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The Grey

by The Night Prior

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Dan Saltzman Glorious! Jacob and Peter compliment each other very nicely on this certified pop punk power tune!
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Well I don't need you today
Is vanity something that distance could change?
I'm taking pictures of trains
Maybe they'll help me escape

Well I don't care for your pain
But I'm hoping in autumn my feelings will change
You're tracking our steps in the grey
While I'm counting the breaths I exchange

Tear this building down
Wade through every sound
And I'm starting up some kind of war
Was fidelity fading before?
Sing something cynical, lull me to sleep
I'm a king in a queen bed, but it's too big for me

You know I loved Tennessee
The hours we spent driving south through the trees
And I'll miss New Orleans
But I'm longing for nights where the ends aren't so clean

Are you still living presently?
Or stuck in plans made for someone you were supposed to be?
If you're lost inside the home that you made
Lean on walls like advice that you gave

When you found yourself a stranger to your ways
You thought you knew who you'd become
And that would make you at peace
But the steps that you mapped out led you astray
And when you did the math, you forgot that things change

Will you wait?

How many others will you pick up today?
How many lovers will you pull in to take my place,
When I'm too far away?
Cause I'm too far away


released October 2, 2019
Jacob Lauing | vocals, guitar, bass, drums, synths, programming
Peter Verheecke | vocals

written, performed & produced by Jacob Lauing.
produced by Peter Verheecke.
mixed & mastered by Gabe Wolf.


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The Night Prior Los Angeles, California

The Night Prior is the solo project of Los Angeles-based songwriter Jacob Lauing.

He blends the infectious melodies and angst of pop-punk/emo with the dense, layered arrangements of post rock.

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