How To Land A Hot Air Balloon

by Baba Sonya

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released April 22, 2015

All songs written and performed by Rachel Gawell and Michael Costaney
Engineered by Pat Noon at Eight Sixteen Music Studio
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music
Album artwork by Julia Steinbok

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Track Name: The 'On' Button
I feel fabricated
I feel unawake
I pull up to my house
I linger in the driveway
Where can I find the courage
Who hands out the strength
To deal with every action that may happen
After waking up today

I'm going to a place where small talk doesn't exist
And the only songs on the radio
Are the ones that you would listen to
And everybody's expecting something from you
But it's everything you've got
It just so happens you can give it to them without a problem

Numbers work against me
Words always betray
Every intention I might mention
Worth leaving my face
But if I just keep a smile maybe it'll change
And those who are accepting,
They might let me in their crowd to stay

Except I'm gonna spend my time where time doesn't exist
On a mountaintop with a shaman on a hallucinogenic trip
I will come home and apologize to every single person I have wronged
And thank the universe 'cause everything is in my favor

Will I be lost between what's right and what is suffering
Will any of this work we do pay off
While waves of nostalgia crest into anxiety
As every ounce of childhood is gone

I'm gonna spend my life in eternal bliss
I'm gonna spend it all where nothing exists
With Houdini by my side and everyone who's died
I'm gonna break it down
I'm gonna put it all back together
Track Name: Hot Air Balloon
As a child, I was told wrong
Doesn't really matter if you go along
This is getting worse
Gotta get to work
I try to hold it down but I float away

In spite of it
We'll think of it
How to land a hot air balloon
We will get on the ground
Thank God I've got you

I don't know if I'll ever get to be a mother
I don't know if I'll get what I want at all
She's only getting sicker
Time is feeling quicker
I try to hold it down but I float away

In spite of it
We'll think of it
How to land a hot air balloon
We will get on the ground
Thank God I've got you

And if the world stayed on its course
I wouldn't ask anything more
Track Name: Volcanoes
I've got fifty years left on this earth
Tell me why would you leave me
I don't think life has gotten much worse
So why would you leave me

Is it because
There's volcanoes in the north Pacific
Or a rock controlling all of our tides
Or nine planets in the solar system
The size I can't surmise

I don't have much invested
In all of the questions that people believe in
But if you had two outcomes to choose from
Why would you leave me

Is it because
There are wars that we've never heard of
Or entire families who sat and cried
Or because we appeared from a couple cells
That were trapped inside some ice

It must have been what your family has told you
It must have been what the movies have shown you
But there is no happiness perfection to grab you from
The world you made you've grown to hate
To a white picket fence parade

If you leave
There's volcanoes in the north Pacific
If you leave
There's fifty years worth of life to live in
If you leave
There are wars yet to be fought, but not by my side
It's up to you if you leave
It's up to you
Track Name: Amsterdam
Amsterdam I am not in love with you
But I broke up with her just to see you through the Winter
And no it wasn't great
No it wasn't even good
But you're beautiful when Spring comes rolling by

I'm sorry for the love I left behind
But I, I'm not sorry for the Winter when I lost my mind
And I don't really think it's making me a better person
But I'm glad I was there when there was love
No I don't really think
But I'm glad I was there when there was

I met a woman who told me good stories
Holding hands we walked through the Red Light District
And it seemed to be the purest thing that ever happened there
And it seemed to me that I discovered something strange
Well I'll remember your face
And the holes in my jacket
And the way you savored every goddamn moment
I'll remember your face
And the way you savored every god damn

It was the middle of the night
In a classroom of a preschool
And we slept above the playhouse
And I wished I was a child
But our secret joy crept into all of my crevasses
And I don't think you knew how much I meant it
Our secret joy
And I don't think you knew how much I
Track Name: Lurch
Oh I see you storming like you do
Oh I notice there is nothing new
Are you right in your mind
Think you're there all the time

Of course I will wait for a minute or two
But after that my conscience will leave you
Don't be sore for the reasons avoiding the crime
You're no longer a victim in anyone's eyes
Your lust for a purpose works against your pride

You're unaware people stare when you freak out
You keep saying those things that you shouldn't out loud
Like a kid sneaking wine
Fear and power at the same time

Of course I will wait for a minute or two
But after that my conscience will leave you
Don't be sore for the reasons avoiding the crime
You're no longer a victim in anyone's eyes
Your lust for a purpose works against your pride

Lay gracefully down
There's nobody watching or out to get you
Lay gracefully down when you close your eyes

Of course I will wait for a minute or two
But after that my conscience will leave you
Don't be sore for the reasons avoiding the crime
You're no longer a victim in anyone's eye's
Your lust for a purpose works against your pride
You're left in a lurch outside