Imperial Green

by Satellite Hearts

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released November 30, 2012

Produced by Chad Ginsburg & Satellite Hearts
Engineered by Chad Ginsburg
Recorded at CIG Studios in New Hope, Pennsylvania
13-15 April, 2012
All music arranged & written by Satellite Hearts
Published by Satellite Hearts Music (ASCAP) ©2012
Art Direction by Caitlin McCann & Satellite Hearts
Cover Art ©Showcase Mosaics titled "Birth of a Planet"
Cover text & inner sleeve by Caitlin McCann
Liner photo by Shane Daly

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Satellite Hearts are a rock 'n' roll band that combine a wide variety of eclectic tastes.

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Track Name: Stuck in the Middle
If you're stuck in the middle
If you're caught in the chase
I can lend you some fortitude
Let your fears be erased

No running away, no I'm not running today

If there's nothing that rings true
If you've fallen from grace
There's only one thing you must do
Kick your heels and escape

No running away, no running away
No I'm not leaving today
Track Name: New York City
New York City caught in the daylight
What a crazy scene
Nameless faces race for the headlines
Must be the year of the thief

And the stocks don't stack, the facts don't check
As we ride the river east
Well it's a free ride honey to the highest of highs
You better fall to your knees
Fall to your knee

Crowds in the distance begin to scatter
On a dead end street
To climb a ladder over and over
Any day of the week

And if the wealth won't crack in a world gone mad
There'll be chaos in the streets
Well it's a new day rising and without warning you'll be on your begging knee
On your knees
Running with the enemy

Now in the New York City
I caught the daylight on a dead end street
From South to Broadway to the Lower East Side along the Bowery

And the stocks don't stack, the facts don't check
Ride the river east
Well it's a new day rising and without warning you'll be on your begging knee
On your knees
Rolling with the enemy
Track Name: Dumb Down Daisy
Dumb down Daisy don't you wanna understand me?
Let me be a part of your dreams
Only if you give up this fantasy
Well, hush now Daisy

Lets track back, track back to the back of your memory
Grew up in a quiet community
Closed off to the endless possibility
Oh dumb down Daisy
Oh dumb down Daisy

And I'm shot down, shut down in the city of dreams
Shot down, shut down in the city of dreams
Shot down, shut down in the city of dreams
Shot down, shut down in the city

You're a witch, you're a snitch
Following the footsteps of fallacy
Succumbing to the reigns of society
Lose your wit and you won't be free
Oh shame, shame Daisy

Oh, are they going to tease you?
If you only knew the truth then I would stand beside you

And I'm shot down, shut down in the city of dreams
Shot down, shut down in the city of dreams
Shot down, shut down in the city of dreams
Shot down, shut down in the city
Shot down in the city and my life it ain't so pretty...
Track Name: Bombs!
Bombs are blowing heavy on the west coast front tonight!
Better pack it on up before the military men arrive
Twenty-four seven and I've got nothing to like
One by one they'll be cutting you up with a knife

Better move on, better move on for your life
Better move along, better groove along
Hold tight...

We're in America and America's on fire
If you want change you better look to your heart's desire
If you want change look to your heart's desire

Bombs are blowing heavy on the west coast front tonight
It's all too much, all too much for my eye
I will move along, I will groove along hold tight
Bombs are blowing heavy on those stars and stripes!
Track Name: Heavy Fire
Got your number on my wall
I'm heading out and busting my brain up
Carry on with my cigarette
Quit holding out, out of the profit
Out of my pocket
Leave me with nothing
Heavy fire on my wall, wall, wall

Money for nothing may tear us apart
Keep treading back, back to the same start
I carry on with my cigarette
Quit holding out, out of the profit
Out of my pocket
Leave me with nothing
Heavy fire on my wall, wall, wall
Track Name: Imperial Green
Reeled her in from the start
Got me locked in her heart
I pick the lock from her chest
I play her card just like all the rest

Love means nothing to me
Feed me imperial green
She's a fortunate con
Such a gullible one...run

Why don't you turn it around now?
Why don't you turn it around?
Why don't you turn it around now?
Why don't you turn it around?
Why can't you turn it around?

I can be you, if you'd like
Get inside you if I tried
'Cos when you're looking at me
with those starstruck eyes
In the back of my mind you're the marrying kind

Why don't you turn it around now?
(Turn, turn it around)
Why don't you turn it around?
(Turn, turn it around)
Why don't you turn it around now?
(Turn, turn it around)
Why don't you turn it around?
(Turn, turn it)
Why can't you turn it around?
Track Name: Substitute
War can be a dangerous sport
Leaving you bleed for more
Oh, my war

Hate may leave you disengaged
Blind with envious rage
Oh, my hate!

All I can do is find another substitute one who is willing to give
just a little bit of living proof
Living proof, living proof

Truth knows no contradiction
Knows no hesitation
Know the truth

But I got such a jealous mind
Oh to keep occupied
Oh my mind!

All I can do is find another substitute one who is willing to give
just a little bit of living proof
Hold the line, hold the line, hold the line
Track Name: Swindle Up the Troops
Fifty men and a setting sun
You can feel their beat marching along
Side by side, coast to coast
In the midnight hour you can hear them moan

Now listen for the battle drum beyond the seas from whence they come
Side by side, coast to coast
In the midnight hour you can hear them moan
On the road!

Well you can sell it and it ain't no lie
Yeah you can sell it and it ain't no lie
I got some pistol, I cut the money
Lies, lies, lies

They break you, they buy you
To value a virtue
Double-dealing on a hopeful soul
Whatever the reason, whatever the vision you are sold

And I can't go home, and I can't go home...

I can't go back, I can't go (I can't go home)
I can't go back home (I can't go home)

You can sell it and it ain't no lie
You can sell it and it ain't no lie
I got some pistol, I cut the money
Lies, lies, lies
Track Name: Delusional Fame
I was trying to forget everything that you had said
On the day that you had left
Empty words were all you had
Rockin' in your rocking chair back and forth alone
Wondering what could've been
No one to call you home

So come on you know you got a lot of living left to do
It ain't easy letting go of all the pain you put me through
I don't blame you even though you talk me down like a fool
Guess I'll just see it through

By and by I ride my time on an ever-changing ocean
Leaving everything behind for a fountain of horizon
You may wander in the past underneath your guilt and shame
You were once a friend of mine now I'm just another face

You ran away, you ran away

Old friend you know words don't get anywhere
It's misleading to drag your baggage on through the years
When did you fall from those pale blue stairs?
It's true delusional fame has got the best of you
Track Name: Marilyn
Well she's wonderful lady who works at the bank
saving her pennies for change
She's got no one hold, she's got nowhere to go
and then I asked for her name

She said, "Marilyn, Marilyn, all my friends call me Jeanie, but you can call me anytime."

So, I picked up the phone and I called her at home, "Be here tomorrow at eight!"
Well I threw down a line and we passed up the time
dreaming of running away

I said, "Marilyn, Marilyn your eyes are as pretty as original sin.
Yeah, Marilyn, Marilyn come a little bit closer and we can let the fun begin."

She don't care about any love letter
Only room for a squeeze
Marilyn's got a nasty fever
For an honest fee
She's what you want, but not what you need

Marilyn might be richer than she'll have you believe
Marilyn is a healthy sinner of the first degree
She's what you want, but not what you need
What you want is not what you need
Track Name: Never Felt This Way Before
I know my dear I've seen your face in a dream, a mirror
Another world so concise, clear it's faint to my heart that's all

Your voice, my void has filled with song to my ear
A sound so rich and pure
Like old ragtime in the sun touching down like no other one

Guess I never felt this way before

And I don't mean to be rude, I don't mean to be crude
It's just the feeling's so real, so real, real, real

And I don't mean to judge, I won't do you harm
It's just the feeling's so real, so real, real, real

Guess I never felt this way before
Track Name: Goodnight, Goodbye
Why do I miss you like I do?
Well tell me it isn't true to say you're leaving today
Now I'll be on my way

I've been here before and you've closed the door
Tell me how many more times must you keep on saying, goodbye

You know everyone knows, but nobody cares somehow we're all the same
You my dear were always and I know you care

I've been here before and you've closed the door
Tell me how many more times must you keep on saying,
goodnight, goodbye