I Was A Fire

by Eldest Son

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released July 16, 2013

Written and produced by Eldest Son
Mixed by Albert Di Fiore at the Rumpus Room
Vocals, rhodes, bass and drum programming by Eldest Son
Drums recorded by Albert Di Fiore at the Rumpus Room
Additional recording by Brendan Tobin
Live drums by Ahmed Gallab
Live drums on Blimp by Riff Richards

Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering NYC

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Track Name: Good Morning Captain Pt. 2
Zero two two seven one nine seven five
Good morning dear captain you've made it alive
Now take a deep breath and just soak up the scene
Enjoy these few moments while the slate is still clean
There's a house with a kitchen, a bath and a bed
There's a wood burning stove and a roof overhead
There's land to be worked, there are tools in the shed
A good life to be had, a family to break bread
Now if thats not enough and one day you decide
That you cannot suppress your desire to fly
There are books on the bookshelves, manuals and guides
Build yourself a shuttle and leave it behind

What goes up cannot come down
You've got to leave the atmosphere to achieve the sound
You know that
Track Name: Transmitter
Oh my, how long have I been away?
The stars they won't say
The moon, a comforting sight
Now in the distance, a pinpoint of light
My craft, the delicate face of a watch ticking in space
Silent, the sounds of the night
Absent the fruits of this flight

The transmitters up but there is no receiver
The captain now knows he has no use for either
I'm standing by my decision to leave her
Just give him a sign, make him a believer

Give him a sign, make him a believer
Give him a sign, make him a believer
The transmitters up but there is no receiver
Give him a sign, make him a believer
Give him a sign, make him a believer
The transmitters up but there is no receiver
Track Name: Prospectors
The skies they turn from blue to gray
The more you do the day to day
The earth is still, the air is thick
You're slowly getting used to it
The winds they shift from east to west
You know a change is for the best
You strike a deal you hope to find
Some time and space on down the line
The skies they turn from green to red
The blood it rushes to your head
The earth you move, the walls you shake
The more you build the more you break

Bakers baking the bread while the housekeepers make the beds
Managers walk with purpose through the isles
Fixing your tires, running the cable wires, sorting the mail into piles
Down in the hole you nailed in the batter boards,
Began in the basement and worked your way up
You rehearsed, you reviewed, you got the audition
Now you're ready to star in the show

You move, you shake
You move, you shake
The more you build, the more you break
There is no part for this actor
He's all wrong, he's all wrong
He'll never work

Did you picture yourself in the prospectors union
With a handful of cash and the will to begin
Calling the shots on the next renovation, well,
That didn't sound so bad
You know what they say, "the first rule of business is know what the fuck your talking about."
If you act like a child, you better speak like a man
There's no one to hold your hand

You move, you shake
You move, you shake
The more you build, the more you break
If there's an art to this labor
It's long gone, it's fallen out of favor

The more you build, the more you break
The more you build, the more you break
The more you build, the more you break
The more you build, the more you break
Track Name: Sugar
I touch your hips it feels like home
All the places I have known
I need you pressed against my chest,
Unbuttoned, my hands under your dress
I feel your lips, I taste your tongue
Again like they've never been gone
Between your legs, heels on my back
Pull my hair baby as you cum

I want to steal a little bit
I need another spoonful, my love
The sweetness I've been longing for
I cannot wait I need some more

I wanna steal a little sugar
I cannot wait I want some more, my love
I wanna steal a little sugar
I'm here i'm knocking at your door, my love
I wanna steal a little sugar
I wanna taste the sweetest thing, my love
Track Name: Blimp
At 5000 feet up in the air
I'm flying just under the clouds
I'm a birthday balloon on the ceiling
You're just waiting for me to come down
I'm not thinking about crashing your party
This envelope's just gonna blow
Wherever the wind wants to take it
As high as we can possibly go

I went down to the gallows
I was searching for a soul
I climbed up to the rafters
That's when I let go
I fell into the city
Walked out to the bay
I saw the clouds start to gather
I can still hear them say
How high do you think you can fly
How high do you think you can fly
How high do you think you can fly
How high do you think you can fly
Track Name: We'll All Be Exposed
I keep finding these stories
Stories that you've left behind
All romance and fiction
Abandoned in my mind
Oh the pictures you've painted
All for me to wear
Like the emperors new clothes
Oh I've been a fool
Track Name: Houses Of The Holy
This house is holy
We pray the rosary
A sanctimonious castle for a new born king
These stain glass windows light joyful mysteries
The ghosts are gone, the old guitarist sits and weeps
I want to ask him how he makes it through the day
Knowing he's got nothing to say
I want to ask him if it hurts to know that he is gonna burn in effigy
My nose is clean but there's still a messy scene
I hear your words but they're not making any sense to me
I see how people go crazy and I think
My time has come, it's happening now as we speak

Come back, come back, come heal us come mend us
I know, I know we abused your kindness
I want to remember oh memory find us
Please can we call it temporary blindness

The boy has grown
His shoes no longer fit
The coast is clear but we can't make a run for it
I see the future
A stadium, a track
Inscribing circles
Inside my my we're running laps

Come back, come back, come heal us come mend us
I know, I know we abused your kindness
I want to remember oh memory find us
Please can we call it temporary blindness

Come back, come back, come heal us come mend us
I know, I know we abused your kindness
I want to remember oh memory find us
Please can we call it temporary blindness
Track Name: Aeternus
Thought you were an angel, boy
You thought that you were
Just smile and everyone should adore you and they would
All along, swinging the wrecking ball just because you could
Boy, you better learn to use your powers for good
You had the best intentions but it all slipped away
It's true, you're irresponsible in every way
Still flipping cars and setting fires in the woods
Boy, you better learn to use your powers for good

I'm not a monster but my idle hands are the devils workshop
I do love all my friends
Just forgive me now I know I won't stop
I'm not a criminal but I've taken things I know I'll never give back
I'm not an angel but I do have wings
I built them from scratch

I'm not a monster but my idle hands are the devils workshop
I do love all my friends
Just forgive me now I know I won't stop
Track Name: I Was A Fire
I was a fire
I spat up on the mountain side
I was the sea
I swallowed ships that tempted me
I was the son
The eldest and her only one
When I rose the birds all sang triumphant songs

I saw the beast, water dripping from his nose
I saw the lions rip the flesh right from his bones
I saw the whale emerge and flash a moonlit tale
I saw the man obsessed die with and empty hand

Been looking for the green grass
Been searching for a seed
Collecting precious metals from land, space and sea
Standing in the twilight, not sure who to be
So far from my true love
So far from what I need

When I was a child, I used to dream the most fantastic dreams
Now when I close my eyes I only dream about the country side
Some mornings I do wake up to the sound of crashing waves
But when I rise the birds sing songs I do not recognize

Hold me close and tell me there's a comfort to this age
Beyond the city's haze, beyond the cabin with the fireplace
They're going down the list I know they're gonna call my name
So hold me close and tell me there's a comfort to this age

I was a fire
I was the sea
I was the son
The only one
Track Name: Weightlessness
I built a ship to sail away
I took my time, stayed true to my philosophy
I built a ship to sail away
I made a deal with the captain way back in the day
I built a ship to sail away
I told my mom and dad that I had learned a trade
Now I've been gone for 50 years and 40 days

I'm standing at the door
Someone's calling me
A voice I've never heard before
A melody so sweet
Could it be, that it's all finally catching up with me?

Weightlessness
I've become disengaged from every thing and everyone
So light, so lucid, so clear
I'm floating up into the atmosphere
Left my troubles behind
My body's formed a union with my state of mind
I've said all my goodbyes
If I believed i'd say see you on the other side