Terra Incognita

by Burn the Maps

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Burn the Maps is:
Kate Aronson: Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Kazoo
Mike Kimlicko: Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Piano
Paul Lilley: Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele
John Litchenberg: Drums

with special guests:
Ian Bourgal: Lap Steel Guitar
Luka Kimlicko: Trumpet
Harriett Landrum: Violin

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released April 8, 2011

Produced by: Mike Kimlicko
Engineered by: Mike Kimlicko and John Litchenberg
Recorded at: Shooks Run Sound, Colorado Springs, CO
Mixed by: Ian Bourgal
Mastered by: Bill Douglass @ Royal Recording
Photography by: John Litchenberg
Logo, art elements, CD & cover design: Samantha Bachechi/Creative Medium, Ltd.
Map Artist: Sarah Lilley
Photography: John Litchenberg

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Burn the Maps Colorado Springs, Colorado

Burn the Maps is a four-piece, mostly acoustic, band based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They write and perform original songs that create a unique blend of acoustic and electric sounds with intricate three-part harmonies, anchored by tasteful drumming. Their latest release, Terra Incognita, provides twelve unique tracks that invoke their multi-layered indie-folk-pop roots. ... more

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Track Name: See in the Dark
See in the Dark (© 2011 Mike Kimlicko)

The sky is black, but the night is still very far
And the storm, it creeps while my love, she sleeps in the car
And the rage, it keeps, but I don‟t know who you are
But for now I‟m fine, while I‟ve still got my guitar.

There‟s no time to waste, no trace of love to be found
While the sky opens up and the rain crashes to the ground
Down this winding road, as my thoughts unfold with a frown
But for now I‟m fine, while I‟m driving through this town

So don‟t be late to wake
There‟s far too much at stake
The way is clear
And though she‟s near, she‟s gone

Wipe the sleep from your eyes, for the lies were not in a dream
While the whisper is soft, the words flow down in a scream
Though the words are clear, it‟s hard to know what you mean
But for now I‟m fine, though your eyes have lost their gleam

So don‟t be late to wake
There‟s far too much at stake
The way is clear
And though she‟s near, she‟s gone

It came to me not in a flash, nor with a spark
Because when it‟s gone you have to learn to see…
Learn to see… to see in the dark

With your feet on the dash and the window down for the air
It‟s plenty warm outside but she‟s far too cold to care
When the road is done the heart will have no spare
But for now I‟m fine, though the truth is hard to bare

So don‟t be late to wake
There‟s far too much at stake
The way is clear
And though she‟s near, she‟s gone

So don‟t be late to wake
There‟s far too much at stake
The way is clear
And though she‟s near, she‟s gone
Track Name: Pilgrim's Heart
Pilgrim‟s Heart (© 2011 Kate Aronson)

Come down to the river with your pilgrim‟s heart
Let loose and beating fast
Come down to the river with your pilgrim‟s heart
Let go your broken past

Laying low so no one noticed
Coming home to nothing new
Retreating into darkness
Letting no one comfort you

Come down to the river with your pilgrim‟s heart
Let loose and beating fast
Come down to the river with your pilgrim‟s heart
Let go your broken past

Building walls so no one sees you
Hiding from the light
Walking in the shadows
Letting nothing change the night

Come down to the river with your pilgrim‟s heart
Let loose and beating fast
Come down to the river with your pilgrim‟s heart
Let go your broken past
Your broken past…

What keeps you locked inside?
What are you afraid of?
If you can open your eyes
The fear that you are made of
Can disappear…

Come down to the river with your pilgrim‟s heart
Let loose and beating fast
Come down to the river with your pilgrim‟s heart
Let go your broken past

Come down to the river with your pilgrim‟s heart
Let loose and beating fast
Come down to the river with your pilgrim‟s heart
Let go your broken past
Your broken past…
Track Name: Canyon Walls
Canyon Walls (© 2011 Paul Lilley)

Sun is hitting the walls above my head
Ground is freezing now I think I‟ll stay here in bed
Water‟s red now carving these walls to bleed
Slowly pulling all this life downstream

But these walls, yeah these walls
They‟re surrounding me
And these walls, yeah these walls
Will they fall on me?

Sun is risen but I still can‟t see
These canyon walls are closing in around me
The air gets warmer now the heat‟s more than I can bear
Water‟s freezing no, no chance of swimming here

But these walls, yeah these walls
They‟re surrounding me
And these walls, canyon walls
Will they fall on me?

Sun is setting, spilling light around me
These canyon walls are burning beauty
But these walls, yeah these walls
They‟re surrounding me

And these walls, canyon walls
Will they fall on me?
And these walls, canyon walls
They won‟t fall on me
And these walls, canyon walls
Now they‟re guiding me
Track Name: The End of the Day
The End of the Day (© 2011 Mike Kimlicko)

Cold summer, waiting for the dawn
Leaves rustling on the lawn
Hard cushion, here to break my fall
Boards creaking in the hall

At the end of the day we're just stalling
There‟s nothing left to say
So you just walk away while I'm falling
'til it's gone, at the end of the day

Ice melting, drops slide down my glass
My taste for this has passed
Breeze blowing, lifts the hair from your neck
How did we become such a wreck?

At the end of the day we're just stalling
There's nothing left to say
So you just walk away while I'm falling, falling,
'til it's gone, at the end of the day

There‟s no reason or rhyme to what you say
At the end of the day

The fire's glowing, its heat won't warm my hands
When will you understand?
The train's whistling, leaving this town soon
No more will we share the moon

At the end of the day we're just stalling
There‟s nothing left to say
So you just walk away while I'm falling, falling
falling, falling, I'm falling, falling…
'til it's gone, at the end of the day

The end of the day
The end of the day
The end of the day
The end of the day
Track Name: 10,000 Moons
10,000 Moons (© 2011 Kate Aronson)

Standing on the front porch, looking at the photographs of you
Contemplating days I found myself remembering what I knew
Sitting at the table, listening and laughing through the night
Relating ways I reinvent the story of my life

And if you light the sky I will shine with you
And if you drift on by I will take your hand
And put it on my heart forever

Driving down the back roads, following the stars that light the way
Re dedicating all that we had promised we would say
Dancing on the hilltop, marveling at all that we could see
Pontificating on the things we knew would set us free

And if you light the sky I will shine with you
And if you drift on by I will take your hand
And put it on my heart forever

And when I am 10,000 moons away will you remember?
And when I am 10,000 moons away will you remember?
What will you say?

Falling off this big earth, floating like an angel in the air
Reciprocating all the little signs that I can hear
Turing around to see you, knowing all that we have reconciled
Anticipating days inside the years still shining white

And if you light the sky I will shine with you
And if you drift on by I will take your hand
And put it on my heart forever

And when I am 10,000 moons away will you remember?
And when I am 10,000 moons away will you remember?
And when I am 10,000 moons away will you remember?
Track Name: In the Wake of Angels
In the Wake of Angels (© 2011 Mike Kimlicko)

Here alone without a home I wait in the wake of angels.
Try to see what‟s left of me, I„m lost in the arms of strangers
I can‟t believe that all I knew is gone and I am left with nothing
First a trickle then a flood, I‟m drowning in the wake of angels.

Today you‟re here, tomorrow you‟ll be gone again
And I can see the writing on the wall
When help becomes a fashion from a shiny world
But then it‟s gone…

Well, I‟d been here long before you knew, you knew that I‟d been
crying
And I thank you for the love you send, because without it I‟d be
next to nothing
But now I wonder how long will you stay to help pick up my pieces
First a flood and then it stops, I‟m falling through the arms of
angels

Today you‟re here, tomorrow you‟ll be gone again
And I can see the writing on the wall
When help becomes a fashion from a shiny world
But then it‟s gone…

I‟m not ungrateful, but “so long,”
Because we both know we‟re moving on
I‟ve seen it all before…
But for now I rise, now I rise
In the wake of angels
In the wake of angels

Here‟s the rub, we‟ve got to find a way, a way out of the forest
For there is but a sea of trees, I‟m lost in among the branches
So if you want to help me, help me help myself, because I need to
get started
No more swimming against the tide, I‟ll be standing in the wake of
angels

Today you‟re here, tomorrow you‟ll be gone again
And I can see the writing on the wall
When help becomes a fashion from a shiny world
But then it‟s gone…

In the wake of angels
In the wake of angels
In the wake of angels
In the wake of angels
Track Name: Rose of the Night
Rose of the Night (© 2011 Kate Aronson)

My name is Sally, Virginia was my home
I loved a man so fiercely, but never could I
call him my own
The times were troubled, our lives so far apart
But he held me so tightly under the southern
stars

He called me his only true love
He called me his rose of the night
He called me his darling Sally
He promised to make things right

We spoke of freedom and justice for all men
We‟d steal away for hours; we were equals
only then

He called me his only true love
He called me his rose of the night
He called me his darling Sally
He promised to make things right

Then a child was blossoming from our love
He turned away without speaking as the stars
fell from above

He called me his only true love
He called me his rose of the night
He called me his darling Sally
He promised to make things right

My name is Sally, Virginia was my home
I loved a man so fiercely, but never could I
call him my own
Track Name: Fly
Fly (© 2011 Mike Kimlicko)

All you say, well, it falls like rain at my feet
But it‟s incomplete, just like me
There was much more to say but it all floats
away „til it‟s clear
A whisper in your ear: “Let it be”

Here we are, tonight it starts, we dance among
the leaves
Take my hand and understand you‟re all that‟s
left,
You‟re all that‟s left of me

The memories of me will be much brighter
than the night
The night that I took flight in the breeze
If the measure of you is all that you do, then
there‟s time
Time to stand up tall and be free

Here we are, tonight it starts, we dance among
the leaves
Take my hand and understand you‟re all that‟s
left of me
Here we are, tonight it starts, we dance among
the leaves
Take my hand and understand you‟re all that‟s
left,
You‟re all that‟s left of me

So fly…
Don‟t cry…
Just fly…
Goodbye…

Here we are, tonight it starts, we dance among
the leaves
Take my hand and understand you‟re all that‟s
left of me
Here we are, tonight it starts, we dance among
the leaves
Take my hand and understand you‟re all that‟s
left,
You‟re all that‟s left of me
Track Name: The Way Things Are
The Way Things Are (© 2011 Paul Lilley)

I am waiting for my train to come
Headed out west where I am bound
Then I saw her standing by me
I‟ll take you there, she says, yeah, I‟ll take you
there

She started small with talk of sun and rain
What was for dinner, and what town came next
Then life happened, faith, hope, and dreams
I‟ll take you there, I said, yeah, I‟ll take you
there

We sat in silence, all words were spent
Not uncomfortable, just the way things are
Train it flies by, old and abandoned town
I‟ll take you there, it says, yeah, I‟ll take you
there

I‟ll take you there, I‟ll take you there
I‟ll take you there, I‟ll take you there

I am waiting for my train to come
Headed back east where I belong
Now I don‟t see her that much anymore
I took her there that day, yeah, I took her there
Track Name: Whales (Shine On)
Whales (Shine On) (© 2011 Mike Kimlicko)

I should not be here
what‟s wrong with me
The life that I lead,
takes me out to sea

The mystery waits for us,
unless we choose to flee
But all I see before me,
is all I hoped to be
It‟s all I hoped to be

Shine on, shine on baby lightning
Oh, lead me out to sea
Shine on, shine on baby lightning
And bring her back to me

There‟s something not too natural
When water‟s all you breathe
When whales come to your sleep
From the dark depths beneath
From the dark depths beneath

Shine on, shine on baby lightning
Oh, lead me out to sea
Shine on, shine on baby lightning
And bring her back to me

Through the shadows by the rocks, I‟m on my
own
And though it blinds me,
It‟s a light that leads me home
The light that leads me home…

Tomorrow the sun rises
Pink and orange on the breeze
And the wind she sails without me
For tonight I‟m finally free
Tonight, I‟ll be free

Shine on, shine on baby lightning
Oh, lead me out to sea
Shine on, shine on baby lightning
And bring her back to me
Track Name: Amazed
Amazed (© 2011 Mike Kimlicko)

She walked into a room where no one knew her name
She was alone, but by no fault of her own
She came for help, but what would she receive?
A fleeting glance was all, with no reprieve

Looking up for something that‟s just not there
Looking out for no one but your own
It‟s amazing…

He came from far seeking the very best
He rode into town with a smile
He came seeking only comfort, and nothing more
But what he found was apathy

Looking up for something that‟s just not there
Looking out for no one but your own
It‟s amazing, It‟s amazing

The whole world‟s watching as they turn away
The whole world‟s watching while they turn away

They turned them loose, unhooked the noose
But tied their hands, oh their hands
Will they ever see what they‟ve done
Or have they no more eyes?

I‟m amazed by what they do and what they say
I‟m amazed at how they‟re carried away
It‟s a shock, a shock to my very core
How no one seems to care anymore

Looking up for something that‟s just not there
Looking out for no one but your own
It‟s amazing, It‟s amazing

The whole world‟s watching as they turn away
The whole world‟s watching while they turn away
The whole world‟s watching as they turn away
The whole world‟s watching while they turn away
We're all watching as you turn away…
Track Name: Jump, Jump, Jump
Jump, Jump, Jump (© 2011 Kate Aronson)

The sun is up I‟ve got time alone
I‟ve got people who love me
I can dance around all on my own
While the birds fly above me

I wanna jump, jump, jump way up high
I wanna jump, jump, jump up to the sky
I wanna jump, jump, jump, and hold your hand
I wanna jump and never land

The sky is blue, I‟ve got time to spare
I‟ve got trees all around me
I can walk for miles without a care
As the flowers astound me

I wanna jump, jump, jump way up high
I wanna jump, jump, jump up to the sky
I wanna jump, jump, jump, and hold your hand
I wanna jump and never land

I wanna jump, jump, jump way up high
I wanna jump, jump, jump up to the sky
I wanna jump, jump, jump, and hold your hand
I wanna jump and never land

Jump jump jump, jump, jump jump, jump, jump to the sky
Jump jump jump, jump, jump jump, jump, jump to the sky

I wanna hold your hand, I wanna hold your hand
I wanna jump and hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand, I wanna hold your hand
I wanna jump and hold your hand

The sun is up I‟ve got time alone...