Fall Line

by Hang the Lights

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This album was inspired by Hurricane Gaston 2004.

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released December 21, 2014

Joshua Camp: Music
Alex Liverman: Lyrics

All songs recorded in The Pink Room.

Alex Liverman: lead vocals on tracks 3 & 9, backing vocals track 4.

Joshua Camp: vocals, upright piano, bass, guitars, percussion, drum programming, synthesizers, mellotron, mountain dulcimer, ukelele, organ, optigan, celeste.

All songs copyright 2014 Calle del Campos Publishing, BMI.
Dorsal Fin Records 001

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Hang the Lights Richmond, Virginia

Hang the Lights is a collaboration between writer, Alex Liverman, and musician/producer Joshua Camp. Their debut record, Fall Line, is a narrative of disaster, real and imagined and draws on Southern Gothic storytelling traditions.

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Track Name: One Little Death
We thought she'd save the world
One little death at a time.
Building blocks not of brick or stone;
Sanctuary we called home.

She was a light in a darkened land,
Queen of the alleys and contraband.
When it all came rushing down,
We watched our Whore lose her Golden Crown.

And the water came to rise,
Over her feet then up to her thighs.

Wave after wave, she could not tell,
they felt like her clientele.
Her mind went down a different path,
Her purpose would survive the aftermath.

And the water came to rise,
Over her feet then up to her thighs-
When the water came to stay
We folded hands, we started to pray.

She was relief to woman or man;
The petty thief or the artisan,
The servant’s wife, the butcher’s son,
All the degraded and unloved ones.

And the water came to rise,
Over her feet then up to her thighs-
When the water came to stay
We folded hands, we started to pray.

Oh we folded hands,
Oh we folded hands.

Last seen floating out to sea,
Our streetlight angel now history______
Track Name: From The Bridge
We knew it could happen,
We'd been dry too long.

Broken glass in soaking shoes ,
We need a better view.

Shiver in the sheets of rain,
a glimpse of this new world.

Far below, human woe,
distant screams will echo.

There is a man sinking down,
we stand and watch him drown

We knew it could happen,
We knew it could happen,
We knew it could happen,
We knew it could happen,
We knew it could happen,
We knew it could happen.....
Track Name: Deadgirl
You knew I wanted this.
That's what you said.

Your hands around my throat,
Mine gripping the bed,
Mine gripping the bed.

You knew I wanted this,
When the rain came down.

You took away my breath,
You wouldn't let me drown,
You wouldn't let me drown.

You knew I wanted this,
Pulling me through the flood.

There is no more pain
No hunger, no fear,
and no more blood,
and no more blood.

You knew I wanted this,
That's what you said.

Just take me somewhere dark,
Where I can lay my head,
Where I can lay my head,
Where I can lay my head.
Track Name: Window
Drops from the ceiling,
Pools at the sill.

Don't close the window,
Let it all fall in.

Sleep a bit longer,
While I watch the rain.

Don't close the window,
Let it all fall in.

The clock teased all night,
As we poured ourselves into a notion.

Now remembering hands,
Strength of silent motion.

And I wish you would say,
‘I wish you would stay’,
It won't be clear or calm today.

And I wish you would say,
‘I wish you would stay’,
It won't be clear or calm today.

The clock teased all night,
As we poured ourselves into a notion.

Now remembering hands,
Strength of silent motion.

And I wish you would say,
‘I wish you would stay’,
It won't be clear or calm today.

And I wish you would say,
‘I wish you would stay’,
It won't be clear or calm today.

Drops from the ceiling,
Pools at the sill.

Don't close the window,
Let it all fall in.
Track Name: Light's Not Right I
Cracks underfoot
We can't see through murky waves

Bricks pushed upward over roots,
shards reflecting crackling skies

But the light, it's just not right

The image of goodbye,
the shade of your eyes,

Staring at that door below the bridge,
You know, the one they won't lock

It's time to go

floating over stray grass
and all that broken glass

It's over, but the light's just not right.
It's over, but the light's just not right.
It's over, but the light's just not right.
Track Name: Monument
The city's not burning,
Where are the flames?
,
His horse isn't moving
Stunned by the rain.

the city's not burning,
There are no more flames.

Forever soldier
fell down in the war.

Wasn't awake
when they settled the score.

Forever soldier
Looking for more.

The streets he's been watching
All of these years

Have turned into rivers
reflecting his fears

The City is drowning
The end's drawing near

The City is drowning
The end's drawing near

The City is drowning
The end's drawing near

The city's not burning
Where are the flames?

His horse isn't moving
Stunned by the rain

The city's not burning
There are no more flames.

Forgotten soldier
Steps out of the stone

The city's not burning
It's sins to atone

Forgotten soldier
Knows he's not home.

The streets he's been watching
All these years

Have turned into rivers
reflecting his fears

The City is drowning
The end's drawing near

The City's not burning,
where are the flames?

The City is drowning
The end's drawing near.
Track Name: Killer
There is no awkward weight
No hiding empty eyes
The waves carry her along
With her hand in mine

She never tried to struggle
Or scream or call for help
She only looked at me
And put her hand in mine

It's never been so easy
It's never been so easy

But that was hours ago
Before the water came
And now I've a memory
Her tiny hands in mind

It's never been so easy
It's never been so easy
It's never been so easy
Track Name: Light's Not Right II
Water rushing, we're not moving

Through that door they keep unlocked

There's still another street to cross

Bloody elbows, what's the hurry?

We're not worried, we're not worried

Shadows brighter than we've seen

Slipping crashing closing in


We know it's over but the light's not right

We know it's over, but the end, it's just not right.


Water rushing, we're not moving

Toward that door they keep unlocked

Tide's too strong to get across

Soaking, staring, what's the hurry?

We're not worried, we're not worried

Water darker than we've seen

Slipping crashing closing in

We know it's over but the light's not right

We know it's over, but the end, it's just not right.
Track Name: Not The River Not The Wall (Wade Through)
We can't blame the river
We can't blame the wall
It's only rain

We can't blame the river
We can't blame the wall
It's only rain

While gutters choke and sputter
And stairways shake and spill

While gutters choke and sputter
And stairways shake and spill

We can't blame the river
We can't blame the wall
It's only rain

We'll have to wade through
if we want to get home

We can't blame the river
We can't blame the wall