Star Dust, Baby

by Sounds of Venus

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released August 8, 2012

(download album to see digital booklet with liner notes and credits)

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Sounds of Venus Boston, Massachusetts

debut album. star dust, baby. now available on www.soundsofvenus.com.

meet sounds of venus, an alternative rock band breaking the boston music scene. influenced by the likes of radiohead, sigur ros, bjork, and bon iver, their live performance cannot be missed. their set varies from ambient soundscapes that make the crowd sway, to sheer rocking energy and adrenaline. ... more

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Track Name: Human Light
H U M A N L I G H T


We were dancing brazenly

And laughing until we cried

I felt a strong connection

He said he felt the same

But you look at me like I was gutted of all human light


My lungs were stale from petty bickering

So he filled the silence shuffling feet

I spent the night alone

And I wanted to take it back

But you look at me like I was gutted of all human light


And you look at me like I was born inside of a test tube

Like I’ve got no brain, an inferior brain

Like I’ll taint the institution of family

Like I am the negative, the antithesis, an outlet for your violence

So it’s face conversion or eat tar and feathers on the front page

Of a magazine


What’s it going to take to see the human light?
Track Name: Time
T I M E


Clocks

Tick away, checking in and out


Time

It will not chase after you


You were so concerned that you missed it

Where did all the time go?


Watch

Fast forward, rewind, record your life

You were so concerned that you missed it

Where did all the time go?


Frozen in poses

Stuck at an arm’s length

An immobile pattern

You’ve been warned
Track Name: Conviction
C O N V I C T I O N


I knelt at the pews

Reciting hymns that wrapped around

And held me close

I had conviction


Then I stared blankly

Facing the abstract painting

Hanging on the wall

I was baptized with doubt


Press pleated slacks

Dirtied when I wiped my hands

Of misused written words

No longer nestled

In the comfort of the knowing called conviction


I’ll die an old man

Without a greeting of an answer

Or a purpose

And I will know that

I know nothing after years

Of searching for conviction
Track Name: Headless Chickens
H E A D L E S S C H I C K E N S


Nothing’s wrong

Go on

Avoid their eyes

Just look away


Pushing blindly

Looking for an isolated alleyway

Become a stain on the sidewalk

I don’t need help

I just have too much pride


Nothing’s wrong

Go on

Don’t just stand there

Silently


No one flaps around

Like headless chickens in a crisis

They just watch me go berserk

They’re too afraid to help

And too damn dumb to try
Track Name: Insect in Amber // Did You Find It?
I N S E C T I N A M B E R // D I D Y O U F I N D I T ?


Another soul that’s proven fake

Another night that’s spent awake

Thrown off course, searching for…


One less cloud that’s passed by

One less stained glass eye

Have you yet tried to return?


Will you play the role of an insect caught in amber?

And give up your life for someone you can’t remember?


Another swing that’s bound to rust

Another leaf caught in a gust

Stuck in a revolving door


Will you play the role of an insect caught in amber?

And give up your life for something you can’t remember?


Did you find it when you weren’t looking?

Did you enter the garden’s gate?

Or just the bridge and jump?