Singles 2006 - 2008

by Dwell

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DWELL recorded a series of one-off singles from 2006 through 2008 and released them through iacmusic.com and MySpace (remember MySpace?). In addition to winning 2 IAC 'Golden Kayak' awards ('OtherSIde' and 'New Day'), they also charted on Cashbox's 'Indie Metal' chart with most every song they released, including hitting #1 with 'OtherSIde' and 'Void Existence'.

With the exception of two songs that were later re-recorded for Eric's AITTALA project ('New Day' and 'Remember'), all of DWELL's completed tracks have been bound together as the 'Singles 2006 - 2008' compilation.

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released 02 April 2013

ERIC AITTALA - guitar; keyboard; lead vocal on 'Oblivious' and 'Leave'; co-lead vocal on 'Gods'; verse vocal on 'The Door', chorus vocal on 'Beneath the Sand'
BRIAN LaRUE - drums, programming, and sampling on all tracks except 'The Door', additional spoken vocal on "Gods"
RANDALL RHODES - bass; keyboard on 'The Pepur Tree'; all other vocals

Brent Stalnaker - drums on 'The Door'

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Track Name: OtherSide
She stood alone in the dark, her eyes so far away
She couldn't understand why things turned out like they did today

She held on to her smile, no one saw through her facade
but inside she carried so much fear, so much fear of the unknown.

As she looked up to the night
Thoughts of crossing to the other side of time
And with a glance she saw her chance but she stayed a bit too long
And held her hands up to the sky

Her thoughts a million miles away
Her eyes a million years
Maintained a grip on sanity
her eyes full of tears

As she looked up to the night
Thoughts of crossing to the other side of time
And with a glance she saw her chance and took a step inside
With her hands held to the sky

r. rhodes - 25 jan 06
Track Name: Void Existence
The walls that come to life make me realize
there is no other way to make it through this life.
The sky that closes in betrays me again.
No matter what i say, it's taken away from me.

I'm already used to all the abuse
but there's no use in calling a truce
and all this time they never saw inside of me.

The mirror in my face shows reality
behind these eyes that only show my misery.
The sky, it closes in while i still pretend.
I know deep down inside that i'll just break

and all my life as i have struggled just to find a way to
make it by, but still i try, and i can see no other way but to
sacrifice all that i am, turn into a faceless man with
nothing to look forward to except the end of my existence.

The light that shines on me shadows me despair.
It leaves me incomplete, drains my feelings bare.
The walls that come to life betray me again.
No matter what they say, they'll never contain my fear.

r. rhodes - 19 jan 06
Track Name: World of Sorrow
She waits alone like someone's going to find her
Inside all she wants to do is cry
She waits alone and it's always been this way
She wants it more and more each day
Can't someone take this pain away?

She waits alone like someone's going to find her
Inside all she wants to do is die
She waits alone and it's always going to be this way
She can't seem to forgive herself
She cannot break out from this shell

Trapped in a world of sorrow
Trapped in a world she built for herself
Trapped in a world of emptiness
and it will never change if she won't

Another day still fighting an uphill battle
Inside all she does is wonder why
She shuts the door and throws away the key
She still wants more andmore each day
For someone to take this pain away

Trapped in a world of sorrow
Trapped in a world she built for herself
Trapped in a world of emptiness
and it will never change if she won't let it

r. rhodes - 01 feb 00
Track Name: Beneath the Sand
I was mesmerized by you
I could sink into your eyes and never look away
and feel the warmth of your embrace

In this garden of delight
You there by my side
Your hair as gentle as the breeze
There's nowhere i would rather be

As we lie hand in hand beneath the sand
Forever only you and me.

Forever with you my dear
Forever by your side here

A hundred years have long since passed
You're still at my side
Your fingers rotted to the bone
But no more rotten than my own

I'm still mesmerized by you
And your faded yellow hue
Your touch as gentle as the breeze
As this is how it's meant to be

As we lie hand in hand beneath the sand
Forever only you and me

Forver with you my dear

A thousand years have long since gone
The world above us has died
And everyone has passed
Our bodies worn away at last

I'm still mesmerized by you
And the dust we've assumed
Decay as gentle as the breeze
And this is how it's meant to be

As we lie hand in hand, sand in sand
Forever it's still you and me

Forever with you my dear
Forever by your side here

r. rhodes - 09 may 06
Track Name: Oblivious
Look through the eyes, which you despise
Walk the mile of a man in exile
Live vicariously, pretend to be me
The best intention, seeking redemption

Your bridges have been burned and still you haven't learned
Trying hard to find what you lost, not prepared for the cost
A godless man searching for his soul, the one you had burned a hole
The obvious before your eyes, you’re too oblivious to realize

There’s 2 sides of the mask, Which face do you bask?
The one that you show or the one we never know
Take off your disguise, show us the lies
The true man underneath, the ugliness beneath

Your bridges have been burned and still you haven't learned
Trying hard to find what you lost, not prepared for the cost
A godless man searching for his soul, the one you had burned a hole
The obvious before your eyes, you’re too oblivious to realize

Cast the first stone? But before it is thrown
Drop the false pretense and know the consequence
Track Name: Gods
They even had the nerve to say
that they were better than me,
better than you, better than us.
They even had the guts to think
that they were Gods, and Gods
are grand unlike the rest of us.

They even had the bones to play
around with the strings and
make us what they wanted of us.
They even had the brains to believe
we'd never make it on our own
unlike the best of them.

We whiled away hours
pulling on loose threads
like some kind of Gods.

r. rhodes - 29 feb 92
Track Name: Late Again
Here I sit waiting as the sky grows black
She's late again
Once again I sit here on my own
Look at the time

Heard her voice, or was it only memory?
I can't remember
Yesterday I felt her presence in my mind
Why has she left me again?

Still I sit in silence
and watch the ground
Once again she's kept me waiting
How could she fail me again like she did before?

Here I sit waiting as the sky grows black
She's late again
Once again I sit here on my own
reading her name like a hundred times before

r. rhodes - 26 jun 06
Track Name: Nitroglycerin Eyes
Just like a wound that never heals
From teeth that never bark or bite
You thumped me right between the eyes, with a million tries to spare
You thump me senseless through the night

Just like a bird with broken wings
Fly through the sky but never freeze
The straw that broke the camel's back, as it's bearing down on me
Sends me to corner on my knees

Your eyes look right through me
Nitroglycerin eyes that make me ten feet tall
Early in the morning feels like late at night
When I wake with my face against the wall

Just like a thousand lonely nights
And i'm alone inside this hell
(When you) brought me my last cigarette it was loaded like a knife
Threw me deep into the wishing well

Burning like a hole in my heart
Burns like acid on my tongue

Your eyes look right through me
Nitroglycerin eyes that make me ten feet tall
Early in the morning feels like late at night
When I wake with my face against the wall

r. rhodes - 13 jan 00
Track Name: Leave
I keep looking back, but I want to leave it all behind
I swore to myself there wouldn't be a next time
But I can't resist the call
Back down on my knees I crawl

Standing in a shadow that's grown too long to escape
No matter where I turn, I just can't forsake
The cross that I bear
The bloody crown of thorns that I wear

Why can't you just leave?
Forever haunting me
Your spirit hangs on to my soul
I don't want to give up, but I know I’ve lost control

See it on my face, the burden is showing
I've fallen so far from grace, the shadow is growing
Time to face the fact
My soul is being drained by the demon on my back

Why can't you just leave?
Forever haunting me
Your spirit hangs on to my soul
I don't want to give up, but I know you have control

I've tried to run, nowhere is far enough
And when I try to hide, you’re there to call my bluff
There are too many things I just can't ignore
but I've grown so tired, I don't even care anymore
Track Name: The Pepur Tree
We planted a million seeds in the pasture down the hall,
Went back the very next day, peeked underneath the stall
And saw the monkeys climb above the clouds, above the shroud,
And went in when they climbed away from us... we took the bus
And climbed our way to brighter days beneath the shroud, beneath the clouds
And all day long we dream tall dreams in the Pepur Tree.

We hang pretty pictures on the limbs so high above,
Spread carpet at our feet and therein lies the rub.
We stare at walls, imagine the undertoe, the undergrowth
And when it rains we take a bath... we do the math
And count our way to brighter days in the overgrowth, the overtoeth
And all day long we sing tall sings in the Pepur Tree.

He's been doing this for years, for twenty-five, he climbs, he makes a mess for you to clean up.
Patty sees a dragon fly, she wonders why, she dives, she makes a mess for us to clean up.

Melting faces sing within
As dancing voices drift and spin
And that's how it's always been.
Blackeyed Susan calls my name
Like droplets in a gentle rain.
Twinkling starlight on my face
Wraps me in its warm embrace.

We play in the early sunlight and frolic in the trees.
We lay ourselves at night on the blankets in the leaves
And when the turtles climb above the clouds, above the shroud
We let them in so they can join us too... they bring our food
And crawl their way to brighter days above the clouds, we're all so proud
And all our lives we sleep tall sleeps in the Pepur Tree.

Melting faces sing within
As dancing voices drift and spin
And that's how it's always been.
Blackeyed Susan calls my name
Like droplets in a gentle rain.
Sing our way to brighter days.
Track Name: The Door
When I woke up this morning, could've swore I had it all figured out
But when I went to bed I was left with the same doubt
I’m left here empty wanting so much more inside
I want you to come back, but that part of me has died

It's hard to remember because its been so long
This feeling that I'm having feels like it doesn't belong
There are so many things going on inside of my head
I just want to forget and leave it all for dead

Death ripped us apart strange how our lives took such a turn
Looking in your eyes I should have learned
Empty nights alone I cannot stand it anymore
I wish that you would walk back through that door

The more time that goes by, the more I still feel the same
I look in the mirror and eyes stare back full of blame
Tears run down my face, as I break down and cry
Too lost in the past, I just want to lay down and die

Death ripped us apart strange how our lives took such a turn
Looking in your eyes I should have learned
Empty nights alone I cannot stand it anymore
I wish that you would walk back through that door