Under Grand Suggestion

by Dane Runyon

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This is the second record that Dane made…

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released April 8, 2014

Music, Words, and Arrangements:

Dane Runyon

Recorded by Dane at some places he was in…

and

Jack Campitelli at Fishtank Audio

Engineered and mixed at the Fishtank by Jack Campitelli

All instruments by Dane, except:

Bryan Beller plays bass on tracks 1,4,7,8,9, and 11
His parts were recorded by Mark Niemiec

Jeff Campitelli plays drums on tracks 1,2,4,6,7,8,10, and 11

Vocals on track 2: Trenton and Heidi Brulport

Strings on tracks 3 and 9:

Carolin Pook
Jen Herman
Brian Sanders
Recorded by Stephen Schappler at Thump Studios, Brooklyn

Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

Artwork Images / Design: Dane

“Baby Dane” sculpture by Marty Runyon (circa 1983)

Photography and Artwork Execution Assistance: Maxe Smith

Produced by: Dane Runyon

Immense thanks to all involved. You are all incredible.
Special thanks to Fred...

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Track Name: Not One
Why is there always
A war to sing about
Is it that people are so fucking slow
And we just can’t see that the
Answer is right there in front of us
And the answer is that there’s not one

Under the blankets
They’re all a little strange
Singing and humming
While their faces change
Into small paper airplanes
Which spin into the air
Some land by you nicely
Some stick in your hair
There’s a message inside them
But no two the same
A collective divided
With a misguided aim
Then the lightbulbs turn purple
And the planes zoom away
And you see they don’t matter
And that’s quite okay
~
Why does anybody care
What you do when what
You do’s not to them
Why does anybody care
What you think when what
You think’s not for them

Left in the darkness
A light invades your mind
It drips down your eyeballs
Then you find you’re blind
To the hate and chaos
That’s knocking at your door
And your nonpareil logic
Consumes you once more
While the sounds you are hearing
Melt into an ooze
That slides through your earholes
Making your brain a fuse
To your total connection
To the sum of all things
And though you’ll soon fade out
It’s message still rings...
Track Name: Captors
Tiny needles blind my eyes
But I don’t need them
To see their lies
Hands tied together
Strapped to this chair
Stripped me naked
Cut off my hair
I can’t speak now
They cut out my tongue
And took my feet off
So I cannot run
They think they have me
But they’ll never win
They won’t absolve me
Of my sin

I gave them their religion
Through me they will be saved
And now they’ll chew my heart up
And spit it in my face
It seems inconsequential
They don’t know this is my plan
To die a cosmic vessel
At the hand of every man

They hear my thoughts now
Through a copper wire
Hooked to that gear there
Which turns that tire
It cranks a cable
Across the floor
Which slowly inches
Beneath a door
Which holds behind it
My bitter end
So I know it’s coming
Just not sure when
I’ll carry with me
This heavy weight
Of earthly burden
And ironic fate

I gave them their religion
Through me they will be saved
And now they’ll chew my heart up
And spit it in my face
It seems inconsequential
They don’t know this is my plan
To die a cosmic vessel
At the hand of every man

I will be remembered
My name will be revered
My following will gather
In about a thousand years
They’ll preach my name
Around the world
And celebrate my birth
And rejoice in a communion
For the day I left the Earth
Track Name: Just A Thought
A thought released into the air
Echoes on and on
Leaving you behind
It does the only thing
That is knows how to do
Search for its own kind

Say anything you want to
Remember that you’re not alone
Take any lie you’re offered
And turn it to truth etched in stone

A thought released into the air
Echoes on and on
Leaving you behind
It does the only thing
That is knows how to do
Search for its own kind

If everything turns into nothing
The minute that you disengage
Isn’t good just as bad as bad is
What makes sad
What makes happy
Anyway
Track Name: Seriously Though
It’s echoing again...

The timed mechanics
Of the human heart
Shape the universe into a work of art

Organic matter making DNA
Just so you can see
What all the colors say

Realize how small you are
With no such thing
A thought too far

Had you failed to see?
Your own reality

I can see -everything
Molecules exchanging
Death and life are just the same
With god as blood inside my veins
A broken mind cannot exist
For all is one and we are it
A universe so vast, so whole
And chemicals are in control
Of not just me, but other worlds
And dying moons and little girls
Of wise old men and honey bees
And monkeys swinging
From the trees
Of every thought, of every race
From any world, from any place
The car outside
The taste of limes
My coffee cup
-Of space and time
Track Name: Never Done
It seems our work is never done
We see the truth yet we still run
If we continue at this pace
We’ll destroy ourselves
In this human’s race

Technology is claiming lives
While puffing out our rally cries
Man’s advance ain’t always right
Let’s teach them to love,
Not teach them to fight

Weapons down it will be fine
What’s mine is yours
And yours is mine
The rest; we’ll sit and talk it out
That’s what mammal brains
Are all about

It seems our work is never done
We see the truth yet we still run
If we continue at this pace
We’ll destroy ourselves
In this human’s race
Track Name: Getting Somewhere?
Instrumental
Track Name: Pretty Ugly
Presenting me
With your company
What a heavy-handed blow
I’ve come un-seamed
Like stars that gleam
Though the burned out
Long ago

On the outside
Though I look the same
I’m a galaxy away
While I wish you could
Be here with me
You’re not -and so I’ll say

I’m drifting toward another world
That’s humming ‘round your head
For a second I looked at the clock
Just to see that time was dead
Then I thought “dead.”
That’s what I’ll soon be
Yet that is quite alright
My energy will soon dissipate
Into interstellar flight

Happiness. Peace.
Boisterous merriment.
From the ground, into your brain
The Cosmos starts to be explained
Sadness. Pain.
Perplexing ignorance.
From the ground, into your brain
The Cosmos starts to be explained

You’re seein’ all the pretty things
You’re seein’ all the ugly things...
Track Name: Not A Dream
A burst of color
Knocked me to the ground
Now centrifugal motion
Is pinning me down

For a conscious reconstruction
While ‘The King’ sings ‘Let It Be’
Atop a pulsing, bioluminescent orb
That’s shaping me
And a joke never seemed so right
And I laughed to myself
At this outrageous sight

I’m picking myself up off the floor
While Elvis is singing a Beatles song
And now you’re gonna
Tell me that I’m dead
And what I dreamed of existence
Was really wrong...

As the room came together
Every second more sublime
And you said, “Should we tell him?
-Man, this happens every time.”
The pulsing quickly faded
And Paul rejoined the band
‘The King’ had left the building
So that I could understand

And a joke never seemed so right
And I laughed to myself
At this outrageous sight

I’m picking myself up off the floor
While Elvis is singing a Beatles song
And now you’re gonna
Tell me that I’m dead
And what I dreamed of existence
Was really wrong...

Don’t forget what you have seen
It’s not dream; it’s not a dream
Track Name: Eternity
Take off
Make haste
If eternity is true
Why even check your pace?
Worlds turn
Suns rise
This world turns with you
This sun, it gives you light

For all on Earth it is true
You live life, while it’s living you

Love? Yes.
Love? No.
WIth or without it
Does the progress slow
So much inside
You need all those emotions
Just to take the ride

For all on Earth it is true
You live life, while it’s living you

Live right.
Be kind.
Does this in every instance
Speak to every mind
Just be sincere
When you plant yourself
You live in times
Beyond your years
Track Name: Fred The Oracle
You will say ‘goodbye’
And that will be the last time
You see someone
And even if they’re loved
No thing can stop the process
It’s already done

You’ve spent so many days
Wasting time so many ways

Is wasting time a sin?
No, sins aren’t real
And time -is on the edge there too
They’re things you can’t collect
Yet try so hard to tuck away
And convince yourself are true

You’ve spent so many days
Wasting time so many ways

If there comes a day
We find the words of ‘God’
You know, the thing
That started it all
They’ll most likely read
Quite quickly from a sticky note
Where the following is scrawled:

To any conscious being
Any understanding kind
That may ever ask a question
Like how, or when, or why
That’s the priceless gift I leave you
Every second you’re alive
-And P.S. -It’s power has no limit

Think me away
I really don’t mind
That’s the point anyhow
You’ve gotta go in blind
You’ll account for your existence
That’s all that I can say
‘Cause that’s all that I know
Now I’ve shown you the way

Gravitational rules
Aren’t pinning us down like fools
We drift through space
And through time
Perception is so divine

...Color it in
Sing it aloud
Conjure it up
Whittle it down
Take it apart
To see what it shows
There’s never an end
And over we go to...

Life only makes sense to you
You’ve questioned things
And answered too
You’ve found the stuff
You knew was good
And held it tight just like you should
But don’t forget what got you there
Inquiry, though, unaware
The weight of thoughts
That don’t make sense
Can be set down with recompense
Just don’t assume that anyone
Need share your “right”
Or else they’re “wrong”
Your answer’s only your position
Just as you speak, you have to listen
And when a thought
Might challenge you
Take the time to think it through
Don’t be afraid to change your mind
Every contradiction
Leaves the old behind
Track Name: Overstep
Shining suns in the dark of night
Reminding you, it’s alright
Shining suns making up the days
All we are is you
Or as some may say...

And the truth falls into you
Free of all magic, pure in all ways
And the life falls out of you
It is painful and tragic
If you make it that way

Did I overstep my bounds?