Before The Storm

by Split Screens

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Our debut full length LP, out now on Name Drop Swamp Records!

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released 09 September 2014

Jesse Cafiero: Vocals, Guitar, Lap Steel, Bass, Keyboards, Autoharp
Phil Pristia: Electric Guitar, Background Vocals (2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11)
Debbie Neigher: Keyboards, Background Vocals (2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11)
Rory O'Connor: Drums, Percussion, Organ (1, 5, 6, 7, 10)

with special guests:
Geneva Harrison: Vibraphone (2, 9, 11), Percussion (1, 6, 8)
Greg Waters: Tenor and Baritone Sax (1, 8)
Bill Smolik: Trumpet (1, 8)
Davey Diamonds: Sitar (6, 7)
Jeremy Black: Drums (6)
Kyle Kelly Yahner: Percussion (3)
Brian Han: Bass (8)

All Songs Written by Jesse Cafiero

Produced and Engineered by Jeremy Black
Coyote Hearing Studios, Oakland, CA

Mastered by Brian Lucey
Magic Garden Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

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Track Name: Stand Alone
One look at those eyes
And the feeling starts tearing me alive
You're the muse in the back of my mind
A steady pulse of the slightest kind
And I don't mean to pry
But there's something about the step in your surprise
Makes me wonder how I ever lead the lie
Still the enemy is by my side

I could stand alone
In the tides' surrounding glow
From the moment I lose my hold
I could stand alone
Your beauty leads where my heart will go
A soft surrender while the madness grows

Do you see those stars?
Are they begging you to find a way to stay
Are they listening to every word you say
Cause you're the voice of the clearest day
And I will lay to waste
Any doubt that has held me in the weight
Of the years that I had no will to break
Through the fears that I could not face

And I could stand alone
In the tides' surrounding glow
From the moment I lose my hold
I could stand alone
Your beauty leads where my heart will go
A soft surrender while the madness grows
Track Name: All I See
Lying wide awake
I stare right through the stone
Recounting blow by blow
Too cautious of the call
I stagger down below
To the unknown

And all I see
All I see
Is the crest of the wave
Staring at me

All I see
All I see
Is starting to fade
Just a moment too late

The night grows darker still
Darker by the hour
These stars they never rest
For now I'll do no wrong
I'm worthy of the test
Should I confess

And though I find myself
Too common to the thread
I'll try to find an end
To these thoughts that have no past
Alone they find their way
To me at last
Track Name: No More Sound
I'm running away
Gone like the others
I've lost my way
I can't help myself
Just running away
Gone till the end
My minds been made
I'm going to where it's safe

Where there's no more sound
No more sound

If we all could break through the seams
Thrown in the fire, we would grow
To borrow the calm, single fading flame
Like night into day, we would shine
One by one

But there's no more sound
No more sound
Well there's no more sound
No more sound
Track Name: Close Your Eyes
It's raining in the sea
Stop holding onto fear
If everything was calm
This world should disappear

So let me turn the page
Inside out
When night begins to gain
You seem to be yourself

And I'll be alright
Might as well see light
I'll be alright
Might as well see light
Might as well see light anyway

So close your eyes
Close your eyes
And sink into the snow
Sink into the snow
Just sink...

And I'll be alright
Might as well see light
I'll be alright
Might as well see light
Might as well see light anyway

So rock yourself to sleep
You're in a slow new world
Where you cannot be seen
You cannot be heard
Track Name: I Will Never Know
Let's take a walk
I can hardly wait
Will you keep me guessing
When you make your escape?

And like you planned
The static starts to break
So will the ceilings crumble
When you finally awake?

I will never know
I will never know

A blind display
Set in your disguise
So ready to follow
When the moment arrives

And all the while
The silence takes it's toll
So will you sing us your story?
Will you learn to let go?

I will never know
I will never know
Track Name: Back and Forth
Back and forth
Face to face
Our fears brought us to this place
I know

And what one gives
One takes away
And I never had the chance to say
What's wrong

Back and forth
Here we lie
caught between this staggered pride
We hold

But in comes love
And with it's sound
All the walls come crashing down
And any anger in our way
Disappears in the sway
Of your full embrace
Track Name: The Sinner
You're just a sinner waiting for the saints to lie
You can try all you want but you'll never survive
Honestly tears at your side can't you feel the pain?
Or do you just laugh it away, for now?

Oh, and the leaves are falling down
These leaves are falling down
Still my conscience slides whenever you're around

If you could go back in time just to be the prey
Would you follow those footsteps would you know what it takes?
Down in the dirt I do hope you'll find a better way
A better way you can fight through this lonely fragile fate

Oh, and the leaves are falling down
These leaves are falling down
Still my conscience slides whenever you're around
Track Name: Time to Wait
Underneath the light of day
I've come so close to find a way
To hide beneath the growing shade
But I will look the other way
Ignore the mischief that you've made
Until the anger in you fades

I've got time
Time to wait
I've got time
Time to wait

You are true you sting my heart
You're that truth I've never fought
Despite the wounds and life I've lost
And any time you call my name
I'll be sure to do the same
Our luck will somehow lead the way

I've got time
Time to wait
I've got time
Time to wait

We've got time
Time to wait
We've got time
Time to wait