Bells and Whistles

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"Bells and Whistles" is the new debut album from Radiant Life Perspective!

Making of "Bells and Whistles" - www.youtube.com/watch?v=udZVzZvWfIE

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released August 24, 2012

Special thanks to Julian Farino (!) and everyone who worked on the Oranges, Brandon Ginsberg, and Maria Alonte Mccoy. Thanks as always to our awesome friends and family and all the people who have given us much needed help, including but not limited to Frank Lettieri, and Jeff Sarafinas.

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Track Name: Close Your Eyes and Run
Fifteen years ago
I sent a bottle out to sea
With scribbled images of dreams
Today it floated back to me
Fifteen years ago
I was nothing but a child
Ideas immature and wild
But some things never change

Put your ear to the ground and listen..
Back and forth, and from the beginning

Close your eyes and run
And if you find your home again
You're meant to be there in the end
Close your eyes and run

Six long years ago
I though I had it figured out
But then my head filled up with doubts
Foundations crumbling in the ground
Then the roof started caving in
And we were hearing sounds

Put your ear to the ground and listen
Back and forth and from the beginning

Close your eyes and run
And you might find your home again
If you're meant to be there in the end
Close your eyes and run

If you trust someone let it show
If you love something let it go
If you're scared that you can't be alone
Close your eyes and run
Track Name: Poison in Your Well
You were sure
You would succeed
You had everything you could possibly need

That's when they took you from your home
With little skin to wrap their bones
They had hands like silk and teeth like piano keys

Not quite settled
In your ways
Neither set in stone nor in and out of phase

You were tied to ten foot poles
Made to stay where you were told
With no learning curve and not one loving grace

There was poison in your well before I met you
I was too afraid to tell, you were so young
When you emerged from mother earth
Made to measure all her worth
You were enraged to see the damage we had done

None the wiser
In those days
Tried to make it fit but couldn't find its place

All the windows were nailed shut
And you could no longer stay put
You tore the ties apart and ripped off all restraints

You were nothing like the man we met at sunrise
We swam Atlantic waters 'til we caught the shore
When you arrived from one small cell
You were pure and sweet but fell
Into the knowledge you could no longer ignore

There was poison in your well before I met you
I was too afraid to tell you were so young
When you emerged from mother earth
Made to measure all her worth
You were enraged to see the damage we had done
Track Name: Call You Mine
I've seen you in my dreams
Since I was twelve years old
Even way back then
I knew you would come along

And in another lifetime
I know we were best friends
And if you forget
I won't let you run away

Someday I'll call you mine
Someday I'll call you mine
Track Name: Can't Go Back
You been waitin' all this time
You were waiting all your life
Just to prove it
That you could do it
You've been settin' bars to high
You been aiming for the sky
So you could prove it
That you can do it

But once you go forward you can't go back
You take a step to the side and try to relax
But don't go, no
Just keep your head high and your feet on the ground
Now you set your mind and you shouldn't back down
Don't go, no

You've always been an underdog
The kid that everybody thought would lose it
You blew it
You always been the last one picked
Ready to call it quits
But you knew it
That you could do it

But once you go forward you can't go back
You take a step to the side and try to relax
But don't go, no
Just keep your head high and your feet on the ground
Now you set your mind and you shouldn't back down
Don't go, no
Track Name: Pretty Lucky
Found a heads up penny at the five and dime
Yeah I think I'm pretty lucky least most of the time
Found a rusty old bike on the side of the road
By the end of the summer 'gonna make it roll

Found the love of my life in the pouring rain
How could something so pretty have a dead girls name?
When I roll out of bed whistle in the sunshine
Yeah I think I'm pretty lucky least most of the time

Found a twenty dollar bill in the pocket of my jacket
Some old sunglasses and a ketchup packet
Went out to Las Vegas and played the game
Out in the desert we all look the same

Found the love of my life in the pouring rain
How could something so pretty have a dead girls name?
When I walk to work whistle in the sunshine
Yeah I think I'm pretty lucky least most of the time
Track Name: Who Will Love You?
Who will love you if I don't?
Who will touch you?
Who will you hold?
Who will kiss you for who you are?
who will look beyond the tired eyes and scars?

I can't love you like the man I thought you needed
And I can't give you what I gave you in the past
But you can't blame me because what we had's depleted
And I'd be a fool to think you'd never ask...


Who will love you if I don't?
Who would care for you?
Who'd be so bold?
Who will listen?
When you get home?
Who will love you, if i don't?

I can't hold you like i did when we were younger
I won't pretend that i don't see the change that's here
Let's be honest, babe, we know our days are numbered
I can read it in your face- It's fairly clear
Track Name: Common Ground
One by one
Wonder why
You just cant say
You’re still alone
Back and forth
and back you pace
and say by now
you’re not where you thought

when everywhere you’re
moving forward
you’re going for what now?
you say you’re
moving towards it
you’re moving towards what now?

never once stopped to think
you’re the anchor and the sail
you watch standing still
say you’re waiting for the wind to push you off
to where you wanna be

never once stopped and thought
you’re the captain and the whale
you raise your harpoon
never questioning the weight of every move
oh, you’ll never make it home

we’re all
moving forward we’re moving towards what now?
you say you’re moving forward you’re looking forward now

We’re all looking for the same thing
We’re looking for the same thing
We’re all wishing on the same stone
We’re looking for the same thing

we’re all living in the gutter
but our eyes are pointed at the stars
we’re all reaching for the heavens
but the treasure that we seek is all ours

we’re all living in the gutter
but our eyes are pointed at the stars
we’re all reaching for the heavens
but salvation is alive in our hearts



















On your arm
track your heart
and watch its rate
steadily rise
Start to make
any progress and you fall
back to square one

From the start
always said you’d never change
It’s just what you are
Cross your heart
know you’ll have to break this one
to not be alone

From the start
saw a fire come this way
but did you stop?
In the end
swear you didn’t change that day
but how have you not?

What was it
you said you were looking for?
that sets you apart
What was it
that you said you always needed
needed from the start?

We’re all looking for the same thing
We’re looking for the same thing
We’re all wishing on the same stone
We’re looking for the same thing

Close your eyes
You’re not alone
Look outside
We’re all alone

Close your eyes
We’re all alone

Its so different from the rest
so different it’s just your luck
so different you can’t give your best


never once stopped to think
you’re the anchor and the sail
you watch standing still
say you’re waiting for the wind to push you off
to where you wanna be

never once stopped and thought
you’re the captain and the whale
you raise your harpoon
never questioning the weight of every move
oh, you’ll never make it home

we’re all
moving forward we’re moving towards what now?
you say you’re moving forward you’re looking forward now