A Little Light

by Eric Distad

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NEW RELEASE! After nearly 7 years of ceaseless procrastination, the new CD is out.

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released November 12, 2012

Eric Distad - Vocals,Guitar,Bouzouki,Bass,Synth,Drum Programming, and the kitchen sink too.
Jen Distad - Bass, Backing Vocals
Jon Bennefeld - Drums, Percussion

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Track Name: Sisyphus
When you beat your head
against the wall
it's the bricks that break
or it's you

Sometimes you get up
sometimes you fall
the scrapes you make
shine through

The world spins
despite your whims
no one loses
no one wins

The world spins
the sun will rise
change the black to gold
and burn the skies

When the boulder seems so big
and the hill is steep
you'd trade your kingdom and your throne
for a different view

Break the grip of gravity
no matter how you leap
fall back down a million times
there's nothing left to do

The world spins
despite your whims
no one loses
no one wins

The world spins
the sun will rise
change the black to gold
and burn the skies

Sometimes the best thing to give is up
sometimes the best course to set is back
sometimes your the hammer
sometimes the nail
it's time to try another tack


The world spins
despite your whims
no one loses
no one wins

The world spins
the sun will rise
change the black to gold
and burn the skies

The worlds spins
and the sun will rise
Track Name: The Day I Met Superman
I loved the water
Before I knew to swim
I hated running
Before I ever too gym
I didn't need a map
To find my feet to stand
I knew how to rock
Before I joined a band

The day I met Superman
I didn't need to know his name
The big red S said it all
My life is not the same

The day I met Superman
was the greatest day of all
He carried me through the air
He didn't let me fall

I was wandering through the woods
When the ground sucked me down
Lost and dazed for forty days
I struggled not to drown

He swooped down from the sky
And freed me with a smile
Put me to my feet
After flying for a mile

The day I met Superman
I didn't need to know his name
The big red S said it all
My life is not the same

The day I met Superman
was the greatest day of all
He carried me through the air
He didn't let me fall

That's what makes Him great
It's not the strength or speed
He always find you
When you're the one in need

The day I met Superman
I didn't need to know his name
The big red S said it all
My life is not the same

The day I met Superman
was the greatest day of all
He carried me through the air
He didn't let me fall
Track Name: Thousand Little Lies
Focus past the frame to the picture
You're the woman
I'm the man

A house and a dog and a yard
A reference blueprint
A lifetime plan

If only we could have the picket fence
If only you would wear that dress
If only we could smile a little more
If only you would hide your mess

A thousand bitter words to shape your mind
A thousand winter suns to chill your heart
A thousand little lies to keep you blind
A thousand little songs, a thousand bitter songs

Why won't the dog fetch my slippers
Why won't they sell their car
Why can't I shake the feeling
That we may have gone too far

There is no room to change the picture
There are no poems from a perfect bride
Be careful that your makeup doesn't run
When you cry, when you hide

A thousand bitter words to shape your mind
A thousand winter suns to chill your heart
A thousand little lies to keep you blind
A thousand little songs, a thousand bitter songs

A picture can be worth a thousand lies
But in the end, a man is only one

He didn't come to save a picture
He's not here to make it true
A thousand words is too many
When all you need is two

I Believe
Track Name: After All
Dance with the devil
To reach to the sky
Prance in the flames
To make it all fly

Claw through the sunlight
To reach for the stars
The feathers will drop
Before reaching mars

Hear a lesson
We all must learn
A pretty shine
Means you might get burned
How high you fly
Is how far you'll fall
That's the way it works
After all

Check twice and cut once
Be sure to check again
And when you must go
Know where you have been

Echoes of the earth shakes
Like days that slowly fade
The worst of mistakes
The ones already made
Track Name: Careless Lives Cost Talk
You can do
All you want
Not all
is good for you

I'll show the way
Just do as I say
Just don't do
as I do

Loose Lips will sink the ship
Careless lives cost talk
Rotten fruit shows true the root
Careless lives cost talk

A quiet bout
Louder than a shout
Sweet words
won't clear the doubt

Empty talk
Won't make the walk
They'll know you
by your route

Loose Lips will sink the ship
Careless lives cost talk
Rotten fruit shows true the root
Careless lives cost talk

Deeds will form you in their eyes
Will they match your disguise?

Loose Lips will sink the ship
Careless lives cost talk
Rotten fruit shows true the root
Careless lives cost talk
Track Name: Cat in a Sack
This world is not for me

They teach you to lie
And they teach you to kill
They say save a life
And nobody will

They burn all the beauty
And dance in the flames
Then hold out a torch
And call you by name

They call you by your name

This world is not for me

They call you a brother
And hold out a hand
Put a hole in your back
And fill it with sand

From the rich to the lazy
From the cold to the tall
They search for an answer
And won’t hear the call

They won’t hear the call

This world is not for me

They show you an answer
They give you a sign
You check all your fingers
And count out to nine

This world can not hold me
Like a cat in a sack
I know the way forward
I’m not looking back

I’m not looking back
Track Name: Remnant
A cold home
where echoes roam
static clock beats
time of its own

old photograph
torn in half
an empty shelf
an empty laugh

she's not alone
though that's how it seems
the heart remains
if only in her dreams

an old shirt
too much dessert
an empty place
a nameless hurt

some time alone
to call her own
some crimes are best
left unknown

an old house
no need to roam
where love dwells
is always a home
Track Name: Landslide
Like a gut punch
out of a clear blue sky
I’m doubled over
and still can’t cry

Like a bomb shell
that blows out a hole
sorrow’s shrapnel
that cuts into my soul

A falling Hindenburg
a Titanic’s last gasp
And a way to save the day
is just beyond my grasp

You can’t stop the landslide
when your standing on the hill
just hang on for dear life
until all the land is still

Like a corkscrew
pulls the stopper from my heart
drains out all inside
till the bottle falls apart

Like an ice cube
that freezes you inside
frozen from the moment
I watched you start to hide

We all get dirty sometimes
when the mud sweeps us away
But bruises also tell us
there will be another day

When the house is on fire
and all that’s left is watch it burn
The best thing that you can do
is to live and learn
Track Name: Eugene Gordon Brown
Slumped through his life
With his feet on the floor
Gave up the fight
Never settled a score

Followed in the footsteps
'cause that's what you do
"Dream don't pay when the
bill comes due
Eugene Gordon Brown"

Didn't hold his head up
But never let them down
Never made a name
Worthy of renown

Eugene Gordon Brown
Don't let them get you down
Gotta try if you want to fly
And get those feet off the ground

Pop up pocket gophers
Hemmed in by cube walls
Hundred right turns down
Endless maze halls

Hidden in a billfold
Like a backslider's sin
Picture of a plane
Crumpled worn thin

Eugene Gordon Brown
Don't let them get you down
Gotta try if you want to fly
And get those feet off the ground

They may have you hemmed up
In a cardboard box
But no man
Can put your soul in a cage
Eugene Gordon Brown

Eugene Gordon Brown
Don't let them get you down
Gotta try if you want to fly
And get those feet off the ground
Track Name: Walk into the Sun
A new road to walk alone
A new word defining home
And all the things you really
Wished you'd said

Trade vision for the truth
Trade wisdom for your youth
And all the years press down
In your head

Time to be alive
To do more than just survive
Through dark and pain push on
And walk into the sun

Try to make it on your own
Stand tall and proud alone
And silent wishes for the
Place you know

You try to do it all
And learn how not to fall
Try to learn to fly
Before you're too low

New days replace the old
New sites will change your view
Please always know
That I'll be there with you

A map without a key
No path that you can see
Foundations built on
Shifting sand

Empty ache in your soul
Endless search to fill the hole
And an antidote
Is in My Hand
Track Name: Hurricane
Stand tall
and proud
just like a tree

Bastion wall
so strong
all around me

Blueprint plan
marked land
and a date
for the crown

Water drip
wind grips
and the stones
fall down

Will you bend
Will you break
when the waves knock down
And the earth shakes

Let the wind blow through
just like the pain
bend away
from the hurricane

Measured twice
cut thrice
and sanded to fit

Bending blow
Heavy load
and it falls to the pit

Vines creep
Rooted deep
break through the stone

Chalk lines
mark the signs
that you plane has flown

Surrender
and feel green enough to bend
pull life from the water flow
and let the hard inside you go
and know
and know
the storm will end
Track Name: The Sun Will Rise
Feel the seasons
change again
join the hearts
of mortal men
let the sun
spring in your soul

Let the tears flow again
crumble walls to make amends
let the holy fire
unfreeze your soul

As sure as the night is dark
as sure as the coming tide
the sun will rise

A secure ray of hope
a sure and warming light
the sun will rise

Feel the storm
rage again
bring the fears
to an end
Let the waters
lift your soul

Find the hurt
at its start
feel it tearing you apart
let the sunlight
heal your soul

As sure as the night is dark
as sure as the coming tide
the sun will rise

A secure ray of hope
a sure and warming light
the sun will rise