Wanderlust EP

by Altered States

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A unified, flowing musical piece, "Wanderlust" encompasses the many celestial ideas, psychedelic experiences and eye-opening self-realizations perceived by singer/guitarist Luke Hoffman and lead guitarist Josh Dawald. Altered States draws inspiration from many different genres and styles, ranging from progressive metal to 60's psychedelic to ambient shoe-gaze. Not your average
"concept album", each song is meant to be interpreted by the listener as their very own sonic experience.

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released 12 December 2012

Luke Hoffman - Guitar/Vocals
Josh Dawald - Lead Guitar/Sound Effects
Justin Curtis - Bass
Peter Hoffman - Drums
Darin Watson - Keys/Engineering

Produced by Darin Watson, Josh Dawald and Luke Hoffman
Lyrics by Luke Hoffman
Mastered at Crystal Clear Studios by Nolan Brett

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Track Name: Pennsylvania (Stepping Off A Cliff)
Take me to the river, take me to the sea
Let me see what’s swimming there, baby let me see
And when I feel so empty I want to disappear
I need a shoulder to cry on, baby lend an ear

Disarray, helter skelter
Storms are coming, girl, look for shelter

Let me hold your hand when you’re pulling me away
Because I’ll need somebody to talk to when I’m in the grave
I can tell that by your panic, you’re trying to stay sane
One word of advice, girl, don’t get on the plane

Disarray, helter skelter
Storms are coming, girl, look for shelter

If you fly to Pennsylvania in the middle of a storm
Be sure to tell your pilot that you’re ready to be born
I’ll be there to meet you when the ground beneath you shifts
Be sure to keep your eyes closed when you’re stepping off a cliff
Track Name: In Between Dreams
Out on the water's edge
Came a sound from below the sea
A symphony lined with rage
A spirit rose from the deep

Then just like that it’s gone
A complete change of scene
This doesn't make any sense
I'm in between dreams

I can't seem to find where I last placed my mind
I don't quite understand where I am
The last place I remember is nowhere
The last thing I recall is nothing at all

Snow capped mountain peak
I stand alone with my despair
When did I get so lost?
And why do I just not care?

A tree sprouts from the ground
Turning the white to green
I’m completely upside down
I’m in between dreams

I can't seem to find where I last placed my mind
I don't quite understand where I am
The last place I remember is nowhere
The last thing I recall is nothing at all
Nothing at all
Track Name: Entrapped In Colour
Instead of telling the world to come to it’s feet
The words of the wise man were wasted on a message board feed
Everything fell into turmoil after that day
Now the lights and the colors that shine, they won’t go away

Silver and green, purple and gold
I can’t find the key; I’m stuck out in the cold
Someone come find me, then leave me alone
Silver and green, purple and gold

Blinding and binding, encircling, ensnaring, entrapping
Sometime’s it’s so hard to believe that all this is happening
For hours and hours on end I deal with the strife
The day’s a lot longer when you constantly fight for your life

Silver and green, purple and gold
I can’t find the key; I’m stuck out in the cold
Someone come find me, then leave me alone
Silver and green, purple and gold

Sand dunes and shrapnel, and shells of various kinds
Litter the landscape and threaten to destroy my mind
It’s so hard to forgive or present any grace
When you can’t even see your enemy’s face

Silver and green, purple and gold
I can’t find the key; I’m stuck out in the cold
Someone come find me, then leave me alone
Silver and green, purple and gold
Silver and green, purple and gold
Track Name: Interstellar Theophany
The Northern lights shine into my window
Neon green Aurora Borealis
Paints the room the color of my dreams
The strange thing is my bedroom is in Dallas

The light it pulls me out of bed
Up and out into the night
Flying high in the night sky
Why?

Why?
Why?
Track Name: Above The Stratosphere
As I exit the shuttle, the realization of vast emptiness grabs hold of my ever-expanding mind and pushes my eyes upward into my head. I can feel my body moving, changing, transforming, evolving. This moment is as insignificant as a blade of grass to a field, a locust in a swarm of locusts, a water molecule to an ocean. As a giant star rises over a nearby moon, I see the eye of God. It bores into my soul and spills my very being into the universe; I become one with everything.

An entity appears and tells me I need not be afraid for all has been washed clean, made anew, and I feel this to be the truth. The electric blue angel smiles as she takes my hand and pulls me into the rising sun, which implodes upon our impact, taking the entire universe, the stars, moons, and planets, with it. Existence ceases. Creation is void. Now I am falling.
Track Name: Falling From The Sky
Well I told you so
So that you would know
But you disobeyed
That’s the price you pay

Falling from the sky
Falling from the sky
Back down to earth

At the gates of heaven
They wouldn't let you in
They said you sold your soul
A long time ago

Falling from the sky
Falling from the sky
Back down to earth

At the gates of hell
They said, "My boy, you've done well
We welcome you in
For your life of sin"

Falling from the sky
Falling from the sky
Back down to earth