Dark Mean

by Dark Mean

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New Indie Audiophile I'm a huge fan of folk rock and this album is as good a folk rock album as any I've heard. Excellent musicianship and arrangement. Favorite track: Dark Banjo.
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Hadourien68 It's the best happysad music I ever heard, heart wrenching and uplifting at the same time. Probably a great car stereo album as well, though I don't own a car anymore, so it's just a strong heartfelt hunch :-)
Summing up: Quite the highly recommended listening experience!
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released June 14, 2011

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Dark Mean Hamilton, Ontario

A rich collage of acoustic sections with riffs that will make you smile, driving drum patterns that don’t hide behind unnecessary flash, and arrangements that reveal painstaking craftsmanship.

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Track Name: Algonquin
Got your scene in my jeans
In a pose stuck out of time
And my plain looks are not enough, though
I’m only home to settle up

And I’m setting it off
and I’m riding off, to the road,
So drive me slow… oh drive me slow
Carrying on

Now you haven’t left your soul
But they made off with your bones
And you notice the things you own
When you notice you’re not home
Track Name: Happy Banjo
I like it up top, yeah
On the salt in your skin
I like it on top, yeah
The space where you begin

I’ve got one last plane ticket to the other side
And I don’t know how, so high, but I’m so high

But she likes it on top of me
And I woke up here alone
I feel so happy
Alone

I see you’re going to die today
Yeah I said, I can see it
One of us will see the light today
Get extinguished

I’ve got one last plane ticket to the other side
And I don’t know how, so high, but I’m so high

But she likes it on top of me
And I woke up here alone
I feel so happy alone
Track Name: Smoke Lake
Heard your name
And I called it, said it
Time we changed
Hearts more often

Recently
We sit silently
And I watch the walls
Beside your TV

And I wait off in space

Leave you staring straight
As I float away like smoke
Don’t know where it goes
The ceiling I suppose
And I leave you staring straight
As I float away like smoke
Don’t know where it goes

Heard your name
Echo from somewhere
Somehow lost
My ear for what sounds the same

And I wait off in space

Leave you staring straight
As I float away like smoke
Don’t know where it goes
The ceiling I suppose
And I leave you staring straight
As I float away like smoke
Don’t know where it goes

Home, I left so long ago, wait for me
Home, I left so long ago, wait for me
Home, I left you long ago, wait for me
Track Name: Finland
Wait stay still, I’ve found a way
We stay lost here, Annie

Wrote it all, sun sets, sinks, fallows out with the day that we made
Under fog stars crawl out lost, little sparks that reach, only if you leave
It seems so obvious

Annie wait, I can still see the sun
Annie wait, it’s almost gone
Track Name: Music Box
Don’t get up
Don’t get off
Don’t get anywhere but here
Where we’re frozen
I see your breath disappear

Did they leave us here in this dream?
Well I’ll rhyme myself to sleep
Under the sheets
We keep the beat

Woke up – playing these songs I hear – so clear
You woke me up – told me just stay here

It’s not all, It’s not all
Its not all I have
I have not given enough.
I had not listened through
So now I do

And you said you heard something
That you lost
Well I lost it too
So we hear now with nothing to lose
Like stars make shapes depending on your view
Track Name: Lullaby
Close my eyes, haven’t slept in five days
We’ll sleep when we’re dead again

I said NO, I said I don’t wanna go, wanna go
- Close my eyes, haven’t slept in five days
- We’ll sleep when we’re dead
Track Name: Acoustic
Picked you out
Heard your name
Told you mine
In a scene someone frames

And we’re made of paint
And our colors smear
Across the page
Come here

And we swirl and dance
With the falling leaves
And disguise ourselves
In the orange, red, yellow autumn breeze.

Can you see?
I hope we dry slowly

All we need
Are these leaves
Like two trees
We don’t speak

But I can tell you
That I love you

All we need
Are these leaves
Like two trees
We don’t speak

I can tell you
That I love you
Track Name: China
Seconds after I awake
I can feel my dreams escape
Try to stop them at the gate
Time is real I’m always late

There I see another sign
All my friends can read my mind
So tell me what I dreamt before
All I wait for

So late, you’re so late, I’m so late, I’m so late

It’s not what’s there but only what you see, only
Take us back to somewhere underneath, all of this

You’re so late, I’m so late, I’m so late

It’s not what’s there but only what you see, only
Take us back to somewhere underneath, all of this
Track Name: Dark Banjo
I wish thunder woke us up to storms
Pouring over bodies breaking form.

I wish thunder woke me up at dawn
Rolling over only when you’re gone