Waking Dream

by Aya Larkin

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released March 14, 2012

for Penelope and Jude.

CREDITS: produced by andy clockwise & aya larkin. executive producer lewis black & 99 magnets music,
art direction: kristen doyle for www.killanoodle.com, photography of aya: georges antoni,

all songs written by A Larkin except 3, A Larkin and D West.

SPECIAL THANKS to my mighty brother gavin larkin,my love lee lee, lewis black, andy clockwise, suzie katayama, my parents, brothers and sister, kristen doyle, dan st pierre, luca ionescu, paul searles, anthony rose, greg kuehn, mark kiczula,ali hillman, justin stanley and all those who played on the album

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Track Name: Los Angeles Morning
everything is different now, the path I take is branching out.
a ray of hope, a slice of doubt, distantly displaced.
suddenly I’m three years in, the palm trees sing like violins.
caught some luck stuck out my chin.
i'm alright in LA.

bought a white guitar, got a third hand car and the world is transforming.
resurrection breaks as the city wakes in the light of the los angeles morning.
welcomes and warnings, los angeles morning.

shimmy down the sunset strip, the righteous hipsters flop and flip.
some precious details will be skipped. trust is hard to place.
still, for all it's disrepair, this sun bleached city lays me bare.
i've learnt to learn, i've come to care, it's made me make my way.

bought a white guitar, got a third hand car and the world is transforming.
resurrection breaks as the city wakes in the light of the los angeles morning.
the east coast is storming, los angeles morning.
Track Name: Too Late to Turn Away Tonight
how much time should it take to sever old ties? the rules of the game are hard to apply.
up on darlinghurst rd, the autumn cool air, your wintergreen coat, your raven black hair.
as much as we are better apart ,you draw me closer again.

we can't pretend to know what's right, it's too late to turn away tonight.
one day we're bound to see the light, it's too late to turn away tonight.

weaving intricate lines we filter the past. some intimate truths are too hard to ask.
tell me something you've done, a rumor you've heard, and i'll move inside the space of your words.
you stutter on the tip of my tongue, no need to say anymore.

we can't pretend to know what's right, it's too late to turn away tonight.
one day we're bound to see the light, it's too late to turn away tonight.

into the early hours then get a taxi home. i don't believe we'll be leaving alone.

we can't pretend to know what's right, it's too late to turn away tonight.
one day we're bound to see the light, it's too late to turn away tonight.
Track Name: All Time High
a sideways look an effortless touch, made from the stars when they scattered their dust.
back from the brink the pendulum swung tuned to the notes no other had sung
framed in words we will never repeat pieces of melody drift on the street
a low slung moon the color of cream in the night supreme.

All time high, up we climb
All time high, breaking off a piece of July

clock my gaze by 90 degrees, salt water visions over Indian seas.
off white wings on the ascent, a long haul straight shot fleeting event.
5 miles out see the curve of the earth, tell me what it's worth.

All time high, up we climb
All time high, breaking off a piece of July
Track Name: Different
reading lips, tracing words with our finger tips.
in the seconds we share gifted and rare.
second thoughts, we're in doubt over what we bought.
if you feel it's not right set it alight.

we know how we'd like to make it,
baby let's be different.
take the time and recreate it,
baby let's be different.

summer days, breaking off and they float away.
playing records at dusk listening to tusk.
look ahead holding on to december's thread.
through a bitter sweet year grinding my gears.

we know how we'd like to make it,
baby let's be different.
take the time and recreate it,
baby let's be different.
show me how you'd like to make it,
baby let's be different.
Track Name: 3 Moments
the moment i saw you i swore i lived for you.
half way into friday and everything changed.
that august you entered then a golden september.
through eight shifting seasons i made you my reason.

it seemed like a spell broke the moment you first spoke.
as if i were sleeping awaiting your voice.
delivered from sorrow, no thought of tomorrow.
the sun on our shoulders but the distant wind colder.

there's a moon looking down through a circle of clouds ,and somewhere the same moon sees you now.
or you're oceans away, on a different day. i hope the world still turns your way.

you called to say goodbye i never saw your eyes,but i keep walking forward.
it's all i can do.
we broke in confusion, two different illusions.
and not even i knew which moment i lost you.

there's a moon looking down through a circle of clouds ,and somewhere the same moon sees you now.
or you're oceans away, on a different day. i hope the world still turns your way.

the more we love the more love shapes us.
the more we love the more love takes us.
but the ones we love can always break us.
yet the more we love, the more will shape us.

there's a moon looking down through a circle of clouds, and somewhere the same moon sees you now.
Track Name: Everything Takes Forever
oh the patience it takes when you don't get the breaks.
with the punches we will roll.
there's a longing inside, but it's ungratified, left hangin on the line.

we struggle impatiently, we're waiting eternally.

everything, everything takes forever.
everything takes forever.
gotta hold on and pull it together.
fight the new delay standing in your way.

better iron out the kinks now you're right on the brink.
the anticipation's high.
cos you wanna do well, but time's gonna tell.
it will heal the deepest wounds.

and as each obstruction comes you've just got to get it done.

everything, everything takes forever.
everything takes forever.
gotta hold on and pull it together.
fight the new delay standing in your way.
you can almost touch what you want so much.

swept along by rock'n'roll and forces beyond my control.
fighting fools and chasing phantoms at the mercy of the random deal.
you know how it feels.

everything, everything takes forever.
everything takes forever.
gotta hold on and pull it together.
Track Name: No Title
this song has no title, a few chords recycled.
a sequence of notes a bundle of words.
when you look in my eyes the clock stops we freeze time,
we shut it all out there's only we two.
i won't ask for safety there's some chance you'll break me,
and i've only got one of these to steal,
but i'm born to fall under your wheels.

i saw you rolling by like the sun through the empty sky.
you broke into a smile like a sun through the empty sky.

your voice has the sweet sound to stir me when i'm down,
and always your words help me to rise.
and see stars so distant, marvel at existence,
and think of the space we're tumbling through.
the deep dark, the clear blue, around us inside you.
it's that space within i wanna know.
give us a chance,give us a go.

i saw you rolling by like the sun through the empty sky.
you broke into a smile like a sun through the empty sky.
Track Name: Waking Dream
the days drain the years
the future never gets here
it disappears
how real it seems
this waking dream

so far, so strange
you get your heart rearranged
witness sweeping change.
how real it seems
this waking dream

we may part ways
but shards of memory will stay.
through the different roles we play.

how real it seems
this waking dream.
Track Name: Wild in the Streets
celebrated, elevated i'm blazing son.
from the suburbs to the city like a stolen gun.
i'm a rhythm,i'm a record,i'm a rising tide.
took a rocket to the future, saw the golden light.
wild in the streets, wild in the streets.
the heroes are gone and we're all running wild in streets.

in the shadows of the summer we were riding high.
in the middle of a riot we were justified.
for a minute unobstructed i could take my shot.
glory beckoned for a second and the blood run hot.
wild in the streets, wild in the streets.
the heroes are gone and we're all running wild in streets.
Track Name: Rusty Faith
At what time did you give up your hope?
At what time did you turn off the road?
Day or night ?
Were there stars?
Did it rain?
As you lay never to rise again

A million voices in your head
Your essence slowly bled
Don’t be an island
Some thing must be shared

Look up into the night sky
Every star shines straight to you
Hold on till better days come
Keep your rusty faith

Jealous pride, stubborn scars and solitude
Cling to these and slowly you’ll be consumed

You sink down slowly in such depths
I know what happens next
Gotta rise to the surface
And draw one more breath

Look up into the night sky
Every star shines straight to you
Hold on till better days come
Keep your rusty faith

Stay to be an old man
Sons to hold your old hands
Stay and see your grandchild
Light the world with one true smile

In the end everyone makes a choice
To accept, to reject or to rejoice

It’s a wicked world and love goes wrong
You may doubt that you belong
But I know you do
Don’t ever think that you’ve failed

Look up into the night sky
Every star shines straight to you
Hold on till better days come
Keep your rusty faith