I Came From A Dark Place

by Lucid Effect

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released August 28, 2015

All songs written and produced by Declan Ramsay
© 2015 Declan Ramsay

Tracks 1, 2, and 4 Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Studio Lucidette, Wellington New Zealand
Track 3 recorded, mixed, and mastered at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music

Guitar, Synths, Programming, Vocals: Declan Ramsay
Additional Vocals (Track 4): Rose Ramsay

Original Artwork by Brodie Doherty-Ramsay
Additional Design by Declan Ramsay

Thank you for all the wonderful people who helped with the making of this EP, including Bubbles, Matthew Preston, Jojo, Kieran Cooper, Jake Evans, Courtney Newbold, Tamara Buckland, and Christa (AKA The Musical Beta-Testers), my wonderful family+friends, and all who have played with TLE or hosted TLE over the last few years.



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The Lucid Effect is layers of sound, interweaved together, creating a cacophony to tell stories both tall and short. It's based in Wellington NZ, and likes coffee, gilmore girls, and crescendos.

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Track Name: Collidescope
you were the first time i stumbled
i was the last time you fell
caught in a wave of emotion
in a boat made of dreams i would sail

i shake as you shiver
these tremors are getting out of line
the only shadow that haunts me now
is from the sunset in my mind

and as you toss and turn in fever
the collidescope in my head
scatters dreams of sailing
oh this is just the start, oh this is just the end
Track Name: Lay You Down
i've learnt to be alone before
but all i've been since you've been gone
is the lines between your fingerprints
that gasp inside your lips
i'm not the shadow of self regret
the pitter-patter of whatever I said
i'm just the northern stars without the lights
brightest smile not in your eyes

i lost myself in a softer world
the way it span and the way you twirled
in the sapphire sky of the starry way
you're the break of dawn before the day
well i'm the sorry sort of malcontent
the bitter taste of discontent
i'm a scar before the break
i'm a heartache

here i am i swear i'll lay you down
now we'll never know

where I am to go

a heart of lead, a heart of gold
the god above or the god of old
couldn't make your rips crash upon my wave
make a heart beat upon my page
oh hole in heart, oh hole in head
the pitter-patter of whatever i said.

here i am i swear i'll lay you down
now we'll never know

where I am to go

where am I to go?
Track Name: Our Great Escape
'let me start again' i say
we'll never be the saved
desperate times, they call for desperate stakes
i'm only
digging up well-trodden ground
we've given up but we're going down
where the light and sound is drowned out

in our great escape

i try to beat the rush
of blood to my head is a touch too much
i can't believe we fell short again
so i will
dirty my mind with your thoughts of
darkened days and stomach know i
never thought we'd make it out alive

in our great escape

these holes we dig they multiply
i'm not sure if our souls survive
i'm not sure, i'm not sure

in our great escape
Track Name: Lullabies
i know i am moments away
from finding myself in trouble again
i have to pay for my stupid mistakes
so rest now my dear, dream it's ok

i'm gonna tell you some stories tonight
of castles, princes, and lullabies
i'll tuck you in as you're closing your eyes
these tall tales have taken their time

this is how i say goodbye
'til we meet again in the next life
take your place in the stars and the night
oh your heart is mine

oh your heart, is mine.