The Universe Is A New Year's Day Parade

by Chameleon Culture

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"The Universe Is A New Year's Day Parade" is the debut full-length album for Brooklyn-based experimental rock band Chameleon Culture. This album goes on a journey through sound as well as silence, leaving behind traditional conventions of time and space altogether for a suspended state of biliss.

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released March 14, 2017

Chameleon Culture

“The Universe Is a New Years Day Parade”
Produced by Chameleon Culture, Bryan DiMaio & Frank Ojeda
Mixed by Bryan DiMaio & Frank Ojeda
Engineered by Frank Ojeda & Bryan DiMaio

Alec Gaston - Vocals, Guitar, Foley, Synthesizer, Piano, Organ, Background vocals, Aux percussion
Charlie Kendall - Guitar, Slide Guitar, Background vocals, Aux percussion
Chase Potter - Violin, Guitar, Background vocals, Aux Percussion
Tony Solis - Bass, Medicine Balls, Backrground vocals, Aux percussion
Jamie Howell - Drums, Percussion, Background vocals
Engineers - Bryan DiMaio, Frank Ojeda
Mixing Engineers - Bryan DiMaio, Frank Ojeda
Producers - Alec Gaston, Charlie Kendall, Jamie Howell, Tony Solis, Chase Potter, Bryan DiMaio, Frank Ojeda
Mastering Engineer - Bryan DiMaio
Additional Sound Design - Mario Buccellati

Audio Recorded Live at The Record Co Boston 2016

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Chameleon Culture Boston, Massachusetts

Formed in October 2014, Chameleon Culture is an experimental rock band based in Brooklyn, NY making waves with their innovative sound and intricate lyrics. Check out the debut full-length album "The Universe Is A New Year's Day Parade," out now!

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Track Name: Here I Am, There You Are
Here I am, There You Are


Good morning Love, let’s get lost tonight
Let’s get wasted & play in traffic, see what happens…
We’ve got nothing to loose

I can’t shake this love…
I’m afraid to die.
“Lay down baby, don’t talk that way
Everything ends, dust-to-dust we’ll all return someday…”

Here I am, There You Are
Here I am, There You Are

Naked and afraid, crying in the dark
“Come here baby, it’s all okay
Nightmares’ over, let’s go back to bed.”

I can’t shake this love…
I’m afraid to die.
“Lay down baby, don’t talk that way
Everything ends, dust-to-dust we’ll all return someday…”

Here I am, There You Are
Here I am, There You Are

Weh-boo, weh-boo, weh-boo, weh-boo-weh-boo-weh-boo….

My beating heart is a timpani drum
My ears are ringing like a bomb went off
Keep falling in love but it’s never enough
Still writing songs to the ones I’ve lost
Gamble my soul for a poker chip
Always so elusive in relationships
Only ever sober for the funeral
The hangman’s hungry for a soul to choke!
Track Name: Dreams Have Changed
Dreams Have Changed

Standing by as my dreams die young and decay
What’s the difference anyways?
Joy is but a moment then it’s gone

The universe is a new year’s day parade on display for all to see..
The future is a fairytale

Darling I confess, I’ve been on my best behavior
I know that you’d up and leave me , if you really knew the truth..

Coming close to negotiating peace, so it seems
You’ve got the whole wide world in the palm of your hands
You think you know best but you don’t understand…
Trouble’s but a bubble that is bound to break and we’ll never move a mountain if we’re standing in place
Oh, my how dreams have changed; for me

Easy brother, blue eyes belongs with me
Truth is that I’m terrified; she’d rather be with you tonight

Don’t look so confused, posing cute in the nude
Never want to make love do you? At least not when I’m happy, why is that?

Coming close to negotiating peace, so it seems
You’ve got the whole wide world in the palm of your hands
You think you know best but you don’t understand…
Trouble’s but a bubble that is bound to break and we’ll never move a mountain if we’re standing in place
Oh, my how dreams have changed
My, how dreams have changed
OH MY, HOW DREAMS HAVE CHANGED …
Track Name: I Won't Take It Back
“I Wont Take It Back”

By the moon, beaming in the night
Radiant, soft green eyes
Oh, you were a mystery to me … then I held you in my arms
I’m never letting go
But you were never mine to hold now were you dear?
Yet you’re still burning to know the truth
So listen to me now…

I’ve said it all, Oh but you wanted more
I loved you, and I won’t take it back
I’ve said it all, Oh but you wanted more
I loved you, and I won’t take it back

Honestly, I thought I wanted someone to save
Yet, you’ve had so much faith in me
On the sunny-side of a sinking ship I sang
What a beautiful escape

I said it all, Oh but you wanted more
I loved you, and I won’t take it back
I said it all, Oh but you wanted more
I loved you, and I won’t take it back
Track Name: Passing By
Passing By Lyrics

Naked, quite & still
Conversations, empty gardens - frozen riversides
bye, bye summertime

Blue bird singing’ in the sill
All your troubles : autumn leaves, windy nights and winter
Bye bye - fly away - far away, anywhere but here

Pictures black and gray
Early sketches, architecture
Come what may - bye, bye Outer Space - No more future

Ooo - Passing by
You, me, the trees, the rivers running dry

Little white lie inside your mind
Just a spark, forest fire - The universe
Bye bye humankind , up in flames

Heaven out of hell
Inside outside, you can’t tell me
Bye bye - all your joy, all your pain - does it go away?

Ooo - Passing by
You, me , the trees, the rivers running dry
Track Name: Snap Out Of It
Snap Out Of It

Late at night I wonder, oohh oooh oooh oooh
Does the cycle ever end? oohh oooh oooh oooh
Love until it hurts… Love somebody else

Late at night I wonder… oohh oooh oooh oooh
Am I living in a dream? oohh oooh oooh oooh
Lovers, friends & fantasies…I’m somewhere in Between

Snap out of it oohh oooh oooh oooh
Snap out of it oohh oooh oooh oooh

Never-Ending Roller-Coaster Ride
A sunset in Saint Petersburg, the one thing on my mind
But I’m tired of waiting in line, just to feel alive again


If Eliza Jane gets married in July
Will I lay awake in a fever sweat, under the summer stars and wonder why I’m waiting here alone? I could’ve taken you home with me…

Snap out of it oohh oooh oooh oooh
Snap out of it oohh oooh oooh oooh


You love somebody else
You love somebody else Snap Out of it…
You Love somebody else Snap Out of it…
You Love somebody else Snap Out of it….
Track Name: Sing
Sing

You cut me down to size
Soft and sweet your melody may be babe… but you never sing to me
So I’m singing to myself

You’re careless when you lie
Digging deep for the naked truth but it’s useless
Because you never sing to me
So I’m singing to myself – woah woah woah ohhh

Sing, Sing anything at all
All I want is for you to sing
Sing, Sing anything at all
All I want is for you to sing
You’re all I ever wanted
You’re all I ever needed

Why So Callus & Unkind?
Love is not about control or greed babe
You don’t have to build me up but don’t break me down because I’m perfectly fine just singing to myself

Sing, Sing anything at all
All I want is for you to sing
Sing, Sing anything at all
All I want is for you to sing

Sing, Sing anything at all
All I want is for you to sing
Sing, Sing anything at all
All I want is for you to sing

Sing, Sing anything at all
All I want is for you to sing
Sing, Sing anything at all
All I want is for you to sing
Track Name: Nothing Special
Nothing Special Lyrics

Everything is, exactly as it is
I always ask too much - I never give up enough of myself
I never give up enough
I’m never giving up on how my mother loved us in and out of trust
Tell me something honest
I’m drowning in my dreams again & when I wake up…

Everything is coming to a close
My heart is in my hands
Born to bleed or go up in smoke
I’m gonna put on a show, show me something
Never-ending nightmare speak to me - were you once my friend?
Lonely little ghost
I’m drowning in my dreams again
Ooo & when I wake up…

Nothin’ Special
Who you gonna be tonight?
No One’s watching
No One’s watching over you

In & Out of touch - we separate ourselves
Gotta get fit gotta clean up well
So I can blend in on the 57 bus
Tell me something I don’t already know
I talk too much & I’m drowning in my dreams again
when I wake up

Nothin’ Special
Who you gonna be tonight?
No One’s watching
No One’s watching over you

Everything is exactly as it is
Track Name: Giving Your Kiss Away
Giving Her Kiss Away

She’s got an honest smile
Easy on the eyes and it’s no surprise that she’s in style, she’s on the move
She’s driving me wild but she’s never gonna be my baby
My sour soul is growing older and I’m going nowhere
I’m feeling down again…

Look into my eyes
Look into my eyes
Look there, I can’t escape what I’ve done

She’s got that look on her face
The thrill is gone, the memory erased
She’s moving on, I can feel the noose around my neck
She’s giving her kiss away and she’s never gonna be my baby
I know it’s over and there’s still no telling what went wrong here
I don’t belong here..

Look into my eyes
Look into my eyes
Look into my eyes
Look there , Look there
I can’t escape what I’ve done

I know better, I knew better then too
I’m running my mouth again… I can’t tell the truth x2

I don’t feel so well do you?
Nothing seems to help, it’s useless
If I can’t hurt myself, will you?
If I don’t love myself will you?

Love never blooms the way that you thought it would
It starts with a kiss
The heart grows at a distance – why’d we ever come so close at all?
Now were falling out of touch & fading away like paint in the rain…
Can you see the colors bleeding down my face?
It doesn’t have to hurt, if my heart is undeserving.. Give your love to another babe
But please don’t give your kiss away, don’t give it, don’t give it nooooo
Track Name: Dreamcatcher
Dream-Catcher


Day turns into dust like raindrops dripping down the gutter
Soon you’ll be asleep again, show me what you’re hiding love
Fingertips…tracing through my hair, is that you dear? I don’t know…
But I feel a presence near me, ghost oh won’t you show your shadow.. APPARATION!

Oh, No - caught me in a dream I’m in
Let go, Let me fall asleep again

Lucid by the lake but the water’s far too cold for swimmin’
Still water blue is like no other color I have ever seen
Then It’s clear, I’m not here. Only my imagination kaleidoscopes
Oh & surely I’ll awake petrified, alone & naked…VACANT

Oh, No – caught me in a dream I’m in
Let go, Let me fall asleep again

Oh, No - caught me in a dream I’m in
Let go, Let me fall asleep again
Track Name: Silence
Silence

In the night, in the bloom of darkness
I can’t relax, never happening, it’s never happening, it’s never happening
I can’t speak no, there’s no use in silence – we can’t sit still
Never slowing down, we’re never slowing down; we’re never slowing down
We cant…

In the night, In the Silence
In the silence, I can’t hide

In the night, where’s your open mind babe?
I can’t relax, never happening, it’s never happening, it’s never happening
I can’t cover up, never show your feelings!
Sit back, relax – this is happening, yes this is happening, yes this is happening
We cant…

In the night, In the Silence
In the silence, I can’t hide

In the night, in the bloom of darkness
I can’t relax, never happening, it’s never happening, it’s never happening
I can’t sleep no
Never-ending nightmare dreamer
Lucid, standing in the sea – wash away again, let’s wash away again, let’s wash away again, let’s wash away again, wash away again, let’s wash away again, wash away again, let’s just

In the night, in the bloom of darkness
I can’t relax, never happening, it’s never happening
never happening, it’s never happening
never happening, it’s never happening
never happening, it’s never happening
never happening, it’s never happening
I CANT
Track Name: Not Again
Not Again

Take your time; we’re all going to die someday
Never gonna shake that weight.
But you can try, you can smile – be kind little brother

Never-mind all the foolish games that we’ve played
Never gonna tell a lie again but I just did…
Now you’re gone, like my mothers’ mother

Now it’s time to say I’m sorry
No, Not again.

I never want to see you again, No I can’t take it…

Touch the sky, take your breath away
Everything you want and more … it’s right through that door

Now it’s time to say I’m sorry
No, Not again.

Now it’s time to say I’m sorry
No, Not again.

Now it’s time to say I’m sorry
No, Not again.

Now it’s time to say I’m sorry
No, Not again.

Now it’s time to say I’m sorry
No, Not again.

Now it’s time to say I’m sorry
No, Not again.

Now it’s time to say I’m sorry
No, Not again.

Now it’s time to say I’m sorry
No, Not again.