Sentinel Peak

by Sun Bones

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released 07 June 2013

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Sun Bones Tucson, Arizona

Sun Bones is a collective of classically-trained musicians whose Tucson roots pulse through sound and song. From the Beach Boys’ silvery harmonies, Grizzly Bear’s engaging lyrical interplay, and a tunnel’s haunting echoes, Sun Bones' music reflects a colorful spectrum of musical influences that result in a style distinctively their own. ... more

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Track Name: Love Letter
(based on an actual, anonymous love letter placed on Seth's drum after a show.)

If I could have my way about you
The way the summer sun teases your hair.
The way the pomegranate juices trickle down your lips
And the way you lick them off.

In the quiet of the morning
The way your eyelids flutter beneath your hair.
The way the syncopated shadows quiver on your ribs
As they move under my hand.

Can I call you home? Can I call you mine?
If 'mine' were a name to call and more than just a word...
Can I call you home? Can I call you mine?
Would I be yours?

And after everything is over and when the sweat has dried
Our eyes still smile.
I can fix a cup of coffee and we can sit together
For another little while.

Can I call you home? Can I call you mine?
If 'mine' were a name to call and more than just a word...
Can I call you home? Can I call you mine?
Would I be yours?
Track Name: Las Aguas
Oh! the stillness of a photograph,
the reminder that you're never going back.
You were standing in the reference stacks;
you're so pretty, I just had to laugh.

Oh! and it hurts now, but I'm used to it.
I just keep breathing under all this water.

Before it hits the ground, it hits your nose.
The streets run deep with the summer flows.
Men have drowned trying to cross that road --
I guess we're lucky we were taking it slow.

Oh! and it's better, just a little bit.
I just keep breathing under all this water.

My ribs shudder and I'm torn apart!
Ain't no drummer for my bebop heart.
I stand naked under heavy drops,
thinking, Now what if it had never stopped?
Oh and I'm wishing it had never stopped.

Oh! and I'm lost here, but I'm doing it.
I just keep breathing under all this water.
Oh! am I pragmatic, or am I chickenshit?
I just keep breathing under all this water.
Track Name: Kite String
Traffic lights that buzz all night from there above -
It's only I can hear the sounds of morning stars unsung.
Through quiet shortcuts back, lights snap and fade in black
In all the tiny alleyways ahead.

You've been what I'm thinking about
I'm swimming in the smell of your perfume that I've imagined in the air.
Remembering the time, with socks and shoes untied
Running naked through the sprinklers after midnight in the park.

Considering the air across my face
And all the pretty things we used to make
You're a kite string priestess - bread, sweet butter and wine!

The house is dark outside, but your window's open wide
I know that you're inside beneath a carpeting of night
And images refract, and splash across the glass,
And I see myself projected in your living room again.

I want to wake you up to see you smile
But all the time, I know it's been a while
And I don't know why I went without saying goodbye!
Track Name: Jerusalem
When I rise and when I lay down
When I rise up and when I lay me down
I cast my eyes to Jerusalem
I turn my feet to Jerusalem.

On my hand an empty weight
Between my eyes a hollow space
But still I'm called to call Your name
To turn my feet to Jerusalem.

אליהו הנביא אליהו התשבי אליהו הגלעדי
Eliyahu ha-Navi, Eliyahu ha-Tishbi, Eliyahu ha-Gil'adi,
Herald for an empty King,
Bimheirah veyameinu (yavo eleinu) im mashiach ben David.
במהרה וימינו (יבא אלינו) עם משיח בן דוד
Track Name: Old Moons
Close my eyes, something's there
Spirit of old moons setting a snare
You know I can't bail you out.

There is a moan in the room where you sleep
And old dead languages settling deep
You know I can't bail you out.

They say there's silver in this hollow ground
That we can find it but we can't make a sound
I see there's dirt underneath your nails
But what would happen if we tried and failed?
Track Name: And Seek
I'm hiding.
Come find me.
Keep looking.

I heard you looking in the other room.
I was breathing very quiet so you couldn't hear me.
Now I'll breathe a little louder to give you a hint.
Track Name: Tunnel Howl
It carries so easy, though your voice is soft.
Your secrets are painted there, in a tunnel, unlocked.
You hid nothing so I thought you had nothing.
But I heard your warning underneath the blinding wind.
And it echoes back: "Stay with me".
And it echoes back: "Stay with me".

Your dark illuminations, waterworn, unseen.
Your graffiti crumbles at a freight train's scream.
You breathe in the water and you breathe out a dream.
But I heard your pleading underneath the broken tree.
And it pulls me in: "Stay with me".
And it pulls me in: "Stay with me".

Stay with me. Stay with me.
Track Name: Skeleton
She's got that skeleton, the way she's moving.
She hits me with her hip shot-- brings me to the ground.
But when I see those eyes, my sockets are electrified
And I am resurrected. Just turn around again!

She's got that machinery of stars and planets.
I'm gravitating toward her. I'm following her curve.
My orbit is elliptical, my velocity is critical,
And I'm bound for a collision on the dark side of her moon!

I'm in love with the way she looks tonight.
We don't speak but baby that's alright.
She's a goddess but a silent one.

She's got that snake charm, that musical persuasion,
And when I hear her footsteps it pulls me to her side.
There's rhythm in every joint, and harmony and counterpoint.
But her cadence is deceptive. Won't leave me satisfied!

I'm in love with the way she looks tonight.
We don't speak but baby that's alright.
She's a goddess but a silent one.
(x2)
Track Name: Driving Song
These are the best days of your life.
Now all you have to do is drive.

Stay awake.
Track Name: Kamikaze Dream
You suffered in a kamikaze dream,
You suffered on the video screen.
You just wanted, you just wanted to fight
You just wanted to make it all right.

Oh, soldier, I can't meet your eyes.
Your gun makes you a little too wise.
Your uniform smells like black on white,
The ink on the letter you were going to write.

In the summer, in the summer
We all thought it would be just a little warmer.
In the summer, in the summer
We all thought you would be just around the corner.

I saw your face in a 3-AM daze,
I saw your face in a battleground haze.
The screen flickered and I couldn't turn away.
My mouth was dry and there was nothing to say.

In the summer...
Track Name: Undertow
As the coast erodes
Carrion kites and crows
Circle around the undertow, the undertow.

As the castles fall
We stand to lose it all
In the waves that crash and crawl.

Tide is in, tide is out
Over my feet, over my mouth
They told us not to play in the waves today
Oh, we die young!

Can you feel it?
The salt is in our lungs.
Breathe in the waves.
Track Name: Earthquake
I hear the ocean. I hear the icy wind in tow.
I hear you sleeping. Alarm won't wake us up, I know.

The moonman said it comes again, and we'll be here.
I won't pretend that I'm not scared.

'Keep your head on. You know she's just a crazy girl.'
I don't believe her. I don't believe my own words.

The moonman said it comes again, and we'll be here.
I won't pretend that I'm not scared.
Track Name: New Zealand
Along the ridge, a narrow path.
Waves of wind fill the valley high.
The mountains plunging into the lakes.
Birds pull clouds across the sky.

Time can't reach us. It won't need us. It can't take us

along the path, a shallow lake.
Sun-warmed water, sleeping clear.
The forest giving way to sand.
We'll never know what brought us here.

Time can't reach us. It won't need us. It can't take us along.
Track Name: Jerusalem II (Reprise)
When I rise and when I lay down
When I rise up and when I lay me down
I cast my eyes to Jerusalem
I turn my feet to Jerusalem.

On my hand an empty weight
Between my eyes a hollow space
But still I'm called to call Your name
To turn my feet to Jerusalem.

...אליהו
Eliyahu...
Bimheirah...
...במהרה