Accidental Drowning

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Recorded in Oakland,CA Dec 2007-May 2008.

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released August 1, 2009

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felsen Oakland, California

Felsen's recently completed fourth album, ‘I Don’t Know How to Talk Anymore’ is slated for national release on 9-4-13. Songs were written collectively by the band—guitarist Dylan Brock, singer/guitarist Andrew Griffin, bassist Christian Hernandez, and drummer Art McConnell. Felsen has toured throughout the West and are now about to embark on their largest national tour to date. ... more

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Track Name: Accidental Drowning
I am swimming in doubts
my hands are tied
and I’m buried in a landslide
I can’t figure it out
I’m barely alive and I’m stepping off the high dive
Into a sea of green
don’t ya’ know what I mean?

I need a hand to hold onto
I need someone I can belong to
in the event of Accidental Drowning
it’s good to know there’s somebody there.

I, I can’t see the shore
my eyes are blind
and I’m searching for the rewind
now my breathing is poor
harbored thoughts flood the confines of my mind
I’m in a deep ravine
don’t ya’ know what I mean?

I need a hand to hold onto
I need someone I can belong to
in the event of Accidental Drowning
it’s good to know there’s somebody there.

I’m in a deep ravine
don’t ya’ know what I mean?

I need a hand to hold onto
I need someone I can belong to
in the event of Accidental Drowning
it’s good to know there’s somebody there.
Track Name: Lay Kenneth Lay
Electric current television
flicker across the ghost of subdivision
so lock the door
close the blinds
fountain pen in your hand one last time
ground control
remote hands
the devil stands idle, you’ve laid your plans

Lay Kenneth Lay
Lay down your fountain pen today
and see Emily play
take the key to your soul and burrow deep
into the rabbit’s hole

Loose yourself in a drummer’s rhythm
he’s drumming a marathon of exorcism
while numbers crash and trickle down
pay roll caps, cashing in on a phony crown
Vicodin rigged self-esteem, off-shore signing bonus
was it a dream?

Lay Kenneth Lay
Lay down your fountain pen today
and see Emily play
take the key to your soul and burrow deep
into the rabbit’s hole

Lay Kenneth Lay
Lay down your fountain pen today
and see Emily play
the king is dead, but he’s not forgotten
fruit once ripe on the vine
now is rotten!
Track Name: Heroin
Way, way back in the ‘70’s
when celebrity crushes were everything
There was a star of the TV screen
he couldn’t have been more than 17.

With money to burn
and plenty to spare.
The Gliterati, Pavarotti
all were there.
The tabloid papers all would swear
that David Cassidy couldn’t even compare.

But he got hooked on Heroin
Strung out and broke
you’re going down like Marilyn
but there was a time when you used to sing
Sha La La La

Wouldn’t it be nice to press rewind
and let your super-model girlfriends
one last time
smile and sign your name on the dotted line
they’’ll leave you One and take Ninety-Nine
(they’’ll leave you One and take Ninety-Nine.).

When you’re hooked on Heroin
Strung out and broke
you’re going down like Marilyn
but there was a time when you used to sing
Sha La La La

You got strung out
and you lost out
people say you lost your cool
early morning
when they found you
lying face down in the pool.
Sha La La La
Track Name: I'm the One That Loves You
If you feel
the weight upon your shoulders
pushing up hill a boulder
everywhere you go
I want you to know
nobody will ever treat you like I do.
‘Cuz I’m the one that loves you.

If the crumbs have fallen off your table
you feel that you’re unable
to somehow just hang on
know that I will always try
to be there for you
‘Cuz I’m the one that loves you.

I was broken to my soul
yet how was I to know
I would find someone to love
a whole life long.

I want you to know
nobody will ever treat you like I do.
Track Name: Karma
You swear that I’m strange
and you’ve begged for me to change
my ways.
Well baby who is it you’d like to see
when you close your eyes and drift upstream?
‘Cuz when I’m cut, I bleed
I wanna stop when you wanna proceed
I shut my mouth just to disagree.

Well I know what I know
and I swear that I know it’s Karma
filling in the gaps of your life.

Do you want me in a cage?
Well baby take away the key
and throw it away.
Or put me in a pretty box
dress it with a ribbon on top
I wonder if you’ll ever really stop who I am?
‘Cuz when I smoke, I get high.
I maybe broke, but baby I get by
get to know, don’t even try.

Well I know what I know
and I swear that I know it’s Karma
filling in the gaps of your life
But who am I, who am
to judge you
‘cuz you know we judge each other all the time

I know I always ask you for the moon
but I would give it back to you
if you wanted me to.

Well I know what I know
and I swear that I know it’s Karma
filling in the gaps of your life
But who am I, who am
to judge you
‘cuz you know we judge each other all the time.
Track Name: Self Medicate
Self medicate
I wanna retire to a peaceful estate
and close the gate
on my own Graceland

But the drugs
they wont help
so leave the bottle
on the shelf
and think to myself
that you’ll understand

The prescription I’m wishing
will one day shut you out
and I’ve given all I can
but you don’t seem to give a damn
give a damn, no you don’t!

Self medicate
I gotta get out before it’s too late
and close the gate
on my own Graceland

The prescription I’m wishing
will one day shut you out
and I’ve given all I can
but you don’t seem to give a damn
give a damn, no you don’t!
Track Name: Dream Of The Indian Summer Sun
I’ve never known anyone
who’s loved me the way that you do
Tangerine, Tangerine, Tangerine
Dream of the Indian Summer Sun.
And it’s not often that we agree
that this is the place to be.
My Tangerine
Dream of the Indian Summer Sun

I’ve never known anyone
who’s treated me the way that you do.
Tangerine, Tangerine, Tangerine
Dream of the Indian Summer Sun.
And it’s not sunset, it only shines
the words are all Love You lines.
My Tangerine
Dream of the Indian Summer Sun
Dream of the Indian Summer Sun

I move with the mountains
and I run towards the sea
I swim with the fishes
gonna blow like a stiff breeze through the trees
blow like a stiff breeze through the trees

I don’t know and I don’t care
got to get myself on over there
I don’t know just what I’m gonna do
If I can’t lay myself down next to you

I’m down with birds
high above in the sky
And I swear to you baby
gonna run my fingers through your hair
run my fingers through your hair

I don’t know and I don’t care
got to get myself on over there
I don’t know just what I’m gonna do
If I can’t lay myself down next to you

I don’t know and I don’t care
don’t know nobody else anywhere
I don’t know what I’m gonna do
if I can’t lay myself down next to you

My Tangerine
Dream of the Indian Summer Sun
Dream of the Indian Summer Sun
Track Name: Radios Tweaking
Apple seeds
the greenest of the seaweed
my fingertips blees
stumble through the rushing reeds
half of the people you need when you’re needy
discover the exit signs
sign on the dotted line
but I’m a believer in optimistic thinking
I’m a receiver of radios tweaking

I’m dialing out
all the useless information
tuning in to my own
Pirate station
beaming up to your ear drums
I’ll make them hum for you
if you want me to.

Honey bees
swarming in a shade tree
on my knees
begging for a reprieve.
If there’s a god above
I’m sending out all my love
‘cuz I’m sleeping in sleepy crags
wind blowing shopping bags
but I’m a believer in optimistic thinking
I’m a receiver of radios tweaking

I’m dialing out
all the useless information
tuning in to my own
Pirate station
beaming up to your ear drums
I’ll make them hum for you
if you want me.

I hear the sounds of radios tweaking
I hear the sounds of radios tweaking.

I’m dialing out
all the useless information
tuning in to my own
Pirate station
beaming up to your ear drums
I’ll make them hum for you
if you want me to.
Track Name: Two Utensils in One
I’m not a soldier today mama
I’m a space cowboy
trapped inside a lazy balloon
I’ve got just one thing to say mama
I’m high as a kite
and I might drift away real soon.

I’m not a rich man today mama
I’m a quadraphenic dork
born with a plastic spork in my mouth
I’ve got just one thing to say mama
you may recognize me soon
I’m from the dark side of the lagoon.

Where skies are bluer and breezier
Life just became one notch easier
with two utensils in one’
it’s just too much fun
for everyone

So much fun with two utensils in one.
It’s so much fun with two utensils in one.

I’ve got just one thing to say mama
I’m high as a kite
and I might drift away real soon.

Where skies are bluer and breezier
Life just became one notch easier
with two utensils in one’
it’s just too much fun
for everyone

So much fun with two utensils in one.
It’s so much fun with two utensils in one.
Track Name: Skydiving Without a Parachute
Do you ever fell you’re falling
like a rain drop through the night?
Do you hear the voices calling
from your head but you don’t ask why?
They push you through the door
you pull the chord once more
as you’re free falling through the sky.
But do you really dare?

Skydiving without a parachute
God save me as i crash through your roof
Come join me if you’re brave enough to
Skydiving without a parachute

You may find yourself drifting
through a storm cloud in your life.
Send an S.O.S, it’s anybody’s guess
if you’ll make it out alive.
Your friends may stop and stare.

Skydiving without a parachute
God save me as i crash through your roof
Come join me if you’re brave enough to
Skydiving without a parachute

But do they really care?

Skydiving without a parachute
God save me as i crash through your roof
Come join me if you’re brave enough to
Skydiving without a parachute
Track Name: In the Middle of The Night
Dreams will come tonight
reach over the table
turn out the light
what seems to be the sound
of a woman who’s able
to fly beyond the crimson
like I always do
I’m lost now in your senses
of you or the moon.
Oooh---

In the Middle of the night
You cast your light upon my shoulders
In the Middle of the night
You cast your light upon my shoulders

Is your bed floating now in it’s river
wading through tide pools
of perpetual notions.
Is your head still long to deliver
oceans of clown schools.
Swimming in the key of C
Nestled in cocoons
I’m lost in your senses
as you step back into the blue
Oooh--

In the Middle of the night
You cast your light upon my shoulders
In the Middle of the night
You cast your light upon my shoulders

Dreams may come
and dreams may go
But these dreams of you
are real i know.

In the Middle of the night
You cast your light upon my shoulders
In the Middle of the night
You cast your light upon my shoulders