A Lighter Shade

by Shellshock Lullaby

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released June 14, 2016

Written by Russell Nelson and Greg Haberek,
Recorded and Mixed at Rookwood Audio by Russell Nelson
Mastered at Enchain Entertainment by Mark Schroth


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Shellshock Lullaby Butte, Montana

Formed in Butte, Montana September of 2010, "Shellshock Lullaby" is the artistic vision of singer/songwriter Russ Nelson. SSL has finished recording a brand new EP entitled, "Shades of Grey" which features the titles track 'Shades of Grey' and 'I've Walked That Road. Keep your eyes peeled because there is definitely much more to come from this Montana gem.  ... more

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Track Name: I've Walked That Road (feat. Greg Haberek)
Pull me close. Do you remember all that we said that night?
Its not on you its all on me, your body meshes perfectly in the sand tonight.
But no we can't, no we can't have it all..

Watch it all just wash away

Cuz I walked that road too many times before you know i’m right
Time and again you say were only friends this times goodbye.

How many times will you deceive me. How times did you say,
“You’re broken dreams your fantasies…They don’t mean jack shit too me
and in reality, no you can’t…no you can’t have it all.”

Now we see it all and every time we held our tongues.
It doesn’t feel right. Give it up.
When will I learn?
Track Name: Backwards
Woke up early one morning, the past runs thru my mind
all the games, all the stories. Now i'm staying in tonight
wanna break outside right now, i can hardly wait.
had a dream last night about how, it's gotta be fate

Its gotta be fate.

I wanna go backwards in to time, back when this made more sense
Back when we'd do things for no good reason
I wanna go backwards into time, and i must confess
if this ain't what you want then what's the meaning

Damn its really cold outside,I best stay in tonight
just escape inside my mind, and turn off all the lights
maybe I'm just seeing things, i don't know
I wanna see what this means, can't let go
Track Name: The Look in Your Eyes (feat. Greg Haberek)
Always lost and lonely.
You're on the verge of letting go.
Creating more disaster.
Self-destruction’s all you know.

You simply make your compromise, then you fill you head with lies.
Regret consumes you time feels slow. I only know.

I see the look that's in your eyes.
You let the child inside you die.
What's the difference you'll never know.
One by one they drop like flies,
with one last breath they finalize.
Now they're dead in the snow

Your finger's on the trigger.
The safety's on inside your mind.
You're sure to drink the poison.
You fall in every hole you find.
Track Name: All I Need
Dry your eyes. this conversations over. you were right its... time we decide.

and all I need is someone who will care, someone who is there and will fight for this..
all I need is someone who is real someone who believes in what I can give..

and why am i the one to take this lightly? You’re the one who let him stay the night..
you look at me with such confusion, like I would never know.. like I would not find out.. tonight we see the truth.
Track Name: Waiting for a Lie
Even thoough it feels like ecstasy, you and I, go round.

Break the door just to make a scene, what a life, tear it down.

So you say, you need to know.

Why can't we see, this out alone?

You won't believe, who needs to use.

Will you be there tonight?
(waiting for a lie)

Take some time to make this clear to me, share tonight, somehow.

Gotta take me to this place to see, our light, burn out.
Track Name: Crimson Sky
Outside my window, the world is burning down.
Fiery light burns a hole right threw me.
Can't find the door, i only hear the sound.
Can't say what this means it's nothing to me.

Smiling soft, wait tip tomorrow.
Strangers all around who know
breathing slow you wait to follow.
Just can't seem to let this go.

Open up my eyes and you're the that got away
fading in the crimson sky.
Can't turn my back oh i never got to say
give me one more reason why.

I can't stay no, to who i call my own
The more i learn the less i believe,
and my opinion, burns away alone.
This lucid dream is becoming naive.

Bleed to know you're alive,
same old look in those eyes,
out of place, out of time , out of mind. (2nd time out of our mind)
Track Name: Without Serendipity
The moon lit up the sky
I couldn’t even sleep that night
I reached out to pull you in
Hours pass I can’t wait feel your
skin against mine soft and warm
but you just laid there on the floor
That night I wanted you,
like I never have before

Without Serendity

Now you wish that you were there for me (me tonight)
Now you think to care after all that I’ve become
Its funny how you stop to think of me when I
When I’m already gone (when Im already gone)

The morning came at last
I asked you for a second chance
Nothing went as planned
You said ‘Whoever said we had a plan
I’m not sure why I even asked you just sat behind your mask all night
So Ill just say goodbye’

Without Serendity

Im not sure why I even asked you just sat behind your mask all night
So I’ll just say goodbye

Now the tables turned (now the tables turned)
And I wish you the best .....Oh...
Track Name: Shades of Grey (feat. Hannah Skiles)
Been gone now for many years, no more stories no more fears
Misunderstood the lyrics to my song
No unanswered questions here, I’m tired of these games my dear
And your inconsistent sense of right and wrong

Look to another sign and all the shades of grey
No way its never gonna happen
Take minute watch you self destruct and fade away
Everyday you’ll see me laughing

All is lost and all has failed,  impossible to prevail
You got what you had coming
For all these years I had to run, this false sense of bliss is gone
The reoccurring dream’s so numbing

What am I becoming,  faster I keep running
Tired of blood shot eyes. It all ends tonight
Waiting for disaster, vision blurring faster
I can’t be more clear, I will leave you here
I will leave you here

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