Greyscale Reality

by Ludvig Alm

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released June 24, 2014

Credits:

1. Gravediggers
2. All Debris
3. House of Cards
4. Greyscale Reality
5. Dust Collectors (Feat. Lovisa Fällström)

Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Percussion, Vocals, Piano and Accordion by Ludvig Alm, except where noted.

Production, Mixing and Mastering by Ludvig Alm

All music and lyrics written by Ludvig Alm - some additional arrangements by the other people involved:

Jakob Edén: Piano on track 4
Lovisa Fällström: Vocals on tracks 3 and 5
Allan MacRitchie: Bass on tracks 1 and 4, Backing vox on Track 4
Simon Lönnqvist: Bass on track 5
Staffan Birkedal: Additional Mixing

Cover Art by Allan MacRitchie

Recorded over a period of 2 years because things kept coming in between. So incredibly excited about it finally being done. A huge Thank You to everyone involved!

Dedicated to Julia, who motivated me to actually finish the thing and who motivates me in life in general.

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Track Name: Gravediggers
Gravediggers keep turning up gold
Pretending to do as told
While the soundtrack to the whole charade
The white noise of the world won't fade

And all the things we cannot bear
Laughter, distress and dispair
Is carried forth by an ominous wind
Reminding us how we have sinned

And would you mind
Would you mind at all
If I told you that we'll fall
Down the ladder again?

And would they mind
Would they mind at all?
Will they stand and watch us fall
Down the ladder again?

Sparrows dancing cheek to cheek
With crows with roses in their beaks
Roses black with sorrow hold
A promise that was never told

Still together we may sleep
An untold promise we must keep
Brooks and rivers cross our way
As we sleepwalk far astray

And would you mind
Would you mind at all
If I told you that we'll fall
Into the current again?

And would they mind
Would they mind at all?
Will they stand and watch us fall
Into the current again?

Gravediggers will make a fortune
Working graveyard shifts tonight
We'll rebuild long lost bridges
If we find it in our might to

Tear out the heart of darkness
To decide what we will be
Dancing crows or dancing sparrows
Either way they've cut our wings so we can't flee

And do you mind
Do you mind at all
That we're heading towards fall
Without shelter again?

And would they mind
Would they mind at all?
Will they laugh as we fall
Deep into darkness again?
Track Name: All Debris
They said let the blind man try
He might find a way to stay alive

And in the pitch black darkness of his mind
He saw an unforgiving sight

And misery

He said there's no reason too
Hang out here when we all are doomed

And tall dark shadows are never kind
No more so at this time of night

Not to you, not to me

And all that's left is to loose what we've gained
And all that's left is to miss where we aimed

And suddenly it's all debris
And unfamiliar names to me

And he said:
Come and celebrate today
The way we act in this impossible play

Were one and one is zero or below
And we forget all that we used to know

And hide away
Track Name: House of Cards
Don't let it get to you
Say ain't it time we went home

With all your fear running through you
Only dark spirits will roam

They'll spike your drinks with fabled stories
Of all the truths that I withhold
And all the things that kept us soaring
Are gone

And since we're all on our own now
In this house of cards, highly strung

Do we turn on each other
Or speak the language of the tongue?

Let all the wine that is pouring
Make sure the truth will be told
Can you hear the darkness roaring
Let go
Track Name: Greyscale Reality
Haven't held you since you trembled in my arms
On that fateful night when we lost all our charms
And all the things we said and all the things we did
Turned the night on me

Falling down, ever falling hereafter
When we speak we cue the canned laughter
It's all poured out, there isn't droplet of hope for us

But if it's true what you say
Then I guess we're okay
And your last drop of love is for me
And it hides within our greyscale reality

There's a wall and it's keeping us parted
From all fires and troubles we started
And we must hide when it breaks not to wallow in misery

And there's a hole
And I guess it's a blessing
It opens to the lust and the guessing
And that's were we meet and that's were I can watch you breathing still

And if it's true what you say
Then I guess we're okay
And your last drop of love is for me

And I guess that you know
That there's a long way to go
To get to where we need to be
And to hide within our greyscale reality

And so things went awry
And we fall from the sky
And the world has turned grey
And we go far away

Now I recite, to the candles before me
My beaten and broken life story
Through the hole I can see as you're turning the night on me again

And I don't know, but it feels like I'm broken
Inside and all the pieces lie out in the open
And they're scarring my feet as I pace back and forth in grief

But if it's true what you say
Then I hope we're okay
And your last drop of blood is for me
And it hides within our greyscale reality

Do you know
There's a long way to go
To get to where we need to be
And hide within our greyscale reality
Track Name: Dust Collectors (Feat. Lovisa Fällström)
We spoke of leaving
We spoke believing
Everything would change

We crossed the ocean
Stirred with commotion
The seas did rise
To drown our disguise

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We drove for hours
I bought you flowers
In a crack pipe vase

We flew up higher 'til the
The culprit and the liar
Give their lives to me
We drowned out at sea

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But though we still shiver in the sun
And even though we are outrun
Together we are still alive

And that's the truce we ought to chase
Before we lose all of our grace
Collecting dust specks off the floor

But still you scream that you have always wanted more
Yet still you scream until your throat and lungs get sore

"Said dirty liar
With your dreams and desires
And the laws you break

There's no question
We're doomed by your suggestion now
Come make it up to me"

But though we still shiver in the sun
And even though we are outrun
Together we are still alive

And that's the truce we ought to chase
Before we lose all of our grace
Collecting dust specks off the floor