Nothing Under the Sun

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Inspired by the life and death of Roy C. Sullivan.

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released October 14, 2008

Elijah Ocean; vocals, guitar, keyboards
Michael C. Anderson; drums
Danny MacLeod; bass, keyboards, spoken word

Produced and Engineered by Evan Casás.
Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East.
Photography by Kris LeVasseur.
Aerial Services Provided by pilot Dan Viehmann.

additional musicians:
Evan Casás; short wave radio
Adam Montminy; sax on Viceroy

Lyrics by Elijah Ocean. Music by Loverless.

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Track Name: 1942
Standing all alone on an island in the clouds
Waiting for you, watching, hoping that you'll come around
I know some day you will come out of the clouds to bring me down

Ten fifteen eleven twenty-seven forty-two
A screaming eagle plummeting from heaven's altitude
I knew someday you would come down through the clouds to claim the crown

I sensed electric fire for some time from up above
And when it finally struck I knew exactly what it was
I knew someday it would come out of the clouds to strike me down
Track Name: Out of the Woods
Proud of our boys for doing their jobs
Like cattle, deployed, alone in a mob
Mothers were sobbing as anyone would
But it don't matter now- they're out of the woods

I am not sad or bothered at all
It faded- that fad they called rock 'n' roll
It rose on its own promoting no good
But it don't matter now- we're out of the woods

O! There were spies
Spiders and flies
Bigger in size
Than you or I
They crept up behind me
Wove webs to wind me
But they could not bind me
They drove us out of our mines
And we did all that we could
But now we're doing just fine
We're floating out of the woods

It came back to burn me- nineteen sixty-nine
Lightning returning to strike my third eye
Blowing my mind with unlikelihood
But it don't matter now- I'm out of the woods
Track Name: Chew or Be Chewed
The serpent awakes
Searing my back
Shooting the flames
Out of its mouth
From north to the south
From north to the south
From north to the south

The wurm's in the lake
Drowning me out
But I know his name
And now he's in doubt
The tail or the mouth?
The tail or the mouth?
The tail or the mouth?

A circular snake
Eating itself
Divided in two
A tail and a mouth
The tail or the mouth?
The tail or the mouth?
The tail or the mouth?
You got to choose one of the two
Choose chew or be chewed
Track Name: High and Lonesome
Your breath is the wind
Your soul is of fire
But I have been shown
Your heart is of stone
and that is why I'm high and lonesome

You scorpion
All I desire
Warped by your ring
Your eye of fire
Track Name: The Crown
I knew someday you would come down through the clouds to claim the crown
Track Name: Down With the Viceroy, Long Live the King
Down with the viceroy and long live the king
A steward's no good when you've had the real thing
The hero appeared as a spirit with wings
Ushering in the new days of the king
Track Name: Achilles' Heel
The time is now
Do it today
This is the storm
It's not on its way
No time to waste
Put on your face
No weakness here
Achilles' heel

We must stay warm
Do as I say
Where there's a will
There is a way
Seventy-six
Shot through the foot
Ripped at the roots
By Jupiter's bolt


Came as a shock
My world was rocked
Gods aimed their guns
I tried to run
Track Name: Long of Tooth
My line was in the water
The bait was on the hook
I was begging for a bite the seventh time it struck
It's really something awful, man, I can't believe my luck
It stung my stomach and my chest
I think I've had enough

When the moon is full I stumble through the fog
Chase my tail around in circles like a dog
Unaware of those I meet out in the night
So beware because I might just take a bite

And the light in my eyes is a sign of the times
Say goodbye to my mind as higher I climb
And I'm not going blind but my sight liquifies
With incisors the size of the spiders and flies

My time is getting shorter
My head is on the block
My teeth are getting longer now but who's watching the clock?
It's really getting painful, man, it's burning up my guts
But if one strike was meant to kill
It would have been enough
Track Name: Nothing Under the Sun
I dislike the idea of dying
Cause I want to love you forever
But without any love coming back from your end
The idea of living don't make any sense
O! what can I do when there's nothing under the sun to get me over you?

I'm messing with my inner demons
And wrestling madly with reason
I don't understand why you're leaving me here
Abandoning me after all of these years
O! what can I do when there's nothing under the sun to get me over you?

As they are laying me down
They'll wonder which way I am bound
Although all those times I was cooked in my skin
I did hand myself my own death in the end
O! what can I do when there's nothing under the sun to get me over you?