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"Truly Original...evocative, atmospheric, and escape categorization…this album is the best god damn DreamPunk album of all time… Lee’s lyrics are direct and unpretentious, full of casual and effective imagery,.. it’s an innovative and unfamiliar style carried out with genuine passion and talent…enjoy submerging yourself in an indisputably fascinating album.”-Joe Holt of MusicBoxPete 10/2015

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released February 14, 2015

All songs written by Angela Lee
All songs arranged & produced by Steven Lord

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Radio Compass is a DreamPunk Alt-rock band from Salem, MA.

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Track Name: Cider and Lime
CIDER & LIME
Summer’s near again/ sun kiss on your soft skin/ your scent all around me/ been waiting a while/ that smug little smile is sweeter than honey/ when we met that night I thought, “he’s just my type” with those big blue eyes / locking lips so tight/ it was such a rush / boy, you made me blush/ I thought, “oh man, new crush” / couldn’t get enough…
Baby boy want to go for a ride? / Bring your Cider & Lime (2x) I’ll show you the time of your life…
Summer’s here, Amen/ sun kissed /oh your gold skin/ your scent all around me/ I’ve been waiting a while/ that smug little smile is sweeter than honey/ when we met that night the spark became a fire/ burning big blue lies telling the sweetest lies/ it was such a rush every time we touched / I fought it but I lost/ couldn’t get enough…
Baby boy want to go for a ride? / Bring your Cider & Lime (2x) I’ll show you the time of your life…
Track Name: Ghost
GHOST
Sickly stunning/ stunningly sick/ and I understand now how it was all part of your plan now, darling/ to respond to my questions with more questions asked/ then kiss my lips/ so fantastic/ Tonight, you’re mine/ waves crash/ come drown in my skin/ Take my hand tight/ come closer/ and never let go…
It wasn’t me you loved the most/ didn’t I become your favorite ghost? / is it me who still haunts your dreams?/ oh-oh-oh/ and as I die before you wake/ I know you’ll remember what you dreamt/ and the lingering feeling that remains…
Didn’t I, didn’t I become your favorite ghost? / down the aisle, down the aisle your vows become my noose/ there’s no more talking/ silence haunting/ hauntingly indelible/ down the aisle, down the aisle I became a ghost…
Boldly cunning/ cunningly bold/ How’d you get the ring on when my heart was still in your hand now, darling?/ No responding with more question/ past that/ no telling fibs/ done with this/ Transparency evades you as you lie through your teeth (and you looked right at me)…
Didn’t you love me most? Didn’t I become your favorite ghost? / Is it me who still haunts your dreams?/ oh-oh-oh/ and as I die before you wake/ I know you’ll remember what you dreamt/ and the lingering feeling that remains…
Didn’t I, didn’t I become your favorite ghost? / down the aisle, down the aisle your vows become the noose/ there’s no more talking/ silence haunting/ hauntingly indelible/ down the aisle, down the aisle I became a ghost.
Sickly stunning/ Stunningly sick/ Sickly stunning/ Stunningly…sick.
Didn’t I, didn’t I become your favorite ghost? / down the aisle, down the aisle your vows become the noose/ there’s no more talking/ silence haunting/ hauntingly indelible/ down the aisle, down the aisle I became a ghost. (2x) down the aisle I became your favorite ghost…
Track Name: DNR
DNR
I blame this beating heart on you/ what did you do?/ I blame this beating heart on you/ in the emergency room did you even read my chart/ it said “DNR, DNR!”/ I blame this beating heart on you….
It wasn’t quite suicide but I think I flat lined/ and that was perfectly fine/ it happened once in a while/ but when then you entered the room and you figured me out/ asked if I was up for it/ and I said, “I’m so down”/ I’m so down, I’m so down…
I blame this beating heart on you/ what did you do?/ I blame this beating heart on you/ in the emergency room did you even read my chart?/ It said “DNR, DNR!”/ I blame this beating heart on you….
It was a quick lightening strike/ Emotional cyanide/ and that was perfectly fine/ drowning in my own pride/ but you examined my body and you figured me out/ asked if I’d come with you/ I said "I’m so down"…
I blame this beating heart on you/ what did you do?/ I blame this beating heart on you/ In the emergency room, did you even read my chart?/ it said “DNR, DNR!”/ I blame this beating heart on you...
Track Name: Dirty Little Strangers
DIRTY LITTLE STRANGERS
I ask a lot of questions that you’re unwilling to reveal/ I see your eyes look tired / not sure what to think or feel/ even your best distractions still keep you feeling miserable/ and you invite me in and then walk away slamming the door/ the things I’d do to you/ do you really want to know/ I’ll tell you/ so come a little closer…
How about we act like Dirty Little Strangers?/ How about we do the things labeled “caution, danger, danger”?/ I know there’s consequences but we can deal with them a little later/ How, how, how about we act like Dirty Little Strangers?
Break down your best defenses & I’ll come crashing through your door/ and you won’t know what hit you until your face down on the floor/ Even your best defenses still leave you vulnerable/ and you can’t deny- I left you bruised and still wanting more/ oh the things I’d do to you, but you got to be real brave/ and misbehave…
How about we act like Dirty Little Strangers?/ How about we do the things labeled “caution, danger, danger”?/ I know there’s consequences but we can deal with them a little later/ How, how, how about we act like Dirty Little Strangers?
Track Name: On Fire
ON FIRE
It wasn’t my intention/ to still want you here/ defying expectations/ now nothing is clear/ you’ve been able to hold my attention/ your eyes hold me locked in captivation/
you have the most beautiful smile/ and when we touch/ the sparks come alive/ sparks come alive and I’m on fire (2x)/
It wasn’t my intention to feel this much/ and you still have your questions so sort them out/ I know exactly how you feel about me/ patiently I’m waiting for you to catch up with me/
you have the most beautiful smile/ and when we touch/ the sparks come alive/ sparks come alive and I’m on fire (4x)/ love, so what? lets go wild…push pull lalala, lalala/
it wasn’t my intention to get this close/ the fire you ignited/ left quite a burn/ and I know exactly why you did it/ and I know soon enough you will regret it/
you have the most beautiful smile/ and when we touch/ the sparks come alive/ sparks come alive and I’m On fire (2x)/
Track Name: Let Go
123 LET GO
Maybe it’d be better if I just shut my mouth/ Maybe it’d be better if I’d just tell you to fuck off/ Maybe?/ Baby, you drive me crazy/ Out of my head/ Off of this ledge…
123 and then I Let go/ Close my eyes and then I let go/ Hands release and then I let go/ 123 and then I let go (of you)…
All that I wanted, all that I need I thought was here
Maybe it be wiser to just put out this fire/ maybe it burn bright if you werent such a liar/ maybe/ baby, you got real crazy/ out of your mind/ you are wasting my time/
123 and then I Let go/ Close my eyes and then I let go/ Hands release and then I let go/ 123 and then I let go (of you)…
Was it all, oh was it all a bad idea/ All that I want, all that I need just disappeared/ Don’t let me down/ Did I let you down?
123 and then I Let go/ Close my eyes and then I let go/ Hands release and then I let go/ 123 and then I let go (of you)…
Track Name: Good Morning, Good Morning
GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING
“I never met someone quite like you,” he said, and ”I’m trying to end something that’s not working. It’s easier said then done.”/ I don’t trust myself enough to exercise my own restraint/ Come and have another cup of whiskey with me…
Good morning, good morning/ now get out/ Good morning, good morning/ now go (2x)…
As if it wasn’t complicated enough/ Now I can’t stop thinking about you/ Look what you’ve went and done/ You don’t trust yourself enough to exercise your own restraint/ Come & have another glass of whiskey/ It’s late so stay…
Good morning, good morning/ now get out/ Good morning, good morning/ now go (2x)…
You’ve got me right where you want me/ In the morning will you still want me?/ I want you to keep on calling/ I want you to keep on coming around (2x) …[Repeat]
Track Name: Out of the Blue
OUT OF THE BLUE
Walked up to your apartment for the very first time/ pennies lined your staircase shining guiding lights/ take me to your room/ lets waste this afternoon/ he said “I got these for you” pointing at the flowers on his desk with purple babies breath…
Not waiting for the stop sign before crossing/ your hand on the small of my back as I let you lead/ lead me back to your place & lets waste this night away/ sounds the taste of everything/ Resonating in my head…
Shiny pennies/ Copper rings/ Better keep on polishing/ Hold my breath & count to ten/ never been as brave as this/ All those miles so meaningless/ shattering like broken glass/ We said we wouldn’t talk about this/ We’re making empty promises…
Because it’s out of the question/ you came out of the blue/ got me thinking about it/ even though I don’t want to/ It’s an unfair question/ none of this makes no sense/ but I have to admit/ you’re better than all the rest/ But I don’t want to admit this to you…
I drove right through the stop sign/ And as I go, point me in the direction that leads me home/ But I can’t get there/ after being in those stairs/ this all seems so unfair/ but it all makes perfect sense- you’re better than all the rest…
Sunflowers and Babies Breath / Better keep on watering/ Scattered clothes and broken doors/ All this makes a perfect world/ And all those miles so meaningless / They evaporate like morning mist/ We swore we wouldn’t talk about this/ We’re making empty promises.
Because it’s out of the question/ you came out of the blue/ got me thinking about it/ even though I don’t want to/ It’s an unfair question/ none of this makes no sense/ but I have to admit/ you’re better than all the rest/ But I don’t want to admit this to you…
Come here boy / Let’s flip a coin/ Should we stop or keep on going?/ Tails means no and heads means yes/ Or we could make the rules to suite ourselves/ All those miles, so meaningless/ shattering like broken glass/ We swore we wouldn’t talk about this… We swore we wouldn’t talk about this…We’re making empty promises…
Track Name: Sweet Passenger
SWEET PASSENGER
I want to hear my song on the radio/ you’re a fine passenger for this scenario/ we still have a long way to go/ so if you need to get off you just let me know/ Ooh now now, Sweet Passenger (2x)/ You’re heart beats louder than the stereo/ put me on full blast and I’m you’re private show/ hold on tight, it’s a windy road/ and I’ll need to get off so let’s do it now/ ooh now now, sweet passenger…
Don’t want to go to slow / I really want to make this last/ don’t let me go to slow/ my foot is heavy on the break/ don’t want to go / too slow/ I really want to make this last/ don’t let me go/ too slow/ but I just can’t help my self…
Ooh now now (2x) Sweet Passenger/ ooh now now…
Your heart beats louder than the radio / put me on full blast and I’m your private show/ hold on tight/ it’s a windy road/ and I’ll need to get off so let’s do it now.
Don’t want to go to slow / I really want to make this last/ don’t let me go to slow/ my foot is heavy on the break/ don’t want to go / too slow/ I really want to make this last/ don’t let me go/ too slow/ but I just can’t help my self…
Track Name: Not Here Anymore
NOT HERE ANYMORE
You asked me what I see past summer/ And what I thin k of you & me/ Ask again and maybe I will tell you/ but saying things out loud makes them so real/ It’s easy to get lost inside a starlit cityscape but when the morning hits and the bus ticket is screened, your scent is still on my sheets…
You forgot to do the laundry/ Left your toothbrush on my sick/ your water glass along the bed frame/ you’re everywhere but you’re so far from me…
Each time we meet is my new favorite moment/ You take my hand & I come with you/ Everything is so simple and easy each time you come into my view/ It’s easy to get lost inside this chemical reaction/ but when the morning hits & the train ticket is screened, your scent is still on my sheets…
You forgot to do the laundry/ Left your loose change on my floor/ Some dollar bills along the bookcase/ You’re everywhere but you’re not here anymore…
Not here anymore/ I want more / I adore you / you are not here anymore/ And everything has changed….
It’s easy to get lost inside the thoughts of missing you/ But when the morning hits and the bus ticket has been bought/ Come join me in these sheets..
We will forget about the laundry/ leave your suitcase at the door/ I’ll throw your tee-shirt on the armchair/ You are everywhere and that’s all that I want…
Track Name: Blindsided
BLINDSIDED
Thistle in my hair/ Emotions can be buried in shadows/ You left them hiding there/ When you went and got married/ Oh-oh
Omissions weighing here/ Something in the way you kissed me goodnight/ Choking up for air/ Something doesn’t feel right…
Shadows weaving shadows/ I just want to see/ You say you’re afraid of the dark/ Yet you let it devour me/ oh- Oh
Thistle in my hair/ Emotions can be buried in doubt/ you left them waiting there/ in this heavy heart I carry/ thistle in my hair/ how could you cut me so deep?/ you say blindsided you/ well I think you blindsided me too/ Oh - oh
These are the lies you tell yourself/ you crossed a line/ blindfold yourself...