Perspective

by Jon Perl's Dark Light

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The sun is shining brightly But I don’t play that game I prefer the darkness to the light They say I have that weakness They say I’ve got it bad It’s a bug and not a feature… I am a creature of the night I hold on to the darkness As if it were my friend I never got the art of living right I walked into that room And shut the door on myself Must be a creature of the night Closing in Closing in Oh, oh, oh, oh, closing in on me I cower from the sunlight Fearful like a mouse Hiding from everything in sight The evening brings me cover It makes me feel so safe Am I a creature… Is the nighttime my teacher… Am I a creature of the night? Oh, oh. Oh, oh. Oh, oh, oh, closing in on me The sun is shining brightly But I don’t play that game I’m drawn to the darkness not the light They say I have that weakness They say I’ve got it bad It’s a bug and not a feature… I am a creature… Must be a creature of the night I am a creature of the night I am a creature of the night
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Storyline 04:01
I didn't write the story I'm given I didn't choose the cast or the scene Why do I feel I gotta keep turning Page after page as if this were me I'm living a storyline, living a storyline Whispering in my mind, somebody’s storyline Perilous times, hero's in trouble. Who wrote this trash, who can I blame Why do I feel I’ve still got a burden Living a part that's been pre-ordained Living a storyline, living a storyline Whispering in my mind, somebody’s storyline Hearing it all the time, a story that isn’t mine Living a storyline, storyline…. The ending's never what I pictured Won’t be a puppet on a string I guess I gotta stop believing In fairy tales or magic rings Living a storyline, living a storyline Living inside my mind is somebody’s storyline Hearing it all the time, a story that isn’t mine Living a storyline, storyline…. Living a storyline, living a storyline Living inside my mind, somebody’s storyline Hearing it all the time, a story that isn’t mine Living a storyline, storyline….
3.
John Glenn flew up and saw the whole planet First person up in outer space He got to see it with a Grand Perspective He got to see the whole place It humbled him to see that Humbled him to know What a perfect universe What a fragile home I can see all of Earth Small and floating all alone Like a baby in my arms Better take good care of her Now I know what things are worth Now I know we need our home Keep our shelter safe from harm I can see all of her, all of her I want to fly and see the whole picture I want to fly above it all I want to see things with a Grand Perspective Where my worries are small Humbling to see that Our understanding is so slow Our perspective’s out of touch We’re more fragile then we know I can see all of Earth Small and floating all alone Like a baby in my arms Better take good care of her Now I know what things are worth Now I know we need our home Keep our shelter safe from harm I can see all of her, all of her All of us are afloat on a raft in a vast endless ocean What a small little thing set adrift in a big sea We can be enemies then we'll fight until we’re broken We can be like the one loving earth we want to be I can see all of Earth Small and floating all alone Like a baby in my arms Better take good care of her Now I know what things are worth Now I know we need our home Keep our shelter safe from harm I can see all of her, all of her (repeat chorus)
4.
Shy and gentle ways The child in the corner You will have your day The prize will come to you You’re the one The bullies love to pick on You’re the one we need Feel the space you can fly in Feel the place you can breathe Every jail can be broken Every lock has a key The woman you’ve become Everyone can trust you You’ve come into your own And learned to feed your soul You’re the one Who always thinks of others You’re the one we need Feel the space you can fly in Feel the place you can breathe Quiet strength has the power You’re the one this world needs In your final years You’re generous and free Tireless and clear Not once about yourself You’re the one Who gives from start to finish You’re the one we need Book of life, book of giving Glowing with an inner light Years reveal lasting beauty Heart is pure, eyes are bright Every jail can be broken Every lock has a key Quiet strength has the power You’re the one this world needs Shy and gentle ways The child in the corner You will have your day The prize will come to you…
5.
The Puzzle 05:15
Life’s a big puzzle that’ll never be done Filling all the space in my mind Solving problem after problem ain’t a whole lotta fun Sucking every minute of my time Life’s a big puzzle that I can’t figure out A shifting line in the sand Wasting my time tryin' to figure it out Think I just want to hold your hand And take a walk into the woods Try to remember life is good We’ll leave the puzzle behind No telling what we might find At the very moment when the answer is near The puzzle's changed all around At the very minute when you're in the clear Another dream crashes to the ground Trying so hard just to work it out Hoping it’ll all come out fine Then you lose some pieces and the bottom drops out Send you right back to the starting line Let’s take a walk into the woods And try to remember life is good We’ll leave the puzzle behind No telling what we might find Sisyphus with your boulder You’re just getting older Solve one problem, then there's two Another impossible task for you When you gonna walk away? Life’s a big puzzle that I can’t figure out A shifting line in the sand Wasting my time tryin' to figure it out Think I just want to hold your hand We’ll take a walk into the woods And try to remember life is good We’ll leave the puzzle behind No telling what we might find…

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EP5 from Jon Perl’s Dark Light. Fly to the moon, travel the world over – love is still the answer.

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released October 19, 2019

Latanya Hall, Dmitry Mironenko, Kevin Osborne, “Mystery Guest” - Lead + Background Vocals
Jonathan Perl - Piano, Electric Piano, Synths, Finger snaps, Shakers
John Isley - Tenor & Soprano Saxophone
Premik Russell Tubbs - Alto & Soprano Saxophones, Flute, Strings (arrange & record)
Ricardo Molina - Guitars (arranged, played, & recorded)
Adam Kornreich – Guitars
Andy Hess - Bass
Tony Mason - Drums
Jon Shiffman - Percussion

Recorded at the Sonic Arts Center @ The City College of New York
Jonathan Perl - Writer, Producer, Recording and Mix Engineer, Arranger (except Premik arranged strings on The Puzzle)
Paul Special - Additional mixing and drum recording
Scott Hull - Mastering Engineer
Miles Blue-Spruce, Alex Benjamin, John Marron, Ben Lehoullier - Recording Assistants

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Jon Perl's Dark Light New Paltz, New York

Jon Perl: human, songwriter, keyboardist, producer, teacher. Jon Perl's Dark Light took a long time to germinate & over three years to birth. Songs of real life–mine & friends. By the way, the songs are lonely & need a home! Like in your film, on your own record, or in your playlist. Contact me about licensing, covering or remixing any Darklight songs, or, just stream or download & enjoy! ... more

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