How Can We Laugh After This​.​.​.

by Heliopause

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How Can We Laugh After This... is my third full album and is dedicated to everyone who supported it through crowdfunding on PledgeMusic last year!!
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released February 15, 2016

all songs written by R.Davis
recorded and mastered by Jean-Emmanuel Krieger, Embassy Studio, Brighton

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Derived from folk and singer/songwriter acoustic styles, the music of Heliopause has developed into the realms of subtle pop, creating epic soundscapes with elements of electronic backing tracks, soaring ethereal vocals, guitars and catchy melodies.

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Track Name: Instrument of Thought
I call out leaving waves of reason
I call out leaving waves of feeling
I call out leaving waves of promise
I call out leaving waves of solace
I believe in you.

I call out for your waves of reason
I call out for your waves of feeling
I call out for your waves of promise
I call out for your waves of solace
I believe in you.

I started out alone
I waited for awhile
I made it through the waves
I made it and it’s why I believe in you.
Track Name: Silent Echoes
you never seem to know
you never seem too right
but I am holding you to all you’ve said and done.

you know I’m watching you
you know I see through you
but I will wait once more so i can hear the truth.

please, the silence has gone and beat you
well, your silence needs me
your silence leaves me.
Track Name: Higher Than High
Falling hopelessly from a height
I feel no weight, nothing inside.
Falling hopelessly from a height
I feel myself grow cold, as I go blind
I feel my conscience go higher than high.

I remember a moment in time
It moved so slow before our eyes
I remember a moment you liked
to watch the waves below, it never grew tired.
You’d feel safe, I know, higher than high.

But as you start again to compromise
But as you start again, why am I falling hopelessly from a height.
I watch my feet fall away from the sky.
I’m falling hopelessly from a height
There’s nowhere to go, only to die.
There’s nowhere to go, I’m higher than high.

I heard you start again, to compromise
I heard you start again, so why do I
I never see you change. I want a jealous rage.
I want a silent wave as a way to gage
What am I?

The weight of all this waiting has gone
I don’t know why you lost and it took me so long
to be higher than high, to get where I belong,
and I feel nothing inside as I fall straight onto stone.

How can we laugh after this...
Track Name: Mysterious Stranger
Free when you fell to the ground.
I didn’t notice you. I didn’t hear the sound.
Free when you stood up and you found
that of the life you knew, your only way was down.
That of the life you knew, you couldn’t turn around.

When the light fell onto your face,
I didn’t know your name, I don’t remember the place.
When the light fell on your embrace,
I didn’t know your game but I sensed a grace.
That of the life you knew,
the one you would come to replace.

You got a life worth leading and you know
You got a light that others will follow
You got to hold your reasons close
You got a lot harder to fall to the ground

So please, the lives that fell from your hand,
I didn’t know it was you, I couldn’t understand
that these, the lives that you command,
all of the weight you bear, that kind of love is so rare.
This kind of love is so strong
that it will break before long.

Free when you fell to the ground.
I didn’t notice you. I didn’t hear your sound.
You were free when you stood up and you found
that of the life you knew, you had to drag us down.
That of the life you knew, you couldn’t turn around.
Track Name: Photograph
Breathe in and breathe out.
I am waiting for these letters you
breathe in and breathe out.
I am waiting for this letter U.
I am waiting for your photograph.
I am waiting to be next to you.
You made all the colours come to life.
You make it all seem clear and feel so right.
Well, never again.

See the colours without,
without noticing the light in you
Hear the colours without,
without noticing the sounds that you.
Did you hear the colours as a noise?
Did you see the sounds you made as lights?
You made all the colours come to life.
You made senses lose themselves at night.
Well, never again.

Sail across other lands and you wait,
the trace you left is fading.
Breathe out a little sigh,
by moonlight everything is forgotten.

I am waiting for your photograph.
I am waiting to be next to you.
You made all the colours come to life.
You made it all seem clear and feel so right.
Oh, well never again.
Track Name: Horizon
Come with me, bring the seasons that fell away,
Bring the reason you always keep at arms distance,
you keep no further, always there with you,
on your horizon, on this line you made,
always waiting, for our lives to change. you know.

Come with me, bring the people that walked away.
All the people you always kept at arms distance,
kept no further, always there with you, on your horizon
on this line you made, always waiting,
for their lives to change. you know.

You know you understand it all, stand aside or fall.
You know you’re always waiting for your life to fall,
you're always waiting to stand aside or fall.

So come with me, break the silence thats gone away.
Break the silence that always remained here with you.
Go no further, always here with you on your horizon.
On this line you made, always waiting
for your life to change.
Track Name: Nowhere
Nowhere. Out of these dreams at night
I fell into this world. I’m not leaving.
Nowhere. Where do I sleep at night?
I toss around and turn. I’m not breathing.

Oh I can do without this wall in your way.
Lord, I can do without this wall you’re leaving.

Nowhere. What have I done tonight?
Time slips away, out of sequence.
Nowhere. What is this song tonight?
I’ve lost a thousand words. I’ll keep bleeding.

Oh I can do without this wall in your way
Lord, I can do without this wall you’re leaving.
I just can’t do without. It’s all your way.
Lord I just can’t live without this wall you’re leaving.

Nowhere.
We’ll go nowhere.
Track Name: Those Pale Winter Eyes
I believe you
I believe you know.

I believe in
I believe in you.

And now it comes to wake
A clarity so new.
There’s a freshness in my eyes
I’ll believe in you.
Track Name: Falling (Part 2)
Waiting for the dawn to warm you
Waiting for the rain to cleanse
through layers of a fallen angel…wait
of a fallen nothing.

Memory plays a lie on you now
Faded with the why of why here?
Now there’s no-one that can save your soul
that can stop the falling.

I am falling. I have fallen for you. I have seen you smile.

Staring at the red of your blood
Wondering why the taste is so pure
Surrender is the saving of your soul
It can stop the falling.

I am falling. I have fallen for you. I have seen you smile.
I am falling. I have fallen for you. I have seen you lie.

If I die, then I might try and rise again.
I’ve fallen. You know that I’m not leaving yet.
Track Name: Falling (Part 3)
With the last whispers of a known writer at his end
His final words untold
His glass falls faster than his pen

Call it what you know
Call it how you feel
Ask it not to go
It’s the only thing that’s real

I am falling
I feel the weight
Track Name: Kill Your Darlings
I stood with my life in front of you.
I had an impulse to write and let the words out on you.
It holds back my life, that’s nothing new.
But I will stay until light and let this burden be through.

You better hold your breath in the calling waves.

With my back to the wall, I’m nowhere new.
With my eyes closed I fall and I’m surrounded by you.
I catch a glimpse of your face. I know that look.
It’s strange out of place and so often mistook.

You got to fall away or you will lose yourself.

Will you always be there, my kindred ghost?
In my imaginations lair, to which you are the host.
Honouring the guest, attending to
the creative and the blessed. I owe all to you.

You better hold your breath
You got to fall away.
You will lose yourself in the calling waves.