City of Glass [Full Album]

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Oceanic's anticipated debut album "City of Glass," produced by oriental-rock musician Yossi Sassi, formerly of Orphand Land and an acclaimed solo artist in his own right.

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released October 31, 2014

Written by Idan Liberman
Produced by Yossi Sassi

Oceanic are:
Gal Shochet – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Or Lubianiker – Bass, Additional Guitars
Amir Manber – Guitars
Idan Liberman – Vocals, Guitars

Additional Musicians:
Yossi Sassi – Additional Guitars, Backing Vocals, Bozukitara
Idan Harat – Guitars on tracks 1 and 3
Eva the Cat – Meows on track 9

Engineered and Mixed by Liron Shaffer at Bardo Studios, Ramat-Gan, Israel, and Piloni Sound and Vision (Zaza Studios), Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at TurtleTone Studios, NYC, USA.

Photography by Ofir Abe, ofirabe.4ormat.com. Art and design by Adam Nishma, nishma.info.

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Oceanic Israel

Oceanic is a four-piece that draws on melody, prog, metal and blues to create a unique sound which appeals to the entire rock spectrum. The band has played Progstage 2012, Israel's first international prog-rock festival, and opened for Pain of Salvation on their Israel show. Its debut City of Glass was released in 2014 with Mid-East rocker Yossi Sassi (Warner Bros.) at the production helm. ... more

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Track Name: A Scanner Darkly
Oceanic - A Scanner Darkly
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Take me down, take me down into the underground
Take me down, almost forgot the world goes round and round
Inside this maze… Am I myself or am I just a phase?
And so, I will go, I will let myself be changed

Now everybody knows
The mind like water flows,
Warm sand between my toes
That's just the way it goes
A star in heaven glows…
Hold me close

How many times can a man look deep into his soul?
Can he even hear it in this cloud of electronic noise?
Watching! Waiting…watching!
Studying us when we eat, when we sleep, when we go about our lives
When we drift, losing grip, trapped like mice inside our minds

What do you see, what do you see,
What do you see when you look inside me?
What do you see, oh, what do you see,
What do you see, a scanner darkly?

Silently, at night the scanner's watching over me
Society? I'll never trade my freedom for security!
And naturally, the enemy is people like you and me

Oh well, oh well
Throw vengeance down the well
If calculations fail
I'll never leave this hell
Oh well,
Live life behind the veil
And always will…
Love you still

Tell me things, tell and make me ripe with information
I will hold it in as long as I can hide the lack of reverberation
But it keeps
Watching! Waiting! Watching!
Studying us when we eat when we sleep when we think we got it right
When we sit, darkly sit, in the ever-watchful night…

What do you see, what do you see,
What do you see when you look inside me?
What do you see, oh, what do you see,
What do you see, a scanner darkly?
Track Name: Wind Up in a Barrel (Tribute to Walter)
Wind Up in a Barrel (Tribute to Walter)
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Wouldn't you, wouldn't you agree that in the end it was all about the chemistry
Between you and me?

I always, I always said that I was only doing it to benefit my family, but really
To satisfy my curiosity

Well a man, he must provide
But he can't just step aside
And watch as other men take what's rightfully his
We only have one life to live
Don't we?

I hope that you
Won't wind up
In a barrel

Oh come on, I know we've had our ups and downs, but I would always come around, I'm sure you see
Everything I did was of absolute necessity

Remember what I said before – remember this if nothing more – that chemistry is nothing if it's not the science of change
And people change,
Oh yeah, they surely do

When it's over, when I'm buried
When six feet under I am carried
I'll admit not everything has went according to plan
Despite all this, I hope you understand

I hope that you
Won't wind up
In a barrel
In a barrel

And when it's over, when I'm buried
When six feet under I am carried
When the final chapter of my story is done
Hope you'll never have to face the barrel of a gun
Just strap yourself, and drive towards the sun

I hope that you
Won't wind up
In a barrel
In a barrel
In a barrel
In a barrel
Track Name: South of Heaven
Oceanic - South of Heaven
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How did I get this far south of heaven?
How long did I lay upon this forsaken shore?
She offered herself in the form of an apple
Along with a serpent, was asleep in its core

I know, standing here by the sea
I know, she wasn't made for me
I know, tear this rib out of me,
Stick to the poetry,
She's fucking royalty,
Oh

So lucky and proud we stand in being articulate
No words or metaphors will crush any bones
I wish I was dumb, I wish that I was illiterate
What I wouldn't do if I could just make her moan

I won't, I'll never hold a grudge
I won't – who am I to judge?
I won't ever try anything
Nothing but play and sing
Fit for a queen and king
Oh

Try to be bad
Try to be bad
Try to be bad
Try to

I know, standing here by the sea
I know, she wasn't made for me
I know, tear this rib out of me
Stick to the poetry
She's fucking royalty
Oh

I know, she's making fun of me
I'll show her what it means to me
Oh no, she had no right to flee
I, too, need to be free
Just gotta find the key
Oh
Track Name: Enter
Oceanic - Enter
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I've been waiting here for, I've been waiting here... it's hard to explain
Hard to explain
Autumn winds are blowing, and I sigh the way I've always been,
Always will

And I know I'll glow
If you'll just stay with me
Stay with me awhile

Enter, enter like the summer breeze, summer breeze
Enter, enter like the light you give, light we breathe

Cities turn to ashes, we all fade away in history
History
Can't you see, my darling, can't you see that from all these ghosts
I need you most?

And I know, I'll blow
Out if you stay with me
Stay with me awhile

Enter, take her to the gallows pole, gallows pole
Enter, make her cry and make her moan, cast the stone

Enter, enter like the summer breeze, Summer breeze
Enter, enter like the light you give, light we grieve
Track Name: Clouds
Clouds
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Found you out
Calmed you down
"Love me tender, love me true," sing pictures on your wall
And in this house we try to break your fall

"Leave me where I lay," you speak your mind and say
But you and I both know: some things you can't let go

Every time, every time it happens I'm around
Calm you down, we'll chase away these clouds

Lovely loneliness
Loving violence
Pull you down and pull you out of dreams you scream at night
So you can smile and say you'll win the fight

Meet me at the bay, the dogs have swam away
And we can sit in peace and gaze towards the east

Every time, every time I see you standing out
Wintertime, you pull your collar up and face the cold
Realize, the sun is shining soft and burning low
And we are here to chase away these clouds

Every time, every time it happens I'm around
Calm you down, I'll be coming sooner than you know
Stay awhile, after all you are my playground love
And I am here to chase away these clouds
Track Name: Fish You Shouldn't Eat (Part I)
Fish You Shouldn't Eat (Part I)
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Long ago, somewhere in Mexico, deep beneath the green-colored waves
I stopped to rest for a moment; well, it seems to have lasted for days

I thought I saw a jellyfish, at the corner of my eye
But when I turned, it must have disappeared, or maybe never was there at all

And that got me thinking about how far we've gone
Instead of just floating, we build our boats from styrofoam
Track Name: These Countless Hours
These Countless Hours
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This is the last time you come here to beg on my doorstep
I thought I made it clear I don't need any of your help
Still, though, I've missed you, you make me forget who I am
A devil like you, baby, comes only once in a lifetime

Show me the way to Elysium
These countless hours...

This is the last time you come here, I'm sure, just to mock me
No one but you, baby, knows just how strong is this longing
Time passes, time passes, and songs we write become anthems
If this curse were lifted, by now I could have been a rich man.

Show me the way into Xanadu
These countless hours… alone
In a locked room
Behind a closed door
In front of the page

Maybe one of these days
We will harvest, we will harvest our praise
We will bask in the haze of the spotlights above

Nobody knows it, nobody cares but you and me
Nobody listens; nobody cares but you and me
But still I gotta tell you baby, I'm as happy as can be
One more time to tell you, maybe, I'm as happy as can be
Track Name: HMS Beagle
HMS Beagle
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Once upon a midnight dreary,
As I pondered weak and weary
Over many ancient books of lore
Came to me a thought like none before

I fell down, hit the ground, saw my mother run 'towards me
Something old, rich and warm, whispered its secret to me

On a ship the ocean seems surreal and so majestic
Creatures deep, white whales and krakens fast asleep
Was there ever something missing? Something that never felt quite right?
Something changing, shifting, fleeting? Something hidden in plain sight?

Is it just survival? Are we here by chance?
Can science tell us secrets? Can science tell us who we are?

Isn't it peculiar?
Isn't it entirely strange?
I find it so bewildering
The only constant thing in life is change

Suddenly, life seems to me so precious
My daughter's every breath makes me so anxious
Life is accidental, a curious mistake
And we are nothing but the choices that we make

Call me a heretic, call me what you will -
Man has no purpose to fulfill

On a ship the ocean seems serene and so majestic
Sow and you shall reap: a seed of doubt, the fruit of disbelief

Like a seed, so does an idea take root in the earth of people's minds
Like four drops can form an ocean, these words might bring another flood

Time is just like water
Running slow but deep
But I still have my garden, I'll go where my home lies

So let me be peculiar
So let me be called deranged
But like the sun that shines on earth and water
The truth will forever remain
That time is the essence of living
And the essence of living is change
Track Name: Eva the Cat Doesn't Sleep
Eva the Cat Doesn't Sleep
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Eva the cat doesn't sleep
Eva the cat doesn't sleep
It's true what they say, what you sow you must reap
Eva the cat doesn't sleep

She stares at the ceiling and sighs
And time seems to just pass her by
The hours go by, and the mist
Settles all around

She stares at the ceiling and sighs
A nostalgic look in her eyes
A dreamcatcher weaved, the sand and the sieve
And time seems to just pass her by

A dreamcatcher weaved, the sand and the sieve
And time seems to just pass her by
She flies high over me

This devil of mine loves me so,
And I, too, will not let her go
One day this summer will end,
And she and I will breathe again

One day this summer will end,
But will she keep dreaming?
The mouse is still on the loom
But is it weaving her doom?

Time will tell, time will tell
Can she break this everlasting spell?

Eva the cat doesn't sleep
Eva the cat doesn't sleep
It's true what they say, what you sow you must reap
Eva the cat doesn't sleep
Track Name: Oceanic
Oceanic
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I've been wondering just why the raindrops fall
And I've been wondering why footsteps echo down the hall
It's not like we really wanted to; we tried with all our might
But passion, oh, she's stronger; we simply couldn't tell wrong from right

Sing me something new
Something for the chosen few
And in the spring of our youth
Whisper me an ancient truth

Do we, do we know
That we, we flow
Across the ancient sea
Across the ancient sea

Winter finds me unprepared, shaken as a leaf upon a tree
And everything I do, my darling, is drowning in the bellows of the sea
And all our wildest dreams and passions lay frozen, dark, asleep
We try to live our lives in sunshine but the Ocean keeps its secrets beneath

Pledge yourself to me
Only love will set you free
And in the ocean blue
Lie desires we never knew

Do we, do we know
That we, we flow
Across the ancient sea
Across the ancient sea