The Coldest Darkness

by Andrew Huang

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Jonathon Price I CANT CHOOSE A FAVORITE!!!!
*Smiles Maniacally*

I found a favorite :P Favorite track: Fortress.
Nina
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Nina Fantastic album! It's difficult to pick a favorite since every piece is unique and wonderful. I just love the sound and ambiance of this compilation. Favorite track: The Coldest Darkness.
Alex Denning
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Alex Denning The Coldest Darkness is a beautiful collection which -- like much of Andrew's other work -- crashes through genres to produce something really special. Favorite track: For Love.
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Nikki It's so hard to not love the songs on this album, which is why I love them all. Favorite track: Alone.
Bradley Glendinning
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Bradley Glendinning This is just such a relatable song to me, and I can't describe just how much it means to me. I absolute love Andrew Huang's music, and really hope he continues to make such wonderful music! Favorite track: Slow Down.
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A driving, shadowy record that takes the beats and synthesizers and catchiness of modern urban pop and turns them on their head to explore the darkest themes in life - distrust, abuse, addiction, loneliness, idolatry, cheating lovers, unjust wars.

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released December 11, 2013

Written, recorded and produced by Andrew Huang.
Mastered by Shawn Jurek.
Cover photo by Lucas Huang.

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Track Name: Hurt
all that i need in my life is you
all that i need in my life is you

girl, please stay with me
without you, babe, i don't know what i'd do
girl, please stay with me
the hurt's ok when it comes from you
when it comes from you

all that i have in my life is you
the touch of your hand the only light that breaks through

girl, please stay with me
without you, babe, i don't know what i'd do
girl, please stay with me
the hurt's ok when it comes from you
when it comes from you
Track Name: The Coldest Darkness
is your heart at battle
living in misty shadows
does she miss me at all?

i see your spirit, broken
i know you need atonement
but give it one more moment

wait - you are not alone
if i could give you back the light
if i could hold you 'til it's right

wait - you are not alone
if i could keep you from the edge
if i could hold you back again

but the dusk has spoken
all your demons close in
when your tears are oceans

it's the coldest darkness
knotted in night-time gardens
how could she be so heartless?

wait - you are not alone
if i could give you back the light
if i could hold you 'til it's right

wait - you are not alone
if i could keep you from the edge
if i could hold you back again

deep black cosmos, don't give me grounds to doubt you!
scarlet starscape, how could i live without you?!

and though i know you're not found
don't want to see you knocked down

wait - you are not alone
if i could give you back the light
if i could hold you 'til it's right

wait - you are not alone
if i could keep you from the edge
if i could hold you back again
Track Name: Ash
there’s no power in your blackout lifestyle
but we stack mounds of false positives for white miles
and the war on drugs calls for crackdowns
while we ship toxins to africa in the background
and they want a band-aid for aids
in a place where ibrahim digs seven graves a day
sweep it under the rug, honey
’cause if you can’t diagnose it, you can’t collect your drug money
the human body is a daft weapon
probably dreaming of new days
since godly church staff repping a peaceful prince
rocking the crusades with laughs, getting off
tacked a foot in the grave to all their half-stepping
some ask what god could do
some read teleprompts and the good news
but no news reports
why so modest, b?
your toy soldiers are mostly across the sea
having a good time, having an oddyssey
trying to mesh foreigners with your foreign policy
you seem to have the answers
who would jesus rape, torture and kill in the name of democracy?
call it cross promotion
the truth march on, can’t stop the motion
i used to take lots of potion, an ocean
’til the god dropped a coast in
no shortcut cropped to kill sin
just a lifetime bought, caught rebuilding
still spin shelters, foster children
but the truth march on, won’t stop for millions
and i mean both people and cash
we fought fire with fire until we had to fight with ash

well can i just meditate to elevate this dead weight
and celebrate life, whatever fate
disseminate truth
the light's gonna shine on your better days
not just with the end of the tunnel in scope
inseminate struggle with hope
double the focus, say it like you mean it, venerate
make a clean hit like i'm pummeling soap
the light generates, emanates, radiates, beams
making great scenes on these 88 keys
please, could i have the faith to believe
there's more to this life than making money out of trees
i wanna make peace out of war, friends out of enemies
love out of every moment god's given me
all your burdens and fears, you gotta set 'em free
all your big ideas, you gotta set 'em free
all your birds in cages, gotta set 'em free
all your serfs and slaves, you gotta set 'em free
when we do this right, it looks heavenly
Track Name: Alone
i give you all i can
you just take from me
the warmth of all your touch for a moment
then you leave

while you're making your love
i'll be waiting alone

i'm waiting at your heart
you won't let me in
i dream of what might be
if you didn't have him

while you're making your love
i'll be waiting alone

could you believe in me
could you ever be with me

i could give you what you need
if you could give me what i need
if i could give you what you need
if you could give me what i need

while you're making your love
i'll be waiting alone
Track Name: Lonely Stars ft. Veela
baby blues like the sky
i'm deep in your eyes
and waiting, stargazing

so come and get lost
don't ever stop
i'm raptured in your galaxy

baby when i'm lying here with you
and you touch me like you do
you give me motivation
a little motivation

we're just two lonely stars

you always know how i want it
you always know how i want it
you give me motivation
a little motivation

to venus or mars
wherever the dark has brought us
we're stardust

supernova's begun
i'll make you glow like the sun
and we spiral through the void

baby when i'm lying here with you
and you touch me like you do
you give me motivation
a little motivation

we're just two lonely stars

you always know how i want it
you always know how i want it
you give me motivation
a little motivation

baby when i'm lying here with you
and you touch me like you do
you give me motivation
a little motivation

we're just two lonely stars
tangled in this black tar

we're just two lonely stars
wandering in the dark
Track Name: You Could Be The Answer
cool off, i couldn't be so quick to think it's all alright
cool off, you've never been this deep into the dark of night, no

from the way that i finish i know i'm the nicest
my futile devices
i've always been like this, i'm so indecisive
just everyday tripping on vices
and i'm swaying like a reed in the wind
got a fire inside this spire but i'm keeping it in
need to begin saying no to these people i'm saying yes to
stress through my bones trying to impress you
but i guess my cloth is just a different cut
freaks and losers, big it up
feel like we give too much
and somehow we never can live enough

and the young keep throwing all that youth away
so what do you wanna do today
grass is always greener
that's what i felt when i was smoking grass
vinyl on that turntable rotated to the very last
skipping class for that robo crash
picture frames and broken glass
and razor blades and coke and hash
i played the game and no one asked
i didn't get out 'til i got on my knees
demons calling me too soft
but now i'm chopping that new cloth
if you can't escape, maybe you need to turn that cool off

cool off, i couldn't be so quick to think it's all alright
cool off, you've never been this deep into the dark of night, no
Track Name: Slow Down
well you wanted me to stay
but i'm losing faith each day
and i'm leaving this behind right now
and i'm leaving this behind

can you tell me something new
can you tell me something true
i've been drowning in these whispers
i've been sinking in your words

i need to slow down, ooh

there was so much we could be
but you numbed the spark in me
and i'm leaving this behind right now
and i'm leaving this behind

can you give me something real
do you feel the things i feel
all your shadows' tongues have caged me
i've been withering away

i need to slow down, ooh
Track Name: All Of You
baby, i know i'm never perfect, but i'm trying
wish i were better with the words i can't find
but you don't give me a chance before you start crying
so now we're fighting instead of having a good time
and you never wanna hear me out
please, before you hit the breeze
at least would you tell me that you still love me
tongue tied like stage fright
this was supposed to be date night
and you wanna turn away right now

i wish you knew the way that you hurt me when you walk away
i really wish you knew that it's so hard loving you
if we could just go back to the way it used to be
before i took from you and you took from me
i wish that i could give you what you need
 
baby, i'm not perfect, but you're not either
maybe we need to step back, take a breather
let's get away from all this artificial sweetener
but if you're talking about love i'm a believer, i'm a believer
we're grown up now, this isn't our first fight
made it through somehow, used to talk until first light
now we're careening off this high speed turnpike
but it's still just you and me, i know we can make it work right

i wish you knew the way that you hurt me when you walk away
i really wish you knew that it's so hard loving you
if we could just go back to the way it used to be
before we got this far, the screams, the scars
but babe, i still just want all of you
 
all of you for me
and all of me for you
i can't stand to be apart
though you break my heart again

why'd we have to make it so complicated
i like the way that it used to be
trying to be better and whatever
but a tender touch coming from you to me
could really help me remember
that we had something more than just animosity
babe, with this relationship, i've stayed legit
but it's still a monstrosity
by the thousands make mountains out of molehills
that amount to nothing but shed tears
and it's sounding like you don't want me around
but if i bounce we both know it's gonna get weird
how'd we get here, it's like we're blinded
traveling a path and forgetting where time went
this is life, when you twist the knife
and i'm sorry for what i did

but i wish you knew the way that you hurt me when you walk away
i really wish you knew that it's so hard loving you
if we could just go back to the way it used to be
before i took from you and you took from me
but babe, i still just want all of you
 
all of you for me
and all of me for you
i can't stand to be apart
though you break my heart again
Track Name: Can't Get It Out Of My Head
i can't get it out of my head
that you're with another man
seeing you smile with the phone in your hand

i can't get it out of my head
that you're with another man
when you're saying these things that i don't understand

i can't get it out of my head
that you're with another man
staying out late, and not answering again

i can't get it out of my head
that you're with another man
don't leave me lost, i don't want this to end

i can't get it out of my head
that you're with another man
won't tell me your thoughts or what's in your plans

i can't get it out of my head
that you're with another man
when you're so far away from where we began
Track Name: Fortress
forgiveness
you're so hard to reach
and in this place it's not you i seek

i'm hiding in this fortress
incorruptible
and untouchable
for days

i'm hiding in this fortress
indestructible
and unloveable
always
always

compassion
i can't see your eyes
i've never dreamed and i'll never try

i'm hiding in this fortress
incorruptible
and untouchable
for days

i'm hiding in this fortress
indestructible
and unloveable
always
always

i don't play around, no

i'm hiding in this fortress
incorruptible
and untouchable
for days

i'm hiding in this fortress
indestructible
and unloveable
always
always
Track Name: For Love
had a wife, had a kid, then another one
and everybody knows, they can tell something's up
no way i'm getting out and it doesn't cut
buddy tried to talk me down and i shut him up
you can't turn it off, can't turn it on
can't help who you want, how you get along
i respond to the song inside
i've been lying too long
and i'm gone

tried to dream i freed you
but i know it's see-through
i could never need you
and you can never live

look how far we dragged this
everything is madness
and my deceit and absence
are all that i can give

i really did it for love

started with excitement
just like you and i did
but we had to hide it
and i let it take hold

we can talk and listen
but there's no right decision
fairness was forbidden
when i went out in the cold

so i'm making like a tree, uprooted, burned down
chopped and screwed up, everything you've heard now
i've had young love, i've had a few loves
but if it's new love, can't it still be true love
answerless, if you're taking it there
because i can't resist, the romance is bliss
all in the way that she stares, and maybe plays with her hair
chose to dance with this state of affairs
and i'm sorry

i really did it for love

can you feel it end
when she turns away again
can you hear the truth
though it claws and tears at you

i really did it for love

can you feel it end
when she turns away again
can you hear the truth
it claws and tears at you
Track Name: Still Want You
this is over
i feel it in my heart
you're my poison
and i'm drinking in the dark
it's always night
the sun won't ever rise

even though you try to make it hurt me
even though you want to pick up and desert me
i still want you, baby
i still want you, baby

even though the sky we built was starless
even though you leave me in the coldest darkness
i still want you, baby
i still want you, baby

i'm lost now
there's nowhere that's safe
and it's strange how this love can feel like hate
it's always night
the sun won't ever rise

even though you try to make it hurt me
even though you want to pick up and desert me
i still want you, baby
i still want you, baby, yeah

even though the sky we built was starless
even though you leave me in the coldest darkness
i still want you, baby
i still want you, baby

would you kiss me again
would you love me again
would you hit me again
would you cut me again

even though you try to make it hurt me
even though you want to pick up and desert me
i still want you, baby
i still want you, baby, yeah

even though the sky we built was starless
even though you leave me in the coldest darkness
i still want you, baby
i still want you, baby