Samsara

by Human Radio

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    This "Samsara" vinyl pressing is the result of a successful Indiegogo campaign on behalf of a Memphis/Nashville band that existed 1988-92, with a single eponymous David Kahne-produced release on Columbia (1990) and a minor hit ("Me & Elvis"). Produced by Ross Rice with all original members, both the CD and vinyl covers features art by Keith Brogdon of Thinking Out Loud Productions. Manufactured with loving care by the good folks at Memphis Record Pressing. Features nine of the twelve songs from the CD.

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    All twelve songs are also available on the Samsara CD, which comes in an eco-pac with the cover design by Keith Brogdon of Thinking Out Loud. Both vinyl and CD have been mastered by Bruce Barielle, of the fine city of New Orleans, and though the music comes out at a fine level, we do not participate in "volume wars" so it's not overly compressed like many new rock CDs. Also a result of the Indiegogo campaign, with donors galore recognized in the gatefold!

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released January 1, 2017

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Human Radio Nashville, Tennessee

Memphis/Nashville-based experimental rock/power pop quintet, formed in 1988. Eponymous debut on Columbia (1990) had minor hit "Me & Elvis" on Billboard Rock chart and MTV rotation. Reformed 2014 for Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign, resulting in self-produced SAMSARA. Steve Ebe-Drums, Steve Arnold-Bass,
Peter Hyrka-Violin, Electric Mandolin, Kye Kennedy-Guitar,
Ross Rice-Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals.
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Track Name: Super Solar Satellite
From a million miles away
I see you everyday
And you’re beautiful
Never close but you’re never far
So much more than just a star
There’s nothing here without you
You’re everywhere we are
And you’re warm to the touch
You surround us with light
I need you so much, I’m here for life

Super Solar Satellite
Spinning fast in flight
Copernicus was right
Super Solar Satellite
The gods that men devise
Reveal us through your eye
So terrifying and bright
We’re naked in your sight
Super Solar Satellite

A million years of power
Exploding every hour
And it’s beautiful
There’s no need for looking down
In holes you blow into the ground
For something everywhere
It’ll always be around
And with eyes to the sun
We can harvest the sky
Smile through space at the one
Whose heart ignites

Super Solar Satellite
Spinning fast in flight
Copernicus was right
Super Solar Satellite
Face to the divine
Streaking through the sky
Super Solar Satellite
The gods that men devise
Reveal us through your eye
So terrifying and bright
We’re naked in your sight
Super Solar Satellite
Track Name: The Alienation
Blue sky bright and free
The news of the world don’t mean much to me
Sunshine through the trees
The perfect life……that’s never meant to be
Newscast flash on screen
Describing a place I never want to see
Where psychos secretly steal a planet from humanity…

Don’t give in to the alienation
It comes from within
Don’t bow down when the alienation
Gets under your skin

They walk among us
They’re everywhere

Sunlight frightens me
I live in the dark where I can still believe
That people on the street
Are exactly who they’re supposed to be
Newsflash: your privacy
Got traded out for insecurity
The mutations lack empathy….
Could it even be inside of me????
Track Name: Samsara/It's Real
I never wanted for a mountain, it just came to me
Woke up with a mountain between me and the deep blue sea
So I asked the mountain, “Why’d you come and find me?
I didn’t ask for a mountain between me and the one place I want to be.”
Listened hard to the mountain, it said nothing to me
So I climbed up the mountain, it was the only way to break free
Climbing up on the mountain made me forget about the sea
Started thinking that mountain was all my world was ever gonna be

When it’s real
It’s a long time coming round
And you feel
Like you’re never coming down
And it’s real
Took a long time, now you’re everywhere
While right here
Letting go, let it go now

Hanging out on the mountain seemed the right place to me
Satisfied on the mountain, I was a member of the family
A good life on the mountain, loving and living free
And I was happy on the mountain
Til I saw through the trees….a bird of the sea….
Got back climbing the mountain, no one there to stop me
Everybody on the mountain was right where they wanted to be
And at the top of the mountain, the sky was waiting for me
My sea surrounding the mountain
Blue as far as the eye could see….
Track Name: The Water The River The Sea
It was you and me and the dew in the green green grass
In the twilight of the storm
And you held my hand as the last of the wind blew past
And we kept each other warm
And we listened til we heard the voices calling out
To follow the rocks down to the water

Slipping through shadows down an unseen ravine
Where we found the hidden shore
And we cupped our hands
And splashed our faces drinking too fast
But our bodies cried out for more
So we floated like a boat down the river
All the way to the ocean
Our bodies in motion
We are one with the water
Track Name: The Big Drums
At the top of the morning, word comes down the wire
Fight sides are forming, streets are catching fire
Now here comes a man with a megaphone
He’s got something to say
We’re stepping off into the unknown
this is a new day

Off in the distance, the drum begins its song
One by one the people join the line
There is no resistance, the rhythms are too strong
And everyone’s in time
We’re coming hot to the microphone
We’ve got something to say
If you’ve had enough, well you’re not alone
We feel the same way!

Feel the big drums rolling out
When the big drums come, move or move over!

The men with the bombs and the guns on the run
They’ve lost their minds!
“Take one down and fifty takes their place!”
Deafened and stunned by the millions of drummers out on the line
Playing for their lives
And we’re coming hot to the microphone
We’ve got something to say
We’re staying here, we’re not going home,
We’ll go the whole way!
Track Name: Transatlantic Lives
Dig the pixels, lipstick red and chrome
Clean lines to greet you at the Treasuredome
Pleased to meet me, I can see it in your seen-it-all eyes
Beautiful people caught in every glance
Tickets paid, we got to take our chances

Here in the upper strata, Transatlantic Lives
New York or Paris? I just can’t decide
Supersonic baby always gets you there on time
Through uncertain skies, sit back enjoy the ride
When you went out on the wing, said you wanted to fly
You left me wondering….why’d you have to leave me so high?
You left me high

Urgent messages flashlight up the phone
Wanna see you Friday but I’m stuck in Rome
Pleased to hear it, sorry about the big surprise
Beautiful travelers swathed in perfect light
But the weather’s threatening
Everybody goes nowhere tonight…
Track Name: We've Got To Live Here Together
Remember the time when you and I
First arrived here on the island?
All was provided by the light
We shared a paradise
But you wanted yours, I wanted mine
We drew the line and it defined us
Now we don’t talk much anymore
We just stare across the spaces
And you don’t recognize my face
We’re on opposite sides but we occupy the same place

Remember that we are one big family
Suspended in reality
And we’ve got to live here together
I’ve got you and you’ve got me
Lovers, strangers, enemies
Somehow we’ve got to live here together

Once we were right but now we fight
We’re bitter rivals on the island
Count out the time and waste our lives
Civilizing paradise
Now I want yours, you want mine
See how the animals get violent
And someone smart calls it a war
Now we glare across the table
Aiming instruments of pain
With our amazing brains that never will be able to remember…
Track Name: Walk In The Garden
Woke from a dream where I belonged
And there’s nobody home
The chorus gone, the curtains closed
The solo voice just seems so exposed
I’ve never been more alone

The doorway opens to the sun
But it hides behind the sky
Why am I here? What’s to be done?
I wander towards the highways blinking lights
I really don’t know why

I’ll walk in the garden with you no more
Track Name: Follow You Down
A smiling face in a dark dark place you find me
In all those moment I was never alone
You remind me
We were open wide and amazing
Faced em down guns blazing
We always did it all

I won’t follow you down
Wake up and turn this ship around

So many good good nights with my best befriender
We always did it up right
Just wish that I could….remember
When I found out you’re the deceiver
Shouldn’t have been so hard to see it
As we wrote it on the wall

I won’t follow you down
Wake up and turn this ship around
Coz I love you, I believe in you
But you won’t see me fuck up
Coz I won’t follow you down

Wake up!
I won’t follow you
I’m gonna run away
Track Name: Horizon Now
Right! Hot off the lot, put the metal in motion baby
Ninety-five and we’re not even trying
We’ve been rolling since midnight
We’re keeping it between the lines where everything’s fine
Pull off at the last chance, top it off
Cash is cool, there’s nothing left on the card
It’s a good speed when you keep on passing em
We’re not stopping til we find out
Where the time is arriving
The Horizon Now

Look sharp! Got me searching
For a satellite station and its “…all right now, baby it’s a…”
Hot coffee with the Les Paul Kossoff
Hitting all night long, and it’s gonna get loud
Fat city in the rearview mirror, no we won’t go back
And the storms getting hard
Score punch it, it’s waiting on the other side
We’re not stopping til we find out
Where the time is arriving
The Horizon Now
Track Name: She's Gonna Be The One
The heavens surely smiled
The day of your arrival
When she offered you a ride
And asked for nothing
So you made her house your home
You took over
But you don’t know her very well at all
You think you’ll get everything for free
So you take more than you need
But now the clouds are closing in
The wind blasts cross the sky
And the waves pound on the shore
She doesn’t seem to care about you anymore

You think that it’s OK to stay the same
And it’s not you who needs to change
She’s gonna be the one
You think that you’re not to blame
And you’re the only game she was ever made to play
Well, she’s gonna be the one
Who says goodbye to you and makes you cry
And you’ll refresh the oceans with the teardrops from your eyes
She’s gonna say goodbye

The city breaks the sky, fills the open eyes up
The people hurry by, they see nothing, they keep moving
The sun sets on a screen, it’s somewhere out there
Burning out there
And everybody knows you never get any air for free
It’s hard to even see
That the clouds are closing in
Tornadoes trash the sky
The waves pound on the shores
She doesn’t even have to fight to win the war
Track Name: We're All Light
I have been here before
May have been or not been me
This shrouded sun, this broken shore
My enemy…
I stood tall before the fall
And when I lost it
I could feel the light
It was all around me, and it
Just seemed right to fall inside
We’re all alive in here

And we call for the celestial divine
As we hope for some intelligent design
And as we probe the outer corners of the cosmos with our mind
There’s always one we can’t unwind
We’re light experiencing time

I have been you before
And I could feel the way you feel
And here we are, back for more
This is real
Lived our lives so many lines
And each time over it was not enough
To learn the answers
It was only love that could not be forgotten here

We’re light
We’re all light
Experiencing time