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Sputnik "Rising" is the group's third full-length effort, following up their acclaimed 2004 debut "I, Cosmonaut" as well as the studio/live collection "Underradar" (2008). They also had two tracks from each release featured on Grandy's career retrospective "El Grande" CD sampler.

"...this one ended up in heavy rotation on my iPhone. Worth finding." - Omaha Weekly
"Representing poprock at its most buoyant, vibrant, and engaging..." - Jersey Beat
"Rising is packed with timeless pop-rock gems." - coolcleveland.com
"a fine collection" - Cleveland Scene

"Risng" received radio airplay on WRUW, 87.7, WZBC, WKWZ, KSHU, KLBC, CJUM, KDHX, KTUH, WERU, M3 Radio and Radio Andra (Sweden).

credits

released May 15, 2013

alan grandy - voc, gtr
jay bentoff - bass, bkg voc
chris solt - drums, bkg voc (tracks 1-11)
jeff harmon - drums(tracks 12, 13)

-with-
kathryn boehnlein - flute on "heaven..."
jeff harmon - bkg vocs on "untitled 3", "solstice song"

all songs by alan grandy bmi except "boiling over" by mark edwards unhinged music

produced by sputnik
engineered by jay bentoff at dark tree recording, cleve OH
cover photo - eric david johnson
band photo - tony gray
cd design & execution - aggrafix

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Track Name: solstice song
solstice song

world turns the astronomer says
can you tell me why, I don't know
seems it spins on an axis that leans
and the seasons come and they go

but I don't mind, call me snowblind
look me up and you'll find

chorus:
the longer the nightsea with morning out aways
the more I get to dream of summer days
the longer the nights seem, the more they're out of phase
the more I get to dream of summer

when we'd got it made, wait for the sun for the shade
it's all right, summer days bring summer nights

can you tell me why it's so (so what)
I'm not there, it's not that I don't care
it's just that I don't mind

the longer the nightsea with morning out aways
the more I get to dream of summer days
the longer the nights seem, the more they're out of phase
the more I get to dream of summer
the more I get to dream
Track Name: shine
shine

oh I try, find the words making sense to
you, so believe in what in what you're givin' when I sense you
oh, I know you when I open my
eyes and see you shine

you show me things I never knew and you tell me
what I know, you make it new so I see
no shadows when I open my
eyes and see you
shine, and you rise
I see your face, sunshine, no disguise

you fill the room, never guessing
every day I find your blessing
oh I know you when I open my
eyes, bright now or any other time
I see you
shine
I see you shine
I see you
Track Name: dreaming out loud
dreaming out loud

here's a game we can play
see what you want to be and then you say
be sincere, don't be shy
it's yours to share if you want to try

having fun dreaming out loud
in the sun dreaming out loud

tell your friends, they tell you too
if you play it will come to you
'cos who's to know what you'll find?
take a step no need to slip behind

everyone dreaming out loud
in the sun dreaming out loud
having fun dreaming out loud
now you're the one dreaming out loud
Track Name: keep yr heart at home
keep yr heart at home,
your world's not made of stone
it's flesh and blood and bone
so keep yr heart at home
'cos if you choose to roam
you may not be alone

people pick it up and then they seem to put it down
then one day you'll wake up and you'll find it's not around
you've been having dreams
tell me what they mean
everyone may think it's something they can put their hands on
then one day you'll turn around and find out that its gone
you've been having dreams
tell me what you've seen

keep yr heart at home
keep yr heart at home keep yr heart at home
'cos when you smile it's soul fulfillin'
if you feel it show you're willin'
to keep yr heart
you've been havin' dreams
Track Name: last man on earth
last man on earth

hold my own
on my guard
flying low
under radar
lately I
always cry
and never stop 'til my head drops, I close my eyes
if I'm dreaming please don't wake me up

night arise
her stars, her eyes
pull me close
no surprise
then release
to daylight
it's 6 am, goddamn sun's so bright
if I'm dreaming, please don't wake me up

if you see me don't wake me
don't break me out
if you see me don't shake me
don't take me now
Track Name: midnight rose
midnight rose
oh I feel so far away
nothing to do or say so I
pray for time, peace of mind
never thought I'd have it any other way, hey hey

oh I tried, set my sights to the other side
if tears could turn the tide you would've stayed

so it goes, another day
what faith defies the eyes betray
so I ask for grace, a sense of space
all the while no smiles, just decay, here comes the tears

I'm falling down, I can't find the floor
I caught myself and now I can't let go
tried to collect myself, something's left behind
a midnight rose a gypsy moon
a moment perfect in its time

the scene is shot in subtle greys - a crowd, a face, a fading trace
we don't keep time, we make the climb and
never stop to catch the days, here come the tears

we're the sand grains slipping thru your hands
we're the life you led while you were making plans
world's upside down, I'm hangin' on
a midnight rose, a gypsy moon
a moment perfect, then it's gone

a midnight rose, a gypsy moon
Track Name: untitled 3
untitled 3

don't want to hear the news today, oh no no
don't let it show
it's gonna happen anyway and what you say
won't make it go away

and we try to break it down, what and why, where and how
I am livin' and I'm dyin' to be here right now

can't forget how it felt to find the gods had smiled
at someone behind me
gravity nearly got me down, it took some time
for you to find me

and we try to wear the crown, live it up and live it down
we're just livin' and we're dyin' to be here right now

here we go back again
take a slow track my friend
'cos you it's hell and sometimes heaven only knows

you don't have to hide your name from a fame that's yours to find
it's in your grace, it's always there in case you change your mind
but I've used my patience, my paints
spent myself, no change
here we go back, take a slow track
'cos you know it's hell and sometimes heaven only knows
Track Name: see me now
see me now

oh, I see you in the light alone tonight
I'm flyin', I'm a low satellite
can you see me now?
your eyes spark and glow
do you see me now?
do you know?

now you're talking to some friends, I know them well
I'm dyin' of suspense, but time will tell
can you see me now?
the tide won't let go
do you see me now?
do you, no?

oh I feel it coming close, time is nigh
and I want to get it right - hello? hi?
can you see me now?
time moves slow
do you see me know?
here I go
Track Name: angels
angels

I love you like the planets love the stars
and the buses, the cars downtown
I wish you would slow down, every day's the day
when I'd only like to show you what I've found

a little gun is still a gun
I sent you angels, I'm
surprised they came so soon
saw them yesterday and thought of you
what was I supposed to do

when I love you like a sinner loves a bar
somewhere to run to
then run far away
something to lean on
a shelter and a throne
somewhere to belong
now and now, not soon
I wish we could hold on
you're always such a setting sun

I love you it doesn't matter where you are or what you've come to
if you feel that way too
sometimes it's a hard thing to do
to know that I could never not love you
Track Name: heaven is in yr heart
oh, heaven is in your heart
it's every happy end
you don't know where you're landing but
you're standing where you start
heaven is in yr heart
you wear it when you smile
carry it awhile
pass it when you part
heaven is in your
heart, it shows
believe in chance it grows
you're standing there, no need to stand apart
heaven is in your heart
feels like ghosts
when dreams come so close
it's all right here, no need to fear the spark in you
everything you do
everywhere, it's true
in each and every way
your life happens every day
a clue a mystery
will help you find a way to make your mark
heaven is in your heart