Valet for the Dark

by Two Big

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written and performed by joe lazar and erik gunnarsson

*bass performed by bryson gabrels on 'track 2'

produced and engineered by jack cox at hound house studios in chicago, il

mastered by alex mccollough at yesmaster studios in nashville, tn

album art by josh lahaye - joshlahaye.com

a big thank you to josh lahaye for being the right hand man on the project

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released June 2, 2015

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Track Name: Barbarian
oh lover, life's worst surprise is a death
move slumber, lift your eyes one last breath

you're someone that we want to be
the art of responsibility
lay low and duck your head from the shots
some mornings fail to follow the plot
same cereal stale from the night before
still want it, kinda even want it more
beat down all the pain in your name again
relax like a true barbarian

do overs, never quite feel the same
moon roamer, push yourself into space
silence leads to symmetry
you act like you don't feel inside
silence leads to symmetry
rooms grow small when there's sadness to hide

last days on earth deal simplicity
now I know that money doesn’t grow on trees
it grows on the backs you stab with a knife
drips red on the golden hue of the prize
keep swingin’ on the vines that tie your feet
kick back and split the sun from the seeds
beat down all the pain in your name again
relax like a true barbarian
Track Name: Valet for the Dark
as a life ends and a couple moves apart
a tattoo melts from skin, valet for the dark
slung to the sun and it’s ready to roast
chains lie flat almost comatose
and I know we’re back at it

a way to find power
amongst the grasp and beside my last
attempt to make our
link to fame soaring past complaint
of lazy eyes fading
beneath the joy, hidden and destroyed
some day I’ll go outside and walk away
nowhere else to stay

underwater panic turns up floating upside down
steering calm and careless
content, alone, no sound
flip through the deck of cards
slide through the broken barbs
and I know we’re back at it
Track Name: Land's End
strippin’ pride from my devotion
the arrows leave me on
the limits in my motion
inhibit words so strong
to rescind a personal motive
kills the only reason to do
performance filled with coded, destructive pleas for truth

my behavior is your best guess
a punishment in time
a labored climb to assess my own worst fears
so I stop and dream what you’ll do to me
so I stop and think of the liberty
that I took to the land’s end

scenes fall into place not through manners
but through the bombing of ego
don’t manipulate me
i’ve already sacrificed the blinding light of life
fine with who I am
a shadow wraps around my hand on command

scenes fall into place not through manners
but through the bombing of ego
don't manipulate me
i've already sacrificed the timing of my eyes
Track Name: Bored in a Heartbeat
over the days, my soul has lost its charm
the sleeves rolled up, but don’t reveal my arms
heard hints of a bad thing, but can’t foresee a lie
when I pull out, I can’t ignore your sigh

send me away
i start my promises when you stop
tryna force your faults all the way to the top
bored in a heartbeat

it don’t pertain, there’s hopes we won’t speak of
admitting my flaws, I can’t be loved
conversations seem subdued
reservations in taboo
ignoring disappointment everyday

send me away
i start my promises when you stop
tryna force your faults all the way to the top
bored in a heartbeat
send me my way
right through the passing lanes of my own sleep
night wires hanging down
my dedication