Of What Lies Beneath​.​.​.

by DAN dYER

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recorded at Circle House Studios in Miami, FL; produced by Lenny Kravitz; released on Roxie Records.

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released 31 August 2004

Produced by Lenny Kravitz

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DAN dYER Austin

Soul-folk singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, raised in East TX on Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder & Merle Haggard. Dyer’s voice and live show intensity are raw and hot, yet soulful and sensitive, drawing from a wealth of classic soul, blues, folk, and R&B legends. His songs are dynamic, melodic, and intelligently seductive, and range from gospel-tinged ballads to classic strummed folk tales. ... more

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Track Name: Red Alert
it's a red alert
someone should be falling in love
before we're hurt
by the ruby red rockets above
i can hear them now
high somewhere in the sky

it's a red alert
i read the newspaper today
better bar the doors
cause you know it ain't going away
we're just biding time
waiting for the hammer to fall

this could be our last night
it's been going fast
this moment's made for us
it's never gonna last

it's a red alert
i guess someone's gonna be saved
they expect the worst
though it might not be today
no one knows
and it doesn't matter all the same

it's red alert
someone should be falling in love
before we're hurt
by the ruby red rockets above
i can see them now
but i don't feel like running away
Track Name: Great Ocean
here i am on this great ocean tonight
where to begin, i don’t know how to start
you tossed and you turned me all upside down
and put a shadow in my stars

so full of wonder the world seemed to me
in the eyes of a man/child
and i get so jaded in the irony
i get discouraged--as you make me

you make me doubt continually myself
and lately hope has turned to regret
and maybe i’d be better off alone

words of wisdom are so far apart
i don’t believe that you’re capable
and when i don’t believe in anything
i’m barely bearable--as you make me

you make me doubt continually myself
and lately hope has turned to regret
and maybe i’d be better off alone

here i am on this great ocean tonight
where to begin, i don’t know how to start
you tossed and you turned me all upside down
and put a shadow in my stars
Track Name: Of What Lies Beneath...
a man may lay his ear to the ground
but will he ever hear the sound
of what lies beneath?

why are we so afraid
to go lay down in the river
wash away everything
so we can be delivered

if all the answers have been found
then why are we still dancin’ ‘round
of what lies beneath?

why are we so afraid
to go lay down in the river
wash away everything
so we can be delivered
Track Name: Stereosonic
stereosonic
atomic comet
in the atmosphere
I can almost hear it
spinning ‘round
like a wheel to the ground
racing for my love

a symphonic
stereosonic
melodies in gravity
playing sound
the whole world round
music for my love

yeah, let’s leave tonight
the stars are bright
I feel so high
and I’m falling for you

stereosonic
guided rocket
gasoline-fueled
time machine
pale blue light
flashing in the night
signaling my love

electronic
stereosonic
reaching speeds
that supersede
many a man’s
greedy dreams
reaching for my love

yeah, let’s leave tonight
the stars are bright
I feel so high
and I’m falling for you

electronic
stereosonic
gasoline-fueled
guided rocket
reaching speeds
that supersede
racing for my love

yeah, let’s leave tonight
the stars are bright
I feel so high
and I’m falling for you
Track Name: Space Alien
i’m empty handed
like this drop of rain
on this life i’ve landed
space alien

we don’t belong
we don’t belong
this world’s not right
there’s something wrong
no you can’t deny it
please take me home

not like your neighbors
not like your friends
we have no enemies
we’re space aliens

we don’t belong
we don’t belong
this world’s not right
there’s something wrong
no you can’t deny it
please take me home
Track Name: And If I
light from the window frame
blue flames lick at the mouth of morning
a dozen dreams just passed by
I open my eyes returning
home from a long night’s journey
I came all the way to see your smile

and if I
never make it
to your arms
warm and naked
my heart is like an empty home

and if I
never make it
to your arms
warm and naked
I guess I might as well stay gone

the sidewalks flow from under
tall buildings, and gods of thunder
shake the rain from the sky
cars slow but feet move faster
like wild horses in the pasture
I ran all the way to see your smile

and if I
never make it
to your arms
warm and naked
my heart is like an empty home

and if I
never make it
to your arms
warm and naked
I guess I might as well stay gone
Track Name: Not Of This World
I am not of this world
I am only in it
a stranger on the street corner
or on the subway sitting
the air between my spread fingers
is like a breath that’s dancing
and on this night the cold lingers
and I’m wondering

if I’ll ever get out of here

a million miles from you to I
but I can hear your laughter
like water as the waves collide
and fall in diamond showers
and it reminds me of the time
when we were close together
far away, alone tonight
I’m wondering

if I’ll ever get out of here

the august skies
are painted gold
and I want my eyes to see

if I ever get out of here

the air between my spread fingers
is like a breath that’s dancing
and on this night the cold lingers
and I’m wondering

if I’ll ever get out of here
Track Name: She (Makes Me Believe In Love Again)
womanless
holding my head
I don’t want
to be the woe-is-me man

second best
never got her chance
she turned around
what a beautiful mess

twisted lives
side by side
spinning til they both collide

she makes me believe in love again
tears my world apart
she makes me believe in love again
over and over
she makes me see
with her demented smile that never ends
she makes me believe in love again

starry skies
turned upside down
a mirror of
this place that I’ve found

and a crooked moon
hanging up high
only shines
for she and I

twisted lives
side by side
spinning til they both collide

she makes me believe in love again
tears my world apart
she makes me believe in love again
over and over
she makes me see
with her demented smile that never ends
she makes me believe in love again

she wants me
and she haunts me

she makes me believe in love again
tears my world apart
she makes me believe in love again
over and over
she makes me see
with her demented smile that never ends
she makes me believe in love again
Track Name: Watching World Crumble (You)
here am I
watching my
world crumble
and hoping it won’t

and the wall clock wrecking ball
keeps crashing time into a hole

you
I see another in your eyes
you
left me paralyzed
you
showed me what I couldn’t see
you
no longer belong to me
you
I felt another in your hands
you
gave yourself to another man
you
pretend there’s nothing wrong
you
want me to play along

all of my energy’s wasted
you're pulling me down

the undertow just below your breathing
sink until I drown

you
I see another in your eyes
you
left me paralyzed
you
showed me what I couldn’t see
you
no longer belong to me
you
I felt another in your hands
you
gave yourself to another man
you
pretend there’s nothing wrong
you
want me to play along
Track Name: Stella
Stella
she came in the morning
without a warning
wanting to ease my pain

descended down from the ceiling
as I was dreaming
desperate to explain

I’m an ordinary guy
in this extraordinary life

Stella
she floats like an angel
as she untangles
the flowers from her hair

she thinks that I am her saviour
and that I can save her
but she don’t seem to care that

I’m an ordinary guy
in this extraordinary life

do I look like her dad
or some man she used to know?
I don’t know
if it’s all in her head
or instead, maybe her heart is breaking
I just wish she would go

Stella
she came in the morning
without a warning
and now she has gone away

I’m an ordinary guy
in this extraordinary life
Track Name: Feels Like Dancing
late night
everything’s alright
you’re here
everything’s alright
the day will soon begin
with electric sunlight
crashing in through the door
we’ll open our eyes
as we lie on the floor

and it feels like dancing

your body close as skin
your kiss like heroin
entangled like my twin
beneath the layers
of our momma’s prayers
we grow
and open our eyes
as we lie on the floor

and it feels like dancing

and what a world I can see
knowing you’re with me
an elevated island
on a bed of red cloud dandelions

dawn shadows
day assured
descend on the clothes we wore
and I’ll never be as sure
than as we lay upon the floor
and you say

it feels like dancing
Track Name: Over Before It's Begun
like the ocean that turns
the flame slowly burns
the same cycle it seems
catapulting our dreams

we come as we go
the ebb and the flow
is a universal
of which there’s no reversal

and it’s over before it’s begun

it’s your moment under the sun
and it’s over before it’s begun
live like you’re the only one
‘cause it’s over before it’s begun

a disease of the mind
wasting so much time
on prophecies and potions
where’s the inner devotion?

ain’t nothing for free
don’t belong to the needy
for satisfaction
turn reaction into action

and take every chance that comes

it’s your moment under the sun
and it’s over before it’s begun
live like you’re the only one
‘cause it’s over before it’s begun

dreamers come down to the ground
raise your hands
shake your hips
make a sound
like tomorrow may not be around

like the ocean that turns
the flame slowly burns
it’s a universal
of which there’s no reversal
Track Name: Wanderlust
wanderlust
wash over me
take me to
an endless sea
somewhere over the sun
far from everyone

a million lights
and sad goodbyes
starry nights
and teary eyes
going back where I’m from
I just need you to come

come and release me
I just want to be free

a paler light
has never shown
in the skies
so far from home
it may never be found
while I’m here on the ground

all of my
days are spent
tethered to
the continent
hypnotized by the strum
I just need you to come

come and release me
I just want to be free

wanderlust
wash over me
take me to
an endless sea
somewhere over the sun
far from everyone