Nigh

by Simian Crease

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Pre/post-apocalyptic mood music...

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released August 3, 2012

All Instruments & Vocals ~ Mike Miles

*except 'Dragonfly, Dragonfly' which features Reyna Lindelof on lead vocals

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Simian Crease Puyallup, Washington

An "extremely prolific and creative studio project..." ~ Fabricoh Magazine

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Track Name: Over The Reeds
(instrumental)
Track Name: Nigh
The end is coming.
The end is nigh.
No use running,
no sense asking why.

The seas are spilling over.
The earth is shaking to it’s core.
And those of us on high ground, well,
we all know the score.

And I suppose
you have your business.
And I guess I got mine.
But we've come here to bear witness
to the end of all mankind…

And it’s coming.
The end is nigh.
No use running,
no sense asking why.

Is your house in order?
You made up with your kin?
Enemies yesterday, well,
are they now your friends?

Are you right with Jesus?
Can you answer for you sins?
When the gates of Heaven open,
will you be walking in?

And I suppose
you have your reasons.
Lord knows, I've got mine.
But we’ve come here to shoulder our treasons
and the end of all mankind…

And I suppose
we’re seeing the light now.
Though I guess we missed the sign.
And it's far too late to make it right now,
it’s the end of all mankind.
Yes, the end of all mankind.

You see it coming?
The end is nigh.
No use running,
no sense asking why.

No sense asking why...
Track Name: Dragonfly, Dragonfly
Dragonfly, dragonfly~
The kitchen's a mess,
my bed is unmade
and I am undressed.

Dragonfly, dragonfly~
My house is on fire,
the roof is collapsing
and I am so tired.

Tired of waiting,
tired of being blue.
Dragonfly, dragonfly~
Take me with you...

Take me to Athens,
Georgia or Greece.
It doesn't matter,
just take me with you, please.

Dragonfly, dragonfly~
My life is a mess,
I'm alone and afraid,
I think I'm depressed.

And tired of wondering
if I'm gonna make it through.
Dragonfly, dragonfly~
Take me with you...

These things that surround me,
they're not even here,
and even moreso
as I watch them disappear.

So take me to Athens,
Georgia or Greece,
or maybe a joyride
over the reeds.

I'm tired of wasting
precious time as I do.
Dragonfly, dragonfly~
Take me with you...

Dragonfly, dragonfly~
Take me with you...
Track Name: Hank And Sally
(instrumental)
Track Name: Bleak
When things look bleak,
I turn to you,
my new best friend.
When I can’t see,
I close my eyes
and lead you in.

Closer, closer.
Just another
dose or two.
Closer.

You calm my nerves,
you quell my thirst.
Bring out the best
when I’m at my worst.

Closer, closer.
Just another
dose or two.
Closer.

Was following an angel,
she led me to the edge.
Wet my wings
and told me to fly.
We’ll have to see how I
respond…

Closer, closer.
Just another
dose or two.
Closer.

When things look bleak,
I look to you.
I look to you
and you see me through…
Track Name: The Dark Rift
Jump in the dark rift.
Let’s see what’s inside.
I’m done with this trip.
I want a new ride.

Jump in the dark rift.
We will turn back time.
We can edit this clip.
Reverse and rewind…

Dead planets, newborn stars.
Let’s do it! See where we are…
Jump in the dark rift.
Let’s see how far it takes us.
Dead planets, newborn stars.
What are we waiting for?

Can’t feel my hands!
Can’t see my feet!
Can’t wait for what comes next…
What’s next?

Jump in the dark rift.
Let’s see what’s inside.
I’m done with this trip.
I want a new ride.

Dead planets, newborn stars.
Let’s do it! See where we are…
Jump in the dark rift.
(I’m done with this trip.)
Let’s see just how far it takes us.
(I want a new ride.)

Can’t feel my hands!
Can’t see my feet!
Can’t wait for what comes next…
What’s next?

(Can’t stop this, change this,
drop this, phase this,
turn this on, off, in or around!
Can’t wait for what comes next!)

Can’t feel my hands!
Can’t see my feet!
Can’t wait for what comes next…

What’s next?
Track Name: Bridges (Abridged)
I don’t wander,
I only run.
I don’t wander,
I only run.
You must wonder
where I’m coming from…

My heart’s held together
with needles and pins.
My heart’s held together
with needles and pins.
I’d be a fool to
let you wander in…

I gave you my answer
and I told you twice.
I gave you my answer
and I told you twice.
Next time, I won’t be so nice.

I build bridges
and I run the crane.
I build bridges
and I run the crane.
I burn ‘em down and
do it over again…

You said something
and it really stuck.
You said something
and it really stuck.
“Someday we’ll all be
shit out of luck…”
Yeah, someday.
we’ll all be fucked…

I don’t wander,
I only run.
I don’t wander,
I only run.
I only run.
I only run.
I only run…
Track Name: They Dropped A Bomb On Alaska
Woke up alone
in someone else's home
with a strange message
on someone else's phone,
"They dropped a bomb on Alaska,
took out the Bering Strait!
Take one star from your flag, my friend,
and chalk it up to fate..."

Is this a new beginning?
A chance for us to rebuild?
Or raze the walls and smooth the earth
with bulldozers and backfill?
Or maybe there is no more 'us'
and I'm left with just myself.
I've lived in Juneau for so long
I suppose it's hard to tell...

The heart will beat regardless,
the mind will always stray
and forgiveness is the hard part
when your life is blown away...
"They dropped a bomb on Alaska,
the peninsula is gone..."
I see, now, I'm the lucky one,
I woke up here alone.

Yeah, I woke up here alone.

I woke up here... alone.
Track Name: Forward, Backward, Side To Side
Forward, backward, side to side.
There, there, baby, don't you cry.
Everything must die, must die...
Forward, backward, side to side.

Roll your window down and drive,
somewhere you might feel alive.
Forward, backward, side to side.
There, there, baby, don't you cry.

The bird that spreads it's wings to fly.
The tree upon a mountain high.
The sun and moon, stars in the sky.
There, there, baby, don't you cry.
Everything must die, must die...

Take a trip so far from here,
hit the road and disappear.
A dead end lies ahead, my friend.
For you, a new beginning...

Forward, backward, side to side.
There, there, baby, don't you cry.
Everything must die, must die...
Forward, backward, side to side.

The bird that spreads it's wings to fly.
The tree upon a mountain high.
The sun and moon, stars in the sky.
There, there, baby, don't you cry.
Everything must die, must die...
Track Name: How Desolate Our Home, Bereft Of Thee
(instrumental)
Track Name: Near
I never believed in angels.
I never believed in ghosts.
Now it appears I’m either
or maybe I’m both.

Ah, but you look so pretty.
Someone should tell you this.
I’m outside looking in
at the one thing I miss.

And I suppose it was hard
seeing you smile today,
though I never liked to see you sad.
Guess I thought you’d cry forever.

I thought you’d cry forever…

I’m not here to protect you
and I could never haunt you.
I just wanted to be near you.
I came here to be near you…