Pain as a Source of Light

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Second Full Length Record by Wooden Nomad.
Recorded at Dead End Studios in Palm Desert, Ca.

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released June 30, 2015

Engineered by Brad Garrow.
Produced by Angelo Miles Romo
Mixed by Wooden Nomad.
Mastered By Kevin Majorino

Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad

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Track Name: Pain as a Source of Light
pain as a source of light


son

you have risen too soon

“i alone

sit destitute”



my back is against the wall

and its safe to assume

the world i am treading

the worms i am dreading

i’ll kill everyone in this room



love

you unfettered lie

i’ll give and take eye for eye



my heart is against the floor

and it’s safe to assume

the worms will come calling

insides a cold numbing

i’ll kill everyone in this room



so, pay with your pound of flesh dear

i’ll laugh cuz it doesn’t mean anything

so, paid like a brother of judas

betray the savior

and i would have too

i would have to.



pain as a source of this light

or is the light the source of my pain?



all that i want is someplace quiet but

you just will not leave me be

crucify your son

i don’t give a fuck

you see

i just need room to breath



as a source of light


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: End. Autumn. Fell
end autumn fell



breathing in the worst of today in dreams and spit

cold

turned away

i’m the last pitiful son

nothing is going to stop me when i come undone



when autumn falls i will fall with her

with every kiss i’ll break my wrists

and swear i’ll never love again





“ where is the moon?”

i softly whisper to the sea

“it’s rising soon be still my love’

how can i ever be free with this pain i carry?

“i’m sure it’s soon the land will fall into the sea

and you and i will finally cease”

such relief





when autumn falls i will fall with her

with every kiss i’ll break my wrists

and swear i’ll never love again



i never knew why the dreams inside left me no love

nothing but strife

every day is another day that i would rather not live


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: Crucifix in My Boot
crucifix in my boot



i believe that there’s something still inside of me sicker than the best

i remember walking home, with a crucifix in my boot



so it seems life is life and not a dream but i digress

i remember making love and hating every minute of it



so much for blood

when it comes to shove

i guess

i must confess

i’d rather stay at home



anyway i’ve never felt better!

(how the fuck am i still alive?)

take these teeth

(laughing as they shatter)

how am i?



so much for love

when it comes to shove

i guess

i must confess

i’d rather stay at home



i’d like to take your soul and stretch it over mine

just so i know how it feels to be complete


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: Sin and Bone
sin and bone



i know you know but

don’t hold your breath

shake it

take it

awake it

nothing left.

it’s just a needle and thread through your eye

no reason to cry.



and i fake it all the time

patience has built the cut here with mine

i will be the one to give you the smile

you give the coroner



just a little more time and you’ll see

the ship we sail on

is

sin and bone



come with me dear toward oblivion

let’s dance in hell in the fires of

i’d love to be the one to tell you what you believe in but

in the end it don’t mean a fucking thing



take it

my breath

wear it like a noose

your bugs

your lips

your teeth

fucking all

i count the maggots til you break your spine

goddamn it you’re mine



just a little more time and you’ll see

the ship we sail on

is

sin and bone


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: Do or Die (LP Version)
do or die (LP version)



i’m a whiskey shot

floating on these

worthless drops

of saline sailing

on a distant sea

i can see you

praying to the heavens

ever naïve that heaven still believes



i’d been drinking all night

and i’d lost track of my entire life.

“soon enough it’ll be crystal clear

i’ll just put my fist through the bathroom mirror”



me and the devil and a bottle of wine

drink up boy it’s do or it’s die



i’m a causeway

a little bump on life’s weight

always wondering which side to be on

can i have you

can we keep anything or do we acquire what only must be lost?



i’d been drinking all night

and i’d lost track of my entire life

“soon enough it’ll be crystal clear

just put my fist through the bathroom mirror”

am i the devil or the bottle of wine?

drink up boy

it’s do or it’s die.


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: Resplendence
resplendence



last bottle of wine

shattered and stained

broken supine

how can i find

truth bare

in this house of flies?



dead or dying

what we create we will destroy

time after time

we’ll take the cancer not the cure

despite everything we claim to be

despite the promise we’ve left behind

it’s still a lie trapped inside a broken bottle of wine



there’s no god

there’s no hope

in america

not anymore



white sort of lie

reflected in misguided light?

i’m the son

of your disgust tonight

despite everything we claim to be

we too will kill inside the time

when we die

all of us die

you will be resplendent


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: Waiting For The Rain
waiting for the rain



i’ve been catching tars on my tongue today and it feels like being young

woke up stuck in myself again and i wish i could be done



so i try

how i try but

nothing really matters

and i wait another day but my hope is shattered

maybe i need more release than anyone here can provide



i woke up feeling so old today and i’m sure you’d agree that

i’m not good for anything and i never have

been



can we please leave?

i don’t think i can breathe

i need hands on me

sometimes it’s too damn hard

to be me



if there’s ever been a best of me baby

i know it’s in you.



i woke up wanting a drink today and it feels like giving up


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: Panic Button
panic button



one more imagined dream

i never thought of having

with this poison in my gut



i awoke in a panic

don’t lock me away again



one more abandoned night

broken wrists to turpentine

kiss the apple of my eye



tell me where and tell me when again

take the flesh in exchange for broken skin

all the bitter buildings seem to disagree

the city is dead not dying



i am the ghost of the child you lost

the one you once loved but so soon forgot

take me fro granted hell i do all the time

its only life and its not worth that much



scapegoat child

to wicked wild

i’ve had enough

too many pills

too many years of being numb

i’d simply rather go mad

one more abandoned day

strong son imbalanced grace

her memory keeps me in my place



tell me where and tell me when again

take the flesh in exchange for broken skin

all the bitter buildings seem to disagree

the city is dead not dying


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: Black Genesis
black genesis



kissed like cancer

cold and bereft

the children slit their own throats

tired they left



hanged from the ceiling

a monument of shame

mothers body willing

she gave it away



feel like leaving your body behind

feel like leaving your body behind



grab the scissors

and cut it away

your pretty face

and wear it today



feel like leaving your body behind

feel like leaving your body behind



there’s no god for you


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: The Long Halloween
the long halloween



i’ve been watching for rain to wash this city away

and cleanse this sick and tired human race

i keep waiting, i’m always waiting for us to get erased

for someone tear it all down



wear the mask again

incise

cut

tear the flesh away

on this long halloween



if i take needle and thread will i be able again to stitch on a smile so oft unworn?

i’m far too tired to feel anything more than bereft and wartorn



wear the mask again

incise

cut

tear the flesh away

on this long halloween



i’m not really sure what has happened to me but

the angels i’ve slaughtered now pray to me



don’t you say something i can not judge

i’ve broke your thought and i know your blood



wear the mask again

incise, cut, tear the flesh away

on this long halloween



your honor i’m begging please don’t me to apologize

this world needs some razing

too many people, too many lies

what will it take for you to finally open up our eyes?

your honor its far too late, all that’s left is for us to die


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: Way With Words
way with words



there’s a broken piece of glass and i’m feeling the need to bite down on it

just to feel some pain something sharp and clean something more than what i am



i’ve got a way with words just not the right kind



i once had a dream of metal and steam just to realize it wasn’t mine

i’ve sat drunk on shores just waiting for more filled only by the empty sky



here a dream can kill you

what breaks you is what loves you

i just long for silence



every time i open my eyes i say a prayer to make the fucking sun stop

a wish to die in the cold instead of useless and old a wish to watch the world end



i’ve got a way with words just not the right kind

Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: Pulp
pulp



when i was young it seemed to me that love always won out

no matter what just believe just remain devout

every song

every word i misunderstood

when i where it feels like a lie



i don’t want you to love me anymore



can you name a more destructive force than idealistic love?

cities torn wars have waged

its down to love or god

i’m not sure who’s killed more

it’s close it seems

john and paul you were fucking wrong



i don’t want you to love me anymore



how we’ve made such a mess of our ordinary lives



i am tired of the claim that love will save us all

the trumpeters seem often times spill hate onto us

the compassion seems a distant dream for these bronze machines

how i loathe being a human being



i don’t want you to love me anymore



it’s a shame

we had such potential

it’s a waste

laying on the floor

and this world would be a better place if we if we just went away



i tried so to not let you down

but i always did nothing more than failing you.


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad
Track Name: Dahlia
dahlia



1947 january 15th

they found your raped shaved body

in plain sight for all to see

you’ve got a smile that i just can’t defy

and you’re on my mind day and night



1947 january 15th

a man he did walk free

but, first he killed a woman

he killed her just for me

gave her a smile that i just can’t deny

and you haunt my life



are you feeling ok?

your sweet skin is cold to the touch

i haven’t seen you breathing so i sang you a

lullabye

bye bye



you’re on my mind

everyday

every night

you will always be my doll

my dhalia


Music & Lyrics by Wooden Nomad.

Tim Straw - Vocals
Angel Chavez - Bass
Danny Fitz - Drums
Angelo Miles Romo - Guitar

©+℗ 2015 Wooden Nomad