What A Time To Be Alive

by Race to the Moon

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released September 25, 2015

James Holescher: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Victor Powell: Lead Guitar
Jackson Keating: Bass
Toffer Bartonico: Drums, Vocals

Recorded at Sugar Hill Studios in Houston, TX
Audio Engineer: Cody Franz
Mastering Engineer: Chris Longwood
Album Art: Reuel Yarbrough

Thanks To: Band WAFS (Hayley, Chelsea, Becky, and Jess) Bassman Pep, Fransisco, Eddie Mendez, Golden Sombrero, Craigslist, Hotmaghandi, William Sullivan, and our loving families for letting us make endless amounts of noise.

Copyright 2015 Race To The Moon

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Race to the Moon Houston, Texas

Race to the Moon draws on its punk and indie rock influences to create driving, sophisticated music. Four recent transplants to Houston joined forces with a shared love of Wilco, Dinosaur Jr., and high energy live performances to create a charging rock band. RTTM started its journey in June 2012 and is gaining steam, bringing rock energy and dynamic songwriting into the local Houston scene. ... more

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Track Name: Otherside
would you just shut up
let me say what I must
I can't keep biting my tongue
its time I taste someone else's blood

that was the last straw
that was the last chance to repent
I think we've all made our choices here
its time to learn about consequence

we're gonna find out one way or the other
what exactly we deserve
so why not jump ship
there's bound to be something better than this

on the other side
Track Name: Thunder
Heartbroken and lonesome
I was strange as folk
I was huddled backstage while the kids played baroque
visions and voices and notes that bend
I close my eyes as the strings come in

And then it hits like thunder
and I feel so strange
oh I cannot explain

And then it hits like thunder
and I feel so strange
oh I cannot explain
how I feel

Quickly the hours pass
The day grows dim
Oh the childish ways we spoke back then
visions and voices and trumpets roar
I close my eyes til I can’t take anymore

And then it hits like thunder
and I feel so strange
oh I cannot explain

And then it hits like thunder
and I feel so strange
oh I cannot explain

I was dumb wild and free
I was a brand new boy
limbs grown and wired
from climbing out of the void
heard them mention your name
as I came up for air
they say you kissed another boy
but I don’t even care
Track Name: Always
I lay claim to this piece of the rock
in the name of you and I and all our future children
and we can dance upon whatever grave we like
at least they'll know somebody's really living

all this just to make you believe
it could always be this way
and through the night she clings tight to me
exhales and exclaims
can it always be this way

I will cling to this piece of the rock
against the tides of time that are so unforgiving
and I'll return here til the well runs dry
remind myself why its all worth living

all this just to make you believe
it could always be this way
and through the night she clings tight to me
exhales and exclaims
why can't it always be this way

always
Track Name: Get Better
Jackie's heart jumped from his chest onto his sleeve
he's hearing voice every night as he falls asleep
and more and more its getting harder to believe
things will get better

gets the shakes at every ring of the telephone
feels her name creeping out from between his bones
Zoe says at first it's hard to sleep alone
But it gets better

And someday you'll calm down
that day you'll find how
you're stronger than you were before
and nothing here's worth dying for

That day you'll come round
that day you'll find out
first you have to love yourself
so take a toast to our health
and know someday you'll turn around
think if only you could see me now

tomorrow morning's gonna come on like a fever
tomorrow nights gonna feel that much more like a dream
tomorrow evening we'll be back here believing
it will get better

Jackie I know there's been a few bad choices made
and things can't always go our way
but isn't it nice to hear all these voices say
it will get better
Track Name: Strong
every time I told you I'd be coming home soon
just made the nights more cold
cause I'd lied to you
and that was wrong

if I could fill this moat with the lonesome tears I've cried
I would fashion a boat
and ford to your side
if I was strong
but I'm not strong

my long list of regrets
all the things I wish I could be
get lost in the peace I feel when you're next to me
without you I'm not strong

thought I'd find forgiveness
if I wrote it into my song
cause it takes a great big man to admit when he's been wrong
then why do I feel so small
Track Name: Pick Sides
the lights went out in hollywood
a symptom of the things we could
have lived without had we only thought to try

cars up on the freeway stall
bedlam in the shopping malls
shots ring out they echo down your spine

its only sentimental
a promise made we then broke
we said we'd be better people
we know it wrong but we still pick sides

the signs alight upon the hill
say what you are say what you will
does your left hand know the right one always lies

the lights come up upon the stage
our hero's dead, its a new age
its the fourth act, time to undo the resolve

oh what a time to be alive

the lights came back to hollywood
the radio played the same six words
what a time to be alive
Track Name: Buffalo
every time I leave
put my pedal to the floor
browse the self-help books at the airport
running low on sleep
from staying up all night
just looking at the scenery outside

have you written cause I don't know
tell me why

took that bus downtown
there was music in the air
they put that big black X on your hands
gave career advice
to the kid you didn't know
at the hardcore show in buffalo

have you written cause I don't know
tell me why
Track Name: Sing Along
I set out seeking to find myself
among the denizens of the underground
and I claimed a space right there center stage
search for refuge in the wall of sound

just one of many
longing to belong
wait for the part where we all sing along

I was not born that day
so much as I fell out of grace
and fashion with those that would not accept change
and I felt like, felt like I'd found my place
four on the floor no regard for personal space

swing around punch and kick
trip over my own feet, eat shit
find my way to my legs again
with the help of an "x" marked hand
feels like arriving in the promise land