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Emby Alexander is the SOUND OF PHOENIX

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released June 5, 2014

Written and Produced by Emby Alexander
Mastered by Brandon T. Hickey
Photography by Troy Farah
Art/Logo by Eric Kasper ("Spanish")
Styling by K.S. Garner
Executive Producer - Saif Al-Alawi, M. Ed.
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Michael Alexander - voice, french horn

Tim Arimborgo - glockenspiel, guitars, vocals, percussion

Kyle Grabski - electric bass, upright bass, recorder, tympani, conch shell, piano, wood blocks, whirly tubes, gong

Austin Harshman - guitars, vocals, harmonicas, pitched glass bottles

Max Weidle - drums

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Cynthia Alexander - cello (tracks 1 and 4)
Patricia Soria - cello (track 1)
Aaron Hjalmarson - drums (track 10)
James Kufeldt - mantra (track 6)
Austin Owen - organ (track 12)
K.S. Garner - vocals (track 10)
Sounds of the Southwest Singers - (track 10)
-Director: Matt Deller
-Choir Session Engineers: William Masiello, Colby Shepherd, Josh Brown (track 10)

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Emby Alexander Phoenix, Arizona

EMBY ALEXANDER
"Sound Of Phoenix"

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"It’s only a matter of time until a band of this caliber and charisma will start a cult, if they haven't already"
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Track Name: Come Breathe The Downstairs Air
F Dmin
F C F Fmaj7 Dmin

guardian angel bored to death
feel the marrow melt in your bones
in front of moon and stars
come breathe the downstairs air

every letter that spells you
is every axe that felled you
and every letter that you didn't send
and you didn't meant to

you're whole-heartedly insincere

oh yeah

we felt him writhing
on the bedroom floor
we felt him writhing
on the kitchen floor
I was singing
I was singing
I was singing
I was singing
Track Name: Spectral Gating
F Dmin

sleeping in the library
come all
be quiet here
we're trying hard
to ours
to essence
trying hard to...
Track Name: Sleeping In The Library
F Dmin

left up to me
I'd have my way
you won't say no
no no no

adored when
adorned with
quick lips
quick to dismiss
when you're gone
please say that it's you I miss
adored when
adorned with
quick lips
quick to dismiss
when you're gone
please say that it's you I miss

left up to me
I'd have my way
you won't say no
no no no

sleeping in the library
come all
be quiet here
and i'll be good
and i'll be good
Track Name: Lower Come Closer
A #Fmin E
Bmin #Fmin E

lower come closer
is written in the dust on our shelves
it's the most of me
you're watching them, young atoms
what you are is what they'll become
in your eyes
not otherwise
again
lower come closer
is written in the dust on our shelves
it's the most of me
you're watching them, young atoms
what you are is what they'll become
in your eyes
not otherwise

and the biggest change you made
for you stood still for too long
and the shadow that you cast it kills them all
and the shadow that you cast I kiss them all
and the biggest change you made
for you stood still for too long
and the shadow that you cast it kills them all
and the shadow that you cast I kiss them all

lower come closer

slower draws closer
image save the best for ourselves
no animals are we
yes a link in us lasting
leapt from your porch to your prey
to your prey
to your prey

and the biggest change you made
for you stood still for too long
and the shadow that you cast it kills them all
and the shadow that you cast I kiss them all
and the biggest change you made
for you stood still for too long
and the shadow that you cast it kills them all
and the shadow that you cast I kiss them all
goodnight
Track Name: Don't Go To Bed Tonight
Dmaj7
A D E
D Dmin A #Fmin
D Dmin A....

don't go to bed tonight
for it may be your last time
and what if we all wake up tomorrow
don't even bother getting out of bed because...

don't go to bed tonight
for it may be your last time
and what if we all wake up tomorrow
don't even bother getting out of bed because...
Track Name: E Major Baroque Youthful
E Major

on the phone
there comes a voice
deformed
on the phone
there comes a voice
deformed
and you came
and you saw
it was alright
it was alright
on the phone
there comes a voice
deformed
and with a yawn from your mouth
i was unbelieving
I'm leaving
I'm leaving
I'm leaving

remains here
we tire beneath the leaves
and everything you ever said
yes every word corrected
remains here
we tire beneath the leaves
and everything you ever said
yes every word corrected
remains here
we tire beneath the leaves
and everything you ever said
yes every word corrected

my body rise
with the expanse of his chest
my body fall
with the collapse of his breast
my body rise
my body fall
my body rise
my body fall

we land
on land
for the pilot doesn't swim

silent knight
holy knight

on the phone
there comes a voice
deformed
you came
and you saw
it was alright
it was alright
Track Name: Tallwave
A #Fmin

ain't I christlike
anti christlike
yes I'll be your son
guess I'll be your son

ain't I christlike
anti christlike
yes I'll be your son
guess I'll be your son

when invite there
say goodnight then
then we'll bike there
and we'll fight there
Track Name: Tallwave movement ii
A #Fmin

ain't I christlike
anti christlike
yes I'll be your son
guess I'll be you son

ain't I christlike
anti christlike
yes I'll be your son
guess I'll be your son
Track Name: Sexting My Friends
A Bsus2
D A G
Bmin #Fmin G
G A D G D A

and you're sexting my friends
and you'll drive with your knees
did you think they'd never tell me
well true to honesty they did
truth through honesty the did
they live
they did

and you're sexting my friends
again
and you'll drive with your knees
did you think they've never held me
well true to loyalty they did
truth through loyalty they did

never turn on me
never turn on me

and you're sexting my friends
and you'll drive with your knees
did you think they'd never tell me
well true to honesty they did
truth through honesty the did

dear best friend
i've had better friends
dear best friend
I'll see you when you come again
dear best friend
i've had better friends
dear best friend
I'll see you when you come again
dear best friend
i've had better friends
dear best friend
I'll see you when you come again
dear best friend
i've had better friends
dear best friend
I'll see you when you come again

and you're sexting my friends
and you'll drive with your knees
did you think they'd never tell me
well true to honesty they did
truth through honesty the did
they live
they did

never turn on me
never turn on me
Track Name: Lay Your Wet Hair Down
B E
#F #Gmin #Amin B
B B E B
B #Cmin #F

in clearings on sheets
a meeting of beasts
say it's you
I knew silence
a new silence in you

and it's whispering
yes it's whispering
come on whisper it
come on whisper it
if I'm wrong
yes I'm wrong
won't you let me know

lay your wet hair down
too tired to dry it
we're crashing here
too tired to drive it
under the overpass
built to crash collapse entrap
we just found out
that we're not getting out

and it's whispering
come on whisper it
if I'm wrong
yes I'm wrong
won't you let me know

we know who makes the garden grow
we grow just as the garden grows
we know who makes the garden grow
we grow just as the garden grows

in clearings on sheets
a meeting of beasts
say it's you
I knew silence
a new silence in you

lay your wet hair down
too tired to dry it
we're crashing here
too tired to drive it

we know who makes the garden grow
we grow just as the garden grows
we know who makes the garden grow
we grow just as the garden grows
Track Name: Losing Your Teeth
F C
B♭ Dmin E♭ Dmin Cmin
Adim7
F B♭C

a child cries
as telephone wires fall
at the lumberjack's axe
can they feel it
a child cries
as telephone wires fall
at the lumberjack's axe
can they feel it

well I know you could
if you fell flat underneath them
well I know you could
if you fell flat underneath them
another year older
and you're losing your teeth
you go
oh no

in to life I thrust
I thrust every last breath
every empty threat upon
the butcher's head and
in to life I thrust
I thrust every last breath
every empty threat upon
the butcher's head and

well I know you could
if you fell flat underneath them
well I know you could
if you fell flat underneath them
another year older
and you're losing your teeth
again
oh no

she still believes in
protest singers
she still believes in
turning brick to sand and
she still believes
we'll get it right this time and
still believes in
how a bomb can still save your life

well I know you could
if you fell flat underneath them
well I know you could
if you fell flat underneath them
another year older
and you're losing your teeth
again
oh no
Track Name: Make Me Feel Unsafe Again
A A+ D E
A A+ Dmin
A #Fmin E
A D

of last places
to remember
unfamiliar faces
be swift
despair
well I must get out of this fresh air
of last places
to remember
unfamiliar faces
be swift
despair
well I must get out
I must get out

and you know
what it takes
to make a desperate race

pieces of dad
and bits of the book you read
but did you ever
no you never
had one thought of your own
and what it takes
please stay awake
and make me feel unsafe again
you scrape skies
to find
what doesn't sleep is never kind

and just in time
to make a desperate race
so go home