The Black Bags

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The Black Bags first full length album was released in 2013 released on both CD and Vinyl.
To order a hard copy on vinyl or cd please visit our online distributor - www.freds.nf.ca

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released June 28, 2013

The Black Bags

The Black Bags:
Liz Solo (Drums/Vocals)
Marcel Levandier (Guitars/Vocals)
Mike Kean (Bass)

Recorded by Jody Richardson and Grant King
Mixed by Jody Richardson, Grant King and The Black Bags
Mastered by Ron Anonsen at The Goat Palace, Long Beach, CA
Produced by the Black Bag Media Collective, St. John's, Newfoundland, 2013

Guest artists:
Back-up vocals : Amy Joy, Jody Richardson
Keyboards, synthesizers: Grant King

photograph series “bird flies on” by Rhonda Pelley
design and layout: Sarah Hansen, Rhonda Pelley and Liz Solo

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"Raining Hammers" inspired by the poem "The Rain Hammers" by Michael Wade.

All songs by The Black Bags.

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Track Name: Kelowna Rocks
Kelowna Rocks

at the annual general meeting
they voted out the old board
oh i wish i coulda seen them all
shuffling out the door
their quadrahedron model
wasn't fooling anyone
when it comes to the common interest
four heads ain’t better than one

and Kelowna rocks

aw Jen you're an excellent friend
i hate to see you lookin so sad
head bent, texting in the corner
oh, people can be downright bad
let's go for a limo ride
over the mountain to the other side
we'll get Wirxli along the way
into the desert for the rest of the day

and Kelowna rocks

what is the sound of one hand clapping
the same sound as two hands clapping
and if you need a few numbers
call me anytime
we're high now, we're getting higher
hove off at then of the day
Godskin is spinning fire
Silverado Socrates and away

and Kelowna rocks
Track Name: Worth Living
Worth Living

what's that you were trying to say
when i saw you the other day
you looked so close, yet so far away
and you didn't have anything left of your pay

same glass, more ice
gimme another shot of this life
same glass, more ice
gimme another shot of this life

when you're lying face down in a pool of puke
with your boots too big for you
you didn't think this would get to you
oh, did you brother

same glass, more ice
gimme another shot of this life
same glass , more ice
gimme another shot of this life

it's worth living
it's worth living
it's worth living
Track Name: Raining Hammers
Raining Hammers

when you're all alone
looking behind he open door
all the little pieces
are scattered on the floor
oh but i'm not afraid
how could i be afraid of you
i want you near me
oh baby can you hear me

i want you near me
oh baby can you hear me
give me a vision, an apparition

oh the night is long
it's long, it's dark, it's lonely
are you on your own
out there somewhere, wandering
oh but i'm not afraid
how could i be afraid of you
i want you near me
oh baby can you hear me

the rain hammers
against my window
with fists abandoned
by the wind
the rain hammers
it's raining hammers
the rain hammers
against my window

i want you near me
oh baby can you hear me
give me a vision
an apparition
Track Name: Held Down
Held Down

when you come in sometimes
you come in so
unbelievably loathsome
and feeling low
when you come in contact
with your reality
and how time is tightening its grip
and its becoming harder to breath

my feet hit the pavement
these streets are all wet
and my dreams are getting
washed down that drain again
it's the same one they got washed down last
and the year before that
fuck i gotta get out of here

and you feel so held down
you feel so held
cause it's piling up on top of you

well i smoked two joints
to try and grow wings
and fly outta here
but it's just made my ears ring
with all this screaming
that i gotta do
about this stupid situation
i find myself in with you

when my feet hit the pavement
remember it's not
it's not about what you are
it's about what you're not

and you feel so held down
you feel so held
cause it's piling up on top of you
Track Name: Hate Me For It
Hate Me For It

here i am
and i'm waiting for it
though it may never come
and when i'm gone
i know you'll hate me for it
but that's the way
that it's done

i've been told
oh so many times
what i believe isn't practical
but i got one thing baby
they'll never take away
no, you can't confine
what's natural

i don't even want those things
you bring it home to me
across the airwaves
i don't mind
i will find alternate means
to be
to work it out

oh i've been burned
i've been driven underground
easy go easy come
i got one thing baby
they'll never take away
and that's the way
that it's done

i don't even want those things
you bring it home to me
across the airwaves
i don't mind
i will find alternate means
to be
to work it out

here i am
and i'm waiting for it
though it may never come
but i got one thing baby
they'll never take away
and that's the way that it's done

i don't even want those things
you bring it home to me
across the airwaves
i don't mind
i will find alternate means
to be
to work it out

here i am
and i'm waiting for it
Track Name: Horizon
Horizon

i wait for you
i look along the horizon
oh, i'm a little old fashioned
it's the way i was raised to be

aw come on, look alive now
cuz there's no need to cry now
i'm being given what's been promised me

no need to explain
it's always been
always it's been this way
i get down on, i get down on my knees
and I believe

aw come on, let's make it happen
be my companion
it'll be everything I wanted it to be
aw come on, be alive now
cuz there's no need to cry now
i'm being given what's been promised me

no need to explain
it's always been, always it's been this way
i get down on, i get down on my knees
and I believe

aw you didn't me coming
rolling up along the horizon
oh, your universe is hanging on the verge
watch your universe
it will be purged

no need to explain
it's always been, always it's been this way
i get down on, i get down on my knees
and I believe
Track Name: Never Get Enough
Never Get Enough

well I'm tired of dreaming
being too lazy to feed myself
looking downward and screaming
that i'll never get enough
never get enough of you
and believe me
when i say it
that i'm a downward spiral staircase
to the basement
oh i'll never get enough
never get enough of you

i will never get enough of you

and i'm tired of screaming
and not being heard
by anyone but you
when you're leaving
and you're going out the door
you're sick of all the things i do
and believe me when i say it
that i'm not gonna make it
oh i'll never get enough
never get enough of you

i will never get enough of you

well i'm tired of dreaming
being too lazy to feed myself
looking downward and screaming
that i'll never get enough
never get enough of you
and believe me
when i say it
that i'm a downward spiral staircase
to the basement
oh i'll never get enough
never get enough of you

i will never get enough of you
Track Name: Everything is Leaking
Everything is Leaking

everything is leaking
we are all defeated
you can even hear it
drip drip drop drop
everything is leaking
falling from the sky now/go ahead and drop your bombs
bleached heaps on the beaches/if you think that you need to
falling in their hundreds/we're gonna follow you along
bleached heaps on the beaches/and make sure that you're bleeding too
beyond the scope of your vision
beyond all your petty division

everything is leaking
we are all depleted
even the stars are bleeding
drip drip drop drop
everything is leaking

falling from the sky now/go ahead and drop your bombs
bleached heaps on the beaches/if you think that you need to
falling in their thousands/we're gonna follow you along
bleached heaps on the beaches/and make sure that you're bleeding too

beyond the scope of your vision/we'll make sure that you're bleeding too
beyond all your petty division/we'll make sure
everything is leaking
everything is leaking
everything is leaking
everything is leaking

come gather round children
there used to be a story
it went something like.. like.. like.. like..
oh there used to be a story
once upon a morning
once upon an afternoon
once there were people here
all along the shoreline
where Shanawdithit stood
and Demasduit was
Shanawdithit stood
and Demasduit was

and everything is leaking
everything is leaking
everything is leaking
everything is leaking......
Track Name: Lullaby
Lullaby

Go to sleep
you know you wanna
it's really late
and there's nothing you can do about it now
it's not like the perfect solution
will come walking through that door

go to sleep
come you know you gotta
yeah, it's bleak
but there's just no cure to fix it now
it's not like the perfect solution
will come walking through that door
it's not like anything is like was
like it was before
no no no no not like it was
not like it was before

got to sleep
you sound like broken down record
nothing left to drink
you're scraping the bottom of the barrel
it's not like the perfect solution
will come walking through that door
it's not like anything is like was
like it was before
no no no no not like it was
not like it was before

back when i belonged here
back when we were all together wrong here
now i just don't what it is
i can't name it
a sign of the times
can you tell me what this is

go to sleep
come on it's morning
dawn's breaking on
this dirty dirty dirty little scene
and it's not like the perfect solution
will come walking through that door
Track Name: Lost and Leaning
Lost and Leaning

well you woke me up
to say what the fuck
is with these dangerous times now
and we're running out of luck
and it makes no sense
why these accidents
keep happening to us

and every now and then
i start wondering

when we redefine
the cost of lying
and how we keep changing the line
and these walls are thin
in this box we're in
but it keeps us in and out of time

and every now and then
i start wandering

and now it's three a.m.
and i'm lost and leaning
on a Slowcoaster show poster
that's been rained on
and bleached out by the sun
and i'm soaking wet
i can't get over it
just waiting for the light to come.

but now it's three a.m.
now it's three a.m.
now it's three a.m.
and I'm lost and leaning