Flower City After Dusk

by The Sole Pursuit

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released March 31, 2017

Performed by:

Kyle Dawe: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, synths
AJ Perry: lead guitar, backup vocals, mandolin, keys
Dylan Burrett: bass
Tony Nesbitt-Larking: drums on tracks 1,3,6,7,8,11
Riley O'Connor: drums on tracks 2,4,5,9,10,12
Mike Langford: percussion

Produced & Mixed by: Mike Langford

Recorded at:

Phase One Studios, Toronto
Engineered by Dajaun Martineau
Assistant Engineering by Darren McGill

Blind Science, Toronto
Engineered by Mike Langford

Mastered by João Carvalho at João Carvalho Mastering, Toronto
Art Direction & Layout by Ben Clarkson, TheBenClarkson.com

All Lyrics by Kyle Stephen Dawe (SOCAN/ASCAP)
Tracks 2,5,8,9,10,12 Music by Kyle Stephen Dawe
Tracks 1,3,6,7,11 Music by Kyle Stephen Dawe & AJ Perry (SOCAN/BMI)
Track 4 Music by Kyle Stephen Dawe & Adam Berry (SOCAN/ASCAP)

©2017 The Sole Pursuit Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Through the darkness of the future past the magician longs to see. One chants out between two worlds "Fire Walk With Me"

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Track Name: Ashes
I am going to stop this tide from rising
I am going to slowly push your eyes in
And I am going to blank your face
Seal your tomb and seal your fate
I’m going to make you wish you’d never seen me

When I come back
When I come back
(the things that you could never find the courage to say)
(the things that always fall just far beyond your gaze)

When I Come Back.
Track Name: Culling Season
Try and feel alive when you go to bars
Try and feel alive when you drive your car
Head for the bag and dig the deepest hole
Deify the governance of our wretched souls

Maybe there’s an off chance we could learn to recollect
Events in a manner that does not serve some sordid or shallow
Superficial purpose

Calloused and cold
Every night, every night is the end of the world
And when it comes, when it comes your hands go through the floor
And what once was tangible is tangible no more

Redemption is not an end in itself
Yet there are precepts in place
That will direct you toward hell
And that’s a hard pill to swallow
That’s a hard cart to pull
And so you’ll chew off your arms
Before the summer winds blow

Oh no but you’re so seasoned
All words bounce off the thick of your chest
And reflected back in fluorescent light
Is the auspicious face of the west
For we are far beyond driven
But in need of repair
Because you’re grasping my arm
But I just do not care.
Because it is sordid
Just as it is shallow
It serves no deeper purpose.

But I know, but I know.
Track Name: Snapping Back
Mind your manners in the presence of the lord
Kneel before him – laugh and consort
A benign indifference – but indifference all the same
Keep us counting corpses and numbering days

Oh, won’t you mind your manners in the presence of the lord
Who is omnipresent – though it’s you in control
Ain’t that the strangest thing, ain’t that just some kind of joke?
But you are not ashamed and you are going for broke

Too many days spent licking at honey
Grew fat off the land and funnelled your money
Into some island paradise that you’ll never call home
But you are just as innocent as the day you were born

If not for blood
It must be for money
If not blood or money
How could it be love?

Follow me into this continent of dreams
Where the living wages are under deep freeze
Within the final vestige of an easier time
I never wanted a future until the children were mine
North America – with its nostalgia on high
Black mass within the windpipe
Blighted and dry
I only want the answers though you promised me more
Elemental truth sold into slavery and whored

Too many days spent licking at honey
Grew fat off the land and funnelled your money
Into some island paradise that you’ll never call home
But you are just as innocent as the day you were born

If not for blood
It must be for money
If not blood or money
How could it be love?
Track Name: Hate Enslaves
Hate enslaves – do not hate
No matter how righteous, don’t seal your fate.
Hate feeds on the soul of a man
Until it’s so that he can barely stand
Hate enslaves

And it’s not beautiful
It’s not ornate
It offers nothing that you would say
Had ever given shelter from the storm
Like femininity to women
Or the measure of the man
Hate enslaves completely
And you’ll drink from Gods left hand

Hate enslaves – do not hate
Don’t turn all your tomorrows into yesterdays
Nothing savoury, nothing sweet
They’ll come to you like flies to meat or shit
Give it just a little bit

Not at all beautiful
And not ornate
And offering nothing that you would say
Had ever given shelter from the storm
Like femininity to women
Or the measure of the man
Hate enslaves completely
And you’ll drink from God’s left hand

Not at all beautiful
And not ornate
And offering nothing that you would say
Had ever given shelter from the storm
Like femininity to women
Or the measure of the man
Hate enslaves completely
And you’ll drink from God’s left hand.
Track Name: One Forty
I lost my head last winter
A forty – coup d’etat
So take this awkward splinter
From my lover’s aching back

Oh, you know that I would give up myself for you
I repeat I repent I repeat
Oh baby does this bore you?
Or are you attached to me?

We’ll make it through this winter
Goddamn he who built this wretched structure

They’ll be no black dog on my shoulder
Come on, slowly eat my brain
But you look so perfect always
My love you will always steal the frame

But I feel so sick this winter,
Goddamn he who built this wretched structure
Oh yeah

Little holes in your hands,
Little holes in your hands,
Little holes

You took me further.
Track Name: Ravenous Dog
Like a ravenous dog
Like a souvenir (nobody else in here)
Attached to the keychain
And that to your frail veneer (nobody else in here)
Entire edifice is crumbling
Beneath the weight of the parapet
Sleeping peaceful on the sharp contours
Of apoplectic myth
Every brother needs a keeper
And you believe it to be true.
And in believing you have sealed the fate
Of all my brothers too

Some unconquerable instinct
You’ll run for you life
And the truth when you twist it
Does more damage than some knives
I pray to god that I will have the fortitude
To stand up
When our time’s up
Some unconquerable instinct
It’s not right and not wrong
But it’s here if you missed it
Idling days in the sun
The valley is uncanny
And I pray to god we cross it
But we’ve lost it

Like a ravenous dog
Knows that the end is near (nobody else in here)
Deep in your soul, man
I know you feel it just as clear,
Nobody else in here
Entire edifice is crumbling
And you just wade in a pool of shit
Suspended there in abject terror
And you’re chomping at your bit

Some unconquerable instinct
You’ll run for you life
And the truth when you twist it
Does more damage than some knives
I pray to god that I will have the fortitude
To stand up
When our time’s up
Some unconquerable instinct
It’s not right and not wrong
But it’s here if you missed it
And the days become too long
The valley is uncanny
And I pray to god we’ll cross it
But we’ve lost it

The valley is wide
The river is deep
The hour’s at hand
No soul to keep

The arrow’s on fire
But there’s something amiss
Unfolding now
The Sacred Alchemy Of Bliss.
Track Name: Once a Year
I never asked you for your candor
You can go back from where you came
Called and called so many things
But the name remains the same
It’s a certain situation, it only happens once a year
Where we bring our kids to the killing fields
At the local county fair

Have you taken leave of your senses?
Married only to the undercurrent’s swell
Or better still, unrecovered?
Unrepentant: the relentless pull of hell

Time’s unending lie
Bind come untied
What’s the virtue in the search for understanding something?
Try as you might, will not avail

I want that too, can I have that back?
Where does it go? And is it hard to get back?
I don’t know
I don’t care
I don’t listen anymore
I don’t mourn my youth
Or reassume a mantle made from nothing
But I want that too, can I have that back?

I went back to the house you were born in
Laid down in the blades of the grass
Fell sick from residual pesticide
And rose again, aghast
I only aspire to adore you
I only aspire to your part
I only aspire to the domination
Of every beating heart

Have you taken leave of your senses?
Married only to the undercurrent’s swell
Or better still, unrecovered?
Unrepentant: the relentless pull of hell

Time’s unending lie
Entire lives
What’s the virtue in the search for understanding something?
Try as you might, will not avail

I want that too, can I have that back?
Where does it go? And is it hard to get back?
I don’t know
I don’t care
I don’t listen anymore
I don’t mourn my youth
Or reassume a mantle made from nothing
But I want that too, can I have that back?
Track Name: Get Fed
You could barely walk when first we met

And yet here you are - shot down, cut up

A strange and keen interest in valium

and things for your poor, poor, poor Ontarian heart



Look here Ms.

This is your albatross

This is your luck

This is me telling you here that I simply do not give a fuck

You’ve had your chance



Is life so unfair that it would not bring you here?

Oh, shut your mouth - you have enjoyed every spoonful you’ve been fed

And so have I

I cannot lie, and so have I



And now I am possessed by the will to proceed.

And I cannot be callous, how could I be?

Some empathy permeates every part of me

and if that all means nothing may that nothing mean me.

The intangible fact of the knife in your back

Wont plot out a future or a life you want back


Oh…
All I want

All I Want.
Track Name: Ronald Wright
The only hard battles that I’ve ever fought
Are the ones that I spun up myself
And they, sad attempts all, at circumventing a fall
As preordained as heaven itself

Please implore me
Up from iodine to an oblique
Inhospitable plain

Where I can’t fuck things up
It’s too obvious enough is enough
They’re singing Ronald Wright
You progress until you’ve fought all your fight

Please ignore me
Secret life burnout whore me
And when you get there, tell them the austere truth:

Your number is up
And the long race is through

We hew the wood for the great republic
We hew the wood and we’ve learned to love it
We hew the wood for the great republic
We hew the wood
Oh yes we do

The only hard battles.
Track Name: Redestroyer
Strange
What’s come over me
It feels bad
But it’s not supposed to be…
I mean I just smiled
Yesterday

And so, go ahead
Say what you will to me
Some diatribe on improbability
But it’s not my fucking mindset
It’s not me
But somehow it is

But you wont fall for me
And still I roam
All through this tattered dream of hope
It’s black on black
And it is such a joke
Don’t let this redestroy you
Stop

Shame
The silent shame in me
I said no love
But love is what came to me
Have I betrayed your trust?
Have I tainted our bond?
Well who gives a fuck?
Not me.

Because you wont fall for me
And still I roam
All through this tattered dream of hope
It’s black on black
And such a joke
Come on ok stop this crying
Don’t
Don’t let go
Don’t give in
Don’t let this redestroy you
Stop
Say no more
For it is all untrue
My pretext to redestroy you
Yeah

Because you wont fall for me
And still I roam
All through this tattered dream of hope
It’s black on black
And such a joke
Come on ok stop this crying
Don’t
Don’t let go
Don’t give in
Don’t let this redestroy you

Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop,

Stop.
Track Name: Velcoro
Count ‘em five
Foreign armies at your shore
Each one a little more blood starved
Than the one beside it
None behind trees
There’s no need to hide this storm
You are enveloped through and through
Each finger points to you
Charbroiled with the blistered eyelids
All of this food and you still feel impoverished?
How?

Is that you Yahweh?
Beckoning this way?
Pray repentance nullifies our pale infractions

And walk a well worn path tonight
Just let the darkness turn to light
And don’t you own that history
No one died for you or me
Only each other
Only each other

It is the mind that determines all we see
Indentured or free? In chains from the start to finish
Indolent beast wills a manufactured god
In this plentiful age
What is difficult is hard to gauge
Glass is empty / glass is full
The glass means nothing
Now you know

Is that you Yahweh?
Beckoning this way?
Pray repentance nullifies our pale infractions

So walk a well worn path tonight
Just let the darkness turn to light
And don’t you own that history
No one died for you or me
Only each other
Only each other

And from the vestibule of hell
Daddy hollers, mommy’s swell
And little baby she is sleeping undisturbed.
But you can’t close your eyes at night
You can’t sleep you don’t feel right
And all the drugs that used to work
Amount to nothing
Fucking nothing

So walk a well worn path tonight
Just let the darkness turn to light
And don’t you own that history
‘Cause no one died for you or me
Only each other
Always each other

So walk a well worn path tonight
Just let the darkness turn to light
And don’t you own that history
‘Cause no one died for you or me
Only each other
Only each other.
Track Name: Freedom & Weep
Now behind your back is something battered and scrapped
Made of things you left behind when you had your attack
And that’s hardly what you’d want in a time such as this
But you let your spirit fray

Go take it and place it
Where-so your soul desires
He who knows it withholds it
Redemption under fire
Yeah you take it
And place it
Where so your soul desires
For he knows it withholds it
Redemption under fire
Yeah
Say yeah yeah yeah
Marching on
Marching on

Under curfew
When we desert you
Under curfew
When we desert you
Fall asleep fall asleep
You wont feel it
Not a chance that you would ever feel our defeat
Our defeat
Do yourself in
And fall asleep

Freedom & Weep

Would it be too much if I request that you clutch
All the high protected lies at the beginning of us?
Let that memory escape until all meaning is gone
And then grant them amnesty
And you would say right now
That it was over somehow
Before I ever laid down my arms
But you stood by me until a quarter to three
And then you took them for your own

Go take it and place it
Where so your soul desires
He who knows it withholds it
Redemption under fire
Yeah you take it
And place it
Where so your soul desires
For he knows it withholds it
Redemption under fire
Yeah
Say yeah yeah yeah
Marching on
Marching on

Under curfew
When we desert you
Under curfew
When we desert you
Fall asleep fall asleep
You wont feel it
Not a chance that you would ever feel our defeat
Our defeat
Do yourself in
And fall asleep

Freedom & Weep
Yeah,
Freedom & Weep
C’mon!

Under curfew
When we desert you
Under curfew
When we desert you
Fall asleep fall asleep
You wont feel it
Not a chance that you would ever feel our defeat
Our defeat
Do yourself in
And fall asleep.