Shadows In Sand

by Eddie Rifkind

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Recorded using Logic in 2011-2012, this is Eddie Rifkind's second solo album and first commercial release.

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released January 1, 2013

Eddie Rifkind: everything.
Additional vocal samples on track 4, No More Lies, by: Rob Patterson and Sarah Ingerson.

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Eddie Rifkind

Eddie Rifkind is a artist and musician in San Francisco. His music varies widely in style, and has been compared to everyone from Machines of Loving Grace to the Legendary Pink Dots to David Bowie to KMFDM to Led Zeppelin to Dead Can Dance to Killing Joke, drawing from those and other influences from eclectic and inspired rock, post-rock, post-punk, industrial, metal, blues and classical sources. ... more

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Track Name: Shadows In Sand
shadows in sand
once crumbled from
the building of

the new messiah
the only vision

how to command
what's crumbling
despite the need

to win this game
to taste that fame, we
scream to the sky,
please let me fly

wake up, you
inundated deity
take up the promise
of a cause for me

wake up the hounds that howled
when you and i were born
make them follow me
right through the hole that i have torn

shadows in sand
once crumbled from
the building of

the new messiah
your only vision

how to command
what's crumbling
despite the need

to win this game
to taste that fame, we
scream to the sky,
please let me fly

breaking
'cause nothing work without you here
baiting
the horror outside to live right here
running
out of my cage into a wall
knowing
i'm far too dead to ever fall

shadows in sand
Track Name: You Don't Need It Anymore
blindfolded
you stubmle
through the party that's your
soft, safe world

the horror
clawing at you
reduced to video clips, just distractions
elsewhere in the world

why hide
this soul?

(you don't need it anymore)

you are the leader.
it's your disaster
a laugh would break the silence in you
upon self-reflection

you need to find it.
you'll use some violence.
a love would lead you back to freedom
out of self obsession

why hide
this soul?

(you don't need it anymore)
Track Name: A Shining God
i want Paradise
i want my revenge
i need the taste of it
i need the taste of it

i want out
i want out

we take the door
from our nightmare
into the womb
of soldier's cause

we want a source
to draw thoughts from
give us a source
to suck thoughts from

a parent
ten good memories
a shining god
the knowledge
of how to use the gun

we take our love
inside a frame
a cubicle
raft upon a stream

the greater landscape
is just so old
who are you
on a lifeboat, all alone

all the roads are bare at three
and mourning the last chapter right on schedule
silence is the god inside

feeling years caress you slowly as they die
do you wonder at the stories blurred in memories
of imagined futures in another place

of people you think you might be

i want food
i want water
i want out
Track Name: Feeding
mother walks by the door screaming
father walks by the door

SCREAMING (x4)

procession of processing needs
feeding frenzy of guilt
fabricating all these years

living is feeding
feeding is killing
and I can kill you
but I'm not that willing

well,
I can't know
if it's not too late
I've still to earn
the gracious state

I'm not that precious yet
I'm not alive yet
i am just not a threat
not that human yet

not psychotic yet
just not a threat
not human yet
Track Name: Medicine
Search for the wisdom
or take pleasure in the trend.
It's all just medicine
to get you 'round the bend.

Become Anonymous or be everyone's friend
It's all just medicine
to get you to the end.

(chorus 1)
in all this life
in all this time
there's just one conse-
quence

good luck bad luck
don't mean a thing
they're just to tell
how far
you are

from where you'll be
good and great and meek and still
up and through and out and gone
it will take more than your will
so much more than a pawn

Protest in freezing wind
or buy the government.
Just take your medicine!
That's how this nightmare ends.

Guilt has its savior,
parents have all their children.
They are your medicine
to get you through the end.

Yeah!

(chorus 2)
file it away
to leave a record
that can speak
when you are gone

good luck bad luck
don't mean a thing
they're just to tell
how far
you are

from where you'll be
good and great and meek and still
up and through and out and gone
it will take more than your will
so much more than a pawn
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Track Name: Magic Blanket
The sky is full of magic
whispering the hints and the reminders
in the last few days left to science
as you grope in blindness just to find her
(as she holds your hand)

The sky is full of numbers
whispering a love dressed in confusion
with all the intent I gave to violence
I am fulfilled just by your silence
(as I hold your hand)

The sky is black with magic
Let's offer up a candle
blind and all too dim to get a handle
As we force some truth from the absurd
(and lose our hold on you)
Track Name: Comfort Cage
your manifest destiny's got
blue balls today
who's gonna live, who's gonna die
who's gonna pay

you are a liar
blending filth and beauty
you always win

how can we lift ourselves
above our comfort cage
when our own leaders sell
the best lies every day

we are the beauty, the
illusion and birth
we build houses on the cliffs
of a flat earth

you're a liar
blending filth and beauty
you always win

we celebrate the motherland
and all her rage
we are the sheep, we are the
proudest of slaves

and let us hope we don't
look in the eye
and let us hope that we
never know why

you're a liar
blending filth and beauty
you always win