Clark's Secret Identity

by Clark's Secret Identity

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released December 22, 2015

Shane Anthony - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Matthew Bankes - drums
Keith Horning - bass

Percussive instruments in track 3 performed by CSI

All music & lyrics by Shane Anthony
-except for Track 1; music by Anthony/Bankes, lyrics by Anthony

Recorded at D2C Studios, Lexington Park, MD; engineered and mixed by Matt Brookins, produced by CSI.
Piano recorded at Musical Box Studio, Camp Hill, PA; engineered by Jason Shaffer of Full Tilt Productions and Scott Dardick.
Mastered by Nelson Starr.
~ June - October 2015 ~

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reaching, falling from the light

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Track Name: 1982 Like the Northern Star
Thank you for your time
A shame about the way things had to go, so very slow
Reaching, falling from the light

Maybe just a sign
This skeleton cage is hung and dry, no life to find
Empty, filthy, unrefined

And as lightning shines above their heads
And shepherds fear the path they tread
The fear is very real, and hope is like a dream
Until their bodies found floating gently down the stream

It’s time
To walk again, and here reclaim what’s mine, to cross the line
Reaching, falling from the light

Look up; it looks back down at you.
Accept this weight upon your back, embrace the truth.
I take this fruit; it’s mine for the keeping.
My hand is swift, but Daddy’s still sleeping.
Track Name: Useless Light
Amidst the silver wires the golden idol stands
While the booby trap awaits those money-grubbing hands
Everyone’s got their own voice; they've something good to sell
But the audience turns a deaf ear while they wave and wish you well

Magazines and blog sites pay ordinary men
To judge your life’s worth on a scale of zero to ten
They tell me it's pretentious, they say it’s got no heart
I’ll just tell ‘em that it’s jazz, and suddenly it’s art

The brother in the suburbs trades integrity
For album streaming, pocket change, and mediocrity
The journey of acceptance cost him everything
When the heat of the desert sun dried the creative spring

Useless light from spineless spite
Praise at morning what they blame at night
Content-free hypocrisy
Those who cannot will not be
Track Name: Unwilling
The amber river flows downstream
As perception twists as it seems
I was a fool to think you were perfect for me

Ghosts of the past beg me not to go
Independence beckons me so
No one is to blame but all three victimized

I think of the grace to give you what you adore
But I didn't want to fake it anymore

Tucked in the crevasse of my shame
Never to pass on my name
The beginning of one life is the end of another

I think of the joy the child would put you through
But I didn't want to fight it over you

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