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released February 5, 2016

Barry Sebastian / Vocals / Guitar
Emily Vilbrandt / Vocals
Cameron Armstrong / Electric Guitar
Martin Strand / Bass
Kyle Doran / Drums
Haley Freedlund / Trombone / Vocals
Michael Conklin / Tenor Saxophone
Amelia Albert / Baritone Saxophone
Elena Vukosavljev / Violin

mixed and mastered by Barry Sebastian
Drums engineered by Gary Mula and Barry Sebastian
at the Bani Love

Horns recorded out in the sunshine at Volunteer Park

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Sebastian and the Deep Blue Seattle, Washington

Sebastian and the Deep Blue Chamber Pop Orchestra with full brass and string section. Artful arrangements combine with pop sensibilities to create a sound which is undeniably their own. Think Talking Heads, Budos Band and Sufjan Stevens all rolled into a burrito. A musical burrito. ... more

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Track Name: Risk Reward
RISK REWARD

stop and see
what you have
life is breathing

risk reward
take that chance
blood worth bleeding

owning all
the energy
i’m tired i’m leaving

Green as grass
Blue as sky
Whites of your eyes

oh
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
I’m never gonna give it up

stuck in this
system of
lonely thieving

eyes are fixed
dead ahead
empty feeling

hold the weight
on your back
lead by leading

life is art
life like art
art is stealing

oh
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
I’m never gonna give it up
Track Name: Painted Sky Mechanical Bees
the grass here doesn’t grow
it is not made of the earth
it lays on top the land
in Fields of synthetic dirt

The trees stand tall and quite straight
each one placed one foot away
perfect rows never tip, never sway
so simple to navigate

oh the skies are painted blue
the clouds rearranged just the way we want them to be
mechanical swarms of bees
ride the turbine breeze, today

the sounds are all pre recorded
timed out just right and so
pumped out of grills these lifeless thrills
repeated repeated over and over

the air’s conditioned just right
for people in mechanical lives
as flocks of birds were screaming to be heard
mechanical bees caught my mind
Track Name: Faith
these words I’ve sang so long
that I can barely tell
if they mean anything
or if they’re just a shell

(((((refrain)))))))
I’ve been here for a long long time and now
I’m losing faith in my reality
I’m losing faith in what I thought would be

These dreams I have
May well be my Prison cell
they may not see the light
and I suppose its just as well

((((refrain)))

these words I’ve sang so long
that I can barely tell
if they mean anything
or if they’re just a shell

((((refrain)))
Track Name: Let Me Die Slow
Don't let this be the day I die
Don't let this be the last song I write
Don't let this be my final fight
Dont let them lay dimes on my eyes

Oh what do they know
Let me die slow
Oh what do they know
Let me die slow

This would be a pretty tough life
without this girl as my wife
she’s got beautiful eyes
and a heart that can empathize

oh what do you know
lay me down slow
oh what do you know
lay me down slow

Now I see that I've been blind
The Trouble started in my mind
Looking forward to the next time
Another twist in the story line

Oh what do I know
Let it all go
Track Name: Truth Costs Money
Im just thinking
a’thinkin’ to myself
things that try me
don’t try nobody else

words and reasons
reasons for this hell
truth costs money
and money never tells

love and reason
believe in different selves
truth or treason
depends upon your wealth

hearts are heaving
dyeing in their cells
Truth cost money
and money never tells

:::chorus:::

truth costs money



lost hearts
hungry for what else
hungry for the money
regardless of themselves

nothin’ more important
then making sure it sells
truth costs money
and money never tells

heart broken heathens
avoiding prison cells
a far cry from breathing
underneath the spell

words aren’t speaking
costs to much to yell
truth is money
and money never tells

:::chorus:::

truth costs money
Track Name: Live Creatures
I'm speechless
Walking by these
priceless fine creatures
Don't have time to stop the mind readers
We could be better off I would say

Mind reader
I have heard that
you’re a fine teacher
Make me happy oh blind preacher
Whatever the cost we will pay

don’t let them take whatever they like
from your mind
People do it all the time
where do we turn when we turn out the lights
people are just people they just want to get by

Strange weakness
All these lines
cast sustained bleakness
Connect the dots and it's the same thesis
Spun around a new way

Day dreamin'
Spending days
as a dazed human
Around the sun with all stars bloomin'
In the garden of the night] two part

don’t let them take whatever they like
from your mind
people do it all the time
here we can stand in the dream of twilight
knowing what we know is most of the fight)three part

Crazed preachers
A new age
for the same teachers
Life is easy for divine genius
Never have to see the light

All of the stories that we have built our world from
What we believe, what we can see

The past is now and now is then and we are always
From time to time. Of mind to mind.

Strange creatures
Bouncing back
From what they've teached us
us and them is still today's feature
in the garden of this life
Track Name: Too Many Visions
does my matter, matter?
whats with the chitter chatter?
perhaps theres too many
loose ends for us to gather

are we all simply actors
is it faith or other factors
seems theres to many
missing pages in this chapter

will the truth shatter?
will the people scatter?
theres just too many
questions for us to answer

do we really need to master
maybe we just got it backwards
guess theres to many
visions for just one shepherd

guess theres to many visions
guess theres to many visions
guess theres to many visions
guess theres to many visions for just one shepherd

as my brains squirm
to redefine the terms
often speaking in tongues
that I can’t discern

are they words ive yet to learn?
if they are, I cant confirm
lost in translation
not my concern

just let it turn?
or should we make it burn?
twisted tongues spouting love and hate
from the lectern

either way the heart yearns
mind the truths and not the terms
guess there’s too many
visions for just one shepherd.
Track Name: Never Know
you never know what your gonna do
you never know where you might wind up
life my friends is fleetingly
love is all we've got

you never know when you'll fall in love
you never know when you'll fall back out
love my dear aint easy
but whats a life without, love

Ive been searching for answers
but the questions never come my way
I've been lost in the words
Of your beautiful song

you never know who your gonna hurt
you never know what you think you do
it could be so freeing
to give up all I’ve got

what i know is simple
some truths are universal
peace is what we're needing
it lives between our heart, beats

Ive been searching for answers
but the questions never come my way
I've been lost in the words
Of your beautiful song
I've been wooing my devils
Hold them close, to keep them at bay
sometimes I'm losing my battles
guess just part of being human

You never know where your gonna go
You never know what you will find there
Love and life are fleeting
I relish all that I've got