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All songs written, recorded and mixed by Valentin Beru and Jeff Livingston

Thank you: Ray Barbee, Lawrence Motola, Alex Perez, Arnaud Ladagnous, Claire Livingston. Pierre Catrevaux and Gwénäel Aubray at Next Home Productions and Yann Dilly at Nevermind Studios

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released September 9, 2014

Mastered by Roger Siebel at SAE Mastering in Phoenix, AZ

Artwork by Valentin Beru

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Track Name: First Forgery
Guilty means an eye for an eye
A little unsettling
To get caught up inside of a lie time after time
I get lost in a bottle of rye
And countless cigarettes
But you're here now
And I've got my purpose for tonight

Hey man, we're in the same room
Watching it all unfolding
Someday, we'll choose the same fate
We'll put it all on display

On my back with head full of ale
And a face full of blood
If I'm honest within myself
I'll always be good enough
And those who frame my family tree
Have no idea
That I'd become
Their first forgery

Hey man, we're in the same room
Watching it all unfolding
Someday, we'll choose the same fate
We'll put it all on display
Track Name: Nude Cameraman
Downtrodden room inside a hollow home
There's nothing left to see
I watch your face but it's an empty screen
And nothing's on TV
I keep pretending that I'm in control
My will won't ever bend
I keep on hoping I stay in control
But I know, it's never gonna end

And it feels right as I roll out on the tracks
Now my train is leaving and I'm not coming back
And it feels like things are never gonna change
But my train keeps coming,
My train keeps coming back from where it came
Your vacant eyes are no surprise
All hollowed from meds
Your days are long so you should get some rest
But you've gone and shit the bed
I watch it happen day after day
Nobody's winning, I'll make my escape when
No one is watching, I'll have to be quiet today
But never again

And it feels right as I roll out on the tracks
Now my train is leaving and I'm not coming back
And it feels like things are never gonna change
But my train keeps coming,
My train keeps coming back from where it came

If I'm honest, we've lost it
If you're honest, we lost it long ago
If we're honest, we've lost it
We've lost it for good

I see you as you were meant to be
I see you as you were meant to be seen
Track Name: Starman
I'm a little bit slower, haven't got it going on
I'm a little bit heavier, haven't got it going on
It's a little bit easier than it used to be
Having made the same mistake twice
I've got no need for planetary advice
The air's so pure, it feels me with love
Now I think I'm signing off

I stop and listen to each and every moment in time
I'm clear and present, complete control of my mind
I only hope I can keep it together
Drifting away forever
Try to make a wish upon a shooting star
Then I feel it shift in me
My moment of clarity
Torn apart by gravity and all it's glory
As I return to where I came from

I'm a little bit further, haven't got it going on
I'm a little bit sleepier, haven't got it going on
It's a little bit darker than it used to be
Maybe there's a lot left unsaid
Maybe it was all in my head
The air's all gone, I'm still filled with love
And I know I'm signing off
Track Name: The Fog Of War
The endless wonder stopped
But we keep trying to carry on
In this forest we are lost
And the leaves, they all have fallen off
You say there's nothing in it
And if we wait a minute
It'll all come back brand new

At the center of it all, it's wasted
Because we took our sweet time and hesitated

And you never said a word
But you can't do it all on your own
Another year older
And even colder shoulders
And the faults between us grew

At the center of it all, it's wasted
Because we took our sweet time and hesitated

Bring me back, I wanna feel like this again
Bring me back, I wanna be with you again
Bring me back, I wanna see what we can do
When this fog has lifted and the sun is shining through

The sun is shining through
This fog of war
Track Name: Silvertongue
Heard you had a real way with words
Where everything you said could find a perch upon which to rest
They said your tongue could cut through any armor
But I think they were just afraid when you gave them your best

Alright, come on, we can do it all night long
Come on, alright, we can do this thing all night

Won't you put up a fight
'Cause I got the stamina to handle what you brought with you tonight
Lay down your sword
You've gotten bored with the same old

Alright, come on, we can do it all night long
Come on, alright, we can do this thing all night
Come on, alright, we can do all night if it feels right

Just take a step back
Try to to relax
We'll take it slow

Just lay down your sword
Let's see where this goes
And maybe tomorrow
Track Name: Going Nowhere
Had a dream we were stuck in line at a turnstyle
Waited so long, working so hard
But it just seemed like we never moved an inch
When we finally made it, we were quite thankful
But then a man said, he was so sorry
But the train we boarded was going nowhere

Going nowhere

A little bit of sunshine, would do us some good now
If we could somehow
Help us, mama, move on down the tracks
Now that we've been on board for a year now
Do you feel lonesome?
Craving some freedom
I know you're tired of going nowhere

Going Nowhere
Track Name: Ice Cream
I see the sky and it's crumbling
It's a catastrophe
Things are on fire

Murder, disease and some pestilence
No one is innocent
But we can admire

Reach for my hand, it's so deafening
No one can hear us scream
But I scream

Hey, it's okay, it'll be over soon
Pretend it's just me and you
And we're driving

To the coast where we'll bathe
Under some sunny skies
Leaving our cares behind
Eating some ice cream

Hey, it's okay, just close your eyes
Dream of some sunny skies
Where we can sit forever
Track Name: VCA
Time's floating away
We're on a flawless wave

Life's slipping away
I've got a VCA

Step through the gates
You've got it made
Track Name: Cave in
What an awkward situation
What a horrible surprise
I feel the pain and frustration
Welling up in my eyes
Caving in on me

The sight left me speechless
And I lost my legs Landed on my knees as if to beg
There was no solution
To be found that day
So I left my things right where lay
Left the door wide open
As I walked with haste
Need to make my peace with no delay
As I stood atop the world
All the cars beneath It felt like an eternity

As I walked to the edge
All these images inside my head
I was young and invincible
I was filled with love, now filled with lead
As I take my first steps I contemplate today
Have I sealed my fate?

As my world starts
Caving in
And my heart starts
Caving in
And my head starts Caving in on me
Track Name: Easy Stuff
Early morning when I stepped outside to the cold
On a mission to convince myself I'm not old
As I stumble through the city's fog
I should've sawed another couple logs
I'll never be the greatest story ever told

And I'll keep on keeping
Tiny trinkets locked away inside
Keep 'em safe
The afternoons sort of blend into the nights
Left alone in a room without any lights
How does anybody this bad
Without some guidance from dear old dad
I'll take my chances no matter how slight

And I'll keep on keeping
Tiny trinkets locked away inside Keep 'em safe
What's left and leaving
Keeps decieving everyone but me
It's so easy to see

So many things that I wanted to see
Just out of reach
So many things that I wanted to do
Maybe next week
So many things that I wanted to say
To you with all my heart
But bad decision after bad decision
Keeps on tearing us apart

Simple solutions to complex problems

It's simple
Track Name: We've Got Some Time
You've got a fantasy filled with sunny skies and some apple trees
And you say you know
How to make it true
Sweet wine and some cigarettes
Try to take your mind off of losing bets
And those you thought you'd won far away and few
Your dreams of a plot of land
Free of those who don't understand
Feels like running away to disappear
Let's sit down and negotiate
While some unkown force devours your plate
Nothing much to say?
There's nothing left to say

We've got some time
To try and change direction
We've got some time to think this through
And do our best work
We've got some time
To try and find perspective
We've got some time just me and you
Just me and you

I know reality has some rainy days and epiphanies
I can see how it makes you blue
Now I don't wanna make a scene
But you can drown your doubts all in kerosene
And light them all ablaze
On those cold and wintry Rainy, hopeless days