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Beneath the Rhythm and Sound

Beneath the Rhythm and Sound

  1. Peace of Mind
  2. Sublime
  3. Listen, It's Gone
  4. Either/Or
  5. Bliss is Unaware
  6. Ice Skating at Night
  7. Don't Believe Everything You Hear
  8. Crash
  9. Cathedral Bells
  10. The Relatives
  11. Emotions Ring

 

David Schelzel - vocals and guitars

Rob Minnig - drums keyboards and backing vocals

Bobby Mittan - bass guitar

Steve Lau - keyboards saxophone and backing vocals

 

*Produced by THE OCEAN BLUE

Produced by Kevin Moloney and THE OCEAN BLUE

*Engineered and Mixed by Rob Minnig

#Mixed by Michael Brauer

##Mixed by Jay Healy

**Mixed by Rob Minnig

All songs written by David Schelzel

 

Recorded at Compass Point, Nassau

Photography by Neil Davenport

Art Direction by Kim Champagne and The Ocean Blue

Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk

The Ocean Blue is managed by Peter Freedman

Peter Freedman Entertainment NYC

The Ocean Blue Box 363 Hershey Pennsylvania 17033 USA

 

Thanks to Howie Klien, Peter Standish, Joe McEwen, Sandy Alouete, Seymour Stein, Rich Fitzgerald, Carl Scott, Steve Tipp, Mark Nieter, Molly Reeve-Morrison, All at Sire, Reprise, and Warner Brothers Records; Peter Freedman, Steve Smith, Jeff Hafer, Steve Leo, Pat Minnig, Oswald Bowe, Sherrie and Terry Manning and all at Compass Point; and most especially to our families and friends.

 

 

PEACE OF MIND

This, a new revelation

speaks a message to me

with out hesitation

rings out loud and clear

 

Seize your peace of mind

This American nation

takes the message from me

with out hesitation

robs the message from me

 

Seize your peace of mind

Without all the fanfare

rings out loud and clear

With out all the grandstands

rings out loud and clear

Wait up for me

Wait up for me now

 

This, the ancient of nations

holds the message for me

with out hesitation

rings out loud and clear

 

Seize your peace of mind

 

 

SUBLIME

Another radical dream

becomes a long lost friend

Beneath the rhythm and sound

lies a another meaning

And if you ask me today

to say just what I'm thinking

You might flee my reply

and run it upwards and downwards

 

It was so Sublime

 

This entangled up dream

still plays on illusion

Trying hard to escape

more jangled delusion

And if you ask me today

and you ponder life

It's not just what you think

it grows outward

and it holds you

 

It's so Sublime

 

This American Dream

becomes elusive

if you're ready or not

It may reach out and grab you

And if you ask me today

and you wonder why

you might flee its reply

and run it backwards and forewords

 

It was so so so ba ba ba lime m.

 

 

LISTEN, ITS GONE

Just this time I ask

 please do it slowly

Don't leave this cardboard

 here in my soul

Remember I'm the meek and the lowly

Don't leave it crumbling

 here in my soul

 

Oh

Listen

It's gone

 

Just this time I ask

  please speak it softly

Don't wake the ghosts

  here in my soul

For now I hear the coming of silence

As stark and white

As my fragile soul

 

Oh

Listen

It's gone

 

Just for now I ask

  drop it forever

Don't leave it wandering

  here in my soul

Remember I'm the meek and the lowly

Don't leave this cardboard

  here in my soul

 

EITHER/OR

So far removed

So in between

So back and forth

Doesn't know where he's been

When I stopped and thought about it

When I figured out

When I stopped and thought

Faced the Either/Or

 

So crazy in my head

Over all the things I've read

 

So high above

So up in front

So left and right

So And/Both

but When I stopped and thought about it

When I figured out

When I stopped and thought

Faced the Either/Or

 

 

BLISS IS UNAWARE

Miss the boat

and you will find you're on the shore

Miss the point

and you will think you're very sure

 

Bliss

is unaware

Until the shot

rings out

And you will find

it's just a lie

 

Hit the switch

and you will find it on the screen

Hit remotes

and you will find you're entertained

 

Bliss

is unaware

While you laugh

to death

You'll find it

hits you pleasantly

 

 

ICE SKATING AT NIGHT

Floating downwards

  free fall fast

Drifting onwards

  slowly now

Skating sideways

  snow and ice

Loop to loop

 

Ice skating at night

Floating downwards

  free fall fast

Skating backwards

  slowly now

Looking upwards

  stars a sight

High above

 

Ice skating at night

 

 

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR

Pardon me

Am I supposed to listen?

To your jaded views

Rusted as they glisten

 

Don't believe him

 

You survive

Your blatant contradictions

You submit

Reality revisions

 

Don't believe him

 

 

CRASH

Your lovely daydreams

  from the back of youth

You metamorphosed

  and then off they flew

 

Remember me, when you fall

remember me, when you

Crash

Your soon tomorrow

  in front of you

Holds lovely daydreams

  from the background view

Remember me, when you fall

remember me, when you

Crash

Your soon tomorrow

  in front of you

You metamorphosed

  and then off you flew

 

 

CATHEDRAL BELLS

"Charlemagne

  your swords and your coattails

  are broken"

"Prince of Wales

  these words that you have spoken

  are token."

 

Oh lets emerge from the shadows

 

"Socrates

  this world of ideas

  has all faded"

"Solomon

  your pages of gold

  are all jaded."

 

Oh lets emerge from the shadows.

 

 

THE RELATIVES

Swing was the thing

  long ago

Elvis was king

  long ago

 

But I'm constantly avoiding extremes

Dodging those absolutes

Singing the song in my head

Makes no sense at all

 

Fab were the four

  long ago

Jim closed the door

...ago

 

But I'm constantly avoiding extremes

Dodging those absolutes

Whispering words in my head

Makes no sense at all

 

 

EMOTIONS RING

Slowed down

Slowed down

Maritime melody

Maritime melody

Its emotive ring

Its emotions ring

has paralyzed and disengaged

and paralyze

Us all

most everything

 

Its emotive ring

Slowed down

has paralyzed &disengaged

Maritime melody

Its emotions wring

Its emotions wring

from everyman

From everyman

most everything

Most everything

 

All lyrics David Schelzel

Lyrics reprinted by permission.

All rights reserved.

©1993 EMI Blackwood Music Inc.

Wassermusik BMI