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Only Magic Left is Art I'm starting to wonder if "Dylan Campbell" is Sufjan Stevens under a pseudonym. Either way it doesn't matter because this album is gold. Favorite track: Odd.
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released December 14, 2010

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Track Name: Daylight
Fade in fade out
Here comes the drought
How did we fall
Why did this stall
When we were kids
We played and hid
So long ago
How dim the glow

Used to talk and know it inside out
What it was that we were all about
Sit on porches and wait for dawn
Ride the breeze like we belonged
Till the day came rushin through
Tryin to prove something about you
Get you out from all your dreams
Ones that I'm stuck in it seems

So now you've found
More solid ground
I'm glad you did
Don't mind my bid
For you to be
As lost as me
So joyfully
It used to be

Used to talk and know it inside out
What it was that we were all about
Sit on porches and wait for dawn
Ride the breeze like we belonged
Till the day came rushin through
Tryin to prove something about you
Get you out from all your dreams
Ones that I'm stuck in it seems

Wish I could believe you
Now but i can see too
That your eyes say run now
Anywhere, anyhow

Used to talk and know it inside out
What it was that we were all about
Sit on porches and wait for dawn
Ride the breeze like we belonged
Till the day came rushin through
Tryin to prove something about you
Get you out from all your dreams
Ones that I'm stuck in it seems

Now I miss my old friend
How you got lost with them
Happens every time when
Unalone, unalone
Track Name: Odd
Can we stay here
All night 'til we
Start to say odd things
I'm so happy
When you ask me
To play my guitar and sing

Burning in your eyes
When things are somehow wrong
Fighting's a disguise
For fear when you are gone

Lately have I
Told you how when
You're near me my body speaks
I die when you
Perk up your chin
The feeling I pull from your cheeks

There's so much life left
You say we'll drift apart
Move on to others
It feels a useless art

Sometimes I'll hold you and feel like we're good
But sometimes I tell you just things that I should

Please don't say the words make
Everything so scary
Twenty years from now we're
Happy and unmarried

Can we stay here
All night 'til we
Start to say odd things
And then one day
We'll be happy
To show things our throats cannot sing
Track Name: What Happened
I hope you know I don't believe
These things I say I do not mean
I didn't used to be this way
What happened
So take my words with grains of salt
They'll disappear before us all
I didn't mean to hurt no one
What happened
So please don't leave me please don't run
What happened

I used to know a little boy
Whose mother gave him simple toys
She taught him to be good and to love all
And when he grew this love he spread
Until he found he'd been mislead
The emptiness of everyone he found
Their hearts didn't know to make a single sound

Why has it been so very long
Since I sang for you an honest song
Please promise me you won't let me
Speak all my words conveniently

With these naked words we'll make it through
All the things I thought I wish you knew
Track Name: Cascade
I looked out my window and i saw it on the grass
Drifted oh so slowly by the time it came at last
You were down in the ground
Knew I recognized the face that I had seen before
Sunken eyes and smiling mouth I opened up the door
My heart may pound, but not a sound

Don't worry about me no more
I'll be there with you I'm sure

Tore open the earth and let me know why I was there
Said I'd lived a long life but it was my time to share
My body 'round with the ground
Called upon the last words that I've spoken to this day
Knew I'd been a good man didn't find a need to pray
I said 'at last, it's come to pass'

Don't spare mind for my mistakes
Bear them with me to the grave
No reason to still feel afraid
All part of a great cascade
Track Name: Bleed
Just the sky that's lit up red
Signals pounding in my head
From so far away
And the buzzing in the streets
Saying words but they don't speak
In my language
Fears of never seeing dark
Will I ever see the spark
How I used to
If I need some space to breathe
And I need some place to leave
For some time now

Try and understand the stars
Only distant sounds of cars
Broke the silence there
Laying underneath the trees
Hearing everything in leaves
That I wanted to
As the warmest nights crept on
Feelings coming from the lawn
When I let them
In the echoes of the past
Only days that go too fast
I remember now

Now I know what I need
Now I know what I bleed
Now I know that this leads
Home
Track Name: Hummingbirds
Bring your hands outside of the middle
Black or white it is just a little
Problem that you won't have to settle now
All your thoughts watch go with the wind
Based only on the place you're in
How can I get under your skin to

Scope it out then
Where you're going
Real world life tour
Are you so sure now?

Slow your pace wait here and consider
That the thinkers are just the sitters
For the bodies that are so bitter for
Want of soul want of simple meaning
They won't find til they catch us dreaming
Life plans that you still stand there leaning on

Scope it out then
Where you're going
Real world life tour
Are you unsure
Why you feel bored
Museum lives
Make kids and die

I'm sure I don't know
You still think we'll grow
Forget all the things
That keep us living

Hummingbirds speed of flight
Won't last into the night
Colorful feathering
Wearing off and thinning
Track Name: Promise Me
Has it really been so long
How am I supposed to sing a song
I already have
One hundred years ago
Wrote it for you in the snow it's gone
Bled through the layers
If I say it all again
Promise me it matters in the end

Pacing around corner to corner
Ride and go around outside of the border

Free all my thoughts
I don't care
I don't care
To see you there
Confused looks
And a stare

Plants a flower in the dust
I could run away although I trust you
Want me to stay
Maybe in a perfect place
I could read the mind behind your face
See through the layers
If I say it all again
Promise me i mattered in the end

Pacing around corner to corner
Ride and go around outside of the border

Free all my thoughts
I don't care
I don't care
Soon I'll be home
Only if
Life is fair

I hope you fall back into place
And you don't think I'm saving face
When I tell you you need to find
The boy that makes your thoughts all rhyme
Track Name: Id Kid
If I become lost in thought
Please do not rouse me up
Wandering and following
The whimsy of my cuff

Restless minds can squander with
The passing of the day
Knowing too which thoughts are best
Are sometimes kept at bay

This feels like sailing away
As I have dreamed before
And on a summer evening
Our minds tend to explore

Warn me of all the dangers I might fall prey to
If I get too caught up in things that I grew
I will go find some place to lay and feel good now
And my body will melt as long as the ground allows

If I fly or fall in sleep
As my ancestors did
It is a wonderful thing
To touch ground with the Id

Whispers that I've lost my feet
They've gone up in the air
What I've found I may repeat
It's simpler than prayer
Please allow me pardon
To ease my worried mind
For the hearts that harden
Just now I will be blind

This feels like sailing away
As I have dreamed before
And on a summer evening
Our minds need to explore

Warn me of all the dangers I might fall prey to
If I get too caught up in things that I grew
I will go find some place to lay and feel good now
And my body will melt as long as the ground allows
Track Name: Frau Troffea
Devil's in the streets
Devil's in the feets
Of the screaming mass
Still 400 last

Get us our own space
'Til we break the pace
Thrown upon a stage
As our bodies' slaves

Hearts or heads give in
Their best guess is sin
And by summer's close
We'll all turn to ghosts
Track Name: Suns
Let it go you don't need to know how
Everything get its place in space now
You could find a million little clues about the truth
In time the numbers and the figures won't add up

Then you see that the reasons are not
As should be or at least as you'd thought
Still believe there is some kind of answer to this
Mystery until you find the question wasn't

Why when you see suns do you compare with them
All these things so small and reckless then again
Is it all some pointless waste of chemicals
I'd like to think not although we've not been told

When you close your eyes you know the world's still there
We have every single moment left to spare
Track Name: Galileo Galilei
We are of the summer mind
You and I

All my friends well they are too
What is it that moves right through
All our bodies then it's gone
As it leaves it makes a song

You'd only sing when your father's gone
And in the meantime we'll march along

I hope it's not too late
To think about our fate
And where the right end up
But there's no need to rush
We were not built to last
The time I cared is past
Our eyes look up and roam
And know they've found a home