Staylefish

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released December 21, 2012

Produced by: Jimi Tanney and Staylefish

Recorded, Engineered, and Mixed by Jimi Tanney at The Vault Recording Studio, London, ON

Mastered by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Mastering, Goderich, ON

All music by Chad Kivisto; except Awake and Dreaming by Chad Kivisto and Dan Tran

Lyrics by Chad Kivisto and Richard Howard; except The Conquest by Chad Kivisto, Richard Howard, John Coombs, Darren Dumas and Matt Drake

Additional Musicians:

DJ Hullewood - Turntables
Mark Laidman - Trombone
Tony DeLuca - Saxophone
Jim Shephard - Trumpet

Artwork by Darryn Rae

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Staylefish London, Ontario

Brent Chenier
Dereyk Goodwin
Richard "Mr. Dreddy" Howard
Chad Kivisto
Scott Parker
Dan Tran

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Track Name: Burn It Down
We know all we need to know
but still I fear we're going to burn it down
to the ground

Time stops every time the clock strikes
one more kiss before we say goodnight
it's alright

I just want to let you know
that this is not farewell
didn't want to let this go
our story shouldn't end this way

Please believe me when I tell you
that we were meant to make this right
it's high treason
on four different seasons
so make this bed and lay me down tonight
Track Name: Gold Digger
Gold digger
you got your hands under my skin
your fingers sinking deeper in my soul
you've got control

the story of this guy who lived in the sky
89th floor, a PH on his door
he came down because his heart had a hole
he filled it with love
he found it swinging on a pole
diamonds and pearls
he soon figured out
the only thing she'd suck on was his bank account
now you could see
it wasn't meant to be
because he is 50 years old
and she was only 23

Gold digger
you got your hands under my skin
your fingers sinking deeper in my soul
you've got control

She get them to come by shaking fun bought by the last one who was too stupid to see
she love was faker than she personality
Don't question me
I swear baby
Our love don't need no legalese
She block the prenup with SHE tits
duck it by getting on she knees
oh geeze louise
She'd be doing him a favour
To lend the man a dollar to go buy a straight razor
But that's against her history
A digger don't stop misery
she make it till she take
enough to flaunt new thing for number three (but)

Ain't if funny how she'll make a man feel so broke

If she don't get the money well that bitch go sprang the soul
She know they don't have nothing worth more than the element of control
you feel she

fingers sinking deeper in my soul
no control
Track Name: Lose Yourself (feat. Jeff Quesnel)
You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better
You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better
you're looking for the stars at night
in stormy weather
You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better

Now when we started down that road
up to the moment where your colours started to show
i was the kid without a mission of his own
and now you're looking up to me for hope
but i can't be that hope
because this world is yours to own
sometimes a prison isn't bars and broken homes
so what you looking up to me for?
you got to look inside your heart, you know

You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better
You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better
you're looking for the stars at night
in stormy weather
You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better

I guess you win some, I guess you lose some
and then she came and let her loving over me
I guess you win some, I guess you lose some
and then she came and took my personal property
oh now, when we started out things weren't looking so bright
but 40 days and 40 nights
and now you're just out of sight
I'll be waiting all night long
I'll be waiting
for you to come around

You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better
You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better
you're looking for the stars at night
in stormy weather
You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better

I see your knuckles turning white cuz you holding tight onto the past
Last year gonna change I swear, the die ain't set, nothing is cast
In stone
Unknown

You hearing voices, making choices on what you think I want to see
But baby, just maybe, you can't rely on me
You have to do you for you

You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better
You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better
you're looking for the stars at night
in stormy weather
You got to lose yourself (alright)
things will get better
Track Name: Awake and Dreaming
Sewn eyes and senses
to desensitize this journey
a transition of discerning
what is good to what is green
and I'm not superstitious
but I had this premonition
I was walking through a garden
where the trees could not grow leaves

The poison was in a chalice that fell to the soil
It sunk in and every ocean in the world start to boil
I thought that this had to be a bad dream
But not so lucky it seems
I was just waking up
A whole herd without faces; a flock without wings
No one saw, they were more concerned with the finer things
As time passes, these rose coloured glasses
fall away from me and allow me to see that we

Carry the weight of all our greed
when some of the best things in our lives
always were and will be free
save me from the rain
'cause I don't need your sympathy
I'm doing the best with what was left for me
'cause I'll remain
awake and dreaming

Disguise the truth
defend the suits
citizens to consumers
we watch, but don't care for you

The best dream for me would probably be a nightmare for you
So close your eyes and keep pretending that you can't see the truth
I thought that this had to be a bad dream
But not so lucky it seems
I was just waking up
A whole herd without faces; a flock without wings
No one saw, they were more concerned with the finer things
As time passes, these rose coloured glasses
fall away from me and allow me to see that we

Carry the weight of all our greed
when some of the best things in our lives
always were and will be free
save me from the rain
'cause I don't need your sympathy
I'm doing the best with what was left for me
'cause I'll remain
awake and dreaming
Track Name: All Around The World
You got your suitcase
Zipped and buckled
headed for the big city
top down
mixing the sound
between your speakers and the summer breeze
let’s take a ride to the places
taking leases on American dreams
5 cars and movie star
it doesn’t matter when the chicks are free

All around the world
we’re trying to cope with material spaces
all around the world
just trying to call it home

A bounce in your step and a gleam in your eye
A truth teller fella that never could've lie
Movin to the city like a G'N'R song but it start to feel wrong when you stay too long
A tree is a tree is a tree (three times)
Done lost the innocence of medical rhymes
Measuring you worth by your moneyclip's girth but that don't mean shit when you skate outta the earth
Mellow is the fellow with the leather and the top that always droppin he ain't stoppin flashing ice and collar popping
When he sings it's all about bling cause his joy is based on toys and other material things
Changes in tide they go take you on a ride you might be feeling fine in fortune fate go hit you a blindside
But it's all good if you travel how you should: light with a bright light keep on your toes and go

All around the world
we’re trying to cope with material spaces
all around the world
just trying to call it home
Track Name: Prisoner
Sell yourself on beauty
I’m purchasing
You say you have no use for my currency
but then you reach inside to look for all I’m offering
restrict the pulse from beating
At your own luxury
but that's okay
And that's okay

Brace yourself for the impact
I’m descending
Devoured by these feelings surrounding me
But when I reach inside to look for mutuality
You say that time’s the reason
and that it’s all we need
and that's okay

Then you walk away
Lock the door and throw they key
I’m your prisoner of love
And I don't care
And it’s safe to say
That its hurting me to stay
I’m your prisoner of love
And that's okay

You make me shiver,
send me up the river
into limbo get delivered girl but that's okay
Hook line and sicker
Is a chalice to a drinker
down in one the sweetest poison till the lips turn grey
You know I like my jailers, like my hemlock; on ice
don't need it sugar coated they concern is duly noted but the bitter tastes so nice


Then you walk away
Lock the door and throw they key
I’m your prisoner of love
And I don't care
And it’s safe to say
That its hurting me to stay
I’m your prisoner of love
And that's okay
Track Name: Atterberg Limits
You can’t believe, can't believe them
cause they’ll tell you it feels good
while the cynics gnash their teeth
a part of me feels deceit when
the fruits of life cease to blossom
and you cant afford the seeds

we’ll spin the world ‘til it clicks in
to test the liquid/plastic limits
as it slips out from beneath
(and no) we can’t survive if our nature
is to sell you free
commodify the air you breathe

How we gonna hang when every time they bang
The groove gonna close up in the cup
We got it
Figured out wrong, thought the thread it was so long
But we groping the end of the rope
to stop it
We go have to go back find the genesis of wrong because
We're living the life-that we-set up

We’re just slipping away

I can’t believe what I’m seeing
raised to love one another
wipe their blood off on your sleeves
we’ll burn the flag in your honor
There’s no pride when your head’s down
stiff from staring at your feet

We’ll strip the world of it’s riches
to test the liquid/plastic limits
as it slips out from beneath
(and no) you can’t play god with a nation
and separate it from the soil
if the fabric is rooted deep

And though it's slipping away, we're myopic in our sight
I'm gonna give it away, cuz if it's not in my way
I guess today will be allright
And when it reaches our doorstep
on the final night
We gonna get down and pray, but the thing we gave away
was the ability for humanity to set this tilting tanker right

Can’t believe something’s wrong
for the last time
this feeling is so typical
Can’t believe that something’s wrong
for the last time you’ll feel it on your own
oh the last time you’ll feel this on your own
oh the last time I’ll do this all alone

How we gonna hang when the groove close in the cup
Figure out wrong, now the song it wrapping up
we have to go back, find the genesis of wrong
but the thread that we weave is too long

Rasta tell yuh is a game they play but we don't care
With our eyes closed we don't see them pulling out the chair
Rasta tell you that the ones we think are better, yeah
well they're just better at crossing their fingers while they swear
…..to us, the back of the bus
is the safest place to be while we reach prosperity
when the tires squeal they go take the wheel
cuz suits always leave home with para-chutes
bottoms of cliffs are ours to feel

When the world stops breathing
mother grips her baby tight…she says it’s all right
and thinks:
(never should have stopped, every kiss was a blessing)
(I wasted so much time when I could have been expressing that)
(you became my world all the rest was trivial)
(how could I deny this life is beautiful)

How we gonna let the ones we need to protect
grow up in a crumbling house
We got it
Figured out now, no more askin em how
Baby's out of the corner and vex
to stop it
we go have to test the limits fore we reach our own
Mama D'lo wants us to answer the phone – don't be gone.

We’re just slipping away
It’s all slipping away