Magnetic Current

by Cross Record

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released April 19, 2011

All words & music by Emily Cross with the exception of
"Dark Before Light"-Music by Emily Cross, Douglas
Tesnow, & Ben Babbitt
"Black Cat"-Music by Emily Cross & Ben Babbitt

Recorded at home, by Emily Cross.
Additional recording by Emily Cross, at Hotel Earth.
"Shark in the Ocean","Dark Before Light",& "Interlude" recorded by Ben Babbitt at Hotel Earth.
Mixed by Ben Babbitt & Emily Cross at Hotel Earth.
Mastered by Mike Usrey.

All vocals & Instruments performed by Emily Cross.
Additional performances on the following songs:

"Holy Well"
Percussion-Ben Babbitt

"Shark in the Ocean"
Guitars, electric bass, upright bass, bells, brush snare, singing bowls-Ben Babbitt
singing bowls-Emily Cross

"Dark Before Light" & "Interlude"
Bflat clarinets-Douglas Tesnow, Lee Fiorio, Emily Cross
Bass clarinet- Ben Babbitt

"Black Cat"
Percussion, upright bass-Ben Babbitt

Distorted guitars,piano- Ben Babbitt

MANY thanks to:
Mother, Father, & Brother for all of the love & support,Ben Babbitt, for tirelessly offering help & time towards my musical pursuits,Lee & Doug, Mike, my wonderfully patient & supportive housemates Corrine & Marjorie,every last one of my friends, anyone who has ever come to a Cross Record show, & the keeper(s) of the Universe.



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Music from the home and minds of Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski in Dripping Springs, TX.

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Track Name: Waves Wave
These days
struck with the thickest lightning
Made from
the brightest diamonds
Spun from
the thread between us all

All days
sounding the loudest sirens
calling us
to their islands

Warm and safe
the waves wave on and on and on

We are only just alive
Track Name: Holy Well
I drank from a holy well
leaned over and I fell
I have come home to the ground
there was no one around

Many look, few can see
fingerprints on the leaves
what is there shouldn't be

There's nothing as pure as now
I've wrapped myself up somehow
in days and days of the past
the current, it moves so fast

The current, it moves
Track Name: Black Cat
Black cat,
open sky
Circle of heaven
Moon that's been waiting
within walls of a storm, we are held in a stillness

Hear no noises,
Feel no breeze
are you ever coming back?
Hiding in the tall grass, alone at last.

Black cat,
will you come back?
You won't survive
what's left of tonight

Take what's given,
give when gotten.
Track Name: Slow
slow as the mountains move
slow is my love for you

murders the mystery
opens the gates to the

only what needs to be
brought to the front of the

comes death and life
goes breath and sight
Track Name: Shark in the Ocean
Feel it in your bones
Comes like sticks and stones

on a night like this you really gotta be brave

Give a little get a little
give a little get a little gold
you're freezing half to death
and you would rather just be cold

It's like the smell of blood
I'm a shark in the ocean
You won't see me there, but I'll be there alright
You won't see me there,
it'll keep you up all night

Feel it in your bones,
give a little gold
feel it in your bones
get a little cold
Track Name: Dark before Light
Idle as a painted ship, atop a painted sea
facing the big empty
full to the top
invisible demons

Swimming in
some blackness
Dark before light, dark before light

My house is your house
Eat here, sleep here.