Valley of Silence III: The Age of Starlight

by Sam Barber and the Outcasts

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released 02 June 2012

Written by Sam Barber. Performed by Sam Barber and the Outcasts. Produced by Sam Barber. © 2012 SBTO. All rights reserved.

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Sam Barber and the Outcasts Edinburgh, UK

Join Sam and the Outcasts as they explore the wonders of the universe through the universal medium that is the three-minute pop song. Their catchy brand of piano and guitar based space-pop has been compared to the likes of Bowie, The Who, Brian Eno and The Divine Comedy. The band have a reputation as an excellent live act and release their long awaited new EP 'The Age of Starlight' in April 2012 ... more

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Track Name: Travellers in Space and Time
I knew my place on the cosmic grid
Those three dimensions were more than I needed
I was quite happy with old (x), (y), (z)
Then that (t) vector came and scunnered me
In what direction does time’s arrow flow
That’s the piper we can’t help but follow

We are travellers in space and time
Albert saw curves in Issac’s straight lines
Tick tock baby, c’mon let’s prove
That time slows down the faster you move

There’s no constant we can identify
Beyond entropy and the speed of light
The way of spacetime is a little strange
Bend it enough and you’re in yesterday
Pay no heed to what old Delmore said
Time is just a concept in our heads

We are travellers in space and time
Albert saw curves in Issac’s straight lines
Tick tock baby, c’mon let’s prove
That time slows down the faster you move

Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe
Copernicus, Hubble, Galileo all say
We are travellers in space and time
Albert saw curves in Issac’s straight lines
Tick tock baby, c’mon let’s prove
That time slows down the faster you move
Track Name: The Great Attractor
Have you heard the theory of the great attractor?
This pulling power’s got to be seen to be believed
He’s got an appetite for a virgin cluster
The local groups are going all weak at the knees

But he lives in a void so lonely
In the midst of the blackest sea
He’s lost count of the cosmic conquests
They don’t seem to make him happy

Have you heard the theory of the zone of avoidance?
That’s where the great attractor bids his starry hareem
He’s out of sight because night is his poison
Keep your eyes on the prize when he enters the scene

But he lives in a void so lonely
In the midst of the blackest sea
He’s lost count of the cosmic conquests
They don’t seem to make him happy

But he lives in a void so lonely
In the midst of the blackest sea
He’s lost count for cosmic conquests
They don’t seem to make him happy
Track Name: Neptune
I’ll make my home where the wind blows
Faster than the eye can follow
Outside it’s two hundred degrees below
You’ll catch your death upon the surface
But at her core it’s like a furnace
Burning on out in the great unknown

I once caught a glimpse, but it faded from view
Lost amid the street lamps and the glare of the moon
Still I try to locate her with maximum zoom
And if you swing back around, girl I’m waiting for you

Where skies of blue go on forever
We’ll find a way to be together
I need your touch like an oxygen flow
I guess you got just what you came for
But I can’t let go, yes please, I want more
I can’t watch you slip into the clouds below

I once caught a glimpse, but it faded from view
Lost amid the street lamps and the glare of the moon
Still I try to locate her with maximum zoom
And if you swing back around, girl I’m waiting for you

Man, I once caught a glimpse, but it faded from view
Lost amid the street lamps and the glare of the moon
Still I try to locate her with maximum zoom
And if you swing back around, girl I’m waiting for you

I can’t stand by when i’ve seen what could be
I can’t just delete the memories of what you do to me
Oh darling, please
Track Name: Hypergiant
I spun the dial, I zoomed in
And happened on the most peculiar thing
A brand new star; the brightest point of light I’d seen so far
Had to go to her; her luminosity proved too much of a lure
So all the best advice I went against when I moved in

Love sprung forth like a supernova
Now we’re circling each other over and over
Love grew into a hypergiant
Whose magnetic fields we’ve both come to rely on
And I don’t mind if you don’t too

She’s of a higher spectral class
Than all the superstars and bright young things that pass
Across my sky; daylight breaks and she’s the reason why
Quickens the pulsar when our orbital planes collide
Her prominences bring water to the eye ~ but that’s all right

Love sprung forth like a supernova
Now we’re circling each other over and over
Love grew into a hypergiant
Whose magnetic fields we’ve both come to rely on
And I don’t mind if you don’t too

And I don’t mind if she fills up the sky
Honey I don’t care if I wake up and Earth’s no longer there
Such is our love
Can you feel it now

Love sprung forth like a supernova
Now we’re circling each other over and over
Love grew into a hypergiant
Like the third from the right in the belt of Orion
And I don’t mind if you don’t too

So let our worlds collide
I don’t care if I’m blinded by the light
Track Name: Sedna
I’m on the edge of the abyss
Where there’s no sunlight for me to miss
I’ve just myself for company
But I’m as happy as I can be
So here I am, circling alone
Between the understood and the unknown

A circle of ten thousand years
Comets pass and stars disappear
Last outpost in the borderland
A distant speck on your horizon

Noone’s ever seen my face
Shut in the freezer of outer space
Beyond Neptune the sun goes dim
The only place around here where I fit in
So here I am, circling alone
Between the understood and the unknown

A circle of ten thousand years
Comets pass and stars disappear
Last outpost in the borderland
A distant speck on your horizon

When the sun goes supernova
I’ve nothing to fear
When life on earth is long gone
I’ll still sing out my song
Out here the show will go on

sha la la la, la la la
sha la la la la
sha la la la
sha la la la la
Track Name: Rhea
I got a letter sayin’ I better pay up
Or they gonna break down the door
She left a note sayin’ boy you better wake up
Wages of sin ain‘t gonna keep me no more

Last night out on the street the folks got rowdy
Now the street is quiet and the pavement’s red
The sun is high but the sky is cloudy
And there’s a sinking feeling in my head

Is it the same for everybody?Do they see things like I do?
Or is it all in my own projection?
Gotta pray good times are comin’ soon

I only smile when pissed or high now
In the morning I don’t remember why
Just hurt myself and bring all my friends down
Mislead those to whom I don’t directly lie

But I‘ll step outside, put the act on once more
Convince everyone but it makes me ill
’Cause in the end no-one I truly care for
Really knows me and they never will

Is it the same for everybody?Do they see things like I do?
Or is it all in my own projection?
Gotta pray good times are comin’ soon
Track Name: I Want to Believe
I dig in my heels, I won’t give in
Ain’t come this far out to let gravity win
The weakest force will never conquer me
I will resist the drag of destiny

‘Cause I want to believe that not everything is lost
When our history disappears into a full stop
I want to believe there’s no reason to give up
I want to believe that there’s more to the universe than us

The universe will not end technically
But each star will die until nothing can be seen
Then night will fall and last a trillion years
While black holes eat up whatever perseveres

But I want to believe that not everything is lost
When our history disappears into a full stop
I want to believe there’s no reason to give up
I want to believe that there’s more to the universe than us

I want to believe that not everything is lost
When our history disappears into a full stop
I want to believe there’s no reason to give up
I want to believe that there’s more to the universe than us

And when the stars go out our love will carry on
And when the stars go out our love will carry on
And when the stars go out our love will carry on
And when the stars go out our love will carry on
And when the stars go out our love will carry on
And when the stars go out our love will carry on