Voices from California

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lyrics

Overcast, expecting showers later on in the day.
Revise, and then consign some small resistance to
Another urgent change of plans….
An hour well past re-barricades all avenues of escape,
A line within a song gives no assistance to
Indulge an idle pair of hands.

A light repast, and resignation—hurry now, and begin …
No sooner underway, I start to dream of places that
I know I’ve never been.
Thoughts fly west, someplace iconic (now, or some other year) …
A Golden State of mind my inner boarding pass,
Because I think I’m hearin’ …

Voices from California, it doesn’t matter what kind as long as they’re …
Voices from California, a magic place of warmth and harmony
Soaring forever….

Resigned to “trial-by-solipsism,” time and place not my own,
The weather mild and fair as I cross into that zone.
I laugh to myself, but meanwhile a familiar theme comes to mind …
Distortion, more or less, like an old newspaper re-read and left behind.
A perfect day, a perfect beach where we can watch the girls for a while.
The only problem is, I kinda missed the exit by 3,000 miles.

Voices from California, it doesn’t matter what kind as long as they’re …
Voices from California, the answer lies so many miles away.
Voices from California, it never matters what time of year it is.
Voices from California, another place of warmth and harmony
Soaring forever….

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from Silent Sentinel [CD quality], released August 11, 2015
music and lyrics by Mark Ptak & Henry Ptak

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Advent Bridgewater, New Jersey

Perhaps a modern equivalent to the symphonic side of classic English progressive-rock groups like Gentle Giant, (early) Genesis, and Procol Harum, but with a little Tubes-style funk and the occasional jazz-rock flourish as well, Advent seeks to blend true classical-quality composition with the excitement and dynamics of rock music. ... more

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