Elusive Lights of the Long​-​forgotten

by The Sleeplings

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The Sleeplings debut-album.

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released February 10, 2017

Recorded at The Graven and Mono
Mixed by Peter Fjordbak
Mastered by Emil Thomsen at ET-Mastering

The Sleeplings are:
Steen Lauridsen - drums
Peter Just Rasmussen - pianos, keys, double bass
Jesper Kragh - guitars, basses, vocals

Guests & Ghosts:
Bina Gilberg Rosenvinge - vocals on Faye, Mary and James
Karina Bundgaard - bass on Faye
Cecilie Fyn Rafaelsen - vocals on Faye

Thank you:
Peter and Kristine Kragh for young ears and great enthusiasm
Pernille R. Lauridsen for the bass
Leifur Nielsen for friendship and support

Album cover art:
Horizon, 2015 by Lucy Humphrey, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus
Layout by Jesper Kragh

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Track Name: Dead Horse
Bow tree windy long time gone
Tick, tock - time ain’t mine alone
Great old swamp of can’t let go
A crocodile carousel

Give me what I get to keep
Lordless, cordless I shall leave
And before I’ll be ‘live and gone
You wake me up in time

Home is where I can’t go
It’s what I can’t leave
Of all haunted halls

Tricked them all to ride along
All I heard of was the diamond
In your belly out your eyes
And I will never see

Walk these roads in a fog
These trails in a daze
I somehow return

Home is where I can’t go
It’s what I can’t leave
Of all haunted halls
Track Name: Apothecary
Sunlight she has drawn
A comet like supersonic deviltry in her smile
Fool these eyes and I know she will
Carry me down to the world below our time

And the teeth of the beast
You would never believe
And the spark of its rage
You would never believe

It got me to my bones and keeps me out of sleep
Electrons in my glow spins ever so weak
Hello are you there?
Only to feel my last breath of air

Star blind mercury
I may need all the strongest I can get
From her heart - fossil fuels
And I know she will
Carry me down to the world below
Track Name: Faye Valley Skeleton
Poisoned by Lily was covered in dust
Long before our paths have crossed
Tell me all you let me know as I was asleep
Secrets I know you won’t keep

Here I cannot rest while I endlessly seek
down the ponds, photos
And whatever all attics and walls may be hiding
Leaves me hollow just like the bones that we found
‘cause I don’t know where to end and begin
And where and when you belong there, you do

On bicycles old and dreadful
Deadly Sad and Sadly Dead colides
To circle air, on and on, and
Cast themselves forth and back in time

Found what was lost but lost what was found
I return to the calls somewhere
And whatever all attics and walls may be hiding

Poisoned by Lily was covered in dust
Long before our paths have crossed
Tell me all you let me know as I was asleep
Secrets I know you won’t keep
Mysteries burried too deep
Wish I could forget the way
To the valley of skeleton Faye
Track Name: Mary the Quiet
All that you will forget
I will keep it safe
Oh what you never said
I already lost
Track Name: Fog Walkers
Snow made a blanket would cover our trail
Into the hollow I follow your tail
Straw made a man with a hat scares no bird
If I made that promise I broke every word

My memories are all dulled as if dream
A faithful remorse are no more what it seemed

Here we go once again drifting astray
This time without any breaking of day
Keep close dear I get so easily lost
Speak to me ceaselessly into its jaws

Time ate a hole in your heart I can tell
It’s the brightest of clearings, still hearing the knell
Who made our ship disappear in the mire?
Well, I made a promise of keeping your smile

My memories are all dulled as if dream
A faithful remorse are no more what it seemed
You know the wind in the swing from your tree
A name in a ring on the floor of the sea

You know why the mean weather is suddenly still
Why we are restless though yesterday ill
Y is for Yorick whose head was knocked in
This is for death who sets free to begin again
Track Name: Broken Light Spectre
Let us now just wreck this ship
It’s going down into the deep
And maybe when all lights are out
I’ll see your real shimmering light

May the storm eat all that we remember
Hunting fearsome creatures
And maybe when a silence falls
I’ll hear your real whispering whys

Oh what imaginary love
Could break into your bones
If only to your marrow
God knows we always dream alone

Alone, you dream alone
If only I could take you home
Track Name: James
My dear boy
Cornered by leaves and thornes
Bramble black tongue scout
Ran away without me
By ghosts of the thicket caught out
And I’ll be all forgiveness
And I’ll be on your side
When bee stings, thunderous skies are
bringing the end to your flight

Wake up dream head
Be here now

Your restless heartbeat never listens
I know you too well
Please come down, be good behave, no
You can’t elude that old spell
You’ll be gone again
For once again escaped
All fast like mice and out of sight
Like you never need to be saved

Wake up dream head
Be here now
Track Name: Long-forgotten
Came here to separate from all we belong no more
These days are haunted by everything so unsure
I see your vague reflection, young and elusive
Fades out of the raptures of our love
Into the slipstream of once was

Give in ‘til it’s all gone

Tomorrow all your stories are yours only
Leave just, for we have left in silence so long ago
Lost in the slipstream of once was

Give in ‘til it’s all gone
It’s all gone

I know the place I want to go
I know the way through all the snow
There is a light inside a long-forgotten heart
A long-forgotten heart