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Treasury Library Canada c​/​w Houndstooth Europa

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released February 3, 2009

Woodpigeon are Mark Andrew Hamilton, Kenna Burima, Daren Powell, Annalea Sordi-McClure, Peter Moersch, Mike "Blades" Gratton, Aimee-Jo Benoit, Foon Yap

With Raphaelle Standell-Preston (1), Taylor Smith (1), Austin Tufts (1), Katie Lee (1), Garrett Sordi-McClure (1, 11), Mark Connelly-Mendoza (1), Arran Fisher (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14), Clea Foofat (9), Brooker Buckingham (4, 5, 7, 8), Scott Monro (6), Jay Stanley (6), Thomas DiNinno (14), Robert DiNinno (14), Dillon Whitfield (14)

Songs and lyrics by Mark Andrew Hamilton SOCAN / Intro to 'The Hamilton Academicals' by Foon Yap
Produced and mixed by Arran Fisher at Acoustikitty, DP Ranch, Studios 827
Also recorded in part at Cantos Music Foundation
Mastered by Richard Harrow

Houndstooth Europa recorded at Studios 827, The Dark Matter HQ
Produced by Jamie Fooks (1, 2, 5, 7, 9), Mark Hamilton (4, 6, 8), Aaron Booth (3), Marshall Watson (10), original version of 'A Slight Return Home' from the album Songbook, produced by Arran Fisher
Performed by Mark Hamilton, Annalea Sordi (1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9), Jane Vain (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9), William Britton Proulx (5), Aaron Booth (3), Aimee-Jo Benoit (7), Raphaelle Standell Preston (7)
Mastered by Sandro Perri

Artwork by Sing Statistics

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Track Name: Knock Knock
And when I awoke from my sleeping / You'd gone away again / So I ran from my bed to the water's edge / But it's only a dream / Don't spend your life all alone / Who cares who's around anyhow / I look behind and I know / I'm not getting up / So we jumped right on in from the riverbed / And just swam away / When the winter came it froze us in / I guess we'll stay for a bit / Don't spend your life all alone / Who cares who's around anyhow / I look behind and I know / I'm not getting up / The spring's coming fast / To melt all the snow / Knock knock, is anyone there?
Track Name: Piano Pieces For Adult Beginners
Don't give anything away / Don't be shy, don't be late / Hold off, it's always best to wait / Another time, another place / Good things come to those who fake / Miss your chance, hesitate / Don't give anything away / Don't deny it never takes / Don't lie to me / You'll give away / Don't try to be / Something you ain't / I just want you to stay / Don't live any other way / Don't do pride, don't do fate / Hold on, it's always best to take / Another chance, another face / Good things come to those you hate / Take it back, it's your place / Don't live any other way / Don't be shy, don't be late / Don't lie to me / You'll give away / Don't try to be / Something you ain't / I just want you to stay / Don't lie to me / You'll give away / Don't try to be / Something you ain't / I just want you to know / I don't want you to go
Track Name: In the Battle of Sun vs. Curtains, Sun Loses and We Sleep Until Noon
In the springtime comes the winds that carry you to me / And on those dark days when the sun won't shine on me / I don't want to have to quantify the ones I love / Don't' want to tell a reason why there's no-one else / In the meantime, won't you be mine? / Because it's all decided before we cited it / And everything that comes, it comes in twos / In the mornings through the curtains hung, nothing comes / And only fabric hangs between my room and the sun / I don't want to have to question why it is I want / Things that I am always told that I should not / In the meantime, won't you be mine? / Because it's all been sighted before I liked it / And everything that comes it comes for you / And when they decided I know I'm far behind / The ones I've lost and all the ones I've got / I don't want to have to wonder what it is I've got / Don't want to question when it's 2 AM and you're gone / In the meantime, won't you be mine? / Because it's all benign — sometimes it takes its time / To break out into just what it is / And in all this time I knew you'd still be mine / And hopefully the whole time you knew it too
Track Name: I Live a Lot of Places
If only I recognized my time's coming up / Then I'd make notions to save better time / And don't you mind anything I've got inside / My heart's across the ocean, but I'm just fine / I know I'm done up all uptight / Gone through all of the motions, on your thin line / If only I recognized my life / I've lived a lot of places, but none are mine / My only one shame / Holds 'round onto my back / Speaking my whole name / My only one claims / That the love that grows inside us / Is not the same / The only fire that I've ever really liked / Burned down 'round all the houses next to mine / The only mount that I've ever really climbed / Fell down into the ocean on its tallest side / My only one shame / Holds 'round onto my back / Speaking my whole name / My only one claims / That the love that grows inside us / Is not the same / The only fall I'll show / Down the West I'll go / Down the West I know / I know / I know I'm done up all uptight / Gone through all of the motions on your thin line / If only I recognized my life / I've lived a lot of places but none are mine
Track Name: Cities of Weather
I go the whole way home / Wishing I'd known you better than that / And I know the way it goes / Never once shown you better than that / Told 'no', I don't want to go / I don't want to know no better than that / So just go on your own / write the story down much better than that / It's in the way I've made you up inside my mind / It's just the way cities of weather decide / I take all that I know and save it / It's better now to go / I go the whole way home / Wishing I'd shown you better than that / And I know the way it goes / Never going to know you better than that / Told 'no', I don't want to go / I won't ever know no better than that / So I go on my own / Write the song down much better than that / It's in the way I've made you up inside my mind / It's just the way cities of weather decide / It's in the way I've made you up inside my mind / It's just the way the cities of weather decide / I take all that I know and save it / It's better now to go / I gave just enough to show it's waiting / But we're never going to know
Track Name: 7th Fret Over Andres
If I were an aeroplane / And all you had left was pocket change / I would fly the whole wide world for you / Like a bird takes to the skies of blue / But I'm just a simple guy / And I didn't wave when your train went by / Because I really didn't want to believe / That you were speeding away / Away from me / If I were a diplomat / I could live wherever I put my hat / And I'd build an island just for you / And me / Total population: 2 / But I'm just an ordinary man / Whose silly dreams just don't fit the plans / Of a border town run by guards / Between two countries and / Between two hearts / I thought I'd change it if I could / But now I'm not so sure I ever would / It's when you find / That life is not a movie show / And in your mind then it really smarts / In all this time / I thought perhaps you'd want to know just / What it's like to be in love / If I were a novelist / I'd write a book for the best-seller lists / And in it I'd never have to let you go / And by the last page everyone would know / That I'm just a silly boy / Whose words are a little shy and a little bit coy / But they're not meant for anyone but you / And all that matters is you knowing it's all true / I thought I'd change it if I could / But now I'm not so sure I ever would / So should I love and lose or just not love at all? / It's up to you to try it / Because up above / I'd like to hope and think and know that / You and I / We could make it / You and I / We could make it / You and I / We could make it
Track Name: A Moment's Peace for Mary Christa O'Keefe
Dog-gone so it goes / I don't want to go back home / Back home / Where nobody knows / Grey comes and it snows / Virtuous eyes get cold / So cold / And nobody phones / Oh don't you know / I've got it all / Figured up too strong to fold / And don't you go / It's all been told / Once I'm done / I won't take 'No' / God-damn so it goes / You don't realize I know / I know / We're so alone / Night-time summer glows / But we're staying in at home / Back home / Where nobody goes / Oh don't you know / I've got it all / Figured up too strong to fold / And don't you go / It's all been told / Once I'm done / I won't take 'No'
Track Name: Anna, Girl in the Clocktower
I had no idea at all / Just how long you would go / I give up sleep and watch all night for you to come home / I've got nothing at all / This tower's getting cold / The money's gone, the heat's run off, I'm all alone / Keep searching for your boat / That's never sailed before / There's dangers in these waters boy, that you can't know / The clock it goes and goes / Keeps ticking on the nose / It's the only count I've got of time spent on my own / For all I know you're lost on the ocean / For all I know you're gone / No trace at all in the face of the tower / God bless / Please don't leave me / For all I know you're lost on the ocean / For all I know you're gone / No trace at all in the face of the tower / God damn / Please don't leave me / God damn / Please don't leave me / God damn / Please don't leave me / I had no idea at all / Just how long you would go / I give up sleep and watch all night for you to come home / I give up sleep and watch all night / You never come home
Track Name: The Hamilton Academicals
17 years gone by / 21 days I've cried / 100 more reasons why you wanted out and lately / 1,000 more ways I've tried / To shake up my old insides / My head's looking down / The soul in books is not quite mine / 850 miles / Borders of wood and wire / Just counting the bathroom tiles / Seeing faces, little smiles and / 2 corners left / In a while / We'll be back in rank and file / It doesn't add up / There's no real answers / Is there, baby?
Track Name: Love in the Time of Hopscotch
I don't cry for the setting sun / Tomorrow there'll be another one / Take your time it's all a milk run / I'm just being a tease / All along I figured I'd done / Something off to tie you undone / Didn't think you were the wandering one / That's just always been me / Says to me: "You got it all wrong" / Says to me / Sings to me somebody else's song / Sings to me / "I'm tired of waiting so long" / "I'm tired of waiting so long" / Took your leave and pedaled along / Packed your bags, my ties are all gone! / This burning bridge will still let you cross / My back on the beams / Just because we've let this become / Something less than we thought it was / Doesn't mean I wouldn't be up / To re-do everything / Says to me: "You got it all wrong" / Says to me / Sings to me somebody else's song / Sings to me / "I'm tired of waiting so long" / "I'm tired of waiting so long" / And don't think I'm not breaking up / "I don't want you to go back home" / And once you go I'm so in love / "I don't want you to go back home" / And all you have to tell me so / "Buddy, please don't go!" / Those 8 damn words I'll never know / "I don't want you to go back home"
Track Name: Emma et Hampus
You told me once that he's always waiting back inside / Truth be known, he's always on the other side / On Rue de la Folie Regnault nobody minds / The sight of our love come down outside / You'll never hide / And if your baby's gone back / He's gone for good / And if your baby's gone off / You know you should / Track down your baby / It's like that / He knows you would / Take back your baby / You always know / It's understood / And you know you got it good / If I'm on my back then I'm not falling down / Take the train underground, we all arise downtown / The months go on, I don't even know where this ground / Really belongs / All I notice these days is old sound / It's coming back around / And if your baby's gone back / He's gone for good / And if your baby's gone off / You know you should / Track down your baby / It's like that / He knows you would / Take back your baby / You always know / It's understood / And you know you got it good / Only wished you could
Track Name: Now You Like Me How?
I don't really feel I'm on my own / Because nobody here ever leaves me alone / To blink now would be wrong / I might define you in this song / And I don't know if you'd really like the things that I've become / I don't think I'll write another act / The first one was too long and now in actual fact / All my money's in this play / But the actors ran away / Now I'm working on a re-write that re-tells it all for one / In the battle between book smarts and fright / There's no telling who's the winner / Here tonight / Tear the tickets up and throw them all away / There's nothing new you haven't heard me say / I'm not giving up but this won't last / Audition's done but curtain call is coming fast / To run now would be cheap / And I hope you're losing sleep / But you know there's only one of us who'll make the cast for good / In the battle between book smarts and fright / There's no telling who's the winner / Here tonight / Tear the tickets up and throw them all away / There's nothing new you haven't heard me say / And carved into my door is "How you like me now?" / And written on my wall is "Now you like me how?" / And carved into my door is "How you like me now?" / And written on my wall is "Now you like me how?"
Track Name: Bad News Brown
I don't fall easily / It seems I know / You'll bugger off / I don't want to set the scene / I don't want a love / So far gone / He says to me / "You've got to come / if you want some" / I don't want to leave the peace / For Bad News Brown / I go off / Insane / I blow up / I don't want to be the same / As all those other stupid names / I bow down / Take names / All gone off / I don't want to get the blame / For all those stupid little games / I take off my bloody clothes / And close the blinds / I'm laying low / I don't want to wreck the dream / That you're still around / No-one calls / No-one in town knows I'm alive / And doing fine / I don't want to just believe / It's all Bad News Brown / I go off insane / I blow up / I don't want to be the same / As all those other stupid names / I bow down / Take names / All gone off / I don't want to get the blame / For all those stupid little games
Track Name: Tic Tac Toe / Woolen Endings
All the x's are / In rows left out afar / And lying / Nothing new / I've swallowed half a heart / And saved the rest to use in / Trying to give it to you / Sleepless lullabies and / Drawn-out our goodbyes / Always compromise and / Take my chances alone / Take my chances alone