Hearts On Fire

by Moonrunner83

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Kaarin Zoe Lee
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Kaarin Zoe Lee This is a downright gorgeous album! Beautiful guitar work... Megan's voice sparkles like glitter in the wind... and my old beloved favorite from the beginning of my fanhood, Josh, amazing as always! You've all stolen my heart once again. Favorite track: Lost Souls.
David Rotenburger
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David Rotenburger A great deal of hard work and passion went into the creation of this mind blowing and amazing work of vocal dreamwave! All the vocalists involved did an incredible job including Megan McDuffee who returns with her gorgeous and elegant vocal talent! Phenomenal job on this epic release! Moonrunner83 is destined to be one of the great legends of synthwave!!! Favorite track: You & I.
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jamiethejedi This album is amazing! I highly recommend it to everyone!!!

Primal's sax just flows into Megan's lyrics like a match made in Heaven. Favorite track: Primal.
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about

Have you ever lost love? Have you ever felt alone? Have you ever felt as though you were spinning like fire among the stars? Have you ever been so happy you could burst into a billion colours? Hearts On Fire (LP 2019) is Moonrunner83's third album. It tries to capture those feelings. The feeling of living in an isolated moonlit city on the edge world – a million people being lonely together. The feeling of hope. The feeling of ethereal love. The feeling of fading memories and distant dreams. The feeling of finding yourself. It is lush, spacious, and full of vibe. It has depth and analog warmth. It is the sound of our lost and unsung generation. And it was made for you...and every dreaming, starry-eyed soul out there.

Will you take this journey with us?

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released May 27, 2019

Lost Souls and Come Home written by Chad Williamson. Run Away With Me, Primal, You & I and Let's Pretend written by Chad Williamson and Megan McDuffee. Hearts On Fire written by Josh Dally and Chad Williamson. One By One written by Chad Williamson and Vik Kapur. Running On Empty written by Nathan Ihara and Chad Williamson. Flashbacks written by Chad Williamson, Jarred Nicklen and Crystal McGrath. Born Slippy written by Rick Smith, Karl Hyde and Darren Emerson.

Vocals on Run Away With Me, Primal, You & I and Let's Pretend performed by Megan McDuffee. Vocals on Lost Souls, Come Home and Born Slippy performed by Megan McDuffee and Chad Williamson. Vocals on Hearts On Fire performed by Josh Dally. Vocals on One By One performed by Vik Kapur. Vocals on Running On Empty performed by Nathan Ihara, Megan McDuffee, Chad Williamson and friends. Vocals on Flashbacks performed by Crystal McGrath.

All synthesizers and programming performed by Chad Williamson except Hearts On Fire performed by Chad Williamson and Josh Dally and Flashbacks performed by Chad Williamson and Jarred Nicklen.

Guitars on Run Away With Me, One By One and You & I performed by Chad Williamson. Guitars on Hearts On Fire performed by Josh Dally. Guitars on Primal performed by Adam Hartley. Guitars on Running On Empty performed by Nathan Ihara. Guitars on Run Away With Me, Flashbacks and Let's Pretend performed by Alexandre Popravko. Guitars on Born Slippy performed by Adam Hartley and Chad Williamson.

All saxophone performed by Rick Climans.

Moonrunner83 would like to thank: synthwave fans around the world for listening to and buying our music and supporting the scene; everyone who reaches out to me on social media to give me words of encouragement and love; my family and friends who have fiercely supported this synthwave project from the beginning; the retro kids who come out to my shows to dance with me; Fangball and the Choop; and Nikki, the love of my life for putting up with my countless hours in the studio allowing me to make music that gives my life purpose and meaning.

Produced, mixed & mastered by Chad Williamson
Album art & cassette design by Dion Coursen
© 2019 Moonrunner83 Ltd.
Calgary, Alberta

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The retro-inspired recordings of a lovestruck synthesizer enthusiast living amid the Northern Lights in a bright city that rests in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Moonspun songs about love lost and walking home in the rain.

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Track Name: Moonrunner83 & Megan McDuffee - Run Away With Me
Here,
No hesitation.
Feel our hearts beat as one.

Sunset
light caressing your face.
Burnished gold in our eyes.
Touch the breeze.

Skyline
with the perfect halo.
Leave your past and let go,
Drunk in summer’s warm embrace,
Run away with me.

Leave
all anxiety,
Unspoken fear on your lips.

I’m here by your side,
intoxicating.
Headfirst into the unknown,
With just a kiss.

Look
to the horizon,
Drive away into the truth.

Together we’ll be
a couple of fools.
All just adventure and chance,
For me and you.

Never know
What we’ll find.
Run with me,
Even just for tonight.
Track Name: Moonrunner83 & Josh Dally - Hearts On Fire
lie awake through the night wonder how you are 
and in my dreams break the seams tearing us apart 
I’m holding on way too long and I don't know why 
but you know me I go quiet I don't like to lie 

oh am I coming through can you hear me now 
oh can you feel it to tell me what to do, I said now 

hearts on, hearts on fire 
hearts on, hearts on fire 
when we touch 

drive home through the night just to get away 
but every road leads to you don't know what to say 
tell me now does it feel like your falling 
feel your touch on my back hear you calling 

oh am I coming through can you hear me now 
oh can you feel it to tell me what to do, I said now 

hearts on, hearts on fire 
hearts on, hearts on fire 
when we touch 

hearts on, hearts on fire 
hearts on, hearts on fire 
don't say its do much 

maybe I need some time to breathe 
cos lately all I’ve done is tearing at the seams 

hearts on, hearts on fire 
hearts on, hearts on fire 

hearts on, hearts on fire 
hearts on, hearts on fire 
when we touch 

hearts on, hearts on fire 
hearts on, hearts on fire 
when we touch 
Track Name: Moonrunner83 & Megan McDuffee - Primal
A moment shared,
Dangerous at best.
Can’t let you be
A chance that I’ll regret.

Primal and uncontrolled,
No one will ever know.
Sprint from reality,
So we never come down.

Surging like wildfire,
Give in to your desires.
Nothing off limits tonight,
Relentless, take me now.

Morality,
Simply in our minds.
Just breathe and leap,
Leave that world behind.

No one will ever see,
Let go of all beliefs.
Thinking of nothing else,
Feel our hunger collide.

My heat upon your skin,
Unleash the need within.
Feeling so unrestrained,
We surrender for tonight.

Make me your slave,
right behind their backs.
To never sin,
what kind of life is that?
Track Name: Moonrunner83 & Vik Kapur - One By One
So let's talk about our luck
We came here out of destiny
We've been spinning and left stuck
Drowning in out black sea
And we hope for sunrise
But our dreams are dressed as enemies
It's time to open my eyes
So start a little prayer for me

One by one, we are falling apart
Day by day, I go back to the start
Our last chance survival in a brand new start
(To feed a hungry heart)

So let's talk about my land
It holds me tight so tearfully
We've been buried in the sand
We've been drowning in a dead man's greed
But you're the wise one
In a fantasy land that set you free
If you want to bury me, you'll be at karma's grave

Numb, too young to speak
Will they go too far?
From this burning heat
Let's learn to retreat
A brand new start
Track Name: Moonrunner83 & A/C St. Clair feat. Megan McDuffee - Running On Empty
Running on empty
When you don’t know
how many miles you have left to go
Running on empty
you know you can make it
But you just have to take it slow

Running on empty
Steady hands take the wheel and drive
cause we’re almost home
Running on empty
If it’s ten thousand miles
You don’t have to do it alone

Setting your heart free
Let it all go
Let it echo out through the night
Say goodbye to these old streets
Yea, there’s nothing left for you
To leave behind.

Running on empty
Steady hands take the wheel and drive
cause we’re almost home
Running on empty
If it’s ten thousand miles
You don’t have to do it alone

Heartache and heartbreak
They’re holding you down
And you’re
Lost in the same place
But don’t want to be found
When you’re
running on empty

you’re running to something
When all you’ve got
Is the breath to say a prayer
When you’re running on nothing
But all you need is enough
To get out of here

(GV) Hey!
Running on empty
(Harmony) Running on empty
Running on empty
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Running on empty
Steady hands take the wheel and drive
cause we’re almost home
Running on empty
If it’s ten thousand miles
You don’t have to do it alone

Running on empty
Steady hands take the wheel
cause we’re almost home
Yea we’re almost home
Almost home
Almost home
No you’re not alone
Track Name: Moonrunner83 & Boy and Gurl - Flashbacks
Palm trees and the summer breeze
We were meant to be, just you and me
Sunsets on the boulevard took a step too far
Beyond the stars
And I can't, get you out of my mind
No matter how hard I try
Late nights walking on the beach
We were hand in hand, with our feet in the sand
Heartbreaks seeing neon signs flashing in my eyes
There was no goodbye

And I can't, get you out of my mind
No matter how hard I try

Flashbacks
Of hopeful hearts and finding meaning
Flashbacks
Of careless days and sunshine dreaming
It was a simpler time when it was just you and I
Now I'm left with...now I'm left with
Flashbacks

Flashbacks
Of hopeful hearts and finding meaning
Flashbacks
Of careless days and sunshine dreaming
It was a simpler time when it was just you and I
Now I'm left with...now I'm left with
Flashbacks
Track Name: Moonrunner83 & Megan McDuffee - You & I
Summer days were golden.
Weeks were full of nothing but fantasy,
Chocolate cake and video games.
Our future promised possibilities.

Can we just go back to a bygone year,
those carefree times?
Forget what we know, forget hardship,
When life was kind.

Drawing unknown worlds, pure creations,
Straight from our minds.
Even if you break, I won’t let it take us down,
you and I.

Now we’ve split apart,
Nothing seems to be completely fair.
Hope you know no one meant you harm,
Just remember me and all of us who care.
Track Name: Moonrunner83 feat. Megan McDuffee - Lost Souls
Holes in our jean
Among the lights
Electric Ave is a lonely place
It makes us feel alive

I know that we can't stay here
I don't wanna disappear
We can drive off into the night
And leave these streets behind

You're the rain, I found down on 4th Street
It's time to take the C-Train home
Lost souls in a broken city
Lost souls, at least I'm not alone
Cast light on shadows on Elbow Drive
Past the river that calls out in the night
Take me down to the Reservoir
You're the storm that I have come here for

Drive to the lake
Just to get away
The tide tonight it pulls us under
It makes us feel alive

I know that we can't stay here
I don't wanna disappear
We can drive off into the night
And leave these streets behind

You're the rain, I found down on 4th Street
It's time to take the C-Train home
Lost souls in a broken city
Lost souls, at least I'm not alone
Cast light on shadows on Elbow Drive
Past the river that calls out in the night
Take me down to the Reservoir
You're the storm that I have come here for
Track Name: Moonrunner83 feat. Megan McDuffee - Come Home
Rain falls down on this simple town
Down the window into my room
Thousands of people all around
All I wanna see is you

Over the mountains across the sky
To a beach with waves somewhere
Azure eyes and a deep sunrise
I'd go with you anywhere

Where are you tonight
This bed feels like a stone
I want you here with me
When will you come home?

And you're dancing, under neon skies
I need you, you are my light
You are my light
When will you come home?
When will you come home?

Summer dies and swells they rise
My soul has nowhere to go
The leaves turn gold the night get cold
This town is a blanket of snow

Keep me warm through the storm
Come back to this place
By firelight we'll spend these nights
Our love can fill this space
Track Name: Moonrunner83 & Megan McDuffee - Let's Pretend
Not even sure how we got here,
You light a cigarette.
Glad you agreed to have one drink.

Fell too hard, too fast,
Never should have been in love.
Guess this gives us time to think.

Cast all aside, we can be bold and fools again.
Even though we’re numb and jaded,
Let’s pretend.

Nights spent with friends, raising fresh hell,
Running through parking lots.
Invincible in our high tops.

And at the drive-through,
Never touching a bite,
Throwing around everything we’d got.

Cast all aside, revel in youth, we’ve still got spirit.
Gotta just laugh hard at how it all went down.
Raise up your glass, shall we toast to us again?
Think of those days, even though we’re numb and jaded,
Let’s pretend.

Romantically we failed,
Such is this weird life.
We’ve moved on from hurt,
Nostalgia shines in our eyes.

Just so you know, if it matters,
That crooked tooth you hate,
I saw a grin with a jaunty wave.

Were you mad at me,
or just mad at yourself?
Glad we stayed friends,
Though it sucks to behave.
Track Name: Moonrunner83 feat. Megan McDuffee - Born Slippy
Drive boy dog boy
Dirty numb angel boy
In the doorway boy
She was a lipstick boy
She was a beautiful boy
And tears boy
And all in your innerspace boy
You had
hands girl boy
and steel boy
You had chemicals boy
I've grown so close to you
Boy and you just groan boy
She said comeover comeover
She smiled at you boy

Let your feelings slip boy
But never your mask boy
Random blonde bio high density rhythm
Blonde boy blonde country blonde high density
You are my drug boy
You're real boy
Speak to me and boy dog
Dirty numb cracking boy
You get wet boy
Big big time boy
Acid bear boy
Babes and babes and babes and babes and babes
And remembering nothing boy
You like my tin horn boy and get
Wet like an angel
Derail

You got a velvet mouth
You're so succulent and beautiful
Shimmering and dirty
Wonderful and hot times
On your telephone line
And god and everything
On your telephone
And in walk an angel

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