Beacon

by Anna Vogelzang

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released October 4, 2019

All songs written by Anna Vogelzang (Cant D'Ocell Music, ASCAP).
Produced by Tyler Chester & Anna Vogelzang.
Recorded at Lucy's Meat Market, Paperchaser Studio, and Shabby Road in Los Angeles, CA; Engineered by Pete Min & Tyler Chester.
Mixed by Todd Sicakfoose at Earycanal in Eugene, OR.
Mastered by Eric Boulanger at the Bakery in Los Angeles, CA.

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Track Name: Beacon
building a home
deep in the hillside
mining for gold
sage, bone and pine and dynamite
on your back
waiting out a change in the weather
chase what’s been thrown
blazing cross the blurred horizon

you, light inside the mountain
you, breathing like a beacon

grown with the pain
shedding your stretched skin
changing your face
digging your pyres and trenches
on my knees
underneath the weight of the wonder
moon takes its shape
shifting from its slumbering season

you, light inside the mountain
you, breathing like a beacon

tender hunger
catch a tiger
hunter brother
shudder splendor
oh how you feel everything
you

fire in your throat
ribs full of land mines
stars shaped like stones
guiding you down the coast line
open hands
hoping for your voice in the ether
i’ll stay standing
when we reach the rising waters

you, light inside the mountain
you, breathing like a beacon
you, light inside the mountain
you, breathing like a beacon
Track Name: Chariot
wrapped up in the lion’s mane
blinking at the brightest things
circling round the dragon’s wings
safe beneath the water

flickering as the fire sparks
digging up your perfect parts
soaring high above the dark
sailing through the water

running running running, running
running running running, running

setting out across the longest night
stars torch down, burnt lanterns beaming bright

tumbling through the ether’s feast
charting undiscovered seas
buzzing like a honey bee
pulsing through the water

running running running, running
running running running, running
running running running, running
running running running, running
Track Name: Burning Star
dark as thunder, hot as heat
lightning flashing on repeat
make me want you, baby

can’t you hear my battle cry
rip apart the blazing sky
how I want you, baby

I feel you underneath it all
I feel you

feel the spitfire start to howl
cosmic kindling spinning out
make me want you, baby

steal the surge inside my heart
jagged atmospheric spark
how I want you, baby

I feel you underneath it all
I feel you

unleash the blinding light
that you are, that you are
unleash the blinding light
that you are
my burning star

holy tempest on your street
bolt of electricity
make me want you, baby

don’t you feel the strike of smoke
don’t you want someone to hold
like I want you, baby

I feel you underneath it all
I feel you
unleash the blinding light
that you are, that you are
unleash the blinding light
that you are, that you are
unleash the blinding light
that you are, that you are
unleash the blinding light
that you are
my burning star
Track Name: Deep Sea Diving
I’ve been waiting
I’ve been praying all my life
navigating how to breathe beneath the tides

I’ve been wondering
if I’ve been underneath your spell
constant hunted in my mind
& you clanging like the dinner bell

I don’t wanna know it
I already know

you’ve been searching
bright lights shining in the dark
loan shark lurking
take back what you’re owed or fall apart

it gets harder
heavy water takes your breath
hollow altar in your mind
you tear it down to find that

you already know it
& you don’t wanna know

deep sea diving
deep sea diving
deep sea diving

I’ve been hiding
riding up along the shore
water treading
bracing tight against your trojan war

but you’ve been coming
rip tide rushing all my life
pull me under, out of sight
just tell me what you want

but I already know it
yeah, I already know

deep sea diving
deep sea diving
deep sea diving

deep sea diving
deep sea diving
deep sea diving

I’ve been waiting
I’ve been praying all my life
Track Name: Icarus
flew so close to the sun that I could almost touch it
didn’t end up among the stars, but now who knows if I even wanted it
did I even want it?
got so hot with the heat that I could almost breathe it
thought I’d catch with the sweetest spark, but now who knows if I even wanted it
did I even want it?

maybe that’s as high as I’m ever gonna get
maybe it’s time to get easy, get grounded
maybe I was on the wrong plane the whole time
shoulder to shoulder with the birds in the low lit sky

got so close to your face that I could almost taste it
memorized all your shapes and sounds, but now who knows if I even wanted it
did I even want it?
got so high on the thrill that I could only feel it
dark & drinking the saddest swill, but now who knows if I even wanted it
did I even want it?

maybe that’s as close as I’m ever gonna get
maybe it’s time to get lonely, get haunted
maybe I was on the wrong train the whole time
shoulder to shoulder with the pack running in the moonlight

I can see you moving in the dark
spinning sorcery in the stars

& maybe that’s as far as I’m ever gonna get
maybe it’s time to get simple, get gutted
maybe I was in the wrong lane the whole time
shoulder to shoulder with my grief under pastel skies
Track Name: Bees
all the bees are dying at my feet
crawling round cause they can’t find the queen
and I am in the high rise buzzing sweet / hovering

I am humming high above the ridge
looking down on your trail of spit
following like honey to your lips / quivering
ooh, shoot me the moon down
ooh, shoot me the moon down

pollen in your teeth
sweet drunk and beastly
clover & white heat
you got the latchkey
how do you haunt me
when you can’t catch me

silent as the colony’s collapse
sleep it off, learn how to adapt
melting down your cities made of wax / flickering
ooh, wrestle the moon down
ooh, wrestle the moon down
Track Name: Taurus
stars strewn across your face
skin to mouth, mouth to bourbon
you burning like the sun
and I cannot stop lookin
open your mouth
ocean of birds tumbling down
open your mouth
open your mouth just one more time

mmm
I’m listening to sad songs

shooting towards the flame
driving cross west texas through the night
hand against the burner
stupid kid, you know better
eye of the storm
lightning I’m holding tryna burn me up
eye of the storm
tornado warning from inside your lungs

you got me listening to sad songs
you got me pining in the dark
you got me drunken at the dance hall
rubbing my hands to make a spark
you got me swept up by the river
you got me sinking like a stone
you got me falling, yelling timber
you got me talking on the telephone
you got me

I’m preaching gospel truth
you’re shooting down the moon
you pull it to the ground

but up here in the hills
I become the hunter
finger on the trigger
tracking your doe eye’d summer

you got me listening to sad songs
you got me wondering in the dark
you got me drunken at the dance hall
rubbing my hands to make a spark
you got me swept up by the river
you got me sinking like a stone
you got me falling, yelling timber
you got me talking on the telephone
you got me
good

stars strewn across your face
and I cannot stop looking
Track Name: Golden Gate
livin in the hard shell of a ghost
praying that the walls communicate
I know that I’m too much for your bones
driving through the dark & calling late

I want more of you than there is to take
I want more from this than there is to make of it
I want to trespass your golden gate
I want to trespass your golden gate

tumbling through the air, charting home
following a bird across the sky
wake up & I don’t know where I’m going
wake up & remember you’re not mine

I want more of you than there is to take
I want more from this than there is to make of it
I want to trespass your golden gate
I want to trespass your golden gate

tearing down the walls, I’m through, I’m thrown
chasing every fuse that sparks to light
trembling like stars around your throne
even when I’m wrong I get it right

I want more of you than there is to take
I want more from this than there is to make of it
I want to trespass your golden gate
I want to trespass your golden gate

livin in the hard shell of a ghost
singing till the walls reverberate
I know that I’m too much for your bones
driving through the dark & calling late