Beginnings & Endings

by Brightly

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released April 1, 2013

Recorded at Ony's house, Charlie's apartment and Jack The Bear's.
Additional vocals on Fox courtesy of Renee Cassar from Private Life.
Additional vocals on Preflight Nerves and I Like Tea courtesy of Simon Lam.
Saxophone on Doubt courtesy of Marcus De Fazio.
Hood by Perfume Genius, who is incredible.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Andrei "Ony" Eremin at Jack The Bear's.

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Brightly is folk/electronica that Charlie Gleason wrote, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone. He likely has a crush on you.

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Track Name: Preflight Nerves
It was dark
In the car park
I heard a lark ascending
And you laughed

And in my bones
I guess I've always known
There was a spark exploding
In the dry bark

You said "Honey, you look sick!
Don't you know that this is everything?
We are everything!"

And all my clothes
Well baby they were thrown
Into the sea
God I felt it when you left me

It hit me hard
In the car park
Cause I was always looking
For a spark

You said "Honey we can't lose
When we make the rules!"
But we never won
Did we?

And I'm going to make it anyway
And I'm going to fake it baby

I feel it now
I feel it now
I feel it now
I feel it now
Track Name: Fox
I met a fox
On a road that I crossed
In a park that I'd seen
In a pitch black dream

She asked my name
Cause we seemed the same
We both liked the sea
And old movies

So we got along
Though we hummed different songs
She wrote on my arm
Little messages

Like "Hello, goodbye"
And "See that blue sky"
And I was amazed
At her dexterity

Oh, fox
Oh, fox

And she could be rude
And silly and crude
She put sticks in the spokes
Of my bicycle

And when I hit the ground
With a deafening sound
She rolled around
Laughing uncontrollably

And when night would fall
We'd have cookouts and talk
About if everyone hears
And can see the sounds

Of time and of space
Oh gravity, oh haste
And the world spinning round
The world spins round

Oh, fox
Oh, fox
Oh, fox
Oh, fox
Track Name: Sarah
My big ideas
My swollen heart
You gave it all
I fell apart

So all that we did
I wrote it down
Without a word
And without a sound

Sarah told me
Tonight I'll fall in love
With one of you

Sarah told me
There's nothing more to do
But sing the blues

I'm down in the water
I'm down in the water

All the lines in the sand
They're carved in my bones
I drew them myself
So you'd never know

And I guess this is love
This bomb that we hold
As it explodes
Unfurls and unfolds

Sarah told me
Tonight I'll fall in love
With one of you

Sarah told me
There's nothing more to do
But sing the blues

Sarah told me
Tonight I'll fall in love
In a bar down the road

And she dreams of me
God I dreamed we'll be
In love
Track Name: Doubt
You sold me out
So I still have doubts

You broke me down
So I still have doubts

My mother she told me the water was warm
My father he told me to sin is to come undone
I lied again, I lied again

You said the truth did not need proof
So I still have doubts

And baby I'm sorry still
I will be til we don't have doubts

My mother she told me the water was warm
My father he told me to sin is to come undone
I lied again, I lied again
Track Name: Over & Over
I never took
To your good looks
You shook and shook
And shook and shook

So I wrote it down
On this sad town
Your bones were bad
Your bones were bad

And you twist the knife
Like that's alright
And I tried and tried
And I tried and tried

You tell me now
That I was neither here nor there
Like I could care
Like I care
Like I care

You broke my heart
I have no doubt you did
You ripped it out
Out out out out out
No doubt you did
No doubt you did
Track Name: & Then We Woke Up
My heart is tired
I'm pretty sure
And I'm getting older
I miss you more and more and more

I'm dreaming less now
And I'm sleeping in
You're looking better
And you're everything

So pick me a book now
And I'll learn the words
Tell me I'm silly
That I'm being absurd
Being absurd

Baby I miss you
So I call you every day
And when you answer, I
Track Name: Tokyo
I sit here in my poorly furnished room
And I play with my Tokyo block set
And though I know
That I should know more than I do
In my poorly furnished room, I dream of you

In supermarkets where I spend my evenings
I cannot tell the difference between aisles
And though I know
That I should know more than I do
In supermarkets, I dream of you
I dream of you, I dream

And where was I when everyone was working out the rules?
Now days they are just rushing by
So why be blue?
So why?

Maybe I should just go out and try something that really, really scares me
Maybe I should just admit that I will never be that good at contact sports

And oh my god, oh my god, oh
These things they pull the seams
And even now I still can't use
A washing machine
So why?
Track Name: Quickly Now
So maybe that's the bitter pill
The one we take and take until
Our bitter bracken bones just start to break

And maybe that's what we deserve
To eat it all for just desserts
Well then serve my head up on the bloody plate

Maybe I was never there
Or I never really seemed to care
Well maybe, baby, it is just too late

And maybe I am not the one
And he is out there with someone
With a bigger, better, brighter, braver face

Well I could've told you that right from the start
I could've told you that right from the start
Track Name: I Like Tea
I like tea
It's good for me
Warms my bones so pleasantly
Though better days the world has seen
And I like tea

I like tea
When I'm feeling down
And my thoughts are causing me to frown
In that sea of worry you don't have to drown
And I like tea

Don't you cry, it's all going to be okay soon
I will chase all your bad dreams away soon
If it feels like your heart is going to break soon
Don't you cry, it's all going to be okay

I like tea
On a rainy day
Cause there is one thing I've learned, babe
Everybody has felt like shit
And I like tea

Don't you cry, it's all going to be okay soon
I will chase all your bad dreams away soon
And if you feel like your heart is going to break soon
Don't you cry, it's all going to be okay

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