Fractal

by John Samaras

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released April 30, 2016

Special Thanks to:

Sal Pisciotta for playing bass on Tracks 3, 4, 6, 9, 10
Joe Totino for playing drums on Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12

Mixed by John Samaras and Joe Totino
Mastered by Joe Totino

Cover Art Photography by John Samaras
Cover Art Editing by Elis Ekdahl

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Born in the future, John traveled back in time to show us how bad music gets in the coming years.

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Track Name: On The Silver Screen
You know you make it seem
Like any other dream
So try and fit the mold
Only to lose control
You’ll bear it like a curse
One that’s well rehearsed
The shaking hour hand
Deserves a second glance
So go ahead, give it another chance

The words that you wrote
Seemed pretty baroque
Dangling in the past
The long forgotten craft
Finally on the verge
You’ll get what you deserve
A life of solitude
Is easier to conclude
Nature can read your mood
Matching the tune of the bluest moon

Just take a seat
They’ll plant the seed
Within your mind
From red to green

Is this what you want?
To be a ghost that haunts
When everything you need
Is on the silver screen
Heavy on the mind
Lighter on the eyes
When all that remains
The familiar yesterday
Nature can read your mood
Matching the tune of the bluest moon

Just take a seat
They’ll plant the seed
Within your mind
From red to green
Track Name: Proof Of Receipt
Asleep at wheel again
Lost control before you’ve begun
Time is just too damn precious
To submit to laziness

Keep all of your receipts
Proof’s not what I need
Keep burning this paper trail
And cover up your little scheme

Raising your voice again
Just like some long forgotten son
Reduced to a name on a list
Try not to overstay your visit

The experts will state opinions
Even if it’s a matter of fact
Life is just too damn precious
To throw away in hesitation

It left a lot to imagination
Of afterthoughts
Locked in the resonator

You don’t care what it means
Just as long as it’s obscene
We’re all cogs in the machine
But you don’t mind
Track Name: Heavy Heart
A reverie of scrambled thoughts
That you couldn't hide
The chemicals put in charge
Of all of our lives
We shield our eyes from the sun
At least till the night
Only to lie awake in bed
And do it all again

Looking for a place
To rest my heavy heart
Yeah, I guess that's a start

The seasons, they will come and go
It makes no difference
Leaves left crushed underneath
Angels in the snow
I swear that it was
The prettiest thing I've seen
When I watched the world
Turn a shade of green

Looking for a place
To rest my heavy heart
Yeah, I guess that's a start

Orders from above
Have got no where else to go
I told you so
Track Name: Puppeteer's Illusion
I can barely come to remember
The expression on your face
Which resembles a broken shelter
That has seen better days
You could’ve been more
You could’ve been more
It’s all you ever hear
Now just try to follow the strings
To meet your puppeteer

The shade beneath the sea
The waves amongst the trees
Cinders plague the air
There’s nothing to see here
Move along

Go, keep on sending me your postcards
From where you’ve never been
We can build up on this illusion
And revise our histories
But here’s some fair warning
For next time you’re around
Don’t bother looking for me
I’ll be somewhere on the moon

The shade beneath the sea
The waves amongst the trees
Cinders plague the air
There’s nothing to see here
The wings I’ll never have
In the face of every laugh
Of slowing frequencies
There’s nothing to see here
Move along
Track Name: Noises From My Stereo In B Minor
I’ve lost my sense of speech
While being discreet
I missed my train of thought

My soul’s trapped in the radio
It’s got nowhere else to go
Estranged in sonic cage

Always listening while no one’s speaking
It won’t be long, It won’t be long

I haven’t any place to be
Confusion is a guarantee
Lost in different frequencies

It’s difficult to figure out
Why my mind is always sick with doubt
Clarity out of reach

Always listening while no one’s speaking
It won’t be long, it won’t belong
It won’t be long, it won’t belong

Just know this isn’t the end
It’s only a matter of when
I’m not one to tempt
Track Name: Complacency Is A Loaded Gun
You look the part
When you play the fool
An empty space
Saved just for you
Your veins of metal
Were built to rust
It’s a bitter taste
That hits your tongue

You don’t need to feel like no one
You don’t need to feel like no one
Complacency is a loaded gun

When every task
Is a petty chore
And every face
Is just blur
Our stars are just
Poked-out holes
And angels are made
Of Styrofoam

You don’t need to feel like no one
You don’t need to feel like no one
Complacency is a loaded gun
Complacency is a loaded gun

Don’t blame the poltergeist
Your soul is overpriced
More than you’ll know

Your patience was
Lost at sea
Only to be
Found in a well
Track Name: Rit
Trading places at a standstill
You’re back in control
Crooked picture frames
Changed my preference
And nothing’s built to last

Lotus petals covered more ground
Than we ever could
The forgotten needle in the haystack
Caught me by surprise

Now that you know it’s all over
Would you take it back?
The things you said back then

The scale’s off-kilter
You’re left bewildered
Lacking common sense

Now that you know it’s all over
Would you take it back?
To walk the shards once again
Of all the things you said
Now that you know it’s all over
How would you react?
The things we said back then

In the garden, search for safety
Underneath our roots
Track Name: Buried In A Coal Mine
Your mind is worn, hardly social
Running around in vicious circles
It’s easier to turn and walk the other way

Bury me down below
Underneath piles of coal
Slowly rekindling the ever-fading glow

It’s not what you want
The worlds that you haunt
It’s not like you wanted anything

We left off on a dark note
Situations changing tone
I had felt so indifferent to the news

Indiscreet, in the open
Our silences are hardly broken
There’s no use in working it out

It’s not what you want
The worlds that you haunt
It’s not like you wanted anything
Track Name: Finality Begins
Underneath pools of water
Lies the wealth of a world
So consumed with their thoughts
Intertwined

When you’re led to the slaughter
Don’t forget to pack real light
Enjoy the fight because there’s no
Choosing sides

It’s an unlikely story
But I’m still listening
Don’t you fear, there is no one
To overhear

You don’t need a reprisal
It never dug that deep
From the start all that you wanted was
Finality
Track Name: Crime Scene
You say you know the words
I don’t think you do
You don’t need to pretend
At least anymore
People standing in crowds
Are making me nervous
It’s only a matter of time until
They start scratching the surface

Return to the scene of a crime
You didn’t commit
Come and join the silence
Only to find it slowly breaking

Always at a loss for words
Not to be found
Revelator of the earth
The sea and the clouds
Drowning in a flood of concerns
That flower the ground
Finalize all your mistakes
Right here and now

Return to the scene of a crime
You didn’t commit
Come and join the silence
Only to find it slowly breaking

The torment you carefully composed
Always comes your way

You think you’re in company
I say you’re alone
False notions of brotherhood
Don’t hold very long
Track Name: Come Back To Me
It feels as though it all
Slips away the closer you get
If you’re paying attention
What resides is a mere fragment
Finding safety in some clothing
That you proudly flaunt
But if only you could tell
When something’s clearly wrong

Our eyes meet
Worlds collide
All belief
Comes at a price

In this holographic world
Projections are all you see
Drowning in the same color
Truth you kept well hid

Our eyes meet
Worlds collide
Shaping the
Great divide
Our eyes meet
Worlds collide
Just believe
It comes at a price

Come back to me
Come back to me
Caught in the picture
Of a future you’ve thrown away
Track Name: I Want To (Disappear)
What am I supposed to do when I’m feeling hopeless?
At least I’m not angry anymore
Eventually a day will come to pass
Along with everything I am
What am I supposed to do when I’m feeling sorry?
For everything I haven’t done
As far as I know only one thing's for sure
This movie has lost its allure

I don’t want to feel
I just want to disappear

What do you do when you’re feeling small?
Do you simply brush it off?
One of these days it’ll be too much
When time stands still and you’re shaken up
Stop trying so hard to call my bluff
I find it already hard enough
To be someone, someplace, everyday
And keep it all so well contained

I don’t want to feel
I just want to disappear

When it’s all over will you look back with a laugh?
Was it all that bad?