MAXIMUM REALITY

by The Winter Sounds

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1.
03:29
Long ago, there were voices in the clouds like a living wind would whip thunderbolt out of the forest in a chorus of seraphim Listening to their wings still haunt the skies in a parallel universe Our heartbeats pound like a drum and they say we can borrow money if we don't have enough. You can live a long life, take a beautiful wife in your arms tonight Heartbeats pound like a drum. They say we can borrow money if we don't have enough. Because we can't afford being poor, maybe its time we got a little bit more Don't you know, that I don't care anymore for quantum things? We can add em up, stack em up, throw em outside our windows And distant future worlds could wonder why all that mattered once is a ghost
2.
03:25
We drank a lot of wine last night and you told me how that roach motel has been, how its hard to keep your head straight when you've got 'em climbing up the walls and sleeping in our bed. I need a little more time, sparrow. Do you see how close we are right now? Its just around the bend, maybe in our heads we're climbing up a mountain that never ever ever ends I hear you shouting at my ghost I hear you calling from the coast of Carolina to come home and never leave you all alone No need to settle down right now. If victory's a crime I don't wanna play to win. I'd rather just carry on living like the underdog dreaming at the bottom of my little hill. I need you in my life dear sparrow. You float away so far time and time again. But it happens now I realize just who I am and what I have to do to win you back again.
3.
03:28
Four summers long, starry nights filled your eyes And we’d drain em by the pint, hung over countrysides If I leave you in a bad dream, I’ll be back the next morning Don’t waste away on broadway in karaoke bars, I’m a shining star Golden shimmering lakes shake from the splash of a cannonball I was king of the towering cliffs, you’re queen of the waterfall If I leave you in a bad dream, I’ll be back the next morning Don’t waste another long summer. If you feel like getting out then we should run away and get married and leave this all behind I need you to restore all the years that we’ve let go of If you’re trapped in a watery grave, hold your breath, I’ll be right there Married and leave this all behind
4.
02:48
Don’t be a fool for love, honey. Don’t be alarmed if I lose some money. Don’t be sad if I leave in the morning. Its not personal. Its the way it was meant to be. Just believe in me. Don’t be a fool for love, honey. Don’t be afraid if I lose my way. It’ll make sense when the evening comes. The lonely world, a twilight of sweet dreams, I believe in you Here we are in the fall dreaming of our love Here we are in the spring nineteen years ago Don’t be a fool for love, honey. Don’t be afraid if I lose my cool. it’ll make sense when the evening comes. The lonely world, a twilight of sweet dreams, I believe in you
5.
04:01
I think about you every day with passions that fade away. I think about you every night and stare into the firelight. I think about letting you go while passing out on the quiet coast. I thought about giving you up but who is left to love? What do you want me to say? Each life, it goes away. What do you want me to feel? Keep it, keep it real. I think I feel it more than I should. I’m never alone with you under the hood. I feel your body stepping in mine. We’re dancing here in pantomime. The energy is in concert with claws, more stimulus than a firing squad. I know I can no longer pretend, but I still believe this is not the end. What do you want me to say? Each life, it goes away. What do you want me to feel? Keep it, keep it real. They say it's only natural but it doesn't feel right if that's all, and there's not some kind of transcendental idea waiting for us both. They say it's only natural but it doesn't feel right without you on the last page of some boundless epic. We might have to start over. What do you want me to say? Each life, it goes away. What do you want me to feel? Keep it, keep it real.
6.
03:13
I'll give you things you really need like a hand to hold and a bad example to follow, so you can learn from me. I'll tell you things you can't believe like a spaceship crashed and it killed all the dinosaurs, before you were here. Cause we're born, then we dine on the dust of the earth, and we cry in our sleep to try again. I will go down carved into pieces. Make believe that I disappear for good. I will go down carved into pieces. Make a wish then I'll disappear for good. I'll show you things you don't wanna know like a ferris wheel spinning out of control. I'll find you if you lost your way. you don't have to stay cause it works out either way. I will go down carved into pieces. Make believe that I disappear for good. I will go down carved into pieces. Make a wish then I'll disappear for good. Take you home and give you lock and key. All we need's a little fantasy. Believe in me. Believe!
7.
02:59
I saw you curse the girl who cut your hair and smash the mirror there, run down the streets back to your house where you held the pieces in your hand of what was left and you promised him that you can be more than this I will try to be perfect. I've seen you justify the dollar signs till everything was gone and lay down sobbing in the rain A life of lies and secret, selfish aims where shadows talk out loud of your slim figure and your crown I will try to be perfect. Spider in the snow, no one ever knows. Spider in your hair. Everybody stares Frozen to the bone, sitting on a throne, or floating in the air the spider doesn't care We all have to admit mistakes are a better fit for individuals pressed between the leaves hiding in the trees, filling up the shelves the spider never tells I will try to be perfect
8.
I come home with you, we've got feelings that we gotta get out these inhibitions are divisions, so lets swallow are doubts my karma is like color blindness and the lights have burned out I need a moment from this madness to believe in us Hold me closer, voices lower, don't let the neighbors find out what does it matter if we're managing our expectations? long lives are killing me; they're drawn and quartered till we let go if we hold too tight then we violate this c'mon baby, we've got feelings that we gotta get out these inhibitions are divisions, so lets swallow are doubts my karma is like color blindness and the lights have burned out I need a moment from this madness to believe in us If I left you for a little bit here, I will come back on a raincloud to settle all your debts for good, steal you from that dancefloor cause we don't really wanna get down, we just want to be that raincloud that showers all your fields with gold, nurturing you back to life Hold me closer, voices lower, don't let the neighbors find out what does it matter if we're managing our expectations? long lives are killing me; they're drawn and quartered till we let go if we hold too tight then we violate this c'mon baby, we've got feelings that we gotta get out these inhibitions are divisions, so lets swallow are doubts my karma is like color blindness and the lights have burned out I need a moment from this madness to believe in us If I left you for a little bit here, I will come back on a raincloud to settle all your debts for good, steal you from that dancefloor, cause we don't really wanna get down. We just want to be that raincloud over a lonely town Do your worst to scare a poor heart and leave no other trace like we're on a lark After months on the road, you won't tear us apart Lights out, go to sleep, do you ever think of me? Its an ending If I left you for a little bit here, I will come back as a raincloud over a lonely town
9.
03:01
They said its gonna happen fast. You're my best friend and I have to tell you everything I know if you don't mind Don't worry it'll be alright there's a level up in our sights, although we cannot seem to fit together Could it be the alcohol talking in your sleep? Could it be my legs are tired from dancing to the beat? They said its gonna happen fast like this So sad to see you go, but I understand why they hope that things will work out in the end when its all you have cause everybody here is gonna leave in a moment of disbelief we won't get to say goodbye; its hard times ahead Could it be the alcohol talking in your sleep? Could it be my legs are tired from dancing to the beat? They said its gonna happen fast like this Summer, winter, autumn, spring... Will you wait for me? And weather many storms under the lonely willow tree They said its gonna happen fast. Oh I thought you would never ask... Can we take it a little slow? I want you in my life, but you're barely here. All seasons come and go then we disappear.
10.
I've seen you in the movies chumming with the stars. Your hair has gotten longer and I wonder who you are. Your Hennessy consumption could rival Ireland The world is getting bigger and suddenly it seems that I can't see the end. Close your eyes and cast a spell before we sink into a wishing well. We lose ourselves in a storybook. Burn the pages quick before they turn to look. Now we're good, we're all connectable. Heads chopped off can roll around the world and we can see real life is hard. I heard you wrote a love song and you put it on the air. Undulating waves of admiration followed everywhere. You were slaying 18 holes of golf and acing every one. The minders kept 'em cheering while your stats racked up. We fell for it every time! Close your eyes and cast a spell before we sink into a wishing well. We lose ourselves in a storybook. Burn the pages quick before they turn to look. Now we're good, we're all connectable. Heads chopped off can roll around the world and we can see real life is hard. Real Life is Hard! Real Life is Hard! REAL LIFE IS HAAAAAAAAAAARD!
11.
I wake from the fog of a dream. I really really want to tell you what I've seen but you hide in the leaves and the autumn sun is setting in. You live across the street in a cottage lined with golden trees, so long ago. No I won't be afraid because I've seen a starry night above me and I know at the end of every day when you go home, I'll keep waiting for your ghost. I wake from the fog of a dream. I really really want to tell you what I've seen but you hide in the leaves and the autumn sun is setting in. You live across the street in a cottage lined with golden trees, so long ago. Sometimes I close my eyes and I still feel a living world; its still breathing out loud... Its been a long and lonely year. These stubborn logs refuse to light. My fairy princess in the world is so far away tonight
12.
03:35
I saw you up there, knew you were the one. Just hope that I remember when the morning comes. South Carolina had a baby that she threw in a microwave. In California, mother nature likes to shake up the landscape. Fly transatlantic, international, a meteor rising. But never come home. Head out the window, head made of stone! Meteor meteor look into my eyes and see this meteor meteor look into my eyes I'm saying "Come Home!"

credits

released January 12, 2018

'Maximum Reality' was engineered and mixed by Derek Garten at Prime Recording Studios in Nashville, TN.

Engineering and mixing on tracks 3, 11 by Jason Kingsland.

Additional tracking on tracks 1, 6, 7, 9, 10 by Kevin Kilpatrick at Danger's House, Nashville, TN.
Additional tracking on tracks 3, 11 by Paul McKenna at Fine Cutlery, New Orleans, LA.

Mastered by Colin Leonard.
FREEBIRD mastered by Joe Palmaccio at The Place... For Mastering, Nashville, TN

The album art was done by Jacob Hunt. 'Maximum Reality' logo by Anastasia Babash. Logica Sonica Records. Distro through Sony/Orchard

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