Dark White Black Light

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Dark White Black Light is dedicated to the countless, seemingly unnoticed, individuals around the world impacted by mental illness. We hope that this album brings light to your darkness.

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released June 30, 2017

All lyrics written by Carol-Anne Day or Oksana Porteous.
All musical compositions written, arranged, and performed by Carol-Anne Day, Oksana Porteous, Graham Pendray, & Andrew Kobewka.


Album produced by Bellewether
Recorded and mixed at Music Centre Canada in Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Engineered and mixed by Johnny Gasparic
Mastered by Johnny Gasparic
Album Artwork by Carol-Anne Day, physical layout and design by Oksana Porteous and
Graham Pendray with support from Lucas Gilbertson
Layout and design by Oksana Porteous & Graham Pendray.

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Bellewether Calgary, Alberta

In February 2009, long-time friends and theatrical co-workers Oksana Porteous and Carol-Anne Day decided to start a new musical project. Shortly after, they recruited drumming powerhouse Graham Pendray. The group has created over 30 original songs, performed at a handful of venues in Calgary, AB, Canada, and has released 2 full-length albums and a radio single. ... more

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Track Name: To Arms
To Arms
Lyrics written by Carol-Anne Day

Steady, steady the horses, batten the bridges, they’re storming tonight.

Boy, take hold of your princess, we’re riding for conquest down the river tonight.



So hold your gold and your silver, ‘cause when she dies she can’t take it with her.



And you will hold your kingdom

And you will hold your walls

But there’s a hole inside where a heart should be

But instead there’s nothing at all



Mothers, take hold of your babies, hotter than Hades, fire in the sky.

Brothers to arms, together we stand, together we die.



So hold your gold and your silver, ‘cause when she dies she can’t take it with her.



And you will hold your kingdom

And you will hold your walls

But there’s a hole inside where a heart should be

But instead there’s nothing at all



So hold your gold and your silver, ‘cause when she dies she can’t take it with her.



And you will hold your kingdom

And you will hold your walls

But there’s a hole inside where a heart should be

But instead there’s nothing at all
Track Name: Afraid of the Light
Afraid of the Light
Lyrics written by Oksana Porteous

I can’t feed her from here

She can’t feel me from here

While I lie, by and by, night after night

While you try to catch my eye



I won’t wish you goodnight

‘Cause I’m afraid of the light



I’m quite comfortable right here

This dark path is lit quite clearly

For me to see what’s down by my knees

I’m begging you please

Don’t ask for a thing from me



I won’t wish you goodnight

‘Cause I’m afraid of the light



I can’t even say I’ll make it up to you

I can’t even say I know how to



I won’t wish you goodnight

‘Cause I’m afraid of the light
Track Name: Attrition
Attrition
Lyrics written by Carol-Anne Day

Sometimes things end, sometimes they don’t.

Sometimes they lie in wait.

Like shadows they’ll hide in the dark,

To pounce on your sweetest mistakes.



Call them up

Call them out.



With the hands of a king, draw them on out.

It gets darker the deeper you dig.

It’s hardest to meet them face to face,

When you have nothing worthwhile to say.



Call them up

Call them out.



Call them on out

Turn ‘em into stone

Call them on up



Sometimes things end, sometimes they don’t.

Sometimes they lie in wait.

It’s hardest to meet them face to face,

When you have nothing worthwhile to say.



Call ‘em on up, call ‘em on out.
Track Name: Forget
Forget
Lyrics written by Oksana Porteous

I see you’re getting older. Do you remember me?

I’ll tell you one time over where you can meet me.



Do you know we went there yesterday; and you had a good time?

I guess it doesn’t matter; I’ll just let you rewind.



I hope it feels good on your side.

I hope you’re stuck in the good, good times.

I hope it feels good on your side.

I’ll just hold your hand, so you can protect.



All these strangers smile at you; and ask for your advice.

Just tell them what you’d want for them if they were in your life.



I hope it feels good on your side.

I hope you’re stuck in the good, good times.

I hope it feels good on your side.

I’ll just hold your hand, so you can protect, while I watch you forget.



Look, a bird is singing just for me...

My garden is blooming just beautifully...

I can see that I’m right where I always, always, always wanted to be...



I hope it feels good on your side.

I hope you’re stuck in the good, good times.

I hope it feels good on your side.

I’ll just hold your hand, so you can protect, while I watch you forget.
Track Name: Haunted
Haunted
Lyrics written by Carol-Anne Day

Once in a while I’ll crack a rather disingenuous and crocadillic smile,

‘Cause I see, through glass eyes, a time when I was less Jekyll, and a bit more Hyde.

Y’see... The devil’s in my mind, he’s tellin’ white lies

To the angel by my side, who’s pointing out the signs.

And I’m too tired, maybe even blindered,

Like I’m strayin’ from the flock, and I cannot find my shepherd.



In times like these, when the past becomes the present,

You can light the match below it, but the memory never burns.

Scorched into my Ego, a hundred shames a’flamin’,

They’re hot enough to burn you, but not to light your smoke.

Y’see... The devil’s in my mind, he’s tellin’ white lies

To the angel by my side, who’s pointing out the signs.

And I’m too tired, maybe even blindered,

Like I’m strayin’ from the flock, and I cannot find my shepherd.



Oh hollow me, I will follow you. Hallelujah, Hallelu...



In this frenzied state, I’ll take my match up to the slate,

And blow the smoke upon these remnants.

Push the Ego ‘neath the Id for all the wrong I did,

You still have me and I have you, and we will soldier through.

Y’see... My devil enjoys the city’s white noise,

But the angel drowns it out, he quiets my mind.

And I’m too tired, and this city is a madhouse,

And I can’t see my shepherd, but he’s carryin’ the lantern.



Oh hollow me, I will follow you. Hallelujah, Hallelu...



All your fears aside, misrepresented by the cold.

And in my mind I made sense of it all, so just brace for the fall.



Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu.
Track Name: Laughing
Laughing
Lyrics written by Oksana Porteous

So you forgive me; you stand at my door

I smell roses like so many times before

Hey I’m sorry too

And I’ll reach out to you

Oh I’m sorry; I thought you were there



Hello shadow; there’s a chair waiting here

I see your bluff and I’ll raise you six damn years

I can wait all night

Go ahead take your time

I’m getting out of here alive



I see you laughing for me...let me take your place



Hello stranger; I’ve seen you before

I hope it didn’t hurt much to be so ignored

I see your eyes they’re shining

I see your hands they’re trying

To wipe my eyes

All the while you’re laughing



I see you laughing for me...let me take your place



I love your laughing

I love your laughing
Track Name: Can't Stop
Can't Stop
Lyrics written by Carol-Anne Day

I’ve been caught up in the storm.

Wind swept and washed to the shore.

Peace find me;

Lost with the wreck again.



Can’t stop running

You can’t stop running...



Alone on the bank once more.

Dried up and twisted I just couldn’t take anymore.

Peace find me;

Lost with the wreck...



(Once more you feed the light)

Until it’s on your side



And then you can’t stop running

You can’t stop running

You can’t stop running

You can’t stop; can’t stop...



Peace find me;

Lost with the wreck...



(Once more you feed the light)

Until it’s on your side



Can’t stop running

You can’t stop running

You can’t stop running

You can’t stop; can’t stop



We all fall down...

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