Origami Eyes

by American Island

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The debut album from Seattle, WA based band, American Island.

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released September 18, 2015

American Island is:

Chip Burgess - Drums
Rory Menteer - Lead Guitar
Spencer Mertel - Guitar / Vocals
Chris Paxton - Bass
Spencer Phillips - Keys / Backup Vocals

All songs written and performed by American Island (ASCAP) at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, WA.

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by John Goodmanson
Mastered by Mark Chalecki at Little Red Door Mastering
Violin on Tracks 2, 7 and 8 by Jacob Anderson (Hey Marseilles)

Management: Adam LaRue
A&R: Adam LaRue
Album Art Design: Andy Brookins

Special Thanks: Our friends and families, Kent Phillips, Bob Lang, “Dubby” The Ghost of Robert Lang Studios, the many amazing bands we’ve been lucky to play with and all the fans for supporting us along the way.

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Track Name: Phoenix
The light tonight, tonight devouring the land
The ocean breeze it permeates the sand
A million times the words are said aloud
But still your heart is battered to the ground

I don't believe in paranormal things
But oh my god, I'm talking in my sleep
A language I had never heard before

Do you feel it? When I come back down
Will you feel it? Ohhhh
Do you feel it? When I come back down
Will you feel it? Ohhhh
Ohhhhh, Ohhhhh

Imagine how our cells are breaking down
They separate at the speed of sound
Confused and scared of what's discovered in the light
But hearts collide and open up our eyes

Cheap talk, cheap wine
Nothing but wasted time
Default, decline
What happened to your spine?

Do you feel it? When I come back down
Will you feel it? Ohhhh
We all feel it, When we come back down
But do you feel it? Oohhhh
Ohhhhh, Ohhhhh

Do you feel it? When I come back down
Will you feel it? Ohhhh
We all feel it, When we come back down
But do you feel it? Oohhhh
Ohhhhh, Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh, Ohhhhh

Like a phoenix from the ashes
I'm cursed to stay alive
Cause I love you 
Like a fire loves to die
Track Name: Dream of Me
Crying in your car with the rain pouring down
Screaming on the phone with your tears running out
I broke your little heart when I started to shout
For the life of me, I don't know what about

And when I wake, I hope to find you there
Between the sheets, wrapped in the clothes I wear

And when you dream 
You dream of me

Rolling in the grass with the light pouring down
Laughing at the world with your breath running out
I thought you'd stick around when I started to shout
For the life of me, I don't know what about

And when I wake, I hope to find you there
Between the sheets, wrapped in the clothes I wear

And when you dream 
You dream of me
And when you breathe 
You breathe for me

And when you dream 
You dream of me
And when you breathe 
You breathe for me
Track Name: Run
You ain't been doing too good
Chips don't fall the way they should
Back in the day we ruled the night
Now you're all torn up and I just smile
We were so young and high
Always on the sunny side
Hand in hand, we shook the ground
Now it lifts me up to watch you drown

Run as fast as you can
Oh run as fast as you can

You ain't been living so well
Since you wrecked your dad's Chevelle
I pulled you in from out the rain
And nursed you back from the sick and pain
With your head held high you took control
And clenched a fist around my soul
Go find another southern boy
To break apart and leave out in the cold

Run as fast as you can
Oh run as fast as you can
I don't wanna see you again
So run as fast as you can

Oh please, get down on your knees and beg or

Run as fast as you can
So run as fast as you can
I don't wanna see you again
So run as fast as you can
Track Name: I'm Down
Maybe I'm crazy, but I can't complain
Maybe it's easy circling the drain
But if my feet are on the ground
And if my head is in the clouds 
I'm lazy but I can explain

I'm down, I'm down
But I'm not giving up now
I'm down, I'm down
But I'm not giving up now

Maybe I'm aging.  I like how that sounds
Everything’s fading, the lights all go down
But if you feel the time is right
I might just take a chance tonight
But I'm hazy, and feeling so down

I'm down, I'm down
But I'm not giving up now
I'm down, I'm down
But I'm not giving up now

I'm down, I'm down
I'm down, I'm down

I'm down, I'm down
But I'm not giving up now
I'm down, I'm down
But I'm not giving up, giving up now
I'm down, I'm down
But I'm not giving up now
I'm down, I'm down
But I'm not giving up, giving up now
I'm not giving up, giving up now
I'm not giving up, giving up now
I'm not giving up, giving up now
Track Name: Pens and Needles
Lately, lately I've been wandering
Bravely out into the wind
River rhythm takes me down the stream
Racing chasing down a dream

I'm waking up to the sound of nothing
I'm sinking into the fiery ocean
I'm standing tall like the peak-less mountain

I'm fine living like a liar
Cause I don't wanna pay the piper
I just wanna get higher
Until I float away
I float away

Lately, lately I've been suffering
Gravely craving from within
Bitter shivers running through my teeth
Shaking, breaking down a dream

I'm waking up to the sound of nothing
I'm sinking into the fiery ocean
I'm standing tall like the peak-less mountain

I'm fine living like a liar
Cause I don't wanna pay the piper
I just wanna get higher
Until I float away
Until I float away

I'm fine living like a liar
Cause I don't wanna pay the piper
I just wanna get higher
Until I float away
Track Name: Watch It End
Living like we're standing on the edge
Me and my girl we're walking tall
Running to the only place we know
When everything's lost don't let me go

When the world falls apart, the sky goes dark
The sun’s crashing down, you should stay
To feel the air burn, the cities and the church
The families comes together, we should watch it
And time and space are all we taste
When the world falls apart, the sky goes dark
The sun’s crashing down, we should watch it end

Racing through the streets we used to roam
Everyone’s gone now we're alone
Picking up the pieces from our past
Hold your breathe we'll make this last

When the world falls apart, the sky goes dark
The sun’s crashing down, you should stay
To feel the air burn, the cities and the church
The families comes together, we should watch it
And time and space are all we taste
When the world falls apart, the sky goes dark
The sun’s crashing down, we should watch it end
Track Name: Origami Eyes
Fill in the cracks in between 
Where our bodies come to be
Look all around, I can't believe
How many stars we used to see
And you were made for so much better

Sleep in the ground for awhile
Till our life force starts to rise
Count all the lines in the folds
Of your origami eyes
And you were made for so much better

You were made for so much better
You were made for so much better

Still in the black, so serene
Where our bodies came to meet
Oh when we talk up and down
I can't believe this our first time out to sea
And you were made for so much better

Deep underground in the cold
There's no need for your disguise
In the sounds that define 
Who we are in our origami eyes
And you were made for so much better

You were made for so much better
You were made for so much better

One day we'll all leave our bodies

Cause we were born for so much better
You were made for so much better
You were made for so much better
Track Name: Hollowpoint
I can feel what you're thinking
Like a hollowpoint aching for my heart
I can see what you see now

There's a train that I'm chasing
It'll carry us back to the start
And I'm hoping for love

Is this what you want?
To leave me wanting you
Did you get what you want?
To leave me wanting you
Cause I want you to

I can feel you moving further
By the rhythm of the footsteps in the hall
But I'm hoping I'm wrong
And I can feel what you're thinking
Like a hollowpoint aching for my heart
I can see what you see now
I can see what you see now 

Is this what you want?
To leave me wanting you
Did you get what you want?
To leave me wanting you
Is this what you want?
To leave me wanting you
Did you get what you want?
To leave me wanting you
Cause I want you to

Ohhhhh wooo ohhh ooh (x4)

Is this what you want?
To leave me wanting you
Did you get what you want?
To leave me wanting you

I can feel what you're thinking
Like a hollowpoint aching for my heart
I can see what you see now
Track Name: Shut Out
Sometimes in the night I feel afraid
That the day will never come 
And the night will stay
And the night will stay

Sometimes in the night
There's no escape
The sunlight fades to black
And the night will stay

And I close my eyes
To pretend its day when it's night
Sometimes in winter
Grey clouds can darken our thoughts

Shut out, where the daylight can't be found
Shut out, buried underneath the sound
Shut out
Shut out

Sometimes by design 
I feel ashamed
The day will never come 
And my stomach aches

And I close my eyes
To pretend its day when it's night
Sometimes in winter
Grey clouds can darken our thoughts

Shut out, where the daylight can't be found
Shut out, buried underneath the sound
Shut out
Shut out

Shut out, where the daylight can't be found
Shut out, buried underneath the sound
Shut out
Shut out
Track Name: Fever
I don't wanna wake, just stay in bed all day
My heads out of place, got a blues I can't shake

Face down on the sheets, reliving my defeats
Can't fall back asleep for the life of me

I, I've got a fever and it burns, burns, burns, burns, burns
You, you said you'd be there
I'll never learn, learn, learn
And it burns, burns, burns, burns, burns

You kiss like a knife with poison in your bite
Black tar in your teeth and it just don't feel right
Pulling down the blinds, step into my mind
I don't know where I'm gonna go

I, I've got a fever and it burns, burns, burns, burns, burns
You, you said you'd be there
I'll never learn, learn, learn
And it burns, burns, burns, burns, burns
I've got a fever and it burns, burns, burns, burns, burns
You, you said you'd be there
I'll never learn, learn, learn
And it burns, burns, burns, burns, burns

I, I've got a fever and it burns, burns, burns, burns, burns
You, you said you'd be there
I'll never learn, learn, learn
And it burns, burns, burns, burns, burns
I've got a fever and it burns, burns, burns, burns, burns
You, you said you'd be there
I'll never learn, learn, learn
And it burns, burns, burns, burns, burns