Holding Pattern

by I Am Lightyear

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released May 28, 2014

produced by andrew futral
additional production by will hensley
mixed and mastered by will hensley
written by lauren zettler, cara salimando, cameron mizell

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I Am Lightyear Brooklyn, New York

I Am Lightyear, the new electro-pop baby of Lauren Zettler, is the product of reinvention. Lightyear combines stark, popping electronics, warm, bouncing basslines and Zettler’s own airy vocals, to create a sound that’s both human and intangible—filled with space and feeling. It’s strong music that addresses vulnerability while revering strength, in the tradition of Emily Haines and Patty Griffin ... more

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Track Name: Our Own Escape
say it to me now
i feel it around me
say it to me now
i feel it around me, i feel it around
say it to me now
i feel it around me, i feel it around me

let's build our own escape
use all our hands to make our way
if it should go to waste
we were all born to recreate

say it to me now
i feel it around me, i feel it around me
say it to me now
i feel it around me, i feel it around

let's build our own escape
use all our hands to make our way
if it should go to waste
we were all born to recreate

and i see the light
cutting through me like a knife
and i see the truth
undoing me, undoing you

let's build our own escape (i feel it all around me)
use all our hands to make our way
if it should go to waste
Track Name: Holding Pattern
i'm in a holding pattern
something's got me by the neck
i want to give it name, give it a name
so i can give it away, give it away
rising to the surface like an oil separates
from the water i came, water i came
now i'm what i create, what i create

i've been waiting to land for so long
i keep combing the sands looking for someone
waving a flag to signal safety
but still i circle the earth and nothing's changing

i'm in a holding patter
desires splintered in my sleep
and keep me always awake, always awake
i've got something to say, something to say
but i always cut my tongue off
and fight my mouth instead, blood red
wash it away, wash it away
i'm what i create, what i create

there's a stain on my skin nobody sees
and it's seeping beneath, seeping beneath
now it's a part of me, a part of me

i've been waiting to land for so long
i keep combing the sands looking for someone
waving a flag to signal safety
but still i circle the earth and nothing's changing

i've been waiting to land for so long

i've been waiting to land for so long
i keep combing the sands looking for someone
waving a flag to signal safety
but still i circle the earth and nothing's changing
i've been waiting to land for so long
i keep coming the sands looking for someone
waving a flag to signal safety
but still i circle the earth and nothing's changing
Track Name: Light In You
i'm alive on the inside
all my organs underneath are humming quiet
glowing brightly
and i feel it in my feet
the pull of the moon takes me to you
swimming through dust of the oceans around us

you gotta lot of light, gotta lot of light in you
you gotta lot of light, gotta lot of light in you
(hey you, let me ignite you, let me ignite you)

all the stars are aligning, but is it happening too soon
now we're falling, skim the surface
comets chasing after you
the pull of the moon takes me to you
but will they find you before i do

you gotta lot of light, gotta lot of light in you
you gotta lot of light, gotta lot of light in you
(hey you, let me ignite you, let me ignite you)

make no sound, no one's around
like fireflies against the night
look for my light
and you'll be fine

you gotta lot of light, gotta lot of light in you
you gotta lot of light, gotta lot of light in you
(hey you, let me ignite you, let me ignite you)
Track Name: Love
i chased you in my dreams last night before you left
i ran around in circles, i never found you in the end
in the morning things are different
the things we want, the things we have
your beauty makes me dizzy and just so very sad

love, love, love
love, love, love

i search for you in all of my things
in other people too
it's like the further you go away
the closer i am to you
if you gotta go, then go
why do you have to tease me so
i am just a girl on my knees
who would self-destruct for you
never be enough for you
i don't know why i always need your

love, love, love
love, love, love

if i had you in my bed, would this still make sense
or would we just breathe it in and out all over again

love, love, love
love, love, love