I Am the Sun

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credits

released November 11, 2015

Joyeux is Daniel Bordonaro and Chase Paul

Recorded and mixed by Daniel Escauriza at Soundjitsu Studio in Chicago, IL, with additional mixing at RaxTrax Recording in Chicago, IL

Mastered by Mike Schoonmaker at Gigantic Mastering in Albany, NY

Produced by Daniel Escauriza and Joyeux

Cover photography and design by Kimberly Turner in Warren, PA

Joyeux extends a gigantic thank you to our many friends and family members who contributed to the creation of this record, including but not limited to: Daniel Escauriza for spending an unbelievable amount of time and seeing our vision right through to the end; Jeff Lyman, Matt Margeson, Tommy Trafton, and Tricia Scully for rehearsing with us and providing such amazing musical performances; Vince Casamatta for always being a resource for support and knowledge; Mike Schoonmaker for taking some serious time and energy to put the final touches on this album; Kelly Fitzpatrick for letting a couple carnivores be the soundtrack of her home for over a year; the Paul family, the Bordonaro family, Mattina Alonge, and Erin O'Shea for their infinite and undying love and support; all our friends at Chicago Music Exchange and Chicago Drum Exchange for feeding gear addictions and creating the relationships that make this entire project possible; and of course Simon, Jonas, and Coco for both snuggling with Chase, and also making Dan’s eyes itchy without fail.

I Am the Sun
Daniel Bordonaro: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Chase Paul: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums, percussion, vocals
Tommy Trafton: Hammond M3 organ, Vintage Vibe piano

Build Me Up
Daniel Bordonaro: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric bass
Chase Paul: acoustic guitar, Hammond M3 organ, vocals
Jeff Lyman: pedal steel guitar
Matt Margeson: drums, percussion

Spring
Chase Paul: vocals, acoustic guitar, Hammond M3 organ, air organ, accordion, drums, percussion
Daniel Bordonaro: acoustic guitar, double bass, vocals

Sort It Out
Daniel Bordonaro: vocals, acoustic guitar, double bass
Chase Paul: acoustic guitar, bells, drums, percussion, vocals
Jeff Lyman: pedal steel guitar
Tricia Scully: vocals

If I Were You
Daniel Bordonaro: vocals, acoustic guitar
Chase Paul: acoustic guitar, banjo, vocals
Daniel Escauriza: accordion
Matt Margeson: drums, percussion
Tommy Trafton: Vintage Vibe piano
Tricia Scully: vocals

Friends
Daniel Bordonaro: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass
Chase Paul: electric guitar, drums, percussion
Daniel Escauriza: double bass
Jeff Lyman: pedal steel guitar

Life in the Desert
Daniel Bordonaro: vocals, acoustic guitar
Chase Paul: electric guitar

House of Cards
Daniel Bordonaro: vocals, acoustic guitar
Chase Paul: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums, percussion, vocals
Tommy Trafton: Hammond M3 organ, Vintage Vibe piano

This Is the End
Daniel Bordonaro: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Chase Paul: electric guitar, percussion
Tricia Scully: vocals

Love Is Not
Daniel Bordonaro: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Chase Paul: electric guitar, bells
Daniel Escauriza: clarinet
Matt Margeson: drums, percussion
Tommy Trafton: Vintage Vibe piano

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Track Name: I Am the Sun
The details of my life are a series of tricks I played on myself.
I wonder what it's like to have everything just right.

I know everything about everything, but nothing gets done because I am the sun.
I know everything about everything, but nothing gets solved because I am the sun.

And she wonders what it's like to have everyone by her side.

I know everything about everything, but nothing gets done because I am the sun.
I know everything about everything, but nothing gets solved because I am the sun.
Track Name: Build Me Up
Build me up while we're down.
Fill me up; it's no surprise.
We're dead and gone, but you ain't one of them.
Wash your hands and wash her eyes.

And I'll say wake up.
Wake up.
Wake up with your eyes.
With your eyes.

Find a girl. Dress up nice.
Find a world and call it your own.
But I'm not done because I ain't good enough,
to not think twice and not go home.

And I'll say wake up.
Wake up.
Wake up with your eyes.
With your eyes.

Build me up. Now don't say goodbye.
And don't stop loving her in this life.
We're dead and gone, but you ain't one of them.
Now wash your hands, and I'll wash her eyes.

And I'll say wake up.
Wake up.
Wake up with your eyes.
With your eyes.
Track Name: Spring
Shake me free of dust. Rinse me clean of rust.
Let's see how your frame hangs now.
A picture perfect blend of our lives from now and then.
I hope this makes you proud.

Fastened to the wall. How long before I fall.
You'll feel it when I'm gone.
Sometimes it's hard to see all the air we breathe.
I know we don't have long.

We all learn in time to control our pride.
Strong will can survive without love on its side.

Blinded by own greed I left you alone in need,
or so you said.
Guarded and confused, you left me with little to choose.
Oh I left you for dead.
(I left you for dead. I left you for dead)

We all learn in time to control our pride.
Strong will can survive without love on its side.
Track Name: Sort It Out
This is the fighting and the giving and the taking out.
I am involved with you but others are inside me now.

I'll sort it out.

Your ears are closed and I am never thinking loud enough.
My heart, it's yours, but it has never fully opened up.

I'll sort it out.

My laces loosening, I'm starting not to trip and fall.
This is without a doubt a moment you'll forget about.

I'll sort it out.

This is the fighting and the giving and the taking out.
I am involved with you but others are inside me now.

Your ears are closed and I am never thinking loud enough.
My heart, it's yours, but it has never fully opened up.

My laces loosening, I'm starting not to slip and fall.
I am without a doubt a moment you'll forget about.

I'll sort it out.
Track Name: If I Were You
This here's a golden mine, but it ain't no gold of mine.
Look here, the sun it shines, but that ain't no sun of mine.

Would you remember me?
If I wasn't anything.
Well I would remember me if I were you.

This war's had its time, but don't worry I will be fine.
Oh god, god is right. But that ain't no right of mine.

Would you remember me?
If I wasn't anything.
Well I would remember me if I were you.

Look here now god is right, but that ain't no right of mine.
Look here now god is right, but that ain't no right of mine.
Look here now, god, he's right, but that ain't no right of mine.
Look here now god is right, but he ain't no god of mine.

Would you remember me?
If I wasn't anything.
Well I would remember me if I were you.
Track Name: Friends
This is the art of everything we ever do.
This could belong to everyone we ever knew.

You could be anyone. It's the same damn thing, just another array.
You could be anyone else.

Oh my god, it's happening.
I've lost count, and you're changing me.
All my friends are leaving.
Oh my god, it's happening.

You could be anyone. It's the same damn thing, just another array.
You could be anyone else.
Track Name: Life in the Desert
Life in the desert ain't no life for me.
When my comes to living, it's all in her hands; this is it.

I awoke in a lawn. In my neighbor I saw war.
The fight was a mess.
It's the first time I'd fallen without a catch.
How long I lay the last blow?

Life in heaven - on earth, it's the same for me.
When my world comes to living, at the top of her lungs that this is it.

We awoke on a lawn. In my neighbors I saw art.
It's not the first time I'm in love with the idea, the right, that we all should be alive in the presence of true love.
Track Name: House of Cards
I don't see myself in here. It's like a thousand mimes, and nothing to fear.
Alone.

I walk this tightrope - it builds my heart,
empty from the house of cards toppling over.
Toppling over, I hate this place.
Track Name: This Is the End
This is the end, you know.
Tell everyone to go. It's just you and me alone.

I don't get around much anymore.
Because I seem to be lost in your eyes.
It doesn't seem to matter anymore.
Because you seem to be lost in my mind.

I don't get around much anymore.
Because I seem to be lost in your smile.
No it doesn't seem to matter anymore.
Because you seem to be lost in my mind.

This is all I know.
I've got to find my way out again.
This is all I have.
I've got to find my way out again.

I don't get around much anymore.
Because I seem to be stuck in my life
It doesn't seem to matter anymore.
Because I seem to be lost in my mind.

This is all I know.
I've got to find my way out again.
This is all I have.
I've got to find my way out again.

This is the end, you know.
Tell everyone to go. It's just you and me alone.
Track Name: Love Is Not
Love is not life.
Just remain as you were.

I know I said I'd always be with you,
But I don't know if I can follow through.
I know I said I'd always be with you,
But I don't know if I can.

I know you said our love, you know it's true.
But I don't know if I'm in love with you.

Love is not life.
Just remain as you were.