CINEMASCOPE

by Shannon Curtis

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released 18 June 2013

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Shannon Curtis Los Angeles, California

Keyboards, drum machines, and love songs.

What happens when a girl who grew up singing Amy Grant songs into her hairbrush teams up with a guy who raised himself on New Order? They make the dreamy, penetrating songs on CINEMASCOPE, the new album by LA-based dreampop artist Shannon Curtis, as helmed by her producer/mixer husband Jamie Hill. ... more

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Track Name: Love Is An Earthquake
Love is an earthquake
It rolls in and heartbreaks
Walls that have stood too long
Tearing them down till the last stone's gone
'Cause love is an earthquake

Love shakes your foundation
It makes you uncertain
Like all that you believed up to now was wrong
The ground beneath your feet feet beats a jarring song
'Cause love shakes your foundation

I believe

That love is an earthquake
No one knows the hour
No one is safe
From under-surface fault lines comes relief
A devastating power from the deep
And nothing is unchanged
'Cause love is an earthquake
Track Name: Keep Swimming
Take a last look
You keep what you took
Here we part ways
I see an island
I see my last chance
No time to waste

'Cause you won't take me down with you
It would take a willful fool to believe
This ship's not sinking
It takes everything I know
To let go and watch it slip underneath
I've gotta keep swimming

Hands pleading
Eyes scheming
Heard it all before
In my own voice
A panicked, thin noise
Keep my head to shore

'Cause you won't take me down with you
It would take a willful fool to believe
This ship's not sinking
It takes everything I know
To let go and watch it slip underneath
I've gotta keep swimming

You won't take me down with you
Not today
You won't take me down with you
I am safe
You won't take me down with you
Beneath the waves
You won't take me down with you
I am safe
Track Name: Dandelion Wishes
One change in the wind
In a swell you were standing beside me
Two hands that have been unheld come together
Hold tightly
With each breath my heart is flying

You blow me away
All my hopes in bloom
Scatter on the air as we sway
In the wind like dandelion wishes

Three chances I've spent
And a fool's undeserving of another
Four eyes haven't bent
Since the moment they saw through one another
So there is life after dying

You blow me away
All my hopes in bloom
Scatter on the air as we sway
In the wind like dandelion wishes on a spring day
Track Name: Brightest Light In The Room
Thought I had it figured out, when out of the blue
Everything got turned around in light of you
Turns out I’d been walking blind
So now that I’ve discovered sight
Pardon if I stare

What am I supposed to do?
You’re the brightest light in the room
Everything else just fades away
And I can’t avert my helpless gaze

If I could lay my eyes upon you just tonight
It might be enough to light up every night
Across the deserts and over oceans
You will be my spark of hope
And you will be my prayer

What am I supposed to do?
You’re the brightest light in the room
Everything else just fades away
And I can’t avert my helpless gaze
When you’re out of view
I’ll fix my eyes upon the moon
‘Cause it makes the darkness not so hard
The same thing you do within my heart

These crazy days can shake the strongest faith
But I see the way when I’m standing next to you
Track Name: Book Of Fiction
Don’t stand so close to me
We make electricity
And it would help if you’d say something
Instead of staring at me with those eyes
It’s getting harder for me to disguise
That I’d like to feel your lips on mine

Maybe in another country
Maybe on a distant shore
Maybe if I’d made a left instead
Or wandered through a different door
Maybe on a faraway planet
In a futuristic time
Maybe in a book of fiction, I’d have been yours

Don’t be so interesting
Or smart, and kind, and funny
I’m having trouble remembering
Why I can’t just walk over and say
“Whatcha doing the rest of the day?
How about you and me run away?”

Maybe in an ancient temple
On the sound of an an unheard prayer
Maybe if I’d answered “yes” instead
Or followed a whim somewhere
Maybe in a mountain kingdom
Where the people speak in rhyme
Maybe in a book of fiction, I’d have been yours

The story goes like this
We meet and then we kiss
And then it goes, how stories go
Till happily it ends

Maybe in an Argo vessel
In the light of the farthest star
Maybe we’ll be born again someday
And I’ll remember who you are
Maybe on a desert island
In an era before our time
Maybe in a book of fiction, I’d have been yours
And you’d have been mine

Maybe in a book of fiction you’d have been mine
Track Name: Anti-Gravity
I don't want to wake up
In a world where you're not there
Don't want to sense the difference
In the light, in the air

And all the leaves will turn
It's out of my control
And melt into the earth
I know it's natural
Not like letting go

Lift me off the ground
'Cause I can't hold you down
From where you're going
You're anti-gravity
And if I can't release
I'll end up floating nowhere

I don't want to walk around
In a town that forgot your name
I'll stand in streets and shout out
They can stare, call me insane

And that's what I might do
Go out of all control
A me without a you
Is not natural
Just like letting go

Lift me off the ground
'Cause I can't hold you down
From where you're going
You're anti-gravity
And if I can't release
I'll end up floating

Nowhere
Nowhere
Nowhere

Lift me off the ground
'Cause I can't hold you down
From where you're going now
Track Name: So Many Stars
Not a sound for miles around
Cold sets in so slow
If I knew
How to undo damage done
I would

There's so many stars
And a broken-down car
Everything feels uncertain in the dark
Even with so many stars

I'd have driven on
Believing nothing's wrong
But here we are stalled out

Under so many stars
And broken-down hearts
It's easier telling secrets in the dark
With so many stars

So many stars
And broken-down hearts
But anything's possible in the dark
With so many stars
Track Name: Let's Stay In
Put on a pot of tea
Come sit as close to me as you like
I say we strike a match
Something is bound to catch on fire
And burn for a while

Let’s stay in tonight
There’s not one thing outside these four walls
That you and I will need
Let’s stay in

Tune in the radio
Something for moving slow in the dark
This is how time stands still
Hearts racing on the thrill
We rise and fall in each other’s arms

Let’s stay in tonight
There’s not one thing outside these four walls
That you and I will need
And it would be all right
If well past midnight you were holding tight to me

Let’s stay in tonight
Music and moonlight
Are everything that you and I will need
And it will be all right
If well past midnight you are holding tight to me
Track Name: When The Lights Go Down
When the lights go down
And the curtains shut
Can they tell I'm terrified
Did I do enough?
In a boundless dark
Looking for release
I am captive of my mind
I just want to sleep

When The lights go down
I am eight years old
And I just found out
How it feels to know you're all alone

When the lights go down
Then the seconds tick
Keeping pace my pulse races
Panicked for the fix
Turning over and over
In a web of dread
Reinventing new nightmares
Out of nothingness

When the lights go down
I am twelve years old
And I just found out
I'll be walking through this on my own

Down down down
Until the bottom catches me
By some miracle
Alive to see this mercy
Love that's bigger than my fear

When the lights go down
Can I be this old
And only just find out
I don't have to carry this alone
Track Name: We Are On Fire
Produced by Jamie Hill. Recorded and mixed by Jamie Hill at Secret Agent Audio Services, Los Angeles