I & II

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about

Before emo was called emo it was inspired by thoughtful, post-hardcore artists like Umbrella. Music may not have been so consumable back then, but that made it so much more satisfying.

Umbrella, a key member of the indie-rock scene established by a number of high school and college aged bands in the Mesa, Arizona area, circa 1995-2005. The local genre coined "480-area-core" by Mesa band Before Braille, also included notable bands such as October's First Hero, Foreign Holiday, Lydia, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Treehouse Cadillacs, Felix, The Format, The Manhattan Project and of course, Jimmy Eat World, among others who attended Mountain View, Westwood and other Mesa and Gilbert High Schools.

If you have been rightly disappointed by the last decade of rock music, Umbrella may be a nice introduction to what you once knew as 'emo' in the 90s, 'indie rock' in the aughts and 'better than what is widely available' rock, now. These kids were too good for their own good.
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Lyrics /credits can be found on each individual track page. Additional content available thru Sunset Alliance contact form (SUNSETALLIANCE.COM) or via various social media platforms.

1. I Can’t Take Today
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar, Vocals
Jon Hajak: Bass
Justin Miller: Percussion

Take another look at me, a broken man, no empathy
I can’t stay here
Falling out of history, a shadow makes me
But I can’t stay here
Time goes
And I can’t stay here
Lies show
And I can’t stay here now
You lost your favorite watch, I’m searching, now
But I can’t stay here
I believe you, I believe in you
But I can’t stay here
Time goes
And i can’t stay here
Lies show
And I can’t stay here now
We’re leaving forever
And everyone knows their way, there
Time doesn’t travel still
And everyone there is way, way late
I can’t take today
Hello, I can’t know, now
My time is running out
I might have to turn you over
Can you say that again
I can’t stay here
I might have to turn you over
But never again
I can’t stay here
I might have to turn you over
But never again
I can’t stay here
I can’t stay here

2. Exit Out
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar
Jon Hajak: Bass
Justin Miller: Percussion

Wait is there anyone you know, who
There’s no place left to run
Is there anyone you know
Hide and I will seek, hide and I will
All and all there’s no place left to run
You can’t fight it
In all there are better ways, there are better ways
Assume there are better ways, there are better ways

3. Rise and Falling
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar
Jon Hajak: Bass
Justin Miller: Percussion

We’re leaving so wake up
You have to leave all that you have
And you have regrets and we all regret
the things we can’t change
The Playground assassin, I never imagined
To be on all fours crawling for the door
But I can’t reach, hey
Knights to their castles
We have a shortage of sand
And I’ll meet you back by the totem pole
We’ll start the plan
You seem so demanding
As you fight to defend me
And you found me out but there could be more
That you can’t see, right now
Right now
We’re leaving so wake up
You have to leave all that you have
And you have regrets and we all regret
the things we can’t change
The playground assassin, I never imagined
To be on all fours crawling for the door
But I can’t reach

4. Remote Control
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar, Vocals
Jon Hajak: Bass
Justin Miller: Percussion

This cancer grows, this infection of the mind
Remote control
Did that bush just move, are you in disguise
Remote control
What’s in a name, what’s in a name, now
You say you will but no
This can’t happen, distractions
Remote control
TV never lies, never?
Remote control
Here’s a word but it’s just another verse
Remote control
It burns a picture in my brain
This name, this name
What’s in a name
We’ve all gone insane, now
Control, control, control
Confrontations lie undecided
Place your thoughts behind what can’t be spared
We all think as a collective
Try to escape from the captive created in your mind

5. Walk Away
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar, Vocals
Jon Hajak: Bass
Justin Miller: Percussion

I’m walkin’ away
You said it, you said it
I’m walkin’ away, now
You said it
It can if you let it, your ignorance define you
Let it out, well let it out
Escape from your shackled hands
Let it out well let it out
I’m walkin’ away
You said it, you said it
I’m walkin’ away
You said it
It can if you let it, your ignorance define you
Let it out well let it out
Escape from your shackled hands
Let it out well let it out
Hey what can we say
To this awkward silence, awkward silence
Sleepless nights, throw them away
But can you deal with it
You can’t deal with it
Throw them away
Simplify, cause you’re never gonna change me
Alibis, no you never will, you never will
Change me
And the light goes out
I can’t sleep at night, well
Sail away, ya we’ll get away
Cause you never know what to expect
Sail away, ya we’ll get away
Cause you never know what to expect

6. Homeostasis
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar
Jon Hajak: Bass
Justin Miller: Percussion

I can’t keep letting go
And you think you can win
With your get rich quick scheme
but maybe it’s just me
I will try harder
I can see the truth but nothing changes
I thought it would be enough but you’re falling on ashes
Falling away
Episode laps again
Falling on deaf ears
And you think you can win
It won’t happen again
I can see the truth but nothing changes
I thought it would be enough but you’re falling on ashes
I can see right through you and nothing changes
I can’t know, I can’t know, what you’re thinking
Falling away
And it eats at inside me
I can hear it inside
You’re falling away, You’re falling my way
It’s hard to figure out
You’re carried away, Don’t take me today
It’s hard to figure out

7. Pins and Needles
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar
Jon Hajak: Bass
Justin Miller: Percussion

I want that, as pride sinks in
I want what I can’t have
I feel I never will, I never will
This hell it consumes me
And my prideful eyes oh no
Oh please please don’t run out
Some live and some die
You can’t control it
Just like the weather
Some hope and some cry
Is it better yet?
I want that, you look so happy
I try and try again
And you look so happy
Now, this feeling consumes me
And it feels so good inside
I can’t describe, I can’t describe
I knew I could swim so I weathered the storm
But the waves were crashing down so hard
It’s a sad sad story really
Always unequal sides on unequal ground
I just get dragged down and drowned
We’re falling at a record pace
It all seems in vain
I yell and I scream
Can anyone hear me?
And the angel says
You’re okay now...

8. My head and a Vice
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar
Jon Hajak: Bass
Justin Miller: Percussion

Two lament and argue for a time
I heard that it was true once,
Let the misconceptions of past aggressions pass
Or it’s sock in mouth or it’s a sock in the mouth
Sink deeper, think deeper
It’s my blood for fame and it can’t be contained
Cough it up, yes laugh it up
Just sink, just sinking
I feel like my head’s in a vice
I can’t see the answers, I can’t see the answers
I can’t think
But they’re all so deceiving and gang up on me
If I could think, I’m claustrophobic, I’m catatonic ,In retrospect it’s
Five to one, five to one laughing at me
They don’t know my plan,They don’t know my strategy
It’s my fight for fame
Do I really bleed that much
Laugh it up, yes cough it up
Who said it, you might want to know
Who said it, you might want to know
You said it and play innocent
Do you regret it oh oh

9. At the Writer’s Expense
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar
Jon Hajak: Bass
Justin Miller: Percussion

Our brother stood and said
“Hey I have a plan, just listen to me
I’ll bring everything back, I will be loved and adored
I will be cheered and admired
and nothing will be lost
That I may be greater than you,
and you have no other choice”
But another stood and said
“I will”
Come on let’s go for a ride
Where we can live and lie
At the writer’s expense
We’re being hunted down
The hourglass is fading
my mind is bending and breaking
I want another day
So can I be greater than this
Do I have another choice?
But another stood and said that I will
Learn and find and what do you mean, what do you mean
Take it in, take it inside, Or you can wake up expecting daisies
A punishment for messages of love, Transcribed and box beaten pressed
To understand All

10. Take Me Out in Style
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar
Jon Hajak: Bass
Justin Miller: Percussion

You wait and break down, you break and let down
You wait, you wait, you wait
And call yourself a spy
Offer me money, offer me your gold
Wait your offers are worthless I’m told
I’m painting a picture
No, I’m making a memory and I hope that there won’t be regrets
Inside, not disclosed just detached
This is the place where I place all your lies
Can you feel? can you feel? it’s so surreal to me
Can you hear? You can hear and that’s all that is left
Take me out in style





11. Dead and Gone
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar, Vocals
Jon Hajak: Bass, Vocals
Justin Miller: Percussion, Vocals
Rajiv Patel: Guitar, Ambient sounds, Vocals
Matt Halls and Friends: Vocals

Dead, dead and gone
Dead, dead and gone

credits

released January 1, 2019

Band Members:
Johnathan Kingsley: Vocals, Guitar
Nick Estrada: Guitar, Vocals
Jon Hajak: Bass
Justin Miller: Percussion
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Message from the band:
Special thanks to our families and friends for all their support provided over the years. Thanks to Andrew Belcher for recording & mixing Umbrella I in Spring of 2003, and to Matt Halls for recording & mixing Umbrella II in Fall of 2003. A special thanks to Dave Jensen for the funds and desire to remaster and release Umbrella I & II digitally, and to David Jerkovich for his great remastering work in 2018. Continued thanks to our friends who still enjoy listening to Umbrella.


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Track Name: I Can't Take Today
Take another look at me, a broken man, no empathy
I can’t stay here
Falling out of history, a shadow makes me
But I can’t stay here
Time goes
And I can’t stay here
Lies show
And I can’t stay here now
You lost your favorite watch, I’m searching, now
But I can’t stay here
I believe you, I believe in you
But I can’t stay here
Time goes
And i can’t stay here
Lies show
And I can’t stay here now
We’re leaving forever
And everyone knows their way, there
Time doesn’t travel still
And everyone there is way, way late
I can’t take today
Hello, I can’t know, now
My time is running out
I might have to turn you over
Can you say that again
I can’t stay here
I might have to turn you over
But never again
I can’t stay here
I might have to turn you over
But never again
I can’t stay here
I can’t stay here.
Track Name: Exit Out
Wait is there anyone you know, who
There’s no place left to run
Is there anyone you know
Hide and I will seek, hide and I will
All and all there’s no place left to run
You can’t fight it
In all there are better ways, there are better ways
Assume there are better ways, there are better ways.
Track Name: Rise and Falling
We’re leaving so wake up
You have to leave all that you have
And you have regrets and we all regret
the things we can’t change
The Playground assassin, I never imagined
To be on all fours crawling for the door
But I can’t reach, hey
Knights to their castles
We have a shortage of sand
And I’ll meet you back by the totem pole
We’ll start the plan
You seem so demanding
As you fight to defend me
And you found me out but there could be more
That you can’t see, right now
Right now
We’re leaving so wake up
You have to leave all that you have
And you have regrets and we all regret
the things we can’t change
The playground assassin, I never imagined
To be on all fours crawling for the door
But I can’t reach.
Track Name: Remote Control
This cancer grows, this infection of the mind
Remote control
Did that bush just move, are you in disguise
Remote control
What’s in a name, what’s in a name, now
You say you will but no
This can’t happen, distractions
Remote control
TV never lies, never?
Remote control
Here’s a word but it’s just another verse
Remote control
It burns a picture in my brain
This name, this name
What’s in a name
We’ve all gone insane, now
Control, control, control
Confrontations lie undecided
Place your thoughts behind what can’t be spared
We all think as a collective
Try to escape from the captive created in your mind.
Track Name: Walk Away
I’m walkin’ away
You said it, you said it
I’m walkin’ away, now
You said it
It can if you let it, your ignorance define you
Let it out, well let it out
Escape from your shackled hands
Let it out well let it out
I’m walkin’ away
You said it, you said it
I’m walkin’ away
You said it
It can if you let it, your ignorance define you
Let it out well let it out
Escape from your shackled hands
Let it out well let it out
Hey what can we say
To this awkward silence, awkward silence
Sleepless nights, throw them away
But can you deal with it
You can’t deal with it
Throw them away
Simplify, cause you’re never gonna change me
Alibis, no you never will, you never will
Change me
And the light goes out
I can’t sleep at night, well
Sail away, ya we’ll get away
Cause you never know what to expect
Sail away, ya we’ll get away
Cause you never know what to expect.
Track Name: Homeostasis
I can’t keep letting go
And you think you can win
With your get rich quick scheme
but maybe it’s just me
I will try harder
I can see the truth but nothing changes
I thought it would be enough but you’re falling on ashes
Falling away
Episode laps again
Falling on deaf ears
And you think you can win
It won’t happen again
I can see the truth but nothing changes
I thought it would be enough but you’re falling on ashes
I can see right through you and nothing changes
I can’t know, I can’t know, what you’re thinking
Falling away
And it eats at inside me
I can hear it inside
You’re falling away, You’re falling my way
It’s hard to figure out
You’re carried away, Don’t take me today
It’s hard to figure out.
Track Name: Pins and Needles
I want that, as pride sinks in
I want what I can’t have
I feel I never will, I never will
This hell it consumes me
And my prideful eyes oh no
Oh please please don’t run out
Some live and some die
You can’t control it
Just like the weather
Some hope and some cry
Is it better yet?
I want that, you look so happy
I try and try again
And you look so happy
Now, this feeling consumes me
And it feels so good inside
I can’t describe, I can’t describe
I knew I could swim so I weathered the storm
But the waves were crashing down so hard
It’s a sad sad story really
Always unequal sides on unequal ground
I just get dragged down and drowned
We’re falling at a record pace
It all seems in vain
I yell and I scream
Can anyone hear me?
And the angel says
You’re okay now... .
Track Name: My Head and a Vice
Two lament and argue for a time
I heard that it was true once,
Let the misconceptions of past aggressions pass
Or it’s sock in mouth or it’s a sock in the mouth
Sink deeper, think deeper
It’s my blood for fame and it can’t be contained
Cough it up, yes laugh it up
Just sink, just sinking
I feel like my head’s in a vice
I can’t see the answers, I can’t see the answers
I can’t think
But they’re all so deceiving and gang up on me
If I could think, I’m claustrophobic, I’m catatonic ,In retrospect it’s
Five to one, five to one laughing at me
They don’t know my plan,They don’t know my strategy
It’s my fight for fame
Do I really bleed that much
Laugh it up, yes cough it up
Who said it, you might want to know
Who said it, you might want to know
You said it and play innocent
Do you regret it oh oh.
Track Name: At the Writer's Expense
Our brother stood and said
“Hey I have a plan, just listen to me
I’ll bring everything back, I will be loved and adored
I will be cheered and admired
and nothing will be lost
That I may be greater than you,
and you have no other choice”
But another stood and said
“I will”
Come on let’s go for a ride
Where we can live and lie
At the writer’s expense
We’re being hunted down
The hourglass is fading
my mind is bending and breaking
I want another day
So can I be greater than this
Do I have another choice?
But another stood and said that I will
Learn and find and what do you mean, what do you mean
Take it in, take it inside, Or you can wake up expecting daisies
A punishment for messages of love, Transcribed and box beaten pressed
To understand All.
Track Name: Take Me Out in Style
You wait and break down, you break and let down
You wait, you wait, you wait
And call yourself a spy
Offer me money, offer me your gold
Wait your offers are worthless I’m told
I’m painting a picture
No, I’m making a memory and I hope that there won’t be regrets
Inside, not disclosed just detached
This is the place where I place all your lies
Can you feel? can you feel? it’s so surreal to me
Can you hear? You can hear and that’s all that is left
Take me out in style.
Track Name: Dead and Gone
Dead, dead and gone
Dead, dead and gone.