Lighthouse

by The Alkemist

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released June 21, 2017

All songs written*, recorded and mixed by Jay Myers at Farm House Studios in Fort Fraser.
Final mixing touches and mastering by Brandon Hoffman at Gnome Grown Music.
Eagle calls and singing on Tracks 1 and 13 by K'atsiz and Subulya.
Artwork and Photographs by Jay Myers.

*Except King of The Faeries (Irish traditional) and the charango interlude by Jessiquita Madrid.

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The Alkemist Fort Fraser, British Columbia

The Alkemist is a one man band based somewhere in the hidden forests of Northern BC. Playing a variety of instruments such as guitar, banjo, fiddle, drone flute, kick drum and a bone rattle boot, The Alkemist weaves fist pumping, boot stompin' dance tunes with dark and enchanting soundscapes to create an environment perfect for kickin' up the star dust or blissing out in the mind's eye. ... more

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Track Name: Compass
You can follow the map in your mind
But dont you ever leave your compass behind
It's buried deep in your chest
Beating along with every single breath
Track Name: Sinner's Blues
Lord knows there's some
Things I wish I'd never done
The guilt's so bad, I feel afraid
It could blacken out the brightest day

Will my sins be forgiven?

I try to be a better man,
Every day hard as I can
But sometimes I still fall from grace
Trying to hide out somewhere safe

Will my sins be forgiven?
Track Name: How We Treat The Earth
They'll suck out every last drop
Go ahead and refill your cup
Cause when it's all dead and gone
It wont matter if we were right or if we were wrong

She is in pain
Watch her life as it drains

Mother Earth will always take care of herself
And if she has to, she'll wipe us out
If we don't want her to have to start all over again
Then we could come to her defense
Track Name: Act of Distillation
It was a happy time, a happy time
We squeegeed our third eyes and went outside
Went to the meadow down by the sea
We frolicked in the grass and swam in the creek
The sun was out and the weather was warm
We thought that nothing in the world could do us harm

But then the sky turned black
I started thinking I should be heading back
I got that voice and all I could here
Was that tricky little demon deep inside my ear

The date slipped away and time disappeared
Seconds turned to minutes, to hours, days to years
I see the golden age has risen and it's soon about to crash
Those left will huddle 'round the fire burning all their cash

I see past the crash and the death of the sun
Is there hope for the souls of everyone?
The future has been written in the past
We know nothing is lost but nothing lasts
Then outer space fades away
And everything cycles back to the day

So I zip back on my earth-suit, keep on walking on down the road
Heeding all the lessons that the little helpers show
Sometimes words get sticky when we give 'em all our energy
All we have to do now is be to be free

Maybe we got more than one life but there's no way to know
I'll try to survive in this one and stay inside the flow
Sometimes words get heavy when we let 'em through our door
Once we give 'em the time and space, they'll knock us down on the floor

Maybe we got more than one life but there's no way to know
I'll learn to love in this one and stay inside the flow
Try and stay inside the flow
Inside the flow
Track Name: Levi
He said I'm going to the woods, he said I know I'll feel well again
I need a little fresh air, just to clear my head

The next day that boy was seen, he was brought in by the RCMP
Dead, they shot him in the back, oh ya they shot him in the back
How do you explain that? How do you explain that?

They got away with it, like the officials always do
The boy had psychosis and the cops knew
Oh ya and they knew, he was unwell and they knew

He said I'm going to the woods, I know that I can feel well again
I need the trees, the fresh air, to clear my head
He said I'm going to the woods. I know that I can feel well again
I need a little fresh air, just to clear my head
And then they shot him in the back, oh ya they shot him in the back
How do you explain that? Tell me, how do you explain that?
Track Name: Memento Mori
As we walk along this road of life
We can become more comfortable
With all the pain, death and the strife
'Cause when we see
That when we're gone we're finally free
That's the moment when we can really start to be
Track Name: Splendid Isolation
All I need is a little bit of splendid isolation.
And all we need is a little bit of splendid isolation.
Track Name: The Moment
The moment that you think it's all coming down
Is the moment that you see what you have found
When nothing 'round you is as it seems
Or you're living in a nightmarish dream

Walk towards the light, it is safe
Put that darkness back in it's place
This moment here is all that we have
And a faith in something we don't understand

Sometimes you feel like you're falling down in a well
Reach out for the first rung, go and pull yourself out
Go and pull yourself out

The farther that you fall from, the love deep in your heart
The harder it is to crawl your way from the dark
Crawl your way from the dark

Follow the love in your heart
It is your lantern in the dark
Follow the love in your heart
It is your lighthouse in the storm

Follow the love in your heart