Sweet Obsession

by Leadlight Rose

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SWEET OBSESSION is the result of a bumpy road walked for four long years, since aspiring and amazingly talented singer Ellah Rose met Geoff Irish, her loyal and long serving drummer. Together they had a revolving door of bandmates until finally joining with Jesse Higginson (first on keys, then on guitar) and Matt Cuff on bass, this disfunctional family rewrote, reformed, reconstructed and resurrected the the long list of hooky, heavy and delicate songs for the album making sure that only the best made it through. Including a few brand new tracks, the formative years of LEADLIGHT ROSE's career can finally be heard here as SWEET OBSESSION.

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released January 20, 2012

Ellah Rose: Vocals/Lyrics
Jesse Higginson: Guitar/Keys/Samples
Matt Cuff: Bass
Geoff Irish: Drums

Released 20 January 2012
Artwork: Azam Idris
Recording & Mixing: Jesse Higginson
Mastered By: Sam Vallen

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Leadlight Rose Brisbane, Australia

Leadlight Rose are a unique combination of musical light and shade, with the sharp contrast of vocalist Ellah Rose's powerfully beautiful voice against the group's dark, intricate rhythms and lust for all things melodic and heavy.

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Track Name: Follow
Into myself
Into my all
Your cold eyes burn within my soul

Tiny fragments of my dissonance
You cannot stand the stench within
The putrid waters rushing through my veins
To offer scant nourishment
Slip into the silence in your eyes
You know you cannot recognise
The swollen agony you free
Your inner chaos unto me

Tiny fragments of my dissonance
I cannot stand the stench within
The putrid waters rushing through my veins
I must release
Exsanguinate

Follow me this way
Follow my sound
Follow my way
To any end
Come what may
Give your all to me today

And it’s done
Silence has won

You see your face
You know you can’t recognise
Your lies behind
The shadows in your mind

Follow me this way
Follow my sound
Follow my way
To any end
Come what may
Give your all to me today
Track Name: The Dance
Why can’t you see you’re smothering me
I can’t be everything that you need
But oh though I know that our love’s up and flown
You won’t believe that you still want me

Sometimes I see behind your eyes
The thoughts flashing past
You know this won’t last
In truth you and I are so distant
And why I didn’t see it before
I let you into my heart
I don’t know

Why you can’t see you’re nothing to me
You’ll never be anything to me
But oh though I know it seems I just can’t let go
I still believe you could be something to me

It seems like I just can’t help the way
I feel when I see
You glancing at me
And though I know it’s not real why I still
Want to know what’s behind
Your deep haunting eyes
I don’t know



Why we keep dancing around ourselves
Our souls entwined
I can’t unwind from your love

Sometimes I see behind your eyes
The thoughts flashing past
You know this won’t last
In truth you and I are so distant
And why I didn’t see it before
I let you into my heart
I don’t know
It seems like I just can’t help the way
I feel when I see
You gazing at me
And though I know it’s not real why I still
Want to know what’s behind
Your deep haunting eyes
I don’t know
Track Name: Peasant Song
Breathe like it’s your last time
The memories of your life
Sing like it’s your last line
The melody inspired

Live for your death
Love every moment
Sing for your soul
You never know when time will end

Love like it’s your last love
Hold the world in your arms
Lust like it’s your last want
In passion, bend to her charms

Live for your death
Love every moment
Sing for your soul
You never know when time will end

Walk along your little
Highway to your higher planes
And arrows strike me down to
Where you cower yonder
Fall into your nightly dream
Of better things to come
Of I ponder why you bother
To keep your illusion

Paradise lies in your
Mindful of how others
Play their little
Parts of madness
The paradox lies open unto others
Arm yourself with what little wit
You mistake for cleverness
Carried out the open wound
Shatter now you’ll only stay
Until your welcome’s cold

Your end befalls
Track Name: All Knowing Eyes
She looks like an over done up porcelain doll
Her eyes shine like diamonds revealing her soul
She wants all the wonders that time cannot face
In this parody of life we call human race

You sit and watch in silence
Never knowing what nor why
You wait in your contented state
For all your dreams to pass you by
You’re nothing without my touch
Without my love
This grey, cold world so meaningless
Without your taste upon my tongue

Carried over nothing
Someone hear me
And save me from my own embrace
Wanting nothing
Loving only for you
I am watching you are lying in this self-indulgent
Bed which I’ve made for you

Cry for me I hear
Your voices warring over
Everything I am
To you I am nothing
But fuel for your self worth

Walking through shadows, laughing at fears
Wandering blindly speaking through tears
Wanting the love only sadness brings
I’m craving the touch of forbidden things

Internalised torment
Exorcised excrement
Who dares disturb my self-indulgent raving
Carried by fallen dreams
Woken by tortured screams
Hold my heart close to your body I am craving

No one’s forgotten
It’s not love begotten
Barely in moments I recover my mind
Whispers of nothing
Confused I start something
Baring my all to your all-knowing eyes
Track Name: Your Ghost
The decaying cesspit of self pity
Has now frozen for all time
And this mouldy, self absorbed illness
I now claim for being mine

The haunting screams of death close by
And knocking on my door
Now all my dreams and fantasies
Are shattered on the floor

I can’t break free of these
Shadows haunting me
Why can’t you let me be

I need silence in myself now
I can’t go on like this
Just fall to my abyss
The hollow you’re haunting me from now

I hear your whispers in my head
Telling me to come and play
I cannot deny the whims of the dead
Although I’d rather stay

Your shadows scream to cease this life
Thus, holding my last breath
Though my soul but longed to fly
I am now one with death

I can’t break free of these
Shadows haunting me
Why can’t you let me be

I need silence in myself now
I can’t go on like this
Just fall to my abyss
The hollow you’re haunting me from now

Fall into the pattern of always seeing patterns
In the way things fit together like the shadows in the rain
Walk along the corridors
The long -abandoned corridors
The dusty, mildewed corridors and hallways in my brain

I can’t quiet
I can’t sleep
I can’t focus
I can’t dream
I can’t wander
I can’t be
I can’t surface
I can’t breathe

Silent whispers , degradation
Soulless listeners, segregation
Fallen shadows behind me
From my dreams come to find me

I can’t break free of these
Shadows haunting me
Why can’t you let me be

I need silence in myself now
I can’t go on like this
Just fall to my abyss
The hollow you’re haunting me from now
Track Name: My Exit Call
I shy away from living expectations
Try to be just who I am
But here I am I’m denying satisfaction
Building a fortress from self doubt and fear

There’s no way I can
Justify hiding myself anymore
Imprisoned in good intentions
I must release me

Content in shadows, full of inhibitions
Scared to breathe in, in case I am found
I can no longer sit idly by while
Inside I cower afraid of life


There’s no way I can
Justify hiding myself anymore
Imprisoned in good intentions
I must release me

There must be much, much more
Much more than I have found
There must be beauty hiding
Cowering in the crevices in my world
I need a key, a way out
My exit call
And enter into a new scene
A new moment
A new world
This is my moment
This is time
Awaken, know no bounds
Reach inside
Reach for life

There’s no way I can
Justify hiding myself anymore
Imprisoned in good intentions
I must release me
Track Name: Highlander
Lie awake, dear, in your solace
Come to me for I see what lies behind your
Shattered eyes betray your splendour
Hollowed words define your torture

There lies the truth
There lies the answers
Amongst the shadows of learning you’ll find
What you’re looking for
The search to be more

Weep not for yourself
Only for your mind

Seek not solitude in your longing
There can be only one
Life, it is all you have left now
The war within you
It has now begun
And there can be only one

Stay your dreams, dear, they are behind you
The time is nigh to cease inaction

There lies the truth
There lies the answers
Amongst the shadows of soldiers you’ll find
What you’re looking for
And you will be more

Weep not for yourself
Only for your mind

Seek not solitude in your war, dear
There can be only one
Life, it is all you have left now
The war without you
It has now begun
And there can be only one

One last chance to fight
The war that’s in your mind
Track Name: Symphony
Missing pages of my stolen dreams
My self-fulfilling prophesy
I can’t escape what’s come before
The choices I’ve made
Tiny little skeletons hiding in their secret place
The place I run to in my mind

And I will run with the symphony
Of the poor little me in my head
And I will dance to the orchestral poundings
Of what used to be you in my bed
And I will scream at the flowers
For daring to be blooming near me
And I’ll wake up tomorrow not remembering what I’ve done
And I’ll try my very best to just be

I replaced the honour given me
With self deceit, with apathy
I can’t escape what’s next to come
The choices I’ll make
Tiny shreds of self respect left behind, lost in neglect
What have I come to in my life

And I will run with the symphony
Of the poor little me in my head
And I will dance to the orchestral poundings
Of what used to be you in my bed
And I will scream at the flowers
For daring to be blooming near me
And I’ll wake up tomorrow not remembering what I’ve done
And I’ll try my very best to just be

So afraid, full of fear
Of success, of a step
Of not being what I expect
So afraid, I hold me near
To my cave, my hiding place
Comfort in isolation

And I will run with the symphony
Of the poor little me in my head
And I will dance to the orchestral poundings
Of what used to be you in my bed
And I will scream at the flowers
For daring to be blooming near me
And I’ll wake up tomorrow not remembering what I’ve done
And I’ll try my very best to just be
Track Name: For You
Can you feel me, can you see me
Can you know me like I know you
Can you want me, can you move me
Can you show me how to feel again

I’m breathing in the ashes with the snow
These lifeless eyes are burning in the cold
And draped around my shoulders are the lies I told
Myself to heal my soul
I know you’re there I listen for your voice
But the sound is lost among this sea of noise
And nothing is the same
Nothing tastes like it did
Before I made my choice
And if I listen within my heart I can almost hear you

You sear my flesh with your touch
I’m shrinking under your gaze
I think I spoke too much
Like I know you want me to

I’m lost, alone and cold now in my soul
My love for you less tarnished than I’d hoped
And as I hang myself in emptiness
Surrounded by my sea of nothing
My bitterness as rope
Even if I search til this world’s end
I could never find you

You sear my flesh with your touch
I’m shrinking under your gaze
I think I spoke too much
Like I know you want me to

And I am alone
Without your taste
Your touch
Your love
Your hand in mine

You sear my flesh with your touch
I’m shrinking under your gaze
I think I spoke too much
Like I know you want me to
Track Name: Sanctuary
Picture walking amongst lonely enemies
Once they’re fallen down
Only lonely eyes filling empty minds
Carried off to my only sanctuary now
Dance all night in my lonely hollow
As I look into your eyes as you cry
As you fall from grace

Swallow all you said to me
Lift me up so I can breathe
Nothing’s empty now, anymore
Carry nothing for your heart

Little pictures of nothing
Hanging on my barren walls
Little sentiments, trophies held to nothing
Memories of something you once knew

Swallow all you said to me
Lift me up so I can breathe
Nothing’s empty now, anymore
Carry nothing for your heart

Cry now as you fall from grace

Swallow all you said to me
Lift me up so I can breathe
Nothing’s empty now, anymore
Carry nothing for your heart