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Fragile Iconoclast

Ryan sent me a copy of the new Cobalt Season album, Fragile Iconoclast, which is launched on Friday. I’ve been listening to it all day today, and it is stunning. I’m gonna write a better review of it soon, but on first listen my favourite song is You & I. It’s an incredibly vulnerable song about pursuing ideals and being let down, about realising our limitations and yet still striving after ideals.

You can have a listen to a couple of the new tracks on their Myspace, but you should definitely order the CD/DVD – Travis from The Work of The People filmed the recording process, should be an interesting DVD!

Wanted to post the lyrics to You & I, because I am lovin’ it right now…

I’ve reached the end of my rope
Once again
And now and then
I find myself drifting

Hoping that you’d send me some hope
Or drop a line
Tell me I’m fine
Tell me I’m going somewhere

Oh, but as it stands just now
I sure don’t know
Which way to go
Which way is certain

And that’s thing with certainty
It’s got it’s hooks in me
Just won’t let me be
Let me be

BUT YOU AND I
BOTH ARE LOOKING FOR
AND WANTING SO MUCH MORE
THAN WE MIGHT EVER SEE

And if I saw that star
Shining bright
Walking at night
You know I’d run as fast as I can

And I’d send you a clue
Of what to do
So you won’t feel
Like I do

CAUSE YOU AND I
ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR
AND WANTING SO MUCH MORE
THAN WE MIGHT EVER SEE

They said, “Son, just let things be”
Oh, just let it be
And I used to be the one to point at hypocrites like me
But how the tables turn, how quickly this heart cannot feel

And I’ve grown tired of these memories, I’ve grown tired of these dreams
And I’m sick of hearing my own voice about things I’ll never be
And I need someone to renew my hope in a world I cannot see

As I open up these calloused hands thinking I might be set free
Set me free

[You & I by The Cobalt Season, from Fragile Iconoclast]

2 thoughts on “Fragile Iconoclast

  1. i am hopping up to san fran for the weekend to join the cobalt season release fun…i am really looking forward to it! are you coming? 🙂

  2. @ julie: Sounds great! hope the album release goes real well, unfort I wont be there! I live in Glasgow, Scotland, normally, but right now I’m actually back visiting my family and doing some fundraising in Northern Ireland. Would sooo love to be there though…!

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