First Light

by Atlas Bloom

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Hey! This our debut album, recorded/produced Fall 2013, released 2014.
We recorded this with an immense amount of help from Rob Grenoble and Sean Kelly at Water Music Studios in Hoboken, NJ.

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released March 28, 2014

All songs recorded and performed by Atlas Bloom. Individual writing credits are available by clicking on the songs.

Engineered by Sean Kelly at Water Music Studios.
Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound.

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Track Name: First Light (Intro)
Listen in the dark
Can you hear my heart beating
Breathing in your air
Tangled in your hair
Waiting, always waiting
On you

In and out of time
Falling out of line
Hold my breath again for you
For you
Track Name: Before We Begin
Cold and out of touch
I know I didn’t mean much to you
Thought I was the only one
Underneath your sun
You’re talking, but never walking
We’re out of tune

(Chorus)
No I’m not the only one
No I’m not the only one

(solo)

No I’m not the only one
No I’m not the only one

Commit your lonely crime
Hanging from my vine
Stop and start again
I don’t wanna be done
Before we begin
Track Name: Burn
I crossed your name off my list today
And as I washed the word away
It struck me that I’d cleaned the slate
And cut my ties with you

My skin is stained with the ink you spilled
My fingers still curved bent to your will
When the Earth takes back everything you built
The sun will smile and say

(Chorus)
Burn
And scatter before me
Scatter before me
For me

Sit still
And listen as the wind knocks down
The life that you had found
Life that you had found

Burn

I saw you trapped behind the clock
You know its hands will never stop
They’ll spin you until you drop
Its faces turned away

As I look straight up I can tell the clouds
Are circling around this hallowed ground
But I know there’s nothing to be found
No gift to be received

Burn
And scatter before me
Scatter before me
For me

Sit still
And listen as the wind knocks down
The life that you had found
Life that you had found

Burn

How would I know if I was wrong
That you were watching all along
Will it be clear if I come back
Or will I still be in darkness
Darkness

Burn
And scatter before me
Scatter before me
For me

Sit still
And listen as the wind knocks down
The life that you had found
Life that you had found
Burn
Track Name: Static
Carrying memories tied in a row
They fell through my hands as I let them go

Counting down instances never could find
Space to let fibers of us intertwine

(Chorus)
Our lives monochromatic
Silence turns into static

Sunset through fences all tangled in vine
Captive by something we couldn't define

Followed forever each day is the same
Haunted by someone you almost became

Our lives monochromatic
Silence turns into static

I thought that you said
that you'd never felt anything stronger
Tied with the thread
that leaving my hand grew longer

(Instrumental)

I thought that you said
that you'd never felt anything stronger
Tied with the thread
that leaving my hand grew longer
Track Name: Overgrown
(Chorus)
We have overgrown
We have overgrown
I pray for you
The way I know
You want me to

Inside this frame
I see the morning
Dressed like the evening
In black and blue

Our rising sun
Set to the music
Voices accusing
You and I of being overgrown

This reckless time
Calls for the pleasure
Till now that never
Gave what I need

Take your time
And drink from your bruises
Force yourself to think
It is not me who chooses
Where you belong

We have overgrown
We have overgrown
I pray for you
The way I know
You want me too

We’re moving forward
Why would you fight it
Just to break yourself down

Keep me in mind
all of the moments that you remember
You and I have been overgrown

Take your time
And drink from your bruises
Force yourself to think
It is not me who chooses
Where you belong

We have overgrown
We have overgrown
I pray for you
The way I know
You want me to

(solo)

Take your time
And drink from your bruises
Force yourself to think
It is not me who chooses
Where you belong

We have overgrown
We have overgrown
I pray for you
The way I know
You want me to
Track Name: Rolling Over Sunday
Rolling over Sunday
Rolling over Sunday
Underneath
A heavy sky that breathes

Take a little minute
Take a little minute
Set it free
And watch it glistening

Breathing in the morning
Breathing in the morning
Air is new

Open up to all things
Open up to all things
And receive
The rhythm of a world naive
A world naive

In my eyes
The only lines that matter are the longest ones
Take your time
But never back away
From what you become

Counting on your fingers
Counting on your fingers
One by one

Every day you wake up
Every day you wake up
You see the sun
Setting
Setting

(Chorus)
Would you run away
If you had the chance
Would you always stay
Never see the end, the end

Oh, the end
The end
Oh, the end

(solo)

Would you run away
If you had the chance
Would you always stay
Never see the end, the end
Track Name: The Bottom
You were hatched
From an egg
Found your way to
The tidal waves

Now they’re small
cause we’re taller
I can still
see the shore

Oooo

Many moons
Pulled the tide
Before I swam
By your side

To fight the way
We swim so well
Is to try and stop
The ocean swell

(Chorus)
I wanna go
Where I can’t see
The bottom
Don’t you wanna go
Where you can’t see
The bottom

Now we’re caught
In undertow
And falling back
On what we know

It makes me wonder
If you’ll stay
As we’re drawn
So far away

I wanna go
Where I can’t see
The bottom
Don’t you wanna go
Where you can’t see
The bottom

With or without you
I’m headed where the bottom’s gone
Though I’d gladly have you
Come with me

Both our lives are
Just part of this ocean
Though maybe the tides
Have a plan that I can’t see

Strip away
Your disguise
Stop the burning
In my eyes

The more of me
That you demand
The less of me
You understand

The bottom’s there
To let us know
Just how far
We can go

The bottom’s there
To let us know
Just how far
We can go

Oooo
Track Name: Throwing This Away
I settle down
Between a star and something nearer
I settle down
Arrange my things all in a row

Some time has passed
Since I could see to something clearer
Some time has passed
And then I’m gone before you know

Will you guide me
Or lead me blind
Through a prison of your own design

What took so long
To get ourselves from there to here
What took so long
Between us now and then again

You almost had me
But things had to interfere
You almost had me
But I’ve been out of your hands since then

Will you guide me
Or lead me blind
Through a prison of your own design

(Chorus)
I’m throwing this away
I’m throwing this away

When morning comes
Will it shine light on you and I
When morning comes
Will I know exactly what to do

And when it’s over
Will I feel like I tried
When it’s over
I’ll ask the same of you

Will you guide me
Or lead me blind
Through a prison of your own design

I’m throwing this away
I’m throwing this away
I’m throwing this away
I’m throwing this away
Track Name: Already Gone
I’m fading
Behind this film again
Freezing over
This new suspense

Is this the beginning
Or the beginning of the end
Yesterday was easier
To comprehend

Oooo

Before you left you told me
You’d always keep me close
That we’d stay connected
Through the place I loved the most

But since you’ve been so distant
I haven’t felt the bond
That filled the space between us
You showed me you moved on

I don’t know what to say to you
You shouldn’t see what I’m going through

You wanted to watch me go
But I was already gone
Already gone
You wanted to say goodbye
But couldn’t look me in the eyes
Because I had gone too far
You wanted to watch me

Thought I’m walking through the shadow
There’s a light that finds me now
And it shows the picture that I painted
To give and live without

Later when you’re further
From the place that you began
Remember I believed in you
To realize what you planned

I don’t know what to say to you
You shouldn’t see what I’m going through

You wanted to watch me go
But I was already gone
Already gone
You wanted to say goodbye
But couldn’t look me in the eyes
Because I had gone too far

If you had wanted to stay with me
I could have taught you everything
You wanted to know
If you had shown me that you cared
Maybe you wouldn’t have been so scared
Of what you didn’t know

You wanted to watch me
Track Name: Wait
Tell me once again
I'd really like to understand
Why you're suffering
When power lies within your hand

The cloth that folds
And covers up
Is wearing thin
And never seemed to help me much

There's no room for me
I'll go quietly

To the ground I stand
What I know
is mine to defend
it grows and grows

There's no room for me
I'll go quietly
And wait for you to one day
carry through

I pray the sky would open up
And give you a way to get out
Take your time and figure out
The pieces you can do without
And find the space to let it go

Oooo

There's no room for me
I'll go quietly
And wait, oooo
I'll always wait for you

I'll always wait for you
I need you to carry through
To the end
Track Name: Heading South
If I have just one destination
I'm giving word of my resignation

I will not be found
Take one step and you'll see just

how hot the fire burns
The mania clears my path
The child that's beside me
Luck would have him watch me die

He won't understand
That my world spins in his hands
and in his hands alone

(Chorus)
Pour me into a glass before the night is through
Empty my things this is all I have for you

Stay, stay

I have to ask, how can this be real?
Everything I thought I knew, is falling apart together

(solo)

Pour me into a glass before the night is through
Empty my things this is all I have for you
Track Name: Far From Myself
Here is where
I want to be
Further from you
And closer to me
Easy enough to
Just roll along
Never to realize
What’s going wrong

I’ve seen
This all before
It happened to me this time
But it won’t anymore
It’s time for me to break free
From all the rules that bind me
Not let someone else have their
Way with me

Now’s my time
Now I know how
To nurse my real self
Back to heath
I’ve said it once before
But this time it’s for real
Now I’m released I’m
Back to myself

(Chorus)
I knew you
You didn’t understand
The pressure
Of your glance
In my own reflection
I was looking at you
I stared into you
For way too long
So I had to move along
I’m turning this page
You’re out of my life just as well
Never again
Will I get so far from myself

I knew you
Now I see the longview
I know exactly where I stand
It’s clear things didn’t turn out
Just as you had planned
What’s the point of sticking around
If all we do is fight
I thought that it was just a phase
But now I see that you were right

We were too different from the start
To make it as a team
And when you mention all my flaws
You make me want to scream
I guess I should have realized all this
From the very start
But I couldn’t see beyond the blindfold
You put on my heart

Now’s my time
Now I know how
To nurse my real self
Back to heath
I’ve said it once before
But this time it’s for real
Now I’m released I’m
Back to myself

I knew you
You didn’t understand
The pressure
Of your glance
In my own reflection
I was looking at you
I stared into you
For way too long
So I had to move along

I’m turning this page
You’re out of my life just as well
Never again
Will I get so far from myself

I knew you