Swingsets: Dawn Breaks Like First Love Blooms

by A Moment's Ornament

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This is our debut album; a testament to youthful pride.

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released November 11, 2011

Recorded at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, NJ
Produced by Jesse Korman and Neil Branch
Engineered by Kevin Antreassian

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A Moment's Ornament Atlanta

The music we play is a true reflection of our hearts and ourselves; we are genuine in our work, and we hope that we can share something special with all of you through it. This band is our passion, our creation, our blood and sweat. We hope you enjoy it ... more

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Track Name: O)))
You were there.
Track Name: "Look Mr. Braun, It's A Miracle!"
The anguish that we once disdained
has become our greatest strength...

Feel the dawn split the night!
This darkness is torn by razors of light!
The doubts that we harness inside
will burst with each crash and chord that we strike!

Tell me brother, are you awake?
Or are you living a lie?
These so-called saints are nothing more
than thieves in disguise...

Beneath our will our flaws will fade!

Stand up and hark the new day!
It's time that we seized control of our fates!
Mountains will move in our wake!
Let's level the walls that stand in our way!

Tell me lover, are you the one?
Or are you just playing games?
This path you walk can only lead
to sorrow and shame...

Beneath our will our flaws will fade!
We'll rise above our father's graves!
Track Name: Skyscrapers
Watch me, now, crush this town
one hand tied behind my back!
Stars cry out through the black;
their attack leaves no sound...

You're weighing me;
weighing me down with your truths.
Truth be told, this fate that I'm sealing is mine
and mine alone.

See as I shatter skies
with a wave of my hand!
Turning soil into sand;
barren land tells no lies...

You're weighing me;
weighing me down with your truths.
Truth be told, this fate that I'm sealing is mine
and mine alone.

I recognize the familiar desire
that blazes behind your eyes,
and in this moment I swear on my life that
(I'll make you mine yeah!)
I'll make you mine.

You know this city's a stagnant routine
and I know that you're longing to set yourself free
and after all
we're always sixteen! We're always sixteen!

Come darling!
A new world is waiting
just beyond this door!
There's no sense in staying!
I'll tear your tethers from the floor!
Come darling!
A new world is waiting
just beyond this door!

These shackled wings were meant to soar
and I'm prepared
to raze this cage to get a taste
of open air...

These shackled wings were meant to soar!
We'll tear our tethers from the floor!

...what's this?
What is holding me back?
Oh no you don't...

"You best let go.
It can't be helped.
It's too late now

Relinquish your regrets;
your past is dead and gone."

....should I turn back?
Should I give in?
Should I stand down?
Should I forfeit?

Maybe when this earthquake inside settles
I will sleep again but

Not today!
(No not today!)
Not today!
(No not today!)

Where I stand is where I fall!

In the hearth of an angel's wings
I watch the earth beneath me sink!
Where were you when I was calling
out your name!

Shouting same old
syllables bursting this silent night!
Holiest mayday declares divine right!
"WHERE I STAND IS WHERE I FALL!!"

Ring out the chorus of thousands unheard;
voices too feeble and taciturn!
Can't you hear them all!?

They're calling out your name!!
Track Name: Welcome To The Ice House
Wind me up
and I'll be your toy!
"Won't you play
with me darling?"

Catching breaths
in between your lips;
It's hard to breathe
in your presence...

Chain me up
and I'll be your pet!
I am yours
For the taking!

In your arms
I could steal the sun!
By your side
I will conquer...

Like rays of light
bursting upwards
through the floorboards,
I'll be the one
to tear down
your Iron Curtain!!

I would fight wars to claim your hand!
No force on earth could falter me!
My stride is bolstered in your smile!
Your whispers ring like symphonies!
Just tell me how to win your heart
And I will guard it to the grave!
I move to satisfy your wish;
your sword, your sheild, your chevalier!!

Just tell me how to win your heart!

I'll tear this down brick by brick!!
Track Name: Thanks For Meeting All Of My Expectations
So (as they say)
good things, always, must come to an end.
And in good faith
I have thrown it all away;
I've got nothing left to give...

...in the way we both move (keeping time)...

As the sun slides from this skyline
you won't look me in the eye.
Fading twilight, swift, becomes the bitter night;
farewells trailing close behind...

...in the way we both move (keeping time)...
...we're saving face (but losing our minds)...

Don't you walk away from me now!
Don't you walk away! (Walk away...)
Don't you walk away from me now love!

So will you live out your days
maintaining this blissful charade
or will you stay and face the truth?

I suppose only time will tell
if you will give way to yourself
and run away to something new...
Track Name: Ides Of March
I'm at a loss for words; you're walking out the door.
So, like a house of cards, I crumble to the floor.
And left to lick my wounds down in this pit of grief,
I'm trying hard to cope with half of who I used to be.

Another sleepless night lying awake in bed
can't seem to quiet all the demons in my head.
And while I yearn for you, I know you'll dream of him.
This emptiness inside will tear me from within.

Crushed by the slightest movement of your lips,
I'm bent and broken underneath the gravity of this.

And I would give the rest of my life
to hold you again and know you as mine.
Track Name: The Product Of (Failing At Being Just Friends)
Sifting through letters, I stumbled upon a thread of our love that had not come undone which I had assumed was dead and erased (and long since succumbed to the blur and the fade). But now seeing how I've returned from the grave to build towers from matches and bleach out the stains, an odd kind of clarity (cold and precise) leaves aches in my movements and dries out my eyes...

...but it's alright as long as you sleep sound tonight...
"Yeah I'll be alright, just sleep tight."

...memories lapsing inside of my head, and I can't remember the last thing you said. Your luster was gone and your words seem to fall like rain on my ears the last time you called. I'm doing my best to forgive and forget, but your ghost is still haunting the side of my bed. And lately my stomach's been making me ill wherever your absence has not yet been filled...

...but it's alright as long as you sleep sound tonight...

"Yeah I'll be alright, just sleep tight."
Track Name: Skeleton Key
Everyone's got desires baby!
Everyone's got their eyes on something!
Oh, I've got my eyes on you love!
I've got my eyes on you love!
Save me!

Everyone's got disasters darling!
Everyone's got their problems dear!
Oh, I bet my life on you love!
I bet my life on you love!
Break me!

You'd sit and watch the world collapse
from high up on your throne,
but I am the voice in the back of your head
that won't leave you alone...

Your selfish actions will reward you rightly!
I promise that you'll reap the seeds you sowed!
(...Oh what a cursed fate! You've bound me to
be torn in two between a pain I can't ignore
and a love I can't refuse...)
I won't release you until you see justice!
I won't relinquish you until you know
the feeling of being used and discarded;
of never being able to let go!

This bitterness is bleeding through my calm charade...
The wounds derived from your betrayal will soon pervade!
I'm dying for delivery of some small relief...
Though in reality I know you are the key!

How could I ever set you free?

Your selfish actions will reward you rightly!
I promise that you'll reap the seeds you sowed!
(...Oh what a cursed fate! You've bound me to
be torn in two between a pain I can't ignore
and a love I can't refuse...)
I won't release you until you see justice!
I won't relinquish you until you know
the feeling of being used and discarded;
of never being able to let go!

So chin up kid!
No matter where you turn you're screwed!
You might as well relax and just enjoy the view!

(If only I could see a way out of this mess maybe I'd finally be able to get some rest...)

Save me!!
Break me!!
Track Name: Say Goodbye To Your Golden Ticket
Oh...
...there it is again...
...that old familiar feeling...

...The cycle of disappointment encompasses us; forever fleeing our reason and rhyme. Passions divide between love and lust; gold turns to rust. If only this time we had worked it out right (the potential of us still keeps me up at night)! The dreams we once held have started to melt like purest white snow, and inside I know that you won't be coming home anymore. So I won't be waiting up beside the front door...

...and oh, how it pains me to think that you were not at all what you seemed! Now every day you drift further away is one more night that I can't sleep...

SO EVERYONE NOW!
LET'S HAVE A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE!
FOR THOSE WITHOUT MORALS!
FOR THOSE WITHOUT LAWS!

OH, I'D ALMOST FORGOTTEN THE TASTE OF MY LOSS!
HERE'S TO KEEPING ME ON MY FEET!!

So congratulations dear, but I must be leaving here. I'm through wasting time with this, chasing the yesteryear. But before I go, I just want you to know that I left to become something more than a ghost.

So please don't open your eyes or you just might realize; the heart that you threw away is no longer by your side.
Track Name: Through All The Windows I Only See Infinity
Another lifetime's come and gone.
Weeks stretched to years have felt so long,
and here I stand where paths collide
and opportunities arise...

(With truth!)
I'm stretching toward these open doors
with hopes of flying far away from here!
(In hand!)
(I'll storm!)
With truth in hand I'll storm the land
and leave behind the weight of the yesteryear!
(The land!)

Knowing how way leads on to way
I doubt I'll return to this place. (To this place!)
This house has ceased to be a home; (A home!)
the walls are cracked the air is cold...

(With truth!)
I'm stretching toward these open doors
with hopes of flying far away from here!
(In hand!)
(I'll storm!)
With truth in hand I'll storm the land
and leave behind the weight of the yesteryear!
(The land!)

But in my heart (In my heart!)
your memory stays.
Though time and distance grow
it never fades...

...though time and distance grow...
...though time and distance grow...

Another lifetime's fresh in bloom.
Bathed in the light of a blue moon
I threw away my past mistakes;
I feel I'm finally awake.

Though time and distance grow it never fades!
Though time and distance grow it never fades!

...I feel...
...I feel...
...I feel I'm finally awake!