A Form of Prayer

by Randall Sena

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Randall Sena's long-awaited debut solo album, A Form of Prayer, is a gentle & contemplative record that moves at it's own measured pace.

Written and recorded entirely at night, this album is intended to be listened to between evening & dawn.

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released May 27, 2015

Produced, Arranged, Composed + Performed by Randall Sena

With the exceptions of the intro section of ‘Still (Livin’ in the Past)’ which was co-written by Chris Lambert + Randall Sena, the chords for the “cuckoo” section of ‘No Sense’ which was donated by Jacob Cole, + one critical chord in ‘Kern River’ which was contributed by Brice Ogan.

Violin by Ben Andrews
“Cuckoo” Vocals on ‘No Sense’ by Josh Magallenes
Female Voice of Reason on ‘Big Baby’ by Allison Milham
Group Vocal on Hate the Game by the Players Choir

Additional Piano by Chris Lambert

Recorded by Randall Sena & Chris Lambert at Certain Sparks, Lompoc, CA Aug / Sept 2014

Mastered by TW Walsh

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tags: pop Lompoc

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Randall Sena Lompoc, California

Randall Sena is a musical maverick
and autodidact from Lompoc, California.

He owns
and operates Certain Sparks Music where he is a music
teacher, recording engineer, mentor, and community leader.

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Track Name: Still (Livin' in the Past)
still (livin in the past)

out here in the dark
i’m still lookin’ for a friend
livin’ in the past
that’s prolly never gonna end

way off in the distance
i hear the ringing of a bell
people think they know me
but they don’t know me very well
well, well, well

i still feel a little funny
every time i hear yr name
i still love you baby
i still love you just the same

how could i forget you?
i don’t even wanna try
ever since i met you
i look at the world with different eyes
aye, yai, yai

out here in the dark
i’m still lookin’ for a friend
livin’ in the past
that’s prolly never gonna end

waves of weird emotion
i don’t completely understand
still rising from the ocean
turning everything to sand
Track Name: 5.27.81
5.27.81

i was born this way
ask my ma + pa
i took one look around
i didn't like what i saw
 
as soon as i could walk
i tried to walk away
as soon as i could talk
i was trying to pray
 
said: heaven help me now
heaven helping hand
i really don't know how
how much more i can stand
 
i was born this way
with a inside
i let it lead my way
i let it rise like a tide
so heaven help me now
heaven helping hand
i really don’t know how
how much more i can stand
Track Name: Hate the Game
hate the game
 
 
all my love is tender / all my love is true
you're something like a little dream to me
wonder - what am i to you?
 
i went up to see you
but i was not aware
that you'd laid out tricks + traps
+ i walked right into your snare
 
do you think it's game?
 
i don't understand it
i don't think it's fair
to trade my love
for little pieces of
someone that's barely there
 
the ears are made to listen
the legs are for to walk
you know i'll come runnin' to you baby
if you ever need to talk
 
but this isn't a game x 2
  
all the little devils
wreaking havoc in your head
they live on miscommunication
+ yr keeping them well fed
 
but the ears are made to listen
the legs are for to walk
+ i'll come runnin' to you baby
if you ever even need to talk
 
+ this isn't a game x 4
 
all my love is tender all my love is true
you're something like a little dream to me
wonder - what am i? what am i to you?
Track Name: No Sense
no sense

i wrote you a letter, cuz yr never home
i hope yr feeling better, hope yr in the zone
me - i’m sorta lucky to be where i am
the ring means something different on the other hand
 
my heart don’t make no sense
my arms don’t make no sense
 
ask me a question, make me stop + think
a cool glass of water would be nice to drink
gonna meet yr little lady at the skating rink
then dress yr little baby up in blue + pink
blue + pink blue +
 
my heart don’t make no sense
my arms don’t make no sense
my g_d i make no sense
no charge i make no sense
 
oh funny feather you’re gonna make me laugh
no funny feather - i’m no good at math
never been a genius - neither am i dumb
if you had a little extra would you lend me some?
would you lend me some?
gimme, gimme
Track Name: Cool Heart
cool heart

you’ve got a great mind
yr brighter than a gold flame
movin’ to your own beat
+ laughing at the big game
 
you’ve got a fast mind
moving like a coltrane
steady like a heartbeat
hard to miss it cause it’s so plain
 
you never sit still
that’s cuz yr wild like the oceans
yr a pioneer / it’s so clear
that you deserve devotion
 
you’ve got a quick draw
left of center but a great aim
lucky that i found you
+ now i’ll never be the same
  
you could never get fair trial
cause they couldn’t find you 12 peers
you never lost the vision
even through the tears

you’ve got a great mind
yr brighter than a gold flame
movin’ to your own beat
call you by a new name
 
i think i’ll call you cool heart…

you’ve got such a cool heart
Track Name: Kern River
kern river

i’m on my own
in the promised land
no place like home
but i miss your hands
i feel you now
you understand
+ i’ll see you soon
i’m gonna be your man

you bring me joy
but i keep it hid
the little boy
that careless kid
he’s still around
but he’s old + he’s big
but he loves you now
+ he always did

red stars blue moon
i almost cried
been such a fool
i hate my pride
got lost + i went wrong
shit i almost died
but i’m living now
+ the rivers wide
i’m living now
+ the rivers wid
Track Name: Crystal Clear
crystal clear

angels + the devils
+ they’re never under your command

yr never gonna know
if you never try to understand

blow a lot of smoke
but you never really caught a flame

get a little burnt
+ you’ll never really be the same

listen to yr heart
+ you’ll always have a crazy friend

buy the world a drink
+ you’ll never be alone again

drive it off the edge
gonna end it where it all began

yr never gonna know
if you never try to understand

everybody knows that the poor are gonna have to pay
+ everybody knows that there ought to be another way

take a deep breath
make the whole world disappear

keep a diamond in yr mind
+ it all looks crystal clear

see the heavens & the earth + the shadow of a might hand
Lifting up the skirt of rebel in the holy land

you blow a lot of smoke but you never really caught a flame
get a little burnt + you’ll never really be the same

take a hard look around + you won’t like what you see
mamma’s little baby licking blood from the sting of a bee

listen to me now put yr kingdoms up for sale
i bet you no one ever told you that yr mind is a beautiful jail

everybody knows that the rich are gonna get their way
everybody knows that the poor are gonna have to pay

take a deep breath make the whole world disappear
keep a diamond in yr mind + it all looks crystal clear
Track Name: Little Puppy Dog
little puppy dog (for Jo)

little puppy dog
do you remember me?
we been in a fog
now i can almost see
it's been too long
you got away from me

well, i'm taking you home now
i'm walking you home now

love is like a dream
some kind of crazy dream
you were on my team
some kind of crazy team
don't know what it means
too long i held in steam

finally i'm letting it blow now
i'm letting it go now

like a real faint light
that i can only see
when i look away
that’s what you are to me
just a real fine dust
you used to cover me

finally letting it show now
finally letting it show now
little puppy dog
do you remember me?
we been in a fog
now i can almost see
it's been too long
you got away from me
well, i'm taking you home now
Track Name: Total Mystery
total mystery

life’s a total mystery
kiss yourself good night
yr lost in ancient history
yr higher than a kite
falling like a feather
buzzing like a bee
always + forever
you’re a part of me
 
heaven is a place where
no one ever cries
such pretty face
let me see your eyes
very nice to meet you
everyone’s the same
people here are see through
same with different names

tie me to your bedpost
take me for a ride
kiss me underwater
nothing here to hide
drifting in the darkness
still can’t figure out
how you’re going to harness
all your fears + doubts
 
turned up to eleven
down your dirty path
when you get to heaven
they’re gonna make you take a bath
 
life’s a total mystery
anyone can see
we’re kids repeating history
till eternity
Track Name: Big Baby (Cry Anymore)
big baby (cry anymore)

i don’t think i can cry anymore
i don’t think i can cry anymore

never been this far from the shore
i don’t think i can cry anymore

hey! look at what’s on your front door
love, you don’t really know me

hey! look at what’s on your front door
love – tell them what you told me

you can‘t be so hard on yourself
you can’t be so hard on yourself

oh you are so right in the core
i don’t think i can cry anymore

hey! looky what’s on your front door
love, you don’t really know me

hey! looky what’s on your front door
love – i bought you a pony

i don’t think i can cry anymore