The Light

by Volary

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1.
00:35
2.
04:44
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
3.
02:45
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
4.
04:21
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
5.
03:26
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
6.
01:10
7.
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!
8.
05:48
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
9.
03:30
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
10.
03:07
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
11.
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
12.
03:34
13.
03:16

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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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