Rumor of Escape

by Doors In The Labyrinth

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released July 17, 2014

Recorded live and in the studio, 2009-14
All instruments by josh

Artwork by Jess Świtalska

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Doors In The Labyrinth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Doors In The Labryinth is josh loughrey, film composer and electronic musician. From ambient to vocal based darkwave, Doors In The Labyrinth draws from a wide variety of influences and experiences.

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Track Name: Concrete Maze
One by one like diamonds fade
Closing off, sequestered
We have chosen this
But can we endure?

Isolate ourselves from the night
We begin our search
For the answers
For the secrets
For the key

A window to another world
Behind the concrete maze
Bolt the door, draw the curtains
Pray we'll see the dawn
Track Name: Wrong Time, Wrong Place
Shadows and reflections
Memories that linger
I could stay like this

Mirror image laughter
Fractured by the years
I could stay like this

Shackled by ambition
Bound to my demise
I could stay like this

A glimmer of the future
Washed out by the past
I could stay like this

But it's the wrong time
It's the wrong place
We will never meet
Track Name: Is This Forever?
Through a veil of tears or rain
Through a haze of blood
I'm reaching out
Time like liquid
I drown in it
I breathe it in
Directionless I float
It's all the same
No destination
No release
And no ending
Years mean nothing to me
Track Name: Solace I: Twilight
The last chance has gone
There is no turning back
We hold dreams responsible
We hold fear accountable

But no one forced our hand
Driven by ourselves
Beyond no return
Through lost passages
Down the dead roads
With memory of the light
Filling us with hope

The dark reminds us it was there
We cling to the night
For solace
Track Name: Rumor
Watching the landscape change
Waiting for my mistakes
Watching the doorways fade
Hanging on every word
Breathing in belief
That there is a way

Doors where walls were gone
Locked three times, but try again
Egress, but it looks the same
Every turn the same
But never cease to change

A constant rearrange
A rumor of escape
There is no way out
Track Name: Winter
Like a tightrope
Like a piano string
On the precipice
Staring into me

My eyes reflecting
What I don't want to believe
It drinks the night
Swallowing hope and good intentions

Like a bowstring
Like skin to a blade
Like rope to a tree
The final fall
And winter brings release
Track Name: The Name on the Wind
Shadow of sorrow
One by one they're passing on
The garden of hope
Yet here I wait alone
Lunar ascension

The breath of a stone
The face of a god
Or a reflection
Distorted by ripples in the pool

The name on the wind passes me by
In the garden shadows grow
Encroaching; expanding
Will I ever find
Forgiveness?
Track Name: Solace II: Inferno
Let it burn
Cleansing my heart
Bringing peace to me
Purifying
Destroying all that which I do not need

Emptying the corridors
Down to the foundations
Expanding in spirals
To every changing corner
No escape from the comfort of the flames

In that moment everything changes
Be still my raging eyes
Look into the blaze
For solace
Track Name: The Purpose of the Ritual
Everything for a reason
Every key for a door
Each line in place
Each moment leading ever on
Without purpose, what do we share?

Obfuscating words
Metaphors and gestures
Each motion for a reason

Constructing castles
In the fog of ideas
So that once again light
May fill our hearts
Leading the way
To a common end
Track Name: Pull Down the Sky
Let it come down all around me
Let worlds come to ends
Let sorrow be complete
Let understanding remain
Until that too is gone in the flood
As the piper pulls down the sky

Structure and artifice collapse
Nature denied what violence transcends
All will be revealed after the flood
When our secrets are called
We stand amidst the debris
And count the shattered dreams at our feet
As the piper pulls down the sky

Let it come down
Track Name: Möbius
These things remain
Cataclysms can not mar
Nor hatred tarnish
Nor affection wither
Nothing really changes
Memories remain

Driven onward by emotion
Gravitational pull
Across centuries
Time cannot change this

There are no endings
Only cascading beginnings
Each layer reveals
The same story told again
Track Name: Solace III: Illumination
All curtains thrown back
All tricks and secrets revealed
The last illusion gone
The sorrow remains
The memory of the lost

The light shines down
Into every dusty corner
We can never come this way again
But we finally understand
The veil is forever lifted
Things will never be the same

Hold on to what we have
Watch the rising sun
For solace