The Wonders of the Invisible World

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With their uncanny lyrics, massive harmonies, and six-string fireworks, Sunspot has been touring the rock underground for over two decades and performs driving electro-rock anthems that capture the fantastic and bring it back down to Earth.

After years of podcasting tour stories from their van, Sunspot branched out by creating Wisconsin’s #1 paranormal podcast, See You On The Other Side. Each of the show’s 200+ episodes feature interviews and discussions of pop culture and paranormal themes while capping each entry off with a brand new original track every week. Their latest album The Wonders of the Invisible World is a re-recorded and fully mastered collection of the most popular songs from the show. The paranormal inspiration ranges from weird Puritan superstitions (hence the Salem Witch Trials-related title track) to a rocker inspired by Ed and Lorraine Warren of The Conjuring fame (“The Only Faith”), a Churchillian ode to a brave psychic British cancer survivor (“Keep Calm and Carry On”) to a track about the escape of an out-of-body experience (“Push”).

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released April 13, 2018

Written and performed by Sunspot. Produced by Eric LaBrosse at Cherry Pit Studios. Additional mixing by Ryan Kutz. Mastered by Jake Johnson.

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Track Name: The Only Faith
The Only Faith

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

And if you told me all the fairy tales were true,
and all the saints, Valhalla, and voodoo
They've got for us with a room ready in Bellevue
and the only faith I ever had was you.

So why were you the first to go?
I’m left talking to a shadow
I’m doing my best don't you know
to be brave
Can you feel me walking on your grave
Can you feel me walking on your

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Show me a sign that I’m not crazy too
cuz the only faith I ever had was you.
The only faith I ever had was you.

A cross and holy water, sprinkled on somebody's daughter,
we found a story wherever we looked to,
All these decades past and I’m still holding fast cuz
the only faith I ever had was you.

So why were you the first to go?
I’m left talking to a shadow
I’m doing my best don't you know
to be brave
Can you feel me walking on your grave
Can you feel me walking on your

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Show me a sign that I’m not crazy too
cuz the only faith I ever had was you.
The only faith I ever had was you.

You went away too soon
but somehow I think that we’re still in tune
And you know that we lived by our own rules,
So now’s your chance to let me know that I’m not a fool.

So why were you the first to go?
I’m left talking to a shadow
I’m doing my best don't you know
to be brave
Can you feel me walking on your grave
Can you feel me walking on your

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Show me a sign that I’m not crazy too
cuz the only faith I ever had was you.
The only faith I ever had was you.

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

The only faith I ever had was you.
The only faith I ever had was you.
Track Name: Chasing Devils
You dreamed of danger
you dreamed of risk
You dreamed of chasing devils dusk to dawn
and waiting for their kiss
You wished for abuse
Hoped for neglect
Wishing for an oppressor you could fight
and a cause you could insurrect

You want to roam
so far from home
but these imaginary devils
are all better left alone
You were hell-bound
the long way round
because the creatures of the night will be gone
when you finally come down

You wanted action
You made it hot,
But the more you get the more you need
and the more that you got lost.
The taste of danger
the sweet of risk
When you’re busy chasing devils
you’re too high to know you’re sick

You want to roam
so far from home
but these imaginary devils
are all better left alone
You were hell-bound
the long way round
because the creatures of the night will be gone
when you finally come down

Was something broken,
where did we fail?
What did you need to find out there beyond the Veil?
The chasm’s wide,
the abyss is black,
and when you suffocate in shadow,
you’re never coming back

You went to roam
so far from home
but these imaginary devils
were all better left alone
You were hell-bound
the long way round
because the creatures of the night were all gone
when you finally came down
The creatures of the night were all gone
when you finally came down
Track Name: The Wonders of the Invisible World
We were chosen for this moment
We were chosen for this land
We are elected to be perfected
Our conscience clean as Pilate's hands.

The Devil asks a penny
but he’ll always take a pound
He knows all your secrets,
and he loves to drag you down.

So watch out for drunken sailors
So Watch out for dirty girls,
And if you let me please,
I can show you these,
Wonders of the Invisible World.

I know the monsters that you’ve dreamt
I’ve seen the hands that torment
But this is all part of all the plan divine,
to test your faith ’til you’re burned alive.

The Devil asks a penny
but he’ll always take a pound
He knows all your secrets,
and he loves to drag you down.

So watch out for drunken sailors,
So watch out for dirty girls,
And if you let me please,
I can show you these,
Wonders of the Invisible World.

In the land of the deceiver
Destroy the non-believers
we act for the Man on High

I’ve seen the Devil in the flesh
I seen the souls that he’s enmeshed
and we don’t need to justify

When they fall
Burn them all
In his thrall
Burn them all

So watch out for drunken sailors
So Watch out for dirty girls,
And if you let me please,
I can show you these,
Wonders of the Invisible World.
The Wonders of the Invisible World.
Such Wonders of the Invisible World.
The Wonders of the Invisible World.
Track Name: I'd Rather Be A Freak
I’d rather be a freak
I’d rather be a freak
Well, I’ve seen a million snowflakes who just aren’t that unique,
So I’d rather be a freak.

Let’s hear it for the weirdos who never wanted to fit in,
we ran away and joined the circus,
we ran to find our brethren.
Let’s hear it for the geeks,
let’s hear it for the damned,
we don’t ask for your permission,
we don’t care if you understand.

you can laugh and have a good time
it don’t matter much to us cuz we still got your dime

I’d rather be a freak
I’d rather be a freak
Well, I’ve seen a million snowflakes who just aren’t that unique,
So I’d rather be a freak.

Bottoms up for bearded ladies who have no fucks to give
It might seem that we’re all crazy but better than the alternative,
you climb the corporate ladder or try to keep up with a Jones,
I can watch you all scatter, I’ll watch you fight amongst the clones.

you can laugh and have a good time
it don’t matter much to us cuz we still got your dime

I’d rather be a freak
I’d rather be a freak
Well, I’ve seen a million snowflakes who just aren’t that unique,
So I’d rather be a freak.

Nutcase, misfit, oddball, kook and curiosity, FREAK
Aberration, malformation, and monstrosity. FREAK
Outcast and pariah, persona non grata, FREAK
Your fear just makes you hate, but I refuse to take the bait.
FREAK
FREAK
FREAK
FREAK

I’d rather be a freak
I’d rather be a freak
Well, I’ve seen a million snowflakes who just aren’t that unique,
So I’d rather be a freak.

We'd rather be some freaks
We'd rather be some freaks
Well, we've seen a million snowflakes who just aren’t that unique,
We'd rather be some freaks
Track Name: All In
Float like a butterly,
Get knocked down and you gotta get back up,
put me in the game, I'm ready to play.
in a place where the best and mighty roam, take the field and fight,
struggle in a battle for glory.

When I play, I play to win,
take my chips cuz I'm all in.
This is our time, this is our day,
Victory is the aim,
the only thing,
we will proclaim
When you go, go all the way.

Old Vince was right, winning is the only thing.
When somebody rocks you,
you must comeback.
In this world where there is no replay,
called forth to action on this day,
Get out on the field and get em back.

When I play, I play to win,
take my chips cuz I'm all in.
This is our time, this is our day,
Victory is the aim,
the only thing,
we will proclaim
When you go, go all the way.
Track Name: Keep Calm and Carry On
Don’t hold back,
move forward
and we give
no quarter,
until the moment you’re called upon,
keep calm and carry on.

No yield or,
surrender,
we must hold,
the center,
It’s always darkest before the dawn,
keep calm and carry on.

The earth will turn to hollow,
the seas will rise to swallow,
blackened skies and poison rains,
the forests turn to flames.
everything that we believe,
and will transform into a deceit,
and every little victory,
is ashes in your mouth.

But play the long game,
Your strength lies in your power to take pain.
Over and over again.
We can withstand,
exist, resist,
the blackest urge.
Stand by your principle,
to be invincible.

The stars will flicker and fade
The flora turns to nightshade,
the sun becomes lost in shadow
and the hills crumble below

And those in who we placed our faith,
will throw our trust away.
And all the prayers that you say,
Are ashes in your mouth.

Staring at your own tombstone
You’ve spilled your blood
you’re flesh and bone.
The only thing you even know
is the fact that you are damned.

Looking the reaper in his face
refusing his cold embrace
When you plan on taking on the fates
you must know where you stand.

When it’s all so dour
your soul devoured
before you cower
There’s a primal power
When it’s all so dour
your soul devoured
before you cower
You've gotta find your finest hour
You've gotta find your finest hour

Don’t hold back,
move forward
and we give
no quarter,
until the moment you’re called upon,
keep calm and carry on.

No yield or,
surrender,
we must hold,
the center,
It’s always darkest before the dawn,
keep calm and carry on.
Track Name: The Wilderness of Almost Was and Never Were
What happened to the kids who got lost in the blur,
The wilderness of almost was and never were,

We used to plan, We used to scheme,
We used to curse the old regime,
What did you surrender. for legal tender,
Was your price more than your dreams?

When they come to you to sell out
Just promise to put up a fight,
And realize you’ll never be so close as you are tonight.

When they come to you to sell out
Just promise to put up a fight,
And realize you’ll never be so close as you are tonight.

Drowning in your memory and you'll drown right in your hurt,
in the wilderness of almost was and never were.

We used to fight and get wound up,
We thought we'd light the whole world up.
What do you remember about your surrender
Did you get your damn closeup?

Drink to the memory
This is the eulogy
You became the enemy
Of our forgotten army
I fought for your soul
In a war with no heroes
We fell so long ago
On a battlefield no one knows
We end up just a banquet for the crows.

When they come to you to sell out
Just promise to put up a fight,
And realize you’ll never be so close as you are tonight.

When they come to you to sell out
Just promise to put up a fight,
And realize you’ll never be so close as you are tonight.

We used to plan, We used to scheme,
We used to curse the old regime,
What do you remember about your surrender,
Was your price more than your dreams?

We used to fight and get wound up,
We thought we'd light the whole world up.
What did you surrender for legal tender,
Did you get your damn closeup?
Track Name: Shadow
How sick do you need to be?
How far down you have to go?
How cruel do you want to seem?
Before the bottom is too low

cuz when you hit
you’ll hit until it hurts
you’ll bleed until you’re empty
you’ll struggle and you’ll curse
against your fragility.

all the kings horses, all the kings men
cannot break your fall
you’re just a shadow on the wall
Can your soul be born again?
until your demons let you go
you’re just the shadow of who I used to know

Do you remember the curtain close
or the ending of the joke?
Do you remember remember clutching my throat
the moment your conscience broke
How about the downward spiral
or the years of denial
do you remember every time
you promised not another time?

cuz when you hit
you’ll hit until it hurts
you’ll bleed until you’re empty
you’ll struggle and you’ll curse
against your fragility.

all the kings horses, all the kings men
cannot break your fall
you’re just a shadow on the wall
Can your soul be born again?
until your demons let you go
you’re just the shadow of who I used to know

Every promise that you break
And every plea that you ignore
I look but
I don't see you anymore

The darkness that you drank
Hollowed out your core
I look but
I don't see you anymore

Hold on to the ghost
Of anyone left at all
I look but
It’s just shadows on the wall.

Strangled in blackness
drowned in ethanol
I look but
It’s just shadows on the wall.

all the kings horses, all the kings men
cannot break your fall
you’re just a shadow on the wall
Can your soul be born again?
until your demons let you go
you’re just the shadow of who I used to know
Track Name: Sulfur
it was the sulfur
it was the brimstone
it was the night
it was the blackness
it was the madness
when you lost your sight

there are moments that matter
there are fixed points in time
and what you do right here
will be with you to the end of your life.

be careful what you burn
and all you’ll taste is the sulfur
of how right you thought you were
be careful what you burn
and all you’ll taste is the sulfur
of how right you thought you were

it was the sulfur
it was the anger
it was the wrath
it was the vengeance
the lack of penance
you strayed from the path

be careful what you burn
and all you’ll taste is the sulfur
of how right you thought you were
be careful what you burn
and all you’ll taste is the sulfur
of how right you thought you were

be careful what you burn
and all you’ll taste is the sulfur
of how right you thought you were
be careful what you burn
and all you’ll taste is the sulfur
of how right you thought you were
Track Name: American Monsters
While we were wondering what’s under the bed,
there’s been something growing we should dread,
and it’s getting bigger all the time.
Hairier than Bigfoot's paw,
and scarier than Wolfman’s claw,
there’s pitchforks out looking for a Frankenstein.

So scream your lungs out,
and look for a way out,
From a mouth starving for something to hate.

Be careful what you say,
be careful not to wake,
the outrage of a beast with a million heads,
These American Monsters will eat you whole,
take your life from your control,
and won’t be satisfied until the trolls are fed.

It’s a sick chilling effect
watching human lives get wrecked.
they’ll set your insides out for a little bait.
It’s the mob and it always wins
walking on needles and pins
So you better watch what you say.

Someone’s listening,
so say the right thing,
but the right thing changes every day.

It’s never a problem
until you’re the one they want to find,
double-check your privilege
or it's your profile on a pike.
They’re driving me insane,
The monsters inside my brain.

So scream your lungs out,
and look for a way out,
From a mouth starving for something to hate.

Be careful what you say,
be careful not to wake,
the outrage of a beast with a million heads,
These American Monsters will eat you whole,
take your life from your control,
and won’t be satisfied until the trolls are fed.

You better watch what you say.
You better watch what you say.
Track Name: Seeing Is Believing
Disinformation,
we’re lied to every day,
Our imagination used
to fool our lizard brain.
The point of distraction,
just a little bait and switch,
Find the ball under the shell,
Who knows? You might get rich

A mothership o’er the Empire State,
A saucer on the White House lawn,
Keep your eyes upon the skies,
and forget you’re being conned.

If seeing is believing,
Then I’ll get down on my knees,
my head gets cracked,
'tween fiction and fact
We see what we want to see.
our mind plays tricks,
and our eyes transfix,
on what the screen reveals.
Seeing is believing,
but that doesn’t make it real.

Check your programming,
you could use a little doubt.
Keep on looking, keep on looking,
further than your eyes allow.

A mothership over the Empire State,
and a saucer on the White House lawn,
Keep your eyes upon the skies,
and forget you’re being conned.

If seeing is believing,
Then I’ll get down on my knees,
our secret desires,
turn us into liars
We see what we want to see.
Your eyes play tricks,
and your mind transfixed,
to what the screen reveals.
Seeing may be believing,
but that doesn’t make it real.

It’s the movement in the corner of your eye
can’t believe that we have just been taken for
a ride all these years believing there was something more to say,
just pawns of the CIA,
And those bastards get away.

If seeing is believing,
Then I’ll get down on my knees,
our secret desires,
turn us into liars
We see what we want to see.
Your eyes play tricks,
and your mind transfixed,
to what the screen reveals.
Seeing may be believing,
but that doesn’t make it real.
Track Name: Push
Hot breath on my neck
I shut my eyes
turn all the way inward,
go deep inside.
and my face is wet,
how I want this to be
anyone but me
someone else’s body

to push push push away and out of here
I need to push push push away and out of here

From up on high
I can see where I lie,
Some kind of fantasy,
pushed right out of body

I went so far inside
i think i lost my mind
came out the other side
that’s where I hide.
that’s where I hide.

watching myself now,
somewhere outside my head,
Free of the physical,
But I'm not dead.
Turn away from the scene,
And set off on my own,
into infinity,
beyond divinity.

to push push push away and out of here
I need to push push push away and out of here

From up on high
I can see where I lie,
Some kind of fantasy,
pushed right out of body

I went so far inside
that I lost my mind
I came out the other side
that’s where I hide.
that’s where I hide.