Comfort of My Dreams

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released January 21, 2019

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Relenter Champaign, Illinois

Relenter, a band from Champaign/Urbana Illinois, formed as a collaboration of rock and synth influenced musicians. Merging rock guitar and haunting melodic piano melodies with vintage synths and live drums, Relenter has created a variety of soulful, energetic, and moody alternative songs. ... more

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Track Name: Dust to Dust
What's behind the face I see
Lover, friend, or enemy?
We never tried to understand
The dreams I had, the things that you had planned
Crossing the line, a bottle of wine
Just give me a sign
There must be something more
Something in the games we play
Something in the words we trade
We don't mean them anyway
Can we start again?

Don't believe in destiny
Fate as ideology
A nest of ashes, ball of flames
The phoenix dies to rise and live again
The stars are aligned, a bottle of wine
Tell me your sign
Just give me something more
Something to communicate
Something to uncomplicate
Hold me now the hour is late
Can we start again?

The breath of life begins
Refuse the hurt within
I'll follow through, to break away I'll start anew

Fire of life encompass me
Take me forth intrepidly
Release my problems, do not mourn
Absolve my sins so I can be reborn
Crossing the line, a bottle of wine
Just give me a sign
Just give me something more
Something to enlighten me
Something to ignite in me
Nothing else could frighten me
Can we start again?

From dust to dust again
The embers heal my skin
I'll follow through, the things I say, the things I do

The breath of life begins
Refuse the hurt within
I'll follow through, to break away I'll start, I'll start anew
Track Name: Goodbye
I see the empty room within my mind
Staring at an empty page the words are hard to find
Vanished in the distance of the night
Roses in an empty vase still take their time to die

And there's no one there to say goodbye
No one there to say goodbye

Withered weathered worn by your unease
Tired tried and teary-eyed, you've been so hard to please
Nothing I can say the truth unfolds
Winter's never come so fast and never felt so cold

And there's no one left to say goodbye
No one left to say goodbye

Spirits of your cry haunt my sleepless night
Singing helpless midnight chime
Memories of the past, echoes fading fast
No one there to say goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Track Name: Scarred
All these nights alone in silence
I called you on the phone
Now you're nowhere to be found
All my nerves have come unwound

All the times when my friends were close
Well, their words were oh so clear
Now they've left me here alone
A fear that chills me to the bone

Always made to make decisions
Politicians, guns, religions
When the dust has cleared away
I'll still be here to say

That if love is not the reason
That we ended up together
Then I guess it's time to break it
Time to take it away

All these nights in my seclusion
Within the same four walls
Something races through my vein
Scars of love and scars of pain

The shadows walk and the windows talk
But they keep me company
I wish something would intrude
Break the walls of solitude

Always tied to modern fashion
Male egos, no compassion
When the time has ticked away
I'll still be here to say

That if love is not the reason
That we ended up together
Then I guess it's time to break it
Time to take it away
Track Name: Time Slipped Away
I woke up this morning
Time slipped away
Somehow I'm just not the same
Everything's changed

Faces are older and friends disappeared
Somehow I'm still standing here
Better years over I will not concede
All that I want and all that I need

I can't make decisions I just make mistakes
When I try to fix things they just seem to break
It's hard enough living when everything's going my way

Spring rain is falling
It washes away
Everything I might have been
In my yesterday

Much like myself when I have a good thing
I somehow let it slip away
It's not that I want to or revel in pain
I simply can't cope, I sometimes lose hope

I can't make decisions I just make mistakes
When I try to fix things they just seem to break
It's hard enough living when everything's going my way

When time takes away everything that I love
I have to move on and I have to be stronger than my sacrifices
I have to keep living each day
Track Name: The Answer
I don’t claim to know how you feel, or what you’ve been through
I won’t try to solve all your problems, or give mine to you
Your castles were built in the air, the ruins remain
You’re certain that life is unfair, but never complain

A light always shines through the window, it shines upon you
Who fights when the world tears you down, it has to be you

You carefully choose all your words, sufficient disguise
The struggle your spirit retains appears in your eyes
You go through the motions, you feel the walls closing in
You search for the answer outside that comes from within

A light always shines through the window, it shines upon you
Who fights when the world tears you down, it has to be you

There’s so much to do
Understand me, I’ll understand you

A light always shines through the window, it shines upon you
Who fights when the world tears you down, it has to be you
Track Name: Comfort of My Dreams
Standing alone in the pouring rain
Counting the days
Wiping the tears from my broken face

Dagger of conscience sweltering shame
Drifting away
Lingering embers of your embrace
Does nothing ever change

I've fallen on my knees
Crawling in the rain
You've taken all I need
There's nothing left to gain
Falling far away from everything that I believe
You've got me on my knees
You scratch me till I bleed

The moment of truth
The tragedy of fear
The innocence of youth
That left me stranded here
The voices that I hear all in the dead of night appear
The comfort of my dreams is never as it seems
Never as it seems

Filtering thoughts for the ones I prefer
Passing the time
Praying for remnants of long lost grace

Moment of conflict
Crisis or truth
Barren or sheltered
Burden of proof
Moment of silence
Whisper or fear
A struggle just to breathe

I've fallen on my knees
Crawling in the rain
You've taken all I need
There's nothing left to gain
Falling far away from everything that I believe
You've got me on my knees
You scratch me till I bleed

The moment of truth
The tragedy of fear
The innocence of youth
That left me stranded here
The voices that I hear all in the dead of night appear
The comfort of my dreams is never as it seems

I've fallen on my knees
Crawling in the rain
You've taken all I need
There's nothing left to gain
Falling far away from everything that I believe
You've got me on my knees
You scratch me till I bleed

The moment of truth
The tragedy of fear
The innocence of youth
That left me stranded here
The voices that I hear all in the dead of night appear
The comfort of my dreams is never as it seems
Never as it seems
Track Name: Crash and Burn
I'm locked within these self-made bars
I'll throw away the key
The perfect way to pass the time
The perfect place to be
A prisoner of fate could never measure up to me
A fragile coexistence flattened sensibilities

A pitch black night to scale the wall
You try to set me free
A minute's haste an hour's waste
A sense of urgency
A bridge to your discomfort being human caused to learn
A minor complication such a major crash and burn

A pain so sharp and endless
Shame, rejection makes it worse
A longing for perfection
Puts your heart into reverse
A note to cry deception masquerading in your fold
The consequence of apathy could leave you in the cold
Track Name: Water's Edge
Tell me things that make you laugh or cry
The rivers running wide, the storms swell in the tide
Tell me what you want to see in me
Who I really am, or who I'm supposed to be

It wasn't my intention to stand in misdirection
The edge of the water seemed so deep
Our lives still lay before us
Alone we sing the chorus that once defined a promise yet to keep

Some will only do as they are told
With nothing new to say, their voices swept away
Safe within the need to compromise
Convention is your norm, you promise to conform

It wasn't my intention to stand in misdirection
The edge of the water seemed so deep
Our lives still lay before us
Our promises implore us to offer the forgiveness that we seek

The best of times can say just how you feel
Words can be like silence
Hollow till they're backed with something real
The worst of times conceal

It wasn't my intention to stand in misdirection
The edge of the water seemed so deep
Our lives still lay before us
Together sing the chorus that once defined a promise yet to keep
Track Name: Autumn Day
Fall is in your rearview mirror changing with each turn
Painted trees defend the morning pass
Rest her head, she'd rather sleep than face the day ahead
Nothing she would keep was made to last

We used to be, we used to dream
We used to laugh and dance and sing
We never thought that anything would change

We hurt each other, hurt ourselves
We tried to find what makes us well
The hurting that we never could explain

Locked behind a light facade, the day defies her mask
Pisces in a sea of broken glass
Today is yesterday again, tomorrow just the same
Look forward to the future feel the past
This pain will pass

We used to be, we used to dream
We used to laugh and dance and sing
We never thought that anything would change

We hurt our children, hurt ourselves
We tried to find what makes us well
The hurting that we never could explain

We speak in words of anger
Don't we think in words of love
If we try to speak forgiveness
Will it ever be enough

We hurt each other, hurt ourselves
We tried to find what makes us well
The hurting that we never could explain
Track Name: The Lens
Gaze into your privacy
The camera-eye observes
The sense of guilty pleasure you define

Lost in trust and honesty
A silent voice unnerves
To tell a different story now
To tell your truth to tell your fears

You're raise by fire, raised by rage
And taught to disengage
They can keep you in that cage

There's no one, no one, no one, no one here
He never said why he was leaving home alone
The thoughts that travelled with him
The fuel that would not burn

Lost in the torment of your mind
In the world that you design
In the struggle for your soul

Caught in the lens of cold deceit
In the secrets that you keep
In the way they treat you
Cruel, unfair, you fight despair

Summer's passed, the hourglass will drop the sands of time
They can make you toe the line

There's no one, no one, no one, no one here
She never said why she was leaving home alone
The thoughts that travelled with her
The lessons left unlearned
Track Name: Faded Lines
The simplest things I remember
Impressions considered before
Thin fragments veiled in white
A bleached out still, I couldn't ignore

I stop and stare in reflection
Each image, the struggle it cost
The priceless memories clearly framed in my mind
An element lost

Come in and stay a while
The drinks are cold, our lives on trial
The pictures, faded lines
The conversation keeps them so alive, alive

The sounds of youth I remember
The songs that yesterday bore
Contagious fragments all engraved with a style
Emotions explored

I feel the mercury rise
Detains indefinitely
I play them on repeat
I couldn't explain, the spirit remains

Come in and stay a while
The drinks are cold, our lives on trial
The lyrics, faded lines
The conversation keeps them so alive, alive
Track Name: Scarred (Into the Darkness mix)
All these nights alone in silence
I called you on the phone
Now you're nowhere to be found
All my nerves have come unwound

All the times when my friends were close
Well, their words were oh so clear
Now they've left me here alone
A fear that chills me to the bone

Always made to make decisions
Politicians, guns, religions
When the dust has cleared away
I'll still be here to say

That if love is not the reason
That we ended up together
Then I guess it's time to break it
Time to take it away

All these nights in my seclusion
Within the same four walls
Something races through my vein
Scars of love and scars of pain

The shadows walk and the windows talk
But they keep me company
I wish something would intrude
Break the walls of solitude

Always tied to modern fashion
Male egos, no compassion
When the time has ticked away
I'll still be here to say

That if love is not the reason
That we ended up together
Then I guess it's time to break it
Time to take it away

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