Intelligence Is Rising

by Chaz Hearne & The Dazzlers

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Intelligence Is Rising is an optimistic mantra that came to me while on a trip visiting different national parks. Seeing this level of preserved majesty made me proud of our country and I found myself singing this melody while echoing the sentiment. Like 2016's The One Year EP, this album is a celebration of nature but it goes beyond that to reflect on dissent and the role it will play in the future of our planet.

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released July 12, 2019

All songs written by Chaz Hearne

Recorded by Chaz Hearne
Mixed and Mastered by Dave Drago at 1809 Studios in Macedon, NY.
Drums and organ recorded at 1809 Studios

Chaz Hearne - Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Banjo, Piano, Organ

The Dazzlers are:

John Delmonico - Cello
Emily Dipaola - Trumpet
Willa Finck - Violin
Katie Knudsvig - Violin & Backing Vocals
Nick Lord - Mandolin & Backing Vocals
Susanna Rose - Lead & Backing Vocals
Reilly Solomon Taylor-Cook - Bass
Hannah Weidner - Drums & Backing Vocals

Album Cover Photo and Design By Jacqueline Goodman

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Chaz Hearne Rochester, New York

Chaz Hearne is a folk musician who thrives in extremes. From intricate fingerpicked acoustic numbers to all-out rock anthems, everything is topped off with thoughtful melodies and a barely restrained enthusiasm.

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Track Name: Intelligence Is Rising
Intelligence Is Rising
Intelligence Is Rising

We're not going to find it
In writing from devices
Still if we go seeking it
Intelligence Is Rising

Intelligence Is Rising
Intelligence Is Rising
Track Name: Animals
You and me watching Planet Earth
We're braced to see it all
See them all
Living all

Attenborough on the TV
Trail maps tents set up inside
We're ready

Even when we can't see them
Their very essence is in the air
The night grows calmer when you're there
With me, we'll see

We're ready
We've been stuck inside
We're ready
The world could pass us by

A small herd of bison
go running near our tent
we weren't ready
but that's all right
Track Name: Montana
Light up the sky for the rest of the day
Wait til we see the stars
So much clearer than before
Storms miles wide
We see everything
As we drive towards the mountain side
So much clearer than before

We'll never see the end of the horizon
It's not done
It's never done
Turbulent sky
You and I
Fall over our pride
It casts a spell

Hours fade away
Nothing to say
Wouldn't matter anyway

Ahh
It's not done
It's never done

Turbulent sky
You and I
Fall over our pride
Track Name: All The Peaks Sing
Now we're walking
Every day
I never looked back
Did you

Always outside
It's meant to be
I swear I barely recall

I casually remark
Where are you going
It's dark outside
We rise and fall with the sun
Remember the old days
That silly scene
Stuck with all that old routine

No more
No more
Where did you go my friend
It won't be the same in the end
The same
Oh

Where are you going
It's dark outside
We rise and fall with the sun
Remember the old days
That silly scene
Stuck with all that old routine

When I'm falling far behind
I'll know it's worth it just to look and see
Track Name: Under The Falls
Writhing river there
Water flows so fast
Do I really dare?
This feeling may soon pass

Heading towards the falls
Breathe in dip below
Under

I'm alone
I'm all alone

It's cold at night
Colors fading blue
Wandering through the blue

I'm alone
I'm all alone
Track Name: Now We March
Give your hands to signs we hold
Never have I been so bold
Match your stride to meet my own
Now we're two never alone

But all of the time we spent
Tuning out all of the dissident screams

Wanting to go forwards when
We feel division we can't mend

By the light of the day
We shall not be moved
Hell no
We won't go
Track Name: Holy Moly
Look at us
What have we done
Ruined it all
Just for our fun
Silly trash
Covers us all

When your world is made of plastic
Then you buy it don't repair it
It never ends
And we thought it never ended

Silly cars
All full of gas
While we just sit
Watch it all pass

Well we thought it never ended so
We lived with no consequence didn't we
And we didn't want a drastic solution
But it was too late isn't it
Isn't it
Is it?
Track Name: Home On The Road
I'm the one going home on the road
We can smile and say are we getting old?
Midwestern ties run deep from now on
But going home on the road I'm the one

After all the new places we've gone
A wanderlust fills my every last thought
Times were good we will miss these days
But going home on the road I'm the one

Times were good we will miss these days
But going home on the road I'm the one

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