Earth

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Originally recorded in the summer of 2012 - 2013

An astronaut returns to Earth after a long time lost in deep space. He finds himself estranged from his wife, child and the rest of the world as he tries to articulate the things he saw and learned on his voyage.

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released May 30, 2017

Written, Performed and Recorded By Sebastian Herrera

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Stonefish Monk Melbourne, Australia

Stonefish Monk is a music project by Sebastian Herrera. He resides in Melbourne, Australia and has been playing music locally for over a decade.

All the instruments and songs are performed and recorded by himself in his makeshift bedroom studio.
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Track Name: I Have Seen So Many Things
You've been lost in space for oh so long.
You might not recognize the place when you get home.
Things have really changed since you've been here,
and not in ways a person really has the words to tell.

I have seen so many things
that you would not believe.

Things that can't be seen with your two eyes.
Dreams you've never dreamt that all came true.

I have seen so many things
that you would not believe.

I've been lost in space for far too long,
I hope they recognize my face when I get home.
Things have really changed me in my time,
and not in ways a person really has the words to tell.

I have seen so many things
that you would not believe.
Track Name: Let It Show
I'll believe in anything you say
I'll know that it's true.
So look into my eyes
remind me how much I love you.

And if they send you to the moon
I'll count the days until you return.
I could wait a million years to hear your
footsteps at my door.

'Cause in the end love always grows,
and all that counts is how you choose to let it show.

I've got all a man should need but I still feel
like something's missing.
It's like I've left myself behind in some dark
distant part of sky that I can't see.
What could it mean?

'Cause in the end love surely grows,
and all that counts is how you choose to let it show.

Watch our child in the yard pretending that he's in space.
He's always saying he wants to fly like daddy,
the day that he grows up.
Track Name: Scary Black Shadows
I'm not where I belong.
And neither is anyone else I know.
He's waiting under that tree,
for someone else to love to come along.
Uh oh uh oh.
Learn to play alone.

And I'll let you go on,
playing under scary black shadows,
just don't cry for your pa,
when things get far too dark.

You're not where you belong.
So I'll just sit and play here on my own.
It makes no difference to me,
if daddy has somewhere he'd rather be.
uh oh uh oh.
I can grow alone.

And I'll let you go on,
playing under scary black shadows,
just don't cry for your son,
when things get far too dark.
Track Name: For A Buck
Everybody really loves all that you've done.
Are you having fun?
I hear they're giving you a movie deal.
Tell me is it for real?
It's so great having you back on the show,
but we'd all like to know...
What does junior think about the fact
that even daddy has to sell his soul for a buck?

Ha Ha Ha.
Track Name: Better Men
So you've been thinking you're a pretty good man,
you've always known how to tell right from wrong.
And you've got too much to lose to be a sinner man anyway.

Well I've a woman you just won't believe,
and you would rather die than live without her,
'cause the way she moves has brought better men to their knees.

I've always known that there was more to you
than the shit that the tabloids write.
And I know that we all could use a break
from the glare of your guiding light.
Everyone else on this green earth has a price
and I've enough that I can pay yours twice.
And you've got too much to lose to be rejecting me anyway.

I'll make an offer you just can't refuse,
and I would take were I in your shoes,
'cause the strings I pull can bring stronger men to their knees.

The lesson here is that you won't succeed,
unless you join this rank of fallen angels.
Track Name: You Must Be New
Daddy used to tell you all the best in life was free,
oh but we all gave it up for the dollar.

So welcome to real life dear child,
boy, you must be new.

Mummy started calling you her special little snow flake,
but child we get enough during the winter.
Make up more excuses don't you ever let them know,
did you really think the lessons would be easy?

So welcome to real life dear child,
boy, you must be new.

And in the end love always grows,
and all that counts is how you choose to let it show.

So the world can feed on your pain.

Time will surely tell you that the young were always right,
in saying there ain't no point in saving for the future.

So welcome to real life dear child,
boy, you've just been used.
Track Name: Simple
Angels in the sky,
give me wings to fly,
'cause I would gladly go
where you all fear to tread.

All he ever does
is look up at the sky
and whisper how things
all were so much simpler then.
I don't know what to say.
I don't know what he means.

How am I to know,
what goes on in your head?
Was I supposed to understand all that you've said?
Is it me who's to blame?
Or the fortune and fame?

So kiss me one last time,
don't tell me you're still mine,
I won't be sharing you with everybody else.
Track Name: The Paths Ahead
You don't want to understand
anything I've said.
Most of you won't listen
the rest just laugh at me instead.

But in my lonely travels I have come to know these things,
wisdom learnt from a suffering that most will never know.
We've so many paths ahead that we could choose to take.
Many lead to ruin but others lead us to the stars.

But I don't have the words to say exactly what I mean.
Could music help describe to you the places that I've been?

I have seen so many things that you would not believe.
I have seen so many things.
Track Name: The More You Know
The more you know the more you fear.
The more you wish things were more clear.
The less it takes to understand,
we have to share what we saw there.
Even if they don't care.
Track Name: Nothing Special
I saw her at the station,
been a year since we first met.
I missed my train that morning
just to talk to her instead.
But the woman I love forgot my name.
Just goes to show,
there's nothing special about today.

People walk the streets.
So many there to meet.
Each with their own problems
worse than anybody else's.
The weight of the world has turned them cold.
Just goes to show,
there's nothing special about today.

Is it right to feel lonely in a crowd?
Is it right to rather be alone?

Don't let go.
It won't get any easier,
but things will soon get better.
Cause don't you see,
I'm here to share the weight?
There's more to life than love and hate.
The storms will always fade away.
The sun may set but the stars will play.
Another baby born today.
Someone lowered into their grave.
And all you do and all you say,
is proof to me that there's something special about today.

Something special about today.
Track Name: And All That Counts
And in the end love always grows.
And all that counts is how you choose to let it show.