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Light The Way

by Before Dawn

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about

This isn’t so much of a new release as it is a re-release… Light the Way is a song that has been missing from our discography for a few years now. Originally released in 2014, Light the Way, though thematically has remained very personal, at some point sonically it just stopped feeling like us… until it did again (we have made some minor changes to the way we perform it live) it started as a simple song that we were able to perform acoustically, and it has now morphed more toward our own brand of electro-rock. Since we have started performing live again, it has been an audience favorite and our most requested recording, so here it is, once again, the original recording of, Light the Way!

On a personal note, this song has never felt more relevant to us as we navigated losing jobs, a home, a community going through a global pandemic together, recording a new EP, going on a clandestine road trip, moving three times, getting vaccines, finally yet slowly finding our way back to being social creatures again, and eventually relocating our lives to Appleton Wisconsin. There is a lot of raw newness in our lives right now as well as a lot to be grateful for, and once again we call on each other to take turns lighting the way.

lyrics

You’re a cold-blooded killer
a hot-blooded lover
You don’t have to need me
Just say there’s no other
You light the torch
A light on the porch
So we can find our way

I blaze through this life
Like it’s nobody’s business
I swear yesterday is
Light years away
You light the torch
A light on the porch
So we can find our way

All we really want from this
Is an element we can’t resist

You light the way
I light the way
Maybe
I light the way

We swim through the waves
And never forget
It helps that our baggage
Is a matching set
You light the torch
A light on the porch
So we can find our way

Let’s throw off these chains
Grab hold of the reigns
When life jumps the shark
We’ll ride through the dark
You light the torch
A light on the porch
So we can find our way

All we really want from this
Is an element we can’t resist

You light the way
I light the way
Maybe
I light the way

Don’t leave now
Please just stay a little longer
Sing me one more song
Before this feeling’s gone
And we’ll drift off
Into dreamland
And wake up
With a new plan
Soon
Between the sunlight and the moon

You light the way
I light the way
Maybe
I light the way

credits

released August 1, 2014
Vocals, Guitar, Programming - Rob Houle
Vocals, Bass - Kate Houle

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Before Dawn Appleton, Wisconsin

“A hook and synth-laden wall of sound decorated with memorabilia from 70s punk rock, 80s new wave, 90s club music and, well, just about anything else you can think of! With a timeless showmanship and knack for comedic timing, this two-person outfit is guaranteed to start a full-on dance party with or without you.” – Shawn Petsche, Sled Island Music Festival Promoter ... more

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