Staylefish

by Staylefish

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1.
Burn It Down 02:25
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
2.
Gold Digger 03:43
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Prisoner 05:24
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
7.
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
8.

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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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