Rising Point

by Adam Sippola

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04:01
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05:11
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03:36
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03:17
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04:36
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07:16
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04:15

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A live looping concept album of vocally diverse songs spanning alternative, experimental rock, pop, a capella, choral, world, avant-garde, and folk, exploring themes of war, prejudice, justice, search, purpose, and potential. Digital Booklet included.

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released January 24, 2015

Music & Lyrics by Adam Sippola
Adam Sippola: Vocals, Cello, Didgeridoo, Percussion, Looping Pedals

Piano and Organ arrangements by John Sippola on Tracks 1, 7, & 10
John Sippola: Piano (Tracks 7 & 9), Organ (Tracks 1 & 10), Vocals (Tracks 7, 11 & 12)

Rachael Kilgour: Guitar (Track 7), Vocals (Track 7)
Gudrun Witrak: Vocals (Tracks 7, 11 & 12)
Bret Amundson, Alan Berg, Jennifer Campbell, Patrick Colvin, Christa Overson, Bree Taylor: Vocals (Tracks 11 & 12)
Matthew Groom: Percussion (Track 9)
Vali Sippola, Anja Sippola: Vocals (Track 12)
Lake Superior Youth Chorus Concert Choir: Vocals (Track 12)

Revolution Chorus (Track 2): Bret Amundson, Drew Autio, Marna Banks, Alan Berg, Eric Bong, Candy Brum, Mary Bue, Curt Bush, Patrick Colvin, Deb Cooper, Joel Cooper, Billie Jo Godfrey, Rebecca Katz Harwood, Erica Sivertson Henkel, Claire Hoffman, Jason Kuehn, Susan K. Nelson, Ari Norrgard, Shad Olsen, Christa Overson, Carlene Sippola, John Sippola, Nicole Sippola, Bree Taylor, Jay Vaidyanathan, Rajiv Vaidyanathan, Sheila Vaidyanathan, Gudrun Witrak

Special thanks to all of my Kickstarter supporters!

Album Art:
Painting by Moira Villiard
Photography by Rajiv Vaidyanathan
Design by Adam Sippola

Recorded at Sacred Heart Studio
Mixed by Adam Sippola & Eric Swanson
Mastered by Eric Swanson

Produced by Adam Sippola

© 2015 Adam Sippola - All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Listen Continuously.

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Track Name: Overture
WHEN WILL THEY RISE
TO CLIMB
WHEN WILL I SEE
INTERTWINING VEINS OF GOLD
REMEMBERED GRIEF FROM OUR OLD TOMORROWS
THE WHITEWASHED TOMBS ARE FILLED WITH BONES
WHEN WILL THEY RISE
TO CLIMB
WHEN WILL THEY RISE
Track Name: Revolution
LET’S START A REVOLUTION
START A REVOLUTION
TEACH OUR KIDS TO LEARN WAR NO MORE
TEACH OUR KIDS TO LEARN WAR NO MORE, NO MORE

WHEN ALL THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES THEY SEE
A WORLD FILLED WITH HYPOCRISY
HOW CAN WE THINK THAT THEY WON’T BE
INFECTED BY SOCIETY
A CULTURE THAT’S OBSESSED WITH WAR
THE GREED FOR MONEY WAGING MORE AND MORE
GET OFF THE BLOODY FLOOR
‘CAUSE DEATH IS KNOCKIN’ AT YOUR DOOR

LET’S START A REVOLUTION
START A REVOLUTION

THE SWORD’S BEEN SHARPENED ON THE STONES
THE WHITEWASHED TOMBS ARE FILLED WITH BONES
THAT GNASH THEIR TEETH ON FALLEN THRONES
A WEARY, WEAPING WORLD BEMOANS
SO PLANT THE SWORD DOWN IN THE GROUND
AND HEAR THE RINGING SONG RESOUND
OF WHAT WAS LOST, BUT COULD BE FOUND
A DREAM TO WHICH OUR FATE IS BOUND

LET’S START A REVOLUTION
START A REVOLUTION
TEACH OUR KIDS TO LEARN WAR NO MORE
TEACH OUR KIDS TO LEARN WAR NO MORE, NO MORE

TEACH THEM ONE HUMANITY
THE SAME LIGHT IN EVERY FACE
PEACE WITHOUT JUSTICE IS TYRANNY
ONE NAME, ONE HUMAN RACE

LET’S START A REVOLUTION
START A REVOLUTION
TEACH OUR KIDS TO LEARN WAR NO MORE
TEACH OUR KIDS TO LEARN WAR NO MORE, NO MORE
LET’S START A REVOLUTION
START A REVOLUTION
Track Name: Empty Places
THIS IS A SONG FOR THE EMPTY PLACES
A SONG FOR THE DRIED UP TRACES
OF THE TEARS
FROM OUR EYES

THE SOUNDS OF OUR BURNT OUT SORROWS
REMEMBERED GRIEF OF OUR OLD TOMORROWS
BRINGING TEARS
TO YOUR EYES

OH… OH… OH… OH…

THIS IS A SONG OF THE PAIN THAT FEEDS US
REMINDING US OF THE ONES WHO NEED US
STANDING STRONG
HOLDING ON

AND SO I SING TO THE BROKEN HEARTED
A MELODY OF THE DEAR DEPARTED
NOW GONE
MOVING ON

OH… OH… OH… OH…

THIS IS A SONG FOR THE EMPTY PLACES
A SONG FOR THE DRIED UP TRACES
OF THE TEARS
FROM OUR EYES
Track Name: Questions
WHEN WILL THEY
HOW CAN WE
HOW DO YOU
AND WHY
Track Name: How Do You Know
HOW DO YOU KNOW
DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW
WHEN WILL I SEE

YOU LOOK LIKE ME

WHERE ARE YOU FROM
DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE TO COME
CAN IT BE TRUE

I LOOK LIKE YOU
Track Name: Walking Trees
WHEN YOU HAVE PURCHASED SALVE ENOUGH
TO COAT YOUR EYELIDS HEAVILY
THROUGH TEARS YOU’LL SEE THE WALKING TREES
WHICH ONCE TO YOU WERE STILL AND COLD

REMEMBER AS THE WATER FLOWS
LIKE VEINS OF SAP UPON YOUR SKIN
THAT THOSE WITHOUT MUST LOOK WITHIN
TO WHERE THE SALVE IS BOUGHT AND SOLD

SEE THEM WAITING AT THE WATER
WITH THEIR LEAVES THAT NEVER WITHER
HIDDEN ROOTS BENEATH THE RIVER
INTERTWINING VEINS OF GOLD

WHEN YOU’VE BEEN CLOTHED IN WHITE ATTIRE
AND ON THE LAND HAVE SET YOUR FEET
AND THERE AT HAND HAVE FRUIT TO EAT
FROM OFF THE BRANCHES OF THE TREES

REMEMBER THAT WITHIN YOUR GRASP
ARE MANY SEEDS, IF PLANTED RIGHT
WILL BRING FORTH SPOTLESS DEEDS OF LIGHT
CONSIDER THAT THIS FOOD IS FREE

SEE THEM WAITING AT THE WATER
WITH THEIR LEAVES THAT NEVER WITHER
HIDDEN ROOTS BENEATH THE RIVER
INTERTWINING VEINS OF GOLD

WATCH THEM BENDING LOW AND KNEELING
TOUCH THEIR LEAVES WHICH ARE FOR HEALING
MANIFESTED ROOTS REVEALING
UNIVERSAL REMEDIES

DRINK THE CRYSTAL WATER DOWN
AND LISTEN TO THE WHISPERING BREEZE
Track Name: Where Have They Gone
WANDERING THROUGH THE WILDS OF ERROR
SOLDIERING ACROSS FIELDS OF YOUNG BLOOD
SINKING LOW IN THE MIRE OF PRETEXT
GONE DOWN IN THE FLOOD
DROWNED IN THE FLOOD

WHERE ARE THEY GOING
I CAN’T SEE

STANDING STILL IN THE COVETOUS WASTELAND
STARING OUT ACROSS A DESERT OF NAMES
IGNITING OLD WINE AND OIL TOGETHER
GONE UP IN THE FLAME
BURNED IN THE FLAMES

WHERE HAVE THEY GONE
Track Name: Rising Point
WHEN AT THE MELTING POINT OF SPRING
AS ROLLING SUN IS BREAKING
HEAR EVERY LIMB AND TENDON BREATHE
SEE BONE AND SINEW WAKING

BEYOND THE HILL CALLED “RESOLUTE”
AND OVER FIELDS OF PATIENCE
A SIGHT ASTOUNDING TO BEHOLD
A MULTITUDE OF NATIONS

NATIONS

WHEN WILL THEY RISE

“CAN EVER MORE BE LOST?” THEY ASK
NO ANSWER THOUGH IS NEEDED
FOR IN THAT PLACE BEHIND THEIR EYES
THE WOUNDED THOUGHT, RECEDED

MORE TROUBLE FOR THE IRON FIRST
BEFORE TO GOLD TRANSMUTED
THE HEAT TO RISE AND SO THE DROSS
REJECTING THE POLLUTED

NATIONS

WHEN WILL THEY RISE

NOW AT THE RISING POINT OF LIFE
A STANDING AFTER FALLING
RECOVERING THE TRUTH ONCE LOST
OBSERVE AND HEED THE CALLING

NATIONS
Track Name: Climb
RISE
ASCEND
SPIRAL UP TO NEW HEIGHTS

CLIMB
TO CLIMB

MUSIC IS A LADDER FOR THE SOUL
MUSIC IS A LADDER
TO CLIMB

TO CLIMB ABOVE LIMITATIONS
TO CLIMB ABOVE EXPECTATIONS
TO CLIMB INTO UNSEEN WORLDS

CLIMB

RISE
ASCEND
SPIRAL UP TO NEW HEIGHTS
Track Name: One
ONE
WE ARE ONE