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1.
My heart is breaking every day It’s started showing me the way A secret whispered in my ear Wash the earth with simple tears I want to fly I need to fly I want to fly Why can’t I fly A leaf is quaking in the breeze It’s got me shaking on my knees The sun is hiding then appears A day becomes a hundred years I want to fly I need to fly I want to fly Why can’t I fly Human time goes at its own time It’s got its’ rhythm, it’s got its’ own rhyme Ignoring deadlines, it takes its sweet time If we ignore it, we’ve crossed a red line I walk ahead into the wind The leaves are down but I’m all in The earth’s a cradle not a grave A gentle rocking’s all I crave I want to fly I need to fly I want to fly Why can’t I fly I want to fly I need to fly I want to fly I need to fly My heart is breaking every day But it’s showing me the way My heart is breaking every day It’s showing me the way
2.
What is my name? I’ll never know Peering inside There’s nobody home No one to touch No one to see All that I know Just a mirage of what’s been I am the sun I am the sky I am the clouds Wandering by I am the wind I am the sky I am the clouds Thundering by If I don’t look I will not see There is a core Rings of a tree Not what I thought Here all the time Behind all my fear Silence that frames … The noise in my mind… The wizard behind… the throne I am the sun I am the sky I am the clouds Wandering by I am the wind I am the sky I am the clouds Thundering by When we are touched that is real Beauty is what we can feel Listen to someone with care Forget about yourself if you dare, if you dare We are the sun We are the sky We are the clouds Wandering by We are the wind We are the sky We are the clouds Thundering by What is your name? You’ll never know Peering inside Nobody home No one to touch No one to see All that we know Just isn’t so… All that we know… Let it all go… Ahhhhhh…
3.
Home 03:50
Where do we come from Where do we go I wanna feel my life go by deep and slow Don’t wanna hide from Currents that flow Feel like it’s real, and not some stupid passing show I wanna hear your Voice that is true I wanna see the parts essentially you I want to love you With all of the dirt Don’t want to close right down because I’ve been so hurt Why, mmmm, why… But I don’t know why. I am a creature Given a task Live out my nature best I can, don’t have to ask Years that I wandered, Feeling alone Fear that I’ve squandered precious time, but now I am home, I am Home, mmmm, home… But you can’t go home. Now is the darkness Now is the dawn Another chapter in this crazy trip we’re on Give me a minute Give me a day I can keep myself together if you say - we are Home, mmmm, home… But you can’t go home Home, mmmm, home, mmmm. Home, mmmm, home … But you can’t go home
4.
We find our way thru forests We make our way thru dreams We go thru ever changing worlds There is no home it seems Life is not kind There is no future No warranty implied We say it’s cool We say we don’t mind But that’s such a lie Life goes on Life goes on without us Life goes on and on I need hope Every day There’s a prayer That I say Hear my prayer To the wind Feel the wheel Take a spin ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo (2x) Hey Grim Reaper don’t you show your face around my door Keep my family safe from harm for now and evermore Looking at life closely I am shaken to the core Keep my friends safe from harm for now and evermore Love is the preserver that carries me to shore Keep me safe from harm . . . We journey through a desert Then thru a frozen land The scenery shifts restlessly No solid place to stand It's not a game There are no winners No prizes when it's done We act blasé So gay and careless While there's a setting sun Life goes on Life goes on without us Life goes on and on I need hope Every day There’s a prayer That I say Hear my prayer To the wind Feel the wheel Take a spin oh, oh, oh, oh (2x) Hey Grim Reaper don’t you show your face around my door Keep my family safe from harm for now and evermore Looking at life closely I am shaken to the core Keep my friends safe from harm for now and evermore Love is the preserver that carries me to shore Keep me safe from harm . . . ah, ah, ah, ah (2x) Hey Grim Reaper don’t you show your face around my door Keep my family safe from harm for now and evermore Looking at life closely I am shaken to the core Keep my friends safe from harm for now and evermore Love is the preserver that carries us to shore Keep us safe from harm . . .
5.
Time to Heal 05:29
Time to heal, time to grow Time to take what you know Time to heal, time to grow Time to learn what you know Time to heal, time to grow Time to use what you know You won’t be forgotten Don’t you be forlorn This won’t last forever Healing what is torn Time to heal, time to grow Take a step, take it slow Time to heal, time to grow Take it soft, take it slow Time to heal, time to grow Time to heal, take it slow You will be forgiven In your heart of hearts Take what you are given Endings are a start

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EP3 by Jon Perl's Dark Light. Spirit fly like the wind, and heal.

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released October 19, 2019

Kristin Hoffmann, Matt Whyte, Vickie Russell - Lead + Background Vocals
Amy Fradon - Additional Background Vocals
Jonathan Perl - Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synths
Premik Russell Tubbs – Flute, Bonsurai Flute, Lap Steel Guitar
Ricardo Molina - Guitars (arranged, played, & recorded)
Adam Kornreich – Guitars

Andy Hess - Bass
Jerry Barnes - Bass, additional drum and bass production
Tony Mason - Drums
Ralph Rolle - Drums
Jon Shiffman - Percussion

Recorded at the Sonic Arts Center @ The City College of New York and Split Rock Studios
Jonathan Perl - Writer, Arranger, Producer, Recording and Mix Engineer
Paul Special - Additional mixing and drum recording
Roy Hendrickson - Recording drums and bass
Jason Sarubbi – Recording additional vocals
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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