Homecore EP (Reissue)

by Blue Skies in Hell

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"Homecore" opens with unbridled optimism and love, completely devoid of cynicism with the uplifting "Can You See the Sun?" The excitement of new love and its possibilities are pondered in "Woke Up With You", while Brock Harris puts music and voice to the words of lifelong friend Brian Lamb on the love gone bad song "I Wonder". Things become a bit ambiguous and eccentric on the should've gone platinum song "Arkansas", while there's little left to the imagination on the straightforward "Silence Yourself". "Homecore" goes out on a bleak note (very much reflecting Brock's personal life at that time) with "I Wish I Could Tell You", pining for a friend who was taken away unexpectedly, way too young. "Peace Be With You" wrestles with the idea of knowing your relationship is over- the two of you basically can't stand each other- and then your partner finds out they're terminally ill and you're unable to feign sympathy.

End with despair. No happy endings here. Subject matter would devolve further on 2009's "Get Out!", but "Homecore" nails it. The rhythm is there. The hooks. The simplicity and universal nature of the lyrics. The bad times, the hopelessness, but trying to stay positive. Trying to find some blue skies in an absolute mental hell.

"Homecore" was the first official Blue Skies in Hell release. Written and recorded in 2003-2004, the original four song EP was released September 27, 2005. Now it is being re-issued with an additional 3 bonus tracks that were also written and recorded during the same time, but have never been officially released until now. A home recorder home recording from years ago-- I hope you enjoy!

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released September 27, 2005

Brock Harris- writer, player, producer
*Brian Lamb- lyrics to "I Wonder"
Brock Harris- album art, photography
Re-issued 08 November 2011

All songs written, performed, produced
by Brock Harris
Cover Art Brock Harris
Copyright 2003, 2004, 2005, 2013 Unheard Records
Published by Hollowpark Music (BMI)
UHR-003

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Track Name: Can You See the Sun?
Can You See the Sun?
(words and music Brock Harris)

Gold and orange coming from above
Warms me up, makes me think of love
On this third rock, am I the only one
or can you, can you see the sun?

The morning person that I will never be,
but I wake up, so that I can see
Illuminating all that God has done
Oh, can you see the sun?

Now the moon has gone away
and the clouds are breaking up
and I can see the sun

And the things I want to say
Well, I'm not the only one
Oh, can you see the sun?
Track Name: Woke Up With You
Woke Up With You
(words and music Brock Harris)

I was not familiar with where I woke up this morning
It's been like that now for as long as I can remember
'til I met you today and I fell for you; I was swept away
And now I know where my life is going

I woke up with you
I woke up with you
I woke up with you
Since I woke up with you I know where I'm going

Never knew a good girl, one whom could keep me grounded
But now I know you, what I lost, I'm sure I've found it
Since I met you today, and I fell so hard; I was blown away
I'll follow you wherever you're going

I woke up with you
I woke up with you
I woke up with you
Since I woke up with you I know where I'm going
Track Name: I Wonder
I Wonder
(words Brian Lamb, music Brock Harris)

My nights have been so hard now since you've gone
Seems that all I do is sit here all alone
Well, I'm still the same old boy you once knew
The only difference now is that we're through

Oh, I wonder what could I have done
I wonder if you thought my love was for fun
I wonder what did I see in you
And I wonder now, what am I to do

I never knew the things my life could be
I was blind back then, but now I see
Remembering all we shared hurts me now
But I know I'll keep moving on somehow

Still, I wonder what could I have done
I wonder if you thought my love was for fun
I wonder what did I see in you
And I wonder now, what am I to do
If I ain't got you...
Track Name: Arkansas
Arkansas
(words and music Brock Harris)

Drive me up 65,
past Grand Lake to the other side
Throw up a tent 'cuz I'm staying for the night

On the Mississippi's banks I'm with my head
On the dock where she, she once bled
Blood stains look black by the river boats' guide light

I'm a southpaw in Arkansas, I draw my picture with words
'cuz I can't draw- and no one's in more corner in Arkansas
Track Name: Silence Yourself (Bonus Track)
Silence Yourself
(words and music Brock Harris)

I wanna know what's in that woman's mind
I wanna know what she looks for in a guy
I wanna be completely honest with her
But when I talk to her, I can't help but lie

I know I'm good enough, even better than some
But I can't get the nerve to let down my defenses
I don't say a lot, so I won't say something dumb
Something so offensive that she winces

When she comes around I try to keep my mouth shut
Track Name: I Wish I Could Tell You (Bonus Track)
I Wish I Could Tell You
(words and music Brock Harris)

She Said...
I don't need no therapy, I just need someone to take care of me
And I said, "I know how you feel"
She said, "I don't know how you just let it go
I'd like to know, I need to know
exactly how you deal"

There are no answers for the questions you don't ask
And there's no future for a life lived in the past
But I can't tell you
I wish I could tell you

Sitting in the back room smoking cigarettes
We'd talk about the past year, talking 'bout regret
And I said, "You'll be alright"

She smiled at me said, "Do you know..."
And nothing after that, she just smiled
She left out of town that night

There are no answers for the questions you won't ask
And there's no future for a life lived in the past
But I can't tell you
I wish I could tell you

There are no answers for the questions you can't ask
And there's no future for a life lived in the past
But I can't tell you
I wish I could tell you

Touch you, see you, hear you, hold you, smell you...

...I wish I could tell you
Track Name: Peace Be With You (Bonus Track)
Peace Be With You
(words and music Brock Harris)

This time you're really leaving and it's beyond our control
I thought we'd fight it out until we both grew old
And six months isn't long, and I can't fake sympathy
I'm trying to let go of all, of all you meant to me

We couldn't live together, but we'd never make it apart
Each day your heart grows weaker, I'm planning my new start
I'll be there for your last words, I'll engrave them in brain
Sometimes I wanted you dead, but this just ain't the same

And all I can do is wish you now a serene and tranquil peace
As your pulse slows down, you're succumbing to the beast
And all I can do is wish you now a serene and tranquil peace
As your pulse slows down, you're succumbing to the beast

Oh, peace be with you for the rest of your time here
Peace be with you, I can not calm this fear
Peace be with you, honey, we both tried
I hope you find what couldn't here on the other side