The Violet Hour

by Nick Austin

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released July 5, 2016

Produced by Franck Zeisel

All songs written by Nick Austin (with the exception of Ave Maria by Franz Schubert)

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Track Name: You and I
Walking on a cloud
With you
Watching down below
See the people go
Their way
This could be a dream
The gentle way the days go by
You and I

See the evening sky
In bloom
Paint the passers by
Under neon lights
Of blue
This could be a dream
The gentle way the days go by
You and I

You and I are vines entwined
You and I are changing tides
Me and you
You and I

Spring is in our eyes
So smile
Colours changing hue
Old becoming new again
This could be a dream
The gentle way the days go by
You and I

You and I are vines entwined
You and I are changing tides
Me and you
You and I

And if this is a dream
Then I would never want to rise
So if this is a dream
Then leave me as I sleep tonight
Sleep tonight

You and I are vines entwined
You and I are changing tides
Me and you
You and I
Track Name: Lily
Still, sterile and stark
Drift through the dark
So far apart
Lily she knows
She floats alone
Waiting to see

White moonlight sets the scene
Swim in a dream
Cut off but clean
Lily she grows
But never knows
How to be free

Sweet Lily
Won't you come to me
Say what you want
Be who you'd like
To be
With me

Hurt, laughter and joy
Stand on the shore
Offering more
Lily she waits
And floats to escape
Safe in a dream

Sweet Lily
Won't you come to me
Say what you want
Be who you'd like
To be
With me
Track Name: Sign of the Times
Red morning chorus chime
Sets the grinding wheels in flow
Count the numbers as they go
Will they miss it?
Will they know?
Is it all just a sign of the times today?
Or has it always been this way?

Dust settles on the skin
By the window's fading light
When your evening turns to night
Will they keep you out of sight?
Is it all just a sign of the times today?
Or has it always been this way?

Drifting back to days spent sat
Beside the banks of youth
Without a use for cold, hard truths
Or medicines of mind
And summertime
Was always around
And autumn leaves
Could never be found
But now you find
That summertime
Is gone

Young lovers in a dance
Took their change when it arose
Life's a garden, love a rose
Look around you, watch it grow
Is it all just a sign of the times today?
Or has it always been this way?

Drifting back to days spent sat
Beside the banks of youth
Without a use for cold, hard truths
Or medicines of mind
And summertime
Was always around
And autumn leaves
Could never be found
But now you find
That summertime
Is gone
Track Name: Still Life
Fine lines to be drawn
On a face to be worn
Features framed in scorn
Breaking point of dawn

The moon in a cloud
Like a face in a crowd
Weeping willow shroud
Silence seems so loud

Mournful moon
Day breaks soon
Don't you get tired of always watching the ground?
Isn't it time you drifted all the way down?

The stars are aligned
In a permanent sign
Watch the river wind
Keep this on your mind

Mournful moon
Day breaks soon
Don't you get tired of always watching the ground?
Isn't it time you drifted all the way down?
Track Name: Styx
Will it be? Will we go?
To the river that in flowing must divide the soul
From what we know
To the sea it flows
Will you meet me there if I wait on the shore?
Sail to something more

Is it true? As it's told?
Can the love we have in living carry on and on
Past growing old
Let it not lie cold
But go hand in hand through all forevermore
To beyond the shore

In the moonlight
Of your time
The love that forms you can't be left behind
And like the rising of the newborn Sun
The journey of the soul is never done
It's not a game that can be lost or won
It carries on
On and on
So wait for me where the river runs
Track Name: I Don't Even Mind
Falling fast, flightless and numb
A jet black stream flows from the Sun
Shadows crawl out in a tide
When the sky, and the clouds
Open wide

Lifeless trees made out of steel
Gentle souls split by the wheel
Child-like minds see how they hide
When the sky, and the clouds
Open wide

When with you I don't even mind
The rain that falls outside
When with you I don't even see
The rain that falls on me
Track Name: Something New
Midnight roses all in bloom
Lining a path beneath the moon
Marking a mind with thoughts of you

Motion pictures flicker through
Each one a frame of what to do
Fractions of lives and how they grew

Something new
Over your shoulder
Something new
You're growing older
Something new
Couldn't come
Too soon
Something new
Could it be
You

Clockwork sunshine dressed in blue
Dancing a path you never knew
Paving a road that leads to you

Something new
Over your shoulder
Something new
You're growing older
Something new
Couldn't come
Too soon
Something new
Could it be
You
Track Name: Sweet Song of Non-Attachment
Reborn, Reform
Spinning wheel of constancy
The skylark's song
Repeats at dawn
Timeless river carry lifetimes
Joined in motion
Split by flesh or form

Transmigration of the soul
Sails streams of consciousness
To seas of solid states
A lengthless vein
Carries life through astral planes
Loving kindness
Karmic blindness
Mind's eyeless
Time will find us
Changelessly chasing
Reassuring certainty

Soft spring fruit of spiritual ascendency
Bedrocked by our bond
Who's to say what will become?
Hidden paths have led us here
And let us see the circle clear
Spring rebirth of one from two
Summer painted green and blue
Autumn when our love burns bright
To light our walk through winter's night

Live the day
See the Sun
Sing this song
The way the skylark does