Empty Circle

by Mike Vitale

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03:10
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03:32
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04:02
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05:33
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03:28
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03:19
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03:28

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released May 12, 2018

Mike Vitale - Guitars and Vocals
Tom Bremer - Guitar on tracks 2,3,4,6,7,9


Engineered by Mike Vitale, Anthony Castiglia
Mixed and Mastered by Ryan Lipman

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Mike Vitale Los Angeles, California

Mike Vitale is a songwriter/musician/producer/forward slash enthusiast, based out of Los Angeles, CA. When not preoccupied with other stuff, he enjoys short walks on long beaches with his two border collies, Border and Collie. He is certain that this sentence is useless, but also doesn't believe in absolutes. The dogs may or may not be fictional. All the other stuff is probably true. ... more

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Track Name: Time Machine
TIME MACHINE
words and music by Mike Vitale

cogs and wheels that spin and spark
driving alone on a highway in the dark
steampunk brain, this lone machine
behind my random access memory

I've got Legos sprawled all across my floor
My brothers and I are going to war
force fields furnish the perfect protection
for a space ship powered by our predilection

I'm a time machine
I am senescence
a dinosaur book
adolescence
A onesie sleep
on my parents couch
loving me to bed
with caring slouch

cogs and wheels connect with the power train
playing with my r/c car in the rain
I'm behind the wheel of my own creation
an 88 mile an hour rumination

I'm a time machine
I am senescence
a dinosaur book
adolescence
A onesie sleep
on my parents couch
loving me to bed
with caring slouch

I jump like Indiana Jones down a flight of stairs
Avoided hot lava on the kitchen chairs
I saved the whole world from a fierce invasion
I'm an observer in a widening age dilation

I'm a time machine
I am senescence
a dinosaur book
adolescence
A onesie sleep
on my parents couch
loving me to bed
with caring slouch

I'm a time machine
I am senescence
a dinosaur book
adolescence
A onesie sleep
on my parents couch
loving me to bed
with caring slouch
Track Name: Running Away From Home
Running Away From Home
Words and Music: Mike Vitale

watching the movie Teen Wolf put the notion in my head
that being human's boring and I'd rather be a werewolf instead
but knowing getting bit by one could be a difficult proposition
I reckoned that the wilderness would improve this disposition

so we lit out at dawn for the mountains in the distance
my best friend Brandon along in tow no doubt from my insistence
1985 was the year of our independence
two empty seats in a second grade class while the teachers calling attendance

but there's no need to worry
I've got everything I need
a sandwich and a blanket
and the will to succeed
I'm heading towards the hills
where all the lone wolves roam
so long momma, I'm running away from home

in order to ensure a proper werewolf transformation
my days before departure were spent researching Scholastic publication
and according to my sources folklore lent it several options
all of which I applied myself to their immediate adoption

one of which involved drinking water from a werewolf footprint
but since that wasn't handy I felt a dog's would be sufficient
and when the full-moon changing never came I was left with one volition
to pursue a pack of wolves to bring my dreams into fruition

but there's no need to worry
I've got everything I need
I would have asked for your approval
but I knew you'd never agree
I'm heading towards the hills
where all the lone wolves roam
so long momma, I'm running away from home

and getting to the foothills would be a days worth of travel
but getting spotted by adults would make my well-laid plans unravel
and knowing we wouldn't make it far walking streets in broad daylight
we walked the inner parts of canals to keep us out of sight

the sun was near to setting and my plan was sitting pretty
Brandon and I had one street left to reach the outskirts of the city
yet one small problem remained and left Brandon and I debating
the portal that would lead us beneath the street was covered by metal grating

but there's no need to worry
we've got everything we need
we can climb this chainlink fence
and then you and I will be home free
we're heading towards the hills
where all the lone wolves roam
so long momma, I'm running away from home

and just as we reached the top of the fence a squad car changed the setting
the officer rolled down his window and asked where we were heading
we pointed towards the mountains and he got a twinkle in his eye
he said, "man, that's a long ways away boys, hop in, I'll give you a ride."

but there's no need to worry
I've got everything I need
a sandwich and a blanket
and the will to succeed
I'm heading towards the hills
where all the lone wolves roam
so long momma, I'm running away from home

Country
Track Name: Mark Twain
Mark Twain
words and music by Mike Vitale

your voyage towards the outer rim of cold and harshest flight
but back around again you turn to gem of florid white
Halley's tail spun bewitching pose to admire from the ground
or better yet you near to me as you make your sunlit round

you're a comet that brushed along the sky and then returned to its journey alone
you're a gift from the heavens of love and creation wrapped in the confines of flesh and bone
a divine spark and the emergence of light
accretion coalesced until the balance was perfect and right
perfect and right

silence looms amongst the cold alone in black and night
so I exhaust myself to bring you all my energy and light
my lambent draw at distance tugs you closer for reprise
the beginnings of our universe reflecting in your misty eyes

you're a comet that brushed along the sky and then returned to its journey alone
you're a gift from the heavens of love and creation wrapped in the confines of flesh and bone
a divine spark and the emergence of light
accretion coalesced until the balance was perfect and right
perfect and right

the mass of love that draws you closer to my warming light
melts your inner being to release you from your flight
the gift you share with spectators standing on our earth
can watch our loving embrace and our universal birth

you're a comet that brushed along the sky and then returned to its journey alone
you're a gift from the heavens of love and creation wrapped in the confines of flesh and bone
a divine spark and the emergence of light
accretion coalesced until the balance was perfect and right
perfect and right

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