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These songs were written between 2005 & 2011 & this album was recorded October 2011 in a basement with a voice, piano, keyboard, guitar and a MacBook Pro using Garageband.

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released April 27, 2012

George Tselentis-writing, arranging, sang & played all instruments, production & programming
Jacob Duncan-wrote music for Midnight Mystic
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Track Name: Times Are Tough
Take me back to where I came this place is not for me.
Can't get by with help from my friends, don't know what I believe.
They said there'd be fields of fruit, like gold upon the trees.
Instead these dusty eyes see hungry families.

Of all the people we have faith in you.
It's not too much if you speak the truth.
But we know that's not enough. Cause times are tough.
We must do our part, we must stand up.
We must speak out & not give up.

Fill your ships with all your goods and send em off to sea.
Cast away into the new that great blue mystery.
Ya come across a land you've seen in your thoughts & your dreams.
Well if ya know what you're here for then just follow me.

Optimism is what we need
And Madoff can have his greed.
But we know that's not enough. Cause times are tough.
We must do our part, we must stand up.
We must speak out & not give up.
Track Name: Dusty El Dorado
Can ya see that a star's about to fall?
Can't believe what started, what started this all.

In a dusty El Dorado coming down the road
Trust me to follow wherever ya go.
Into the night we roll as thieves.
Outta sight we slip into relief.
Track Name: Request
Every door squeaks & beneath my feet the steps I take always seem to resonate.
Spiders crawl at night & all the wood speaks like failing bones on the brink of defeat.

Shingles fall & all the paint is caked & cracked. You're missing out if you think this is where it's at.
Water screams through the rusty jagged pipes but this old house keeps us from the cold of night.

So I have, whoa-o whoa-ohh, so I have, whoa-o-whoa-ohh.
Just one request of this old house.
Just one request of this old house.
Just one request of this old house.
Just one request of this old house.

Please allow me to do what I do & maybe someday I can follow the rules.
Cause when it's all over I don't wanna be another fish washed up upon the sea.

So I have, whoa-o whoa-ohh, so I have, whoa-o-whoa-ohh.
Just one request of this old house.
Just one request of this old house.
Just one request of this old house.
Just one request of this old house.
Track Name: Little One
Oh how the stars hang low
& why does my heart ache so.
Is it you flying bird, little one?
Cause if you meant it then why did you run?

If there's someone ya know
Who makes ya shine & glow
Don't waste no time foolish child, little one.
Cause if ya mean it it shall be done.

Now my mood's real slow
But it doesn't mean that I can't grow
Cause I fly like a leaf little one
& in the morning I hope like the sun.

The fire's burning bright
In your earth-colored eyes
Is it me or your belly with a little one?
Cause in the beginning, we'll already have sung.
Track Name: Commander
It's a rainy day, got nothing to do. But it's ok cause I got you & you got me, & we don't need anything.
Something's off, something just ain't right like someone swept in & turned off all the lights cause now it's dark, so dark in here.

Today's just a day like any other day.
Why should we feel any different?
If you walk away ask me to do the same
& I'll go with you.

Another verse stuck in my skull, put it in reverse & let it go. Ease my load oh Lord free my sou, keep me whole.
The headlines read the end is near. If I ever come clean I'll meet ya there
& then we'll swim into the sun with everyone.

If we cure the need to free this world of disease
Then what would we have to live for?
Motivation is slight when there's nothing left to fight
So follow your chain of command & always try to stick with the plan.
Track Name: Midnight Mystic
To wonder & die is such a scam
Like the people & stories across this land
I'm moving towards a blank white stare
Near all of the moments we once feared

I dodge death at any expense
Short-changing the prophets for a night of skin.
I'll never leave I'm a constant verse
Spinning around you & your slavery's whore

Midnight mystic from a distance you call
A midnight mystic wrapped up in song
Midnight mystic from your heart to your phone
A midnight mystic is how you're sold

To wander & die is not a scam
Like the people & stories across this land
I'm moving towards a blank white stare
Near all of the moments we once shared

Your shutters are frozen your assets set sail
More like your father with each breath exhaled
Between mind & time there's no farewell
Only a vacancy where your heart once dwelled

Midnight mystic from a distance you call
A midnight mystic wrapped up in song
Midnight mystic from your heart to your phone
A midnight mystic is how you're sold

You've come this far with an open heart
Through kingdoms & courts space & time
Remove it all like the trees in fall
When waves of dreams roll through your eyes

Midnight mystic from a distance you call
A midnight mystic wrapped up in song
Midnight mystic from your heart to your phone
A midnight mystic is how you're sold
Track Name: Winter's Passing
Lanie come down like rain
Everything will be the same
There's a marking upon the wall
By your hand drops covered in chalk

We got a picture of you on the fridge
In your jar of honey you've grown so sweet

A winter's passing dressed in snow
What will ya be like when you're grown?
Oh daughter come with me
To an open field by our tree

We run around with the leaves
All the bullfrogs dressed in green
We got a picture of you on the fridge
In your mommy's tummy you've grown so big
Track Name: Member Of Society
I'm a functioning tamed member of society
A mediocre middle-class man
Not a communist, terrorist or socialist
& I don't take no shit from the man

My parents the children of immigrants
Who crossed the ocean from sea to land
Got married in 1967
& left their great borough of Brooklyn

Came to the small city of Omaha
My mom gave birth to three children
Now I'm sitting here writing you love songs
A second generation American

I'm a functioning tamed member of society
A mediocre middle-class man
Not a communist, terrorist or hypnotist
& I don't take no shit from the man

They built this country on the backs of immigrants
& what some people just don't understand
When ya take good people & exploit them
Why would they ever give in to your demands?

Cause for your family you'd do just about anything
Even if that means breaking the law
You may find yourself holding the same weight
& not be able to hold on for long

I'm a functioning tamed member of society
A mediocre middle-class man
Not a communist, terrorist I'm a hypocrite
But I don't take no shit
No I won't take no shit
No I don't take no shit
From the man