The Mars Chronic

by Brian Speaker

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1.
03:09
Stratosphere ~News Person the United Nations Space Organization has chosen astronaut Apollo Vesta as the commander of its research and development mission to Mars when reached for comment a UNSO official had this to say... ~UNSO rep. Godspeed Apollo Blasting off into the stratosphere ~Aurora Apollo, I love you be safe and do what you can my red planet man ~Apollo strapped in my star-ship facing the sun ready for lift off in T-minus one blasting off into the stratosphere ~UNSO rep. Godspeed Apollo Godspeed Apollo ~Aurora Apollo, I love you be safe and do what you can my red planet man Apollo, I love you be safe and do what you can my red planet man ~Apollo strapped in my star-ship facing the sun ready for lift off in T-minus one I stand on the shoulders of science and gods what Einstein, Aristotle Galileo all dreamed of blasting off into the stratosphere we have ignition blasting off into the stratosphere mars here i come blasting off into the stratosphere space exploration blasting off into the Stratosphere
2.
Dead Red Planet my star-ship is tight not much room to move around with the coordinates punched in I've got two years to wait it out Mars is much more than a mission its a waiting station loneliness is leaving your family on a crowded Earth I'm trading my life for a dead red planet trading my life for a dead red planet I've had time to fantasize about my place in the history books sure i'll be in the papers as the first foot print on its ashy red surface I'm still trying to put together some winning catch phrase for when I land one lonely man on an inner-stellar journey I am Apollo, I am what legends are made of I'm trading my life for a dead red planet trading my life for a dead red planet envy of the moon I feel so close to you flying by your light it gets so dark sometimes but that's when I can see other constellations the further and further I go beyond the known ones I'm trading my life for a dead red planet trading my life for a dead red planet
3.
02:25
The Landing I woke up in orbit along side the two moons Phobos and Deimos are right out the window I'll be landing soon hey control its Apollo check my long and latitudes I'm zoning in on the site to set her down I'll be landing soon I'm passing over Mt. Olympus right now and heading toward the Mariner Valley if there's life or liquid water on this planet I'm gonna find it, Yeah! take me to your leader I'm giddy like a ten year old the altitude is dropping and its getting cold I'll be landing soon all my training all my waiting everything that I've worked thru this is the moment that its all about I'll be landing soon slow burn 20 seconds straightening leveling 10 seconds control this is Apollo we're landing in 5, 4, 3... I've landed on Mars!
4.
Science Meets God everything is a course brick hew reflecting red on my space suit the pre-planted supply towers are right where they should be I'm setting up my station satellite check communications you're millions of miles away control can you hear me ~ Control Apollo this is control we can hear you loud and clear you're live all over the world go ahead I come in peace to the God of War this is where science meets god this is where science meets god is life alone on earth or is it through out the universe this is where science meets god but first things first I'll unload my star-ship systems check oxygen check power to the living quarters green house power supply rations check, check, check, check this is where science meets god this is where science meets god is life alone on earth or is it through out the universe this is where science meets god what's that in the sky there's streams of light a dust storm is kicking in a meteor just his my star-ship its raining fire and stone I'm running for a cavernous alcove destruction it follows wherever I go oh no this is where science meets god this is where science meets god is life alone on earth the world may never know the entire site is destroyed Apollo to control Apollo, come in control this is Apollo Oh my God... I'm alone
5.
Aurora's Sunrise Sunrise, its morning a new day is dawning Apollo i miss you I know in my heart you're safe I'm thinking of you when he told me about this mission I was strong and unafraid the stars used to be our background and now you're part of the display when we were young it was so easy your dreams were just for show an astronauts wife is grounded but damn it Apollo... - those bastards at the UNSO are telling me nothing sunrise, longing your arms around me waking up each day without you is taking its toll on me - the uncertainty and on every TV station the media's projecting the worst they're selling magazines and newspapers headlined hopeless, doomed and cursed am I the only one who knows you're still alive am I the only one, Apollo's lonely wife sunrise, patience I know its dangerous Apollo my hero I'll be your lighthouse let my heart guide you home I'll be waiting for you
6.
01:38
UNSO (The United Nations Space Organization) Mrs. Apollo Vesta there's been an incident your husband's line of communication have been for the time being severed (Organization) interrupted we have a plan in place there are rovers and satellites on Mars which in times of emergency (Organization) times like these will rendezvous with Apollo and together they will reestablish our communication not to worry Mrs. Vesta Apollo's safety is our first priority we assure you we are doing every thing in our power (The United Nations Space Organization) to the aid and rescue your commitment of achievement to our research and development on Mars your husbands future is in the safety of (The United Nations Space Organization) thank you for your patience Mrs. Vesta if you have any questions leave a message at the beep...
7.
03:08
Cyanide with this cave as a shelter I'm waiting for the dust storm to subside to examine my site I can't help but feel helpless and cold inside one glaring thing on my mind a pocket full of cyanide in case of emergency a pocket full of cyanide take two pills and say goodnight but strength is my weakness my wife when she kissed me goodbye said, ~Aurora I'll see you on the flip side love you are my lone-star my red planet man be safe and do what you can to come back to me alive a pocket full of cyanide is messing with my mind a pocket full of cyanide in case of emergency take two pills and say goodnight weighted with the irony I came here to find life now I'm contemplating ending my own no man, its madness wait out the night see what tomorrow brings if I can get through this i can get through anything a pocket full of cyanide no I can get through tonight
8.
03:48
Decanting (flashback to Apollo and his wife Aurora's last night together) -Apollo- if you really wanna taste wine you've gotta taste it from someone's lips if you really wanna taste mine you've gotta give me a kiss its so easy its just these little pieces its so easy it'll be our little secret -Aurora_ I like mine dry with a beautiful bouquet but just like wine I need time to breathe Its not easy (its so easy) there's all of these pieces (its just these little pieces) its not easy (its so easy) and I can't keep a secret (it'll be our little secret) -together- you taste my lips I'll taste your lips we'll sip this wine together mind and body spirits raising don't think too much just breathe (just breathe) just breathe (just breathe) and then you'll quietly leave me if you really wanna taste wine you've gotta taste it from someone's lips if you really wanna taste mine you've gotta give me a kiss goodbye
9.
02:10
The Prophecy -Capitias- order, order please lets all find a quiet place to be the Eros Board of Guard is now in session I, Capitias, look to my first commanding officer regarding last nights surface disturbance what say you Commander Terminus -Terminus- a full investigation is under way it seems we have two outer worldly visitors an earth man and a meteor near the caves of Incedo (Incedo) the meteor has destroyed his craft and his biosphere is reduced to glass and ash exploration has led him to take shelter in the caves of Incedo (Incedo) it is my opinion sir that this earth man is a trespasser he is here of ill will and is nothing but trouble (nothing but trouble) -Capitias- no commander don't you see that the prophecy is true an earth man comes on fire and stone seeking universal understanding to share with his home and when he comes he will bring the dawning of ages and when he comes he will bring the dawning of ages
10.
Apollo's Sunrise Sunrise, its morning a new day is dawning I'm creeping out of this cave to the utter devastation this place is a war zone but this Sunrise I feel safe with the sunlight on my face I almost forgot I'm in outer space I've got this whole world as my own this ash rock and stone is my new home its time that i make it one there's a hole in the surface where a meteor smashed into everything my gear is scattered all about this seems impossible but peering into the crater my eyes must deceive me there in the rock below can it really be a fossil true proof my first battle won from the God of war this is it I know what has to be done repair what's left here reestablish communication this sunrise this dawning a new world where anything is possible I have to tell the world there's life in outer space
11.
04:31
MEDIA meddling, peddling, media selling, propelling, hysteria meddling, peddling, media conniving, glamorizing, mania extra, extra Apollo feared dead or worse (hopeless, doomed, cursed) meddling, peddling, media selling, propelling, hysteria meddling, peddling, media depriving, the TRUTH, hysteria (extra, extra) tonight's top story the lone manned mission to mars a nuclear disaster with a billion dollar price tag whose to blame (whose to blame) earlier the UNSO had this to say (The United Nations Space Organization) we are certain the interruption is a mild inconvenience to you our confidence is with Apollo Vesta (Organization) we assure you within a short time he will reestablish communication and post his scientific findings (Organization) as well as updates regarding his health and well being (The United Nations Space Organization) thanks you for your patience Meddling, peddling, media selling, propelling, hysteria meddling, peddling, media rewording, manipulating, mania the UNSO has no idea about the health and well being of astronaut Apollo Vesta and their main concerns are with the multi-billion dollar star-ship (mmm star-ship) (lies lies lies) we don't know any better so (buy buy buy) our newspapers and magazines we'll (try try try) to keep you updated sell you what will keep you intrigued Meddling, peddling, media selling, propelling, hysteria meddling, peddling, media selling, controversy, MEDIA
12.
03:00
Eros -Capitius- my son, you have come such a long way no doubt to investigate but the Mars you thought you were seeking was just a rouse we are here reflecting you Eros Eros you will be treated as our own schooled in ways of love, trust and kindness inner-galactic peace knowledge will be yours and of course you will be the link between Eros and planet earth Eros, the universe Eros I leave you in the good company of commander terminus
13.
Peaceful Planetary Paradise -Terminus- Earth once the jewel of the galaxy an eden with lush majesty every dew drop honey kissed and curling oceans sweeping in and out with the tides green valleys, rolling hills, jagged mountains capped with ice and silver flakes of snow a peaceful planetary paradise much like Eros 60 million years ago father Earth when we first sent the colonies to her motherly woven arms they settled on themselves forgetting values, equality and love fighting over boundaries quarreling over quarries evolving, changing maiming making a peaceful planetary paradise like the desolate surface of Eros the way it is now Earth a scar on the universe with a society as segregated as its lands and as polluted as its seas where war and hatred and piracy are over flowing with their fickle flavored frapaccinos over run with egos they're grass as green as greed and the eden they've been given turned to steel and smog and sleaze a peaceful planetary paradise once upon a time was to be the new Eros now they're scavenging here to find the next place to corrupt I say NO! I won't allow it with all of my being even if it means committing myself to expulsion of this peaceful planetary paradise I'll be saving my fellow Erosians from Earth and its hypocrisy
14.
Apollo's Coming Home bright lights in the sky tonight UFO's and satellites a star-ship flight from outer space or is that a meteorite Apollo's coming home six years gone since the mission mars the world has been in a tail spin war between the oceans on the tip of the United Nation's tongue Apollo's coming home is he a ghost where has he been six years lost is it really him Apollo's coming home talk of war conspiracies put on hold, hey come and see Apollo Vesta has returned from the dead it seems Apollo's coming home is he a ghost where has he been six years lost is it really him is he a God where has he been six years lost lets crucify him Apollo's coming home Apollo's coming home Apollo has come home ~UNSO affirmative, affirmative Apollo Vesta has returned to Earth
15.
Love, Trust & Kindness society built on love, trust and kindness galaxy built on love trust and kindness the universe built on love trust and kindness light years ahead of our time I am merely a guide returned to share with you what i have come to know from the wonderful people of Eros teaming with life intellect beyond our wildest measure an inner-galactic network of peace security with one and all beings a society built on love, trust and kindness galaxies built on love trust and kindness the universe built on love trust and kindness light years ahead of our time when the mind is free from petty turmoil we open up the room for the budding plumes of understanding everything from science to inner peace inner peace a society built on love, trust and kindness galaxies built on love trust and kindness the universe built on love trust and kindness light years ahead of our time

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The Mars Chronic is the story of self discovery, life discovery and the exploration of Mars and of man. We are never alone!

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released April 9, 2013

John Rubin - Drums
Nathan Goheen - Bass
Scott Loving - Electric Guitars
Matt Colburn - Trumpet
Emily Hope Price - Cello
Dan Costello - Piano, Vocals (Capitus)
Ben Krieger - Synth, Vocals (Commander Terminus)
Brian Speaker - Acoustic Guitars, Vocals (Apollo Vesta), Percussions
Rachel Costello - Vocals (Aurora Vesta)
Ariel Bitran - Vocals (UNSO Officer)
Emily Moment - Vocals (Newswoman)
Eli Leif - (Paper Boy)
Alexa Woodward - Vocals on Apollo's Coming Home
Greg Smith - Vocals on Apollo's Coming Home
Written by Brian Speaker
Decanting & Aurora's Sunrise lyrics written by Brian Speaker & Jenni Chairamonte
Arranged, Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Brian Speaker
Mastered by Casey Holford

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I record music for people. I work in many different styles and I play many different instruments in support of the artists I work with. You should record your next project with me. speakersonic@gmail.com

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