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1. My Satellite
2. Shine
3. Adam's Eden
4. Like She Did
5. Nicollette
6. Wonderful
7. Balanced and Standing
8. Slightly Left of Right Where I Belong
9. Criminal
10. The Perfect Wave
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liner notes:

steve gouveia: guitars and vocals
mark papazian: drums and percussion
leo huppert: bass (tracks 3,6,7,8 and 9), keyboards (tracks 4 and 8)
michael pearce: bass (tracks 1,2,4 and 5)
john wesley: guitar solo (track 2), background vocals (track 4)
kelly bowen: bass (track 10)
miles aubrey: electric guitar (track 5)
chris haberl: keyboards (track 3)
donnie kehr: background vocals (track 7)
mark prator: percussion (track 7)

all songs written by steve gouveia ©2009

produced and engineered by steve gouveia and john wesley
vocals and drums recorded by john wesley at red room recorders, tampa, florida
everything else pretty much recorded with an mbox and a macbook pro in hotel rooms in tampa, minneapolis, st. louis, cincinnati, cleveland, toronto, denver, pittsburgh, hartford, rochester, fort lauderdale, orlando, boston and a garage in san diego. The whole shebang mixed and mastered by mark prator at red room recorders.
photography: allison smith

special thanks to wes for your enthusiasm and support, rick bugado for making me get this thing done, nick dickerson for the guitar, jersey boys, allison for all of your love and encouragement (and great shaky-cam skills!), mark papazian for laying down such amazing grooves to an acoustic guitar and mumbles, and all the rest of my musician friends who gave their time, talent and energy for no other reason than because I asked them. You guys (and girl) are wonderful!
lyrics:

My Satellite

One night
My satellite
Came crashing to the ground
Burning bright
Burning out right at my feet
Stop the show
There’ll be no more radio
Something entertaining
Less restraining
I looked at you and knew I could do anything

I’ve gotta get over this beautiful weather
I’ve never seen it clearer than it’s been
You can feel the stars reflecting off your skin

Next day
My satellite flies away
To never-never land
Taking me (I’m thinking maybe I can cover the bottom end)
‘Cause I’m lost in an ocean of repetitive motion
Midwest, downtown
Good things come ‘round
I looked at you and knew I could do anything

And it’s beautiful weather
I’ve never seen it clearer than it’s been
You can feel the stars reflecting off your skin

You’re on top of the world, kid!
You’re on top of the world, kid!

And isn’t it great?
Can’t wait to begin
Speed so unnerving
Air getting thin
You’re on top of the world, kid!

Isn’t it great to be so high?

Shine

Are you ready to go now?
‘Cause you’ve been sitting here a while
Not sure I know who you are anymore
It’s getting hard to recognize your cynical smile.
There’s a thundercloud hovering above you
You keep running when there’s nowhere to run to.

‘Cause like it or not now
You’re back on your own
Wallowing in all the endless fortunes that you haven’t yet made
And all the opportunities blown
There’s a hurricane swirling around you
You keep hiding when it’s already found you

Isn’t all this what you’ve always wanted?
You’re folding holding aces over kings
Blaming it on Mother Nature’s mood swings
Now you can waste time waiting for a heavenly sign
‘Till the stars are all aligning
Tell me when is it that you start shining?

 It’s the sound of applause now
Or another ordinary day
And the dramatic pause only works if you’ve got something
Really cool or funny to say
You went wandering on the banks of the river
And the water rushing by made you shiver

Isn’t all this what you’ve always wanted
What you’ve always needed
And what you’ve always sworn you’d never find?
Now you can waste time waiting for a heavenly sign
‘Till the stars are all aligning
Tell me when is it that you start shining?

Adam’s Eden

Here we are
Just specks of dust to clay
Then back to dust
And blown away
A moment’s time
To try and find
The real, real thing

My lady lover
I declare
My head’s in space
And lost in prayer
I never dreamed that this could be
The real, real thing

Can’t deny that lately I’ve
Been living on another planet
One where God created Eve
And accidentally made an Adam
He gave them each an Eden
Where they both could live life separately
Eve’s was full of all things good
And Adam’s had an apple tree

She looked my way
She caught my eye
Two separate souls
Now tension-tied
And I afraid
At once denied
The real, real thing
So guide me angels
Intervene
‘Cause I love her more than anything
And she’s alone and seems to be
The real, real thing

Can’t deny that lately
I’ve been feeling alone
And wondering if God first made Eve
And then made me
And gave us each an Eden
So we both could live alone
And how we got together is unknown.

Believe Eve
Receive Eve
If you love Eve
Never leave Eve
Deny Eve
Don’t try Eve
Can’t you see that you make her happy?

Like She Did

Well the sun is shining brightly on your parade
Do nothing for a living but still get paid
Your friends, myself included,
Think you’ve got it made
I know you don’t think so.

The living definition of happiness
Nothing smelling sweeter than your successes
The world is your oyster
But let me guess
You don’t think so.

‘Cause you’ll never find another
Who makes you crawl
Like she did
Or who cares at all
Like she did
So quick to forgive
Like she did
Just like she did

A thousand armies marching
At your command
A bank account worth millions
In Switzerland
You’ve got it all and more
But I understand that you
You don’t think so

Time can heal the pain
But you’re tired of waiting
You run down Lover’s Lane
Just to wind up hating
And everything I’m saying
Is punctuating the truth

That you’ll never find another
Who makes you crawl
Like she did
Or who cares at all
Like she did
So quick to forgive if you cheated
Just like she did

You can fly your Lear to Paris
To clear your mind
All the while regretting
You left her behind.
You’re fooling yourself
If you think you’ll ever find her again
‘Cause you’re never gonna find her again
You’re never gonna find her again.

Nicollette

Hi my name is Nicollette
Can I talk with you a while?
And I said “Sure.
What’s on your mind?”
She said, “I’ve just come from L.A.
What an awful place to stay.
The air was killing me
And friends were hard to find.”

“You see, my father thinks I’m crazy
But he’s so blind.
He thought I’d lost my way
Just like I’d lost my mind
So he tried to put me in this place
Some kind of home (I forget the name)
Where they’d care for me
As if I were insane.
So I ran away.”

“Hey, I’m Nicollette
And I bet you’d like to know
How I wound up in Montana
After running from my home
I guess I needed my clean, fresh air
And clear blue sky
And a place where people say ‘hello’
When they go passing by.”

All my friends here rock
They think that I’m unique
I can be as crazy as I want
Seven days a week
And that’s why I’m out so late tonight
Talking to you.
Is that alright?
You just seem like someone
I’d like to get to know.
And so, ‘hello’.”

Well here’s to you my fleeting, flying friend
With golden hair, green eyes
And a voice that sent a melody
That floated high up in the trees
To settle at my feet.

She said, “Hey, I’m Nicollette,
And it feels so great to say
I’m finally free of all those things
That were getting in my way.

Cinderella’s at her ball
And she’s got a job down at the mall
Sunshine, peace, and happiness
Did I tell you, best of all
I’ve got a dog, and a boyfriend, and a place
Can’t you tell just from the smile
That’s on my face
That I’m glad to be alive
I’m so glad to be alive
And I’m happier now
Than I think I’ve ever been.

“Hey, I’m Nicollette
And I guess it’s time to go
It’s getting late, I’m going to bed,
It was nice to meet you
Don’t forget me.”

Wonderful

Inspiration makes its way
Out of the corner of my eye
Like an errant firework exploding
Sepia-tone summer day
Looking like you oughta get away
And leave your friends behind
Race the sun to the Pacific Ocean
To find love in California.

Who knew?
I guess I never thought you were
A super-cool  teenage girl
‘Cause to me you’ll always be the one
Showering love when I didn’t want it
Wasting my Sundays when I was young
Not a crazy child with hair spilling wild
And a look that meant trouble

I can see you in the fading light
Caught in a laughing jag
Did Marilyn really wander in
While the boys were dressed in drag?

Not one to say “I love you”
I’d lasso the moon above you.

It’s all I can do
When so many wonderful
Memories like these surround you
It’s all I can do
To keep from smiling a million miles wide.

Treat her right or maybe she might
Set the house on fire tonight
She loves to keep you guessing
These days she loves to light the fire on high
And then just go to bed
(Blame it on the voices in her head)

Late at night alone
And I’m amazed that you survived
It’s never been a very good idea
Fighting others twice your size.

Not one to say “I love you”
I’d lasso the moon above you.

Turn to talk and then just walk away
And when you’re winding down
There’s really not that much left to say
Don’t try to tell me what you’re thinking
‘Cause tonight it’s alright
It’s okay.

It’s all I can do
To keep myself from wearing a smile
That feels a million miles wide.

Balanced and Standing

I got news today
That broke my spirit
Took my faith away
And spun my head around

I wish I may, I pray I might
Think of something else tonight.

It’s times like this
When I need you near me
It’s times like this
I need you to know
My sky has fallen
And left me shaking
Feeling lonely
Not letting it show

My heaven and hell
Became one and the same
I need you beside me
Just to help me remain

Balanced and standing
Safe and sound
And the loudest one laughing
With all around me upside-down.

Couldn’t be a stranger feeling
When suddenly everything’s
Tearing at the seams.
Over-rehearsing just to survive
Six feet down and still alive

With sinners above me
And saints down below
Caught in the middle
With really nowhere to go.

Balance and standing
Safe and sound
And the loudest one laughing
With all around us upside-down

Slightly Left Of Right Where I Belong

I’ve surrendered to the heat and the passion
I’ve surrendered to the butterflies
You came about in such a casual fashion
It’s been really getting nice to know you.

I’m used to taking extraordinary measures
Been too afraid to go the extra mile
But finally fate has handed me pleasure
‘Cause I’ve been wandering through the kitchen
With a serious smile

This could be my happy ending
Or this could be where I go wrong
And slightly left of right where I belong

Steadily I keep approaching your wonder
With an easy gate and a stupid charm
It’s quite a spell you’ve been putting me under
It’s really getting nice to know you

You’ve got me thinking
Maybe I’m now on the brink of something wonderful
I don’t know
I’d hate to think it’s all a waste of time
And somewhere further down the line
I’m alone

This could be my happy ending
Or this could be where I go wrong
And slightly left of right where I belong
This could be a very good thing
Seems to me I’ve always gone
Slightly left of right where I belong

Because I’m afraid that I’m
Just an ordinary, average guy
And I don’t deserve you
And can’t believe you could be mine.

This could finally be my happy ending
This could be a very good thing

Criminal

I’m not a criminal
That’s too subliminal
But I feel accountable
For this long, dark summer

I can wait
Thinking this affair could last a lifetime
I could stay
For those moments when I love your smile

But when it’s seven in the morning
And my head sends up a warning
That maybe I shouldn’t be getting wired
I guess I’m too tired

To tell you that I love you
When I really wanna tell you
That I’ve been crying
Knowing we’re going nowhere
Knowing I’ll never go there
Now I’m trying

To not sound criminal
Get too subliminal
When I feel accountable
For this long, dark summer

I could hold onto something
That I know is fleeting
Make amends
Keep pretending that it’s all okay

But when my heart keeps slowly breaking
And this love we make
Isn’t making any sense
It’s just getting me wired
I guess I’m too tired

I can’t waste this time
Paying as I go
I can’t spend one more day like today
Tomorrow

I’m the one to blame
From the very first day
Should of seen the sky turning dark
And the clouds coming miles away

But when my heart keep slowly breaking
And this whole thing isn’t making any sense
It’s just getting me wired
I’m guess I’m too tired

Perfect Wave

So this is how it’s gonna be
I’ve seen you down before
I’ve never seen you down completely
You make it look so easy

No southern California dream
No sunset flashing green
It’s not the life you were hoping for
You really were expecting more

Somewhere out there
Is the perfect wave
Far off the coast of an uncharted island
Glittering in aquamarine and gold

You always seemed to shine so bright
You were your own firelight
And all the while you drew me to your flame

But a wave came crashing down upon you
With a force so hard
It made the planet shake
Now you can’t seem to get outside the break

Somewhere out there
Is the perfect wave
Far off the coast of an uncharted island
Glittering in aquamarine and gold
And heading this direction

Off in the distance is the perfect ride
Far from the current that pulled you under
And every day takes you further away from shore
Until you’re tumbling on the ocean floor

It’s such a crazy world, I know
I only wish that I could show you how
To swim against the tide
‘Cause this is not the only wave to ride

© steve gouveia 2010 • designed by manny fernandes