Echolocation

by Red Heaven

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released June 25, 2017

All music and lyrics by Joel Tamas except I’m Gone (lyrics: Joel Tamas, Teddy KGB), War Pigs (music & lyrics: Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward), The Mission (music & lyrics: Maynard James Keenan, Daniel Patrick Lohner), and Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (music & lyrics: Roger Waters)

Produced by Joel Tamas
Mixed and mastered by Andrew Tokuda
Cover photo by Mark Pendry

Thanks to Allison Gosalvez, Sean Thompson, Mark Pendry, Rob Riendeau, John Mark Palaganas, Twin Ghost, Funky Freddy Republic, and the After Dark Music Lounge

Special thanks to Andrew Tokuda for bearing so much weight of my projects, Bonnie Ammerman for her tireless commitment & support, and to Aaron Ferrera for giving everything he has but never asking anything in return.

Echolocation is dedicated to Ruth and Dora Tamas in hopes that they look past the known, and to the memory of Rachael Emborg.

All songs (c) Red Heaven 2019 except War Pigs, The Mission, and Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

Red Heaven uses Godin Guitars

“People are not who or where we think they are. And there is someone who watches from an unknown location.”
― Michael Ondaatje, Warlight

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Red Heaven Mississippi Mills, Ontario

Red Heaven is a four-piece music powerhouse of original rock, blues, and world music. Formed in 2011, they've published three hard rock albums and two world/ambient EPs, and and a world music album. Red Heaven’s Joel Tamas (guitar and voice), Mike McNeil (drums), Tom McMahon (bass), and Rachelle Behrens (voice) bring unique, diverse, and wild songs to life. ... more

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Track Name: Manticore
(Instrumental)
Track Name: That Which We Seek Is Seeking Us
And in the final act we
See with new eyes
What we have never seen before

Then as the storm clouds clear
The veils move aside
That which we seek is seeking us

Now as we cross the bridge
From once to what is
The sun and moon and sun again

Now is the time to
Let the world go
Let the world slip away


Let it go

Then the sun comes up
To wash away the night
And we forget all that ever was

And then we move beyond
Our fragile selves
That which we seek is seeking us

Let it go
Track Name: I'm Gone
It’s not like I don’t know
It’s not like I can’t see
This dying life is just for show
This broken world is not meant to be
That’s why I’m gone

The broken wheels that do not turn
The churches where the fires burn
The liar and the snake have spoken
Promises empty, promises broken
That’s why I’m gone

I’m gone so quick that I’m shattering glass
And I’m gone like a wolf leaving tracks in the grass
I’m gone to the future never travelling back
Because you’re gone for good if you stay trapped in the past

So I’m gone And I’ve left the world behind me
And I’ve gone far so it’ll be a chore to find me
And I’ve gone hard to try to find a soul inside me
So I’m gone ‘cause I’ll never let a world define me

You cannot heal what’s in the grave
No burning buildings there be saved
There lies no gold between the cracks
So I’m gone for good and I won’t be back
That’s why I’m gone
Track Name: The Mission
What do you know?

The birds and the bees they are wise to the lies
So they took to the trees and took to the skies
On top of the chain and safe from the rain
Whatcha' know about the ways of the underside?

Bought a hot shot gat from a north end guinea
'Cause they're hip to the bull and hip to the lies
Ante up with your ass 'cause you ain't got a penny
Whatcha' know about the ways on the underside?

Bought a hot shot gat from a north end guinea
Ante up with your ass 'cause you ain't got a penny
Droppin' bombs from above cut ya all down to size
'Cause they're hip to the bull and they're hip to the lies

Yeah, the streets rose in two perfect waves in the night
Crashes on my left and one on my right
It's all fire and brimstone baby, so let's go outside
It's all fire and brimstone baby, I got my brand new pistol baby

Bought a hot shot gat from a north end guinea
Ante up with your ass cause you ain't got a penny
Droppin' bombs from above cut ya all down to size
'Cause they're hip to the bull and they're hip to the lies
And they're hip to the lies

Our turn to decide who lives and who dies
Right in front of your eyes, it's time to get up
Our turn to decide who lives and who dies
Now answer the lies, it's time to get up
Our turn to decide who lives and who dies
Whatcha' know about the ways on the underside?

Bought a hot shot gat from a north end guinea
Now answer the lies, it's time to get up
Ante up with your ass 'cause you ain't got a penny
Droppin' bombs from above cut you all down to size
Now answer the lies, it's time to get up
'Cause they're hip to the bull and they're hip to the lies

Our turn to decide who lives and who dies
Now answer the lies, it's time to get up
Track Name: War Pigs
Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerer of death's construction
In the fields the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor

Time will tell on their power mind
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait till their judgement day comes

Now in darkness world stops turning
Ashes where the bodies burning
No more war pigs have the power
Hand of God has struck the hour
Day of judgement God is calling
On their knees the war pig's crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan laughing spreads his wings
Track Name: Fat Guy In A Hawaiian Shirt
Well I'm the kind of guy who likes to take it easy
No getting up at the crack of dawn for me
Cause I like to keep it loose and I like to keep it breezy
Well if you ain't livin’, brother, then you ain't free
I'm not so worried ‘bout where I'm headed just now
I'm gettin’ through this life like a leaf on the breeze
Cause I like the feelin’
I take what I want and I do what I please
All right

Now where was I?

Well they say the world is changin’ but I don't see it changin’
Well they say I gotta do somethin’ but I don't gotta do nothin’
I'll sit here as long as I want to till I no longer want to
Hey you, don't let the door hit ya on the way out
Oh yeah

I don't recall my childhood friends
I don't recall how my favorite novel ends
Did I lose out? Well you know... now, that depends
My heart won't break, so it can't bend
Hey wait a minute

That's an LOL situation if I've ever heard one
Track Name: No Man's Son
You tell me you love me
You tell me we’ll always be
You tell me you know me
You tell me you still believe

In the empty of silence
Where the veil hangs between you and I
I called into the nothing
Echolocating for signs

Then you showed me something
I needed to see for myself
It was a secret I never told
Cause I waited on someone else

And now I’m the only one
Isolated
And no man’s son

Now I'm past the longing
Now I’m beyond the fear and dreams
There’s no time for memory
Or going back
You tell me you love me
You tell me we’ll always be
Why were you someone I don't know?
Behind a veil? Without a name?
You're a stranger to me

And now I’m the only one...

You wonder why I hid away
When I'd nowhere to go
Now you know

You ask me what happened here
Many years ago
Now you know
Track Name: Light My Way
A beating heart, another ticking clock
At first they keep a pulse, and then they wind down and they stop
I’m not here long enough to wash away the stains
I’m too far from my past to wander back again

I walked the narrow path until my shoes wore through the soles
I drank the river dry but I could not fill my bowl
And I chased towards the sun for the light of what is true
Longing for the daystar as my search wore on for you

Light my way so I can come home

I think you loved me once and I think I knew it then
But in time I broke a vow and found that love was gone again
Without my eye can I behold the sacred dawn?
Can you forgive the man, even though the child is gone?

Light my way so I can come home
Track Name: What Comes After
Like me
You struggle to be free
Risk and lose it all
Lose it all

And you
Sensing what is true
But scared to climb and fall
Just too scared to fall

And here
Is where we disappear
Our long list of mistakes
Etched too deep to erase

And now
That we silenced all the laughter
It's time for us to ask
What comes after?

At last
On the edge of the hereafter
Finally we ask
What comes after?
Track Name: Hard Times
I have seen the burning towers
And the faithful led in chains
And I never want to see that again
I have seen the oceans emptied
And the river beds run dry
And to this day I still don’t know why

I have seen the ruptured gardens
And the ash that filled them in
In every single place that I’ve ever been
I have breathed the air of anger
And exhaled a breath of hate
But in heaven I was stopped at the gate

Stuck between channels
Caught between lies
Held down by the villains
While they execute the wise
I do not get it now
And I did not get it then
So when?

Hard times

I have seen the people walking
And unwary as birds
With their ears sealed and vision totally blurred
I heard the crying voices
And I could not sleep at night
When, Lord? When will we make it right?

I do not get it now
And I did not get it then
So when?

Hard times (Our time is running out)
Hard times (the clock is winding down)
Hard times (this is the last chance we’ve got)

Now I lay me down to sleep
Track Name: Electron
I am an idiot Insubstantial and wrong
Before and after everything is gone
I am a disconnect, sparking and broken
Trying to grasp onto anything

I am a ringtone, I am a traffic light
I am attenuated, I am slight
I am a phone call that never got through to you tonight

Can I just be your baby again?

And I am circling you
I am electricity arced and blue
I am an electron
Waiting for you
To save me

Can I just be your baby again?

And I am circling you
And I am waiting...
Track Name: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Little by little the night turns around
Counting the leaves that tremble at dawn
Lotuses lean on each other in yearning
Under the eaves the swallow is resting

Over the mountain watching the watcher
Breaking the darkness waking the grapevine
One inch of love is one inch of shadow
Love is the shadow that ripens the wine

The heart of the sun

Witness the man who raves at the wall
Making the shape of his question to heaven
Whether the sun will fall in the evening
Will he remember the lesson of giving?

The heart of the sun
Track Name: Bullet
One in the chamber
One for the road
And a prayer for the living
While I stop to reload
Have you had enough?

One to disrupt and
One to distract
One to forget the life
You’ll never get back
Have you had enough?

And it’s one too many
And it’s always too soon
One more on the list
But I'm running out of room
Have you had enough?

One for the gospel
One for the war
There’s always a justification
And always one more
Have you had enough?

One in his memory
One in his name
It’s always the same, oh Lord
It’s always the same
Have you had enough?

It's one too many...

The people
The names and
The fear and
The shame and
The way that the day turns to night

They told us to wait
Though the hour was late
Everyone argued
No-one was right

The people
The names and
The anger
The blame and
The way that the smoke blocks the sky

Everything changed
When I whispered His name
So many wondered
So few asked why

(Thou shalt not kill)

It's one too many...

Have you had enough of anger?
Have you had enough of pain?
Have you had enough of tears that fall like rain?

Bullet
Track Name: Everything Eventually
We pray to thee
Life flows from thee
Light and eternity

We pray to the sun in our own degree like
Everything eventually

We pray to thee
Life flows from thee
Everything eventually

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