Life, Love, and the Birth of the Digital Flower

Too Much Sunshine E.P.

Released February 2, 2008
Total Running Time 55:57

Syloken's first release as a full band. Too Much Sunshine is a companion to the bands 2nd full length CD "Life, Love, and the Birth of the Digital Flower" (2009). The title Track, "Too Much Sunshine", was originally intended for the full length CD but shortly after the release of the EP it was cut and replaced with "Every Breath is Now". In addition to the title track the EP includes the song "Life in Motion" and 2 live jams which were recorded at Zanzibar in September 2007. Too Much Sunshine was also made into a music video directed by Ben Lindesmith. The video won "Best Technical" award at the 2007 IAO independent film festival.

Track List

1. Too Much Sunshine(03:19)
2. Life In Motion(05:59)
3. Another Lost Cause(17:57)
4. When Lightbulbs Grow On Trees(28:45)

Too Much Sunshine
lyrics by John Thomas

The noon day sun saw everything
as she smiled into the mirror
the face she saw said "lucky day"
it must have been a broken mirror

happiness leads to mystery leads to sadness leads to happiness
happiness turned to routine makes sadness turn to bitterness

All his life he tried to get ahead
until he fell behind
no hippie sign, no Jesus fish could buy him peace of mind
On the street he met a bum with a bottle in each hand
he said take this bottle turn it upside down
then you will understand

happiness leads to sadness leads to drunkenness
leads to happiness leads to madness
leads to understanding that everything its all the same

Too much sunshine baby that's the problem here
all your words ad up to nothing when you take away your fears
That's why we got rain clouds honey they wash away what's clear
Too Much Sunshine baby that's the problem here
Too Much sunshine, too much sun
Too much sunshine baby thats the problem here

 

Life In Motion
lyrics by John Thomas

Take a look, It's a book
Find your nook
Careful not to bite the hook
It's not enough to say you meant to say something
you've got to say it
You've got to mean it
You've got to feel it
You've got to be it
You can't just dream it
It's in your eyes, it's in your skin
It's sick, it's a bitch
It's life in motion

Break down under the sun
the beautiful place where the ugly began
In the middle of a thought, in the middle of the road
for lack of a word he called it "love"
he said "here it is, it's the best it can be."
"It's here it's now, that makes it perfect for me"
he stalked out his prey, he sank his teeth in
he watched his love die before it began

If this is what it is to be real
If this is what it means to feel
If this is what it is to be real
Then show me why I should feel

I see it in everything
I see it in everything
Everything that goes up must come down
Life in motion makes a beautiful sound
Everything that is born will die
Life in motion is heaven design
let heaven decide
Life in motion makes a beautiful sound

If this is what it is to be real
if this is what it means to feel
if this is what it is to be real
then show me why I should feel

show me why I should feel

 

 

 

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