Angelina Bentley & the Cosmic Party

Angelina Bentley & the Cosmic Party

 Walnut Creek, California, USA
BandAlternativeNew Age

Angelina Bentley & the Cosmic Party... a stoney, sexy blend of dream-pop, folk rock with a bit of alternative new age... "Stevie Nicks meets Annie Lennox on the way to Enya's castle... soothes, inspires, transports..."

Biography

Celestial songstress Angelina Bentley has emerged from her chrysalis to create Angelina Bentley & the Cosmic Party with more than just a little bit of help from her friends... her offering is a new album called "Kings & Butterflies"... it is a stoney, sexy blend of dream-pop, folk rock mixed with a bit of alternative new age... it explores the nature of illusion (inspired by Zuangzi's Butterfly Dream ) and the return or Awakening to the light of one's Authentic Self. This project was created to take the listener from one emotional space to another expanding on the themes of light and dark and the fusion of the two... Available for download on Itunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kings-butterflies/id359295291 and Amazon MP3...Now back to the friends..:o)"Kings & Butterflies" was brought to fruition through the mirth and magic of producer Joe Varela of Black Lab Studios, the patience and expertise of Bill Bentley of Bill Bentley Productions, comrade and co-writer -the incomparable Sparky Grinstead and the heavenly Erin "The Dove" Oliver... "This album is so close to my heart and I feel it has met my intention of creating a vehicle to transport the listener to a more heart centered, peaceful state of being."

Lyrics

Lullaby (The Farther I Fell)

Written By: Angelina Bentley

The farther I fell- the closer I came to you
In darkness I sleep- it brings me to the morning sun
That shines like the stars- that sing so softly in the cold dark night
A sweet lullaby that warms me like the sun

As I lay asleep- all I do is dream of you
The pictures I keep- bring me pleasure all through the night
Near is the dawn- through the darkness I call to you
A desert flower that blooms- if only for a day

Night into day- through the darkness I come to you
Like a flower that blooms- if only for the sun
You are the rain- you gave me drink in the desert heat
You are the sun- I swallow the rain

Day into night- night into day
You are the sun- you are the rain
You are the stars- you are the sky
You are mine- you are mine
You are my- sweet lullaby

The farther I fell- the closer I came to you
In darkness I sleep- it brings me to the morning sun
That shines like the stars- that sing so softly in the cold dark night
A sweet lullaby that warms me like the sun

Hoping

Written By: Angelina Bentley

I was called to testify- I knew could not lie
I was hoping- I was hoping
I was called to testify- I thought that I might die
I was hoping- I was hoping ...
That we were on the same side

I was left beside the sea- by a love I could not keep
I was hoping- I was hoping
I was found while I lay asleep- by the god of ecstasy
I was hoping- I was hoping ...
That he would fall in love with me

He closed my eyes so I might see- just what he saw in me
I was hoping- I was hoping
He closed my eyes so I might see- what would be are destiny
I was hoping- I was hoping ...
He wouldn't make a fool of me

He made a wine that tastes so sweet- from the grapes of liberty
I was hoping- I was hoping
He poured a wine that tastes so sweet- said play the fool and be set free
I was hoping- I was hoping ...
This wasn't just some crazy dream

I was called to testify- I knew could not lie
I was hoping- I was hoping
I was called to testify- I thought that I might die
I was hoping- I was hoping ...
That we were on the same side

Nightlife

Written By: Earl J. Grinstead, Jr., Angelina Bentley

What really happened- why am I afraid of the phone?
Locked in the kitchen- watching the Twilight Zone
Where is the nightlife- in this ghost town
How far must one travel to have a good time

What really matters- I'm just a few feet from the door
Here at this table- on this linoleum floor
Where is the nightlife- in this ghost town
How far must one travel to leave it behind

And oh for someone to talk to...
And oh for something to do...

I should be grateful- the sky hasn't fallen on me
I shouldn't be jealous of people I don't want to be
And where is the nightlife- in this ghost town
How far must one travel to get around...
And where is the nightlife- and where are the streetlights
And what's your address now that you're back in town

All God's Children

Written By: Angelina Bentley

All God's children need love and understanding
And all God's children need time to find out who they are
And all God's children feed on what we hand them
We're all God's children- no matter who we think they are...

All God's children get up in the morning
And all God's children go reaching for their coffee cup
All God's children read the morning paper
They read about the world no matter how things really are...

Children fear when they hear that no one understands them
All I pray is someday we might all understand the freedom

All God's children board the train on Monday
And all God's children collect money in a paper cup
All God's children know from what we tell them
They're all God's children no matter they think they are...

All God's children come home in the evening
And all God's children eat dinner while they watch the news
All God's children learn from what we show them
The pictures of the world- no matter how things really are...

Children fear when they hear that no one understands them
All I pray is someday we might all understand the freedom...

GlitterKids

Written By: Angelina Bentley, Earl J. Grinstead Jr.

She's just a little girl lost in her own mind
She thinks its pitiful- it's just the course of time
I think she's beautiful- like a rocket to the sky
She's just a little girl lost in her own mind

Oh won't you go to Sunshine's birthday party after all
-it doesn't matter what you wear
Oh won't you go to Sunshine's birthday party after all
All the glitter kids are there

She's just a little girl lost in space and time
She thinks she's lost her soul- it's the moment that she'll find
Things can be beautiful- like rockets in the sky
She's just a little girl lost in space and time

Oh won't you go to Sunshine's birthday party after all
-it doesn't matter what you wear
Oh won't you go to Sunshine's birthday party after all
All the glitter kids are there

She sits home all alone lost in her own mind
She glues glitter to a fishing pole- sits back and wonders why
Things can't be beautiful- like glitter in the sky
I see glitter everywhere she goes- I see glitter in her eyes

Oh won't you go to Sunshine's birthday party after all
-it doesn't matter what you wear
Oh won't you go to Sunshine's birthday party after all
All the glitter kids are there
All the glitter kids are there

Open The Door

Written By: Earl J. Grinstead Jr., Angelina Bentley

We got caught on the borderline
In the uniform of the enemy
I'm beginning to wonder more and more
Just what is it that makes me so unsure
I may be confused- but I am never bored
Open the door- open the door for me
Open the door- open the door for me

We got lost among the innocent
In the swelling of - the rising tide
I'm beginning to wonder more and more
Just what is it that broke us to the floor
When we close our eyes- can we see the shore
Open the door- open the door for me
Open the door- open the door for me

I'm waiting on the borderline
Been here all along- waiting patiently
I'm beginning to wonder more and more
Just what it is that we've been fighting for
If you are left alone- who has won the war
Open the door- open the door for me
Open the door- open the door for me

BitterSweetLeaf

Written By: Angelina Bentley

In these four walls I held so tight
Like Superman in kryptonite
Until I heard my lover's call
I knew I had no choice- but to fall...

Summers pass and winters call- I fall
Promise of a coming spring- I fall
Trust I will be born again- I fall...

Promise of a coming spring- I fall
Remembrance of a summer's night
Bittersweet I've worn the heat- I fall
Bittersweet- bittersweet
The sweet taste of it all...

In these four walls I held so tight

Kings & Butterflies

Written By: Angelina Bentley

Part the sea of illusion
You are the destination
Heaven's in your eyes...

Take off that dusty coat
Make heaven where you stand
May peace be where you go

Go to the light... go to the light...go to the light...
Return to paradise

There once was a king
Who dreamt he was a butterfly
Who dreamt he was a king...

He journeyed through the crystal visions
Through the caves of all creation
Silent angels by his side

Go to the light... go to the light...go to the light...
Return to paradise

There once was a king
Who dreamt he was a butterfly
Starlit flowers lead him home

Go to the light... go to the light...

Glitter (Reprise)

Written By: Angelina Bentley

Oh... won't you go...:o)

Discography

"Kings & Butterflies" - Cosmic Party Entertainment