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Debut album of original music inspired by classic rock artists of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. A mixture of light and heavy elements from beginning to end.

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released April 14, 2015

Ed Layne-vocals,guitar,bass,keyboard,drum sequencer, mixing and production

Copyright 2015

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Ed Layne Jackson, California

Ed Layne is a driven rock performer with a unique approach to his sound.
His infectious blend of blues, hard rock and beats echo philosophies and influences that transcend ages and genre limitation.

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Track Name: Vicious Circle
VICIOUS CIRCLE

Twenty dollars over the limit
It's trouble, see?
We're living in a vicious circle
And we must get free
The power of a pyramid
Hasn't done a thing for me
A dog on a raft in the ocean
Is not a 'cur to sea'

But you've got your best face on
When you clean the floor
You had your nest egg won
It's not true anymore

America the beautiful
Where have you gone?
We put you in a pretty package
Sold you for a song
Here comes suit and tie
A measure of success
He's selling out all of main street
Your momma could be next

But you've got your yes face on
Knock upon the door
Tell you "it's the best place"
Then "give a little more"

Riding on an ocean liner
All your blessed goods
A brand new logo to die for
In the neighborhood
Here comes man with gun
He's coming for your shoes
It's not how you play the game now
It's what you've got to lose

But you've got your flag pin on
What a patriot
It all looks so damn good
From a private jet
Track Name: Step Away
STEP AWAY

Is it just another day
Living in a state of tension
Racing through your mind
Everything that you can't mention

Don't spend another day
In the hands of oppression
Go and find the key
Drop it in, start the engine

Life doesn't give any iou
Or tickets to the temples of cash
It's time to form a brand new line
And step away from disaster

There's more than meets the eye
In the face of a stranger
Don't you ever wonder why
You feel your life's in danger

So we could live without walls
In one great mansion
Built on solid ground
Far away from the canyon

We can share our daily bread
With the people who lack attention
Or leave them there for dead
In the gutters and the trenches

Life doesn't give any iou
Or tickets to the temples of cash
It's time to form a brand new line
And step away from disaster

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Track Name: Sea Is Raging
SEA IS RAGING

The sea is raging
And the sky is grey
The sea is raging
Now it's time to pray

Misfortune found us
On the rocks with the waves and the wind
And that same old feeling
Is coming back to haunt us again

See the black tide rising
Headed straight for the northern shore
Now the coast is dying
With the ones who will fly no more

Because the sea is raging
And the sky is grey
Yeah the sea is raging
Who could hold back all of the waves?

You say: "in a hundred years
none of this will matter much"
It's just another symptom
Of a generation out of touch

See…a lack of indiscretion
Has led you to a narrow way
Standing on the rooftop
That overlooks the entire bay

The sea is raging
And the sky is grey
The sea is raging
Do we have the time to change our ways?

Yeah the sea is raging
And the sky is grey
The sea is raging
Can you ride the wave?

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Track Name: Requiem
Requiem

I've seen you in my dreams
Sometimes a great bird on the rolling sea
Flying here from lands unseen
You light up all of my darkest dreams

I've heard you on the radio
Sometimes a passing note or one that's ringing on
Sounding out from worlds unheard
Where all the things that kill are cured

They've seen you gliding high and free
So far over the hill with the family
Lighting in a windswept field
Where all good things have been revealed

I can feel you in the summer rain
I know I'll see you again when I catch my train
Thunder rolling stationwide
Conductors calling all to ride

Hush…..Hush…..

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Track Name: Maple Street
Maple Street

Bright lights in your eyes
When you look up to the skies
The mystery of who are we
Comes as no surprise
But is this all for real?
Is there still time to kill?
The rabbits run as it blocks the sun
While the world is standing still

So you're driving home all alone
The black night chills you to the bone
The car swerves on an icy curve
As you're reaching for that phone
You see the red lights flashing
But all the facts are clashing
That thing up there with the glassy stare
Is not the town police

Another race from outer space
Listen in to everything we say
Their so amused to see us confused
And how much time we waste
The mothership is landing
where the monolith is standing
The thunder sound shakes the very ground
Like in tales from the ancient days

So the years have passed
And did you laugh?
At the ones who had seen the craft
Passed by, left high and dry
just another one of the outcast
And now you stand in line
As they search your mind
Hope they've come to live in peace
And not to 'serve' mankind

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Track Name: So Good
So Good

It's five o'clock and the day is done
Traffic begins to crawl
It's a shame, it's a death defying game
Your back's against the wall

It's all a mess, with all the stress
"Make dollar bills" "take two more pills"
All day you run
It's not enough
When the whip comes down
You must get tough

I don't want to see the paper
It's all the same old news
I see you when the day goes wrong
And then we turn it loose

And you're so good
Yes you are
You dance so well
You are a star
So when we're home
Leave us alone
If the place is rocking
Don't bother knocking

She just wants to get out tonight
It's been so hot downtown
The summer nights always feel so right
She has become the sound

And you're so good
Yes you are
You dance so well
You are a star
So let's go home
To be alone
You say you're aching
To do some shaking

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Track Name: Center Of Attention
Center of Attention

It happens every time
You take over the conversation
I stand on the side
Since I lost my reservation

Do you always have to be
At the center attention?
Only a fool can't see
That you think in one dimension

You know how to pick your friends
It's a system of criteria:
"Must be a means to an end"
And: "insistent need to always be near you"

Some got left outside
In the rain at the station
They were guilty of some crime
That posed a threat to your imagination

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Track Name: Keep On Rolling
Keep On Rolling


You say I haven’t tried...
Put our love back together
And all those tears you’ve cried
Were for something better

I hear the thunder now
Feel the rain that's falling
I see the open road
And for me, it’s calling

Got to keep on, keep on
Keep on rollin’

I’d always thought this love
Would stand up against time
One day all that changed
When you changed your mind

I thought a time would come
We'd look back through the years
How we'd stood side by side
and not how we got here

Keep on, keep on
Keep on rollin’

Not long ago I knew
That tomorrow would bring
Good things for me and you
And for you, I would sing

I know you just can’t see
That I am a good man
My things are packed to go
For the wide open land

Keep on, keep on
Keep on rollin’
Just like a wheel
Got to keep on rollin'
Just like a wheel
Got to keep on rollin'………..

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Track Name: Five Days From Home
Five Days From Home

There is one thing
That you should know
Take it with you
Down every road
If you got love then you're never alone
Even when you're five days from home
Setting sail for the West Coast
No more days spent staring
Through frozen windows
We've stayed together
Cause love always wins
And yet we're searching
For home again

Here we go
One more time
Once again
It's time to fly
All our dreams
Will come true
Cheer up darling
Don't you be so blue

Home to me is wherever you are
Keep this always within your heart
It doesn't matter how far we roam
We are never five days from home
Driving on through mountain passes
Playing the role
That life has cast us
You've stood beside me
Through fear and pain
You helped me stand up
And walk again

Here we go
One more time
Once again
It's time to fly
All our dreams
Will come true
Cheer up darling
Don't you be so blue

Waking up to a brighter day
And all the kindness
Of your ways
There ahead
Lies the great unknown
And thanks to you
I won't face it alone
Walking on, into the morning
See the new sunrise
See our new life dawning
We've stayed together
"Cause love alway wins
And now we're back home
Once again

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Track Name: River's End
River's End

I've played the captive here
So many days untold
The mountains call my name
Somewhere in my soul
Offer all the free air
I can breathe
From the waves that shine
On the deep blue sea…….

All I see below
Is colored blue and green
Nothing scars the view
No artificial things
You know I've dreamed of
Making this my home
Under the silver trees
Next to the golden road

I shall return again
This place at the river's end
High above where eagles cry
Far from the darkened skies
up ahead in the forest
underneath the trees
may be the last chance to live in peace
Going to leave an illusion
Of money and time
Going to trade it in for
Life sublime

All the rivers end
At the deep blue sea
They turn to rain again
So wild and free
Love without end
Is all that's worth to find
Inside every heart
Outside every mind

I shall return again
This place at the river's end
High above where eagles cry
Far from the darkened skies
Down below in the city
Only one thing is clear
Just another newsday
Selling lies and fear
Going to leave the fast race
Far behind
Going to find a good place
On the mountainside

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Track Name: Monarch Hill
(Instrumental)