Underwater Tell Each Other Secrets

by The Speed of Sound in Seawater

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Recorded and mixed between March 11th and 13th at The Hangar in Sacramento, CA

Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Robert Cheek
Mastered by Eric Broyhill of Monsterlab Audio

Album art by Nick Ross


released April 27, 2011

Damien Verrett: Guitar, vocals
Fernando Oliva: Drums, vocals
Jordan Seavers: Guitar, vocals, keys, percussion
Michael Littlefield: Bass, vocals



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Damien, Fernando, Lucas and Jordan are 4 bffs from Elk Grove, California.

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Track Name: Hot and Bothered by Space
Did you see them?
Four in sequence
foreign bodies of light
destined meteorites

We'll name our own constellations
caterpillar gods
Something landed on our sphere tonight
Let's all go looking for the impact sight

Please take
Me with

take me
with you

Celestial body
Impossible sphere
send me into orbit
breach my atmosphere

Impossible distance
An infinite fear
when you go into orbit
I'll watch your lights disappear

Celestial body
Impossible sphere
send me into orbit
all those lights look so near

Impossible distance
fear of an infinite sphere
but the thruster's done priming
so let's get out of here

10 9 8
7 6 5
4 3 2

Ba ba ba!

No, Goddess
I'm not ready

Everybody come quick, the sky is opening

Please come, someone from Arkham

I have never perceived such color out of space

My friends and I
catch most of what goes on out there

I'd like to think
that I catch most of what goes on out there
Track Name: Unassisted Human Flight
One step closer
so high over
all that's under
is so below her

I'm not touching anything
I love my aerofoil, my wing
I'm less stressed by the updraft
thanks in part to my aircraft.

One step closer
no cloud cover

We must take full advantage of this high pressure system

I can see our homes from up here
despite this dense cloud bank
they look so clear

It's like our height and vantage
put our homes in alignment
I'll watch your six and you can watch mine

This is lightness, this is bliss
This isn't free fall
we can control this

If I drop my arm
I'll take a swoop to the side
I'll grade your barrel rolls if you critique mine

The ground's approaching, the engines are dead
Your black box readout's the saddest thing I've ever read.
Let's watch our street get bigger as we hit our top speed
I can't help but feel eternally freed

Promise me we'll never touch ground
I hate the Earth's pull. I hate that rushing sound.
If we can't float forever
on cerulean skies
I'll drop my nose, descend and just dive

We must take full advantage of this high pressure system
Track Name: Delmar Fisheries
Ariel, your hybrid eyes betray your lust
wild sea-foam forms only a fool would trust

Amongst the damp debris you bob there
with your eyes so wet

I only feel a little sad when I cast my net

Are you gonna pack your clams
with the things you might wear?
How will you manage yourself
when you get up there?

So, you gonna hold your breath?
Or just breath in?

Can you stand the oxygen across your fins.

It's hard to swim
when you're tangled up with the crustaceans

It's hard to flee
a human who's just after your meat

Please, take me home

My cry goes unanswered
bubbling upwards

Reel me in
so hopeful that I'll make some surface friends

These fishermen
only interested in the market price of fins

I go home with someone new
Track Name: The Huge Wheel
steady now
I didn't even get to tell you who, why or how

steady hands
proof I am an honest man

So much
rat's milk
we drink

Fly honey
wasp wax
weak link

Forever wed
to the huge wheel

I never dread
what I can't feel

Your heart
is one mouth full
Fidelity the evening's only goal

Your reach
exceeds my grasp
chasmic, ever growing gap

Forever wed
to the huge wheel

I only dread
what I can feel

not the biggest fan of change

I'm not the biggest fan of change

Forever wed
to the huge wheel
I never dread
what I can't feel
Track Name: Or So He Sphinx
I'm not the one you should be approaching.
All wrapped in riddles
untouched by
only answers

I'm not the one you're after

Which creature at first goes on four legs?
By mid-day two, by evening three?
With each leg added
it grows weaker

What creature could this be?

There are two sisters
close, so close.
One births the other,
and in turn she

then bears her sister.
By what device

Could these two sisters be?

You're such a fascinating subject
Tell me who built you, feline girl
Out in the desert
what surrounds you?

Nothing but rhymes and sand dunes.

I'm not so sure that we're all alone here
I think I'm in love with every one
That silken promise so dismissive
I think I'll just go home now

Our blurring boarders, so confounding
Where you begin and where I end
Chimera, crossbreed our composition
Nothing but rhymes and sand dunes