I am the Stereo

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I took the fire to the mountain
Mountain took it to the sea
There was a moment where it disappeared from sight
But fire made it back to me

I’m looking for an open window
So I can get a better view
I raise my arm like cheap antenna
Tuning into something new

You are the signal, I am the stereo
I am the camera, You are the video
Don’t turn the sound down
Keep it nice and loud
You are the signal
I am the stereo - Don’t turn me down

I took the fire to the valley
Valley took it to the sky
I had a picture in mind I couldn’t reach:
One thousand towers standing by

I was a broken down transistor
In need of service and repair
Without a signal I was up and down the dial
Pulling static from the air

Wired or wireless or bakelight
Tired of being out of range
You got to reach me
You got to reach me


from El Cento, released April 26, 2011
Don Cento - vocals, guitars, synthesizer
Earl Darling - drums
Dave Prez - bass
Rich Martin - piano


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El Cento Austin, Texas

Don Cento - vocals, guitars
Earl Darling - drums
Dave Prez - bass

El Cento is a three-piece Rock and Roll band from Austin, TX.
El Cento produces Massively Spartan Rock ‘n’Roll.
El Cento wants you to enjoy the spaces betweenthe notes as much as you enjoy the notes.
El Cento has been trying to call you all daylong, but El Cento does no
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