Endings (album)

by Flights of Helios

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polymolybolywoly This album has been a long time coming, but it is testament to the greatness of the songs that they still evoke emotions and continue to impress. Even after nearly 4 years Factory is still my fave track and the album version is still a blinder, but to be fully enjoyed it needs to be heard live and live is where Flights excel, between Chris's enigmatic presence and Phil's banter you can't help but love them. Buy this for the car, but go see them perform. Favorite track: Factory (Endings mix).
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Soloman Tump So glad to be finally getting a copy of Donalogue. First caught you guys perform this at Gappy Tooth a number of years ago and it has spellbound me since.


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'Endings' is the debut album by Flights of Helios.


Christopher Beard - vocals, electric bass guitar
James Currie - drums, percussion, vocals
James Maund - electric guitar, vocals
Philip Hanaway-Oakley - vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar
Sebastian Reynolds - synths, vocal processing, piano, vocals

Richard Neuberg - backing vocals


released February 19, 2018


Composed and performed by Flights of Helios, except:
(1) Trad. Arr
(6) Composed by Bleeding Heart Narrative

Recorded with Richard Neuberg at Strawhouse Studios strawhousestudios.com

As well as recording and mixing 'Endings', Richard provided invaluable encouragement and experience and we thank him dearly.

Mastered by Tim Turan of Turan Audio

Artwork by Greg Orrom-Swan


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Flights of Helios are a space-rock / drone-folk band from Oxford, UK.
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Track Name: Donalogue
I saw you first on a Sunday evening
About the altar as I was kneeling
Upon Christ's passion as I was reading
But my eye was on you and my sore heart bleeding

Oh Donalogue, can't you feel me near you
Why don't you tremble the way that I do
I'll be your lantern to show you truth plainly
And if you are set on I'll defend you bravely

For wild as crow is this heart within me
Black as your shadow is this grief that blinds me
Stained as a boot-print upon the polished hallway
And it is you who has stained it, forever and always

Oh, oh, oh

You took what's before and what's behind me
You took east and west when you admired me
Sun, moon and stars from me you've taken
And the god above, unless I'm much mistaken

I saw you first on a Sunday evening
About the altar as I was kneeling
Upon Christ's passion as I was reading
But my eye was on you and my sore heart bleeding

Sun, moon and stars
Brother, lover, you're mine 'til the stars fall
Track Name: Embers
Embers glow, tindered and they’ll grow
Smoulders the fuel and lovers in bloom

Burn and burn, as we radiate

Kindle that heat, rekindle the downbeat
Catches snapped edge, and matches to what’s said

Burn and burn, as we radiate
Burn and burn, changing our state

Well-placed branches, who-cares advances
Funeral pyre, cinders to desire

Burn and burn, as we radiate
Burn and burn, changing our state

I’ll burn for you if you’ll burn for me
We’ll radiate, combust naturally
Track Name: Factory (Endings mix)
the nurse can't find a vein to draw the blood
but my wife can every time
and in the factory, silently
they're sleeping in two lines
the money doesn't flow down here it's just a trickle
from a murder scene it splits it leaves

she has voices in her head waiting in the balance
she sees stars a sky of stars in her mind

all the girls look good in the summer
in the kitchen she hits the boy
i'm leaving i say and she says stay, stay
i'm leaving i say and she says stay

i had a dream of my father
a meeting in a snow photograph
this machine is tied to me it's my reflection now
but the tiny thread is slipping through my hands

i tried to pray but i did not know who to pray to
the dead are singing like there's a crack in the land
I'm walking in a dreamworld, I'm walking in a dreamworld
I'm on fire

drug dance excess
warm loud breast
club beat ringing girl
lovely joy
Track Name: Succubus (Endings mix)
Wandering rocks from where sirens call us
But I never left those waves
‘cause the waves made Venus

And in the stale moonlight
You seem so right dear succubus
And in the neon strip
Wings seem clipped and your lips a must

Streetlight covers head to toe
But we’ve nowhere to go
In this post-watershed haze
Heavy breathing and eyes glazed

Illuminated in the hotel lobby
Starlit strumpet and lovers’ delight
Hot as the witch’s hammer
So familiar the familiar

Candle flicker toe to head
The smell of lust with a hint of dread
Yellow bird and the sweetest tone
Through every nerve to the bone

Wandering rocks from where sirens call us
But I never left those waves
‘cause the waves made Venus

To lie upon, to lie beneath, to lie a lie
Track Name: Funeral
I will write this down
Before I forget
‘Cause I did you wrong
Yeah I made a mess

You kept a pretty ship
Though the waves were cruel
Now your sails are ripped
The wheel is lost
And all the stars confused

You made a happy home
For my ghosts and me
Now watch the ashes blow
Across the cemetery

See I made you love me
One more time
But the end was waiting
Somewhere in the dark
Further down the line

I could kiss you now
Start the game again
You said I was a child
Well can a child be blamed

Just want to hold your hands
Just want to cloud your mind
See I’m no clown or king
I’m what I am
I’m a man

It’s so lonely in here

Come closer
Track Name: Cartographer
On this ground a giant
skull was found, and when they
dug round and tried to lift it
it left their fingers blistered

From the ground echoed an
ancient sound such that the
surrounding people gathered
looked up and floated skywards

All the ground glowed as the
roots unwound and where the
bone touched the trembling soil
leaves grew and flowers coiled

One by one the buildings
came undone and when the
fresh shoots and earth had risen
the giant skull lay hidden

On this ground a giant
skull was found and all the
people rose up and so the
earth sighed and started over

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