THERE IS A WAY. I CANNOT YET SEE IT.

by Helioscope

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Helioscope's aural journey dips you in the braided desert river and sun-dries you.. Getting lost is the fun part, and trekking through the antique jewelry boxes and murky atmospheric soundscapes on the way only leaves the deepest marks that don't rub off with sun, water or time.

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released January 2, 2014

All musical arrangement and composition by Lydia Velichkovski, Katie King, and Yuko Pepe [Helioscope]
Lyrics by Katie King
All songs were tracked live.
Engineered by Carlos and Julian at Gravesend Recording Studios in Brooklyn, NY
Mixed/Mastered by Darko Velichkovski

Vocals: Katie King
Keys & Vocals; Lydia Velichkovski
Percussion & Noise Guitar: Yuko Pepe
Trombone: Mark Nagy
Violin: Skye Steele
Banjo: Carlos Hernandez

Album Artwork: Marie Demple

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helioscope Portland, Oregon

Deep dark folk etc band, Helioscope hails from the searingly plain industrial park landscapes of Bushwick. With experimental economic percussion by Yuko Pepe, sweetly strange songs & melodies by Katie King, and expansive music and keys by Lydia Velichkovski, Helioscope spins colorful yarns of weird love.

As of 2015, Helioscope operates as a Sattelite band, orbiting from PDX, BK and AZ.
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Track Name: Nightingale
Keep track of me
I'm chasing stars where I can barely see them

When they land they bleed
I'm looking for the DNA that breeds them

Self destructive patterns seem to
catch on fire
And your rootsy values will
get sold to the buyer

Give me
Give me
Give me
Give me x2

Nightingale, Night Owl
Nightingale, Night Owl
Nightingale, Night Owl

I will watch till either you or I fade
I will watch till either you or I fade
I will watch until either you or I fade

Nightingale, Night Owl
Nightingale, Night Owl
Nightingale, Night Owl

I will watch till either you or I fade
I will watch till either you or I fade
I will watch until either you or I fade
Track Name: One
[No no news to break but I am standing on this stone and bleeding
You took for granted all the things you knew that I was needing]

Fool for a muse oh I could fall in love with anyone
Wind for a sail but I will stay in love with only

One only one
with
One only one

Run river run oh I could sleep with sleep with anyone
Curse that I can't shake but I will make my love to only

One only one
with
One only one

No no news to break but I am standing on this stone and bleeding
You took for granted all the things you knew that I was needing

And all her stories seem to whisper whisper break her heart
I should have known I was meant to leave from the

Start from the start
the Start from the start

Fool for a muse oh I could fall in love with anyone
Wind for a sail but I will stay in love with only

One only one
with
One only one

Run river run oh I could sleep with sleep with anyone
Curse that I can't shake but I will make my love to only

One only one
with
One only one

No no news to break but I am standing on this stone and bleeding
You took for granted all the things you knew that I was needing

And all her stories seem to whisper whisper break her heart
I should have known I was meant to leave from the

Start from the start
the Start from the start

Fool for a muse
Oh I could fall in love with anyone
Track Name: East Virginia Wood
Well we've crossed ten states already
On our east to west coast cruise
But my mind's in New York City
Telling you what've we got to lose

Things are good
Sure wish they could be better
And I know I shouldn't go there
But hey we just did

Greed I tried to lose you in the
East virginia woods
Darlin' please forget about me
I am trying to do some good

And that rocky mountain coastline
Makes us both feel so alright
But I lost the last bit of my sex drive
In some summer city night

Yeah things are good
Sure wish they could be better
And I know I shouldn't go there
But hey we just did

Greed I tried to lose you in the
East virginia woods
Darlin' please forget about me
I am trying to do some good

And this loneliness feels steadier
Than being close to you
And I think I may be readier
To see what she can do for you

oh Greed come back come find me in the
East virginia woods
Darlin' Please forget about me I am trying to do
some good

some good
some good
x4

Please forget about me I am trying to do some good
Track Name: Juice
Your juice on my feet
Your meat on my meat

Your mouth 'round my toes
Your teeth at my clothes
May sound so contagious but we both believe it's gone

Sorry that I love like this
Sorry that I love like this
(Ohh da da....)

What's yours and what's mine?
Sorry that I love like this
Sorry that I love like this
Girl of measured mind

Your gruff on my chin
Your out on my in
May sound sacrilegious but we both believe in God

Too scared to begin
Her loss and my win
May sound so contagious but we both believe its gone

Sorry that I love like this
Sorry that I love like this
What's yours and what's mine?
Sorry that I love like this
Sorry that I love like this
Girl of measured mind
X2

Your, your juice on my feet
Track Name: Red Flags, Deep & Low
When I saw all your red flags
I saw them through rose colored glasses I had
When I heard all your anger
I mistook it for passion of a stranger

When I heard all your cold sighs
I took it for breath in my ear on a cool night

La de di da da di da da da da
la de di da da di da da da da

I held my hand up high
As you waved goodbye
I stooped deep and low (deep and low)
To where our shadows grow

I'll always love you so
But this you already know

Where did it go when you traveled far?
Where did it go when you fell so hard?
Where did it go when you

I held my hand up high
As you waved goodbye
I stooped deep and low (deep and low)
To where our shadows grow

I'll always love you so
This you already

Where did it go when you traveled far?
Where did it go when you fell so hard?

Where did it go when you
x3

When the heartbreaks a sound is heard
And who picks up the pieces is so absurd
x3
Track Name: Spent
I spent half of my life working
I spent half of my life working all day

I spent most of my life working
I spent most of my life working all day

I spent all of my life working (working)
I spent all of my life working all day

For your love
x4

I spent half of my life paying
I spent half of my life paying all day

I spent most of my life paying
I spent most of my life paying

For your love
x4

I spent
Track Name: The Debt Of The World
If I took half my guilt
And put in lake
It would flood the whole world
And that's just half my guilt

If I could hold your hand
For just one minute more
It'd take the weight of the world
Off my shoulders and that just one one minute more

But I will not claim that I know the solution
I will allow myself to be surprised
I will not beg and plead in the meantime
Hope is a mirror in the sky

Like a fresh wound
Like a fresh wound every time
x2

But I will not claim that I know the solution
I will allow myself to be surprised
I will not beg and plead in the meantime
Hope is a mirror in the sky

Like a fresh wound
Like a fresh wound every time
x2

Guilt, wash away these crimes
Feed me too much wine
Seek the soul that can deliver

Guilt, rotten thing that drives
You're what's left of the time
That we spent together

Ohh Oh Oh

I took the rest of my guilt
And put it in a safe

It paid the debt of the world
x3

la la la la la la

Like a fresh wound
Like a fresh wound every time
x2
Track Name: Baskets
(Breathing, Birthing
He's still
Breathing, Birthing)

I dropped another love baby before I left
I'm starting a collection of children with bruises on their heads
But I never knew the bruises would look so much like roses
Seeing that they come and then they go

I named them all by number because I forgot their names
So let me explain...

One's a well known legend
Two, well I disposed him but 365 days of tears grows his grave
Three was born five days the same as me and we grew up that way &
Four taught me about beetles
but we had to throw we had to throw yeah we had to throw him out
at 22
Five kept switching boobs

until I had none
x4

Six was true
Seven, transparent

& Eight
x4

Eight was born in fire, while his dad was still on drugs and he's still

Breathing, birthing
x2

He's still breathing
Lord he's still breathing
x4

[Repeat]

He's still
Track Name: Prune
Element of your plea
What have I become
Come again? You said I wept
And my hands were all red

Scrapes on both of my knees
Too long in the sun
You know I'm just a wreck
And my face is all red

Pepper greed in the middle of the night
I am only tired I'm only filled with fright

Do I feel empty, do I?
Do I feel empty, do I?
Do I feel empty like I feel? To you?
x2

Mildly overwhelmed in every single way
You say that I've got a lot to give
By my hands they feel a mile away

Pepper greed in the middle of the night
I am only tired I'm only filled with fright

Do I feel empty, do I? (Ooh, ooh)
Do I feel empty, do I? (Ooh, ooh)
Do I feel empty like I feel? To you?
x2

Stains upon these sheets
What else can I say?
"You look better in your age", you said

As your heart turns to grey
As my heart turned to grey
As our heart it turned to grey

Do I feel empty, do I?
Do I feel empty, do I?
Do I feel empty like I feel? To you?
x2
Track Name: Bull
It's the end of my soul
x6

You only love me when it's no trouble, trouble
Trouble, trouble
You only love me when it's no (trouble x8)

You only love me when it's no
You make love (x4)

You make love look easy
Seeds of your soul greet me
But I sense danger
When I'm in pain you're a stranger
I need some safety
Had too many loves overtake me

When you say it's my job,
To make myself feel better,
Baby we're in trouble
In the brooklyn streets and rubble

And it's the end of my soul
How much you don't care I can't control-

Trouble x6 (End of my soul x6)

You only love me when it's no (trouble x4)
Track Name: (Boats)
Stay strange strange little girl
Stay strange strange little girl
Stay strange little girl
There are too many people not rocking the boat in this world

Stay wild wild little boy
Stay wild wild little boy
Stay wild little boy
There are too many people playing it safe in this world

(Wooo ah
Wahh Ooh
Ooh Wa
Wooo ah)

(Stay strange strange little girl
Stay strange strange little girl
Stay strange little girl
There are too many people not rocking the boat in this world)

There are too many people not rocking the boat in this world.


Stay wild wild little boy
Stay wild wild little boy
Stay wild little boy
There are too many people playing it safe in this world