Astronomy

by Over The Effect

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credits

released 07 April 2015

Ashley Barker - vocals and guitar
Aaron Kamphuis - bass guitar, engineering, synth, strings, sound design
Rob Nouryeh - drums and percussion

Guest musicians:
Cady Staggs - backing vocals on "Astronaut"
Haseena Peera - backing vocals on "Astronaut"
Melissa Kamphuis - backing vocals on "Astronaut", 2nd verse lead vocals on "Phoenix"
Stoni Taylor - Organ on "Dear Mother"

Recorded and produced by Aaron Kamphuis and Ashley Barker
Mixed, remixed, and remastered by Aaron Kamphuis (with a great deal of guidance, assistance and mentorship from Andy Reilly)

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Over The Effect is a melodic fusion of rock and alternative with a few hints of metal, punk, progressive, psychedelic, and improvisational rock.

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Track Name: Screaming Inside
I try to lift my head when I walk by
But it seems much heavier today
Filled with all these twisted thoughts I find
But I'm just too tired to fight this time

I know you notice that something's wrong
I'm silently screaming at you

I can't fight these demons that break me inside
I pray and hope this battle will not take my life

An empty room despite how many people are there
A psychotic paradigm despite the logic I know
The mental filter's ripping and I'm getting scared
A rash decision's lurking in the shadows

I can't fight these demons that break me inside
I pray and hope this battle will not take my life
I toss and turn in fear that I won't see daylight
I brace myself and wait for this pain to subside
Track Name: Dichotomy
I want you to know
I need you to know
What you thought you owned
Has left you alone
Now you come to me
Fearful and besieged
I need you to believe you're the same as me

Your ignorance taunts me
Perception it haunts me
Persuasion is futile
We can't live in denial
Can't avoid the obvious
We have to state the obvious
That we're all stuck here together

You think you know me so well
But this is just a shell
For emptiness beneath
possessions never speak
Suffering is blind
Money cannot buy
All that we desire
And we'll leave behind

Your ignorance taunts me
Perception it haunts me
Persuasion is futile
We can't live in denial
Can't avoid the obvious
We have to state the obvious
That we're all stuck here together

The haves and the have-nots approach
At each others throats
Differences aside,
United or we'll die...

Your ignorance taunts me
Perception it haunts me
Persuasion is futile
We can't live in denial
Can't avoid the obvious
We have to state the obvious
That we're all stuck here together
Track Name: Astronaut
I don't wanna be the lonely one sitting in the dark
Waiting forever
Hoping that you'll magically appear
But I'm doubtful, so doubtful

I'm floating here
I'm waiting for you

You can tell me all the old cliche phrases
Of futile optimism
But I would give anything to feel
That love again
Just one more time

I'm floating here
I'm waiting for you
Track Name: Hold
Pray that peace be with me
Cause I don't know if I'll make it through the night
A coldness crawls across my skin with an overwhelming chill
A hollowed vessel is all that's left

What I'd give to hold you once again
To kiss your cheek and touch your skin
Step outside of my loneliness just for a moment
For you to hold me and tell me everything is alright
"Everything will be alright"

The selfish side of me wants you all to myself
But you're far too bright a star for me to hold onto anymore
And I'm scared as hell that I'll never be able to stop loving you

What I'd give to hold you once again
To kiss your cheek and touch your skin
Step outside of my loneliness just for a moment
For you to hold me and tell me everything is alright
"Everything will be alright"

Trying to ignore my emotions
But it's so hard
The conflict continues between logic and love
There will always be a part of you inside of me
A spiritual connection that will never die

What I'd give to hold you once again
To kiss your cheek and touch your skin
Step outside of my loneliness just for a moment
For you to hold me and tell me everything is alright
"Everything will be alright"
Track Name: On The Hillside
[instrumental]
Track Name: Little John
I don't know where I'd be if I had never seen your face
And now that I have, I'll never be the same
I know that soon they will be taking you away
And I pray to God that I can let go

I close my eyes and hope this isn't real
Hold you one last time and savor this moment
Will I fade away like everybody else?
If I hide away will you ever find me?

Your eyes, your smile and all the things you do for me
I love you as if you were my own flesh and blood
Clinging desperately to all these memories
Because now that's all I have from you

I close my eyes and hope this isn't real
Hold you one last time and savor this moment
Will I fade away like everybody else?
If I hide away will you ever find me?

Can't stop fate.
But is it what you deserve?
They separate
Was justice served?

Your laughter... once healed me
But now it.... Just kills me to hear.

I close my eyes and hope this isn't real
Hold you one last time and savor this moment
Will I fade away like everybody else?
If I hide away will you ever find me?
Track Name: Leaving For Anywhere
Murmurs of discouraging words resonating throughout the classroom
He waits he hopes he doesn't have to go home now
He knows he hurts; he wants to change but doesn't know how

It's not fair how much you have to fight
It's much harder for you to do what is right
Promise me you'll never let them see you break
And treat everyday like it's the last breathe you'll take

Pretending that he doesn't care for anyone
'Cause all his life he's felt like no one care

It's not fair how much you have to fight
It's much harder for you to do what is right
Promise me you'll never let them see you break
And treat everyday like it's the last breathe you'll take

I'll sacrifice for you
I'll do anything I can do
Please don't give up on me now
Retribution won't allow

It's not fair how much you have to fight
It's much harder for you to do what is right
Promise me you'll never let them see you break
And treat everyday like it's the last breathe you'll take
Track Name: Phoenix
Such disturbing dreams
Haunted by your face
Unwanted obsession
Wakes me in the night

Hunt me down again
Didn't know I was your prey
I walk upon minefields
Hoping you won't explode

I never looked at you that way
You mistook my kindness
I'll never look at you that way
I swear

Please let me watch you sleep
Slowly caress your face
My knife won't cut that deep
I need your soul or I'll explode

I never looked at you that way
You mistook my kindness
I'll never look at you that way
I swear

Please just let me go!
Why won't you just let me go?
I need for you to let me be and never speak my name again!
Track Name: Comfort and Lies
The bright screen captivates me
Illuminating everything
My ignorance is showing
Believing in what they say

My eyes are wide open
Awaiting your command

Committed and delusional
My vision is blurred to every truth
Stuck deeply in this false hope
The lie is much more comfortable, I'll admit.

Fill my head with nothing but flashing lights and sound
The less I think the more power you have over me.
Track Name: Lullaby For Ilyam
You sleep so peacefully
I know you will not always be so innocent
Be careful; as time goes on
The world will not always treat you as it should

Love is a beautiful virus, infecting all who are near
Don't let them keep you from spreading it or hold you down with fear

I hope these word will comfort you
When you feel like this life has crushed your hope
I'll always be here for you
When you feel like you've got nowhere else to turn to

Love is a beautiful virus, infecting all who are near
Don't let them keep you from spreading it or hold you down with fear
Love is a beautiful virus, infecting all who are near
Don't let them keep you from spreading it or hold you down with fear
Track Name: Sunshine
Sing the psalms of the brokenhearted
Paradise is a long, long, long, long road to appreciate
And I hope that it's worth it
I hope that it's worth it

You deserve much better than you've been given
I hope they understand what you've been through

Drink one more and try to sleep
Just can't stand to watch him make you fall to pieces
Broke down in a hotel room
Can't put you back together

You deserve much better than you've been given
I hope they understand what you've been through

You deserve....
I hope....
Track Name: Rising Sun
[instrumental]
Track Name: Dear Mother
Memories slowly begin to fade
While walking becomes a steady struggle
Both in denial
Of truth we're afraid to face

You stand here in silence
As I stand here in silence
It keeps me in comfort
Away from reality

I wait for you
To do something before I do
It's easier to say that you're okay
ëCause I don't want to let you go

You stand here in silence
As I stand here in silence
It keeps me in comfort
Away from reality
You stand here in silence
As I stand here in silence
It keeps me in comfort
Away from reality

I watch the wrinkles form
They gather just beneath your eyes
And I just, I just want you to know
One last thing before you go

You inspire me
You made me who I am
But you don't, but you don't, you don't know, you don't even know

And even though I watch
The life fall from your face
I smile anyway because I know you're okay

You will hurt no more
You will cry no more
So we should all just let it go because in the end we're all one.
Track Name: Silver Screen
You lied to me
Though I always believed
Every word you conceived
I wish that you could see
How much you hurt me

You fooled me again
Though I always defended
Every truth you would bend
I wish that you'd remember
How much you hurt me

I dont wanna run away anymore
I wanna stand here and face the world

A perfect world lit up
Bright for all to see
Illusions all around
Of what can never be

Took me far too long
To see just how wrong
You were all along
I wish I was strong enough
To turn away from you

I know you'll find a way
To somehow make me believe in you once again

A perfect world lit up bright for all to see
Illusions all around of what can never be
You hurt me every time that I need you
Out here all alone

I refuse to let you win
Get the best of me and then
Bring me back then run away
Just to crawl right back the very next day

But I still can't let go

A perfect world lit up bright for all to see
Illusions all around of what can never be