Worlds Beyond

by #NEONSWEATBAND

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1.
Some friends I was torn from abruptly Some friends we just drifted apart And I can feel the bonds between us straining You know it’s slowly breaking my heart Do you remember how we felt this time last year What happened to those people we were I remember your laughter distinctly But recently it’s all been a blur And I don’t mean to be so maudlin, but it’s been muddlin’ up my mind Well I’ve lost a share of friends to negligence in my time So I thought I’d give a holler to say I care for you deeply And that recently, yeah I’ve been thinking, you and me? We’ll be fine. Some groups of people they fracture, Yeah I’m pretty sure most of them will It still really sucks to watch it happen It’s just another jagged little pill Maybe I should’ve moved town again, Hell maybe someday I will Start it all over with some brand new friends Keep it up ‘til somebody gets killed I didn’t plan to be so plaintive, put it’s plain enough to see That when friendships outlast affection, it’s a cruel cacophony So I thought I’d give a holler to say I care for you deeply And that recently, yeah I’ve been thinking, you and me? We’ll be fine. And I’m sorry, I’m not strong enough And I’m sorry, but even if I was I’d be sorry, cuz I ain’t forcing love Some friends I was torn from abruptly Some friends I’ve kept close for years Well it helps that you’re here and you’re lovely And it hurts when I choke on my fears I don’t desire to be so doleful, but I’ll be damned if I don’t sing I sing thanks for your indulgence, in this and everything So I thought I’d give a holler to say I care for you deeply And that recently, yeah I’ve been thinking, you and me? We’ll be fine
2.
I’m getting better, at feeling worse about myself It’s been a long time, since I’ve looked around this personal hell And I can tell in an abstract way that today is a beautiful day But that’s not how it feels inside, this fragile little skull of mine There’s just this blankness, This terrible unknown staring out of the abyss Sometimes I feel safe there, in the cocoon of all my cares At the bottom of everything, way up above everything, Is the essence of everything And unhappy with the song it sings, This internal disharmony is why everything’s changing And by changing consistently, It appears to do so naturally and thus masks the complexity Of the aspects that we can see, Of internal disharmony in the essence of everything I’m getting better, and not drinking or smoking or sleeping so much It’s been a long time, But now I finally feel like there’s something I can touch And I can tell intuitively, that there’s a place in this world for me And there’s something real inside, A certain part of me that will always survive Cuz I’m real and I’m here, and it’s today, And I’m living day-to-day in a legitimate way I feel so free here, free from all my fears For the moment I’m freed from all my fears.
3.
It’s hard to fix a mistake, that you didn’t even know you’d made, It’s hard to realize when the status quo clouds up your eyes, that You’ve gotta do some honest thinking, about the life you’re leading. And since there’s no one else, I guess I’ll have to trust myself To turn my head, and remember the books that I read To listen to the voice, of a curious troublesome boy That I used to be, oh can’t you see? I don’t know what I’m turning out to be. I think I made a bad decision, I think it’s time to burn some bridges Only Love can help me now, And if I can take one more step, it’ll be toward the place that I left I think it’s time to turn around. It’s hard to swallow your pride, when you didn’t even get a chance to try It’s hard to recognize when those lucid dreams cloud up your eyes, that Well maybe that the thing’s you’re doing, ain’t leading you on a life of ruin But since there’s no one else, I guess I’ll have to trust myself To stand my ground, and treasure the things that I’ve found To listen to the band, of a curious troublesome man That I ought to be, oh can’t you see? I don’t know what I’m turning out to be. I think I made a bad decision, I think it’s time to burn some bridges Only Love can help me now, And if I can take one more step, it’ll be toward the place that I left I think it’s time to turn around.
4.
Endless Flow 04:03
There’s something special going on today A statement of mutual selection It’s always magical when two people say We’re headed in the same direction I hear somebody say I love you I hear it now I heard it long ago I hear somebody say I love you too It’s an endless flow Time moves so fast Lovers come, lovers pass They keep passing love like a torch It’s the love that lasts There’s something special in the air today A light-hearted spirit from the union of two hearts It’s always magical when two people say We will never part Time moves so slow Lovers come, lovers go But they keep passing love like a torch It’s an endless flow
5.
There are worlds beyond this one, I’ve learned about them through my years, And in these many worlds, circling many suns, We are crushed beneath our doubts, we rise above our fears And in the worlds beyond this one There are many heavens, many hells Many angels tempting us with no good fun Many demons showing us where our hearts dwell These worlds have come to me Through printed word and melody Through sacred chants and fucked up trips And now the word is on my lips That when the worlds tear apart myself goes on and on and on And when I follow my own heart we have a lovely sing-along There is love beyond this one Of which we only know the taste And there is love in you, I think there’s love in me But there’s so much space between And in the love beyond this one We will be seen as we are Not our actions, not our words, and not our thoughts But only as we are This love has come to me Through slight-of-hand and harmony Through stolen lust and fucked up trips And now the word is on my lips That when the worlds tear apart myself goes on and on and on And when I follow my own heart we have a lovely sing-along There are worlds beyond this one They touch me every single day And if this foolish tongue could tell you of what has begun I would gladly fade away These worlds have come to me Through printed word and melody Through sacred chants and fucked up trips And now the word is on my lips That when the worlds tear apart myself goes on and on and on And when I follow my own heart we have a lovely sing-along
6.
Old Magic 02:27
The words don't come like they used to, I'm getting old The sun don't hang in the sky like I'm used to it's getting cold too clever by half, an ass on the whole a head of regrets in the shape of a soul If i had a choice, yeah I'd like my life back this shit's a sitcom, I hate the laugh track i’ve gotten way better at suffering fools i feel at peace when i’m using my tools chill in the air, i guess summer’s over it’s time to get sober, it’s time to start over, The words don't come like they used to, I lost the spark The sun don't hang in the sky like I'm used to it's getting dark old magic, beautiful and tragic watchin her conjure something fantastic oof i’m glad that’s out of my system that way lies madness, i’ve had some symptoms whole damn thing was poorly conceived and now that it’s over i laugh with relief old magic, beautiful and tragic watchin her conjure something fantastic The words don't come like they used to, I'm getting old The sun don't hang in the sky like I'm used to it's getting cold The words don't come like they used to, I lost the spark The sun don't hang in the sky like I'm used to it's getting dark

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#NEONSWEATBAND’s new EP, Worlds Beyond, is the culmination of Jay Ackley and Ryan Lang’s relationship to an eclectic collection of synthesizers and a selection of songs lovingly arranged for piano and guitar. As reinterpretations of Jay’s songs written over the past 10 years (and one of his dad's old ones), these 6 tracks will make you ponder the nature of existence, call up an old friend, and speculate on whether there’s a place in this mixed-up world for a little genre we like to call electronkytonk.

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released November 6, 2017

Jay Ackley: Vocals, Guitar, Kaossilator 2
Ryan Lang: Vocals, Piano, Casio CZ 101, EWI 4000s

Produced by NoPlay Productions
Mastered by Alan Wilkis
Album Artwork by Jen Overstreet

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Minnesotan in Brooklyn by way of London; having a sing-song through the dystopia.

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