cloudlight

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released August 31, 2017

“cloudlight’s debut album is a tender display of eerie folk songs, seemingly carved out of the Michigan wilderness and presented, delicately, to those lucky enough to stumble upon the captivating, often beautiful glow that resonates from within.” –Tom Johnson, GoldFlakePaint (www.goldflakepaint.co.uk/album-stream-cloudlight-michigan-band/)

"Lovely and delicate songs from Michigan band cloudlight, full of angelic vocals and barely-there instrumentation.” –Bandcamp, “New & Notable"

cloudlight is...

bryan ralph (guitar / ukulele / vocals)
jessica fogle (keyboard / vocals)
mackenzie carlson (electric mandolin)

all songs written by bryan & jessica

recorded in our home in
grand haven, michigan

mixed by nicholas stutsman and bryan ralph

mastered by a sophisticated robot (LANDR)

album art and design by ryan wyrick

photography by chloe grigsby

thank you to our family and friends for
all the support, encouragement, and love <3
and thank you to everyone who helped
to bring cloudlight into the world...
including mackenzie carlson, nicholas
stutsman, ryan wyrick, maddie jackson,
andrea cherry, eric bennetts, john
hanson, and everyone at lamp light music
festival. we love you all. peace, love,
and cloudlight <3

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Track Name: armitage
holding on
but just barely hanging in there
holding on
to your fingers as they press into my spine

and all
all of this
will be just fine
all of you
will be alright
tonight

and all of this is but a test
to try your strength
to do your best
when will the candle burn at both ends?
and when will this life begin to make sense?
Track Name: sounds
picture the light of the moon on the lake
and be amazed by the ways we anticipate things
picture the light of the sun in the clouds
and wonder is this the way things have always been?

and you're like a friend to me
the witness in my dreams

listen for sounds in your brain
that don't feel like your voice
calling out to you
trying to explain all these choices
that lie like a map at your feet
listen for waves
listen for sounds
listen for music that can
lead the way with it's frequency

this frequency of life
this frequency
it helps you get things right

picture the sound of my voice like a color or shape
visualize the waves that float in your brain
picture the way things make you feel
and then recreate the things you want to feel
again and again and again and again and again
Track Name: pulse
all the people dancing
racing from the fighting
all of this is fading
pain shown 'cross their faces
hold me closely dear as i am
bleeding out

all the politicians gaze from
their bright shining castles
holding all their worries
behind airtight doorframes

the safe well
the safe well
the safe well

demonstrate your passion
burn it all with matches
don't let the fear take control of
you

now it is breathing
the monster inside is shaking
don't let it control you
don't let it
out
Track Name: superhwy
i'm not hearing you
you're not hearing me
what are we to do
in all this noise?

you're not making sense
i'm thinking of self-defense
is this fighting worth fighting for?

and i can't picture all this going
anywhere but where it's going
and i can't picture all these minds
just changing on their own

i'm a part of this
you're a part here too
what are we to do
but just admit it?

i am losing steam
preferring a dream
where i can float away
and just forget it

'cause i can't picture all this going
anywhere but where it's going
and i can't picture all these minds
just changing on their own
and i am growing tired of all the ways
we want to tell our stories
and we can't hear the stories
that are being told

oh i can't picture all this going
anywhere but where it's going
and i can't picture all these minds
just changing on their own
and i am growing tired of all the ways
we want to write our own words
and we can't hear the stories
that are being told.
Track Name: route twentytwo
up around the back of your hand
is a mysterious place
the road it takes you round the bend
swallowed by rivers and lakes

on route twentytwo
the road we barely knew
magical moon
as the sun rises i'll rise with you

you took my hand
you knew better
you knew
you knew
you knew better

all of this loud light
polluting every thing in sight
the stories you told
of our fathers' fathers' fathers' fathers' soul

you took my hand
around michigan
you knew
you knew
you knew better

you took my hand
around michigan
you knew
you knew
i remembered
Track Name: noah nathaniel
are you there god?
are you listening to me right now?
i know that it isn't likely that you care
to pay attention to me
but i wanna know
are you holding brothers close to your heart?
i hope you're paying them close attention
i hope you do

and why do the young ones have to go?
i know that you don't wanna let me know
but i don't care that i don't know

are you with me now?
i hope that i could believe that this door could be closed
i know that you wouldn't blame me
for that ghost with the most
controversial manners

i don't need a friend
i need a savior
'cause i'm breakin my back to keep all this on it's way
and i honestly don't wanna be afraid at the end of the road
and i honestly don't wanna know
Track Name: dream
it's getting late
it's getting dark
i'm getting lost in this dream

are you not sure?
sure as you want to be?
sure as you'd hoped you'd be by now?

and isn't it hard?
and isn't it sad?
and isn't it everything we knew it'd be?

but it's getting late
and i'm getting tired
i have been lost in this dream

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