Shadowed Sun EP

by James Fixx

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about

I began producing music when I was 14. As I release this album, I'm edging on 19, and leaving for college tomorrow morning. Thus, this album is the culmination of my solo musical forays thus far. I hope it takes you on a journey.

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released 21 August 2014

©2014 James Fixx

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Track Name: Fickle Bones
-- FICKLE BONES (lyrics by James Fixx) --

You speak to me in hushed tones
although the world already knows
soon you will be departing
this world, this pile of fickle bones

once we traveled mountain peaks
but now you wither in the valley
but you tell me He's coming to take you up
knowing I will never understand I go, I go, I go

I shut the door as I think about what life would mean without you
I shudder as I remember that there's nothing I can do
Track Name: The Traveler
-- THE TRAVELER [lyrics by James Fixx] --

A traveler who never leaves home,
Collecting postcards in the form of scars on his way
Flight to the clouds is his escape,
He falls into the dark as it pulls him by his cape

We walk the narrow road,
Our eyes focused all the while
If the meaning is in the strings we pull,
Why does our puppetry only trivially dissatisfy

When will I hear you again?
(When will I hear you again)
I've been searching everywhere for something like this
(where will I find it)
When will I feel you again?
(I want to feel you again)
I've finally found something worth holding on to
(hold on to me)

A chilling wind fills this cave
The air of mystery draws me out into the cold
There’s no place that I call home
I’m a traveler, I’ve always known
Track Name: Latch [James Fixx remix]
-- LATCH (originally by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith) --

You lift my heart up when the rest of me is down
You, you enchant me even when you're not around
If there are boundaries, I will try to knock them down
I’m latching on, babe, now I know what I have found

I feel we're close enough
I wanna lock in your love
I think we’re close enough
Could I lock in your love, baby?

Now I've got you in my space
I won’t let go of you
Got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching on to you

I’m so encaptured, got me wrapped up in your touch
Feel so enamored, hold me tight within your clutch
How do you do it, you got me losing every breath
What did you give me to make my heart bleed out my chest

I'm latching on to you
No, I won't let go
I won't let go
I won't let go, I won't let go
Track Name: Undercut the Malice
-- UNDERCUT THE MALICE (lyrics by James Fixx) --

stand up if you've got something to say
what comes out may take your breath away
nothing ever goes according to plan and
it's only once you let go that you'll understand man
if the fire escape cracks what's your plan of attack?
'cause you don't know jack and you can't take it back
I never mean to beat 'em to the ground,
but the sobering reality is that's where truth's found

it doesn't take a gold key to find the meaning of life
see the place we're from is the place where we land and
from dust we came and to dust we'll return
it all fades in a moment of time
take the blast, tightly grasp on your past
and we find that no class can free us
from the clash of your soul's shattered glass
do you see that?

I digress, nevertheless, never forget to ingest
both sides of the coin we flip
cause that's the only way that you'll earn your sip
from the chalice in the palace of fallacy
undercut the malice, build up the mystery
maintaining the balance, the coldest form of wizardry
evading this prophecy will soon drop you to history

and I don't know how you feel
but I know that it's real
if you only peel off that seal,
the secrets will reveal like Frank's New Deal
always the third wheel? at least you got a fourth meal
trying to make it work, opposites on the color wheel
work out your business deal, watching this life anneal you
into pure steel, you hold the steering wheel
Track Name: Somebody That I Used To Know [James Fixx remix]
-- SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW (originally by Gotye ft Kimbra) --

[Gotye:]
Now and then I think of when we were together,
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
Told myself that you were right for me,
But felt so lonely in your company
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness,
Like resignation to the end, always the end
So when we found that we could not make sense,
Well you said that we would still be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad it was over

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Now you're just somebody that I used to know
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

[Kimbra:]
Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
But I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know
Track Name: Dive / Up For Air
-- DIVE / UP FOR AIR (lyrics by James Fixx) --

feel around you, the sea floor glows
the light at the surface
can't touch the heat in our bones

as you dive deeper, the water feels like home
with only this tether between us
there's no reason to go back to shore

the pressure gauge tells us
we're fools in over our heads
but we'll only dive deeper
we thrive in the depths

currents of heat surround us, we're part of this plan
and when you feel the cold
just hold on to my hand

you see fear in my eyes as we strain to look up ahead
but as long as we hold up the anchor
darkness can't hold us yet

tourists we've awestruck
with the deepest dive yet
but miracles do happen
if you'd only get wet

tell me it's possible
to swim forever
this tenacity's unyielding
I will never let go
this journey will bring us to ruin
but I don't mind

one with the sea
we will be at peace
your ending is next to me
we'll be finally free

as the darkness consumed us
I became aware
for my heart to keep beating
I'd need to come up for air
Track Name: Shadowed Sun
-- SHADOWED SUN (lyrics by James Fixx) --

moonlit eyes
meet with mine
borrowed time
surrendered we look to the sky

shadowed sun
pulls us undone
walk off the pier
and find that all fear disappears

lights go out now
don't try too hard
to fill the silence
we know all we are

once we raced for a line unknown
following a river where the magma flowed
light it up again revive this pulsing stone
your unbegrudging eyes bid me not let you go

lights go out now
don't try too hard
to fill our silence
we've seen all we are