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This album is not for us. To those who have supported us, who have given to us without expectation, who have forgiven us: endless thanks and gratitude. There are many.

credits

released March 24, 2015

We Are The City is
Cayne McKenzie — Vocals and Keys
David Menzel — Guitar
Andrew Huculiak — Drums

Produced by Tom Dobrzanski and We Are The City
Engineered & mixed by Tom Dobrzanski
Recorded at Monarch Studios in Vancouver, BC
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York, NY
Drums Teched by Kurt Dahle
Recordings assisted by Brandon Dorsey

Hannah Epperson played violin on King David and Baptism
Tom Dobrzanski sang harmonies on Legs Give Out
Andrew plays Paiste Cymbals
David plays Gretsch Guitars

Layout & design by Andrew Huculiak and Joe Schweers
Cover art by Kirsten Berlie, Andrew Huculiak, Joe Schweers, and Steve Huculiak

Videography by Amazing Factory — amazingfactory.com
Photography by Kirsten Berlie — kirstenberlie.com

All songs written and performed by We Are The City
℗© 2013 We Are The City (SOCAN)

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Track Name: Bottom of the Lake
if you feel sad, like all the people here i've hurt just because i can (i'm sorry)
below — a twisting reef, i'm in sifting sands
level with the surface reign grasses never greener, never without tact

just the same
you could sink
to the bottom of a lake

it doesn't have to be this way — i feel the same — everything upset
stay above the waves — i feel the same — unsure i'll find relief
deeper pools and darker caves reveal here all disdain
Track Name: Legs Give Out
i knew my legs had given out — i thought i'd found a new way to react
i'm miles away from influence — but i know that there's a new way for me to act
i knew my legs had given out — i thought i'd fall, but something held me up

somewhere — home — set me apart
i knew my legs had given out — react
Track Name: King David
does it surprise you to know that i'm full of feelings that change?
does it surprise you to hear the truth from my mouth, "i've been lonely for weeks"?

if you're thinking of yourself, you should think of me instead
you're always thinking of yourself (and by thinking this, i'm only thinking of myself)

now you're thinking about me but you should be thinking about God
i'm afraid to go to hell
david, am i going to hell?

can you tell that i've been thinking of myself when i should think of you instead?
or should i fill my mind with God? aren't there better things to put inside my head?
Track Name: Friends Hurt
my home videos won't mean a thing in fifty years
that day will come and all i've done will be rendered forgotten

old vhs tapes — the broken arm and the baby — my first bike ride when my dad told me he wouldn't let go of the seat
vhs videos — "here he is, the man of my dreams" — now those tapes that meant everything to me aren't even fit for a yard sale

it hurts
when friends are hurting
my friends are hurting

look below the surface — do you see the spawning salmon, unaware or well aware of their living and dying?
feel the money magic — the forest like a couch — can you forget those days of vast daring, lone poplar, and five dollar bills?
Track Name: I Am, Are You?
if i had a son i'd teach him to hide all of the evil from out of his mind
invisible, clearly — the being of pride — i call that evil, you call it nice

i know something you don't
what's fair, my dear, see, you've got to know

i've grown older and addicted to pride, so i'll pull the wool over your eyes
humility is a turn-on, being humble is a trick, so i'll take the easy road and never commit
Track Name: 20 Ft. Up
a shooting star just 20’ up — i'm like a prisoner in my car, willing to try things i'll never admit
i think i'm going to be sick, i'm bent out of shape — my bone head is full of it
she saw her car lift up off of the lawn
is it a sign or is she a fraud?
i don't know
Track Name: Everything Changes
everything changed — i knew this day would come
what's worrying worth? — it's hard to give up anger
i wish i was in love

if i couldn't speak to sadness before, i can now
please no more — i think i've seen enough

i've never known you to be cruel / uncool
something must be going on
i've never known you to act so cruel / uncool
tell me what's been going on

i know everybody changes in some way but since i've been gone everything has changed and i don't want to change
Track Name: Baptism
little was said between me and that punk kid
i don't want to talk
i'd rather walk as far away as i can from all the things unseen disguised as things that i see
is it true that God waits as all the things that i need ... but all the things that i need are not what i want!

when i finally saw (and did)
underneath the virgin lake
forgive me all my twists and turns
it's here (and in you) i realize my worst

all of my plans went wrong
all the pretty girls, none were good enough
is all of my waiting undone?
no, this is not what i want
Track Name: Punch My Face
and chase my friend down
the things that God provides are not what i want right now

communal meal — it's a hard lesson learned, that i am the weakest animal on this earth
when you called the police i sat there crying on the phone

i thought i had nothing to say, i'm not much for talks — well, i guess i have more to say than i thought
when you called the police i sat there crying on the phone

you're breaking my heart — there is no better friend than you
the things that God provides are not what i want this time

open up my mouth, my ears, my eyes — the dead will bow to One Who Will Never Die
but when you called the police i still sat there crying on the phone

just the same
you could sink
to the bottom of a lake