A Year In Recovery

by No King For Countrymen

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BMP4 First saw you guys in Montreal at Pouzza fest a while back, and thought you were catchy as hell. You still are, keep up the good work! And come back soon :) Favorite track: Alright You Win.
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released July 21, 2015

Produced, engineered and mixed by Crispin Day at Taurus Recording in Toronto, Ontario.

Mastered by Jon Drew

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters



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Track Name: Alright You Win
I could never leave you to take time that I need
To get my head on straight.
Even if I could have what I need, I can’t say
That you’d wait up for me.
Every single moment of our time just flies by
And it’s got me thinking
That everybody needs what they can’t have and they got
What they don’t need lately.

‘til the sun breaks through my window,
I just feel like I could die.
Not convinced that I can do this,
But we should try.

You’re missing the point,
You did it again.
You think for yourself,
But not with your head.
Alright, I said it
Okay, I give
Alright, you win.

This is who I am now; I’m cut deep and bled dry
But I’ll just accept it.
Losing everyone else to make peace with yourself.
Is that really worth it?
Look at who you are now; you save face, for your sake
But I'd do things different
I could never tell you how I feel, what I think
And that’s just the problem.

So, maybe I was selfish
Trying to pretend
That you would have the patience
That you would understand.
Or maybe I was foolish
To let you in my head.
Track Name: Hospital Beds
Inside the depths of every fear
There lies the reason I am here.
Even good souls have their flaws,
And every sickness has its cause.
But every time I get distracted
With every love and loss connected
I can’t figure out the cure
Until it’s gone and I say…

I was born outside the state.
Had a heart attack some ways away
Then I found myself outside your walls
And the problem is I can't feel at all.
So please I need an escape;
A time and place to get away from here.
I’m lost and lonely, if you care.

Here in the distance between towns,
I’m losing sleep and shutting down.
I was always to ashamed to tell,
But I’m being honest with you now.
Don’t miss the person that I was
But I hate the person I’ve become
I can’t even be myself around you.

Keep your feet on the ground, keep your head in the clouds,
Keep making me proud but you’re losing me now.

Keep singing along, keep playing it loud, keep shaking them off, keep living it out.

Keep giving your all, keep moving along, keep pushing them down, keep letting it out,
Keep singing along x3

Keep singing along, keep playing it loud, keep shaking them off, keep living it out. x4
Track Name: Sun City
In the sun, in the city
Never thought I would listen to you.
Didn’t get what I needed,
But what I needed was to figure it out.
Like a fire in the distance,
I can see what I doubted all along
From the drop dead basement
To the city where you’re waiting for me.

I don’t need your help,
I trust nobody else,
I trust nobody else.
Listen to yourself,
And trust nobody else,
Trust nobody else.

Getting lost in the city,
A feeling that I’m getting used to.
Didn’t get what I needed.
Never thought that I would need you.
Maybe I’m just thinking,
But I’ve been thinking let's turn it around.
Tell me that's what you wanted,
Cause all I wanted was to figure you out.

I should’ve known. I should’ve known it all along.
I should’ve known you would be waiting for me.
One day I'll know, I'll feel it burning in my soul,
I'll wake up wishing life had happened for me.

I’m coming home; I’m giving up and cashing in.
I’m sick of hoping you’d feel sorry for me.
I’m letting go, I'm giving up on where I've been.
I know that life could start to happen for me.
Track Name: Cigarettes
She likes cigarettes and smoking one past midnight
And when she goes to sleep, she don’t feel so alone.
Not like you even care, not like you’re ever there,
Not like there isn’t a million out there like you.
And you’re the guy she chose to give her time.

Then summer came and went so quickly,
I was watching her
Turn her back on everyone she knew
I got what I deserve
And not one more word.

She likes the simple things like coffee, wine and drifting
And on rainy days, I listen to our song.
You say I shouldn’t care, I know I shouldn’t care
You say she’s not my problem and never was.
But when she talks to me, I don’t feel so alone.

Is that what I'm worth?
That's what I'm worth.
Is that what I'm worth?

You say I shouldn't care
I know I shouldn't care
Track Name: Breakthrough
You say, “I need a break from you or a breakthrough.”
What’s a breakthrough?
And I say, “Did it occur to you I might need a break too?
But not from you
Not from you.”

What’s a breakthrough?

I may get a little off my guard when the times get hard.
Yeah, I got scars.
Nobody needs your little attitude or your every point of view on everything I say or do.
So, what’s a breakthrough?

You will find it no surprise
I’m still hanging on “Goodbye”
Until the day you change your mind,
I hear it happens all the time.

I know the distance in your eyes
Should be enough of a reply
But if you ever change your mind
I’ll be waiting for you

Someday I want to live with you in a wooden house
Off somewhere new.
And baby tell me how you miss the feeling too
When everything was young, waiting to happen, bud and bloom.