Heat Vision

by steve haley

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Heat Vision was recorded and mixed by James Anderson in Sackville, NB. From The Shed to CHMA, to the Anderson abode to the bowling alley, we got around town.

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released October 13, 2017

Steve Haley - vocals, guitar, backup vox
James Anderson - Guitar
Scott Brown - Bass
Jon Mckiel - Drums, Guitar on Track 3
Luke Patterson - Drums on Track 7

Mastered by Harris Newman

Front/Back Cover Art: Patrick Allaby

Sleeve Art: Jon Claytor

Album Layout/ Graphic Design Mitch Morris

All songs written by Steve Haley © 2017

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Story songer living in Sackville, NB indebted to the buds who will learn and play along.

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Track Name: Old Bones
a dog named winter
is chasing around its tail
a lonely girl swimming
has been swallowed by a whale
she’s not coming up
to where she was before
she’s not coming up

these old bones are not strong
they grind and squeak
make a song
singing that life isn’t that long
these old bones

it’s painted on these walls
like it’s part of the decor
there’s corridors and halls
i’m always left unsure
whether i should stay in
or go out and explore
i think i’ll just stay in
Track Name: Between Timbuktu and Timid
don’t bother reading the lines in your hand
erase your calendars and change all your plans
cause it’s gonna happen even if you don’t intend it to

choose a point from a to point b
you might get stranded and end up at sea
you’ll be wading in shallows
losing yourself in over your head

what you do is exactly that:
the only thing that you could do
stuck between timbuktu and timid in most dictionaries
lie words about time

you’re being born at the same time you die
you’re under covers while under the night sky
spreading your wings as you're sending your carbon into the earth
there’s balls of gas and there’s exploding light
an infinite space in an infinite night
playing accordion melodies you will never get right
Track Name: Bowling Lanes
so this is it
it’s how it all will end
the same way that it began
a blinding light and an explosion
turn pavement into sand

they won’t get you out of this one
no matter where you run

when the moon falls from its orbit
and starts plummeting towards the earth
in that bowling lane of confusion
i’ll plant myself down in the dirt

the oceans rise above our skyscrapers
waves become part of the sky
everybody prays to a fiction
that’s made real before they die

it won’t get you out of this one
no matter where you hide
Track Name: Quiet Years
called by the dreamweaver he asked me where i’d been
pulled from my private world to indulge in my sins
brought me to velvet rooms filled with bodies and food
told me to help myself if i was in the mood

they taught me the strange art of dark alchemy
mixing ingredients with rare and equal parts
toasted the moon, the heavenly bodies
drank to my inner core and touched their hearts

threw me into a sea of harmony
drowned in desire while i was asleep
danced with the devil and the dream king
they threw me into a sea

i woke up to the sound of quiet years
out of tune music ringing loudly in my ears
a loner laughing, living far away
i left my best with them, the price i pay
Track Name: Portholes
a window
in your attic space
a porthole
to another place
you can only see
outside

a circle
an infinite shape
ouroborus
the unending snake
if you can step between
the concrete and the unseen

there’s a hole in everything
look through if you have sight
there’s a song silence can sing
if you tune your ear just right

behind the big, red stage curtain
a wizard
pulling all our strings
if we can
cut them down
freely
move around

we might end up at the same place
whether we walk or are carried there
we'll all look into the same face
it’s the one thing we could share

there’s a hole in everything
look through if you have sight
there’s a song silence can sing
if you tune your ear just right
Track Name: See Through You
it’s like my brain has been cross-wired
i can’t explain it
i can see through you
and i don’t want to

you’ve been holding me up for so long
my legs start shaking when you’re not around
i feel like falling down

it feels like we should part
you got in under my skin
under my skin

like a plane that’s shot down in the dark
we can either sink or swim
either sink or swim

it’s like my brain has been cross-wired
i can’t explain it
i can see through you
and i don’t want to
Track Name: Interdimensional Eye for an Eye
when you power off that system
you leave that world behind
stretch your legs like someone stretching truth
it feels good to tell that lie

thinking back on all those past lives
who you were and what you’ve done
stand up straight, pull back those drawn curtains
disappear into the sun

don’t fret
you’ll get out of it
when the clouds escape the sky
flaming hands that try to pull you back
interdimensional eye for an eye

buy a galaxy for a dime
at an ancient antique store
use the lives within as fuel for fire
like yours is worth a little more
Track Name: Little Radio
take it away
take it out of my head
this little radio is playing
i’ve been hanging by a thread

if something would come along
replace this song
i’d be happier then

these melodies follow me
i can never hear the silence of the night

i wish i could say
they are tunes i want to hum
wish someone would chase them away
they’d be forever on the run

if something would come along
replace this song
i’d be happier then

these harmonies haunt me
i can never hear the silence of the night
these melodies follow me
i can never hear the silence of the night
Track Name: They're Coming for Me Tonight While I Sleep
we wanted it all
we never tried
we wanted to change
our predictable lives

you’re picking up speed
running down the hillside
we wanted release
we wanted to fly

they’re coming for me from all sides
they’re coming for me, don’t you try
They’re coming for me tonight while i sleep

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