Luminous Galaxies

by GLOOM SLEEPER

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released April 7, 2018

Out in April 2018 on Per Koro Records in Europe and Dirt Cult Records in the United States.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tobias Schwarz at RAMA Tonstudio in Mannheim.

Artwork & Photos:
Marc Jacobsen
Marie Laforge (Front /Back Photo)
Cabot Pictures (Inlay Photo)

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Track Name: No Lovers
“In the heat of the night
Evaporate
Before the shadows rise
Don’t fight, let it go
The blood knows
Where the current flows
So do as you please
Alone and free
Like a whisper in a breeze”
Such pretty thoughts
With grace imbued
“The sun should wander in solitude”

We could have been lovers any time
But you preferred a life of crime

You sent shivers down my spine
Your touch went deep
Your words into my mind
“Break the morals and the walls
There is only beauty in a star that falls”

And you led me out of these dead ends
I let you fly at my expense
I owe you more than I could give
Cause after all you’ve made me this
I’m no more scared of standing still
There is no emptiness to fill
You hung the king and killed the queen
Greatest thing I’ve ever seen

We could have been lovers any time
But we preferred a life of crime
Track Name: Funny Lights
These funny lights climb so high
And speak to me in many shades
Can you hear them whisper?
Can you hear them scream?
I’m stuck between
Devotion and disgust
Craving for pleasure
Bleeding from lust

I can’t escape myself
But I can run away from you
Someday in another life
I’ll prove it’s true

The blurry lights must be destroyed
They let me see the void
They make me feel so weird
They make me feel so cold
I can see the night ahead of us
And the lines I’ve never crossed
Are we getting closer
Or am I getting lost?

I can’t escape myself
But I can run away from you
Someday in another life
I’ll prove it’s true

These funny lights
Climb so high
Track Name: Avalanche
And while the clouds conspired
The world was sound asleep
And when the snow began to fall
No one cared at all
And the horizon disappeared
Lights vanished from the sky
And underneath the avalanche
We began to dance

Cause our gift to tame and taunt
Made us feel so safe and sound
As spectral gleams withered away
Neon lights concealed the grey
We rose above like little gods
In a city reigned by dogs
The violence that held us down
Has become our own

Below the silver chaos
We are sunk in dreams
The organs of the sky resound
Unheard on frozen ground

We celebrate the innocence
Buried six feet under sins
The violence that held us down
Has become our own
Track Name: City of Unrest
A never-ending hunger haunts our souls
Hear the midnight hour mourn the golden peace
Hunted by a constant fear of steadiness
The dusk means nothing, when no one ever sleeps

Who knows what tomorrow will reveal?
We all feel this strange appeal
So we roam the streets
And everyday repeats
In the City of Unrest (of Unrest)

Great perfection always fades away
And in the end the paradox alone has to suffice
Why do we hesitate to compromise
When everything we touch corrupts anyway?

Who knows what tomorrow will reveal?
We all feel this strange appeal
So we roam the streets
And everyday repeats
In the City of Unrest (of Unrest)
Track Name: Perceptions
Wish I could see me through your eyes
To lose myself in the mirrors on your wall
I’ve never seen me after all
And when the curtains fall
I just feel like a ghost upon the stage
I know there is no god at all
But I still can’t believe in me

Wish I could touch me with your hands
Because I can’t take off my skin
To make me tangible at last;
Or at least unreal to run away from this ordeal
And I know you tried your best to help,
But sadly words are weak,
When it’s a language you don’t speak

Time and again little wounds have grown
Grown and claimed totality

Your gaze will never penetrate my skin
I’ve seen a light that glows within
Burning inside, falling apart
From the flesh, your mind departs
Shards fly like feathers
Mirrors turn into dust
Too many colors
Too little trust
Track Name: Gravity
A gleaming fog conquered the galaxies
Between you and me
With silver lights it shaped the fallacies
That led us to the dark

Where gravity has failed
And time has run away
Where mysteries got bent
And came to an end
Where gravity has failed
And time has run away

Deep in the heart of the ether
Explosions whisper
Through a yellow haze
But they always come to late
So wherever we may walk
We just delve into the dark

Where gravity has failed
And time has run away
Where mysteries got bent
And came to an end

Came to an end
Track Name: He Smiles
Beneath the dirty sheets
Beyond the golden glare
From nowhere to despair
He will take you there

Those who crave for the sky
Will fall from his lie
And with the saddest sound
They will hit the ground
(Hit the ground)

He crawls into their souls
And destroys what he controls

With the rotten beauty of the vile
He looks in the mirror
And he keeps his smile

Chaos he creates
Like god he degenerates
The moon drowns in the lake
The nightmares are awake

With the rotten beauty of the vile
He looks in the mirror
And he keeps his smile

Cinders will dance
Through eternal nights
And then turn into blood

Cinders will dance
Through eternal nights
And vanish in the mud
Track Name: Midnight Veil
Let’s shake the night away
And make this the longest day
Let’s turn the world around
And dance to the strangest sounds
Take my hand and run with me
Maybe we can make it through
But the night falls ruthlessly
And we are falling too

The midnight veil of the dark
Is like a coffin made of glass
It reveals more than it hides
Like the magic ocean tides
In the abyss of the night
We would shine so bright
A relieving sacrifice
But I’m too scared to pay the price

For all the secrets that I keep
I can never let you see me sleep
See me sleep
Track Name: Angry Rivers
I’ve never felt this way
I’ve never felt this fear
Where do we go from here?
And who will take us there?

Will we fall prey to those
Who pray for us with hate?
Or will we bring the stars
Down to earth at last?

Under grey-clouded skies
The angry rivers rise
And close the windows to the night
Under grey-clouded skies
The angry rivers rise

And in the ruthless gloom
Their ugly sermons bloom
Who has the answers now?
What did we even ask?

I hear familiar words
From a stranger’s mouth
They treat me like a child,
But that I’m not

Under grey-clouded skies
The angry rivers rise
And close the windows to the night

They close the windows to the night
They close the windows to the night
Track Name: Echoes
Sweet poison escapes
From dark and heavy lungs
Touching deep what melts away
Golden leaves left to decay
When the clouds eat the moon
And dead shadows loom
Hear them howl, hear them sing
Hollow echoes in the wind

The sludge will pile up in their veins
I’ve seen these ties turn into chains

In the shelter of the night
Far away from hungry eyes
Where ivy cannot grow
I remain to save my soul
When the clouds eat the moon
And dead shadows loom
Hear them howl, hear them sing
Hollow echoes in the wind

The sludge will pile up in their veins
I’ve seen these ties turn into chains

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