The Band EP

by Aaron English

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released July 7, 2018

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Aaron English Seattle, Washington

The band's distinctive sound is ambitious, world-beat-influenced art rock a la Peter Gabriel and Led Zeppelin, driven by Aaron English's vivid lyrics, acrobatic voice, and deft piano work. Also incorporating high-energy rock, pulsing electronics, and instrumentation from five continents into the band's recordings and live shows. ... more

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Track Name: X-Wing Drummer
I remember the future, we have seen it before
We did it better back in the '80s, for sure
When we lived in a Spielberg dream
The past will come to save us from our complicated lives
A plastic mothership hanging in a bluescreen sky
And in the warm glow of an 8-bit sun we'll start again

Our bodies are cocoons, you know
And someday soon our wings will grow
We will become satellites
And swim like fish through a sea called night

Hold on here it comes: the future that we missed
I hear the engines hummin', sounds like an X-Wing Drummer
Come on bring it home, somebody hit the switch
Feels like a long time comin', sounds like an X-Wing Drummer

When the last cell phone blinks out, the silence that is left will shout
A restless century will see: the future ain't what it used to be
And in the warm glow of an 8-bit sun we'll start again

Ships fill the skies an' all eyes on the horizon
Eden is rising!

Hold on, here it comes: the future that we missed
Feels like a long time comin', sounds like an X-Wing Drummer
Come on bring it home, somebody hit the switch
I hear the engines hummin', sounds like an X-Wing Drummer
Track Name: Part-Time Superstar
Part-time superstar
Do you know what you really are?
Just ash from a god's cigar

Part-time superstar
You're a pretty little meteor
Burnin' up in the atmosphere
Yeah, you know what you are

You rise and fall like this
Like some new Icarus

Part-time superstar
Do you know what you really are?
Just the blood from a broken heart

Part-time superstar
They say you’re never gonna go far
You can’t fight an unwinnable war
You gotta own what you are, you're a part-time superstar

You spread your wings like this
And fall like Icarus
Yeeeah, now you know what you are

Part-time superstar
Just the blood from a broken heart
Just the ash from a god's cigar
And I don't wanna be a part-time superstar no more

Hey, you are the face of the new youth
You take the place of the old truth
Now the world knows who you are
Another fifteen-minute star
And you know what this is:
The age of Icarus, Kid Icarus
Track Name: All Along the Watchtower
There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief

Businessmen they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line
Know what any of it is worth

No reason to get excited
The thief he kindly spoke
There are many among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now
Because the hour is getting late

All along the watchtower
The princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too
Outside in the distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl

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