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"It’s not a knock on other bands, believe me I know they are all hardworking musicians, but it does seem like the time put into an entire album of twelve songs or so by a band I-won’t-name-by-name is the amount of effort taken to go into just one of these fifteen songs on glaciers" -Joshua Macala

"Seriously great new record by The Consolation Project. It's pure MBV/Verve/4AD worship from a guy that's been into this stuff for a long time, but what sets it apart from most people doing that style in '11 is that he's writing legit songs and then the production, engineering, and mixing are incredibly solid without sacrificing the big wash of sound. Get it!" -Andrew Horton

"If justice prevails this album will be a hit. I should expect all my blogging friends to pick up on this amazing album...I haven't stopped listening to it" - Brian Hancheck

Album originally recorded in 2010

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released February 8, 2011

Everything you hear composed, performed, and produced by Ron Cavagnaro. There were no pre-made loops or presets used.

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The Consolation Project Rochester, New York

The Consolation Project is unsigned artist Ron Cavagnaro's solo music from Rochester, NY. Since 1993. Please like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter @consolationproj
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Track Name: All The Stars Within
i can take the whole world on
i feel like i am ready for more
lost control when i saw your eyes
lost control when i realized
i never had control in the first place

there was a time
when i was simply thinking
about how things are changing
as it covers up our bodies
in a deep emotion
like a river of light
in the darkest of places

there is something sacred in motion
when you take it slow
when the lights turn down low
and you can feel all the stars within
and you can feel all the stars within
don't let go
Track Name: Cold
on that day
i looked outside
over the familiar grey landscape
there was no sound inside of me

it was a dark september view
and my heart was open as the sky
and it felt so cold
it felt like hell

her name was a name of beauty
and her eyes were soft and sad
and it felt so cold
it felt like hell

i reached out slowly and surely and wide
as she slipped out of my sight
and it felt so cold
it felt like hell
it felt so cold
it felt like hell
Track Name: A Million Iron Gates
"breathe in, and step out"
she once called out to me

i walked by that old climbing tree
she had fallen down beneath the ice

"the angels don't want me anymore
and this wilderness chills me through the bone"

a single door shuts
and a million iron gates burst open wide

a single door shuts
and a million iron gates burst open wide
Track Name: Stand In Line
i'm standing on the edge of a glacial decline
and my breath turns to fire
no turning back, no turning back

i'm on the top of it all
feel my skin wrapped around my bones
my veins turning in to branches
i feel like we are rising and rising
i'm standing on the edge of an ocean
i'm not alone
i feel my bones crackling, crackling

we've got spirit

and the karma has been lifted
the buildings are turning upside down
and the horizon is shifting sideways
breaking all of the mirrors with our frigid gaze
now the climate is not only changing
it is we who have been truly changed

and the ghosts of fear will stand in line
stand in line

may the ghosts of fear stand in line
stand in line
Track Name: Returning To My Body
i crawl into the circular tide
so that i could return to you
returning to my body

the tread marks in the salt
the tread marks in the snow
left a bloody residue
returning to my body

i fell in love with little touch
i fall in love with crawling

through pointed sticks
in the wilderness
neck deep in frigid water

the crackle of the ice breaks my skin
as my bleeding mouth longs for a kiss

i fell in love with little touch
i fall in love with crawling
Track Name: Feeling The Sun
come in, slowly melt with me
i will close my icy curtain

form the condensation on my glass cage
i am done with struggling
i am done with suffering

on this slowly sinking tower
this cold and frigid flower
silhouette, silhouette
inside of me, inside of me

because we have something
a treasure to uncover
a lock to unlock

could you look at me in the eyes again?

i'm feeling the sun
beneath six feet of ice
i'm feeling the sun
feeling the sun
the sun
Track Name: Ether
it feels like the longest time
i had been missing out on this
i had been feeling consumed
by the charcoal of the past

and these scars from the open wounds
that i let myself have
like the face of the moon
the many faces of the moon

as it changes, as i let it all release into the ether
as if nothing had ever gone wrong
as if nothing had ever gone wrong
as if no one had ever done any wrong to me

i'm surrounded, i'm surrounded
by the beating wings of the raven
by the beating wings of the dove
i need to stop forgetting
because it feels like the longest time

and these scars from the open wounds
that i let myself have
like the face of the moon
the many faces of the moon

as it changes, as i let it all release into the ether
as if nothing had ever gone wrong
as if nothing had ever gone wrong
Track Name: Frost
dust off a little ice frost
it's covering my mouth and eyes
and pull me through the iron rails
and guide me back to the age-old grave

giving up, giving in

drag me through the night
as i trip over ancient stones
as our shadows tear into the shores
the spires of branchlike fingers
are pulling me closer into the ice
all light is travelling in slow motion
like serpents licking my jaw bone
i'm fading into the night air
tonight i will lose one limb
i will be left

crawling, crawling, crawling
Track Name: The Rift
"i will build the bridge
to cover the rift between
where our senses freeze
to the world unseen

pour my blood, my love
over the wrists of those
who don't believe

i will stare into the icy gaze
upon the throne of the ice queen"

snow to rain

i pulled her hands from her robes
into the circle around my forehead
and unfurled before all to see
were inscriptions bound by leaves

"i could lead in silence,
there are words
that are not yet written"

and when i broke the spell
she cried out loud
something about
"rain is all that i have left to give,
and tears are all i have left to give"

i threw my head back
and thrust my knife deep into the ground
and the wind howled inside of me
and everything dead inside was resurrected
and her hand shattered like glass

i will never forget
i will never forget

snow to rain

i pulled her hands from her robes
into the circle around my forehead
and unfurled before all to see
were inscriptions bound by leaves

snow to rain
snow to rain
Track Name: Empty
i wait until the morning comes
under the cover of the night rain
i can not explain
the things that i need to hold on to

a fire burns inside of our eyes
and a choir sings inside of our lungs
i can not explain
the things that we need to hold on to

i can not explain
i will not explain
the things
i can not explain

the well inside needs
something more to fill
Track Name: Under Lock And Key
under lock and key
i feel like i've thrown out so much

the trees curl from the frost
endless sidewalks leading me nowhere fast

my dear, it has been so hard
i'm feeling down
the weather has forced me on my knees

it was a bone shattering cold
and no one really cared
to see what went wrong

for reasons unknown to me
there always seems
to be a knife at my throat

my dear, it has been so hard
i'm feeling down
the weather has forced me on my knees
Track Name: Sinking Ship
everybody, it comes down to this
we all wind up on the same sinking ship
towards the glacier
and upon this glacier
reside the answers we seek

every single light of courage
that silver light could shine on
and the wounds in our hearts could break more

so let it fall
let us sink
let the glacier break through our walls
the frozen water is millions of miles deep
and she won't give in to our breath
cursed miles, cursed mouths
cursed gravity pulling us into the deep

a bouquet of roses
call us back
a pristine landscape of green
call us back
a shimmering glimmer of sea
tells me we're turning back
we're turning back

inside
Track Name: I Am Lost Without You
the weight of a million penstrokes
is cutting in to my back

the weight of a trillion shadows
is heaving on my fingertips

shrouded by silence
shrouded by branches

cut into my lips
i am lost in a night in june
i am lost without you

i thought i could be alone
i thought i was alone for good
then you woke up my spirit
and told me you are near

cut into my lips
i am lost in a night in june
i am lost without you
Track Name: Beneath The Snow
if we gaze directly at the sun
will our blindness suffocate us?

and when we run out of oxygen
will our feeling drain from our veins?
slowly, slowly

if we can branch out, slow
we could press against that window, down low
a miracle surrounding us, my love
a miracle beneath the snow
a miracle beneath the snow
the wind may blow and soil below
could create crackles inside of our bones

a circle can be broken
as the green becomes seen
through all of our things
that pull us down

i love you
over the screams
over the tears
i love you
even if i fail to dig through the icy towers
even if it feels like it hurts
because i can see through those flowers frozen below
because i can reach through the snowy shallows
i love you
over the hurt that i cause myself
over the wounds that i may have opened
my hands can dig so deep in the shallows
my queen, my restless dreams
Track Name: Frostbitten
you were always there to surround me
little dreams have wings
like a kite they take off in to the ether

one last time around
i took one last chance
i didn't know what i could lose
i had nothing
and nothing was surrounding me
i looked out

i had been reaching into the fire
to thaw my frostbitten hands
always frightful

i had been reaching into the fire
to thaw my frostbitten hands
always frightful

always regretting
that i was seeing snow
and icy self-delusions
with fire in my hands

always regretting
that i was seeing snow
and icy self-delusions
with fire in my hands