Ashton Nyte

Ashton Nyte

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

"The music of Ashton Nyte is an intelligently and exquisitely executed blend of truly unique vocals and infectiously original melodies. Each song testifies to the artist's dedication to fully developing his craft, and reflects years of experience and passion for the art of songwriting & performing."

Biography

Ashton Nyte is a South African born singer, songwriter, producer, composer and front man of the South African alternative rock band The Awakening. Nyte has released five solo albums both as Ashton Nyte and Ashton Nyte and the Accused in addition to his numerous releases as The Awakening. He is considered to be a pioneer of alternative music in South Africa,[1] and has been described as "something of a music[al] genius"[2] for his typical method of composing, playing and recording each instrument himself on most of his releases.

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Lyrics

Uncertain Light

Written By: Ashton Nyte

Don’t wait up
I’m not coming back this time
Don’t go home
I left you something else

The way you put your hands on me was right
But nothing is too certain in this light

Dry those eyes
I just don’t belong right here
Don’t deny
that this was your idea

The way you put your hands on me was right
But nothing is too certain in this light

Don’t try to
be more than I thought you were
I can’t prove
the way this feeling burns

And everything is trapped down in this place
And everybody knows it’s on it’s way

Without Warning

Written By: Ashton Nyte

Ever since we were fifteen I loved her
Never needed anything to cover
The holes and flaws that others saw escaped her
The meaningless was meaningful beside her

Oh and she held me just like an angel would
Oh and she’d show me everything that was good
Oh and she held me just like an angel would
Oh but she killed me without warning

Lying deep beneath her breath I watched her
killing foreign cigarettes and winter
Never felt as cold as that morning
Couldn’t move my arms to even touch her

Oh and she held me just like an angel would
Oh and she’d show me everything that was good
Oh and she held me just like an angel would
Oh but she killed me without warning

Ever since we were fifteen I loved her
My angel with a silver sting I loved her

Oh and she held me just like an angel would
Oh and she’d show me everything that was good
Oh and she held me just like an angel would
Oh but she killed me without warning

Murder Me

Written By: Ashton Nyte

She takes my hand and turns away
Her skin is like the colour of the rain
She’s in the wind, she’s in the tress
She’s the part of life I know I need

And that’s all
That’s everything
Oh Baby murder me
And let it be

She drives a stake into my heart
She tears the windows down
And I just fall apart
Oh this illusion’s coming clean
I’ve had too much to drink
And too much to dream

And that’s all
That’s everything
Oh Baby murder me
And let it be
Let it be
Oh just let it be

She takes my hand and turns away
Her skin is like the colour of the rain
She, she’s in the wind, she’s in the tress
She’s the part of life I know I need

And that’s all
That’s everything
Oh Baby murder me
And let it be
Let it be
Just let it be
Oh let it be

Window

Written By: Ashton Nyte

I’m outside
your window wall
Incomplete
Alone
I believed
when you took my hand
Now your eyes are stone

It’s like the end of time
has swallowed me
I’m deep below the hours
I can’t breath

I’m deceit
and you’re so clean
Purest angel glow
Don’t you wake
I won’t be long
It’s just that I can’t see

It’s like the end of time
has swallowed me
So deep below the hours
I can’t breath
Oh I can’t breath

I’m outside
your window wall
Incomplete
Alone
I believed
when you took my hand
Now your eyes are stone
Now your eyes are stone
Now your eyes are stone

Real

Written By: Ashton Nyte

Yesterdays are at the door
You never said you needed
any ‘less is more’

But that’s ok – I’m letting go
You can’t decide when no one knows
That’s the same as everything is in the dark
It’s all too deep

But you and me are real
You and me

And I’m further out today
than you ever were
with every prop right in it’s place

Ok – I’m letting go
You can’t decide when no one knows
That’s the same as everything is in the dark
It’s all too deep

But you and me are real
You and me are real
You and me are real
You and me

Yesterdays are at the door
You never said you needed
any ‘less is more’

But that’s ok – I’m letting go
You can’t decide when no one knows
That’s the same as everything is in the dark
It’s all too deep

But you and me are real
You and me are real
You and me are real
You and me are real
Are real

Fingertips

Written By: Ashton Nyte

Fingertips across my neck
I’m trying to think of clever things to say
You always made it just in time
But now I think the miracle’s too late

Oh angel leave the light on
I’m still scared
Oh Please don’t turn the light off
I’m still here

I always kept it to myself
The way I hurt when you told those lies
And everywhere I see your face
And every day a part of me just dies

Oh angel leave the light on
I’m still scared
Oh Please don’t turn the light off
I’m still here

You would say you’d hold me
‘til the end of time
And now that love has left me
arms tightly tied

Fingertips across my neck
I’m trying to think of clever things to say
You always made it just in time
But now I think the miracle’s too late

Oh angel leave the light on
I’m still scared
Oh Please don’t turn the light off
I’m still here

You would say you’d hold me
‘til the end of time
But now that love has left me
arms tightly tied

Discography

As Ashton Nyte:

The Valley (2010):
Includes the singles "Jennifer" "A Little Low" and "The Carnival" received rotation throughout US and South African radio. "Jennifer" selected as a AAA semi-finalist in the 2009 International Songwriting Competition; featured on NPR/PRI's "The World"

Headspace (2005):
Includes the singles "My Little Rock 'n Roll" and "Murder Me" which charted in the top 40 on South African radio. "Murder Me" video was aired on television throughout SA & Europe.

Sinister Swing (2003):
Includes the singles "Fingertips" and "Little Everything" which charted in South Africa's international top 40.

Dirt Sense (2002):
The album spent 17 weeks in South Africa's charts topping out at #2. A video was produced for the single "Window" and was aired throughout South African music television.

The Slender Nudes (2000):
The album ranked 14th on the Top 30 Albums for 2000 in South Africa. Two videos were produced for the album, "Glam Vamp Baby" (included on the album) and "Need for Air" both of which were aired throughout South African television. The single "Glam Vamp Baby" was featured as a track on Universal Records/Sheer Music's Indie Essentials compilation.

Set List

Set list and length depend upon the audience and venue, and can be modified to suit promoter's needs. Typical set is 50 minutes, but can extend much longer if audience demands. Original work catalog includes more than 180 released songs.