Call Down the Light

by Echo Signal

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released June 26, 2015

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Echo Signal Minneapolis, Minnesota

Echo Signal is a post-punk band with influences ranging from Bauhaus, the Cure, and Joy Division to New Order, Depeche Mode, and Twin Shadow.

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Track Name: Call Down the Light
Again let the ritual begin
The one that fills the space
Between the moments of the day
And quiets all the ghosts that haunt my wake
And glimmer in my eyes

Now bring the fire again
And burn away the night
And tears that we haven't learned to cry
Our faces bathed in the broken city light
At last we're in our time

Call down the sky for me
Call down the light for me

Descend to the darkness again
And let the demons ride
To where forever meets the tide
The pieces of what was lost and left behind
Become the sacrifice

Call down the sky for me
Call down the light for me
Call down the sky for me
Call down the light for me

Strung out on desire live to hear the sound
Cutting on a wire just to make the static drown
Reeling as the desperation salts the ground
A shattered crown
A shattered crown

Suffer for a cause that you just can't reveal
Give away your love so that you'll have to steal
Crawling to the finish just to spin the wheel
And seal the deal
And seal the deal

Call down the sky for me
Call down the light for me
Call down the sky for me
Call down the light for me

Call down the sky for me
Call down the light for me
Call down the sky for me
Call down the light for me
Call down the light for me
Track Name: Missing
Like a face up on the screen
Or a voice that's absent from the scene
A hand that's lost more than it's found
You're missing

Like an hour stuck between
Or a crime of passion turned routine
Reaction when the heart is bound
You're missing

It's always after midnight when you're
Gone
It's always after midnight when you're
Gone

An affair that won't convene
Or a haunting on the public green
A bullet hole without a sound
You're missing

Like an ending unforeseen
I swear this isn't what it seems
A breath of air when I'm nearly drowned
You're missing

It's always after midnight when you're
Gone
It's always after midnight when you're
Gone

It's always after midnight when you're
Gone
It's always after midnight when you're
Gone
Track Name: Comrades in Arms
Ain't we but a pretty pair
The passerby can only stare
Clad in black to hide from our regrets
From things we've done to the people that we've met

Snaking through the darkened streets
Kiss of love and quick defeat
Bring out the tools they sent us to deploy
This is the moment that I most enjoy

I'll see you again
After the war
I'll see you again
After the war

In a city starved too long for rain
Rivers running down your sides again
I promise it will all be over soon
Shock of thunder then the flowers bloom

Ain't we but a pretty pair
The passerby can only stare
Clad in black to hide from our regrets
From things we've done to the people that we've met

I'll see you again
After the war
I'll see you again
After the war
Track Name: Empty
One more grey night alone
The city moves on
Outside
I'm waiting for daybreak to come
For the seas to calm
Inside

I'm losing to the storm
I'm tumbling down
Becoming worn
Don't want to drown

So take this away
Don't want to feel or see
Can't keep the flood at bay
I want to be empty

Empty
Empty
Empty

I move in crowds by myself
The faces I know
Outside
But I can't stand to reach out
To bring them through
Inside

I'm losing to the storm
I'm tumbling down
Becoming worn
Don't want to drown

So take this away
Don't want to feel or see
Can't keep the flood at bay
I want to be empty

Empty
Empty
Empty

So fill me up
With empty life
So hold me up
Still alive

I'm losing to the storm
I'm tumbling down
Becoming worn
Don't want to drown

So take this away
Don't want to feel or see
Can't keep the flood at bay
I want to be empty

Empty
Empty
Empty
Track Name: Another Day
I wonder what you're holding back
Inside your secret cage
What do you hide for when you're
Off the stage?

Which moments do you wish could be
Erased or unseen?
What is beating past the ribs
Of your broken machine?

Here we dance and dance
Among the cycle of remains
Here we burn away the hours
While youth gives way to hollow flame
Looking back do you
Remember when we were so brave?
Nothing to deny no thoughts
To exile, casualty, or grave

Grinding out the promise of our lives
While colors fade
Chase the sky for joys you
Can't attain

Still we grasp the prison bars and
Pull against the day
Calling out in misery to
Hold the wolves at bay

Here we dance and dance
Among the cycle of remains
Here we burn away the hours
While youth gives way to hollow flame
Looking back do you
Remember when we were so brave?
Nothing to deny no thoughts
To exile, casualty, or grave

Here we dance and dance
Among the cycle of remains
Here we burn away the hours
While youth gives way to hollow flame
Looking back do you
Remember when we were so brave?
Nothing to deny no thoughts
To exile, casualty, or grave
Track Name: Sunset
Here again
End of the world
Staring at the dying sun
When we know that the sky can bleed
What does that mean for us?

Mean for us?
Mean for us?

Burn the day down
Crush the ashes into wine
Bring the night down
Drain the dusk like a silent suicide

Lost again
By luck and choice
Reflect the electric shine
When we know that the day can die
What does that mean for us?

Mean for us?
Mean for us?

Burn the day down
Crush the ashes into wine
Bring the night down
Drain the dusk, drain the dusk

Burn the day down
Crush the ashes into wine
Bring the night down
Drain the dusk like a silent suicide