The United States of Unconsciousness

by Brady Arnold

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This was my first album to be recorded on 16 tracks! This album is definitely more pop-rock than earlier prog-rock / experimental recordings of mine. I was trying to reflect the uptight climate of that time. Recorded from May of 2000 to April of 2001 on 16 tracks digital.

Equipment:

Recorded with a Korg D16 / 16 Track Recorder.
Guitars: Epiphone SG, and Samick Big Body Acoustic.
Effects: Digitech RP2000
Keyboards: Yamaha PSR-270, Casio CTK-558
Mics: EV Cardioid Condenser

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released December 24, 2001

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Brady Arnold Dayton, Ohio

I am a DIY solo artist, making music since 1993. The style of music is progressive, pop, industrial, and experimental. When I say DIY, I really mean it! I record myself, I write my own stuff, and I play all my own instruments. Sometimes I even build the instruments too! ... more

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Track Name: Multicomplexidelirium
Oh I won't go back again, they nearly drove me insane.
And I say it is a sin, when I think of you I feel the pain.
Oh the way you try to live is so Beverly untrue.
You have nothing good to give to the world with what you do.

You're always chasing love from the ones who hold the change.
And in return they kick you down, laughing in your face.
You change your look and slide on to the very next door.
You say you've had enough, why are you asking for more?

In the line of fire of a broken life?
I ask myself why do you live such a broken life?
Lay down your eyes are heavy as you fall asleep.

Getting burnt by the heat
as your home becomes the street.
Was it worth the things you had to loose?
Did he let you have the chance to choose?

Should I come running just help you through?
There is a life that is waiting there for you.
You'll see much better on the other side.
Cause you can only try this time

When will you get restless of this broken life?
On the street just staying high in this broken life.

Lay down (etc.)
I knew every secret that you tried to keep.
Track Name: Michelle
By the time you hear theses words
I will be out of your life.
I can't escape these thoughts of you
when I lay me down at night.
In my dreams you're always there.
It feels so real, the love we share.

In the real life you're longing for
a chance to go back through that door.
To the one that loved you in your past.
you keep hope alive but it's fading fast.
I know that we're not meant to be.
It's something I am learning to see, learning to see.

I try to run away from this place,
and these feelings made of steel.
Because I know we won't take the time
to make these dreams turn real.
But it's only me, I didn't know they had told you.
I should have been more discrete,
and now I don't know what to do.

It's always the same, I see you again,
nothing will be done.
I try to go about my day,
but it's already begun.
I wish I could stay out of view,
don't want to be seen by you.

Cannot control these feeling of mine
when you're always in my sight.
Can't contain the longing I have
when you're always there at night.
Do not want to dream of you
when there's nothing I can do.

I try to run (etc.)

Oh it's just me, I didn't know you were just playing.
I cannot believe all those things I was just saying.
Now I'm stuck in this environment,
Swimming in a pool of embarrassment.
This awkwardness of facing you.
Can't escape don't know what to do.

But it's only me, I'm strange so it seems.
Well the last thing I want to say is stay out of my dreams.

By the time (etc.)
Track Name: Fading Fast
Move into a fantasy, nothing else is real.
Come into the fire if you want to feel.
A taste of emotion pure and true.
Take it it's your's to keep.
Would you only hear me
if I told you in your sleep.
If I could only reach you,
maybe you would see.
Something comes between us,
but our love was meant to be.
Silent but with just a look,
Eyes will never see.
Do you really see me
if I'm with you in your dreams?

And there's something fading fast ,
cannot grasp, Falling fast.
And there's something in the dream,
cannot see, rescue me.
Cause I think I want to find the
piece of mind, take my time.
Cause I really need to see
purity, want to be.

But it's not too late,
we only see what we want to see.
What do I have to do?
What is the dream trying to say to me?

move into another dream
and you try to feel
something there inside of you
wants to make it real.
Can't you try just a little more?
Something in the way.
You can feel the hurt
and your trust begins to fade.

If I could only (etc.)

And there's something (etc.)
Track Name: Are You Coming Back?
There's no way to forget,
unless I want to loose my mind.
Why can't I just leave
all these endless dreams behind?
Just to see you again,
that old feeling hits one more time.
When will I ever find
the piece of mind in this life?

Are you coming back to what is now your past?
You got a way with me, and the feeling will always last.

There's no way to forget,
how you came into my life.
But I've gotta be strong,
oh I must carry on this time.

If I were to change my way
would you ever be with me?
Or is it something that is never meant to be?
Don't want to change your mind
if your already set in your ways.
Are you coming back for sure
cos I think of you everyday.

I hear A familiar voice and I start to look her way.
I wanted to see if it was you but I was too afraid.

Because I don't want to be in your way
from the way before that you dealt with me.
It is for you to decide, oh and that's the way it all should be.

Are you coming back (etc.)

There's no way to forget how you came (etc.)

If I were (etc.)

There is no way to forget unless (etc.)

If I were (etc.)
Cause it's only you that I really want to see.
Track Name: You Need it Too
Lyrics by: Adam Arnold

Up comes the morning sun,
wash away those days.
Seems you're stuck in something.
Are you acting out the plays?

Oh no one likes to feel unwanted,
that's why I want you.
Just to give you what I don't have,
it's love and you need it too.

Ooh can it last forever, or is it just another song?

When you turned to me,
I thought I saw wings.
And when you gave your sweet kiss,
there were no more words to sing.

Down goes the evening sun,
you remember all the ways.
Were you struck by someone,
or left inside a maze.

Here we go again.
Does this love always have to go wrong?
Can it last forever,
or is it just another song?

Just to give you what I don't have,
It's love and you need it too.

When you turned (etc.)

Up comes the morning sun,
burns you with it's rays.
Don't let love escape you now,
you'll be blinded by the haze.

Here we go again,
does this love always have to go wrong?
Love it doesn't need a reason,
lasting through a changing season.

No one wants to feel unwanted,
that's why I want you.
Just to give you what I don't have,
It's love and you need it too.
Track Name: Painless
Where were you when the came to me?
How am I supposed to get relief?
You say it's going to get better,
but I want to believe.

Who will take over when it overcomes?
Bangin on my head like it is a drum.
Falling to the ground,
don't beat down my sole.

How could you just go and leave me
when I said I thought I would die?
What is going on with this world?
Will they see through the lie?

Stop and take a look around and see what is killing you.
It's the life you're living, does it really thrill you?

Why can't we all be free and Painless.
Even just for a day to be Painless.
On the shelf just bring to me....Painless.
Cause there is nothing I can see but Painless.

You're falling from your innocence.
When you think of love you think of giving up.
Don't give up when you start to hurt.
Hold out for treasure that you deserve.
For now they put the heat on you.
Be brave the wait for something new.
Cos I tell you we've got to make a change!

Where you when the pain came to me?
It hurt so bad that I could hardly see.
Someone call for help, my heart is going to explode.

How could you (etc.)

Why can't we (etc.)
Track Name: Distraction
Oh by the wayside, my lovers are thrown.
A trap that keeps me sad, I must disown.
But he feels no shame as he throws them all away.
He'd rather be alone then have to deal with the pain.
So don't try to stop him, cause he wont understand.
you'll only be a distraction from his master plan.

It's not because of you, it's because of himself.
He feels that it's the only thing that will help.
He forgives for all the pain, and all of the shame.
But don't try to stop him, he already knows the game.

Well she spends so much time, just to make herself look right.
Just for him to walk right on by.
And she cannot see the things that he wants to be.
So let me fly, let me fly free.

Sorry what's her game? Cause I've got no name.
Things may change but memories remain.
So I sing this song, hope to reach your ears.
You need to feel all of those years.

A dream from the past, comes rushing in again.
you kept me close, but never let me in.
And the years began to pass, and I found myself alone.
The darker times for the things that we never shown.

But if you try to stop me, you won't understand.
You'll only be a distraction to my master plan.
It's not because of you, it's because of myself.
It's the only time that I feel I'm being helped.

You must understand, he's a different kind of man.
Feeling like he's done all that he can.
It's not because of you, it's because of himself.
He feels that it's the only thing that will help.

Well she spends so much time, just to make herself look right.
Just for him to walk right on by.
And she cannot see the things that he wants to be.
So let me fly, let me fly free.

I felt love once, but she felt faint.
In her eyes I wasn't her saint.
So I sing this song, hope to reach your ears.
You need to feel all of those years.

You must understand, he's a different kind of man.
Feeling like he's done all that he can.
It's not because of you, it's because of myself.
It's the only time that I feel I'm being helped.

Well she spends so much time, just to make herself look right.
Just for him to walk right on by.
Will he ever see her? Will she catch his eye?
She ends another night with a sigh.

Well she spends so much time, just to make herself look right.
Just for him to walk right on by.
Will he ever see her? Will she catch his eye?
She ends another night with a sigh.
Track Name: Don't Fall Inside
I know what I believe, you did what you had to do.
I just need time away, to learn a thing or two.
Need the air to breathe, and the light is there to see.
When you step into dark rooms, will you think of me?

All this time we try to fall in love so blind.
Take your time with heart, and watch your frame of mind.
All we need is the strength to rebuild the loving trust.
I need some time in this life to make it turn out right.

I saw your picture in a magazine,
I read the lines but I did not believe.
The things they said they tried to run you down.
They want the look but they don't want the sound.
you must perceive the side of both the views.
Don't always trust what they say in the news.

Don't fall inside, in time you will find.
Recapture times in life, and keep it in your mind.
Just listen and try to understand,
the world is causing a deeper demand.
Don't fall inside It'll take you for a ride.

I saw your picture in a magazine,
it was not real it is not what it seems.
They said a cult had took control of you.
You had no choice and knew not what to do.
Some say they miss you and they want you back.
But who will say if all of this is whacked.
I need to know if all of this is real.
Can I find something tell me what's the deal.

Don't fall inside, let it drift behind.
We'll create new tails, and it all comes with time.
Well I need some time in this life
to make it turn out right.
This chance we've got to take,
a future we could make.

I saw your picture in a magazine,
I close my eyes and it all came to me.

I know what I believe, you did what you had to do.
I just need time away to learn a thing or two.
Need the air to breathe, the light is there to see.
When you step into dark rooms, hope your mind is set free.

SET IT FREE!!!!!

I saw your picture in a magazine,
and for a while it was the greatest thing.
Don't fall inside, let it drift behind........
Track Name: Stranded
Where are you tonight, are you far far away?
All I have is a memory with nothing else to say.
I always have to fight with the feeling in the night.
It comes to fill this hopelessness that I know isn't right.

Sights I've taken in, a tear falls from my eye.
I know they will not touch me in the cold and lonely night.
I find them all so beautiful, but they find me in my dreams.
the morning came to fast for me, I'm all alone it seems.

I know that this isn't right, the way I feel tonight.
But the flame still grows, and it will always burn so bright.
Can you show me the way when I can't think of what to say?
Or will I always be stranded here? Doesn't have to be this way.

You're the one that holds you back.
Find belief in yourself that you lack.
Don't get held down by your past
This hopeless feeling won't always last.
The girl in your dream you can't make real.
It cannot be from the way you feel.

Now I'm lost in the day with everything in the way.
Still I'm being held back by the words I just can't say.
Even though it's clearer now, I still just cannot see.
It's a mystery caught in silence, still she haunts me.

Sights I've taken in burns away my sight.
I know they will not touch me in the cold and lonely night.
I find them all so beautiful but they find a way to escape.
All I have is a memory with nothing else to say.

I know that this isn't right, the way I feel tonight.
But the flame still grows, and it will always burn so bright.
Can you show me the way when I can't think of what to say?
Or will I always be stranded here? Doesn't have to be this way.

Take these words and believe in me, it's hard to face the reality.
At least get out and give it a try, don't be alone from living a lie.
The girl in your dream you can't make real.
It cannot be from the way you feel.

Where are you tonight, are you feeling alright ?
My eyes cannot see you, but you're always in my sight.
Will we ever meet again, or will we always be apart?
You never had to try that hard to steel away my heart.