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released March 31, 2017

The Rainbow Seekers are:
Joe Hertler: Songs, Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Aaron Stinson: Saxophone, Tin Whistle
Ryan Hoger: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Micah Bracken: Piano, Organ, Synths, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Rick Hale: Drums, Percussion
Kevin Pritchard: Bass
Kim Vi: Bass, Keyboard
Jason Combs: Live Bass
Tyler Vander Maas: String Arrangements


Strings Players: Isoa Chapman, Anna Khalikova, Mikhail Bugaev, Igor Cetkovic, Ian Mcdonald, Mary Sherman, Allison Holden

Produced by Kevin Pritchard
Mixed by Kevin Pritchard with additional mixing by Tyler Duncan

The Rainbow Seeker Production Team of America is:
Irving Ronk, Evan Myers, Brad Frey, Adam Bauer, Amanda Slaybaugh, Shawn Adams, Buddy Paul, and Monica Hopman

Honorary Rainbow Seekers:
Josh Holcomb, Dave Suchanek, & Godfather Matt Altruda

We give eternal thanks to our mothers and fathers, wives and girlfriends, our sisters and brothers, teachers, mentors, and our friends. And lastly, we gotta shout out the humans of the rainbow: Chase, Ryan H, Hundy, Sam, Randy, Mike, Christian, Ryan D, Alex, Ippei, Jes, Greg, Kris, Lily, Joe B + Sarah, Gerry, Lucas, Zack, Erick, and Phil. Our love for you all is infinite.

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Track Name: Lonely
i sit around and watch the days go by
between computer screen, yo, we're living things
am i the only one to see the sign upon the crumbling wall
i sparked the fire, i burned it all

are you feeling kinda lonely
like everyone else
is your future looking stormy
do you need a friend
are you trying to find where home is
then please take hand
you say you are feeling lonely
lonely, like everyone else

i watched the flames stretch up the curtains, baby
wishing i had someone whom i could share this mayhem
i always been a dreamer, when the keys under my fingers
god bless you all, my fellow sinner
Track Name: Catalyst
Up down left right inside this boiling silence
we made our rounds while listening to the passing time
I'm bracing for a long ride, a long ride, it’s coming for me
steaming down the tracks, down the tracks, yeah it’s coming for me

don’t mean to catalyze it baby won’t you make your mind up
you took the losing side cause you knew the future’s coming for ya
are you ready, for this my love
are you really willing to be blinded by the sun

everyone is laughing at the both us
tragedy between the seams where the virtue runs
you give me a reason, you give me a reason to stay

eye’s strained, look hard, inside and out it’s too dark
head lights, track drawn, waiting for my train to come
eyes strained, old stars, down the tracks it’s too dark,
i’ll wait, too late to run, waiting for my train to come

restless spirit searching for a home in twilight
slow step, slow breath, his words lost under the byline
like a conversation fading between the smokers at the bar
do you fear the pain of death my love

do you hear it now, the sound of passing time
you know it now, you smile deeper now, by one more degree
hold on to what you love.
nothing can ever return, to the way it was.
Track Name: Crimson Line
As staccato mountains rise to meet their morning form
Their peaks ignited while the sun reaches on overboard
The horizon’s eviscerate, casting its rays
Like the entrails of a thousand lifetimes in the wake
My shadow lengthened across an arid sea
I went to chase, but lost it under a rolling reef
Of clouds overhead, boiling past a crimson line
The antecedent greeting a reunion of our lives

The drowning sun, now below my feet
Where a man meets his limit in dominion’s reach
Like ferried souls, of whales at sea
I’m just a visitor here and I’m about to leave

Oh band of angels, lost in their contemplation
Of the glory, infinite, across these forlorn places
So many words, found through silent things,
The sun will rise, while the world is sleeping
Perhaps having been, is the purest kind,
I saw beyond the void where the stars go to die
I lept in deference, body cast in the sea
It seems that everyday, brings an eternity
Track Name: American Color
i've been watching the news, seems the world is gonna break down
i've got friends, drenched in a sorrow from the wake of an old town
i've seen my fair share loss, and i've seen the cost, but have i felt the way they feel
american color, is flowing from a rain cloud

i've been watching the world, through a window with a lone view
and it seems, things are saturated in the color of a cold hue
how can, a conversation be so isolating, won't you tell me how you feel
american color, i pouring from a rain cloud

i don't know what it feels like
all i got are my own pair of shoes
i tie em' up as i sit here and watch the news
i know that you're hurting
i'm trying my best to understand
please take me with you, let me see your point of view

i don't wanna be part of the problem
i don't wanna be another passer by
i want to be proud standing by your side
this is american color
seen in the lines used to hyphenate
how much longer will it divide our names
Track Name: Show and Tell
Here we are now tell me what you’re scared of
Play it out, all your fears strapped to the table
Name your price, write a song, ask em all to sing along
Don’t worry now, cause it’s only what you’re made of

Write a list of all your sins
Give it rhyme, give it meter, it’s the reason that you sing
Is it really what you want?
Another mountain past the sun

Tell me now, tell me what’s your story
Hope it’s shaped in ways to sell
Cause the past is really,
Just a lie we told ourselves
And maybe if they all believe it, they’ll uncover another secret
They know you all to well, another game of show and tell

You know the look, they don’t believe you
They’re coming close to the place that you retreat to
You’re ignoring all the calls, from the cracks between the walls
Don’t worry now, cause it’s only what they’ll see through

Look at you, you’re aware now
Of every note, every feeling, every weakness
The masquerade is wearing thin, seems they’re on to all your shit
Don’t worry now, cause it’s only what you’re made of
Track Name: Disconnected
dead trees rising up like boneyards
where elephants rest at the end of their days
crescent moon over a desert whisper
the slanting sun pulling back on her rays
at the end of the day, at the end of the day

an empty bar and we’re hardly sober
it’s overtime in a pre-season game
the stray dogs bark for pecking order
another round because we’re feeling the same
at the end of the day, at the end of the day

oh, I’m feeling disconnected
seems i’ve come unplugged
sometimes you gotta come back home
oh, i’m feeling disconnected baby
won’t you wrap me in your arms to save me
have i accepted my projection
have i come unplugged
sometimes you gotta come back home
oh, i’m feeling disconnect baby
won’t you wrap me in your arms to save me

a old lake under midwestern winter
shining cold like a mother of pearl
and underneath there’s a clouded wreath where
and inside are the secrets to the end of the world
yeah the end of world

it seems i’m stuck here floating
it seems i’ve missed my wave
a restless youth have embraced their sorrow
they packed their bags and they’re taking the train
at the end of the day,

oh, speeding world, lets watch it go
if i had another chance i’d take it slow
i’m sorry, i didn’t care
we all at times find ourselves alone
we’ll soon pass the boundaries of our youth
Past the line where waits a distant truth
i’m sorry, i didn’t care
i’m sorry, i didn’t see it coming on, but we’ll there soon
and i’ll wrap you up until everything starts again
it seems i’ve lost my shadow
Track Name: Sleepyhead
wake up in the morning you sleepyhead
and know that i love you most
seems you gotta another big day ahead
and know that this is your home
if you feel it a lonely don’t be scared
i know that you will find your way
don’t let your days become the same

wake up in the morning you sleepyhead
and know that i love you most
seems you gotta another big day ahead
and know that you’re not alone
and if you listen really close to the passing time, you’ll see
the world is big, and it needs your hand
your love will pour into the land
your love will pour into the land

when your final sunset, says goodnight
just know that i love you most
the world’ll keep spinning as your drift away
but know that you have your home
fireflies drifting from the breeze
like embers rising from the trees
prod the coals so the fire can breathe, my love
Track Name: Old Love
we met on the battlefield
drank from the ladle of the moon
the blood expanded cross the field
like chrysanthemums in bloom
is there really so much to fear
when we’re all just taking sides
work it out, say it loud,
seek it out, uh oh

a promise is a promise
will you finish what you started
i’ve grown to believe, that the change of leaves
could really mean anything, love
i’d cross the mountains and the ocean for ya
just to see ya

i’m needing old love
and i’m swimming in the dark
i’m needing cold love
frozen in the dark
oh i fear what i have become
lord will they forgive me
all i got left is love
lord with they forget met
i’ll go to the forest with a samurai sword
and spill out all of my love

i strained my eyes to see
but it was too dark inside and out
how i long to hear you breath
how i long to hear you sound
i so wish to understand
these pangs of solitude
maybe my sword will be peace
will it place me next to you

it seems that our virtues, broke all the curfews
is the freedom of love, tragic enough? does it really mean anything more
i’d cross the mountains and the ocean for ya
just to see ya

i strained my eyes to see
but it was too dark inside and out
how i long to hear you breath
how i long to hear you sound
i so wish to understand
these pangs of solitude
maybe my sword will be peace
will it place me next to you

small rose blooms turned in the water
as my body fell to the side, but i fell deeper
into the silt of your love, silently waiting
for your infinite embrace, and there i floated
into your arms around me, closing on the distance
eternity is in us now that you're by my side
is sensation just a memory from our lives
Track Name: Find Me
it's a lonely world we're in
and i've danced with many things
yet here i am pulling the covers from our eyes
when you ask me if i love you
my words they come out fumbling
the lights are on, but i might as well be blind

we worked up quite a story
lord knows it won't be boring
i've been running, but i aint broke the line of sight
the clouds, they have been foaming
a cold front slowly growing
we all need someone with us at our side

cause this is where you'll find me
look between the lines, we
crawled up from the bedsheets of yesterday
and now we're going under
to pay the debts of loving,
must be for something other than
wanting to stay

been counting all my sins
got a list and everything
gonna tell you when i'm home for the night
my confession is a testament
to all the places i have been
please excuse my sentiment, alright
Track Name: Haunted House
i think i’m living in a haunted house
seeing things in dark corners, when no one else i around
and everyone’s laughing at me
cause they don’t see what I am seeing
that is steaming in the mirror, in the morning
and it’s getting boring

try to settle down
till the universe to come back together
try to settle down
like a river current holds a feather
you know it’s easier to
cut your cord and drift away
try to settle down, my love
cause the time we get
we gotta give back someday

i think i’m living in a haunted house
cold whisper across my shoulder, when i am the only one around
i think something is staring at me,
straight from my favorite hiding place,
under my bed, when i was mourning

took me a song, from the wake of you left us, darling
we’ve walked a long way to die
i swear to god, this room is glowing like you’re still with me
so until i see the other side