Arizonan Summer

Arizonan Summer’s 2019
Temperatures Rise Album Debut

 

Temperatures Rise is both recklessly entertaining and an exciting music statement that you won’t want to miss.

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TEMPERATURES RISE TRACKLIST:

Download the albums lead single, Perpetual Slip!

  • 01

    Aardvarks -Intro

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    Aardvarks -Intro

    Keep your eyes to the stars
    And your ear to the radio
    You’ve got to get your kicks however you can
    When fighting against this life on loan

    Temperatures rise
    It’s just a fact of life
    You already know
    Half of the time
    It’s hard to tell where our intentions lie
    Could they be deep inside
    All burrowed low

    Heroes stay grounded
    While the beasts can roam
    Every single step
    Marking their new home
    Those that do no wrong
    Do not run

    But what about you and me?
    When the dollar scratchers have all run empty
    And the aardvarks
    The aardvarks all walk free

  • 02

    Perpetual Slip

    Chris Reiswig

    Song Lyrics: Perpetual Slip

    Perpetual slip
    A fall and a trip
    And you were gone away
    If you’d settled the score
    By strumming a chord
    Then you’d’ve gone away now

    Who stole your life in the sun
    In a quest for the Great Rebirth
    And now you just sit up there and wander
    Off the face of the earth
    But did you ever really walk it anyway?

    Fall off the face of the earth
    Let the fabric slip away
    Fall off the face of the earth
    When you fall out of line
    Is when you fall out of mind

    So were you tripped or were you thrown?
    To where the sky will catch your bones
    Fall off the face of the earth
    When you fall out of line
    You fall out of mind

    All the parts that you left here are
    All hooked to machines
    Removing ghosts from your mirrors now, baby
    You gotta keep ‘em looking clean

    You thought your kings would have sold for more
    More than they’re worth
    One snap decision
    To fall off of the earth
    But you never really walked it anyway

    Fall off the face of the earth
    Let the fabric slip away
    Fall off the face of the earth
    When you fall out of line
    Is when you fall out of mind

    So were you tripped or were you thrown?
    To where the sky will catch your bones
    Fall off the face of the earth
    When you fall out of line
    You fall out of mind

    Fall off the face of the earth
    Let the fabric slip away
    Fall off the face of the earth
    When you fall out of line
    Is when you fall out of mind

    So were you tripped or were you thrown?
    To where the sky will catch your bones
    Fall off the face of the earth
    When you fall out of line
    You fall out of mind

  • 03

    Anhedonia

    (I‘m Not In Love) Chris Reiswig

    Song Lyrics: Anhedonia

    My heart’s in my middle
    And it pumps blood in between ads for dinero
    And a shotgun wedding machine
    And you’re the shotgun wedding queen

    I know you can’t stand it
    I pump blood that just ain’t clean
    A landlocked bandit
    And I’ll take down anybody
    Said I’ll take down anybody
    With or without my sealegs

    But oh No Woah No

    This love we have is just a mirage
    It’s lust disguised in ovarian camouflage
    I ain’t got faith in the stars above
    Cause I can’t be yours
    And this just can’t be love

    Woah This can’t be love No No

    Woah This can’t be love

    Cuz I’m not in love
    This isn’t real love
    I’m not in love with you

    This isn’t really love
    This isn’t really love
    This isn’t really love

    Falling in love is like
    Falling down a flight of stairs
    That’s not something I want to share, it’s true
    And I ain’t gonna share it with you

    Cuz there’s sharks and there’s minnows
    And I’m a shark, baby
    Won’t swim in circles
    And I’ll take down anybody
    Said I’ll take down anybody

    But oh No Woah No

    This love we have is just a mirage
    It’s lust disguised in ovarian camouflage
    I ain’t got faith in the stars above
    Cause I can’t be yours
    And this just can’t be
    No this just can’t be love

    Woah This can’t be love No No

    Woah This can’t be love

    Cuz I’m not in love
    This isn’t real love
    I’m not in love with you

    This isn’t really love
    This isn’t really love
    This isn’t really love

    Say what you want but don’t forget
    I’ll rip you off like nicorette
    Say what you want but don’t forget
    I’ll rip you off like nicorette

    Say what you want but don’t forget
    I’ll rip you off like nicorette
    Say what you want but don’t forget
    I’ll rip you off like nicorette
    Say what you want but don’t forget
    I’ll rip you off like nicorette
    Say what you want but don’t forget
    I’ll rip you off like nicorette

    Yeah yeah!

  • 04

    The Fever Age

    Chris Reiswig

    Song Lyrics: The Fever Age

    I am the self-fulfilling prophecy
    That you hold in too tight
    Cause everybody’s got something that’s waiting to be seen
    Is it drawn to the light?
    Is it drawn to the light…

    Out where the Ambien Animatronics
    All come out to march
    Is where we play circle-the-drain
    Or an existence that’s penciled in ash
    To me it’s all the same
    To me it’s all the same . . .

    Charlie hears the angels sing
    He cuts his teeth in marketing
    It’s all for sale
    Yes it’s all for sale
    It’s all for sale
    Yes it’s all for sale

    The runners will stay in shape
    The legless one will just shake their chains
    Again

    Bitter Alice lives her life
    With a heart on hold
    She won’t be bought or sold
    Cause she ain’t getting old
    She won’t be bought or sold
    Cause we ain’t growing old

    She’s in love with steel kisses, silver tongues,
    And promises of hearts of gold

    Are you worn out?
    Cut down to size?
    Having fun now?
    The Fever Age clings to the alive

    The Radiating Woman soon finds herself
    Falling into a sort of hedonistic bliss
    Fed only on malnutritioned lullabies of yesterday
    She holds on to this wildfire
    This flame she held was an immediate sensation
    One both novel and pure
    “No more burden to burn” she told herself
    “No more burden to burn”
    This was a pride that refused to be burnt down to the floor
    A hole was made but an ember empire soon surfased

    Pick and scrape
    The sickly shapes
    Til the dusted teardrops
    They all melted away

    Take me home
    That’s where I want to stay
    That’s where I should be can you take me there
    Please take me home

    Your next great escape is hiding from you
    Out in the Great Plains
    A pained paradise stands still
    So find a bulletproof vest
    That you can call your own
    I’ll wait for you
    If you’ll wait for me in the Fever Age

    please take me home
    please take me home
    please take me home
    please take me home
    please take me home
    please take me home
    please take me home
    please take me home

  • 05

    Shimmer

    Chris Reiswig

    Song Lyrics: Shimmer

    I’ve only been as good as my last rhyme
    Can you tell you’re what’s on my mind?

    Down where the lights cry out
    Between gates of the countless
    Weightless nightbirds
    How they
    Hide the stars that have fallen apart
    The brightest glow is where the darkness grows
    Yeah they cherish their new hope
    They carry the echo

    Endlessly
    Plain enough to see

    Until my voice is broken
    These will be my words
    I want a light to shine down
    This feeling inside can’t wait to be heard

    These are the days where you age as fast as you can run
    You used to say
    “What falls under the sun
    Just always ends up becoming the prey”

    And I know you laughed about it
    But I know you think about it, you still
    Run your gums about catching up with old chums
    When they don’t even think about you anyway

    You can either stay here or go back to the home
    Where pictures get torn up
    But I don’t think
    That’s your place to stay

    Until my voice is broken
    These will be my words
    I want a light to shine down
    This feeling inside can’t wait to be heard

    Your body breathes loud
    But your lips they move a whisper
    I promise you
    I’m still right here
    Your body breathes loud
    But your lips they move a whisper
    I promise you
    I’m still right here

  • 06

    Paper Trails

    Chris Reiswig

    Song Lyrics: Paper Trails

    Saturday night
    Marked the end of our spell
    The notes were all scripted
    If you couldn’t tell
    The newspaper’s always ready and true
    The paper cuts both me and you

    I’m standing here
    Could you spare me a light?
    Cut me some slack
    Don’t make me ask twice

    I’ll trace it back
    All to no avail
    I’m folding in to your paper trails

    Sketch me in and cut me out
    Sketch me in and cut me out
    Cash a check and spiral out
    Sketch me in and cut me out

    The pen spins and cries tears of rage
    The pen spins and cries tears of rage
    Leave a little room for the ink to creep in
    Leave a little room for the ink to creep in

    Between the cut marks
    Where the river flows
    I’ll follow it down
    To where your daydream goes

    All I collect at the end of the month
    Is your vast collection of papercuts

    So sketch me in and cut me out
    Sketch me in and cut me out
    Cash that check
    Spiral out
    Sketch me
    Sketch me

    A hole in the wallet
    Is a hole in the heart
    A hole in the wallet
    Is a hole in the heart

    Never gave me anything
    That I could keep
    All that you gave to me
    Was a kick in the fucking teeth

    Sketch me in and cut me out
    Sketch me in and cut me out
    Sketch me in and cut me out
    Sketch me in and cut me out
    (Why can’t money be forever)
    (Why can’t money be forever)
    Money printer
    Stuff your pockets with pride
    Money printer
    Take your profits and hide
    Sketch me in and cut me out
    Sketch me in and cut me out

  • 07

    Travel Sequence

    Chris Reiswig

    Song Lyrics: Travel Sequence

    I know it’s seamless
    But I’m having some second thoughts
    I know it’s seamless
    But I’m having some second thoughts

    All our colors
    Tilting soft and
    Fading
    All bleed into one
    With Romanal love affairs
    And rose coloured effigies

    Wrapping all around
    In Stereophonic sound
    Forever

    There’s importance to a man
    Who’s all self-made
    But the car crash still
    Separates the waves
    There’s something to the man
    Who always finds himself delayed

    In spite of
    This fire
    ‘Til we get our endless satisfactions
    This fire

    It sings
    Like a bird without wings
    It’s no use complaining
    If we all
    Return as ghosts

    I know I’ve seen this
    But I’ll give it another shot
    I know I’ve seen this
    But I’ll give it another shot

    All our colors
    Tilting soft and
    Fading
    All bleed into one
    With Romanal love affairs
    And rose coloured effigies

    Wrapping all around
    In stereophonic sound
    Forever

    In spite of
    This fire
    In spite of
    This fire

    It sings
    Like a bird without wings
    It’s no use complaining
    If we all go

  • 08

    Idle Mind

    Chris Reiswig

    Song Lyrics: Idle Mind

    I’ve got an idle mind
    An idle mind
    But I don’t mind

    I heard a word about
    Some shelter singing
    “Wouldn’t you rather trade
    A headful of thoughts for a heavy cup of change?”

    I have seen the seasons roll out
    Under the sky upon my windshield fading
    But my clouds are standing still

    Cause I have seen them
    Come a little closer
    I left them behind
    Yeah I left them all behind

    This body holds me
    Not for very much longer
    All compartmentalized
    Girl, you need a change of mind

    I don’t mind
    An idle mind
    Yes, I don’t mind

    Baby, I don’t mind
    That I’ll waste my time with you
    If you want me to
    I’ll waste my time with you

    Got me some lazy luck
    That’s floating me along
    With liquid confidence
    I’ve looked to the skies and seen crumbling stars
    I’ve seen broken men who’ve travelled far
    Give a victory march

    So let out the rabid dogs and you can see them
    All burn a little brighter
    Destroying themselves in their own suns
    All just walking atom bombs

    Or else filed in
    Like Terracotta soldiers
    But in the back of the line
    There was one they could not find

    And I
    I’d rather be, I’d rather be
    I’d rather be
    The soil left growing
    Underneath the stone

    I’ve got an idle mind
    An idle mind
    But I don’t mind

    Baby, I don’t mind
    That I’ll waste my time with you
    If you want me to
    I’ll waste my time with you

  • 09

    The Joy of Ulterior Motives

    Chris Reiswig

    Song Lyrics: The Joy of Ulterior Motives

    If I held you into the dark
    Would it be a compliment?
    If this is with me
    Please tell me it’s getting you too

    Check your front door
    And lock it
    Hide your jugular in your back pocket
    I’ve got this feeling I just cannot shake
    That I’m being fed like a rat to a snake

    So you can run, you can hide
    You can run your mouth and lie
    You’ll meet your maker in the end

    Ponzi schemes and mondegreens
    Won’t keep you sheltered from your stormy weather

    We’re tied to these blood red handcuffs
    We’re bound by this bright red chain
    One of us can try to look so tough
    When we’re both blinded by these chains

    This one started off as a duet
    But a few pages got lost along the way
    This heat here’s getting a little heavier now
    But remember these shackles
    They give off a rattle

    A sneaking suspicion
    Might give you a God-on-Demand
    To justify your singing
    About coming undone
    Silver hides the lying tongue
    But even the Rio Grande
    Can’t hide shaking hands

    So you can run, you can hide
    You can run your mouth and lie
    You’ll meet your maker in the end

    Forgotten kings and frilly things
    Are all left lying naked in the sand

    We’re tied to these blood red handcuffs
    We’re bound by this bright red chain
    One of us can try and look so tough
    When we’re both blinded by chains

    We’re tied to these blood red handcuffs
    We’re bound by that bright red chain
    One of us can try and look so tough
    We’re blinded
    We’re blinded

    I know that you know pride comes before the fall

  • 10

    This Must Be The End

    Chris Reiswig

    Song Lyrics: This Must Be The End

    The sun lowers down
    On my city that sleeps
    Pack it in a box
    Your thoughts are going home

    A full tank of gas
    On an empty heart
    Let’s leave our shadows
    Underneath the freeway

    Oh, those folk back home
    They hide their smiles from the cold
    It’s getting old
    So I think I’m going where
    Clouds won’t hang in the air

    "And I looked!"
    He’s nowhere to be found
    “Yeah he was gone!
    "He was gone!"
    "He was gone!”

    No more
    No more pushing my heart around

    All the sullen maids
    Faces wet with rain
    They’re all clutching on
    Onto their hand-grenades

    The hometown heroes
    Are all left to theorize
    What will happen
    After the sunrise

    If there’s a heaven
    I’ll stand exactly where I am
    When this song’s over
    Will it just happen again?

    I’m telling you my friend
    That by now there’s no time to make amends
    More than a passing trend
    This must be the end

    Cuz it’s chocolate bars or sashimi
    Or else it’s caffeine trips and misery
    And it gets so old

    This fuel I’ve held was meant to burn
    Even the waves that are made of Ether
    Will crash back into the sea
    Eventually

    "And I looked!"
    He’s nowhere to be found
    “Yeah he was gone!
    "He was gone!"
    I was gone

    No more
    No more pushing me ‘round

    All the sullen maids
    Faces wet with rain
    They’re all clutching on
    Onto their hand-grenades

    The hometown heroes
    Are all left to theorize
    What will happen
    After the sunrise

    If there’s a heaven
    I’ll stand exactly where I am
    When this song’s over
    Will it just happen again?

    I’m telling you my friend
    That by now there’s no time to make amends
    More than a passing trend

    If the pathway narrows
    You might get flowers in your hair

    You have to shout through the city
    Pushing echoes cross the hall
    Shout through the city
    Pushing echoes cross the hall
    Shout through the city
    Pushing echoes cross the hall
    THESE ARE THE SOUNDS OF THE LIVING!!

    You have to shout through the city
    Pushing echoes cross the hall
    Shout through the city
    Pushing echoes cross the hall
    Shout through the city
    Pushing echoes cross the hall
    THESE ARE THE SOUNDS OF THE LIVING!!

    So what do you wanna be?

    All the sullen maids
    Faces wet with rain
    They’re all clutching on
    Onto their hand-grenades

    The hometown heroes
    Are all left to theorize
    What will happen
    After the sunrise

    If there’s a heaven
    I’ll stand exactly where I am
    I will help myself
    If it’ll happen again

    I’m telling you my friend
    That by now there’s no time to make amends
    More than a passing trend
    This must be the end

Get the lyrics for the entire album here:

SHOWS & EVENTS

Chris Reiswig on stage in Scottsdale at the Temperatures Rise album debut party

 Thank you all for coming out to celebrate the release of Temperatures Rise.

It was unreal finally seeing people’s reactions to these songs that I have been working on for years. I’m glad you had fun & I’ll see you at the next show!

Chris Reiswig singing Perpetual Slip at the album debut July 2019

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ABOUT ARIZONAN SUMMER

Often described as “Progressive Indie”, Arizonan Summer incorporates an intriguing mix of elements from a variety of genres to produce an energetic and unique sound that excites imagination and leaves a lasting impression.

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