Sleep Through to the Light

by Wayfarer

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    This is a pre-order for the 12" vinyl version of the sophomore full-length "Sleep Through to the Light". Orders are expected to arrive on/around Tuesday September 23rd, 2014.

    Tracklist:
    1. The Captive Mind
    2. Beta, The Disappointed Lover
    3. Irreversible
    4. Worn Out
    5. Translating
    6. Old Saints
    7. Alpha, The Moralist
    8. Artificer
    9. Part I: Lithuania
    10. Part II: Ewa
    11. Part III: Andrej

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    This is a pre-order for the 12" vinyl version of Sleep Through to the Light along with the Wayfarer logo t-shirt.

    Vinyl is black, t-shirt is printed on Gildan.

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    This is a pre-order for all 3 Wayfarer LP's. Includes:
    Our Fathers (2010)
    Decayfarer Split (2011)
    Sleep Through to the Light (2014)

    All records on black vinyl.

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    The sophomore full length "Sleep Through to the Light" on turquoise mix 12" vinyl.

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Sleep Through to the Light is Wayfarer's sophomore LP.

Recorded in late 2013/early 2014 at BWC Studios in Brampton, Ontario.
Released September 23rd, 2014 via Sorrow Carrier records and Housebreaker records.

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Greg Dawson
Artwork and layout by Branko Vranic

Wayfarer was...
Geoff A - Bass
Kyle K - Drums/vocals
Steve S - Guitar/vocals
Marcus W - Guitar

Pressing information:
100 - Translucent turquoise
400 - black

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released 23 September 2014

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Track Name: The Captive Mind
Never thought I’d sit in silence
Never thought it all in vain
Wish I never had to witness
How simply evil changes shape
Track Name: Beta, The Disappointed Lover
I still remember that look you gave me
As I walked right through the gates
Because you swore you’d never see this face again
If it meant they’d take me too
At least I’d be taken straight to you
I swear I’ll marry you the day we leave this place

We watched in disarray
At the way we all would break
At every brick-walled man we watched those damn camps shake
We swore that when the Reds came through
When they see exactly just what man can do
The world would never close its heart or let it get this far again

Spent four years dead/awake
Reflecting on everything I’d seen
On how love and lust they sort of look the same
On how in four short years
We left the camps but kept the fear
I lost my art, my love and the hope that all this blood would steer us clear

From the same mistakes
From the humiliation and the shame
This is my farewell dear Maria though it seems in vain
That I must go this way
But I’ve seen the SS, the Reds, prisoners and kings
And now they’re starting to all look the same to me

We watched in disarray
At the way things never change
At every brick-walled man we watched manipulate
Justice and truth
Turned out to be for fools like me and you
So here we are, back at the start, where you find out truly what a life is worth

As the disappointed lover
Track Name: Irreversible
You can’t kill time with your heart
I watch you stop, you smile and wonder
As I can’t help but fall apart
So they say the past won’t let you get away
It sure as hell won’t let you keep me
As time destroys everything

I threw it all away
Out of the fear my hard heart would make you lose that
Careless sway
That had me clinging to you, a beauty so unashamed

I thought happiness can’t belong to me
At least not this cheap

Maybe becoming too familiar isn’t quite the sin I think it is
Track Name: Worn Out
Stood in that stupid baseball uniform
Convincing myself I barely smoke these anymore
That shitty glove was so worn out
Like the way that I’d feel as you’d taunt and yell
“Well, don’t get all sore now”
You’d say to me before reminding me I had done this to myself
“Don’t get all short now,
Where’s all that clever wit, caked in shit, that you spit out?”

I guess it’s time you finally see
Just how frail and desperate I can be
I guess it’s time you finally know
Just how quickly I can lose control

You pull me in, you keep me close
You keep me safe, you don’t let go
I keep you hesitant, I keep you on your toes

Stood at her mom’s back sliding door
Watching you plaster yourself to that basement floor
You didn’t think to just get out
Instead you broke yourself like I broke myself
And so yeah maybe I guess I’m just wallowing
In a moment I don’t recall that clearly
Maybe I’m just remiss, man I’m so full of shit
Turning wine into piss, how can you stand me like this

Stood in the oak frame of our bedroom door
Wondering how I’m even supposed to sleep there anymore
All that beauty I can’t wear out
As you awake to me you don’t taunt or yell
You just reach your hand out
Say something sweet and invite me to come around
I’m drowning in grace now
You swore you weren’t lying when you said you’d stick around
Track Name: Translating
Now I struggle with change
But I know that’s selfish of me
Like when I use your old name
A past I just can’t shake free
I trying hard to refrain
From ever making you think
That I thought they were right when
They told you it’s best you leave
So now I’d turn to salt
So that maybe you’d think
There’s no weakness in grace, no sin I can see
There’s an unstable beauty in this unending sense of defeat
You’re both within and without
You’re both contempt and at ease
We’re both trying to figure out
How to see this absence as need
They’ll try and make you believe
Their sense of you is complete
That their fragmented view
Is how it’s meant to be

I hope you know where I stand
I hope you know where I’ll be
Whatever name you take on
You’re always family to me
Track Name: Old Saints
I kept that scrap piece close to me
It had the names of all the ways we’d gone had we been dumb enough to leave
When this started out we were hardly seventeen
I had my mother’s car, you had your father’s heart
Before he caught wind of me

We never wondered what we thought that they might say
Chalk it all up to a young and foolish phase
It’s not reflection that our fathers lack
It’s the passion that they see in what we have
Because it’s what they had

Deprived of everything but shame
But now we’re blooming at our own wake
A justice self-prescribed for our simple minds
We’re the ones they knew would
Fade away
Got lost in our own ways
They’ll choke, abstain, get caught up in old saints

Because it’s not reflection that our fathers lack
It’s the passion that they see in what we have

It’s all we have
Track Name: Alpha, The Moralist
I just wanted to be heard
I just wanted them to see
That they could care about my words
Then I would make them all believe
That I could stand with the rest, can progress things forward
Search for the best in all that slaughtering
Think I can see the beauty between

There and Me

So now they’ll see
How all these people look to me
Sure it ain’t poetry
But they’re all still singing praise for me
I watched their love deplete
They see it’s you that left, not me
They don’t quite see you were stuck between
The home you love and the place you knew you had to leave
Track Name: Artificer
Taught us the urgency of love so well
Had to learn to be lonely for someone else
We know this peace it can’t endure
As all our best intentions falter
I’ll try and carry on like you carried me

Because I saw Her and myself in me
I found a reckless love to cloud our misery
We never thought we’d change a thing
Put our dull hearts at ease
Thought of your face again, of your hand in my hand
As the skin we wore begins to shed

So maybe we’ll see how well our bodies bend and weave
So I’ll make believe
There’s still a will in me
Worth salvaging

So I drift to sleep
As you sift through me
A young lover’s feat
Track Name: Part I: Lithuania
I fell in love with that place
I fell in love with that city
Had my heart rearranged
And tried to take that love with me
I’ll go or I’ll stay
As my neighbors stand willing
Yet my love sits and waits
Speaking Yiddish to calm me

I’ll hold onto things they can’t claim
Hold tighter as we all get weak
As hatred proves temporary
Our hearts yet to miss a beat
Track Name: Part II: Ewa
Without a pause
Told us the numbers he had tattooed on his arm
Without a stir, a single shake she carried on
Told us her father never spoke much of the war
He said “words only miss the mark”

She said, “It’s hard not to just let this swallow me.
After all this, is there still a place for poetry
But if he saw Beauty in a daughters kiss
Saw it in sovereignty without bloodshed
Then you kids have no excuse for not seeing it”

With steady hands she flipped through days
From the years she lay awake
When she would write down everything
And wonder what her Babcia would think
And what her Dziadek would have said
About her love for the classics
And the way she taught us kids
The things that no one else had said

About the choice to fight or flee
About how the romantics loved to write in blood not ink

She said you can’t dwell
But don’t forget

Without a pause
Told us the numbers he had tattooed on his arm
Without a stir, a single shake she carried on
Told us her father never spoke much of the war
He said “words only miss the mark”

She said, “find your place
Between tradition and disruption and dismay
Find a freedom in yourself or deep in faith
Because he’d hate to see you throw this all away”
Track Name: Part III: Andrej
What could I have said to a girl of only ten
Never thought I’d have a daughter
Never thought I’d comprehend
Anything like this
Hell, even I was just a kid
Never dreamed I’d be a father
Never dreamed the war would end
How do you say it to your kid
She only knows her innocence
How do I teach her about beauty
When I’d seen all that I did
Told her there’s love inside this kiss
There’s a freedom in resistance
And so long as I’m alive
You’ll never see the fear that lined our eyes