Little Sun

by Alphanaut

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The second full length from Alphanaut which expands it's sounds into a more organic and lush atmospheres. Featuring the singles "Back to the Stars", "Run", "All Night Crying" and "Hey Buddy".

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released June 26, 2012

Mark Alan - Vocals, Programmiing, Toy Piano, Kalimba

Guest Musicians

Ted Scarlett - Bass, Guitars, Piano, Additional String Arrangements & Programming
Jorge Villanueva - Drums, Junk Percussion, Bowed Cymbal & Cardboard Box
Chavo Villanueva - Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Ebow
Trevor Green - Ukulele
Clarke Souter - Electric Bass
Ryan Roberts - Electric and Acoustic Bass
Brandon Turner - Acoustic Bass
Ben Bogart - Bandoneon
The Stiletto Strings - Violins, Viola and Cello
Benedikt Brydern - Violin
William Bing - Trumpet
Lee Allen - Trombone
Allen Fogle - French Horn
Ethelene Dunn - Mom Voice
Lucine Lusine - Backing Vocals
Barry Martin - Backing Vocals
Rachel Dowling - Backing Vocals
Pete Dowling - Backing Vocals

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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: Falling to Earth
I’m a spark in the night
Quietly open my eyes
What a beautiful feeling to be alive

I’m beginning to breathe
And I’ve started to see
The universe has a wonderful place for me

Now I’m passing through the stars
Not afraid of the dark
Life fills my lungs, and pulses my beating heart

I’ll take a break upon the moon
Something beckons bright and blue
Spinning out an ardent tune

Look, look down there
So many people moving everywhere
Somebody must be looking for me

This is the day of my birth
From the dust and the dirt
I am sensing their world
And I’m falling to Earth
Track Name: Hey Buddy
I was feeling kind of low today
Same routine as yesterday
Walking circles in a cage
Not sure how life got to this stage

I was aching for my next of kin
While these four walls were tumbling in
But you arrived to save the day
Come one step in so I can say

Hey buddy pleased to meet you
You’re in search of the world, well me too
I can teach you to laugh, teach you to roam
Hey buddy nice to meet you
I can see great things ahead for us two
So let me get my things, and soon we’ll be going home

Can’t believe my luck today
After life had gone so far astray
To feel the light upon my face
I’ve surely found my rightful place

I nestle back inside your car
Where I am is where you are
Though we’ve only met today
Good things are surely underway

Hey buddy…
Track Name: Run
Salt and sea call to me
So blue and vast is the sea
So much life ahead of me
Beautiful ocean, beautiful sea

Running to the waves but my feet are still dry
Racing to the point where the sea meets the sky
I’ve got to run, run, run
I’ve got to run, run, run

The wind has got my name again
These are days I wish would never end
Beautiful ocean, beautiful sea
Beautiful light inside of me

Running to the waves but my feet are still dry
Racing to the point where the sea meets the sky
I’ve got to run, run, run
I’ve got to run, run, run

If I could build a boat
I’d captain it far and wide
To some place I could live
Where the sun would be my guide

Where I can keep on running, I can keep on running

Little bird take me with you
To some place far across the sea
Beautiful ocean, beautiful sea
Track Name: Alpha to Omega
My eyes are slivers, barely awake
I know, I got it but there’s much at stake
Can you please just let me sleep til 8:00
I don’t think so this can hardly wait

Will you be a good boy
A monumental good boy

I know by now how to be your little sun
But my nature has got me on the run
Give a shake, time to let me out
Got to see what this world is about
I know you’re keen to catch up on your Zs
So why not just let me fetch your keys
You can sit, roll over and eat
While I get some ground under my feet

I will be a good boy
A very, very good boy
Monumental good boy
Dedicated good boy

When serving up live
Don’t forget the gravy
When dealing with love
Aint no time for maybe
Track Name: Big Day
There’s magic in the morning light
Colors crack and sounds ignite
The day begins like violins

To take that first step outside
Trip it up then catch my stride
Molecules on my skin drawing me in

It’s a big, big day
Big day

The road ahead is long and wide
But it’s good to feel you by my side
For unlikely twins adventures begin

There’s magic in the morning light
Colors crack and sounds ignite
The day begins like violins

It’s a big, big day
Big day

Walk the world with, walk the world with
Walk the world with me
Track Name: King of the Mountain
I have rattlesnake blood
Alive in my veins
I will conquer the world
Until nothing remains

Fall in line my soldiers
I need all of your might
One to keep me on my lead
And my guard to the right

I’m the king of the mountain
Monarch of the hill
You may will me to fall
But I’m standing here still

Rush the rattlesnake blood
Lightning flash to the brain
Bring to me the world
All alight with my reign

Push on trusty soldiers
I need all your might
Gather all the things I need
Let the bombs ignite

I’m the king of the mountain
Monarch of the hill
When you give me it all
I am guiding you still

I’m the king
Beautiful king
Merciful king
I’m the king
Track Name: Pretty Chemicals
As a pretty little piece of your chemistry
Hijacks it’s way deep inside of me
With every living cell up and on the run
System lock down and set to stun

But here we are, home again
They’re coming for me
Here they come, here they come, here they come
They’re running the gun for me

From an island made of plastic adrift at sea
I fortify my biology
Ninety thousand in your army set to attack
Breaking in and no turning back

The path of no resistance is in your eyes
From your trails laid out in the skies
Another line of frack still to be unwound
Sneak another one down into the ground

But here we are, home again
They’re coming for me
Here they come, here they come, here they come
They’re running the gun for me

Captan, Bromide and PVC
Now your logic’s evading me
Hello Maneb, Cumene and Propylene
Now your chemicals come for me
Take another hit off your PVC
Another kiss from the PCBs
Your mother-lovin’ hug is toxicity
Now your chemicals come for me

Here they come, here they come
Pretty chemicals
Track Name: Pleading with God
Welcome in, saved you a spot
Been expecting you all night long
Whether it is right or not
I’m pleading with you

Here are my treasures
All worth more than gold
All of the gifts that my life’s been bestowed
I’m pleading with you

Here I am, have you forgot
Or have you been right here all along
Whether it is right or not
I’m pleading with you

Here are my treasures
All worth more than gold
All of the gifts that my life’s been bestowed
I’m pleading with you

Daylight is stumbling in
I’ll trade you his life
For all of my sins
Take me down to the docks
In the water I’ll wash
Am I getting through to you
Track Name: All Night Crying
Afraid to sleep, afraid to breathe
One more hardship hard to conceive
There’s a shadow moving over me
So much for life’s vanities

You’re in every corner of the house
Drifting in and drifting out
Little brother, little sun
Caught in wars that can’t be won

Don’t want to let you go
Can you please stay
I need you here
Just one more day

Powers that be do as they please
But I’m making peace with your disease
If I could I crush a thousand stones
I’d feed cure into to your bones

Dream in star light little son
Can’t undo what has been done
Hold you near me as I pray
Until your spirit turns away

All night crying
I’m haunted by you
All night crying
What more can I do

You’ve got to let me go boy
I cannot stay
My things are all packed
And I’m leaving today
Track Name: Sirens of the Valley
Woke up this morning to see the sunrise
From your little place upon the hill
Took in the world as if through your eyes
Haven’t forgotten you and I never will

In the air your life surrounds me
From this mountain where you were king
I hear your voice in every melody
When the coyotes of the canyon sing

They sing shine, shine
We rise, we fall
To the world you gave it all
How the sirens of the valley
Will forever miss your call

Fell asleep long enough to dream
And for just a moment you were there
Dancing lightly beside the stream
That carries us all away somewhere

In the air your life surrounds me
From this mountain where you were king
I hear your voice in every melody
When the coyotes of the canyon sing

They sing shine, shine
We rise, we fall
To the world you gave it all
How the sirens of the valley
Will forever miss your call
Track Name: Back to the Stars
You brought my life adventure
Enough to fill up this book
Left it in the hallway
If you want to take a look

There was heartache, laughter, beauty and scars
But every chapter has it’s end
I’m heading back to the stars

Back to the stars
The stars are pouring down on me
The universe surrounding me

I really loved to love you all
And all the joy that you shared
Nice to see you all here today
To know so many cared

Nothing better than the times such as ours
Remember nothing ever really ends
I’m just heading back to the stars

Back to the stars
The stars are pouring down on me
The universe surrounding me

Everything circles around and then
Everything circles around and again

May the stars follow you, wherever you are
Track Name: Family Tree
Reach up to the leaves
And tap into the veins
Dig down to the root
Extracting every name

Bend into the wind
With one ear to the ground
Listen to the voices
Recording every sound

Jack, Cecil and Stepahanie
All reside beside me
Dennis, Barry and Ethelene
Nesting in the branches of my family tree

Laura, Austyn and Jeremy
All reside beside me
Berger, Cibal and aunt Pauline
Nesting in the branches of my family tree

All of us together

Mother, I’m going to buy you that island
Father, I want to take to the sea

Tonia, Vickie, Kristin, Chuck
I wish you all the best of luck

Dylan, Greer, Amanda, Gable
Seated ‘round this great big table

Dana, Roni, Rocky, Janet
Spread your arms around the planet

Brandon, Azure and Raquel
Here’s a shout to wish you well

Linzey, Jozie, Vinnie, Britney
Come on up and sit right by me
Track Name: Look to the Future
And when I spread all my fears out in front of me
Little pieces that puzzle me
Buzzing like a swarm of bees
I turn my coat and back away from the maybes and might have beens
Like a mortal enemy
No more hiding away
I will look to the future

Life come, life goes
No more hiding away
I will look to the future

Bad days have been this way
Sad days have passed this way
Tragic days may come my way
But with my eyes open wide I will look to the future

And when my head and my heart just agree to disagree
The devil and the devotee
Tripping up economies
Breathe in and take a leap across the chasm of modernity
Step back into sanity
With my eyes open wide I will look to the future
I will look to the future

Bad days have been this way
Sad days have passed this way
Tragic days may come my way
But with my eyes open wide I will look to the future

A look to the future

Gather up the fear then put it in a box
Grab indecision and smash it on the rocks
Push out the doubt and change up all the locks