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Periscope

by Lars Mortensen (LARS)

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Periscope, my first official release, came out in 2009.
It was the first time working under my true name, having up ’til then performed under the moniker “Laconic”. I was still struggling with the fear of the spotlight yet being unceasingly called to make and share my music with people.
“Great Scene” and “Long Way Home” are big favorites at my shows.

Place to Hide was an early shining moment of Brendan (engineer and co-producer) hearing my vision and running with it, letting his own sonic passion shine through as well. I consider that song a direct kin to the track “Here You Are” which came on my next record, “Follow the Feeling“.

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released February 5, 2009

Recorded and mIxed by Brendan Mills-McCabe - Seattle, WA

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LARS is a singer songwriter guitarist and musical nomad based on the West Coast USA.

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Track Name: Great Scene
Oh babe,
don't you remember? I do.
Don't you feel the future reaching out?
Binds you to me
There can be no doubt
Oh babe, you and I are friends
and Lovers in the end

but this is not too far
though my hands are wringin' hard
and I've seen no one ever thinkin' of me
more than me

We are friends, until the end

and now our minds are only now our souls
and everything rolls, backwards in time
Everything is changes
Look at what we've seen
Ah, what a great scene this is here with you
What a great scene
Ah, What a great scene this is here with you.
Track Name: Long Way Home
It's a long way home
It's not a long way 'til dying
You can never return
but that won't stop you from trying
You never left
It's like you never left
It's a battle it's a breeze
You can take it you can leave it
You can think on anything
and it never ends it'll never end
You never left
It's like you never left
Wasting most of your time
must be the most obvious thing you can do
Taking yourself out of line
You were waiting
Don't let no one take away
Everything that you've discovered
Let your insides truly speak, speak
I can see it now, I can see it now…
Days don't last, all things pass
Leaves the one and only you
Take on the mystery of your history
Nothing more that you can do
Yeah, was I right or wrong?
Weak or strong.
Was my intuition true?
I can tell. How could I tell?
Even if I wanted to…
Yeah, 'cause it's a long way home
It's not a long way 'til dying
You can never return
but that won't stop you from trying
Won't stop you from trying
Track Name: Place to Hide
Everything is off but my heart and my brain
All the doors are closed, I'm not answering
I just need to hide
Need some place to heal my mind

If you starve it, will it die?
If you feed it, will you survive
What kind of mystery are you trying to find
I just need to hide
Need some place to heal my mind
Can't you find it in your heart to let me hide

Must you forgive me when I return?
When all the smoke is cleared are there any lessons learned?
You could have had it all, but it doesn't matter now
I just need to hide
Need some place to heal my mind
Can't you find it in your heart to let me hide
We, cannot see clearly…

Take a little childhood
Throw in some DNA.
Filter down the memories still lingering today
Get your head deep in there
and Maybe you will find why
I just need to hide
Need some place to heal my mind
Can't you find it in your heart to let me hide

Your tunnel vision is losing me
You're always searching for your better day
If you would only close your eyes then you would see

Sometimes I wish that I was not this way
No time to make and a lifetime for change
I never promised you once that I would stay
I need more time
I need more time
To hide...
Track Name: Reckless Arrow
Stressed out by this time of transition
Lost my mind, then I found you
I'm so tired of all of this waiting
I'll never grow tired of my time here with you.

It's been just a little while and already we've come so far
It's so amazing what just a little love can do
You are my partner and I am yours
Life is our teacher…
Now we've cut to the chase
There's no time to mess around
Took so long to take action
Life is doing it for me now
Yeah…
You might as well just break your own heart
'cause it's coming back around
You are the favorite date for the piper
and it's gonna hurt, it's gonna hurt
it's gonna hurt so bad

Diggin' a hole, shovel hand to hand
Jump on in and cover me up
Slow dissolving, breath becomes breath
You return to the mother, and it returns even more
Yeah…
You might as well just break your own heart
'cause it's coming back around
You are the favorite date for the piper
and it's gonna hurt, it's gonna hurt
it's gonna hurt so bad
Track Name: Under Some Affluence
Makin' lots from nothin'
I am guilty of this problem
and I hope that it won't bring me down…

I was born from somethin'
Independence might be nothin'
Some kinda freedom I thought it was

Everything I do is misdirecting my intentions
I am fooled to waste my time chippin' away at the wrong blocks
and I'm afraid that if I take a chance and find out I was wrong
Will I be strong enough to turn around and start again?

All my friends are leaving
'cause I finally made to big an ass of myself
and my head won't do the will of my body
'cause of somethin' hidden back
I don't know what
I don't know where
I don't know how
To put my finger on it…