STAR MAPS

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Produced by STAR MAPS

Recorded February - December 2011 at Comp-ny (Glendale, CA)
Engineered and mixed by Be Hussey
Mastered by Mark Chalecki at Little Red Book Mastering (Eagle Rock, CA)
Layout by Mark Bohman

© 2012 STAR MAPS

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released July 1, 2012

STAR MAPS

S.A. Bach - guitar, vocals
John Burke - drums, vocals
Arthur C. Lee - lead guitar, vocals
Greg Moran - bass, vocals

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Track Name: Coelacanth
I am the coelacanth
On wireless Internet
I am primordial
In ones and zeroes

I'm hexidecimal
I'm Auto-tuned just so
I'm Beat-detected yo
Still sound like shit though

Let's go crazy one more time
Then we're gonna fall in line
What's scarier than success?
What's more mystifying than your messy feelings?

I am an instant
Spewing eternity
I am eternally
What I was meant to be

I am two parties
Locked in a stalemate
I am a hot and
Contentious blind date

Let's go crazy one more time
Then we're gonna fall right in line
What's scarier than success?
What's more horrifying than those dirty feelings?

I am a deaf blind snail
Straight out the Burgess Shale
I am the last blue whale
Standing at the gates of Hell
I heard they's having a garage sale

Let's go crazy one more time
Then we're gonna fall in line
Let's go stare into the sun
Let's burn all our bridges but one
What's scarier than success?
What's more tiring than what is?
What could ever be more difficult than this?
What's more mystifying than our messy feelings?
Track Name: Pomona
Pomona

1st verse

Used to see you at The Echo
Didn’t know if I would ever know your name.
Now I just can’t seem to let go
My heart was pounding when you looked over my way
with eyes that seemed to say
You better play it right cause I don’t wanna leave tonight without you
Without you
Without you

2nd verse

Drove my car up to Pomona
Never thought that you would find me way out there
You can check in if you wanna
I’m goin’ crazy just to see what you would do
But I can’t believe it’s true
A feeling so sublime, that I never seem to find without you
Without you
Without you
Without you

Don’t you worry your head about this time, you gotta be free

Bridge

Back in the day when it seemed like forever, now I know that time can never be
my reality

Outro
I’m gonna find my way without you
Clean my clothes without you
Watch Top Chef without you
Button my shirt without you
Track Name: The Way Out
Haunted by my own voice
Haunted by my own heart
Haunted by my own mind for a start

Haunted by my senses
Haunted by the stark night
Bringing my defenses to light

You can go a long way the wrong way these days
You can go way out of the way out of fear
You can come a little closer, my dear

Haunted by disasters
Haunted by solutions
Haunted by beginnings and conclusions

I could go a long way the wrong way today
I could stray a ways off the path that is clear
'Cause you can go a long way the wrong way these days
You can go way out of your way out of fear
But why not come a little closer, my dear?

I'm haunted by you
As you sit there deaf & mute
Will you open up your eyes & see?

I'm haunted by you
(You can go a long way)
Are you haunted by me too?
(The wrong way these days)
Don't you know now is the way out?
(You can go way out of
The way out of fear)

The way out of fear
The way out of fear

You can go a long way the wrong way these days
You can go way out of the way out of fear
You can go a long way the wrong way these days
You can go way out of your way out of fear
But why not come a little closer, my dear?

You can come a little closer
My ghost, my little monster
Come a little closer, my dear
Track Name: First Not Last
You did yourself proudly
You were something to behold
You were bold and I was stifled
Nevertheless we kissed I guess
Could have been for the best

When two men crept
Out from the shadows
With bats and ran us off
Down the backstreets

I missed thirteen
Calls and texts from my ex and we were
Scared they might have followed us
To Denny's

I want that to be first and not last
I want that to be future not past

You flew away from me
You wouldn't put your life on hold
And L5-S1 kept me at home
She swooped in and we fell again
Into such structured happiness
But on nights like this

I think of how those men crept
Out from the shadows
With bats and ran us off
Down the backstreets

I missed thirteen
Frantic calls from Carol and we were
Scared they might have followed us
To Denny's

I want that to be first and not last
I want that to be future not past
Track Name: S.u.s.s.
When we pile into a van and set out for some foreign land
Panning for a market share with tempered hope & innocence
I'll be picturing your face, March 25th 2008
The way it beamed up at the stage made a mediocre band sound great

The guys turned down your invitation to an after-hours dive
They were busy passing flyers and had to rest up for their drive
But you shut up the Sunset Strip with just your voice and mandolin
And I'd have drowned in my desire, but I was used to it by then

I'll be picturing your face, rolling down the interstate
Blessed with enough years & wisdom to make my pointless plans take shape
I won't swerve from my destiny when it stakes its claim on me
But when I'm standing on that stage, I wonder just whose face I'll see

I'm sorry you're not in this story. I wish you'd mark it up in red
I wish it were a work in progress. I wish I wouldn't finish it
Could I get an "A" for effort? Am I getting warmer yet?
You've never been around to answer so I'll write it again
Track Name: Ask Me
I want you to ask me
Why make me guess at what you want
When you can just ask me?
And then I can give it all I got
To do what you've asked of me

I want you to ask me
I don't think I'm asking for a lot
'Cause if you would ask me
I would never have to waste a thought
I'd just do what you'd asked me to

I want you to ask me
I wonder if you know how to talk
'Cause you never asked me
So I'll be stumbling 'round in the dark
Until you ask of me

I want you to ask me
I've taken everything you've brought
So why won't you ask me?
'Cause I can't be something that I'm not
Unless you ask me to, oh God
If you just ask me to, my God
I'll change myself 'round for you

I want you to ask me
Why make me guess at what you want
When you can just ask me?