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Less is always more. When you want to lay the bare bones of a song out, you take it way down. You take it all the way down. "My loudest record ever." - Bob Short.

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released April 17, 2017

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Track Name: Roles
ROLES

Eye to eye, I look your way
Is it your face or just a play
Is it real or just a dream
A lie behind a silver screen

If you threw away your image and I took a look inside
Would there be a point in our acquaintance or was it just a lie

I wanna know, I wanna know
Who I’ve been talking to
I wanna know, I wanna know
Who I’ve been talking to

My friends are all professionals and I pay little my regard
And all those diiferent games you play, just lead our paths astray
Track Name: Not Even a Second
NOT EVEN A SECOND
I’m going up to the top of the hill
But what lies beyond is a mystery still
I ponder upon it but just for a short while
My legs plodding into the last mile
My bones set to shaking
With anticipation
But I never will see you again

I don’t give a damn if I’m big in Japan
Or the lies that you told about Amsterdam
You left me in Berlin but I lost you in France
Then it was over, our dance of romance
I was clutching at straws when you let go my hand
And there was no wishing for lips I was missing
Lips I’d never be kissing again

We’re in all the papers but nobody knows us
As man will dispose of the Gods he proposes
It’s like a magician dismissing tradtion
And throwing away all his best acquisitions
Dead eyes and dead hair and my soiled underwear
And I never will see you again

I don’t want to talk of that night in Milan
Or when you left me for dead back in old Amsterdam
And if I could see you for just one last day
Or maybe an hour of maybe a minute
Not even a second you say

I called you Caravaggio
As we fought in that bar in Ontario
And if I could see you for just one last day
Or maybe an hour of maybe a minute
Not even a second you say
Track Name: The Edge of Despair
THE EDGE OF DESPAIR

I just can’t own you and God it’s a sin I should try
But I. I love you. And every day I watch a piece of me die.


Well that’s the story of my Life. That’s the story of my Life.
All this drinking I swear, trying to drown my cares
It’s just whiskey and the edge of despair

I’ve got something to tell you, so God it’s a shame you’re nowhere near
There’s so much. So much I could tell you. So maybe I’ll phone you right after this beer.

I’m drinking to forget you, but all I’m ever doing is thinking of you more
Your eyes are all that I’m seeing. Even as I’m falling down to the floor.
Track Name: The Sound of my Broken Heart
THE SOUND OF MY BROKEN HEART

Do you feel messed up, God I know I do
I’m Broken up, I don’t know what the hell to do
I’m ripped up and cast to the wind
More sinned against than I have ever sinned

This is the sound of my broken heart
Can you hear it now? Can you hear it now?
This is the sound of my broken heart
Can you hear it now? Can you hear it now?

I feel fucked up and I feel destroyed
I’m hollowed out, I’m just a fucking void
I wish there was a God to whom I could pray
I wish to Christ that it was yesterday

And you ask me if this songs about you
About the things you do
The shit you put me through
No this is just my point of view
It’s the thing I do
To get over you

I want to scream, I want to drop
I want something to make this fucking pain stop
Shit faced and out of my head
I wish to Christ I was a million years dead
Track Name: Only the Good Die Young
ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG

Well you’re talking to a man
Who’s done and said a lot
I’ve seen the Underbelly and A lot that’s gonna shock
I drunk a lot of whisky
Man, I’ve dropped a lot of pills
I’ve blown a lot of money and forgot about the bills

Well, I’m talking about the things that I should have done
Remembering the times I’ve been stitched up and done
I said Only the Good Die Young
Only the Good Die Young

When I’ve acted like a boy scout
I’ve got kicked in the face
Taken for a ride and dropped of any old place
But still I go back
Start all over again
Knocked out in the alley for a count of ten

Well, I’m talking about the things that I should have done
Remembering the times I’ve been stitched up and done
I said Only the Good Die Young
Only the Good Die Young

Well I’m looking in the mirror
Seen my youth has fled
I’m saying to myself that I’d be better off dead
But my innocence left
Before the angels came
It’s getting to the point I can’t remember my name

Well, I’m talking about the things that I should have done
Remembering the times I’ve been stitched up and done
I said Only the Good Die Young
Only the Good Die Young

Only the Good and the good die young
Only the Good and the good die Young
Track Name: Redemption
REDEMPTION

Tired and hungry, I walked weary
No destination, no homeward bound
Until they dragged me to the river
Held my head under until I drowned

I’m sick and dying Lord and I’m shaking with fear
This has all gone too far, I’m losing what I hold dear
I’m drinking liquor just to face another day
When I’ve downed half a bottle, the world slips away

I’m living a ruin, not mad and not sane
The dreams are all dying then I lose it again

My redemption seems a million miles away
My redemption seems a million miles away

A mother promises her son only death and pain
The pain comes with interest again and again
Now her in the gutter I lay me down to die
I could stand up but I can’t seem to try

I looked for salvation but the savior was gone
In your arms I sought comfort but that fled with the dawn
We live as we dream and we die as we live
A loneliness we can’t forget or forgive
Track Name: Salvation
SALVATION (Alt Version)

When cast alone to a world of fear
Yours are the words that I wish to hear
The destination to which I steer
All I know is that I need you near

And then we shall hold each other tight
Against the dark of the blackest night
And when the nightmares away have flown
Never more to be alone

For only in each other’s arms is there Salvation
Only in each other’s arms is there salvation

And though the world seems like a kind of hell
There is one thing that I can tell
When stars and moon to the Earth have fell
If I’m with you everything seems well

I searched the world for a simple sign
To lead me past all the sins and crimes
You are the light I thought I’d never find
And I will love you ‘til the end of time
Track Name: Perdition (Pray for Death)
PERDITION (PRAY FOR DEATH)

So it’s got to this point again
And you ask me if we still can be friends
You say you’ve changed. That it’s you not me
Does it make it better? Well it doesn’t for me.

And now that love has gone I do not want to see tomorrow
This day has murdered sleep and to that end I want to follow

Pray for death. It’s a prayer you’ll get an answer for one day
Pray for death. I just don’t know what to say
Pray for death, I’m just waiting for the world to turn
Pray for death. It’s like I never ever learn.

My hands are shaking, I crave a cigarette
I was no smoker, well not ‘til you left
I got down upon my knees
I clasp my hands together and I make my pleas

The future crumbled. Off went all bets
On went the sack cloth and the coat of old regrets
I dip my head down. Stare at the floor.
I close my eyes coz I don’t want to see no more.