From Here to the Stars

by Sebastian Portillo

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This album is a journey to the stars musically told on two compact discs "Planet Earth" and "Deep Space". It reflects Sebastian in many ways by exploring lyrically philosophical and physical themes. The love and the definition of the human is in the focus. Starting with a personal perspective, then leading the listener into outer space and, finally, to understand that the reason behind all things is the deep wish to belong somewhere: home. The "Planet Earth" songs are more intimate and personal while the "Deep Space" songs were written from an objective perspective.

Sebastian is an audiophile and a passionate music collector. Because of that, the album was mixed as dynamically as possible in UDR™ (Ultra Dynamic Resolution) and every pressing of the album has a unique artwork.

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released June 12, 2015

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Sebastian Portillo Bern, Switzerland

Sebastian is a multi instrumentalist from Bern, Switzerland, writing, recording and producing all his records. His company composes and produces music for other artists, broadcast, motion pictures and video games.

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Track Name: Just a Goodbye
Up there burns a sun
I see your light shining through the darkest clouds
And in the naked sky your smile is the same
Like the wise and tame
I had to put my trust in the flow of things
Never accepting that the moment came
And then it feels so strange
that I had to let you go

It's just a goodbye
but not forever
one day I'll join you on the other side
And since the day you died
another star shines bright
it's just a goodbye
but not forever
one day I'll join you on the other side
and on the day I'll die
I want to be by your side

With the pace of time
I'm sure you'll spread your love
calling from above
The colours and the sounds are willing to change
They fill up the space
Even if it's full of emptyness
There's no one to blame but I am in pain
It feels so strange
that I had to let you go

It's just a goodbye
but not forever
one day I'll join you on the other side
And since the day you died
another star shines bright
it's just a goodbye
but not forever
one day I'll join you on the other side
and on the day I'll die
I want to be by your side

Every day minutes fly like seconds and it's
No wonder if they're turning my present into past
But much too soon the moment came you're still in my mind
I know you lost the battle against the strains of time
But just to - in my mind – revive and stay together by my side
to protect me
Life in your body burned down like a flame
But I can't explain what happened still I believe that you're the same
Wherever your soul might be travelling though the galaxy
I hope that you'll spread the love to the world
The threads aren't physical
They're more than chemical

It's just a goodbye
but not forever
one day I'll join you on the other side
And since the day you died
another star shines bright
it's just a goodbye
but not forever
one day I'll join you on the other side
and on the day I'll die
I want to be by your side

I know that you are here with me
I feel it in my heart
but I had to let you go, oh, oh, oh
I know in the deepest of my soul
Oh, oh, oh, why, why did I have to let you go?
Why?
Track Name: Unbreakable
It is not done by switching off the TV
The sad pictures are gonna stay
It is not an invention of the media
People are killing everyday

If I could be a hero one of those supernaturals
I would still need the air to breath to find the foes
So here it goes...
I'll start with me as the simple man that I am

I'll shut down the system then restart
Unite my conscious with my heart
Open to the world and you'll see that I'm not unbreakable
I'll make myself a general and on the battlefield I would take command
Open to the world I'd bring all the soldiers home from war

That's why I look inside the mirror everyday
That's why I can't be happy if I'm just trying
That's why I'm fighting with what I have
And you'll see that I am not unbreakable

Is it not time for me to realize that
If we go on we won't go far
I see poverty growing everyday
I see children's eyes filled with hate
They're blind with fury so...
I'll start with me as the simple man that...

I'll shut down the system then restart
Unite my conscious with my heart
Open to the world and you'll see that I'm not unbreakable
I'll make myself a general and on the battlefield I would take command
Open to the world I'd bring all the soldiers home from war

That's why I look inside the mirror everyday
That's why I can't be happy if I'm just trying
That's why I'm fighting with what I have
And you'll see that I am not unbreakable
Track Name: When in Love You Learn to Hate
Do you remember our first words
When we met each other for the first time
For me it was to difficult to tell
What I'd feel if we both would come together some day
But finally we came together and even if your heart
Wasn't always beating just for me
You took mine away, away, away
Selling yours to some one else
Letting me still believe

That's when tears dry unseen
That's when in love you learn to hate
That's when tears dry unseen
That's when in love you learn to hate

First it was you that didn't want to get hurt
But then things changed and it was you that learned how to hurt
Please don't say that I've made the mistakes
If too much love is a mistake
How many times we've tried until
finally it was too late
Now asking for my friendship you want me to forget

That's when tears dry unseen
That's when in love you learn to hate
That's when tears dry unseen
That's when in love you learn to hate

[Scat]

That's when tears dry unseen
That's when in love you learn to hate
That's when in love you learn to hate
Do you know what I mean, do you know what mean, do you, do do you?
That's when tears
Do you know what I mean?
That's when in love you learn to hate...
[Scat adlibs]
That's when in love you learn
Track Name: Connected
When you feel alone you reach for your phone
But when I'm on my own you're never at home
And then when you're in need
you want me to bleed
to carry all the weights for you
I think the time has come
realize that we're done
but you still got the guts to say

Tell me what it takes
Tell me what it takes
what it takes to get connected
To get you on the phone

Tell me what it takes
Tell me what it takes
your cell is disconnected
you're always on the run

When you needed some love
I was just good enough
But when I needed you most you went out for the clubs
I was way to naive
to expect your regret
When every body else said so
Now my hope for a change
is fading away
if the only thing you do is say

Tell me what it takes
Tell me what it takes
what it takes to get connected
To get you on the phone

Tell me what it takes
Tell me what it takes
your cell is disconnected
you're always on the run

Decide to make the change
that's when we reconnect again
ooooh, ooohh
And then I won't be always on the run...
But you still got the guts to say

Tell me what it takes
Tell me what it takes...
Connected the dots
Tell me what it takes
What it takes...what it takes
Track Name: Could You Be the One
I remember your voice
Every single word that you said
I remember your foot steps on the carpet
Every single moment that we've shared

Could you be the one there outside in the rain
Always standing here with me when I'm in need?
Could you be the one there outside in the rain
Always standing here with me, here with me, oh, oh

I remember the sound
Of your engine right outside the door
I remember your expression when you smiled
Even if the day wasn't bright

Could you be the one there outside in the rain
Always standing here with me when I'm in need?
Could you be the one there outside in the rain
Always standing here with me, here with me, oh, oh

Could you be the one
Could you be the one
Could you be the one there outside in the rain
Could you be the one there outside in the rain

Could you be the one there outside in the rain
Always standing here with me when I'm in need?
Could you be the one there outside in the rain
Always standing here with me, here with me, oh, oh

Oh could you be the one...
Track Name: Back Home
Tell me where my friends have gone
I'm standing here alone in the sun it feels so wrong
Take me back on the fastest track
Straight back home

Refill the tank with kryptonite
And then head for the stars into the night

Let's fly away like an astronaut
Let's fly away to find my way back home
Let's fly away like an astronaut
I've sent my SOS message to the earth
To find my way back home

Hedges grow and bricks are laid
The ones we love do fade in the shade
And the grass is new
It's time for me to go and find my way
Before that it is too late

Escape from here through the atmosphere
Because it pulls back in all the memories

Let's fly away like an astronaut
Let's fly away to find my way back home
Let's fly away like an astronaut
I've sent my SOS message to the earth
To find my way back home

For what lies close at hand I reach too far - way too far
Now I'm seeking for that place in my heart

Let's fly away to find my way back home, home, home...back home...

Let's fly away like an astronaut
Let's fly away to find my way back home
Let's fly away like an astronaut
Let's bring me back...
Let's fly away to find my way back home
Let's fly away like an astronaut
I've sent my SOS message to the earth
To find my way back home
Track Name: Time For Love
Give me some rest to ease my mind
Give me a break to regenerate
Where does all the hate come from?
Tell me where the love has gone?
Is it possible that I forgot?
How it feels to be in love?
Let me switch to safety mode
Before the hate burns to the core

I say it's time for love
I say it's time for a little bit of love
It's time for love
It's time for love

Heal the functions of my heart
Record it on my patient's chart
Heal the functions
Let love be the name of the game
Be the one to ease my pain

I say it's time for love
I say it's time for a little bit of love...
Heal the functions of my heart
...love...
Heal the functions
it's time for love
it's time for love
Heal the functions of my heart
it's time for love
it's time for love

It's just this feeling inside
That makes it right
It's within my soul
Beyond control
It's within my soul
It takes control...

I say it's time for love
I say it's time for a little bit of love
love...
Track Name: On the News
Everyone's talking
They say I got a crush on you
Everybody seems to be up to date
Asking what am I gonna do

They want a story
There's no need to read between the lines
My message to you is written in neon
In this town there's no bigger sign

it's on the news today
don't you know
it's on the news today
on the news

We keep on grooving
Spending nights in the city lights
Let's send out your spies 'cause otherwise
I just can't break through to you

Read all about it
Don't you get it from the paper boys
It's in the headlines and making a lot of noise
In this town there's no bigger sign

it's on the news today
don't you know
it's on the news today
on the news

Show your feelings
Come on give yourself a go
And for once let's give in
Let's consume all the love that we have

tell me, tell me...

It's on the news today...
...on the news...
It's on the news today...
Why don't you get it girl
You should read the news
You should get it
Why don't you get it girl...
Track Name: At the Border of the Universe
Chasing her through the hyper drive
into the deepest space we dived
to the stars above
but we did not find the love
Somewhere to the promised land
Back to where the things began
That's when I gave my heart
To don't fall apart

I crossed the line
into the world behind
where she said she's mine
and she ruled the time
Across the sky
She sent me off to Alpha Prime
At the boarder of the universe

First it was not quite the same
But I gave my best to play her game
'Cause when the love is true
that's what you're going through
She's the key to feel what's human
Because she knows the way to love
And it is crucial
A bit of tenderness
To fill the emptyness

I crossed the line
into the world behind
where she said she's mine
and she ruled the time
Across the sky
She sent me off to Alpha Prime
At the boarder of the universe
At the boarder of the universe
Yes she sent me off
At the boarder of the univese
Track Name: DNA
Everybody has something
Going on that makes life a little bit more exciting
To overcome the dramas everyday
A magic pill for every situation

So I push up the gain
Decide to walk through rain
to try to overcome the pain
But it still feels the same

That's when she came
In her UFO
under stormy rain
scanning with her laser beams
she manipulates my DNA
She's not alone
There are many more
Watching us in space
to upgrade the human race
with another kind of DNA

When my enemies try to kill me
I disintegrate into another state
To reappear in the corner of the room
Speeding up the race with evolution

So I push up the gain
Decide to walk through the rain
to try to overcome the pain
But it still feels the same

That's when she came
In her UFO
under stormy rain
scanning with her laser beams
she manipulates my DNA
She's not alone
There are many more
Watching us in space
to upgrade the human race
with another kind of DNA
Track Name: Alpha Mission
I refuse to believe
that the world is written in a binary code
I still believe
that we all do function in a different mode
and it gives me hope
there's the questions
the suggestions
I'm starting a quest for the answers

I'm on an alpha mission
and there's so many things to see
I've got a hundred thousand questions
and a million things to say
I'm on an alpha mission
and there's so many things to see
I've got a hundred thousand questions
and a million things to say

I am apt to receive
the vibrations find their way to my soul
to find the key to unlock
the truth I always wanted to know
but I'm all alone
With the questions
the suggestions
starting a quest for the answers

that's why I'm on an alpha mission
and there's so many things to see
I've got a hundred thousand questions
and a million things to say
I'm on an alpha mission
and there's so many things to see
I've got a hundred thousand questions
and a million things to say

..we're going right now...let's curve the space

Alpha mission...alpha mission...

that's why I'm on an alpha mission
on an alpha mission, oh oh
I've got a hundred thousand questions in my head
I'm on an alpha mission
And there's so many tings to see...
Track Name: With the Dinosaurs
Something's lightening the sky shining like a star
It looks like an alien vessel jumping out of hyper drive
It must be some kind of ship to save whatever fits on board
But then I realize it's a meteor
Every species still alive threatened – bound to its fate
We need to take it down who says that it's too late?
The world is full of hope and mystery
And if we try we'll live in harmony
So shouldn't we with the progress we make
Throw it out of the orbit with a little shake
I don't want to be revived like in Jurassic Park
With armageddon standing in the dark
In the front row I'm listening to my stereo

I always thought the world would be spinning in the same direction
Until we find a way to beam and a reasonable explanation
In the investigation of the pyramids
For the river of time to age our skin
But the trees in the forests are falling
And the fishes in the ocean are fading
For a couple of bugs we sell our kin
Forgetting to preserve the planet we're the ones to blame
Steering steady the ship through the storm to the cliff
We're ready to go with the dinosaurs

How should I fly to Mars and travel into space?
If our civilization is going to fizzle out in a rain of flames
What about the poor and misery?
If I care, I didn't in history
So shouldn't we cast doubt on the past
And use our power of reason at last?
Let me escape through a parallel universe
Where everything happens in reverse
like an echo as electro magnetic waves

I always thought the world would be spinning in the same direction
Until we find a way to beam and a reasonable explanation
In the investigation of the pyramids
For the river of time to age our skin
But the trees in the forests are falling
And the fishes in the ocean are fading
For a couple of bugs we sell our kin
Forgetting to preserve the planet we're the ones to blame
Steering steady the ship through the storm to the cliff
We're ready to go with the dinosaurs

They probably died from smoke inhalation as well as from heat or from the fire outright
I always thought the world would be...
...steering it, steering it steady...
Track Name: Galactic Empire
Scanning every single corner of the world
but nothing could be found
Still, it had to be somewhere
I was flying, digging, going underground
but nothing did come out
Still, I was out there
Seeking for the fortune and a tresure made of gold
so pure and profound
the reward, was enlightning
Containing all the wisdom in the mighty corridors
Protected from wind and rain and
ten thousand years of fighting

Inside the gloom I was going up in fire
I found the ruins of the Galactic Empire
travelling in a magic sphere
a million miles from here
into a mighty tower
I found the ruins of the Galactic Empire
I felt flowing through my veins a feeling that explains
the thousand years of power

Scanning every single corner of the world
Nothing could bring me down
until it would be found
to satisfy and feed my need for exploration
I was ready to face any curse
no threat was worth to mention
Taking the risk I was hovering over the ground
Looks like I deciphered the code
When I griped where there's nothing hold
I was so sure to step where no one had before
walking over invisible stones
my heart drowned in panic

Inside the gloom I was going up in fire
I found the ruins of the Galactic Empire
travelling in a magic sphere
a million miles from here
into a mighty tower
I found the ruins of the Galactic Empire
I felt flowing through my veins a feeling that explains
the thousand years of power
I found the ruins of the Galactic Empire
Where they were sending out their drones
With symbols carved in stones
Halfway through the galaxy

I found the ruins of the Galactic Empire
Travelling in a magic sphere
a million miles from here
into a mighty tower
Track Name: Space Ship
Deep vibrations of my soul
Beyond anything that we are told
Everything has to do with everything
And everything doesn't necessarily mean anything

I fly with my space ship from here to the moon to see
How the lights are shrinking away and the sounds are fading
I fly with my space ship from here to the moon to breath
And the clouds are stealing away for the stars
And the galaxies

there's nothing left to find but truth
there's no reason to step back from the roof
to reach for the highest heights and
loose the weights that bind my mind

I fly with my space ship from here to the moon to see
how the lights are shrinking away and the sounds are fading
I fly with my space ship from here to the moon to breath
and the clouds are stealing away for the stars and the galaxies
I fly with my space ship from here to neptune to breath
And the lights are shrinking away and the sounds are fading

there's no reason to step back from the truth
there's nothing left to find but truth
there's no reason to step back from the roof
to reach for the highest heights and
loose the weights that bind my mind

I fly with my space ship from here to the moon to see
and the clouds are stealing away for the stars and the galaxies
Track Name: Thoughts in the Moon
My day is made of phantasies
In my dreams I walk on rainbows
I can do whatever I please
Beyond there where the rain goes
I still believe in fairy tales
in speaking trees and magic caves
the mind as the master of creation
I'm strolling over sunny hills
leaving out everything that kills
no limit to imagination

With my thoughts in the moon
I warp myself right to you
Defeating physical boundaries
Just with the power of fantasy

Full of different harmonies
Here is where the pleasure grows
Mountains maid of sugar and sweets
Instead of water the chocolate flows
I still believe in fairy tales
in a fierce dragon and it's blaze
the mind as master of creation
I'm floating free like Peter Pan
and drinking luck out of the can
no limit to imagination

With my thoughts in the moon
I warp myself right to you
Defeating physical boundaries
Just with the power of fantasy

I remain silent
My heart beats so loud
Keep me always in your mind baby
I'm freezing time for a moment
to have you around
to have you around

With my thoughts in the moon...dap...dap..oh..in the moon...
Track Name: Butterflies
My heart is in pain nothing matters anymore
My faith is no more 'cause I don't know who I am

Another day that flies like butterflies before my eyes
Another day that past in tears and incomprehention's blast
When there is no shape you belong to
When words you've cried do stop to come through
When the closest dream behind mysty fears disappears
When the closest dream behind mysty fears disappears

There is the time before us
There is the time of memories
The one that lies in front of us
But where's the one of dreams

Insecure I won't win that race
Horror thing...remember the way
Calculate..I'm on my way...just think today...

Another day that flies like butterflies before my eyes
Another day that past in tears and incomprehention's blast
When there is no shape you belong to
When words you've cried do stop to come through
When the closest dream behind mysty fears disappears
When the closest dream behind mysty fears disappears

There is the time before us
There is the time of memories
The one that lies in front of us
But where's the one of dreams

I see the butterflies...
The butterflies before my eyes
I see the butterflies...
The butterflies before my eyes
...but where are the one of dreams
I see the butterflies before my eyes
Track Name: DNA Remastered
Everybody has something
Going on that makes life a little bit more exciting
To overcome the dramas everyday
A magic pill for every situation

So I push up the gain
Decide to walk through rain
to try to overcome the pain
But it still feels the same

That's when she came
In her UFO
under stormy rain
scanning with her laser beams
she manipulates my DNA
She's not alone
There are many more
Watching us in space
to upgrade the human race
with another kind of DNA

When my enemies try to kill me
I disintegrate into another state
To reappear in the corner of the room
Speeding up the race with evolution

So I push up the gain
Decide to walk through the rain
to try to overcome the pain
But it still feels the same

That's when she came
In her UFO
under stormy rain
scanning with her laser beams
she manipulates my DNA
She's not alone
There are many more
Watching us in space
to upgrade the human race
with another kind of DNA