Nightshades

by Photostat Machine

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Nightshades is the tenth EP from Photostat Machine and the third to accompany the Deadly LP. It features This Is The Night [7 Shades], In Attempting To Travel Light (featuring Blind Fly Theater), Stunt\Not Stunt and This Is The Night [12 Shades].

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released November 1, 2013

Words and music by Photostat Machine, except In Attempting To Travel Light, words and vocals by David Lorell Hoskins at Blind Fly Theater, music and backing vocals by Photostat Machine.

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Synth / Electro Pop Band based in the DMV, USA / Edinburgh, UK.

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Track Name: This Is The Night [7 Shades]
Motion slow
Afterglow
Nothing long
Lights are low
Gentle flow
Moving on

This is a time for lovers
This is the night
This is the night for lovers
To lay down and die

Feeling high
Like when doves cry
Nothing wrong
Sun will rise
Curtains sigh
Moving on

A night like this
Is something precious
Take the time
Embrace the moment
Make the feeling
Last forever
On a night like this
Track Name: In Attempting To Travel Light (featuring Blind Fly Theater)
It hits me as a pounding heart
As a rush of goose bumps
Over my scalp
And I bolt up out of my seat
Eyes wide...

She's there
Rushing to catch a flight...
That familiar blue dress
That shiny auburn hair
Bouncing on slender shoulders
Yellow heels clacking as she runs

I take three quick steps
And then stop...
Again, It’s not her
It's the third time this morning
That I thought I'd seen her
It's been so long, and not one regret
Then today it hits me in waves.

I stumble backwards
And land in my seat
I look to my wrist
There’s nothing there
but I hear the ticking
I feel its echo...

I rub my eyes
And scrub my forehead
And then hide
My face in my hands...

I picture what only seems like yesterday
As we stood together
Under that oak by Rockefeller Hall...
She was the happiest girl
She saw the world in my eyes
But it was that fresh spring morning
That I trampled her optimism
With news that I was leaving without her
That I needed to travel light...
I can still see those pained eyes
The streaming tears...
I left her there crying,
As I coldly stepped away
And across the green

I raise my head again...
I can't recall what airport I'm in
There have been so many
I stand and walk from the gate
And as I pass the duty-free shop
Something catches my eye
I walk into the store
And pick the familiar bottle
From the display... Chanel 31
I raise it and I catch its scent...
I've never felt such a panic
Such a desperate need
To turn back time...
To the happiest girl I ever knew...

(dial... ringing...)

Martin I need your help...
Yes Martin I need Gloria's number...
Yes can you please help me...
Andy?
What's his number again...
Alright thank you

(dial... ringing...)

Andy?
Dave... it's David...
Yes... I'm sorry yes,
I promise I'll stop by
Next time I'm in town...
Yes Andy listen,
Do you have Gloria's phone number?
I need Gloria's number...
Alright I'll give it a try...

(dial... ringing...)
(error tone)

(Operator:) “We’re sorry,
You have reached a number
That has been disconnected
Or is no longer in service...”

“If you feel you have reached
This recording in error
Please check the number
And try your call again”

In attempting to travel light
All across the world
He had nothing to declare
But a heavy heart
Track Name: Stunt\Not Stunt
He knew as soon as he saw her
She was the one
He looked into the mirror again
This would be fun
Was that a spark
Of recognition that he saw
He shivered as she climbed in
And closed the door

As she walked over towards him
Her eyes her eyes
Were shining like stars
And her mouth
Moved to speak to him
He was lost
In everything that she was
She said
"I'm not the kind of girl
you'd expect"

The last thing he
Remembered that night
Was lying on his back
And looking in her eyes
And he thought he
Heard her laugh again
As she ran out of the door
It was at that moment he realised
They had met before
Track Name: This Is The Night [12 Shades]
Motion slow
Afterglow
Nothing long
Lights are low
Gentle flow
Moving on

This is a time for lovers
This is the night
This is the night for lovers
To lay down and die

Feeling high
Like when doves cry
Nothing wrong
Sun will rise
Curtains sigh
Moving on

A night like this
Is something precious
Take the time
Embrace the moment
Make the feeling
Last forever
On a night like this