Maps of Us

by c.layne

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Album #8. A romp in the shadows.


released December 13, 2014

All tracks performed, recorded, produced and mastered by c.layne
Artwork by c.layne
(cc) 2014 c.layne




c.layne Austin, Texas

Rockin' the urban decay

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Track Name: Release
In between the pages
You will find what’s beneath
I will test your patience
Just by hearing you breathe
I can’t let you go like that, it’s not so easy
I’m sincere in my attempts to wait it out

Building up so long you wait for interruption
A tremor grows like powers
Of the code that you release

Here it comes, a gun for a connection
The way it moves, to say it lets me out
Fingers bend and cross for intersection
They clasp for warmth and grasp to figure out

Hold it there, completing this illusion
The features flow like numbers in my hands
Forget it all, no time for this confusion
Just slip so low that we both understand
Track Name: Syrup
The moment that we came alive
I knew that we would never die
Let’s go again

The moment that we set this fire
We burned together side by side
Let’s go again

I hope for it
Twist myself for it
I know that you will come when I see red

You better believe me
We never go easy
The blood that we conjure
You’ve woken a monster

The longer we lie here
The clearer it appears
It only gets stronger
You’ve woken a monster
Track Name: Glass
Wait here hopefully
Weaving black like a color
Lost in the leaves

Place hands carefully
Over glass like a cover
Break easily just for me

Blending skillfully
Into backgrounds unnoticed
Right next to me

Watching patiently
Open up like a lotus
Enveloping everything

In a glass world
Going faster
On our slipping feet
In a past life
Track Name: Illuminate
Dark to hold you closer
Blend into me

No light can illuminate
Or reveal

Fall so far, so hard
And pass into another time
A way away
Together down into a void
Track Name: Visitation
Can we learn to fall
Under blankets that we saw
A revelation

Soaked in failing light
Our visitations rights were all
That I could hope for

Bes possess you
The petals of the flesh caress you
Like a coil
Like a calling master

If I could best you
Call forth the tangled mess to test you
Just to foil
And now you’re calling faster

Feral lives
Feral needs
I won’t put you out
I won’t clip your claws
I won’t bare my teeth
I won’t hold you back
Track Name: Sensors
Take a breath, lie down
In the center
Watch the feelers come out
And reenter

Crawling over your heart
Send you under
Forced to stop and restart
Rent asunder

The sensors go down
Define for me all that you know
Display for me all that you own

Defenses go down
Present to me all that you know
And give to me all that you own

Take a moment to pause
And remember
All the old things you had
And dismembered

Like a hole through the heart
Let it come through
Though they all may have gone
They don’t leave you
Track Name: Gauze
We have this kind of conversation
We have this type of speech that we both know
Where no words are spoken
No questions asked
But do you know the answer?
It’s lying beside you

An arc of curves you set in motion
I see the colors of your chemicals
The slightest little notion
Of what’s to come
We both know the answer

We both talk slow
Say words unclear, unknown
Breathe fast, revolve
Make love, destroy, dissolve

The end of me
The end of you, converge
I stop, you start
Blending complete
We merge

Incomplete without the other
Take a phantom for a lover
Taking on a different meaning
Be the gauze to stop my bleeding

I’ll bend the light
‘Til we survive
Tend to each other
Track Name: Confess
The stolen key
My only
To end the peace
Oh no

Seek out the body of your work alone
Seek out the pleasures of your heart alone

Feel less

Appear before me
A plane laid out before me
Goes on
Attached to all I see
To fold, to pull, to fall
Track Name: Falls
In the light
There is a reason to stay on
Hold a candle
For a fire that’s never gone

When the darkness falls
Everything else seems so distant
And there’s nothing else I feel but you
When desire calls
It would be so foolish not to listen at all

All your many numbers
I would count them all
Hold them in my fingers
Just to watch them fall

Fold them into themselves
I want to contain you
Fold them into myself
I want to contain you
Track Name: Down
Slow down with me
Go down with me
Lie down with me
Don’t hurry

So we find ourselves
Without a place to stand
Alone, but for the other hand
Come down with me
I know we’ve been so high
And we can hardly wonder why
I wonder why

So we find a place
That we can call our own
And tear it down
To make our home
Let’s make a home
We’ll make it home