American God

by Mellow Diamond

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Mike Reina, engineer, mixing engineer, producer
Mell Dettmer, mastering
Recorded at The Brink Analog and Digital Studio

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released April 28, 2017

All music and lyrics written by Janel Leppin
Mike Reina, engineer, mixing engineer, producer
Mell Dettmer, mastering
Recorded at The Brink Analog and Digital Studio
Photography by Shervin Lainez

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Janel Leppin Washington, D.C.

Mellow Diamond is the solo work of vocalist and avant artist Janel Leppin. She composes songs for analog equipment, alongside acoustic and electric instruments creating soundscapes interwoven with jagged contemporary jaunts, dream-pop vocal works, Persian classical glimpses, and psychedelic reveries. ... more

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Track Name: Ashes to Breathe
Belonged and Unending
The path that leads to sea
It requires you to leave your life
Deaths Humanity

For the kind that glistens
Unthinkable to me
When blessings surround you
and Ashes to Breathe
When blessings surround you
and Ashes to Breathe

Breathe

Content and Velvet
Pushed you to the crowd
To the kind that listens
Ancient Trees and Flowers

What once was a curse
Now is paradise

And scorched earth remains
That's what we found

That's what we found
That's what we found
Track Name: Pleasure Highway
Cold at midnight
We'll abide
Like fools in summertime
Boredom rear adjust the shutter
Crack down

Pleasure Highway
Radiation
Pleasure Highway

Make our way to Monterey
Ride sweetest canyon dreams
Hike through my memory
and Urgency

Pleasure Highway
Beachy Fathom
Pleasure Highway

Pleasure Highway
Smokey mornin'
Pleasure Highway

Seaside boil undertoe
A rope of angels free
Approach the highest bridge

Pleasure Highway
Royal Ocean
Pleasure Highway

Pleasure Highway
Orchids splendor
Pleasure Highway

Pleasure Highway
Richest summer
Pleasure Highway
Track Name: Where the Heart Grows
Jewel of a Man's Tongue
The One I Love
My Instincts Hover
'Bove a Shambles of a World
Rich and Thorny
A Good Neighbor
To the Poppies and Seaside
Forever with You

We'll Go Where the Heart Grows
We'll Go Where the Heart Grows
We'll Go Where the Heart Grows
We'll Go Where the Heart Grows

You Must Stay for Dinner
Share the Feast
Your Eyes are Bright Spirits
We'll Shed Wood Till We Die
It's Raining in Summer
Smoke Your Cigarette
My Sweetest Answer
I Give to You

We'll Go Where the Heart Grows
We'll Go Where the Heart Grows
We'll Go Where the Heart Grows
We'll Go Where the Heart Grows
Track Name: Stick and Stone
Hold the lantern high
To the warmly tinted sky
You can see the swaying trees
In your life-boated dream
Multiplied in the bottom of your darkest soul
When your bones rattle and creak
Under heavy stick and stone

Heavy stick and stone
Heavy stick and stone

Breathing out humanity
On a crisp wintery cliff
Your suitcase is filled
With stiff wishes and hope
When death grabbed my hand
We'll say good bye
Track Name: Art Holds Her Hand
She's the stillest one
The silence grows
With her age and
Silver shade
And with her absent soul
That drags her bones and
Wet eyed ego
Her room the darkest womb
Her dynasty
Could melt her like stone

Widest wheels
Come alive
When the rattlesnake starts to quiver

Under Moon, Moon, Moon

Boredom Suicide
Her pen in hand
Thought she had the will to die
Scalding words come to pass
Regardless of her clear eyed contract

She viewed the vacant land
While art holds her hand
In that sparkling garden
The queen's rule multiplied
The richest wane

Of her diamond in the Moon Moon Moon
Track Name: Papery Haze
Time, time, time, time
Oh but it takes time
It takes time
Walk, run, trudge
Toward your fantasy
But it takes time
It takes some time

Never give up (Never give up)
Whatever you do (Whatever you do)
Despite the trials that find you (Despite the trials)
that find you (That find you)
When mirrored gaze (When mirrored gaze)
Views antique skin (View antique skin)
You'll know you mastered what you could
(You'll know you mastered what you could)

Equity (Our equity)
Is a funny thing (A funny thing)
Don't let the papery haze in (Don't let the papery haze in)
To hypnotize your vessels dream (Or hypnotize your vessels dream)
When you're gone (And when you're gone)
They'll acknowledge what you've made
Through the papery haze
Papery Haze
Track Name: Ophiuchus
Molten mortal planet
Deluded stars
Riding toward the catacomb
Winter never started

Glittering freedom
Marshy world
Power hungry stardom
The storm will see you through

Ophiuchus

Rotting and hollow
Serpent god
Brother Apollo
Snake on guard

In that garden of eden
Obsolete
In this constellation
A new world defeats

Ophiuchus
Track Name: American God
American God stalk the free world while speaking in tongue
American God drink poison bloody communion
American God we'll go toe to toe with your fear and delusion
American God point the blame in the right direction
American God
American God's gone wild and it's spring break again
American God bitter darkest stream of conscience
American God try to lock away all truth and fact
American God screen our world begin again
American God
Cello Solo
We'll walk hand in hand defend all human rights
Speak out loud together forever
We'll build the dream protect it from evil
Keep sharp eye for the abused
Inspire the hypnotized and confused
Because we need them too
Oh join with me now as we cry out loud
You're Not Our American God
You're Not Our American God
You're Not Our American God
You're Not Our American God
Track Name: Thumb the Dumb
Thumb the dumb
And shipwrecked dreaming
Droning noise
War of coming water

Thumb the dumb
Our saddest hour
Crushing white power

Scale orange cliff
Nightmare of existence
Snows not fall'n to the ground
Infesting alt minds right now

Testify our drowning dreams of existence
Thumb the dumb
With cotton in his mouth

With nightmare all around
Morning star and bell
Cotton in our ears
Blowing smoke forever