Of Lions and Liberty

by apollo and Lacuna

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released 01 May 2012

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apollo and Lacuna Nashville, Tennessee

Definitively progressive with use of odd time signatures and key changes, apollo and Lacuna's music takes blues-rock in a whole different direction, taking on the carnal folk style of Iron & Wine, the subtle whispers of Simon & Garfunkel, the beautiful oddities of Sigur Ros, and the blues infused pop of John Mayer. It's clear that apollo and Lacuna reaches for a more evolved musical experience. ... more

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Track Name: Without You
Fell back on love was it
More than the roses
A poor man's gilded pennies
Fell back in love
Her eyes were even deeper
But still her heart flew from me

Fell back on love
It was never more than the roses
A poor man's gilded pennies
I fell back in love
Because her eyes were even deeper
But still her heart flew from me

A lonely soul
Moves so much slower I know
I'll always feel alone
As I am without you

While still not over you
I wish to say this to your face
I'll keep my word for you, always
When I come back together
I'll know that I'm here because
I am without you

A lonely soul
Moves so much slower I know
I'll always feel alone
As I am without you

A lonely soul
Moves so much slower I know
I'll always feel alone
As I am without you
As I am without you
As long as I'm without you

Fell back in love
In a whole new way
And still her heart flew from me
Track Name: Insomnia Dreams
Insomnia dreams lay heavy on me
Lack of rest reminds me I'm lonely
While a nation is sleeping
I'm broken in two
And everything moves by so slowly

Still I can't sleep again

Wake me up
I am drowning
Wake me up
I am dreaming

Insomnia dreams lay heavy on me
My ambition climbs over the mountains
But I stand in a field
Far from my home
And everything drifts by so slowly

Still I can't sleep again

Wake me up
I am drowning
Wake me up
I am dreaming
Track Name: This Turbid Sea
Can you feel the water rushing by
It soothes my body
I want to lose myself in it
Grab my hand, here
We will flow together

Here we go
On three
I'm liquefied
Look out

Where is the way
I don't know the way
Where is the way
In this turbid sea

I don't know if the hand I hold is yours
I miss you so much
Squeeze twice if you know me
I'm shaking
Because it's so cold and so dark

Here we go
On three
I'm petrified
Look out

Where is the way
I don't know the way
Where is the way
In this turbid sea

Where is the way
My sight is hazy
Where is the way
My sight is gone
Can't see the way out of here
Take me home
Please, take me home
Track Name: The Good Ambition
A black and blue flame
Licks the good ambition
Little does he know
That fire engaged potent ammunition
And ever will they glow
The embers deep below

The feeling is almost lost for him
And never will he live again
To let the good man go
Back home to fall asleep and in
The quietness that had no end
A never ending low
To dwell forever, no

Take this key, you will suffer endlessly
To join in the mystery

He goes on and on
With the good ambition
And nameless he will be

An approach to fame
Sent his ego away
To hide with pain below
At this time it came
He forgot his name
His feelings never shown
Or perhaps were never owned

He took out his sword
And made ready to fight
Found purpose in each blow
The fire erupted
Set his soul alight
Consumed and made unknown
He became a mirrored foe

Take this key, you will suffer endlessly
To join in the mystery

He goes on and on
With the good ambition
And nameless he will be
When the night is to come
We will know because he's gone
That we have everything we need

Then he fell and he knew
In his heart what he must do
Is take the good man home
Set fire to his soul and to
With a new flame that wouldn't lose
No longer fight alone
To erase the status quo

Looking to the stars he saw
A miracle among them all
Then sold all he had owned
With his sword he went to war and called
By our hands, the evil fall
And the toxic blood did flow
Through every crack and every hole

Take this key, you will suffer endlessly
To join in the mystery

He goes on and on
With the good ambition
And nameless he will be
When the night is to come
We will know because he's gone
That we have everything we need

Looking close in his eyes
You could tell that he cried
In the center of his soul
Wondering why others died
In the fight against the many lies
Whose wives tried not to moan
For their ghosts that weren't so old

Then he knew it was true
His heart had been moved
Right down to the bone
What a man must choose
Despite what he's been through is
To let every man unowned
Have the good ambition sown
Through every story told
Knowing he himself was sold
Been bought now is owned
As the good ambition's own
Track Name: The Reckoning
Will we ever find a cure
To the sickness inside
In the pit of me I'm sore
Like I've never been before
I think I'm poisoned
Or maybe just torn

Pour your heart out for love
It is all we need
Pour your heart out for love
In the past I poured it out for me

Life is an orphan
And he hangs on your arm
Fill his empty belly
He doesn't need an empty jar
All you give is the toys
You don't play with anymore
And I watch him die

Pour your heart out for love
It is all we need
Pour your heart out for love
In the past I poured it out to

Take what was mine
To save my empty life
Now I'm sick
With the love I wouldn't give
And it's making me go under

Pour your heart out for love
There's no need to pour it out for me
Track Name: Everyday
Once afraid of moving forward
Now I run away from the same
The days are long
As I don't know them
Maybe I've fallen
Fallen hard for change

Days go by
And I am waiting
Don't leave me wondering

I want to heal you
I want to touch you
But I don't know how
In the midst of everyday

It's that fire in your eyes
That passion realized
To reach out before I pull in
Familiarity narrows my mind so I know
I've fallen
Fallen hard for change

Days go by
And I am waiting
Don't leave me wondering

I want to heal you
I want to touch you
But I don't know how
In the midst of everyday

And I can't take it back
All that I've done
No it's all in the past
I can give you my heart and my soul
Because it's all I've left to give
I'll give you my heart and my soul
I'll give it to you

I want to heal you
I want to touch you
But I don't know how
In the midst of everyday
Track Name: The Runner
I am the runner
Running where I stand
I run on down the river
Where no one gives a hand

I am the runner
And everywhere I go
There is one called the hunter
And he's getting very old

I am the runner
How selfish could I be
Running from the hunter
Who hunts to set me free

I am the runner
And because of what I've done
I could never be a lover
No, not to anyone

I am the runner
I'm so scared of being caged
Don't want to be another
Lion gone to waste

I am the runner
Within the grasp of life itself
When reaching for the water I wait
For in the hunter's hand it's held

I am the runner
No matter what I do
You keep reminding me
That I can always be with you
Track Name: Nightingale
She arrived late at my window
Her voice loosed wonder I suppose
I know she did not belong here
As time disappeared she stayed
And sang a song of beauty

In the dark she sings
The little nightingale sings me to sleep
In the middle of the night she really shouldn't be here
Not even together and never forever
So fly far away nightingale
I never loved you anyways

The woodman taught you how to walk
Did you not know that you were made to fly?
He aims to hold you to the ground
Turn around now, fly away

The war goes on in my head
It'll clear when I defeat the fear
Of failing harder this time
So I sing goodbye, goodbye

IIn the dark she sings
The little nightingale sings me to sleep
In the middle of the night she really shouldn't be here
Not even together and never forever
So fly far away nightingale
I never loved you anyways
Track Name: Never Afraid to Love
I'm clothed in silver
With green insides
My hands are empty
But I'll still give you strife
The light is gone as I
Burn hot with hate
But wisdom says open
At death's gates

Nothing came of a blank desire

I'm the start of the love that gives love away
I'm the one who shows the way to change
I'm the start of the love that gives love away
And I'm the one who is not afraid
Never afraid to love

The bottle is empty
It held everything
Still I come to you now
To try and reach you
It takes all I have
To be imageless
But it's what I need
If I'm going to reach you

I don't belong here

I'm the start of the love that gives love away
I'm the one who shows the way to change
I'm the start of the love that gives love away
And I'm the one who is not afraid
Never afraid to love

Breathe in, breathe out
You're not alone
No one can control you
But you've got to do it on your own
It takes all you have
To break the chains
Of modern slavery
To liberate and move

And you won't belong here

You're the start of the love that gives love away
You're the one who shows the way to change
You're the start of the love that gives love away
And You're the one who is not afraid
Never afraid to love
Track Name: Lorelei
Lorelei don't give up yet
I see the sea
And the sea watches me

Lorelei don't give up yet
I want to fly
Fly far away

I heard him laughing
A lazy smile that he stole
A conversation
That led down one lonely road

Lorelei don't give up yet
I see the sea
And the sea watches me

Lorelei don't give up yet
I want to fly
Fly far away

Came close together
So close the cold band forgot
A cruel beginning
For a treasure bought

I ran from hurt but surely it found me
It's time to sink
To sink or to swim
Darling don't sink, swim