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released July 1, 2010

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Simple Human Element is: “Lucky" Leo Der Stepanian, Taiho Yamada, Jeret Ochi, Julene Jones

All songs written by Simple Human Element

All songs performed by Simple Human Element except:
Chris Yeganian on duduk for “Gravity”
John Wood on slide guitar for “Misery”

Engineered and Produced by:  Leo Der Stepanian and Taiho Yamada
Recorded and mixed at The Bunker, Santa Monica, CA
Mastered by Stephanie Villa at Stephen Marsh Mastering, Hollywood, CA

All songs © 2010 Simple Human Element

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Track Name: State of Mind
there's a demon of a heart
reachin’ out from the inside
such a tempting little heart
sometimes it isn’t easy to decide
 
i got a devil of a soul
calling out from within me
should the devil take control
gimme strength enough to break free
 

[Chorus]
only love, only love can see us through
in this state of mind nothing's true
just a kiss, a kiss that's forever
in this state of mind together...
Track Name: Gravity
round and round
hold me close within your circle
changing course
turning slow, an endless cycle

faster now
all this movement causing friction
endlessly
away from here, can you feel the motion?

just like the shooting stars you leave behind tonight
burning quietly
through all the melodies, heaven's bodies collide
within your gravity

echoing
across your mind, this passion spinning
don't deny
that voice inside is massive energy

just like the shooting stars you leave behind tonight
burning quietly
through all the melodies, heaven's bodies collide
within your gravity

face to face
inside your eyes i'm always falling
hand in hand
forever pulling altogether
Track Name: Daydream
clean dress
and a bit of indifference
ask me a question
paralyzed by disguise
walk with your feet in deep
if I end the day and nothing's done
can I still be thankful
sleepwalk through the day
drink two cups
and make it through

I'm half asleep
a daydream
falling and I'm free
Take a breath
there now
hold the light and see
and see

Shine your shoes
don't know what the day holds
give me an answer
sleepwalk through the day
drink two cups and
make it through
Track Name: What Happens Next
oh my heaven! 
please forgive me
because i have cheated
on someone from somewhere
i got what i wanted
just to have my nothing-
now, my heaven!
if you'd only show me
the way i am needed
entangled so tightly
i was just leaving 'cause
nobody would miss me now

these are thoughts you wear
upon your sleeve that fits so easy
when is the time to go?
when does it all begin to please me?
what happens next happens next, happens next

simple human
are you with me?
when hist'ry's repeated
there's no one around here
all things look faded
but don’t let that bring you down
 
these are thoughts you wear..

don't try
to let it in
don't try
just let it in
don't try

oh my darlin'
did i say i'm sorry?
you wouldn't believe me
that it was all empty
now it's just stupid
who wouldn't want to blame you now?
Track Name: Misery
misery loves company and the night goes on forever
the world slips by on broken wings that couldn't stand the pressure
with dreams of what this life might be with a different set of choices
and everyday could be the same if it wasn't for all the voices
 
you can leave me in ruin
but don't leave without my kiss goodbye
 
misery waits patiently and the night goes on forever
with every step some violence brings a tiny bit of pleasure
she doesn't care for simple things and delicate excuses
despite what the mind refuses
 
heavy is this heart of mine
and i wanna feel it all
heavy are these hands of mine
and i wanna tear it all appart
heavy is this heart of mine
and i wanna touch it all
heavy is this head of mine
and the night keeps rolling right along...
Track Name: Waiting Only Drifts Away
everyone waits for their wrong turn
into a slow burn
a bright flash fades beneath the dirt

shadows gone decay unknown
ashes moan
we come together and leave alone

i'll cross oceans for you
to drink you in today
waiting only drifts away

we all unfold in cold and light
sparks in flight
we shape our time and then subside

voices wane though blood is sown
seed and grown
we come together and leave alone

i'll cross oceans for you
to drink you in today
waiting only drifts away

this day this hour this minute this moment
this day this hour this minute this moment

i'll cross oceans for you
to drink you in today
waiting only drifts away
Track Name: Electrical Phenomenon
gimme a sign, show me a sign
move among the living tonight
gimme a sign, show me a sign
dragged out in the open tonight

electrical phenomenon flow through me
calling out in the dark
electrical phenomenon flow through me
moving corner of my eye

i think i know when i'm hearing things
i think i'd know when i have heard enough
i think i know when i'm seeing things
just below the noise
sound like a warning

"i do believe that we are in danger
send me assistance do me a favor
i don't believe that things could get stranger
than what they've become.."

gimme a sound, beautiful sound
with all sorts of feeling tonight
gimme a sound, some kind of sound
is there someone with us tonight

electrical phenomenon flow through me
breathing out in the dark
electrical phenomenon flow through me
fading color in the night
Track Name: Under Hourglass
sixty minutes
is all it takes
to burn up this lonely hour
fourty hours
is such long time
to think about cars and crashing
 
I know I'm living, know I'm living
Living under hour glass
Living under hour glass
Take me to the highest mountain
Take me above the trees
Take me where the sky begins
Where people say the Clouds are born
 
twenty four hours
is what it takes
to get yourself through to-morrow
thirty days
is quite a while
to cry about computers stalling


these dreams are what reality wants to forget
will i be myself today or something i regret

 
sixty seconds is all it takes
to feel your heart wide open
thirty minutes and moment to breathe
and think about cars and crashing
Track Name: Sometimes They Just Don't Listen
you took my voice and hid it
stripped away my choice
deafness so convenient
eating all my noise
eating all my noise

can you hear me
do you fear me now

i have no place for peace
when life is stuck on mute
and there's no heart's release
beating down the truth
beating down the truth

can you hear me
do you fear me now

sometimes they just don't listen
sometimes they just don't listen

can you hear me
do you fear me
can you hear me
do you fear me now
Track Name: Footsteps
It is written in the sins of the generations
can we journey the path not taken
etched in the stars and the constellations
enclosed by a fate that can be shaken

Ten thousand sorrows
swim through the years
overcome these tears
and make a new tomorrow

These footsteps that we're stepping in
were made before the world could spin
and I keep stepping over pavement, cracks and four leaf clover
til these steps are mine

Plunge in plenty
swim through the tears
overcome these fears
that want to disconnect me

These footsteps that we're stepping in
were made before the world could spin
and I keep stepping over pavement, cracks and four leaf clover
til these steps are mine
Track Name: Home Now
Slow burn
collective she
walk in a dream
a reverie
reap the almighty
crime of priority

You can go home now
You'll be safe and sound
Home
Take a look around
Am I mostly dead or slightly alive
am I mostly dead or barely alive

Just listen
flapping of wings
gossamer petals
and beautiful things
I close my eyes
come along
for just a little while

You can go home now
you'll be safe and sound
home
take a look around
am I mostly dead or slightly alive
am I mostly dead or barely alive

Luminous waves
wash over me
fall down and rise
endless days
go quietly
Track Name: The End
starting clean
the clearest eyes
that haven't seen
a thing

you and me
our hearts and minds
will never be
so free

the road goes on from here my friend
we'll never see this place again
one more trip 'round the bend
always closer to the end

in our prime
do we ever feel
it's our time
to shine

the road goes on from here my friend
we'll never see this place again
one more trip 'round the bend
always closer to the end

looking back
the way we came
does it ever look
the same

the road goes on from here my friend
we'll never see this place again
one more trip 'round the bend
always closer to the end

the end