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“Salt” was a song we did not see approaching. It was not the usual process of chiselling away at a block of granite with a pencil. The song fell out as fluid as a breeze through an open window. It wasn’t until afterwards that we could see a considerable contrast between the melody and the lyrics – but who were we to argue with divine will of the songwriting Gods? They intervened, as they so often do, at the most ill-timed moment...inside the basement washroom of a Toronto tavern.

The idea was drunkenly captured as an iPhone voice memo, and demoed the following day. Despite the cheery, bright production, “Salt” is actually rather melancholy – touching on subjects of depression, social isolation and detachment. “Salt” was co-written and produced by award-winning songwriter Robyn Dell Unto, and it was the winner of the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Contest.

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Everyone smiles when you're so low, you're so low, you're so low
You picture yourself shaking them madly

Everyone loves when you don't love, no you don't love, you're not in love
And everyone’s love is shaking you madly

With your hands in your pocket

No one touching no one touching no one 
In the pouring rain
It feels like Salt

Salt in the wounds of your heart

Everyone lives a life that’s good

You wish they would, you wish they would

Dissolve like a star and fade like a summer

Everyone’s swept flat off their feet and all they seek and all they speak are false flatteries

The moon at their window

Everyone’s pulsing to a beat that you can't keep

No you can't keep the darkness out

The moon at your window

With your hands in your pocket

No one touching no one touching no one 
in the pouring rain

It feels like Salt

Salt in the wounds of your heart


It feels like salt
Everything breaks your heart

With your hands in your pocket

No one touching no one touching no one In the pouring rain

It feels like Salt

Salt in the wounds of your heart

credits

released August 13, 2018
Written by Kevin Howley, Scarlett Flynn and Robyn Dell Unto
Produced by Robyn Dell Unto
Performed by Running Red Lights
Mixed by Joshua Van Tassel
Mastered by Mojito Mastering

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Born into a space between the notes of Fleetwood Mac and the words of Sylvia Plath. We are Running Red Lights. Back in 2006 we were on our way to catch a train when we we fell into yesterday's sunset...

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