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Hi-fi lo-tech folk from the future

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released August 5, 2015

Produced by E.W. Harris and Mark Garner
Recorded by E.W. Harris in Asheville, NC
Mixed by E.W. Harris at Mostly Harmless Audio, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Josh Rivera
Published by Saraz Musical Instruments & Mostly Harmless Audio ASCAP
all songs written and arranged by E.W. Harris c. 2015 E.W. Harris

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E.W. Harris Brooklyn, New York

Born in the Rubber City and raised in the South, E.W. Harris is what he terms "a futurist with an acoustic guitar and an axe to grind." Known in the Brooklyn scene for his strong vocals, odd demeanor, and infectious laugh, Harris has become a staple in the Big City Folk Collective, and in many venues both in NYC and afield. ... more

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Track Name: ReEntry
Scans reveal,
the conditions were not ideal.
Terrain is rough but,
we can breathe the atmosphere.

There wasn't any time to say goodbye,
I figure its unlikely we'll survive
Reentry
Reentry
Reentry
Reen...

The world is strange,
on the surface
and I am changed
on the surface
my friends are dead
and I'm alive
on the surface

Now they look like
bird like things
with bat type wings
that take their flights from cliffs of iridescent lime
and violet oceans
in violent motions
they swirl and crash to breach
an afterimage sky

And I'm afraid so,
I start a fire,
and I am cold so,
I approach the fire,
and I'm alone so,
I reach to touch the fire.

My spirit separates from time,
and now I'm
Free...
to be my own demise

And I count down:
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Vaporize
Vaporize

on...

Reentry
Reen...
Reentry
The end
...try
Track Name: Panopticon
For this one it's more fun to listen
Track Name: Phonies
Your eyes look blank and empty
My blood still stains your face
and I'll take these phony flowers
'cause they brighten up the place,
I'll just leave you there
no one cares
but me

All those who know,
never can tell
who goes to heaven
and who goes to hell so
shine up your shoes
smooth your lapel
wait for the party and sniff for the smell of
sweet desperation
the habit's perfume
I've spotted my victim
just outside the room
my vision turns red as my world turns black
and I swim through the stars as I lie on my back
some say desire
and evil's the same
but I'm just the watcher
the hunger's to blame

Ahhh, pull me out
Ahhh, pull me out
pull me out

Pull me out of the water
'cause I'm too weak to swim
and you'll leave me dead by drowning
if you know just where I've been
you'll just leave me there
no one cares
but
me
Track Name: The Game
You know what they say
When they tell you to seize the day
you know what they say
don't know life till it's gone
Old man death
don't come with sticks and stones
he comes with a pillow
to claim your bones
and he is gentle
places it on your face
there it's soft and weightless
like a flower in space

And the devil has the deal
fortune spins the wheel
and its not just how we feel
it's more how you play the game

It's hard to hold on
when your hands are tied
'specially when the bonds
are chains from your mind
but hold on my friend
hold on again
reach out and grasp
my outstretched hand

And the devil has the deal
fortune spins the wheel
and its not just how we feel
it's more how you play the game

Where are you going?
I don't understand
How will you get there?
What happens then?

Don't worry here
I won't go to far
and you will see me again
out among the stars

And the devil lost the deal
my hand spins the wheel
and now that it matters
how we feel
its still how you play
still how you play
the game
still how you play
the game
Track Name: Dominos
You know the reason I tipped the dominos
was the reason they all fell down
and it seems that I know nothing
very well
And I'm juggling boiled eggs
just in case they hit the ground
but they're starting to rot and I can't stand the smell

You know its 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
7,6,5,4,3,2,1
6 & 4 ain't prime
but I'll still go to heaven if I drive an impala for fun

You know there was an old man in a tree
who was horribly stung by a bee
when asked "Does it buzz?"
he replied, "Yes it does,
it's a horrible brute of a bee"

You know the reason I tipped the dominos
was the reason they all fell down
and it seems that I know nothing
very well
And I'm juggling boiled eggs
just in case they hit the ground
but they're starting to rot and I can't stand the smell
Track Name: Los Vampiros
I think that I'll go
to someplace in France
sign up for a class
and learn how to dance
I'll wander around
dusty back roads
round up some freaks
and start my own show

And this all began,
with a jade statuette
that was formed as a man,
but slumped like a marionette
Drained me of all of my fluids
right down to my sweat
its funny how easy you're caught like a fish in a net

Well I'd buy a big tent
burn candles in there
and when people come by
I'd read from Baudelaire
(muttering half remembered phrases from aforementioned poet)

And this all began,
with a jade statuette
that was formed as a man,
but slumped like a marionette
Drained me of all of my fluids
right down to my sweat
its funny how easy you're caught like a fish in a net

I look and my life
and hardly remember a thing
but I write all my thoughts
in a book bound with bright metal rings
I'm marking my place with bits of red ribbon and string
I always have pens
but never remember the ink

Oh and this all began with a jade statuette
who was formed as a man,
but died like a marionette
hacked up to pieces and burned
that was all I could get
its funny how easy you're caught like a fish in a net

and i just remember that this is as good as it gets
Track Name: Ether
I left my home in the sky
to find this place
but now I wish I could fly
back into space
'round every corner's a spy
who knows my face
then with a trick of the eye
he's gone...no trace

But it's over in a life
over in a life
over in a lifetime
just a little life
just a little life
just a little time
Does it have to be
Does it have to be
Does it have to be mine
Just my little life
Just my little life
Just my little life time

Dreams at the end of the line
too bland to taste
too hungry yet to deny
its all a waste
gears set in motion so I
can nought but wait
shine up the sprockets and slide
back into place

But it's over in a life
over in a life
over in a lifetime
just a little life
just a little life
just a little time
Does it have to be
Does it have to be
Does it have to be mine
Just my little life
Just my little life
Just my little life time
Track Name: Immortality
The knot is digging in your wrist
two hands tied
though now as fists
the pain a fleeting lovers kiss as fingers lose their blood
and empty bodies cloaked in white
emerge from unrelenting lights
to wrench all of your cinches tight and bathe your face in mud

but what we do is only for the good
our motives they need not be understood
together in the company of other spirits breaking free
never changing immortality

and we will squeeze you dry
milk the poison from your eyes
we'll keep the evil unseen
and leave you cool, and pure, and clean

what we do is only for the good
our motives they need not be understood
together in the company of other spirits breaking free
never changing immortality

Quiet 'cause
Quiet 'cause you know
....dark...gonna get ya

Groping in the darkened halls
I feel the faces on the walls
and desperately peruse them all
to finally find my own
but touching brings a strange delight
my fingers fill with amber light
that my own dead and empty eyes will never ever know

What we do its only for the good
our motives they need not be understood
oh, together in the company of other spirits breaking free
never changing
never fading
always rearranging
immortality