A Mote of Dust II

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The second album

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released March 1, 2019

All songs by Craig b and Graeme Smillie

Craig B- Guitar, Vocals and Percussion.

Graeme Smillie- Pianos, Synths, Programming, Guitar, Bass.


Recorded at Alucard Studios and Alma Cottage by Graeme Smillie.

Mixed by Paul Savage at Chem 19 Studios
Mastered by Jamie Savage at Chem 19 Studios

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A Mote Of Dust Sheffield, UK

Craig b (Aereogramme, The Unwinding Hours)
Piano and Bass by Graeme Smillie
Babi Yaga Records

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Track Name: Echoes of Empire
What are these echoes of empire
Screaming at me from the dark?
Do I sleep and live another life
Or wake to steal another?

What are you willing to die for?
Who are you willing to trust?
For I see the distance in your eyes
When I hear approaching thunder

Son, do you wonder now
What kind of life
Will you own
When this nightmare surrounds us?
I recall
No miracles
I’ll hold on
For you

If there’s a place we should run to
If there’s a road to be on
Would you please,just keep me in mind?
For I’m still drifting
Under

Son, do you wonder now
What kind of life
Will we own
When this madness subsides?
I recall
No miracles
I’ll hold on
For you
Track Name: Second Last First
If truth be told we’re turning to dust
I was the last so let me be first
To lay out these secrets, one and all
But the larger the lie the harder they fall

This thing, she said, it’s bigger than us
We’re looking for exits while stuck in reverse
Settling into sinking sand
And waking to find I’ve got blood on my hands

When to be clear, but not clear at all
We’re dowsing the flames of the fire they caused
Searching for some kind of weakness to blame
They’ll take it apart, but not in my name

I feel I have seen it all
Do I sit back now and watch it burn?

Bound, tired and stuck on this ride
There’s no use in planning for somewhere to hide
Waiting to see what eventually grows
Out of the poisonous seeds that are sown

This thing, she said, it’s bigger than us
We’re looking for exits while stuck in reverse
Settling into sinking sands
We’re waking to find we’ve got blood on our hands

I feel I have seen it all
Do I sit and watch it burn?
I hope I will see it all
Eventually turn
Track Name: Slow Clap
Congratulations

The clocks won't slow down
The road's been paved
If you are leaving
Then I can't stay

In this landscape
That this creates
I'm taught to blame and
Who I should hate

It's all so futile
And I despair
At misplaced pride in
The flags you wear

You're fighting shadows
From unknown shores
But you're not made of
Pure red white and blue blood

A sleight of hand and
A twist of fate
Inventing freedom
With no plan to exit

They doubled down on
A piss poor hand
Inviting madness
And Eton opportunists

I recoil
When they speak
My skin will crawl and
A sickness grows within me

So what's your plan now?
Will you go
Screaming into the night
Like some petulant child?

Hey, well, you really showed them now didn't you?

Congratulations
Track Name: Throwback
I throw back my head and laugh
To fight this feeling
And think of my distant past
Did I resign
Too late?
A burst of fire in reverse
The worst kind of idea
Why didn’t I disappear
And lay down these arms of mine?

Of all the twists in your life
I loved you better
And everything that we planned
I meant
To keep
But all of this emptiness
Continues to haunt me
It says I should disappear
And lay down these arms of mine

And buried deep
Where none knows
Back where you won’t
Where you don’t ever go
Buried deep
Out in my own
That’s where I’m drawn
To belong
Track Name: Signals
Is this not what you want?
Oh For God’s sake, speak
I’ll burn and
I’ll fade out
I dare you
To try to
Remember my name

It seems
the signals might be clear

Is this allowed?
Can I erase
The seed of a lie that I formed in the first place?
Would you be free from this on your own?

Cut me
Down to size
To let me see
A future
Not laid out
A place where
We’re able
To start again

For all the signals
Seem so clear

Is this allowed?
Can I erase
The seed of a lie that you formed in the first place?
You will be free from this on your own

Let me be wrong
Track Name: A Fundamental Problem
You know there must be other ways
Than this apparent disconnect
Fingers crossed for what’s to come
But are you feeling safe in ignorance?
Where is it you plan to go
That won’t be torn by flesh and bone?
It’s crooked ideology
Poisoned by these selfish gains, no?

How do you focus on what’s right
With one eye on the afterlife?
If she was real, she’d spit you out
Like lukewarm water from her mouth
Trained to look the other way
At something we don’t really need
If we could start again
Then we could finally live

Are we holding on
Until we tear it down?

Uh oh…
Oh
Oh no
If god knows you
If god made you
If god found you
If god hears you
If god sees you
Would God damn you all?
Track Name: Evolve
I thought we had evolved
From this dog eat dog world
But the nature of this game
Doesn’t seem to have changed

These glorious lights
And rivers of gold
Were built upon theft
Upon blood
Upon bone
And we’re taught to behave
To sit down
To feel saved
But what if they’re lying to you?
So what, if they’re lying to you?
Find out who’s lying to you

Do you feel that you’re home and dry?

Do You think they’ll do right?
Do you think that they care?
Life doesn’t owe you
And isn’t fair
So run along, go to sleep
Pray the Lord
your soul to keep
But what if they’re lying to you?
So what, if they’re lying to you ?
What if I’m lying to you?
Do you feel that you’re home and dry?

Hey, it’s your
Kingdom to burn
Hey, it’s your
lesson to learn
What is left to learn?
What is left to learn?
While we’re watching it burn

I thought we had evolved
From this dog eat dog world
Track Name: Summer Song
Love crawled around
Out to the corner of my life
Where I continued to drown
And where you laid me down
While I raised my hand to the sun
And there beside you
My body strained
Caught in a landslide
That I was happy in.

Wait, hear me out
Let’s carry on in this arrangement
Where I fear nothing at all
And where you take me on
I see the darkness has come
And there beside you
My hatred reigns
But call on me
I will always let you in.

And so
Where did the light go?
I searched for years, for second chances
and though, we’re on our own
May you find where you belong
Track Name: Cease
It’s time to leave
It seems its always
Time to leave
So maybe you should
Leave right now
Don’t look back
It will
Drag you down
But
I will die out
There’s nothing that’ll save me.
So take me apart
And devour
All life
And all that I once was.

It’s come for me
I know what it wants
From me
I now know its name
I’ll sing it out now
God damn, we shouldn’t be
Scared to be found
So
Let me die out
There’s nothing
That’ll save me
So take me apart and devour
All life and all that I once was

When all is done
Come, liberty, come
I will return
Come, liberty, come
To the unknown
Come, liberty, come
Where I came from
Come liberty
Track Name: Winter Song
We drift as it falls apart
Walking into the darkness
So I’ll come alive
All these years
Are not enough
To bring it all down

You were my afterlife
All I had to try to
To understand
Now I see it
We were never destined to survive
And now I am at your side
I can see
What has died

No one planned for this
I guess we took our time yet
We made it out
So be it
It’s alright
We’ll see what we can find
While your tired, sunken, eyes
Tell me only,
Goodbye

So
This life
Of ageless wonder
So, is this ours now?
Please believe it
I need you to hear this
Yes, I see you’ve had enough.

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