Obsession

by Ian Alexander

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released October 5, 2015

composed, performed, recorded & mixed by Ian Alexander
vocal sessions engineered & produced by Richard Kuckhoff
mastered by Michael Schwabe at Monoposto Mastering GmbH

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Track Name: On the Bow's Edge
Tell me again
When will it end
It's all in your head

And I'm tired of wasting time adrift at sea
With eyes that cannot stray from the abyss in me

What have I done
She was the one
As bright as the sun

But I've made my choice
Please end this voyage here
I'm holding my breath
Just have to fight the fear

I had a dream
A mere memory
Of you and me
Track Name: Phantom Limb
Come closer still
Into the light
Unfound but in
The longest night

Under the skin
I follow the phantom limb
Lest I forget my shape
Like lines in the sand

And make me whole
Into the earth
And find a soul
Who's keeping worth

No one will see
The valley of darker years
How many days and nights
I've lost to the fire
Track Name: In the Fall
Alone in silent white
The noise dies down each night
How long the faithful pray
Until their judgement day

In the Fall, love
I'll be waiting for you
To embrace my heart in the rain
And you'll heal me
From these demons inside
Who could never steal it away

I scratch the days gone by
And make believe they fly
Against the heat of the flame
I will remember your name

In the Fall, love
I'll be waiting for you
To embrace my heart in the rain
Will you meet me
At the edge of the tide
We could dance as one and the same
Track Name: Wood and Water
I live within a darkened room
And the sun will never burn me up again
I sleep beneath the ocean bed
And the waves will never bring me down again

There is a trap door in the ceiling
It keeps the truth from what I'm dreaming
Its wooden beams still bear the scent of the forest I felled

I reinforce the wood each day
But I can't deny that water's coming through
Track Name: Set Sail
I was bound to the ground
Breathing out of a heart-shaped lung
It was quite difficult to speak your name

Release the anchor
Set sail into the deep

There is something underneath the surface of my mind that I will find
When everything that I believed in until now is left behind
And in the waves I see reflections of a face that's not my own
"Do you remember when you lost the only one that you held dear
Because you couldn't have it all and what was left turned into fear
Silently screaming through the water 'til those blue eyes turned to stone?"

No...
Track Name: Afterlife
I feel so alive
I see so much light

Grass beneath my feet, lovely earth
Wind against my face, lovely air
Pounding of my heart, lovely blood

But is this my blood?
Is this my skin?
Is this my heart?

I recognize this very scene
Across the lake, that man is me
These memories come rushing in
The life I lived inside your skin

It's the Fall, love
I've been waiting for you
Can you bid farewell to your name
In the ocean
There is nothing to hide
We will dance as one and the same