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by Rich Chris

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released August 16, 2013

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Rich Chris Ottawa, Ontario

been playin guitar since i was 12 years old. played in a bunch of bands, and now i wanna do the solo acoustic thing for fun

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Track Name: Mercury City
These streets seem so familiar to me
Nostalgic, inviting, and captivating
A busy city with a pretty face and an indescribable quality
She’s rough around the edges but her heart is soft like gold
These streets tell a different story at night, ten seconds on the floor and you’ll feel the fright
You may be by yourself, but you’re definitely not alone
And that’s where the danger lies, in a sketchy clever disguise
Pay attention to your step, it’s hidden in front of your eyes

Oh my heart is pounding
And my fear is mounding
Feels like I’m being followed and I just wanna run
But that’ll call attention
No time to check my six
One step forward is another step closer, this feeling is too real

Bike’s no good with only one wheel, someone just scored 40 bucks off that steal
Back tire’s been stolen, this bike’s not rollin’
Last bus home dipped 3 hours ago and the 4 bucks in my pocket
Wont pay no cab so I guess now I gotta walk it
These streets aren’t safe at night and I fear my feelings are right
I’m scared beyond belief and I just want a little relief
As I get closer people try to talk to me but I keep walkin
I’m sensin footsteps and it feels like me they’re stalkin

Oh my heart is pounding
And my fear is mounding
Feels like I’m being followed and I just wanna run
But that’ll call attention
No time to check my six
One step forward is another step closer, this feeling is too real
Track Name: Heros & Hooligans
when i start to lose my head
a steady hand will take its turn
to ease my mind as we take a step back
just to let it burn

we try to leave the bags behind but they're always catching up
we feel the weight of each new year
but here's to us all for another one down
this one's for all of you here

because we're all so good
but don't you dare die young
there's life in our years and so much to come.

they say we are an army but this army not destruct
we just watch each other's backs for when shit runs amuck
remember the words we shared from late night to early morning
we'll come and we will go, we need no warning

because you're all so good
but don't you dare die young
with life in our years and so much to come.

Here's to all the rascal kings
the anchor ends of all these things
to you i say "my kingdom for a beer"
ill toast to you time and again
you heroes or just hooligans,
well that part's never clear

lyrics by Anthony Cardozo
Track Name: The Jungle
It’s a race but no one’s running
It’s a game but no one’s playing
It’s all the same but everything’s new
A blank face staring back at you

When its all over, you wont know
You might see it coming, so
When its all over, you wont know
So you better start running

You better start running
Track Name: Peace by Piece
It all starts with basic competition
Mixed with the focus of a man on a mission
And everybody knows there’s no sharing the prize
The victor survives with one of his eyes

Stay close with your friends
Stay close to your enemies
Don’t let that line get too wide
In desperate times
Vision gets a bit blind
Don’t let that line get too wide

Some people just aren’t happy with their piece
They’ll take the pie at the price of peace
Stepping on each other just to stand a little taller
A hungry stomach would eat itself if it could

Stay close with your friends
Stay close to your enemies
Don’t let that line get too wide
In desperate times
Vision gets a bit blind
Don’t let that line get too fine

The dog has his bone, don’t you take it away
The dog has his meal, what are you tryin to steal?
Track Name: Chase
***As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
a light shines from within illuminating the depths
got a grin on my face as I take my last step
conversations with god, I command respect
articulate our universe the size of a spec
it lasts for infinite then its gone in a sec
see it sailin on the force of a planetary breath
into vastness of space where all life is kept

awake when I`m dreamin, wonder if I ever slept
generation of the feelin comin from inside my head
eyes closed when I`m seein even after I`m dead
never have to leave my bein for new places to tread
I create all of experience so never will I dread
what I`ll do and what I`ve said rather love myself instead
livin in the now cuz I`m not afraid to try it
stand tall on your ground and let me see you riot!***

I`ve come to terms with my mortality
I`ll let my passion be my casualty
At least that way I`ll day happily
and my soul, will always have been free

I wanna show you why I belong here
why my heart loves nothing more
vibrating strings under my fingers
chords raging through the air waves
everybodys gotta follow their passion
gotta make the best of their ration
cuz life`s too boring without a burning flame
take out the trash, with the lame

I`ve come to terms with my mortality
I`ll let my passion be my casualty
At least that way I`ll day happily
and my soul, will always have been free


*** lyrics by Andrei "Shock-Ra" Banaseanu
Track Name: Roll with the Punches
Step out outside dressed in shorts but it's freezing
You're gunna be late so that's how you're leaving
Gotta pick up the pace not just to stay warm
The power of the will stands strong in the storm

Things didn't turn out how you wanted
Don't tilt your head in defeat
Step back and piece it all together
It's time to think on your feet

Ship has been taken off course but it’s no time to panic
It's become and adventure, just no time to plan it
Set sail to the winds and go where they take you
You know it’s not the right way; dont know it's the wrong one

Things didn't turn out how you wanted
Don't tilt your head in defeat
Step back and piece it all together
It's time to think on your feet