Sun Tracing

by jordan collins

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T H E A L B U M
Music is a medium of expressing and understanding myself. The title Sun Tracing refers to the first form of photography, dating back to Vermeer and the Camera Obscura. Photography was formerly known as “light writing”, which is where the inspiration of Sun Tracing originated. Sun Tracing, like a photograph, is about capturing a moment. This album is an audible paradigm, a cessation of feelings that I have experienced. It is a glimpse of two years of my life. The events that have taken place over the course of two years have shaped me. I want listeners to be able to relate to the words that I am sharing. This album captures a moment of my life, and I hope it can encapsulate something you feel, because life is about connecting.

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released March 7, 2015

Special thanks to Sean Burgett, CJ Marie, Angelana Perez, Amber Cuda, Sonny Moeckel, and everyone who has supported me.

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Track Name: Controlled | Ft. Amber Cuda
C O N T R O L L E D (ft. Amber Cuda)
I want to lay back into the ocean, a blanket of diamonds around me. I want to think without emotion. I just want to think free. But all these things are holding me back trying to take over. I want to sink into an ocean on a planet of crystals. I want to feel without emotion. I don’t want control. But this whole world is holding me back, trying to take over. All of this is a heavy load. All of this takes its toll. I want to blink without ever missing a glimpse of reality. I want to swim through gold filled water, where everything reflects beauty. But all these things are holding my back, trying to take over. All of this is a heavy load. All of this takes its toll. All of this is a heavy load. All while I lose control. I want to lay back into a black sky, floating by planets that pass me by. I want to hitchhike on satellites and stars. I want to lay back into the ocean.
Track Name: Emergency Line | Ft. Angelana Perez
E M E R G E N C Y L I N E (ft. Angelana Maria Danielle Perez)
These wounds are cutting so deep. I come to find I can’t sleep. I rest my eyes only to find I’m scared of what’s inside my mind. Who will be my emergency line. Who will be my emergency line. Take my pride, my soul to keep. On my own I can’t even breathe. I surrender take all of me. Pull me under your wing. Who will be my emergency line. Who will be my emergency line. I can see them with their eyes. They see through my disguise. Through darkness give me light. Alone I can’t fight. Who will be my emergency line. Who will be my emergency line.
Track Name: Artificial Light
A R T I F I C I A L L I G H T
I can feel your heartbeat in my bones. As our fingers interlace, you hold me close. I can feel your breath within me. Time is no virtue worried of spending. I’m taken by you so take everything from me. Take the air from my stomach and force me to breathe. Without this fire I don’t want this life. Artificial light. Artificial light. I think some people would call it love at every sight, so lets keep on talking into the night. These dark skies don’t hold me like you do. All the stars align when I am with you. I’m taken by you so take everything from me. Take the air from my stomach and force me to breathe. Without this fire I don’t want this life. Artificial light. Artificial light.
Track Name: Hiding Out
H I D I N G O U T
You can find me hiding out in here with everything that I hold dear. No awkward silences seem to disappear. When will our story end. Because every beginning has to bend or break. How many years will it take for this weight to push and break. Because love like this don’t last so we’ve seen. It only grows until it bursts at the seams. When will our story end because every beginning has to bend or break. When will this ship set sail to a place unknown. When will this boat find a shore that it calls its home. When will you carry me like the waves of the sea. Set my mind at ease. Set my mind at ease. At ease. You will haunt me until my heart goes numb. Until there’s nothing left to feel, it’s gone. When will reality sink into me. Because feelings can’t undo the things that we’ve seen.
Track Name: Sun Tracing
S U N T R A C I N G
Sun tracing these finger tips on your lips, saving every moment of light. Despite my fears we are here, all things set aside. We’re capturing the light. Early morning rise. Unknown endings cross my mind with ease, every worry in sight. Despite my fears we are here, all things set aside. We’re capturing the light, early morning rise. I know I’m naive, not too much pain behind me. I’ve never experienced death but my future is unwinding. Winter sheets, damn everything else that gets you down. Watching the sunset of winters eve, saving every moment of light. Despite my fears, we are here. All things collide. We’re capturing the light. Before the dawn of night. I know I’m naive not too much pain behind me. I’ve never experienced death but my future is unwinding. Winter sheets, damn everything else that gets you down. If it gets you down, damn it all to hell.
Track Name: Empty Handed
E M P T Y H A N D E D
They say it’s a choice but look who’s the one that’s choosing. The person with no voice, they’re the ones who are losing. If you were here you’d say all your hopes and dreams. I’d sing you to sleep say my heart was yours to keep, but you won’t wake up. You say you had no choice, but nine months isn’t that long love and you gave her away, no chance to grow up and make mistakes like we made. If you were here I’d say make sure these memories don’t fade and I’d wipe your tears away and watch you run outside and play. All those nights, when you’re alone, do you think of her at all. Is she in the back of your mind when your blacked out on my floor. Do you wish I changed your mind when I drove you there.
Track Name: Conversations With Myself
C O N V E R S A T I O N S W I T H M Y S E L F
Your mouth reflects the state of your heart. Light exposes the dark. Words drip from your lips and teeth, exposing thoughts of you to me. These conversations with myself are endless. These thoughts that I carry are relentless. Certainties fade with each passing day. You won’t change. But try me one more time. I’ve heard I'm sorry plenty nights. I went around a thousand times, chased my own tail. I’m casting my own fail. Cheers to my sequel. I’ll write the script of my life. Walking this thin line between 15 sides. Be my leader. Direct my steps my feet feel drunk, my head's a mess. But I'll try me one more time. You’ve heard I'm sorry plenty nights. I went around a thousand times, chased my own tail. I’m casting my own fail. Cheers to my sequel. I'm tired of writing all my endings, like reruns from the same old movies. You get burned out from all these stories. I hate the climatic dramatic turnings. Turn me off. I’ve tried my own way too many times. I’ve apologized for all those nights I went around a thousand times, caught my own tail. I’ve casted my own fail. I’m sick of this sequel.
Track Name: White Walls | Ft. CJ Marie
W H I T E W A L L S (ft. CJ Marie)
Walls, white walls push me in. Life sweet life passes me by. What is the meaning of life you say I ask too many times. But walls, white walls trap me in. Life sweet life passes me by. What is the meaning of life you say I ask too many times. Walls, white walls.