin Blake - vocals, guitar
Sara Pinnell - vocals, keys
Erik Wells - Guitar
Sam Dean - Bass
Grant Pierce - Drums

Recorded, mixed and Mastered by Tim Green at Louder Studios
Cover artwork by Branca Studios
Layout by Dora Jane

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