Despite the undertones of another time and place lingering in their music, Reddening West is a band in the here and now from Austin, Texas. The people involved and their musical influences hail from places afar, and the possibility of this collaboration almost never happened. Yet like the many persistent mysteries of life, sometimes people and places come together just at the right time to make something beautiful we never knew we needed.
Reddening West's music is infused with originality, displaying genuine craftsmanship, like something that was built and made for a commission: full or purpose, a singular vision in mind, handiwork proudly showing. They have attracted the attention of Gold Flake Paint, The Wild Honeypie, Independent Clauses, Austin Monthly, and other regional, national, and international press outlets, positioning them as a band to watch.
Lyrics:wait by the door seek a sign of something more let the last light of day slowly bend around your frame wake in the night to the low moon on the horizon this is only for a while yeah its only for a while wake in the cold watch the mountains as they unfold in the first light of day as it bends around your frame
Lyrics:gather your strength and start again adrift in a long and seamless wind wade through the water and slip under the light and let it in leave all the thoughts that flood your mind adrift in the dark, get through the dark I govern the tide, Im all but the moon I govern the tide, Im all but the moon through the fire, into the waves Ill come to find you
Lyrics:close to the edge lean into the wind where I breathe it in, breathe it out youre holding me back so Im cutting the line you might fall behind, fall behind were so out of touch these days it seems but I dont mind it, not at all I move like water in the dark are we alright its been such a long time well were different now, different now move through the night a whistle in the dark I cant trace it back cant find it again Im so out of touch these days it seems I dont mind it, not at all its all just water in the dark, yeah I let it all slip away whats left when it all goes away? wrong way around I need you now but I let it all slip away I let it all slip away
Lyrics:nevermind the fury, nevermind in the ocean turning with the timing of the tide should I wait here for you by the ocean? I feel the night wind and its blowing the bloom from the fevered, falling vine nevermind the fever, nevermind itll pass in good time with the turning of the tide should I wait here for you by the ocean? I feel the night wind and its blowing the bloom from the fevered, falling vine riven here on unhewn shoreline shattered from the blow is this the end or my beginning? I dont really know in the salt I fall asleep, tortuous but now complete, diffuse should I wait here for you by the ocean? I feel the night wind and its blowing the bloom from the fevered, falling vine riven here on unhewn shoreline scattered to the end the weary calls of many mouths released into the wind is this the end or my beginning I dont wanna know in the salt we fall asleep all the while you look for me, diffuse ?
Lyrics:only as I start to watch it fall apart do I do anything even if I saw you start to walk away, would I say anything? winter's been cold so I'm bound to the fire. leave it for what? yeah right. everything's all in its place, all in line collecting dust, keeping time in the dark unseen and selfish I think i've earned this accidental life of ease, of peace, of beauty a good man is hard to find only as I start to watch it fall apart do I do anything even if I saw you start to walk away, would I say anything? winter's been cold so I'm bound to the fire, reeling around for an answer. but nothing is clear in the shade of a shadow you were the light that I needed in the dark unseen and selfish I can't see the damage i've done I can't see the path i'm on a good man is hard to find only as I start to watch it fall apart do I do anything even if I saw you start to walk away, would I say anything? even if you leave to go on your own way, would it mean anything?
Lyrics:when the morning rose with the cold pulling on your faded coat just to wander away watching dust rushing by holding hours as they slide is there any hope at all? long like rivers were all running trying to find a way home I was young and I was yearning but Im always made up of you
Lyrics:light through the doorway comes you are the fear that Id run from you are the leaves come to call a season returned that I forgot feels louder than light cutting the night just like a knife spin me around and I lose my way a dream returned that I forgot can you be what I need? see what I see? all the simple things coffee, the paper, the evening breeze getting lost in the north cascades, planning a life that just cant wait can I be what you need see what you see oh, I pull you in from the cold so here we are can we be who we want? do we know where this will lead? how do I quiet these growing fears that govern me? well I know where I begin, and I know where Id like to end I have been to the shadowed edge I have seen the weary rest where are we now? ?
Lyrics:so this is truth, everything all bittersweet and draped in shadow Im waiting around but I cant quite recall what ive been waiting on the leaves to turn and fall? for the night to lift from the ground? Im reaching for your hand bending long like late summer grass wild eyed in the dawn I never can sleep I never can feel wild eyed in the dawn Im waiting around but I cant quite recall what ive been waiting on the leaves to turn and fall? for the night to lift from the ground? Im reaching for your hand holding on like late summer grass Ooh I cant give you up Ooh I still need your love Oooh is my mind made up? cant quite recall what ive been waiting on the leaves to turn and fall? for the night to lift from the ground? cant quite begin to understand where you went well it all returns again ashes to dust in the end still Im reaching for your hand holding on to late summer reaching for your hand holding on like late summer
Lyrics:on my way to your house I take the long way there the dusty road in the arms of the hills but nothings the same leaving here with nothing to show for spending all my time looking round for whats gone now so you want to return by the path you came but its overgrown, hid away nothing remains leaving here with nothing to show for spending all my time looking round for whats gone now even when my minds made up I fall into the pattern again wheres my way back? leaving here with nothing to show for spending all my time looking round for whats gone now even when my minds made up I fall into the pattern again wheres my way back?
Lyrics:winding down the valley towards the shore we must be close to the coast, I can taste the salt. and we grab the rising sun to make the world revolve around us. wander on. the fog is thick and the smoke from this train climbs, like the redwoods tall, as we rise and fall. those hills call your name, and the wind, she tells you things: this world is ours. Lets wander on. wander on. wander on.
Lyrics:on and on we start again leaves of grass or waves of wind same old shape but a different man fool them all, smile, shake their hands. oh this failing fame, sinks to nothing, is it all that you'll ever need? one by one yall push against the aging guard though they pay the rent. craft them all, curate your days just so, just so, your perfect parade. but this fleeting fame sinks to nothing is it all that you'll ever need? so take me as I am and this life unseen. i'm here i'm calling out, i'm all you need we wake up, our faces on, is this all that we'll ever need? when the game is up, and no one cares at all, am i all that you'll ever need?
Lyrics:golden light through the open door, splashless breeze against your skin. on the wind, the salty tide of sweat, of tears, of ocean. golden light through the old window, spilling out on the floor. on the wind, the luring call of toil, of change, of joy. oh your errant heart swept along by the breeze again. so youre lost in the golden light, splashless while you drift. but on the wind theres nothing left, nothing left to swim against. oh your unmoored heart drawn along in the wake again. oh your unmoored heart drawn along in the wake again. oh your wild heart wasn't it always someplace else?
Lyrics:don't we all throw a coin and wish for this? you and I in bed the records on we're so cavalier, 'understood at last,' you said, so we were calling out what we think our futures hold but you are the river, and i'm the stone canyon wall you were just, just passing through. morning light reappeared, we'd stayed up all night. the garden lay undiscovered, the trees shared their colors. can't we stay like this for all of time? never. never change your course, never change your mind? but you are the river and i'm the stone canyon wall and you're just, just passing through like the wind through the valley and the sea that scrapes the shore, all those days did shape us because you are the river and I'm the stone and you're swift, and you're strong, and I erode you are the river and I'm the stone canyon wall and you're just, just passing through.
Lyrics:hide up in the dust with all of time cradled in your hands, buried in your mind. all by yourself in the days gone by; those old golden suns give you light. with a handful of dust and a heartful of ash, you've seen far too much in there shuttered in your past. hide your leery eyes and spurn the rest. like a swallow that dives in the hunt in the twilight you search, chasing what you know you cant get: the boulder that rolls, the sadness of home, the loss of someone great with a handful of dust and a heartful of ash, you've seen far too much in there shuttered in your past.
Lyrics:we carried the breeze as long as we could, but we'd had a rough few years we tightened our grip for fear it might slip, but like every wind, it got away and somehow we lost it all, somehow we lost it all. we carried the breeze to the hills to the seas, but like every wind, it begins and it ends and somehow we lost it all, somehow we lost it all. but i was told if I wait patiently, yeah, she would come back to me. but i've been sold a pack of lies, yet I choose to believe. 'cause somehow I lost it all, somehow I lost it all. oh somehow I just let go. somehow I let you go.
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