Ice Age

by Brady Arnold

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A (mostly) progressive rock concept album about being emotionally frozen. Features a lot of mellotron throughout the album. Recorded from July 2002 to May of 2003 on 12 tracks digital.

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released December 21, 2003

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Brady Arnold Dayton, Ohio

I am a DIY solo artist, making music since 1993. The style of music is progressive, pop, industrial, and experimental. When I say DIY, I really mean it! I record myself, I write my own stuff, and I play all my own instruments. Sometimes I even build the instruments too! ... more

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Track Name: A Castle Made of Ice
Never said the words to get me there.Instead we turned to run.
Didn't want to know what could have been.It ended before it begun.
The ice it formed a wall around me, and words became too strange.
Time was up, and the door had closed. I saw your picture fade.

Building up a fortress made from ice and snow.
I will sleep in the heart of it; never feeling cold.

She bit me on my neck, they'll try to drive a stake through my heart.
I'm preying for something better than this, cos it's always falling apart.
I thought I saw you standing over me when I opened my eyes.
Vision is distorting now from the million lies.

Passed the point of no return; feelings are locked into place.
Cutting through my mind; the screams that are sustained.
My castle made of ice.... Never melt away....

Never a time for me to run and just be free.
The ice covering my eyes; starting not to see.
Many late strange cold nights in this darkened fantasy.
Solitary confinement; frozen from reality.

I built this castle made from ice and snow.
I never sleep because the screams they always grow.

Passed the point of no return; feelings are locked into place.
Cutting through my mind; the screams that are sustained.
My castle made of ice.... Never melt away....
Track Name: Lost Night
Lost night in a stainless steel room be gone with this soon.
Stay alive and say the right thing; something there to prove.
Words don't mean a damn thing to me; pour a cup of tea.
Give it up, or get the hell out! Something there to see.

(There's not really a bomb here so everybody just calm down!)

I don't care what you had planned; you'll never understand.
The very thing that makes me go; the sad truth that I know.
Obligations steer you one way into a dead end street.
Should've left the doorway open; feeling dead on your feet.

It's the time (black day) of the night (day dream)
See the lights (dream on) watch them die (on scene)
It's the time (scene one) of the night (one time)
See the lights (time lost) watch them die (lost night)

Clinging to my last bit of saneness caught inside of the drain.
Besides the plans that I had made; reality never changed.
At the end of every black night; nothing left to show.
Toss about and think out loud leaving foot prints in the snow.... Oh!

Everyone was so convinced that we would be a thing.
Correct me if I'm wrong I never heard my telephone ring.
See the awkward silence form with lights that fade to black.
I challenge all the rules they make, and never looking back!

It's the time (black day) of the night (day dream)
See the lights (dream on) watch them die (on scene)
It's the time (scene one) of the night (one time)
See the lights (time lost) watch them die (lost night)
Track Name: Haunting
I'm flying over top a darkened city scene.
My life feels better when I'm deep inside a dream.
I am the haunting that you feel inside your room.
I feel the coldness and I know I'm going soon.

I'm spilling blood trying to keep inside the game.
Waited so many years, never to see the change!
Shouting to the skies, asking to be free.
Wondering if the life I want is never to be.

I'm shaken... Mistaken...
Wondering where my life will be taken.
I'm breaking... Don't wake me...
Forever I will go to sleep.

I always keep a picture deep inside my mind.
A thought of the way that I want to live my life.
But it is not that way in this cold reality.
Shattered dreams of all those things never meant to be!

Please end it! Say it's over...
This world is always growing colder.
You tell me you'll help me.
Will I make it through? Wait and see!
Track Name: Softporn
It's 3 a.m. and all that I am left with is
sex on the TV and this stupid picture of you and me.
Where will it all go from here when it's so hard to see
how anything will ever come to be when nothing ever comes for free.
Should I go off the deep end and commit the ultimate sin?
Tying you down and forcing my way in.
Cos I'm burning from my inside out going over in my mind.
Even thinking of cutting it off and leaving it all behind.

And now you broke on through temptation running high.
You left me in a cold sweat with my mouth feeling dry.
You are the demon that hovers over me.
Stealing away my last breath whenever I try to sleep.
You work your way slowly getting deep inside my mind.
Tearing it to pieces just to see what you can find.
Don't let me catch you alone with no one around.
Cos I'll never let you get away; you'll be taken to the ground.

Staring at a void of silence. Don't leave me with just a taste.
My heat is turning violet, and my energy won't go to waste.
I'm falling from insecurity. Trying to meet up with certainty.
What will become of you and me? From this rage will I ever be free?

Staring down a tunnel of violence. Don't let go with just a trace.
I'm cutting through a night of silence. Will there be someone that could replace?
I'm falling from insecurity. Trying to meet up with certainty.
What will become of you and me? From this cage will I be set free?

Staring at a void of silence. Don't leave me with just a taste.
My heat is turning violet, and my energy won't go to waste.
I'm climbing the walls can't you see! Trying to meet up with certainty.
What will become of you and me? From this rage will I ever be free?

Staring down a tunnel of violence. Don't let go with just a trace.
I'm cutting through a night of silence. Will there be someone that could replace?
I'm falling from insecurity. Trying to meet up with certainty.
What will become of you and me? From this cage will I be set free?
Track Name: Divided
Go away Disappear
Do not want to see you here
Hesitate to decide
Indecision killed my mind
Never called Didn't care
The same as me you were scared
Too much light for them to see
Wanting you just to leave

All of this time been so confused
Just need to find a way to diffuse.
Moving so slow; a love that isn't real
Blinded by the snow. Starting not to feel.

Disillusion Disarray
Dysfunction and Dismay
See you speak but all I hear
Is white noise calling clear
No more chances said and done
Make no plans turn and run
Make no ties This is wrong
Don't ask why Took too long

All of this time been so confused
Just need to find a way to diffuse.
Moving so slow; a love that isn't real
Blinded by the snow. Starting not to feel.

Broke apart the pact to see if it would change.
Now I know what's real; The message of this age.
Don't stand over me when I try to sleep.
Don't you come for me in a darkened dream.

All of this time been so confused
Just need to find a way to diffuse.
Moving so slow; a love that isn't real
Blinded by the snow. Starting not to feel.
All of this time been so confused
Just need to find a way to diffuse.
Moving so slow; a love that isn't real
Blinded by the snow. Starting not to feel.
Track Name: Snowblind
Shutting out the light. Cannot see the way.
Blinded by the snow. Now it's here to stay.
Disillusioned state; falling into a dream.
Uncertain fate; cannot drown the screams!

Paradise seems so far away
from underneath this veil.
Trapped inside a slow motion scene
like ice inside of the well.
Every night it's a sequence of dreams.
She's always naked and pale.
Always removed from the scene,
and the way back I can never tell.

There is no sanctuary; no safe place to go.
There is no warmth here; only ice and snow.

Her eyes are gone;
carved out like the dark of night.
You cannot see her because
you would pass away from fright.
She sits upon your chest,
stealing away your last breath.
You're froze you cannot move
as she unwraps her gift of death.
Scattered pictures just out of reach.
Of someone for whom you long.
Dissolve into forgotten lands
in a place where you just don't belong
You reach again, but there's just no luck
Your lifeline breaks and you get stuck.
The fire has turned everything to ash.
You know it's the end as it fades to black.

Ahhhh!!!
Track Name: Forbidden
Don't know what you want. Don't know where you wanna take it.
I know that I cannot help myself. I don't want to be mistaken.
Images of you; the touch of skin.
Are caught up in the light of all those things that could have been.

And if you're feeling down I'll still be there for you.
Anything that I can do to help you see it through.

I'm getting all the signs you're holding out for me.
But I can't mistake. I'm sorry but I must be free.
In order to make my dream begin.
I cannot dwell on all those things that could have been!

And if you're feeling down I'll still be there for you.
But I cannot stay for long there's something I must do.

I'm feeling so sad that I won't let you in.
You cannot tie me down when there's something there to win.
Besides I think I'd rather be alone.
I've grown accustomed to living here in the cold.

Sorry if I led you on, I'm still in love with you.
But time is short, and I"m always on the move.
Your heart is pure and your beauty is alive.
But it's always been, that I stay alone to survive!

And if you're feeling down I'll still be there for you.
Anything that I can do to help you see it through.

Don't know what you want. Don't know where you wanna take it.
Would it all be just for show? Well I wouldn't want to fake it.
Images of you; the touch of skin.
Are caught up in the light of all those things that could have been.

And if you're feeling down I'll still be there for you.
But I cannot stay for long there's something I must do.

I'm feeling so sad that I won't let you in.
You cannot tie me down when there's something there to win.
Besides I think I'd rather be alone.
I've grown accustomed to living here in the cold.

A sad song cutting straight through my mind.
Walk the lonely road covered up in ice.
I'm feeling like there is a great void in my life.
It cannot be for now, maybe some other time...

Oh no
Track Name: Dreaming
Drifting away in a dream reveals the secrets that I keep.
A memory that I thought was true; a night that I had failed to come through.
Our sacred parts fused in the dark,but I couldn't last; felt scared in my heart.
The dream of mine it cuts so deep. You're there with me only when I sleep.

On through the night I bleed in your arms. A moment captured in the dark.
Everything that I could feel; convincing me that this is real.
Falling deeper into the flames, but this will pass with the break of day.
Becoming just a memory; something not of reality.

These things that I have not revealed. Inside a dream they stay concealed.
It never fades you're always bleeding through. All of these things I wish you knew.
Turning off the lights I start to drift away.
Emotions so profound until the break of day... Day break.

I see you again in the cold light of day, and once again I've nothing to say.
The rerun shows get me so depressed; knowing things I have to confess.
Can we carry on like this? Feeling there's something that I missed.
Remembering the dream last night, forever caught up in the light.
Was it you or was it me that decided this is how it should be?
Maybe it was from the confusion, fading into disillusion.
I want to always dream this way until it has to fade away.
Our sacred parts they fused in the dark.
You came to me and poured out your heart.

These things that I have not revealed. Inside a dream they stay concealed.
It never fades you're always bleeding through. All of these things I wish you knew.
Turning off the lights I start to drift away.
Emotions so profound until the break of day.

Give me one last time to fill the space between the sun.
Because in the real life it's all been said and done.
The image of you it always shows
through all those things I wish you could know!
Drifting off to sleep I know you'll be there again.
Turning up the heat as you pull me in. Day break.