White Mirror

by Boy King Islands

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Boy King Islands' third album, White Mirror

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released March 24, 2015

All songs written between Fall 2011 and Summer 2014 by Boy King Islands (Diaspora Music, ASCAP & He Heard Himself Say, BMI). Recorded and Mixed by Boy King Islands and Dan Smart at home and at ECHO/NORMAL. Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Company. Design & Layout by Someoddpilot.

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Boy King Islands Los Angeles, California

Boy King Islands was a duo comprised of long time collaborators Zachary Mastoon (aka Caural) and Jason Hunt. While their signature sound grew to encompass more psychedelic influences and diverse orchestration over the years, they remained true to their experimental aesthetic, carving out a unique and noisy niche in the ever-evolving non-genre of "rock music". ... more

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Track Name: Constellation
'Til these stars grow up, I'll ignore their light
Make my wish
I'll come true right before they die

Trust us, imagine away
Believe your all's believed by all
Constellation trace
And through it all, you gave your all

Let them guide you home - warm and blinking eyes
That grant your wish, only forgive
As they close goodbye

Trust us, imagine away
Believed your all's believed by all
The risk you rushed to taste - it taught you all

Trust us, imagine away
Believed your all's believed by all
Constellation trace, you gave your all - believed it all
Track Name: Twin Flames
I've missed you
Since our one was reduced to two
Since we went from "I" to "you"
Since we lost us

I look for you
Every time I become new
Every time born without you
'Til we find us

I wait for you
The side of me He made us lose
The side of you giving me proof
That He'll find us

Cause I've missed you
Since our one was reduced to two
Since we went from "I" to "you"
Since we lost us

I look for you
Every time I become new
Every time born without you
'Til we find us

And I'll find you
At a moment that He'll choose
Ageless moment that He'll use
To remind us

Die again and again, rejoin only when we realize who we really are
Live again and again, rejoin only when we're ready for who we really are
Track Name: I'm Taking Over Me
Shielded in silence
All the sound ringing hope of what's to come &
Distorting all that was but wasn't meant to be -
At least not then

With covered ears, still turning dials
Amplified beyond control &
Taking hold of all you hear is you

Counting missteps
You build the staircase climbed to you
Pretend to hide, but open arms to what will kill
If let through

Grab the gun - sense him nearing now
Grab the gun - he can't hurt you if your eyes are closed
Grab the gun - swallow it all back down
But you won't fire...
You never will.

Imagined violence
Opening doors
Thoughts like daggers just for you
Each silver blade a clouded memory of him
You half-defend

With harbored pride
An unnatural smile
Fiction's your sense of control

I'm taking over me
I am what can kill
And you're still you
Track Name: Crying Wolf
Coloring everything from inside, becoming all he's shown
She's coloring everything from inside, distrusts all she's known
Erasing everyone from outside, so he'll feel more alone
She's crying wolf again
Turns always to never
Turns theirs to her own

She's telling everyone
She's telling everyone she believes in goodbyes
She's telling everyone
She's crying wolf again

Laugh again at the boy whose mind and heart refuse to align
God is laughing again at the boy ruled by hollow signs
He prays that anyone else would answer, he's too afraid to know
He's crying wolf again
Swearing superstition's only his fools' gold outgrown
Turns always to never and forever on their own

He's telling everyone
He's telling everyone, so proud to feel it's a lie
He's telling everyone
He's crying wolf again
Track Name: Held
Take apart all time
Manifest my life
Remind us who we are
Impatient with time
Captured within life
Thinking we're all there is

Hold on to you
Releasing this day

Beholding all time
Treasuring all life
Merge into all you are
Escaping all time
Mastering all life
Becoming all there is

Hold on to me
Remember to stay
Track Name: Say It's Home
Outlined in dark, hidden lines
Hidden time, one through nine
Ten again, slacken time
Hidden tears, hidden smiles
Fears we'll find, but inside
Brightened shine
Unsewn eyes, unsewn minds
Clear again, now again

Say It's Home

Ignite the dark, hidden lines
Killing time, one through nine
Ten again, now all mine
Masked in tears, forcing smiles
Coils unwind, now aligned
Here again, ourselves again

From base lead, now golden, we're revealed again
Track Name: Mistakes to Learn
Rub sticks together
Discover fire
All we ignite
Not our concern

Plant a garden
Seeds into flowers
Open our eyes
Watch seasons turn

Light a candle
Let's start a fire
Open our eyes
& Watch it burn

      Grow farther away but
      Closer, closer

Kiss you again
Let's start a fire
All we ignite
Mistakes to learn

Walk into traffic
We've got the red light
Closing our eyes
& Wait our turn

Hold you this last time
All I've admired
Closing our eyes
Each death is earned

      Grow farther away but
      Closer, closer
      Never alone but
      No one left to please

Rub sticks together
Seeds into flowers
Closing our eyes
Not our concern

Kiss you this last time
We've got the red light
All we ignite
Mistakes to learn
Track Name: White Mirror
Unified heart and mind

Breathed alive, floating safe inside

Forming sight, remembering the light:

The first touch of joining us outside,

The first home you called our hands and eyes

We watched you ride

Sneakers tightly tied

Balance tried, wheels fell aside:

Felt the sidewalk scrape at your skin,

When it scabbed you tried it all again

Took her hand

Swallowed butterflies

Saccharine taste, and pulse giving rise:

She'd pierce the heart on your sleeve,

But made space for someone else, you believed

And then from two

Love became three

And we'll remember you through everything you see:


The first time she opens her eyes,

A crawl to a walk to a goodbye, 

When all her cuts have healed and tears have dried, 

Hold the mirror to the part of you that dies 

And smile
Track Name: We Can't Tell from Where We Are
From unreached heights, our myths alight
Outlined heroes & their combatants loop in our looking glass;
Define all we ask
While all that's asked of us & those we trust sharpen in the telescope:
A drifting blueprint of our lives, mirrored above

The rise,
The chase,
Betray, erase,
Retry and face yourself

Expand, contract, overreact
The moon pulling tides and coaxing will,
It starts and ends & then again our orbit's safe

But then at last the moment's passed,
Our sun flickers in its last goodbye -
Or has a planet's lap now trapped Her Holy light?

We can't tell from where we are
Track Name: Echoes
Sleep to lose this version of truth extinguished by light
Make our escape from youth
Our echoes renewed

Keep from view aspersions, abuse
Relinquish the fight we fought
I lost for you

Four hands, two swords
Four eyes, two hearts
Awakening again
None of this was real

Seeing you - a version of you -
Surrounded in light
We've escaped untruth

Guarding you
Amaranthine youth turned ageless tonight
We're free to die as proof

Six eyes, four closed
Two hearts exposed
Bleeding in our hands
Only this was real

Never wake me up

Echo us
Dreaming all of us
Trust in us, ash to dust

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