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1.
Unity Song 02:35
"Unity Song" music by Chris Knudson © Tathata Music (ASCAP)
2.
"Ascension Zone" music by Chris Knudson. words by Elizabeth Knudson © Tathata Music (ASCAP) / Night 7 Music (ASCAP) VERSE You are now entering the Ascension Zone. I put my dancing shoes on. And tapped right into the Heart of God, the Almighty. Eyes blazing, like gleaming the beauty of me back to me. I am humble and glorified in this holy light. I put my dancing shoes on. And tapped right into the Heart of God, the Almighty. BRIDGE (same chords as verse, spoken) I looked and saw a sea roofed over with rainbows. In the midst of each, two lovers met and departed. The the sky was full of faces with gold glories behind them. VERSE You are now entering the Ascension Zone. I put my dancing shoes on. And tapped right into the Heart of God, the Almighty. Eyes blazing, like gleaming the beauty of me back to me. I am humble and glorified in this holy light.
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"Dream of Love" music by Chris Knudson. words by Chris and Elizabeth Knudson © Tathata Music (ASCAP) / Night 7 Music (ASCAP) VERSE Broken kings And broken queens Forgetting our divinity And sovereignty and ecstacy PRE-CHORUS We don’t need licenses to love That much is clear But hearts are clouded and misled Our truth is hidden in our fears CHORUS OH THE DREAM OF LOVE JUST A DREAM CAN IT STAY TRUE? OH THE DREAM OF LOVE A PROMISE BRINGS ME BACK (TO) YOU His eyes are wandering She fears his love for her may fade She shuts him out and lets another in The bed has already been made REPEAT PRE-CHORUS How to heal this sacred union - Find the love in everything? Dance within the breath of life Make our music groove and swing Find the joy in these moments There’s more at stake than just two doves Discipline will life us up Into the arms of unending, unwavering, unyielding love. REPEAT CHORUS OUT
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"Ashes to Ashes" music by Chris Knudson. words by Elizabeth Knudson © Tathata Music (ASCAP) / Night 7 Music (ASCAP) VERSE Ashes to Ashes, and Dust to Dust Isn’t that how the spell goes – who forged the Bible? No one really knows Wars fought in the name of love Dead children in their wake We always find a reason To kill for someone’s soul to save Holy men scream abomination Has it brought themn to their peace? Has it brought them gratitude? Will it bring them to their knees? A case of righteous indigestion As they set down to the feast Are they serving God or worshiping the Beast? They rise and scream: BRIDGE I’M GOING TO HEAVEN. I’M GOING TO HEAVEN I’M A RIGHTEOUS BEAST BUT I’M, I’M GOING TO HEAVEN AND WHEN JESUS GREETS ME THE ANGELS WILL FALL AT MY FEET I’M GOING TO HEAVEN VERSE What are we all to do? Seems like we’re kinda screwed Laugh in the face of death – no fear Love’s the solution and love is here. Love’s more than a solution It’s a global revolution Inner peace – it brings union... Whoah... More than part of the problem, you are A conscious parasite Now, starve yourself. Wake up from the cocoon Sinner your dreams are over soon. Your wings are your true sight We are care bears blasting light Through the gloomy illusion The future, it’s always bright One act of kindness Leads a thousand more A friend in need Is knocking at your door.
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Americronica 04:02
"Americronica" words and music by Chris Knudson © Tathata Music (ASCAP) VERSE Get down and feel your feet under the ground. Fly high and feel your head above the sky CHORUS (same progression) AMERICRONICA AMERICRONICA VERSE Go deep and let your senses rise from sleep. Just cruise and love yourself inside the blues. REPEAT CHORUS BRIDGE You feel the change is comin... You feel the love is comin... REPEAT 1st VERSE REPEAT CHORUS REPEAT BRIDGE REPEAT CHORUS
6.
Gypsies 03:51
"Gypsies" words and music by Chris Knudson © Tathata Music (ASCAP) VERSE Take me on a ride to somewhere Somewhere that we never been Burning at both ends is wearing me down We can go travelling. CHORUS (AND) I WILL NAVI - GATE THROUGH SCENIC HIGHS AND LOWS WE WILL BE TWO GYPSIES ON THE ROAD WE WILL FIND OUR WAY VERSE Listen to the violin Dance between the nylon strings We can make our own Django sound We can do anything REPEAT CHORUS SOLO REPEAT CHORUS OUTRO = REPEAT LAST LINE OF CHORUS 2x
7.
Snake Magic 04:00
"Snake Magic" words by Elizabeth Knudson, music by Chris Knudson © Night 7 Music (ASCAP), Tathata Music ASCAP (All rights reserved). Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. Rama Tata Sah, Hey Kuh Hera Atu Ah Samana Divine Mother, Holy Mother, Blessed Mother Bring us into remembrance of your perfect light, Your brilliant power that lives within each of us. We gather together now under your protection and guidance To restore these bodies to their full glory. Daughters of the Earth gather 'round Let your hips swing, feet hit the ground. Feel the power in every move you make. Heal the Earth with the magic of the snake. Daughters of the Earth gather 'round Let your hips swing, feet hit the ground. Feel the power in every move you make. Heal the Earth with the magic of the snake.
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"What About Love" words and music by Chris Knudson © Tathata Music (ASCAP) VERSE What about love makes me feel this way? What about love makes me want to stay? What about love brings me back for a kiss? What about love makes me miss all of this? PRE-CHORUS Sometimes the view takes my breath away Sometimes the view nearly drives me insane CHORUS (BUT) I DON’T WANT TO EVER LOSE THIS MAGIC FEELING WE’RE EXPANDING, SHIFTING, ALMOST EFFORTLESSLY LIFTING AND I DON’T WANT TO EVER ALMOST LOSE YOU ...AGAIN Remember how it felt to dive right in The rapture of exploring: sink or swim. One time, maybe two times, I broke a gentle heart. This time I’ll love you right, like from the start. REPEAT PRE-CHORUS (2x) REPEAT CHORUS (2x) OUTRO = REPEAT VERSE 1
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"Freedom Place" words by Elizabeth Knudson. music by Chris and Elizabeth Knudson © Night 7 Music (ASCAP) / Tathata Music (ASCAP) There is a place that I’m going And the sun always shines. There’s a face that I’ve been showing And it always smiles. There’s a notion That cleanses that deepest pain. There’s a place I’m going That holds all time. Some call it heaven ‘cause they fear hell. Some call it heaven a place to rest. I call it love The only place to be, Where I see the soul of God And it sees me. There is a place I’m going I call it love. It’s not high up in the heavens Not way up above. It’s in my heart and around my head. It’s under my feet. It’s where I rest my head. I close my eyes and I am there. I close my eyes; my heart’s made bare. I humble my soul to the great love. I let go of my mind. I’m free as a dove. I see my soul looking back at me. I hear its voice when I hear you speak. Your tears are mine. Now take my hand. Let us close our eyes and go to the promise land. The promise land. Let my heart be free. Let my mind be free. Let my feet be free, Let my hands be free. Let my eyes be free. Let my heart be free. Let my heart be free. We praise thee, O highest spirit. We praise thee, O highest spirit. We praise thee, O highest spirit. Let our hearts be free.
10.
"Fly Your Wings" words and music by Chris Knudson © Tathata Music (ASCAP) VERSE Do what feels natural Do what feels right Pull the darkness closer Stand naked in the light Inch your way to freedom Be a psychedelic astronaut Drain the blood from a goat’s head Drink elixir from a golden pot CHORUS AND FLY YOUR WINGS CHILD FLY EVER HIGHER FLY YOUR WINGS CHILD AS YOU BECOME A CREATOR... GOD VERSE Will you make shining castles Protected by a ring of fire? Or can we fly in our Light Bodies? Burn our karma with desire? REPEAT CHORUS OUTRO Let the love shine in It’s who you are when you begin Let the love shine in It’s where you are when you begin

about

This project started out as a series of instrumentals Chris wrote and recorded at his home studio in Austin, Texas during 2015, with Elizabeth's voice in mind, originally entitled "Voyager") The collection is also anchored around two songs which Chris wrote and recorded with his and Elizabeth's vocals in Austin around that time (track 5 "Americronica" and track 6 "Gypsies"). The project was shelved for most of 2016 and 2017 while the couple were based between Texas, Virginia, California and Oregon, during which time Chris released his Kanude "Colors" album.

From April 2018 to April 2019, the rest of the material was written and recorded at a home studio on Portland, Oregon. Subsequently vocal and overdub sessions were overseen at Jackpot! Recording Studios in Portland, Oregon in May 2019 by Larry Crane (The Decemberists, Quasi, Elliott Smith).

The initial singles "Dream of Love" "Gypsies" and "What About Love" were mixed by John D. Norten (Black-Eyed Peas) in late summer 2019 and released digitally from October 2019 through February 2020. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, live shows and tours for the band are being scheduled at a later date.

credits

released June 5, 2020

credits:
Chris Knudson: producer, songwriter, lead and backing vocals, drum programming, bass, electric guitars, synths, recording engineer
Elizabeth Knudson: songwriter, lead and backing vocals
Thorbjørn Poulsen: Gameboy solo on "Gypsies"
Larry Crane: recording engineer, Pro Tools editing, bass moogification, and rough mixes
Steve Christensen: additional recording on "Americronica"
John D. Norten: mix engineer on tracks 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Sophie Botta: mix engineer on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5
John D Norten: mastering engineer
Joey Wharton: album cover photography
Zack Prestage: album cover art and design
Julián Muñoz Sosa: artwork and cover design for tracks 3, 6, 8

@ 2019-2020 Lightstone Records / Tathata Music (ASCAP) / Night 7 Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved.

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LightBody Sound Richmond, Virginia

These two gypsies met on a balmy South Texas night at a retired brothel called The Last Concert Cafe... Elizabeth was a down on her luck opera-singer, drowning her broken heart and luminous talent in too much tequila. Chris was a mysterious troubadour, quite sophisticated and yet consistently ill-behaved. File under: synth wave, dream pop, art pop, folktronica, now age. ... more

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