The Needle Is Broken, The Compass Spins

by Sebastian Owl

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released October 31, 2012

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Sebastian Owl Winnipeg, Manitoba

From their Brandon, Manitoba beginnings in 2010, Sebastian Owl has strived for harmony-rich melodies, catchy choruses, meaningful lyrics and a no-holds barred energetic live show.

With an appetite of folk, rock, blues, and country, Sebastian Owl are always delivering something new and fresh including the start of recording their upcoming album "From the Ashes" in September 2016.
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Track Name: Gossamer In Gale
I can see the waves in which we combine
The everlasting molecules with time
To blend the background into our subconscious mind
To mend it all to be as one constant line

We are always deep inside ourselves
We are always trapped within our minds
Please be not afraid, my child
You will die one day, my child
And shall that day come, you'll feel so alive

I know the path that leads us to the beginning
Adjacent to the middle and the end
To find all things cemented in time and space
We find we are all lost without a trace

I found the balance through the winding trail
We web in wind, we gossamer in gale
We fend ourselves through defensive binds
We find we are all lost within our minds
Track Name: Brother Moon
Brother Moon, where did you go?
I'm all alone and need your help
Seems I've lost the rhyme or reason
Seems I've lost a bit of myself
'Cause each time I look inside
The less I find, the more I lose
So light my way, Brother Moon

Sister Star, you were so far
But I'm an astronaut tonight
Feel so bound on solid ground
I need to escape my fated mind
But no matter how high I climb
I find I'm blinded by the dark
So light my way, Sister Star

And I'm not alone anymore
These wings have replaced my heart and bones
And I can't learn to fly on my own
So lift me up, Brother Moon

Brother Moon, don't leave so soon
I need to speak to you again
I've been lost for many days
And now you are my only friend
And the truth is I'm ruthlessly careless
And fear this is my night to be born anew
So light my way, Brother Moon

Sister Star, why did you die
And fade away into the night?
All this time you kept me humble
Kept me close, kept me alive
And now you're just a void
Filled with dusty little shards
So come back to me, Sister Star
Track Name: Tallest Man On Earth
So here I go again on my own
I've done all that I can on this concrete road
So take me as I am
Take me as I go
I don't know who I am
And that's all I know

You can call a spade a spade
Sticks and stones with break my bones
But a man without a name
Is the freest man I know
But freedom has a price
Leaves you out in the cold
But keep your head up high
Only you will know

I've got my head up in the clouds
And my feet upon the ground
I'm the tallest man on earth
But I don't know what I'm worth
So I'll shrink myself in size
And use a different kind of eyes
To see the man I am
Is the smallest kind of man

I've been broke, no nickle and dime
All alone
I was broken all that time
With no soul
I'll take all that I can
There's a lot I owe
But failure's the heart of man
This I know

And the truth will set you free
But the truth is I'm afraid
To be all I can be
And still not make the grade
So take me as I am
A shadow with no shade
'Cause I know who I am
Just a lonely little spade
Track Name: Eulogy
Bury me in the forest among the dead fall
Far from the city lights to where I can be alone
Bury me by the river to cleanse away my sin
To wash it off- all that I've ever been

So bury me as a failure
Bury me with my thoughts
This ending has been tailored
To prove what I am not

And all that I know and all that I am
And all that I could've been is coming back again
For all that it's worth, for all that I've spent
I'm broke and I'm begging for my innocence back

Bury me now

Bury me in the bosom of the old and aging moon
Watch as I grow, but daylight ain't coming soon
So bury me as a failure, bury me with my thoughts
This ending has been tailored to prove what I am not

So bury me as I lay, wherever that may be
So long as I die with her in my memory
Track Name: Trustfall
She never felt the rain
She never knew the sun until the day she met me
And we were newborn unto love
The uncertainties of this life we had in front of us

And I was naive and afraid
To hold this fragile thing, a baby bird in the palm of my hand
For fear she'd one day fly away
And the wind would carry her far from where she's meant to fall

I close my eyes and worry never more
For she'll be beside me on the hollow floor
We'll realize we're safe after all

This is a trustfall

She never felt the pain
When all was said and done the day she up and left me
And I saw her fly for days
Growing smaller all the way, until she was just a blue sky

And I am naive and afraid
To live my life alone and know she's never coming home
And here I sit and count the days
For how long it may take for me to find another one
Track Name: Road In The Clearing
So take me back to the road in the clearing
So I can know which way I'm traveling
And take me back to the road in the clearing
So I can find my way

And take me back to when I was younger
When all of this was easy to pretend
And take me back to when I was younger
So I can meet you all over again

And tell me pretty girl, do you miss me?
All those sleepless nights alone
And tell me pretty girl if you miss me
Then I will find my way back home

And take me back to the road in the clearing
So I can see which turns I've made
And take me back to the road in the clearing
So I can find my way to your shade

And take me back to when I was happy
When all of this was free from bullshit lies
And take me back to when I was happy
When I could see myself in your eyes

And tell me pretty girl, do you miss me?
All those sleepless nights alone
And tell me pretty girl if you miss me
Then I will find my way back home
Track Name: Shame
Ain't it a shame how one forgets?
Had I known what I know now, I wouldn't be in this miss
But I'm afraid I must confess
Wouldn't do it any other way

Ain't it a shame how one gets lost
Cross the wrong wires, the bomb goes off
But maybe the game is worth the loss
So blow 'em all away

And the city ain't ready for me
And the forest ain't ready for me
No, the world ain't ready for me
But I'm comin' anyway

Ain't it a shame how we possess
All of the knowledge to acknowledge this mess
It's kind of ironic in a way I guess
It never goes away

Ain't it a shame how we all know
We're living and dying as the wind blows
But c'est la vie, I suppose
Let's live our lives away

And the city ain't ready for me
And the forest ain't ready for me
No, the world ain't ready for me
But I'm comin' anyway
Track Name: Go Steady
Go steady down the river and you'll eventually find your way
If you don't trust the lifevest you are bound to drown, but that's a small price to pay
And if you don't think you can swim, take a dive and run on in
And eventually you'll sink like a stone
But the only way to learn is to bruise or get burned
And eventually you'll be swimming on your own

But don't you think that love will save you this time?
Don't you think that love will save your skin?
So go steady

So keep going with the flow and it will take you where you need to go
If you don't trust the path, get off of your life raft
And you will have to go it alone
And if you don't think that you can, take a breath and be a man
But the water may have its own plans
'Cause as much as you may like, you can live your own life
But the water can swallow you whole
Track Name: Moving On
So fare thee well to the summer, the seasons come and go
The sun can't stay forever, the moon is a temporary glow
This feeling that has found me is a feeling I can't hide
For the walls that surround me are a million oceans wide

And all the time I lost trying to have the time of my life
Seems worthy of the cost to spend another day trying
And all the time I thought that I had given up
I keep moving on

So fare thee well tomorrow, you're soon to be today
No more crying over sorrow, soon to be a distant memory
And no one knows the future, you can only grow from the past
So keep your mind in the present time and let the moment last
Track Name: Let Go
I lost my body and my name
The space around me I have claimed
I'm into this
I'm innocent again

I grow to specks and specks of dust
The body overtakes what I want most
And I'm holding on
I'm only on the edge

The void transforms the being I've been
And turns into a transient thing
And I'm going strong
Been found along the way

I know I'm weightless
So let go
Track Name: Wide Awakened
Hello, is anybody listening?
How low can I really sink in?

I'm awakened, wide awakened
Losing feeling, lucid dreaming

I go where my feet take me
Long ago, never thought I'd break free
And I don't know how chains didn't phase me
And if I'm dreaming, nobody wake me

I know it's for the taking
And so I leave it for the breaking
And I don't know how rain didn't phase me
And if I'm dreaming nobody wake me