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released March 4, 2013

all songs by Ralph Hector and Sylvia Hector
performed by Ralph Hector, Sylvia Hector, Shane Connolly, Gordon Craig, Claire Crossan, Stephen McGrath and Jamie Savage
recorded at Chem19 studios and 13MC
produced, engineered and mixed by Jamie Savage & Ralph Hector
mastered by Kenny MacLeod

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Track Name: Orchid Hunter
The first step in all of this is to admit that I’m a risk
This ain’t diamonds, oil or gold
But just one look, and I’m sold

At best I’ll always be a footnote in a book that no-one sees

So, where are my limits now?
Forget where, forget how
Just a chance is all I want
Look away and I’m gone

I’ll leave nothing in my wake
It’s shameless I know
But it’s the game
Track Name: Amma
In your arms there is no beginning
In your arms there is no end
In your arms nothing can harm me
In your arms I’m on the mend

In your arms, I touch on something in my heart that I’ve ignored
In your arms, the power I’m given makes my love grow that much more

In your arms there is no beginning
In your arms there is no end
In your arms nothing can harm me
In your arms I’m on the mend
Track Name: Nearly An Island
The causeway glistens, stones defend me
The sea is slow but moves with liberty
So I won’t beckon it with loose thoughts
The chances, slim but true, of being caught

Tides roll, channels come and go
A stone’s throw from being an island
Closing, the waters edge will bring us
Closer to being an island

Urban throwbacks sift from my eyes
The freedom only sea can provide
Where nothing sits on the horizon
And thoughts I have collide into one

The parched moon, pulling at the sea
A stone’s throw from being an island
An act so full of jealousy
Closer to being an island
Track Name: Eclipse
As I stared up to the sky I held my breath
The sun being swallowed whole, slowly towards its death
Embraces could not fight the coldness in my soul
The moon, turned hunter now, dissolving the sun whole

As the lights went out I held a steady ground
Waiting for the sky to slowly crumble down
Is this the end my friend, will the earth now break apart
And pull us under to its core, to its heart?

The silhouette did move and the light broke to my eyes
Sinking to my knees I stared towards to sky
Track Name: I Lost My Name
Without me this would be nothing
But along the way I lost my name
Nineteen tons of pressure
Nerves and metal strain and groan

Our untrained eyes were reeling
We were titans of the deep
Film and words should have made me
But along the way I lost my name
Track Name: Translate Me
I won’t let go of these worthless papers
Embraced in ink, my name is home
All of your words are lost in the spaces
Between what I hear and I know

Wait on me now, the words ebb and flow
Without real intent, without real control

Je ne laisserai pas ces papiers sans valeur
Embrasé en encre mon nom est chez moi
Tous de cet mots perdu dans les espaces
Entres ce que j’entends et je sais

Wait on me now, the words ebb and flow
Without real intent, without real control
Without control
Track Name: Play Time
Climb the ladder, an elegant act
Run my fingers across the glass
The stage is set, the scene is all my own

No skipping beats as I move through the doors
I change my lines to what the scene calls for
No crowd to please, I take it in my stride

So, tell me, what else could I do?
The jury was out, I had a point to prove
And you, of all, should understand this

All this is art
It’s all in the performance, don’t you see?
Track Name: Disconnecting
The masses swarm at speeds unseen
The co-ordinated chaos scene
I thought I recognised a face
But I’m the only constant

In this world there’s no chance for an outcome of my own
Can’t the ending just be mine?

Disconnecting, piece by piece
A, on wheels, or B, the street
Five hours rolling stop to stop
Lifeless, undemanding

I just kindof gave up and the mundane disappeared
Into bright focused lighting