Throw Them in the Ocean

by Adam Kurtz

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Recorded in the summer of 2009, "Throw Them in the Ocean" is the first EP in the "Unreleased Seasides" series, an indefinite series of EP's consisting of songs recorded within the last 100 years by Adam Kurtz, but mostly in 2009.

Originally, the recordings that make up "Throw Them in the Ocean" (and others) were slated to be the follow-up to 2008's "The Devil is Defeated"; however, that album was put on hold by the here-and-now relevancy of the Open Road sessions. Finally resuscitated, remixed and remastered from the original vinyl, these songs get to once again breath, blink, and bask in their moment in the sun.

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released August 31, 2010

All songs written by Adam Kurtz; engineered/produced/mixed/mastered by Adam Kurtz at Halfway Rock Studios, South Harpswell, ME and Halfway Rock Studios West, Los Angeles, CA; all electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, percussion, musical saw, pots’n’pans, classical guitar, and vocals by Adam Kurtz; Sea Gull caw by a sea gull.

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Nashville-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, pedal steel guitarist, manic-album-maker, wing enthusiast.

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Track Name: Back On Your Feet
I slipped down the ice in a free fall
I slid down the ice for fun
Crumpled in heaps was my rhythm
Crumpled like we had just won

So get back on, get back on your feet
Get back on, get back on your feet
Get back on, get back on your feet

Broken but healing is taxing
Broken before it turned on
Soon this distress will relinquish
Soon these confessions will be gone

So go back on, go back on your word
Go back on, go back on your word
Go back on, go back on your word

Woke up in a deadly freeze
Woke up like an animal in heat
All from the agony
Of the reverse of the Devil’s defeat

Sometimes I feel like discussing
Sometimes I just feel disgust
So come back in summer with daydreams
Cause come back oh come back you must

Cause I’m back on, I’m back on my back
I’m back on, I’m back on my back
I’m back on, I’m back on my back
And I’m back on, I’m back on my feet
I’m back on, I’m back on my feet
I’m back on, I’m back on my feet
Track Name: Wasting Water
We waste a lot of time
In a foreign land
No one gets along
No one understands

That the holes
The holes we try to fill
They only fill with steam
There’s renovation in these creationary times

Back down if you can
Bring peace of mind
Don’t be scared to die
You never toed the line

But nothing
Nothing that you feel
Nothing that you feel is holding water
Don’t waste water waste designs
Throw them in the ocean
Throw them in the ocean
There’s renovation in these creationary times

An interruption lingers in the morning
In the morning I retire
Find a foreign station and throw your arms out
And close your eyes
And see the ocean cry
And see the ocean cry
And see the ocean cry
And see the ocean cry

We waste a lot of time
In a foreign land
Why can’t we get along
It’s time to make a plan

But nothing
Nothing that we feel
Nothing that we feel is holding water
Don’t waste water waste designs
Throw them in the ocean
Throw them in the ocean
There’s renovation in these creationary times
Throw them in the ocean
Throw them in the ocean
There’s renovation in these creationary times
Track Name: Illusion II
Coincidence, genius, or predictable
It’s predictable
Like a movie where protagonists are flying toward the sun
They’ll make it despite warning and accidents
So what’s the worth in watching ‘til the end?

It’s a bonfire at sunrise
That flairs up when the wind blows
While we’re sleeping
We awake when we fear that hot is cold

It’s an illusion; it’s an illusion
You can blow on the coals but the flames will fade away
It’s an illusion; it’s an illusion
You can blow on the coals but the flames will fade away

Be the strong man, don’t surrender
Grab the embers forever
They’re suffering and consuming
What’s left of themselves
And who put the ashes on the fire and hoped for flames?
Who cleared the forest out and danced to summon anachronistic rains?
Where were the workers who were tasked with such a simple thing to fix?
Why couldn’t we have planned ahead when we were buried in the thick?

It’s an illusion; it’s an illusion
You can blow on the coals but the flames will fade away
It’s an illusion; it’s an illusion
You can blow on the coals but the flames will fade away
It’s an illusion; it’s an illusion
You can blow on the coals but the flames will fade away
It’s an illusion; it’s an illusion
You can blow on the coals but the flames will fade away
Track Name: Revolving Around the Sun
Revolving around the sun is for fools
I’m back where I begun
Like a globe that can’t be spun through the haze
Through the haze

There’s a train coming around the bend
But it’s late
Oh and no one’s gonna get off
And no one’s gonna get off
When it comes when it comes if it comes when it comes

There’s a scare of terror breaking my daze
And I’m never gonna sleep it away
I’m too bored to come out and play
No I’m never gonna sleep it away

Before breaking become my guardian
Twist the view’s crystal clear
Protect all that you revere
Don’t assume I’m being insincere
When I gave you a beautiful mirror
Now it’s gone now it’s gone oh now it’s gone now it’s gone

There’s a scare of terror breaking my daze
And I’m never gonna sleep it away
There’s a scare of terror breaking my days
And I’m never gonna sleep it away
There’s a scare of terror breaking my dayz
And I’m never gonna sleep it away
I’m too bored to come out and play
So I’m never gonna, no I’m never gonna sleep it away
Track Name: Do or Die
Face down, mouth of sand and no memory
Of how you got lost at sea
Screaming disturbs the birds for a little while
That’s how you know you even made a sound

And no one’s taking care of you now
No no one’s taking care of you now

You always said that you needed a drive
So now it’s do, do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die
Don’t waste your time looking back and wondering why
Cause now it’s do, do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die

Planes fly too high above you so give it up
It’s a miracle you even survived the crash
Don’t ever forget the ones that died
Your heart is as big as the sky

And life’s too short to worry about time
And life’s too short to cry, cry, cry

You never know when the stars will align for you
So do, do not die, do not die, do not die, do not die
So take a breath and a rest but keep on doing
Cause it’s do, do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die
Do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die
Do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die
Do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die
It’s do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die
Do or die, do or die, do or die, do or die
It’s do or die
It’s do or die
It’s do or die
And you know it’s for the best to be alone for a little while