Soft Landing

by Kahana

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released November 27, 2014

Written, performed and produced by Alan Lee.

All tracks recorded at home from Feb-Oct 2013 except "Fly" which was recorded in 2011 and updated in 2013.

Mastered by Steve Kitch at Audiomaster.

Equipment used in the making of this album:
Fender Telecaster, Boss ME-25 multi-effects, Squier P-Bass, Yamaha PSR-500 keyboard, Yamaha DD-11 electronic drums, Shure PG-48 microphone, Sennheiser E845S microphone, Behringer Xenyx 1202FX mixer, Lexicon Alpha USB audio interface, Roland UM-1 USB MIDI interface, Cubase LE4 running on Packard Bell desktop PC.

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Track Name: So Long
I am standing on a hill
I am looking all around
I have so much time to kill
I am neither lost nor found

Chorus:
I have never been this far
I have never been this far
I have never been away so long
So long

All my dreams begin to fade
All my wishes turn to dust
All my memories mislaid
All my riches left to rust

Who are all these people here?
Who is knocking on my door?
Can I run and disappear?
Do I want this anymore?
Track Name: Strawberry Sun
When the leaves are not falling
and the sea never ends
and you hear the summer calling
then it's time to make amends

Rolling along in the strawberry sun
Rolling along in the strawberry sun
Rolling along in the strawberry sun

When you know you've been squandering
all the chances that you've had
Let the breeze take you wandering
and you may not feel so sad

When the days are much colder
and you wonder where you've been
Took a look over your shoulder
and remember what you've seen
Track Name: Don't Ask Why
We take our leave and walk away though there is no place to go
Move in shadows under skies darker than we know
And in our minds we understand what the future has in store
Still we turn our eyes towards the hope we're looking for

Every lonely road reveals a symphony of light
Feeling every movement as I turn this wheel tonight
Over the horizon there is only doubt and fear
But still I keep on driving and the destination's near

After all is said and done we live we die
Don't ask why
After all is said and done there's no goodbye
Don't ask why

Now the questions fade away leaving not a trace
Somewhere in the distance is a shining state of grace
But no-one needs to look too hard to see inside the shell
It's nothing unfamiliar and we know it all too well
Track Name: Soft Landing
One hundred thousand miles
Into a sky of endless blue
I see the clouds below
But they will never spoil my view
Descending vapour trails
The ones that fell before they flew

Gravity might let you go
But it's always there to let you know
It's time to clear your mind
A soft landing is hard to find

Two hundred days on board
Wish I knew how to steer this thing
But I'm not in control
I call but no-one's answering
I'm staring at the ground
The sunlight shines upon the wing

Gravity is on your side
But it always comes along for the ride
So watch the seatbelt sign
A soft landing is hard to find
Track Name: You Haven't Got It Right
Everybody's after me
I don't know why it has to be
I'm not going anywhere
I only have this thought to share that
You know you haven't got it right
Yeah, you know you haven't got it right

Somersaults in twisted fields
I know the competition yields
Somewhere in the shade I hide
But this is not an easy ride and
You know you haven't got it right
Yeah, you know you haven't got it right

All the numbers add up wrong
I won't stay where I don't belong
But I'm OK I've done my time
And maybe I'm still in my prime but
You know you haven't got it right
Yeah, you know you haven't got it right

So take your time and make your mark
A revolution needs a spark
It's hard to tell if this is real
I only know the truth I feel that
You know you haven't got it right
Yeah, you know you haven't got it right

You know and I know and you know and I know
And who knows where all the time goes?
Track Name: These Days
Wake at the same crack of morning
and gaze at the dawn of another day
Under the blink of an eye watch the hours go by
and the feeling drifts away

Isn't anything worth it these days?
Isn't anything worth it these days?
These days

Pacing the streets and the markets in search of a spark
It's at reach but never there
Running to hide from the rain feel that moment again
as it falls from everywhere

Isn't anything worth it these days?
Isn't anything worth it these days?
These days

But underneath the ground
There's always something waiting to be found
And even though the golden ages fade
Is it all as bad as it's portrayed these days?
Track Name: A Matter Of Time
There are faces you don't see
Places you will never be
Lives you struggle to ignore
You've got a lot to answer for

Walking underneath a cloud
Facing outwards from the crowd
You don't come round anymore
You've got a lot to answer for

It's a matter of time
And the thoughts in your mind
Will not leave you far behind
In the shadows

In the corners of your head
Words that should have gone unsaid
All the dreams you never saw
You've got a lot to answer for

No-one knows that you are here
No-one saw you disappear
Leave the room and bolt the door
You've got a lot to answer for
Track Name: October Trains
On wings of steel we glide
Drawn towards the sound
Over land and sea
We never touch the ground
So this is how it feels to dream
No need to feel afraid
Fate can never spoil the plans we've laid

As the miles fall
Anticipation grows
The iron horse we ride
Is steady as she goes
So this is where the journey ends
No need to look away
So much more to see, another day

Keep me in your mind
Don't let the memory fade
The years can never close
Connections that were made
So this is where we are today
No need to think too much
All we need to do is keep in touch