Current Through the Wire

by The Breaking

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released December 3, 2013

All songs by Adam Sweeney
Copyright Adam Sweeney Music 2013 (ASCAP)

Adam Sweeney: acoustic & electric guitars, bass on ‘Go Gently’
and ‘Oh Sarah’, autoharp, dobro, synths, percussion, vocals

Patrick Hughes: drums on ‘Go Gently’, ‘Oh Sarah’, and
‘What Comes Next’

Rian Lewis: drums and bass on ‘Home’

Chris Benson: lead guitar on ‘What Comes Next’ and ‘Home’, bass on 'What Comes Next'

Matthew Casebeer: organ on ‘What Comes Next’ and ‘Home’

Recorded by Adam Sweeney down The Rabbit Hole
Lead guitar and some bass recorded by Chris Benson at Benson Amplification

Mixed by Adam Sweeney down The Rabbit Hole
Mastered by Gus Elg at Sky Onion

Design by Adam Sweeney


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The Breaking Portland, Oregon

The Breaking is an alternative rock band from Portland, OR. Adam Sweeney and Tim Karplus mine the rich soundscape of mid-90s guitar pop, influenced by early Radiohead, Oasis, Blur, and R.E.M.

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Track Name: Go Gently
when the stars above refuse to shine
when this love shall leave this heart of mine
when all the streams shall run blood red
and all the trees and flowers are dead

I'll go gently
lover while you leave me

when all the seas have dried up like the shore
time for you and me shall be no more
until that day or that good night
I'll rage the dying of the light

then I'll go gently
lover while you leave me

then when heaven and earth shall be reborn
the stone has rolled away the veil is torn
and all the souls begin to rise
and shine like diamonds in the sky

I'll weep gently
lover while you greet me
but I won't go gently
lover while you leave me
Track Name: What Comes Next
life such a fragile thing
like the first buds of spring
that flourish forth in glorious bloom
but winter's coming soon

tonight I'll give my heart to you
like it could be our last
time under the harvest moon
and welcome what comes next

death such eternal rest
and we tirelessly run from it
yet at the end it will catch
up to claim what's left

tonight under the harvest moon
we'll welcome what comes next
Track Name: Oh Sarah
she's got dreams to spare
in the high beams of her stare
she caught me unawares
pulling lifetimes from the air

oh sarah, how does this one end?

from the edges of her mind
crystalized in time
shadows spring to life
to dance in the twilight

oh sarah, how does this one end?

never met a girl who believed like this
never knew a soul living on the edge
never heard a sound pounding in my chest before
oh sarah

never had a dream 'til I followed it
found I was asleep in the life I lived
awakening in me is the seed you planted there
oh sarah

I put my dreams away
shelved for another day
a life complete to waste
and watch my reflection age

oh sarah, now's the reckoning
Track Name: Home
you walk the road less traveled
boots against the gravel
crunching through
the ease in which you travel
really doesn't matter much to you
a life that's full of yearning
a pilgrim with a burden
shouldering proof

but home
you never turned back on home
no matter what your direction was
if ever you walk alone
you walk along with us

the fear of settling down
in every other town
was like death to you
so all roads lead to roaming
the last light of the gloaming
passing through
this time we'll set our sights
drive on through the night
in search of truth

this house is not our home
come rest your weary bones with me
like current through the wire
smoke to the fire
we're flowing
the rhythm of the ocean
a perpetual motion machine

but home
you never turned back on home
no matter what your direction was
if ever you walk alone
you walk along with us
with us

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