Better Days

by Lions & Creators

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released December 18, 2015



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Lions & Creators Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lions & Creators is a post-rock outfit from Minneapolis, MN. Their 2011 release "Growing" brought them favorable attention and a small, but dedicated fan base. After a 2 year hiatus, the band is back with their first full length, Better Days - due out in late 2015. ... more

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Track Name: Debt
I am so worn down
by the things I don’t understand
and I stand so still, I’ve no means to separate
to differentiate myself;
from the passing time between you and I
from a clever line and my conscious mind
from my selfishness and our differences //
But I am the same as the ones I love
just waiting for a change, a chance to rearrange
but thats the price you pay
…I guess thats the price you pay
Track Name: Seasons
City summer is dethroned,
my senses change, they rearrange, they fold
Just grasp this past year by its throat,
its pen thick skin, its all I’ve ever known
Well the season change like nothing else
my secrets grow, its show and tell
and I show.
Or does it show?

Well the tea is cold, I’ve told it all
I spilled the paint and I let it fall awry
so its three months clean to fix it all
its a ladder climb, its a slow trust fall
to breath, to let it go.

So show me how to grow, my love
just show me how to know myself enough
well enough is enough, I know myself
and I’ve seen the change like no one else has known

So let me fade from what I’ve known
my reflection’s changed, its growth
I go, I grow.

Because I’ve been dancing in the dark
I’ve been living in my dreams,
I know, I know.
Track Name: Red and White
I. In this place I know I’m not alone
on my own in places that I’ve known
red and white, red and white

II. the color, the shape
the reason they wanted
but the scene plays over and empty room
and I know how it ends

III. oh my god, its a million miles away.
Track Name: Give Up
Everything turns off.
everything turned off again,
you know?
and in my head its fine,
in my dreams its alright again.

but you can’t give up this time.

because in my head its fine
in my dreams its alright again
and still I’m chasing planes
around my head.

you can’t give up this time
you can’t give up this time
you can’t give up this time
Track Name: Call My Name
As my veins come to a close
my curtain draws on tight.
I take it slow for a while.

If I were you, I’d do the same
and I’d sharpen all my knives
for better days

Well she licks her lips
and curls her tongue
like crashing waves.
they chased you out of the dream.

Now the years just pass me by
and the weight will slowly lift
we live on our own, I know.

I can feel it now.

So I listen close to the sound as it grows
and I stare deep into the well of it
So if my words don’t do the trick
and my voice can’t hold the pitch
If my ears don’t ring, call my name.
Track Name: Tiny Hands
Will you live in a house full of dreams
where your tiny hands reach for ceilings?

But you know that its the only place you'll call home.

While your collection collects dust, you arraign
And it rusts your dream away.

But you know that its the only place you'll call home
So don't go away.
Track Name: Black Hole Hometowns
You were a vagabond to me then
just waiting for the seas so change,
a summers end and I am torn between
the new and old and never coming back again.

But I’d do anything for this
But I’d do anything to make it change

A subtle taste of the absolute
and some sharp tongued truth
a bay breeze blown onto my lips
and I’m sinking again

If I could shake the weight of this consciousness
you’d never find me back again,
and again, and again, and again.

So save me some space to carry on,
I’ll hold this in my heart.
Track Name: Story
Its creeping in tonight,
this fear runs deep in my bones
and my blood just boils in my veins
so I’m digging holes tonight
and I’m sailing away

I’m driving slow tonight,
I just watch the world as it sleeps
because thats all I know to do
when I’m overwhelmed by the spin.

and all these ghosts I’ve known I’ve known
they just fill the space that they’ve been
its another story told from far away
with the distance closed, and I’m not home

So lets make this real tonight
because I’m so damn sick of these dreams
I’ve got memories to chase
and a million miles to run

So I’m not coming home tonight
you can leave my things to dust
something I’ve never seen
is just waiting in the wake
of a story told

So I’m sailing away
Track Name: Come What May Come
You turn back the days and wait for this to pass
get on a westward plane to save you some time
to let this change your mind like it changed mine
but i’ve got the time

and god I know that nothing new can grow from this
the coasts will split and shift and fade away with it.

But I’ll go if you go.
Find what you’ve been looking for
where this began, where I am
but not who I’ve been.