complacency is not inevitable

by metheus Bound

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1.
All Inside 04:17
The shiver winter, that autumn brings Will bare a new light, a new death, a new spring Of all the wonder, that I could sing Seeing you in bloom has started an awakening All inside, all inside We cannot hold time, nor can we wait A livid hunger, I’m begging you to satiate An errant calling, in my mind Wanting you to fill me up to take me all inside I will call you, knowing what you want I will find you, circling the sun I will know you, for all the things you’ve done I will show you, all the love I’ve known And let you know what’s on my mind Let you know what’s all inside And all the motions that we go through I know that motion, has been the way that we commune And though I’m tempered as the sun and you the moon, I know that we will meet as dusk and dawn
2.
Soul to Use 03:52
You got a heart that is gold and a soul that I know could hold me You got a smile specially made and a lovin’ embrace to show me And yes I know, only time can write the rules I want you to know that you got a soul to use It was in the middle of night when the stars are alight I found you Movin’ in a way I can’t explain, the moon surrounds you Now it’s clear, I’ve no time to play the fool So you should know that you got a soul to use And time is endless, and time is holdin’ on I’m here defenceless, hopin’ to hold my own This time we're endless, this time we’re holdin’ on We stay defenceless, admit that we don’t know I got a spark that’ll grow and a hunger to know about you I got a fire inside and nothing to hide, and a need to speak the truth And yet I know when it’s time to break the rules So you gotta know that you gotta soul to use Every time I lose my line I see you smilin’ It's okay to lose my way because I know you'll understand And I don't care if no one sees you like I do, Got nothin’ to prove and you gotta soul to use And time is endless, and time is holdin’ on I’m here defenceless, hopin’ to hold my own This time we're endless, this time we’re holdin’ on We stay defenceless, admit that we don’t know
3.
As a little girl, hope to meet prince charming But as the days go on, her sense of wonder's fading, fading.. Cause there's no lightning strike, no doors held open Why put up a fight? Why waste time hoping? Hoping… It's the life he knows, 7am every morning Same car, same clothes, same cup of joe from the same tim horton And he used to dream, even if he don't remember But this old routine, will be the suit that he wears when they put him under Youth needs to know, that their hands can make the difference And then push so hard, only to be defeated by their own resistance ‘Cause change is slow, waiting on love such a gamble But don't dig that hole my friend, cause complacency is not inevitable Little girl keep your head up cause if you know your worth, the right one can find you Old man know you're fed up, take off the clothes you wear; they only confine you Young man school your anger, you'll only change the game if rage is behind you I do know your name, yes I do know your name.
4.
You're falling again, going down, down, down… And I won't break your fall The pain that you hide you've known all your life And you can't hear my call The house is on fire, there's no one inside So why submit to the flames? It hurts just to watch, the lines I can't cross And watching you burn's such a shame And I, I won’t be your soldier anymore Cause time after time, while I held the line You could not tell me what I'm fighting for And I won't be the man dust-covered on your shelf ‘Cause while you are near, I disappear Thinking I'm saving you but losing myself You use me for peace, a welcomed respite And I jump at your whim What I say is wrong, so I hold my tongue The truth I bear within... ‘Cause who am I to judge, but one you once loved But never did you understand It all now make sense, willful ignorance Will always guide your hand And I won't be your soldier anymore Cause time after time, while I held the line I could not fathom what I'm fighting for And I won't be the man dust-covered on your shelf ‘Cause while you are near, I disappear Thinking I'm saving you, but losing myself...
5.
Climb into my heart and open up my eyes I haven’t felt a light like this in quite some time And haven’t tasted lips, tasting so divine Tell me what am I to do? Searchin’ for excuses just to stick around Makin’ jokes I’m only tryin’ to make you smile And if an open heart could tether your desire You’ll find my heart is true Oh, and I hope that you find your way up here Oh you know cause I’ve been lonesome And I know, that you know that I’d wait a thousand years To live inside your charms I’m building a dream around you A layout in my mind I’m building a dream around you And in it you’re perfect, and in it you’re mine I’m holding a love that’s precious Untainted by the truth I’m holding a love that’s precious And with it I’ll savour everlasting youth Climb into my heart And open up my eyes Tell me what am I to do? Climb into my heart and open up my eyes Took some time before I came to realize With all this dreaming I might’ve possibly gone blind Tell me what am I to do? And if it makes me crazy, crazy will be me ‘Cause this is only how I’ve taught myself to be And maybe that’s the only way that you be free And find your heart is true Oh, and I hope that you find your way up here Oh you know cause I’ve been lonesome, lonesome And I know, that you know and we both know that I’d wait a thousand years To lay inside your arms
6.
Cover 04:10
Close my lips and bite my tongue A tale of my design's begun But you have never known my heart, have you? You flash a smile, wink an eye Nudge my side as she walks by But you don't see her with my eyes, do you? I don't think that you do… It's not the world I see Not the man I choose to be And if you took the time, You still couldn't define a single thing ‘Cause you haven't been listening You know my age, you know my state Upon it your assessments fate Waiting to bestow your rate upon me The line is drawn, the chord is struck And in this cage you'd have me stuck But you've only built around your thoughts and so… You'll never really know It's not the world I see Not the man I choose to be And if you took the time, You still couldn't define a single thing Cause you haven't been listening
7.
The man who hides in shade The woman in a bleak parade They’re all crying or, crying for, crying Begging for a stage If I could have you see A deeper part of me You’d find pain and disillusion and a child A child in need And from the highest spire Down your hair just like a wire Rapunzel why do I have to climb? Why I have to climb How could I know your name? Without the kingdom you have slain Knowing all you had to gain, All you had to gain We’re hoping that you fight Find a way inside this maze That you might battle beyond the bramble and pull us out again How could you know?
8.
On and On 05:23
Long time comin' this, you to rest your lips in mine Push you in the room, no trace of the moon is fine We've been here before, but always wanting more than love So now my hands dig in, my fingertips say sin tonight On and on, the sound of your moan keeps me going And lets me know I'm doing fine Me and you, we've things to do, places to get to If it takes all night Words are swept away, no time for cliches or lines Cause skin is language here and soft caress the poet’s rhyme And this love is made of clay, waiting to take shape somehow My hands dig in again, an architect of sin tonight. On and on, the sound of your moan keeps me going And lets me know I'm doing fine Me and you, we've things to do, places to get to If it takes all night
9.
Recluse 04:04
Goodbye my love, Though we surely had some times worth remembering And though I'm just as torn as you that this is ending I'm sorry love but I have to walk away Hello my son, Though it's hard to understand while you're so young And though I know for you that life has just begun I'm sorry son but I have to walk away Hello the ghost, that I've been living with for most of my life I'm laying at your feet, "the host of my strife" So now I think that it's time we walked away Cause this life is cold but you'd be a fool, To think with words you could change the truth of it I'd rather be sticking it out on my own Than live among you but feel alone with, Just my thoughts and hopes Cause I love you so, but I have to go, I have to walk away Well hello Mother, Thanks for the man that you've uncovered And though I could never repay the life that you gave I've learned from mistakes that you've made So I'm sorry mom, but I have to walk away Cause this life is cold but you'd be a fool, To think with words you could change the truth of it I'd rather be sticking it out on my own Than live among you but feel alone with, Just my thoughts and hopes That you'd hold me close, even as I go, as I walk away Goodbye my friends, My greatest regret I'd say, is that we never met
10.
I wanted to write a song to show what’s on my mind Who would’ve thought the word would be so hard find A sound resounding till my mind is overthrown Makes me realize what I have always known You keep time for me You’re the rhythm and I play along You’re the melody, and… You’re my favourite song You got me hummin’ along You’re everything I ever wanted And all that I need You’re every line inside this song, You’re music to me I sat and thought of what it is I’m trying to say I close my eyes, I see your face Your song begins to play Your movement’s musical in everything you do And if I could sing my love, I’d sing this song for you ‘Cause you keep time for me You’re the rhythm and I play along You’re sweet melody, and… You’re my favourite song You got me singing along You’re everything I ever wanted And all that I need You’re every line inside this song, You’re music to me Baby, baby, won't you play that song for me? I surely like the way it gets me in the knees And though I'll go through phases, and many different faces There's one sure thing that I know I'll always need, and that's my favourite…
11.
When my shoulders shook and head was low, your hand was on my back When all went wrong and I derailed, put me back on the track When I said run you said attack. When I cut out you cut me slack You said you go first but I got your back so just, Hang on for me When we set sail in early morn, east sun lights the path They say red sky the night before, a peaceful aftermath But as the white squall swallows whole our lofty hearts, our lofty goals You said you never know how it all unfolds so just, Hang on for me We don't need no reason, and we don't need no season to say You can put the past away, You can say what you need to say, Even hate what you need to hate, But just remember it's okay. They only take what you let them take Break what you let them break, And all you’ve got in the end is to know you know yourself The armour that I wear today is what you helped me build And as you're hammering out your own - until that order's filled Yes until that day I promise to - In all the trials that you go through As you stood for me I'll stand for you so just hang on for me

credits

released January 1, 2015

James Everett – Vocals/Guitars
Ben Miller – Bass
Davide Di Renzo – Drums
Anthony Carone – Keys
Aline Homzy – Violin
Anna Atkinson – Viola
Andrew Downing – Cello
Sophia Perlman – Vocals on Hang on For Me
Ashley Bratty, Celia Palli, Kevin Miller, Ben Miller, Kristina Nojd, Lynzie Kent, Mike Slute, Heather O’Shea, Ani NovShadian – Group Vocals


Produced by Bill Bell
Engineered by Bill Bell & Jason ‘METaL’ Donkergoed
Recorded at Orange Lounge Recording Studios in Toronto, Canada
Mastered by Andy Krehm for Silverbirch Mastering, Toronto, Canada

All music & lyrics by James Everett*
*except “Favourite Song” – music by J. Everett & lyrics by J. Everett, J. Tustin, D. Tustin

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Toronto based metheus Bound is a group of misfit heroes on a dangerous rescue mission through a world beyond their wildest imaginations.

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