"SONG warrior sex party, dragon ride SALVATION" was recorded over the entire year of 2010 for release in 2011. The idea of the ep was to remain minimal while incorporating multiple aspects of sound. I aimed to make complete and full tunes, stepping outside the box that I created in 2010's "Raw Deal to Nastylicious." I had a number of friends assist me in this vision, mostly vocally. To those friends I have nothing but gratitude, for they all helped me out of the goodness of their own heart, and took time out of their days to help me with my project.
Players and Vocalists: Abigail Wilensky/Violin, Jonathon Jircitano/Vocals, Kim McCulla/Vocals, Lilly Lomein/Vocals, Mark MacMinn/Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Randomness
Recorded at 1313 Studios in Nashville, TN. Engineered and Mixed by: Michael Vecchio.
Artwork and Layout: Chanda Taylor
SUMMERTIME DRIVE well, it's summertime baby I'm just looking for a chance. you ain't up for settling down and I ain't up for chasing ass. well it's just like sipping whiskey in a lightening storm, silent flashes in the black and the airs getting warm. now you caught your plan and flew way up in the sky, and I missed mine again watching cars roll by. in 5 more weeks you'll drive clear across the land, and I'll be sitting right here holding out my hand. Cause it's clearer than a light, touching ground at night
And it's as simple as a child, running round and wild
but it ain't ever over, no it ain't ever done
and I know your moving over, but we've only
yeah we've only just begun
now we've done a lot of talking but the cows ain't home. their just eating up the lawn and passing out where they roam. you said that's too much information man, I'm gonna be sick. and don't think that I ain't trying because I ain't said shit. you confuse me more than life, you confuse me more than god. who'd of ever thunk to figure life of loving be so hard. now you know I put it out there pay attention when I do. just when you thought you had me figured man I still ain't through
sometimes songs are just letters that you never get in time. and all the mystery in life gets lost in the rhyme, you know I'll take it all apart to put it all back again, whether your up for exploration or for living in sin
SILENT LOVER silent lover don't let me be wrong, I been looking out for you each night that your gone. oh silent lover please sing me to sleep, tender and softly now as your breath hits my cheek.
And I'll dream of that land, in the distance away, where you'll never leave and need no reason to stay
silent lover please send me a sign, something to acknowledge that I'm walking the right line. oh silent lover be honest with me, don't let me wonder falsely through each fantasy, oh silent lover why are words hard for you, with every indecision comes a decision too, oh silent lover I've done all I can do, I've offered up my everything, my everything I'd share with you
And I'll dream of that land in the distance away, where you'll never leave and need no reason to stay
Silent lover leaves are rustling in the wind, and the more the trees grow bare the more I must begin again, oh silent lover are those your footsteps I hear, or is the season playing tricks on me, that cold wind blowing in my ear. silent lover I just got the message you never sent, oh it says your just not ready, oh it says you can't be kept. Silent lover, my head dips in the fog, I've funneled through the emptiness you've left me for the fall
And I can't keep dreaming in that distance away because I know your leaving and you'll never stay and I won't regret nothing because I did everything I could, yeah I put myself down to lay it out for you
here comes the fall
sometimes I'm still dreaming in that distance away, where you'll never leave, and need no reason to stay
BIG RED saving grace, sweet the sound, I once was lost but now I'm found again. sitting alone on the edge of my chair at least I thought I was, but you were always there. scared to talk and scared to share, but these random nights, well they took us there.
we were high and alone, searching through darkness we found our way home
it was easy alone, but it's easier with you
how things happen I guess I'll never know, we just come into this life, we just come and we go. I mapped it out I had a brilliant plan and then it fell apart and it fell in your hands. Lucky for me it made you feel alive, it made you feel again, it made you feel inside
T FOR TENNESSEE C for California, A for another you and all those times and miles that separate the two, send me a picture, yeah drop me a line, send me those memories from when I was having a good time, a good time
it's a G for going out now, A minor for what must be done, now put an F in for forgetting don't you forget to have some fun. cause it's time for a new story, yeah it's time for another line yeah it is time to focus on the future and stop thinking on what's behind, what's behind. So put a T in for TN cause that's where I'm gonna be and it might not have a proper chord, but it's got a home in me and if you find yourself thinking on all those days gone by don't forget about those days out in front of you, just brush yourself off and give it another try, give it another try
TO THE MOON She said she wanted to go to the moon, oh it just looked so close, so real in it's loom. And she said it just didn't look that far away oh it's so bright we could touch it, it's just right there she'd say. And I'd look to the sky and I thought she was right, it was heavy upon us like god's eyes at night, and it could see through the bullshit and the tension and the smoke, it could read us from within and know our topic was a joke. just a shadow of safety for what's cooking beneath, just a shelter from the unknown oh a shield for the weak, but we're all weak aren't we though I know you'll try to deny, but with a twist of your heart I could shake you to a sigh
fantasy has a way, of making me look deep inside, so focused on myself, I know not where I reside
it's just a victim of the present and the lesson of the week is knowing
I do not know myself and I will never hear you speak
still the moment comes and I latch on, so invested in the dream that I cannot see it's wrong or maybe I'm walking the right path and just got distracted by the wrong tree, so open to the possibility that I found the one for me. stop I tell myself to focus more, I'm just sitting on the foot stoop, I'm right outside my door, and all that I see is empty, and all that I see is not right, and all that I see is darkness brooding here at night
I know not what I am saying, or the message I am trying to convey, I'm just dreaming in the open, I'm just inviting you to play
well, you said you wanted to go to the moon, I just wish I could take you, just wish I could take you there real soon.