Strange Waves

by The Night Divided

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released April 21, 2017

Recorded and mixed by Mike Montgomery at Candyland Studio. Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio. Artwork designed by Eric Scheer. Front and back cover photo by John Curley. Inset photo by Carla Cherry. All songs written by The Night Divided.

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Track Name: Cloudsplitter
We were resting by the water, we kept hearing your song
At first we didn’t recognize you but it didn’t take long
The hour’s pushing midnight, we keep waiting around
The weather waits for no one, now it’s splitting the clouds

Late last night I dreamt about you
Floating on a rolling wave
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen you
You look different, yet the same

The current pulls us out to the center of the sea
Swirling water draws us down, but I can still breathe
We hadn’t realized we had drifted so far
’Til we could barely see the lights on the line of the shore

Late last night I dreamt about you
Floating on a rocking wave
It’s all so strange how this came together
I bet last night you dreamt the same

I bet you dreamt the same
This thought may break the chain

Late last night I dreamt about you
Floating on a rolling wave
You looked so sad, a bit remorseful
You were the one we couldn’t save

Late last night I dreamt about you
Floating on a rocking wave
It’s all so strange how this came together
I bet last night you dreamt the same
Track Name: A Few Subtle Words
Subtle words forming at your mouth
A thought slips by dripping with the sound
Forcing an action, making things happen
This is where it all begins and ends

You did it all for your own reward
You let me hang here ’til I cut the cord
Despite intents and purposes
You can’t take back what you never said
You let me hang here ’til I cut the cord (’til I cut the cord)

I wanna drink stars in the French Alsace
Don’t wanna think about things that I’ve never had
I could glide under the moon in the Languedoc
I’ll keep on floating while you tighten up your talk
I came to find I’m sorta disinclined
To accommodate what I’ve denied
This is where it all begins and ends

Sometimes we float, sometimes we sink
Sometimes we speak before we think
And if the right words can’t be found
We dig our heels into the ground

No one said you had to take it farther
You can’t hold onto running water
We establish our illusions
Like paper tigers they’re our retribution
It’s all so simple now
I see you coming down

No one said you had to take it farther
You can’t hold onto running water
No one said you had to take it farther
You can’t hold onto running water
It’s all so simple now
I see you coming down
Track Name: Something About Berlin
I don’t need to know your meaning as long as I can touch the pulse of your
strange imagination bringing forth the fiercest spirit
I’ve only seen you one time and it’s killing me to miss out on your
majesty and promise lingering throughout the ages
An aesthetic thought between us is a pleasing meditation on a
city known to rise up from its darkest inclinations
We live between the folds of all the sheer abominations that you
hide to show the beauty of your starkest recreations

Will you remain, standing in place, so I can breathe you again?

So hated, so feared, so adored, so revered
So twisted and torn, intense and forlorn
A sense of lives lived, of rich dreams rightly filled
A city reborn, so twisted and torn

To each his own, on forgotten roads
Defying decay, we’re breaking away
This is a place where you go to become,
Not a place where you go to arrive
Deliberate provocations assaulting our senses
Making us feel so alive

We’re running to a ground, you’d never know was floating
Buildings built on pilings, a trick of massive cloaking
This is a place to remodel/remake
Not a place where you would go to live out life in privileged waste

To each his own, on forgotten roads
Defying decay, we’re breaking away
We’re breaking away
We’re breaking away
We’re breaking away
We’re breaking away

We’re moving through the here and now
Where glorious impulse rains down
We’ll take you for what you are
Horrible, horrendous, terrible, tremendous
We’ll never forgive you for all your transgressions
But we’ll take you for what you are
We’ll take you for what you are
Track Name: Winter Hits Hard
You take a little piece of this and you take a little piece of that
You keep on moving, slipping through the cracks
You take a little piece of this without holding back
You’re so good at that

I wanna live life as effortlessly as you
Now that I see how you do all the things you do
I keep telling you your methods are untried
I stand corrected as I cast my doubts aside

I rest here with one eye open
Head to the earth, my legs in the ocean
Cold water rushing, crushing against my skin
I’ve almost given up, so now it begins

Winter hits hard, imposing its presence
You slip through the chill, cut through its essence
Winter hits like cold rushing water
We do what we can
No better, no bother

I’m always ending up where I’m not supposed to be
A solitude so wide, a stillness so deep

I wanna live life as effortlessly as you
Now that I see how you do all the things you do
I keep telling you your methods are untried
I stand corrected as I cast my doubts aside

I rest here with one eye open
Head to the earth, my legs in the ocean
Cold water rushing, crushing against my skin
I’ve almost given up, so now it begins
Track Name: Golden Thread
If there was a time, I can barely remember
Your mistake was a hidden intention
With a code, a message, a moment
A tone, intent, a promise, a motion
Wrapped up in a pretty line of ink
Nestled in between what you might think

Wait a second, we just started
You can’t depart upon your arrival
We’ve got something left to do
They’re the old model, we are the new

As I get older, the more likely I’ll listen
Hear the world, like a slave to intuition
Cultivating creative impulses
With discarded ideas retained from losses

Wait a second, we just started
You can’t depart upon your arrival
We’ve got something left to do
They’re the old model, we are the new

This is how my heart would beat if you could amplify its sound
This is how my heart would beat if you could amplify its sound


Can you hear the cadence of my breath?
Can you feel the rise, the fall, the rest?
Can you feel the pulling of the thread?
Can you feel the pulling of the thread?
Track Name: The Rings
Living freely on the outside
Moving through society
Bury my body in the mountain
Once my strategy succeeds

You see me walking on a wire
You know I’ll never look down
I’m dealing in a straight-forward manner
And wavering is never allowed

My motivations blur the after and before
I read the record of immoveable wisdom
And the truth cut straight to the core

Complete release to confrontation
Brings about complete control
I don’t need to see what’s coming
I’m not exposing what I know

Not tonight not tomorrow
Not the way I lay it down
I read the record of immoveable wisdom
And the words threw fear to the ground

A bitter taste rests in the back of my throat
I don’t always laugh but I get all the jokes
Sometimes it takes a little less effort
To knock the angles from a circular letter

I come here empty-handed
You cut me down with clarity
I come here empty-handed
I’m not the winner here
I’m not the winner
I’m not the winner here
I’m moving through thin air

I come here empty-handed
You cut me down with clarity
I’m not the winner here
Despite our disparity

I hold out a scarlet flower
Not retreating with a step
You let out a subtle smile
An indication of the end
An indication of the end
Track Name: The Blood Between Us
The destruction and the overthrow of falsely so-called knowledge
Led to your oblivion where I found you drunk on darkness
With vast reserves of patience I never knew existed
I watched you drowning in a hole of thought
You talked about resisting

Don’t wanna hear you explain
What you do to maintain
Don’t wanna hear you explain
This just can’t be this way

I’ve got an obligation I have no qualms to keep
But your growing isolation is the grip that’s slowly strangling me
You say you’ve turned a corner, yet, there’s so far to go
I keep hearing dispassionate promises, so how do I know?

Don’t wanna hear you explain
What you do to maintain
Don’t wanna hear you explain
We can play this both ways

We were doing alright, then everything digressed
Into meaningless exchange that puts us right back here again
You could try to pretend you’re just a little more clever
You can do better than this
Bad blood between us, it never existed
Just one thing you’ve seemed to miss
If you’re in, then I’m in
Another thing not to doubt
If you’re out, then I’m out

If you’re in, I’m in
If you’re out, I’m out
If you’re in, I’m in
If you’re out, I’m out
Don’t wanna hear you explain
What you do to maintain
Don’t wanna hear you explain
What you do to maintain
If you’re in, I’m in
If you’re out, I’m out
If you’re in, I’m in
If you’re out, I’m out