A Dream In Static

by Earthside

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A Dream In Static is everything we are as human beings poured into 63-minutes of music.

This album is our modest attempt at breaking down the shackles of modern society and establishing a passionate, kind, and open-minded world community of real human connection. We want our music to stir something within you—to challenge your own assumptions and drive you to see the potential in yourself.

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released October 23, 2015

Earthside Is:

Ben Shanbrom - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Frank Sacramone – Grand Piano, Keyboards, Programming
Ryan Griffin - Bass
Jamie van Dyck – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Orchestration, Backing Vocals

All music, vocal lines, and lyrics written by Earthside

Guest Vocalists:

Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust) on "Mob Mentality"
Daniel Tompkins (Tesseract, ex-Skyharbor) on "A Dream In Static"
Bjorn Strid (Soilwork) on "Crater"
Eric Zirlinger (Face the King, ex-Seer) on "Contemplation of the Beautiful"

Guest Ensembles and Performers:

The Moscow Studio Symphony Orchestra (MSSO)
Max ZT - Hammer Dulcimer
Henrik Gennert - Guitar Solo on "The Ungrounding"
JP Asplund - Percussion

Produced by David Castillo at Ghost Ward (Stockholm, Sweden)
Co-produced by Earthside members Frank Sacramone and Jamie van Dyck
Tracks 1, 6, and 7 mixed by Jens Bogren with Johan Örnborg at Fascination Street Studios
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 mixed by David Castillo at Ghost Ward
Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios

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Earthside is a group of composers who are passionate about their craft. Our mission includes the unique musical contributions from across the world to form the sound that is Earthside.

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Track Name: The Closest I've Come
[musicians playing]
Track Name: Mob Mentality (feat. Lajon Witherspoon & Moscow Studio Symphony Orchestra)
I am just a member
I am just a vote for your cause
I am just a number
Solve me as a man without resolve

Got me where you want me
I’m yours for sure

Wean me off your blinders
Left to think my thoughts are my own
On my own

Finally
A moment to myself
And I realize
I know who I am
But not what I’m living for

I need a reason that isn’t a rhyme
I need a meaning that isn’t a reason why

I’ll leave you all with a scar, a permanent mark
For when death do us part
Because it’s hard to face
Knowing we all will fade away
[Stay]

Ideology is a fallacy when what I believe doesn’t come as a package deal
There’s no borderline, in your bottom line
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then who needs scripture
With a picture’s worth, and feeling what we’re worth
We all might as well just do porn

[Got me where you want me]
[On my own]

I’ve never felt so frail
So vulnerable to a wakeless morning
I’ve never felt so afraid
That it could all just end
Without a warning
[It ends]

And I pray for you to see
I’ve been sheltered by my bliss
I can’t brace myself
It all hits all at once
And it may kill me
Leave me to Burn, I lost my fire
Running from the flames

[On my own]

Finally, finally I know

I need a reason that isn’t a rhyme
I need a meaning that isn’t a reason why
I’ll leave you all with a permanent mark

I need a reason that isn’t a rhyme
I need a meaning that isn’t a reason why
I’ll leave you all with a scar, a permanent mark
For when death do us part
Because it’s hard to face
Knowing we all will fade away

O, aimless, I aim for the rafters
Not knowing what I am after
So shameless, I’m chasing my rapture
[But what does it matter?]

And without a warning
[It ends]
Track Name: A Dream In Static (feat. Daniel Tompkins)
Dreaming felt real
Life, illusion
I’ll always wish we’d become
All that we were

We mourn loss of control
Instead of taking it back
We stand idle and wonder
All that could have been

To lay this notion to peace
Too late for this man’s too…

Disheartened
From fighting for no reward
I want more, I see

[Watch it float away]

Living in fear of vanishing
I will myself to overcome slow motion
But something’s in the way
To justify running out of time
How I long to be remembered
But this man’s too…

Disheartened
From fighting for no reward
I want more than you’ve shown me
Watch it float, I want to float away
Until it’s real

Faith
In all of this stalling this moment
I face
All of this solace, this omen
Replaced
All of this, all of this, stalling
This solace is wreckage
Tearing me open

All my ambitions
Painted in the distance
But something’s in the way
Of my becoming

My final offering to you
A ripple to resound forever
But this man’s through

[Done]
Fighting for no reward
I want more
My fate, I fray these ends undone
Torn away from all we’re tied to

Watch it float, I want to float away
Until it’s real
Track Name: Crater (feat. Björn Strid)
To watch the curtain fall
Within an inch of the call
A thousand reasons not one to divulge

The sting of all that was
You medicate so willingly
As we endure the fall
To normalcy

You’re far beyond the underlying forces
Slight in a way untrue
Wait where’s the worth in holding on
When the rope to which you cling has cut you off

Now it’s not the same
Though I dream awakening to my
Wasted days harboring the sorrows of a promise set to flames

So why do we grieve
Lying to, we’re lying to,
We lie ourselves to sleep

They force what lives out of all
What you turn away

You’re far beyond the underlying forces
Slight in a way untrue
Wait where’s the worth in holding on
When the rope to which you cling has cut you off

Who told you to wait for me?
Track Name: Contemplation Of The Beautiful (feat. Eric Zirlinger)
I see a different world
I am nothing more, an experiment
Watch me as I…

Never had the chance
Fairness is one I’ll lose forever
As I walk along this road
Ending the hope of love forever

Far from this place
Inside the fear that I possessed
The will for growing stronger
The will to change and find one final way

Not beautiful
All I can ask is for why the burden’s with me
So I’ll free my soul beyond the world
Hope of escaping the truth forever

The more I wait, the more I watch it
Go through all of the Earth

Wait out, wait out and fade slowly
Wait out, wait out for me
For some, eyes don’t see the meaning
Of this short life

What shows the reality
Of the true way we are

This is the only way that I could follow
But here, lies were all I had to fear
Is the sorrow forgiven?
For now I know that nothing is the same
I wish you were never here
And I knew
That I washed away for good

So far away
I fell from dreaming
The lives that I’d give for
I am the one who
Needs to feel it all

Never had the chance
Fairness is one I’ll lose forever

Wait out, wait out and fade
Wait out, wait out for me