VULCANS

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Shadows
LYRICS


Auburn Girl  

Well I’m flattered I could be the one to distract you
but your name is now burned to my brain.
Tryin’ to remember how I was without you
‘cause I’m not feelin’ all the same

 Believe me when I say I thought I’d found
a kindred spirit bonding with my own.
A spark ignited somewhere deep inside me
but in my eye the flame’s goin’ down.

And you were fibbin’ when you said you were mine
as we danced and drank all of your wine.
Now there ain’t no turnin’ back but I sure as hell am tryin’
I’m reeling from this auburn girl.

Don’t know why I always seem to cry
and let myself drink till I’m sad.
What right is it of mine to feel upset
over something that I never had?

And you were fibbin’ when you said you were mine
as we danced and drank all of your wine.
Now there ain’t no turnin’ back but I sure as hell am tryin’
I’m reeling from this auburn girl.

And now the hardest thing that I’ve gotta do
is keepin’ myself away from you.
Now I know you’ve made your choice and my dear so have I
Farewell to you auburn girl.

Cause you were fibbin’ when you said you were mine
as we danced and drank all of your wine.
Now there ain’t no turnin’ back but I sure as hell am tryin’
I’m reeling from this auburn girl.


Kallipolis

I think I’ll stay inside today;
Leave when some pop star’s dead.
And have my eyes display a different shade of gray
and just keep them on the road ahead.

We speak with slogans of our fathers;
Words wain broken and askew.
And when our heaven fell, we said with a brilliant yell that
we’ll find a new chump to lie to.

And I watched these seconds form a lifespan.
But I never could be certain that it began.  

Fingers lace to catch raindrops
and not a single speck was spilled.
How how’d hide your face when boys from every place
gathered ‘round the finch they’d killed.

And I watched these seconds form a lifespan.
But I never could be certain that it began.

And our sleeves hung like wingtips
but far too heavy to ascend. 


Risk in the Flesh

If this is what it takes to feel your breathe
Set up to break a noble death
Offer you a dream you can't refuse
'Cause you set off in me the fuse
Let me know when I've said too much
So I'll know when it's still not enough
I'd risk my heart's integrity to be in your arms
A thousand years of insanity when you're so damn far

I'm counting down the days till I see your face
or watch you walk and leave without a trace
fear won't phase me, I've always been
Risk in the Flesh

I hope I'm blessed by your hand
and not torn by the sound of the words you lend

I don't want to be the shadow of what could be
or just the spirit of the life that we could lead
I'm done visiting the ghosts of past worlds
just to be smacked by the fact that you were
but are no longer there

I'm counting down the days till I see your face
or watch you walk and leave without a trace
fear won't phase me, I've always been
Risk in the Flesh

I hope I'm blessed by your hand
and not torn by the sound of the words you lend

Risk in the Flesh
Risk in the Flesh

I hope I'm blessed by your hand
and not torn by the sound of the words you lend

You lend...
You lend...


Tomorrow's Just Today

Well if tomorrow ever gets here won’t you ask it where it’s been,
and how I can hope to keep these clouds from closin’ in?
These clouds from closin’ in

 (ooo)

We pushed across this ocean with our songs strung up as sails
and fought to wish ‘way thunder cracks like hammers upon nails.
Like hammers upon nails.  

But all we heard was what we were.

The skies have fallen open now it’s easier to see
through this lonesome fearful fog and know our velocity.
And know our velocity.

(ooo)

We heard this lonesome thunder ringin’ out from far away;
I wished it for tomorrow but I know tomorrow’s just today.
Tomorrow’s just today.

But all we heard was what we were.

Some say these clouds are burdens.
Some say they lead to shore.
Some offer me forgiveness.
But I sure don’t care no more.

(ooo)


Lessons Learned 

Is it any wonder should my eyes lose their haze
and focus right here in one place?
My time spent exhausting every way I have changed
it ends right here as my thoughts are raised.  

Can I piece these sounds together
as they whisper and shout the key?
Must I heed this well-worn path that is laid out for me?
Where I’m goin’ is only somewhere I can see.

I am not meant to drift wearily though my life
it seems soon I will drop all burden and strife.
Though I may young oh I feel though I’ve earned
the weight of every lesson that I have learned.

Can I piece these sounds together
as they whisper and shout the key?
Must I heed this well-worn path that is laid out for me?
Where I’m goin’ is only somewhere I can see.


Edge of Peace

Difficult to realize the wonder in your words and smiles;
I am only worth a thousand words.
Standing on the edge of peace is worrying to say the least;
I am only shards of weathered stone.  

Standing on the edge of peace
Standing on the edge of peace
Standing on the edge of peace


Someone I Used to know

I don’t fall to my knees and pray like I used to.
Is it ‘cause I know the sound of my voice when it echoes?
Or is it more that I know less of myself than I used to?
Scrapped my favorite metaphor for parts; it’s not enough to get me home. 

If all I gave inside were turned out, we could live here.
Cross these frozen seas and wave to ourselves when we get there.
But this ground is too fallow and my legs too tired.
If all our burdens are just dreams we never had, who’s to say they ever were?
 

I’ve been cut down enough so I can grow
But I still remind myself of someone I used to know.  

With every breath I take, there’s more space between us
and this mountain of half-sung words grows higher.
Oh this infinite passage is too wide to cross
and though these hands they could have changed the skies themselves
now they ache with age and loss.

I’ve been cut down enough so I can grow
But I still remind myself of someone I used to know.  

Where once I sang, I whisper
Where once I tread, I falter
Where once I sang, I whisper
Where once I tread, I falter

But I still remind myself of someone.
But I still remind myself of someone. 


Shadows

I will stay
but not the same.
Your voice won’t quake
or call my name.

But our hallowed shadows we shall know.

Ask not how
or how you will.
My hands shall be
forever still.

But our hallowed shadows they shall grow. 


All lyrics and music ©2011 by Vulcans