How To Land A Hot Air Balloon

by Baba Sonya

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
Volcanoes 02:19
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
4.
Amsterdam 03:30
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
5.
Lurch 03:29
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

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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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