Indigo Sky

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All songs by Elena Pinto and Serhat Arslan.
© 2015 Alnilam - © 2015 ASCAP
Artwork © 2015 Elena Pinto. CD art design by Scott Seibel.

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released November 13, 2015

Elena Pinto: Lyrics, Vocals, Serhat Arslan: Guitars
Jorge Balbi Castellano: Drums, Percussion, Ian Walker: Bass
Kathleen Sloan: First Violin, Eric Boulanger: Second Violin
Andrew Duckles: Viola, Evgeny Tonkha: Violincello
Jordan Sommerlad: Back Vocals, Manuel Jimenez: Minor Percussion
Sandro Morales Santoro: String and Piano Arrangements

Produced by Manuel Jimenez
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Manuel Jimenez
Mastering Engineer: Eric Boulanger
Recorded and Mixed at Arimaka, Los Feliz, CA.
Mastered at The Bakery, Los Angeles, CA.

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Track Name: Lilac
Come to me my darling
Wrap your arms around my neck
Kiss my eyelids and my nose
Say you'll always hold me close

You don't know this yet
But someday you'll see
These will be
The good old days
All your questions will hang
Like your grandmother's wash
Rippling in the wind
Dripping in the sun
And you'll let them go
And you'll let them go
Sometimes no answer
Is all there is
But you can't deny
Birds in the sky
Are beautiful
When they fly

I'm so lucky I'm the one
Who gets to hold your tiny hand
The past is over and it's gone
The future hasn't yet begun
The present's just fine
As long as you're mine

Chorus

Repeat Chorus

Come to me my darling
Wrap your arms around my neck
Kiss my eyelids and my nose
Say you'll always hold me close
Track Name: Alnilam
I have dreams every now and then
That feel like memories
I find myself walking in a world
Much like this one

When I wake I recall
Running through the dunes
As if I knew the way
In the pale saffron light of an alien sun
Fine sand looks like gold dust

Oh and I remember you
You were there too

Large like moons
Orion's string of pearls
Hang in the sky
Then you turned to me and said
Alnilam's the brightest one

When I wake I recall
Standing by the sea
Tall grass swaying in the wind
Tide pools sparkling, teeming with life
Singing a symphony of blue

When I wake I recall
Running through the dunes
As if I knew the way
In the pale saffron light of an alien sun
Fine sand looks like gold dust

Shine on Alnilam 
Track Name: Rise
Big changes around the corner
Trying them on for size
New skin still a bit too tight
But the place and time feel right

I'm feeling a little light-headed tonight
Happy to find I'm not dancing alone

Feel our spirits
Rising higher
Flying colors
Test of fire

I'm feeling a little light-headed tonight
Look around we're not dancing alone

Feel our spirits
Rising higher
Throw the ballast
In the fire

Your eyes your grin
I drink you in
(Where have you been?)
Is this happening?

Your hair your skin
I breathe you in
(Where have you been?
Where have you been?)

Big changes around the corner
Look around we're not dancing alone
Track Name: New Year
The last time I saw you
You sat across the table
We had a drink or two
Before the year was through

You stared at me all night
Don't know why you were unable
Right in front of you
To see me across the table

It's been a long time since
I thought I knew you well
You looked like a prince
It's been a long time since

Outside the heavy snow
Was falling like rain
We said goodnight and I
Stepped out into that white world
I knew my heart was breaking

It's been a long time since
I thought I knew you well
It's been a long time since
I thought I knew you well

The last time I saw you
We talked about the weather
Movies we had seen
And things we'll never do

It's been a long time since
I thought I knew you well
You looked like a prince
It's been a long time since

Inside the lights were dim
The windows were steamed
Polite conversation
Lost in celebration

It's been a long time since
I thought I knew you well
It's been a long time since
I thought I knew you well
Track Name: A Song for the Wind
I've been trying to get used to
Your voice only in my mind
Your sweet face only in pictures
I still forget sometimes

There's so much I'd like to tell you
Things that would have made you laugh
There's so much I'd like to tell you
But you're just a photograph

I've been walking and I've been running
I've been dreaming that I'm flying
This is all that I have found
Take a picture, take a picture
Life all around

There's a garden on the rooftop
I can see the sea from here
Rows of weeds wave little flowers
My shadow changes every hour

There's so much I'd like to tell you
Things that would have made you laugh
There's so much I'd like to tell you
But you're just a photograph

I've been walking and I've been running
I've been dreaming that I'm flying
This is all that I have found
Take a picture, take a picture
Life all around

Ocean winds push clouds around
A flock of starlings circles down
As if they were just one
Track Name: Virgil's Request
Ye sacred Muses! With whose beauty fired
My soul is ravished and my brain inspired
Whose priest I am, whose holy robes I wear,
Would you your poet’s first petition hear?

Give me the ways
Of wandering stars to know

Why flowing tides prevail upon the main?
And in what dark recess they shrink again?
What shakes the solid earth? What force delays,
The summer nights and shortens winter days?

But, if my heavy blood restrain the flight
Of my free soul aspiring to the height
Of nature and unclouded fields of light
My next desire is
Void of care and strife
To lead a soft, secure, inglorious life

A country cottage near a crystal flood
A winding valley, and a lofty wood
Some god conduct me to the sacred shades
Where bacchanals are sung by Spartan maids

Happy the ones who, studying nature’s laws
Through known effects can trace the sacred cause
Their mind possessing in a quiet state
Fearless of fortune and resigned to fate
Track Name: Green Mansions
High on the branches
Of familiar trees
I lived in mansions
Of green, unseen

What touches me?
What can I do?
What will I give?
What will I leave?

Years went by
In the blink of an eye
I saw the giants
Come down, undone

What touches me?
What can I do?
What will I give?
What will I leave?

Images and headlines
Too sad to bear
People in the streets
Images and headlines
Too sad to bear

What touches you?
What can you do?
What will you give?
What will you leave?
Track Name: Wish
When voices no longer stay quiet
And eyes can no longer stay closed
When love becomes the answer
And hope embraces us all

Wishes sail across the ocean
Under this wide open sky
Currents of freedom in motion
Rushing in from every side

Pick it up and think it over
Lift it up and move it over
Dare to build a new tomorrow

Wishes sail across the ocean
Under this indigo sky
Rivers of people in motion
Rising to stand by your side
Track Name: Smaller Dreams
You trace the raindrops
On your window
Watch them falling from the sky

Beyond the glass
Your visions soaring
Over trees and through the channels

And another day is ending
With your dreams upon your sleeve

Open doors and
Chairs and tables
On the floor a nest of cables

While another day is ending
With your dreams upon your sleeve

Outside another day is ending
With your dreams upon your shoulders
Outside another day is ending
With your dreams upon your sleeve
Track Name: When it Comes to You
These early rains
Turn everything green
These days I drift in wonder
Nothing's what it seems

When it comes to you
I am not myself
When I look at you
I hide behind my eyes

When I talk to you
I hope you can't hear
When I'm close to you
Thunder in my ears

These early rains
Leave me feeling blue
These days I dream in color
All because of you

When it comes to you
I am not myself
When I look at you
I hide behind my eyes

When I talk to you
I hope you can't hear
When I'm close to you
Thunder in my ears

When it comes to you
I am not myself
When I look within
You're under my skin