Light Silver Automatic's 'Reelsounds' is a tightly knit audio sweater comprised of warm singles for the grab-and-go crowd yet satisfying sonic spokes through the album wheel that will satisfy the full-album listener. Written on piano, guitar, and with voice, the songs are immediately hummable and deceivingly implacable in their pursuit of 37 minutes of gripping rock-pop love growls. 'Reelsounds' was written and created within the cozy confines of Full Bright Life Music studios as the result of numerous marinations, stewings, sonic explorations, and lyrical and musical ruminations. It was then recorded on 24-track analog tape at Reelsounds Chicago recording studio in Skokie, Illinois, and then mastered at Caffeinated Recordings, Chicago, Illinois. Considerable volume is highly recommended. Credits: Light Silver Automatic - Reelsounds Recorded on 24-track analog tape at Reelsounds Chicago. Electromagnetics by Thom Fiegle. Additional engineering by Mark Brunner. Mixed by Thom Fiegle and Mark Doherty. Mastered by Matt Engstrom at Caffeinated Recordings. Accomplices: Mark Doherty (vocals; guitars; piano; mandolin; pump organ) Eric Carson (drums) Shane Davies (bass) Matt Engstrom (piano; keyboards; synths; lead guitar; bass on "TPC" and "Mesh") Mark Brunner (percussion; drums on "TPC," "Mesh," and "Supra Instanter;" mixed "Sunslip") Michael Doherty (guitar on "Hello, My Fellow Insomniac") Susan Meziere, Michelle Meziere, Nicole Renkosik, and Ryann Chioda (choir) Brianna Sabatino (lead choir) Ed Pocus (banjo) Roger Osthoff (trumpet; choir) Brent Kimbrough (lead guitar on "Bubbling Onward") Rachel Ries (vocals on "Sunslip") Mark Biehl (soprano saxophone) Nathan Syfring (violin) Doug Braun (guitar T.L.C.) Chris Brumfield (piano coach) Roger Kyler (studio photography) Madelyn and Sean Doherty (vocals; piano; chimes; cymbals; laughter; joy) Written, produced, photos, wild sounds, layout, design, copyright, and registration by MPD (Full Bright Life). All rights reserved. Lyrics Light Silver Automatic - Reelsounds © and (p) Mark P. Doherty. Lyrics reprinted by permission. Five and Three If you find a way to calm me down Could you be troubled to let me know? Whenever I've wanted to say That I would not give you away You couldn't be bothered with me Having heard it all so frequently Yet you must think of this As something more, so much more, than coincidence So whenever I want to say That I will not give you away You will be bothered with me Your preference means nothing in reality The last image I always see Is you glowing while floating away from me So if you find that you have a string Will you allow me to pull it in? Because what you already may know I just have never outgrown The need to be standing alone Yet calling out for someone The last image I always see Is you glowing while floating away from me Just when I thought I was gaining ground Turns out I was always upside down Sunslip In a sundrenched season of discovery The status quo became so slippery Through too many cracks of the eggshell It all ended although it did not end at all And if you don't understand that don't even try There's no reason to think it through No matter your path here this is your life Now, what are you going to do? I think I'll set awhile And examine each and every denial Break them down to the molecules To determine how I could have discarded you And if you never forgive me I will understand I won't need to think it through No matter your path here this is your life You will do what you need to do While I'll be about getting really close and spending the most Of every single second that I have left in this life just being honest I know it's the best policy although it hasn't always seemed To have worked out that way for me but there I go being selfish If it were only as easy as imagining We would be doing more than clinging To the idea of slipping through the sun stream And reaching through to the reality of you and me And if you don't understand me you don't need to lie After all that we've been through No matter our paths here these are our lives Now, what are we going to do? I will be about getting really close and spending the most Of every single second that I have left in this life just being honest I know it's the best policy although it hasn't always seemed To have worked out that way for me but I wanna be done being selfish The Purple Case My will is stronger now that I've seen just how this would end With you here and me there no matter that we're friends The spill that we're wiping down is not as large as you think If only you believed me you might not lose more sleep You call to me again for chemistry As if it were made in a tube But I say some things evolve only naturally, if they do The feel of an open mind responding in kind with the wind Can truly set you free from the cracking soul within You come to me again for certainty as if it were us who can choose But I say some things evolve only naturally - win or lose You turn to me again for chemistry as if it were made in a tube But I say some things evolve only naturally; this will, too My will is stronger now that I've seen just how this would end Our fill that we're pining for may not be much more than a guess Yet only with hands and rings can we clarify the rest Mesh Just to call you down here Could make it all crystal clear These things tend to unify she tells me We should hold on Never been much with delivery, baby So what would I know Never seem satisfied lately You're here but I'm alone Wish you heard what I hear sweet thing When the wind doesn't blow Think once with the other's mind We cannot live without the light No more sight through covered eyes Prepare to fly Just to call you my friend If there's a God then God bless Balancing with our arms stretched way out wide Calm breathing as we rocket on our glide Believing in spacetime as our only guide We're landing with no concern in our eyes Now resting with total comfort in our lives The Universe Through Which We Fly Yesterday I was running But it seems today I'm slowing down What so many moons had covered I've allowed myself to rediscover, although it was never gone Around my fractured heart There is bound no small part of you Directly on a mission I concede I don't really know With you meshed with me so very deeply Where could I ever really go? Around my fractured heart There is bound more than a little part of you . . . . . . and our way of saying next to nothing But communicating all that it meant to be, all that it means to be with you Around my fractured heart There is bound every single part of you Bubbling Onward Nothing more, nothing less I confess this is all You can say whatever you want dear Just don't give yourself away Reaching for a catalyst The one I missed through the door You can say whatever you want dear Just don't give yourself away You can feel whatever you want here But it doesn't change what we say Most of all, please recall We can enjoy the silence Ghosts Halls of discomfort are watching Pressing close Forming a circle of gestures Revealing what troubles the host After all we are at the most Steadily fading from our lives into ghosts Thinking of simpler lives Once covered with hope Traded for whispers and lies Now behind the embers that rose After all we are at the most Steadily fading from our lives into ghosts Supra Instanter With a hum watch him run toward you Even though all you ever do Is turn around with a frown As with the others who dared pass through Every moment begins the same Unfiltered and unrestrained Until it leaves the brain and enters the waves Traveling through the air Watch him loft one up for you Which you love for him to do All the colors surrounding you Trend toward shades of black and blue Battered and tired yet opening wide Grasping for something new Watch him loft one up for you Which you love for him to do The devil he comes to prey On those who continue to sway Indecision is not the way To put an end to his reign Cycling memories begin to break (You've come to a place with no one around) Into slices of ease and strain Striking lines across my eyes (If your conscience were water you might drown) Sealing my actions into place Within the hour you come back to faith (There is but one thing left for you to do) The leaning tower is being razed Everything left is what you forget (To thine own self then to others be true) You can't replace The devil he comes to prey (Watch him loft one up for you) On those who continue to sway (Which you love for him to do) Indecision is not the way (But how long will this continue) To put an end to his reign (If you never suffer to choose) Hello, My Fellow Insomniac My son his hand holds my hand As we calm ourselves toward sleep Just one of many reasons To stop being a creep Through the hall she's breathing adventuring into a dream Their mother sees no ceiling through eyelids searching for peace What a picture we are of conflicted souls As we swirl about these truths we've renewed With a mindful of colors from photos we know I could draw you Maybe we know this will not go Every which way we want it to Yet any time of the day you should know I'm thinking of you So hello my fellow insomniac It's wonderful to see you back on the attack He feigns his escape in slow motion I pull him with laughter to my chin She smiles as we quiz each other The younger no wonder like the hen What a picture we are of conflicted souls As we swirl about these truths we've renewed With a mindful of colors from photos we know I could draw you Maybe we know this will not go Every which way we want it to Yet any time of the day you should know I'm thinking of you So hello my fellow insomniac It's wonderful to see you back on the attack Terrace Drive If you'd like me to show you the way From this point to your grave We'll take one step and you will be done The end shall come Or instead we could allow the truth About the things we cannot move To strengthen another chase of the sun From a walk to a run Are you in there? What do you feel? Or did the lights just go out Leaving nothing for you to doubt? Oh how I long to hear those words from your mouth While I could never say enough Well I should have said as much Yet I trust you feel my love . . . . . . Reaching toward you Like a shadow crawling down your spine Embracing shades of blue And layering them across what's left of our lives Alma Determined colors are shaping borders of faith and wonder Among the clutter of black and white that's left behind When you smile so that they might again form upward lines Fleeting highlights seeking to inspire another Glimpse of the warmth of the detailed close up so that, yes, Now and then we might pretend that I will live . . . . . . with a little more action I will feel with more compassion I will guide with more attention Gain some traction Let our imagination become reality As they move through barriers old and new they bend the Flesh up like the falling sun greeting the moon so that, yes, Now and then we might pretend, please, once again . . . . . . that I will smile with more intention I will listen without distraction I will love with more conviction Deliver on my mission Let our imagination become reality I will blow a kiss through the air And hope that the wind finds you somewhere Peaceful and without a care And that you will keep it there How I wish it were true My image of you Holding onto The love I blew Relativity If you haven't experienced a miracle yet I suggest here's one We're flying through the universe but we don't feel alone If you're wondering what humbles me right down to my core It's the five and three looking back at me their lives what I adore Seeing becomes so clear on the edge of the telescope horizon If you listen closely to the source I expect you'll hear Gratitude filling every pore as the distance it draws near.