NEW ALBUM OUT DEC. 6th!

“Lean Into It”' is Aloha Salvation’s second full-length release in a busy 2019, following the fan favorite and critically acclaimed debut album “don’t worry now, baby”, released in March 2019. 


The name Aloha Salvation uses the word “aloha” to mean “hello or goodbye or both”, we are usually saying hello to salvation or we are watching it leave us and we're left wondering when it’s going to return...

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Lean INTO LYRICS

The Delta

  

Well now the lines are drawn for the first time

Well now the lines are drawn for the first time


Well this rock is too heavy

I can't carry it any more

And we need to put it down

Before we go and make a war

I know I can play the fool

But I just gotta know where we’re going

But since we never say what we really mean

There’s a delta always growing


Well now the lines are drawn for the first time

And my mind’s gone wrong, at the worst time


I’m not sure why I’m being tested

I’ve had a hard times with my senses

I couldn’t smell the trouble coming

But I could see over the fences

Now there’s a wall to keep me out

And all the cracks are filled with mortar

I just want to blow it all apart

Love’s a goddamn disorder


And when I heard you singing Hallelujah well I cried, cried, cried

And when your tears burst like a damn I nearly died


Well now the lines are drawn for the first time

And my mind’s gone wrong, at the worst time


Where's the sense we're on this planet

And our mistakes don’t change the speed

We can’t knock it off of it’s axis

But it’s the deltas in between


Well I know I should concede, but I'm not ready to go

This standoff seems winnable for both


Well now the lines are drawn for the first time

And my mind’s gone wrong, at the worst time

And now we're lying in the rubble of a land mine


REQUIEM

 

Yeah, you hung the moon

Right up there in the sky 

It’s the flash of the moment

and in the blink of an eye

Aurora Borealis 

Lights up the dark

Magnetic fields they attract us

And they tear us apart

And they tear us apart

I like the light in this town

This light breaks your heart

I used to look good sideways 

But now its it's only head on

And I'm just tired of you saying 

“what am I getting out of this”

When your mouth should be spitting out

what the hell can I give

Baby what can I give

Outside there’s a bitter cold

But it’s warm inside

And I would love to change your mind

And I can't  make you love me

It doesn't work cause I've tried

But I would love to change your mind

Nothing matters more than this

And the moment is now

Your heart's like a spinning wheel

It just goes round and round

But I just want it to stop 

Cause it's a gravitational force

And It's pulling me sideways 

But it's pulling you more 

It's pulling you more


LEAN INTO IT

  

When the ground

Is full of mines

And you are blind blind blind

You gotta take that step

Just right into it

And I'll be close behind

and when you're down

You're freaking out

At the end, the end of everything.         Just

Lean into it now.  Lean into it for me

The fucking laundromat

In my neighborhood, there's 

fifty little mirrors

So I can watch myself

See me spinning around

I'm spinning round out here

Who can help me now

This weight just holds me down

I’d let it out but I can't breathe.  Just

Lean into it now.  Lean into it for me

And light is almost gone

But something lingers on

A little fight inside of thee

I might save myself

Or you might save me now

Either way is fine with me.

It’s in the final stage

Some light left on its edge

Just a little before it wanes. Just

Lean into it now. Lean into it for me

I'll lean into it for you

If you lean into it for me

The two of us at the end of everything

Just me and that voice inside my head that 

says to me...lean, lean into it for me


THE OTHER SIDE OF MY MIND

  

When the grasses have grown 

over all favorite lullabies

And weeds cover over all the melodies

On the other side of my mind

And the songs we used to love 

just don’t sound right anymore

And flowers brown on the sunny hillside

Well I can hear them when they go.


And I’m allowed in my mind

Something let’s me back in

I can see my thoughts from the other side

The other side of my mind


The hymns were blessed but now entwined by vines

And overgrown rose stanzas dry

Notes brown and fade away

And the rhythm withers and dies

Vines wrap  around in a spider web hold

And the body lays down in the dunes

And the oceans gone quiet now

All the sounds of the world subside


And I’m allowed in my mind

Something let’s me back in

I can see my thoughts from the other side

The other side of my mind


CALL THE CONCIERGE


Call the concierge

Tell him I'm ready to go

Have the valet go and get my car

and put the roof down low

Cause I ain't ready to leave now

I'm having too much fun

And this night's still going strong

So let's make one more run

Go and let my lovers know

They may carry on

As long as they thinking about me babe

When they gettin’ it on

But message to my family

Tell ‘em I loved them so

But when we meet again

We're gonna take it slow

CHORUS

Call the concierge

Tell him I'm ready to go

Have the valet go get my car

and put the roof down low

Cause when I go

The whole universe ends

I’m so sorry about that my people

You better tell your friends

And I’ll be swinging, singing

In the midnight sun

I’ll try for one last kiss

And maybe one more song


PROVE SOMEBODY RIGHT

  

Days in and days go by

I'm just trying to make this right 

It’s going to take a little time

Sometimes it hits me hard, 

so hard

I don't know why, I don't know why 

So don't waste your life

Trying to prove somebody wrong

Or trying to prove somebody right

I love it when you sing 

Your beautiful song

Let the words come out tonight 

My darling my dear

There is nothing left to fear 

There is a light, there is a light 

So don't waste your life

Trying to prove someone wrong

Or trying to prove someone right”

If you don’t speak 

Then I can't hear you

And if you don't cry I'll never know

Once in awhile 

I'll be your shrink

We'll let it go,  let it go 

I'll say “You're gonna waste your life

Trying to prove someone wrong

Or trying to prove someone right”

Tell the girls in marketing

I've got the existential blues

But I'm playing out tonight

And  I'm playing out tonight

And I'm playing out tonight


THE MAVEN, THE ARCHER

  

I am the Maven, the Archer.  Words come out. It just got real..  So let's jump up and shout 

It’s my time.  It’s my time

My wits and my arrows.  I let them fly. Go run for cover.  Go get inside

And let me go.  Just let me go

Cause we’re livin’ in a broken time machine

We’re stuck there and the whole world sees

But I can fix this and get us back to 1999

And we can go back home And leave the past behind

The Maven, the archer.  Quiver of fools . I’m one of many, and now I'm .  Ready for you

But don’t fret it. Oh, don’t fret it

My thoughts and my actions.  Come undone. Now I'm raising the lantern.  Praising the sun

So we can see

We can see

That we’re livin’ in a broken time machine

We’re stuck there and the whole world sees

But I can fix this and get us back to 1999

And we can go back home

And leave it all behind

And wherever you go, that's where you are, and wherever you go, that's where you are

That’s where you are

That’s where I'll be


ALRIGHT HONEY

  

Sitting in my kitchen

It’s like a wedding night

Just a little quiet

And the cars drive by

And it’s allright 

Yeah it’s allright honey

Yeah it’s allright

Having my drink now 

Little cup of wine

Outside my window

Chinese lantern floats by

It’s just the night

And it’s allright honey

Yeah it’s allright

And you cant make it wrong

And I cant make it right

It's been going on so long

It's just life it's just why it's just the night

But the way we talk

All the words together

You just got me 

with that smile

I'd like to stay here

And talk some more tonight

For a little while

Just a little while

Cause it’s all right

Cause it’s allright honey

Yeah it’s allright


MIRROR PAPER FLOWERS

 

I know times are tough right now

And the shoreline is too wide

there's nothing left, no connection

Just some glances from the sides

Of a dark and lonely river

And we're on opposing shores 

And there’s a blackout in the distance

And who the hell said “civil war”

Chorus 

Now you think dancing on a barstool

Means you are finally free

Well I wish it was that easy

And I wish that you could see

That that person's not the real you

The one I knew so long ago

There's just a mirror ball above you

In the bar light amber glow

And you can't come back to the woman

Yeah the one you used to be

Until you leave that weight behind you

You couldn't leave it there for me

Well let’s get down to the marrow

Cause no one cares about the bone

All the life’s below the surface

Everything real is at the core

Chorus 

Now you think dancing on a barstool

Means you are finally free

Well I wish it was that easy

And I wish that you could see

That that person's not the real you

The one I knew so long ago

There's just a mirror ball above you

In the bar light amber glow


DON"T LET GO

 

If you want love, you've got to give love

If you want a tiger, catch him by the toe 

If you want to hold a baby lamb

Well that I understand

Just don't let go, don't let go

If you need an angel on your shoulder 

Just don't wait, til you get older

Just ask me baby now

Just ask me baby how 

We'll let you know, we'll let you know 

You’ll see that true love, is like no other 

So just hold on, to your brother

Just give it all you got

Its gotta be a lot

Let it overflow, overflow

If you want love, you've got to give love

If you want a tiger, catch him by the toe 

If you want to hold a baby lamb

Well that I understand

Just don't let go, don't let go

And then the comet, flies over

We gotta run baby, run for cover

I’m grabbing who I can

I'm getting all my friends

Before we go, before we go

If you want love, you've got to give love

If you want a tiger, catch him by the toe 

If you want to hold a baby lamb

Well that I understand

Just don't let go, don't let go


Lyrics

Ain't the Light a Saint

Deeper than still water

In time the sky, it goes away

The sun it warms my skin

The rays come down and warm my face

Ain’t the light a saint

Ain’t the light a saint

And what we have right now

Well It can bend but never break 

And running down the pier

We climb the rail and we jump right in

Ain’t the light a saint

Ain’t the light a saint

Stronger than tiger bones 

Low palms they never break

Love is all we know

This never ever goes away

Ain’t the light a saint

Ain’t the light a saint

Ain’t the light a saint

Ain’t the light a saint

She Comes to Me

She Comes To Me

It's a wet black cold strap day

So I'm sitting by a fire with my mind a urging

Missing her touch and thoughts astray

Tryin’ to stop my head but my brain’s still surging 

Then she comes to me

Yeah she comes to me 

And she comes to me

In her way.  

I spent the morning feeling numb so I 

Put a little coffee in my bourbon

I regret it now that she’s so far away but

Someday soon she’ll be returning 

And she’ll come to me

Yeah she’ll come to me

And she’ll come to me

In her way

Well my my she has a way with words 

And she remembers all the things she heard

Now I'm learning to let go

It’s not too late to let you know

Ice on the windshield kind of gives it away

So I scrape down the window to start my day

I miss her touch, and it’s kind of urgent

For me to to start to have some courage

Then she comes to me

Yeah she comes to me 

And she comes to me

In her way

Well I’ll be there for you even though

You're a million miles away

I can walk 999

But I won’t if I can’t find my way

Well it’ll come to me

Yeah it’ll come to me 

And it’ll come to me

Someday

And it’ll come to me

Your Horse

Looking into the light

Into everything that’s right and true

I’ve got a feeling

That it's happening for you

This time.  Right now

So check the paper read the book

Write the notes and love the look

Of your past days

And how it happened for you

Before.  Time began.

From tricycles to tricyclics

We’ve gotten by in so many ways

Ride on. 

Brother ride on.

Face the truth.  It's right in front of you. 

You can run from the devil, 

but he can’t catch you.

And your horse is going to win, I know

And you’ll be rich again

I can feel it in my bones

It's the end of suffering

For you. Til the end. Til the end.  Of time.

My love.

(the soft light on) Mariner's Gate

Someday we'll walk off into the green 

You and me and you and me 

But one might step first into the sea 

You or me or you or me 

I think that's the Hudson at the end of the street 

Is it too far or too close 

It's some place we ought to meet 

My eyes, my eyes can see 

The salt burns red but you get used to it 

So I gaze away, at the ocean floor 

Looking for something else, something more 

Well if you want to the easy life 

Well it's never too late 

To go on forever, it's a chore to 

Well I'll be waiting for you 

Outside of Mariners Gate 

And you can walk right by me if want to  

or we can go on from there if we want to.  

I didn’t stop for hours and hours and days

In the green, I will wait 

Was that dress made In the Sargasso Sea

In the name of the lord, I prayed for thee

Cause there's more than the answers that you need 

And the things you’re looking for on the bottom of the sea

There is no end, there is no land

There’s hope for you in my outstretched hand

But I can pull you closer, closer to me

Keep me warm, weather the storm.  Set me free

It's just the heart of the wave, closing out you

And you might get held down for a minute or two

You’re gonna make it back to shore I know 

Yeah I know 

Well if you want to the easy life
Well it's never too late
To go on forever, it's a chore to

Well I'll be waiting for you
Outside of Mariners Gate

And you can walk right by me if you want to

Or we can go on forever if we want to

I don’t know why The sun never sets

It just sits at the top of the sky for days on end

And when I can't see that face each and every day

I'll be down on the bottom anyway

And no care nor hope is mine

But I'd like to be with you, for more time 

Cause you're too lovely For the sea

Yes you're too lovely For the sea

Cause you're too lovely For me

Well if you want to the easy life
Well it's never too late
To go on forever, it's a chore to

Well I'll be waiting for you
Outside of Mariners Gate

And you can walk right by me if you want to

Or we can go on forever if we want to

There is a Light

There is a Light

There is a glow 

There's something about you 

And your skin turns to gold

There is a story

It’s already been told

About two young lovers

Who start to get old

And there is a way

There is a plan

I’m working on it baby

Just give me a chance

Cause there is a hope

For words that were said

That we can climb from the bottom

To the top once again

ooh

Interlude

It’s a mile away

I’m starting to crawl

We gotta pick up each other

Whenever we fall

It’s a longshot

It’s all that I’ve got

It’s a longshot

It’s all that I’ve got

Repeat

Outro

Beautiful

I don't know where I'm going

But I sure know where I've been

In the sun I see your face glowing

It's beautiful.  So beautiful.

See those ships on the horizon

Eye those ships from the shore

And in the tide they’re drifting

But they're coming.  Here they come 

Back to port

Sitting on our plastic lawn chairs

Watching the sun just move around

And when you said you loved me

I fell down.  Down

And hit the ground


Well we see what we want to see

And we hear what we want to hear

But when I see that face in front of me

I just can’t believe it’s real

Your beauty always kills me

I just let it flow right through me

And I want more


I want a parade in my name

I want a police escort to the game

Take me to the edge of everything

And I’ll turn around. Around

And walk away

Winter hangs on like an octopus

He's crushing all my little shells

Don't let him wrap his arms around you

He just trying.  Trying

To bring us down

That’s a heavy cross you bear

Steel concrete and stone

So let's not repeat history

In this gene pool we now own

In this gene pool we now own

We now own


Well we see what we want to see

And we hear what we want to hear

But when I see that face in front of me

I just can’t believe it’s real

Your beauty always kills me

I just let it flow right through me

And I want more

Haven

May you lay your head down 

Lay thee down 

In Mary's bough

Lay thee down 

Lay thee down 

And Mary talks to me

Yeah she walks with me

and she told me

That it all comes down to luck

But she’s a devil but she don’t give up

So it’s up to us

And you can count on me 

Falls out of my mouth

Yeah you can count on me

Is my vow  Well I

Hope you find your haven

Hope you settle down in your way 

Now I pray she watches over you

For the rest of your days

I see a spot on the ground 

Looks like a safe place to land

And I can't turn this plane around

So I'll jump if that's the plan 

I guess I'll jump if that's the plan

And you can count on me 

Falls out of my mouth

Yeah you can count on me

Is my vow  Well 

There was a girl out by Blacklegs Creek

Out in the low hills of the east

And I heard she made it out of there 

Didn't she make it out of there

She's Got a Heart

Every good story starts with “there was a girl once"

And a great one lets you know that she's doing all right

But the best ones end with she's sitting right over there and she's 

Driving me crazy after all of these years

There's smoke on the mountains, and heartache in the hills

Like a genesis storm or a bomb cyclone, I’m coming for you

So you better lock your doors and board up your windows

Cause the howling wind and the thunder will move you around

And I will carry you home

I’ll lift you up above the fray

And it would take a goddamn army

To make me go the other way

Every good story starts with “there was a girl once"

And the great ones let you know that she's doing all right

but the best ones end with she's sitting right over there

Driving me crazy after all of these years

Yeah she's still driving me crazy...

Our Love is a Melody

When I wake up in the morning

And when I go to bed

Hellsent song repeating

Throughout my head

I can't get enough

And I gotta hear more

It goes on forever

My sweet overture

Our Love is a melody

It goes on and on

It's my favorite song

It's my favorite song 

I want to write love songs

Get to the truth

But everything I spit out babe

Feels like abuse

The feelings are there

I can't tap the vein

And all the words are jumbled

And there's 12 note refrains

And isn’t love strange 

It's such a game

It's like a tragedy

Up on the stage

But it's all I want to hear

It’s all I really need

That’s just the air 

That I wanna breathe

About Us

Our Story

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This band does not rock

What Inspires Us

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Moon poetry

Our Influences

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Aging