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    CD version of 'before the silence breaks,' the second album from orchestral indie-rock group batteryboy.

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the flicker of the day’s last light
between the buildings passing by
they’ve lined up on the left and right
just lay back and enjoy the ride

i laid the plans i’ll lead the way
let go of all that extra weight
don’t think of distance and decay
just lay there and pretend to pray

unfinished and amused
not ready to refuse another colored day
your eyes would not believe
the crowds that line the streets to see your last parade
with confetti and a sea of cheers

the music plays the children laugh
the floats of your best days roll past
close your eyes for what comes last
i’ll drive us forward you keep looking back

the sun will fade it’s getting late
one last stop outside the gate
to make sure everything’s in place
to say that one last thing you need to say

alive behind your eyes
but soon you’ll realize it’s all about to change
your heart would beat again
to see them all begin to shower your parade
with confetti and a sea of cheers
with confetti and a sea of cheers


from before the silence breaks, released August 1, 2016
Rouse, Carranza, James, Brewington, Thoreen, Martin



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batteryboy Minneapolis, Minnesota

batteryboy is an orchestral indie rock group featuring Cobey Rouse, Eric Carranza, Hilary James and Kahlil Brewington. Their blend of impassioned lyrics and unique instrumentation provide an emotional soundtrack to life's hopes, dreams, love, loss and search for meaning. ... more


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