The Luminous Heart Of Nowhere

by Pink Avalanche

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released November 17, 2014

Pink Avalanche:
Che A.H. Arthur
Kortland Chase
Pete Croke
Adam Reach

Written by Pink Avalanche
Copyright 2014 Luz Y Fuerza BMI

Recorded and Mixed by Che Arthur with tracking assistance from Matt DeWine and Shamus Martin

Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering

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Che Arthur - guitars, vocals
Kortland Chase - guitars
Pete Croke - bass
Adam Reach - drums

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Track Name: Chalk and Crimson
HOW LONG HAVE WE SLEPT SOFTLY?
SHIVERING ON DAMP GROUND UNDERNEATH THE SHAPES OF TREES
WAITING FOR RESCUE AS WE FADE AWAY
KNOWING THAT BLUE WOULD ONE DAY TURN TO GRAY

IN THE FORESTS, AND DEEP INTO THE LUNAR SURFACE
BUILDING LIFE FROM UNDER SHATTERED SENSE OF PURPOSE
BURROWING, CHOKED BY BLACKENED CLOUDS FROM BURNING MEADOWS
OUR SECRET SOULS SPEAKING THROUGH SERMONS WRITTEN IN THE AFTERGLOW

BEFORE YOU KNEW YOUR CURSE
I WONDER WHICH WAS WORSE
THE WHISPER OR THE ACT
WE SAW YOUR CONSCIENCE CRACKED
YOUR FACE CARVED OUT IN WHITE
LIMESTONE AND ANTHRACITE
SAIL OVER CRIMSON LAKES
UNTIL WE CAPSIZE
Track Name: Petals
IF YOU COULD SEE THE ERRORS OF YOUR WAYS
WOULD YOU REPENT FOR 14 DAYS?
HAVE YOU DUG IN AND MADE A STAND?
BURIED YOUR FLOWER UNDER SAND?

I’VE NEVER LEFT YOUR SIDE
WITH NO PLACE LEFT TO HIDE

THERE’S JUST SO MUCH INTERNAL GUILT
THERE’S SO MUCH BLOOD THAT HAS BEEN SPILT
I WRAP THIS TOURNIQUET OF SHAME
BEFORE YOU EVEN TAKE MY NAME

AS LOVERS TO ANOTHER
WE HARDLY KNEW EACH OTHER

I’VE GOT SO MUCH INCESSANT PAIN
I’LL WEAR THIS COAT OF THORNS AND EYES

I’VE GOT SOME BLAME TO REDIRECT
I’LL FUCKING TAKE THIS BADGE OF HATE

THERE ARE SO MANY ROTTING SHIPS
I FEEL ANESTHETIZED AND BLIND
WHEN PETALS FALL I FALL BEHIND

IF YOU COULD FEEL EMOTION ANYMORE
WOULD YOU GO BACK TO THINGS YOU FELT BEFORE?
IF I COULD SEE A FUTURE IN THIS ACT
I’D RISE ABOVE WITH INNOCENCE INTACT

THIS BRAIN IS FILLED WITH USELESS LIES
EXPERTLY HYPNOTIZED

WE LOVE AND LOVE YOU NOT
EXIST WITH BAREST THOUGHT
WE LOVE AND LOVE YOU NOT
I LOVE AND LOVE YOU NOT
Track Name: You Lost Me
IGNORE THE PINCH
AND LIVE INSIDE THE SUIT THEY FIT YOU IN
THE ONLY CITIZEN
OF CITIES UNDERNEATH YOUR SKIN
YOU FELT SO SINISTER
SELF-APPOINTED MINISTER TO THE AGE OF REASON
TREASONS YOU HIDE BEHIND A KID’S FACE

YOU LOST IT ALL AND TOOK A SPIN
JUST LIKE THE ONES YOU FELT ASHAMED FOR
TUNNEL INTO MY HEAD AGAIN
THAT’S WHERE YOU FELT THAT YOU COULD OWN ME
NO ONE KNEW THAT YOU’D GROWN SICK
THEY CALLED YOU IN TO TURN A SECOND TRICK
SHAPE OF THE DEAD, YOU LOST ME WHEN YOU SAID
YOU COULDN’T LIVE ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT THE FIX

FED INTO A HOLE YOU FILLED
AND DIGGING FURTHER ALL THE WHILE
EVERY LIVING BEING
WEARS YOUR CROOKED THERMOPLASTIC SMILE
SUDDENLY THE HEAT GETS HOTTER
AND SUDDENLY WE KNOW WHAT YOU KNEW
PRESENTLY WE’RE LED TO SLAUGHTER
YOU’RE THE ONE WHO TIGHTENS THE SCREW

TINY GIANTS IN THIS TOWN
SPARK IT LIKE ARMAGEDDON
OPEN EVERY PLACE THEIR BLADE PENETRATES
SHARPEN DISTRUST LIKE THEY’D BUILT WEAPONS
THEIR MOUTHS DRAW LONG WHEN THEY’VE SAID THEIR LAST GOODBYES
WE STARE HOLES THROUGH THE BACKS OF THEIR HEADS FOR THEM
Track Name: Oath
WE ARE CHEMICALS IN ONION SKIN
WE FIGHT WARS THAT START AND END WITHIN
WEARING OUR PENITENCE THIN
IN A FAR FROM ORIGINAL SIN, WE ARE DRAGGED OVER FLAMES
MELTING DOWN THROUGH THE ASHES AGAIN

FALLEN UNDER THE SOIL AND THE SNOW
IT WAS HERE YOU WERE BORN AGAIN
WITH THE EYES OF AN ANIMAL
YOU WILL LIVE AND WILL DIE HERE ALONE, YOU SOLD OFF YOUR SOUL
TO WORSHIP AT ALTARS OF CANNIBALS

HAND DOWN THE CROWN, SPIRALING DOWNWARD IN HEARTACHE
ONLY REPEATING THE OATH THAT YOU BREAK
TRAPPED WITH THESE VISIONS YOU CAN’T SHAKE
OF DECLINING FAITH WHEN YOU SEND OUT THE CALL
GAMBLE IT ALL WITH A FATE YOU DEADEN AND AMPUTATE
CAUTERIZE THE INCISION

LIE DOWN IN THE SAND, WASH THROUGH THE GRAVEL
THAT BRUISED YOUR FEET ON THE JOURNEY AND
LIVE BY THE LOSS, LEAVE WITH THE PROPHECY INCOMPLETE
WHEN THE WORDS YOU SAID ONLY DISOWN
CARRYING ONLY A HOPE YOU HOLD WHEN YOU FADE IN THE NIGHT
AN EMPIRE UNRAVELING
AND YOU HIDE FROM THE LIGHT, A SUN THAT EXTINGUISHES

WE ARE SHADOWS IN AN EARTHEN CAGE
BARREN REMNANTS OF A GOLDEN AGE
THAT ONLY INCINERATE
BUT THE OATH THAT YOU TAKE IS ERASED WITH THE LIFE THAT YOU BREAK
PERMANENTLY SUBMERGED IN THE WAKE WHEN YOU

HAND DOWN THE CROWN, SPIRALING DOWNWARD IN HEARTACHE
ONLY REPEATING THE OATH THAT YOU BREAK
TRAPPED WITH THESE VISIONS YOU CAN’T SHAKE
OF DECLINING FAITH WHEN YOU SEND OUT THE CALL
GAMBLE IT ALL WITH A FATE YOU DEADEN AND AMPUTATE
CAUTERIZE THE INCISION

LIE DOWN IN THE SAND, WASH THROUGH THE GRAVEL
THAT BRUISED YOUR FEET ON THE JOURNEY AND
LIVE BY THE LOSS, LEAVE WITH THE PROPHECY INCOMPLETE
WHEN THE WORDS YOU SAID ONLY DISOWN
CARRYING ONLY A HOPE YOU HOLD WHEN YOU FADE IN THE NIGHT
AN EMPIRE UNRAVELING
AND YOU HIDE FROM THE LIGHT, A SUN THAT EXTINGUISHES
Track Name: Silver Tongue
SILVER TONGUE, YOU FOUND SOMEONE
THE GHOST THAT LAUGHED AT CHANCE
VACANT EYES, THE SLOW SURPRISE
WE NEVER STOOD A CHANCE
FROZEN HEART, YOU PLAYED THE PART
YOUR WORDS AS SLING AND ARROW
IN THE VAPORS OF OUR PROMISES
THEY CUT ME TO THE MARROW

YOU ARE THE WISH ON DYING STARS
THE GOLD BENEATH THE TREE
I’M FOREVER IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS
YOU’RE AFRAID OF ENDING UP LIKE ME

LEAVE THE GROUND AND FLY OVERHEAD
TAKE IT ALL AND FLY OVERHEAD

AS I WOKE EVERY MORNING
AS SILENCE CHILLED THE AIR
LOOKED HEAVENWARDS TO FIND YOU
BUT YOU WERE NEVER THERE
YOU COULD HAVE NEVER BEEN A PART OF ME
YOU COULD HAVE NEVER MET MY EYE
I’D ONLY KNOWN THE VANISHING
OF TRAILS YOU LEFT ACROSS MY SKY
Track Name: Trapped in Amber
WE SHED SKIN LIKE REPTILES
WE’RE SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES
BACK DOWN FROM A DYING CAUSE
JUST GOLD DUST STAKING THEIR CLAIMS

WE’RE LIKE SITTING TARGETS
AND WE HIDE IN CAVES
LEAVE BEHIND WHAT WE FOUND THERE
TAKE THE REST TO OUR GRAVES

WE BEAR DOWN LIKE BEASTS OF PREY
AND WE MOVE AS ONE
DESPERATION THE BASELINE
NOW WE TURN WITH THE SUN

CALCULATING THE HALF LIFE
A FIVE HOUR EMBRACE
JUST TO SEE IT SLIP THROUGH OUR GRASP
AND BEAR DOWN UNTIL IT TESTS OUR FAITH

WE BARE TEETH LIKE VAMPIRES
WHEN WE DEVOURED OUR YOUNG
THE SLAVE MADE THE MASTER
WE DARED SPEAK IN HIS TONGUE

EXPLOSIONS IN THE DISTANCE
WE LIGHT FIRES WITHIN
COULD BE THE DAWN OF A NEW WORLD AGE
OR THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT DEAD END

DULL KNIVES SHAKE - WHERE WE STAND IN A VACUUM AND BREAK
THIS WANTS TO THREATEN TO STRETCH MY NECK
BUT HOW MANY LIVES CAN IT TAKE?

WE PRETEND - WE DIG IN
WE LOSE TO WIN - ENLIGHTENED

A FAILED STATE - LIE IN WAIT
THE IRON GATES CLOSE IN

AND WE STAND OUTSIDE PICKING SHARDS FROM OUR SKIN
Track Name: In Empty Spaces
JUST SWADDLE YOU IN SUGAR SWEET ILLUSION
NO ONE TO PAY ATTENTION WHEN YOU FRAME THE DENIAL
KEEP YOU SAFE ENOUGH TO LIVE IN THEIR DELUSION
SO CONTENT TO NEVER MOVE A FINGER OVER THE DIAL
STAND WEAK-KNEED AND WAIT FOR YOU TO FAIL
LIVE WRITING OUT THE STORY OF BETRAYAL
NUMBED TOTALLY WITH EVERY SMALL DISTRACTION
HOPING YOU WOULD STAY ASLEEP AND MISS THE ACTION

FILLED YOU WITH EMPTY SPACES -THERE WERE LIES I NEVER TOLD YOU
NOW YOU’RE JUST WORN OUT FACES
WITH JUST A STORY THAT THEY SOLD YOU
NO ONE BELIEVED IT FOR A MINUTE BUT YOU

RED LINES ACROSS A DIRTY WASH OF FICTION
TRUST ISSUES IN A COURT OF SWORN ENEMIES
PUSHED OUT INTO A DESERT OF CONVICTIONS
THEY WROTE THEIR LETTERS ON THE DRIVE WHEN THEY

FILLED YOU WITH EMPTY SPACES -THERE WERE LIES I NEVER TOLD YOU
NOW YOU’RE JUST WORN OUT FACES
WITH JUST A STORY THAT THEY SOLD YOU
NO ONE LOOKED BETTER IN THE LIGHT WITH THESE

DISTANT TRACES OF ANY REASSURANCE YOU COULD WALL AROUND YOU
IN EMPTY SPACES ARE FORGOTTEN WORDS WE ONCE BELIEVED WERE TRUE

DEEP SEATED AND CLAWING TO THE SURFACE
LOST SEARCH FOR ANY PATH TO VINDICATION
THEY LEFT YOU TO LIE DOWN AND TAKE THE CURSES
BUT WHEN THEIR SHOW OF INDIGNATION

FILLED YOU WITH EMPTY SPACES -THERE WERE LIES I NEVER TOLD YOU
NOW YOU’RE JUST WORN OUT FACES
WITH JUST A STORY THAT THEY SOLD YOU
NO ONE LOOKED BETTER IN THE LIGHT WITH THESE

DISTANT TRACES OF ANY REASSURANCE YOU COULD WALL AROUND YOU
IN EMPTY SPACES ARE FORGOTTEN WORDS THAT WE USED

EMPATHY WAS SOMETHING NEVER SAID TO ME
INSINCERE APOLOGIES WERE FED TO ME
SAID IT STARVED BUT IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS BLED TO ME
UNTIL OUR ONLY DREAM WAS DEAD TO ME
Track Name: Orbiter/Amaranth
A FLOWER THAT NEVER FADES
I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN HOW YOU GREW IN SHADE
THAT LIGHT THAT RARELY SHONE ITS FACE
COULD SHOW THE PATH TO WHERE A SECOND CHOICE WAS MADE
I’VE ONLY KNOWN YOU WHEN THE TIME WAS RIGHT
AND I’LL ONLY WAIT FOR YOU FROM DAY THROUGH NIGHT
WHEN YOU SEEM CLOSE ENOUGH TO HOLD ON TO
TO SEE THROUGH AN ETERNITY AND LIVE THROUGH YOU

NOW YOU KNOW WHAT YOU SAW THROUGH THESE EYES OF GOLD
WAS YOU DETHRONED - YOU SINK LIKE A STONE
DOWN THROUGH 1000 ATMOSPHERES, TO TOUCH DOWN HERE
AND FALL AWAY AGAIN

IF YOU’VE HELPED ME STAY ALIVE BEFORE TONIGHT
I NEED VOICE TO GUIDE ME TO THE LIGHT
BUT MY FEAR IS THAT YOU’LL THIS PAIN
AND IF YOU DO, I KNOW I’LL NEVER WALK WITH YOU AGAIN

DOWN THROUGH 1000 ATMOSPHERES, TO TOUCH DOWN HERE
AND FALL AWAY AGAIN
SOLITARY SEARCH FOR THE PLACE OF OUR REBIRTH
YOU TOUCH THE EARTH AND LEAVE HOLES OF SACCHARIN
Track Name: Breathe Deep
IN DRIVING RAINS
REBUILT FROM WRECKAGE WHEN WRECKAGE WAS THE LOSS AND GAIN
ON RAGING SEAS
RETURN FROM CHAOS IN COMPLETE IMPOSSIBILITY

WHAT GAVE YOU THE RIGHT TO STEAL THIS THING FROM ME
DID YOU SEE THE LIGHT WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING THERE TO SEE
NOW DO PREDICTIONS FAIL
THEY THREW YOU OFF THE RAILS
SO NOW BREATHE DEEP
YOU ARE THE ONE WHO SEARCHES FOR REDEMPTION

WHEN YOU LEAVE WITH THIS INTEMPERANCE
REMEMBER ME IN YOUR REFLECTION
MY NAME WAS INSURRECTION
THE HEART OF THE HEARTLESS IN THESE HOURS OF EMERGENCY

WHAT GAVE YOU THE RIGHT TO STEAL THIS THING FROM ME
DID YOU SEE THE LIGHT WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING THERE TO SEE
NOW DO PREDICTIONS FAIL
THEY THREW YOU OFF THE RAILS
SO NOW BREATHE DEEP
YOU ARE THE ONE WHO SEARCHES FOR REDEMPTION

MELT DOWN THE SKY
THERE IS NOTHING LEFT STANDING BUT YOU AND I
TURN DOWN THE LIGHT
AND REMEMBER THE MOMENT WE GAVE UP THE FIGHT
Track Name: Carbon Blank
WHEN YOUR HEART STOPS, AND YOUR HEAD’S DONE IN
YOU’RE DRAPED IN BLACK AND OVERWROUGHT
BEFORE THE THAW

TIME UNDERGROUND
IT ALL SEEMS LIKE A PICTURE NOW
THAT ONLY MEMORY COULD DRAW

ETCHED IN PERMANENCE
THE BEAUTY IN THIS PASSING GLANCE
THE DREAM THAT ONE DAY WE BELIEVE
BUT I AM ON THE LEAVES
AND ONLY NOW CAN I RECALL THE IMAGE OF THE STEEL AND CLAW
THAT LEFT THESE SCARS

FIND YOUR SHELTER, MAKE YOUR BED AND TIE IT FAST
FORGET THE OVERCAST

LOOK OVER FACES THAT YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD NOT SEE
THEN LOOK AT ME
AND SEE EACH DAY AS IT’S YOUR LAST

YOU AWAKEN IN THE CARBON OF THE NIGHT
AND YOU FEEL AGAIN, THOUGH DARKNESS STEALS YOUR SIGHT
NOW EVERYONE’S INVISIBLE
BLANK STARES FROM EYES OF ETHER
MARKED AS TRUE BELIEVERS