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2011-2014
london, oakville, toronto

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released November 3, 2014

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Track Name: delicate dumb show
remember discovering that words felt good?
and if i wrote them down you could read my book
i was brighter then
i got darker now
let's get light again

this is the oldest i've been yet
this is as young as we're gonna get

remember wandering down where the train tracks crossed?
not caring where we went, we can't get lost
the world was smaller then
it's much bigger now
let's go back again

this is the oldest i've been yet
this is as young as we're gonna get

the world is a delicate dumb show
so if you love me let me know
Track Name: christ-like
do the things you usually do
and i'll take care of you

learn to live your christ-like life
i'll cut you with my knife
i'll cut you, my christ-like lover

no, i won't go so slow
i'll cut you with my knife
i'll cut you, my christ-like lover

as stupid as your passion is, i'm jealous that you even feel a bit
i'm like a robot crunching numbers in my fucking head
the mystery that your intuition is
you read me like a book, it makes me sick

as stupid as your passion is, i'm jealous that you even give a shit
i'm like a robot crunching numbers in my fucking head
Track Name: i miss you (blink 182 cover)
hello there
the angel from my nightmare
the shadow in the background of the morgue
the unsuspecting victim
of darkness in the valley
we can live like jack and sally if we want

you can always find me
we'll have halloween on christmas
and in the night we'll wish this never ends
wish this never ends

i miss you
i miss you

where are you?
i'm so sorry
i cannot sleep
i cannot dream tonight
i need somebody always
this sixth strange darkness
comes creeping on so haunting every time

as i stared i counted
the webs from all the spiders
catching things and eating their insides
like indecision to call you
and hear your voice of treason
will you come home and stop this pain tonight
stop this pain tonight

don't waste your time on me
you're already the voice inside my head
Track Name: marry me, jeremy
marry me, jeremy
you're smart and you're funny
you deserve a girl like me

marry me, jeremy
i will make you happy
i'm looking for a guy like you

you're kind and magical
i'm so sick and cynical
i wish that i was your bride
instead i'm only tongue-tied

marry me, jeremy
you're tall and you're handsome
could you love a girl like me?

marry me, jeremy
though you're no good at dancing
i'm looking for a guy like you

he's kind and magical
i'm so sick and cynical
i wish i was your bride
instead i'm only tongue-tied

marry me, jeremy
you're smart and you're funny
you deserve a girl like me

marry me, jeremy
i could make you happy
i'm looking for a guy like you
i'm looking for a guy like you
Track Name: nova girl
got the time from a nova girl
there's a ticking clock
behind those eyelids eyelids

got the weights of an aching world
got a place to stand
but i can't focus focus

stole a line from a nova girl
put it in my song
we heard like young kids young kids

take the pain of an ancient world
eyes smiling wide
hers shine like diamonds diamonds
Track Name: kite day
kite day
kindly alone
shyly together
smiling and stoned
are you small
or just far away?

hotel
smashed to the gills
it came crashing like waves
it's dispassion that kills
are you playing
or just hard to get?

you'd love anything
anything
anything and anyone
everything
everything
everything

knife fight
the flickering glow
if the night gets too sloppy
you'd stop me i know
was i scared
or just unprepared?

to love anything
anything
anything or anyone
everything
everything
everything
Track Name: toronto is okay
we met on the subway
and that part was easy
we knew it was ending
you wouldn't believe me
i knew someone like that
he moved to the city
toronto is okay
paris seems prettier
Track Name: stubborn garden
hold me in the garden for all time
hold me like the past
and i'll leave this behind me

hold me like a future waits for us
for all your indecision
i just have to trust you

the happy way you're always wrong
about the poison in your dart
stubborn thing, you're always wrong
about the reasons for your hard heart
that had you running my way
that had me taking it slow
that had you running my way
that had me taking it slow

stop me in the garden, truth or dare
i'll be near but i'll be over there
stop me like it's moving way too fast
hold me like i'm dumb and you don't have to ask me

stubborn thing, you're always wrong
about the science of your stars
stubborn thing, you're always wrong
about the reasons for your hard heart
that had you running my way
that had me taking it slow
that had you running my way
that had me taking it slow
Track Name: phoebe, majoring in philosophy
phoebe, majoring in philosophy
tell me what you think about socrates
tell me how he’d fix the economy

tell me what you think about
tell me what you think about
tell me what you think about me

phoebe, lost at the university
tell me what you think about everything
tell me, who’s your favourite philosopher:
schopenhauer, hegel, or heidegger?

tell me what he’d think about
tell me what he’d think about
tell me what he’d think about me

tell me what you think about (i don't wanna say)
tell me what you think about (i don't wanna say)
tell me what you think about me (i don't wanna say)

phoebe told me once on shrooms
she broke into a petting zoo
phoebe showed me where the peacocks roost
"splendid," i said, "splendid,
now that is being alive…"

phoebe, majoring in philosophy
meet me in the courtyard and read to me
tell me what you feel about all you see

tell me how you feel about (i don't wanna say)
tell me how you feel about (i don't wanna say)
tell me how you feel about me (i don't wanna say)

tell me what to think about (i don't wanna say)
tell me what to think about (i don't wanna say)
tell me what you think about me (i don't wanna say)

phoebe has a boyfriend
all the good ones do
phoebe thinks I’m interesting
Track Name: tiger, tiger
tiger, tiger burning bright
in the forests of the night
what immortal hand or eye
could frame thy fearful symmetry?

in what distant deeps or skies
burned the fire of thine eyes?
on what wings dare he aspire?
what the hand dare seize the fire?

and what shoulder? and what art
could twist the sinews of thy heart?
when they heart began to beat
what dread hand and what dread feet?

da da
ha ha ha

what the hammer? what the chain?
in what furnace was they brain?
what the anvil? what dread grasp
dare its deadly terrors clasp?

when the stars thew down their spears
and watered heaven with their tears
did he smile, his work to see?
did he who made the lamb make thee?

da da
ha ha ha

tiger, tiger burning bright
in the forests of the night
what immortal hand or eye
did frame thy fearful...?
Track Name: paper planes (m.i.a. cover)
fly like paper get high like planes
if you catch me at the border i got visas in my name
if you come around here i make em all day
i'll get one down in a second if you wait

sometimes i think sitting on trains
every stop i get to i'm clocking that game
everyone's a winner, we're making our fame
bona fide hustler making my name

all i wanna do is
take your money

pirate skulls and bones
sticks and stones and weed and bombs
running when we hit em
lethal poison for the system

no one on the corner has swagger like us
hit me on my burner prepaid wireless
we pack and deliver like ups trucks
already going hell just pumping that gas

all i wanna do is
take your money
Track Name: the sea and the city
don't you think it's funny
that the sea just wants the city
that moon just wants the ocean
to reflect and just be pretty
i will teach you how to sing
if you will teach me how to sew
i will kiss you like a traffic jam
that's going somewhere slowly

don't you think it's magic
how the night can get romantic
how the lighting's kinda perfect
you're reflecting off the surface
and i wish that i was strong
then i would carry you away
i wish that i was brave enough
to mean the things i say

you jumped off of a mountain
just to prove to me you love me
and the hurricane is coming for us all
if we're not lucky
i will teach you how to duck
if you could warn me on the phone
don't be sad you're not special
be glad you are not alone
Track Name: so if and when
put down your phone
i want to talk to you

put on a smile
put on your shoes
let's go

so if and when
you open your eyes
i'll be right in front you

so if and when you
you open your eyes
you'll be right in front of me
Track Name: anthems for a seventeen year old girl (broken social scene cover)
used to be one of the rotten ones and i liked you for that
used to be one of the rotten ones and i liked you for that
used to be one of the rotten ones and i liked you for that
now you're all gone, got your makeup on
and you're not coming back
can't you come back?

used to be one of the rotten ones and i liked you for that
used to be one of the rotten ones and i liked you for that
used to be one of the rotten ones and i liked you for that
now you're all gone, got your makeup on
and you're not coming back

bleaching your teeth, smiling flash
talking trash under your breath
bleaching your teeth, smiling flash
talking trash under your breath
bleaching your teeth, smiling flash
talking trash under your breath
bleaching your teeth, smiling flash
talking trash under my window

park that car, drop that phone, sleep on the floor and dream about me
park that car, drop that phone, sleep on the floor and dream about me
park that car, drop that phone, sleep on the floor and dream about me
park that car, drop that phone, sleep on the floor and dream about me

used to be one of the rotten ones and i liked you for that
now you're all gone, got your makeup on
and you're not coming back
Track Name: fashion statements
you walk like an egyptian
and you talk like ashley olsen
and you dress like kim kardashian
you gotta make those fashion statements

your favourite show's a mystery
you watch whatever's on tv
you waltzed onto the balcony
to exhibit your favourite outfit

and i'm surprised you're not disguised as me