Window of Opportunity

by Kevin Simnacher

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It's about TIME. It's about SPACE. It's about ALIENS. What more could you want? Kevin Simnacher's debut solo album has light-hearted songs and also songs to make you wanna THINK from a different perspective.

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released September 20, 2013

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Kevin Simnacher Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kevin has played in various different bands over the years. Some just cover bands and a couple that actually wrote and recorded original material. One day, Kevin woke up, and decided to start his own album project, called "Window of Opportunity". Kevin has also released an all instrumental CD and is currently releasing songs for a third album, entitled, "Alternate Realities". ... more

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Track Name: Illegal Alien
"ILLEGAL ALIEN"
Kevin Simnacher/©2011 SimRocker Publishing (BMI). All rights reserved.

Intro (done with talk box):
Illegal Aliens - are comin' down on you
Illegal Aliens - makin' a mess like you do
Illegal Aliens - are comin' down on you
Illegal Aliens - don't care what they put me through

People say that I might be crazy
but I don't know what to do
A green fireball fell from the sky
and it landed outside of my view

I tried to follow but it's hard to do
in a crowded city drivin' a car
so I went on home and turned on the news
They said it was a falling star

Universal truths we've yet to find
Sub-atomic particle beams — guaranteed to blow your mind!
Ya gotta have an I.D. or passport to even board a plane
Aliens come and go as they please and it's drivin' me insane!

Little green men that shift their shape
when they see you enter into the room
Everyone else just looks the other way
They're like zombies, wrapped in coccoons!

Universal truths we've yet to find
Sub-atomic particle beams — guaranteed to blow your mind!
Ya gotta have an I.D. card or a passport to even board a plane
Aliens come and go as they please and it's drivin' me insane!

Illegal Aliens are movin' into my space
Don't wanna be politically correct—
get 'em outta my place – get 'em outta my face, oh yeah
Drivin' down my property value—they're up to no good
Illegal Aliens – "Now there goes the neighborhood!"

Universal truths we've yet to find
Sub-atomic particle beams — guaranteed to blow your mind!
Ya gotta have an I.D. or passport to even board a plane
Aliens come and go as they please and it's drivin' me insane!
Track Name: Take Me Back
"TAKE ME BACK"
David Calhoun and Kevin Simnacher/©2011 SimRocker Publishing (BMI). All rights reserved.

Take me back, take me back, to a time when we were young
Take me back, take me back, to a place where we had fun

We didn't have much money, but it didn't matter anyway
We used to run around outside, it was just another beautiful day
WHen the sun went down and the lights came on,
We knew it was time to go home
With the thoughts and dreams of what tomorrow brings
It was just another day to roam

Take me back, take me back, to a time when we were young
Take me back, take me back, to a place where we had fun

We'd spend our days with family and friends, or just drivin' down the road
Stop at Otis' store and get a few things more just before he would close
I remember the day when we got a phone line and I loved to hear it ring
There was nothin' to say but it was used every day, but to my Mamma it was everything.

Take me back, take me back, to a time when we were young
Take me back, take me back, to a place where we had fun

The times did change and lives got rearranged with some gone,
but not forgotten.
My Mamma cried when my Daddy died and I watched her hit the bottom
It wasn't long before my Mamma was gone and the years just flew on by
The question's the same every time there's a change with people asking God, "Why?"

Take me back, take me back, to a time when we were young
Take me back, take me back, to a place where we had fun
Track Name: Gypsy Girl
"GYPSY GIRL "
Kevin Simnacher/©2011 SimRocker Publishing (BMI). All rights reserved.

In the heat of the night - there's a strange dark gypsy girl
With long black hair - she stops and stares
with her eyes of green, she looked right through me
She caught my gaze - that's how she captured me with her spell
All it took, was just one look
one glance, and then she was gone.

She's a strange dark gypsy girl
Where did she go?
Into the night.

She's the strange dark gypsy girl
who left, without a trace
Now she's just a memory
I can't forget her face.

I keep searching for that gypsy girl
It's gonna take some time
Someday I'm gonna find her again
I wanna make her mine...

She's a strange dark gypsy girl
Where did she go?
Into the night.
Track Name: Time to Rest My Brain
"TIME TO REST MY BRAIN"
Kevin Simnacher/©2011 SimRocker Publishing (BMI). All rights reserved.

My radio is dead and I can't call you on the phone
Something in my head cries out for you when I'm alone
I've been waiting all this time for freedom of depress
The bills aren't paid, but I'm ready to leave for a chance of some success

I don't know where you are going
All I know is it's insane
Give me time to think it over
Give me time to rest my brain

Why can't you give me the time of day you're planning to arrive?
Must you be so shy at first—I'm only 25
I'm not really all that old—you're as young as you feel
Grandma Moses hear my cry—I plead insanity

I don't know where you are going
All I know is it's insane
Give me time to think it over
Give me time to rest my brain

Instrumental section

I don't know where you are going
All I know is it's insane
Give me time to think it over
Give me time to rest my brain

I can hear the whistle blow - it tells me when to stop
Triple lives can lead to death when you're living at the top
Lifting weights you've never done—you could break your back
Hold the water in the dam - put your finger in the crack
Track Name: Johnnie
"JOHNNIE"
Daniel J. Boddicker, Kevin Simnacher/©2011 SimRocker Publishing (BMI) All rights reserved.

The soldiers in blue run to the attack
knowing that they might not ever come back
and the Ice Man laughs as Winter is drawing near.

The soldiers in gray run into the fray
trying to drive the blue soldiers away
and the Ice Man laughs as he begins his attack on the rear.

The dying died and the wounded cried
and everyone else got tired of the fight
which all turned towards the Ice Man's lines.

Johnnie left home when just a young man
but when he came home he was an old hand
at fighting and killing and maiming his fellow man.

Searching, he's been searching so long—hoping for a place where he can run
Searching, he's been searching so long—trying to find a place to hang his gun.

Summer finally came but the killing went on
no matter what he did Johnnie couldn't get warm
it felt like the cold was just tearing him apart.

The day that Johnnie met his death
he realized with his final breath
that the Ice Man was only the hatred in his heart.

Searching, he's been searching so long—hoping for a place where he can run
Searching, he's been searching so long—trying to find a place to hang his gun.
Track Name: Sky is Falling
"SKY IS FALLING"
Kevin Simnacher/©2011 SimRocker Publishing (BMI) All rights reserved.

TThe sky came crashing down on me
I’m lying on the floor
All my dreams and heartaches
They don’t matter anymore.

Won’t someone come and save me
from this miserable plight?
I don’t know if I can make it
through the darkness of the night.

I didn’t see it coming
I should have read the signs.
It’s too late now to go back home
I’m gonna lose my mind.

Sky is falling. You better run for cover
Sky is falling. You gotta keep on crawling
Sky is falling. You better run for cover
Sky is falling. You gotta keep on crawling
You gotta RISE to meet another day.

Gotta cut through all this confusion
Sort though all this mess
Find out what really matters
In this life—this mortal quest.

It’s a time for some reflection
from deep within the soul
I can hear it calling me
now—louder than before.

Was I simply just too busy
with things that waste my time?
This life’s too short to squander
how could I be so out of line?

Sky is falling. You better run for cover
Sky is falling. You gotta keep on crawling
Sky is falling. You better run for cover
Sky is falling. You gotta keep on crawling
You gotta RISE to meet another day.

BRIDGE: Sky is falling
You know the sky is falling
The sky is falling
Sky is falling

(solo section)

Peel away the layers
of years of toil and pain
Taking back our freedom
to feel alive again.

It’s a time for our renewal
a time to change the course
We choose the way that
lifts us to our everlasting source.

It’s a rhyme to fill your purpose
in everything you do
you’ve still got time
it’s not too late
to find the real you.

Sky is falling. You better run for cover
Sky is falling. You gotta keep on crawling
Sky is falling. You better run for cover
Sky is falling. You gotta keep on crawling
You gotta RISE to meet another day..
Track Name: Air, Fire, Water
"Air, Fire, Water"
Kevin Simnacher/©2012 SimRocker Publishing (BMI) All rights reserved.

12-string acoustic guitar Intro

CHORUS
Air - Fire - Water
Terra Firma’s Daughter
Spirit take me closer
Find out, it’s not over

VERSE:
None of the good times I’ve had
are gonna see me through
There’s a change in the seasons
And it reminds me of you
Take a look on the inside
And on the outside too
Don’t look over your shoulder
It’s a message to you

CHORUS

VERSE:
Strongholds losing their power
Can’t you hear it in the whispering wind
We know not the day or the hour
but changes come from within
Evil masters - create disasters
and there’s chaos everywhere
Only truth can escape it
Don’t be caught unaware

Instrumental Bridge/guitar solo

VERSE:
Here on the brink of destruction
Are there a chosen few?
Cosmic storms become the norm
Radiation is breaking through
Poles are shifting - solar flares on the rise
Look within for the answer - then look up to the skies
The old system is falling...
Track Name: Time Machine
"Time Machine"
Kevin Simnacher/©2013 SimRocker Publishing (BMI). All rights reserved.

Verse 1:
A brief mishap with the family cat
made him vanish - into thin air
I thought he crawled up in the chim-a-ney
but when I looked, he wasn't there.

Now I've read some things on the internet
That explain this phenomenon...
Kitty must've found him a WORMHOLE
and if that's true, he's GONE!

Chorus:
I wanna build me a TIME MACHINE...
Go back and do it over again—
I'd get all of my work done
and still have time to goof off with my friends!

Verse 2:
A It’s a THEORY of RELATIVITY
of bending space and time—
Vortex twisting, cosmic strings
and things that do not rhyme

I’d like to go back and re-visit
all my loved ones who have passed.
There's so much more I'd like to do
And this life goes by too fast!
Track Name: Window of Opportunity
"Window of Opportunity"
Kevin Simnacher/©2013 SimRocker Publishing (BMI). All rights reserved.

Verse 1:
From the moment your lungs took in that first breath
there was something inside you giving you life full of wonder

Somewhere along the way, forces came to crush you
pushing you down, down, down.

You lost sight of your dream.
The spark faded away.

Chorus:
Now I can see an opportunity.
Faith fires the soul, and we all have to find it.
Take a look around, just don't look down.
Close the door and there's more—
just look through the window....

Verse 2:
There must be something more to this life
than pressure from peers—the constant strife
It's pushing you down.

And somewhere deep inside, a voice is telling you
you were born to do more than this,
Take a chance, you've got one life to live...
(step forward...)

Chorus:
Now I can see an opportunity.
Faith fires the soul, and we all have to find it.
Take a look around, just don't look down.
Close the door and there's more—
just look through the window....

Bridge:
Now I can see
There's a window of opportunity
Faith fires the soul—
there's no way to deny it
and we all have to find it.
(repeat)

(Spoken, megaphone voice):
This is your window of opportunity
The time is now.
Take it.
Or lose it.

Chorus:
Now I can see an opportunity.
Faith fires the soul, and we all have to find it.
Take a look around, just don't look down.
Close the door and there's more—
just look through the window....
Close the door and there's more—

(Spoken):
Nothing is static.
The universe is in constant flux.
Life is a series of "Windows of Opportunity"
Don't miss yours.
Track Name: On Our Way to Jupiter
"On Our Way to Jupiter"
Kevin Simnacher/©2013 SimRocker Publishing (BMI). All rights reserved.

Verse 1:
Popped like a cork comin’ straight outta NASA
and I must be pullin’ 30 G’s
There’s a SECRET SPACE PROGRAM in the state of Nevada
and it’s hidden under rocks & some trees

Chorus:
I’m goin’ 40 hundred million miles away
to visit Jupiter and it’s moons
and it’s only gonna take about an hour or two
(I plan on gettin’ there at just about noon)

So ya better grab on to Uranus
we’re on our way to Jupiter!
The sun is shinin’ and the tunes are blastin’!
Steady cruisin’ with a HYPER-DRIVE
gonna check out the sites as soon as we arrive
I’m gonna post cool pictures for the Facebook masses...
It’s a NATURAL HIGH!

Verse 2:
Far-out galaxies as far as you can see
Makes me hungry for a Milky Way Bar
Trips were never this fun as a kid...
got me wishin’ on a falling star!

Chorus:
I’m goin’ 40 hundred million miles away
to visit Jupiter and it’s moons
and it’s only gonna take about an hour or two
(I plan on gettin’ there at just about noon)

So ya better grab on to Uranus
we’re on our way to Jupiter!
The sun is shinin’ and the tunes are blastin’!
Steady cruisin’ with a HYPER-DRIVE
gonna check out the sites as soon as we arrive
I’m gonna post cool pictures for the Facebook masses...
It’s a NATURAL HIGH!

Bridge/guitar solo


So ya better grab on to Uranus
we’re on our way to Jupiter!
The sun is shinin’ and the tunes are blastin’!
Steady cruisin’ with a HYPER-DRIVE
gonna check out the sites as soon as we arrive
I’m gonna post cool pictures for the Facebook masses...
It’s a NATURAL HIGH!