Invitation By Rumour

by L.J. David

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If Ozzy Osbourne and Foo Fighters dropped and shattered their CDs only to have them glued back together by John Mayer and the members of Van Halen, this might be the resulting music (if the repaired discs wouldn't skip, that is).

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released February 27, 2015

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Track Name: Step Aside
Step Aside
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Put away your misery
Beginnings of my agency
Of real time acclamation
This is what you’ve waited for
I’ll be your ambassador
For lifetime legislation
Traces of your favorite fling
But this won’t be just anything
This is where it starts and ends
Your evil twin, your newfound trend

Step aside in here I will preside
You will be more than satisfied
For the healings
I’m sending your way

Sounds you’ve never heard before
Something we just can’t ignore
Delayed abbreviations
Back in time to where it started
Long before your guide departed
Refined affiliations
Climb aboard my secret wing
You will see most everything
Don’t be afraid, I won’t offend
At least that won’t be what I intend

Step aside in here I will preside
You will be more than satisfied
For the healings (feelings)
I’m sending your way

When we are through this lifelong dream
From soft to silence to the extreme
Of aerial conversation
You’ll never know who came or went
Belligerent presentiment
Inside intimidation
This is what you think it is
I must say this’ll be on the quiz
Something’s here you can’t deny
It’s always easier to just comply, so

Step aside in here I will preside
You will be more than satisfied
For the healings
Tell the others to step aside
Cause in here I will preside
Track Name: Heart of Steel
Heart of Steel
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In another case of “you’re mistaken”
Seems to me that there can be no end to misery
Oh, that’s what I say
Do you really need to hear the story
Cause you never listen anyway or so it seems

Say what, say what you want
You do not know, you do not see
What would you do to make friends of your
enemies once and for all?
That would be fine with me

What do you think you like?
What do you think you know?
Is it all for real?
Why can’t you be polite?
You do not dare, you don’t conceal
You’ve got a heart of steel

This is all a simple plan you say now
You can do it my way later or that’s
What you preach, oh keep on preachin’ now
It might take another massive blow to
Egos that you really should be over
Watch yourself now dear friend

Think what, think what you want
You do not know, you do not realize
This is the time and the place and the space
For the end to come
You must go on, go on now
Why don’t you?

What do you think you like?
What do you think you know?
Is it all for real?
Why can’t you be polite?
You do not dare
You don’t conceal
You’ve got a heart of steel

When will you treat me right?
Why should I even care?
Cause it’s not for real
Why can’t you be polite?
You do not dare, you don’t conceal
You’ve got a heart of steel
Track Name: One Foot in Front of the Other
One Foot in Front of the Other
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Sorting out all the ways we stray
In our paradigm
Living weeks like a stowaway
Your lethargic crime
Avoid the grindstone
Cause you never had the backbone
Idleness more suitable
My sentence is commutable
Improve your disposition
Avoiding flaws and routing opposition
Make it good, understood
Found a way if only you could put

One foot in front of the other
That don’t make me different my brother
It’s so plain, we can’t explain
Moving forward will sustain
Put one foot in front of the other
That won’t make you different my brother
But get things done, one by one
You’re occupied

Keeping busy with an enterprise
Evade complication
Making plans might jeopardize
World domination

Sightseeing passage
While never taking any baggage
Sidestep procrastination
Think of it part of graduation
Precocious future
Doesn’t guarantee you’re not a loser
Exercise, specialize
All you need to memorize is putting

One foot in front of the other
That don’t make it different my brother
It’s so plain, we can’t explain
Moving forward will sustain
Put one foot in front of the other
That won’t make you different my brother
But get things done, one by one
You’re occupied

You put one foot in front of the other
That don’t make me different my brother
One foot in front of the other
That don’t make me different
Track Name: Waiting
Waiting
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Once in a dream I could see all my life
And it felt like my world was all right
A soul in the front row held his hand up high
And he told me to write down these words

I saw inside of my head
Oh the sounds almost come back to me
Why does the pain keep on top of my will
To say you’re the same as me?

What have I been waiting for?
Won’t you tell me why I left my life to chance
this time?
What have I been waiting for
To find the strength to live my life the way
you want?

You have a plan but you say I can’t know
Of the one thing you had picked for me
Somehow it seems so familiar when there
But awake I just discard my dream

I must discover the gift you arranged
But I can’t see it now
Dark times have come and the
light seems so far now
Power seems so close that way

What have I been waiting for?
Won’t you tell me why I left my life to chance this time?
What have I been waiting for
to find the strength to live my life the way you want?

There was a time I confused what you meant
But I found it all again in my dreams
Did I imagine it all now?
Falling and praying and willing it too

Repeating tones that I’m certain are wrong
But the spirit of it is as true
The colour’s familiar or so you might say
But the red could be easily blue

You’re so concerned with the will to resist
The evil within
You must remember that I have free will
To change back to your side again

What have I been waiting for?
Won’t you tell me why I left my life to chance
this time?
What have I been waiting for?
To find the strength to live my life
The way you want me to (live)
Track Name: Moment in the Shade
Moment in the Shade
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It’s likely that you could be greater
Pursuits worthy of a master creator
Elevating expertise in haste
Consider this as conceivable training
Not exactly as if you were campaigning
Miscalculating trials as a waste
Filing your scene in
Life’s movie machine
Correcting missteps constantly

Maybe you’re on the verge of being known
But maybe you wouldn’t have to do it alone
And maybe you’re almost ready to be made
Cause maybe this was your moment in the shade

Later finding all the unambiguous reasons
Showing you’d think by now
You would be possibly seasoned
We can be daunted, might feel unwanted for the
Numerous noes, the uncounted blows and
Friendly foes
Having designs on not being behind or that’s
What you might visualize

Maybe you’re on the verge of being known
But maybe you wouldn’t have to do it alone
And maybe you’re almost ready to be made
Cause maybe this was your moment in the shade

Contemplate dealings of numberless reasons
For enduring challenging miles

We fooled around with approximate meanings
Erratically moving but legally leaning
Maybe we’re on the verge of being known
And maybe we didn’t have to do it alone
And maybe we’re almost ready to be made
Cause maybe this was our moment in the shade
Track Name: Promisemaker Pete
Promisemaker Pete
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He’ll sell you a dream for free
But falling asleep will cost you a fee
You’re gonna be a star
Or he will say you’re not too far
So sign the deal to make it real
It’s gonna be too late too soon
Just do what I say, my protege
It’s almost guaranteed
There’s trophies on the wall
But the writing’s kind of small
Cause the names tell a story
Of someone else’s glory

Promisemaker Pete
He’ll send you down the street
When the next one comes along
It don’t matter if it’s right or wrong
As long as his cut is sweet
That’s Promisemaker Pete

He’ll drop the names to make his claims
And tell you tales that promise fame
Connections that he’s made are
Good as gold so long as he’s paid
It’s subscription-based success or
So he’ll constantly profess
It’s almost simply automatic
Reviews are practically ecstatic
The photos on his page are posted
With hopes you’ll think he’s backstage
He keeps books he’s never read but
Reads the cheat note versions instead

That’s Promisemaker Pete
He’ll send you down the street
When the next one comes along
It don’t matter if it’s right or wrong
As long as his cut is sweet
That’s Promisemaker Pete

I don’t know why he has to lie
To get his way
To him it’s all a line on his
Misleading resume

Don’t sell your soul for an
Overblown goal, that’s right
He’ll make the case fees are
Commonplace, that’s right
Promisemaker Pete
He’ll sell you down the street
That’s right
Oh Promisemaker Pete
He will send you down the street
That’s right
Promisemaker Pete
Oh he will sell you down the street
That’s right
Promisemaker Pete
He’s just lookin’ for a cut that’s sweet
That’s right
Promisemaker Pete
He will send you down the street
That’s right
Track Name: D.O.A. Weekend
D.O.A. Weekend
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That demon seems to find you
One item on the menu, this time
Sold all your stories for just
One more destructive mistrust, this time
What did you mean when you
said you were clean tonight?

Dead or alive on a Saturday night
My head’s on wrong
All week you’ll try to make some of it right
But by Sunday your pride’s all gone

Ten thousand days end sideways
Hiking down the same old highway, this time
You have to make it stronger
But it doesn’t last any longer, this time
How would you feel if you
stopped the machine outright?

Dead or alive on a Saturday night
My head’s on wrong
All week you’ll try to make some of it right
But by Sunday your pride’s all gone

Up in the air you’ll fly
Crashing to Earth as you scrape by
It’s all so wrong you know but
It’s how you feel inside
You’ll break the cycle when you’re
Wanting but sadly too poor, this time
No answer’s ever coming
Like one chord ever strumming, this time
Don’t let it be one more
Unnoticed tragedy this time or we will be

Dead or alive on a Saturday night
My head’s on wrong
All week you’ll try to make some of it right
But by Sunday your pride’s all gone
Gone
Track Name: Full Circle
Full Circle
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Life goes too quickly
This wasn’t how we thought it could be
Ten times we’re sidetracked
Feeling the impact
Of all the wrong dreams
Now we know the answers
But still don’t know the questions
Of what it all means

I’m back where it began but everybody’s gone
I’ve come full circle
I didn’t know it then but I can try again
I’ve come full circle

Show me what’s certain or possibly hurting
To find your own way
It’s all too easy to say this and do that
Or easily stray
Lies I’ve never paid for and
Truths I’ve never told
I must be getting old

I’m back where it began but everybody’s gone
I’ve come full circle
I didn’t know it then but I can try again
I’ve come full circle

What are we thinking ‘bout the
days we put all the doubt
aside once and for all?
Too many memories in
Infinite categories
Wasting our minds

Give up your troubles
You’re really not subtle
Signs should steer you wiser friend
Hoping to sell me a story of change
And regret and desire from my unfit advisor
All the hurt you’ve spoken
Is why your life is broken
Can’t you see that now?

I’m back where it began but everybody’s gone
I’ve come full circle
I didn’t know it then but I can try again
I’ve come full circle
I’ve come full (circle)
Track Name: Five to Nine
Five to Nine
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You just can’t wait or you’ll be late
It’s the sixth time this week
Going through days inventing ways
To get out of that place
You can’t find any means to climb right out of
There this time

Trusting your friends, following trends
That’s about all you’ll get
Hating the boss, you’re at a loss for all the
Sad time you spend
There must be some means to get right out of
There maybe this time
But life’s not where you spend your days

Cause who we are from five to nine
Is what we leave behind for everyone
For everyone
The magic is in mind and
In it you find design for everyone
For everyone

Contemplate lies
It would be wise to tell the truth this time
Having your back means stabbing attacks
Call it an office crime
It doesn’t matter if you get away tonight
Cause you know it’s fine
Cause life’s not making a raise

For who we are from five to nine
Is what we leave behind for everyone
For everyone
The magic is in mind and
In it you find design for everyone
For everyone

When you take your last breath
You’ll never wish you spent more time
Making ends meet

Who we are from five to nine
Is what we leave behind for everyone
For everyone
The magic is in mind and
In it you find the time for everyone
For everyone, (that’s) who we are...
Track Name: Sweet Liberty
Sweet Liberty
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Talking inspiration
Get it out of my head
It’s a real hope I have that
You’re here instead
Making life or liberty
Something strange gotta hold of me
Trouble makes its presence felt
It’s more of the same
I said “what he said” is my middle name
Play the game
Today is the end
Tomorrow’s just the same
You’ll never know the treasure of the
Great incline if you’re busy making friends
With the undivine

Sweet Liberty
You’ll never be the same
If you sell your name

Making enemies
Get a friend
Go insane
Never forget you were here again
As the meaning’s so plain
All of our prayers and
All your campaigns
The secret of the cycle is an open flame
Til you try with all you’ve got to put aside
Your shame

Sweet Liberty
You’ll never be the same
If you sell your name

Take all your troubles and lock them away
Bury the quarrels and underpay those
Crooked takers of your fate who
Magnified the rate

You must reset it’s overdue for
Today is the end
Tomorrow’s just the same
You’ll never know the treasure of the
Great incline while you’re
Busy making friends with the undivine

Sweet Liberty
You’ll never be the same
If you sell your name
Track Name: Felt Like Flying (Use It All)
Felt Like Flying (Use it All)
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I would do anything
To make the day start over
Time won’t heal my broken wings
Today I saw the real in the role

In a place or dream that
Only those who really know me know
My feet left the ground

And it felt like I was flying
It felt like I was flying
And we used it all to soften the fall
Away, away, away from here

We’ll draw the humour
Climbing inside to know that
Anything goes outright
Invited by rumour
They don’t tell anyone but let us know
we’re welcome with spite
Friendly delusions, sane or confusion
Limit your heartaches in sight
Oh tell me where did I go wrong when

It felt like I was flying
It felt like I was flying
And we used it all to scatter or crawl
Away, away, away from here

Where do the days go
Sorting through overflow
Overrun but wisened, losing the horizon
Searching for sky

And I will use it all now
Let’s use it all now
We can use it all now
We will use it all now

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