The Time I Rode a Horse to the Moon

by Sean Lenox

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about

"The Time I Rode a Horse to the Moon" is a compilation of odds and ends I wrote over the course of the past two years. These songs are quite diverse - they range from techno pop to country to art rock to punk - so I feel weird about referring to this as an "album" in the traditional sense. However, I still feel that these songs are at least on speaking terms with each other.

Most of these songs were experiments of sorts: Reindeer Jam was my attempt to write a rock song with a jazz structure. Way Back Home was a collaboration between me and my Dad. Ohayou Radio was my attempt at a Kraftwerk-style techno song. I felt that my musical style was becoming refined on "Phases" and "Zeugma", so naturally I did my best to obliterate any illusion of consistency my music may have had. My apologies to anyone hoping for more gooey electric piano goodness. I'll get to that on the next album. :)

"This is better than it should be."
-Bradley

"I love it! It's like a sample platter of the awesome music you make!"
-Sarah

"Listen to the drums!"
-Blizzie

credits

released January 12, 2016

Bass, Guitar, Instrument Programming, Vocals: Sean Lenox
Guitar on "Reindeer Jam": Avery Stahl
Guitar and Vocals on "Way Back Home": Dad
Guitar on "Intentions": Enzo Aprile

Virtual bass programmed with 4Front Bass.
Drums on "I Saw the Moon" programmed with Elektrostudio's "Rhythmus".
Vocal samples on "Ohayou Radio" originally recorded by Corsica_S, Reitanna, and yugi16dm, and downloaded from Freesound.org.
YMCK's "Magical 8bit plugin" is used on "Ohayou Radio".
All instruments on "Fret" were recorded from a Casio DG-20.

Album cover by Alan Banks (@alanevilgunb).

Super special thanks to everyone who drew a picture of me riding a horse to the moon!: Aaron, Blake, Bradley, Enzo, Guzal, Olivia, Sarah, Mom, and Dad.

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Track Name: Reindeer Jam
(instrumental)
Track Name: The Time I Rode a Horse to the Moon
I was walking in the woods one day
'cause I was lonely and bored and probably lost
I tripped and stumbled through the trees
Until I found this horse

My name is H he did proclaim
He had big red eyes and a pretty blue mane
he said, "You have found me, traveler!
Now I will be your friend!"

I jumped and squealed with joy and glee
But little did I know where he would take me

Woah woah, he took me
Woah woah, he took me to the moon

I went home and I showed him to all my friends
Milly was concerned, but Bec was smitten
How often do you meet a magical horse in the woods on a Tuesday?

He had hooves that were totally rad
And anatomy that was very horselike
I offered him massages and assorted candies
but then it was time for bed

Oh, I can't sleep for these dreams
Where would he take me?

Woah woah, he took me
Woah woah, he took me to the moon

The next day we went outside
In the calm of the afternoon
He asked me where we should go
And I said, "To the moon!"

He took me by the hand
He said, "Your wish is my command!"
He threw me on his back and in the blink of an eye
We took off and we shot off right into the sky
The sky!

I didn't mean that literally
I was just messing around, it's an expression I use to be silly and cheeky

Oh, I can't be in space on a horse
I've got work in the morning
Past the stratosphere and the mesosphere
It's awfully cold up here

Woah woah, he took me
Woah woah, he took me to the moon

And it was kind of cool
Track Name: I Saw the Moon
Make this flowing water stop
Our world is being washed away
The reindeer have been hiding for days
From all this rain

Oh, I'll wait for you to

Call me when there's an end to this soon
I thought that you opened your mind when I saw the moon

Our dilemma is confusing, no?
Is this not what we desire?
Life-giving rain?

Call me when there's an end to this soon
I thought that you opened your mind when I saw the moon

Someone spoke with the Rainmaker tonight
Opened his eyes to this pain
And Blizzie looked at me
And when she smiled I knew
That the moon was out
And I'd be sleeping soon

Call me now there's an end to this soon
I knew that you opened your mind when I saw the moon
Track Name: Way Back Home
Lost in the wilderness of this cold, cold town
Driving alone again, this old road's bringing me down
I've got this hole in my soul, it's getting so deep
Dug down with broken hearts and promises that I couldn't keep

Never did I think it would be so simple
Never did I think I would find my way
Never did I think I would find my honey
but I found you here, today

Driving down this long, long road
Never expected to find my way back home

Love, I thought it was only fantasy
Sitting here with you right now, I see how real it could be
Your eyes shine like a beacon, calling me to your heart
I'll always be with you, no one could tear us apart

You saved me from falling
You saved me from me
You're all that I wanted
All that I need

Never did I think it would be so simple
Never did I think I would find my way
Never did I think I would find my baby
but I found you here, today

Driving down this long, long road
Never expected to find my way back home
Track Name: Napalm Exposure
There was a man who
Sat in a bedroom
With his eyes on a television set

All those dominions
With their opinions
They would meet their maker yet

To make a name is crucial to
Make the books remember you
Get the engines on, and bring that bomb

Napalm is the perfect exposure
Exposure
Explosion

They will remember
Our splendor
And contributions to the greater good

We brought the walls down
We write the books, now
We will make this understood

How could you contest me?
Do you dare doubt my valor?
Did you hear them? Did you see them?
Their beliefs are fire, now

Napalm is the perfect exposure
Exposure
Explosion
Track Name: Ohayou Radio
Samples used:

"You can listen to the radio on it! It picks up radio signals through your headphones!"
"I think they tried so hard to... appeal to the people."
"Radio button."
"Ohayou...!"
"Hai!"
"Sumimasen."
"Ne!"
"Ehh??!"
"I think you click the stop button."
Track Name: Fret
I told my master I've a problem of the mind
I'm seeking answers that I know I'll never find
He said to me that all my problems are inventions
But Benjamin's not envious
He said to me that I'm in love with feeling anxious

I can dance
I can dance
I can dance the dance of the dead

I can feel it
I can feel it
I can feel it but it's all in my head

My mind is reeling and my body's getting tense
I try to tell him that he isn't making sense
I try to tell him that in this I'm just a passenger
But he insists I'm at the wheel
I try to tell him that in this I'm just a passenger

I can dance
I can dance
I can dance the dance of the dead

I can feel it
I can feel it
I can feel it but it's all in my head

Can you explain to me how I can love my misery?
Why would I put myself through hell willingly?
I've only come to you to ease a little tension
This ain't some stupid little game
Don't talk to me like this disease is just a habit, no
Imagine if you felt the same
Track Name: Intentions
The wrong footstep becomes a fire
Tensions rise for feelings dire
I didn't mean to cause you pain
Or get in your way

I was raised by
Foxes and dragons in a cave so far away
I forget how to feel
Or how to appear

Sumimasen
Please let it be my head

The smallest thing, the slightest turn
Towards the person that I burn
This hidden flame I kindle thus
But my intentions are just

Sumimasen
Please let it be my head

You make no sound
You walk away
Are you resentful inside?
Or am I just terrified?

Burn
It's all in my head
I hope

Please let it be my head
Sumimasen