Alien Lake

by Johnny de Courcy

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $7 CAD  or more

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
03:00
5.
04:04
6.
04:21
7.
04:34
8.
06:18
9.
03:34
10.
06:23

about

"Alien Lake". In stores November 22nd 2014 via Neptoon Records, baby.
LP and CD pre-order at www.neptoon.com

"ALIEN LAKE" MUSIC VIDEO www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kmSJGzaAnk

"WIND CHIMES" MUSIC VIDEO www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMCtY_LU-9s&feature=youtu.be

-----------------------------------------------------------------

UPCOMING SHOWS:

12/26/2014 VANCOUVER, BC: BOXING DAY AT THE FOX w/ Malcolm Biddle

01/09/2015 VANCOUVER, BC: Art Signified Two Year Anniversary @ Studio East

------------------------------------------------------------------

credits

released 22 November 2014

Guitar/Vocals - Johnny de Courcy
Drums & Percussion - Phi Van
Bass Guitar - Mat Vass
Guitar - Michael Kraushaar

Written by JdC

Recorded by Malcolm Biddle and Matt Krysko at Alien Lake Studios April 2014
Additional engineering by Jamie Prentice
Mixed by John Raham at Afterlife Studios
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering
Produced by Johnny de Courcy
Cover Photograph by Kane Hopkins

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist
Track Name: I Can't Be That Man
In the corner by the old tv, but I can't recognize your face
I haven't been here for a year or two cause' I thought that I needed my space
but slowly theres a wanderin' in my mind and it's you that I'm thinkin' of
but judging by the way that you spend your time its a push, and its a shove

I can't be that man I can't be that man
I can't be that man I hope you understand
I can't be that man I can't be that man
I can't be that man I hope you understand

It's such a chore to be with someone that can't understand your past
if present is possessive of a future love then the parody is sure to pass
pass away from the kitchen in the afternoon, now I'm glad i didn't act so proud
cause it's you that I'm looking for to fill this void, its a sin but its aloud

I can't be that man I can't be that man
I can't be that man I hope you understand
I can't be that man I can't be that man
I can't be that man I hope you understand, understand

Society tells me, it's a game of give and take
the feelings are clear now, but I failed to communicate
and when you tell me that it's me your thinking of
please be wary of my love.

I can't be that man I can't be that man
I can't be that man I hope you understand
I can't be that man I can't be that man
I can't be that man I hope you understand.
Track Name: Southern Plain
Mom's makin' coffee on a southern plain
dad's makin' paintings that he can't explain
laughing out loud as a way to be cool
all star connections that you made at school

And at night do your oceans roar
how does it feel do you want some more
and what you're takin' are you takin' from me
it's just a debt to society

Cause I've seen things that will take you away
but you can see me loud and you can see me proud
I've seen things that will take you away
take you away
so please take me away

take me away, to a southern plain
take me away, southern plain
take me away, to a southern plain
take me away, southern plain.
Track Name: Jeff
JEFF

I fled the scene with the gasoline and headed for Arachnid Junction
when I arrived, to my surprise, she was not at home

seven o’clock
the maid checks in
just to perform her function
as I checked out I took the phone and heard her say to me

that you grow so misinformed
of your function
and that you grow
so misinformed, do I care
but that I’ve grown
so misinformed of my function
and that you grow

like it or not, affordable
but not apparent to me
bloody hell, the Bishops here
and Bowie is dead again

oh seven o’clock
she comes again
just to perform her function
spitting all over all over again and then she stops to see me there

that you grow
so misinformed of your function
and that you grow
so misinformed, do I care
that I’ve grown
so misinformed of my function
and that you grow

all at the cost of the crossing guard
and I cannot feel my fingers
happy or not it’s affordable
but baby I cannot feel you there

oh seven o’clock
has come and gone
now I have a sense of function
copper wires will be stripped away and then I stop.
Track Name: Lady In Red
LADY IN RED

Lady in red, you offer me
a place to lay my head

for hours and hours
and days and days
you favour me above
the ones you know and love
but all I do is scream for more

cause’ I’ve been down
most every road in town
and nothing seems too real
and fate has come
like bullets from a gun
the blood may spill today

Lady in red, lay down your head
theres things you shouldn’t see

it may be hard, when we are far
but theres something deep inside
that neither can deny
that only you and I can feel

cause’ I’ve become
addicted to the sun
and nothing seems too real
and fate has come
like bullets from a gun
the blood may spill today

cause’ love is hard to find
open up your bloodshot eyes
yes love is hard to find
open up your brainwashed mind
now honey
our love is hard to find
so open up your
brainwashed mind
yes love is hard to find

so I’ll leave my genius
shit aside
for you
for you
Track Name: Amélie
AMÉLIE

You’re the star of the symphony
playin’ all your songs for me
oh I always used to wonder
what spell I was under and now

for years I’ve been trying to find
a purpose and some peace of mind
but when it comes to looking
under you sure don’t seem to mind

cause’ you believed in me
and I feel so lucky
now I’m part of you
and you’re the most important part of me
can’t you see, Amélie

so when I’m sittin’ under the stars
in a town not so far off
oh I just close my eyes
and I wonder what you might say

I can still hear your voice in my head
sayin’ god John, make your bed
and if the feelings get to much
well I know I can always let go

cause’ you believed in me
and I feel so lucky
now I’m part of you
and you’re the most important part of me
yeah the most important part of me
can’t you see, Amélie

oh Amélie, you blow me away with your sympathy
the way that I always have longed to be
it’s all that I want in the world you see, Amélie

oh Amélie,
you like The Beatles and bad TV
lavender, Marmite and gardening
you give me all that I’ll ever need
you give me all that I’ll ever need
you give me all that I’ll ever need
Amélie.
Track Name: Steely Down
STEELY DOWN

Layin’ around, in disguise
lookin’ back
at that look in your eyes
all of the time seems to hypnotize
you feel uptight
and so you improvise

It takes me back
you take me back
oh take me back
you take me back

playin’ around in the Autumn air
look at your face and makin’ sure you care
runnin’ around with your head in the clouds
knocking’ on doors,
who’s ever around

to take you back
you take me back
oh take me back
you take me back, 1-2-3

you take me back to the time when I hit my head
you take me back to the place where I wish I said
you take me back to the time when it was so blurry

now it’s so clear, that it’s all here
and I feel it comin’ round
it’s so clear that it disappears
and I feel I’m so profound

it’s so clear that it’s all here
and I feel I’m comin’ round
it’s so clear that it disappears
every time you come around

red and blue, tough with pride
but don’t forget how you feel inside
take it from me
you’ll never be free
until you take a good look at your chemistry

oh believe in yourself
cause there aint no one else
that’ll do it for you
when you start feelin’ blue

so get your feet on the ground stop messin’ around
and get your head down to the s-sound

you take me back to the time when I hit my head
you take me back to the place where I wish I said
you take me back to the time when I was so sorry

now it’s so clear that it’s all here
and I feel I’m comin’ round
now it’s so clear
that it disappears
and I feel it’s so profound

it’s so clear that it’s all here
and I feel I’m comin’ round
it’s so clear that it disappears
every time I come around.
Track Name: Wind Chimes
WIND CHIMES

I’ve been down
hunched beneath the sound
over blown
and somewhat out of bounds

the fever moon
pulls hard through show and tell
lovin’ you
brings me to this hell
oh well

open your eyes girl
it’s gone on way too long
we’ve come so far now but it’s time to move along
but look at yourself
you’ve become so strong
I sit here beside you
and sing our song

alive and well
around the prison grounds
you lose the shield
but gain the sword you found
we found

it’s a northern trait
I’ve come to know so well
in a blurry place
where cherry blossoms fell
in hell

open your eyes girl
it’s gone on way too long
I’m not right and
you know you’re not wrong
but look at yourself
you’ve become so strong
I sit here beside you
and sing our song

but it’s in me to give
feeble glory
all for the kin
mama to behold
you offer your warmth
feeling sorry
how bout’ me and you

look at yourself
you’ve become so strong
I sit here beside you
and sing our song.
Track Name: 1000 People
1000 PEOPLE

I’ve seen a thousand people
living in their heads
they walk around in circles
deadened from their meds

but oh the alley’s cold and broken
I don’t say hello too much
but oh I am soft and outspoken now and way too, out of touch cause’

I can’t avoid it
it’s in my head
I can’t afford it now
it’s all been said

it’s a symphonic silence
ringing through the streets
meanings deepen
and thoughts explode
theres no reason to be discrete

but oh it’s just another black friday night
asleep here at my door
but oh the passive acts
of violence
leave me feeling so much more
cause’

I can’t avoid it
it’s it my heart
I can’t afford it now
cause it’s all been
it’s all been

it’s all over...