A Year With No Summer

by Obsidian Kingdom

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A spiked cocktail of city spleen, conspiranoia and personal trauma; blue like the stagnant water in the pool of a marooned holiday resort and heavy like the silence after the next radiant apocalypse.

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released March 11, 2016

All music and words written and arranged by Obsidian Kingdom in 2015

Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios in London, September 2015

Co-produced by Jorge Mur and Obsidian Kingdom

Art direction and design by Ritxi Ostáriz and Elena Gallén
Original cover picture by Mathieu Bernard-Reymond

© 2016 Season of Mist
℗ 2016 Obsidian Kingdom under exclusive license to Season of Mist

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Track Name: A Year With No Summer
I heard it on the news today
This year there will be no summer
And it's the first time in decades
This year there will be no summer

Pictures on my screen shattering the windshield
Tiny bits of frost blanketing the ground
Lights on my display and your eyes grew wider
The sound of the waves you'll have to do without
This year

But that can't be true, she said
We'll spend time by the shore like we always have
You'd better give me some proof, she said
Because I don't trust you and I never will again

Pictures on her screen shattering the windshield
Tiny bits of frost blanketing the ground
Lies on her display as your eyes grew wider
The sound of the waves oh, you'll do without
This year
Track Name: Darkness
One day the skies will dye white
Lay bare the bones of buildings
And the screams will fill these dirty streets
One day the skies will dye white

One day the skies will dye white
We'll stare with severed eyelids
And the gleam will sweep the cities clean
One day the skies will dye white

One day the skies will dye white
Track Name: The Kandinsky Group
Read the signs
Don't flash your hidden vows
Written in the skyline
Deep in the city's plans

I'm talking covers of magazines
A flagship for the company
Lovers and cocaine
A chunk of the population wiped out

You only back the rules because you're winning

Who are we?
It's our party we can do what we want
Endless power, the love we can devour
And when we go crashing down we come back every time

Stakes are sky high
The game is rigged but still worth a try
Figures astronomic, baby
Slaves at your command

So how about living effortlessly
And a vow of silence and sex magic
A reasonable tyranny
And half of you motherfuckers wiped out

A glossed-over version of reality

I'll be on my suit & tie, shit tied, shit
Like I'm the only one who knows your heart
Make me your one and only
As long as you love me
I'll be your silver
I'll be your gold
Track Name: Black Swan
We thought it was exaggeration
We thought the papers were all wrong
The GRPs were selling fast and pricey
But still the facts remained unknown

We thought it was the last agenda setting
But everything just comes and goes
We thought it would be just a passing shadow
As everything just comes and goes

And then the shelves became quite meager
A sight we weren't used at all
All planes were booked and trains were rather crowded
And warmer clothes became the norm

We thought it was the last agenda setting
But everything just comes and goes
And still we thought it'd be a passing shadow
As everything just comes and goes

And when the dust clouds grew thicker
We lost the sight of the sun
And when the light bulbs would flicker
We realized we were wrong
About the year with no summer
Track Name: Away/Absent
A new job in a new town
Your favorite fix to get you through the day
Wild flesh on a big screen
Wolfing down lies, junk and aspartame

Bright noise
To silence what you say
Transcendence and video game rewards
Dazzling drugs to cast the clouds away

So what do you know about sex and death?
Nothing
Nothing

Take me away from here
Give me something to escape
Drain me
Waste me
Numb me
Take my everything

Today I leave it all behind
I feel so light
I feel so light

My burden swallowed by the tide
I feel so light
I feel alive

And I am never coming back