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While You Were Sleeping​.​.​.

from Burn by Avalon Stanley

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She is sleeping while I am awake
She is awake while I am asleep
I’m talking to her, I can’t get through to her,
She’s standing on her head, I’m talking to her feet

And I’m not asking
The right questions

While you were sleeping I was dreaming stills
Photographs of you sitting on a hill
You’re reading mumbo-jumbo
You’re talking ‘bout yourself
I can’t help but listen
You’ve got a beautiful mouth

But you’re not asking
Any questions

I’m in a dream state trying to relate
I’ve got my mind on the love but I think it’s hate
Head on the bed,
Feeling half dead,
Thinking of all the thoughts unsaid.
If you need help — good luck!
If you’re getting scared — wake up!
We’ll break the locks!
Shivering Shocks!
In this vein i will remain,
Until the new moon wanes,
But no one can ever stay the same,
When everything around us changes.

And it makes no sense it’s just a dream
You get a glimpse of what it all means-

But it’s only when you’re free
It’s only when you’re dying
It’s only when you’re free
It’s only when your alive
It’s only when you’re scared
It’s only when you’re upset
It’s only when you’re crying
And you’ve lost the bet

And it’s only....
When you are asleep

When will you wake up?
When will you wake up?
When will you wake up?
Wake up!
Wake up!


from Burn, released May 2, 2014
Avalon Stanley : Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Effects
Evan Mercer : Bass, Backing Vocals 
Chris Driedzic : Drums


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Avalon Stanley St. John'S, Newfoundland and Labrador

Avalon Stanley & The Isthmus features Chris Driedzic (Drums), Evan Mercer (Bass), Steve Ryan (Guitar) Miranda Power (Vocals) and frontman Avalon Stanley.

Their new EP 'BURN' is edgy, emotional & eclectic; a collection of driving, yearning, songs. From the stripped down stylings of the title track 'Burn' to the soaring sax in the funk infected 'Game of Shades' ; this debut EP runs the gamut!
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