Radio Silence

by When Planets Align

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Debut EP album from When Planets Align... songs are characterized by catchy riffs and melodies, flowing guy/gal harmonies and lyrics that tell of true tales and fables.

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released September 21, 2009

Mark Nguyen, Jacqueline Van Bierk and Juan Lizarazo, writers and performers with guests Rodrigo Nunes, Gregg Cash, Mark Halle, Hanne Helledie, Jinxx, Rafi, Nicole Janssens, Nasjwa Vermuelen and friends. Rodrigo Nunes partial writer on "Radio Silence" song and producer. Elias Issa, engineer and producer.

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When Planets Align Los Angeles, California

L.A. based alternative rock band with global overtones. Releasing their latest album "The Universe in Me" on June 23, 2012.

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Track Name: Radio Silence
Copyrighted (C) 2009

Intro

Verse 1
Turn the channel, there's a hundred more
Burn the candles, they'll go up in smoke
Let's drink 'til dawn, every type of poison
Just think of today, while the credit flows

Pre-Chorus
When the living was large, you were always around
Now times are hard, and you're nowhere to be found

Chorus 1
What I hear is radio silence
A deafening silence, not a word from you
No frequency, signals, only silence
A defeaning silence, is all I hear from you

Verse 2
Ignore my calls, no response or text
Preserve your status, and your public face
The years we spent, didn’t add up to much
For what it’s worth, my shallow friend

Repeat Pre-Chorus/Chorus (x2)
Interlude/Bridge

Repeat Chorus (x2)… “Static & Silence”
Track Name: Life's Too Short
Copyrighted (C) 2009

Verse 1
Wish I could just capture time
A cosmic moment so sublime
How great and tragic it would be
Controlling my own destiny

Chorus (first version)
Oh, life's too short, the universe can guide me
And life's too long, just to go along
Oh, life's too short, I see the signs before me
That life's too short, it’s much too short

Verse 2
Time for once is on my side
Planets starting to align
I feel and trust that it’s a sign
My dreams soon will be realized

Repeat Chorus (first version) and second:
Oh, life's too short, the earth moves ever faster
And life's too long, just to go along
Oh, life's too short, to deny what I’m after
Life's too short, it’s much too short

Bridge
Should I, could I, what's the point?
Should I stick with stability?
Or explore the possibilities?

Repeat Chorus

Rideout
The universe is guiding me
I see the signs, signs before me

The universe is guiding me
Let me be, what I want to be

The universe is guiding me
Yeah, yeah, yeah...
Track Name: General Santa Anna
Copyrighted (C) 2009

Verse 1
Dust kicks in, summer blowin’ away
Leaves swirlin', night closer each day
The heat's bone dry, no mist, no rain
Earth tries to cry, harsh and feelin’ pain

Section B
O’ General Santa Anna, all must yield before your path
O’ General Santa Anna, can you control your wrath?
Fast and fiery Santa Anna, blazin' up the canyon trail
Hot and gusty Santa Anna, scorchin' green and all that's frail

Chorus
Have some mercy, Santa Anna
Show some pity, Santa Anna
Those dark clouds cause distress

Verse 2
Leapin’ 'cross the interstate, the Golden land
Spreadin’ fast, far too late, when embers reach the sand
Folks scramblin’ to be safe, away from burning palms
They’re fleein’ with their faith, seeking shelter from harm

Section B (modified)
O’ General Santa Anna, will you retreat somehow?
O’ General Santa Anna, why so angry now?
Fast and fiery Santa Anna, blazin' up the canyon trail
Hot and gusty Santa Anna, scorchin' green and all that's frail

Repeat Chorus

Interlude and Bridge (Spanish)
Tomare venganza (I will take revenge)
Por la tierra que perdido
(For the land that was lost)
Y cada ano mis soldados y yo (and each year my soliders and I) Regresarimos! (Will return!)

Repeat Section B and Chorus

End with spoken words:
Guarda la vide, que viene la parca (What is left in life, when the reaper comes?)… Regresarimos! (We will return!)
Track Name: California Bride
Copyrighted (C) 2009

Verse 1
It's your day, a very happy day
All dressed in white, California Bride
You looked as free as when we were young
And nights were long, we’d stay up ‘til dawn

Section B
And then the flowers bloomed, as the violins played
And we turned your way, as you were drawing near
Every note, your future’s ringing clear
You took a step away, another step away

Chorus
California bride, all dressed in white
I've come to say goodbye, here to say goodbye
There goes the bride, as you had left that night
I have to say goodbye, I must now say goodbye

Verse 2
A summer's day, a lovely wedding day
Are you happy now? Yeah, California Bride
Please speak your peace, or not a word to say?
As he removes your veil, there's nothing left to hide

Section B
The sunlight gleamed upon your golden hair
As you followed him, and placed your hand in his
Not a cloud in sight, I see your sky blue eyes
As you shed a tear, shed another tear

Modified Chorus
California bride, all dressed in white
I've come to say goodbye, here to say goodbye
You’ve chose your fate, you’re fading from sight
I have to say goodbye, I must now say goodbye

Guitar Interlude/Solo

Bridge
Our paths before had crossed
But my life begins today
Memories would betray
Our past and unborn dreams

Repeat Chorus and Rideout
Track Name: I Want You
Copyrighted (C) 2009.

Verse 1
When I saw you that day I realized
The truth is harsh and can’t be ignored
I need you girl don’t need no more
But I need to understand

Verse 2
The truth is girl that since you entered my life
My thoughts were yours all day and night
And my guitar is saying what I feel
I need you girl, I’ll make you mine

Chorus
I want you girl, I want you here
I want you now, I want you near
I want you girl give me the chance
To kiss you girl, to kiss you once

Solo 1

I look at you
I´m burning deep inside
I try to escape
There is no place to hide
I’m trapped in your tender fire eyes
That chain me to the floor and forbid me to fly

Chorus (bis)

Bridge
No matter if I have to bring the sun
No matter if I have to fight a war
No matter if I have to loose all I’ve got
For you girl, I’ll do it all Yeahhhh

Solo 2
Repeat Chorus 2
Track Name: Hey Gwen!
Copyrighted (C) 2009

Verse 1
Living in the mouse's shadow
Always snow on the Matterhorn
Stuck in a suburban ghetto
It was such a small, small world

Pre-Chorus
Hey Gwen! Remember when?
Dr Glenn, was the big man then
Yeah Gwen, way back then
We didn’t know of fame and when

Chorus
We were just these kids in school
You made your own clothes no label fool
An original you know you're cool
You know you're cool

Verse 2
Always sunny behind the O-C curtain
Oranges, berries, so sweet and tart
Ethnics labor to make it perfect
Future's rosy, ¿se habla 'spanol?

Chorus (first version)
We were just these kids in school
You made your own clothes no label fool
Still original you know you're cool
You know you're cool

Chorus (second version)
The drill team moved to Duran Duran
No Doubt just the high school band
Now you've even got Shibuya fans
And Harajuku fans

Bridge
Go Saxons, Fight fight fight!
School we cherish Hail, hail, hail!
Go Saxons, Fight fight fight!
Got spirit? L! H! S!

Repeat Chorus 1 and 2
Rideout..."You Know You're Cool!, Oh So Cool!"