Faux Light [​+​10]

by LOYAL WIFE

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Band: Loyal Wife
Album Title: Faux Light
Catalog Number: ALLY047
Record Label: Sunset Alliance
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Release Date: 03 April 2012
email ?s to: d a v e (at) s u n s e t a l l i a n c e {dot} net

credits

released 03 April 2012

David Jensen- Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Ashley Taylor- Vocals
Blake Kimball- Guitar
Spencer Reed- Bass
Sam Hardwig- Drums
Matt Maloy- (Drums on Ivory)
Nat Theobald- (Bass on Ivory)
Jason Corman- (Guitar and Bass on GodSlight)

Faux Light was produced by David Jensen.
Recorded, Engineered & mixed by Bob Hoag @Flying Blanket Recording. GodSlight & Hold Up recorded by Gerald @FlyingBlanket
All songs & lyrics written by David Jensen, except for Ivory, Cut the Rope & No Way: written by David Jensen and Ashley Taylor.


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LYRICS
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1. IVORY
Just so you know, I said I loved you and I lied
Honesty is good for my demise
Just so you know, I said I need to feel alive
Still waiting to hear your reply

Speak to me and tell me
All the things I know you cannot hide
Speak to me and tell me
Honesty is good for my demise
Speak to me and I am fine

Just so you know, I said I loved you and I lied
And you don't seem to be surprised
Until you go, please let me be your alibi
Punishment when there’s been no crime

Speak to me and tell me
All the things I know I cannot hide
Speak for me, I'm failing
All I need I cannot seem to find
So speak to me and tell me
Honesty is good for my demise
Speak to me and I am

You know the feeling we need doesn't exist, right?
We've always said we won't fake anything, but I'm plastic, you're white lie
You know the feeling we need doesn’t exist, right
We've always said we wont fake anything, I'm static, you're faux light.


2. NOT WHAT YOU WANT
It’s not what you want, it’s only what you live for
It’s not what you want, it’s the way you respond when it’s not
It’s not what you want, it’s only what you care for
And it’s not what you got, it’s what you take from me

The more that you berate it, the more that you harm
You keep staring at it, in a state of alarm
It will never be different until you disarm
It’s not what you want

Don’t say you’ll do something about it
Don’t say you will, I know you won’t
Don’t say It’s worth it, I doubt it
It never pays off for you because it’s not what you want
Don’t say you’ll do something about it
It’s only what you live for
And It’s not what you got
Don’t say it’s worth it, I doubt it
It’s what you take for free

From ashes to ashes, till dust turns to fuss
I shouldn’t have asked you if you wouldn’t budge
You need some more passion, you get it from me
Do I have enough to make you believe?
This shouldn’t depress you, it should get you moving
So why aren’t you moving?
We’ve already been to the final parade
It’s not what you want.

3. IN TROUBLE
All my life running scared
I should have been more prepared
All my dreams, they have passed
I put them aside for something fast
I’m in trouble--understand--heaven helps me with its helping hand
It all fits together in a Masterplan, but am I worth it, I don’t know?

All my life running scared
Maybe the fear brought me here
I swore I’d change, we’d figure it out
It could’ve worked, but never found out how
I’m in trouble--Understand--Heaven help us with your helping hands
It all comes together in a Masterplan, but am I worth it, I don’t know?
Yeah, I’m in trouble, I know that now
If I have to go, then show me how
We all need to hang on to each other
We go this way cause we don’t know any other
We all need to hang on to each other
I’m doing the best I can
Because we know it won’t last long if we depend on one another
And all I want is to scream at the top of my lungs - If not we’re going under.

4. CUT THE ROPE
Pleased to meet you- Oh yes, I'm a doll
Can't you tell by the way I can fall?
It's a tightrope, but who's on the wire?
First it's your turn and I've started a fire
I need to be the one in control.
It's a circus, and you're the animal
So pleased to meet you- We are not the same
Who's the mad one?
You’re no more than a criminal

I’m not a criminal, but now I know what you are
I want to cut the rope, to see just how far you’ll fall
Now it's my turn, time to seal my fate
Don't look down for there is no escape
This is where I will spend most my life
You're unhappy - look, you've got a knife?
You want to be the one in control
My collapse is unintentional
Won't you save me - I need a great end
I'm the mad one
You’re no more than a criminal
I’m not a criminal, but now I know what you are
I wanna cut the rope, to see just how far you’ll fall
I wanna know why you would nest without the egg
I’ll never know why you would shoulder all the blame
I’m not a good liar, but I’m good enough to say
That you can trust me, before you make that big mistake
I’m not a good liar, but I’m good enough to say
That I love you, before you get away
And you go wild, when you try to get your way
I wanna know why you’re no more than a criminal
I’m not a criminal, but now I know what you are
Our price is too steep and the tight rope you walk on is way too long
You hang from a string, but I could never cut you from what you want.

5. NO WAY
Chaos came from a fall, and now they say we can erase it all
Listen, obey, because it’s good for you
Celebrate your tiny flaw, You’re holding back waiting for curtain call
You’ll get your soul back what’s it worth to you?

You wanna stay, but there is no way
I sold the questions to afford the answers, is that how it works?
I need excuses to fail anyway
I want to read it, but don’t want to see it, I don’t know where to look
Decide its useless and throw it away
Help is on the way
No decision is the best decision
Don’t need a reason, we’ll just keep it even
I cannot stop
You gotta thorn in your lion’s paw
I thought your roar was just a mating call
Choke down all the medicine like you’re supposed to do
You wanna stay. I say no way.
Where we’re from few come undone, we change the sheets before we die
When we’re young salvation keeps us orderly in line
Where we’re from all is love, the doors they stay unlocked all night
When we’re young hold your tongue; to tell the truth could be a lie
I cannot say that there is no way, but there is no way
Hey. No way.

6. BEAUTIFUL WORLD
Open your eyes and you’ll probably see the most beautiful world,
But a beautiful world doesn’t matter to me
Open your eyes and your mouth and you’ll speak the most beautiful things,
But all the things that they bring never matter to me

And I give my life to the reign
Tell me how am I supposed to notice where the dangers flow if they’re always hidden from me
Look in your eyes and you’ll probably see the most horrible things
And all the horrible things will never satisfy me
Tell me your lies, but I already know them because I just tell the same
We’re all lying the same, going frame by frame
And I give up my life from cradle to grave
It shouldn’t be long now before we notice that in most ways they are the same
I’m too cynical for the time I live in, I need to go to the future where I’ve already been
Because I’ve seen my past, but I still crash right where it overlaps

Who we pass along the path...well, I believe we all end up in the same pile of heavenly trash
But, still I hold you close because I need the open road to lead me back to the days where you won’t go
I’ve got a shot glass and an attitude
You know I don’t mind if you don’t like my mood
I’ve got enough time to wait, I’ll be showing it all today
With a wink of an eye I shake my chest, I know you wanna see what’s under my dress
You know it’s getting pretty late, but I’ll put a spell on you anyway

And I give my life to the pain
Tell me how am I supposed to notice where the dangers flow if they’re always hidden from me

People around me need a beautiful world, but a beautiful world doesn’t matter to me.


7. GODSLIGHT
Where do we go? I’m on my knees, but how did I get here alone?
You’ve got enough allegiance, so won’t you free mine?

Where do we go? I’m ready- My god took my mind away.
I gave allegiance, but not my soul
But I might give it up tonight

Is God’s light shining on me, or not?
Is God’s light shining on me; I’ve seen his eyes closing mine

Where did he go? Because, I might need to testify
I can’t see him anywhere, but I will wait all my life

Is God’s light shining on me, or not?
I’m holding out for a sign that I’ll see to lead me towards the light
Oh, now I must fear that you’ll disappear and the love I need might not be enough?
Is God’s light shining on me, or not?
This god sleight has gotten to me, but I’m way too close to give up
Is this god’s light shining on me?


8. HOLD UP
If I hold up
If I lean strong against the wind when the breeze blows me down upon my back and I fight upright again
If I hold up
If I smile wide when they offend
If I go against the grain enough I know it will one day soon smoothen if i hold up

And it’s more than just a problem, it’s more than just a whim
I can see you never cared about me even though you say you did
I’m not impressed by those with power, I’m not impressed by those who grin when I hold up
When I hold up
If I hold up
Now, if I hold up I’m gonna let some light come in
I’m gonna hold it by its throat and ask where it wants me to begin
If I hold up when my fabric is wearing thin
When I’m hanging by the thread I let tangle up in competence, if I hold up
I’m gonna scratch and claw for solace
I’m gonna let forgiveness in
I’m gonna try to let it hold me
I’m gonna try to let it win
I don’t want to carry grudges, but I feel I’m forced to live under them until I hold up
Until I hold up
And I’m best when I’m a martyr, but there is no one following until I hold up
If I hold up
If I hold up.

9. LIGHT ON
Your life is shorter than they say it is, but what they say is true
You may be older, but never wiser until you play it through
You all enjoy the myth and hope it’s better than this, it’s all that’s given to you
Bluff- you never call it enough, you live your life on the cuff, but those sleeves are coming loose

Somebody leave me a light on
I’ve got to know better
Somebody better lead me to light
Somebody leave me a light on

I’m on the border- that’s the way it is when they are coming for you
You’ve become bolder- how can somebody be lost when there is nothing to lose
I’ve turned the corner- I’m coming back to claim what I’m too afraid to choose
Life of inconsequence- and every chance that I missed, all my dreams I will renew

Somebody leave me a light on
I’ve got to know better
Somebody better lead me to light
Somebody leave me a light on.

10. LIGHT OFF
So if it’s good for you to listen to then you should speak up
The prophets told us to be patient, am I patient enough?
I scoff and stutter to another, I want someone to trust
I need affection or infection, either one is enough
So if it’s good for you to pick and choose then choose to pick up
The broken pieces you have left behind for me to clean up
The prophets told us to be patient but my time’s almost up
I can’t keep me waiting when I’m fading I might turn into dust
So if it’s good enough to listen to then you should speak up?
Have I done something to deserve this, does this come from above?
The prophets told me to be patient, I’ve been patient enough
I need some answers to my questions, but a hint is enough

So if it’s right for you to lead me on I guess I was wrong
It gets ahead of me so far I think I’ll never be strong
So should I end this, how much longer is it until it’s too long
It’s time to go, goodbye, good go, goodbye, I cannot go on.

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Track Name: Ivory
IVORY
Just so you know, I said I loved you and I lied. Honesty is good for my demise. Just so you know, I said I need to feel alive. Still waiting to hear your reply. Speak to me and tell me all the things I know you cannot hide. Speak to me and tell me honesty is good for my demise. Speak to me and I am fine. Just so you know, I said I loved you and I lied, and you don't seem to be surprised. Until you go, please let me be your alibi. Punishment when there’s been no crime. Speak to me and tell me all the things I know I cannot hide. Speak for me, I'm failing. All I need I cannot seem to find. So speak to me and tell me. Honesty is good for my demise. Speak to me and I am... You know the feeling we need doesn't exist, right? We've always said we won't fake anything, but I'm plastic, you're white lie. You know the feeling we need doesn’t exist, right? We've always said we wont fake anything, I'm static, you're faux light.

Lyrics by Ashley Taylor and David Jensen, Music by David Jensen
Track Name: Not What You Want
2. NOT WHAT YOU WANT
It’s not what you want, it’s only what you live for
It’s not what you want, it’s the way you respond when it’s not
It’s not what you want, it’s only what you care for
And it’s not what you got, it’s what you take from me

The more that you berate it, the more that you harm
You keep staring at it, in a state of alarm
It will never be different until you disarm
It’s not what you want

Don’t say you’ll do something about it
Don’t say you will, I know you won’t
Don’t say It’s worth it, I doubt it
It never pays off for you because it’s not what you want
Don’t say you’ll do something about it
It’s only what you live for
And It’s not what you got
Don’t say it’s worth it, I doubt it
It’s what you take for free

From ashes to ashes, till dust turns to fuss
I shouldn’t have asked you if you wouldn’t budge
You need some more passion, you get it from me
Do I have enough to make you believe?
This shouldn’t depress you, it should get you moving
So why aren’t you moving?
We’ve already been to the final parade
It’s not what you want.


words & music by David Jensen
Track Name: In Trouble
IN TROUBLE
All my life running scared, I should have been more prepared. All my dreams, they have passed.
I put them aside for something fast. I’m in trouble. Understand, heaven helps me with its helping hand.
It all fits together in a master plan. But, am I worth it? I don’t know. All my life running scared, maybe the fear brought me here. I swore I’d change and we’d figure it out. It could have worked, but never found out how. I’m in trouble. Understand, heaven help us with your helping hands. It all comes together in a master plan. But, am I worth it? I don’t know. Yeah, I’m in trouble, I know that now. If I have to go, then show me how. We all need to hang on to each other. We go this way cause we don’t know any other. We all need to hang on to each other. Because we know it won’t last long if we depend on one another. (I’m doing the best I can) (If not we’re going under.) And all I want is to scream at the top of my lungs.

words & music by David Jensen
Track Name: Cut the Rope
CUT THE ROPE Lyrics

Pleased to meet you. Oh yes, I'm a doll. Can't you tell by the way I can fall? It's a tightrope, but who's on the wire? First it's your turn and I've started a fire. I need to be the one in control. It's a circus and you're the animal. So pleased to meet you. We are not the same. Who's the mad one? You’re no more than a criminal. I’m not a criminal, but now I know what you are. I want to cut the rope, to see just how far you’ll fall. Now it's my turn. It’s time to seal my fate. Don't look down for there is no escape. This is where I will spend most my life. You're unhappy. Look, you've got a knife. You want to be the one in control. My collapse is unintentional. Won't you save me. I need a great end. I'm the mad one, but you’re no more than a criminal. I’m not a criminal, but now I know what you are. I wanna cut the rope, to see just how far you’ll fall. I wanna know why you would nest without the egg. I’ll never know why you would shoulder all the blame. I’m not a good liar, but I’m good enough to say that you can trust me before you make that big mistake. I’m not a good liar, but I’m good enough to say that I love you, before you get away. And you go wild when you try to get your way. I wanna know why you’re no more than a criminal. I’m not a criminal, but now I know what you are. Your price is too steep and the tight rope you walk on is way too long. You hang from a string, but I could never cut you from what you want.

lyrics by Ashley Taylor and David Jensen. music by David Jensen
Track Name: No Way
NO WAY Lyrics

Chaos came from a fall, and now they say we can erase it all. Listen, obey, because it’s good for you. Celebrate your tiny flaw. You’re holding back waiting for curtain call. You’ll get your soul back what’s it worth to you? You wanna stay, but there is no way. I sold the questions to afford the answers, is that how it works? I need excuses to fail anyway. I want to read it, but don’t want to see it. I don’t know where to look. Decide its useless and throw it away. Help is on the way. No decision is the best decision. Don’t need a reason, we’ll just keep it even. (I cannot stop) You gotta thorn in your lion’s paw. I thought your roar was just a mating call. Choke down all the medicine like you’re supposed to do. You wanna stay. I say no way. Where we’re from few come undone. We change the sheets before we die. When we’re young salvation keeps us orderly in line. Where we’re from all is love; the doors they stay unlocked all night. When we’re young hold your tongue; to tell the truth could be a lie. I cannot say that there is no way, but there is no way. No way.

lyrics by David Jensen & Ashley Taylor. music by David Jensen
Track Name: Beautiful World
BEAUTIFUL WORLD lyrics

Open your eyes and you’ll probably see the most beautiful world, but a beautiful world doesn’t matter to me. Open your eyes and your mouth and you’ll speak the most beautiful things, but all the things that they bring never matter to me. And I give my life to the reign. Tell me how am I supposed to notice where the dangers flow if they’re always hidden from me. Look in your eyes and you’ll probably see the most horrible things, and all the horrible things will never satisfy me. Tell me your lies, but I already know them because I just tell the same. We’re all lying the same, going frame by frame. And I give up my life from cradle to grave. It shouldn’t be long now before we notice that in most ways they are the same. I’m too cynical for the time I live in. I need to go to the future where I’ve already been. Because, I’ve seen my past, but I still crash right where it overlaps. Who we pass along the path; Well, I believe we all end up in the same pile of heavenly trash. But, still I hold you close because I need the open road to lead me back to the days where you won’t go. I’ve got a shot glass and an attitude. You know I don’t mind if you don’t like my mood. If you’ve got enough time to wait, I’ll be showing it all today. With a wink of an eye I shake my chest. I know you wanna see what’s under my dress. You know it’s getting pretty late, but I’ll put a spell on you anyway. And I give my life to the pain. Tell me how am I supposed to notice where the dangers flow if they’re always hidden from me. People around me need a beautiful world, but a beautiful world doesn’t matter to me.

lyrics & music by David Jensen
Track Name: GodSlight
7. GODSLIGHT lyrics

Where do we go? I’m on my knees, but how did I get here alone?
You’ve got enough allegiance, so won’t you free mine?

Where do we go? I’m ready- My god took my mind away.
I gave allegiance, but not my soul
But I might give it up tonight

Is God’s light shining on me, or not?
Is God’s light shining on me; I’ve seen his eyes closing mine

Where did he go? Because, I might need to testify
I can’t see him anywhere, but I will wait all my life

Is God’s light shining on me, or not?
I’m holding out for a sign that I’ll see to lead me towards the light
Oh, now I must fear that you’ll disappear and the love I need might not be enough?
Is God’s light shining on me, or not?
This god sleight has gotten to me, but I’m way too close to give up
Is this god’s light shining on me?

lyrics & music by David Jensen
Track Name: Hold Up
HOLD UP lyrics

If I hold up- If I lean strong against the wind when the breeze blows me down upon my back and I fight upright again- If I hold up- If I smile wide when they offend- If I go against the grain enough I know it will one day soon smoothen, if i hold up. And it’s more than just a problem. It’s more than just a whim. I can see you never cared about me even though you say you did. I’m not impressed by those with power. I’m not impressed by those who grin when I hold up- If I hold up. Now, if I hold up I’m gonna let some light come in. I’m gonna hold it by its throat and ask where it wants me to begin. If I hold up when my fabric is wearing thin- When I’m hanging by the thread I let tangle up in competence- If I hold up. I’m gonna scratch and claw for solace. I’m gonna let forgiveness in. I’m gonna try to let it hold me. I’m gonna try to let it win. I don’t want to carry grudges, but I feel I’m forced to live under them until I hold up. And I’m best when I’m a martyr, but there is no one following until I hold up. If I hold up? If I hold up.

lyrics & music by David Jensen
Track Name: Light On
LIGHT ON lyrics

Your life is shorter than they say it is, but what they say is true; You may be older, but never wiser until you play it through. You all enjoy the myth and hope it’s better than this, it’s all that’s given to you. Bluff- you never call it enough. You live your life on the cuff, but those sleeves are coming loose. I’m on the border- that’s the way it is when they are coming for you. You’ve become bolder- how can somebody be lost when there is nothing to lose. I’ve turned the corner- I’m coming back to claim what I’m too afraid to choose- Life of inconsequence- and every chance that I missed. All my dreams I will renew. Somebody leave me a light on. I’ve got to know better. Somebody better lead me to light. Somebody leave me a light on.

lyrics & music by David Jensen
Track Name: Light Off
LIGHT ON
Your life is shorter than they say it is, but what they say is true; You may be older, but never wiser until you play it through. You all enjoy the myth and hope it’s better than this, it’s all that’s given to you. Bluff- you never call it enough. You live your life on the cuff, but those sleeves are coming loose. I’m on the border- that’s the way it is when they are coming for you. You’ve become bolder- how can somebody be lost when there is nothing to lose. I’ve turned the corner- I’m coming back to claim what I’m too afraid to choose- Life of inconsequence- and every chance that I missed. All my dreams I will renew. Somebody leave me a light on. I’ve got to know better. Somebody better lead me to light. Somebody leave me a light on.

lyrics & music by David Jensen