Planetary

by How I Became Invisible

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"They're all in the same plane. They're all going around in the same direction… It's perfect, you know. It's gorgeous. It's almost uncanny."

- Astronomer Geoffrey Marcy describing the solar system.

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released January 15, 2013

Music and lyrics by Nicholas Reed.

How I Became Invisible is:
Guitar, bass, vocals: Nicholas Reed.
Guitar, vocals: Joseph M. Edwards.
Drums: Frankie Marsh.

Additional Musicians:
Bass on track 4: Peter Samulis.
Additional vocals on track 5: Jo Pincushion.
Guitar solo on track 5: Matthew Herb.
Bass on track 6: Frank Reed.
Lead guitar on track 6: Bruce Wiegner.
Piano/keys on tracks 8 & 9: Jason Vertucio.
Additional vocals on tracks 3 & 4: Nicole Cordisco, Matthew Herb, Sarah Meeres, Jo Pincushion, Jason Sprague, Jason Vertucio.

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Bruce Wiegner at Overlook Studios, PA. www.overlookstudios.com

Cover photo by Nicole Cordisco. www.nicolecordisco.com

Spoken passage in track 7 excerpted from The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall, published by Cannongate Books. Used with permission.

Special thanks to: Mom, Dad, Jessica, Caitlin, Nicole, Joseph, Frankie, Matthew, Jordan, Bruce, JayV, and David Bowie.

EXTRA Special thanks to: Emily, Lenore, Jason, Eric, Doug, Matthew, Laura, Laney, Troy, The Tom Nix, Mandy, and all the people who pledged to the Kickstarter.

This album is dedicated to all my friends and enemies, family and acquaintances, well-wishers and demonizers. All of this wouldn't be possible without each and every one of you.

Non sum qualis eram.

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Track Name: Mercury (The First To Go)
The summer's short and the winter's shorter
And I go back and forth between
The extremes of my personality.
So explain it to me:
How I can be both cold and hot
And still not be anything you want?
I'm burning faster by the day,
And all I ever wanted
Was my every moment back,
My own moon; maybe I overreact.
But when it all ends,
I'll be the first to go.
I'll be the first to go.
I'll be the first to go.
I'll be the first to go,
So I guess I'll just stay home.
Track Name: Venus (Right To Your Head)
And that's how this all began.
I thought you'd understand
That while the truth may hurt there won't be any landing.
So take that hand and point it here
'Cause the atmosphere is thicker here,
Just like a lover's goodbye.
So don't cry.
I'll be all right.

Stay in bed, don't be misled,
I'll only go right to your head.
I'm not your type, so don't take it lightly:
I'll burn you too and I wont regret it.
And that's what love means to me.

So let's forget what we have said.
I've seen your satellites around my head.
All the moments I have left can be counted behind my back
That holds the letters that I'll never send,
That you've never read,
And I've never said I can be anything but what I am again.

Stay in bed, don't be misled,
I'll only go right to your head.
I'm not your type, so don't take it lightly:
I'll burn you too and I wont regret it.
And that's what love means to me.
Track Name: Earth (We're In This Together)
Sometimes I forget to breathe
When I open up my eyes
To the realization that
We have wasted all this time.
We pass hours into days
With no certainty of faith.
But all our hands are holding on
To all the ways we are still alone.

Take heart as we sail through space:
You're never in one place.
We are all everywhere;
The moon and the sun's still up there.
Take heart, my brother, won't you;
My sister, we love you still.
And if I stop spinning,
Well, at least we had the time we shared
All together.

Oh oh, we're in this together.
Oh oh, it won't be forever.
Oh oh, hold on to each other,
oh oh, and I'll stay here beneath your feet.
Just keep your heads up
And keep your hearts free.
I won't give up on you
If you don't give up on me.

Whoa-oh, we'll stand by through everything.
We're all in this together, so raise your voice and start to sing.
Track Name: Mars (And Then We Came To The End)
I expect you all know why we're here:
The rumors are wild, the city's full of fear,
And you're all hiding, hoping someone else will make this call.
But the sky is red and the ocean's lead
And if we don't fly we'll be long dead.
So for all the world, we've got a plan to save us all.

There's the moment, it's time to fly,
The chance to reach out and break the sky,
And we'll keep on trying til this race is done.
To a fruitless cause we've pledged it all,
And believe us now, we're sure we'll fall.
So it's bottoms up and spirits down and all the rest, my son.

What are we waiting for?
The sky's falling down,
And the captured recaptured are wearing us out,
And all of our memories are buried underground
What are we waiting for?
Why are we waiting around?

Can't you see how we're still shaking?
Can't you trust that we'll be taking
Every chance on this last remaining light in our sky?
So power up those engines, boys.
We're gonna do this now, it's our only choice.
So just let it go, let it go, let it all go by the wayside.

What are we waiting for?
The sky's falling down,
And the captured recaptured are wearing us out,
And all of our memories are buried underground
What are we waiting for?
Why are we waiting around?

Counting down to the final moments,
The moon is high, we need to own this.
Engines up and we're on our way.
5, 4, 3, 2...

What are we waiting for?
The sky's falling down,
And the captured recaptured are wearing us out,
And all of our memories are buried underground
What are we waiting for?
Why are we waiting around?
Track Name: Jupiter (Let's GO!)
I'm the loudest
I'm the biggest
I'm the baddest
So let's go dancing.
You can't move this no,
You can't shake this no,
I got my gravity no,
So let's go dancing.
I got a red spot,
You know I'm red hot.
I'll take what you got
And send you spinning.
I'll crush you so hard,
I'll crush you so hard,
I'll crush you so hard,
'Cause I'm the best one.

You know you want this.
You know you want this.
You know you want this,
So let's go dancing.
'Cause I'm the baddest bitch.
Yeah, I'm the baddest bitch.
Yeah, I'm the baddest bitch.
You know you want this!

Whoa oh,
We've got the space so
Let's go oh!
Let's dance around this place and
So oh,
You know that I'm the best.
Just because the moons drop
Doesn't mean we gotta stop.
And when the satellites pop,
You know my surface gets hot,
So let's GO!

And this could last all night.
We could lose ourselves in the light.
When all things begin and end.
When all things begin and end,
Here comes the pressure pressure pressure pressure
pressure pressure pressure pressure...

Whoa oh,
We've got the space so
Let's go oh!
Let's dance around this place and
So oh,
You know that I'm the best.
Just because the moons drop
Doesn't mean we gotta stop.
And when the satellites pop,
You know my surface gets hot.
And the stars can't be fought,
So let's dance til we drop
My surface pressure pressure pressure pressure
pressure pressure pressure
Let's GO!
Let's GO!
Let's GO!
Let's GO!
SO LET'S
go.
Track Name: Saturn (A Song For)
I float 820 million miles from where you are,
And all these rings aren't company.
I'm lonely here and you're so far away.
Just saying "Hello."

All these moons are jerks except for Titan (he just smells),
So I sit silently just waiting for someone to come along someday.
Hope I don't wait for too long...

So I'll fly through the vacuum and hope you'll drop by to see me.
I've run out of books and the conversation's poor, believe me.
Maybe you could stay for tea or we could catch a movie?
Anything you want to do I would be fine with, I'd be groovy.
Wait, do people still say groovy?
I haven't watched TV since back in 1982.

And so I'll keep my ring crossed and orbit in my usual way.
Maybe I'll hang out with Jupiter, I don't care that he's gay.
And I'll send this note to you.
I'll write an email too.
Send a satellite photo through
Saying "hello" to you.
Saying "hello" to you.
Track Name: Uranus (In The Deep Water)
[read THE RAW SHARK TEXTS]
Track Name: Neptune (Spin)
It could never be this good again,
But I know it has to end.
And while I see something beautiful,
It's goodbye for now my friend.
You're bitter and you're angry some days,
And I guess it's fair to be.
But this gravity keeps spinning away.
And that's all we have, you see.
It's what we're made to be.

And I'm spinning through time.
And no matter what we're wasting,
I know it all becomes a part of
life.
So come on, let's fly,
Spinning through the space we have
And all I know is I still enjoy the ride.

So long my friend, you know
You were the closest to me.
But now the time has come for us to go our separate ways again.
My skies are blue and winding,
And all the stars are shining,
And though I barely see the sun,
I know that someday we'll all be left alone.
But it'll still be home.

And I'm spinning through time.
And no matter what we're wasting,
I know it all becomes a part of
life.
So come on, let's fly,
Spinning through the space we have
And all I know is I still enjoy the ride.
Track Name: Pluto (Goodbye)
And so it goes on and on...
Will you take me home?
I still spin around.
Will you take me home?

Step and turn and waltz,
Are you coming home?
When's enough enough?
Are you coming home?
Are you still my moon and sun?
Are you coming home?
And where do I belong?
Am I coming home?

I won't regret, but I won't ever forget.

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