Constellations

by Antarctica Takes It!

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released 22 May 2010

Dylan McKeever - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drums, Percussion
Maria Schoettler - Vocals
Max Bennett Parker - Piano
Rachel Fannan - Vocals

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Track Name: Bossa
I don't know what I'm looking for
And I don't know which way to go
I've never felt this way before
But I need to know I need to know

Torch song ringing in my bones
But I don't know who it's for
Cuz I can't call it my own
But I can't ignore, can't ignore

When my heart beats 1, 2, 3,
When my heart gets a hold of me

I've been dreaming of a sound
Heard it soft and I heard it loud
Ghost notes of a melody
It was a miracle a mystery

When the drums beat 3, 4, 5
The rhythm lets me know I'm still alive
Track Name: C&F
Well alright, I'm back on my feet again
Wits sharp like a brand new fountain pen
Oh I'd sing it, I'd it through
With confidence if only it were true

For a year I've been stuck inside my bed
The only songs were sung in inside my head
So come on darling, give me just a little hope
I need something to set my heart a-glow

Wanna fear the trumpet's lightning
Wanna feel my heartbeat heightening now
Come on let me hear the strings a-swelling
Bass guitar and the drums propelling me

Come on darling
Gimme just a little bit of time
Oughta be just fine

Feeling good, but I'm ill at ease
Feeling fine but I just can't make ends meet
Been pacing 'round, up and down the avenue
For all I'm worth I can't crank out a single tune

Wanna die in major keys
Three shots from the symphonies
Golden chorus gonna knock me down
Your harmonies your melodies your wall of sound

Oh darling,
Gimme just a little more time
It oughta be alright
(And the bridge came in it went like this it went...)

Heard a song that I just can't shake
Shook my body like an earthquake
Now you got me singing left and right
Wanna hear it from both sides, well alright

Well I heard a song right across the wire
Struck a chord set my heart on fire
Now I gotta hear it over again
And oh I gotta tell all my friends so come on

And that's when I saw her, in my mind's eye
She was falling like a sword from out of the sky
And as she cut through those clouds
And as she cut through that rain
That's when she spoke to me, and she made it plain
Here's what she said, she just said:

"I just wanna see you dance
Come on baby take a chance
Don't be shy gotta take my hand
You gotta give give give what your heart demands"

I said
"There's nothing I can do, but sing to you"
"There's nothing I can do, but sing to you"

She said,
"Well come on baby, come on baby.

I sang
"Ooh ooh ooh"
Track Name: Straight To Your Heart
Darling, you know I adore ya
So come back to California
We'll go to the disco
Skyline San Francisco

Cuz can't you tell I like you alot?
But I can never strike when the iron's hot
You know my heart beats out morse code for you
Since you went away I don't know what to do

So baby, don't say maybe
You'll drive yourself crazy
Listen to your heartbeat
Let it guide you to me

You know I've seen this kinda thing before
When you got love knocking on your door
But you're star-stuck with the city lights
Now you're turned around you don't know left from right

So I sing oh, you know I miss you so
Darling come back to me keep me company
Let's take this love back to the start
Let it go oh oh oh, straight to your heart
Just like a cannon ball

Now even though you're away
I think of you everyday
Psychic signals just might
Bring you back to my side

But I missed the chance to tell you how I feel
Play the moment back reel to reel
There's no telegram postcard or telephone
Just a melody to navigate you home

I sing oh, you know I miss you so
Darling come back to me keep me company
Let's take this love back to the start
Let it go oh oh oh, straight to your heart

When you saw her did she remember?
She couldn't think back past November
Was she a ghost then? A breath? A phantom?
She acted like nothing had happened
I just need someone to hold me tight
A love that lasts all through the night

From the bedroom to the hallway..
I couldn't think of anything to say
Was there a light left for to guide you?
Just darkness through and through and through
I keep thinking everything's a sign
Misread the stars to make her mine

Now If I see her in my sleep
My heart takes a leap and it skips a beat
I shake shake shake from my head to my feet
And I realize she's the one that I need, I sing

Oh, you know I miss you so
Honey come back to me darling can't you see
You got me on my knees and I'm falling apart
Let it go oh oh oh oh, straight to your heart
Just like a cannon ball
Track Name: Try Try Try
Oh, when you go, I don't know if I can take another breakdown
When you're with me, can't you see I don't want nobody else now

I've been riding on the city bus fare
Thinking of you without a care
Tell myself I know it's nothing
So divided hear myself sing

Try to think of you as a friend
But this sweet heartbeat
Change my mind again

I'm feeling fine, check the time, glass of wine before I call you
Yes, I confess, I'm a mess so darling come on be true

Because lately I've been full of folly
Left my car keys in the laundry
Late again I'm in the bike lane
Feelings for you I cannot contain

Try to think of you as a friend
Not so hard let it go
But this sweet heartbeat
Change my mind again

But things fall apart, I forget all the words I practiced to say
I get tangled up, and I'm out of luck, no middle just disarray
I just gotta catch my breath, learn to coordinate and deal
Count to ten, backwards again, I'm sure, I know it's real

Just let it breathe, gotta keep my cool
Sticking to the beat no I won't play the fool
Gotta steady pace, my routine's unchanged
When I see your face I get rearranged

So just walk with me, talk with me too

Oh and confidence, need you by my side
If you're on the fence we can't see eye to eye
Cuz my heart gives out, feel the moment freeze
Without a doubt you are the one for me.

And now it's crystal clear what I need to do
But when the moment comes I hesitate, I stumble
And I watch it go...

Now I'm lost to the blue, without you, what's the point of even trying?
Still staying strong, nothing's wrong yet I cannot keep from crying

I can't blame the situation
All on mis-communication
Still I wish the words were spoken
"Only you can mend this broken heart"

Try to think of you as a friend
But it's hard, it's so hard, I feel my
Sweet heart beat, change my mind again
I don't know what to do without you
Track Name: Constellations
I'm gonna navigate each and every waterway
Explore each passing ship to giant cargo freight
Oh I would brave the storm, throw my hands out one two
Drench myself to the bone just to be with you

So come on pitch and yaw,
I wanna behold your might up held in awe
There's no titan wind
that could sink my spirits it would make me sing

Baby don't go when I need you so
When the night gets long and I get so cold
I'm trying to get right back to where you are
Be your golden torch, your shining star

But when I'm out at sea, all hands in front of me
I lose my senses darlin I can barely breathe
Lord knows that I can't sail in either thick or thin
Can't catch a single gale, I'm all idiot wind

So can you guide my way? When I'm lost at sea in a hurricane?
Signal ship to shore when I'm sleeping on the ocean floor

Baby don't go when I need you so
When the night gets long and I get so cold
I'm trying to get right back to where you are
Be your golden torch, your shining star

So when in danger can you find her?
One in major one in minor
Constellations cannot guide her
Memories cannot remind her

We used to be birds of a feather
Staying close in every weather
Now I can't put two together
How I need you more than ever

Holy lights sing Hallelujah
Gotta get myself back to ya
Feel the sunlight shine right through ya

Gotta get myself back to your
Golden arms your golden charms
Oh darlin let your high beams shine
Right down into this heart of mine

Baby don't go when I need you so
When the night gets long and I just don't know
The star light is fading into dawn
When the morning comes, you'll be gone
Track Name: Lions Of Love
Got your song in my heart
Can't seem to get it out of my head
I've tried to take it apart
You just turn my blue blood red

It gets dark and I can't see clearly
I get scared and I want to run
Cuz I feel your eyes upon me
When I turned back I turned back from

Lions of love
They wanted more and more, I could not give enough
Lions of Love
They're knocking down my door, they're looking for my love

Bright lights in the sky tonight
Beauty comes like a miracle
And for a second I feel alright
Till I hear your roaring call

And I know cuz I've seen their face
I've laid down in their den
When I had lost my place
I wanna throw myself to them

Lions of love
They wanted more and more, I could not give enough
Lions of Love
They're knocking down my door, they're looking for my love

And I can feel you near, your song sings in my ears
And I know there's no hope
I gotta let myself go, when in my heart in my soul
I hear the music

Lions of love
They wanted more and more, I could not give enough
Lions of Love
They're knocking down my door, they're looking for my love
Track Name: Stay In Bed
I've been running 'round this town
Got my ear pressed to the ground
You're not changing me
Tongue tied it ain't funny

They say the heart it beats as one
Just like a giant cannon drum
But I just can't see
It's a cemetery

Riding circles on my bike
Up and down the streets at night
Out there on my own
Wind chills straight to the bone

But now I can't move fast enough
And I'm losing my touch
Sinking like a stone
Down hill all alone, I sing

Oh alright, stay inside
Say goodnight, once in awhile
If the lights go out and the town is dead
Then it ain't no use better stay in bed

Well did I hear you say goodbye
When I was drunk and hypnotised
Saw you through the door
You don't live here anymore

Now I'm the last ghost on the street
All alone and incomplete
Walking through the walla
Barely here at all, I sing

Oh alright, stay inside
Say goodnight, once in awhile
If the lights go out and the town is dead
Then it ain't no use better stay in bed

Oh I've been feeling strange
When the colors in me change
I remember where you stood
A shadow in my neighborhood
Seeing stars shine in my head
Might as well just stay in bed
Track Name: Voices
The city lights I'd had enough
I needed cliffs and coastal bluffs
Made my way through foggy cold
I didn't need no overcoat

Windy weather Santa Cruz
Can't explain mystery clues
See the day fade into dark
Every night fall breaks my heart

I know, I got to keep it together
Oh, when I'm staying at home
Oh, see the lights in the night time
Oh, no more singing alone
Track Name: Spirit Of Love
Well, I saw you the other day
And oh my God I couldn't find the right words to say
I shuddered and I shook
Cuz into your eyes I could not look

Now I know that it's silly to act this way
But I just get so caught up inside
I wanna meet you baby so don't run away
Know I could keep you satisfied

Spirit of love,
You are the one I've been dreaming of
Right where I want to be
Spirit of love wash over me

Now you know I'm a clumsy mess
Oh my head's filled up with forgetfulness
I can't remember my own name
But if you tell me yours I'll try and do the same

I'll get myself together baby understand
I don't wanna live with the blues
I'm singing this song the best I can
So get out those dancing shoes

Spirit of love,
You are the one I've been dreaming of
Right where I want to be
Spirit of love wash over me

Now girl you got the kind of grace
That keeps my stumbling and I can't read your face
I just want to see you smile
But there's a disconnect I cannot reconcile

From my heart to my head to the words I say
Oh there's something in between
I get all choked up and I can't convey
All these feelings moving me

Spirit of love,
You are the one I've been dreaming of
Right where I want to be
Spirit of love wash over me

You are the one you are the one
Track Name: Thunderstruck
Oh I just can't explain what you doing to me
You've got me thunderstruck honey can't you see?
I got two left feet, at least usually
But tonight I'ma cut a rug, straight gracefully

Now I can't pretend I can play it cool
When the beat's so bright, the melody shines through
Don't wanna hide myself under another noiseless whisper
Baby give me some thunder

Saturday night, electricity
Well, I feel the sights, the sounds, the light, the heat
Deep in my bones, down to my soul
Well I got a sweetheart girl, can't ask for more

I heard a song and it set me free
Now I'll never be the same when it's always changing me
I found a voice that could let me sing
No nervous breakdown, baby
Come on gimme some lightning

One beat let the bass provide you
Move your feet let the drums collide too
Got soul honey let it shine through
Oh the sound explodes

Sunlight couldn't make me better
Cuz all I need is stormy weather
Wild Combination forever
Oh the sound explodes

Sine waves coming through the station
Sound arc crossing constellations
Hold tight to these good vibrations
Oh the sound explodes

Shake down gotta build the beat back
Bright bolt when the night is pitch black
Heatbeat when your heart attacks
Oh the sound explodes

So let's rip it up and start again
Opportunity come on be a friend
Cuz I'm all alone, and I've flown astray
Won't you bring me back to earth, come on guide my way

Cuz lightning strikes and I'm made anew
Alive in stereo bending these notes in two
Colors lost into brilliant light
Between a heartbeat darling
Then turn back to the night
Track Name: Bedrooms
So I'd bend these notes for you
I'd turn my greens into my blues
When I'm feeling courage tonight

Did I hear you calling me
On the avenue among the trees
The path that leads it's way into the light

Now I lose my roots again
When August wind is beckoning
I find the steps I need to take in stride

Holy memory I know
I leave you now and now I go
Into the wild yonder yawning wide

What's left to say when you're going away?
What more can you do?

I leave no shadow where I walk
No wind no breath from when I talk
The glow of ghost I only do portray

The bedrooms that I called my own
Are strangers now that I'm alone

What's left to say when you're going away?
What more can you do?