Next to Nebula

Next to Nebula

 Dallas, Texas, USA
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Next to Nebula has a captivating cross-genre sound that blends an Indie/Psychodelic style with a perfect balance of their heavy hitting, southern roots of home. Their music has an alluring influence that ignites an energy and dynamic that defines them as nothing short of revolutionary. One of the first bands in a long time that could easily and comfortably find its way into almost any playlist.

Biography

Evolution: Next to Nebula was originally formed in 2010 as a collaboration between like-minded creative souls with a common goal - to create music that will make a difference in this sad but hopeful world we live in. The group lineup includes: Hondo Meredith (vocalist/guitar), Waylon Jones (lead guitar), Kyle Birdwell on bass, and Boomer Taps on drums/percussion. The band stepped into the limelight and began regional touring in support of their debut LP release in December, 2011, with great expectations as the band begins collaboration of their 2nd album release in 2012.

Lyrics

Glimmer

Written By: Hondo Meredith

GLIMMER
Written by: Hondo Meredith
Performed & Recorded by: Next to Nebula
Copyright 2011

Keep your head out of the clouds boy.
Keep your feet down on the ground, with me.
Someone spoke these words to me when they had no imagination.
Said that you'll never amount to anything. Oh boy...

He said "You live your life like its a dream."
But if you could look at me now,
Would you be proud of me?
If you were, would you please just let me know
So I could scrape the sky for what it's worth,
And bring the Heaven down to Earth.
Since he don't seem to get close to them,
Would you let me bring them close to him?

"Because it's too far away."
"Because I'm just too afraid."
"Because I just don't care."
"How long is forever anyway!?"

Father, listen to your son.
Tell me that I'm not the only one
Who sees the good in you.
Tell me that I'm not the only one who sees
Right through the man that you pretend to be.
...Now that I see right through you.

Now I see the glimmer in your eyes.
It sparkles like the stars at night, up in the sky,
Except for these won't dim and fade away.
Fade away - boy.
Only if I'm in the shadows of the past so long ago.
Until then you will always be there
Shining down on, Shining down on me.

Now that you listened to your son.
I know that I am not the only one
Who's seen the good in you.
I know that I am not the only one whos seen
Right through the man that you pretend to be,
Now that I've seen right through you.
Now that I've seen right through the man that you pretend to be.
Now that I've seen right through you.

Running to the Sun

Written By: Hondo Meredith

Running to the Sun
Written by: Hondo Meredith
Performed & Recorded by: Next to Nebula
Copyright 2011

With the sunshine in my eyes
Everything is golden.
It's beautiful. That's why you find me running to the sun.
If something that is in your path
Reflects a vision of what's behind you, it blinds you.
Running to the sun to follow me...

On my way to the sun.
Did I leave you stranded, floating there
In outers space alone?
Did I leave you ten thousand miles away
From anywhere that you call a home
While I was running? Running to the sun.

I saw some sympathy for tears you cried from blinded eyes
That fall down to the sky. Like drops of rain,
They're streaming from your face as you were smiling happily.
I wish all the world knew they could feel the same.

But their feet are planted firmly in the ground,
When our heads lying softly in the sky
As we dance along - along our way.

On our way to the sun
Did we leave you stranded, floating there
In outers space alone?
Did we leave you ten thousand miles away
From anywhere that you call a home
While we were running? Running to the sun.

Butterfly in a Jar

Written By: Hondo Meredith

Butterfly in a Jar
Written by: Hondo Meredith
Performed & Recorded by: Next to Nebula
Copyright 2011

Until the sun falls from the sky, and there's no more morning light.
Until all the stars' lost in the night, I'll think of you.
I'll kiss your soul & fly away, looking for tomorrow.
'Cause I'm just trying to make it through today.

But I have to set it free, no it can't stay with me.
I don't have the wings right now, so go on, fly away!
I'll wait for you to come back down from your home on the mountain.
I'll see you flying by while I'm standing on the ground.

You had to go & chase the sun.
..had to go & chase the sun.

You had to leave your footprints on the sky,
Smiled and gave a kiss goodbye.
I can't even ask her why, I just have to love her.
Let her fly away.

Until the sun falls from the sky, and there's no more morning light.
Until the ocean's blue has no more tide, I'll think of you - how you fly away.
I'll kiss your soul & fly away. Little butterfly go fly away.
Just go on and fly away.

Go on and fly on through the sky, through the days & nights.
In sleepless sunrise morning light, I'll always think of you.
I'll wait for you to come back down from your home up in the clouds.
I'll see you while I'm passing by - standing on the ground.
On the ground, I'll see you... on the ground.

But the world will turn, the sun will shine,
The moon will rise through many nights.
I don't have the wings right now, so let her fly! Let her fly!
Cause it's hard to say goodbye when you see our footprints across the sky.
One goes left and one goes right.
You can lover her until the day you die, or let her fly away.
Butterfly, I couldn't make you stay.
You wanted to go your separate ways. Let her fly away.
Butterfly - let her fly away.
Let her fly - let her fly away.

Cerebral Candy Feng Shui

Written By: Hondo Meredith

Cerebral Candy Feng Shui
Written by: Hondo Meredith
Performed & Recorded by: Hondo Meredith

Did you wonder why we left reality so far behind.
Expanding my horizons, sun down front of me,
It's all a visuality of a collaborating mind.
Growing through the influence of everything around.
Placing all of it in front of me and wondering to the side -
The advancement of a frozen thought that's blistering the mind.
I said did you wonder!?

Or maybe just think for a moment?
Stop and let the shades down. Pour the sunshine on your mind.
Your thoughts follow the clouds, like she said, down the path of a long, long road,
Going places that before you had never gone.

Far away from everything that you remembered
Before it shut its doors on everything that you thought that you had known.
All alone, you've grown into something that only The Creator understands:

That a land before was unexplored until we hit the sands of beaches
somewhere else, another world,
filled with the everlasting presence of a fruit found in our garden, in our home,
when Eden was a beautiful place: filled with love by all but one.
We are the others in the light, and we're staring at the sun.
From this shore out to the seas of earth, space and time,
just wondering "what's on your mind"?

And where did it go? Did it lose its flow?
Lord I think your influence has taken ahold
of every part of me that I cannot touch.
It doesn't hurt that much, oh no, it's like a dream becoming real!

Close your eyes and feel cerebral candy feng shui.
Close your eyes and feel cerebral candy feng shui.
Everybody in the world should feel this way.
Cerebral candy feng shui.

Change

Written By: Hondo Meredith

CHANGE
Written by: Hondo Meredith
Performed & Recorded by: Hondo Meredith

I could see it all clear in my head.
But I guess I see things a bit differently
Than those photographs & memories - radio & magazines.
We're all making history one day at a time.

But I wish I could see it now, maybe one day somehow
Everything - everything's gona be fine.
The seasons are changing from the dark, cold & hazy
To days filled with warm summertime..

I could see it all clear in my head.
But I guess I see things a bit differently
Because you & me - we can be anything.
We can do anything we want - if we'd try to change the world.

I wish I could see it now, maybe one day somehow
Everything - everything's gona be fine.
The seasons are changing from the dark, cold & hazy
To days filled with warm summertime..

I could see it all clear in my head.
But I guess I see things a bit differently
Than the radio & magazines - every station on TV.
We're all making history - it's time to change the world, right now.

I wish I could say it would all fall in place,
That the pieces of puzzles weren't scattered in space.
You'll find them sometime right in front of your face
And know that everything's gona be fine.

There's so much to do & there's so little time,
But everything, everything's gona be fine.
Between all their bullshit there's so many lies
but everything's gona be fine.

Everything's gona be fine.
I said everything's gona be fine.
Everything - everything's gona be fine.

Discography

See http://www.facebook.com/NextToNebula for a sneak peak at singles from Next to Nebula's debut LP.