Parachute

by Atomic Flea

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Our first full-length album in our drummer-less acoustic form. Four friends making music -- plus some killer cello from our pal Aaron.

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released December 10, 2013

Atomic Flea:
Mike Senkovich, Guitar/Vox
Dawn Bentley, Violin/Vox
Eric Kreidler, Vox/Guitar/etc
John Hizon, Bass/Vox

Guest Musician:
Aaron Kerr, cello

Lyrics on "See You" by Jack Bentley

(P) 2013 Snowplow Records.
All songs ©2013 Atomic Flea/BMI.
Mixed by Ben Durrant.
Mastered by Bruce Templeton.

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Mike Senkovich (Guitar/Vox), Dawn Bentley (Violin/Vox), Eric Kreidler (Vox/Guitar/etc), John Hizon (Bass/Vox)

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Track Name: Over Chicago
Outside my window an ocean of cloud
My shadow cast upon the cabin wall
The sun it sets behind a strange and distant planet
No place that I can recall

And I’m flying over Chicago, over Chicago
Chasing answers I don’t want
The beat is driven by the rumbling of the engines
And the music won’t stop

My head is swimming with practiced conversations
Rehearsing things that I might say
Making sure to say the right words and the right time
On some other earth, some other day

And I’m flying over Chicago, over Chicago
Chasing answers I don’t want
The beat is driven by the rumbling of the engines
And the music won’t stop
Won’t stop and let me off

The Earth’s rotation turns day into night
The city lights reveal their glow
Slicing a framework through a future I can’t fathom
In the darkness down below

And I’m flying over Chicago, over Chicago
Chasing answers I don’t want
The beat is driven by the rumbling of the engines
‘til the landing gear drops
and the crew take their spots
and the music stops
Track Name: Sumonagun
I went walking on the slient side into the setting sun
I brought my gun
And brought me one
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Oh I went walking over brash and brambles
Over shifting sand
In foreign lands, I will withstand
Every slander that the demon hurls this time

With silence and the ocean on my side
There’s no debating, no evading light
In this ever-coming night

I looked out upon the dreams and riches laid before my eyes
And far and wide, to be despised
For the hand so dealt to me

Oh I did savor all the frutis and flavors
Dark and deep and red
I turned my head
And chose instead
To be free from all the traps and wires this time

With silence and the ocean on my side
There’s no distracting, no refracting light
In this ever-coming night

Oh compromise and indecision
Coupled with a lack of vision
All these things will run from me tonight

(solo)

The darkest night will run from me this time
With silence and the ocean on my side
There’s no debating, no evading
No distracting, no refracting light
In this ever-coming night
Track Name: Spills Like Wine
It's 3AM
The snow is falling
I am calling
Wondering where you are
I snap awake
Darkness churning
Flashes burning
From a distant star

But the light fades into memory
And the memory fades with time
And the picture-perfect clarity
Spills like wine
In dreams I leave behind

Flickering
Gold and fire
Deep desire
With me all along
You turn away
Subtle smiling
You confide
In all you do not say

(chorus)

And all the years they disappear like sheets of paper
Turn back the pages and I see your face like nothing's changed
As long as we don't say a word

It's 3AM
I am burning
Mind is churning
Wondering where you are
Track Name: Leaves
Do what you will
Do what you must
Say what you need to say to regain my trust
'Cause I'm on the road
Not hanging 'round
The cold is here
And the frost is on the ground
Don't make a sound

And the world grows colder
O'er my shoulder
The leaves are falling down
The nights grow longer
But I grow stronger
And I'm not turning 'round
For the leaves left on the ground

I walk in the rain
To gather my thoughts
To contemplate every last
Little glimpse I caught
But what of the ones
That slipped away
Left me here scattered proud
With nothing left to say
Oh I kneel and I pray

(chorus)
And I'm not slowin' down
For the leaves left on the ground

One final thought
Before we part
Before we make an end
Of a brand new start
That nothing's for sure
And all things can change
Just like forgotten snow
In a cold spring rain
I'll see you again

(chorus)
And I'm not turnin' round
To pick up those leaves left on the ground
Track Name: Lie
All these things I can see
Still the shadow’s rolling over me
All these arrows in my side
Better find a place to hide

Blue and black across the page
Spirals and channels, incandescent rage
Still it’s heat now with no light
burning fires through the night

‘Cause I’ve been watching
I’ve been here all my life
Damn the darkness and the light
Won’t you be my sight?
Let me be the one
To skip this beat in time
Help me find the time to lie
One more time

Turn my head this way and that
Pull another tale out of my hat
Play the fool now every time
So familiar and sublime

Where I’ve been watching…
(chorus)

Lah de dah, lada de dah
Lah de dah, lada de dah

This soul inside
Help me find my mind
Let me be the one
To skip this beat in time
And find a quiet place to lie
One last time
Track Name: Parachute
So I jumped out of a plane
It’s just a fiction in my mind
Stood at the edge, petrified
The world before me
Living and dying to

Suddenly be
A bird in flight
My worthless knees
Locked tight with fright
‘and one last push
from the invisible hand
I feel gravity’s embrace
And burn up in the atmosphere

A hundred miles above the ground
A hundred more from any sense of reason
No explanation to be found
Just circumstance
And one last chance to
Finally be…

Chorus

And then the world flies at me
540 degrees
I watch my life spinning ‘round
The chute it opens
And silence
Stillness
All around

And there I’d be
A bird in flight
My worthless knees
As free as light
and one last push
from the invisible hand
I feel gravity’s embrace
And burn up in the atmosphere
Track Name: The Seed
One life, one glance
One day, one chance
One sun, one moon
One perfect sunset June
It's so right that perfect night

One heart, one soul
One loss of control
You know, you know
It's just the things that won't let go

It's the seed, it's the flower
It's the love you devour
Like honey, like wine
before your time
It's the seed, it's the branch
It's the time, and the chances
You give and you take
That finally break you
That finally make you

Two words, two eyes
To see these skies
And you so blue
Who knew just
how much more you could take
We laugh, we sigh
We breathe these goodbyes
And try to shake
These bleeding hearts that
burn to break

(chorus)

One look, look back
On the aftermath
And the wind and the rain
Will beat this dust to life again
Track Name: See You
Even no I can't see you
You're still on the other side
Even no I can't see you
You're still inside
Even no I can't see you
You're all that I see
Even though we're not together
It doesn't mean we're apart
You're still with me

Even no I can't see you
You're still with me
Even no I can't see you
You're always there
Even no I can't see you
You're all that I see
Even though we're not together
It doesn't mean we're apart
You're still with me
Track Name: Son
Lay down, son
Lay down your arms
In the warm sun and the cool breeze
Let this fight be over
and the darkness pass over

See this world before you
Rolling in the distance
Lay down all you've gathered
Because it's timeless
and endless
Track Name: Stars
I'm standing here with no rage
Standing in a circle
All the vectors point at me
I'm standing here with no rage
Walking in a circle
Turn my head so I don't see

In the dark of the night
Oh I want to cry out but there's no sound
Just the perfect stars

I'm standing here with no rage
Running in a circle
A mad tornado whirl
I'm standing here with no rage
Spinning in a circle
My battle flags unfurled

Oh how can I keep watching
Eyes willing
Mouth gaping
At the killing
And the raping
And the swindling
And the taking
Oh it must be this rut that I'm stuck in
Must be this rut
That I'm stuck in
Track Name: Surprise
I’ve been reading through your lines
Suddenly I see through your disguise
Now your face is red
But now I know you see me too
And looking back on all that we’ve been through
Could we look ahead

To the long haul
To the big climb
To the free fall
And the final bow that takes you by surprise

I’ve been running through your heart
Beats so fast to make a brand new start
If the conditions stay right
But on this much we can agree
No predictions and no guarantees
About the weather tonight

Or the long haul
Or the big climb
Or the phone call
And the final bow that takes you by surprise

Or the long haul
Or the big climb
Or the curtain call
And the final bow that takes you by surprise
Track Name: Trump Towers
Up on the airplane
Up on the roundabout
Up on the beltway
Up on the Eiffel Tower (woohoo)

Up on the trump l’oeil
Up on the god machine
Up on the plot device
Up on the in-betweens (woohoo)

And if I was born yesterday
I would say, I would say
if I was born yesterday
I would say, I would say anything

Up on the airwaves
Up on the spin machine
Up on the talking ehads
Up on the latest meme (woohoo)

And if I was born yesterday
I would say, I would say
if I was born yesterday
I would say (didn’t fall off the turnip truck)

But I was, I was not, I was
But I was, I was not, I was
I was
And I can’t remember anything
No I can’t remember anything (x3)
And if I was born yesterday
I would say, I would say
if I was born yesterday
I would say, I would say anything
Anything (x3)
Track Name: Happy Home (Acoustic)
One week of seven days
Can seem like such a bore
When your feet are achin' for the door
Even your favorite drink
Is spiked with misery
When there's somewhere else
you're supposed to be, yeah

I'm on my way now
I'm out of this happy home
Things are great now, but I've just got to roam
Northbound, southbound, I find that I don't care
Just open up that door my friend
It's time you let me out of here

I did my time for you
This you've got to say
Broke rocks one hundred times a day
You used to promise me
The kingdom that would come
But all I did was come undone

Chorus

They've got a name for things
Things that never change
It's called a funeral to arrange
But I checked my pulse
And found that I was still alive
But I think I'm chokin' here
Chokin' here inside, yeah