Love & Sleep

by Despondos

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released August 2, 2011

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Bernard Taylor: Guitar/Vocals
Justin Mahoney: Guitar
Paul Arora: Bass
Mike Scime: Drums

Produced by: B. Taylor, J. Mahoney, P. Arora
Recorded at: Central Audio, Toronto, ON
Engineered by: Lorne Hounsell
Mixed by: David Linsday, Black Oak Studios, Sydenham, ON
Mastered by: Andy Krehm, Silverbirch Mastering, Toronto, ON
Artwork & Design: Mandy Keeping
Owen Fernley: Keyboards on 'Tiptoe'
Lyrics: Bernard Taylor

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Track Name: Little Scar
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Can I suggest something smart
something straight from the heart?
put me out of your mind
forget this place and time

Xxxxxx

The way you cared no matter what
left a little scar
where I once thought for sure
was a hole and not a heart

Xxxxxx

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Track Name: Glass Eye
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Faces everywhere
smiling glass-eyed
they don't know
whats looking for them

Smooth shapes
new colors
faster and faster
closer together
cant let go
but I cant stay either
maybe just melt
into a perfect connection

Signals tingling
fingers itching
cant pull back
and whose business is it?

So sure
of what is coming
halcyon days
of problems solved
a little faith
in modern appliances
modern perfection
in a perfect connection

Faces everywhere
smiling glass-eyed
they don't know
whats looking for them

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Track Name: Sticks & Stones
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We used to throw
sticks and stones
trying to hit the older kids
we never missed
but if we did
we'd still run like they hit

The games we'd play
to fill our days
running fast
we scared ourselves to laugh
everything was funny
with danger at our backs

Camouflaged
out of dodge
they couldn't catch us if they tried
but if they did
we'd take our hits
and pretend we'd never …

The games we'd play
to fill our days
running fast
we scared ourselves to laugh
everything was funny
with danger at our backs

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Track Name: Cross My Heart
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A sun is rising out of your face
I can see it, I can see it

You glow when you smile
laugh like the sun exploding into morning

Cross my heart hope to die
if I don't see your face tonight
hope that doesn't sound too weird
but honesty is crystal clear

Lets tie a string
to both of our hearts

And if we get lost
our orbits come undone
we can tie that string into a knot

Cross my heart hope to die
if I don't see your face tonight
hope that doesn’t sound too weird
but honesty is crystal clear

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Track Name: Good with the Bad
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Memories are tricky things
they don't wait for anything

In the car, in the mall
making diner, waiting for a call

They just hit you on the spot
things you never wanted in your thoughts

But what the fuck, just go with it
at least you have a mind that gives a shit

The good with the bad
the good with the bad
enjoy what you can
enjoy what you can

Wakes you up from a dream
to show you something you didn't need to see

Guilt, regret, embarrassment
useless things, just get over it

The good with the bad
the good with the bad
enjoy what you can
enjoy what you can

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Track Name: Your Soft Light
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Pick up stones and throw them at the sun
hit it, it will shatter like a bulb
stretch your arm out to the moon
draw it in close to you

Fall asleep and when you dream
tell me what it is you see
a thousand years of peaceful nights
under your soft light

Whisper in a crater I am here
no matter what you say not going anywhere
the day is months or years from the dawn
soft light in darkness and calm

Fall asleep and when you dream
tell me what it is you see
a thousand years of peaceful nights
under your soft light

Forget the day that came before

If you leave you know I'll understand
but if you stay my heart will be at rest
damn the day its frenzied heart attack
if you leave you know I'll want you back

Fall asleep when you leave
you know exactly what I'll see
a thousand years of peaceful nights
under your soft light

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Track Name: Ghost
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In the darkness of the night
see a spirit wandering
catch it in a net
throw it in a bag and take it home with us

We don't mean you any harm
this is good for the both of us
we can hide under the bed
from all of our boring friends

Watching out the window
at moonlit swaying trees
lonely stars and satellites
miss your old life sending chills
down the spines of sensitives

We don't mean you any harm
this is good for the both of us
we can hide under the bed
from all of our boring friends

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Track Name: Tiptoe
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Sheepskin
slip right in
glove to mitt
perfect fit

Tiptoe
nice and slow
smile when you're supposed to smile
bite your tongue

In a little time, a little time
you will fit right in
nobody will recognize
the game that you've been playing

Make sure
the buttons stay done
the zipper stays up
and your tongue stays dumb

In a little time, a little time
you will fit right in
nobody will recognize
the game that you've been playing

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Track Name: Mobile Knife Sharpener
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Sharpen the edge
keep tabs on dull as it happens
need to cut through tomato skins
don't wanna watch for slippery surfaces

No I cant deny it
there are things we’ll always need
things we’ll always need

Feels like a cure
it feels like a cure
as simple as its pure

Hand washed and dried
hear the ringing down the summer street tonight
that's my idea of making a living
as then and now and could be forever

No I cant deny it
there are things we’ll always need
things we’ll always need

Feels like a cure
it feels like a cure
as simple as its pure

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Track Name: Peaceful
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The wind's blowing hard
singing notes in its own key
in a song to bend and break mighty trees
a song to sing you asleep

A howling lullaby

The snow in your eyes
in the cones of streetlights
headlong into waves of stars
the calm of a winter storm

A fierce kind of peace

In the seconds before
the lights go out
you thank the wind and the snow

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