Before The Dark

by Clint Slate

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First album designed as a trip between sonic landscapes and electro-organic sounds, a travel in my mind, a snapshot of life between light and darkness

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released December 1, 2015

Written, composed and engineered by Clint Slate.
Mastered by Kevin Salem.
Art Direction by Christophe ‘Kobayashi’ Castejon.

Additional musicians:
Eric McFadden – Guitar (‘Harder’)
Raphaële Sabater – Voice (‘Chaos-Order’)
Kyan Khojandi – Alto (‘Sleep’)

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Clint Slate Paris, France

After many projects, it was time to let the sounds in my mind see the light of day... Before the Dark.

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Track Name: Slave
We all fall down and crash to this ground
Enroled for life in some unnamed war

You saved me

Several roads opened their arms, only one led to you
I took a chance and gave my heart, you set the rules

You enslaved me
You made me

There’s a fire burning inside my cage, as I burst into flames
Now I’m on my own, afraid of the dark I may find inside

You saved me
You enslaved me
You made me
You left me
Track Name: Till Death (Do Us Part)
Terror rises in your eyes closed by my handshake
Look up high, see the sky for the very last time

I squeeze, you breathe
I feel your need

You kneel before me, touch the ground with your fears
You read between the lies and the tears

I squeeze, you breathe
I feel your need
(Terror rises in your eyes closed by my handshake)
I freeze, you scream
I feed, you bleed

Why don’t you just love me
Love me
Love me
Love me

Till
Till death
Till death do us
Till death do us part
Track Name: Harder
Dizziness
Dancing on a rope that can as well be around my neck
Faithfulness
A bunch of lies said to see your face again

Loneliness
Drowning in a bottle in order to forget your name
Forgiveness
Sorry eyes in the mirror won’t keep me safe

It’s so hard, and it’s getting harder
It’s the hardest thing I’ll ever do
Torn inside, cast aside
My whole world revolving around you

Fearless
Standing next to you just to feel your breath
Madness
My fingers search your skin for one last caress

Darkness
Can’t seem to find a way to get you out of my head
Blindness
All I do is repeating that I won’t hurt myself

It’s so hard, and it’s getting harder
It’s the hardest thing I’ll ever do
By your side, pretending there’s no one around
None of this is true

Truthfulness is much too late
Craziness is my fate

It’s so hard, and it’s getting harder
It’s the hardest thing I’ll ever do
Lost my mind, nowhere to be found
Crazy without you
Track Name: Wish
Wishful thinking, staring at the stars for a sign
Seeing is believing, but nobody seems to open their eyes
On you and the things you do, you just keep falling apart
Don’t be so hard on yourself, let go and sigh

How can you keep up, otherwise
How not to give up, when you’re not listening to your secret sighs

Empty mornings, counting the clouds above
Reality’s moving you to places unknown to
You and it could be grand if you weren’t walking on a tight rope
Balance is not that hard to find, let go and slide

How can you keep up, otherwise
How not to give up, when you’re not breathing your secret sighs

How can you keep up, otherwise
How not to give up, when you’re not breathing nor listening to your secret sighs

Be careful with what you wish for
‘cause you might end up getting it
Track Name: Over God's Shoulder
Why do we only see the ground
Looking back for cracks in the pavement
Our footsteps being the only sound
We can hear through the silence around

Am I the only one to see
And feel the fear of living
Everybody seems to be
Happy and lying

When all we need is here

Up in the sky
Our faces turned towards the sun
Why on Earth should we die
When life’s juste a matter of second thought, seconds spent

And second chances
To elevate our souls
When all we need
Is to celebrate our goals

Ooh oh ooh, oh oh oh oh ooh

Our stiff necks can’t help but make us stare at the dirt and dust surrounding us
Time and space collapse to help us get that the best of us is yet to come
Stand tall, stay proud, don’t let anything bring you down
Open your eyes wide and see we’re the masters of our own destiny

We should be spotting over God’s shoulder
Track Name: Sleep
Sleep, turn off the radio and dose off
Forget how it’s hard to
Breathe, and don’t turn it into a show
Or anything that could
Seal, your life like in an open book
With pages missing

Turn back time
Allow your dreams
To tame your heart
And begin to

Sleep, even when the lights are on
They’ll never be as
Real, as the person you become
When you start to
Feel, it’s natural and easy too
Just trust and
Believe, let yourself go
Rest and leave

Turn your back on time
Explore your dreams
They’ll free your heart
Don’t be afraid to

Sleep
Go back to sleep
Track Name: Chaos-Order
Once upon a time I knew
How to give birth to eternity
It appears you knew this secret too
But forgot it and forbade it along with me

All I ever wanted was to break the rules
And find my way through the city
In order to do so I had to create you
As we both depend on this alchemy

Time is on our side

Time is on my side


If chaos is order and
Today is never
Too late altogether
For us to get better

Then chaos is order and
Today means never
Too late altogether
For us to get better
Track Name: Trainwreck
Behind the windowpanes,
Staring at the landscapes passing by
Below me

The cities disappear
Fading memories of what could have
Been my life

One day I’ll see the sun rise
Right before the dark

What have I done with these
Thoughts and souvenirs that defined me
Throughout the years

One last trip to make
One last breath to take to draw a line
On my past

Today I’ll see the sun rise
Right before the darkness
Sets into my eyes

No regrets, no remorse to leave behind
Life’s a trainwreck you can’t avoid

Today I see the sun rise
Right before the darkness
Sets into my eyes
One last time
Track Name: Rules Of Intimacy
Hit the lights and I’ll be fine
Let darkness be a glass of wine
May the essence of this night make us dizzy

And change the course of our desires
‘til they rule us and collide
Like our bodies in a timeless instant

This time, you’re gonna show me how
To find the pathway to your heart and
Rely on what I need from you
Learn the rules of intimacy
The future of your world is me

Drop the knife and draw a line
Follow it and you will find
There’s no real reason why you can’t let go

Don’t be no prisoner of time
Free yourself of your mind
And these answers you’ve been searching for too long

(chorus)

Every time is the last time
Tonight is all we have

This time, you’re gonna show me how
To find the pathway to your heart and
Rely on what I need from you

‘Cause tonight’s the night to be as one
In no time, we’ll be back underground
Don’t look back, you know just what to do
Learn the rules of intimacy
The future of your world is me
Track Name: Escape
Can’t afford to get away from your eyes
Will you be home
Soon, as I stand there, waiting for you

For once in my lifetime, can’t escape
Wouldn’t want to anyway

Live for today, speak no lies
(Don’t wait for tomorrow to bring insight)
Be who you want to be
(See what you need to see)
Now and for the rest of your days

For once in my lifetime, can’t escape
Wouldn’t want to anyway
Can’t escape, don’t want to anyway
Track Name: After The End
Too bold to admit that I don’t even stand a chance
When you’re too cold to express your feelings and leave me without a trace
It’s all too late to give up and return to my senses
And to realize I’m as lonely as when everything got started

Here I go, screaming you name
No-one knows, what comes after the end

Too shy to open my mouth when silence embraces your face
Too blind to open your eyes on all the things I could have changed
‘Cause you’ve gone too far to hear me out and I’m losing your trail
We’re just two dots without a line and you tore up the page

Here I go, howling your name
Now I know what comes after the end

I won’t share those words with you again
I won’t draw these swords for you again
I won’t breathe those words for you again
I won’t kill my world for you again

Now I know what comes after the end
Track Name: Endless Summer Day
Rip the page, close the book
Wander the shade, have a look
Forget the pain, there’s no shame in letting go
Feel the rain fill up your veins, let it flow

You have come such a long way
Now close your eyes on these endless summer days

Drop the act, enjoy your stay
Nevermind the past and its regrets
No remorse, no more noise, all the trouble’s behind
Forgive yourself, there’s nothing there but love all around

You have come such a long way
Now you’ve become some endless summer day

You have come such a long way
Now you’re gone on some endless summer day