The Light Years

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The Light Years

There’s still no camera
To capture what my eyes can see
Mornings on waking
And finding you knotted
All around me
Shipwrecked body
The boy’s still asleep
The tangle of you
And nowhere to be

And the light, the light, the light, the light
Bending and falling
I might I might I might
Never stop drowning
Don’t let me stop falling
Through our sea

The market this morning
It’s still early – but God –
What were we thinking?
The clatter, the chaos, the maddening crowd
Let’s grab a coffee
And then ditch this scene
Drive towards those mountains
Free in our leaving

Chorus
The midnight sun
Our broken sleep
So many skies a day
So many doors through an evening

Your voice in the hallway
Lulling and singing our dear boy
Into his dreamscape
The sound of his breathing
As he drifts away
The tree shadows swaying
I can’t understand
Such peace in a moment
In the touch of your hand

Chorus
Don’t let me stop falling down
I’ll never stop falling
There’s only this falling
Through our sea


rafflemyheart music, 2017

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from Light Years, released January 26, 2018
Jonathan J Bower: Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics
Evan Phillips: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Tambourine, Keys, & Vocals
Silas Hoffman: Electric & Upright Bass
Cameron Cartland: Drums & Percussion
Alex Cruver: Upright Piano & Keyboards
Beth Chrisman – Fiddle & Vocals

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Jonathan J. Bower Anchorage, Alaska

On the release of his 2012 EP, But So Beautiful, The Anchorage Press wrote, “[This is] masterful storytelling. These songs weave beautiful, forlorn tales in a matter of minutes, but with a defiant note of hope.” The songs on 2018's Light Years album play like postcards & snapshots written during an endless road trip around Alaska - or along every other dreamy, scenic stretch of highway anywhere... ... more

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