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1.
Downtown’s a strange shade of green tonight That summer feeling is coming back The cops are chasing something That’s really something The traffic’s bumping, your friends aren’t coming I’d give you anything I’ll give you a ride down to Grand Forks We’ll keep our windows down I love the wind, the sun on our skin I love that sound I love you I love the smell of late July We can spend our last dollar on some idiotic trend Make the same mistake over and over again We can wait around for our friends And decide it makes no difference Can’t shake the sense that bad times are coming And we’re never going back The border lined up 50 cars… All these camouflaged people sent down here from Mars Sitting in Dreyton thinking… the power of positive drinking Forget all of our differences They're all in our heads When will it end? Where will it end? Why will it end? How will it end? There are a thousand top-secret silos Launch codes that some joker knows In the pretty summer wind, the dirty summer wind It’s all here and it’s all hidden But we'll spend our last dollar on some idiotic trend Make the same mistake over and over again We can wait around for our friends And decide it makes no difference
2.
Mr. X 03:44 video
I met a runner on the road mid flight A marathon runner, liked to run all night City to city surfing the wake Running and running for running’s sake You got your face in the paper Halfway to Alberta by then Grey-black and staring back with pixelated skin I’ll drink one for you because you got no time to You’re holding up a bank in downtown Swift Current With a pistol full of blanks We all know the reason Back home you’re a star Laughing with your sisters and dancing at the bar Diana in her black jeans Terri in a spin You blow through like a summer storm An blow back out again I met a runner running out of time Running too fast and ignoring the signs Something you did somewhere Conditions of release On a tear with slicked back hair Taunting the police We all know the reason Back home you’re a star Laughing with your sisters and dancing at the bar Diana in her black jeans, Terri in a dress You’re hold up east of Lethbridge with a bullet in your chest
3.
Silver Glow 04:51
You got everything you need you were born on a holiday Your mother was a shooting star and your father was a Mardi Gras parade They moved around from pastel coastal town to the world’s tallest cities And somehow all those country roads, city streets, and cobblestones brought you here to me Did it all just start again? Did history just end? Will the new year, will the coming year, will next year be as hard? A wild fire, a ring of tires end to end From where we been to where we are We got everything we need and what we don’t have we’ll never miss What matters is what you think, what you believe And what you feel when we kiss Will you do something for me before you go? Will you say my name and will you sing that line from that one song? It’s the only line that you know Will you be thinking of us in some far off city? Everything single light driving or shining in the night We’re the city’s silver glow Did it all just start again? Did history just end? Will the new year, will the coming year, will next year be as hard? A wild fire, a ring of tires end to end From where we been to where we are
4.
Heavy Rain 04:00
The sky opened up and the rain poured out Just for a minute I lost you there Standing alone on the edge of the street With the passing cars and the gutters like rivers I went somewhere, some terrible future Violent and bleak Even more than we’re used to The taste of fire burned in the air I looked around and you weren’t there It seems like nothing at all could mean as much to me as you do We could live to be a hundred years old Spend every second together I’ll never get enough of you The rain slowed Heard you shout from a doorway This strange feeling, some kind of remorse The overpass at Portage Place These last few years and the time that I waste Let’s go out tonight like this was some other town We’ll dance and laugh and tear the place down When the end comes I hope that it’s mine Yell, play that song boys, one more time It seems like nothing at all could mean as much to me as you do We could live to be a hundred years old Spend every second together I’ll never get enough of you
5.
My head is clear and my thoughts are light from the long dark hall down a dozen flights Young and strong and free Ignorant and white in these new post post-post-post modern times We’re littered with holes Rays from both poles Pulses fired from a distant remote Riding no hands in debt a few grand, over the ridge down the hill to coast and pretend Language is colourful Your kids are wonderful Change feels impossible Market unstoppable Stock blowing out a storm blowing in With bullet sized hale Huge folds of skin Afraid of each other right to the end Depressed and alone in a huge crowd of friends Language is colourful Your kids are wonderful Change feels impossible Market unstoppable Conditions optimal I feel just terrible News is all horrible It’s all unbearable It’s crisp and cold when systems change We’re safe and warm and entertained A century of protest some social gain Out of idle hands and swirling down the drain Photos of earth beamed back from the edge See the past and future in the infrared From the microscopic drones to the horse-drawn sled To the waking dead of his head on a bed going off his meds Language is colourful Your kids are wonderful Change feels impossible Market unstoppable Conditions optimal I feel just terrible News is all horrible It’s all unbearable
6.
Paradise 02:49
I come from another country, paradise under the sun English tanks and American Banks came and freed everyone I got off the plane in December, an impossible cold They warned me of this I remember, but you don’t ever know Toronto was sprawling and easy, a conservative kind of clean Money and people from all over the world living the same dream I worked for a while in a hotel and I made some good friends there But I never got used to things over produced or the locals with their $100 hair I met a woman and we moved to the west coast but things got weird somehow I thought it was a joke when my visa was revoked but that’s how it is now People everywhere are friendly, they’ll stay up and drink all night But the suits at immigration are always on vacation and you never see the same face twice I moved to another country, paradise under the stars But I can’t afford to stay and they’re sending me away Someone changed the laws
7.
Indonesia 04:09
I bought a six month ticket to the south pacific I bought some vitamin c’s and some floral-print shirts I got a storage locker filled I gave my records to my brother Man it felt so good to put my notice in at work My friends threw me a party they were all so kind I made a toast to Indonesia and my uncle started crying I landed in Jakarta my money belt and jeans Ten million people and me walking in my sleep New wave synth pop music everywhere Pitch corrected music in the south pacific air I saw you in a movie once but I generalize I wonder if this number is even worth dialing Kamu turis yang membosankan. Apa yang kamu harapkan? Sweating through my visor hotel room on fire Hours in the sun when my shuttle blew a tire I slept right through the weekend and I dreamed like I was high I woke up in the bathtub and I wished you were beside me I’m a tourist in the streets here I‘m a tourist back at home In a cab or in a crowd I’m completely on my own New wave synth pop music everywhere Pitch corrected music in the south pacific air I saw you in a movie once but I generalize I wonder if this number is even worth dialing Kamu turis yang membosankan. Apa yang kamu harapkan?
8.
Apparently she's not catching on Wild when someone loves you truth and all She said, I'll take you out somewhere We can figure it out on our own She said you'll see Stay strong, you'll see Recently tell me that you don't feel like something's gone wrong People shouldn't have to fear sleep, or need a reason to be decent To want a city free of violence, something when we're hungry A future for our children You, her, them, and me Stay strong and we'll see Clearly we ain't catching on I speak for myself so calm down There's no mystery to the fact We're not along in the world A future rising in the distance Rally a resistance, if not us than for our kids, yeah You her them and me, stay strong and we'll see Music in the night, people dreaming in the night Saw a figure in the night, thief through the window in the night You want to take it easy, you want to see the world You want to win the lotto and you want to meet a girl People dancing in the night, find romance late in the night The older generation taking chances in the night You want to take it easy but you want to see the world You want to win the lotto and you want to meet a girl
9.
Gold Coins 03:25
These two men while not related lived like brothers shared one heart So much that their blood relations could scarcely tell these men apart One spring morning while out riding they found a man along their path A wealthy merchant cart turned over, scattered gold and broken back Every one of us All of us, all of us We are all capable of evil and righteousness Our hearts are as the moon as the moon Always a bright side and the darkness too A fortune piled up for the taking Each man wondered to himself of principle of consequence Of a life with so much wealth The first stepped forward, his eyes flashing He drew his sword and killed the man The other stood struck with horror at the actions of his friend Brother have you lost your senses? Murder for a bag of gold? I’d sooner strike you down myself than live with this upon my soul The killer, overcome with passion, lashed out at his honest friend Who drew his sword in disbelief and killed him in his own defense Every one of us All of us, all of us We are all capable of evil and righteousness Our hearts are as the moon as the moon Always a bright side and the darkness too
10.
Freakin 04:47
You say your faith will lead us to better times Words like a warning shot A train jumping the tracks, coming in too hot Some holy fool You said from holiness to destitution loneliness The truth goes out the window when the building catches fire From orthodox to loose we’re scrambling for a substitute Some reason to continue when our hotrod blows a tire She said, it’s alright man it’s a long weekend and everybody’s freakin Stopped, rolling around, and we still can’t see Playing a real game betting anything and everything Hey this is serious We’re giving up thinking, control Our hands are off the wheel Our freedom to speak out, perhaps even to feel Sitting around waiting for a magic man with giant hands to push us on and on Hard times are coming and we’re all here doing nothing Star shaped ice cubes in our drinks and we’re terrified of strangers Her heart’s aflutter she’s convinced that Jesus loves her He mighta loved her back if he only coulda changed her He said, it’s alright yeah it’s a long weekend and everybody’s freakin

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released September 11, 2020

Recorded and Mixed by Cam Loeppky at Argyle Studios (Winnipeg) 
Parts of track 1 and 4 recorded by Steve Bates at the Pines (Montreal) 
Mastered by Phillip Victor Bova at Bova Sound (Canada)
Cover Art, Layout and Design by Terry Corrigan
Keys and Piano on Heavy Rain, Jared Ozuk
Chorus Vocals on Indonesia, Alpha Taryana-Beauregard

All songs written and performed by MacPherson/Gardiner

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