6 Song Demo

by The Arid Sea

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This is the 6 song demo leading up to the release of New Roman Twilight. This includes several songs from earlier incarnations of the band that weren't carried over to the full release.

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released January 1, 2004

Joseph Maas - Drums
Michael Guillory - Bass
Jeri Kay - Flute
Isaac Aubrey - Guitar/Vocals/Keys

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The Arid Sea Seattle, Washington

The Arid Sea existed in Seattle from the mid 90's until 2009. It was a sound that twisted and turned through the years, but the mood and lyrical themes were always of a darker nature. Only the earliest recordings are here now, but the full discography (including an unreleased album) will be made available in the months to come. ... more

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Track Name: Undercurrent
Coldly
Reflecting
The light of the sun
Shattered
Across the waves
Across the night sea
Of eternity
She's reaching up
She's reaching in
And I'm torn from the cliff's edge
Again and again

Falling in
And falling out
In turn to weave a tapestry
Life giving rain
A killing drought

Will I sail
To another shore?

Or will I perish in the storm
Crying "should have held on... should have held on"?
Scattered in the fury
It's all gone

Throw it all away
For gain except the loss
On a sign, in a symbol
Undercurrent of my thoughts
Moonlit
Wilderness
Thought I saw, thought I heard
Prompting truthfulness
Is this the way?
Oh is this the way?
Disillusionment numbing
I cannot feel the pain

Will I sail
To another shore?

Or will I perish in the storm
Crying "should have held on... should have held on"?
Scattered in the fury
It's all gone

Lyrics © Isaac Aubrey 2004-2005-2017
Track Name: Ringing
Another year further out
I strain my heart to think of you
Your tired words in the autumn wind
Resigned and bound and broken

In a black light
One last sigh
A frightful sound
Rolling under
Calling down
And ringing
From the shadows
Through the years
Ringing
From the shadows
Through the years

A Judas kiss
A solemn cross
You knew you'd never trust again
Drunk and mute beneath the sky
I'll always wonder
If I'd had the words...
If I'd been brave...

In a black light
One last sigh
A frightful sound
Rolling under
Calling down
And ringing
From the shadows
Through the years
Ringing
From the shadows
Through the years

Lyrics © Isaac Aubrey 2004-2005-2017
Track Name: Passage
Another step - another sigh
In the cold night
Cursed the last star from the sky
Thought long of an ending

Stumbled on in the howling wind
As it spoke to me
Snow melting skin
I fell into an ocean

Drifting on the graves
Tracing letters in the stone

It's all like some other life
Far away
Color for a time
A contented gray
But for my nakedness
A veil slipped away
And i had become...
...
No way to know
Where to begin
When left alone
To shed that old skin

No way to know
Emotions clouding eyes
To be so young
And see no point in life

A lost ritual
A locked door
Left to find another way
Wait out the storm

Bloody time
A Little Death haunting youth
To ring out the false
To ring in the truth

Lyrics © Isaac Aubrey 2004-2005-2017
Track Name: Hanging
A year submersed
Of living lost
Crushed beneath the waves
Neither here nor there
Bleeding everywhere
A stranger in the mirror to come undone

By a single thread
Or so I'd come to learn
After burning, spinning in madness
Who was I to know
In careless hellish throes
Of these secret trials of Judgement?

Little self crucifixion
Or so it came to be
With my heart revealed
Oh who was I to know?
I'd only ever been below
These uncertain paths
To Justice

Oh how the waves roll in
On the folly of youth
They crush and drag out
To the sorrow and truth
Oh how the waves roll in
A baptism in loss
Mute and ascending
My own hidden cross

Lyrics © Isaac Aubrey 2004-2005-2017
Track Name: Dawn and Sorrow
Pearl white innocence
Your dawn amid the lost

Now hunger in the arms
Of a love that fears and rots

My grief pulls hell from heaven
At your birth into disgrace

Heralding faith and sorrow
As the tears scar your face

Now all wrapped in flesh
That's made to come undone

You'll ascend the shores
Of my great ocean

And walk down through valleys
Of wilderness and mist

I pray don't lose yourself
Take my silver kiss

There in the stillness
There in the silence
I wait for you
In the deep night sky
The infinite stars
I wait for you

Lyrics © Isaac Aubrey 1996-2004-2017
Track Name: Mercy Killing
The trenches are everywhere
With each burning thought
Brighter years too long ago
There's a bitterness with time
A persuasion and often
A form in itself
Towering in the sky

Do you believe
This old flesh
This pained breath?

It's just a flood anymore
Drowning in memory
A disgrace in the light
The bane of youth...
Of you
Living on - living on - living on hate
Please, come close
Come close to me

Could you believe
In mercy killing?

Lyrics © Isaac Aubrey 2004-2005-2017