X​-​Wing Drummer

by The Aaron English Band

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A single from The Aaron English Band's 2016 Zodiac Project. Each song is represented in the album art as a "constellation" in a zodiac. The theme of the album revolves around the night sky, as well as human ideas that the night sky has represented for millenia: dreams, wishes, hope, discovery, the realm of the unknown.

lyrics

Lyrics: 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

credits

released November 10, 2014
Aaron English: vocals; Patrick Strole: guitar; Mark Fauver: keyboards and programming; Aaron Kremer: bass; Derek Munson: drums. String ensemble: Gulay Sarbay, Geli Wuerzner, John Jewell, Jesse Ahmann.

Produced by Patrick Strole, Mark Fauver and Aaron English at Subatomic Studios, Seattle, WA. Mixed by Don Gunn.

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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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