Out Of The Silent Planet

by Steve Stearns

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released November 1, 2010

Xteve X: Instruments, Vocals, Programming

with:

David A. Lewis and Tiffany Aweeka

Written, Produced and Mixed by Xteve X.

Mastered by Jared Erlandson

Album Artwork and IS3B logo design by Christina Katjsa

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Steve Stearns Seattle, Washington

Hi, I'm a musician, producer and songwriter in Seattle, WA.

I composed the incidental music for the hit independent film Sonicsgate, which won a Webby Award for Best Internet Sports Film. It was shown on CNBC in 2012 and on ESPN Classic in 2014. My film credits include Cardboard and Every Day Is A Journey. Commercial composer credits include Microsoft Bing, Genco and United Way. Member ASCAP. ... more

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Track Name: SpaceTime Archaeology
Zero gravity, can you dig it
I search for things I can't find at home
Damn, how'd this planet get so big
I can't describe it to you by videophone
It's canals on Mars or the stars in the sky
At least the ones you can see
Nothing compares to the pleasure my little treasure of being with you my lovely

I spent a year on Europa
hoping to find the sunken city
floating at the bottom of the ocean
whoever thought Ch'tulhu on ice could be so pretty

Space Time Archaeology
watering the roots of our family tree
whether it's walking through bazaars or playing guitar under the stars
You'll see that nothing compares to being with you my lovely

Martinis on the beach on Monster Island
well you know they grow em big back in Japan
They've been testing at the west end since the 50s
Caught it on camera in my catamaran
Front row seats you and me to supernova
quantum racers mean we've got all of the time
Catch the Yeti in Tibet then smoke a Turkish cigarette
Well you know darlin the pleasure was all mine
Track Name: Heroes, Kudos & Euros
I don't need time to really know what time it is
I don't need a key for you to set me free
I don't need lies just show me what the truth is
I don't need labels in order to define me
I don't need fame to be somebody loved now
I don't need money in order to have company
I don't need hell to know what's up above
I don't need motivation to know about apathy

When can we get back to just being friends
sharing a laugh knowing our love will never end
try doing it my way and then you'll see
that there's no need for anger or your apathy
Working together at the rainbow's end
hand in hand and there's a message to be sent
try doing it my way and then you'll see
that love is free and so are we

I don't need kudos to know when I've done the right thing
I don't need euros to know what I'm worth
I don't need a thief cause I got nothing to lose
I don't need whiskey, heh okay let's not go nuts

When can we get back to just being friends
sharing a laugh knowing our love will never end
try doing it my way and then you'll see
that there's no need for anger or your apathy
Working together at the rainbow's end
hand in hand and there's a message to be sent
try doing it my way and then you'll see
that love is free and so are we
Track Name: Moon Shot
I'm gonna launch myself into orbit baby around your satellite
On the trip of a lifetime what say we put our bodies together then we ignite
I'm giving it all I got to you my Queen of the Night
I'm giving it all I got if love's the final frontier then take a moon shot

Come on take a chance with me be my token because you're good luck
Up here there's no such things as gravity sometimes the Earth that sucks
I'm giving it all I got to you my Queen of the Night
I'm giving it all I got if love's the final frontier take a moon shot

Slip away from the boundaries of the sky
don't ask me why
Major Tom never knew what he had seen
Take you to a place you've never been

Being together with you is like floating weightless and I am lovin it
Let the Earth fall away it's OK it's soul mateless
Our time is infinite
I'm giving it all I got to you as bright as the Sun
I'm giving it all I got what once was two must now become one
Track Name: The Sun Dome
Said the world is bringing me down and it's getting rough
I can't take no more I know I've had enough
There's no way it can rain and be gray
For 365 days
gotta get out the jungle before I'm surrounded
Gotta get out now before I drown
Gotta get somewhere I hope I'll be close
Take off these soaking wet clothes

I head about something called a Sun Dome
It's like a solar-powered free zone
It's on this planet to keep us sane
Give a lost soul a place to stay out of the rain
Time on the horizon says it's up ahead
Rain in my brain I feel about dead
Never mind the water pouring onto the floor
Step out of the shadows and open the door

parting the clouds safe now
after the rain sun rules again

There ain't no place like home with my baby in the sun dome

Out of the ruins and back into the big scheme
I'm wide awake and breaking for a sweet dream
Pay to play or get out of my way
I won't be led astray, no not today
Sky moving alive it's got ahold of me
Clouds ain't alive it's a conspiracy
Pouring rain down just like an open bar
And I smoke it right down just like I smoke a cigar

I head about something called a Sun Dome
It's like a solar-powered free zone
It's on this planet to keep us sane
Give a lost soul a place to stay out of the rain
Time on the horizon says it's up ahead
Rain in my brain I feel about dead
Never mind the water pouring onto the floor
Step out of the shadows and open the door

parting the clouds safe now
after the rain sun rules again

There ain't no place like home with my baby in the sun dome
Track Name: Inner Space
Out of the silent plant we're dancing to a cosmic groove
I'm weightless jumping watching her bumping
Any way you move
I sling that ring while you're shaking that thing you bring
my soul feels good
We're traveling time's unravelling just like I knew it would

Next stop next galaxy over and I can take you too
I couldn't live without you, it's just this thing I do
When the beat is cooking got you hooking
catch me looking at you
Let's get out of here without a doubt
we got some things to do

I come with race I'm standing in place and ain't no chance of going back
Retrace my case and straightlaced face
off the beaten track
Getting naughty, what a hottie
watching you girl as you shake your body
Don't stream my scheme to get on your team
yeah girl you know what I mean

I wanna see into your inner space, into your inner space
Track Name: Tokyo Dope
Move it on over to the bamboo grove
Four winds carry the screams of the bullet train
From Noheji Bay to Tokyo
36 views of Mt. Fuji mark my way
And the rain pours down
in Gunma Prefecture
Washing away all the lies
Though I am one with the rising sun
I am old and all places grow the same to my eyes

Green dragon protects the red-sailed ship
Shogun shouldering shamisen
Woodcut wonder of lunar eclipse
On the wall of the opium den

fulfilling a promise to a friend, I came to Kyoto
Time flies over our heads like the crane
Now 36 views of Mt. Fuji are all I know
Filling the world that waits outside my windowpane

Green dragon protects the red-sailed ship
Shogun shouldering shamisen
Woodcut wonder of lunar eclipse
On the wall of the opium den

and the rain pours down . . .
and the rain pours down . . .
and the rain pours down . . .
Track Name: Bullet Ballet
Everything they say is a lie
When everyone around you is a spy
Clandestine meetings searching for secrets ever so fleeting
Love her but don't look her in the eye
Assignment a trial by fire and design
Globe hopping and heart stopping two fates intertwined
Death stalks your path from Athens to Southampton
Silent as the grave you're a slave to the life

Now you're caught in the crossfire too late to conspire
Cause the gunman's put you out on the vine
The Bullet's Ballet is one that betrays the confidence of colleagues and friends
at the end of the day your life in dwindling away and it's only you and Death at the end
But the game has begun and they've already won, so why do you come ready to play?
Lay down your cards, see the Queen of Broken Hearts
Her eyes shades of lies mixed with grey
When the enemy is near you no longer fear
Because when Death comes to visit, she'll stay

The Bullet's Ballet
Track Name: Funeral Rain
I remember the day I got the news
Half asleep and oh how sorry i felt for you
Your voice breaking like glass trying not to cry
I know it's hard to say goodbye

Our heads bowed in the funeral rain
As the leaves wash down the drain
There are some things that can't be explained away
And my friend that's OK

everything dies and everything ends
the only constants are our friends
so many dead ends in this life
Strife between men, and not enough time
But at the end we stand all together and

Our heads bowed in the funeral rain
As the leaves wash down the drain
There are some things that can't be explained away
And my friend that's OK
Track Name: Sudoku Girl 903
Gone gone gone now she's gone

This is me not caring
Blow off my farewell and you know for all I care
you can go straight to hell
My heart was torn out and the space inside is gone forever
There's nothing left for us together
and if I ever thought you wise
it's just because I didn't use my eyes
There's nothing you can show me
That I didn't know, see
And just when things can't get no worse they do
It's like nursing a hangover, moreover
why don't I learn from my mistakes, for God's sakes
You'd think I'd wise up, have enough and wise up
surprise
I tried and all I got was thrown up
But at least now I've grown up
Command respect like a man, I stand and demand

I got it right, gone gone gone, now she's gone.
Track Name: Seven Soldiers Of Victory
Well you know schmucks come in pairs like socks
Or one eyed jacks smart as a box of rocks
Chocolate guardian comes to clean your clock
Why do we yell when we could sit and talk
Frankenstein asked his four armed wife
She said not my type baby not in this life
Had a friend who found out the hard way
Even a confidant gotta leave someday

Don't make this a conspiracy
When we both been sleeping with the enemy
Seven soldiers of victory
You got to walk before you can be free

Seven men holding seven sins
seven ways times seven to begin again
seventh heaven will you get in
or come back to find the peace within
Frankenstein asked his four armed wife
said not my type baby not in this life
had a friend who found out the hard way
even a confidant gotta leave some day