An Empty Sparking Light

by Liquid Casing

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released December 1, 2007

Written, recorded, produced by Liquid Casing at Red Flag Studios.

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Liquid Casing Houston, Texas

Liquid Casing is a partnership between four musicians from Houston, TX. Inspired by the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Cursive, Mogwai, Russian Circles, and The Mars Volta, Liquid Casing has developed their own sound focused on dynamics, the ebb and flow of song structure, and vibrant rhythm. While the concepts and lyrics strive to confront the intellect, the music goes straight for the gut ... more

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Track Name: Amandla
like stilted lovers
on a collision path
FORGED BY THE CHAINS THAT BIND THEM

“yes!
your color
your eyes
and the sweat from your brow

…is captivating
your color
your eyes
and the sweat from your brow

And how can we survive
these one-sided monopolies of trust
my skin, my thoughts
this betrayal of lust

a lovers quarrel
a lovers conquest
a resistance to change
a call to war
a change of guard
in this underground escape

We know the Truth
we find it in Desperate ways
a means to an overdue end
a means to a new life
a new friend
Track Name: Hijacked Frequencies
The elephant’s in the corner
with those hijacked frequencies
while no one casts a glance, no one
but it blares from the radio
it comes in cathode rays
in those smeared printed letters
you’ll find no subtleties

just a strange chorea, of punchlines in wait
radio hidden faces with an arm-tied discourse
for you, the disengaged

it’s intrinsic to the touch
the chord they’ve struck
a chord, a chord we’ll have to cut

for every exclamation has missed its mark
and every call sign has faltered in the dark

the elephant’s in the corner
and can’t be ignored
Track Name: In a Sea of Satellites
large tables
with these restless thoughts
numbers that cough and wheeze
numbers that don’t make sense

‘cause they’re left with the dead on their minds

growing weariness
in these harsh tones
dates are looming
on these machines

that ignite and burn
accelerate
reach farther
than our minds could

So, with every statement scrutinized
they move every inch closer
Penetrate with every set of eyes
to move every inch closer
Track Name: Transmissions
end the radio silence
bring up the tower
ignite the sounds
beam the transmissions
those subversions
that belong to every-EVERYONE!
constructed from the ashes,
of archetypal ruins
that can’t make this change

we use the sounds
we decipher/receive
we transmit across all frequencies
so cease the silence
speak the revolution
REACT.
HERE.
NOW.

the beginning of a free art
and a finale for misinformation.
Track Name: Lights Out
Amid the infirmary
we salvage the unseen,
responses unprogrammed,
to find the sounds.

because the time is now
to throw out
all of those illusions

for we are no longer swayed
by the darling media’s
sweaty, groping hands

The time is now
we’ll find the sounds
We’ll find them now

BANG. CLICK. LIGHTS OUT!
Track Name: La Tierra
la tierra
la tierra
your gentle hands
o’, those callused hands
tied behind your back
grasping
at those frayed knots

is it getting old?
watching every freedom fighter?
watching every trampled broken heart?
has it hushed your spirits?

la tierra
with the exits blocked
and the distress sounds
I know it seems like the end
la tierra

choice. the fiction. - a word we can’t recall
we. choose. not. - the soil, the water
not. - the family we mend
nor. - the eyes we look into
not. the war. - waged upon us all

sister…don’t give up
mother…not on us
child…we won’t give up
la tierra…we won’t give up