December 10, 2011 12:37 PM

This is the lead-off track from The Flood, the new album by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, released today.

The release show is happening tonight in Philadelphia.


come lantern light, push back the forest
and illuminate my way
bring me the sound of a familiar tune
and a kindly stranger's face

come milky moonlight, wrap me in your
comforting embrace
smooth all the edges and blunt the angles
of this foreboding place

cause I have been here before
and I will be here again

come whistling wind and whisper wisdom
into my waiting ears
grant me the will and the steady fingers
to quell these quiet fears

and I feel the presence of my father
his voice I can almost hear
but for the pounding in my chest
as the fatal moment nears

bend low boy, put your ear to the ground
feel the flowing flood that surrounds
the faintly falling faraway sound
of all things lost that will one day be found

and late at night when no one's around
I watch the walls come tumbling down
even still the echoes resound
of all things lost that will one day be found

posted by ludwig_van (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Very nice! There's a real George Harrison feel, but I'm also getting whispers of John Cale in this--though a bit more cleanly produced, it definitely evokes memories of A Child's Christmas in Wales, or really any number of tunes from Paris 1919.

Both of those are things which please me quite a lot.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 5:24 PM on December 11, 2011

Yup, this is gorgeous and big and soaring and awesome.
posted by uncleozzy at 12:48 PM on December 12, 2011

Thanks dudes. You can stream the rest of the EP on my site, too.
posted by ludwig_van at 2:27 PM on December 14, 2011

I like this immensely.
posted by Pallas Athena at 9:55 AM on December 17, 2011

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