A Day In The Stark Corner

by Lycia

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DarkCry One day I was searching for goth music, I don't know why but I felt attracted for the cover page (the original), I bought this album and loved it since I heard the first song, this album was the first step for love all about Lycia Favorite track: The Remnants And The Ruins.
Luna Farrowe
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Luna Farrowe This record reminds me intensely of the best writing of Agalloch - brooding, melancholy, with an ethereal, nature-oriented atmosphere. Lyrics and instrumentation are full of gorgeous chiaroscuro textures - day and night, sun and rain, colour and grey - that are woven together into an exquisite portrait of the narrator's struggle with despair. Favorite track: The Morning Breaks So Cold And Gray.
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rikm Stunning. Epic. Immensely powerful. How do you describe a transcendent record like "A Day in the Stark Corner"? Words fail me, so I will just recommend that you listen to it and experience it's many wonders and exceptional beauty for yourself...
Niton Decay
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Niton Decay Creating a very special and intense mood, this is one of my all time favorite albums. The unreleased track is a nice addition. For lysis. Favorite track: The Remnants And The Ruins.
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maestro-1 A masterpiece of ambient gothic,great album for listening,sleeping,dreaming Favorite track: Pygmallion.
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1.
look around here and feel this place for the very last time the very last...time feel this flesh with your lonely flesh for the very last time today is the very last time...good-bye I know it's time to leave, I know that I must go just let me look around and see this place just one more time I know that I must leave, I know I have to go just let me look around and feel this place for the very last time cleanse this soul, ease this mind, incinerate...just everything aim these flames straight at me through this smoke you'll see everything see my face melt the final time it's the very last time, the very last...time see my lips part a final time it's the very last time, today is the very last time...good-bye the answer is clear my arms and legs are bound, I'm pulled through glass and nails deception seeps from me, the answer is clear and as the thousands stare, I'm nailed upon the wall this blood is freeing me, the answer is clear the sky's so beautiful, so blue, so beautiful so far from all of this, the curtains close and I stare endlessly, so awed, so endlessly emotions burn in me, the picture fades I'm now so far away, these years have drifted by and through the smoke and nails, the answer is clear illusions fade away, and I'm here so alone these flames are killing me, the answer is clear...is clear
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Pygmallion 05:57
3.
lifeless sharp volts pump hard through my veins emotions sucked clean and drained clean from me this gray horizon fades stark to endless days electricity and light pumps life into me ...for awhile strap this mask firm, bolt hard this lightning rod the storm outside fantastic pumps life into me out to the darkened sky, take my hand for awhile electricity, I'm here, strike down on to me...forever swirl and swirl and swirl and swirl and... I'm on fire, electricity is clean and pure for awhile ...is pure for awhile... strike down on me, hard and clean
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the morning breaks so cold and gray and I'm still here alone it's all the same, the years have passed so slow and gray ...with nothing I can't believe that ten years have passed and I'm still here alone I need to change, I need to move on, I'll whither here ...forever the time has come for me to leave I must go, I must leave this all behind I must leave, no need for second thoughts I must go, the time is ripe I hear and everybody waves good-bye they hate me, they were never friends at all they needed for me to roll around they wanted me to stay and never leave...their misery the clouds break, the sun beats through, I'm so alive again the cold and gray is so far behind, I'm so alive, I'm so...alive I'll never go back to the gray place again I must stay here, I must..., I must... I have found a place of happiness, the sun beats down on me ...for awhile wave good-bye to the lonely days, good-bye at last, good-bye just let me be alone and feel this place and see this place, alone again, alone ...again wave good-bye to the lonely days, good-bye at last, but wait... then the morning breaks so cold and gray and I'm back here again, again, again, again... I knew I could never leave
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looked straight from afar then stared at the ground the blood in the veins trips the heart and the days not long ago it seemed promising, but it's changed now it's all passed but the ghosts and the laughs and the remnants of this all dismissed by the lack of a honest reply the truth rips it bare, and exposes, denies what little there was became faded and bound the rains from the heavens never reached the brittle ground crawl back home and smile again, smile like a madman look in here and fear again, afraid of these ruins at the end of the long, dark room he sits alone and envisions the distant ruins he smiles and hides his face ...he's king again
7.
I don't think about her anymore I don't think about her at all ...at all
8.
life is so bare, life is so, so bare we must not run, must not fight, we must stay here forever everything is cold, everything is cold I am such a child, just let me take this away...again everyday I pray for love of... life, everyday I pray for love of... life is so bare, life is so, so bare I don't think that I can take this again everything is cold, everything is cold I am such a liar, just let me throw this away...again
9.
I am so tired, please just take me away just let me lay down here for awhile, again open my eyes to the bright morning sun hopelessly stare, she is with me again why does she come and why does she care so much for me? she reaches out to me, she whispers so sweetly "come to me, be with me, sink with me, die with me" sorrow is her name and she's mine her hands reach out to me, her words bore deep in me "I'm so alone, please won't you come and be with me" sorrow is her name and she's mine, and I... breath in this air, so humid and dark this desert takes me in again and again reach out my hands to the dark desert sky fall to my knees she is with me again and then for awhile her night time prevails in me again she grips and pulls at me, she sinks her teeth in me "you're not alone as long as you sink deep with me" sorrow is her name and she's mine naked in front of me, lust gets the best of me "loneliness adds to our beauty and our decay" sorrow is her name and she's mine, and she is mine the top of the world is so endless and stark there's ice in my eyes and ice in my heart the desert slow fades into cold, restless days for awhile in me the summer seems long on this hot humid day salvation tonight if she fades in the rain but tonight I will stay as she creeps in the rain and seeps through me she sinks her tongue in me, "I will not ever leave" she sings a song that's so sweet (but in disarray) sorrow is her name and she's mine "slip through this open door, come in and never leave" she smiles for me and says "I'm all you'll ever need" sorrow is her name and she's mine, and she is mine
10.
Daphne 06:02
this light glares hard, and I'm here the sun beats so hard, and I'm here then I slip back to another day, a simple day and I creep back, and I want to be with Daphne she's so simple, she's so pure, she's so, so, so... she's so simple, she's so pure, she's so, so, so... she don't care, oh Daphne, do you remember me? Daphne this day drags hard, and I'm here these days stall so hard, and I'm here then I sink back to another day, a simple day and I creep back, and I want to be with Daphne do you remember me?
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credits

released June 10, 1993

newly remastered with an additional previously unreleased track

all songs written, performed and recorded by Mike VanPortfleet

recorded August 1991 to July 1992 on 4 track cassette

mixed by Sam Rosenthal

mix assistance by Mike VanPortfleet

remastered April 2017 by James Plotkin

cover photo by Mike VanPortfleet

limited edition reissue/bundle of the remastered CD & t-shirt is now available
www.projekt.com/store/product/pro00040/

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Lycia is a darkwave atmospheric band that was formed in 1988. The current lineup is Mike VanPortfleet, David Galas, Tara Vanflower and John Fair. Will Welch was an early member of the band. Lycia has released 11 full length studio albums (including one under the Bleak name), 1 live album, 2 compilation albums, 3 EPs, 1 split 7” single and appeared on over 50 VA compilations. ... more

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