Nightwalker

by Wishnefsky

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Nightwalker is Wishnefsky’s fourth solo album and marks a return to his unique style of electronica rock.

Nightwalker is not an album about prostitutes, though it does concern certain things that go bump in the night. Waking at dusk and sleeping at dawn, this album embarks on a moonlight boondoggle that beckons the monsters hiding under the bed and haunting your dreams. The night makes a convenient metaphor for the dark reaches of the mind and the primordial fears that rise like luminous stinging jellyfish from the murky depths of the subconscious.

Or so it seems.

Wishnefsky wrote, performed, and produced Nightwalker at his home studio in lovely South Pasadena, California.

The supremely talented Michael James mixed and mastered the record. And, being a warm shining person, he also contributed electric guitar parts to all songs on the record that contain the word "sun" in the title.

Award winning photographer Ed Nahin took and manipulated the cover photograph.

Much more information concerning all things Wishnefsky may be found at www.lostdogrecordsco.com or www.myspace.com/wishnefsky.

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released 21 February 2010

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Wishnefsky Los Angeles

Wishnefsky led the 90s alternative band Jabberwock. His solo work heads in a more electronic based direction - still with thought provoking lyrics, inventive arrangements, and passionate performances. Check out Wishnefsky's other projects: Brahms' Third Racket and Veneer. ... more

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Track Name: Night Will Fall
NIGHT WILL FALL

The people of this town disappear at night
Scramble like bugs in the kitchen light
I don't want to know what they fear
Hiding in the shadows . . . the shadows coming near

Night will fall
And cover you with rust
Night will call
In the darkness we will trust

Something wicked stirring in the trees
Satan's little hookers on their knees
Insanity billows in the breeze
Lethal spores in the air . . . in the air we breathe

Night will fall
And polish you with dust
Night will call
In the darkness we will trust

I can hear scratching in the wall
Waiting for the somber dark to fall
Waiting for the solemn lullabies
Waiting for the darkness . . . the darkness always lies

Night will fall
And cover you with rust
Night will call
In the darkness we will trust

Night will fall
Darkness we will trust
Night will call
In the darkness we will touch

c2009 Wishnefsky
Track Name: Setting Sun
SETTTING SUN

Gold as the dust that settles on your brow
Cold as the wind that rustles through the bough
Gold in your eyes and the fever starts to fail
Cold in your hands as they fumble for the grail

Here it comes
Setting sun
In the barrel of a gun
It starts to show
Starts to grow
In the feathers of the crow

It's never done
Setting sun
End of days has just begun
Make it so
Make it go
Setting sun will always glow

Old as the bones that rattle in your tomb
Young as the night and the darkness starts to bloom
Old as the day in the comfort of the womb
Young as a rose with its poisonous perfume

Here it comes
Setting sun
In the barrel of a gun
It starts to show
Starts to grow
In the feathers of the crow

It's never done
Setting sun
End of days has just begun
Make it so
Make it go
Setting sun will always glow

Always glow

c2009 Wishnefsky
Track Name: Afraid of the Dark
AFRAID OF THE DARK

Clouds obscure the sun
There are whitecaps on the water
As we move in single file
At the service for his daughter

I’m not afraid
I’m not afraid
I’m not afraid
Of the dark

No one is immune
Come Hell or high water
I can’t hold back my sorrow
But I can hold my daughter

She’s not afraid
She’s not afraid
She’s not afraid
She’s not afraid
She’s not afraid
She’s not afraid
Of the dark

c2009 Wishnefsky
Track Name: Speak to Me
SPEAK TO ME

There comes a time in every plight
When you have to decide who's wrong and who's right
You can stay in the dark
Or free your mind and move on into the light
When you're there, you might be aware
Of a conjurer with bones in his hair
Kneeling down on bended knees
And chanting a name in a prayer of pleas

Speak to me
In tongues you speak through me
In the dark you see through me
Strike down our foes

There comes a time in every night
When you have to decide which path to alight
You can stay in your place
Or free your mind and leave without a trace
When you're there, you'd best beware
The alchemist with a deadly stare
Whispers to the ghost Cortez
Who comes alive and softly says

Speak to me
In tongues you speak through me
In the dark you see through me
Strike down our foes

c2009 Wishnefsky
Track Name: Evil Circus Clown
EVIL CIRCUS CLOWN

Evil circus clown
Is nowhere to be found
His face paint starts to run
No one's having fun

Evil circus clown
Drinks until he's down
The evil big top star
Has passed out at the bar

Evil circus clown
Works without a net
Dresses like a party
To cover his regret

Even without the bulb
His nose is always red
And even though he wears a wig
There's nothing in his head
But character defects
Jealousy and rage
That's why he has to paint a smile
Before he takes the stage

The bearded lady hates him
The midgets run away
The elephants are frightened
The jugglers are dismayed
The children in the bleachers
Expecting something true
Are scared out of their wits
When evil comes unglued

Clowns should never talk
Clowns should only smile
They have nothing good to say
Only filthy lies and vile

Evil circus clown
Broke the big top rule
Opened up his mouth
To prove he's not a fool

But only fools were makeup
To cover up a frown
The crowd is finally laughing
Cause the joke is on the clown

c2009 Wishnefsky
Track Name: Nervous Time
NERVOUS TIME

Hidden in the floorboard
Underneath the bed
Blood still running
Pounding in my head
Heart still pumping
I’m trying to ignore
Now the heat is coming
Rapping at my door

Can’t you see?
Yes, I’m quite all right
Can’t you tell?
Would you like a light?
Nervous time
I could make some tea
Nervous time
There’s nothing wrong with me

Say what you will
Any man could learn to kill
Say what you like
Any man could learn to strike

Wicked eye staring
Deep into my soul
Wait until he’s sleeping
Before I take control
Heart still pumping
Ticking in my head
Burning in my ears
The shouting of the dead

Can’t you tell?
I like to stay up late
Can’t you see?
I don’t believe in fate
Nervous time
Won’t you take a seat?
Nervous time
There’s nothing wrong with me

Say what you will
Any man could learn to kill
Say what you like
Any man could learn to strike

Deep in the night
Like a moth is drawn to light
His evil eye
Had to shut, it had to die

c2009 Wishnefsky
Track Name: Dreamfalling
DREAMFALLING

The wind is blowing
The floor is gone
I know I’m dreaming
But something’s wrong
I’ve woken up
Within my dream
The riverboat
Floats upstream

I’m falling
Underground
I’m calling
Without a sound
I’m falling
To nowhere
I’m calling
To no one

The mountaintops
Are far below
The desert wind
Like a furnace blows
I’m drifting now
Above the trees
I’ve come apart
I’m no longer me

I’m falling
Underground
I’m calling
Without a sound
I’m falling
To nowhere
I’m calling
To no one

Gravity brings me to my knees
Gravity gets the best of me
Gravity pulls me to the core
Gravity opens up the door

I’m falling
Like a leaf
I’m calling
No relief
I’m falling
With my fears
I’m calling
No one hears

No one hears

No one

c2009 Wishnefsky
Track Name: The Nightwalker Comes . . .
NIGHTWALKER

The Nightwalker has some goods for sale
A box of dreams and the devil’s eyelash
A jar of giant tears and a batch of witch’s sleep
Powder of Pan’s horn and a strand of Aphrodite’s hair

The Nightwalker collects arti-facts and arti-frauds
Hides in the shadows when he sees you coming
Barters with the tramps who steal for commission
From the trash of the rich and the shanties of the poor

Walk into the Night
Walk into the Night

The Nightwalker drags his big bag behind him
Likes to call himself the “Anti Saint Nicolas”
He’s never seen a sleigh or harnessed a reindeer
Avoids the rooftops and chimneys whenever possible

The Nightwalker comes under cover of darkness
Sneaks in your house through the cracks in the tile
Blows magic sleeping dust over your pillowcase
And walks the streets in your darkest dreams

Walk into the Night
Walk into the Night
Walk into the Night
Walk into the Night

c2009 Wishnefsky
Track Name: Rising Sun
RISING SUN

Before I come apart again
Something has to give inside
It’s so hard to trust, my friend
I would rather run and hide

But as I reach the deepest low
The East horizon starts to glow

Oh – the sun is rising up to fill the sky
Oh – the sun is rising up to blow my mind
Oh – the sun is rising up to light the way
Oh – the sun is rising up to save the day

Sitting in my living room
Pouring over all you said
Something has to happen soon
Or is this only in my head?

But as I reach the deepest low
The East horizon starts to glow

Oh – the sun is rising up to fill the sky
Oh – the sun is rising up to blow my mind
Oh – the sun is rising up to light the way
Oh – the sun is rising up to save the day

c2009 Wishnefsky