Violent Sun

by Haniwa

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Honey’s dripping from an angel’s backside I lap it up as it starts to pool Four frozen voices warn of Winter’s whiteout Four frozen carolers sing their dues You brute Slice a little heaven for this one too You bought this ambrosia so smile and chew Lalalalalala What does that choir coo? Re-mi-do Lying facedown in the blanket snow Ooo Mmm Aaa With my fingers, I can make out letters This is what you wanted what you chose to be You grab my cheeks and force me towards the sunrise That violent Sun you say is all for me You brute Slice a little heaven for this one too You bought his ambrosia so smile and chew Lalalalalala Choral due
Should I break through the glass Would she eat me alive Maybe I'd never last But would my shell survive Moving pictures dancing on the wall Hieroglyphs make much more sense now Nights grow cold and oh you've grown as well Look up to bursting rain clouds now Feel it with me now No one told me the truth That why she came along Please just don't make me choose You don't know what you've done
And we meet at dusk And for miles our shadows loom Yearning for the night As the Sun I light your Moon (And with babies breath I sought recourse Taking cues from the one I've taken from you) I supposed I should have waited But they say you just live once Why not let love With the mirrors hung I caught your tongue each time They say it takes two Disregard that you weren't mine Was I ever really needed It is possible to glow Without our love Your Moon And when you're with him As the bulb I dim your room
The smell of each day Reminds me of a time Reminds me of a place How many words did we say Perhaps a million Storms of pink and gold I seldom escape The star in every dream And fog-lined shivering How many years will it take Perhaps a million
These sleepless nights blur into one Amber street lights dare me to run Away from home away from here To seek you out find only fear And like the Moon reflects the Sun My gate to you zeros and ones Silence and murmurs silence begins Find a way out or let me in Blinking lights and whirring sound Endless space yet tightly wound Bleeding hearts and chemistry Vanish in the circuitry I wish I wanted what's best for you A machine to me and my love is use A different place Another life A perfect man A perfect wife These sleepless nights blur into one A thousand lights A Violent Sun
My dear my dear you call Quiver you fear the fall As two could we obtain Discover something sane You colored copper Cut geometric And played with each word Memorized logic Incessant chatter Infinite matter A place to live in Dodecahedron My dear oh dear we've learned One year two years we churned Westward could we escape Finally something sane And you could find me And I would be there Beside the calm sea The wind in your hair I never saw it I only dreamt it Dodecahedron A place to live in Tangled feet cool concrete Drunken laughs magic grasp Picked you up ran and hid None can hide the things we did Watched him sing up on that hill Twigs in hair time to kill Our walk home hand in hand Lips met lips future damned Fuzzy dreams when we woke Distance increased hardly spoke Flew back East Cosmic change Separate something sane
For every breath a shadow cast upon their home Bowing to white towers stirring up the gloam When the sunlight falls your tower will bathe in the morning dew Armed with time a few more hours is all I would ask of you These hands stained with the rust of fixing up your wreck Given half a chance they’d wring your fucking neck Sweat beads that trace my age will someday gleam like the morning dew No home no grave no tall white tower’d fit all I would take from you
One year review I bent backwards to please you And with regret Cords snagged on hooks and a fishnet And with heartache Sunk like a stone in a deep lake One year since then How could I look at your face when Once again you are the enemy’s friend Like a black leech heartworm bad sperm Ascending to the womb Once again I guess it isn't happening What rose with a trumpet’s fanfare Sinking as a flute One boar one game Worth even more than your surname One cold silt floor You reached and took what was not yours One bone they’ll find With any luck in your lifetime One year since then How could I look at your face when
I will watch in wonder Oh the sobbing of a girl Her shoulders tremble and pulse Storm clouds eye your shelter Oh stabbing at the Earth The world around you trembles Tremble Tremble and pulse I'd offer you guidance I’d guide you far away from me My love Summer's breadth and I'm headed out As for now I am your darkest cloud Open up your blinds sometime Oh ladybugs in flight Settle on your window to die Moor upon his shoulder Oh his instead of mine Shuttle you through limbo Limbo Tremble and pulse I'd offer you closure And I'd throw away the key my love My love Summer’s breadth and I'm headed out As for now I am your darkest cloud Violent storm and thunder Fall on lily white lovers I'd offer them cover As a termite in the beams my love My love See the adulteress who slept with doubt You wanted it perfect or you wanted out Sob your story and take a bow As for now I am your darkest cloud
I would have given you anything Absolutely absolutely You told me to slow it down But I would never listen no Coloring our skin Wet grass kiss in the wind Flowers to never die Me laughing towards the sky Stars signs and dreaming tales You know me all too well Dancing, cold tire swing You and I absolutely
Last night I dreamed of billowing steam As I snuffed out a match on the sea What beautiful form does it make When molecules rise and separate Young man False start When the orcas swim, the orcas swim And one gets lost all the others call Call call Oh my son you weren't gone very long Oh my god what is wrong What is wrong Last night you dreamed and you shared it with me As a monster I leapt from the sea Through currents and torrents between My home and my wild fantasy Last night I dreamed of billowing steam As I snuffed out a match on the sea What beautiful form does it make When two lives shake hands and separate


The Sun is violent, destructive, and ambivalent. This giant fireball gives life to our planet while being able to take it away at any moment. We are tied to it, dependent on it, and at its mercy. We need the Sun to give us life, much like we need love and passion to give our lives meaning.

While there are countless positive aspects to glean from love, it opens us to one of our most venerable states. The trust we share can be broken in an instant, and the light that fuels us can go out; both world shifting events. With this project, we wanted to share both the passion and pain that love brings. The violent social dance that draws us in and pushes us apart. In this way, love can be just as violent and destructive as the Sun.


For those of you who have supported us since the beginning, we would like to thank you a million times over. This project is the culmination of so many people we have met and so many great musicians who have inspired us to keep working on this project. We hope that our music brings you joy equal to the efforts it took to turn it into a reality.

Special thanks to : Steve Silva, Caleb Grey, Kevin Lively, Daniel Felton, M. Bailey Stephenson, Caroline Harris, Evan Jarvicks, Amon Hanson, Griffin Hemphill, Mark and Lori Lyon, Victor and Dyan Vapes, Quit Nguyen, Nathan Poppe, Allan Pelligrin, and Steven Hardin



released August 18, 2017


All songs written by Haniwa

Dylan Walling : Vocals, piano, synths, guitar, percussion, production

Jake Jones : Drums

Shawn Stafford : Guitar, production

Shirley Sanders : Vocals, guitar, synths, bass, percussion, production

Tyco Holloway : Bass, vocals, guitar


M. Bailey Stephenson : Harp, Vocals (Track 3)

Recorded and Mixed by : Caleb Gray

Additional Tracking by : Daniel Felton and Haniwa

Mastered by : Kevin Lively



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