Echolocation

by Red Heaven

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1.
Manticore 04:12
(Instrumental)
2.
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
3.
I'm Gone 02:44
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
4.
The Mission 03:49
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
5.
War Pigs 06:57
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
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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
7.
No Man's Son 05:41
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
8.
Light My Way 05:29
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
9.
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?
10.
Hard Times 03:48
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
11.
Electron 06:38
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...
12.
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
13.
Bullet 04:14
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
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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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credits

released January 1, 2020

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 Ottawa, 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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