Fiery Creatures

by Sylvia's Mistake

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released May 26, 2014

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Track Name: The Velvet Song
There’s an old sayin’ that anything good
Will come around whenever it should,
But I don’t believe them.
It seems to me that everything just happens.

There’s an idea that when you’re in love
It’s gonna last forever, cause it’s what a lover does,
But it seems strange to me.
If it don’t bring you joy, give it up and get some new company

There’s an odd habit with people, it seems,
To put off a passion and make more time for money,
But I don’t understand.
If you know what you like then why would you have any other plan.

And there’s something missing between people and the land.
They’ll fill it with their rubbish and then praise it for being so grand.
They take care of their responsibilities;
When it comes time for fighting they’ll hide on their private properties

But I ain’t an angel, and I ain’t a saint,
I’ve got barely any answers and a whole lot to say.
I’m just like anyone:
I wish every person would do what I’ve always done.
Track Name: The North Saskatchewan
The river is overflowin
The storms are brewin on and on
There is no telling how high the rise will be going
Soon we’ll all be swimming in the North Saskatchewan

The river is overflowin
Bodies floatin beside evergreen trees
Not a livin soul in those murky muddy pools
The river of the damned flows through the heart of the city

The river is overflowin
The city’s cemetery’s on the move
They’ll all be found on the island of the dead real soon
Instead of lying still in some unlit room

The river is overflowin
Oh how it glistens in the sun
But don’t get to close, and never jump in
You never know what might be hiding in the North Saskatchewan
Track Name: Dangerous Sex Sucks
Fiery creatures in smokey cages
Told to deny your nature for ages
There is power in hearing desire
There is risk in all species of changes
Give a listen to your throbbing body
Chains accumulate with resistance
The world feeds on your demeanour
Liberated with heated insistence

Oh, sunlight streamin through your body
Let it melt your achin worries
Free yourself from abandoned emotion
There is always cause to hurry
When the voice in your head starts singin
Tear out of your old dead skin
You’ll be saved from the weighty unknowing
Like the taste of your first breath of oxygen

(I’ve only got a gift for one thing in the world:
boring myself to death. Now you know.)

When you find it, start your engines
When you find it scale the mountains
When it’s over, start another
When you’re living show the wonder
It will cast you into the river
Freshest water you’ve ever tasted
It’ll fly you to the rings of Saturn
You’ll be happy that you made it
Track Name: Studio 93
(If I had the choice, I’d do it all again,
But I’d do it all with different men)

There were days when he was a mountain
And weeks when I was immune
But he was always most handsome
When he’d laugh to himself in our room.

And I would get so frustrated
But I’d never say a word
I would kiss him first thing in the morning
And cry once he left for work

And oh, how I loved that man
And oh, how I loved that man

We were so lost in each other
Never wanted to find our way
He said I must be lookin through rose-tinted windows
And I’m not sure if it’s safe

I remember one day, by surprise
We passed one another in the street
And I could see him smile for nearly a mile
Our lips met before we could speak

And oh, how I loved that man
And oh, how I loved that man

It’s been years since the day that he left me
I’m forgetting the way that he smelt
But I’ll never forget his tenderness
Or the way he made my heart melt

And love is what everyone dreams of
And love is why everyone cries,
But we won’t know the feeling without really knowing
That someday all love has to die

And now I don’t know that man
I don’t know anything about what he’s doing
But somehow we can go from real love
To nothing at all.
To nothing at all
Track Name: Sad Holiday
Sometimes I wish I could forget
Maybe for a day I could just pretend
That nothing is really wrong
That nothing is really wrong
But now it’s worse than ever
It’s worse than ever

I’m sad the snow has hardly fallen yet
I know that many hope this is as cold as it is going to get
But there is so much more to worry about
There is so much more to worry about
We can’t lead such privileged lives
If we ever hope to survive

The forests are dying but it smells like olden times in the living room
The water is drying and the snow is toxic
But it’s pretty in christmas lights
It’s so pretty in christmas lights
It’s a sad holiday
It’s a sad holiday

Before we can start to mend it
We must all come to accept it
That we’re all helping to end it

Do we even understand what we are losing anymore?
If you refuse to budge then what’s the use of my fighting for?
What will Christmas look like in two years or more?

I wish that we could all just make a vow
To stop being such fools and protect what’s still around
But I know we don’t all feel the same
I know that some don’t feel it’s time for a change
But why can’t they just open up their eyes
It’s time to be fighting for our lives

I wonder what’s to become
of this world that I have come to love
I wonder what’s to become
of this world that I have come to love
Track Name: Who Was I To You
Was I a fool for hopin that you would be my man
Was I a saint for sayin that you would be just the thing
Was I a loner for wishin that you would stick around
Tell me who was I to you

Was I a clown what I said that you made me laugh
Was I a liar for remarkin on how often the time will pass
Was I an actor for lookin so deeply into your eyes
Tell me who was I to you

How slow the time goes when we don’t have another
How sweet it is to last in the arms of a lover
How long it’s been alone under the covers
Oh please, don’t misunderstand

Was I a goddess when I said that you caught my eye
Was I a poet when I said that you took me by surprise
Was I a dreamer when I said I’d been waiting all my life
Tell me who was I to you

How slow the time goes when we don’t have another
How sweet it is to last in the arms of a lover
How long it’s been alone under the covers
Oh please, don’t misunderstand
Track Name: Time Never Comes to an End
The light went off, I can’t remember when
I don’t know if I’ll be shining again
The roof of my courage has rotted right through
But the base is such a comfort that I may never move

There is something still and serene
About knowing it can’t be as it could have been
In the beginning it all seems so hard
Cause you never know how far you’ll go until you fall apart

I have nowhere to be
And no one at all is expecting anything from me
I find myself dreaming of love
Cause when you’re being kissed it’s ok to be a little fucked up

My head is calm like the eye of a storm
My heart is still like a cup of tea that’s gotten warm
I’d love to pick up and get away
But I’m not sure I’ll have enough for coffee everyday

My brother got promoted, my sister’s in the woods
My parents are on the sailboat, I bet they’re doing good
My best friend had a baby, there’s pictures on her blog
From afar they seem so grounded while I’ve never felt so lost

I sit awake at night
Dreaming of the life that I’d like
But when I see the next day in the sun
I get to my feet and forget about who to become
The truth is a hard rock to chew
You know you’re going your own way when no one follows you
It could be we’re all better off alone
But the better way’s the only road that no one’s ever known

Why is it so hard? Why is it such a fight?
I find that I’m a stranger to myself most of the time
I’ll never be healed and I’ll never be free
And I’ll never have my story just as I’d like it to be

But time never comes to an end
It’s tempting to forget and pretend
But we really only have one shot
It’s sad to hate yourself when you know that you’re all that you’ve got

And so I guess no matter what comes
I’ll put on a smile and I’ll beat my own drum
The problem with living is that we’re alone
But the best thing about people is that everybody knows
Track Name: The Road That We've Known
Got my letters stacked, got my addresses checked
I’ll give em each one last kiss
I hope that they make it
It’s a risk, but I’ll take it
Sending my love to my friends that I miss

You can take an old highway, or jump on a plane
But it matters which way you go
Every dirt road turn off
beats the smoothest take off
I like to know every step of the road

With the river so still and the birds racing by
The sounds in my head can be oh so quiet
There’s no much around
No convenience to be found
And the beast lives in the flames of the fire

It doesn’t take 80 days to circle the world
And you can even fly to the moon
But the marvelling scale
Is in all the detail
It doesn’t matter if you get there soon

Maybe it’s not where the road goes
But all the little pieces of the road that we’ve known
Maybe it’s not where the road goes
But all the little pieces of the road that we’ve known
Maybe it’s not where the road goes
But all the little pieces of the road that we’ve known
Maybe it’s not where the road goes
But all the little pieces of the road that we’ve known
Track Name: Misery
(She’s so refined, I want to kill myself)

I’m a young healthy woman
With a long road ahead
But I don’t end my days with a sweet little dream
Instead I end it with a bottle of red

Oh Misery, why you gotta go and torture me?
Oh Misery, why you gotta stay and play?
Oh Misery, you’re the dirty little thief who comes to steal all my dreams
Oh Misery, please let me be.

Done a lot of things that I’m proud of
And I end most of my days with a smile
But all the things I’ve done wrong echo with every thought
And keep on badgering me all of the while

Oh Misery, you’re the worst kind of company
Oh Misery, you come without invitation and drink all of my wine
Oh Misery, you’re the wind that comes to blow away all of the seeds
Oh Misery, please let me be.

Lately I’ve been making lots of changes
So I can be the person I want to be
But I can’t seem to pretend, I’ll always be on the mend
Nothing fits quite properly

Oh Misery, now you’ve had your fun
For a quarter of a century you’ve kept me undone.
Oh Misery, aren’t you getting kinda tired of me stumbling?
Oh Misery, go find a new friend
Oh Misery, I really wish this would end
Oh Misery, please let me be.
Track Name: If I'm Unkind
If I’m unkind it’s because I’m the devil
If I’m unkind it’s because of your eyes
If I’m unkind it’s because I don’t know better
If I’m unkind it’s because of your smile

If I break your heart know it was my greatest game
To set you up just like a fox who didn’t see the cage
If I break your heart it’s because we’re the same
The element of surprise, everyone does it these days

If I’m unkind it’s because I’m a coward
If I’m unkind it’s cause the world is a mess
If I’m unkind it’s cause you never bought me flowers
If I’m unkind it’s cause you didn’t care about my brand new dress

If I’m unkind it’s cause you’ve more feeling
In your laugh than I do in my touch
If I’m unkind you’ve gotta know the only reason
Is I’ve got a heart that really isn’t much

If I break your heart it’s because you were gentle
And I only know pleasure from knowing pain
If I break your heart it’s because I was tired
We let the fire die and you began to look plain

If I’m unkind know I regret it
If I’m unkind know I’m not made of stone
If I’m unkind know that it wasn’t worth it
If I’m unkind know it’s only because
I’m simply terrified
Of being alone.