The Light

by Volary

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released October 16, 2016

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Volary San Francisco, California

The world of Volary is full of light and darkness. Most of the songs delve into the darker side of the human psyche, but as in a chiaroscuro, there is always light again. This dichotomy, yet juxtaposition of elements is an apt parallel to the name Volary; an obscure English term defined as a flight or flock of birds, or the cage you keep them in. ... more

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Track Name: Let It Rain
You can’t keep a tiger in your house
You can’t lock him up all day
You gotta let that fucking tiger out
So he can hunt his prey

You can’t keep a heart that’s all wrapped up
And locked up in a chest
You gotta wear that heart right on your sleeve
‘Cos that’s where it looks best

Our fears keep us in the shade
And we can’t grow until
We can stand the rain
Don’t you give up
Fighting every day
We will live to smile
We will laugh again
So let it rain

You can’t keep a snake inside its skin
When it no longer fits
It’s gotta shed the armour that it’s in
So it’s soft and new and fresh

You can’t keep a diamond in a safe
If you want to see it shine
You can’t keep a bird inside a cage
If you want to see it fly

Chorus

And yes, it’s hard
To stand naked on the stage
When you’re afraid that everybody
Will turn and walk away
But the scars you’re showing
Are beautiful to me
You should wear them proudly
Wear them without fear... because

Chorus
Track Name: Postcards
Be grateful you're not me
I'm the king of almost, I'm the queen of hasn't been
My propensity for calamity
Has the ground sinking underneath my feet

But I don't mind
I will survive
Anything

Burn up all my bridges
Baby I don't care
I've been to hell, I got the postcards
And somehow I'm still here

No, I don't mind
I will survive
Anything

I've been twisting in the wind
Strung up by my feet, couldn't quite believe
I've packed my bags, I've locked the door
Got on a journey, this life don't fit no more

No, I don't mind
I will survive
Anything

Burn up all my bridges
Baby I don't care
I've been to hell, I got the postcards
But somehow I'm still here

No, I don't mind
I will survive
Anything

I hope you can appreciate the hate I have for
All the things that happen inside of my head
And then the world outside - it almost caused my suicide
But baby that's ok 'cause I'm not dead

No, I don't mind
I will survive
Anything

Be grateful you're not me
I'm the king of almost, I'm the queen of hasn't been
My propensity for calamity
Has the ground sinking underneath my feet

No, I don't mind
I will survive
Anything
Track Name: Orange
I once was an orange
Whole in my skin
But now I'm in pieces
Now I've been eaten
Whatever is left

Can you make me whole?

Walking around with parts missing
Am I still me?
If you took a jay bird
And you went and tamed it
Would it be free?

Please just let me out
Track Name: OK Tonight
I might be damaged but I'm still whole
I'm fractured down to my soul
But I'm OK, I'm OK tonight

I might see the world in shades of gray
But I'm still here and I think I'll stay
Cos I'm OK, I'm OK tonight

I might not be quite happy
My glass still seems half empty
But I am OK tonight

And I'll get up when I fall down
Cos you can't keep this girl down
And I'm OK, I'm OK tonight

I might bleed sometimes, I might cry
But it just means that I'm alive
Yeah I'm OK, I'm OK tonight

I might not be quite happy
My glass still seems half empty
But I am OK tonight

I might be crazy, I might be sane
But accept me just the same
Cos I'm OK, I'm OK tonight

Yeah I am OK, really OK tonight
I'm OK, really OK tonight
Track Name: Cat Christmas
Everybody’s singing Christmas songs
But I don’t wanna sing along
‘Cause there are no Christmas songs about cats
What the heck is up with that?

My cat is soft and warm and fuzzy
And his purring kinda undoes me
Sleeping with my cat by my side
Is kinda like Christmas every night

Oh yeah, oh yeah!

My cat loves to ambush me from my tree
He’ll open my presents before Christmas eve
He’ll break my Christmas decorations
And Rudolph won’t be the same again, but…

My cat is soft and warm and fuzzy
And his purring kinda undoes me
All he wants for Christmas is his tail
But it’s usually one big epic fail

Oh yeah, oh yeah!

Hurray for cats and Christmas!
Let’s hear more cats and Christmas songs!
Yeah!

My cat is soft and warm and fuzzy
And his purring kinda undoes me
He’ll eat Santa’s cookies,
He’ll drink the milk
Then he’ll find my shoe and
He’ll have a puke

Oh yeah, oh yeah!
Track Name: Mad Waltz
Bit the hand that fed me till today
Dug a hole to use as my own grave
I'm a moth heading straight for the flame

And this mad waltz is killing me
And this mad love it makes me weep
And this mad life is crushing me

And this mad waltz is killing me
And this mad love it makes me weep
And this mad life it makes me scream

Yes I'll choke the life out of your love
I'll kick myself when I'm on the ground
I want my joy where there's none to be found

...

And I don't wanna lose control in this mad waltz
Emotions spinning round and round
Touch me - and make them stop

...

And I'll bleed so I know I'm alive
Make my bed just to spite myself
Try to climb - I push myself under again

And this mad waltz is killing me
And this mad love it makes me weep
And this mad life is crushing me

And this mad waltz is killing me
And this mad love it makes me weep
And this mad life it makes me scream

And this mad waltz is killing me
And this mad love it makes me weep
And this mad life it makes me scream
Track Name: Fate
There was an elegant girl
Living profligately
Her course had been set
It was straight, it was clear
But she woke up one morning
To find her life had changed without warning
Cos Fate can be the trickiest of things

Then she was afraid, for the land did shimmer and shake
And the stars did fall from the skies
When the waves retreated and she finally saw her feet
They were standing in the rubble of her dreams

What do you do when your gold turn to lead?
When the lights have gone out, and you're scared half to death?
And you wake up in the morning
To find your life has changed without warning
Cos Fate can be the slipperiest of things

Don't be afraid, though the land do shimmer and shake
Cos it's only gonna happen for a while
When the waves retreat and you can finally see your feet
There'll be a whole new life to live

Oh God it's hard to build a home out of sand
When one tidal wave can take all that you have
There'll be no peace for a while

So she struggles along, and she makes a new life
But she'll never forget that this might be the night
When she'll wake up in the morning
To find her life has changed without warning
Cos Fate can be the bitchiest of things

Don't be afraid, though the land do shimmer and shake
Cos it's only gonna happen for a while
When the waves retreat and you can finally see your feet
There'll be a whole new life to live
Track Name: Trouble
I took a walk with trouble today
I slept with trouble last night
I've been in trouble every day
Of my whole damn life

No, I don't want you no more
Get out of my sight
I've seen enough of your face
And now I'm saying good bye

It would be nice to see some blue
In the sky up above
And not just in my messed up mind
Where trouble sits and makes love

Chorus

I know you want me
Crushed under your thumb
But you can't have me
So get thee gone

Chorus
Track Name: What's It Like For You?
Monsters in my head are reaching from the past
I think you woke them up with all your talk
Now I stand, mute and numb, under the weight of years
Betrayal of the flesh, and I struggle through my tears

What's it like for you?
Without a ghost inside your ear
Without demons on your shoulders
Without wishing death were near