Scorpius

by Leo & Cygnus

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We recorded this album between May and June of 2015. The recording was done in a live room, the finished product being a combination of double tracking, over-dubbing and mixing of those live takes together. We recorded it all in Benjamin Price's home studio in Arnold.
The album was mastered by Doug Van Sloun from Focus Mastering.
The artwork is a combination of panoramic images from ESO & J-p Metsavainio combined with Daniel Alvarez's design of the Leo & Cygnus logo and stamp image, merged together by Kelsey Price and Chris Au.

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released July 15, 2015

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Leo & Cygnus Annapolis, Maryland

Leo & Cygnus is the musical project of Daniel Alvarez, Alex Barnett, Kelsey Price, Nicole Blickenstaff and Chris Au.

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Track Name: Desert Song
On a cold, cold night,
Hear no sound,
Just bright, bright lights.

The desert sands,
The rushing wind
Surging through the land.

The sun will rise,
We'll journey on.
Throw your worries to the skies.

Why cling to what will end so soon?
It's foolish, it's foolish,
Let go of this boon.

I see a mouth within this never ending landscape
With teeth as bright as pearls,
Shout out
Where's the gold?

Seeing rubies and sapphires
Beyond our desires,
Emeralds and diamonds
So much to spend.
The jaws crumble down,
Better get back
And then you hear them say...

Why cling to what will end so soon?
It's foolish, it's foolish
Let go of this boon

Shout out,
Where's the gold?

Why cling to what will end so soon?
It's foolish, it's foolish
Let go of this boon
Track Name: I Still Love Thee
I still love thee every single day

Even when the lies all fade away.

You'll be perfect only when you're dead

I had followed everywhere you led.
Track Name: You Should Know
Gotta wake up,
Feel the morning sun.
Drinking coffee,
Read the news 'till one.
Oh, I know
You've been seeing someone.
But darling, you should know
He's not the right one.

No, no, girl
He's not the right one.
Yeah darling, you should know
He's not the right one.

I haven't got it all figured out just yet,
But I'm comin' on,
Comin' strong.

Oh darling, you should know by now
It's been so long,
I just can't see.
Through all these years,
You'd still want me.
I've been seeing someone,
But he can't set me free.

No, no boy,
He's not right for me.
Yeah darling, you should know
He's not right for me.

I haven't got it all figured out just yet,
But I'm comin' on
Comin' strong.

And I want you to feel alive,
Tonight, tonight,
Tonight, tonight
It's all that we need.

By the time it was over,
You found a new lover
And you weren't lonely no more.

And I want you to feel alive,
Tonight, tonight,
Tonight, tonight
It's all that we need.

By the time it was over,
You found a new lover
And you weren't lonely no more.

And I want you to feel alive,
Tonight, tonight,
Tonight, tonight
It's all that we need.

I haven't got it all figured out just yet,
But I'm comin' on,
Comin' strong.
Track Name: Ain't Got A Fight (feat. Robert McFreshington)
What is this senseless hurt?
Said I fought the rain off
I've got a sunless face,
I'm stuck in the wrong tune.

But I ain't got a fight within me left,
No, I ain't got a sorry in me left,
No, not for you.

[Rob]
I love you, let me hold you in these arms,
'Cuz when I'm there and you are here
We're right where we belong,
You're the melody of my song,
I'm the bass you lean upon,
With you by my side,
We can always carry on.

It fell inside my chest,
Felt the missing words
Slide out under my breath
Singing hold on,
Hold on,
Hold on, my darling

Hold on,
Hold on.
Just fight.

But I ain't got a fight within me left,
No, I ain't got a sorry in me left...

But I ain't got a fight within me left,
No, I ain't got a sorry in me left,
No, not for you.

[Rob]
When I held her hand,
It was as if I held the world.
Not a diamond in the rough,
She's a finely polished pearl.
Let's promise not to promise,
But I promise to be honest
And I promise to astonish you on any chance I get.
Not saying I won't stumble,
Bound to miss a step.
Not perfect,
I'm perplexed,
My purpose is this.
When I'm wrong,
I'll admit we're as right as it gets.
My soul knew your kiss before it ever felt your lips.

You fell at my feet,

[Rob] Lost a battle before it started,
You're the owner of this heart
'Till the day it is departed

Asked me to fight in the rain

[Rob] You know, I'd take it all away
Anything you ask,
Anything you say.

I answered my sweet, sweet darling
I can't fight your tears.

[Rob] Neither can I,
Let me wipe 'em all away
And see that pretty little smile.

No I ain't got a fight within me left,
No, I ain't got a sorry in me left

No, I ain't got a fight within me.
Track Name: The Canyon Suite
Look at this canyon,
There was once a bustling, mining town.
Before the water broke,
Drowning every soul,
Taking everything I had.

The sun was high atop the trees,
People trying to fill their needs.
Wives and children,
Sitting home enjoying a summer day.
There was no warning from above,
There was no remorse.

Nothing could stop those mighty waves...

Do you remember the rocks giving way?
The helpless feeling...
Yes, I remember the rocks giving way,
The helpless, helpless feeling.

And from the moonlight,
I saw you.

Flightless bird,
Won't you stop these flames?
These embers wrought down
To destroy the frames.
Forgotten and destroyed,
Our drowned souls will die down.

Rising wind,
Halt your marching beat.
Lest these embers grow much higher,
And this ruthless wave of heat
Bring us forth to admire
This,
Our drowned funeral pyre.

From the moonlight,
I saw you.

Oh, rising wind
Flightless bird...
Track Name: Flower Dress
Over the mountains,
Past the rising sun
I will lay beside you
With the darkness undone

I'll wait until the snowfall,
Trees all dressed in white.
In the frozen forest,
I'll wait through the night.

But little did I know
That you have been gone for years.
The riverbed thawed out
But you, won't fade.
No, you won't fade
Out now...

I could fall in love with a girl in a flower dress

But little did I know
That you have been gone for years.
The riverbed thawed out
But you, won't fade.
No, you won't fade
Out now...
Track Name: Accentuation
This accentuation is heartbreaking for me,
Can't they see that we're enemies?
Yet, they push us together like it puts us at ease.
It's an angry disease,
And I'm begging you, please

Don't stop cryin',
I keep lying to myself
Don't go, don't run away
Leave me here with all this anger to bare.

Don't stop cryin',
Burn me, sear into my soul
I'll never let you in.
Leave me here with the words you said you'd never say
With the promises you said you'd never break.

And I try, try, try
To hold it in

But it's not enough,
It's not enough.
I try, try,
I try, try to hold you in.

But if you won't fight for me,
Then I can't fight for you.

No, no, no...

But it's not enough,
It's not enough.
I try, try,
I try, try to hold you in.

But if you won't fight for me,
Then I can't fight for you.
Track Name: Our Love Is On Fire
They say you,
You were a flower girl.
I was your hummingbird
Hoping to see you again.

And I'd wake up
With the morning sun,
Waiting for someone
To fly with me.

So until I see you again,
I'll wait, I'll wait
I'll wait, I'll wait.

And I will sing
A song so sweet,
Until I speak
To you.

And when we meet,
A secret, I'll keep
But oh,
I'll share it with you,
I'll share it with you.

So until I see you again,
I'll wait, I'll wait,
I'll wait, I'll wait.

Our love is on fire...
I'll wait until I see you.
Until I see you

And I know there's quite a distance
That we will have to cross
And until I see your face again,
I'll keep waiting for us.

Our love is on fire...

Until I see you again,

Our love is on fire.
Track Name: The Lover Mourns The Loss Of His Love
Pale brow, still hands and dim hair.
I had a beautiful friend
That dreamed that the old despair
Would end in love in the end,
I had a beautiful friend.

She looked in my heart one day
And saw that your image was there.
She has gone weeping away,
I had a beautiful friend
But in the end

The lover mourns the loss of his love,
The lover mourns his loss.

I dreamed that one had died
In a strange place,
Near no accustomed hand.

They nailed the boards above my face
The peasants of my land,
The peasants of my land.

And I left her to the stars above,
Until I carve these words,
She was more beautiful than my first love.
Now, I lie under boards.

The lover mourns the loss of his love,
The lover mourns his loss.
Track Name: Psalms
You've been whispering psalms
Trying to get me to pray,
But I know that won't take this away.

From the darkness, it came
As if to whimper in shame,
All those lies mixed and muddled with truth.

So I keep my head up for you,
And I try to keep my head up for you.
But you don't answer no more,
You've got no love for me no more.
I still try,
I still try to keep my head up.

By the time it was over,
You found a new lover,
And you weren't lonely no more.

But these bites left a mark,
Etched down deep in my heart
And I knew I could never forget you.

Though I want to,
I need to,
I want to,
And I want to,
I need to,
I want to...

But I was too young,
And I swore I knew better.
Yeah, I thought I was so damn fucking clever
And why shouldn't I?
Why shouldn't I try?

So I keep my head up for you
And I try to keep my head up for you.

But it isn't for you
No, it isn't for you.

I try to keep my head up,
Head up for you.
I try to keep my head up,
Head up for you.
Track Name: A Beating Human Heart
If we could fly away,
Oh, so high away
And we'd crawl our way back,
But it wouldn't be so bad.

If we could fly away,
But you hide away
From the light at the end of the tunnel,
But I'm telling you,
It's okay.

If you could stand to lend the spark
Of your beating, human heart
Because I'm running dry,
I've cried up all the fire from my eyes.

If you could stand to lend the spark
Of your beating, human heart
Because I've gathered all the pieces,
But they only hold together for you and I.

If we could fly away,
Oh, so high away
And we'd crawl our way back,
But it wouldn't be so bad.

If we could fly away,
But you hide away
From the light at the end of the tunnel,
But I'm telling you,
It's okay.