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released August 11, 2016

ALL TRACKS WRITTEN, PERFORMED, & RECORDED
BY BRIAN DIAMOND AND SHADOWS & MIRRORS

MASTERED BY BARRY GRINT AT ALCHEMY STUDIOS, LONDON, UK

FEATURING THE HONORABLE REV. CHARLES LAWSON ON “THE STRANGER” AND THE NOT SO HONORABLE CHARLES MANSON ON “EMPTY”

BACKGROUND VOCALS ON NO FEVER BY MALI BONAVIA

COVER ART BY BOX OF WOLVES

RELEASED WORLDWIDE 8/11/2016 ON NUB COUNTRY RECORDS (UK)

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Shadows and Mirrors are a dark synthwave duo currently signed to Electric Dream Records.

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Track Name: The Stranger
Who's that man looking back at me?
Fuck he never tried
In that mirror so much fear is
Written in his eyes
And I don't care if I ever get home
Cause I never really been
Once I looked in my father's eyes
And realized I was him

Who's that cop pulling back of me?
Fuck too drunk to drive
Rearview mirror so much clearer
Now I'm doing time
And I don't care for your attitude
Bitch cause I'm a man
5.0 bleeding highway speeding
Catch me if you can

In the space below
Where you won't go
I found it there
You hid away
You can't cover all the tracks you laid
And in the darkness
I woke to see
Another stranger
Staring back at me
He said hello sir
How do you do?
It's been a long time since I knew
Track Name: I Don't Mind
Whatcha doin tonight I got money to burn
Say goodbye forever cause you'll never learn
Were you doin it right did you need it again
Sister out of time up till 5 am
What's the price you paid now nobody's home
If the dark is heaven when you're all alone
It's a beautiful lie as you drift away
With the memories of youth as an empty page

Some days are cold some are gray
I'm old I'm broken turn me away
I left the station you sat afraid
Only one thing left to say
Hello friend I'm out to sea
What other things you don't like about me
Midnight eyes, limousines
I don't mind it
Some days are cold some are gray
I'm old I'm broken turn me away
I count to 7 you sat afraid
Only one thing left to say
Never again I'm out of time
You told the truth but I wish you lied
Midnight eyes, limousines
I don't mind it
Track Name: Empty
All alone in her room but she's ready to go
Wipes a tear, dressed to kill now she's ready to show
Our time it gets taken away
Our time it gets taken away
I feel like you do but you don't even care
What's the difference anyway you walk away downstairs
Our time it gets taken away
Our time it gets taken away

I don't feel like I'm empty
I don't feel like you care
But if you had a lover I would take him away
Put him on his knees as he begins to pray
I don't feel like you're empty
I don't feel like I care
If I had a lover would you just walk away
Or is this kiss cause you don't know what to say?

All alone in my room now I'm ready to go
Cut my ties, close my eyes now there's nobody home
Our time it gets taken away
Our time it gets taken away
I feel like you do but you don't even care
What's the difference in the end you're not even there
Our time it gets taken away
Our time it gets taken away
Track Name: Confession
Help me father say a prayer
I'm gonna make your sons and daughters beware
Seasons are sweet but not for certain
I am the man behind the curtain
Forgive me mother please take care
No one lives their life like John Sinclair
Seasons change and so did I
Breathe it all around you till the end of time

Don't push don't pull don't drag me under
This face this spell this love asunder
Don't wish this kiss I give untrue
I never ever meant to hurt you

Tell me brother you say your prayer?
I'm gonna make it so nobody care
Seasons are sweet but not for certain
I am the man behind the curtain
Forgive me sister what I've done
No one knows the rules when they are young
Seasons change and so did I
Confessions in the shadows till the end of time
Track Name: In The Dark
I've been walking in slow motion staring at the sun
I'm looking for a hole through the barrel of a gun
I'm sifting through the tide of an open ended storm
Walking in a circle no one left to warn
I'm in the dark

I've been looking for an answer reading all the stars
There's no one looking down pretending from afar
This patience is a virtue but winter's setting in
Your facts are simple fiction of questions that begin
In the dark

No one's coming home and the truth is you're alone
In the dark

Lately I've been feeling down and out
Only lonely time and time again
Maybe I've been down this road before
This time it seems
It's all too much to bear

I've been laughing to myself as the story just gets worse
I guess you're just offended by every single verse
There's nothing left for me to say that Bowie can't say better
Burn away the ties that bind as I destroy your letters
In the dark

No one's coming home and the truth is you're alone
In the dark
Track Name: The Sedative of Ceremony
Sun don't shine forever
Poets lose their rhyme
Keep your paranoia
She says as she waves goodbye
Once I built The Tower
Now you're trapped inside
Once thing I should tell you
This is the kind of revenge I like

Party dreams to nowhere
Keep on sinning blind
You said that you loved me
But that was just a lie
Once I found religion
You stood there paralyzed
Just don't ask me questions
God don't have the time

I was a stranger but to her I was wild
I tried to listen through the pain in her smile
Oh come on honey if you ever even loved me
This world is fading fast it's
The sedative of ceremony

Youth won't last forever
Each day another line
God loves to destroy
Her pretty people out of time
Come down to the river
Why don't you stay the night?
And although I'll miss you
Pictures soak in black and white
Track Name: No Fever
She's somewhere on the open road
Cigarette hanging out the window
I turn to you and laugh
Bad attitude or just a bad habit?
Heart's beating and I can't resist
No more time and no witness
I burn like you believe
And I remember
Everything

God smiled as she drove away
Disappointed no one saved
I turn to you and laugh
Bad attitude or just a bad habit?
No one's sleeping but I can't resist
One more time I'll bear witness
I burn just like you bleed
And I remember
Everything

No temperature no fever
Sun come out today but no reason
Lord give me time to walk the line of
A new pretender

He's somewhere on the open road
Tattooed arm out the window
I turn to you and laugh
Bad attitude or just a bad habit?
Breaks laws can't resist
One more time with no witness
I learn like you believe
And I remember
Everything

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