by Permanent Starlight

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released October 23, 2017

Performed by:
Hylton - vocals, guitars, harp, glockenspiel, samples, electronics
Austin Beede - percussion
Andrew Parish - bass on "Elysium"
Michelle Murchison - vocals on "Mirroring"

Written, produced, recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Hylton in Santa Barbara, California
Percussion engineered and recorded by Sean McCue at Coyote Road Studios
Artwork and photography for "Meizja" and photography for "Elysium" by Michelle Murchison
Photography for "Mirroring" and art design by Hylton

Special thanks to Austin, Andy, Josh, Hideki, Mom & Dad, Larissa & David, Debbie & Bill, Candice & Kyle, and all other SB friends

Dedicated to Meizja, forever with love


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Track Name: Meizja
At the edge of the field
The light bends a gateway into shape

And this is where I unearth you
So guarded, yet open and fey
Butterflies cycle downwards
To another plane

Ambiguity, the gauzy silk surrounding everything
Clarity could either free me or dissolve the chrysalis

Meizja, come away
Where the silence resonates
Meizja, come away
Here the empty garden waits

And maybe we can bloom here too
The wind will remember your sage

Impermanence pulls me through
I'm chasing the river away
A thousand voices cycle upwards
And become the rain

Are we just a new beginning gathered for an old collection?
Am I just another seedling planted at the field's edge?

Meizja, come away
Where the silence resonates
Meizja, come away
Here the empty garden waits

Meizja, come to me
Where the silence celebrates
Meizja, come to me
At the empty garden's gate
Track Name: Elysium
It's like holding on to dreams as they evaporate
When morning comes and pulls me back to you
Your smile washes over me
Eyes overflowing sunlit glee

And when we rise among the hills, the breeze is warm with you
The shining fields elysian below
Skipping together, dream to dream
Breath-giving unreality

Currents and forces
Lifting us skyward
Sunshine enfolds us
Gliding and diving

Down into another dream as it evaporates
Singing, melting forward, time drains into
Whirlpools in the deep-swirling sea
New colors spinning endlessly

Currents and forces
We can't swim away from
Waves shape a shoreline
Sand giving way

Currents and forces
Time blurring past us
Holding the edges
Joy found in letting go
Track Name: Mirroring
I am a raven
Learning the sky
You, underwater
Deep, holding tight

Open to shadow
Open to light
Send me your shadows
Blend with our light

I'm underwater
Reaching my hands
You are a raven
Looking to land

Open to shadow
Open to light
Send you my shadows
Blend with our light

Down to the surface
Pour in the night
Up to the surface
Pour out the light