Burn

by Avalon Stanley

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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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Track Name: Arpeggio for St. Anthony
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
Track Name: No Train, No Plan
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...
Track Name: Game of Shades
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
Track Name: Burn
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
Track Name: While You Were Sleeping...
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!