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Emulator

by Adrian Star

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    Includes bonus track "Hazy Vision". A recording from his early days in 1997.
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1.
Never ever hesitating to tell me the words I want You never make it complicated, giving me what I want Working on the plans I'm making, my fever won't turn around Contradicting all the pages, I don't want to bring it down Got a fever burning higher Hotter than a fire Got a fever burning higher, higher Confidence in your condition reminds me of my inhibitions Every now and then I've faded, but coming right back to life Got a fever burning higher, my heat is around you Hotter than a fire, my flame surrounds you Got a fever burning higher, higher Working on the plans I'm making, my fever won't turn around Contradicting all the pages, I don't want to bring it down Got a fever burning higher, my heat is around you Hotter than a fire, my flame surrounds you Got a fever burning higher, higher Got a fever burning higher, higher Hotter than a fire, higher (extended) My heat is around you My flame surrounds you
2.
In The Dark 04:01
This time you're shaking in the cold There's nothing left for you to hold Ahh ahh ahh, ahh ahh ahh Another night out in the dark Ahh ahh ahh, ahh ahh ahh Right at the end you suffer Losing your love and your hunger How will you break the chains that held you down and tried to take your heart? They say in time you're gonna fall And all that time you suffered Losing the love that you hungered How could the chains that tie you keep you from the one that held your heart? Your love waits, your heart breaks Your love waits, your heart breaks Your love waits, your heart breaks Ahh ahh ahh, ahh ahh ahh Another night out in the dark Right at the end you suffer Losing your love and your hunger How will you break the chains that held you down and tried to take your heart? And all that time you suffered Losing the love that you hungered How could the chains that tie you keep you from the one that held your heart? From the one that held your heart Your love waits, your heart breaks Your love waits Another night out in the dark
3.
Have you ever crossed the path of a black cat? I know better but I don't believe it Have you walked under a ladder, then looked back to see him staring at you in a cape and top hat? Spellbound, they're here just for you Captivated by the glow of the autumn moon Spellbound, locked in a trance Nothing left to do but the dead man's dance Have you ever cracked a mirror and then knew for seven years you'd pay for that too? You go all the way to Salem looking for the cure but in the House of Seven Gables you fall in a trap door Spellbound, they're here just for you Captivated by the glow of the autumn moon Spellbound, locked in a trance Nothing left to do but the dead man's dance You run from Derby Street to the harbor You think you're getting close but it keeps getting farther The leaves on the ground are brown and many colors Reminding you just how they die before the winter Spellbound, they're here just for you Captivated by the glow of the autumn moon Spellbound, locked in a trance Nothing left to do but the dead man's dance Nothing left to do but the dead man's dance Dead man's dance, dead man's dance
4.
Shadows 03:55
Into a way to make what We want more of, so we'll take it And in the light we're no one As a dark copy, then they'll see us there We are shadows. We exist out of the light We are shadows. Forced to follow though we're right Lonely shadows. We're never really there We're only shadows Individuality... It is not what they can see We are shadows. We exist out of the light We are shadows. Forced to follow though we're right Lonely shadows. Where nobody cares what you do We're only shadows It's tough enough just to be ourselves In a world where they can't tell That we are shadows. We're never really there Lonely shadows. Nobody really cares We are shadows. We're only shadows Individuality... It's not what they can see It's tough enough just to be ourselves In a world where they can't tell We are shadows. We exist out of the light We are shadows. Forced to follow though we're right Lonely shadows. We're never really there We're only shadows. Nobody really cares We're only shadows. We exist out of the light Lonely shadows. Forced to follow though we're right Lonely shadows. We're never really there We are shadows. Nobody really cares
5.
Heart Attack 04:21
It's been so long since I've seen you for the first time Oh the rhythm in my chest beats out of time It wonders when you'll be mine Heart attack (heart attack) You're giving me a heart attack (heart attack) The only thing is you I lack Come to me and stop this heart attack Oh oh oh, oh oh oh Oh oh oh, oh oh oh Oh oh oh, oh oh oh Oh oh oh Give me the time to make you, you all mine Yeah eeh yeah eh I've lost my breath waiting for your will to share with me the rest Heart attack (heart attack) You're giving me a heart attack (heart attack) The only thing is you I lack Come to me and stop this heart attack Heart attack (heart attack) You're giving me a heart attack (heart attack) The only thing is you I lack Come to me and stop this heart attack Oh oh oh, oh oh oh Oh oh oh, oh oh oh Oh oh oh, oh oh oh Oh oh oh
6.
Little Jason 04:05
1985, way back home Living for the day, that's all we'd know We'd pile up all the leaves and burn a fire while the Gipper made everything seem just fine Walking to the park, father and sons We'd stay all day til the night had come Three dollars is all we had But money didn't matter cause we had dad Hey now, calling little Jason where are you? Hey now, hey now little Jason I miss you Everything that we would do meant so much I already knew I got older when I'd left and set All grown up I'd never forget One day I'd come back home reminiscing of the life I'd known Where did I go? Where's the little me? I still miss you Hey now, calling little Jason where are you? Hey now, hey now little Jason I miss you Everyone spoke face to face with comfort Visit each other with no appointment Life was real, '85 was something My friends were not on a screen, they were someone Hey now, calling little Jason where are you? Hey now, hey now little Jason I miss you Hey now, calling little Jason where are you? Hey now, hey now little Jason I miss you
7.
Bringing back the time It's not too late to try They tell you not to live in the past (but) Remember those days and make them last Well there's a little thing called memory lane It's never closed, open everyday Innocence, happiness It grabs you in a care free way It may be something you won't understand but remembering makes me a better man Don't think of the now that makes you cry... remember the time You can't forget that summer There was nothing better They tell you not to live in the past Remember those days and you make them last Well there's a little thing called memory lane It's never closed, open everyday Innocence, happiness The best things last even if in the past If it feels right, it's worth a fight... it's something we both know is right Don't think of the now that makes you cry... remember the time It may be something you won't understand but remembering makes me a better man Don't think of the now that makes you cry... remember the time If it feels right, it's worth a fight... it's something we all know is right Don't think of the now that makes you cry... remember the time
8.
Obsession 04:44
Just that one time together, I never gave you my number So how did you find me on your own? I never gave you my real name or where I lived, oh no And my pockets were empty, no ID or 411 on me Oh, oh, oh, oh. Oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh. Just that one time together, I never gave you my number So how did you find me on your own? That night was only touch and go You say if you can't have me, then no one else can, oh no And most people would freak out, but I stalked you to so let's get out I watched you dressing in your house We're crazy together. We're stalking together We're obsessed together. We deserve each other Just that one time together, you never gave me your number But I found you easily on my own Just that one time together, you never gave me your number I found you easily on my own That night was not just touch and go That night was not just touch and go
9.
I'm Falling 04:04
I never thought this could happen I never thought I could feel this way Until this strange reaction today You give me a new sensation In a place that has no name Something tells me I'll never feel the same Now it's all changed I'm falling, falling Falling, falling I'm falling, falling Falling, falling What have you done to me I'm falling endlessly I began to slip, I didn't know what was coming next Even so, I was not prepared for this Not prepared for this I'm falling, falling Falling, falling I'm falling, falling Falling, falling
10.
Turn & Go 03:39
You never know when you're not alone The feeling it's right when it's not at all There could be someone hiding their face Waiting in an alley way Who's wearing a coat that goes down to the ground You're looking for help but there's no one around You then see the person whom you already know You turn back fast and away you go Turn back fast and go Answer questions with no If they catch you, don't go They tell you your taxes are long overdue They tell you your friend's in the emergency room They tell you anything to get you to talk They'll want to know everything you've bought The next thing you know they'll be breaking your leg Letting you know it's revenge for your debt Sounds like they just want to collect Is it the mob or the government? Turn back fast and go Answer questions with no If they catch you, don't go Turn back fast and go Answer questions with no If they catch you, turn and go

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1980's era pop style music. Album is entitled "Emulator" as nearly every electronic and drum sound was recorded using the legendary synthesizer/sampler EMU-Emulator II from 1984. Recorded only with musical instruments (including synthesizers) from 1982-1987. No soft synths were used. Watch official music videos for "Burning Higher, "In The Dark", "Shadows", "Heart Attack", "Obsession", & "I'm Falling" on www.hesaidshesaidproductions.com/adrianstar.html or YouTube. Four songs on this album have been featured in the 1986 era feature film "Stealing Sunrise" available on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi.

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released January 1, 2014

All music/instruments, lyrics, & vocal melodies written & performed by Adrian Star on all songs except where noted on individual track information.

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Adrian Star Phoenix, Arizona

Adrian Star is a 1980's anachronism in music. His synth-pop sound is influenced heavily by genres of the 80's such as New Wave, Top 40 Pop, and R&B Dance. He uses vintage synthesizers & older recording equipment to achieve his signature sound. He does not use "soft synths" (software/virtual based instruments). He plays his instruments in real time & does not utilize auto-tune vocal technology. ... more

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