In the Dark on 99 (All the Time, All the Time)

by Jom Comyn

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1.
04:00
Heart beat in the city/ just one pounding out a sign Street light, light shadows/ hard on the road rolling by Young trees, skin showing/ wind blows hard against the frame These same fall colours/ fall dead, frozen in the rain Each block, mute witness/ each minute’s silent passing down Warm streets, now cooling/ lovers cooing on my side of town Busy roads, now drying/ this street is mine after the busses stop running Small hours, small relics/ buried and forgotten underneath my 99 All along where I linger on your landscape of lust On the tips of my fingers before they turn into dust You can sing your new song in my room and nobody knows Where it came from when you sang it or where it goes All along every alley/ and all those cavernous roads All your notes come back to meet you/ from the back of your throat You can say what you think about being alone You can sing every night like every night is your own You can say what you think about the dark that you know You can sing in a whisper to the light when it glows You can sing your own song when there’s no body around You can hear your own voice before the night replaces its own You can say what you think about the places you know You can hear every night cause every night is singing you’re singing alone
2.
03:37
Coming down/ With your head down to the ground Running back/ To your favourite room you’ve been around Moving on/ Through all those airy moments we’ve been on Sleeping on, after/ And you dream with nothing on I was hoping not to bother With the covers in your room But there’s something in this water That has made me come too soon Cooling down/ With the arms you put your arms around Holding on/ To those places that you came from with your gun Moving on/ Through all those hairy moments we’ve been along Now this room is getting hotter As we’re rolling on the floor (I’ve been singing too long) Now there’s something in this water (I know that it’s inside you too) And it’s coming back for more
3.
I don’t want to know you/ I don’t want to know you I don’t want to know you any more than I already do I don’t want to know you any more than I do Cause it’s cold in your eyes/ It’s cold in your view It’s cold lookin’ in your eyes/ It’s cold in you Time goes slow striking blows on that railroad Under sun, neath the moon, under stars In your mouth there’s a shout for a soul Don’t you know in whose footsteps you’ve been walking on It’s so cold walking home down those empty streets Don’t you know who you even are Cars are buried under lifetimes of snow Don’t you know in whose footsteps you’ve been walking on
4.
05:47
Run down little one/ Down to the middle one On the right side, under the road Stop to tie it on/ You know the only song That can tie this moment to yourself There’s a train buried under the hill It’s travelling still You can go any direction that you choose You can take a moment not to lose It’s an honest night when you sit and lie In your bed of ice with your love to warm you All you’re trying to burn and cover To hide away from the love that’s found you Run down little one/ Sing to the setting sun On the rise, singing to itself Keep on holding on/ Keep on coming down To the street that changes as you go To the house that places a mark on your own It’s an honest night when you sit and lie In your bed of ice with your love to warm you All you’re trying to burn and cover To hide away from the love that’s found you Oh, you’re holding your soul like pieces of gold I’d swear there’s a curse around you Swarming over the limbs that cover the lines Inside of the hearts that hound you
5.
04:13
And the trees were blowing down And the towns all blew to sand In a moment, we wrote all we had to say But the paper had crumpled in our hands And the sun went to my head And the rain fell all day long And you won’t miss them when they’re lying in your bed But the dead will miss you when you’re gone But the dead will miss you when you’re gone And the rain went to my head And the wind blew all day long And take no notice when they kiss you on the head But the dead will miss you when you’re gone
6.
7.
When you wait for the perfect storm The kind you used to dream for before when you were young Somewhere in your mind, blowing in a gust Wear it if you must but drop it when you’re done So as you leave your room, as you bundle up Weaker than a candle an hour before the dawn Blowing from a dream, storming in your skull What you thought was dull and empty was trying to make you full Older than you know The night is shorter than it was only two nights ago And I am older than I have ever been before Like every sweater you have ever worn When you wish upon a storm As I walk to my perfect home Shivering to the bone and glad to be alone In my little place, in my little head I could just as well be dead, I could not be here at all So as you sober up, make order in this gale An order sent from heaven, from a coma to a cell Storming from a dream, a dream that you were born A figment of a sweater that you pray for when it’s torn When you wish upon a storm The night is colder than it was only two nights ago And I am older than I have ever been before A waking instant that you were born When you wish upon a The night is winding down And I am holding on to a sound As loud as the freezing, completely unrelenting, The moment when it’s ending, the moment you were born When you stumble on, when you wish upon a storm
8.
05:18
When all the light is going down, down, down And water vapour turns to solid And begins pounding gently to the ground, gently to the ground And in that season, couples will contract towards one another The one to the other, a science of compulsion Future fathers and careful, almost mothers, the one to the other Too cold for reason, in that season And all the information written on the heart In a dying language almost wholly unknown to the speakers If you find a lover you can love no longer Whose language proves the stronger and whose is the weaker And every winter is a winter to remember I can’t remember the last feeling that I felt before right now And in that season of survival, too cold for comfort, too good for reason Our footsteps will echo for a thousand blocks away And our footprints last for days and days and days But our feet can never, ever touch the ground When all the light is going down, down, down All the information taken from the heart Gets more broken and fragmented when it’s heard through the speakers If you find a lover you then cast away On the rocks beside the water I know you can’t shake off a feeling that you know so well Just like forgetting a piece of knowledge you knew before you fell I can shake off evil spirits with a tambourine There is nothing, I mean nothing in this world I’ve seen that will ever convince me
9.
05:35
Come down, come up, down to the rooms whose smell you have to know Don’t wait too long to acquaint yourself To make yourself accustomed to the way things are going on And on There is a light under the surface and a song that will keep going on And on, and on, and on And I know you want to drift off in the vapour of a lovely song But instead you have to linger on This station you’ve been landed on And you know you have to wake up to a morning with no morning sun It’s always after dark You’re after being dark And I know you want to drift off in the vapour of your own morning song I heard a very cliché cliché one day From a middle-aged man He was always going on and on He said “The night is always darkest right before the dawn” I never heard that one I never wanted to keep pushing this boulder up and down the hill It’s going to keep rolling back on us still
10.
We made our way here Followed the tracks that were already laid down here Every meter brings us closer Each foot a resounding message, clear I kept this pace for hours Breaking under a silent sun that broke and smiled down asunder I prayed for thunder, in terror of the storm Frozen in dreams of nights that they would last all summer long In a dream I broke out, arms were waved around Flapping like flags outside the window, in terror to be moving And your lips were moving And your lips were moving We made our way here But we could not sleep to turn around Over other’s under cover We were made of water, frozen in sheets in time Only bothering to bother I can wake up in the morning, in a bed of snow Every blanket for my own Froze in sheets forever, making small waves without water Still surrounding round each other’s heart

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Special 5 year anniversary cassette edition released via Double Lunch Records, Dec 21, 2018.

Originally released Dec 21, 2013 on 12" vinyl (Sold Out).

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released December 21, 2018

Produced by Eric Cheng
Mastered by Renny Wilson
Written and performed by Jim Cuming with these guests

Eric Cheng, Nick Dehod, Mitch Holtby, Brody Irvine, Jessica Jalbert, Liam Trimble, Mary Wood

Copyright Jim Cuming 2013

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