Athena

by Blown Away

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Dedicated to Macada and Donna.

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released August 5, 2014

Sammy Shuster: vocals, guitar, shaker, keyboard, xylophone, lyrics, music
Corey Bechelli: drawings, artwork, animation
Michael Long: guitar, bass
Doug Bell: trumpet, keyboard
Ray Solowij: tambourine, shaker, drums

Background noises: Penguin, Rabbit, Dutch, Bear
Produced and recorded by Michael Long

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Blown Away Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Blown Away has performed throughout the Philadelphia area since 2009, presenting a unique performance that blends live music and art.

Combining the melodic harmony of Sammy Shuster's singing and guitar with the rhythmic mark making of Corey Bechelli, the duo creates an aural-visual spectacle that transports you to a colorful dimension of whimsy and wonderment...leaving you Blown Away!
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Track Name: Father's Song
Everything I ever wanted
Ever fear I once confronted
Every handshake with a secret
Every dream if I could keep it

Every idea with no making
Every chance I’ve ever taken
And so I let go...

Is this choice in our possession?
Or is it some grand discretion?
Is all meaning so subjective?
Is all logic ineffective?

And now that you here
It is all so very clear
That to live is to dry
The tears from your eyes...

Please don’t let the shadows chase you
Let the universe embrace you
Let my regrets direct you
Let my weaknesses protect you

The only value of our worth
Is to put our love to verse
And so don’t let go
Track Name: Earth Undone
Sitting here in this lonely place
(one more day)
Minute hand sweeps a tired face
(one more day)
Does it know where it’s going?
(I can’t say)
Can it process its knowing?
(anyway?)
La da da da da da

Does the moon sit idly?
(earth undone)
Sickly light that it cannot make
(gloating sun)
Does it know where it’s going?
(circle-sick?)
Can it process its knowing?
(cruelest trick)
La da da da da da

Another lazy day
A Saturday, go out and play
Til daddy calls us inside...

At dinner we’d discuss
The logic of an octopus
Eight arms with nothing to climb....

Back outside, in fact
We’d count the stars ‘till we lost track
The moonlight acts as our guide

Daddy where did you go?
Are you locked in your room again?
We’ll wait here til you come out...
The minute drip like a spout....
Counted all the stars then ran out....
And then you never came out....

Laying here in this lonely bed
(one more pill)
Sheets are stained with the dreams I shed
(one more pill)
Tears are soaking the pillow case
(one more still)
Will the pain ever be erased?
(one more pill)
La da da da da da
Track Name: Arrow in Flight
My mind went down the alleyway
And I watched it go down
Walking down the darkened streets
Til It collapsed on the ground
I can hear my ears perk up
But there’s no one around
A tunnel’s light so brilliantly...

But there’s nothing you can tell me
About these dreams you try to sell me
There’s no such thing as making
As this world was not created
Nothing you can tell me
About these dreams you try to tell me
There’s no such thing as making
As this world was not created

Everything I ever thought
Has left me so tired
No such thing as novetly
Just synapses misfired
And even though I made it up
It is still uninspired
A tunnel’s light so brilliantly...

But there’s nothing you can tell me
About these dreams you try to sell me
There’s no such thing as making
As this world was not created
Nothing you can tell me
About these dreams you try to tell me
There’s no such thing as making
As this world was not created

I am motionless, motionless, motionless
Like an arrow in flight,arrow in flight, arrow in flight.. 2X
Don’t blame me, I’m nowhere fast
I’m nowhere fast....2X
Motionless, motionless, motionless
Like an arrow in flight, arrow in flight, arrow in flight

My mind went down the alleyway
And I watched it go down
Walking down the darkened streets
Til It collapsed on the ground
I can hear my ears perk up
But there’s no one around
A tunnel’s light so brilliantly...

But there’s nothing you can tell me
About these dreams you try to sell me
There’s no such thing as making
As this world was not created
Nothing you can tell me
About these dreams you try to tell me
There’s no such thing as making
As this world was not created
Track Name: The Beast has Awoken
You wake me up
When you pull another stunt
Do you see what you’ve done to me?

I was doing just fine
Living here in my mind
Now I must, readjust to this

Don’t you run from
That which holds you
Look right here
Do what I’ve told you

If your feet touch the ground
And our shared earth resounds
How you pace and disgrace affects me

If we share the same sky
And a storm cloud goes by
Every drop, doesn't stop at you

Don’t you run from
That which holds you
Look right here
Do what I’ve told you

Won’t you please go away
It’s but me I betray
Won’t you please let me go
To the sweet peaceful unknown

You wake me up
When you pull another stunt
Do you see what you’ve done to me?

If the chords of the earth
Are the same as your birth
How you shrug, pull or tug it pulls me

Don’t you run from
That which holds you
Look right here
Do what I’ve told you
Track Name: Reprise
Everything I ever wanted
Ever fear I once confronted
Every handshake with a secret
Every dream if I could keep it

Is this choice in our possession?
Or is it some grand discretion?
Is all meaning so subjective?
Is all logic ineffective?

Don’t let go....
Track Name: The Secret
Who are you to tell me what you wanted?
Who are you to tell me what went wrong?
Who are you to speak when you don’t know me
Know me, know me

Who are you to tell me what’s the secret?
Who are you to say what it’s about
Who are you to speak when you don’t know me
Know me, Know me
Know me at all

Who are you to say you understand me?
Who are you to tell me right from wrong?
Who are you to speak when you don’t know me
Know me, Know me
Know me at all

Who are you to tell me what you wanted?
Who are you to tell me what went wrong?
Who are you to speak when you don’t know me
Know me, know me

Who are you to tell me what’s the secret?
Who are you to say what it’s about
Who are you to speak when you don’t know me
Know me, Know me
Know me at all
Track Name: Athena
I wasn't born
I was split from my father Zeus’s head
Like a full grown woman with a memory
I was caught by the law of gravity
Unraveled by the source, like string theory
I'm a myth, I'm a legend.. I am many things
A hypothesis tested for validity
And tested for
Reli-abil-ity

Bang bang-begins
I was bored-bored as sin
Gas clouds form
Stars are born
It begins!

Slump slump-so tired
I am bored, uninspired
Planets zoom
Rockets boom
But who cares?
I'm just sitting right in my chair
You can try to be there.. but who dares?

I wasn't born
I was split from my father Zeus's head
Like a full grown woman with a memory
I was caught by the law of gravity
Unraveled by the source, like string theory
I'm a myth, I'm a legend.. I am many things
A hypothesis tested for validity
And tested for
Reli-abil-ity

Beat beat- begins
I was born, born within
Body forms
Thoughts are formed
It begins

Bump bump - so scared
I am lost, unprepared
Planets zoom
Rockets boom
But you've flown?
I'm just sitting right here all alone
I wasn't born, I was thrown!

I wasn't born
I was split from my father Zeus;s head
Like a full grown woman with a memory
I was caught by the law of gravity
Unraveled by the source, like string theory
I'm a myth, I'm a legend.. I am many things
A hypothesis tested for validity
And tested for
Reli-abil-ity
Track Name: Wormhole
We need a wormhole
And some negative energy
We’ll travel back
Like we’re finally there
Right where we wanted

Standing in town that has no name
And there’s nothing we can say

It’s undiscovered
By the eyes of those who
Sit beneath machinery
With their cold exhausted
Backwards glances

Standing in a town we dared to name
And there’s nothing we can save

Gazing at peace in the distance
There is nothing
Gazing at peace in the distance
There is nothing
Gazing at peace in the distance
Gazing at peace in the distance
Gazing at peace in the distance

Stop right there
There’s more that’s there
Stop right there
There’s more that’s here

You can’t take my hand and
Say that’s that
There’s no such thing
As going back

Oh oh oh...
You can’t hide no you can’t run from me now

We need a wormhole
And some negative energy
We’ll travel back
Like a couple tourists
We’re on vacation!

Standing in a town we dared to name
Is there something I can save?

I have to go now
All these people make me sick
It’s so disturbing
That they’ll never know
What’s on the inside

Maybe if we can make it go away...
They’ll be something I can save
Something I can save!

Gazing at peace in the distance
There is nothing
Gazing at peace in the distance
There is nothing
Gazing at peace in the distance
Gazing at peace in the distance
Gazing at peace in the distance

Stop right there
There’s more that’s there
Stop right there
There’s more that’s here

You can’t take my hand and
Say that’s that
There’s no such thing
As going back

Oh oh oh...
You don’t know but
You’re much smaller than me now...
Hold on, hold on, hold on...
Track Name: Marvel
Time is like an ocean
It keeps flowing on
Or just apparent motion?
The mind's growing on
And I don't know if I am dying
Or if I'm slowly flying .. I don’t know
I can hear a distant ticker
In and out a gentle flicker,
Let me go

Am I my own animation?
Model me up though illustration
I can't say

Am I outside looking in
Or am I slowly learning
What’s inside of me?

This moment is a question
That I do not know?
Please give me some direction
And I'll gladly go
And I feel a warm embrace
Yet I do not know this place
Please tell me where?
So familiar is this feeling
Someone I have met revealing
Themselves to me?

Am I viewer and director?
On a wall through a projector?
I can't say

Am I outside looking in?
Or am I slowly learning
What’s inside of me?

I am marveling at this pale blue dot in the night
And I am marveling at the still white light passing by
And it's bigger than ourselves
Yes, it’s bigger than ourselves
Yes ,it's bigger than ourselves in the night

And I am marveling at the big white clouds in the sky
And I am marveling at the soft grey sheets where I lay
And it's bigger than ourselves
Yes, it’s bigger than ourselves
Yes ,it's bigger than ourselves in the sky

I am marveling at the large brown building outside
And I am marveling at the shuffling people inside
And it's bigger than ourselves
Yes, it’s bigger than ourselves
Yes ,it's bigger than ourselves outside

I am marveling at the pale blue do in your eyes
And I am marveling at the pale blue dot in your eyes
And it's bigger than ourselves
Yes, it’s bigger than ourselves
Yes, it's bigger than ourselves in your eyes