INERTIA

by Saira Raza

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released January 5, 2016

Produced & performed by Saira Raza
Co-produced, additional synth & percussion, mixed/mastered by 10th Letter
Cello arrangement for "Sources of Heat" by Dylan Banks
Drums for "Inertia" by Eric Grantham

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Saira is an Atlanta-based multi-instrumentalist and printmaker.

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Track Name: Gilgamesh
Friend, take a walk with me
To the mountain of cedar trees
Against the odds we'll take our stand
Two thirds god, one third man

In a dream the mountain falls
Birds breath fire, the thunder calls
To have you, friend, so near
This is no time to fear

A new home in a house of dust
Everything falls, I'm on the cusp
Against the odds we took our stand
Two thirds god, one third man

We make our own devices
And many sacrifices
To hold on to this life here
This is no time to fear
Track Name: Inertia
It's our natural tendency
To stay exactly as we are
It's our natural tendency
To stay exactly as we are
Track Name: High Tide
If we lose our gravity
This ocean could fly
And hold her love for the first time
Before the light dies

But if we touch the heavens collapse
So you keep your place
And I'll keep mine
And we can get closer
At the high tide
Track Name: Sources of Heat
"Most of the heat which we enjoy and use we owe to the sun. The wood which blazes on the hearth, the coal which glows in the furnace, and the oil which burns in the stove owe their existence to the sun.

"Without the warmth of the sun seeds could not sprout and develop into the mighty trees which yield firewood. Even coal, which lies buried thousands of feet below the earth’s surface, owes its existence in part to the sun. Coal is simply buried vegetation,—­vegetation which sprouted and grew under the influence of the sun’s warm rays. Ages ago trees and bushes grew “thick and fast,” and the ground was always covered with a deep layer of decaying vegetable matter. In time some of this vast supply sank into the moist soil and became covered with mud. Then rock formed, and the rock pressed down upon the sunken vegetation. The constant pressure, the moisture in the ground, and heat affected the underground vegetable mass, and slowly changed it into coal.

"The buried forest and thickets were not all changed into coal. Some were changed into oil and gas. Decaying animal matter was often mixed with the vegetable mass. When the mingled animal and vegetable matter sank into moist earth and came under the influence of pressure, it was slowly changed into oil and gas.

"The heat of our bodies comes from the foods which we eat. Fruits, grain, etc., could not grow without the warmth and the light of the sun. The animals which supply our meats likewise depend upon the sun for light and warmth.

"The sun, therefore, is the great source of heat; whether it is the heat which comes directly from the sun and warms the atmosphere, or the heat which comes from burning coal, wood, and oil."
Excerpt from General Science by Bertha M. Clark, PhD originally published in 1912 by American Book Company (available via Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16593)
Track Name: Mercurial Mirror
Things are always changing
Track Name: Breadcrumbs
Follow the rules
Follow the leader
Follow the money
Follow the path
Breadcrumbs for your sacred life

Follow the signs
Follow the prophets
Follow the crowd
Then break away
Follow the path
Breadcrumbs for your sacred life

Follow the path, follow the path
Follow the path, follow the path
Follow the path, follow the path
Your sacred life

Follow the milk
Follow the honey
Follow the sweetness
Of a knowing heart
Follow the path
Breadcrumbs for your sacred life

Follow your nose
Follow your instincts
Follow the calling
Follow the path
Breadcrumbs for your sacred life

Follow the path, follow the path
Follow the path, follow the path
Follow the path, follow the path
Your sacred life