Beyond the Noise

by Nathanael Schaeffer

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released December 8, 2016

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Track Name: Une Chose à la Fois (guitar)
I woke up, my dreams gone
​lost in my head again
​swinging into walls
that soul in the other bed
​sittin', waitin'
just like we always do
waitin' for the sunshine
​turn grey to blue

​I opened up my eyes
go back in time
​start asking questions
found depth in the lies
​sittin', waitin'
​to see when the ceiling moves

​pay attention to the signs
follow them to find
places and times
​outside of the grind

in the beginning was a bang
it was good
​she said une chose a la fois
​lets cum again soon
with a flash, a boom
​a crack divided you
​said, "the universe began in 1942"
​snap crackle pop
​at super bowl they feedin' on you
​sayin, "the universe begain in 1942"
thunder, lightning
​team red team blue
​the universe began in 1942

​pay attention to the signs
follow them to find
​places and times
outside of the grind

alert, alive
​in this body of mine
I'm ridin' this wave
​but know I love yall I left behind
​sittin' put the hours in
and you'll break through
the picture is large
​so one step at a time will do
Track Name: Hammock Time (guitar)
sail away with me
sail away with me
​we'll shrink that golden sun
sail away with me
​sail away with me
we'll ride them moonbeams across the waves
​sail away with me
sail away with me
circling with the stars we'll see everything
sail away with me
sail away with me
​oh i just cant find the time
​well we'll make a little time
find some time to slow that spinning mind
​we'll make a little time
realise the time
to stop that spinning mind
sail away with me
around the earth
​you could just follow the ice
​but it'd take a little time
​it'd take less time
with Polaris high in the sky
​sail away with me
beyond the noise
​let truth resonate free
but it'd take a little time
​hammock time
​unlearn what they been learnin' me

water the plants
​dance with the trees
follow your passion
live in your dreams
​the cycles of love create exponentially
graciously give humbly receive
​water the plants
dance with the trees
​humbly give graciously receive
​the cycle of love create endlessly
follow your passion
live in your dreams

​well I've seen a few things
ya i seen a few things
​you say i got stories to tell
​i lived a few things
​ya i lived a few things
​dark, bright i been it all
well i destroyed a few things
​ya i destroyed a few things
that shoulda brought a tear to my eye
and i loved a few things
ya i loved a few things
​that left me broken, colourless, and dry
i found a few things
​i found the left and the right
connect around beyond the noise
​i dreamt a few things
​ya I've dreamt a few things
​I've seen gravity disappear in the blink of an eye

water the plants
​dance with the trees
follow your passion
live in your dreams
​the cycles of love create exponentially
graciously give humbly receive
​water the plants
dance with the trees
​humbly give graciously receive
​the cycle of love create endlessly
follow your passion
live in your dreams

now the west winds are blowing
​my hairs in the breeze
tomorrow never comes
​so today is about the dreams
the tide it flows pushes pulls
in magnetic harmony
​but Pacific my love them plastic particles start to turn me green
​the waves turn over and over
​relentlessly
​nothing but a fever
​take out what's been ailing me
like a message in a bottle
​gone drifting in the sea
smashed into the rocks
​or washed up on the beach
Track Name: Balance Point (guitar)
don't pick your nose while driving tractor
don't eat your mushrooms til youre outta the city
I really don't know how to get where I want to be
but youre sunk once you give up on your dreams

I mighta gone for a winter in Centro
she went over across the sea
I really don't know girl, where the current take you or me
but I'm grateful for them smiles you been sharin with me

savour that sand in my hair
yall breathin concrete dust over there
birch barks got deep root in my soul
protects me in the water as I flow
these rivers stop dry
aint reaching the sea
if I'm I'm not in your computer you dont remember me
ill be in the forest
hangin with the old growth

amongst my friends the trees
the point of balance came clear
put a foot back in the box
realised I dont belong here
so many yall trippin
on projections and mirrors

dont pick your nose while driving tractor
get your face outta your phone
throw that tv off the balcony
Track Name: Beyond the Noise (guitar)
a whisper in the air
left me lost I was unprepared
you seen me strong
now the love is gone

a fire in the damp and dark
a tree stripped of all its bark
storms will rage
before they clear

id love to share with you my vibrations
but I aint gonna let you break my rhythm

a woman once known as Ann
my mothers mother is who she be
on this earth was a saint
taught me how to relay
love unconditionally
to destruction she took hammer and nails
across the earth building voluntarily
after all that and death no time to relax
she been fiercely freeing my chi

on an earth where we poison the water holes habitually
in a labyrinth designed for us to argue over the pointless things
through the night and the day I know theres a world to see
when the sun gets to setting
you know where to find me

beyond the noise
Track Name: Une Chose à la Fois (piano)
I woke up, my dreams gone
​lost in my head again
​swinging into walls
that soul in the other bed
​sittin', waitin'
just like we always do
waitin' for the sunshine
​turn grey to blue

​I opened up my eyes
go back in time
​start asking questions
found depth in the lies
​sittin', waitin'
​to see when the ceiling moves

​pay attention to the signs
follow them to find
places and times
​outside of the grind

in the beginning was a bang
it was good
​she said une chose a la fois
​lets cum again soon
with a flash, a boom
​a crack divided you
​said, "the universe began in 1942"
​snap crackle pop
​at super bowl they feedin' on you
​sayin, "the universe begain in 1942"
thunder, lightning
​team red team blue
​the universe began in 1942

​pay attention to the signs
follow them to find
​places and times
outside of the grind

alert, alive
​in this body of mine
I'm ridin' this wave
​but know I love yall I left behind
​sittin' put the hours in
and you'll break through
the picture is large
​so one step at a time will do
Track Name: Density (piano)
she took my hand
said darling come with me this way
I got a little somethin' to show ya
you ain't gonna forget today
​we found that spot
​explore every mountain every bay
​I shudder as the blinder fall away
now I know
​now I know
I don't even know where the wind is going to blow

we took our time coming back down
​alone with her id be happy never ever be found
​as we came into the thickness
​she faded and with new eyes I look around
​til' just a piece of her remained in my heart when my feet touched the ground
now I know
​i don't even know where the wind is going to blow
ya i know

​loneliness weighs me down
​i hold it in but wanna shout
i been struggling just to breathe
as density creeps over the scenery

in another dream someone feels the same
​a heart free of the maestro's chains
​you are not alone, just a separate flame
​outside the black and white of the divisive game

the stars are souls guiding the way
​I'm blinded by the light of this electric day
​I've been treading to keep my head above the waves
I'm getting tired

​what goes up must come down
​when its denser than whats around
​what goes up must come down
unless it is lighter than whats around
Track Name: Hammock Time (piano)
sail away with me
sail away with me
​we'll shrink that golden sun
sail away with me
​sail away with me
we'll ride them moonbeams across the waves
​sail away with me
sail away with me
circling with the stars we'll see everything
sail away with me
sail away with me
​oh i just cant find the time
​well we'll make a little time
find some time to slow that spinning mind
​we'll make a little time
realise the time
to stop that spinning mind
sail away with me
around the earth
​you could just follow the ice
​but it'd take a little time
​it'd take less time
with Polaris high in the sky
​sail away with me
beyond the noise
​let truth resonate free
but it'd take a little time
​hammock time
​unlearn what they been learnin' me

water the plants
​dance with the trees
follow your passion
live in your dreams
​the cycles of love create exponentially
graciously give humbly receive
​water the plants
dance with the trees
​humbly give graciously receive
​the cycle of love create endlessly
follow your passion
live in your dreams

​well I've seen a few things
ya i seen a few things
​you say i got stories to tell
​i lived a few things
​ya i lived a few things
​dark, bright i been it all
well i destroyed a few things
​ya i destroyed a few things
that shoulda brought a tear to my eye
and i loved a few things
ya i loved a few things
​that left me broken, colourless, and dry
i found a few things
​i found the left and the right
connect around beyond the noise
​i dreamt a few things
​ya I've dreamt a few things
​I've seen gravity disappear in the blink of an eye

water the plants
​dance with the trees
follow your passion
live in your dreams
​the cycles of love create exponentially
graciously give humbly receive
​water the plants
dance with the trees
​humbly give graciously receive
​the cycle of love create endlessly
follow your passion
live in your dreams

now the west winds are blowing
​my hairs in the breeze
tomorrow never comes
​so today is about the dreams
the tide it flows pushes pulls
in magnetic harmony
​but Pacific my love them plastic particles start to turn me green
​the waves turn over and over
​relentlessly
​nothing but a fever
​take out what's been ailing me
like a message in a bottle
​gone drifting in the sea
smashed into the rocks
​or washed up on the beach
Track Name: Inflamed Hearts (piano)
I was born in the system
stuck the needles in my veins
ya i was born in the system
stuck the needles in my veins
I was raised in education
battered in the brain
I've blazed a long, lonely trail
to look that sadness in the face

I sat at the table
my Pa said, "finish that plate"
ya I sat at the table
my Pa said, "sit there til you finish that plate"
but my Ma, bless her soul
cooking up poisons we were sold
and little did we know
my immune system is a rogue
in time it showed
my inflamed heart

I invite her in the bubble
share with her a key
she decorates the bubble
does it up stylishly
and them nights are wild and free
walls crumble beneath a passionate beat
but amidst the rising sun
we found she lost her
and i lost me
oh our inflamed hearts

I used to take sugar
rush the time away
ya i used to take sugar
rush the time away
and then i'd double down on caffeine
get flying so high the ground lose track of me
when i come crashing down
gonna pick it on up on the street grocery pharmacy

The source of the noise is within our reach
Imma raise these vibrations
may many ears drum to the beat
and when the revolution comes
may we respect the air the land and the sea
ive learned the healthy home I seek
starts with the worlds inside of me
Track Name: Beyond the Noise (piano)
a whisper in the air
left me lost I was unprepared
you seen me strong
now the love is gone

a fire in the damp and dark
a tree stripped of all its bark
storms will rage
before they clear

id love to share with you my vibrations
but I aint gonna let you break my rhythm

a woman once known as Ann
my mothers mother is who she be
on this earth was a saint
taught me how to relay
love unconditionally
to destruction she took hammer and nails
across the earth building voluntarily
after all that and death no time to relax
she been fiercely freeing my chi

on an earth where we poison the water holes habitually
in a labyrinth designed for us to argue over the pointless things
through the night and the day I know theres a world to see
when the sun gets to setting
you know where to find me

beyond the noise