The Day We Left

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Ripped from the arms of her dying love, our protagonist must leave a radioactive Earth and settle into a new government-run colony in a distant galaxy. Faced with her grief in a totalitarian society, she must figure out if the "alien" voices are real, and whether she can keep quiet as humankind once again begins to destroy itself and the new planet...

This is... The Day We Left

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released May 27, 2016

All songs and lyrics written by Kaila McIntyre-Bader
Produced by Luke Bace
Matt Schory: drums and percussion on "Time to Go", "Prepare for Landing", "The Others", "Should Have Known", and drum rolls on "Something's Out There"
Drew Brown: psychedelic guitars on "Time to Go", nylon string guitars on "Should Have Known"
Shaun Lowecki: drums on "Going Going Gone" and "Don't Know Why", fake timpanis on "Something's Out There"
Kaila McIntyre-Bader: piano & wurlitzer, vocals.
Luke Bace: everything else.
"Farewell Song" co-produced by Aki Ehara
Mixed and mastered by Bijan Sharifi

Big thanks to: Bijan for positive vibes and bringing this project to a higher sonic level, William Sammons for countless good ideas, Aki for inspiring Luke to add even more ear candy, the above mentioned musicians for bringing the fire, Matt Schory for jobbing this album into legitimacy, all the visual artists who contributed work, and you, the listener!

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Track Name: Time To Go
Hey time to go we can’t wait anymore
The trees have all turned yellow someone’s knocking at our door
Hey gotta go, I know you don’t feel so well
But if we hold out longer then they’ll leave us without help

Hey time to go- wake up my honey love
The radiation’s flowing and there are bright lights up above
Hey gotta go- why won’t you open your eyes?
Please don’t leave me solo as we go up to the skies

Hey time to go- oh your skin is getting cold
I’m sure that they can help us once we leave our little home
Hey gotta go they say they’re gonna leave you here
Please, honey, repeat what you whispered in my ear

Please don’t take me
Please don’t take me
Please don’t take me
Please don’t take me
Track Name: Prepare For Landing
I don’t know how to float
My heart, it seems, is in my throat
All I know is that I’m falling down

I just saw the Earth from above
I just heard your very last call
And all I know is that I’m falling

As we rise to the heavens here we’re just farther away
From what we’ve known and where we’ve gone and where we’re going to stay
As we rise to the heavens here I just want to go home
I scream and cry and I pull my hair as we touch the brakes and
Prepare for Landing
Prepare for Landing
Prepare for Landing
Prepare for Landing

The air out here is crystal clear
Shining bright you can see the atmosphere
Not sure if I’m planted or falling

We’ve set down, this is our new town
I take it in among the massive crowd
Now I know for sure I’m falling

As we rise to the heavens here we’re just farther away
From what we’ve known and where we’ve gone and where we’re going to stay
As we rise to the heavens here I just want to go home
I scream and cry and I pull my hair as we touch the brakes and
Prepare for Landing
Prepare for Landing
Prepare for Landing
Prepare for Landing
Track Name: Stop Looking At Me
Stop looking at me
Stop looking at me
Stop looking at me

I know that we’re all new here and that you just want a friend
But I just lost my bestest one and you won’t replace him

As we learn to live up here I can’t be by your side
This planet is so different and there’s just not enough time

You can’t make me
You can’t make me
You can’t make me
You can’t make me
Please don’t make me
Please don’t make me
Please don’t make me
Please don’t make me

Who will protect me up here I know I’m all alone…
Track Name: Going Going Gone
Outside is the only place I can go
Where I see beauty and things I didn’t know I could know
And I am going going gone
Going going gone
Going going gone gone gone

It’s the first time I’m happy since I left the below
And I miss you, honey, more than I can possibly show
But I am going going gone
Going going gone
Going going gone gone gone

If you were here you’d hate it- there are no trees
We live in plastic bubbles, lots of stars but no sea
Everyone’s going going gone
Going going gone
Going going gone gone gone

One more thing- they line us up just like mass
They count our heads just to make sure that the numbers all match
To make sure no one’s going going gone
Going going gone
Going going gone gone gone
I think I might go gone for a while
I think I might explore for a while…

Honey, I think you’d be so proud of me
I learned to zip up my space suit all along, it’s a breeze
And now I’m going going gone
Going going gone
Going going gone gone gone
Track Name: Make Believe
Once lovely and bright
The tears on my cheeks are a picture
Of the new thing I must be
As I crawl through the dirt and I’m running

Please don’t take me

If you’d opened your eyes
We could be here together exploring
The deep purple of night
The way that the plants glow in morning

Please come find me

And how I miss the ocean breeze
Up here there’s sand but no birds sing
We’ve replicated everything
But it’s not real it’s make believe

Make believe
Make believe

We make our air with big machines
We grow our food but it’s not green
We planted grass so it might seem
Like this is home, but it’s

Make believe
Make believe
Track Name: Time To Go Reprise
Hey time to go don’t know what got into me
I took a look around and snuck back in successfully
Hey gotta go so much more I wanna see
I think I found a creature- something moving in the weeds
Track Name: Don't Know Why
When I was young I read some books about the galaxy
I read chapter upon chapter of sci-fi and fantasy
But way back then we didn’t know what we all do know now
How other life was not a threat but humans are all cowards

I don’t remember how it happened, but I remember light
The sounds of mass explosions and the smell of burning fires
I remember screaming, I remember holding you
I remember thanking Planet Earth and all we put her through

And I don’t know why, no I don’t know why…

Now down below is ruined cuz we couldn’t make amends
Cuz we’re selfish and we’re stupid and we didn’t think ahead
And now we’re trying to re-create what we all had before
Everyone’s pretending but I know their hearts are sore

Everything is regimented, everything’s on time
Everyone is really busy with their new jobs and new lives
Whoever is in charge is doing a fantastic job
Of keeping us complacent, some have already forgot

And I don’t know why, no I don’t know why…
And I don’t know why, no I don’t know why…

Sorry friends I’m making a mess again
Kick up dust I’m making a mess again
You told me not to make a mess again
There I go making a mess again

Everywhere I go
Everyone I see
No one seems to know
What’s really happening….

And I don’t know why, no I don’t know why…
And I don’t know why, no I don’t know why…
Track Name: Something's Out There
Something’s out there, just not as we supposed
Perched like crows on telephone poles
Arms wide open to lure me in
As if to say “Give up, my friend”
Let’s not pretend
Let’s not pretend

I can’t see them, but I know they’re there
They have something they want to share
There’s life, I knew it, in a brand new form
Can’t see them but they mean no harm
I feel you, I said
I’m coming, my friend

Preach now, tell me why I’m falling asleep
Even though I’m not tired, just inquiring
Who’s in charge and why they’re lying?
Would you let me go if I did everything your way?
Everything your way?
Everything your way?
Track Name: The Others
I come bearing very good news
The Others, they want to meet you
Just open your heart and listen
That’s all you must do

No, you can’t see them, it’s true
Hush now and you’ll hear them soon
No, I’m not crazy- they found me
I brought them to you!

Feel them, they hold all the clues
Our whole human history, too
The secrets to enlightenment
We’ve been such fools
Track Name: Should Have Known
How can you leave me here
In this big black box where it smells like fear
How can you lock me up
Just because I saw what you didn’t want

Please, just let me out
I won’t speak a word, I won’t cry or shout
Please, you can trust me now
I won’t mention again that there’s strange life around

I should have known you would

Where are you taking me now
It’s so bright out here, I’ve gone so long without
Yes, yes you’ve broken me down
No I’m not afraid, I’m just all worn out

And I should have known you would

I’ll keep my head down
I’ll keep my head down
I’ll keep my head down
I’ll keep my head down

Please don’t take me…
Track Name: Something's Out There Reprise
Nothing’s out there, nothing at all
You are gone and I’m alone
Machines are breaking, supplies are gone
And bombs are being made once more
Just like before, just like before…
Track Name: Farewell Song
Hey time to go

Don’t mind me while you blow yourselves up again
I’m getting out while I can- watch me, here I go

It’s been fun but I’m going with the Others now
Front row seats as I watch you all destroy yourselves

I’d say that I’ll meet you in heaven
But I’m up here and besides stars, there’s nothing
But I’d rather die in the stars with the Others than with you

And you took my heart
And you took my love
But you won’t take me

Good bye