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A Little Lighter

by Driftin' Luke, Jr.

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I know how it feels to live a life on a tightrope Always afraid to drop into the dark That's why I chose a life for you on a sideshow You've never noticed, but now I've told the truth And I don't think there's any way to say it much more clearly You took your time to pay for the love I gave you dearly Drop into the dark
Weeping willow Said to my pillow Please don't go When you're sleeping I will still be Gone for good I don't want to find the answers So I think I'll let this cancer grow Inside my home today Grow inside my home today Will I ever get away? Nothing grows inside my home today Will I ever get away?
Subconscious 03:57
Faded Soul 01:38
Every time it gets me Any way it hits me It swallows up my soul I think it wants to know Why I hid the money at the door So I did what I wanted for a time It whipped me then it hung me up to dry Wipe the baby's tears Conquer every fear Nobody will notice they're gone Let's go away for awhile And hope that our dreams are in style Maybe somebody will smile someday We'll go where the grass is always green Over the hills where the dark remains unseen Love will make the world a better place
Pyrot 03:19
Sitar Wars 02:25
Open the door Swallow the key There's comfort in knowing you're finally free All of these years This is the thing you've come through Dragging a chain Tied round your feet Hoping, wishing For something to eat Now that we found you What are we going to do? Sunshine awaits your pale sunken face Moonlight at midnight will lull you to sleep Angels around you Watching, they make not a peep So swallow your pride Someday you're gonna die You're lucky we found you inside this pigsty All you can do is keep walking Straight out of the night Into the light
Who's that over there Sitting on the stairs He looks a little different from the rest He's eleven years old And his world is growing cold I wish that I could help him but I can't It was floating all along Such a warm melodic song Then suddenly from nowhere there came death His legs were growing numb No more feeling, no more thought The scream came back and only begged for breath How was I to know that things would change Why does every object feel so strange Just a little darker Just a reddish hue Only a small feeling Is it me or is it you Just so disconnected The world is melting down When we heard the sound I wanna paint a picture The way it used to be Nobody would notice anyway I wanna make a difference Before I melt away And I'll never forget this lovely day
If only in the loneliest songs that I write The words on the page were speaking replies But I don't want to kill Baby, my only, help me to see what I'm becoming
So take my hand Fall off the edge with me Help me to see what's real Not what's imaginary Help me to understand What is reality When you're around
If only in the loneliest songs that I write The words on the page were speaking replies But I don't want to kill Baby, my only, help me to see what I'm becoming Please don't wake me I'm still sleeping I don't want to face the real world Taxman, he will take it away Making it last til the end of the day Ask and he will take it away Making it fast for another work day No one cares about my mother No one cares about my son No one cares about my brother No one cares for anyone


The first full-length LP by Driftin' Luke, Jr.


released June 5, 2020

Produced by Jonah Pennington.

All songs written by Jonah Pennington except:
Track 5 written by Colby Pennington (lyrics) and Jonah Pennington (music)

Track 7 written by Colby Pennington (lyrics, music) and Jonah Pennington (lyrics, music)

All songs performed by Jonah Pennington except:

Tracks 3 and 7- featuring Franklin "Flerponium" Pittman (drums).

Tracks 6 and 8 - featuring Andrew McAllister (drums).

Track 13 - featuring Christopher "Cornelius" Gregory (drums).

Track 6 - featuring Chloe Pennington (vocals).

Cover art by Adam Moore


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Driftin' Luke, Jr. Austin, Texas

Driftin' Luke Jr. (Jonah Luke Pennington) is a musician based in Austin, Texas. Apart from his solo career, he has also been a member of the groups Family Shiloh, Montalba, and Choir Pasta.

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