The Dark Night of the Soul

by Jonathan Hultén

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Four song-EP released the 28th of August 2017. Also released via Reflections Records as an exclusive box set (reflectionsrecords.com).

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released September 7, 2017

Music and lyrics by Jonathan Hultén. Mixed and mastered by Ola Ersfjord.

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Track Name: Anguished Are the Young
Fooling around because you don’t know what to do
Trying to find yourself in the eye of the storm
Swept along with the times as you are groping in darkness
As a restless spirit you are wandering around

How will this end?
Only time can tell my friend

Standing in the middle of a time of worry
Who am I and who do I want to be?
Anguished are the young when they choose their lives
Regretful are the old when they know they will die

How will this end?
Only time can tell my friend
How will this end?
Only time can tell my friend

You will laugh and you will cry
We’re all young until the day we die
You will laugh and you will cry
We’re all young until the day we die

How will this end?
Only time can tell my friend
How will this end?
Only time can tell my friend
Track Name: Leaving
In quiet suspension
I’m spending my days
Like a bird in a cage
Waiting to break out

Sometimes I’ve tasted freedom
Like it is, like it sounds
And in those special moments
I find all that I want

Can you feel it?
I feel it
Mmm… As it flies around and around
And makes me leave the ground
I am leaving

In quiet suspension
I’m biding my time
In the name of a dream
I locked myself away

Sometimes I’ve tasted madness
Like it is, like it sounds
And in those frightening moments
I find the leads that I need

Can you feel it?
I feel it
Mmm… as it flies around and around
And makes me leave the ground
I am leaving

Oh I am I tonight
I am leaving
Track Name: ...And the Pillars Tremble
Life
Has a funny way
Of saying living is to change

Insight comes
When one has put all one's
Defenses down

One can suddenly receive
This strange yet simple touch

And the pillars of reality
Tremble

Death
Is never far away
But her embrace is not of harm

If I dance
Until the morning light shines bright
Into my eyes

I will bear to say goodbye
With open arms and smile

As the pillars of reality
Crumble
Track Name: Nightly Sun
Here we are, standing in a gap in time
Here is still, outside the world is rushing by
We have stopped, a journey just before its end
On the roadside we abide, existence bends

Then a vision strikes me with a blaze
In this dream is another death, one of utter grace
I see I have to dig right where I stand
Beyond the current’s flow, in no one’s land

A treasure flashed before my inner sight
Buried in the dirt, the intangible night
In spirit of the bold which I revere
I walk into the darkness I fear

The blackest spot is where I place my hand
The starkest truth I wish to understand
And if my pit will turn out as my grave
In life I will be free and not a slave

Contentment I don’t expect to find
But ardor is what purely fills my mind
In new shades and shadows the world is cast
Providing glimpses of the fire and the vast

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