Souvenirs

by Rainbow Danger Club

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about

“Souvenirs elicits a strange feeling, like a memory of the future. There are worlds within worlds trapped inside the plastic cases and binary codes that house the band’s output. The debut, 2011’s Where Maps End, last winter’s Into the Cellar EP, and now Souvenirs represent a cyclical mythology with recurring themes. The threads run everywhere and it’s up to you, Dear Listener, to weave the astronaut’s afghan.” – Zack Smith, June 2013

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"Souvenirs" is the second full-length studio album from Rainbow Danger Club and a continuation of "Where Maps End." Drink a few glasses of wine, put on some good headphones, lie down in a dark room and take a journey to where the stars begin.

"纪念品"是彩虹危险俱乐部第二张全长录音室专辑,同时也是“地图的尽头”这张专辑的延续。同样也请您为自己酌满一杯红酒,带上一副好耳机,静静得在黑暗的房间里和我们一起通往行星诞生的地方。

credits

released 02 June 2013

Rainbow Danger Club is…
Jesse Munson: lead songwriter and lyricist, vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele, synth, saw
Dennis Ming Nichols: lead producer and arranger, vocals, bass, trombone, synths, piano, banjo, some songwriting and lyrics
Mike Corayer: trumpet, organ, synth, live percussion and vocals
Mike Ford: drums and other percussion, jokes
Todd St. Amand: acoustic and electric cello, some production and songwriting

Guests:
Johnny Haru: Cajon
Franco Rodriguez: Mandolin
Vince Pierce: String harp
Michael Arone: songwriting contributions
Laura Ingalls: synth
Lenz 楞次: vocals
George Wyndham: Harmonica
Hieb: songwriting contributions
The Rainbow Danger Church of Retro-futuristic Deities Girls' Choir: vocals

Mixed by Dennis Ming Nichols
Mastered by Adam Gaensler
Some songs were co-mixed with The Horses (Laura Ingalls and Clem Pony)

Most of this album was recorded in our apartments using a broken multi-track recorder and handheld ZOOM recorders but a few bits were recorded at DB studios in Shanghai by Ryan Baird.

Original Artwork and Design Layout by Terry Liu 刘力

“The World’s Fair” includes an English-to-Mandarin translation of the poem “Feria” by Holly Iglesias. Copyright 2008 Kore Press. Translated by Lenz 楞次 and Dennis Ming Nichols.

鸣谢:
六月1日2013年发布
关于彩虹危险。。。
Jesse Munson: 主要谱曲人和词人,主唱,吉他,钢琴,尤克里里, 合成,拉锯子
Dennis Ming Nichols (五毛): 主要制作人,安排协作,主唱,贝司,长号,合成,钢琴,班卓琴,部分词曲
Mike Corayer: 小号,风琴,合成,现场打击乐,演唱
Mike Ford: 鼓手与各种打击乐,讲笑话
Todd St. Amand: 古典与电子弦乐,部分制作与谱曲

作客
Johnny Haru: 箱鼓
Franco Rodriguez: 曼陀铃
Vince Pierce: 竖琴
Michael Arone: 参与谱曲
Laura Ingalls: 合成
Lenz 楞次: v演唱
George Wyndham: 口琴
Hieb: 参与谱曲
The Rainbow Danger Church of Retro-futuristic Deities Girls' Choir: 演唱
Dennis Ming Nichols 混效
Adam Gaensler 母带处理
部分歌曲由The Horses (Laura Ingalls 和 Clem Pony) 协同混效

专辑大部分歌曲录制于我们的公寓内, 由一个破旧的多声道录音器与一个手持录音器完成,还有一部份在上海的DB工作室内由Ryan Baird协助完成

原始的专辑美术稿由刘力(Terry Liu) 设计

“The World’s Fair” 包含一首霍莉伊格莱西亚斯 的诗歌“假日 ”,英译中部分由 Lenz 楞次 和 Dennis Ming Nichols共同完成, 2008 Kore Press版权所有.

翻译-周思昶
//Translated by Chou Sichang

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Track Name: Once Upon A Time
很久以前

Wake. dreams don't end, just in the morning break and limp down the hall. And hope, the hope I have thrown, the pennies filled that fountain till it overflowed.

Let sleeping dogs dream their lives away. Let shadows grow old and hide. Wake up the forever is over now. It was all once upon a time.

Light, from a lighthouse called. Through the rain and fog, you're going home. And drinks, there’ll be drinks with friends. And they will be endless for the treasure we'll spend.

Let sleeping dogs dream their lives away. Let shadows grow old and hide. Wake up forever is over now. It was all once upon a time.
Track Name: Summer's End
夏天结束

I once saw silver linings, now I only see clouds. Where once I had a thousand friends now got a crowd. I used to say that everything will work out in the end, but to the beaten and heartbroken ones you just can't pretend.

Where once I had an open heart, now I close it like a fort. With great stone walls and archers poised and a guard at every door. And if a stranger should come knocking on a cold and lampless night with a cloak and dagger close at hand I'll be safe inside.

Here's three cheers for the beaten. Three cheers for the broke. Here's three cheers for the wind-blown ones at the bottom of that rope. Here's three cheers for those cannot say the glass is half full. Here's three cheers if you can't count sheep and you end up counting wolves.

The birds are singin' in the trees but little do they know the very limbs they stand upon will be buried in the snow. And the wavin trees and buzzin bees and flowers pink and red will all turn grey and all fall down when summer ends.

All that's good and right I've seen you could balance on a knife. You may call it cynical but I just call it life. And those few with golden souls will be trampled in the ground under the boots of those marchin fools who always run this town.

Here's three cheers for the beaten. Three cheers for the broke. Here's three cheers for the wind blown ones at the bottom of that rope. Here's three cheers for those cannot say the glass is half full. Here's three cheers if you can't count sheep and you end up counting wolves.

Is there nobody out there to lift the curse upon this place for sake of all us rats down here circling a maze? If a message in a bottle, then I'd send it off in haste in a rocket at the speed of sound bound for outer space!
Track Name: The Human Cannonball
人体炮弹

What are you building down there in the dark? Every night alone under candle light and spark, concealed in the ting tang of metals and the melting of steel. If something should go wrong we will have to carry you away, our only son.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you not a lion in a cage, not a juggler or swallower of blades but the Human Cannonball.

My sister was an acrobat, an artist of the swings. My father tamed the beasts and was the master of the three circus rings. When my brother walked the tight rope, no one made a sound, but he tumbled in the spotlight. Echoes cried when he hit the ground. We'll miss you.

I am the Human Cannonball, not a lion in your cage, not a juggler or swallower of blades.

I will fly to painted stars.
Track Name: Attic Portal
阁楼的窗口

Don't be afraid. I got a secret. I know what makes the bumps in the night. If you're feeling brave, I'll take you up there. Stay awake. Stay awake.

Now we climb those creaky stairs to the attic where forgotten birthdays gather dust. See that pale glow in the corner? Step inside. Step inside.

Portal opens. Enter when there’s no one around. Those voices calling “Enter” but they don’t make a sound when calling your name.

(Here, I am free. Don't take me back. There, I'm a slave.)
Time, light, spirits and life divide - the spaces divine - while the fires of lighthouses on the horizon grow brighter.

Up in the attic awaits another world. Up in the attic. So stay awake. Stay awake...
Track Name: Right Behind You
在你的背后

I was the king of lands I never knew. I had a seed but it never grew because the Earth came and swallowed it up. On a mountain made of little pills, dancing on the window sill as a bottled boat sails on by.

I'm right behind you, right behind you now.

You sold your soul for the devil's wage. The time has come now there's hell to pay and you'll never pay it back. And any gods that could exist are drifting down the river with the ghosts of abandoned sails.

I'm right behind you, right behind you now.
Track Name: Homemade Rocketship
地下室里的火箭

Long ago, in an Indian summer, I had been woken up by strange sounds from a old antennae that was broken out in grandpa's barn

It wasn't clear, but I could faintly hear something was not from Earth.
Through the hum, someone told me to run across the universe
and meet them out there.

When I was alone, I'd work in secret using tin cans and fireworks.
When I was done, I had a homemade rocket and I sure was ready
to leave the Earth.

Where has he gone? Where has he gone? (they will say)

The night came without any rain. I knew it was time to dash.
Sparks light and woke up the night with a booming flash...

...but nobody cared.

I brought food and my favorite albums, but i think there are some things I will miss. But dodging rocks around the rings of Saturn will leave me little time to reminisce.

This soul, for the first time it glows in the dark I traverse.
And I drift slow with a comet in tow across the universe to where nobody knows.

Where has he gone? Where has he gone? (they will say)
Track Name: To Where The Stars Begin
去星星诞生的地方
Track Name: Stargazor's Lullaby
占星术士的摇篮曲

Somewhere in the dark my brother sails with stars in the Milky Way. But like pennies in a fountain I have saved my dreams for a rainy day. One day I will be free from this siren song and so far away.

Over the hills and over the trees. Where the stars begin.

Sailing free. On a sparkling stream.
Brother see, I can finally become me.

Models of the planets hang above my bed and glow in the dark. No one here can see me so by leaving home I can leave my mark. A rocket hidden in the barn will set me free with a tiny spark.

Over the hills and over the trees. Where the stars begin.

Sailing free. Sparkling stream.
Brother see, I can finally become me.
Track Name: The World's Fair
我们永远不能回家,我们总是留下来
在小屋或简易房或石膏的悬崖
但周日我们没有义务,不用去取悦陌生人
父亲和母亲悬停在外围的沙箱,
很多外星语嗡嗡着
先一对一,然后向外展开,
指手画脚地讲美丽家园的故事
空荡的吊床摇摆着,但到明天,疲惫的孩子们会高兴地进入梦乡。
我们没时间休息,太忙于在私人语言的树荫下嘻笑
在尘土中绘制我们村庄的精细的地图。
Track Name: Pioneers
先锋

Space. Growing so lean. The land is infertile. And the air is so unclean. We’re searching for the new frontier.

Room. Closing its doors. The kids are grown up. But the toys, still on the floor. Man, searching for the exit plan.

To make our riches or to praise our gods. We’ll pack our belongings and we’ll jump into our pods set course for the nearest star.

Space. Weightless in flight. We’ll reach a new island or we’ll starve in the endless night. How far will we run tonight?

(Pioneers, where we trace and descend our ways. Pioneers, where we take all our taking ways. Pioneer, stake your claim, plant a seed and wait)

Land. Giving us crops. Our children’s children had children and they didn’t stop. New natives to the native land.

Man. Arrogant. Smug. We drink from the river but we overfill our mugs. Drink quickly while the drinking’s good.

War. Destroying our Homes. Some stayed put while some others said "Let’s go to escape this tragedy!" Escape our tragedy.
Track Name: The Ladder Never Ends
无尽的梯子

Set your sails into the ocen light. God is watching. There’s nowhere to hide. Sail into the oceans of the skies. God is watching. There’s nowhere to hide
Track Name: Highway
A boulevard, a dusty road, a manic in a Wall of souls. A lover and a broken rule. A teacher in a cardboard school.

The Highway, the high highway. Under the highway.

And miles of highway bleeds in piles of sunflower seeds devouring the art we love - a nesting of grass and mud.
Track Name: Treasure Room
藏宝室
Track Name: The Country Way
乡下道

Hey computers leave me alone, I'm tryin to do it the country way. Hey computers leave me alone, I'm tryin to do it, you know. I'm country home grown.

I plant the seed and I let it grow. Computers you can't put in the soil the way that my country hand can.

I fry my fish in a pan. I don't use no microwave. It's against my country ways.

And I don't need no, VCR or DVD player, or one of those computers. I only know it one way and that's the country way.

I fry my fish in a pan. I don't use no microwave. It's against my country ways.

Hey computers leave me alone, I'm tryin to do it the country way. Hey computers leave me alone, I'm tryin to do it, you know. I'm country home grown.
Track Name: The Gathering of Fools
傻瓜大聚会

Gone are all those days we’d be outside chasing storms into the Cellar. They say every mighty oak was just a seed that held its ground through perilous Weather. Come, you’ll see All Your Friends are Here once your eyes get used to the Dark. They’ve always been Here.

So come you fools and dance. The more the merrier! Let us laugh like a flame in the Darkness till we all fall down.

Ghosts float through these walls and rattle their Chains all through the night, but we must not hear them. And Arrows, they fly down our halls and land each day closer to Our Door, but we must not fear them. Come, you’ll see All Your Friends are Here once your eyes get used to the Dark. They’ve always been Here.

So come you fools and dance. The more the merrier! Let us laugh like a flame in the Darkness till we all fall down.

Someday we'll all fall down.
Track Name: The River Drinks From They Sky
天水互噬

One Great River Comes...
From a million little streams.
One Great Forest Grows...
From a million little seeds.
Great Thunder Clouds Roll...
from a million little waves
One Great Wall is made....
from a billion little seams.
Track Name: The Calling
ahhhhhhh! ahh ahh ahh!! ah ah ah ahh ahh ahh ahhhh! ah ahh ahh ahhhhhh!
ahh ahh ah ahh ah ah ahh ah ahhhhh! ahh ahh ah ahh ahh ahhhhh!
la da da da!
ahh ahh ah ahh ah ah ahh ah ahhhhh! (ahhhh ahhh) ahh ahh ah ahh ahh ahhhhh!

la da da da!!!!!!
Track Name: The Other Side of Forever / The End
永远的另一边 / 结束

Dreams. Dreams don't end. Just in the morning break and limp down the hall. And hope, the hope we have thrown. The pennies filled that fountain till it overflowed.

Let sleeping dogs dream their lives away. Let shadows grow old and hide. Wake up, the light is for taking now before it's all once upon a time.

A lighthouse burned through a storm of raging foam. Those of us lost at sea could find our home. A memory would burn when darkness called when we were kids in summer behind the waterfall.

Let sleeping dogs dream their lives away. Let shadows grow old and hide. Wake up, the light is for taking now before it's all once upon a time.

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