lo-fi dreams in stereo: vol. 1 (2000)

Credits and Production Notes:
Re-mastered by Hank Charles, Valcour Sounds, Broken Arrows, Ok and re-released Fall 2001

Engineered, Produced and Mixed by Tony Romanello, various dates from May 1996 to April 2000. All music and lyrics 2000 Tony Romanello.

Lyrics:
Dances: She dances inside my head with memories of stars through the leaves. But no I won't go and chase the flow - but I must follow it. And she dances inside my head and all I'd hope it to be melts right in front of me - so I must swallow it. And thats when she said that "I need you", and thats when I said "I don't believe you" because once you said... I want to bring it all back again. She chances with every dream while hiding behind closed eyes. And what she can't see doesn't make her blind if there's no color there. And I chanced it again for one's sake, and all I'd hoped it to be - well let's just say I know too much, and color it with frailty.And thats when she said that "I need you", and thats when I said "I don't believe you" because once you said... I want to bring it all back again.

Finally Found: Just when I saw myself, I knew I was just dreaming. Tell me how else can I stay awake. Again and again I plague myself for a ray... These dreams will remain dreams until I fall from sleeping. Tell me how else can I stay awake. Again and again I wake myself for a ray... I've finally found a place where I belong. But there's no secret lessons - just a sun to revolve around. I've finally found a place where I can be myself. And somehow it feels like heaven with a sun to revolve around. Just a sun to revolve around. Can I believe this place I've finally found. But there's no secret weapons. Just a sun to revolve around.

Godpseed, Captain Jack: Waiting to soar the heavens blast off and fly. Countdown Im racing forward through the sky. But where is the bottle that I was thinking of? Is it packed away with all my equipment? This isnt the time to worry about such things, but I think its quite secure and put away. And now Im off ahead to save the day. Drifting amidst the greatness of outer space. Helpless the earth is withering and Ive gone away. But where is the bottle my mission was planned around? Is it hidden beneath the inter-stellar maps? This isnt the time to worry about such things, but I think its back on that planet blown away. And now then all the hope for a future fades. In the fall of the next millennium the end of the world is at hand. All hope lies mission of captain Jack to return in his rocketship a bottle of the only known cure for the planet earth this precious commodity from another dying planet, the bottle is the only hope for the world as we know it GODSPEED, CAPTAIN JACK! How could I forget such a thing? O Ive failed. The end is surely here. Im alone in space, and its my fate weightless in disgrace. I drift and I sigh and then I realized it was all just a dream. Im blasting off, Im alive and awake all hope of the future it all lies in the bottle in my hands. And now Im off ahead to save the day!

Lo-Fi Dreams in Stereo: There's something wrong over here - I'm being sincere. Just tell me what it is, that you think I actually hear - this buzzin' in my ear is for real. What is better my dear - I think it's unclear - to try a dream and lose it, or leave a dream forever dream, and never forever lose it? Never know 'til I try and put my feet on the ground - there's no place to fall with my head in the clouds. All systems go - here I fly. Living life in a mirror - I think it's a fear - and sometimes I wonder who it is I actually see, and why it is they're staring at me. Again what's better here - I think it's unclear - to try a dream and lose it, or leave a dream forever a dream, and never forever lose it? I think I can fly and puck my feet off the ground, my head's in the clouds, I run deep inside. All systems go - here I fly...

My Opinions on the Tragedy of Superman: You came from another alien planet, and you cannot act the same so you put on a red cape. And you're so super, but you're still not a man. Well you fly, you're strong, fast, but a little paranoid. Like a toy, you're overused and still abused. Its the same to us. Its contagious. And you're so super, but you're still not a man. They say Superman would give it all up to have the chance to become one of us. I know your weakness, and its not kryptonite - no matter how you save us, you're still not the same as us. And you're so super, but you're still not a man. They say Superman would give it all up to have the chance to become one of us. I think Superman has lost his mind. I think Superman has left it all behind to become one of us...

Narrow Gate: Wrong, or right? Bless my actions as you reach down from the heaven skies, as long as I seek the truth with every breath as I live and I die. If you never live the good cause,if you never die without embrace, if you never lived the good cause, you'll never pass the narrow gate. When the sunshines, direct my hands to where the shadows try to run and to hide, and on the inside, cleanse the weaknesses that shade the self and block out the light. If you never live the good cause,if you never die without embrace, if you never lived the good cause, you'll never pass the narrow gate. Its my time. Be with me at my time. A long windride - atop the mountains where the peace sustains and pain it subsides. Assist and guide, lead me to knowledge so that I can judge what's wrong and what's right. If you never live the good cause,if you never die without embrace, if you never lived the good cause, you'll never pass the narrow gate. Its my time. Be with me at my time.

Over The Sun: If I can be open and free, why stop me again, my friend? I think I'm over the sun, and it's just begun. There's been lives erased by less things and if I had all of these answers for you - would you be true? And I've tried to change in so many ways that I could never tell them to you. If I were true... I open my eyes, I look to the skies, don't stop me again. I think I'm over the sun, and it's just begun. There's been lives erased by less things and if I had all of these answers for you - would you be true? And I've tried to change in so many ways that I could never tell them to you. If I were true... I think I'm over the sun, and it's just begun. There's been lives erased by less things and if I had all of these answers for you - would you be true? And I've tried to change in so many ways that I could never tell them to you. If I were true...

Rain: I'm always looking ahead and I can't slow down; you're always reaching away and you're never around - but it's all in the way that I found myself again (and it's no change). That's when I grasped all the body that's inside this emotion, swallowed the content and still float in this ocean - fighting these same clouds when I felt this rain (and its no change). I've heard this, I've felt this, I've seen this, I am this, I've been here before. Felt so much better, remember it forever, I've been here before. And all I've seen Rains down, upon me. Help me so I can bear to breathe. I'm always looking ahead and I can't slow down; you're always reaching away and you're never around - but it's all in the way that I found myself again (and it's no change). The only constant, in this world is change, so I followed these movements, and nothing remains. And its in vain to try to find it at all again (and its no change). I've heard this, I've felt this, I've seen this, I am this, I've been here before. Felt so much better, remember it forever, I've been here before. And all I've seen Rains down, upon me. Help me so I can bear to breathe again...

Shades of Grey: In a sense I've watched it all in shades of grey and I don't know what I've seen. And in a sense that's where I'll be - all along I've watced it all in shades of grey, and everything looked just the same - but there not the same. Make me a canvas and paint me a picture because I don't know what I have seen. Color the mountains and highlight the fountains with all the splendor there will be. Because all we are is everything, and all along I've watched it all in shades of grey and everything looked just the same - well it's not the same. I want the shower - the thorn with the flower and all the nectar there will be. Don't spit me out, cold or warm - I'm without you, and I don't want it in between - in a sense that's where I've stayed. And all along I've watched it all in shades of grey, and everything looked just the same. They're not the same. Well I've watched it all in shades of grey - and everything looked just the same - but they're not the same. They're not the same.

Universal Soul (Original Atman version): If I could be the stars and then return then all these things begin to burn - sting inside. When will I shine outside of this and run deep inside? Can I break? Can I become you? The oceans of this energy - a greater part of one in everything. It folds forever in one breath, in floods of peace, in fields of rest. Can I break? Can I become you?

Why Reminisce?: Why pass the time with the thoughts looking back over memories made and declined, and try to decide which was right? There's more than one way to sift through these pages and dance through these changes sometimes these angel wings are too bright - now you're free... to chance the divine - and leap from these cages over canyons that split and divide - a call to the wild running inside. And all my passions for the tender embrace and the angelic face of your smile. The worlds sometimes blind - and you're too bright - now you're free. And I watched you fight - no ocean's to deep or no skies too oversized to keep this light inside you. And I watched you smile - what a sign - the tears from inside when you cried - now I'm free.

 

 

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