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The Dancing Plague of 1518 is Conor Knowles


released July 20, 2016

Mixed/Mastered by Ramsey Troxel
Additional Instrumentation on Hannah and Caring For by Ramsey Troxel
All songs written and recorded by Conor Knowles



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The Dancing Plague of 1518 Spokane, Washington

Goth/Darkwave from Spokane, WA.

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Track Name: There Is No Sun
Sun, who has the time? Run off into the night. You want to take this shame of mine. You've got to, but I'm not your type. Love, don't you mind? Cold almost every time. I'd love to take your place in line, just to kill you or kill some time. There's no joy, there is no sun.
Track Name: Hannah
Sometimes your dead eyes look from the outside. Far away from your mother's grasp, purity smiles as it turns it's back. I'm not my father's son. Some place the light stays, you take my last days. Severing ties that can't satisfy an endless bloodline of empty smiles.
I'm not my father's son, it's only blood.
Track Name: Younger
I lift my eyelids and never see again, if you could have only let me in. Take this lifeless body to the woods and kiss him like no other lover could. She only suffers when she has to smile, lonely summers only last a while. Bury hunger in dishonest friends to feel younger when days have no ends. Who do you run from? There's nothing beating in your father's chest, a living shame you can't shake like the rest. Keep your head down because you're too scared to act. Deep in wonder of the love you lack.
Track Name: Caring For
I'm sorry that your eyes have failed you and all this blood still makes you cry, the lack of sunlight in this home won't be enough to end your life. I'm sorry I can't be the one to lift you back up on the shelf, the subtleties of love were made for someone greater than myself. I'm sorry that I made you sick, I'd take it back if you could live. I'm sorry we will never so those golden lights in summer in air, that dream was not for you and me, that perfect day we'll never share. I'm sorry things are not the same but one could say we're both to blame, promise me you'll stay this way and I'll promise you I'll never change.
I'm not the man you thought I'd be.
Track Name: Pale World
It's a sin growing older, happiness only colder. If we could spend a lifetime without the use of our eyes, would you return to our time and think better of what I've become? It's no use changing my mind, effortless waste of your time. It's a child-like wonder, staring at the sun, if they tried to blame us for all the hurt that they've done. If you change your mind, we could last a lifetime. If you change your mind, we could kill the sunshine. But you'd still love the sun and I'd still miss your sad eyes.