Let's Build a Fire

by Amorak

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Debut album by Amorak

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released September 22, 2012

Recorded by Amorak
Mixed and mastered by Mark Jossul at Mobus Studios
Artwork and layout by Kathleen Malloy

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amorakmusic@gmail.com

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Amorak Toronto, Ontario

Born and bred in Bowmanville Ontario, Amorak is four friends with a devotion for music who use a mixture of skill, hard work and precision to craft their unique blend of emphatic and emotionally charged acoustic-guitar-driven rock.

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Track Name: The State of Things
Take one final glimpse
Into your future
before it has all been pissed away
Anticipation for a non-existent better place
Are you prepared to taste?
When all that’s come has gone
And consequence claims
those who don’t appreciate
A failure for the message to communicate
Irreparable waste
And if an answer’s to be found
It will be tossed aside, the voice of reason will have no sound
We all hit the ground
With no one left who cares
And all your greed will fuel regret
And your second chance, it burns out like a cigarette
People fading, and faces left unseen
This is the lowest you’ve ever been
Take one final breath
Before the air you breathe is far beyond repairable
The state of things has come to be unbearable, it’s terrible,
but wearable. It fits you like a glove
And you don’t care to change
Your ignorance it has become a crutch for you
You scavenge from a world that’s done so much for you
Now it’s time to say goodbye
Time to say goodbye
And if an answer’s to be found
It will be tossed aside, the voice of reason will have no sound
We all hit the ground
With no one left who cares
And all your greed will fuel regret
And your second chance, it burns out like a cigarette
People fading, and faces left unseen
This is the lowest you’ve ever been
Track Name: An Unfortunate Freedom
What if it disappeared entirely?
Stuck in the dark without a memory
Don’t understand just got away from me
My face a vacant look of disbelief
Emotion with no sensitivity
Alone in my own anonymity
A splitting sound and all that’s found of me is broken down
Relieved of all purpose, a wanderer now
Why did I take all that it had to give so easily?
Empty waiting on the other side
An awakening, the faintest thing now hungered for
I have no more
Lifeless, unfortunate, and weighed to fall
I can’t imagine it, I can’t imagine at all
I’m slipping in, and out, and in, and out again
Full of these listless beginnings without any end
Why did I take all that it had to give so easily?
Empty waiting on the other side
An awakening, the faintest thing now hungered for
I am no more
Than a child
Waiting
But I don’t know what for
Just sat down
Kept quiet
Chasing a lesson fading
Then it’s gone
As my mind’s taken from me
I’m left a false sense of invulnerability
Like stepping off without ever looking down
Empty space below my feet
No prints to show where I came from or where I’ve been
Caught, alone, falling
An entity abandoned
with no reprieve at all
This heavy nothing sinks, to a bottom unreachable
And I am alone
Stuck in the dark without a memory And then it disappeared entirely
Track Name: Shoes
It’s time to leave this town
Feet to the ground, start running
Until I find my sound
My common ground, my clarity found
These blurred fixations
are keeping my eyes bound
I think of where I’ve been
But it’s never enough just thinking
No you’re better off just sinking
And I’m still running
My shoes tied tighter now
Misdirection guides me now
Kick up dirt I’ll find a way
To open up these doors
Sometimes words don’t always mean exactly what they meant before
But my tongue’s tied
I stumble on the thought of losing
all I’ve tried for,
the thought of losing all I’ve got
This silence freaks me out
Start losing faith in my patience
No strength to scream or shout
My thoughts and sounds
are tangible now
Grasp these expressions
and spread them all around
In a place I’ve never seen
Takes me farther from this vision
of a life built on decision
And I'll stop runnin'
Cause my shoes are full of stones
Makes me stop and think of home
Kick up dirt I’ll find a way
To open up these doors
Sometimes words don’t always mean exactly what they meant before
But my tongue’s tied
I stumble on the thought of losing all I’ve tried for,
the thought of losing all I’ve got
Track Name: Tempo of Walking
Sometimes I feel
Like I’m on the run
And sometimes it feels like the end
but I know that it’s just begun
I know it will last much longer
than a single fleeting moment
With patient anticipation I’ll approach it
Through the tempo of walking,
I’ll get to where I know I should be
And times on my side
so don’t worry ‘bout me
Sometimes I hear
What’s not always there
And sometimes it sounds
like an old set of lungs
just gasping for air
An idea unfolded, read aloud,
ignored and underrated
Stripped to bone, all alone,
I’m left exasperated
Nothing left but the rest,
I pull a breath from my chest,
and sing it loud
When pen hits the paper, I’m filling it out
Sometimes I feel
Like I’m on the run
Sometimes it feels like the end
but I know that it’s just begun
Track Name: Figure it Out
It’s time to leave this town
Feet to the ground, start running
Until I find my sound
My common ground, my clarity found
These blurred fixations
are keeping my eyes bound
I think of where I’ve been
But it’s never enough just thinking
No you’re better off just sinking
And I’m still running
My shoes tied tighter now
Misdirection guides me now
Kick up dirt I’ll find a way
To open up these doors
Sometimes words don’t always mean
exactly what they meant before
But my tongue’s tied
I stumble on the thought of losing
all I’ve tried for,
the thought of losing all I’ve got
This silence freaks me out
Start losing faith in my patience
No strength to scream or shout
My thoughts and sounds are tangible now
Grasp these expressions and spread them all around
In a place I’ve never seen
Keeps me farther from this vision
of a life built on decision
But my tongues tied
I stumble on the thought of losing all I’ve tried for,
the thought of losing all I’ve got Kick up dirt I’ll find a way
To open up these doors
Sometimes words don’t always mean
exactly what they meant before
But my tongue’s tied
I stumble on the thought of losing all I’ve tried for,
the thought of losing all I’ve got
Track Name: N 43 51.918 W 79 07.249
Come sit patiently, while it is happening. As something from the sky provides you with a sense of free, and the symmetry fills your bones.
The world absorbed by your eyes, a place where wild resides. You have come for it all, to be encompassed by night and the sound of its call. Involuntarily one, with no resistance at all. And beside this grounded light, another giant has died. An offering bestowed unto the sky, and the warmth, bides a little more time. To realign our driftwood lives. We are the ones it has saved. Like stone into water, we change our state. Our significance escalates from ripple to wave. If we washed our reasons, what would the river take? Us away from our coordinates? No! Because tonight we are astronauts, and the wilderness our moon.These coordinates will stay with me These coordinates will keep us free.
Track Name: Stitches
Drink up with me, here’s to hoping we’re right. We tear the limbs from a memory that’s fallen behind. And gather them up,
reattach and reconstruct 'til the pieces fit. Do they fit? Are the stitches holding it, together tonight? This table is cold, and it can hardly hold the weight of all. We’re renewed. Young skin to old bone, helps to keep the past from spilling out of it.
Let’s give this thing a heart, push the blood and the fingers start to twitch. Eyes alight. I think it’s coming to life. And now that it’s opened up this feeling inside. Ordinary minds are gonna make new life tonight. Sick of dotting faded i’s, tired of wandering those insufferable streets, these new battles defeat old wars. It has it’s heart, it’s got the strength. It’s moving towards us now and I can’t wait for it.
Track Name: Dichotic
Clear and wide
Captured by and kept alive
through rhythmic concentration
A mind that’s full and free
to perceive new things
To interpret by the sound of it
Can hardly hear it
Can hardly hear at all
Just broken waves,
but I’m piecing them together
The reflections they surround
May the feeling lost be found again
In a moment that can change
the ways you feel
It’s the where and the when
that may seem so surreal
And whenever that moment finds you, in an unimaginable way
It becomes uneasy to ignore,
just gets louder and louder
I can hear it coming,
got my ear to the ground
As it gets closer I’m reminded of,
the feeling dragged away
and drowned below
a sea of bad conjecture,
and misinterpretations
But it all begins with a sound
And I want it
And it’s fading out again,
but like a patient friend,
it suffers beside you
from beginning to end
So when it comes around again
Grab on with both hands
Pull it in tightly
and hold it forever
Track Name: Let's Build a Fire
The story’s been written
But never quite like ours
Let’s use this light we’ve found to keep
from drifting apart
And if our shared path separates
Roll out your map and leave a mark
We’ll find our way back home again
Remember where we parked
I am above myself
And I cant come down
You’ll be the matchbook
I’ll be the catalyst to start
Sometimes the smartest thoughts we have,
come from our hearts
Strike one, throw yourself at me
As we collide it will ignite
A fire full of energy
A warmth with appetite
I am ahead of myself
And I can’t slow down
And not even time can change that now
No signs on the road to shift the route
We’re parallel and beautifully strange
And not even time can change that now