Known​/​Learned [Double Album]

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Known/Learned is a collection of themes and moments, captured between recurring characters. While never explicitly told in the traditional vein of the 'concept album', the imagery of Known/Learned depicts fragmented moments in the lives of a father and his daughter, their loss, their love, their journey. A bittersweet love song for life.

K N O W N

01 - Promise [Part 2]
02 - Unturning
03 - Instinct
04 - Womb (In Memoriam)
05 - Selfsame
06 - Holding Atropos
07 - Keeping Stone: Sound on Fire
08 - Learned

L E A R N E D

09 - Hunter Heart, & Home
10 - Little Burden
11 - Impatience and Slow Poison
12 - Known
13 - Nightingale's Weave
14 - Eyes For The Change
15 - Keeping Stone: Water Awake
16 - Promise [Part 1]

credits

released 20 January 2015

Arcane are:

Jim Grey - Vocals and acoustic guitar
Michael Gagen - Acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin
Matthew Martin - Piano, keyboard, organ and mellotron
Black Coulson - Acoustic and electric drums, auxiliary percussion

Bass guitar on side A performed by Brendan Brown
Bass guitar on side B performed by Mick Millard

All lyrics by Grey

All music by Arcane; excluding

Track 4 by Grey and Gagen
Track 12 by Grey
Track 14 by Grey, arrangement by Coulson, Gagen, Martin and Vallen

Arcane would like to acknowledge and thank Brendon Blanchard for his contributions to the music on 'Known/Learned'.

Artwork by Chris Stevenson-Mangos.
'Clockwheel' graphic originally designed by Andrew Saltmarsh and Arcane.

Recorded by Sam Vallen and Michael Gagen.
Mixed by Sam Vallen.
Mastered by Troy Glessner at Spectre Mastering, Seattle.

Arcane wish to thank our families, Sam, Salt, Troy, Craig, Jesse, Chris S-M, Ken G and all at Sensory Records, Mike S and all at the Bird's Robe Collective, Brendon, Zac, Dave and Geoff, Adrian G, Alex & Leon, Brendan & all at Ne Obliviscaris, Mick & all at Osaka Punch/DLO, Mark, Jane & The Whiskey Archive, Opie, Daniel W, Josh Y, Chrispy, Adrian D, Tim C, Dale P and Brendan C.

This record was made possible thanks to a crowd-sourcing campaign run through www.pozible.com. 'Known/Learned' is dedicated to the new patrons; the 136 individuals, organizations and bands who funded it.
www.arcaneaustralia.com

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Occupying a unique place in the Australian progressive music scene, Arcane’s transcendental live performances and eclectic recorded output have earned them a inimitable reputation as one of Australia’s premier progressive rock bands.

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Track Name: Promise [Part 2]
Promise [Part 2]
(Grey)

"Hope is all I have!"
he called out over his shoulder
to noone at all.

Lost in the wind went the word,
never heard by the one.
Over and on.

He sang to the silence at night.
An answer would never come
(He hoped for… longed)
till caught on the wind came the word
A whisper, the wilful:
"Come home."

Over and gone,
She waited.

(He would travel far to find her,
Finally she breathed her answer…)

Over and gone
A promise kept is all that's left.
Nothing changes.

Over and on,
over and gone, she…
over and on
over and gone…

He sang his own funeral pyre,
eyes lost in the last breath of fire.
Caught in spider-web family ties,
lost in dreams of a child with her eyes.

Over and gone,
She waited.

(He would travel far to find her,
Finally she breathed her answer…)

Come to me, my softest memory.
My sweetest mistake.
Eyes open… please wait…
Don't fade…
Wait for me.

A promise kept is all that's left,
so by the window she waits,
singing.
Track Name: Unturning
Unturning
(Grey)

I will dig two graves for us
Just want to see this enemy gone
There is no time.
I just want to see this enemy gone.

The war that leaves us all behind
I can see it in your eyes
The seed inside us multiplies

Caught you again, I know your face,
You played the snake, and promise me
King in your world made out of glass,
We’ll wait to see just how long the liar lasts.
Call me the cancer wrapped in skin
the mask you bear is wearing thin

I can see you in the light
Questioning mine
But these unturning eyes
are leaving us all blind

The anchor between us drags us down,
and in those depths, we will both surely drown.
Reach for my hand, I offer peace, please brother,
take it, we will find release.
“Keep it!” he said, “I wish the ground beneath your feet would give way,
there’ll be no peace! I am the hand that bears the knife’s weight!”

I will dig two graves for us
Just want to see this enemy gone
There is no time.
I just want to see this enemy gone.

So bring me the end, bring me that fire,
breathe in smoke and spit out ash
The snake won’t admit it,
but its certain now that this too,
as all things, shall pass.

I can see you in the light
Brother of mine.
with these unturning eyes,
we left the whole world blind.

It begins now.
You hear that voice from the crowd…
Finally, fear in your heart, that old stone.
This is how it starts.
We’ve waited for it, this end.
We’ve been begging for it.
And it won’t be long
Until we’re raising our voices in song.

We are the voice of the crowd.
We are fire aloud.
We are the ones who stood first,
The hill and the stone.
The deep and the thirst.

We are the voice of the crowd.
We are fire aloud.
We are the silence at the end of sound
Listen closer, perhaps you can hear us now…

We believe that the man who brings his heart is home,
if the fight isn’t over, then let this be known:
We’ll go down by the sound of the songs the we’ve sung,
and I welcome the drowning.
Fill these empty lungs.

And I know that there’s nothing that waits for me there
but the peace in the silence.
I’ve earned it, I swear.
In the face of unturning eyes,
I have no fear.
There is no god, and I am standing right here.

Open arms to my brother,
I say: “Welcome home.”
Find the peace in each other,
we’ve waited so long
Neither question nor answer will come from above.
Bury hate with the coward,
The answer is love.
Track Name: Instinct
Instinct
(Grey)

I had an instinct to run.
I had an instinct to fly.
We had it all figured out, you and I.

Traced endless roads in your skin,
we walked the water we owned.
I had an instinct to run,
but I was flesh and bone… for once.

Down by the water, she fell.
We promised blood to the bone.
Dive headfirst into the well,
where I was welcomed home,
with open arms.

I had an instinct to run.
I had an instinct to fly.
We had it all figured out, you and I.

We ran out in colour…
We ran down like water.
Track Name: Womb (In Memoriam)
Womb (In Memoriam)
(Grey)

Take your rest now,
You passed softly by
“Mother, I am
Returned to mine.

Given I am of soil
turn the earth
life will pass, we are soil
turn to earth”
Track Name: Selfsame
Selfsame
(Grey)

You just keep fighting the war we sent you on

Though it may not be true - you wage it on

And just like waking up
you fight your war.

You just keep walking that road, over and gone.

Burden's a dreaming that you won't give up on,

and we are waking up,
to fight your war.

Give me the voice to be heard,
and I will fill my lungs before long.

I'll cry the end of the world
haven't you heard?

Your selfsame.
Gone.

You just keep singing the same tired old song.
A war with none left to blame echoes lifelong

A time for waking up

A time for war.

Give me the voice to be heard,
and I will fill my lungs before long.

I'll cry the end of the world
haven't you heard?

Your selfsame.
Gone.

The peace we find
That selfsame lie
will end for none
'til it is done
Another name
Drowns just the same
We stood and swore
To end this war

I fought my war, and with my words
I find no peace in waiting.

Give me the voice to be heard.

The weight
The water wear their countenances.
Track Name: Holding Atropos
Holding Atropos
(Grey)

Maybe I haven't been all that honest.
Maybe I wasted my time.
A sudden kindness.

At the last,
find myself hanging on here
This is the end I had planned.

Bring me love.
Bring me this quiet breathing.
Hand by hand
Counting the end of my rope.

I still have hope.

With these words,
my fight ends. I deserve no
more than I've made for myself
Glass stones in the well.

This has been the only love I've ever known.
Whispering a goodbye.
Track Name: Keeping Stone: Sound on Fire
Keeping Stone: Sound on Fire
(Grey)

A sea of one thousand
chained to the stone
One thousand years waiting,
bury the seed we've sown.

Keep your thunder,
roll your bones.
The water in your lungs
is all you've ever owned.

… and all you know.

Keeping stone
(Affliction and desire)
Keeping stone
(Silence sings the liar)

Wait, my brother,
Patience. This fire will soon become light.
We will make it right.

Keeping stone
(Affliction and desire)
Keeping stone
(Silence sings the liar)
Keeping stone
I will stand and raise a voice like sound on fire
Water awake
We will sing your end with every breath we take
Keeping stone
Track Name: Learned
Learned
(Grey)

Weight of the world
Coming down's always harder…
you're fighting yourself.
Nothing left but time to make you a liar.

There's always time.
Enough to conquer my will.

Wait on the world,
I am down soft beside you
I've never been closer than now to life
and love

We are as nothing as it gets,
and that is all you need
and I am just a memory.
Far from fragile
as I live and breathe

And we were sleeping children,
without voices,
neither sound nor sight.
And I can't face tomorrow…
Let the music be my blood tonight.

We are still learning.
Again, and again.

Soil…
Bleeding the fight from me,
this contemplated toil.
Dig through the soil
to find that we have none.

Treading soft and lightly, down,
Wearing the scars to remind me now

Wait for it.
I swear I will.
Die for it…
You're safe now.
Home.

Soil…
Bleeding the fight from me,
this contemplated toil.
Dig through the soil
to find that we have none.

Home is right here.
Track Name: Hunter, Heart & Home
Hunter, Heart & Home
(Grey)

Tiny man sings his own lullaby
into blue eyes
Born in this room
No windows or doors
He whispers:
"Home is right here, my love…
Between my back and yours"

Home is right here.
(Between my back and yours)

Skin to skin
she rises gently
resting safe where fire meets water
rising hands chase shivers
She sang to the Hunter,
"Heart and Home is all I hoped for."

Hold.

Oldest man knows the world's not the same.
He gave more than most to conquer his change.
Here in this breath, sweet joining of souls
the broken is mended, the unfinished whole.

Home is right here.
(Between my back and yours)

Skin to skin
she rises gently
resting safe where fire meets water
rising hands chase shivers
She sang to the Hunter,
"Heart and Home is all I hoped for."

Hold.

Soil
Bleeding the fight from me
This contemplated toil
Dig through the soil
Hunter
Heart
Home

Conquer the change

Oldest man knows the world's not the same.
He gave more than most to conquer his change.

Home is right here.
Hunter.
Track Name: Little Burden
Little Burden
(Grey)

Light folds you to me
I hold you in new sheets.
I see her in you.
I follow you into sleep.

And I must.
And I will.

I'm still here.
Just you and me, little one.
I'm still here.
Never let go.

Calm. There's more time than you know.
Slow. Don't grow just yet…
Stay right here.
Stay with me.

And I must.
And I will.

I'm still here.
Just you and me, little one.
I'm still here.
I'll Never let go, I swear.
Still here.

I am better, now.
Can you, little burden, show me how?
I swear by her eyes that you won't be alone.
And I will,
I will build a home.
I will, with these hands, will build a home.
Track Name: Impatience and Slow Poison
Impatience and Slow Poison
(Grey)

Into my arms,
bathed in sunlight.
Focus meets calm to pass the oldest time
It can't be wrong,
to fade like this, unknown.

Over and on,
Over and gone, she was...

What I would give to stay here, I'm longing
To throw my charge to the fire, embrace nothing.
We drink it in
to find ourselves at home.

We sang
Over and on,
Over and gone, she was...
Track Name: Known
Known
(Grey)

Don't forget what you've learned,
these long lessons.
The bridges you burned made the world turn.
And times when, blood to the bone,
hand in hand,
live your life chained to the stone,
you'll be home then.

We'll have time then.

I know you'd like to believe what your told,
with your eyes closed,
but knowing gets old.
Don't forget that you always will be my little girl.
My sweetheart.
My sweetheart still, when I'm gone.

We'll have time then.

Don't forget who we are.
Like deep ocean will mirror the stars…
She loved you.

And I miss her too.
Track Name: Nightingale's Weave
Nightingale’s Weave
(Grey)

Never wanted any more than
all you provided me
Fighting gravity
Father, rest your weary head.

Dust in the shape of you,
stares into shadow
But I can still see you stand strong,
Building a home
Tell me you know these hands,
Not hers, but mine.
Father, be strong, you can let it go…

You're holding onto this moment.
I see you. You're trying to stay.
But this is it, just quietly go,
Please.
There is no more to say.
Hard enough to you're gone
I'd wished for one more day, but
If this is it, then let it be now.
Let it go. Please.
Drift away.

Never wanted any more than
you provided me
(You built a home for me)
Fighting gravity
(Let it go, let it be)
Father, rest your weary head.

Dust in the shape of you,
stares into shadow
But I can still see you stand,
Building a home
Tell me you know these hands,
Not hers, but mine.
Father, be strong, you can

Hold onto this triumph,
Father…
(Proudly) Lay your head down.
Your work is done
And I'm alright,
Please, father.
Lay your head down.

Deep ocean mirroring the stars
"(You gave me my heart)"
Track Name: Eyes for the Change
Eyes for the Change
(Grey)

Everyone' s been waiting for my starry-eyed advance,
but I'm on the final page.
The text has nothing left.
The keys keep whispering my death
and my eyes are screaming out my age.

We've been looking out on the infinite recursion.
Just been wasting time.
Something makes me smile,
I tell it to the walls,
And I know what I have made mine.

I can look over my shoulder,
just to check,
just to be sure,
but love is old.
You can be more.

You can sit with your eyes open,
damned to crack the camel's back
but I am strong today.

And I am wrong today.
Track Name: Keeping Stone: Water Awake
Keeping Stone: Water Awake
(Grey)

Wait for night,
if you can't wait for me.
Wait for night, oh night,
If you can't wait for me.

What was lost
What was left here
What is old
What is over
What I need
What I kept here…

No…

"She'll go far."
were your words.

Know that she'll go far.

Hold me here.
As I drift toward the end.
And all coming so fast
We've saved the best for last.

(Just breathe, its only water)
What was lost
What was left here
What is old
What is over
What I need
What I kept here…

Know that she'll go far.
When the water comes,
I hope that you'll be ready
to just drink in deep until you drown.
When the water comes,
You'll swallow down your words.

The things we know now.

She'll go far.

Just breathe, its only water.

What was lost
What was left here
What is old
What is over
What I need
What I kept here…

No… She'll go far
Track Name: Promise [Part 1]
Promise (Part 1)
(Grey)

He would travel far to find her.
Finally she breathed her answer.
She'd been waiting by the window,
finally he held her close…

And did not let go.

She had kept it safe and secret,
standing silent by the window.
Finally she breathed her last,
for what she had to give was final.

He held her.

He had made a simple promise,
whispered in their final first kiss.
Cradled in his arms, she lay still.
Never made it home…

but she will.