Blue Light City

by Turbine

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Executive Producer: Ryan Dembinsky
Recorded and Mixed by John Davis at The Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, New York, NY
Artwork by Linda Joy

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released June 21, 2011

Jeremy Hilliard: Guitar, Vocals
Ryan Rightmire: Harmonica, Guitar, Vocals
Justin Kimmel: Bass, Vocals
Octavio Salman: Drums
Produced by: John Davis

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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: War of 9161 (The Pledge)
Inside the city waits
Outside the gates now
The wind began to blow for days
The sun was black with smoke
The time was close now
All was silent down below
The news they did bring
Told of thunder
And the madness of a distant king
On the Seventh day
They lit candles
As towns began to burn away

It was a night so long
While some remained
Others knew they'd soon be gone
Where the women waited
They were whispering
"The men have surely been betrayed."
Their cries made lightening freeze
And scattered rocks
The wind it shook the mighty trees
Before first light
A caravan
Escaped into the raging night

I pledge myself to you
And you can trust me
With the news it's true
Take good care
With luck my friends
There's hope that we could soon be there
But the way is dark
And it signifies
You'll find the truth there in your heart
And this you must believe
For it comes from nothing
The world that you can never see
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: 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: 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: Special of the Day
Dark clouds over the hill
There's a high pass
You'll see it on your way into town
You're searching
Looking around
As the headlights
Through the night rain
Cover the ground

They're coming through miles of darkness
They're coming from very far
But this all happened before
In the flash of an eye
Of a violin woman highway riding child
Riding on

They're coming from miles around this place
Looking for what can fill that space
Still searching
What will they find as time goes by?
And they're wishing
The answer's in the town that's down the road awhile
Past the crossroads
Where they're coming from town
To town to town to town . . .

They're coming
For the special of the day

Bright lights blind their eyes
Between what's wrong and right there's a fine line
They're distracting troubled minds
Pedaling fool's gold
It's hollow inside but polished to shine

Down the back streets
The session is closed
In the dark rooms
They're stashing the votes
And they don't care what the truth is
If you don't buy it they'll still get rich
Selling lies

And the prophets

Preaching the end
Say it's close now
Time to repent
And they don't know
But you don't care
They can't all be right
But we're too scared
To deny

The wind it wails as darkness swallows light
They're looking around and there is no proof in sight
They just keep wishing
It's over in the town that's down the road awhile
Past the crossroads
Where they're coming from town
To town to town to town . . .

They're coming
For the special of the day

I've got to say
It's a matter of time now
It's like a puzzle, you'll figure it out someday
You're gonna find out
In the end it's gonna go down that way

To find the way
I'll tell you the truth now
Don't believe it when they say there's an easy way
Don't be the fool now
You'll regret it when you find out you've been betrayed
Special of the day

What will it be today?
What will it be today?
Track Name: Just Like These Wheels
Take these hands from me
I don't need these eyes to see
There's nothing that can't stay waiting
Driving the wide lanes back
We'd seen the future come to pass
It was a dream someone was saving

As sunlight and rain collide
Rainbows poured from your eyes
There was no sorrow on that strange day
We're falling backwards through the haze
Bound for the dawn of a distant day
Where a new song is rising

And I know you've got the heart
And they can't break it apart
I think you've come too far
To go back from where you are
Sometimes it gets so hard
But you will be just like these wheels
They're moving on

I saw the mountains turn to sand
Blue sky stretching across the land
If you're willing I will follow
That's how the story goes
You can only get so close
The moment is fading but it's not hollow

And I know you've got the heart
No they can't break that apart
I think you've come too far
To go back from where you are
Sometimes it gets so hard
But you will be just like these wheels
They're moving, they're moving
They moving on, they're moving on . . .
Track Name: Behind These Walls
Behind these walls and backlit screens
We can't hear ourselves
There's no way to tell how high they rise
'Till you're standing underneath
There's no going back
There's no going back
There's no going back
So take what you may need

Behind these mirrors and strobe-light screams
The connection's lost
But there's sounds in the hall, they bounce back again
And we can hear them now
There's sounds in the hall
There's sounds in the hall
There's sounds in the hall
And when they bounce back that's the echoing

It takes me to a place
High above the lights I've always known
There's a feeling I can't shake
If you push me off the ledge I'll fall below
Now I'm bound to stay
If I stay too long you know I'll turn to stone
Even stones can break
But I won't be around long enough to know

Behind this veil the shadows fall
They're displacing light
But there's no way to tell which way is true
Until we make it through
There's signs up ahead
There's signs up ahead
There's sounds up ahead
And when they bounce back that's the echoing

It takes me to a place
High above the lights I've always known
There's a feeling I can't shake
If you push me off the ledge I'll fall below
Now I'm bound to stay
If I stay too long you know I'll turn to stone
Even stones can break
But I won't be around long enough to know

long enough to know

Behind these walls, behind these walls. . . .
Track Name: Teleport
I'm sitting here
Wishing you were near
The bridge is high
Under the morning sky
And I promise you
That I'll be true
For when the night is dark
The shooting stars
Are like fireworks
And it makes me sure
That you're too far
I can't take a car
Couldn't catch a plane
No fuck the train
And this driving rain
Doesn't help the pain

Wish I could teleport
I'd be at your door
If I could teleport
I'd be there before
You thought I could

The night is long
So I sing this song
As the year grows old
Leaves turn to gold
They fall to the ground
But they don't make a sound
They float silently
Like distant galaxies
That will fall from dust
And it's the same for us
Can't make nothin' last
Time moves too fast
Baby it's not fair
I'm here and you are there
With this dream we share
I'd meet you anywhere

If I could teleport
I'd be at your door
Wish I could teleport
I'd be there before
You thought I could
Track Name: Blue Light City
Temperture's rising and now it is starting (now it is starting)
White river's running under skies parting (under skies parting)

Sounds of confusion, the body is helpless (everybody is helpless)
It's all illusion, now i'm feeling reckless (I'm feeling reckless)

I don't care (I don't care)
I'm floating in mid-air (in mid-air)
Suspended there (suspended there)
And I'm not scared (I'm so scared)

You are alone now and you don't need us (you don't need us)
Who stole my bible? I'm telling Jesus (would you believe us?)

I don't care (I don't care)
I'm floating in mid-air (in mid-air)
Suspended there (suspended there)
And I'm not scared (I'm so scared)

I can't stop dreaming and then it hits me (and then it hits me)
We've all been sleeping in this Blue Light City (in this Blue Light City . . .)
Track Name: Set Me Free
The river runs wild beneath the stars at night
The darkness is deep and the wind is high
As I restlessly sleep you're always on my mind
I'll be gone in the new morning light

Well the winter winds came about a month ago
They came sweeping down plains and the fields are cold
Now when the sun goes down I need someone to hold
On this road filled with dark rain and snow

Somewhere the moon it shines bright on the empty streets
I know tomorrow we're gone like the falling leaves
And as you walk the high hill will you think of me?
This love will kill me or set me free
This love will kill me or set me free