Age of Unknowns

by all my nights are dreams

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released August 7, 2017

Landon Gow

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All My Nights Are Dreams Limassol, Cyprus

punk pyrate
folk fooker
gut-punch philosophaster
from the great western wastelands between nowhere and nothingness.

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Track Name: Limitless Night
Dead men don't talk I've been practicing my walk
Studying the clock for hours listening for the knock

the answer never came, are the questions still the same?

Living under a rock befriended by a pigeon-hawk
Testing out new locks, saving up for penny stocks

the answers never came, but the questions still remain.

Yellow Nissan Sentra circa 1997
So you know it's not a rental, besides this side of heaven

it's hard to see the forest for the trees and the shaking of their leaves

Parked just up the street been watching me all week
Worrying the blinds, I sneak, shuffling both my feet

it's not paranoia if they're actually coming for ya...

Gone are the embers our lust for life (lustful life)
Outside city limits under limitless night

Button up your lip you'd better not let nothing slip
You were keeping rhythm, crack the bass drum with a whip

does anybody know where any of this might go?

You were dicing onions when you cut your fingertip
Swaying at the hips, with every literary quip

does anybody know where any of this goes?

I think I might've been implanted with a micro-chip
Hold a flashlight to my skin, to find out where it is

it's hard to be for certain with these certain unknowns

Obsessing with the rearview for this entire trip
None of this is in the script, you gotta get a grip

it's not a delusion, if I prove their collusion

Gone are the embers our lustful life (lust for life)
Outside city limits under limitless night
Spared from the shadow spared from the fire
Limited conviction in the limitless night

(break)

Gone are the embers our lust for life (lustful life)
Outside city limits under limitless night

Dead men don't talk I've been practicing my walk
Studying the clock for hours, listening for their knock

the answer never came, the question remains the same
Track Name: Absolute Beginner
I don't always understand your reasoning
one way in the morning another in the evening

I can't ever tell which way you're leaning
always catch you coming in, you always catch me leaving

(stand and deliver you know your love's a giver a saint and a sinner an absolute beginner)
Track Name: Age Of Unknowns
take my only words for what little that they are worth
leave me as you found me, new unto the world
take my only hopes, build for them a pyre
may their ashes reach the heavens and be reborn in fire

what little that we know, what little we can see
mystery surround us in the darkness of our beliefs
and you're a stubborn child rearing to be free
from the bridle and the bit one day we'll be released

take off
what you're made of
what is sacred
will not be wasted

in the age of unknowns
the age of these bones
I don't know nobody
that can go it alone

what little have I done, what little I have changed
who among us has confessed any more then they've complained
we all are carrying weight, bowed but we don't break
when darkness falls upon us the lonesome lay awake

the simulation ends but the data is retained
the parallels in which we live distant and constrained
you were breaking through, I saw a light on in your room
everyone get down now, don't nobody move

take off
what you're made of
what is sacred
will not be wasted

in the age of unknowns
the age of these bones
I don't know nobody
that can go it alone
Track Name: Scorpions And Songbirds
midnight calls, a siren in an empty room,
this is home, not wherever you are going to.

weary bones, lift bricks and trowel mortar,
heavy hearts, build walls along their borders.

scorpions and songbirds both share traits with the hearts of men

fake violets and begonias, on your winter porch
snow was stark against the astro turf.

I aged decades standing in, your gentle gaze
chasing after dreams is why they always run away.

waiting for tomorrow,
how will we pay back all the time that we borrowed?

summer came to burn our lips, and skin our knees
after all light is just how a star bleeds.

you were looking up, as i was falling out
through the branches of a tree we both were cutting down.

scorpions and songbirds both share traits with the hearts of men
Track Name: Sail Another Day
I've got a girl, that writes sometimes
from three states away
although I miss her constantly, I know it's better this way
some things can't be changed

Whenever I speak out of turn, she'll put me in check
some things a heart has to learn to avoid these wrecks
and sail another day

You're no ordinary cautionary tale
A fire that never dims, a light that never pales
and so it goes...

I know she won't be tamed, she won't be no ones wretch
she'll get there all by herself ahead of the rest
she won't carry your shame

And all these things, in spite of me
or because she's all that I've left
for reasons I can not explain I still love her to death
never seems to fade

You're no ordinary cautionary tale
A fire that never dims, a light that never pales
and so it goes...

I've got a girl, that writes sometimes
from three states away
although I miss her constantly, I know it's better this way
Track Name: There Came A Vision
Your child's eyes, greets you in the night
the forest is a maze, every shadow a tiger
sweaty palms, clutch you at the hem
midnight in fog, a lantern peering in

in a voice thunderous and sharp
in a song that finds you in the dark
in a kiss you swore not to keep
came a vision, out there in the deep

Your quiet prayers, bent down at the knees
these whispered words, to the heavens we all plead
please comfort me, please take me in, and comfort me
come to me as a friend

in a voice thunderous and sharp
in a song that finds you in the dark
in a kiss you swore not to keep
there came a vision, out there in the deep

I had dreamed, the open plains where I was born
had turned into a sprawling sea, and before I could wake
my resting bones, I swallowed hard
and my body sank far, far below

in a voice thunderous and sharp
in a song that finds you in the dark
in a kiss you swore not to keep
came a vision, out there in the deep
Track Name: To The Great Unending Void
I have been to the mountain, I have been to the sea
I have crossed the great desert to swim in slow Idalian streams
and I bow to the creator or whatever that may mean

I have known the poor the true salts of the earth
I have met bodies who have only been taught how to hurt
and I am so sorry for what parts I have made worst
I will be haunted until my bones are pushing dirt

we are born with love abundant a never ending well
then we learn to hold it closely and hoard it for ourselves
as if that will bring us riches, gathering dust up on the shelf

I have seen such beauty, such wonder, such grace
such poignant graffiti scrawled on heavens gate
no matter your religion we share this birthplace
as all convictions share a common fate

so raise your flag proudly whatever it represents
kneel in real humility to whatever God you're pledged
take in the beauty, because it's brief what we have left

I have sang these songs to the great unending void
I have stood on the edge of all we have destroyed
and I am so angry for what terror we've given voice
there is so much more beauty so much more to rejoice...
Track Name: Ways And Means
if you know my name then you know my ways
it shouldn't matter how far I've strayed
don't say things that you can't unsay
why make rules that we can't obey

if the night seems to come too soon
if the drums fill up the room
tied your hopes to a red balloon
then they float away

now you watch the sky for birds of prey
they dive for their dinner then soar away
clouds these parts hang low for days
the streets and buildings are all steel grey

if your likeness is never pressed in bronze
if your name is never sang in songs
you imagine that it won't be long
until memory fades

now you see there's but one clear way
if all is forgotten and all decays
don't think of me after I've gone away
remember the heat of the fire I blazed

if a moment is all we'll ever know
then what we lost we can just let go
turn instead to the warming glow
another breaking day