The Furious Light (Remix EP)

by David Ullman

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1.
I’m standing on the brink I’m drowning in the drink I’m here to dance and sing I’m here to tear down everything I’m here to heed the call To leave my writing up on the wall I've lost my pride and I’ve come to fall At the feet of rock and roll It’s the voice calling from within Like claws underneath the skin Like the pain of a secret sin Telling me, “You’ve got only your life to give” So let’s hold a tavern wake Raise your glass now, for goodness sake Here’s to the story, always the same Here’s to the song that we all sing Here’s to the saints in the midnight choir To the cowards and the liars We’re all drawn to the dark beyond the fire Wanna rebel against everything But the truth is, I’m afraid. There’ll be blood, and there’ll be flames Please, lord, give me the strength It doesn’t matter what I believe The hound of heaven is hunting me I guess I’m The Saint of Blasphemy And this is my Gethsemane I‘ll burn down hell to make it happen Sort the ruins out in song Beat back the long darkness before it falls There ain’t no use turning back So tear the sails down from the mast Rip the future from the past Let the first become the last While every night and every morn More to misery are born Every morning and every night We’re dancing in the furious light
2.
Pour yourself a drink As you promise everything Yeah, you build me up But leave an empty cup Everyone is warning me Telling me what to believe Still I want so desperately To hear what you see in me (Chorus): You think you know best But you don’t know the half of it This is how the story ends Tell me what did you do? You lack the follow-through Why did I believe in you? I was just a fucking fool? (Chorus) Full of all the answers But do you ever question Your own place In this equation Do you ever wonder If you might be Part of the problems That you misperceive You let me down (You could do so much for me, if you just would) Change your name again I thought I found a friend Always so quick to defend I guess this how the story ends (Chorus)
3.
It’s time to cast the stone To ring the martyrs’ bell To take the long way home Be it to heaven or to hell It’s time to lift the veil Time to break the vow This time we will not fail This time, we scorch the ground (Chorus): We will burn our cars on the French New Year Set fire to our pasts and all our fears All we’ve got is blood and time; this all disappears But I’ll be by your side when the smoke has cleared This life, it comes at a cost With enough blame to go around But we ain’t come to carry the cross We’ve come to cut it down (Chorus) And we will not accept defeat So let the walls fall down on me Because as long as I’ve breath to breathe You’ll hear me singing (Chorus x2)
4.
I’m standing on the brink I’m drowning in the drink I’m here to dance and sing I’m here to tear down everything I’m here to heed the call To leave my writing up on the wall I've lost my pride and I’ve come to fall At the feet of rock and roll It’s the voice calling from within Like claws underneath the skin Like the pain of a secret sin Telling me, “You’ve got only your life to give” So let’s hold a tavern wake Raise your glass now, for goodness sake Here’s to the story, always the same Here’s to the song that we all sing Here’s to the saints in the midnight choir To the cowards and the liars We’re all drawn to the dark beyond the fire Wanna rebel against everything But the truth is, I’m afraid. There’ll be blood, and there’ll be flames Please, lord, give me the strength It doesn’t matter what I believe The hound of heaven is hunting me I guess I’m The Saint of Blasphemy And this is my Gethsemane I‘ll burn down hell to make it happen Sort the ruins out in song Beat back the long darkness before it falls There ain’t no use turning back So tear the sails down from the mast Rip the future from the past Let the first become the last While every night and every morn More to misery are born Every morning and every night We’re dancing in the furious light
5.
“It takes a graveyard to raise a child,” said the man with a crooked smile. It takes a graveyard to raise a child. So rest your bones here, and stay a while (Stay a while) Dusk fell early in the afternoon I guess the gloaming gave way too soon Now in the lonely light of moon The nightingale sings siren’s tune (A siren’s tune) The steely sun is now fast asleep Now the night can bare its full-moon teeth We’re breeding monsters in our dreams Praying to god our souls to keep (Our souls will keep) “It takes a graveyard to raise a child,” said the man with a crooked smile. It takes a graveyard to raise a child. So rest your bones here, and stay a while (Stay a while) Tell St. peter for ring his bell Because there’s no more room in hell Throw the ghoul-gates open wide Amongst the bones, all you’ve got is time No dirty secrets to live down In the graveyard don’t make a sound You once were lost, but now you’re found In a hole six feet underground (Now you’re found) Well beyond the walls of fate Two shadows lengthen across the gray One to curse, and one to pray One to leave, and one to stay (Do you wanna stay?)
6.
Feel like I’m almost there Feel like I’m almost there Suddenly I just don’t Suddenly I just don’t Feel like I’m almost there Feel like I’m almost there I keep screaming but you just don’t I keep screaming but you just don’t Feel like I’m almost there Feel like I’m almost there Suddenly I just don’t Suddenly I just don’t care
7.
I’m standing on the brink I’m drowning in the drink I’m here to dance and sing I’m here to tear down everything I’m here to heed the call To leave my writing up on the wall I've lost my pride and I’ve come to fall At the feet of rock and roll It’s the voice calling from within Like claws underneath the skin Like the pain of a secret sin Telling me, “You’ve got only your life to give” So let’s hold a tavern wake Raise your glass now, for goodness sake Here’s to the story, always the same Here’s to the song that we all sing Here’s to the saints in the midnight choir To the cowards and the liars We’re all drawn to the dark beyond the fire Wanna rebel against everything But the truth is, I’m afraid. There’ll be blood, and there’ll be flames Please, lord, give me the strength It doesn’t matter what I believe The hound of heaven is hunting me I guess I’m The Saint of Blasphemy And this is my Gethsemane I‘ll burn down hell to make it happen Sort the ruins out in song Beat back the long darkness before it falls There ain’t no use turning back So tear the sails down from the mast Rip the future from the past Let the first become the last While every night and every morn More to misery are born Every morning and every night We’re dancing in the furious light

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A companion to THE FURIOUS LIGHT album (davidullman.bandcamp.com/album/the-furious-light) containing remixes of the title track as well as the songs “Graveyard,” “Almost There,” "French New Year," and “How The Story Ends.”

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released December 9, 2016

David Ullman: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Brian Ullman: Guitars, Keys, and Drum Programming
Brian Yost: Percussion, Didgeridoo

Main cover art by Matthew Jackson

Mastered by Brian Ullman

"The Furious Light (Awkward Silence Remix)" remixed by Sean Kammer

"How the Story Ends (Red Eye Remix)" remixed by Brian Ullman

"French New Year (Hyper Mix)" remixed by Brian Ullman

"The Furious Light (Fist of Fury)" remixed by Brian Ullman with bookended samples from the FIST OF FURY soundtrack—sung by Mike Remedios over composer Joseph Koo’s music.

"Graveyard (Digging Deeper)" remixed by Brian Ullman

"Almost There (The End)" remixed and reimagined by Brian Ullman

"The Furious Light (Gethsemane Mix)" remixed by David Ullman with clips from THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, featuring the voices of Willem Dafoe, Andre Gregory, Barbara Hershey, and Harvey Keitel. Samples of Peter Gabriel's score in the middle.

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