Neon

by Sam Moss

/
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Pressed by Burlington Record Plant, run of 300.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Neon via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 300 

      $20 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Neon via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $15 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Test pressing of "Neon" pressed by the Burlington Record Plant. Cardboard jacket (hand lettered- all similar but slightly different). Only 10 copies! Selling to raise $ to offset the cost of making this record...

    Includes unlimited streaming of Neon via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 10  2 remaining

      $45 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $8 USD  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 8 Sam Moss releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Neon, Fable, Pitkin County Morning EP, No Kingdom, The Tempest May Howl, Neighbors, Tree And Star: A Christmas Album For Solo Electrified Guitar, and Eight Constructions. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $28.50 USD or more (25% OFF)

     

1.
04:23
2.
03:53
3.
03:09
4.
02:31
5.
03:46
6.
02:32
7.
02:40
8.
03:42
9.
04:01

credits

released March 2, 2018

Sam Moss- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
with
Justine Bowe: High Harmonies, Wurlitzer, Synths
Benjamin Burns: Drums
Daniel Radin: Piano on "Allies", Electric Guitar
Michael Siegel: Upright Bass
Rachel Sumner: Low Harmonies

Engineered by Michael Siegel at Warrior Camp in Somerville, MA
Mixed by Dave Snyder at Guilford Sound in Guilford, VT
Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio in New Windsor, NY

Cover Drawing by Will Moss
Text & Layout by Sam Moss

All songs written by Sam Moss
© 2018 Sleep Walk Songs (ASCAP)

© & ℗ 2018 Sam Moss
All rights reserved

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Sam Moss Boston, Massachusetts

"Marvelous, resonating, magnetic stillness." - Boston Globe

“This fingerpicking guitar virtuoso characterizes the folk spirit in its finest sense.”- Paste

contact / help

Contact Sam Moss

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Track Name: Neon
I was walking after midnight
Three AM to be exact
Crossing city limits
A heavy coat upon my back

Counting strangers as I passed them
All were hurried, eyes ahead
There is no trusting after midnight
When we're just looking for our bed

But I stared out from the overpass
On the downtown haze
Hailed a cab and headed toward it
In a bleary daze

The driver was slipping out
Could hardly keep awake
I prodded him with bony finger
And we rode swerving to someplace

Riding

I pointed to the densest neon
Made a motion to depart
When I stepped out the streets were empty
I let the color filled my heart

And with it full I asked forgiveness
With it full I asked for strength
I asked it of the swirling neon
And let my wish list turn to blank

It was enough to pose the question
I expected no reply
But spun around found my way home
And hit the sheets by morning time
Track Name: Flowers
I called you up in the middle of the night
Called to wake you, that’s what I wanted
How you doing, hey, I’m alright
Just been having dreams, they’re mostly haunted

I’m losing count of when last we spoke
Finally quit numbering the days
And the years get blurry and your voice has changed
Suppose I only knew it covered up in pain

So tell me the colors of your wall
Won’t you paint a picture of your room
Are your street lamps humming, did they burn out again?
Are the flowers in your neighborhood in bloom?

I’m gonna bore you to death or at least halfway
I learned I’ve got a gift
Let me tell you a story that goes no place
Let the details slide, let the memories drift

What kind of person have you become?
Stuck between the lines or free?
You know I still get nostalgic in the glimmering sun
And rest my head in the weeds
Track Name: Allies
I did everything in hopes that you would notice
Though I can't recall your face or given name
I believe we could have been the closest allies
Though I’ve nearly nothing to back the claim

You are my favorite stranger, soft and distant
We could've painted towns all wild and red
I doubt this just a little in the greying sky
When October falls and rests its turning head

If nothing ever reaches true conclusions
I’ll say it plain and just attempt the truth
I’m sure you don’t recall this brief illusion
Except on accidental evenings, dark and blue
Track Name: Shoulder
Touch my shoulder the way you do
Come with laughter to my side
There are a few things to know this season
A drunk dream an empty road
A shaky hand icy cold
And you on the other side keeping it warm

You are no stranger I know you well
In a brief moment it was clear
The voice I heard would leave me shelled
Cleanly out two halves of man
Part sweet relief part yearning hand
I see it all before me wait
Track Name: Snap
Something gives
A snap or twist
A break or bend
Slips through your lips

Your wildest dream
Fades from view
The curtain falls
The day is new

Facing out
There was so much to fear
And the old reminder
Still echoes in your ear
Track Name: Here Again
Everything’s getting uglier around here
I didn’t ask it to but I had no choice
Sit down, won’t you buy me a beer
I’m empty in my pockets, I’m losing my voice

Gone away is the mystery of youth
I learned what it was once it had gone
Can’t say where I buried the proof
Dark eyes sparkling, the television on

Are we here again or is it my imagination?
Don’t you find that it’s to blame for all of this?
The false light, the clear sight, the revelation
I caught you singing to yourself

When they take us out of here
When they take us out for a ride
Are we crown jeweled and waving to the peasants?
Or tossed to the wind, to the side?

I traced your hand on the dance floor
As the lines drew heavier on my face
In the fear of what i was asking for
To the melody you hummed, we swayed

Sam Moss recommends:

If you like Sam Moss, you may also like: