We Light Fire

by julia deans

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uniquelydave I remember getting goosebumps the first time I heard The Panic Favorite track: the panic.
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theUtmost Been eagerly awaiting the full album release ever since Julia has been teasing me with the singles...
As per prior releases, I love, love LOVE Julia's signature "ease of transition" between modal & falsetto register.
She makes it seem so effortless and smooth. She may be a short chook, but is gifted with a voice that is simultaneously powerful and fragile - it has the ability to reach into your soul and stir things up.
Top stuff.
Oh and the instrumentation is very well done indeed as well :)
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released May 11, 2018

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Track Name: souvenir
i look you straight in the eye
and tell you what i have feared
the secret that i've held dear
for half my life

you meet the barrage with grace
the valour to stand your ground
without feeling honour bound
to make things right

and as the veil falls

it moves, it breaks like silver
worn for a life, a souvenir
when we wake up
a clear reminder
we made it out

we broke our armour in faith
back when i was so young
a bright overloaded gun
i worked it out

i let the veil fall

it moves, it breaks like silver
worn for a life, a souvenir
when we wake up
a clear reminder
we made it out
Track Name: pick up
i cut you open i
had to begin to understand
your form and function the
colour that shifts beneath my hand

when you sing to me
of a family
i put my heart on the line

you are a muse to me
all my judgement has come to harm
with no advisory
you simply silenced the alarm

you played my heart
like the government
you overfurnished the lie

now pick up a lonely heart

the sweet discovery
how i surrendered to your hand
all lies and subterfuge
yet i still stand

and if you'll sing to me now
of a family
i'll take my heart across the line

now pick up a lonely heart
and look how it beats for two
now pick up a lonely heart
and look how it beats for you
Track Name: all of thee above
when i fell in love
you and i, we were strangers
and all of thee above
turned their heads and didn't see the danger

now you just go on
casually avoiding the question
did i do something wrong?
how are you accountable to no-one

why? why should i stay and never learn
to keep my head above water?

stars will not align
planets will not light the way before you
you say the angels lie
but angels never walked a mile beside you

now all of thee above
never had a handle on the problem
it's hard to be of consequence
when you're an imaginary notion

now, come take my hand and we'll both learn
to keep our heads above water
Track Name: we light fire
we light fire to not forget
we fall too easy, afraid of our last regret

send the light out into the dark
to cast the shadows away from a wounded heart

we light fire for the tears in our eyes
we light fire waiting for the sunrise
we don't know that it's always gonna be this way
but we're here today

we light fire in communion
another year in a circle around the sun

all alone we escape somehow
a subtle movement, the distance from here 'til now

we light fire for the tears in our eyes
we light fire waiting for the sunrise
we don't know that it's always gonna feel this way
but we're here today
with our hearts aflame

all i want
in this life
is a light
to relieve me from the cold
and the dark
'til the dawn

you cool my head
in the heat
of the day
and you lead me through the night
and the calm
and the storm

we light fire
we light fire
we light fire
we light fire

we light fire for the tears in our eyes
we light fire waiting for the sunrise
we don't know that we're always gonna feel this way
but we're here today
with our hearts aflame
Track Name: burning cars
there's nothing to it
we'll sail through it
we'll lock arms
we'll burn cars
if it comes to it

we'll drive onwards
we'll not cower
it's in our grasp
stand steadfast
and we draw power

and we're here tonight
standing in the rain
if you'll hold your fire
long enough to hear
we'll be one again
and we'll heal tonight

over your shoulder
we crept close
no more jokes
no blind hoax
we've grown older

and we see light
and we heal

and we heal tonight
as we're standing in the rain
if you hold your fire
long enough to hear
we'll be one again
and we'll heal tonight
holding vigil in the rain
if you'll hold your fire

hold your tongue
hold your tithe
stop your emissary line
sending words that we can't use any more
hollow prose
won't disguise
shifting enemy lines
accountability is gold

and we heal tonight
as we're standing in the rain
if you hold your fire
long enough to hear
we'll be one again
and we'll heal tonight
holding vigil in the rain
if you'll hold your fire
go on hold your fire
we can heal
Track Name: centre
centre of the sun – no light, no light
quicker than the stars shine out, burn through

i breathe out with you
this life we lead straight through

middle of the day – we learn, we try
hollow of the moon – i burn like you
forever never lies before us

and i breathe out with you
this life we lead straight through

quicker than the stars shine out, it’s through

centre of the sun, hollow of the moon
quicker than the stars

quicker than the stars shine out, burn through
Track Name: chelsea
chelsea, it's just a lonely night
in only four hours we'll see dawn
the day will come, there may be heavy clouds
but above the haze there's still sun

in a wide open sky
there's a slow turning moon
shifting the tides
shaping our lives
from your small golden hand
runs a line through this land
connecting our hearts
from ending to start

listen, my love, the rain falling out in the yard
will marry the sound of the softest drum

in a wide open sky
there's a slow turning moon
shifting the tides
shaping our lives
from your small shaking hand
runs a line that cuts straight through this land
from your heart to mine
and backward through time
we all play our part
from ending to start

chelsea, it's just the loneliest night
in four little hours we'll see dawn

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