Your Light My Dark

by Matt Hectorne

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May 2012:
Although I did not write these songs with any concept in mind, I did write them very quickly and very close together. As I listened back to the songs, I realized a motif was forming. The idea of "Your Light My Dark" is really just my frustrations of feeling inadequate in relationships. With many in my life I feel as if I am the "dark" to their "light".

This album is the embodiment of the "Family Tree" moniker. To be able to record with my friends in this house has been so fulfilling. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by extraordinarily talented people that believe in what I am trying to do. Not only that, but they understand how to help me bring those ideas to fruition. In short, this was a family affair.

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released November 2, 2012

The Family Tree ("Your Light My Dark" sessions):

Jakub Andrew
David Beaver
Nina DeRubertis
Jeff Sutton
Nick Wise
Cameron Schenk
Chris Faykus

All songs written by Matt Hectorne
Produced and recorded by Jakub Andrew at The Cove, Cleveland, Ohio in May 2012.
Album photo by Rutabaga Photography
Art design by Chris Faykus

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Track Name: The Sound Of Being Alone
sing unto me
all the songs i could never sing
of faith of peace and of humility

standing in front of me
was a man i could never be
living without doubt about what can't be seen

I want to be inspired
I want to be inspiring
I want to have this weight lifted off of me

so i take my place beside
those who live to "be or die"
there's no bigger burden than what has been tried

every time i try and speak
my lips always betray me
take one step up and then go back three

I want to be inspired
I want to be inspiring
I want to have this weight lifted off of me

I take it upon myself
to ask the questions with no end
And to listen to the sound of being alone
Track Name: Coming Around
you called me up to say
you could use a little time away
the city lights and missing stars
made you forget why you ran so far

never thought it would be you
you always knew just how to turn a room
your eyes on me from afar
didn't look your way for fear of falling hard

From the start you stood your ground
And my heart is coming around
You took dead aim; you took me down
And my heart is coming around
My heart is coming around

quarter til at the city bus line
my legs begin to shake but i'll be just fine
nothing on the radio
sit in silence breathing in and out real slow

From the start you stood your ground
And my heart is coming around
You took dead aim; you took me down
And my heart is coming around
My heart is coming around
Track Name: My Way To You
giving thanks for all that has been offered
cursing myself as the fool
light came down and shined a path before me
i hid behind a bush from you

counted down the changed left in my pocket
i would not make it back home
called collect to hear the answering machine
tell me what i feared i'd know

Seems to be a way to you
I saw it in the eyes of everyone I knew
Gotta find my way to you

you led me not into temptation
i lost my way by mere stagnation
that's when you spoke a truth into me
there will always be you
even if there never even was me
there would always be you

Seems to be a way to you
I saw it in the eyes of everyone I knew
Gotta find my way to you

my life is but a stage
on which you will stand
the less control given to me
the less i hate how selfishly
i see every situation

Seems to be a way to you
I saw it in the eyes of everyone I knew
Gotta find my way to you
Track Name: (I Will Meet You) In The Morning
home i go to suffer here no more
all the days i spent alone
will be cast upon his shore

will i be forgotten; will my imprint stay?
my daughter will take another name
mine will pass away

O light shine now upon me
Lead me to the land my eyes can't see
And I will meet you in the morning

i will truly miss my family
those that held me with steady hands
and taught my heart to sing

they told to go and find my destiny
no matter where the lord will guide you
a southern man you'll be

O light shine now upon me
Lead me to the land my eyes can't see
And I will meet you in the morning
And I will meet you in the morning
Track Name: Despite Myself
just like cain and abel
love does funny things
the love for a father sealed a fate

for you i would not kill
for you i would not take
for you will never need or want again

It comes and goes in waves
Like an endless sea of days
Despite myself you still love me anyway

just like abe and isaac
love does funny things
the love of a father sealed a fate

for all my gains and losses
counted through the years
you are the treasure of my life

It comes and goes in waves
Like an endless sea of days
Despite myself you still love me anyway