Sapphires

by Hurricane Chaser

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1.
Sapphires 04:13
2.
Leave a paper trail With the proper titles Authorized and guaranteed This one cannot fail It will bring a smile Certified and obsolete Certified and obsolete You're a sitting duck You're the perfect target You got your heart right on your sleeve But don't you want it now You just have to have it It's the only thing you need It's the only thing you need The paper is bleeding The words are fading out Are you believing In the face of your growing doubt And the radio is static A faint signal in the noise The breakdown is automatic 'Cause you can't get enough of that poison The signal is the gun Your impulse it's ammunition And it's pointed right at your spine But now we're having fun It's just like the television You can have it anytime You can have it any time The paper is bleeding The words are fading out Are you believing In the face of your growing doubt And the radio is static A faint signal in the noise The breakdown is automatic 'Cause you can't get enough of that poison This one cannot fail It will bring a smile Certified and obsolete Certified and obsolete Certified...
3.
Paper Tigers 05:04
Coming up to the stream It's the greatest thing you've ever seen You're heart skips a beat as You get closer Trying to find the perfect day Trying just to get away The grindstone has it's say but You don't bother Underneath your vacant stare There's a roadmap to anywhere With the wind blowing through your hair, Are you dreaming? Overhead the painted sky Makes you stop and wonder why You can spin 'round till you die And still keep paying Paper Tigers Chasing Spiders Paper Tigers Chasing Spiders Stopping every now and then There's a song blowing on the wind And you feel the flashback to when You felt crazy Never thought you'd trade it in You thought it was a cardinal sin Till you took a couple on the chin Now you're playing with... Paper Tigers Chasing Spiders Paper Tigers Chasing Spiders The carousel Used to be All that you ever needed To make you feel free
4.
My skin is cold and it feels like the dead of night Even in the light of day A dark room full of shadows that haven't any sight One glimpse then it slips away The dreams of sleepwalk are all that fill my eyes There is nothing I truly see And I cannot bridge, as hard as I try The distance in front of me We're broken souls Holding onto pieces of a broken world We're broken souls Holding onto pieces of a broken world Like a beast that's slave to what it finds I walk upon this road With every turn desires fill my mind For all that I do not know We're broken souls Holding onto pieces of a broken world We're broken souls Holding onto pieces of a broken world How, how long must we cry Behind the veil that covers up our eyes And conceals that we roam Among the shells As we roam Among the shells Still we roam Among the Shells
5.
Jackals 09:01
Windswept tracks of painted horses Echo up the avenue As snowfalls and covers up the traces Until they fade from view A streetlamp flickers in the distance The only thing that sheds a light And inside, the people in the carriage Whisper off into the night Who will choose Just who will lose? Outside running through the alley A band of jackals has their way The fences are overwhelmed, defenseless It's done before the break of day And sometimes when you stop to wonder What it underneath the lies Those voices come ringing through the darkness You can hear the cries Who will choose Just who will lose?
6.
Painted Glass Colored lines Seem to illustrate the truth What you want What you find Doesn't mean you've got the proof We've been wandering for so long We've been wandering for so long Fairy tales In disguise Twisted up just like a root A bed of nails The Great Divide There's a madman on the loose We've been wandering for so long We've been wandering on and on and on Yeah you're shipwrecked on the white sand The captain had his own plans On and on and on There's planes flying overhead now Trying to make it rain down On and on and on There's a highway coming right through To bring the world right to you On and on and on The engine's in the red now Gun it till it burns out On and on and on
7.
There's no backsliding this time You can see right through me I try to walk a straight line down Down the road to you A serpent stings in my mind While the angels fight it out And still the fruits on your vine grow As you fill your garden That you'd want to share with me Is what I find so amazing Because I'm just a boat But you're the sea An evergreen is swaying As the winter whispers through A perfect day of raining moves... It's funny how it moves you Nothing that you're saying Really means that much to me Compared to the cascading sound Of your voice in motion And that you'd want to sing with me Is what I find so amazing Because I'm just a boat But you're the sea
8.
You're holding onto nothing Like it's all you've ever had Your fingers clutch the vapors As they float right through your hands The fables that we've agreed to Are built upon the sand The high tides of the ocean Shake the places where we stand At the end of the long and winding road There's a strange paradise How you get to it nobody knows 'Cause there ain't no going back twice The symphony keeps playing A song with no refrain The patterns are ever changing Formed by drops of falling rain All that you can count on Is that nothing stays the same The only thing you're left with Is the sound of your own name At the end of the long and winding road There's a strange paradise How you get to it nobody knows 'Cause there 'aint no going back twice The freight train's coming 'round There aint no stopping, no slowing down You hear that whistle sound? Pack your bags boys, we're moving out
9.
Over and under Always just off the mark Pushing and pulling Ending up back at the start You can go around for days Trying so many ways While the scenery has changed The names are new The words still come out the same Sometimes the fault line Gives itself to the quake After, you realize Who has been on the take You can go around for days Trying so many ways While the scenery has changed The names are new The words still come out the same Shooting at moving target Knocked out, the fight was fixed You can't hit a moving target So pay up, the champ wins again
10.
Trap Door 05:15
I woke up bright and early Just before the dawn The sun has been hidden Sometimes, I feel like it's gone I'm going through the motions I try to soldier on But I've almost forgotten What it's like, 'cause it's been so long On the floor, there's a trap door waiting To take me down I walk towards the faded shadings Of what was once around Then I trip the switch... I'm going down Falling through, I'm spinning around I'm going down, down, down, down Falling through, I'm spinning around Falling through, I'm spinning around As clear as a crystal Is how I used to see The luminescent highway Was the road in front of me But I've been going round in circles I am where I began I can't find an exit This wasn't in the plan On the floor, there's a trap door waiting To take me down I walk towards the faded shadings Of what was once around Then I trip the switch... I'm going down Falling through, I'm spinning around I'm going down, down, down, down Falling through, I'm spinning around Falling through, I'm spinning around

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released February 29, 2012

Brad Zeffren - Vocals, Guitars, Effects, Synth, Backing Vocals
Derek Pulvino - Guitars, Loops
Andre Bearfield – Keyboards
Clint Hoyler – Bass
Moises Padilla – Drums, Percussion
With:
Star Anna Krogstie - Second Vocal on Paper Tigers
Justin Davis - Backing Vocals on Strange Paradise
All songs written by Brad Zeffren and arranged by Hurricane Chaser
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Brad Zeffren
Basic Tracks recorded by Floyd Reitsma
Recorded at Studio Litho, Crackle and Pop, Earwig Studio, Brad’s apartment, and Andre’s basement
Mixed at Electrokitty Studio
Mastered by Joe Gastwirt
Artwork and Website by Brad Zeffren
Made in Seattle
This production would not have been possible without these people:
Gene and Tita Zeffren, Gary Reynolds, Ed Brooks, Floyd Reitsma, Nick Nanry, Gary Westlake, Don Farwell, Eric Batt, Shawn Simmons, Johnny Sangster, Star Anna Krogstie, Justin Davis, Miguel Cantu, Julia Watson, Mark Davis, Lexi Morritt, Jennifer Panara, Jayson Powell, Mike Dietrich, Maryl, Greg, Bryan, and Seth Wilensky... Thank You!

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Hurricane Chaser Seattle, Washington

Hurricane Chaser returns in 2012 with Sapphires, the Seattle based band’s ambitious second full length release. Eighteen months in the making, this new release sees the band realizing the potential it had shown on 2009‘s The Map Is Not The Territory. The mellower acoustic sound of the band’s earlier work has been replaced by louder guitars, harder hitting drums, and a broader sonic pallette. ... more

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