ILL BEVANS

by GALAXE

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Craig Sheffield Ever so talented artists that has inspired me for many years and so excited to hear this project grow. Rhythmically light years ahead of the trends that give the music a fresh sound on top of a beautiful message. Keep it up! Favorite track: All I Have.
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Over 2 years in the making, ILL BEVANS is the debut release from Portland-based MC/Producer, GALAXE. This conscious Hip Hop project is self-produced, using self-recorded drums, vibes, synth, and turntable to create a truly organic sound.

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released October 8, 2013

Vocals - GALAXE
Produced by GALAXE
Engineered and Mixed by Paul Laxer
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering
Recorded at the Map Room (2011) and Devil In Your Home studio (2013)
Vinyl Album Art by Andrew Giles

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GALAXE Portland, Oregon

Nick Werth offers up an inspiring display of creativity with his solo project, GALAXE. While simultaneously juggling the producer/MC roles, live beats and positive mantras unite to form a unique blend of conscious Hip Hop and Electronica. To make matters more interesting, Nick delivers the GALAXE sound via Xylosynth: a futuristic beat machine with limitless possibilities. ... more

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Track Name: We Will Meet Again
We had a past
I thought we would last
Across the vast infinite
Even though it was broken
We willingly rejected the cast
Defeat, pleased to meet
Take a seat
Do you need a receipt as we concede?
Do you feel deceit and less complete?
Weak in the knees?
The need to breath weakens
The feeling slowly fades

We had it made
The sun rays and shade
Thoughts invade
Isn't it everything you've ever wanted and then some?
You win some
The pain from the same song that's been sung
Think of it as a phase that we went through
Wishin' there was a place that remained true
Deep in the heart, the beat would start skippin'
But now is slowly fades

Far from the right
The full moon in sight
The spark ignites within itself
The wealth, it came from both pleasure and pain
They still remain
Never fear
Maybe calling you dear was too sincere
Never having you near was too severe
Years in the dark, the tears embark freely
The feeling slowly fades

Comfortably numb
The heartbeat, a drum
We keep it from everyone
Hidden beneath the cold surface
Awaiting to rise without disguise
Paralyzed
From the look in your eyes, nature sent you
Keep believing the lies never meant to torment
The more we forget, the more that the feeling slowly fades

Wondering when forgiveness can mend
Does it depend
Upon the time we find to unwind and align what's inside?
Enjoy the ride
Maybe I'd be a little better off the less I knew
Still continue to be the lesser few
Truth is a choice
The voice, it keeps haunting
The feeling slowly fades

Make no mistake
The hearts that we break will soon awake
Finding the courage to believe
That everything will turn out just fine
Just one more time
Nevermind

Taking it slow
To live is to grow
We never know whether or not the present moment
Will allow us to live out our dreams
Although it seems infinite
There's a limit to the love that we can give
Do you think it's enough that we forgive?
Be here and now
Without doubt
The negative feeling slowly fades

So much to say
The sunshine today reminds the grey
Of all the beautiful color
We unknowingly miss and neglect
Bliss and respect
Redirect our attention to see the blue and green
Soak it up and believe the view that's seen redeems
Again and again
Then the negative feeling slowly fades

Listen within
The beat starts to spin
Hello, come in
Maybe the unexpected connection
Between you and I will cease
Absence of peace
The release sends my heart to the sky
I let it go
Everyday, the feeling slowly grows
Track Name: All I Have
It's too fast to be livin' in the past
Make it last
Release the feelings of peace and relax
I believe in the act
Whatever baggage we stack, let's unpack
Whether we stay or we go
At least today we can know from the start
To be present, it's an art
Let the heart appreciate and relate
Then cultivate and debate to the end
With this love, we transcend
Rise above until we do it again
There's nothing left because

This is all I have to give right now

No delay
Deliver it
No dismay, though this may
Release the feelings of peace we convey
You believe what I say
The truth will never decay
Everyday, whether we're open or closed
The universe is supposed to align
Coincidence is a sign
The Divine
Allow the moment to be
No judgment comin' from me
As a friend
With this love, we transcend
Rise above until we do it again
There's nothing left because

This is all I have to give right now

To be free
To be the best you can be, we agree
Release the feelings of peace endlessly
We believe what we see
The seed becoming the tree magically
And yet we take it for granted
Misunderstanding the world we perceive
We limit what we receive and achieve
There's so much more to be known
Prepare the mind to be blown
We intend
With this love, we transcend
Rise above until we do it again
There's nothing left because

This is all I have to give right now

Meditate
The inner vision awaits
Something great
Release the feelings of peace
Hesitate to believe what they say
The blissful ignorant way
Lead astray
We sense the truth in our heart
We're all a similar part of the whole
With a beat and a soul
Incomplete without the presence of you within the present
It's true
Can't pretend
With this love, we transcend
Rise above until we do it again
There's nothing left because

This is all I have to give
Right now is all I have to give
Right now is all I have to give
Right now is all I have to give
Right now
Track Name: Heartsong
Open and engage the stage within
Givin' it and knowin' we can change the page
Pending chins stay up
Believe it (your love)
It's all in the mind

Over-analysis only leads to paralysis of the pen
Thoughts dry up
Please turn up your sound system of the heart

We the people, the vehicle
Not the sequel, the real deal, are beautiful
Every last one
Every last one
As natural as the shining of the sun
As natural as the shining of the sun
As natural as the shining of the sun
It's just begun

Open and engage the stage within
Givin' it and knowin' we can change the page
Pending chins stay up
Believe it (your love)
It's all in the mind

Over-analysis only leads to paralysis of the pen
Thoughts dry up
Please turn up your sound system of the heart

We the people, the vehicle
Not the sequel, the real deal, are beautiful
Every last one
Every last one
As natural as the shining of the sun

Never mind the negative
Let it be
Set it free so we can focus on the way to give
Every effort we possibly can
To be the positive energy
Separately, but equal
Focus on the way to live and let live
Affirmative
Passion is permanent
And if you be the change, you're earnin' it
And learnin' it
Deserving all that comes around
So get down
Return to the source
A grounded force is found
We turn to the sound
Unbound, our course is found
Deep within the heart
So let's begin to become the sum
Regardless of where you're from
Breathe in and feel the numb
Feel the slumber slowly wake
Let the medicine take
A positive aching grows and goes to show
It's never too late to know
It's all about the here and now

Open and engage the stage within
Givin' it and knowin' we can change the page
Pending chins stay up
Believe it (your love)
It's all in the mind

Over-analysis only leads to paralysis of the pen
Thoughts dry up
Please turn up your sound system of the heart

We the people, the vehicle
Not the sequel, the real deal, are beautiful
Every last one
Every last one
As natural as the shining of the sun
As natural as the shining of the sun
As natural as the shining of the sun
It's just begun

Open and engage the stage within
Givin' it and knowin' we can change the page
Pending chins stay up
Believe it (your love)
It's all in the mind

Over-analysis only leads to paralysis of the pen
Thoughts dry up
Please turn up your sound system of the heart

We the people, the vehicle
Not the sequel, the real deal, are beautiful
Every last one
Every last one
As natural as the shining of the sun

It's just begun
Track Name: Elsa
Beautiful, amazing, yes
Finishing the phrase, people de-stress
We feel blessed when the stars align and unwind
All the tension in our chest
We find the time
Critical, I must confess
Opening the gaze, people
One less reason to stress
When we see the shine in all kinds
Call attention to the best
Rewind the time
Back into the sunshine, yes
Listening to raise people's conscious(ness)
Necessity to believe that we in due time will be fine

Take a look around this place
Everybody has the same face
Everybody wants to be
Everybody plants the same seed
Everybody wants to feel
Everybody needs to reveal
Let it be known
Right now

Effortlessly flowing free
See it in their eyes, a mirror image of me
A reflection of all that's good misunderstood
With further inspection, I reckon that you could
Find a way to see eyes same
Let go of the ego as we reclaim community
You and I rely upon love
Give it out and get it back
Rise above
Consciously connect
Tune in
What you think is random, it be brewing within
It's no sin to believe in the feeling we all share
It's everywhere

Take a look around inside
Everybody has it
Don't hide
Open up and let it out
Everybody needs to speak out
Let it out and set it free
Even when you doubt, just trust me
Let it be known
Right now

Finding all the good in you
Relating to the pain, yes I know what you've been through
We out grew closed minds, intelligent designs
Universal exclusion of many kinds
Offering the helping hand
Even though we disagree
We still understand the grand plan
Golden law
The ice begins to thaw
Treat a stranger like a neighbor
Now we savor every little smile we see
Love is unconditional
You be what you be
Infinitely guaranteed that we in due time will be fine

Take a look around this place
Everybody has the same face
Everybody wants to be
Everybody plants the same seed
Everybody wants to feel
Everybody needs to reveal
Let it be known
Right now

Take a look around inside
Everybody has it
Don't hide
Open up and let it out
Everybody needs to speak out
Let it out and set it free
Even when you doubt, just trust me
Let it be known
Right now
Track Name: If You Could See Me Now
Step into this world headfirst
A doc and a nurse expecting the worst
Tangled in umbilical as I burst through
To the other side
Sensing my father's pride, I coulda died
While mother sighs and cries, "Thank god he's alive"
And she did it with complete sensation
No pain meds to the vein
To tame intense vibration
No cigarette smoke or alcoholic libation
The way she went about her baby-makin' was amazin'
So I grew and I grew
Knew I could do anything I wanted
My dad and his 6-string steadily haunted my memory
Singin' and strummin' the J.T. will forever be
Cleverly inked into the grain of my deepest mental crate
Sink into the brain and ingrain due to the deepest mental state
Hypnagogic
Sesame Street logic
No matter what color, you're my brother
Yeah, you got it
And that Houses of the Holy, sure we rocked it
Those filthy Bonham beats created a dirty conscience

This is who I am
Ocean waves and sand
Darkness filled with light
Grounded, taking flight

Growin' up in church Presbyterian
Showin' up in search
Less fear seeing my peers
Years were spent here singin'
But the meanin' didn't matter
The melodies and harmonies would shatter my past pain
Like a glass pane
Stained from all the tension at home
My parents slept in separate rooms
A pillow over my dome
So I could drown out the sound of verbal violence with silence
My brother and I, we preserved the alliance
And even though I treated him like bullies treated me
Fully frequently, everyday in school
He had the heart to forgive
I can't forget the golden rule
In middle school, I was a shy guy to some
But if you truly knew me, you knew I hit the drum
It's where I come from
My brother followed suit
The rhythm embedded deep in our souls at the root
Playin' in drumlines from Indiana to Denton
Enrichin' our minds, livin' our dreams
Representin'

This is who I am
Ocean waves and sand
Darkness filled with light
Grounded, taking flight

Check the resume
Got a degree from the U. of N.T.
But dropped out of grad school
Had to take incompletes
8 hours a day of play created cysts in my wrists
Previously, I thought ability was limitless
The universe works in mysterious ways
I couldn't drum for a year
Cue the alcoholic haze
But this would prove to be just a phase
I got my hands back and reinstated the craze
My connection to music, intuitive
I did not choose it
It chose me
Through flows of prose, it shows
Listening closely
Mostly pros, but constantly conscious
Environment is highly influential at best
That's why I left TX and headed northwest
Continue to invest in time to unwind
In the moonlight and sunshine, we get lost to find
Inspiration is all around
So grateful that I found it
Infinitely heed the call resounding deeply
So astounded

This is who I am
Ocean waves and sand
Darkness filled with light
Grounded, taking flight
Track Name: Breathe
Woke on the wrong side of a landslide
No joke it's a long ride
Everyone tried so don't sing along
I really can't take this
Just my luck
Not the greatest day
Should I give up?
Could I live up to the expectation?
Way out of place
Out of patience

But we should probably be thinkin' 'bout our breathin'

Breathe in
Breathe out
Breathe in and breathe out
In and out
Breathe

Great, gonna be late
Never have time to wait
Talk about hate
Now we gotta get this straight
Is it all fate?
Is it half empty?
Just my luck
Come again some other day
Would you give up?
Would you live up to the expectation?
Way out of place
Out of patience
Racin' around with the sound of a negative frame of mind
Takin' the blame, fine
Here we go again
Lookin' like there's no end to the flow
When do we know?
When do we grow out of this phase?
Out of control
It's just my luck
Not the greatest day
Should I give up?
Could I live up to the expectation?
Way out of place
Out of patience

But we should probably be thinkin' 'bout our breathin'

Breathe in
Breathe out
Breathe in and breathe out
In and out
Track Name: Eyes to the Sky
To lead or to follow
Believe or to swallow my pride and abide
To achieve or to leave behind a dream that I never tried
Not about success or being the best
The inner chest tempo is hard-pressed to let go
Let 'em know
Open the heart
Let the passion kick-start your art
Ready, set, go

Givin' it all ya got, and why not?
If it feels right, don't stop
Until you feel the need to change the pace
No time to waste
Embrace this space because it's all we have
And you laugh
Sure, you heard that before
Keep doin' the math and carvin' your path
Soon, the phrase begins to mean much more

Divine intervention
No words that I mention can describe the sight we see
It's alright with me
Fully captivating our attention
Mesmerized, the shine tends to energize
And sends chills to the spine
Still everything's fine
Still everything's fine

Eyes to the sky, eyes to the sky
Eyes to the sky, eyes to the sky
Eyes to the sky, eyes to the sky
Eyes to the sky eyes to the sky

To lead or to follow
Believe or to swallow my pride and abide
To achieve or to leave behind a dream that I never tried
Not about success or being the best
The inner chest tempo is hard-pressed to let go
Let 'em know
Open the heart
Let the passion kick-start your art
Ready, set, go

Givin' it all ya got, and why not?
If it feels right, don't stop
Until you feel the need to change the pace
No time to waste
Embrace this space because it's all we have
And you laugh
Sure, you heard that before
Keep doin' the math and carvin' your path
Soon, the phrase begins to mean much more

Divine intervention
No words that I mention can describe the sight we see
It's alright with me
Fully captivating our attention
Mesmerized, the shine tends to energize
And sends chills to the spine
Still everything's fine
Still everything's fine

Eyes to the sky, eyes to the sky
Eyes to the sky, eyes to the sky
Eyes to the sky, eyes to the sky
Eyes to the sky eyes to the sky
Track Name: Everything We Do
When opportunity knocks
A break from the paradox
Positivity drops into everything we do

We remain see-through
Need to sing? Me too
Let it ring, free you, and people will believe (true)

Then opportunity knocks
A break from the paradox
Positivity drops into everything we do

Never will they tame you
Sever from the same view
Unglue, experience the new but yeah, still the same you

Then opportunity knocks
A break from the paradox
Positivity drops into everything we do

Feelin' down? Get up
Reverse the frown, head up
What comes around ends up infecting your friends' tendencies

The remedy, let it be completely
and believe that everything we see is temporary
Even the consistent crashing of the infinite ocean

Live in this moment
Cherish it, knowin' that one day it's goin'
Until then, keep growin' and crushin' your bucket list
Better yet, be spontaneous
Three eyes wide and alive inside
Feelin the high, we on mainly bliss
You get the gist
Put up the closed hand
Ego as arch nemesis
Cancerous to your hourglass
Burnin' up the most sand
I stay present, still learnin' from that ghostland

Then opportunity knocks
A break from the paradox
Positivity drops into everything we do

Please see it for what it is
Relax, why so serious?
Positivity gets into everything we do

Keep lookin' for all the great within
That's the mind state
Positivity motivates everything we do

And then opportunity knocks
A break from the paradox
Positivity drops into everything we do

Feelin down? Get up
Reverse the frown, head up
What comes around ends up infecting your friends' tendencies

The remedy, let it be completely
and believe that everything we see is temporary
Even the consistent crashing of the infinite ocean

Kill 'em with kindness
You feelin' it? Might as well tell the whole Earth
Treat your first like it's righteous
All plus and no minus
Although the slightest chance exists that we can't, we insist
And with our last breath, light this
You get the gist
Put up the closed hand
Ego as arch nemesis
Cancerous to your hourglass
Burnin' up the most sand
I stay present, still learnin' from that ghostland

Then opportunity knocks
A break from the paradox
Positivity drops into everything we do

Please see it for what it is
Relax, why so serious?
Positivity gets into everything we do

Keep lookin' for all the great within
That's the mind state
Positivity motivates everything we do

And then opportunity knocks
A break from the paradox
Positivity drops into everything we do
Track Name: Sky Blues
I'm feelin' so fine
The clouds in the sky slowly dissipate
I'm feelin' the shine
So proud I'm alive (slowly elevate)
I'm feelin' so fine
The clouds in the sky slowly dissipate
I'm feelin' the shine
So proud I'm alive (slowly elevate)
Soakin' it up, vitamin D might have been missin' in this moment
No, look at these sky blues

It's easin' my mind
The sun in the sky, so much gratitude
It's easy to find the time to be kind
That's the attitude
It's easin' my mind
The sun in the sky, so much gratitude
It's easy to find the time to be kind
That's the attitude
Gotta be grateful
Yes, nobody be hateful in this moment
No, look at these sky blues

Whoever you are
Whatever it takes, please remember that it's never too far
It's never too late
Please remember that
Whoever you are
Whatever it takes, please remember that it's never too far
It's never too late
Please remember that
Rainin' or shinin', maintainin' a design that's so golden
Yeah, feelin' these sky blues

This feeling we share
It's always inside, even though the sunny sky is so rare
You know it's alive somewhere deep inside
This feeling we share
It's always inside, even though the sunny sky is so rare
You know it's alive somewhere deep inside
Within and without doubt, positively shinin' so golden
Yeah, feelin' these sky blues
Track Name: Be the Love
Confidence, love, and affection reign supreme
And now I'm convinced of the connection
Lay the demons to rest and return to the question
Can we invest infinitely in always placing our best into you and me?
And all those in between
Without word, the action's heard
A scream of silence
A similar dream of defiance
The same team, most beautiful compliance

Most unusual alignments
Planetary grand sextile
Confinement inside of the moment
Solidarity shinin', alive and I'm open
All the clarity changes inconceivable notions
Only constant is change, as in continuous motion

And you wish I was jokin'
Steadily growin', no need to be stokin' the flame
From within, it sustains
So much for tryin' to tame
Deep within, it remains the most reliable source
Of course I endorse and use this force
With every morsel of my torso (undeniable)
And it shows, as the universe glows
Blues, greens, and golds
Tip top to toes
Frozen, as if the moment was chosen
Be the love you wish to receive
That's the slogan

Be the love you wish to receive

Effortlessly
You think I'm preachin' to you?
I'm really preachin' to me
The never-ending abyss of darkness we see
Is overflowing with bliss
So conscious and free (yours truly)

And you wish I was jokin'
Steadily growin', no need to be stokin' the flame
From within, it sustains
So much for tryin' to tame
Deep within, it remains the most reliable source
Of course I endorse and use this force
With every morsel of my torso (undeniable)
And it shows, as the universe glows
Blues, greens, and golds
Tip top to toes
Frozen, as if the moment was chosen
Be the love you wish to receive
That's the slogan

Most unusual alignments
Planetary grand sextile
Confinement inside of the moment
Solidarity shinin', alive and I'm open
All the clarity changes inconceivable notions
Only constant is change, as in continuous motion

Confidence, love, and affection reign supreme
And now I'm convinced of the connection
Lay the demons to rest and return to the question
Can we invest infinitely in always placing our best into you and me?
And all those in between
Without word, the action's heard
A scream of silence
A similar dream of defiance
The same team, most beautiful compliance