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released November 12, 2016

Amit Erez: words, music, arrangements, guitars, bass, vocals
Gil Assayas: piano, hammond, synths
Paul Pulvirenti: drums
Tucker Jackson: pedal steel on "A Place For You"
Recorded and mixed by Larry Crane at Jackpot! Studio, Feb-Aug 2016
Mastered by Garrett Haines at Treelady Studio
Cover Art by Shany Kedar
Produced by Amit Erez, all rights reserved (c) (p)

Canada video shot and edited by Stas Afanasiev



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The Secret Sea Portland, Oregon

Cult-status indie icon from Tel Aviv, now living in Portland OR.
One of the first and most substantial and influential songwriters in English to emerge in Israel in early 2000, known for his incredible finger-picking, deep imagery, heartfelt lyrics and emotional delivery. ... more


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Track Name: A Place For You
this is not a place for you
this is what they've all been telling you
you may find a purpose
you may find a friend
but you know
you will have to go home in the end
in the end

sometimes I just can't hold still
and my thoughts are overcoming me
maybe in the desert or in some hotel
I will call you and tell you I'm perfectly well
Track Name: Army Of Souls
some fires are holy ghosts
but I'm not ready yet
to swim the lakes of hope
or climb the everest

army of souls
army of souls
army of souls
turning a blind eye

my god has placed a bet
lord knows my mission's set
just go and get it checked
I'm still a silhouette

army of souls
army of souls
army of souls
turning a blind eye
Track Name: Infatuation
I'm caught in the arms of infatuation
it took her a while to show her affection
and it's breaking my fall
yeah it's breaking my fall
there's always a way to shorten the time span
collaborate with me and you'll be a rich man
I'll be breaking your fall
I'll be breaking your fall

at the top of the mountain
standing and counting the tree tops below
in the depth of the ocean
tracking the motion of fish in the glow

I'm all out of moves and back where I started
but it's never allowed to stay brokenhearted
and be nowhere at all, and be nowhere at all

in bullfighting glamour
they're hiding the hammer
presenting a rose
I should be out in the open
bold and outspoken and facing the crows
and whatever's the reason
I'm siding with treason and paying the toll
but now I'm caught in the arms of infatuation
for nothing at all
nothing at all
and I'll be breaking my fall
I'll be breaking my fall
Track Name: Morning Fighter
the sun is brighter when it gets into your dream
the morning fighter before you shut down the screen
there must be some way to spread your love around
there must be something that keeps it underground
something you've drowned yourself in

by being idle you feel entitled to lose
and full of anger no matter what you choose
but when your turn comes you wanna be alive
to see the outcome
to see the people's eyes
you better stop pretending
wait for the big drums to hit you by surprise

I'm sick of watching as if there's nothing else on
I'm sick of hurting like some deserted son
it's not the ocean that I've been aiming for
and if you want me I'll be the guy next door
thank you for understanding
Track Name: Canada
walk with me into the light of day
talk to me until this soul is saved
let's be clear about what's in our hearts
in this war in which we take no part

why can't we say it straight?
we affiliate trouble with rhymes
and I'm invisible most of the time
let's go to canada
or maybe I'm crossing the line
there are no miracles most of the time

maybe I have been misled, it's possible
maybe I should stay in bed
and wait for everyone to come around

been waving my funny arms
to every day passing me by
but I'm invisible most of the time
let's go to canada
or am I crossing the line?
no miracles, most of the time
Track Name: My Beautiful Hell
my beautiful hell it is Sunday
I lost all my teeth in a dream
sailing my car on the runway
the jet planes would casually swim
I saw the house through the tremors
of faraway herds on the loose
I can't help believing the rumors
ever since I got to choose

I fell through a hole in the ceiling
on a pile of electric guitars
in days such as this I was dreaming
of how in the future we'd all become stars
we push through the fields empty handed
but the story is not about us
and whatever it was that I've ended
it keeps coming back with insatiable thrusts

my beautiful hell it is sunday
and everything's well out of hand
I'm trying to pretend that I'm reading
Kim Gordon's "A Girl In a Band"

and day after day I'm demanding
more than I can really feel
and day after day I'm descending
call it the spin of the wheel, spin of the wheel
I ran to the woods with a mission
to patch up my wounds and be gone
but when the world became silent
my bleeding turned violent
I poured me a river to town
and locked myself in my own singing
so now I'm just trying to make sense
of all these emotions we're clinging to
everyday just to forget ourselves
Track Name: Giving Up The Ghost
we had to trace back our way to the other coast
but it's gonna take a long time giving up the ghost
we are the bees that escaped from the water hose
making up for lost time sucking in the rose

from the lighthouse under the cavalry moon
we can dive down to the ocean soon
I doubt you've ever read my book
it's a fine line that is overlooked
I can't make the calls
I can't even drop the ball

a claustrophobic who's scared of the open door
catching up on good times he once had before
speed up transforming and make like a butterfly
while everybody's talking, your songs went flying by

from the lighthouse under the cavalry moon
we can bow down to the ocean soon
I doubt you've ever read my book
it's a fine line that is overlooked
I can't make the calls
I can't even drop the ball
Track Name: Special One
couldn't keep you out of my mind today
move on with the show
I don't blame you, I know you couldn't stay
sometimes people go
all that we've been through ends up
with me just staring here at the wall
sorting through memories
I know I probably shouldn't try to recall

hiding that special one
from everyone

now that we've been taken apart again
I will tell you so
you got beauty no one could ever stain
pure from head to toe
and even when you were raven I knew
that deep inside you're a dove
I know you'll find your destiny
and I know you'll be given love

you're always my special one
from everyone
Track Name: Let The Spider Out Of Its Cage
you fought
everyone's waiting for you to come
and you're loved
everyone's falling for you somehow
see the stars brighter than the moon
beautiful birds will sing for you soon
feel the earth melting in it's core
no need to search for heat anymore
you can be still
let the waves collide
you can be real
there's no need to hide
you can let the spider out of its cage
and run
you can be a morning fighter
in the shadow of the sun
you can circle around your dreams
while you're wide awake
imperfection has its reasons
but it's more than I can take