Idle Satellites

by Idle Satellites

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This album was written between July and October of 2011. In the 4 or so years since the creation of this album, Idle Satellites went through member changes, botched live performances, arguments, fights and failures, ultimately leading to our disbanding in 2013. This project made me feel like I could accomplish anything, and that my success in the music industry was inevitable; yet it also completely took the wind out of my sails, and left me feeling broken and discouraged for over 2 years. We were 6 people who, together, were able to grasp at something greater than we could have achieved alone, if only for a moment. These demos are all that is left to show for the years of work that we poured into that band. Hopefully, you enjoy it as much as we did.

-Christian, 2015

This EP is a concept album that follows a man's last days on earth as the world crumbles around him.

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released December 21, 2011

Idle Satellites
(Album Title Here)

Dan Mahoney: Vocals
Christian Reardon: Guitar
Greg “Magik Greeg” Spunt: Guitar
Joshua O’Connor: Bass
Andrew Sobotka: Keyboard
Nick Borgosz: Drums

Produced by: Christian Reardon, Dan Mahoney, and Nick Borgosz
Engineered by Christian Reardon in His Bedroom
Vocals Produced and Engineered by Dan Mahoney in His Attic
Drums Engineered by Nick Borgosz
Programming by Andrew Sobotka and Christian Reardon
Mixed and Mastered by Christian Reardon
Music and Melody written by Christian Reardon, Greg Spunt, and Idle Satellites
Lyrics written by Dan Mahoney
Artwork by Andrew Sobotka
AxeFx Wrangler: Severina Spurck
Catering by Severina Spurck

Guest Solo on “Fear” performed by Mike Willard of ArmCannon
“Floods” written by Christian Reardon and Christopher Kapuscik

Special Thanks to Christopher Kapuscik, Severina Spurck, Michael Reardon,
Cindy Reardon, William Wheeler, and Adam “Nolly” Getgood.

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Track Name: I. Eclipse
Are we dreaming of a day as dark as night?
Wondering what might be
Something kept the sun from shining down on my face
I wonder and I worry and I wish it all away

It seems impossible
Some things you just have to
See with your eyes
There are roads I won't go down at night

Believe me there's something so wrong
Just look outside

I won't close my eyes
Till I lock the doors and the windows tight
No crashing or clanking or scratching at my window pane
It's impossible
No ominous eye in the sky
It's all in my mind
And it keeps me...

It keeps me up all night
Wondering what might be
Hiding behind that flowing drape
Underneath the table
What might be...?

It seems impossible
Some things you just have to
See with your eyes
There are roads I won't go down at night

Believe me there's something so wrong
Just look outside

And nevermind the shape it takes
Something's waiting in the sky
But I don't mind the rain sometimes
Track Name: II. Fear
Now it rains down in a dark wave
And a hole opens up in the ground
And the man and the beast and the crowds in the streets of my town
Have all been falling down

Leaving our hopes
Flying away like a crow
Watching our home tumble and sink like a stone

I let the fear replace my faith
But it feels the same
I won't let down
I can't let down my walls
The earth is shaking
The sky is falling down

I was sure today
But "sure" cant help me to know
Filling all my memories with holes
Peeling all my memories back

We're in danger now
Don't have no doubt

While I dream of a better plan
She dreams of a better man than I
Don't look baby close your eyes
Imagine a future green and wide

I'm taking her by the hand
She dreams of a better man than I
We're taking one on the chin
Then waking to burn again, so bright
So close your eyes

Don't you dare forget our home
Set your memories in stone
If we're destined to die today
May we go to a better place

I let the fear replace my faith
But it feels the same
I won't let down
I can't let down my walls
The earth is shaking
The sky is falling down
Track Name: III. Fracture
Lord its taking hold again
The time it took to get from here to there
Is changing
I'm always running towards my gorgeous little goals,
But following the ancient, tired dream is taking
It's toll on us
I burn and I still Lust

I've got to let it go
Cause a chambered mind
Can really blow away a good time

I've got to let it go
Its killing me

She told me to forgive a betrayal
But I know I should take aim
Something is pulling at me tonight
There's pieces missing out of this puzzle
I'm always ready to take aim
Something is pulling at me

Oh, teach me to live
A life without a firefight
Where all you do is sleep at night
We'll be there arm in arm
A tale without a tragedy

But no, I cant go
Giving up a fantasy
Weighed down by love
I'm living out a fantasy
Fuckin covered in blood

I'm coming around again now
Looking for action
Track Name: IV. Floods
What if all we've ever known
Turns to smoke and flame?
What if I could find a way
To keep you calm and safe?

Down under the water
There's nothing here to worry about
The old world has been filtered
So pure that I can taste it
I pray that I don't waste it

The tide is closing in and
Underneath the stars
We have gone too far
Just open you're lungs and breathe
And I'll hold you underneath

What if I screw it up and
Let you float away?
I'd never leave you wandering
In weather so cold
I found a safer place to stay

Oh, Life is so lovely
Dancing back and forth
To and fro, under the waves
And miles above me
The war can wait

The tide is closing in and
Underneath the stars
We have gone too far
Just open your lungs and breathe
And I'll hold you underneath

To keep you safe and pure
I'm holding you under
(I hold you underneath)
To keep you safe and out of danger's way
I hold you underneath
I hold you underneath

The tide is closing in and
Underneath the stars
We have gone too far
Just open your lungs and breathe
And I'll hold you underneath
Track Name: V. Contact
Suddenly there's screaming and
The world is in flames
A genocidal rival with impossible means
And no grace of God to intervene
Bear witness to our final scene

Fire to burn us to the ground
Water to make it clean

End of days
The war we lost in every way
I'm sending off the human race
Losing more
Than any man before
I'm sending off the human race

Suddenly there's silence
In a terrible way
Suddenly, humanity in shades of grey
There's no easy time to fade away
Bear witness to our final day

And still we rob each other blind
No longer under watchful eye
We hide and watch each other die
Inside its all but over

Fire to burn us to the ground
Our monuments are falling
Water to wash the ashes down
And all we nonbelievers drown

End of days
The war we lost in every way
I'm sending off the human race
Losing more
Than any man before
I'm sending off the human race
Track Name: VI. Silence
So this is what it feels like
To make it out alive
To pile up your friends and family
To know calamity, oh calamity

Another night of searching for someone
Another ghost to talk to as I wander the roads
Our light burned out
We make no sound now
Take me all the way out
All the way out

So this is what it feels like
To be here left behind
The final Sayer of our history
With no one listening
No one listening at all

A world that's been raped of all resources
Drained of all love
A paper shell of what it was
A world that they ripped wide open with the core exposed
La de da de da
Leaving only me to know

Now imagine you
And 6 billion dead men
Just try to keep your mind workin
What more is left to keep walking towards?

Another night of searching for someone
Another ghost to talk to as I wander the roads
Our light burned out
We make no sound now
Take me all the way out
All the way out

A world that's been raped of all resources
Drained of all love
A paper shell of what it was
A world that they ripped wide open with the core exposed
Leaving only me to know

*Spoken*
I can't keep doing this
I'm positive that I'm the only person at this point
I can't keep doing this to myself
This is going to be my last transmission
This is...
Signing off.