Return of the Dead Surfer Deluxe Edition

by the Vinyl Skyway

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1.
02:50
The clouds and stormy skies were thickening Until you came, the brightest sun, bluest eyes we cried as those tears rolled down we worried, endless days in flight I will soon return your arms will burn for mine I believe in true small miracles like you a genuine smile a hard walked mile a trial as those tears rolled down we flourished endless days in sight I will soon return your arms will burn for mine though it might be late there's still time we will rise we will shine we will try The clouds and stormy skies were thickening Until you came, the brightest sun the bluest eyes we cried
2.
03:29
You kicked the habit but you didn't want your friends to know and all that shit that we split well it's working for you now every time that you see a blind face in the rear view mirror it's my lines that you stole and covered up kiss me love now it's goodbye i'll make you moan make you cry miss me while I go to hell it's my creation my own cell And all around the kids don't hear a sound and the songs I play go underground I drive through town with all the windows down cuz I'm the runner up today I'm writing songs singin' up this latest salvo i wrote just for you cold hearted plans a freak without a mantra written lists you rendered salvo- wrote it just for you salvo- wrote it just for you salvo- wrote it just for you
3.
I found your clear blue sky in a cloud hanging down on me playing moonlight mile through a pile of misery When we were younger girl you sang a song for me it was a masterpiece do you remember? Ooohh.... Favorite song's on your vintage stereo record spins around and your needle's down put your needle down I found your true blues lying in a garden near the grocery and a permanent scar in your arm where the nighttime bleeds I'm dreaming of the days the ones we took for free do you remember girl? do you remember girl? do you remember girl? Remember the girl? A younger girl...
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04:07
We're getting close to something we've longed for Just so delighted, attracted to you It took a rock to walk up this mountain Thought I could taste the top of the peak Yeah it's gonna take a miracle for you to get sober again I tried to find the lyrical but something tells me it's just pretend Never gonna see you again Your watch says half nine You're late for work again You missed the red line Home from central square Something fleeting Maybe it's a feeling Write it on a napkin Squirt it on a hot dog You denied it, never tried it Never gonna get yourself Never gonna get there The girls are in motion Wearing white jeans The passion is guilty She's just seventeen I was lost, no dough in my pockets Strung out stranded, caught in between Two roads low, and one I was hung on You came along and rescued me At night we grow weary And they tell me that it's over again I try to find the lyrical But something tells me it's just pretend And it's gonna take a miracle for you gonna take a miracle for me It's gonna take a miracle for you Gonna take a miracle Never gonna see you again
5.
In the misty morning fog we caught a ship out to sea you were fetching, barely waking calling out to me In the captain's quarters you found all the change from your life all in a cup, washed up and waiting for you tonight and you know how this game goes I've been lost and out to sea While my golden melodies escape me now i fear I've found you were good for me ooohhh ooohhh ooohhh ooohhh ooohhh aaaah aaaah aaaah aaaah but you know i would wait for a decade behind the cold bars of this prison for those golden memories are few and far between and you caused nearly have of my life you did, you did you cost nearly half of our lives Aahhh, Oooooh West she goes, it's in her eyes When she dreams I'll be asleep where'd she go? To Californ, it's in her lies when she leaves I'll be asleep west she's gone Go on baby, hold your head and cry It's time to pack the lorry up again Something we both knew was bound to die So fill up your wine glass drink it up slowly cry all night in your armchair til the dawn West she goes it's in her eyes When she leaves I'll be asleep there she goes and alcohol, it's in her arms she will cradle it, and baby, west she'll go
6.
Yesterday the dailies came to you Flowers on the table with bread Golden lights, golden lights Yesterday the dailies came to you Ripped up on a Saturday evening Dried up in a sermon's repair Passing wine, passing wine Another day's paid self-medication How did all the years go by We sang your song a thousand times Every time i close my eyes I wonder where we'll be in the morning (there will be no other time in the light) All the booze you lifted on All the sizes you've worn All the shame you've carried for so long All the news you've written All the lies you've buried All the tears you've tasted for so long Flowers on a passing by casket Towers in a state of disrepair Golden lights, golden lights A glimmer that fades into your sunset All the booze you lifted on All the signs you've buried All the years you've wasted for so long
7.
04:44
When the whiskey dries up will you feel much better? will you get off the couch? will you write a letter? If the sen sen runs out will you fuel a hell drive on a two day bender interstate 95 Susan's on the line a bottle of red wine grapes fall off the vine, become discolored habits all of mine it happens all the time when the liquor flows there she goes and hope you feel much better I hope you feel much better Paul McCartney singing humble pie and fighting for his name in the dusty hall of fame I hope he feels much better I hope you feel much better The clowns at passenger side took your pride and sacked you one day we'll drive in your car windows down, sideways Big Dipper in the sky I crossed your path a thousand times My muse has drifted off to sea So I thought I'd borrow you.
8.
03:51
Simulations cannot prepare the young for winters of despair Sunday school could be Saturday's felony Salutations of blind respect on the floor where you genuflect Sunday's fools led Saturday's revelry On quaint stone walls the center of town the future lights a cigarette like the past you got there too fast now you're checking for signs bloodshot eyes, sudden mood swings do you arbitrate or give a pass with rose colored glasses on aaaaaahhhhhhh aaaaaahhhhhhh a choo choo train, a rubber spoon an off key tune singing songs of praise in a daze now you're pampered and coddled exhausted role models in rehab mental abstinent, far from diligent aah aa aa aah aa aa aah aa aa aah aa aa aah aa aa aah aa aa aah aa aa Simulations cannot prepare the young for winters of despair sunday school could be Saturday's felony Salutations of blind respect on the floor where you genuflect Sunday's fools led Saturday's revelry
9.
02:58
Love is on the runway, flying to Miami Hot June friday, the first of summer from the window I can see your eyes aglow This feeling won't go And when I leave could you forgive me and try to find the love we left behind Oh connect my soul Where's my home Love is on the runway Hiding in the city The last of summertime We left behind But everything becomes remiss I'm shaken by the kiss I thought you should know Please just go Go on, bye bye bye bye bye
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Yesterday the dailies came to you flowers on the table with bread golden lights, golden lights yesterday the dailies came to you ripped up on a Saturday evening dried up in a sermon's repair passing wine, passing wine another day's paid self-medication how did all the years go by we sang your song a thousand times every time I close my eyes I wonder where we'll be in the morning all the booze you lifted on all the sizes you've worn all the years you wasted for so long.. all the news you've written all the signs you carried all the lies you buried for so long Flowers on a passing by casket towers in a state of disrepair golden lights, golden lights a glimmer that fades into your sunset all the booze you lifted on all the wars you've waged all the shame you've carried for so long
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about

The Vinyl Skyway is a musical collaboration between songwriters Michael Hayes and Andy Santospago, friends who founded the project in Boston in 2003. In an eight year period, the two have collaborated on about 50 original songs in studios across the USA. Their latest official release was 2012's "Return of the Dead Surfer", a project that was generated by a successful kickstarter campaign providing $6,000 to pay for the studio recordings. With 21 tracks included in the deluxe edition, Dead Surfer has been described as a "hauntingly beautiful display of indie rock genius", compared to Big Star, Wilco, Stone Roses and Fleetwood Mac in a style tagged as "Britticana".

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released July 5, 2013

Return of the Dead Surfer features Michael Hayes on vocals and guitars, Andy Santospago on lead guitars, lap steel, effects, harmonies, Dave Lieb on keyboards, Andy Plaisted on drums, Marc Hickox on bass.

In addition to the core band, several others contributed their talents including Bil Bowen (drums), David Champagne & Jim Eddy (guitar), Joe Klompus (bass), Booth Hardy (drums), Rob Pevitts (bass), Ashley Willard, Kelly Davidson, Kristin Cifelli, Jody Blackwell, Kelly McCann, Dave Smits (who also played tambourine/hand claps), Jim Hayes, Susie Hayes Gordon and Matt Cox (vocals), Steve Mayone (Hammond organ, farfiza & tambourine), saxophonists Annie Sklar, Scott and John Aruda, percussion and vocals by Jonathan Perry, hand claps on Salvo by Marc Beaulieau and Olof Bridgeford.

Return of the Dead Surfer was recorded by Bil Bowen & Karl Mogensen at Kissy Pig Studios from January through October of 2011. Leadoff track “Return” was mixed by David Minehan at Woolly Mammoth Sound (other B sides were also mixed by Minehan), while the remainder of the album was mixed by Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, the Pixies). Paul was assisted by Adam Hand. Additional overdubs were completed by Dan Cardinal at Dimension Sound. Master compact disc and vinyl engineered by Dave Locke at JP Masters in November of 2011. The album was released in January of 2012.

Album photography by Michael Hayes taken from Twin Peaks in San Francisco in April, 2007.

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a pop/rock band whose Boston-based formation occurred in 2003. The group is led by singer/songwriters Andy Santospago and Michael Hayes, two artists whose prolific catalog of songs are a reminder that rock n roll is not dead. The band released their fourth full-length album "Long Cool Journey" in 2018. The ensemble is currently at work on new material for a 2020 release. ... more

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