Modern Atlas

by The Gypsy West

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released June 17, 2016

Produced by Chris Peck and Alex Giorgetti
Tracked by Chris Peck and Alex Giorgetti
Mixed by Chris Peck
Mastered by Tom Waltz of Tom Waltz Mastering
Artwork by Tom Deininger and Alex Giorgetti

Recorded at: Seaside Lounge, The Hook, Thump Studios, Plaid Dog Recording, Zippah Studios, and various homes.
Mixed at Thump Studios
Mastered at Tom Waltz Mastering

Alex Giorgetti: voices, guitars, pianos, basses, mellotrons, percussive instruments, organs, synths, drums
James Zaner: drums, percussion
Chris Peck: drums, guitar, space echo

Special thanks to James Zaner, Dave Sicilian, Davide Vossel, Andy McCarthy, Lara Keshishian, Rich and Gobo, Matt Peiffer, Mike Davidson, Lance Riley, Kathryn Peck, Tom Waltz, Tom Deininger, my family and special special thanks to the guru, Chris Peck.

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The Gypsy West Cambridge, Massachusetts

Genre-bending, dynamically defiant, and bursting with urgency, The Gypsy West are “an outstanding fusion and listening experience” (The Deli NYC). The musical endeavor of Alex Giorgetti, the Gypsy West is an ever changing sound always rooted in great and unique songwriting, progressive precision, and an energetic live show. ... more

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Track Name: Resistance Remain
these days I only taste blood I don't take care of myself like I should
I know as years pass I'll change so keep me young let me stay the same
I promise not to waste it with zombie smiles or idle hands
age may just be a number but time will never understand
the way it's supposed to be well that's just the way things are
or so they told me
I don't want to be disappeared I just want to plant some plants
put down my flags and say "hey! I live here!"
I try to outrun subscriptions, spheres pressed to connect me
to my superstitions and to all of my visions of the world brand wreck

if I resist will the pain insist? if I desist will the resistance remain?
unchanged unchained? like a carfire on the highway it feels as though
you're in a dream and the shifting of plates tectonic or fake
it shakes you awake as you rise from the top of the pot
as the boiling comes to a stop

I can't go on, I must go
(true love weights, waste, wait)

these days lack the majestic contained tame in a screen
it's sickening the lengths these boxes would go to
to grow then feed you your dreams
and to all you explorers when you find out how flat the world can be
don't throw your maps to the water
there's always new paths to seek
Track Name: Tell is Told
I've resigned
everything is fine, everything is

turn it around, still turning 'round
cast your nets out deep into the sound
if you stand for nothing than nothing will fall to the ground
for certain truths lie certain ways a steadied readied haze

I've resigned
everything is fine, everything is fine

these young nights beneath ancient skies
from side to side just plain skinned alive
is this what it means to survive? to maintain the razor climb?
of curving signs, a heartbreak's line:
"I guess I just wasn't made for these times"
here alone my tell is told my envy grows like a shadow it glows

I've become reptilian I trust no one
offer me some explanation of beyond human
on my knees this is your anthem a totaled sum
a totaled sum

I've resigned
everything is fine, everything is fine
everything is
Track Name: Planet Earth
Planet Earth,

You know I love and I'm always thinking of you but I'm always thinking about me too. I know you're pretty but why do you seem pretty only on my tv?

You know I love you and I'm always thinking of you but I can't just change my ways. I can't lose my iPhone and I love to my car groan and my lights, they've been on for days and days.

Sometimes the facts they make me cry because I can't stop driving what makes me buy and it makes all I care about I I I I I I I I

Planet Earth! Planet Earth! Yea you know I love you and I'm always thinking of you and now I've got this chance to change my ways and if I say I'll try you know I won't lie but in the end we both know that all I care about is I I I
Track Name: Campfire Light
read my mind partner in crime
I've got nothing, nothing to hide, no tribe to survive
no compass in abyss you are my weakness by cover of night
my campfire light
in caves of defeat oh my refugee she paints belief
the more I dive the less I miss I tried bringing riches to the surface but
the weight was too great
so I marked an X amongst the sand and amongst the bones
so I know a place where we can be alone
just her and me oh my refugee we're digging deep
sometimes so brilliant and militant
it's so overwhelming just as matter disappears only to reappear
as energy transferring
laws are made by the lawless but I'd follow you west
I wish that I could just tell you everything is battling for some space
a place where instinct can root by the seeds and where I see
alternative histories in your eyes and now I know somethings grow
they grow so complete
and it grows just for me like a tree through concrete
change in the street
oh my refugee don't you let me
don't let me
don't let me
don't let me forget how to love you
Track Name: Moments Removed
it's just too much information as a crutch when all you can trust is your gut
feeling so out of touch the future has passed the present now may last
so we spy on each other to prove the right all eyes supervise
busy waiting in line
leave me alone
I, am I really alone? even when I feel what kind of world is this?
tell me where do I fit in? where I won't fly off the earth as she spins
shedding her skin everything remains only climates change
mother tongues fade as language is rearranged to new definitions
of the same old ways
leave me alone
I, am I really alone even when I feel so alone?

I know her I want to know her better
I forget forget to remember
remember just to sense what is true even when the moment of
the moments' removed

splintering instinct white noise widening
deep in the hum of appliances screams turn to the sounds of silence
leave us alone
are we ever really alone?
leave us alone
leave us alone
leave us alone
Track Name: The Home
I've got no one to blame
nothing against my brain
home of the pioneer, lonely on the frontier
in a running contradiction with no destination
only perspiration wasted or wasting away
I dug my wells deep
I prayed for rain in dry heat
above clouds roll like die
the most simple of desires denied
cottonmouthed I dig deeper
devotion so pure and so safe
if the sky opens I'll be ready
but if it remains shut at least I'll have a grave
in a running contradiction
with no destination
only perspiration wasted or wasting away
in a running contradiction
with no destination only perspiration
wasted or wasting away
wasting away
the kings of these ashen countries scorched their way to the throne
the only girl I've ever loved is buried alive (among the stones)
can you hear me? can you hear me?
I swear to you we're alone
can you hear me? can you hear me?
taking the house not the home
Track Name: Modern Atlas
I'm making the most of this life I've become
a ghost overnight the shapeless knife although I know
I don't exist but I'm as patient as the mist

some rat trap snapped made me numb I thought I could
outwit the what the when the who the how the now the why
and if the big big eye watches over me with retina scams and tv screams
can't it see everyone wants to play the lead in this own earth tragedy

what do you know that I don't know?
what do you know that I don't know?

time unwritten yet buy the book it happened again again and again
another page turns take the blame that's all you're all owed to take
only something so real could be this fake

what do you know that I don't know?
what do you know that I don't know?

what do you know that I don't know?
what do you think you know that I don't know?
what do you know that I don't know?
Track Name: Circle
how much longer do we have to crawl?
how much longer do we have to fall?

so obedient to feeling so obedient so brittle
little piece of prey where will you go what will you say? say it to me!

how much farther do we have to know?
and how much farther do we have to go?

so obedient to feeling so obedient so brittle
little piece of clay where will you go what will you say?

I told you
there's a circle
around the moon
one full echo
there's a circle
there's a circle

so obedient to feeling listless legless hopeless helpless
so pathetic as the clock ticks lost in abyss
I'm so obedient to feeling so obedient so brittle
buy all greasing all every railing what else can you be?

I told you
Track Name: Patterns
I have no room for make belief
in a world of wolves for sheep
border towns come alive
some lights can't be described by math or the naked eye
a stray thought in the hive
there's nothing left to lose
just the lies you tell to believe the truth
things come to me at night no I really don't know
because I don't think I could ever do what'right
what option is escape with no barrel left to scrape
silence spells your name
I wait on the wild winds simple patterns lost within
a fire separates
there's nothing left to lose just the lies you tell to believe the truth
things come to me at night no I really don't know why because
I don't think I could ever do what's right

the more that you hold it
the more you let it go
the more you let it go
the more you let it grow
Track Name: Beyond
I don't mind if a storm cloud covers the earth
if the people know their worth
they could open up their eyes and believe the sun's alive
Alive.

I don't care how they try to make us hide
how they want us to divide
if I don't get it right this time
well I know I will when I come back

and I've learned how we're all the same inside
and that no two are alike
so I tune out anyone who believes in leaders of mankind

you can open up your eyes and believe the sun is alive
believe the sun is alive
Track Name: The Simple Facts
I want to wake up and plain as day
breathe in air the old fashioned way and as I throw open the window
I know I've got to wake up

No time for blame this is not a game
no dice just lives at stake no time to waste or wait as a future is erased
you know you've got to wake them up

the simple facts if we lose this earth to energy companies or worse...
I hope you don't have a need for thirst
you know you've got to
you know you've got to
you know you've got to
wake up wake up

I know it's hard to change the way they want you to stay
and what seems so far away gets closer everyday
as you as I awake

wake me up when it's over
wake me up when I'm older