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Burn

by Avalon Stanley

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1.
Secrets in my belly I don’t want to keep There’s love lost in my lungs My mouth just won’t speak But you know I love you know I love you know I love you I’m waiting in the lobby Waiting here for you Waiting for the words you spoke To ring true You’ve got the patience of a saint But waiting for you makes me insane I’ll take the easy road And I’ll take all the blame But you know I’ll share it know I’ll share it know I’ll share it These hospital speakers Are making matters worse They always tolled, ‘We fell under an ancient curse’ But you know we’ll lift it know we’ll lift it know we’ll lift it Drove to Northern Sands Cause there was nothing left to do Drove to Northern Sands And all I could dream of was you But you know I’ll wake soon know I’ll wake soon know I’ll wake soon
2.
Nothing’s gonna change If you don’t change first And if you wait It’s gonna get worse What you lack in courage You make up for in power Gonna get things done Before life kills you Everything is going to be alright; Just get the next train out of this old town tonight — No Wait! They did away with the trains, so now you’re gonna have to hit the road... Get on the bus with the rest of us who just don’t know which way to go... Now it’s running through your brain As your headed for the station Ain’t got no plan Ain’t got no reservations ::Your plans for escape are escaping you:: Take it from me or Give it back if you wanna No time to waste on ignorant people Everything is going to be alright; Just get the next train out of this old town tonight — No Wait! They did away with the trains, so now you’re gonna have to hit the road... Get on the bus with the rest of us who just don’t know which way to go...
3.
I know you don’t know the cost of cold But the price is fixed or so I’m told It’s all just a game of shades Keep it in the dark or it will fade Like the truth Like the truth Like the truth that lies in yourself And I know it costs more than I can see And you think that the truth will set us free But I find it’s not so easy to find When you’re searching When you’re searching When you’re searching for the light in yourself And I know that I don’t know the half of it And all the hope that we’re sold is just counterfeit Bend backwards not to forfeit your time, When you trade in When you’re trading When you’re trading your days for Lauriers
4.
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I feel just like a match Searching for a flint Like an empty canvas Aching for a print Talked to you last night Oh what you didn’t have to say You think in black and white But your words they come out grey And if I heard you wrong, I know you wouldn’t be surprised (If you don’t listen — I wouldn’t be surprised) You ask me a straight question — It gets crooked in my eyes I can see you dancing still Hear your voice ringing out so shrill Against the backdrop of the city that we grew up in If you don’t listen — One of us is going to lose And If you keep talking — I might think you’ve got something to prove I’m not asking you to take a stand I just want you to hold my hand There’s magic in your eyes, though you can see through it And if you don’t listen — How will you know And if you love — You better let it show Cause I’m not moving from this spot So go on take your best shot I told you once it was a thousand times That the truth trickles down in nickels and dimes And I’ve got a lot of change for you I’ve got a pocketful of proof I’ve got a mouthful of fools for you But if you don’t listen — How will you learn And If you don’t light it up — How will you burn For anything or anyone For anything or anyone For anything or anyone I’ll wipe the drive and leave today Not running from you Just running away I’m thumbing it to the crossroads And no one needs to know But if you don’t listen I wouldn’t be surprised
5.
She is sleeping while I am awake She is awake while I am asleep I’m talking to her, I can’t get through to her, She’s standing on her head, I’m talking to her feet And I’m not asking The right questions While you were sleeping I was dreaming stills Photographs of you sitting on a hill You’re reading mumbo-jumbo You’re talking ‘bout yourself I can’t help but listen You’ve got a beautiful mouth But you’re not asking Any questions I’m in a dream state trying to relate I’ve got my mind on the love but I think it’s hate Head on the bed, Feeling half dead, Thinking of all the thoughts unsaid. If you need help — good luck! If you’re getting scared — wake up! We’ll break the locks! Shivering Shocks! In this vein i will remain, Until the new moon wanes, But no one can ever stay the same, When everything around us changes. And it makes no sense it’s just a dream You get a glimpse of what it all means- But it’s only when you’re free It’s only when you’re dying It’s only when you’re free It’s only when your alive It’s only when you’re scared It’s only when you’re upset It’s only when you’re crying And you’ve lost the bet And it’s only.... When you are asleep When will you wake up? When will you wake up? When will you wake up? Wake up! Wake up!

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released May 2, 2014

Special Thanks: Rick, Janice, Corey, Deidre, Laura, Elayne, Denise, George, Jason, Sheena, Varrick, Steve, Larry, Bernie, Peter, Lisa, Nicole, Dave, Ada, Barley, Rory, Roz, Stan, Donna, Hoodie, Helga, Gene, Tim, Jay, Adrian P, Adrian C, Dan P, Dan H, Rod Mercer, Dwight Schultz, Terry May, Jill, August & all unmentioned in whose graces we revel.

Avalon Stanley : Vocals, Guitar, Fender Rhodes, DX7, Effects, Keys, Percussion
Evan Mercer : Bass, Tambourine, Backing Vocals 
Chris Driedzic : Drums, Backing Vocals
Joanne Morgan : Backing Vocals 
Alexandra Gow : Violin Greg Bruce : Saxophone
Miranda Power : Backing Vocals 
Wade Tarling : Piano, Gourlay Field Organ

All songs written by Avalon Stanley
Engineered by Krisjan Leslie
Design by Devon Crosby

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Avalon Stanley St. John'S, Newfoundland and Labrador

Avalon Stanley & The Isthmus features Chris Driedzic (Drums), Evan Mercer (Bass), Steve Ryan (Guitar) Miranda Power (Vocals) and frontman Avalon Stanley.

Their new EP 'BURN' is edgy, emotional & eclectic; a collection of driving, yearning, songs. From the stripped down stylings of the title track 'Burn' to the soaring sax in the funk infected 'Game of Shades' ; this debut EP runs the gamut!
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