Butterfly EP

by Remote Impact

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about

Vocalist/keyboardist Joanne Elizabeth Engel has been writing and performing her own songs since the age of 14. After years of recording and performing as Joanne Elizabeth, she finally decided on Remote Impact as a band name in 2005. The following year, she worked with Matt Engel to release a 5-song EP titled Butterfly. Joanne performed live throughout the Tacoma, WA area to promote the EP.

credits

released January 1, 2006

Joanne Elizabeth Engel- vocals, electric piano
Matt Engel- guitar, bass, drum programming

Recorded, mixed, & mastered by Matt Engel at The Explorer Studio in Tacoma, WA, USA. Produced by Matt & Joanne Engel. Photography & design by Joanne Engel.

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Remote Impact Tacoma, Washington

We multiply and divide ourselves.
We add and subtract each other.
We are numbers.
We are meaningless.
Value is a gift we give to each other.
To value is to love.

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Track Name: Butterfly
I guess it’s true that there comes a day
When a person has nothing left to say
Many years have passed all too quickly

Ask but never tell
From these shadowless words
Whispers have gone
It has been said right into my soul

Through joy, through sorrow
I have prevailed
I have lost, I have won
It’s really all the same
Either way and either way
It was fun

All over the world
People work themselves into oblivion
As they never know I am a butterfly

Ask but never tell (I am a butterfly)
From these shadowless words
Whispers have gone (I am a butterfly)
It has been said right into my soul

It’s really all the same
Either way and either way
People work themselves into oblivion
They’ll never know you like I do
They'll never know you are my sunshine
You are my sky
Track Name: Just Another Memory
Just another thought drifting away
Just another heart beating momentarily
Just another memory of your life slipping away
Just another day going by and I am still
Just another memory

Just another heart beating
Just another heart breaking
Just another heart bleeding momentarily
Just another memory

Do you remember

Just another heart beating
Just another heart breaking
Just another heart bleeding momentarily
Just another memory
Just an ordinary day
Track Name: Pearl
Gone, before I even came around
Now you linger, rest in peace my Pearl

Tell me where to go from here
Now, when will I see you again?

If you could hear me, what would you say?
Don’t fly away... no, like a dove, my Pearl

Show me how to live from here
Now, are you somewhere in here?

Won’t you give me a taste of you world – a bit of heaven
My world is falling, falling, down
Leave me a poem or two to help me remember you
I’ll write a poem for you
so you’ll feel right at home, my Pearl

Show me how to live from here
Now, are you somewhere in here?

Suddenly you turn around and you’re gone
Suddenly you turn around, you turn around
Suddenly I turn around and I’m gone
Suddenly I turn around, I turn around and you are there

My Pearl
I’ll show you that I am
I am worthy; I am worthy of your love
I am worthy of a bit of heaven
just a little sacrifice of your love
just a little bit of heaven
Track Name: A Better Place
She sees her face in the mirror and her eyes look empty and dry
She sees her life in shattered fragments and doesn’t bother asking why
She tries to face the festering pain as it burns into her soul
She tries to run away as her feelings swallow her whole

She cries and she cries in the night and no one feels her tears
She cries and she cries in the night even after all these years

She’s been there and I’ve only seen pictures and I don’t understand
She’s been there and I’ve only seen pictures; I don’t pretend to understand

The next day I felt crushed by her rose smell
Above all, she will fall weak frantic, she tries to leave
Her gorgeous white skin shines around her black dress as she flies down
the side of a church building
I hear, as she flies down, the sound of bells ringing for her
The sound of bells ringing

She cried and she cried in the night, somehow I feel her tears
She cried and she cried in the night, slowly drowning in those years

She’s been there and I’ve only seen pictures and I don’t understand
She was there, now she’s gone to a better place

And I don’t understand why she took her away
but they say she’s in a better place
Now they say, oh, but she didn't know
No, she didn't understand dying was forever
Now she does, well she does now
Track Name: The Bird
Black crow against the blue sky
please tell me how I can make things right

Always drunk, you cry in your play
Days go by fast, but not gone away
Steadfast, they stay in your cloudy memory
And the moment she shot the bird
she took away her grandest dream

To beat our biggest victory,
let our bitterness die
It would only hurt to stay here

Black crow against the blue sky
please say it is essential that I may fall

So this is the last dance
The last moment has gone soaring to the sea
I am looking for me
It could be anyone; you know me- I could be anyone

Here honey, peaches hold the sky
just like we used to
You need sleep now, Precious
Leave it behind you
Go the smooth road
It is essential
You may fall

Sometimes just a little is enough
to take you there
Sometimes just a little is enough

to beat our biggest victory
Let our bitterness die
It would only hurt to stay; it would only hurt

And the moment she shot the bird
She took away her grandest dream, but I said

Pick up the pieces
start over again
I will always be your friend
You shot the bird
I forgive you

Black crow against the blue sky
please tell her how I made things right