STRAIGHT ON THE DIAGONAL

by Dynamo Royale

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released September 7, 2015

DYNAMO ROYALE:

TIZ ARAMINI: vocals / piano / Wurlitzer / mellotron / synth / etc
JON AUER: vocals / bass / guitar / synth / percussion / noise / etc

Featured musicians:

Phillip A. Peterson: strings
Jeremy Stacey: drums

Produced & arranged by Dynamo Royale
Recorded at The Portal, Port-Cergy, Paris / The Sesh Pit, London / Crackle & Pop, Seattle, WA / High Valley, Issaquah, WA / House of Breaking Glass, Seattle, WA / Readymade, Nashville, TN

Engineered by Jon Auer except / drums by Mark Neary & Jeremy Stacey, assisted by Josh Hutton / strings by Phillip A. Peterson
Mixed by Jon Auer at The Portal, Port-Cergy, Paris
Strings arranged by Phillip A. Peterson & Tiz Aramini

All songs Aramini/Auer

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Tiz Aramini (EU) + Jon Auer (US) = Dynamo Royale. Seductive indie-prog art pop replete with deft melodies, uncommon chord progressions, and meticulous production. Doesn't sound quite like anything else.

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Track Name: Modern Western
Now and here

We're crossing a river

Reminding of winding roads behind



I will not break, I will not break

I will not break, I will not break



And so the sun

Comes beating on down

Astounding and pounding as we burn



I will not break, I will not break

I will not break, I will not break

Underneath a tree
Beneath the leaves
We all need somewhere to arrive
To be relayed
Into the shade
We all need shelter to survive

I will not break, I will not break

I will not break, I will not break



And still we ride

Through frontiers and valleys

We bend and twist along the blazing trail



I will not break, I will not break

I will not break, I will not break

Underneath a tree
Beneath the leaves
We all need somewhere to arrive
To be relayed
Into the shade
We all need shelter to survive

I will not break, I will not break

I will not break, I will not break
Track Name: Whenever After Is
You're a path, you're a conduit
You're like a light, yeah you're onto it
You can't rely on the government
You can't rely on the mail you sent
You come alive when you're on the scent
You can't rely on your good intent
You can't imply what you never meant
I'll leave it to you to reply to the past you describe when you can't repent

(Passi
Dietro alle tue spalle
Ma non ricordi
Che non sei piu’ sola?
In questo buio immenso
In questo flusso intenso
La notte
Non ti appartiene piu’, no)

You're the cause of an accident
You're the clause in a contract hit
You're the strange that you can't invent
You're the chance, you're the change that you can't prevent
Now you remember what you forgot?
All the targets you overshot?
Undercurrents so over-thought
And deceiving, believing, you were living the things you're not

(Guarda
L’opponente in faccia
La noia
Che ti dan coloro
Che non pensan
Che non cercan
La vita
Non e’ questa, tu sai)

I'm gonna love you
Like nobody's loved you
Like nobody's loved you
Like nobody, nobody…

And if this life is a boxing ring
Well, don't you wait for the bell to sing
'Cos the sound that you found is a battle cry
On the ropes if you choke and refuse to defy
This game is an all time high
When you vow not to bow, throw the towel in a hurricane eye
Spring free, lover – sting like a bee and then you'll more than see
You're gonna try, you're gonna float on like a butterfly

(Acqua
Venti, tuoni, pioggia
La febbre
Dentro di te monta
Il caos
Tutto intorno scende
Ma tu voli
Tutto e’ chiaro per te)

And when you can't hide behind a kiss
Remember whenever after is
And all the pictures we painted then
When we didn't, we couldn't envision when
Now does it matter what time it was?
You and me, can't it be that it's just because?
Now this path is a stepping stone
To the road that we own, on and on, on and on, on and on, on and on…

(Corri
Che qualcuno aspetta
Il silenzio rotto
Gia’ non gli dai retta
La gente
Quando passi, vede
La tua luce
Che sei luce ormai)

I'm gonna love you
Like nobody's loved you
Like nobody's loved you
Like nobody, nobody…
Track Name: True North
You pray it's all been alive

Well, you're right

And I pray it's so

You don't want to know goodnight



And you carry the seed when you call

And tell me it all

And I pray it's true

We'll know, yeah we'll know when it's right



And oh, what a life

When you find true north at night

And dream about the sun

Ready to tell everyone

And oh, what a life

When you find true north at night

And you dream of a new direction

Ready to lead to it all



You pray that the day will arrive

And survive

You'll be free to see
 your definite delight



(Ahh...)



And oh, what a life

When you find true north at night

And dream about the sun

Ready to tell everyone

And oh, what a life

When you find true north at night

And you dream of a new direction

Ready to lead to it all...



You carry the seed you will sow

You know I've been waiting to know you are ready
You're ready to find true north
Track Name: Trans-Elation
Trans-Elation, a consummation

It's an admiration that you cannot debate

Celebrating the combination of a real relation, union



When they gonna open us up?

To the probable that we never thought?

When they gonna open us up?


When it's caught on your choirgirl tongue

It's like a note you sung before you heard it all

Isn't it just a lullaby that you will never try to unlearn?



When they gonna follow us down?

To the possible that they never found?

When they gonna follow us down?



How resistance falls (How resistance falls away)

How the dots connect it all (How the dots connect today)

It's just the shape of things to come
(And it's just the shape of things, of things, of things, of things to come)


How resistance fails us (How resistance fails us now)

And the signal sails (How the signal serves us now)

And weaves around divine delirium
(And it weaves its way around, around divine delirium)


Now the signal's growing strong (Now the signal grows today)

Now it's showing all along (Now it's showing all the way)

It's just the shape of things to come
(And it's just the shape of things, of things, of things to come today)

(

Hearing, the sounding, the pulsing, the pounding
,the bending, the shaping, the moving, the making
, the mirroring, the mining, the fearing, the finding,
the tuning, the timing, the mountain, the climbing
, the tearing, the ripping, the building, the gripping
, the growing, the grappling, the hunting, the trapping
,the charting, the mapping, the endless distracting
,the losing, the winning, the ending, beginning
,the waiting, the hoping, the wondering, the knowing
,the telling, the showing, the stopping and going
, the driving, the dreaming, the swerving, the screaming
, the lyric, the novel, the movie, the feeling...)

When they gonna even it up?

With the capable that they all forgot?

When they gonna even it up?



Trans-Elation, a proclamation

It's an estimation that you cannot abate

Correlating the confirmation of a real relation, union
Track Name: Frequent Flyer
Paying dues
Morning blues
Nothing left to leave, nothing more to choose
You show your face
Then you drop your case
And you make your way to departure gate
Let the games begin
When the lights they dim
You can check it out while you're checking in
And it goes so far
Like a rising star
Everywhere I go, everywhere you are

You can't come down when you're so far off the ground
No, you can't come down
No, you can't come down when you're so far off the ground

(So high, so high)
(So high, so high)

Day for night
Your connection's tight
Soon you'll land and run by the cabin light
All the sleep you lost
Like a coin you tossed
You can set your watch by the dateline crossed
Now you're sizing trials
Frequent flyer miles
Always counting sheep, sleeping on the aisles
Then the breaking dawn
And the lights come on
And the captain speaks and the day repeats

You can't come down when you're so far off the ground
No, you can't come down
No, you can't come down when you're so far off the ground

You can't come down when you're so far off the ground
No, you can't come down
No, you can't come down when you're so far off the ground
Track Name: Gasoline On A Forest Fire
Believe in what you can
And learn to keep it close
Pretty words are not enough to make it true

And now you will begin
With next to nothing left to lose
Gasoline on a forest fire
It’s burning wild, it’s rising higher

Can you hear what you’re saying?
Don’t forget what you’re saying
Can’t you hear what you’re saying?
Don’t forget what you’re saying
It’s more than just remembering you want it all

And will you move on up before
The final freeway slows you down?
Traffic jams and exit plans:
You’ve had enough of giving up

Can you hear what you’re saying?
Don’t forget what you’re saying
Everything that you’re saying
Don’t forget what you’re saying
It’s more than just remembering you want it all

Slow burns, so many turns… (ah, ah)
Long climbs, so many times… (ah, ah)

And now it’s raining down
Like gasoline on a forest fire
It’s rising higher
Track Name: Two For The Road
When the road is endless

When the near is far

When the tear is mendless

I'm going to be where you are


Now that all this life is surrounding and beside us

Now that we're on our way...



The more you're at it
, the more you'll get

The more you want it
, the more they'll care…



And I'll be there shortly

Then we'll be there long

And we'll move on surely

To where we know we belong… always



Now that trials are beneath us and behind us

Now that we're on our way...



The more you're at it
 the more you'll get

The more you want it 
the more they'll care…
Track Name: Soul On Trial
Soul on trial now
Soul on trial

Conviction affliction

Say it aloud

Soul on trial, now you know

Your soul on trial

Drive for the signs now

Learn every mile



You're gonna live, you're gonna see

You'll get what you want when you want what you need

You're gonna hurt, you're gonna heal

How you'll go through what you do to keep aware and dare to feel



Soul on trial now
Soul on trial

Fight for your rights now
Death row style

Soul on trial, now you know

Your soul on trial

Envision your prison

Remember to smile


You're gonna hope, you're gonna hate

You'll love what you'll learn when you learn how to wait

You're gonna strain, you're gonna strive

How you'll go through what you do to keep along and stay alive



Lonely are the bravest

And so sorry are the safest

Lovely is the darkness

When you still see where the spark is

And then lastly is the brightness

When you know where all your might is



(Ahhh)



You're gonna live, you're gonna see

You'll get what you want when you want what you need

You're gonna strain, you're gonna strive

How you'll go through what you do to keep along and stay alive
Track Name: Summer Timing
You can't beat the summer timing
Replete with the stars aligning
The scent of the scintillating
A sense of the circulating

Round and round
And round and round we go
Round and round
And round and round we go

You won't beat the summer timing
Retreat to a silver lining
You can't keep that winter feeling
Knee-deep in the so appealing

Round and round
And round and round we go
Round and round
And round and round we go

All hail to the summer timing
Full sail to your ship arriving
This rhyme of the rhythm pounding
The love of this life astounding

Round and round
And round and round we go
Round and round
And round and round we go

All hail to the summer timing
All hail to the summer timing
Track Name: So Right
When I had a dream it was never true

Now there's another life right in front of me and you


I was a cautious voice, singing a different tune all along

Hiding away until we knew today

...

Revelations, they're coming on so strong

Shine that light, it's turning on finally
How could it be wrong?

It's alright if you want to get up, if you want to turn on

It's alright, it's all right, it’s so right

It's so right, it’s so right, makes you want to rise up

Makes you want to go on...



Revelations coming on, it’s coming on so strong

Shine that light, it's turning on finally

How could it be wrong?


It's so right, it's so right, it's so right, it's so right

It's so right, it's so right, it's so right...

It's so right, it's so right, it's so right

It's so right…



And if we feel it today like it's the only way that we've known

Forever will be all that we wanted to see
Track Name: All Of Us / None Of Us
C'est pas nous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux
, c'est pas vous

C'est pas vous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux
, c'est pas nous


C'est pas vous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux, c'est pas nous

C'est pas nous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux
, c'est pas vous

(ahh…)

C'est pas nous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux
, c'est pas vous

C'est pas vous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux
, c'est pas nous


C'est pas vous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux, c'est pas nous

C'est pas nous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux
, c'est pas vous



Dream me awake, I want to shake things up along

Enlighten me and lead me straight on to the fray


It's been insane but you can't hold on to a life you blame

How're you gonna know when life is real

If you don't live up to the things you feel?

How're you gonna show when life is real

If you can't give in to the things you feel?


C'est pas nous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux, 
c'est pas vous

C'est pas vous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux, 
c'est pas nous


C'est pas vous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux
, c'est pas nous
(All of us, none of us, all of us…)

C'est pas nous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux,
 c'est pas vous



Dream me alive, I want to see this ship arrive

Enrapture me and lead me straight-on-true today
You can't explain how it all reminds and you can't remain


How're you gonna do what you've always done


When the night is through and you can't move on?

How're you gonna say what you've always said

With a brand new day running through your head?


C'est pas nous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux, 
c'est pas vous

C'est pas vous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux
, c'est pas nous


C'est pas vous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux, 
c'est pas nous
(All of us, none of us, all of us…)

C'est pas nous, c'est pas eux, c'est pas eux, 
c'est pas vous
Track Name: Beginnings
You're ready to lay it on the line
You're ready to turn it over one last time
Beholden to feel, you can't describe
(Ah...)

And how do you navigate it all?
How do you measure up to what goes down?
Having it sure enough to scare you
You say it all the time:

"We can have it all and evermore"
"We can have it all and evermore"

So what if we sleep and dream apart?
Continents drift along the tides but we'll not be divided by it
There's only one direction home:
It's you