Let in the Light

by Sleepy Brother

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Sleepy Brother's first full length album. Out now!

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released July 14, 2015

All music written by Sleepy Brother
All lyrics written by Heather Wiederholt

Instruments recorded by Jud Mason
Drums performed by Jud Mason
Recorded at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, VA
Solo guitar on "Boys" performed by Marc Speed
Upright bass on "Darkness of My Mind" performed by Todd Matthews

Produced by Sleepy Brother
Mixed and Mastered by Todd Matthews
Package design by Liana Mensh
Photos by Paul Wiederholt

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Sleepy Brother Richmond, Virginia

Sleepy Brother is a two-piece indie folk band based in Richmond, VA. They share a similar sound with The Civil Wars, Bon Iver, City & Colour, and Milo Greene.

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Track Name: By Way of Rail
I won’t try to over analyze you
I won’t try to change the way you are
Just sit back here
Have another drink dear
Just sit back here
Whisper in the dark

Go where you want to go
Say what you want to say
Do what you want to do
Just take me with you

Whistles blowing
Now the train is slowing
Headlights glowing
We’re moving down this track
We can take it slow
Nobody here will know
We can take it slow
Never take it back

Go where you want to go
Say what you want to say
Do what you want to do
Just take me with you

I can recognize your beauty
I can recognize your power
Let me recognize your beauty
Let me recognize your power

Hold my hand ‘til the train takes us in
Just hold my hand until the very end
Hold my hand ‘til the train takes us in
Just hold my hand until the very end

Go where you want to go
Say what you want to say
Do what you want to do
Just take me with you
Track Name: Tulsa
The day was golden with the heat
We lay out sunning in the street
I didn’t realize what it was
Or what I’d end up giving up

No ones ever gonna find you
Because they won’t know where to start
No ones ever gonna love you
When you’ve hidden half your heart
Since that day in Tulsa

You said we’d travel the open sea
when you placed your hand upon my knee
The lightning struck and the thunder rolled
I stood crying as away you drove

No ones ever gonna find you
Because they won’t know where to start
No ones ever gonna love you
When you’ve hidden half your heart
Since that day in Tulsa
Since that day in Tulsa

Ooh ooh

No ones ever gonna find you
Because they won’t know where to start
No ones ever gonna love you
When you’ve hidden half your heart
Since that day in Tulsa
Since that day in Tulsa
Track Name: Boys
The boy with the big eyes told me I was beautiful
Told me I was worth more than any gem
The boy with the big heart made me feel special
Made me feel like everything was better than it was

Boys they come and boys they go
Sometimes they leave a handprint on your heart, oh
Boys they love you and boys they leave you
But always remember you are beautiful
Always remember you are beautiful

The grass may seem greener
But the world can be meaner once you open up yourself to let someone inside
I thought that I could withstand, but I melted in the quicksand
Fooled me into thinking it’s better than it was

Boys they come and boys they go
Sometimes they leave a handprint on your heart, oh
Boys they love you and boys they leave you
But always remember you are beautiful
Always remember you are beautiful

Delicate hearts we have
Must keep them safe if we can

Boys they come and boys they go
Sometimes they leave a handprint on your heart, oh
Boys they love you and boys they leave you
But always remember you are beautiful
Always remember you are beautiful
Track Name: Brilliant Love
Quiet now my darling
The music will begin soon
The crowd has calmed, they’re glimpsing
A hush has filled the room

Your brightness shines like polished stars
What I was is now undone
I’m captivated in your arms
I’m home within this brilliant love

Bliss is in this moment
As we glide across the floor

Take me home to live out what we swore
Take me home to be the one you adore

Can you feel it
Can you see it
Can you hear this brilliant love
I can hear it
I can see it
I can feel this brilliant love

Your brightness shines like polished stars
What I was is now undone
I’m captivated in your arms
I’m home within this brilliant love

Even the earth is trembling
But we are standing still

Take me home to live out what we swore
Take me home to be the one you adore

Can you feel it
Can you see it
Can you hear this brilliant love
I can hear it
I can see it
I can feel this brilliant love
Track Name: Glimpse
My mother taught me to turn the other cheek
My father showed what it means to be free

When the evening’s over, and I’m lying in my bed
The room is silent except the voices in my head

The space is growing smaller between these panes of glass
I am afraid of growing older
So small, so fragile
So small, so fragile

My mother taught me to turn the other cheek
My father showed what it means to be free
Track Name: Hollow Ground
I’ve been sitting by the window
Waiting for a star to shoot by
Hoping for a glimmer in my eye
But it didn’t fly past tonight

I said I’m sorry but it won’t pay the bills
Can’t cash in words for gold
The truth filled me with sight
But I couldn’t open my eyes

I said it isn’t but it’s over
And you’re gone though you didn’t go
This house just ain’t a home
Oh no

Apologies limply hang like clothes hung out to dry
Full of broken dreams we wanted but didn’t have the strength to try
I’ll be hoping for the best to come
But preparing for the worst
Looking forward to a life to love even if it doesn’t hold you

The rain is pouring down
Upon this hollow ground
Its come to clean out my soul
Old soul

The greatest gifts in life are the things we can’t control
We plant, we feed and wait
But we just can’t make it grow
So I’m learning how to trust
To let go and be free
Be free with me

I said it isn’t but it’s over
And you’re gone though you didn’t go
This house just ain’t a home
Oh no
The rain is pouring down
Upon this hollow ground
Its come to clean out my soul
Old soul
Track Name: Messy Fields
My lover, he went down
Down to the valley
His lips as soft as silk
His hair as smooth as milk
Eyes full of pride
And arms full of steel
Down, down, down to the valley

He’s never coming back
Across those golden hills
The silence in those fields
Where they slumber in stacks
(whole stanza 2x)

Dieu et mon droit
The cry of the battle
Dieu et mon droit
Where the widows weep
Dieu et mon droit
Where the lovers sleep

Plow the field
Plow the mud
Plow the blood

Dieu et mon droit
The cry of the battle
Dieu et mon droit
Where the widows weep
Dieu et mon droit
Where the lovers sleep
Track Name: Want from Need
These old walls surround me
Protect me from my pain
Here I’m safely hidden
Addicted to my prison
Please be wary if you come

Hazy dawn arises
Fails to wake me from my sleep
Pull me from this foggy dream

Love won’t follow me
It’s taken everything
Love won’t follow me
I’m left with want and need

Saving broken mirrors
for a rainy day
Like a flowing fountain
Full of yesterdays
All the pieces fitted
Past mistakes admitted
Please forgive me if you come

I don’t know what to do
Want some love to come from you
I don’t know what to say
Need some love to come my way
I don’t know what to do
Want some love to come from you
I don’t know what to say
Need some love to come my way
I don’t know what to do

Oh, these walls surround me
Keep me wanting beauty
Forcibly reminding
Gently holding tightly
Break these walls around me

Love won’t follow me
It’s taken everything
Love won’t follow me
I’m left with want and need

Love won’t follow me
It’s taken everything
Love won’t follow me
I’m left with want and need
Love won’t follow me
Track Name: Darkness of My Mind
The creatures of the night
Lie haunting in my mind
Taking me back
The shadows on the wall
Beckon me to call out your name again
Out your name again

And I’m sprinting away
And I wonder where to hide
Where to hide
And I’m wandering through darkness
And it’s covering my eyes
Nowhere left to hide
Nowhere left to hide
In the corners of my mind
Track Name: In the Stillness
Silence, oh silence
You’ve found me here
Hear how the echo has drawn me near
Open gently to where it flows
Lie beside me where no one knows

Silence, oh silence
Fills in the holes
Widens the gaps
Betrays my soul

I hide in the hall, you find me
I’m deaf with the noise
You guide me
I’m waiting and reaching blindly
You capture the voice inside me

Silence, oh silence
Tell me true
The mirror lies
And the people do too
Break the bread
Move in too close
Friend or foe
You’re both I suppose

I’m deaf with the noise inside me
I’m deaf with the noise inside me
Oh silence you always find me
Oh silence you always find me

I hide in the hall, you find me
I’m deaf with the noise
You guide me
I’m waiting and reaching blindly
You capture the voice inside me

Silence, oh silence
Don’t disappear
Don’t leave me alone
I need you here
Your whispers are near
Lay beside me dear
Your whispers are near
Lay beside me dear
Track Name: Such Wild Vines
We were the children of another time
Lost to pieces in our chirping chimes

We wonder at the mystery
We wander
Blowing dreams into the vacancy

Bravery is not face skin deep
A man is not the room he keeps

We wonder at the mystery
We wander
Blowing dreams
We wonder at the mystery
We wander
Blowing dreams into the vacancy

Out with the light
On with the night
Out with the light
On with the night

We come alive
From wild vines
We come alive
From wild vines

Swinging, swinging
From wild vines

We wonder at the mystery
We wander
Blowing dreams into the vacancy
Track Name: Let in the Light
Let in
Let in the light
Let in
Let in the light
Let in
Let in the light

She’s a force
A wild, reckless hurricane
Less lonely dancing in the rain

I can’t stop til I’m touching stars
The wind will lead me til I’m home in your arms

She’s afraid
to change or stay the same
Less lonely over open flame

I can’t stop til I’m touching stars
The wind will lead me til I’m home in your arms

Burn, burning
Bright, so brightly

Let
Let in the light
Let it fight
Fight off the darkness
Let
Let in the light
Let it fight
Fight off the darkness
Let
Let in the light
Let it fight
Fight off the darkness
Let
Let in the light
Let it fight
Fight off the darkness