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The Hustle is a Many​-​Splendoured Thing

by Slight

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released May 16, 2017

Recorded at Big Blue and The Plant
Engineered and mixed by Michael Hahn and Danji Buck-Moore
Written and Produced by Slight
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market
Slight is Michael Hahn, Danji Buck-Moore and Ryan White

Artwork by George Wilson
Design by Aaron McConomy and Slight

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Slight is a swirling psychedelic art pop project from Montreal.

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Track Name: My Lantern
At the witches hour
This is small space is shrinking
Machinery of fate
Is coming from my lantern

At this awful hour
There’s a cancer growing
Medicine won’t fix
What’s coming from my lantern

A day away at least
Will keep you from their hands
Don’t move ’til morning breaks
When you’re out there on the lam

At the kitchen table
There’s your left hand writing
And a superstitious force
That’s coming from my lantern

Along the open window
There’s a marquee scrolling
What it means to not be there
Locked up in my lantern

A day away at least
Will keep you from their hands
Don’t move ’til morning breaks
When you’re out there on the lam
Track Name: Origin of Birds
Major, what is that light that’s approaching us now?
The instruments reading our altitude are all broken now
I can’t hear myself think with that godawful sound
I’d give up all that I’ve got to get back to the ground

High in the atmosphere, weightless and spinning
The ominous humming was printing the diagrams
Methods of action progress imperceptibly
Couldn’t communicate anything properly

Decades after we flew in that tin-plated kite
Animals still seem afraid when my temperature’s high
Please sir don’t make me think of that beautiful light
Receiving your letter has only encouraged my mind

Shadowy messages, coded in cuneiform
Ripe for the relaying, unforeseen consequence
Partial translations of errors in judgement
Our only agenda was onerous copying
Track Name: Pigment and Dye
Toiling in windowless rooms you were high
On lives that you’d caught passing you by
In the streets below you’re eye was caught and held tight

Holding machinery close to your eyes
Turn the wheel and look through the sight
The flip of a switch would channel the glow into chambers inside

Metals and acids for pigment and dye
Hands working lithe
Making adjustments under cover of red light
Fingers on eyes

Somehow more than unknown,
The enamel grew worn and bone dry

Keeping your senses and gifts for yourself
You were humble and quiet when it came to your life
Ages ago you were there in your prime, hitting your stride

Treat us to visions in silver and white
What was not meant to be plainly in sight
Is revealed to the world despite how you tried to bury behind
Metals and acids for pigment and dye

Hands working lithe
Making adjustments under cover of red light

Fingers on eyes
Somehow more than unknown
The enamel grew worn and bone dry
Track Name: Run
Away, away beside you I’m ever flowing
Out in the fray
Without our other waiting for an answer
Wait out his haze

We’re all in circles here
Try not to wonder why and learn
You’re right above me now
Clear light all around

All proud, invitations flowing in like rainbows
Dark empty skies
Pearls for the trough I’ve slung over my shoulder
Satin and wine

We’re all in circles here
Try not to wonder why and learn
You’re right above me, how
Where’d the thread go now?