The Fragrant Year

by Star Power

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recorded, mixed, and mastered by Blake Cook

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released April 30, 2019

Mark Nakamura - vocals, guitar, keyboard
Jeffrey Eloriaga - guitar
Luke Cook - drums
Blake Cook - bass, glockenspiel

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Star Power Los Angeles, California

Mark Nakamura
Jeffrey Eloriaga
Elizabeth Cho
Jo Mari

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Track Name: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
the heart is a lonely hunter
swinging its tail around
trading signals with another
to find what can be found
the heart is a lonely lover
reaching out for the light
get a taste for another
and forget everything in sight
alright
deep in the heart of summer
planting flowers on the hill
in the place where we discovered
the place we get our fill
deep in the heart of summer
sweet is life to me still
but my heart is a lonely hunter
standing on a lonely hill
alright
Track Name: Take The Long Way Home
speaking on the phone 
i can hear the cars humming over the dial tone 
more than i could know 
its a quiet place where we can feel at home 
so how do you feel today 
does it matter anyway 
you take the long way home 
with your feet left to roam 
is it better left alone 
is it ever true 
does the memory fade to something you cannot use 
are we really blue 
are we spinning in place 
how does the shade look to you 
so how do you feel today 
does it matter anyway 
you take the long way home 
with your feet left to roam 
is it better left alone 
all the songs we haven't sung 
all the lines are crossed and strung 
you take the long way home 
with your feet left to roam 
is it better left alone
Track Name: Tender
deep in the cold lake 
you commandeer this empty freight 
come back to me on a better day 
when all this life has gone away 
tender 
do you remember 
this meeting place is not ideal 
i cut the line 
you take the wheel 
its so obscene what lovers make 
when love is gone but you're still in place 
tender 
do you remember 
this quiet tryst just feels so fake 
the light is gone and turned away 
i touch your hand and you touch mine 
the stars are touching but out of line 
tender 
do you remember
Track Name: Deep In The Garden
deep in the garden of
flowers and wheat
i pace thru several hours
where minutes meet
do you feel complete
baby
down in the parking lot
i drag my feet
spinning thru several hours
sour and sweet
do you feel complete
baby
Track Name: Dearest Ben
dearest ben 
you’re my only friend 
and i like the way 
that you hold my hand 
dearest ben 
how you take me in 
and you hate the way 
that i’m suffering 
dearest ben 
what a mess we’re in 
and i’m lying out in the street again 
dearest ben 
i have given in 
and i hate the ways we can never win 
when i feel you standing near 
your touch so warm and sweet 
and the blues all fade to grey 
and i can feel nothing 
i can hear them say 
quiet whispers everyday 
how i let it go to waste 
how i give myself away
Track Name: Maybe
maybe its not a place
you should stay in everyday
its so dated and so arcane
if you hate it, make a change
i’ll take the rain for you
i’ll take the rain for you now
baby, its not a waste
if you get out in one piece
and maybe its a phase
but its not your job to wait
i’ll take the rain for you
i’ll take the rain for you now
i’ll take the rain for you
i’ll shift the plains for you now
i’ll take the pain for you
i’ll lose the game for you now
Track Name: Oh, Nothing
take a number babe, the line is long 
just another grievance in a song 
everyone is waiting at the door 
all i want is just a little more 
in the dark we said our prayers 
in hushed voices to not wake the neighbors 
oh my darling, my sweetest thing 
oh, nothing 
can keep the rain 
take another babe, the night is long 
just another drink to keep us up 
and now we're screaming thru the door 
hold on just a little more 
in the dark we said our prayers 
in hushed voices to not wake the neighbors 
oh my darling, my sweetest thing 
oh, nothing 
can keep the rain
Track Name: Good Night
maybe someday we’ll be free
to be all that we can be
when the waves are crashing down
its an empty kind of sound
its okay to be alive
because the stars are out tonight
and the moonlight sings to me
goodnight
good night
goodnight
maybe someday it will stop
the cruelest train we will get off
and claim our ticket at the bay
in some old, familiar way
but its okay to be uptight
i never can feel just right
but the moonlight sings to me
and the moonlight sings to me
goodnight
good night
goodnight

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