Disparate Spheres

by Ben Rosenbush & The Brighton

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released January 11, 2019

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Matt Patrick at The Library Recording Studio in Minneapolis, MN
Co-produced by Ben Rosenbush
Artwork by Jacqui Rosenbush
Album design by Sarah Lee

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Track Name: World to Come
World to Come

What is your name, little one
growing in the dark?
We wait for your fire on the other side
dawning of the spark
Do you feel the breath against your face
when the wind speaks?
Did you hear the word that spun your
light, a thread the angel weeps?
Hid in a whisper of doves
the world that is sure to come
Ready or not it’s all ready begun

There is a heartache and a waiting
a cold light, leaving
There is a heartbeat and a waiting again

Someday you will know, no one
is without heavy load
Everybody here, is working the earth
breaking water from the stone
Hid in a whisper so brave
the flame that is set in your face
Cry of a hope that can never be tamed

There is a heartache and a waiting
a cold light, leaving
There is a heartbeat and a waiting again
There is a heartache and a waiting
a first light, breathing
There is a heartbeat and a waiting again

There is a heartache and a waiting
There is a heartbeat and a waiting
There is a heartache and a waiting
There is a heartbeat and a waiting again
There is a heartache and a waiting
There is a heartbeat and a waiting again

There is a heartache and a waiting
a cold light, leaving
There is a heartbeat and a waiting again
There is a heartache and a waiting
a first light, breathing
There is a heartbeat and a waiting
Track Name: Ghost
Ghost

Speak your word into my ear that once
started a world, the wind
my lungs, all words
I fold black clouds in my book of you
and sing out the storm to prove
you weep into dirt
Cocoon me in your temple now—tell me
is it of stone, or bone, invisible particle?
With no water left within our frames
I and my horse fall down await miracle.

Tell me will I see your Ghost
who comes to repair me?
Tell me do I see your Ghost
who comes to wake this host from sleep?

Let me understand my end—show me
how brief is the flame that holds
against the wind
Someday the sun will lose its light
and then from out of the dark, and far
another will rise, begin

Tell me will I see your Ghost
who comes to repair me?
Tell me do I see your Ghost
who comes to wake this host from sleep?

I wanna find you (I wanna find you)
If you will be found
Ghost, let me be found in you
(let me be found in you)

Shed this skin that I have given your name
show me beyond all forms
of space and time
I feel your face ablaze in me
the light of your
Ghost, our disparate spheres combine
Track Name: I Am I Am
I Am I Am

I am the unborn light of tomorrow
I am the tree older than the rain
I am the cave nobody can enter
I am the one breathing in your blood
I am naked, wild in the forest
I am scales, deep and unnettable
I am made by my own making
I will be what I will be

Don’t you know who I am?
Don’t you know who I am?
I’ll tell you now who I am—I Am

I am the shatter to the glass man
I am the rust on iron chains
I am the colors of contention
I am the freedom the scepter fears

Don’t you know who I am?
Don’t you know who I am?
I’ll tell tell you who I am—I Am
Don’t you know who I am?
Don’t you know who I am?
I’ll tell you now who I am—I Am

I am the rage that’s turning the tables
I am your daughters martyred and margined
I am the threat, truth spoken to power
I am your son’s bones hidden away
I am the shaking under the empire
I am the light no shadow can kill
I am rising out of the wreckage
I, I am your reckoner

Don’t you know who I am?
Don’t you know who I am?
I’ll tell you now who I am—I Am
Don’t you know who I am?
Don’t you know who I am?
I’ll tell you now who I am—I Am


Don’t you know who I am? Don’t you?
Won’t you know who I am? Won’t you?
I’ll tell you who I Am that I Am
Don’t you know who I am? Don’t you?
Won’t you know who I am? Won’t you?
I’ll tell you who I Am that I Am
Follow me into the future
As I form brand new before you
Chase the light into this light I Am
Track Name: The Shape that Stands
The Shape that Stands

Stars burn in billons
I’m small and lonely
Oh, from their light and dust
my own has breathed
I reach to find you
if you can be found
Release my fading breath
when last lights take their leave

Stars burn upon me
their blankets heavy
Oh, from this light and dust
my own was made
I am now in you
and I’m now of you
so near the fading breath
of last lights unafraid

I burn as stars burn
I bury shadow
I am the light and dust
the shape that stands
Billions of memories
fill time extending
Oh, sing my fading breath
and last lights of the man
Track Name: Eric Garner et al.
Eric Garner et al.

Get off of me
it’s getting hard
hard to breathe

Go put your clubs and spray away
Go take your dogs and let them play
leave me

Get off of me
it’s getting hard
hard to breathe

Hands high
don’t slow what flies
Make no mistake
you got no right
to take mine away

See the staff over the sea
water-walls high as they could be
Oh, the land right across looks so new
But can the dead walk through
when the seas split in two?

Get off of me
I can’t breathe
Track Name: Echo-Echo
Echo-Echo

Overhead the clouds of dust blow in
no rain left in atomic skies
What still grows lives underground in
caves that keep the remnant of our kind
Vicissitudes of what we knew—anemic-days
of reality in waste

A spark ignites, the moment comes
a voice beneath the embers will arise
The prophet speaks and all feel clouds
collide, the flash of lightning start to
strike. The spin is heard—all mirrors turn, reflect
their hopes—a course and current flows

Lifted hands for the coming peace
Shake the limbs to eat
all we can from the tree
Though the same, same blood and dust
we keep safe, erasing the other from us
Echo, echo, echoes still in repeat
Echoes of blood and dust
Echoes still in repeat

Trouble given names and faces—what
went wrong is blamed on certain types
Prophet trumpets fury into form—the cry
is take an eye for eye.
Upon their arms they seal the
mark, to surface burned, where all will
breathe their last

Lifted hands for the coming peace
Shake the limbs to eat
all we can from the tree
Though the same, same blood and dust
we keep safe, erasing the other from us
Echo, echo, echoes still in repeat
Echoes of blood and dust
Echoes still in repeat

Have mercy for the things that we have
done to harm each other and ourselves
For every war fought in your name
that profits from the other’s blood
For her, our wasted earth, she floods and
burns in our relentless greed
We search the sky, we hope to find
a better place we can survive
Forgive us now, oh somehow raise us from
the ruin we’ve become
We have forsaken you, forgive us now,
forgive us now
Track Name: Exiles
Exiles

Kiss me
before I go
I’ll grab all that I can tow
You know, I wanna stay with you, dear

Gotta find a new life
Gonna take you to the other side
somehow. We’ll get to the other side somehow

Keep all your loved ones safe
Be sure they get through the gate
I know you are scared there’s no time
to be scared
No, there’s no time to be scared
Track Name: Miner of the Mountain
Miner of the Mountain

There goes the miner of the mountain
from day’s first light straight
into tunnels dark
long abandoned by a rule of reason
his mind is fixed on, on the buried
star, that buried glow
of beauty’s bright golden soul

Tunnel in the dark so deep
keep on swinging ‘til the final sleep
a grave of glory
Tunnel through the dark descent
keep on swinging ‘til the heart is spent
It’s a fever of faith
that proves the soul awake

He may never unearth his equal
the vein of gold, brother of his blaze
Straining from all pasts unto all futures
spans the arc of what is always
the want and will to bare what’s been
hidden under hills

Tunnel in the dark so deep
keep on swinging ‘til the final sleep
a grave of glory
Tunnel through the dark descent
keep on swinging ‘til the heart is spent.
It’s a fever of faith
that proves the soul awake
Track Name: Turning of the Page
Turning of the Page

Peter found his book of answers
suffered from the lie of being right
if only lit with his own light

Tomorrow is the blue ice breaking
floating far from what we knew of shore
soon to knock with the sea at the door

Do you feel that drop of rain?
the first to be falling into place?
Fated in the turning of the page

Laura brought her to the chapel
to break apart the seal that shut them out
All the old doubts are fading now

God is like a net of nighthawks
sweeping from the skies to kill despair
every hateful snake caught in her snare

Do you feel that drop of rain?
the first to be falling into place?
Do you hear tomorrow’s train?
Do you hear what’s comes our
way, coming right for us?
Do you feel that drop of rain?
the first to be falling into place?
Fated in the turning of the page
Fated in the turning of the page
Track Name: Kyle
Kyle

Kyle wait
the limb might break
feel the kiss of your life and stay
The forest sleeps
in silent freeze
after blast shook your bones
and took its leave

Where in the ruin
of all that you knew inside
lies the ground from which you rise again?
Oh rise again and again

Your letter read
with no more said
Tears run to the mouth as daily bread
The unbent beam
of all ends redeemed
What miracles rend from this dream?

Here in the ruin
of all that we knew inside
let lie the ground from which we rise again
We rise again and again
Track Name: On the Last Day
On the Last Day

On the last day of my life, oh, Lord
when this cup has spilled my years
the wasteful wine of joy and tears and lies
on the last day of my life
as I surrender to the bloom
of every death born in the womb of life
will I tremble before a brilliant light?
On the last day of my life, oh, Lord
will I be afraid, will I be afraid
to meet face to face what comes my way?

On the last day of my life, oh, Lord
when I’ve left the ones I loved
to carry on above our flooding tides
oh, on the last day of my life
be a kiss upon their heads
be violins sung into breathless rooms
teach their feet how to dance
‘cross your ballroom
On the last day of my life, oh, Lord
oh, please keep them safe
oh, please keep them safe
oh, Lord keep them in your mighty grace

A wing of hope will beat inside
this cage of bones to know the wind
to know where we will go when time
will take us through these walls so thin
A wing of hope will beat inside
this cage of bones to know the wind
to know where we will go when time
will take us through these walls so thin
on out of this house of skin, to meet what
will begin

On the last day of my life
when this work is done with me
and my shoes are fit on feet like mine
oh, on the last day of my life
Be the cloud that comes to call
to raise me too along with all
who’ve been poured
oh, bring together each bead in
one accord
On the last day of my life, oh, Lord
on the last day of my life, oh, Lord
lay me down like rain, lay me
down like rain, so new fields of grain
will stand to wave

On the last day of my life, oh, Lord
will I be afraid, to meet face to face
what comes my way?
I can not find the words
I will not find the words

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