Loose Gravity

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Up in the Air's second album recorded in 1991 at Sutton Sound Studio in Atascadero. Live takes which were then edited and overdubbed over the years. Some political songs that take on the issues of war, nuclear power, and global warming put the band at the center of the local environmental movement in Central California at the time.

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released April 1, 1991

John Beccia-vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo,keyboards
Sarah Battalino-percussion on trk 3
Larry Hoffman-flute, sax, harmonica, recorder
Charlie Kleeman-bass on trk 3
Geoff Land- trumpet- trks 1 & 5
Tyson Leonard - violin-trks 1 & 3
Mike "Doc" Lorenzo - bass all trks except 3 , lead vocal-trk 4
Ryan McLain - drums-trk 3
Billy Mitchell-guitar, lead vocal on trk 10
Mark Pierce-vocal harmonies ,electric guitar on trk 2
Victor Rocha- latin and african percussion
Bobbie Smith- harmonies... trks 1,3,4,5,6,&10

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Up in the Air Santa Margarita, California

Up in the Air blends elements of structure and improvisation into musical styles as varied as folk, pop, dixieland, bluegrass, latin, and worldbeat. The result is a fresh and ultimately dancable musical experience with a conspicuously multi-cultural sound. Their original songs center on themes of social equity and justice, environmental consciousness, love, and respect for others. ... more

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Track Name: Infinity
Infinity
written by John Beccia

Infinity is..........all around you
You’ve got to stretch out..........see what you can do
The patterns breakdown..........and we just pass through
The circles spin round.........and reveal nothing new
All beliefs are falling
Outer voices calling
Death is just a door in front of you

Infinity is..........in front of your face
And we surround it..........with our inner space
Our sanity is..........held in it’s place
By inner voices..........we just can’t erase
Eyes no longer blinking
Into dream we’re sinking
Death is just another day we face

REFRAIN
You need someone to love you, you need someone to hold so tight
You need someone to love you at the edge of the sky tonight
Reach on down below you
What can the future show you, tonight

Infinity is.......... a river that flows
Imagination...........and all that it shows
Our destination..........is out of control
A figmentation..........of what we think we know
Heart let go of mind
Different worlds you find
Death is just another way to grow

REPEAT REFRAIN
Track Name: Hot Times
Hot Times

The temperature is rising in the atmosphere
Tho everybody knows, does anybody care?
We're in for hot times on the planet tonight

The ozone layer steadily is breaking down
There's not much time for a solution to be found
We're in for hot times on the planet tonight

CHORUS We're in for hot times on the planet
Hot times on the planet
Hot times on the planet tonight

Filling up the oxygen with CO2,
With CFC's, and with exhaust emissions too
We're in for hot times on the planet tonight

But still we drive our cars and burn our fossil fuel
As chances of survival grow more miniscule
We're in for hot times on the planet tonight

REPEAT CHORUS

Will we face the harsh reality?
Will we act or let the future be?
Global warth is climbing by degrees.
Climatic changes happen gradually,
Leading to the dying of the trees.
Food producing lands, they will decrease,
Polar ice caps melt into the seas.
Only time will show us
Only time will show us.
Only time will show us what will be

Producing and consuming so much energy
We're digging up the earth and cuttin' down the trees
We're in for hot times on the planet tonight

Will we go the same way as the dinosaur
Blinded by our greediness of wanting more
We're in for hot times on the planet tonight

REPEAT CHORUS
Track Name: Beyond the Bird
Beyond the Bird
written by John Beccia

Babe, don't you know
Survival's what the world is livin' for
Somehow it seems there should be so much more
Spread your wings and start to fly
Pass on thru the lonely sky
Flyin' on and on........beyond the bird


Babe, don't you know
Every brand new day should be a thrill
Things have changed, and change they always will
Everything must live and die
Everyone must laugh and cry
Flyin' on and on........beyond the bird

instrumental break

Babe, don't you know
If you ever really knew me well
Everything outside is just a shell
You can see right thru these eyes
Rivers run and then go dry
Flyin' on and on........beyond the bird


Babe, don't you know
Time moves on and on, no matter what
Don't get caught in someone elses rut
It should come as no suprise
The truth today's tomorrows' lies
Flyin' on and on........beyond the bird
Beyond the bird.........beyond the bird
Track Name: Ballad for the Bar
BALLAD FOR THE BAR
written by John Beccia


Chorus-Pour another whiskey and another glass of wine
Lately I'm so damned depressed, I need to drink her off my mind
Never is a reason and there never is a rhyme
Pour another whiskey and another glass of wine

First time that I loved a girl I had so much to learn
Flipped my head above my heels until love made a turn
When she left me high and dry I didn't quite know what to do
So pour another whiskey 'cause this glass is almost thru

Repeat chorus

Second woman that I loved, I loved more than myself
Found that wasn't quite enough and that she needed something else
Finally had to leave her when she stepped out all night long
So pour another whiskey 'cause this glass is almost gone

Repeat chorus

Instrumental break -

Now I know there's other girls and some will treat me right
I will love and honor them and stay with them all night
But everyone know how love ends, and how we walk the line
So pour another whiskey and another glass of wine

Repeat chorus twice
Pour another whiskey and another glass of wine
Pour another whiskey and another glass of wi-i-ine
Track Name: Diablo Down (Feb.,1984)
Diablo Down
written by John Beccia

Thousands of people marchin'... marchin' along the beach
We've got to raise our voices for the things that we believe
We can't accept the risk of nuclear madness here in our town
Marchin' into the canyon.....got to tear Diablo down
Marchin' into the canyon..... got to tear Diablo down

Shoutin' the words of protest.....Singin' the songs of love
Hopin' to change this to somethin' that we're dreamin' of
We can't accept the danger of nuclear waste forever around
Marchin' into the canyon.....got to tear Diablo down
Marchin' into the canyon..... got to tear Diablo down

The greediness of the corporation
Killin' our earth and sellin' our souls
Two hundred-fifty-thousand years of radiation
Will take it's toll-oh-oh

Take it upon your shoulders.....Take it into your hands
We've got to take responsibility while we can
We can't accept the fate of radioactive poison around
Marchin' into the canyon.....got to tear Diablo down
Marchin' into the canyon..... got to tear Diablo down
Track Name: Hear No Lies
Hear No Lies
written by John Beccia

Sister, sister is that you?
Tell me what you're goin' thru
Love has left you once again
Now you've come back, long lost friend

CHORUS Why do we try hangin' on
Face to face now, gone is gone
But you'll ask no questions, hear no lies
See no evil, close your eyes

Brother, brother where you been?
Such a sad state our world is in
Sick and ravaged, close to death
Gasping for a final breath

Repeat Chorus

Lover, lover, it's so new
Layin' here so close to you
Will tomorrow ever come?
Love me now while love's still young

Repeat Chorus twice
Track Name: Never So Nice
Never So Nice
written by John Beccia

Wild is the rover
Who rolls in the clover with love
But he cannot hold oh so closely what he's thinking of
Memory's nice
But never so nice as the real thing
They make you think twice
They're never so nice as real thing

For years he'll be thinking
Sitting and sinking in dream
And he can remember so many things he's never seen
Memory's nice
But never so nice as the real thing
So take my advice
They're never so nice as the real thing

Wild is the rover
Who's traveled all over the land
Only to find that in time castles crumble to sand
Memory's nice
But never so nice as the real thing
They're frozen like ice
But never so nice as the real thing
They make you think twice
But never so nice as the real thing
Memory's nice
But never so nice as the real thing
Track Name: Take Me Away
Take Me Away
written by John Beccia

See it shinin' in the light of your eyes
Feel your heartbeat with your chest against mine
Now you're flowin' like a river through me
Time is showin' what comes eventually

REFRAIN - Love has returned once more to me
Opened a brand new door to me
Take me away

We'll be reaching for the sky and the stars
New worlds open as the time becomes ours
Ours for touching just momentarily
Seize the moment that's shared by you and me

Repeat refrain

The more that I find out what's deep in your soul
The more that I learn, the more that I want to know
Thoughts coming constantly all about you and me
Take me away

Now you're near me laying here by my side
Secret sharing, you and me we confide
Walls are crumbling, and you're comin' on through
Someone special who makes me feel special too

Repeat refrain
Track Name: Between the Eyes
Between the Eyes
written by John Beccia

They're dying in the east, they're dying in the west
We sell our bombs to either side and disregard what's best
Can't you see what's happenin' to us
Our government's a threat to all our lives
If they think they'd make a profit
Then they'd shoot you right between the eyes


This craziness is reigning, it's ruling every land
Our lives are disregarded by their power's greedy hand
Can't you see what's happenin' to us
Our government is feeding us their lies
If they think they'd make a profit
Then they'd shoot you right between the eyes

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

Afghanistan, El Salvador were only power's pawns
Anesthetized by T.V.'s lies, we don't know right from wrong
Can't you see what's happenin' to us
Our government is dressed in death's disguise
If they think they'd make a profit
Then they'd shoot you right between the eyes

Now man is killing man, and man is killing beast
And man is killing future time, somehow it's got to cease
Can't you see what's happenin' to us
Our government just gives it's stock replies
If they think they'd make a profit
Then they'd shoot you right between the eyes
Right between the eyes
Right between the eyes
Between the Eyes
Track Name: Alma Rosa
Alma Rosa
by BILLY MITCHELL


CHORUS Alma Rosa,
Para el lado del mar te conoci
Alma Rosa,
Quiero que seas para me

Piel bronziada
Tus cabellos como rayos del sol
Querpo refinado
Tu carino yo propongo para mi gol

REPEAT CHORUS

Cara sonriente
Tan agradable es tu modo de ser
Corazon ardiente
Bien guardado, el tesoro, tu querer

REPEAT CHORUS

Ojos pensa tivos
Son dos charcos reflejando antiguedad
Labios sensitivos
Mantaniales de feliz eternidad

REPEAT CHORUS-(over and over )

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