TOMORROW WAS

by Midnight Door

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This is the full version of Tomorrow Was. 10 songs, 10 interludes, 10 cello quartets, and several bonus tracks. It's basically a box set album, and the idea is that it be a "situational" album for you. Put it into playlists and make your own album out of the tracks, or simply enjoy over two hours of amazing music.

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released November 11, 2011

Luke Janela - Cello, Vocals, Synth
Adam Carson - Drums tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10
Molly Allis - Backup Vocals
Teresa Wierzbianska - Backup Vocals
Sam & Nate Geniella - Backup Vocals

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Midnight Door Los Angeles, California

Tying knots in ink and thoughts until that finish line is crossed, til all the dots are eyed, the eyes are wide.

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Track Name: The Beautiful Truth
Standing with a medal as they fake your photographs;
can't be anywhere else and to leave would be too crass.

Going through the motions drowns out all your biggest dreams...
climb the steeper mountains, scale the apex of your need.

Sun shined
Very blind
Climbed out once the cave was mined,
Oh so disinclined to wait and wait.

Numb crimes
Modern times
Hypocrites sanctified
Oh so mesmerized emotional state

The beautiful truth
oh the crude portrayal
scattered like birds to the wind
the remnants of betrayal

The least i could expect from thee is pictures of your grace,
that triumphant disaster buried right beneath your face.
You sing to me peculiar strains and seem to be amazed
that I can't seem to improvise soliloquies unfazed.

Back up from the bottom of a well I heard a sound
a faintly mouthed promise I had made and thought was drowned.
Stay wise to emptiness and get to know your place;
retreat from false imprisonments and self imposed disgrace.

Oh my, winter night hidden in the summer sky,
I don't like listening to the flowers freeze.

I sold my blissful lie to be in your wistful eyes,
don't cry and push me out, dry your cheeks.

Who made you?
Who made you so derailed?
Shattered hearts learn to be rebuilt,
eyes learn to see unveiled:

The Beautiful Truth,
oh the crude portrayal
scattered like birds to the wind
was it so distasteful?
Track Name: Silenced
Silence.

Why waste words? Forget them,
I will always be on your side.

The winds of change are blowing,
you've only to decide where to fly.

Take your fate to the oceans edge,
forsake it to the waves and forget it,

you're a gypsy now.
You cant disavow it,
you're through being bound
to a threat.

Trying
to place all the pieces of a puzzle that has been laid out,

it's a dance floor;
dance off every regret
in your bedroom when you hear that sound.

Let's run away, not play it safe.
Don't want to be stuck here watching them all play the game.
I mean why wouldn't we fly? Everybody's down there while we have the whole sky!

Start it:
the last goodbye
you'll ever write down
with a broken glass heart.

You're undead,
you're a born believer
a torn but exquisite
work of art.

You made your way through the past's parade
somehow waving with abandon to the crowd.

They're staring through you but you know what to do,
you move forward
with your head unbowed.

Run away
Don't play it safe
Don't stay stuck here watch them all play the game.
I mean why wouldn't you fly?
Everybody's down there while you'll have the whole sky.
Track Name: Everybody Is Dreaming
Sun bursts forth into wild skies
sun bursts forth from behind your eyes.

Salient dreams in a box of stars
hold them close, you are what they are.

Some may say you have reached your end
but I know you can begin again.

Come with me to the quiet isles,
let me show you how to smile again.

Everybody is dreaming
Everybody's dream

I was stung by lightning on the tongue
waiting for the words to come like so and so on and

so forth. Party's just begun. Coming down over everyone,
like snow.

Sometimes I think you're afraid
to climb inside of the dreams you made.

Come with me to the quiet isles
let me show you how to smile again.

Everybody is dreaming
Everybody's dream.
Track Name: Wake Up
There's a sly lullaby for me, sitting up there in that apple tree.
It's been singing with me in my mind like a dream with me all the time.

I believe in the light I see retreating, the brightest star still gleaming in your fiery eyes.
I believe in your fiery eyes.

Oh my heart gets tired trying to start a fire from these smoldering embers,
once a wildfire, now a forgot desire I'm trying to remember.

I'm tired of looking into false mirrors. I go deaf listening to the choir of fears,
singing politely for their sensitive ears. Behaving rightly for invisible peers.

I want to feel it: my violent heart still beating
underneath the ceiling of a sympathetic sky.
I want to feel it underneath the ceiling of a sympathetic sky.

Oh my heart is tired from trying to start a fire in the pouring rain.
I could use a frightening intrusion of the lightning again.

What should I say to them?

What should I have said to them?
"I was lost and so I could not lose,
all the mysteries were of no use."

What should I say to them?
"I don't need to escape someday,
I am free in the triumph of today."

What will we say to them?
"I am not fighting anymore,
a casualty of someone else's war."

Oh my heart is tired from trying to start these fires in the pouring rain.
I could use a frightening intrusion of the lightning again.
Track Name: No Beginning
All will be fair in the end, all will be shared all will bend,
I will fair well in the end my friend.

All the seas are writing psalms, their see-saws sound alarms,
the season's song decrees the law.

Tying knots in ink and thoughts, until the finish line is crossed,
all the dots are i'd the eyes are wide.

Smiling treason needs a friend, all will be fair in the end
all will be squared all the knees will bend.

What will not be found is maybe not around,
the art of disappearing in the art of sound:
anywhere you want it to go.

riot if you dare stop playing pretend we are the last before us no one riot if you dare stop playing pretend we are the only beginning before us no one

I will be there in the end looking up around the bend,
I will fare well in the end my friend.

Tying knots in ink and thoughts until that finish line is crossed,
'til all the dots are eyed the eyes are wide.

You might know me by my name, I am not my name,
I do not have a name, my friend.

We will not be found.

riot if you dare stop playing pretend we are the last before us no one riot if you dare stop playing pretend we are the only beginning before us no one

Bright light glows,
The silent wilds know;
the fires I light betray me what nobody knows.

Tired heart sighs
a choir of lies
the pious thoughts are divided by science's signs.

riot if you dare stop playing pretend we are the last before us no one riot if you dare stop playing pretend we are the only beginning before us no one
Track Name: The Starry Heights
Your candle is burning bright
there's a soft wind tonight
your sorrow is just a dare
you're alright

You're a dancer that's frozen in flight
bathed in obscenely golden light
a current flows through you with force
your river is wild

Did I Queen you?
Do I kneel to you?
I saw your light,
you needed proof.

Your heiress
errant.
The starry heights
we shared in.

I'm calling now out of thin air,
the siren's song, beware
the melody is dusty wine,
a star's flair.

Startled belief in time
the silence of my mind
sorrow is just a dare
a blind mime.

Did I dream you?
Or receive you?
I seem to be
between truths.

The heiress apparent,
the starry heights
we shared in.
Track Name: Let Go
I was reminded
why i couldn't find it:
I was blinded
by the light.

I couldn't go out,
I wasn't sure how.
I wouldn't fight it,
I couldn't disavow;

I was alive,
I am alive now.
I couldn't stop it,
I can't stop it now.

I couldn't hide it,
I couldn't fight it,
day and night
I couldn't hide.

We were born wild and free,
not indentured to some tired decree.
You know I try to please everyone,
I won't let you down.

Beside me,
you were right beside me. But I wasn't around then. Couldn't be found then.
I wasn't minding my own bindings. I was on fire then, couldn't be higher than.
You who was knowing me, you would be half of me.
You would be part of me.
You were the heart of me.
Me with you blinded, you would remind me. You would be everything, we could be everything.

We were born wild and free,
not indentured to some tired decree.
Though your eyes can't see anything, staring despairingly, you find your way through doubt.

The stones that we throw break the glass of this town. The streets
are like a museum,
waiting to consume the young.

I find my way through doubt.
Track Name: Mystery Smile
Summertime lights
make it all glow
gonna take off in the night
gonna show it what I know

Make it alright
make nice time
gonna wade the constellations
gonna be there right on time

Everyone has fear. I won't be afraid.
I listen to the roads as they sing your name

Summertime nights
show me the way
everything is telling me I just can't stay

summertime nights
out on the road
flying by the remnants of the lost

I don't want to wait for it
in the chains of this town
want to be outside of it
don't want to be found

I don't want to wait for it
some miserable miles
I want to be rewarded
by your mystery smile

Summertime nights all aglow,
I want to disappear right into the night once more.

Make it big and loud , make it big and loud
want to see you in the sound , gonna make it big and loud

I don't want to know
what you're thinking about
don't want to hear a noise
beyond this sound so loud

Gonna pick you up right
if you seem down
gonna make it all right
gonna turn it all around

Summertime nights out on the road
flying by the remnants of the lost.

I don't want to wait for it
around this town
I'm too nervous to be grounded
and it gets me all down

I don't want to wait
around for this world
to kindly invite me
to take a whirl

I don't want to wait for it
in the change of this town
want to be outside of it
don't want to be found

I don't want to wait for it
some miserable miles
I want to be rewarded
by your mystery smile
Track Name: We Can't Go Back
We're going to start this thing from the end,
we're going to start it over again

We'll go round and round until we get it right and we will never ever give up the fight.
We are standing on tomorrow's edge
looking over the big ledge.
And it's heavy heavy, you think you're heavy

but you are lighter than the clouds.

We can't go back because we're on the right track.

No I can't say no, but I can say yes
what you really want to hear I can only guess.
What you know, what you say
with your back to me? I don't want to disappear
so completely.
I want to be with you darlin' until the edge of night want to hold you in my arms, want to make you feel alright.

I cannot lie, I don't want to betray (I want to be the person that don't look away from)
the horror of the everyday,
I want to see your beauty as it turns my way
and when you turn your back upon me

I can't feel it.
Track Name: Wonderland
Your past is kind, kind of like a frozen wave. You have always been so brave to live beneath its weight.

Your future tries to dress in a fool's disguise while the wise fools improvise your fate.

Our storylines have become so intertwined and yet i'm so disinclined to sit around and wait;
I'm like:
give you now to me

You taught me everything that I needed to know,
you brought me everywhere that i needed to go.

Send the flowers to you in the smallest hours deliver them to you when you're inside of the house.

See the lights, if you want to see the light gotta stay here overnight gotta be around.

You seem to like ending all my hunger strikes drawing me in black and white then filling me out.

then like...

You caught my every detail and gave it a stubborn glow.
You sought that holy grail and never let it go.

I will not lie to you, because I can't.
If you see the stars you see them with me, now.
You will see the stars and you will know that I will not let you go.
If you see the stars you see them with me, now.