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Ontogenesis

Ontogenesis

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  1. Gravity [info]

    Gravity

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    We forget about gravity
    and soon we learn to breath.
    We forget about gravity
    Now the lights are shining up from underneath the sea.
    We forget about gravity,
    and soon we learn to breath.
    We forget about gravity
    We forget about gravity.

    When you think about humanity
    It seems we're just working our way back to the sea
    When you think about humanity
    When you think about what you believe
    Do you really know what you believe?
    Do you believe what you believe?

    We forget about gravity
    and soon we learn to breath.
    We forget about gravity
    Now the lights are shining up from underneath the sea.
    We forget about gravity,
    and soon we learn to breath.
    We forget about gravity
    We forget about gravity.

    ×
  2. Born of My Chemistry [info]

    Born of My Chemistry

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    There's no need to leave the light on for these lonely hearts
    We've seen enough of the world and read it's maps and charts
    Sometimes loneliness is a choice that's made from all of life's
    Intricate parts.

    So there's no need to leave the light on for these lonely hearts
    There's no need to leave the light on for these lonely hearts
    There are worse things in this world than love that's lost

    When i was a child I could foresee the future:
    The past and the present
    With the memories excluded
    But that didn't matter because i had my passions
    My dreams, and my undesirable endeavors
    Because I only have only life, 'twould be a shame to waste it
    On some superficial dream that's just born of my chemistry
    So just be quiet, i'd say you've said enough
    You're all just empty shells and you're slaves to your lust
    Because I think it's a choice one makes to settle a broken heart
    But then you're back to the start

    Oh, you don't need to leave the light on for the lonely hearts
    No you don't need to leave the light on for the lonely hearts
    We will find our way through the dark
    Through the darkest, darkest, dark
    We will find our way through the dark

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  3. Hemisphere [info]

    Hemisphere

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    Lyrics

    My enemy, i tried to see
    By looking deep into your eye
    Crawling through
    The endless fields
    Reaching out
    Into your mind

    Well they tried to take it right out through my brain!

    I'm losing out
    To empathy
    They take from me
    All I can give

    But i am busting out
    Of the routine
    And leaving you all
    Far behind

    ×
  4. The New Ice Age [info]

    The New Ice Age

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    Lyrics

    Everywhere you go, no matter what you do
    We'll be watching you, we will see this through
    From the air above, to the ground below
    There is life between
    And it is growing cold.

    I tip my hat to the passing rain
    Holding fists of rage
    I want to be a part of the sea
    where a man is free
    Where a man don't breathe.

    But it's too late to sink to the bottom now
    You better kick your feet.
    You better close your eyes
    And try to dream.

    Everywhere you go, no matter what you do
    We'll be watching you, we will see this through
    From the air above, to the ground below
    There is life between
    And it is growing colder, it's the new Ice Age.
    You're growing older but its just the start of a new phase.
    And you've grown much wiser and you've shed your skin
    Past the posthumous faces that won't let you win

    And then it's too late to sink to the bottom now
    You better shut your mouth
    You might as well just scream

    And now you're shaking hands,
    With all the turners and cancers.
    The mechanical faces of the human racers
    The mechanical faces of the human racers

    Now it's too late to sink to the bottom now
    You better kick your feet.
    You better close your eyes
    And try to dream.

    ×
  5. New Year Song [info]

    New Year Song

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    Lyrics

    Come into the light, I can't see well at my age.
    Come into the light, so I can see what of you remains.
    There is a novel concept of transcending time.
    Step into the light, but leave all the rest of you behind.

    Look into the mirror, can you see that same fire in your eyes?
    Look into the mirror, is it only ashes and cinder?

    YOU ARE THE ONE THAT'S BEEN CALLING ME, CALLING MY NAME!
    YOU ARE THE ONE WHO'S BEEN OUT THERE, CALLING MY NAME!

    Come into my house, you mustn't stay out in the rain.
    But keep out of my life, for I could not shoulder that pain.

    YOU ARE THE ONE THAT'S BEEN CALLING ME, CALLING MY NAME!
    YOU ARE THE ONE THAT'S BEEN CALLING ME, CALLING MY NAME!

    We are, we are, we are holding out for so much more.
    We are, we are, we are looking out for no one else.

    ×
  6. Nocturne (for mellotron and piano) [info]

    Nocturne (for mellotron and piano)

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    Lyrics

    [instrumental]
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  7. The Harvest [info]

    The Harvest

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    There is a formula for life that creates the brightest lights
    In the depths of the stars, or a galaxy afar: it makes for a beautiful sight.
    And life feeds on life
    Just as darkness needs light
    And its calling you, calling me, calling out down through the night

    Just take a breath and try to hold it in
    Take a breath and try to hold it in

    So we call on his majesty with all his hypocrisy
    It doesn't mean anything. It doesn't mean anything to me.
    And to all of your gentiles that bow to their servant queen:
    It's only heresy,
    It's only blasphemy.

    So you take a breath and you try to hold it in
    Take a breath and you try to hold it in

    There's a call in the night that springs forth like new life
    And beats in your heart like a drum
    It's all we know!

    You are feeding the flames and hiding your shame
    While your heart melts like snow in the sun.

    HELL, IT'S ALL WE KNOW!
    HELL, IT'S ALL WE KNOW!

    ×
  8. Snow [info]

    Snow

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    Lyrics

    Sunlight drips through the autumn leaves, fighting for position within nature's ebb and flow.
    You'll know how it ends, right where it begins when circumvention brings a calmness, and ends the decision to stop or slow: you'll know.

    There are many things that are curious things, that you can only see in a vision and requires no revisions for when it gets cold, you can follow them home.
    You can follow them home.

    And if you tie me down, just turn me around so I can sit and watch the city asleep below.
    And when a new day dawns before my eyes, please don't let the world know my heart was made of snow.

    As a sparrow takes to the Eastern wind, a girl in a window sees it as a sign of hope.
    And in a garden some time past Autumn a Lily and a Rose have continued to grow
    Despite the snow and the blistering cold.

    If you hear the sound but the source can't be found, just tell everyone that it came down from below. Where the poor souls have been pushed, reviled and mistook for some cruel, lecherous heart in some creature's soul.

    ×
  9. Ontogenesis (something beautiful) [info]

    Ontogenesis (something beautiful)

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    Lyrics

    Here comes the light again making colors through raindrops in the air
    The eyes of all the crowds below, marveled in their own mysterious way
    Because such a thing is rarely seen
    And in the weakest eyes it's something beautiful

    I'm reminded of the days that would take me away
    Leaving nothing there for me to hold.
    The innocence is hurried as everything becomes waves and pools
    And for years i've tried and now I realize
    Looking in your eyes is something beautiful
    It's something beautiful

    Now you thumb through past persuasions for a vague resemblance of a dream
    Like that day you died and realized life wasn't what it seemed
    It was something new to your eyes.
    In your mind it's something beautiful

    It took many days to realize that there was love somewhere deep inside
    As we saw the world—and its wicked ways—everyone was happy that day
    Just to be alive
    Just to be alive

    ×
  10. 'Till the Day Is Through [info]

    'Till the Day Is Through

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    Lyrics

    When you say you're not lonely, well you're telling me a lie
    Because in this world we have only, an empty universe and life
    And I believe there isn't anything we haven't tried
    There's only you and me and the love that we bring
    Into each other's life

    So don't depend on me and I won't depend on you
    And we'll go our separate ways through the haze, in a daze, until the day is through

    This conventional life never lived up with how it makes me feel
    I'll just stay on the run, like some demon's gonna come nippin' at my heels
    And I assume, if my heart is true
    It won't lead me astray
    And if I can't change, the I'll take the pain it takes to remain the same
    any day

    So don't lean on me, and I won't lean on you
    And we'll go this way without a sound and hit the ground
    When the day is through

    So if I say I'm not lonely, well I'm telling you a lie
    Because in this world I have only
    An empty universe and life.

    ×
1. Gravity

Gravity

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Physical CD available 9/16/2014

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Lyrics

We forget about gravity
and soon we learn to breath.
We forget about gravity
Now the lights are shining up from underneath the sea.
We forget about gravity,
and soon we learn to breath.
We forget about gravity
We forget about gravity.

When you think about humanity
It seems we're just working our way back to the sea
When you think about humanity
When you think about what you believe
Do you really know what you believe?
Do you believe what you believe?

We forget about gravity
and soon we learn to breath.
We forget about gravity
Now the lights are shining up from underneath the sea.
We forget about gravity,
and soon we learn to breath.
We forget about gravity
We forget about gravity.

2. Born of My Chemistry

Born of My Chemistry

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Physical CD available 9/16/2014

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Lyrics

There's no need to leave the light on for these lonely hearts
We've seen enough of the world and read it's maps and charts
Sometimes loneliness is a choice that's made from all of life's
Intricate parts.

So there's no need to leave the light on for these lonely hearts
There's no need to leave the light on for these lonely hearts
There are worse things in this world than love that's lost

When i was a child I could foresee the future:
The past and the present
With the memories excluded
But that didn't matter because i had my passions
My dreams, and my undesirable endeavors
Because I only have only life, 'twould be a shame to waste it
On some superficial dream that's just born of my chemistry
So just be quiet, i'd say you've said enough
You're all just empty shells and you're slaves to your lust
Because I think it's a choice one makes to settle a broken heart
But then you're back to the start

Oh, you don't need to leave the light on for the lonely hearts
No you don't need to leave the light on for the lonely hearts
We will find our way through the dark
Through the darkest, darkest, dark
We will find our way through the dark

3. Hemisphere

Hemisphere

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Physical CD available 9/16/2014

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Lyrics

My enemy, i tried to see
By looking deep into your eye
Crawling through
The endless fields
Reaching out
Into your mind

Well they tried to take it right out through my brain!

I'm losing out
To empathy
They take from me
All I can give

But i am busting out
Of the routine
And leaving you all
Far behind

4. The New Ice Age

The New Ice Age

Purchase

  • Buy on Bandcamp
  • Buy on Amazon
  • Buy on iTunes

Physical CD available 9/16/2014

Listen

Lyrics

Everywhere you go, no matter what you do
We'll be watching you, we will see this through
From the air above, to the ground below
There is life between
And it is growing cold.

I tip my hat to the passing rain
Holding fists of rage
I want to be a part of the sea
where a man is free
Where a man don't breathe.

But it's too late to sink to the bottom now
You better kick your feet.
You better close your eyes
And try to dream.

Everywhere you go, no matter what you do
We'll be watching you, we will see this through
From the air above, to the ground below
There is life between
And it is growing colder, it's the new Ice Age.
You're growing older but its just the start of a new phase.
And you've grown much wiser and you've shed your skin
Past the posthumous faces that won't let you win

And then it's too late to sink to the bottom now
You better shut your mouth
You might as well just scream

And now you're shaking hands,
With all the turners and cancers.
The mechanical faces of the human racers
The mechanical faces of the human racers

Now it's too late to sink to the bottom now
You better kick your feet.
You better close your eyes
And try to dream.

5. New Year Song

New Year Song

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Physical CD available 9/16/2014

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Lyrics

Come into the light, I can't see well at my age.
Come into the light, so I can see what of you remains.
There is a novel concept of transcending time.
Step into the light, but leave all the rest of you behind.

Look into the mirror, can you see that same fire in your eyes?
Look into the mirror, is it only ashes and cinder?

YOU ARE THE ONE THAT'S BEEN CALLING ME, CALLING MY NAME!
YOU ARE THE ONE WHO'S BEEN OUT THERE, CALLING MY NAME!

Come into my house, you mustn't stay out in the rain.
But keep out of my life, for I could not shoulder that pain.

YOU ARE THE ONE THAT'S BEEN CALLING ME, CALLING MY NAME!
YOU ARE THE ONE THAT'S BEEN CALLING ME, CALLING MY NAME!

We are, we are, we are holding out for so much more.
We are, we are, we are looking out for no one else.

6. Nocturne (for mellotron and piano)

Nocturne (for mellotron and piano)

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Physical CD available 9/16/2014

Listen

Lyrics

[instrumental]
7. The Harvest

The Harvest

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Physical CD available 9/16/2014

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Lyrics

There is a formula for life that creates the brightest lights
In the depths of the stars, or a galaxy afar: it makes for a beautiful sight.
And life feeds on life
Just as darkness needs light
And its calling you, calling me, calling out down through the night

Just take a breath and try to hold it in
Take a breath and try to hold it in

So we call on his majesty with all his hypocrisy
It doesn't mean anything. It doesn't mean anything to me.
And to all of your gentiles that bow to their servant queen:
It's only heresy,
It's only blasphemy.

So you take a breath and you try to hold it in
Take a breath and you try to hold it in

There's a call in the night that springs forth like new life
And beats in your heart like a drum
It's all we know!

You are feeding the flames and hiding your shame
While your heart melts like snow in the sun.

HELL, IT'S ALL WE KNOW!
HELL, IT'S ALL WE KNOW!

8. Snow

Snow

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  • Buy on Bandcamp
  • Buy on Amazon
  • Buy on iTunes

Physical CD available 9/16/2014

Listen

Lyrics

Sunlight drips through the autumn leaves, fighting for position within nature's ebb and flow.
You'll know how it ends, right where it begins when circumvention brings a calmness, and ends the decision to stop or slow: you'll know.

There are many things that are curious things, that you can only see in a vision and requires no revisions for when it gets cold, you can follow them home.
You can follow them home.

And if you tie me down, just turn me around so I can sit and watch the city asleep below.
And when a new day dawns before my eyes, please don't let the world know my heart was made of snow.

As a sparrow takes to the Eastern wind, a girl in a window sees it as a sign of hope.
And in a garden some time past Autumn a Lily and a Rose have continued to grow
Despite the snow and the blistering cold.

If you hear the sound but the source can't be found, just tell everyone that it came down from below. Where the poor souls have been pushed, reviled and mistook for some cruel, lecherous heart in some creature's soul.

9. Ontogenesis (something beautiful)

Ontogenesis (something beautiful)

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Physical CD available 9/16/2014

Listen

Lyrics

Here comes the light again making colors through raindrops in the air
The eyes of all the crowds below, marveled in their own mysterious way
Because such a thing is rarely seen
And in the weakest eyes it's something beautiful

I'm reminded of the days that would take me away
Leaving nothing there for me to hold.
The innocence is hurried as everything becomes waves and pools
And for years i've tried and now I realize
Looking in your eyes is something beautiful
It's something beautiful

Now you thumb through past persuasions for a vague resemblance of a dream
Like that day you died and realized life wasn't what it seemed
It was something new to your eyes.
In your mind it's something beautiful

It took many days to realize that there was love somewhere deep inside
As we saw the world—and its wicked ways—everyone was happy that day
Just to be alive
Just to be alive

10. 'Till the Day Is Through

'Till the Day Is Through

Purchase

  • Buy on Bandcamp
  • Buy on Amazon
  • Buy on iTunes

Physical CD available 9/16/2014

Listen

Lyrics

When you say you're not lonely, well you're telling me a lie
Because in this world we have only, an empty universe and life
And I believe there isn't anything we haven't tried
There's only you and me and the love that we bring
Into each other's life

So don't depend on me and I won't depend on you
And we'll go our separate ways through the haze, in a daze, until the day is through

This conventional life never lived up with how it makes me feel
I'll just stay on the run, like some demon's gonna come nippin' at my heels
And I assume, if my heart is true
It won't lead me astray
And if I can't change, the I'll take the pain it takes to remain the same
any day

So don't lean on me, and I won't lean on you
And we'll go this way without a sound and hit the ground
When the day is through

So if I say I'm not lonely, well I'm telling you a lie
Because in this world I have only
An empty universe and life.

bio

Iron/fox is the solo project of Nashville artist/musician Aaron Michael Irons who has been heavily involved with the Nashville music scene for the last 10 years, touring and performing with bands such as The Non-Commissioned Officers, All We Seabees, Vermicious K’nids, and Jasmin Kaset. Iron/fox is occasionally accompanied by drummer Justin Fox (of All We Seabees) and a mix of musician friends, engineers, and artists. Photo by Ashley Adkins

“I wanted to do a project over which I could have complete control. The performances, design, marketing, booking, recording and even the web development and promotion are all done by myself, and the project is a direct reflection of who I am, and what I am capable of as an artist.”A. Irons

Combining various styles of classical piano, electro-pop, and indie rock, the debut record, Ontogenesis, is rich with powerful melodies, epic builds, and lyrically driven ballads that combine the last 10 years of musical influence into one neat package that stands apart from the indie-rock standards of today.

Ontogenesis is a record about what it means to be human, and how lonely, scary, beautiful, and powerful it feels to be alive. The ten songs explore the human condition and experiences we all share as we drift aimlessly through life and the universe.

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8/28/2014 Nashville,TN Queen Ave Art Collective [info]
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