Crystal Magic

by The Fuzzy Crystals

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released May 26, 2017

Chris Hackman - Bass and Vocals
Thomas Queyja - Guitar and Vocals
David James T. - Guitar and Vocals
Christina Licciardi - Vocals and Percussion
Magdalene Herring - Vocals and Percussion
Joel Saur - Drums and Percussion
Gus Seyffert - Organ, Synthesizer, and Percussion
Alex Pfender - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Dylan Neal - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals (Tracks 2, 7)
Ian Meltzer - Congas (Track 7)
Stevie Ray Hernandez - Orchestral Bells (Track 10)

Produced and Mixed by Gus Seyffert at Sargent Recorders in Los Angeles, CA
Additional engineering by Sean Cook
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering in Seattle, WA
Cover Art by Patrick Clifford

All songs written by The Fuzzy Crystals, except 'Ain't Got No, I Got Life' (James Rado, Jerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot)

©2017 All Rights Reserved



A huge thank you to all of our friends, family, and backers who helped make this album a reality. A special thanks to our patrons, without whom this would have been impossible:

∞ Oksana Simani, Magdalene Parker Herring, Jerry Carroll, M&J Harrigan, Reeb Venners, "Uncle Paul", Mary Ida Queyja, Himanshu Wickramasinghe, Emily Fitts, Ashley Jordan, Rachel J. Lee, Toby Saur Family, Artist Vodka, Grant Belton, Robert & Polly Licciardi, Gigi & Scott Hawken, William David Herring, David & Lisa Herring, Hollis & Jeanne Hackman ∞


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Crystal Magic was recorded directly to 16-track 2-inch tape, with no digital editing or processing of any kind.

It was mixed live to two-track master with natural reverbs, and an all-analog signal path at every step of the way.

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Track Name: Spinning
Ghosts rising from the grave; be afraid
'cause I'm afraid.

Running from the underworld. You silly girl,
silly girl.

If you ask how I feel, I'd say I'm
spin
spin
spinning
like a falling wheel.

Losing breath like a child.
'Cause I'm a child.
A dying child.

Moon flower on a grave; be afraid
'cause I'm afraid.

If you ask how I feel, I'd say I'm
spin
spin
spinning
like a falling wheel.
Track Name: Ain't Got No, I Got Life
I ain’t got home
ain’t got shoes
ain’t got money
ain’t got class
ain’t got skirt
ain’t got sweater
ain’t got perfume
ain’t got bed
ain’t got mind

I ain’t got mutha
ain’t got culture
ain’t got friends
ain’t got schooling
ain’t got love
ain’t got name
ain’t got ticket
ain’t got token
ain’t got god

So what have I got?
Why am i alive anyway?

Yeah what have i got
that nobody can take away?

I got my hair
got my head
got my brains
got my ears
got my eyes
got my nose
got my mouth
i got my smile
i got my tongue
got my cheek
got my neck
got my boobies
got my heart
got my soul
got my back
i got my sex

I got my arms
got my hands
got my fingers
got my legs
got my feet
got my toes
got my liver
i got my blood

I got life
I got my freedom
I got life
I got my life
and im going to live it.
I got my life
and ain’t nobody gonna take it away.
Track Name: The King is Dead
The alabaster faces of our enemies arise,
circling our city from below.

When misbegotten messengers spread treachery and lies,
the people lift their voices to the senators and cry

The king is dead!
The king is dead!
The withered body,
the fallen head.

But we will live,
and peace will rise.
The truth is born
but never dies.

The truth will never die!

There's nothing left for anyone to speak of anymore,
for the dreamer has awakened from his sleep.
The clock is striking endlessly above the city square,
and the ministers escape into their reverie and prayer.

The king is dead!
The king is dead!
The withered body,
the fallen head.

But we will live,
and peace will rise.
The truth is born
but never dies.

The truth will never die!

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Warring factions within one man crack the castle walls
and overrun again.

Fire dancing across the sky surround the seven suns
until they burn as one.

Secrets whispered upon the wind compel the ancient wisdom
to extinguish it.

The voice of nature begins the song of sleep beyond the stars
inside of everyone.
Track Name: This is Love
When i wake you in the morning,
and the warm sun parts your eyes;
and rising up to discover
the brand new day's surprise;
We'll never know what that will be but,

It feels like this is love
It feels like this is love
I feel
I feel

I lost myself in the moment.
Our distance is on the mend.
If you dance with me through the evening,
the music will never end;
well say my friend that you

Feel like this is love
I feel like this is love
I feel
I feel

love, love, love

A landscape for my lips,
and mountains for my mind;
and valleys for my emotions,
what we do i can’t describe;
I wouldn't even try because

I feel like this is love
I feel like this is love
I feel
I feel

Things that can’t be described
by the tallest of tales,
religion and lies,
clocks and scales.

Letters can’t spell
and paper can’t hold
the music of infinite love.
Track Name: Morning Sunrise
Morning sunrise, in the air.
Friendly people, everywhere.
No one worries, no one cares.

When we’re standing on the water,
we don’t need anything.

Pretty flowers, in her hair.
Flowing gently, around the people there.
Birds are singing, soft and sweet.
Waves are dancing, beneath her feet.

When we’re standing on the water
we don’t need anything.

We don’t worry,
we don’t care.

When we’re standing on the water,
and the love is all around us;
when we’re standing on the water
we don’t need anything.

We don’t care!

We don't care.
Track Name: Unnecessary People
Unnecessary people
will take up your time.
They’ll give you their reason
to get in your life.

There’s nothing there for you
and you’ll get left behind,
get left behind.

They’ll tell  you their story
with memorized lines.
They all sound so lonesome,
so blissful to find you my dear.

There’s nothing there for you
and you’ll get left behind,
get left behind.

Don’t let em get you
Don’t let em get you
Don’t let em get you
Don’t let em get you!

There’s nothing there for you
and you’ll get left behind.

Don’t let em get you;
get left behind.
Track Name: Let's Be Thankful
Every little mystery is trying to get away
from the empire of the waking universe.

Nothing here is interesting, and nothing here is new,
and everyone is sick of everybody else, it’s true.

But let’s be thankful, yeah let’s be thankful
there’s a million kids with mobile phones
to keep each other company.

Oh thankful, yeah let’s be thankful

for the future.


Possibly i had a dream just the other day,
though i can’t recall a dream i’ve had in years.

The moon was shining visibly, and cars were everywhere,
and everybody obviously turned to look away.

But let’s be thankful, yeah let’s be thankful
that at least we’ve got a little while
to live it up and get ahead.

Oh thankful, yeah let’s be thankful
the totality of human knowledge
is just a single click away.

Oh thankful, yeah let’s be thankful
that our mothers love us very much

and we’re gonna make them really proud.
Oh thankful, yeah let’s be thankful

for the future