LIVING IN A DARK WORLD

SPEAK

 

Action speaks louder, bang of the drum. Sound of momentum, pulling me in. No need for speaking, do what you feel. Turn up the speaker, let it begin. Let it begin to speak, let it begin to speak. Words aren’t enough for me, I’ve got to say it with a beat. Let it begin to speak, let it begin to speak. Body to body, let the music give you what you need, let it being to speak. Why are we talking? Turn out the light. Don’t interrupt, don’t trouble the night. Put the heat on me, set me a-flame. I feel your heartbeat, let it begin. Let it begin to speak, let it begin to speak. Words aren’t enough for me, I’ve got to say it with a beat. Let it begin to speak, let it begin to speak. Body to body, let the music give you what you need. Let it being to speak.

 

 

CANDY SUGAR RUSH

 

How’s about a little something here? So that the memory will always keep you coming back to me. Put a little candy in your ear, something sweeter than whatever is out there wanting your attention. Bring the 90’s back out to the dance floor. Let the 80’s feeling get you high. Mommy and Daddy told ya all about it. Baby it’s your turn now to give it a try. I don’t need a formula, when I make romance. All I know is wanting ya, I just want to dance, dance with me baby. How’s about a little something here? Put the bass on track and we can play this tune till we can’t stand it. Come on and put the treble there, get the guitar to jammin’, I‘d like to hear that, yeah. Put a little record on to play, lets roll the carpet back. Let’s turn this living room into our dance floor. Pull the curtains down now, we can relax. I wanna feel you & I want you to feel me even more. Bring the 90’s back out to the dance floor. Let the 80’s feeling get you high. Mommy and daddy told ya, all about it. Baby it’s your turn now to give it a try. I don’t need a formula, when I make romance. All I know is wanting ya, I just want to dance, dance with me baby. Candy sugar rush, you and I, you and I. So hold me now and dance with me through the night. I don’t need a formula, when I make romance. All I know is wanting ya, I just want to dance. Pour it on me, pour it on me, Pour it on me baby !

 

 

LUSH LIFE

 

You can find me at the party, I’ll be the one standing by the statue with a pretty dress on. And if you like what you see, I’ll be the one standing by the statue with just a smile on. I live a lush life, I do what I want to do. I’m not trying to hold onto loving you. So baby touch me, release what you hold onto. Fantasize & get into this groove. Oh there is a man I am hungry for, I know where he belongs. With one hand on my right hip, and one hand on my left. Underneath the bedrock moon, he comes to me. And we call on Dionysus, to be our healer tonight. I live a lush life, I do what I want to do. I’m not trying to hold onto loving you. So baby touch me, release what you hold onto. Fantasize & get into this groove. Beautiful creatures, break free from the madness, that hold you from pleasures and all you’ve imagined. The chosen, the hopeless, the stolen, the broken, the chorus…Lets come together !

 

 

LIVIN' IN A DARK WORLD

 

State of confusion, counting down from one. Something blowing up, but you avoid the signs. That sooner or later you’ll come undone, ‘cause desire’s the bitch that makes your motor run. You are Living in a dark world.  Before you take it to the streets, there’s things you ought to learn (I Just want to be a light, for ya baby). You want to live this fantasy, It’s never gonna work (I just want to be a light, for ya baby). You’ve got the means and the tensions high. See the mirror reflect, do you prefer the lie? You are insane, living in a dark world. Let me, let me be your light. There’s violence in your streets and sirens on alarm. Uh oh Its any wonder, darkness is pulling you under ? Oh yes ! you need a friend (Come back down from the ledge). I can be the kind of man, who’ll be with you till the end. Living in a Dark world. I just want to be a light, for ya baby.

 

WITHOUT YOU

 

With my heart & your heart, competing for words. With no explanation, you just gave up. And if there’s a reason to stay by my side, look & you’ll find it here in my eyes. There’s no fight, there’s no fault, no reason at all. There’s no night, there’s no day, not one word to say. There’s a tear in the sky, there’s no reason why I stand, or I fall, so I crawl, there’s nothing at all. Trust in the reason we just can’t deny. One destination, one bridge between us. Trust in forever, it hangs in the air. I wanna know, are you still there ? There’s no fight, there’s no fault, no reason at all. There’s no night, there’s no day, not one word to say. There’s a tear in the sky, there’s no reason why I stand, or I fall, so I crawl, there’s nothing at all. And we can jump into the dirty water, and try to find what lies below. And we can run to make our hearts beat faster, until we find a way to go. ‘Cause my heart & your heart, competing for words, is making the distance, is making us hurt. There’s no explanation, there’s nowhere to turn, i’m  yours. There’s no fight, there’s no fault, no reason at all. There’s no night, there’s no day, not one word to say. There’s a tear in the sky, there’s no reason why I stand, or I fall, so I crawl, there’s nothing at all...without you.

 

JUST KISS

 

You were lover homeboy, constant in the night. My best friend, turned criminal, why are we on trial? Did you want me to be faithfull ? Or punish me for my crimes ? Talk to me like a child now boy? Don’t waste this. Just Kiss me, kiss me, kiss me. That is how you hurt me, that is how you loved me (kiss). I wanna feel you in my bed tonight, one last moment tender & carefree. Your thoughts, out of reach, better left unsaid. Stop the conversation running, but keep desire set in motion. And If I carried all the weight now? Be the woman that you desire ? But in the end I’m never good enough, good enough for you. Just kiss me, kiss me, kiss me, I want this one last night. And time can never fix, what’s broken, so lets just kiss. That is how you hurt me, that is how you loved me. Just Kiss me, Why won’t you kiss me? I want to know that we’re alive, we’re moving further from the fire. And time can never fix what’s broken, so lets just kiss.

 

EROTIC CITY NIGHTS

 

When the woods are dark, it’s easy to get lost. People don’t see the animals at night. Take a look behind the buildings & the walls & you might see these creatures take flight. Hope like fire burning, steam builds heat inside, find your shelter, erotic city nights. Flesh tastes like fantasy, wet on the lips, we get stuck in the motion. Paint the walls for the others, we can walk right through. So don’t hit the lights, erotic city nights. Rain surrounds, it always did come down, burns a hole so deep beneath the streets. And here we found on not so solid ground, shelter, shelter in the heat. Whistle my name as we grind, like creatures of the night. Roman candles light up your face. When the woods are dark, don’t hit the lights. Instinct has sealed our fate. Pressures rising, steam builds heat inside. Find your shelter, you know its such a scene, find your shelter. Flesh tastes like fantasy, wet on the lips, we get stuck in the motion. Paint the walls for the others, we can walk right through. So don’t hit the lights, erotic city nights. Feel the water move beneath, feel the rapture in the deep. And we tumble in the fall, lost in the passion of it all. Don’t it feel good to you ? Riding the wave...Erotic city nights.

 

VIOLENT CONSEQUENCE

 

All I want is somebody else in this room, holding me, keeping me where I need to be, but I’m hiding it. All I know is all that space you left behind you, breathing it, feeling it, letting it remind me what we used to be, what we used to do. It’s a violent consequence of everything inside me. It’s a violent consequence, everything reminds me. I’ll be careful, won’t reveal the things I could do. Holding back something that keeps running through my dreams, yes I’m hiding it. And softly spoken, little words will get to you. And to your eyes, i’ll be fine & maybe I’ll remind you what we used to be, what we used to do. It’s a violent consequence of everything inside me. It’s a violent consequence, everything reminds me. It’s a violent consequence.

 

DIAMOND RING

 

As age is creeping up on me, I’m understanding things. The love I thought I really wanted, was only diamond rings. Who wants to stand by you, if all that you do is make them feel like time is slipping? Diamond ring don’t let me down, diamond ring don’t let me down. I saw forever as a white veil came over me, you saw forever with me, but still I let you free. In your eyes I saw forever, I wish we were still together, I wish we were…Down, down, down, diamond ring (that thing for ya, that little thing for ya). You said you wanted to be with me ‘till the day you die. I couldn’t hear you ‘cause a diamond ring was in my eye. Who wants to stand by you, if all that you do is make them feel like time is ticking? Superstar, fancy car, big house, big dreams, you do it. You live, I breath for the sight of you in my rear view. In your eyes I saw forever, I wish we were still together, I wish we were…Down, down, down, diamond ring (that thing for ya, that little thing for ya). Diamond rings and shiny things you know I got that thing for ya, that Thing for ya, that little thing for ya.

 

BANG THE DRUM

 

You don’t have to say nothing, you don’t have to do nothing, come lay with me, come lay with me. You don’t have to bring nothing, you don’t have to wear nothing, come lay with me, come play with me. I cracked the shell of your mind, show me the root of your body. I want to get intertwined, I want to know ya. He strike the match, he light the dark. He bring the heat, he be the spark (my heart). He turned me up, he turned me on. He shoot the sky, he bang the drum. You don’t have to say nothing, You don’t have to do nothing, come lay with me, come lay with me. You don’t have to bring nothing, you don’t have to wear nothing, come lay with me, come play with me. Tasted the fruit off the vine, now I’m a fiend for your flavor. Now If you’ll please be so kind, I want to know ya. He strike the match, he light the dark. He bring the heat, he be the spark (my heart). He turned me up, he turned me on. He shoot the sky, he bang the drum.

 

 

ASTRAL BODIES

 

I remember In the beginning, It was dark. Only one grain of sand, A dream, a wish, in the palm of my hand. We were young, wild, temptuous &…I remember our collision, golden days, ego forgotten on the winds, unchartered plains. We moved in hymns and hues our bodies fused & now…Slipping into the oneness of, raging vibrance of my lilac colored dreams. We danced like skipping stones over water and land. There was no ‘her’ way, no ‘his’ way, only this way, only now, this moment now. In the beginning it was dark, we belonged in light, close together. A beautiful unparallel, In a world of reckless tales and pretty dresses on. Life reborn, naked and true. I remember, do you ? In the chaos of my mind, you have silenced all of my restless turning. Casually you slipped inside, explosions spark when stars collide, i’m waiting for worship to arrive. You & I make formations, continental plates in friction. Now I’m sleeping, sleeping in your arms. Your heartbeat, its push and pull is silent, your body talks, your body talks to me. I hit the ground, your kiss it felt like thunder, your body talks, your body talks to me. Hunger to be near you, in an instant I’m surrounded, your body talks, your body talks to me. Something in our bones, we were made to want each be together, your body talks, your body talks to me. I still think of you, I still dream of you. One creation, diamonds under pressure, your body talks, your body talks to me. On an island, we are an island, your body talks, your body talks to me. Hold the anchor, I think I’m going under., your body talks, your body talks to me. No matter where I go, I’m followed by force of you, your body talks, your body talks me. I hit the ground, your kiss it felt like thunder, your body talks, your body talks to me. I remember, your body talks to me.

 

 

CREDITS

 

1 Speak  2 Candy Sugar Rush  3 Lush Life  4 Living in a Dark World  5 Without You  6 Just Kiss  7 Erotic City Nights  8 Violent Consequence  9 Diamond Ring  10 Bang the Drum  11 Astral Bodies

 

1 . 2 . 9 . 10  Written by Derek Gruen (Guitsonic Music / ASCAP) & Mykal Kilgore (Copyright Control)

3 . 6 . 11  Written by Derek Gruen (Guitsonic Music/ ASCAP) & Bridget Barkan (Copyright Control)

5 . 8  Written by Derek Gruen (Guitsonic Music / ASCAP) & Rod Thomas (Copyright Control)

4  Written by Derek Gruen (Guitsonic Music / ASCAP) & Xavier Smith (Monkee Chaplin / ASCAP)

7  Written by Derek Gruen (Guitsonic Music / ASCAP)  Xavier Smith (Monkee Chaplin / ASCAP) & Rod Thomas (Copyright Control)

 

All Songs Produced by Del Marquis

1 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 10 . 11  Mixed by Jonathan Kreinik

© & (P) Slow Knights under exclusive license to Self Raising Records 2015

 

Additional Keys on all songs by Tommy Barbarella

Additional Programming on  2 . 4  by Prince Vince

Additional Bass on  2 . 3 . 5 . 8 . 11  by David Lizmi

Strings & String Arrangement on  11  by Sophie Galpin

Art Direction . Photography . Design  by Del Marquis