Like My Life Depends On It

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I've been looking for a different type of sound for awhile as most current music, to my ears, sounds stale. Your music is definitely what I was looking for.” - Robbie Nance, Alien Country Superfan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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You'll LEAVE your troubles behind listening to this sci-fi country rock and walk away feeling bulletproof! 💥 💥

Liam Marcus Torres is the face and voice of Alien Country. This debut album "Like My Life Depends On It" is an oddity and gem of a solo project. Liam’s natural vocals keep things real and reminds listeners of Dwight Yoakam and Neil Young.

Drawing inspiration from Iron Maiden to Chet Atkins, what makes Alien Country's music unique is how Liam brings more musical intricacies to the songs than mainstream country, and even dares to use unorthodox instruments like the ukulele and Theremin, all while staying true to the familiar heart and soul of country music. Liam states, “Above all, my music is fun and my fans say it makes them happy. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters to me.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Great album! Some very cool tracks." - Hugh Syme, musician and Art Director for The Outlaws, The Allman Brothers, The Band, Brian Setzer and The Stray Cats, Rush, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and more ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Your voice is amazing. You will be a household name one day. I love your music!!...Liam’s music is not only fun, but his lyrics are magical. The album is a fabulous fusion of rock, country and science fiction, in conjunction with strings and things all combined with a voice that is so unique there are just no words." - Eileen Shapiro, Journalist for Jimmy Star’s World ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Sounds good! I like it. All of it. I just think Reality Check is a great song." - Brian Kady, Alien Country Superfan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I absolutely love the concept! It's nice to hear the rock and roll elements with edge to match the venom and humor of the themes. A project that serious music listeners should appreciate regardless of root genre." - James Moore, CEO of IMP Inc.

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released July 11, 2018

Liam Marcus Torres, Megan Torres, Peyton Lane, Damjan Kapor, Jeff Dombrowski, Maria Grigoryeva, Tony Pistilli, Reggie Duncan, Jessie Morgan, Raul Roa, Roberto Diana, Stephen K. Donnelly, Zabdiel Hernandez, Flor Sategna, Margaux Lienard

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Alien Country Florida

Liam Marcus Torres is the founder of Alien Country, a Florida band making energetic Modern Country Rock music with a sci-fi twist.

What makes Alien Country’s music a bit different is how Liam used his rock and heavy metal influences consequently bringing more musical intricacies to the songs than typical mainstream country all while staying true to the familiar heart and soul of country.
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Track Name: So Called Friends (feat. Peyton Lane, Damjan Kapor, Jeff Dombrowski, Maria Grigoryeva, Tony Pistilli)
Since I was thirteen
Hanging out in a house in the tree
I knew you liked me
My heart was pounding

Always wondering
When you smiled at me
If I should take a chance
We're still so called friends

At age sixteen
Too big for the old tree
My thoughts were such a mess
Why were you with him?

My stomach turning
I was still learning
How bad was my timing
The stars were shining

I stumbled my words
It was all a blur
I felt so helpless
I learned my lesson

CHORUS
All the things I've seen
But never you and me
Only in my heart
Tearing me apart

Where does your heart stand?
When you hold my hand
I know you feel the same
But we're just so called friends

When you said yes to me
Date number one of three
I took my chances
Just like I planned it

So many meals
A lot more dances
You helped me learn
Exactly what love is

Loves such a mystery
But so was you and me
I'm happy now
We're more than so called friends

CHORUS
Track Name: Reality Check (feat. Peyton Lane, Jeff Dombrowski, Raul Roa & Zabdiel Hernandez)
Good morning
How are you feeling?
Did you have a good night
Or did the bed bugs have a good bite?

Hey here the coffee is steaming
And the eggs and bagel are fresh
I tell you right now there is nothing better
But if you hurry maybe you can

Come with me
Let's play hide and seek
Until the sun is gone
Let's have some fun.

Hey here everything is set up
You didn't have to lift a finger
And you thought you had to labor
But don't let mom do you favors

You know what I mean
Do you know?

Hey here everything is set up
You didn't have to lift a finger
And you thought you had to labor
But don't let mom do you favors

Come with me
Let's play the guitar and keys
Travel the world being free

We have a situation right now
You just don't realize how serious it is
How serious it is for you to understand
How to contemplate reality
Track Name: Forced Game (feat. Reggie Duncan & Jessie Morgan)
Early morning, on a dry, hot July
You set out for another lonely walk outside
You meant to ask her to please come with you
But she meant to stay at home all night

You felt the plunge but like always you stuffed it
The gem that narcissists love that’s called neglect
As often happened, you broke down tears
But you stood up and helped it fall to its grave

CHORUS
Cowboy boots on, bandana tied on
Belt strapped on, buckle a little dull
But it’s okay, it’s a good life
Forced to live the American away
You are forced to play this game
It ain’t right and it’s out of whack
It’s why you take so many rides
In the back of the family truck

You felt the plunge but like always you stuffed it
The gem that narcissists love that’s called neglect
As often happened, you broke down tears
But you stood up and helped it fall to its grave

Someone darn fool will try and save you
Shame your boots are stained from the crap you’re in
You’re hurting but ain’t got the first darn clue
And like your folks, you gotta live your sins

CHORUS
Track Name: Desire (feat. Raul Roa, Roberto Diana, Stephen K. Donnelly & Zabdiel Hernandez)
Like a glutton for punishment I’ve kept coming
Back again and again day after day, to no end
To lose another scrap, I don’t have
You are not the boss of me, I said drifting away
Upon a cloud wishing I was someplace
Someplace else, some known place great

Oh, to be like Einstein, but with a Ford truck
And a jug of dark ale
As I’ve always fallen short, fallen short of the mark
Head in the clouds and in books less talk more words
Speaking but never really being heard

CHORUS
Excuse the cliché, man
Take every game as it comes
After all, isn’t life a game
I ask, “Whom do I have to thank
For this prize of second place
That pays no money and it makes no sense

Clocking in and clocking out
Where do I go at night
I’m in the gutter sleeping as the coppers race by with sirens red like eyes
No worries, they ain’t looking for me
There is a fight just at the bar I had my last, last night

CHORUS
Excuse the cliché, man
Take every game as it comes – life is a game
Whom do I have to thank
For this prize of first place
That makes up for the money I'll
Never make
Unless I am with you
Track Name: Tell Me So (feat. Raul Roa & Zabdiel Hernandez)
I'm taking my chance on love
Putting my heart on the busy road
I'm taking my chance on love
Putting my heart on the busy road
But do you feel the same way now
Or do you just want someone
To be there for you
Cause I kinda do that too

I strap on my Levi Strauss
And take a ride in my dad’s wagon
I strap on my Levi Strauss
And take a ride in my dad’s wagon
I’ve got take out and a six-pack
Heading downtown
I’m remiss but then
I go back before we have a fallout

CHORUS
So tell me
Can you feel the magic when we kiss
When I see you smile and it's a sweet sweet bliss

When you're gone for days
I just can't hold on babe
When you're gone for days
I just can't hold on babe
But do you feel the same way now
And I can’t even complain
So I just then sit there
With a blank look on my face

Then the light bulb shines real bright
And I feel the urge to try to fly
Then the light bulb shines real bright
And I feel the urge to try to fly
Jump for joy scream real loud
I feel happier than I’ve ever realized
Cause I can tell you are
Whom I wanna spend the rest of my whole life

CHORUS

Hey here babe
I wanna give you this
Hey yeah babe
Hug me babe

Wait wait wait
Not too tight
I just ate
And I need
Need my spine

It looks real good
On your wee hand
It shines real bright
Like your smile

I’m overwhelmed
And you seem so too
Whatever happens
Let’s fix our tune

CHORUS
Track Name: I Can't Say I Blame You (feat. Flor Sategna & Jessie Morgan)
You know I can stay right here by you
But if you wish I could stand right over there
Either way we’re still here, under the light of the moon
It's better than being inside, inside a room

CHORUS
I can't say I blame you
I can't say I blame you for what happened
Under the light of the moon
I can't say I blame you
I can't say I blame you for what happened
Please know, my heart belongs to you

We can stay friends and shake hands
You know seriousness is something we both lack
I wish we could just stop this nasty fight
Tomorrow it will be alright, like old times

You light my life
I'll finally say 'cause it's right
There is nothing I can do
Without you by my side
I'll finally tell you
Because it hurts to keep it inside
I guess now you feel it too
Because of your kiss goodnight

CHORUS
Track Name: Remedy (feat. Peyton Lane, Damjan Kapor, Raul Roa & Zabdiel Hernandez)
Get out of bed
Go outside take a breath
I have come to a sweet, sweet conclusion
I just gotta put my cowboy boots on

Thanks for waiting
Now I’m ready
Why do you want me to consent to that?
Cheers! No thanks
I wanna be me me me

There ain't a remedy
We’re caught in newsreels
It's all a fantasy
We’re trapped inside a dream
There ain't a remedy

A slave in existence
From the dark ages ‘til today
There’s no change
I feel like a fish out of water
My first leap was the hardest

Grateful when memories
Cost something
More than you think
More than I had ever lost
Time to kick up the dust in my pickup truck

There ain't a remedy
We’re caught in newsreels
It's all a fantasy
We’re trapped inside a dream
There ain't a remedy
We’re caught in newsreels
It's all a fantasy
We’re trapped inside a dream
There ain't a remedy
Track Name: Going to Enjoy This (feat. Jeff Dombrowski, Raul Roa & Zabdiel Hernandez)
I received a message
It’s been thirteen years
I’m overwhelmed with fear
Should I reply, not so he says
Leave the past behind
There’s a lot more to life
Than this message

I come out of cage
On an evening that’s white as day
Hugging air and eggnog on me
Thinking about TV
And lost sleep

Lucky me for the convenience store
But, a bad dude come through the door,
And I hit him back with a deal
I don’t know this man, but still
I try to lay it out on him
Lay it out on him good
With a you-are-poor attitude
And then he said

CHORUS
Think you can
Everybody can, right?
Yeah, man
I’m going to enjoy this
Think you can
Everybody can, right?
Yeah, man
I’m going to enjoy this
I’m going to enjoy this
Yeah man
I’m going to enjoy this

And I’m alone again
Thinking, but I’ve got things
But what’s missing?
And I finally come to terms with sleep
It has been a long day
And I think of those old days
Of hard work they’d been better than anything I feared

I see a boy and girl
Tying some loose ends
Inexplicably I think
What happened?
What the heck is this?

The wheel started turning
And it kept on going
Resurrecting from the past
Stopped tucked in the corner
Of a now very small heart
But I think and
That’s enough for me
Let me out of here

CHORUS

See myself wrapped in golden sheets
See myself jumping high from trampolines
And when I jump off my feet
I touch nothing but a sweet reality

CHORUS
Track Name: Hold Me (feat. Jeff Dombrowski & Jessie Morgan)
And morning comes
And I stand up
Look around
Holy cow
What is this?
Where am I now?
This is not my apartment in NYC
Where, oh where is my Lamborghini?

With keys in hand I depart in a truck,
From downtown to uptown, I am a bit stuck
In what I thought is Christmas is not, I realize
the dude from last night now lives my entire life

CHORUS
Hold me, hold me, I am falling
Hold me, hold me, I need a savior
Hold me, hold me, I need him right now
Pray I may get his help before my truck dies

I say, hey dude, that’s my car
Explain to me what that is all about
And we take a trip downtown NYC

He explains
Well, as you might have not expected
It’s a glimpse, you don’t remember?
You thought you were so cool, had it, had it all
And that’s how all this got turned around I’ll have you know

CHORUS

Well, here you are with a chance, with a chance
To fill that hole you’ve got inside

To know you don’t have
Learn love is forever more
So for now look, touch, feel and play
Just remember
Then you can come home again
Just remember
Then you can come home again

CHORUS
Track Name: How It Could Have Been (feat. Margaux Lienard)
Waking up wasn’t so difficult
And I picked up and drove to our neighborhood
I knew I wasn’t going to find you there
Now, I feel a big hole across my chest
And it hurts
This is how you must have felt
When I left you

CHORUS
And I try to get through the day
Thinking about the message you left me
Wondering what you wanted to say
So I went to your place
You were packing up
And getting ready to take off
Knowing I loved you once
Feeling I can do so again
Now that I know how it all could have been
Had I not left you heartbroken and in tears
Now that I know how it all could have been

CHORUS

I sit down for a moment
Instead I drink my tears
This can’t be the moment
That I feared

Just grant me the moment I took with me
Let me tell you what I saw and I felt in a glimpse
Just grant me the moment I took from you
Let me tell you what I saw and I felt in a glimpse
How it could have been
Track Name: No One Is Coming for You Tonight (feat. Jessie Morgan)
I sleep tonight I sleep tight
Knowing you're no longer in my life
Daddyloo, is a fool, he can't help me
He's never helped me and never will
Bright new shoes, I enter the room
I'm all you ever need
You control you withdraw
Avoiding looking inside yourself
I never knew, that much is true
I'll never get it, I don’t want to
So just sit tight while l understand, you want me to
To be is a good servant, obey or else

Call it, call it what you may
It ain't, it ain't what you say
I should've known
I should've known better
Than given you the time you do not deserve
Why do you treat me bad
When I allow you into my life
Daddy's better underground
Not knowing what you've become
He would be heartbroken
To see the monster you have become
So just sit tight while l understand, all you want me to
To be is a good servant, obey or else

CHORUS
No one is coming for you tonight
It's been some time coming now goodbye
I am free and ain't coming for you tonight
No one is coming for you tonight

Can't you see you are hurting me by wanting me back
Where you think I belong
By your side around you all the time
If I don't come back to you
You'll make me pay
Even if it's from your grave

CHORUS
Track Name: Remedy Remix (feat. Peyton Lane, Damjan Kapor, Raul Roa & Zabdiel Hernandez)
Get out of bed
Go outside take a breath
I have come to a sweet, sweet conclusion
I just gotta put my cowboy boots on

Thanks for waiting
Now I’m ready
Why do you want me to consent to that?
Cheers! No thanks
I wanna be me me me

There ain't a remedy
We’re caught in newsreels
It's all a fantasy
We’re trapped inside a dream
There ain't a remedy

A slave in existence
From the dark ages ‘til today
There’s no change
I feel like a fish out of water
My first leap was the hardest

Grateful when memories
Cost something
More than you think
More than I had ever lost
Time to kick up the dust in my pickup truck

There ain't a remedy
We’re caught in newsreels
It's all a fantasy
We’re trapped inside a dream
There ain't a remedy
We’re caught in newsreels
It's all a fantasy
We’re trapped inside a dream
There ain't a remedy