RISE LIKE THE SUN

by Band of Frequencies

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about

True believers in sounds beyond boundaries, Band of Frequencies draw their influences from a vast spectrum of roots, rock, electronic and psychedelic styles. Their signature blend comes from years of live experimentation, constantly pushing their influences into the creative fires to see what melts, what explodes and what merges. They have now successfully forged a bond of sonic elements that represents their coastal roots and strikes a chord in the hearts of passionate music lovers around the globe. It's this quality that has lead to invitations to grace the stages of diverse festivals, at home and abroad, and to record soundtracks to several internationally released surf films.

The name Band of Frequencies refers to the concept that each person vibrates at a certain frequency with the lowest being fear and hate and the highest being love and compassion. Like radio and TV stations, we also broadcast our particular band of frequencies at any given moment. We are just a Band of Freq's doing our thing to raise the collective frequency through sound.

Band of Frequencies 2012 album release ‘Rise like the Sun’ is a potent and honest collection of songs that speak volumes about their intriguing journey. Lead singer/songwriter Shannon Sol Carroll says “This album represents an evolution towards truth and a documentation of all the stages along the way. From devastating heartbreak, through escapism and self-protection into letting go, facing fears, stepping up and truly living whole-heartedly; this album is the most raw and complete reflection of life’s experiences I have ever written by far.”

credits

released October 8, 2012

Band of Frequencies are:
Shannon Sol Carroll - Guitar & Vocals. Owen J Newcomb - Bass & Backing Vocals. Mark Henman – Drums. Andrew Szumowski – Keyboards & Backing Vocals. Guest appearance by Nick Aggs – Rhodes & Clavinet. (Tracks 3, 10, 12)

Recorded, Mixed & Produced by Jeff Lovejoy I www.blackboxrecording.com
Co-produced by Owen James Newcomb & Shannon Sol Carroll
Executive producers: Oj, Sol & AC (LPP) I www.lowpressureproductions.com
Arranged & Edited by Owen James Newcomb
Mastered by Don Bartley I www.benchmarkmastering.com
All Lyrics written by Shannon Sol Carroll
All Songs written by Shannon Sol Carroll & Band of Frequencies
Except: ‘Freedom’ which contains lyrical elements from "Motherless Child", a Traditional Afro-American Spiritual. Arranged by BOF based on an improvised song performed by Richie Havens at Woodstock circa 1969, ‘I Wanna Know’ written by Nick Aggs, Shannon Sol Carroll & Band of Frequencies, ‘Minds in the Water’ written by Shannon Sol Carroll, Owen j Newcomb & Band of Frequencies & ‘Into the Wild’ written by Owen j Newcomb & Band of Frequencies (a bonus song found on the deluxe album download)

Cover & inside sleeve photos by Robert Boerman I www.watersoundimages.com
Both are cymatic images of water coming alive through being influenced and shaped by sound frequencies. The lower frequencies create simpler geometry. The higher frequencies create more intricate geometric patterns. - Rise like the Sun.
Inside wallet photos by George Greenough I www.georgegreenough.com
- Hilton Dawe I www.hiltondawe.com and Nigel Arnison I www.onsurfari.com.au
Booklet photos by Nigel Arnison I www.onsurfari.com.au - Hilton Dawe I www.hiltondawe.com - Andrew Crockett I www.switch-foot.com - Renate Moerman I www.a-frame.nl - Kate Nutt I www.katenutt.com - Lisa Lawton & Peter Crawford
(see booklet pages for photographers direct credit)
Album design concept by Oj Newcomb & Shannon Sol Carroll (LPP) with the layout designed by Oj Newcomb & Graphic designed by Donna Gee I www.donnagee.tk

Australian Distribution Label (Vitamin Records) I www.vitamin.net.au
Released Independently by Low Pressure Productions I www.lowpressureproductions.com

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Track Name: WANDERLUST
Wanderlust
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

I thought about you only yesterday
The time that we shared seems so far away
I still hear you asking me to stay
But home is where the heart is

I thought we were one but I was one of three
Sailing on a river in Egypt to the sea
So I jumped ship and now I’m feelin’ free

So another one bites the dust
Another ship turns to rust
Another love boom to bust

I’ll find a love that feels like home
A love that I can call home

I still get your phone calls now and then
All ‘How’s life…’ & ‘Remember when..’
I hear your stories about other men
And how we’re getting older

Life can change in a heart beat
We never know who we’re going to meet
Love cats always land on their feet

Another one bites the dust
Another ship turns to rust
Another love boom to bust

I’ll find a love that feels like home
A love that I can call home
I’ll find a love that I can call home
A love that feels like home

And now with wanderlust keeping me enthralled
I'm wondering about the next port of call
Maybe Spain, maybe Portugal
I'll find a love that feels like home
Track Name: ALL I'VE FOUND
All I’ve found
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

I’m on the road I’m on the move
Nothing to gain, nothing to lose
If I don’t go now I’ll never know

Wind in my hair ease my mind
Leave my troubles way behind
If I don’t go now I’ll never know

All I’ve found
I’ve found through pushing on
Rise again and move beyond
And this journey never ends.

Spinning wheels, spinning tunes
Bring me life. Bring me truth
If I don’t go now I’ll never know

Nothing is gonna hold me back
Freedom calls me off the beaten track
If I don’t go now I’ll never know

All I’ve found
I’ve found through pushing on
Rise again and move beyond
For this journey never ends.

We’re onward bound
Yeah we’re bound to evolve
As these wheels do revolve
Will you ride with me my friend
Ride on. Ride on.

Oh this journey never ends
Will you ride with me my friend
Who knows what’s around the next bend?
Track Name: RISE LIKE THE SUN
Rise like the Sun
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

Freedom my love. Love my freedom.
I do love our kisses but you know I don’t need them.

I've fallen deep even though it’s just begun.
I set my love free and I rise like the sun.

If I’m dreaming this love then just tell me I’m dreaming.
But something tells me you feel what I’m feeling.
I follow my heart woman I’ve made up my mind but Que Se ra se ra.

I let you go, see you fly.
Rise like the sun (repeat)

Rise Woman
Rise Woman

I see you being the best woman you can be.
Wings feel the wind lifting you to be free.

You know that I love you. My love knows no doubt. Well…
Fly now woman yeah I’m all about it.

Freedom my love. Love my freedom.
Follow your heart woman make up your mind but Que se ra se ra.

Chorus

Freedom and love, two wings of the same bird.
Fly beyond.

The cage of fear lies bent and broken
Fly beyond. Fly beyond . Fly beyond


You want space well welcome to the universe.
Moment to moment there’s no time to rehearse.
Follow your heart woman make up your mind but Que se ra, se ra.
Track Name: FREE AGAIN
Free Again
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

Every day that’s ticking over, I’m another day older,
Feel the weight I feel the burden bearing down on my shoulders,
I’m living the life you told me. I’m living the dream you sold me.
So why does my soul just want to scream? Oh set me free yeah.

Yeah I wonder if I’ve lost my mind.
I wonder if I’ve wasted my time,
Then I re awake, realise what it takes,
To be free again

Now I burn all these illusions. Break free from these chains.
I’m gonna climb atop the carriage and take hold of the reins.
Well I take a leap of faith. Yeah I take a leap of trust.
‘Cause it’s not a matter of if, just when. For I know I must, I must be free.

Yeah I wonder if I’ve lost my mind.
I wonder if I’ve wasted my time,
Then I re awake, realise what it takes,
To feel free again (repeat)

I pick myself up and dust myself off.
I’ve ridden the peaks and hit the bottom of troughs.
Rough and tumble, some days I stumble.
Get back on my feet now I’m ready to rumble.
Always respectful yeah always humble.
Just chipping away till my obstacles crumble.
I’m living my life. I’m living my dreams,
as the ocean is home to all running streams.

I’m free again. Oh free again. Free again. Finally free again
Free Again. Quiet my mind.
Free Again. Follow the signs.
Free Again. Yeah choose my line.
Free again. Yeah free again.

Well I’m finally free again. I’m finally free again. (repeat)
Track Name: SHAKE IT UP
Shake it up
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

You’re the kind of woman that makes me look oh.
The kind of woman I could write a book on.
Not the kind of woman I can overlook.
There’s no need for bait, no need for hooks, no.

I feel I wanna let you know.
I like your style. I like your flow.
The way you’re moving to and fro.
I’m seein’ beautiful shapes in your shadow.

And I like it shakin’.
If I’m not mistaken,
You like it shakin’ too.
So lets shake it up, lets shake it up. (repeat)

I take a ticket, all aboard.
I don’t wanna pull the rip cord.
Well I’m lovin’ this free fall
Will you be there when I’m 64
Oh yo got me thinking all this crazy shit.
We’ll cross that bridge if we come to it.
Right now I love the way you’re shaking it.
You’re shaking it. Yes ah oh.

I like it shakin’.
If I’m not mistaken,
You like it shakin’ too.
So lets shake it up, lets shake it up.

Ho! I wanna shake it up
Lets shake it up
C’mon shake it up.

Shake it. Shake it. Shake it. Shake it. Shakin. (repeat)

Shake it up
I wanna Shake it up.
Shake it up. (repeat)
Track Name: DOWN TO EARTH
Down to Earth
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

Coconut thuds as it hits the ground.
Buzzing kids all gathered around.
Full basket balances on Mama’s head.
Good food, fresh milk, no need for bread.
Papa climbs another palm with a blade, keen skills and a strap of yarn.
Making his way toward the sky then thud, thud, thud as the coconuts fly…

Down to Earth.
Living in a paradise.
Down to earth.
We count these blessings twice (repeat)

Tide rolls in pushing swell .
To wrap and bend as it does so well.
Inside section, utter perfection.
Pull in tight for a closer inspection.
Daylight coming closer
Let me out we’re gonna make the most of
These sunny days, perfect waves
We fly so high yet the vibe it stays…

Down to Earth…

Simple life. Simple Love.
Simple days I’m dreaming of.
I choose this. Let go of that.
Listen to the rhythm that’s where it’s at.
Sun it rises. Moon it wanes.
All we gotta do is step up and maintain.
Bringing it up. Bringing it in.
Feel suns rays falling on my skin and…

Down to Earth…
Track Name: STEPS
Steps
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

A sense of space a sense of freedom
A time and place a way of being
Here with you. Only here with you

A love supreme my whole world spins
One night ends one day begins right here with you
Only here with you

A step I take
A step I give to you
A step I awake
A step I live this truth

A sense of peace a sense of knowing
Trust in love I feel it growing
Know the truth. Now I know the truth

Glowing ember dancing flame
draws us in it calls our name to
live the truth. Only live the truth

Chorus

All those days spent wondering how it all will work out
Sometimes searching far and wide only to be so close
I face the dawn’s golden rays. Great Eastern Sun
Shadows falling far behind me. The search is over

A sense of ease, a sense of flowing
Trust the breeze will keep on blowing
Fill these sails. Not afraid to fail

A step I take
A step I give to you
A step I awake
A step I live this truth (repeat)
With you
Track Name: FREEDOM
Freedom

Freedom. Freedom. Freedom. Freedom.

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child (x3)
A long, a long way from my home.
From my home

Freedom. Freedom. Freedom. Freedom.

Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone (x3)
A long ,long, long, way, long way from home.
From my home. Yeah.
From my home. Yeah yeah.

Clap your hands. Clap your hands. (Repeat)

I’ve got a telephone in my bosom
And I can call him up from my heart (x2)

When I need my Brother (Brother) Brother.
When I need my Father (Father) Father.
When I need my Mother (Mother) Mother.
Yeah Sister. (Sister) Sister.

Yeah yeah yeah yeah.

Freedom. Freedom. Freedom. Freedom.
Track Name: BEYOND THE SKY
Beyond the Sky
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

No words describe the feelings I’ve got today,
What can I say? They’re not going away.
I tried to turn and walk the other way.
But with me they stay. Come what may.

Surrounded by the vapours within cloud nine.
Green ginger wine, the pleasures all mine.
We fall from the sky for a second just to check the time.
11:59. Let the bells chime.

I hope you know all the pleasure you bring.
Through the visions that you see, and the images you sing.
The world through your eyes is a beautiful thing.
All the colours on the breeze on a butterfly wing.
A butterfly wing you sing.

We’re naked when we’re born.
We don’t take nothin’ when we die.
We will make it through the storms.
We will soar beyond the sky, home. Home.

Welcome to the next seven laps of the sun.
Cycles begun. Return to the one.
Been thinking about the beautiful things you’ve done.
Motherly love, now the child has become.

The stories that you tell go beyond your years.
The canvas hears, mixed paint with tears.
Hanging right there on the wall beyond your fears.

I hope you know all the pleasure you bring.
In the visions that you see and the images you sing.
The world through your eyes is a beautiful thing.
The colours on a breeze in a butterfly wing.
In a butterfly wing you sing.

We’re naked when we’re born.
We don’t take nothin’ when we die.
We will make it through the storms
We will soar beyond the skies, home. Home.
Track Name: TELL ME HOW IT IS
How it is
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

All we gotta do is speak our truth, show respect and stand in the other ones shoes. Give the same as you’d have given to you.

Swingin’ from the best case scenario.
To the worst case scenario.
Tell me how it is. Tell me how it is.

Well we don’t wanna hurt no one
Just wanna share this crazy fun
Tell me how it is. Tell me how it is.

But you now that I love your way
We’re just taking it day to day.
Tell me how it is. Tell me how it is.

Well we know that our lovin’s fine.
Yeah we radiate and shine.
Tell me how it is. Just tell me how it is.

All I want to do is share my days with you
That’s how it is, woman. That’s how it is.
All I want to do is share my moments with you
And that’s how it is yeah yo. It’s how it is yeah yeah. That’s how it is.

No we don’t want to feel no pressure
But we want to share these pleasures
Tell me how it is. Tell me how it is.

Because this loving feels deluxe so…
Why the hesitation?
Tell me how it is. Tell me how it is.

Am I gonna have to walk away.
Live and love another day.
Tell me how it is. Tell me how it is.

Am I gonna have to let you go.
Woman say it is not so.
Tell me how it is. Tell me how it is.

(Chorus)
All we gotta do is speak our truth, show respect and stand in the other ones shoes. Give the same as you’d have given to you. Oooh oh…. (repeat)
Track Name: I WANNA KNOW
I Wanna Know
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

I caught a glimpse of your lips on the incoming clouds singing the calm before the storm. I read your messages in the offshore mist that drifts and falls and alludes to your human form, so beautiful. I hear your dripping honey words in the songs of birds as they fly in from the sea, singing a sacred invitation to come and play out this divine union between you and me.

I wanna know, where all the rainbows go.
Do you know where all the rainbows go? (x2)

Beyond the grey blue darkness and the rolling thunder lies the golden crimson of a love unknown. Free falling through a sunset spell that I’ve been under, on a flight path only Icarus has flown. And I see your silver lined intentions as I spin and fall through the blue, Feels like a train I might have missed that may never have arrived I’m still waiting to catch to you.

I wanna know…

Well I did not realize you travel as the flow cries amidst the blue, green, indigo and orange babe. Have I been loving a disguise? Well I’d like to think otherwise… But you and I both know that nothing rhymes with orange.

Storms pass and skies clear to reveal hailstones melting in a patch of clover.
I see four leaves pressed into a ball of ice so I know our good love carries over.
I see your beckoning colours reaching down to the hills now replenished, so green and so fair, Blowing leaves like your hair just spinning in the breeze as you whisper, “ Yeah, I’ll meet you there…” Where?

At the end of the rainbow I now sit surrounded by these colours that one can never hold. Now you know I love dearly, but now I sign off sincerely,
Yours truly,
One Pot of Gold.

I wanna know, (I wanna know) where all the rainbows go, (I wanna know)
Do you know, (I wanna know) where all the rainbows go. (I wanna know)
Track Name: SHADES OF GREY
Shades of Grey
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

No more holding on
No the moment is gone
Nothing more to say
Today’s a brand new day
Rolling through the rain
Rolling through the fire
Rolling through the pain
Rolling through desire

When I walk away I feel you coming
When I turn your way I feel you running
I’m gonna stand my ground and send this love your way
I see colours in the shades of grey

Woman shades of grey
I need some black or white
Woman dusk and dawn
I need some day or night
Rolling through the sunrise
Rolling through the sunset
Rolling to remember
Rolling to forget

When I walk away I feel you coming
When I turn your way I feel you running
I’m gonna stand my ground and send this love your way
I see colours in the shades of grey
I see colours in the shades of grey

Throw me a line
Give me a sign. Woman. Woman.
Track Name: GOLDEN
Golden
Lyrics by Shannon Sol Carroll

A piece of sugarcane ash sticks to my skin
As another piece falls into the ocean
Black ribbons fall twisting from a sweet golden cloud
As the sun now be setting through it well I find myself thinking aloud

These days are golden. These amazing moments just keep unfolding.
Well these days are golden, golden, golden. Let go of all I’m holding onto.

Yeah well I caught my reflection in a rock pool at low tide.
Just like the fish in there, well, nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide.
I lay in the stillness. I just drift and glide.
I’m feeling good things are coming and I just got to wait
And swim away with the rising tide.

These days are golden, golden, golden.
I let go of all I’m holding onto.
Yeah these days are golden, golden, golden.
These amazing moments just keep unfolding. Let them flow.

Yessah well moment to moment now I flow on to the next.
Well life is so simple please don’t make it complex
I fill my half full glass with a new context
Now it’s overflowing now with a meniscus convex.
Poetic licensees yes we rhyme with ease,
Opening doors of perception ‘cause you know we got the keys universal
In the moment no rehearsal these thoughts on the airwaves like seed dispersal.
Fly, fly on. Fly on. Fly, fly on. Fly on.

These days are golden, golden, golden.
I just let go of all I’m holding onto. Yeah hey.
Well these days are golden, golden, golden.
These amazing moments just keep unfolding.
Track Name: MINDS IN THE WATER
Minds in the water

A circle of hearts and minds in the water,
Brothers and sisters, sons and daughters,
Come together to honour the oceans.

We give our respects and offer these flowers,
Bring on the dawn from the darkest hours,
Shine on the light on the colours of these waters.

Now is the time to know the minds in the water,
Now is the time to hear the songs of the sea.

Yes I believe that all life is equal,
All that exists is not just for people,
So we stand and defend as Our Planets Keepers,

We make our future as we make our choices
We have our two hands, two feet and our voices,
Action speaks louder than word and thought,
Future generations need our support.

Well the time has come. The time has come.
The time has come. The time has come.
Rise up. The time has come.
The time has come. The time has come.

Yeah you and me.
Now is the time.
Come together.
Come together.