The River. The Sound. The Wake.

by Amsterdam Station

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released July 1, 2016

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Track Name: Dear Apothecary
Dear Apothecary

I need a vile of your sin exposed

My failings become the vulgar prize, your sin betrothed

It’s Your salt, Your greed, Your efforts to

Forfeit love for lust

I pray that you can’t see through my frail eyes



So lay me down with the fuel of the wreckage

Pour it on, for my soul now is beckoning

Steady my hands, their idle intervention

Never ceasing to deny my Maker’s sweet redemption

So lay me down with the fuel of the wreckage

Pour it on, pour it on for my soul now is beckoning





Dear Apothecary

I see the scenery unfold before

My eyes, they wait for the sable night

The tender scorn

It’s your static noise that’s resounding now

And I’m all alone

I pray that you can’t see through my frail eyes



So lay me down with the fuel of the wreckage

Pour it on, for my soul now is beckoning

Steady my hands, their idle intervention

Never ceasing to deny my Maker’s sweet redemption



Pour it on me

Pour it on me


Pour it on me
Track Name: Siren of the Silver Screen
Making dreams for dreamers in our waking life

Making fierce believers while we’re wasting light

OOO, Are we getting carried away?



Bold and Brilliant, this world of lies

Damned by the prudent eye

OOO, Living for the moment



I Loosen my tie

I’m cutting my teeth

I’m shedding my light

On the horizon

Starting off slow

With Marilyn Monroe

Taking control

Won’t you sing my song,

Siren of the Silver Screen



Making dreams for dreamers in our waking life

While Hollywood redeemers cash in the lime light

OOO, are we getting carried away?

Disregard for the passé thrills

Give me something I can feel

Living for the moment



I Loosen my tie

I’m cutting my teeth

I’m shedding my light

On the horizon

Starting off slow

With Marilyn Monroe

Fogging windows

Won’t you, Won’t you

Won’t you sing to me



Come bail me out

I’m locked in the frames

Constantly reeling in the life you portray

Oh Norma Jean won’t you finally

Come back to the man who is me
Track Name: Seek to Find
In the mid of the night I could hear you calling me awake to find you Lightning broke through the dark and there was clarity, its then that I knew

This was not how our story was ending
I’m alone, but I know where I’m heading

Pack your bags call your friends this is hardly the end
No this is where we unveil our intent
Redefine space in time replace this hell-adorning life In a world we seek to find.

I was living a lie and I was almost there that I could tell you
You’ve been hiding inside and there was so much covered up, but I knew.
Track Name: The Sound
One year ago on a cold still night
Down where the river ends
A lie unveiled neath’ the town hall light
Caught my love with another man
“This never happened before
This was the first time”
I gazed upon her with my darkened eyes,
And she new what was on my mind.

All my faith is buried in this ground
Lapping waves on the edge of town
There she waits waiting to be found
Still she waits silenced by the sound.

I dragged her down to the river’s edge
Down where the roses grow
I knelt beside her and I prayed to God
To the God that I use to know
“This never happened before”
My hand was touching her hair
I held her down, with her final breath
She was cold as the winter air.

All my faith is buried in this ground
Lapping waves on the edge of town
There she waits waiting to be found
Still she waits silenced by the sound.
Track Name: Circadian Swing
When I open my eyes rise to meet a stranger.
Recognizing the face but not the demeanor.

All my life I've been waiting for a change.
Still in my little world, I am the same.

Slowly drifting along my life on a string.
Pushed back, pulled back, retrieved, circadian swings.

All my life I've been waiting for a change.
Still in my little world, I am the same.
Track Name: Upstream
You, who have carried the light, to guide me through the darkness of night, wade through to the riverbed,
Help me to breath again.
I got lost down the road to right,
the shadow that obstructed my sight,
Drowned in my indifference
But you held me up again.

Well we know its gonna be alright
Yeah we know its gonna be alright
But it’s hard when I know another drink is calling
You pick me up when I’m falling

Holding on. Holding on to me.
You are the path I can take to another way
Holding on for the chance of another day

I needed something of a reprieve
From life’s sordid little machine,
To drink back the pain again
Dulling the sentiments
Honey how I want you to know
I love you but I let you go
Lost to my unhappiness,
Please help me out of this.

Driving home I needed to think
Moving toward the edge of a drink
So that I can justify
Anger that’s deep inside
Honey how I needed to know
Where did my happiness go?
Cause I can’t go home again,
Lost all my innocence
Track Name: King Cotton
Take me down, down by the river where

the water’s crisp and cool

upon the breaking light

of the eastern morning glow

And I’ll be there

waiting beneath the eaves

Sheltering arms

Buried beneath the dirt

Where the willows weep their woes



King Cotton, King Cotton

Tell me how you can you be so bold

To harvest these men for a fraction of the worth they hold



Cause I know down there in Old Biloxi

I can’t count the days

Where a cat of nine tails shows me the wrath of it’s rage

My thoughts, my strengths, my civil liberties thrown out the window now

My kids, my wife, my kin, my family I can hear them now



King Cotton, King Cotton tell me how you can you be so bold

To harvest these men for a fraction of the worth they hold

So King Cotton, King Cotton tell me how you can be so bold

To harvest these men for a fraction of the worth they hold



Do you bite the hand that feeds

Forfeit all that is lost

Or sell humanity

As cog in the eyes of the cause

I cannot believe

In this sordid nature of man

Chariot please

Swing low, swing low
Track Name: Florence
Oh Dear, Haven’t we been here before?

Same Dance, So come take my hand on the floor

Oh Dear, can you hear the music calling?

There's no sense is stalling

As we fade into the black

Bittersweet release

How it feels, when you’re on your knees

Begging for, begging for the air

To return to your lungs



You feel, you feel the rain

Cold upon your face

As the lights they flicker fade

I will bathe you in my everglow



Oh Dear, can you hear the sirens calling

There’s no use in stalling

To fade into the the black

Bittersweet release of goodbye

Won’t you come with me and

Take a breath, take a breath and breathe

Finally Finally



You feel, you feel the rain

Cold upon your face

As the lights they flicker fade

I will bathe you in my everglow



Sleep now Florence

Breathe and fill your lungs with air

Breathe now Florence

Exhale all regrets you have



Oh how we live, we live to know

If Heaven is out there
Track Name: Hell or High Water
There was a time

when I

Couldn’t be bothered by the time

When we were alone



But that Devil came and went

Sold you with lies and our demise

Let perdition’s lament



Creep in our souls

I felt the change

Naked as the day we came, but finally aware



I was fool my youth

Damned by yours ways

Its the truth

I was a fool in my youth

Damned by your ways, its the truth



Now I just count the days

This existential tragedy that we’ve made

Indignities born

Original sin

Naked as the day we came, but finally aware



I was fool my youth

Damned by yours ways

Its the truth

I was a fool in my youth

Damned by your ways, its the truth



Through Hell and High Water I stayed



Drowning in Your River


Swallowed up by Your wake
Track Name: Stage IV: Separation
My mother told me to never go away.
She wants us to be together forever in eternity.
But I'm not sure she understands
What it takes to get there, I'm only a man.

So I travelled for so long to figure out
The things that make me me without a doubt.
But is it enough
To get to the land spoken of

But don't worry
About me
Cause I'm doing
The best
That I can

It's there inside you. I've seen it in your eyes.
Oh I've heard that line at least a million times.
But go ahead and say it!
One day it'll register in my mind.

But don't worry
About me
Cause I'm doing
The best
That I can

Say you won't surrender (x2)
Cause I know it's hidden inside of us all.

[Woah oh's]

I can't relate. When it's over I'll be dreaming, when it's over I'll be dreaming this away.

It's me.
Just me.
That's all I am.