Dying Star

by Donker

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Dying Star is the first of many albums by Donker a side project of blogger and podcaster American Robb. It started out as intimate acoustic songs and splintered off into a cross country collaboration filling out some of the compositions into full fledged alternative art rock songs blending dreamy prog rock, glam sounds. What is the album about? Call me and I will tell you. - Robb

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released June 28, 2017

Special thanks to all who have encouraged me throughout the making of Dying Star. Thanks to Cheryl and Alyssa for putting up with making all the weird noises in the basement. Dying Star (the song) dedicated to Alyssa, Lauren and Taylor. Special thanks to Matt Donaldson for elevating Dying Star, No Matter What Planet and Shadow Box Butterfly into more than campfire songs. Special thanks to Chris Magallon for his stellar drumming on SBB and NMWP. Thanks to friends and family in California who directly inspired this album. Thanks to instagram friends for all the nice words. Thanks to Thom, David, Stephen and Black Francis for making me want more. "Always Is" is dedicated to Lola.

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Donker is a side project of music blogger / podcaster American Robb from American Pancake. Most of the songs come from improv songwriting sessions that are frequently posted on Instagram. The once acoustic only songs expanded into full blown rock band tracks collabing with Chris Magallon (drums) from The Pocket Rockets and former band mate Matt Donaldson (guitars) both in California. ... more

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Track Name: Before
What do you say
We run away (?)
holding our hands
in a suicide jump
holding our breath
under the fray
not caring too much
but caring enough

and you are a beautiful thing
bathed in white
and angel wings
before the fall

and you are a beautiful thing
bathed in white
and angel wings
before the fall
Track Name: FOND
There's a shadow behind your eyes
make up and harlequin
hope the sun God is great
keeping those thoughts away
don't have to carry the weight
carry the weight
alone
angels in outer space
will help you along

of you I'm so fond
of you I'm so fond

chasing the car
throwing your pain away
spaced out junkies
won't help you find your way
Neil Young is singing Cinnamon Girl
angels in outer space
will help you along

of you I'm so fond
of you I'm so fond

I know the sun hurts your eyes
I know your mind is full of lies
come and we'll fade into another place
another place

of you I'm so fond
of you I'm so fond

don't have to carry the weight
carry the weight
alone
angels in outer space
will help you along

don't have to carry the weight
carry the weight
alone
angels in outer space
will help you along

don't have to carry the weight
carry the weight
alone
angels in outer space
will help you along

of you I'm so fond
of you I'm so fond
Track Name: Plastic Fantastic
Walking through the fire on hot coals
mystifying, multiplying fools
Hiding Jules at Katy's house
for a slice of Heaven
Leaving crystal prisms on the couch
Surfing at Dog Beach, the fires out
Quantify the stars in the sky
falling in the cool grey water

Close your eyes and
We are only Stardust
Plastic Fantastic Stardust
Carving out a perfect line

Hydrogen and helium
creation of the alien
the sega and the salient
a nuclear reaction

Dancing on horizon's razor blade
off the lip around the satellite
collecting rocks and shells along the coast
chasing ghosts and skipping stones
Seven swells a mission from the past
Five O'clock the dolphins serene glass
drop in late and floating in the haze
chasing the thieves of summer


Close your eyes and
We are only Stardust
Plastic Fantastic Stardust
Carving out a perfect line

Hydrogen and helium
creation of the alien
the sega and the salient
humanity, the sanity
the cradle and the grave in space
flash of life, the baby's face
transmutation of the soul
a nuclear reaction

It's coming close
It's so hard to find
pushing against the edge
we had a beautiful time

Walking through the fire on hot coals
mystifying, multiplying fools
Hiding Jules at Katy's house
for a slice of Heaven
for a slice of Heaven
for a slice of Heaven
for a slice of Heaven
for a slice of Heaven
Track Name: Always Is
She can't break the spell
carries it on her back
when her world collapsed
she holds it in her hands

and it was like it always is
like it always is
and it is like it always was
and it was like it always is
like it always is

She fights and fights
balls up her tiny hands
she cries at night
it keeps her sane

and it was like it always is
like it always is
and she was like she always is
like she always is

She can't break the spell
carries it on her back
when her world collapsed
she held it in her hands

and she was like she always is
like she always is
and she was like she always is
like she always is
Track Name: Shadow Box Butterfly
razorblades and silver sine waves
painted nails and glitter shoe lace
straight jacket escape
walking on the wire
dancing on the marquee
just like Marilyn

She's a boy, a girl, a girl, a boy
seven years she knows just what she knows
and she just hates to stay at home
cuz her mama don't treat her right
and her daddy don't kiss her good night
she just wants to be a butterfly
and fly away

cellophane halo with Christmas lights
shadow box with pictures and some drugs
slicing through the night to find the people
who'll love her for who she is
and who she'll become

She's a boy, a girl, a girl, a boy
seven years she knows just what she knows
and she just hates to stay at home
cuz her mama don't treat her right
and her daddy don't kiss her good night
she just wants to be a butterfly
and fly away

razorblades and silver sine waves
painted nails and glitter shoe lace
straight jacket escape
walking on the wire
dancing on the marquee
just like Marilyn

She's a boy, a girl, a girl, a boy
seven years she knows just what she knows
and she just hates to stay at home
cuz her mama don't treat her right
and her daddy don't kiss her good night
she just wants to be a butterfly
and fly away
Track Name: Dying Star
You are
a dying star
and in your car
you lost it all

you are
a dying star
and your heart
is much too scarred

drowning in a wishing well
holding secrets you can't tell
you can't find it
if you lost yourself

you are
a dying star
moved to far
from the ones you love

you are
a dying star
you fell apart
at the seams

drowning in a wishing well
holding secrets you can't tell
how can you find it
when you lost yourself
when you've lost yourself
when you've lost yourself
Track Name: No Matter What Planet
wish there was some way
some beautiful telepathic way
I could be in your gaze
in this moment
in this world of lying strange

in my eyes there is sunlight
in your smile there is moonlight
what I wouldn't do
across the neon blue
just to be with you

Fall into your arms
no matter what planet
Fall into your arms
on top of eclipsing rays
on top of eclipsing rays

We are somewhere
we are disgraced
take me to that place
to your beautiful world
the world I cannot take
I can swim in
in, in your moonlight
the splitting cell of truth
in this moment
inside your electric smile
there is nothing I wouldn't do
but

Fall into your arms
no matter what planet
Fall into your arms
on top of eclipsing rays
on top of eclipsing rays

and say "everything is alright"
and say "everything is alright"

Fall into your arms
no matter what planet
someway
No matter what planet
across the neon blue
No matter what planet
on top of eclipsing rays
on top of eclipsing rays
on top of eclipsing rays
No matter what planet
Track Name: Askina
skin to skin
eyes open breath
dirty bare feet
hands against the wall

and I
I want to rain down on you
I want to rain down on you
I want to rain
down

skin to skin
breath to breath
now
behind
take it all inside

I want to rain down on you
I want to rain
I want to rain down

skin to skin
eyes to eyes
open breath
dirty bare feet
hands against the wall

and I
I want to rain
down on on you
Track Name: Cigarette (All Too Close)
Those bedroom eyes
watching the frames
in the sky again
ashes fall
from the cigarette
the cigarette
Lipstick smile
tiny hands hold back
the beast again
baby calls
the silence is all
the silence is all

you drift into the headlights
you shed your skin on the open road
secrets are burned and buried
it's all to close, it's all to close

that shiny car
hides a dirty mind
that spins again
music kills
on the radio
on the radio

you drift into the headlights
you shed your skin on the open road
secrets are burned and buried
it's all to close, it's all to close

I dream electric dreams
electric dreams I dream
of you

you drift into the headlights
you shed your skin on the open road
secrets are burned and buried
it's all to close, it's all to close
Track Name: High
His sins fill an ocean
killer devotion
why do you stay here
when it feels so wrong?

you take the poison
swallowed with roses
picture perfect poses
and a funeral song

and what do you get
but a hit that keeps you high
and what do you get
all his shit that makes you cry
what do you get?
what do you get?
what do you get?

it's no illusion
bloody and bruising
a clouded confusion
a chaotic calm
it's in the bottle
the spoon or the needle
when suffering feels normal
this can't go on

and what do you get
but a hit that keeps you high
and what do you get
all his shit that makes you cry
what do you get?
what do you get?
what do you get?

gone oh oh

what do you get?
what do you get?
what do you get?
what do you get?

what do you get
but a hit that keeps you high
and what do you get
all his shit that makes you cry
what do you get?
what do you get?
what do you get?
what do you get?

what do you
get?