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about

This album began as "the final Cary Judd album". 3 months into the recording Judd began "losing focus", as he put it. His co-producer Conor began contributing to the sound design and production aspects of the record.

The two run a boutique production house in Boise, ID and as the production continued, they began recruiting some of their favorite musicians and friends to contribute to parts of the album.

The album was slated to be named The Vacationist, but what was born as the brainchild and solo project of Cary Judd organically evolved into a cohesive group of musicians, which incidentally became a band, The Vacationist. Before the album was released The Vacationist began receiving offers to do shows based on the all-star lineup, not only locally, but regionally and nationally as well as international radio play.

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released October 10, 2014

The Vacationist is:
Cary Judd: Voice, Words, Guitar, Bass, Synth, Drums, Programming, and other instruments.
Conor Souhrada: Push, Sound Design, and Maschine.
Sam Carrier: Guitar
Kaleb Aaron: Drums, Voice
Sunnie Lynne: Voice, Light Design, Words
Scot Alexander: Bass

Produced by Cary Judd and Conor Souhrada at The Wormhole Productions - Boise, ID

Words by Cary Judd
Music by Cary Judd, Conor Souhrada, Sam Carrier, and Kaleb Aaron
Audio Engineer: Cary Judd
Sound Design: Conor Souhrada
Mix Engineer: Conor Souhrada
Second Engineer: Nick Maimer
Executive Producer: Mellissa Larson

Guest Musicians:
Joseph Lyle: background vocals on "Pale Blue Dot", "Sun", and "We Are The Glitch"
Luke Meade: Drums on "The Wormhole Express"
Victor Indrizzo: Drums on "A New Home"

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Track Name: A New Home - Stasis Pod #432
A New Home - Stasis Pod #432

the hair on my face grows slower in space as it turns out after seven days the moon’s phase is backwards behind us on this endless night at the speed of light we are sleeping do you think in ten thousand years when we wake up in here will we feel more at home, or less alone?

I'm going to find us a new home
far from this rock that we've known

the lights came on to an alien dawn we rose slowly
our bodies preserved for a foreign world we're descending upon we emerged from our pod as carbon gods but we're just travelers and the smile on your face is the last of a race that we left behind good-goodbye

I'm going to find us a new home
far from that rock we have known
Track Name: We Are The Glitch - The Vacationist Local, A Memoir
We Are The Glitch - Vacationist Local, A Memoir

well it all burned up it what seemed like flash
the fallout came filled our lungs with ash
foresight fathers from a boardroom cave
were stuck on their knees in a dusty nave

in the eye of the smoke I found a tribe of few
calm as day I guess they always knew
they initiated me and the gang
“Vacationist Local 818”

Aquarian age, I don’t know about that
cause the water is eroding a decaying land
there was a shift in our genes and a flash of light
we were taken up to a windless flight

destination: parts unknown
contact transit there’s traffic in the wormhole
strobing thoughts of a human race
and there’s a hint of joy on her satellite face

this is all I need
radio transmission
this is all I need
we are the glitch in the system

so we'll populate on Sirius B
it’s goldilocks for sentient beings
calculate the variations
and leave room for the right mutations

pale blue eyes & slender bones
brown skin sum from a pale blue home
we'll average out the races of old
with symmetry, perfection, of a brand new fold

this is all I need
radio transmission
this is all I need
we are the glitch in the system

so this is where my prayers got lost
I missed the call, cause of lies I'd bought
this is where the either speaks
to frightened kids on begging knees
so this is where my prayers got lost
separating what I need from what I want
this is where my prayers got lost
I’ve got what I need and that’s all I want
Track Name: The Wormhole Express - A Trans-System Holiday
The Wormhole Express - A Trans-System Holiday

I caught a red eye flight on the Wormhole Express
I took a seat by a martian in a polka dot dress, oh yeah!
she took me by the hand said "you'll never be the same boy
come & dance with me in the solar rain"

take it now, shake it now
don't look down, don't let go

these lights are never burning out
a million suns are never going down
the world could end & we don't care
no gravity could keep us here

I met a deep space pirate with galaxy eyes
he said "you won't grow old at the speed of light, oh no"
I just can't return to the world I came from
I want to dance with my girl under a different sun

take it now, shake it now,
don't look down, don't let go

these lights are never burning out
a million suns are never going down
the world could end & we don't care
no gravity could keep us here

we weren't meant for the world that we know
forged in the stars in an elegant glow
we blasted off now we won’t look back
skip like a stone across the glimmering black

these lights are never burning out
a million suns are never going down
the world could end & we don't care
no gravity could keep us here
our lights are never burning out
a million suns are spinning round and round
the world collapsed we didn't care
no gravity could keep us there
Track Name: The Theory Of Everything - The Delusion Of Permanent Habitation
The Theory Of Everything - The Delusion of Permanent Habitation

I woke from a nightmare but my body was still sleeping
he looked so peaceful lying by her side
I was faced with the dilemma should I jump back in
or find my way out into the busy night

I can't feel my hands
no I can't feel my hands

but I can breathe under water
I'm levitating
I can breathe under water
I can float up through the ceiling
I don't recall where I left my skin
body cut loose, I won't see him again
I can breathe under water

so wrap my teeth in poppy seeds and float through the town
these cars and walls all pass right through me
I am free of all the weight and of the shackles of time
I see in color analogue eyes can't see

I can't feel my heart
no I can't feel my heart

but I can breathe under water
I'm levitating
I can breathe under water
I can float up through the ceiling
I don't recall where I left my skin
body cut loose, I won't see him again
I can breathe under water

I can't feel my brain
but I don't give a damn

this is the center of a star, this is walking mars
this is faster than light, this is everything we are!

this is the death of the sun
a species singing as one
this is "Imagine" at last
as we baptize our past
we are bathing in light
we are the stars in the night
this is a brand new start
for the immortal at heart
this is a place without sin
sailing solar winds
all are kings and queens
this is the theory of everything
Track Name: Binary - Redemption In Technology, Salvation In Brain Mapping - A Tribute to: Sagan, Kaku, Silva, and Tyson
Binary - Redemption In Technology, Salvation In Brain Mapping
A Tribute to: Sagan, Kaku, Silva, and Tyson

immortal blips on a hard drive
A to D will keep us alive
on a cosmic pod when the earth burns out
reanimate on a different cloud

salt and water
our transience
transcode to the new binary through and through

If you want to live forever you can live forever
you want to live forever you can live forever this way

ten thousand years of the mystical
clutching to faith no empirical
I run my data through a motherboard
I'll be my own savior and my own lord

carbon substance impermanence
we're harnessing our own light beacons in an endless night

there are no saviors just the passing present
there are no saviors just the passing present

If you want to live forever you can live forever
you want to live forever you can live forever this way
Track Name: Like Amazing Grace - The Unworthy Ego Conundrum
Like Amazing Grace - The Unworthy Ego Conundrum

looking like insomnia and tattoos
stinking like cigarettes & cheap booze
I kissed a strangers lips that I thought I’d known
finally stomping out the chance I’d blown

Let go

you tasted like honey in the summer time
like a sunset turning pink on the horizon line
then I opened up my eyes to see your pretty face
to the light of a world that’s now a different place
a different place

now I know a miracle, she looks a lot like you
like amazing grace a choir sang, but what's a wretch to do?
what's a wretch like me to do when you let go?

I was cursing myself for what I'll never be
I knew someone like you can’t love a wreck like me
a smoking gun a bar fight, a runaway freight train
strung out, side walk
lying beaten in the rain
but I just want to try again

now I know a miracle, she looks a lot like you
like amazing grace a choir sang but what's a wretch to do?
what's a wretch like me to do?

I don't know

under the light of a million suns
forgetting everything I've done
your lips touched mine
frozen in time frozen in time

now I know a miracle, she looks a lot like you
like amazing grace a choir sang but what's a wretch to do?
what's a wretch like me to do when you let go?
you let go
why’d you have to let go?
Track Name: Cosmonaut - The Cosmonaut's Dilemma
Cosmonaut - The Cosmonaut’s Dilemma

cosmonaut through a perpetual night
to the system where she'd spend her life

I could never tie her down
coordinates off and the fuel ran out
I could never tie her down
I'd rather see her fly than stay on the ground

said she'd stay if I asked her to
the signal got lost as light years grew

I could never tie her down
coordinates off and the fuel ran out
I could never tie her down
I'd rather see her fly than stay on the ground

don't get lost out there
I'll face time right here
don't lose you're way out there
I'll be fine right here

I could never tie her down
coordinates off and the fuel ran out
I could never tie her down
she said, “ there’s static on the radio, I’m losing you, over and out” over and out
Track Name: Make Believe - Quantum Gatekeeper Syndrome
Make Believe - Quantum Gatekeeper Syndrome

take your time
walk the right line
say the right words
at the right time

buy these lies
trade for hope
use your quick wit
crack a joke

take a run
clear your head
hold your true love
till you're death

there's a plan
stay devout
follow your heart
it all works out

I just make believe this is real

work it out
in a song
pray to God
you're not wrong
empty prayers
never heard
never expect to deserve

hold on tight
storms all pass
have faith
you bet your ass

said my prayers
stayed devout
sang these songs
shit didn't work out

I just make believe this is real

you might entertain the madness
just to feel the release
or find the darkness is the truth
beneath the crutches of belief

here's the truth
just let go
it's all myth
no one really knows
did my best sang aloud
all that's left
is here right now

so make believe this is real
just make believe this is real
Track Name: Sun - Solar Worship Today And Yesterday
Sun - Solar Worship Today And Yesterday

I had to get lost to get found
to turn it up and sing out loud
and the whispering rain
drowned out the lonely refrain
cause we are gold, this isn’t wrong
I could hold you until I’m gone
you could brighten this place
refract your light upon my face
I was a king sitting on a throne
even rich kings die alone
enter the drowning rain
the old familiar refrain
of what I want but cannot have
I feel my heart breaking in half
you are gone but not forgotten
you are everything I wanted
but couldn’t have

My Sun

was I wrong? it felt so right
in your car alone that night
we were as free as the stars
all time and space was ours
I should have kissed your sugar lips
goddamn the chances that I missed
now that you’re gone I don’t recall
what it’s like to feel at all
I was a king sitting on sitting on my throne
but this old king he dies alone
enter the drowning refrain
the dyer lonely refrain
of what I want but cannot have
I feel my heart breaking in half
you are gone but not forgotten
you are everything I wanted
but couldn’t have

My Sun
Track Name: The Pale Blue Dot - The Search For Trans-Dimensional Communication
The Pale Blue Dot - The Search For Trans-Dimensional Communication

oh Danny boy where did you go?
is it some place warm where it never snows?
and oh Danny boy are the mysteries solved?
do you stay in one place or do you still evolve?

is the ether as warm as your old heart?
did you find your place in a bigger part?
and oh Danny boy did you find your own star?
or do you come back and haunt the places you were?

so come back and haunt me
come back Danny
if you’re still alive, send me a sign
I’m on the pale blue dot, on the darker side
Danny boy

is it empty and cold in the cosmos above?
or do you stand next to God all filled up with love?
and oh Danny boy do the rivers run full?
are you forever young or are you wiser and old?

can you still feel joy in the absence of pain?
or do you long to return to your girls again?
are you draped in white or naked and free?
is heaven full or is there room for me?

so come back and haunt me
come back Danny
if you’re still alive, send me a sign
I’m on the pale blue dot on the darker side
Danny boy