Moonlight Mission

by Turbine

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Moonlight Mission, Turbine's second live album, features a mix of both live recordings and studio cuts over the course of 2012.

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released 12 February 2013

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Turbine Brooklyn, New York

"Their sound is exhilarating, with flurries of melodic guitars and wailing harp propelling complex improvisations." -Relix

"Their music wails, whispers and directs our thoughts to the deeper mysteries of life." -Americana UK

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Track Name: Cannonball Lightning
Once you see what night brings you can be like me and tread lightly
There's floods in the vale but outside there's thunder on the hill and cannonball lightening
very very frightening
you pull me in and spit me out again
so keep your eyes on the light and watch out for what night brings

pale eyes walking away, cold ice in disguise
full gale blowing up the side of the hill you can hear the ravens cry
the old man knows the road, he's got you in his gaze
this ain't no place for the weak or the wicked if you're still not sure of the way well
don't come around, don't come around this moonlight mission

mist rolls in slow 'round midnight, it surrounds like sleep, grip's tightening
the cinders glow so brightly, ah but all men know we must move swiftly
you can pull my head, I'll put you down if you're dead
now the hour grows late, you can't go back now

I need something strong, fear that's in your eyes
gonna hit just like the wave of the future I can see that shadow rise
the whole mess is coming apart, nothing's what it seems
Suddenly you wake up to find out that this ain't no living dream oh don't turn away

When you think I'm down and dead, I pull myself together again
pull myself together, gotta pull myself together

It comes again in the dead of night
It's not a sin to be scared to die
I'll tell you when it's gone and passed us by
until then you can ease my mind

First light, it's alright, somehow you save it for another night

pale eyes walking away, cold ice in disguise
full gale blowing up the side of the hill you can hear the ravens cry
but the old man knows the road, he's got you in his gaze
this ain't no place for the weak or the wicked if you're still not sure of the way well
don't come around

When you think I'm down and dead, I pull myself together again
pull myself together, pull myself together
When I finally reach the end, I pull myself up again and again
pull myself together, gotta pull myself together . . .
Track Name: No Explanation
You know you're only wasting
And it's someone else's time
When you're gonna get there, well
Your guess is good as mine

You know the higher up you go
The farther down you fall
What you tried to sell me, well
It wasn't no good at all

It's all part of the situation
It's all part of the show
It's all part of the explanation
That you don't want us to know

You've got your hammer working and
You're looking for some glass
Careful what you wish kid 'cause
You might just get what you ask

You know you tried to bring me down with
Another sinking spell
That's the risk you're taking when
You keep going down to that well

It's all part of the situation
It's all part of the show
It's all part of the information
That you don't want us to know

When I wake up I'm not mistaken
It's time for the information
When I wake up I'm not mistaken
It's time for the education
When I wake up I'm not mistaken
No time for investigation
When I wake up I'm not mistaken
It's time for the explanation
It's time for the explanation
It's time for the explanation
It's time for the explanation
Track Name: Big Mouth Blues
Oh, well, I was born in a little bitty tar hut
And they called me a man 'cause I couldn't
keep my big, big mouth shut
So what's the sense of me sitting here leaving
When any ole day I might be even
And Lord knows that New York City's got
a lot to do with it
I wish someday I could find the way
to get it out of my grain
This dirty old town's gonna sink right down
and I don't want to go with it
Well I wish there was a way that
I knew to get even
A way to get a lick in
A 'bobbin' and a 'weavin'
Any ole thing besides goin' and a'leavin'
You can do on a train

Well, I once knew a man who sailed around
the world twice
He would have made it three but he took
a lot of bad advice
So you just tell me what's the sense of me
sittin' here leavin'
When any ole day I might get even
And Lord knows New York City's got
alot to do with it
I wish someday I could find a way to get it out
of my brain
This dirty old town's gonna sink right down
and I don't want to go with it
I wish there was a way that I knew to get even,
way to get a lick in
A 'bobbin' and a'weavin'
Any ole thing besides goin' and a'leavin'
You can do on a train
Oh, yes!

Well, I once knew a man who sailed around
the world twice
But his motor cooled down and now he's
deliverin' ice
Tell me what's the sense of him
sittin' here leavin'
When any ole day he might get even
And Lord knows New York City's got
a lot to do with it
I wish someday he could find a way to get it out
of his brain
This dirty old town's gonna sink right down
and I don't want to go with it
I wish there was a way that I knew to get even
Way to get a lick in
A 'bobbin and a'weavin'
And all the things besides goin' and a'leavin'
You can do on a train
Oh, yeah
Track Name: Ready, Willing
Lost in the city
Left there for dead
Caught in the moment
Shuffled like a deck
Buried by trouble
Burned out like a light
Washed up in summer
Rolled out with the tide

Now I'm ready, willing, but unable
To change your mind

Dragged through the gutter
Betrayed on the street
Tossed like a ship
Stranded at sea
The wind it was raging
The skies they did pour
And we were like children
In the midst of the storm

Now I'm ready, willing
But unable to change your mind

Somehow you opened our eyes and let in the sun's golden rays
Now it's too late and we see the stone roll back into place

It's time to get going
I'm dead in my tracks
Though it's just a bit farther
To go to get back
And we know where we're headed
That slow motion crash
So I'll drink and I'll sing
And believe this will last

Now i'm ready, willing
But unable to change your mind
Track Name: Power of Soul
Watch out for some of those high flying rides you've been taking,
especially the ones that are flying too low
you better watch out for some of those high flying rides you've been taking,
especially the ones that are flying too low
come on back down to earth my friends
come on back up with me
we've all been through the nigh time
now let's reap the waves of reality

With the power of soul anything is possible
with the power of you
anything you want to do

flying through the air on a kite every day and every night
takes a bit of risk
sometimes the wind ain't right
playing too much with one toy baby, just up there
escape to the crippled night
you look around and see old jellyfish
he's saying floatatious groovy baby
even he'll tell you that
getting high everyday is easy
than floating around even a jellyfish will agree to that

With the power of soul anything is possible
with the power of you
anything you want to do
Track Name: New Age of Sun
Blinded, you can't see
There's more light than you can believe
Now songs like pearls on twine
Fall off one at a time

New age of sun, new age of sun
Falling, yes I'm falling into one

Voices are rising
Speaking on the wind
Now rays of ice
Break in the morning light

New age of sun, new age of sun
Falling, yes I'm falling into one

Moonlight on the sea
Will fade eventually
The source that was within
Now will begin again

New age of sun, new age of sun
Falling, yes I'm falling into one
Track Name: Slain
Gold guitars and tiny stars
Tell the story of ours
Love lost too late
Far gone and far apart

Always grey rain
Upon the northern plains
In no man's land
Here lies the boy she's slain

That boy is dead
He's lost his mind
That's how it is sometimes
When you lose your prime

That boy is dead
He's lost his soul
It's hard to see sometimes
In the devil's cove

In the distance
He sees she's come at last
But here's just ruins
Of forgotten past

Lone grey rider
He sees the wild blue eyes
Searching for him
He's on the other side

That boy is dead
He's lost his mind
That's how it is sometimes
When you lose your prime

That boy is dead
He's lost his soul
It's hard to see sometimes
In the devil's cove
Track Name: Pahrumpadise
Remember us long ago
We've been through all of that
And now it's all that I know
It's not too much too ask

So let's not wait 'till it's done
I'll take my own advice
And we'll just sit in the sun
Here in Pahrumpadise

Keeps calling me back my love
Just wait and see
There's nothing I lack my love
If you're here with me

Under the stars have no fear
The silence is so nice
When the desert night's clear
Down in Pahrumpadise

Well it's the end of the race
It's time that I unwind
When I said "how 'bout this place?"
You said "Nevada's fine."

The day's almost done my love
We'll sit in the shade
The battle is won my love
Just look what we've made

Now the world is at bay
I've known it once or twice
And I don't care what they say
To me it's Pahrumpadise
Track Name: Columbus Day
I'll be right there I'm on my way
Just another minute and I'm on my way
I said I'll be right there (on my way)
On my way (right away)
There's no need to rush there's just never a need to rush

I'll be right there I'm on my way
There's an accident up on 48th
I said I'll be right there (on my way)
On my way (right away)
There's no need to rush there's just never a need to rush

It's too far to walk but that's O.K.
I'll take a crosstown cab I'll be there soon
Now there's a marching band in my way
Why'd it have to be Columbus day?

I'll be right there I'm on my way
There's a police blockade in my way
I said I'll be right there (on my way)
On my way (right away)
There's no need to rush there's just never a need to rush

It's too far to walk but that's O.K.
I'll take a crosstown cab I'll be there soon
Now there's a marching band in my way
Why'd it have to be Columbus day?
Track Name: Invited
I'm going back to the middle back where you come from
Gonna think like a fiddle and play like a drum
I know you're not waiting on nothing new
If I'm invited you're invited too

If you hear that whistle gonna ride 'till the end
If the wheels stop spinning we'll go 'round again
I'll fly like an arrow that's shot straight through
If I'm invited you're invited too

Gonna read those cards and tell you what they say
So you know something good is on the way
I'll be waiting out in Kalamazoo
If I'm invited you're invited too

Well I never smelled nothing burning up so sweet
Just roll that bottle down a cold ice sheet
Strike the metal and the sound rings true
If I'm invited you're invited too
If I'm invited you're invited too

I'm going back to the middle back where you come from
Gonna think like a fiddle and play like a drum
I know you're not waiting on nothing new
If I'm invited you're invited too
Track Name: Quicksand
He packed up all his bags where no one would see them
He never had to settle down, he never had a reason
He tried to tie up all his lose ends and put them in the past
All except one remained, he swore it'd be the last

Hell and fire in the sky and rock upon the road
Were not enough to stop him, he had to go alone
There was a flame in the sky bound to follow him
The words echoed in his head as he repeated them

If not today then tomorrow
If not tomorrow then the next day
'Cause the day after that I've gone away

On the low horizon where the mountains meet the sky
Just beyond the desert where nothing is alive
The time was drawing near but would he have all that he needed?
The mistakes of the past were bound to be repeated

Nothing out there can survive
The night slips away like sand
You'll have to make it back before it gets light
So many years you've been running away
Now you might not get a chance

If not today then tomorrow
If not tomorrow then the next day
'Cause the day after that I've gone away

Steady in his gaze in the silence of the sun
He was only waiting for the end to come
There was not a way to speak the words to her before
He faded to the night forever more

If not today then tomorrow
If not tomorrow then the next day
'Cause the day after that I've gone away
Track Name: The Start of Something New
Late nights
Lonely street light
Without you
It's the hour and the start of something new

Bad dreams
It was a crowded scene
I lost you
You were enamored with the start of something new

Tired eyes
Forever grey skies
It won't be soon
'Till the hour and the start of something new

You were blind
It never crossed your mind
What you could lose
Now you devour the start of something new

Now it seems
You had these dreams
And it's true
It's the hour and the start of something new

Now it's late
Got to find a way
To make it through
And try to hold on to the start of something new
Track Name: Eddy the Sea
Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Just got back and now he's ready to leave
It's been easy as you want it to be
'Till he comes back on his hands and knees

Fruit was ripe on the vine
When he lived down in the Mississippi pines
It was never so good, but nothing's for sure
I can't even say what he's doing it for

Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Just got back and now he can't believe
It's sunny and seventy-three
And he can kick back in the evening breeze

To tell you, tell you the truth
I think he bet on nothing to lose
'Cause he threw it all up in the air
When it comes down he doesn't even care

Eddy, Eddy the Sea
Since he got back everything is green
His honey, sweet Angelene
She was the best that he's ever seen

It's funny, but take it from me
I still don't know how this came to be
But I'm lucky he set me free
I was caught between the land and the stars and the sea
Track Name: Members Only
If there’s something I could’ve said, I would’ve said it
You can tell me what to do, and I would it for you
Every time I turn around you keep on slippin’
What am I supposed to do, if you leave me standing in the cold

Members Only
Everytime I turn around, its Members Only

All your crazy friends, down in the city
Falling on the floor, seems like you’re having fun
Like the time you stole my car, and went to Cancun
I tell my self again, I don’t need it anymore

never mind what you're doing to me
in the end well I'm never gonna see you again
i used to see you from time to time
i'm never gonna see you again
i'm never gonna do it again
i used to be there from time to time
i'm never gonna see you again
i still hear about it from time to time
i'm never gonna do it again
cause it's the end, and in the end what will be will be then

I remember, I remember, I remember only
I remember, I remember, I remember only
I remember, I remember, I remember what you always told me
I remember, I remember, I remember only
Members Only
Every time I turn around, its Members Only

never mind what you're doing to me
in the end well I'm never gonna see you again
i used to see you from time to time
i'm never gonna see you again
i'm never gonna do it again
i used to be there from time to time
i'm never gonna see you again
i still hear about it from time to time
never gonna see you again
i'm never gonna do it again
oh no, oh no
never gonna see you again

oh no, oh no
never gonna do it again
oh no, oh no
never gonna see you again
Don’t need you’re alibis
From time to time im never gonna see you again
never gonna do it again

oh would you be my friend
Don’t crash the Party
Track Name: Roll With The Punches
Jack Louard was driving around
Got stuck on the side of the road
He should've watched out for that rusty nail
Now his wheels won't roll with the punches

Roll with the punches
roll with the punches
Roll with the punches and
Roll with the punches and roll

Jack went out and had a few drinks
Chatted with Molly Simmons
Late that night he went home alone
To reflect on poor decisions

Roll with the punches
Roll with the punches
Roll with the punches and
Roll with the punches and roll

Jack went down to an antique store
Found a dusty lame
Rubbed the lamp, nothing happened
Afterwards a he felt a bit foolish

Roll with the punches
Roll with the punches
Roll with the punches and
Roll with the punches and roll

I wish you wouldn't go so far or take it so hard
you can keep your head up high if you just take some good advice and roll

Jack Louard came and went
Now we'll never know
Hidden by the veil of death
Just where his heads gonna roll with the punches and

Roll with the punches
roll with the punches
Roll with the punches and
Roll with the punches and roll