Meanwhile Back on Earth

by Alphanaut

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The third full length from Alphanaut exploring micro-beats, vintage keyboards, 60s pop melodies wrapped in a modern sound. Featuring 10 tracks including the singles "Think Too Much", "Electricity" and "Unnecessary Soldier".

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released January 1, 2016

Written by - Mark Alan except 'Electricity' written by Fox Scarlett
Arranged by - Mark Alan & Fox Scarlett

Vocals, Keyboards & Programming - Mark Alan
Guitars, Bass & Keyboards - Fox Scarlett
Drums - Jorge Villanueva
Backing Vocals - David Santos & Angie Whitney

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Alphanaut Los Angeles, California

Alphanaut is the musical brainchild of Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Mark Alan.

With a third full length release titled "Meanwhile Back on Earth" due out January 1st, 2016 the Alphanaut sound morphs again, this time into modern electronic-pop. Micro-beats, live drums, electric guitars and keyboards all combine together with hints from the 60s, 70s 80s and the now.
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Track Name: Think Too Much
We danced across the sand like children
Never even walked until then
In silent voices someone sang
Of all the truth that youth once brang

There's only one moment and that is now
I think, I think, I think too much
It's all in between us here somehow
Logic gets in the way when you think too much

We whispered in the mind of millions
Never even talked until then
The words of truth evolve from slang
To the place where proof once rang
The sand was moist and the air was dry
Like the day of the big bang

There's only one moment and that is now
I think, I think, I think too much
It's all in between us here somehow
Logic gets in the way when you think too much

I come unwound cause I think too much
I’m out of bounds when I think too much
You pull me down when I think too much
Ship ran aground cause we think too much

There's only one moment and that is now
I think, I think, I think too much
It's all in between us here somehow
Logic gets in the way when you think too much

I come unwound cause I think too much
I’m out of bounds when I think too much
Fall off my cloud when I think too much
Ship ran aground because we think too much
Track Name: Electricity
I kissed you once
It must have been years ago
I kissed you once
And that’s how I know

That one and all it was revealed to me
Electricity, electricity

I know it’s true
Those stupid little things they say
Proof through and through
Like some dumb cliche

If not for you, well then for me
Electricity, electrify

I kissed you once
It feels like it was yesterday
I kissed you once
Then it all blew away

And now you know never to a cynic be
Electricity, electrify
Track Name: Is This My Country?
Take a walk around the block
Or a Sunday jaunt from sea to sea
Keep the blinds while taking stock
From the land that we called liberty

Rusting signs, forgotten streets
Sleepy little factories
Now there's only slot machines
Where the Thunderbird used to be

Is this my country
Is this my town
Has all common sense gone underground
I feel fine
When all I see
From my backyard
Down to Timbukthree

Trading in your neighbor homes
For another pack of pocket drones
Politicians on their knees
Running with the circus fleas

You can bank it on a magazine
Taste of strawberries and gasoline
With a little luck running you're running in the maze
Well it's a funny place for holidays

Is this my country
Is this my town
Has all common sense gone underground
I feel fine
When all I see
From my back yard
Down to Timbukthree

It's so very nice
Out here in paradise
Come down and roll the dice
Welcome to paradise

Is this my country
Is this my town
Has all common sense gone underground
I feel fine
When all I see
From my back yard
Down to Timbukthree

Is this my country
This is my country
Welcome to my
Welcome to my country
Track Name: Unnecessary Soldier
Throw down your arms and fall into mine
Leave the world outside to its force and fighting
Let the world keep spinning in war
There's never any winning in war
You and I can bind both sides

I'm gonna be an unnecessary soldier
Soldiering on, soldering on

No blood no strife
Treaty is ready to be signed
We'll forge the future
A symphony of peace in mind
There's no harm in disarming your bombs
There's no harm in arming your heart
Lets try

I'm gonna be an unnecessary soldier
Soldiering on, soldering on
You and I can be unnecessary soldiers
Soldiering on, soldering on

I'm gonna be an unnecessary soldier
Soldiering on, soldering on
(with great prosperity, hope and clarity, to fall in line with peace love and charity)
You and I can be unnecessary soldiers
(with great prosperity, hope and clarity, to fall in line with peace love and charity)
Soldiering on, soldering on
Track Name: No One's Normal
In the hallway there are foes
Where pride degrades to blows
There's writing on the wall
And no one sees you fall

Those water color days
Brush back into a haze

Your more that what lies
In someone else's eyes

Because no one’s normal
No ones ever been
There never black or white
Only in-between
Live inside of you
Defining what is true
That no one’s normal

Upended and unfriended
But inside still transcended
Turn your back to it all
To the words upon a wall

Can't put circles into squares
To make them fit in

Normality spies
Through rose colored eyes

Because no one’s normal
No ones ever been
There never black or white
Only in-between
Live inside of you
Defining what is true
That no one’s normal

(Bridge)

Soon highschool days will fade
Your place in the world be made
A chance to rise above it all
Erase the writing on the wall

Some things can be exchanged
But kindness isn’t, one of them

Because no one’s normal
No ones ever been
There never black or white
Only in-between
Live inside of you
Defining what is true
That no one’s normal
Track Name: The Catalyst
You talk to god
About it all
And you send yourself
Down the same four walls

You catacomb
You’re sacred heart
You fan the flame
And then you fall apart

But you’re the only one I want
The one and only one I want in my life
And you’re saying goodbye

And when you’re out
You’re out of breath
Your fences on
This side of death

You lock the door
Swallow the key
Shut out the light
Inside of me

But you’re the only one I want
The one and only one I want in my life
And you’re saying goodbye

You talk to god
About it all
And you send yourself
Down the same four walls

You catacomb
You’re sacred heart
You fan the flame
And then you fall apart

But you’re the only one I want
The one and only one I want in my life
And you’re saying goodbye
Track Name: This Is the Moment
The moon is still
The air alight
Two star-crossed lovers in the middle of the night

A slight of hand
A twist of fate
I feel you breathing underneath my body weight

I move through you
You move through me

This is the moment that all time begins
This is the moment that all time slips away
This is the moment I could adore you

In a world so large
And life so small
It’s amazing we meet anyone at all

Somehow you’re here
Somehow you’re mine
Now you’re nestled in the middle of my life

I move through you
You move through me

This is the moment that all time begins
This is the moment that all time slips away
This is the moment I could adore you
This is the moment I will adore you
Track Name: The Rain It Falls So Hard
Between the haves
And the have-nots
Between the wants
And the want-nots
Between the feel and the feeling
Between the sheets and the ceiling

Somewhere there’s a fire burning
Somewhere there’s a fire dying

Between the debt
And the tender
Between resist
And surrender
Between the lost and the learning
Between the warmth and the yearning

Somewhere there’s a fire burning
Somewhere there’s a fire dying

Between the haves
And the have-nots
Between the wants
And the want-nots
Between the feel and the feeling
Between the sheets and the ceiling

Somewhere there’s a fire burning
Somewhere there’s a fire dying

It’s falling so hard
The rain it falls so hard
Track Name: Father's Day
Packed up my car when I was twenty-one
Traded home life for a place in the sun
Had my sights upon the haze of LA
We said goodbye it was Father’s Day

The city nights had me high on the street
An angry decade knocked me off of my feet
All ambition had me out on the run
For my dreams waiting out in the sun

I know it’s been such a long time
Mountains and peaks left unclimbed
If I could only hold back the seas
I’d change the course of history

Forget the days when we came to blows
Foolish men in our masculine pose
Mother tried to keep our anger at bay
We cried in shame it was Father’s Day

Gone to places I should have never been
Traded justice just to keep myself clean
Took me back like the prodigal son
And wished me well for my days in the sun

I know it’s been such a long time
Mountains and peaks left unclimbed
If I could only hold back the seas
I’d bring you back here with me

So many years kept apart in my youth
Wrote a letter just to tell you the truth
Wasn’t the man you thought I would be
Found out you loved me unconditionally

It’s eighteen years since you’ve been away
Still remember like it was yesterday
So from my little place in the sun
Want to wish you happy Father’s Day
Track Name: The Quiet of Love
Every time your baby cries
Your reflection in her eyes
There is love, silent love

To feel it in your heart
When the world is torn apart
That is love, the fire of love

Silently sing to me
Warm the night with love
The quiet of love

From the wisdom of conceit
To every voice upon the street
There is love, a band of love

Warming your hand in mine
Is the proof of love
Still the truth in love
The quiet of love