One Ring Zero PLANETS – Liner Notes

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[01] An Introduction To Planets
[02] Mercury
[03] Venus
[04] Earth
[05] Mars (Part I)
[06] Mars (Part II)
[07] Jupiter
[08] 63 Moons
[09] Saturn
[10] Uranus
[11] Neptune
[12] Pluto
[13] Exoplanets

Joshua Camp and Michael Hearst: vocals, claviola, accordion, theremin, mellotron, melodica, guitars, bass, viola, drum sequencing, Thomas organ, piano, glockenspiel, keyboards, thunder drum, automatic choral top, and other noises.
Ben Holmes: trumpet
Timothy Quigley: drum kit, darbuka, percussion
Ian Riggs: electric & upright bass

Additional musicians:

Hamilton Berry: cello on 4, 7, 9, 11, 12
Kelly Eudailey: vocals on 5
Mark Feldman: violin on 1, 3, 4, 8, 12, 13
Jacob Garchik: tuba on 2, 9, 13
Curtis Hasselbring: trombone on 2, 3, 4, 7
Rick Moody: vocals on 10
Dmitri Slepovich: clarinet on 2, 11
Karen Waltuch: viola on 4, 7, 11, 12

All songs by Joshua Camp and Michael Hearst, except for “Uranus,” which is by Joshua Camp, Michael Hearst, and Rick Moody.

All songs arranged and recorded by Joshua Camp and Michael Hearst in Brooklyn, NY with additional arrangements by Mark Feldman, Ben Holmes, Timothy Quigley, and Ian Riggs.

One Ring Zero would like to thank a ton of people. So many people, in fact, that they are all listed here.

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Mercury
(lyrics by Joshua Camp and Michael Hearst)

Quick and the color of a pinball-
you’re pretty sure it’s a close door down the hall,
and hot enough to melt your mother’s clock on the wall.
Your friend’s sister makes her intentions known,
but you can’t be bothered,
counting the eighty-eight days until its return.
Your school work is at an alarming rate of decline,
but you just stare at the pictures made by the Mariner
and dream of the Messenger’s fly-by…
All you can see,
is Mercury
Planet of speed,
Mercury
All you can see,
is Mercury
Planet of speed,
Mercury

Venus
(lyrics by Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp)

I flew in on a beautiful sunny day,
soon I was covered by clouds.
I brought her flowers and pictures of Mars,
and then I proclaimed my love out loud.

I found my way through this overcast day.
I’m here to stay.

The yellow-white atmosphere carried me all around,
but before long I had landed on solid ground.
Outside my spaceship it’s warm but I’m free to roam.
Up in the sky is the blue dot that I had called home.

Many days later the night hadn’t fallen.
My love for her started to wane.
It’s hotter than hell, I can’t see a thing,
and the pressure is causing great pain.

I lost my way through this overcast day.
I’m here to stay.
So close and yet so far away.
No chance that
I’ll get away.


Mars (Part I)

(lyrics by Joshua Camp and Michael Hearst)

Here we are
on open water
looking down
at this blue darkness.

Fading fast
or disappeared
like the coral
atmosphere.

Along the border
of this deadly, frozen ocean
we seek a message, or a sign, or just a notion
that we’re not alone-
we’re not alone.

There will be cold,
there will be hostile
extremes in arctic
temperatures.

And some will use
the warming forecast
to justify
they’re own demise.

Along the border
of this deadly frozen ocean
we seek a message or a sign or just a notion
we’re not on our own-
it’s not our fault.

we’re not alone,
not alone….

Jupiter
(lyrics by Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp)

Only ten hours in a day.
Another rising sun’s not far away.
Only ten hours in a day.
The never-ending storm will come our way.
The never-ending storm has come our way.

Saturn
(lyrics by Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp)

Six away and here we are.
How did we ever get so far?
Rings of light are in our eyes.
How did we ever get through these skies?

The greatest sky show of the year.
The greatest sky show and it’s here.

Six away and far from home,
but not one of us feels alone.
‘Cause here in the skies of constant night,
our eyes reflect the rings of light.

The greatest sky show of the year.
The greatest sky show and it’s here.


Uranus

(lyrics by Rick Moody)

Sky King Star
Sky King Star
From afar you are blue,
Like the heart of an astronomer
Who could not be true.

Sky King Star
Sky King Star
Did you diminish his guilt
And his scientifical woes
With your axial tilt?

Pluto
(lyrics by Joshua Camp and Michael Hearst)

This moment in history
has chosen us to decree
of what is icy debris
and what is planetary.
Eight around the sun, they roll.
One we just had to let go,
Too small was Pluto.

Too many have doubted,
“Trans-Neptune!” they shouted.
Our shoulders will carry
we’re weighed down by gravity.
Put on our thinking caps.
Redraw the charts and maps.
All systems change.

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