Light Ascending Out of Gloom: a Collection of Short Fictions and Poetry

by short fictions

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Light Ascending Out of Gloom: a Collection of Short Fictions and Poetry via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 100  3 remaining

      $6 USD or more 

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Light Ascending Out of Gloom: a Collection of Short Fictions and Poetry via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $3 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Light Ascending Out of Gloom: a Collection of Short Fictions and Poetry via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $2 USD or more 

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

about

Recorded June 2015 though February 2016 at 3237 Dawson (aka Stokeland; RIP), 1813 Locust, 4620 Baum, and 1811 Locust (aka Uptown Sinclair).

credits

released May 20, 2016

Recorded and mixed by Sam Treber
Mastered by Kenny Tompkins

Sam Treber – Guitar, vocals, bass, keyboard
Shimpei Kurokawa – Guitar
Sebastian Ho – Drums

All poetry written and performed by Stephen Lin

Ryan Ruff – Trumpet
Nick Bursick – Trombone

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

short fictions Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

contact / help

Contact short fictions

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: My Somber Vacation
Last night
I wanted to see you so badly and today
I saw you leaving your house I said nothing
Because I just had nothing to say (well I had nothing to say)

now it's tuesday
I'm so solitary
my friends left for summer it's making me wary
I'll just get drunk
and I'll tell what I'm feeling

Now!
I'll prove I can do this
it only sucks because everyone is moving
away from me
I'm in a weird place and time
it makes me want to die

Friends!
I miss you so dearly
I love all you badly it's making me weary
one night of drinking is never enough for me
(It's never enough for me)

I wont give up
I wont go home
I'll make this place
My own

and happiness
I'll make my own
I know that I
am not alone
Track Name: The Buick is a Deathtrap
this is
the hardest
thing that
I do in a day
this ship
is sinking
it's broken
it's never getting fixed

this machine runs on hope
so unreliable
Track Name: Abject of Your Affection
we rode on
through Pittsburgh and back
in search of
something that we had lost

and came back
with fears that we had
this time in april

and I know
that I hurt you then
I know that I hurt you
But I wont
ever do that again
I swear I will never do that again
Track Name: Year of the Boar
dont shy down
dont step away
I will not
be afraid
to want more
to be shy of
ambition
ideas suggestions

I remember
a time when my friend
were everything
were everywhere beautiful, innumerable
an empire
surmountable
a household
so beautiful
Track Name: I'm Not Depressed
I tell myself
Im not depressed
fairly often for a guy
whos really not depressed
it's all ive got
its all I can do
the save myself
so i'll go

I spent the
whole summer
destroying myself in north oakland
come back now
major bummer
hanging around without you

I spent the whole day making the time pass
I stayed up all night I didnt sleep at all
I rode my bike to south side to see her
I hate the south side so I must have loved her

I drove through pittsburgh in 2013
I was enticed by the music and arts scene
I spent a year unsettled at college
all of my friends afraid to go outside

then I met you in the strangest way possible
you knew everyone I ever want to
know personalities oh so beautiful
I learned that I was not so unlike you folks

now I spend my time hanging at your house
I want so badly to know what youre about
come on lets got find something to go do
id love to, id love to, I want to be with you
Track Name: The Disappeared
oh
dont act this way
dont put me down then hide away
I wont be here when you leave

oh
dont go away
I still have things of yours
and I dont want to leave without returning them

oh
what did you say?
Your words will not reach my ears now
I wont be here when you wake

calm down
calm down
bring yourself to water and sleep
and I wont leave without taking from you

now I know
how it feels to have nothing when so close to something you love
(closer than family how could you do this me)
now I know
I'm morally bankrupt I'll go back on things that I've said
(Now I have gone; i've become disappeared)

you should know
I would look up to you more than you ever would know
(time spent to together was never in vein)

you should know
I'm sorry, Im sorry I love you so dearly but youre so hard to be around
Track Name: Teeth Falling Out Nightmares
I recall
yesterday in all
I am sure
I saw you

I forget
everything we said
I just know
how you made me feel

last week I was
drunk and sad but
today I am glad to be alive
I find beauty in everything
even when I am on my own


I'm afraid
of our fleeting days
can you stay...
forever?

In my dreams
I am losing teeth
breaking up
and failing out of school

I think I'd be
fine on my own
but I know that it's just not true

I'm a needle
stuck inside a
locked groove I
dont know what to do
(so I'll go)

so I wont
so I wont
I
won't
won't
go