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The Crimson Sky at 5AM

from Blue Suburbia by Traffic Experiment

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Now these streets lie empty and still, warmed in the early light
The clear morning air breathes life into day
All of the world is lost deep in dream, oblivious to the night
That left me awake here where I lay

But here I am before the dawn
Tired and ready for sleep
The darkness has now almost gone
And with it the thoughts so deep

The ticking clock that hangs on the wall counted the hours away
I thought they might be my last here with you
Now a crimson sky is painted across the world outside our door
And gold vapour trails scar the rising blue

I had to see this day begin
And know that the night would end
The sleepless fears so deep within
Evaporate once again

Now here you lie so close by my side and wrapped in my arms so tight
And there's where you slept all of the while
The hope and dreams that yesterday held seemed fragile in the night
But now reborn within your peaceful smile

Please don't wake just yet angel
A beautiful day awaits
The sunlight cast by Summer's spell
Heals all it illuminates


from Blue Suburbia, released March 19, 2010
Stuart Chalmers: guitars / vocals / Hammond organ / Fender Rhodes / synths
Harri Norris: vocals
Paul Russell: backing vocals
Tom Vincent: drums / percussion
Simon James White: fretless bass guitar / backing vocals

Written and produced by Stuart Chalmers

Engineered and mixed by Steve Hill at Woodworm Studios

Mastered by Andy Jackson at Tube Mastering


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Traffic Experiment Guildford, UK

Traffic Experiment are a progressive art rock band from the UK. They released their debut album Blue Suburbia in 2010. In 2011 the band released a reworking of the classic Doctor Who theme. A live Blu-ray (Traffic Experiment - Live [at the End of the World]) was released in 2013, with that difficult second album currently in production... ... more

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