Time of Departure

by Amalgam Effect

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Robert Cameron Really like this album ,the band is strongly influenced by jethro tull which i like, as i'm a big tull fan since they began.Good band for sure.
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1.
“Fly From the Nest” Mother, father, son, and daughter Sweet dysfunction, cannon fodder Day and night, keep up the fight Think to myself – this can’t be right It’s up to me I must be free Going to be my way Cunning teachers, pious preachers Many answers – each one differs Insensitive, I can’t forgive Each think they know how I should live No time to rest Put to the test Fly from the nest today Sweet canary wants to marry Give up your dreams while hers you carry So you whisper that you’ll miss her Can’t settle now – the world calls hither It’s up to me I must be free Going to be my way No time to rest Put to the test Fly from the nest today
2.
Wanderlust 09:34
“Wanderlust” I step out the door and feel the heat Burning from the morning sun Now I have to learn to keep my feet Before I break into a run I can’t deny I have to try to shake the dust I have the will I must fulfill my wanderlust I may come upon a crossroad bare And find seduction in my path She’ll offer fortunes for a price unfair Balanced in the aftermath I can’t deny I have to try to shake the dust I have the will I must fulfill my wanderlust I’ll stand in direct defiance of The hand that may be dealt to me I’ll stay true to all the things I love To maintain my integrity What do I see? Society is so unjust I feel deceived I can’t relieve my wanderlust
3.
“Signed and Sealed” A perfect day with doubled reason On the precipice of fate In worlds of cash exchange some stories Get out, make the grade - too late The only way to be is hollow Earn your smile dime by dime Without compassion, rhyme, or reason Lost within the hands of time Signed, sealed, and delivered Your fate is in your hands Soon you start to shiver And they won’t understand Reality of business leisure No room for the love of words If we could yet return to beauty Love of art on wings of birds Without, within, or just adjacent Always feel outside of life Synecdoche between my fingers Hand exchanging pen for knife Signed, sealed, and delivered Your fate is in your hands Soon you start to shiver And they won’t understand To write or paint a song of passion It will never pay the rent Too happy starving - fast for spirit! Page to page will soon repent Still at a loss to find the answer Can’t exist to sign my name If never losing love for language Fight the current without shame Signed, sealed, and delivered Your fate is in your hands Soon you start to shiver And they won’t understand Signed, sealed, and delivered It’s time to make a choice Feel your anger quiver You’ll have to raise your voice
4.
“Loss for Words” Minstrel wandering Path he’s pondering Time he’s squandering Damn the fates No tune playing Price he’s paying Heart decaying Still he waits His muse it seems Won’t cease her screams She simply must be heard Try as he might He still can’t write He’s at a loss for words Bright-eyed novelist Strong protagonist Unexpected twist Still it lacks Heart of stone un-bled All her thoughts have fled Stops her writing dead In its tracks Her muse it seems Won’t cease her screams She simply must be heard Try as she might She still can’t write She’s at a loss for words Hear the ticking clock Break your mental lock End your writer’s block Have to try Can’t get page to fill Simply lost the thrill Inspiration kill Want to cry Your muse it seems Won’t cease her screams She simply must be heard Try as you might You still can’t write You’re at a loss for words
5.
“If I Cared Less” I can’t seem to find the words To carve under my name As I brave the star-eyed herds All migrating for fame Half a mind with less in heart I scribble on the page All eroded falls apart Not born yet tinged by age Feeling like old Bartleby I’d simply prefer not Still not coming easily Lost patience on the spot Standing stiff with hand to gland Send futures down the drain Who knew life could be so bland Would sooner suffer pain At a loss with blood run dry I’m crawling in the dark A single tear falls with a cry But that won’t leave a mark Bygone friends all moving on A child, a wife, a life Soon they will be surly gone In cool domestic strife Tenderly I grasp my pen A lover all its own What my children might have been Their seed spilled but not sewn Wondering where I should stand I look upon the Styx If I cared a little less That might just be the fix Whisper nothings in my veins Held candles to my heart Pinpricked point won’t be the end Perhaps a quiet start
6.
In the Dark 09:35
“In the Dark” I feel the sleet Human retreat Outside the line Caught in the brine Lost in disguise My empty lies Leave me in the dark All out of time A lonely crime Cold in repose Glad no one knows Lost in disguise My empty lies Leave me in the dark Don’t care to change I’m out of range Shorten my breath Mirror of death Lost in disguise My empty lies Leave me in the dark After a while No need to smile Taken alive To this I strive Lost in disguise My empty lies Leave me in the dark
7.
Necrosis 06:11
“Necrosis” A world of need is the death of dreams He’ll never grow up to be what he seems Nine to five at a dead end job ‘Til his last breath does a paycheck rob His friends all well off or happily married Their dreams being simple were easily carried The artist will starve, his love will wither He’ll never moves forward, only hither and thither He’ll never grow up, he’ll never grow old He thinks a rolling stone grows no mold His head is hot but his heart is cold And it won’t be true if his soul is sold He trudges on but he just can’t see Machines got him, now he can’t get free Walking death and you know his plea End the necrosis of society! A fettered mind in black recesses A shallow end won’t reach the presses His broken dreams get no osmosis His captive soul will face necrosis
8.
"Accidental Assonance" *instrumental
9.
By Chance 03:38
“By Chance” Where the blossoms bloom From rotting flesh In the light of something fresh With the foreground blurred By winter storm Something better fit to warm Chance taken Can’t surrender Awaken Hidden splendor New roads are cut in the hardened ground We weren’t meant to get around In the summer rain We still see light Fireflies in meadows bright Never feel at ease You tell these lies But their truth may soon surprise Chance taken Can’t surrender Awaken Hidden splendor New roads are cut in the hardened ground We weren’t meant to get around As we venture out Our paths upturned Find the pit where passion burned Where you come to stand To set the bar Will reflect just who you are Chance taken Can’t surrender Awaken Hidden splendor New roads are cut in the hardened ground We weren’t meant to get a… Chance taken Can’t surrender Awaken Hidden splendor New roads are cut in the hardened ground We weren’t meant to get around We weren’t meant to get around
10.
Tone is Set 05:14
“Tone is Set” A touch of charm set to disarm But do tread carefully The right handshake can make or break A friend or enemy Your tongue all tied behind The faults nobody tells You’ll simply have to hope Your first impression sells So take the plunge And don’t you doubt The tone is set From here on out A pretty lass you met in class You got the guts one day You try to flirt but red alert You find nothing to say An opportunity that you Have missed you can’t regain So don’t you crucify yourself You see you must refrain You have to lunge To win the bout No need to fret Just choose a route So take the plunge And don’t you doubt The tone is set From here on out Button down, head into town For your big interview Need this job, can’t be a slob You’ve really thought this through Sitting in the office See a stain upon your tie And you are so embarrassed That you think you may well die You have to lunge To win the bout No need to fret Just choose a route So take the plunge And don’t you doubt The tone is set From here on out Don’t over-criticize You beat yourself up so Over things about you That no one could ever know The tiny imperfections That are so hard to detect That you are only human Is all that they could reflect A touch of charm set to disarm But do tread carefully The right handshake can make or break A friend or enemy Your tongue all tied behind The faults nobody tells You’ll simply have to hope Your first impression sells You have to lunge To win the bout No need to fret Just choose a route So take the plunge And don’t you doubt The tone is set From here on out

credits

released October 3, 2016

Amalgam Effect is:
Matt Spivack > Vocals, Flute, Guitar
Kody Little > Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards [Tracks 6 & 8]
Chris Childress > Bass, Synthesizers [Tracks 6, 7, & 9]
Calvin Merseal > Drums, Keyboards [Tracks 4, 6, 7, & 9]
Additional Performances by:
Kevin Yordy > Keyboards [Tracks 1, 9, & 10]
McKinley Hudson > Keyboards [Tracks 2 & 4]
Greg Steinman > Keyboards [Tracks 3 & 5]

Recorded at UI Sound Studios in Boulder, CO
Produced by Evan Reeves & Amalgam Effect
Co-Produced by Max Nordby
Engineered by Evan Reeves, Max Nordby & Chris Scott
Mixed/Mastered by Chris Scott

Executive Producer: Chris Childress
Cover Art: Jasmine Zion
Layout: Calvin Merseal
All Music by Amalgam Effect
Lyrics by Matt Spivack, Calvin Merseal, & Kody Little
℗ © 2016 Amalgam Effect

Special Thanks to,
Greg Steinman, Mike ‘Memphis’ Schalk, Nikki Childress, Matt Gurney
Leighton Tarr, Nancy Messer, Lisa Thompson, Scott Medina, Anna Holmgren
Rob Gordon, Kyle Wofford, Joseph Brenna, Chuck Nehring, United Interests Mgmt
What Are Records?
Dicky Shmuels And our other friends and family
Ludwig Van Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky, Modest Mussorgsky, Jethro Tull, Rush, Iron Maiden, The Who
And all of the other great artists who came before

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Amalgam Effect is a band in celebration of unification and amalgamation. Their genre is progressive rock at its core, but the emphasis falls on the progress of music and art for the future.

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