Pale Morning Fades

by Slow Bear

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released December 6, 2015

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Slow Bear

On his debut release, Pale Morning Fades, Slow Bear embraces the fuzzy sound of tape recorders and blends this with digital mixing techniques. The home recorded album features at times a DIY take on oldies pop, at other times dark psychedelic folk ballads. The record puts lyrical expression up front, featuring tales of war, abuse, violence and alienation in a magical-realistic universe. ... more

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Track Name: Pale Bird Blues
Is it sane,
that I want to see you again,
that I want to see your face,
faint, rageless and undamaged
I fed you well so you could take it all,
and here the pale morning fades

I know,
at night the valleys grow old
Stone cold the rivers flow
But so do we as we're wanting more
We'll run from the pain down the road

Elph,
is wounded in the woods,
where she's just met her date
With a face like hers she never,
had to wait so long for a helping hand,
and here the pale morning fades

So long,
and you say “I'll see you in hell”
And I guess only time can tell,
but when I see you I feel heaven never hell
You can see me when the hills I dwell,
when I run from the pain down the road
Track Name: Are We Gonna Make It?
How am I supposed to,
keep you by my side?
How am I supposed to,
stand your sobbing and crying?

How am I supposed to,
live up to all your expectations?
How am I supposed to,
return your demanding favors?

And we rode darkness
And we rode darkness
And we rode...

Are we gonna make it?

She was walking on a flower bed,
and it exploded in her steps
Walking on a flower bed
What you do is what you get

"You've landed on a gold mine"
"You've landed on a gold mine" she yelled
"You've landed on a gold mine"
And her sorrow I felt

And we rode darkness
And we rode darkness
And we rode...

Are we gonna make it?
Track Name: Something Bad Happens
Live longer, die bored,
and cowards die older than all of us
Sleep longer, and wake up older,
and bored men dream about excitement

And something bad happens then

Full of hope began the war,
but I ended up in feathers and tar
I would spend my life forever,
if I knew it would be better

I've been adrift in a sea of rage
Been pushed aside by by-the-ways
I would spend my life forever,
if I knew it would be better

I misused my head, misused my bones,
but I did not misuse my heroes
Friends I betrayed, liars I obeyed,
but they told me I was doing the right thing

And something bad happens then

Full of hope began the war,
but I ended up in feathers and tar
I would spend my life forever,
if I knew it would be better

I've been adrift in a sea of rage
Been pushed aside by by-the-ways
I would spend my life forever,
if I knew it would be better
Track Name: Mariner
You made us to break us
You made me feel mad and small
You gave us to take us
You made me feel mad and small
Mariner

Mariner,
could you play your last song
We want to go home
Drop us off at the shore
Our children are crying
Our children are starving

In a dream,
we could not break those walls
In a dream,
we could not break those walls
Mariner

Crusader,
please don't blame us
Have mercy on me
I'm just grown up wrong
Why don't you blame it on my family
Why don't you blame it on my country
I never voted for any religion
I never voted for any politician

In a dream,
we could not break those walls
In a dream,
we could not break those walls
Mariner

You made us to break us
You made me feel mad and small
You gave us to take us
You made me feel mad and small
Mariner
Track Name: Riverboat
First of all, you Sugar Rawk,
you'll probably die of thirst
Wow, you're thin and empty
I almost thought you were a prince

And anyhow
Anyhow
Why?
Riverboat

Someone's gotta do what I've got to do
I don't wanna be the only one
Someone's gotta screw up
Someone's got fuel
Nones will need protection,

from the wickeded three,
Jane, James and me
Hiding
Hiding,
on our way back home

I was given,
the emotion of strength
It made me feel like,
a beaten man

And after tonight,
I know I won't die,
she nodded
Nodded
She would be a star

Lousy times
Lousy times
Hiding
Hiding
On our way back home
Track Name: Another Year
There was an altar, female knights had gathered
They were staring at me in silence with hope
Were they all trying to become a part of me,
or was I just a silent boy?

The truth will have to wait,
another year to be told,
because I'm sure right now,
I don't want to scold

Listen to me
Listen to me
There's something you need to know

With my sword and paintbrush I'd run astray
I was in hate and pain
I chopped and sprayed the walls were in my play,
like windmills to be slayed

The truth will have to wait,
another year to be told,
because I'm sure right now,
I don't want to scold

Listen to me
Listen to me
There's something you need to know
Track Name: Waitress
Give me one...
Give me one moment in a waitress dress
I need to lay my fist to rest
Need to show off some breast

Left behind...
I was left behind when the blizzard struck
I became a violent man
I became that kind of a man

And then you broke me
You said “that's hardly a waste”
Now you can find me,
over the hills

Amplified...
Amplified hopes for the younger souls
And for the girls in this dump,
shouldn't we all feel just a little bit of sad?

Name me one...
Name me one who looks like me
Name me a decent man
Name me my kind of a man

And then you broke me
You said “that's hardly a waste”
Now you can find me,
over the hills

My favorite waitress is having a lover now
My favorite waitress is having a lover now
My favorite waitress is having a lover now
My favorite waitress is having a lover now
Track Name: Dropout Blues
Sittin' here with a band of lonely men
Drinkin' beer and complaining all they can

Playin' games with bullets makin' bets
For the losers no one feels regrets

That girl she stole their hearts
And she played it very smart
Now they are found guilty of, the dropout blues

Behind a wall of rage,
up jumped their tainted fate
Shout it out and scream it out, the dropout blues

Help them Jesus,
tell them what to do
Everyone around me is feeling sad and blue

Help them Jesus,
tell them what to do
Make sure I won't catch none of their,
dropout blues

Drop me over here
Pick me up over there
Pray the hell today won't make me,
ravin' mad

Could it be a first next step?
Could it give my life more sense?

So I can shout it out, and scream it out,
the dropout blues
Track Name: Right Handed
I bought a knife and a chain and I ...
I was getting kind of close to a creature of the female source

I invented my own private ... loner
I had him doing kind of things you would only think about,
takin time trippin around

And ...

In the morning
In the morning
In the morning
In the morning

The betrayer among us is waiting ... 'til we ask him,
"Could you get me a plate of those warm and tasty gasoline sparks?"

Now I'm 36 and I need to fix my own ... fixations
I let her let her let her let her breathe in
So she could feel me through
So she could see me right back to you

And ...

In the morning
In the morning
In the morning
In the morning
Track Name: Little Drifter Miss
I woke up,
nameless, gameless and shattered
I woke up, on a train,
and I couldn't remember

And the first rays,
of a newborn sun,
were waiting for me
Once more no man lost

I woke up
I couldn't quite relate
I woke up
What happened the other day?

The midnight special,
took me far away,
to a home I knew,
I would never stay

In the wagon next doors,
I don't know where she got in,
sitting cross-legged,
with her hands on her knees

She was half asleep,
staring at the carvings of fishes
I think we just shared a dream,
little drifter miss

And holy matters came after the storm,
when the fish were already drowned
A valuable lesson all the fisherman were taught,
as in their God they had doubted

Oh Northern man, you better turn back
The Americas ain't ready yet,
for your muscle with fat

Valuable lessons,
never quite satisfied
And holy matters,
never quite ran in time

I've been sleepwalking in Munich,
daydreaming in Bonn
The skies screamed red,
when the rivers broke at dawn

Rise, Huddie, rise,
for the mountain king
His words will start to make sense,
when the band begins

All the while I've been,
watching from the side,
how the people of my kind have been,
drawn into a fire

Little miss,
now that you've lost your hindsight,
could you come up with a dream,
for the soul of the people of my kind?
Track Name: Holding a Dwarf
I believe I saw you wearing that,
silver dress you'd torn to rags,
I believe I heard you call a black,
restless spell upon my head

“Slow Bear you weasel,
you better come back creeping,
your muddly steps,
on my path

I know that you've been pokin',
your nasty fun, yeah, jokin',
hypocritin',
mean shittin'”

"Now I'm left here to starve,
and I'm holding a dwarf"
The slow bear got caught smoking
I've been vanished and lost,
and my conscience's split me apart

Did I see you down in an Austria town,
with your parents and so much pain?
Did I show up where ever the three of you passed,
by accident again?

And on that Paris train,
I didn't know your game
My French, what a sorry mess

With my poor school brain,
on such a poor school day
Something I guess I must have said

Now I'm left here to starve,
and I'm holding a dwarf
The slow bear got caught smoking
I've been vanished and lost,
and my conscience's split me apart
Track Name: Darkening Sky
When it's just me and my,
darkening sky,
I think about you

When my companion for the night,
is hiding in silence,
I think about you

Should I call you,
please just let it ring

To hear your voice on,
the answering machine,
would be all I need to get me going

Bet you have your haze to face,
in this life of late
I think about you

Bet you are running first lane,
in some crazy race
Do you think about me?

Should I call you,
please just let it ring

To hear your voice on,
the answering machine,
would be all I need to get me going

And I thought it over
thought it over

Aw, we knew
Aw, we knew
Aw, we knew
Aw, we knew
Aw, we knew I've been wrong

Your hands they bleed,
and they are pointing at me
Think it over