Collectors Of Souls

by Chiwawa

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released 16 October 2012

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Chiwawa Montréal, Québec

Laurie Gordon (vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass, toys), the daughter of Hungarian immigrants, and Krassy Halatchev (bass, vocals, guitars. drums, knobs), born and raised in Communist Bulgaria.
Within three months of their meeting, Krassy was being deported and Laurie had "no choice" but to save the band. What started out as a "green-card marriage" blossomed from desperate measures into true love.
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Track Name: High Noon
It's high noon and here I'm standing
At crossroads there is no pretending
My heart has stopped
My mind is locked

It's a blue noon and here I'm racing
With time and decision making
It's time to draw
There's no place to go

There was a time when I chose on the fly just with one sway
Now I'm confined with too much on my mind, caught in the fray

High noon
High noon

It's high noon, the clock hands are frozen
With no room for error or nonsense
I'm mortified
I'm stupefied

The sunbeam is beating my forehead
My fingers are trembling with cold sweat
I'm paralyzed
I'm hypnotized

There was a time when we saw our foes for what they were
We rose as one and we fought to the end like real men
Then came a time when it all seemed benign, stupid and bland
But now it is clear that they are to be feared and we must fend

There was a time when I chose on the fly just with one sway
Now I'm confined with too much on my mind, caught the fray
Staring the fiend straight in the eye I can now tell
He won't back down till he has found his way to hell
Track Name: The Same Mistake
Hypnotize me once
And I assure you I'll be back for more
Mesmerize me once
And you'll see me knocking at your door
Satisfy me once
And I'll show you what I've got in store
Just open up your heart
Don't be afraid, no, no, no more

I know it is wrong to repeat it
I know it will hurt but I can't let go
I'm falling for you can't you see it
I'm setting the stage for the same mistake

Never mind if we lose
Track of time or common sense
I just wanna get lost again
Take your soft face in my hands
I wanna wake next to you
Hear your voice caressing mine
I wanna make the same mistake
I wanna make the same mistake

I know it is wrong to repeat it
I know it will hurt but I can't let go
I'm falling for you can't you see it
I'm setting the stage for the same mistake

I know it is wrong to repeat it
I know it will hurt but I can't let go
I'm falling for you can't you see it
I'm setting the stage for the same mistake
Track Name: The Angels Forgot How To Fly
As I begin my ascension, into this desperate dimension, I realize I’m not alone
I’m surrounded by clowns with ruby red frowns, frightened by their terrorizing tone
They’re chanting a chant, and I know that I can’t escape them, I’m chilled to the bone
They start pressing forward and pushing me toward a cross I cannot condone

But I dare not fight back, now my body’s gone slack, then as one they all start, start to moan
They’re feeding on me, my fresh energy is being sucked out of me violently
I reach for my sword, for strength I implore, from a God who’s far out of sight
But my sword isn’t there, and I don’t seem to care, ‘cause I can’t find a reason to fight

The angels forgot how to fly
The angels forgot how to fly

Once I was a soul who was pure rock and roll determined to do what was right
Once what was pure, is now so obscure, only money is equal to might
And what could have been warriors are now victims and voyeurs and lawyers of average height
In stories of dragons and rose covered wagons, lies society’s same alibi

The angels forgot how to fly
The angels forgot how to fly

But the clowns rule the towns and the drugs all surround, the diamonds all destined to die
Without breaking the chains, they struggle in vain and search for their next humble high
While the crooks with their crimes, and the poets lost rhymes seek the answer to why
These souls without sins, these fairytale men, left us here with this knot to untie

The angels forgot how to fly
The angels forgot how to fly
The angels forgot how to fly
The angels forgot how to fly

As I end my ascension from that desperate dimension, I look around and heave a great sigh
As I end my ascension from that desperate dimension, I look around and heave a great sigh

The angels forgot how to fly
For once what was great is now a world full of hate
The angels forgot how to fly
For once what was great is now a world full of hate
The angels forgot how to fly
For once what was great is now a world full of hate
The angels forgot how to fly
For once what was great is now a world full of hate
Track Name: Tattoo 'Cross Your Heart
You can only hide for so long
When deep down you know you got it wrong
It'll never just fade away
You know you can't escape what lies ahead

Like a sappy movie you can't forget
Like a photograph that gets you upset
Like the first kiss in your life that left a tattoo 'cross your heart
It'll always be with you along the way

Go on now and open your eyes
You can see right through their disguise
All the rules now seem so insane
Like a silly little game they had you play

Like a sad song you wish you never heard
Like a lesson you wish you never learned
Like inception carving through your mind
Where can you hide? Where can you hide?

Like a sappy movie you can't forget
Like a photograph that makes you upset
Like the first kiss in your life that left a tattoo 'cross your heart
Like a dream that always comes and never leaves

Turn it inside out and see it heal
Blooming hearts in strawberry fields
Coming out of every pore of life
Mesmerized and real… How does it feel?

Like a potent gust of oxygen and flair
Like phantom power sprung from nowhere
Like the first kiss in your life that left a tattoo 'cross your heart
Like a chapter in a book you wish you wrote

Like a second chance that came your way
Like that moment when you blushed and looked away
Like the first kiss in your life that left a tattoo 'cross your heart
Like the dream you caught and held in your hands
Track Name: Love Like Blood
We must play our lives like soldiers in the field
The life is short, I'm running faster all the time
Strength and beauty destined to decay
So cut the rose in full bloom

Till the fearless come and the act is done
A love like blood, a love like blood
Till the fearless come and the act is done
A love like blood, a love like blood

Everyday through all frustration and despair
Love and hate fight with burning hearts
Till legends live and man is God again
And self-preservation rules the day no more

We must dream of promised lands and fields
That's never fade in season
As we move towards no end we learn to die
Red tears are shed on gray

Till the fearless come and the act is done
A love like blood, a love like blood
Till the fearless come and the act is done
A love like blood, a love like blood

Till the fearless come and the act is done
A love like blood, a love like blood
Till the fearless come and the act is done
A love like blood, a love like blood
Track Name: Move On (Part 2)
You can spend all your life
Finding meaning on the ground
You can simply close your eyes
(And) start chasing dreams that do not count
You can waste all you've got
And end up stuck in a rut
You can drift like a leaf
Falling slowly to settle down

Move on beyond
You shouldn't wander
Keep on moving on
Life's a wonder

You can set yourself free
With the power of your mind
Best if you can realize
What it is you need to find
Lift your head up and breathe
Let the wind be your guide
Turn your eyes to the sea
And feel the breeze, it'll let you fly

Move on beyond
You shouldn't wander
Keep on moving on
Life's a wonder

Move on beyond
You shouldn't wander
Keep on moving on
Life's a wonder

Read on beyond
These gloomy headlines
Rise on above
This sea of stillness
Track Name: Trade
Bear in mind that this is just a warning
You can still turn it around
Reputation's a venire and moulding
It's integrity that really counts

Are you sure you want to trade?
Don't you feel betrayed?
Shall we raise the stakes?
How long till you wake up?

It is tempting to unleash the madness
And grab the power by the reigns
Wake the wolf inside and bite with prowess
And destroy all that still remains

Do you really want to trade?
Don't you feel betrayed?
Shall we raise the stakes?
How long till you wake up?

Don't you taste the bait?
Time is running late
Who controls your fate?
It's time to wake up?

What you have at stake is simply priceless
Which is why they want it all so bad
Can't you feel the power of your kindness
And compassion trump all other hands

Do you really want to trade?
Don't you feel betrayed?
Shall we raise the stakes?
How long till you wake up?

Don't you taste the bait?
Time is running late
Who controls your fate?
It's time to wake up?
Track Name: Madness Is My Home
You gotta cut me loose
It's time I break the news
Can't you see I'm not amused
I'm about to blow a fuse

This time I got it right
I've been at it throughout the night
I must put it to the test
Gotta bust it out of my chest

Madness is my home
Cos I am a mathematician
Madness is my home
Cos I know its definition
Madness is my home
When I come back in remission
Madness is my home
That's where I breakthrough with ambition

We're running out of time
I can't say I'm doin' fine
I think I'm losing my mind
All I got down is my rhyme

The numbers just don't add (up)
And I am turning rad (ha)
How long do you think we got
Before this world breaks in half

Madness is my home
Cos I am a mathematician
Madness is my home
Cos I know its definition
Madness is my home
When I come back in remission
Madness is my home
That's where I breakthrough with ambition
Track Name: She's Kind Of Fly
Hello quiet confidence, where have you been?
I guess you couldn’t stick around, no you couldn’t stand the sin
Old subconscious laughter, is he with you my friend?
Have you been hanging out with happy beyond the rainbow’s end?

I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by
What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high
Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly?
We used to be a trio until you left but why?

You say you were her partner, you were her right hand man
But Mary Jane destroyed you like only Mary can
She made you lose your car keys, forget your master plan
She burned away the world while you held it in your hand
But what about the good times, the times she made us laugh?
She’d help us feel music and dissipate our wrath
Come on now my quiet confidence, Mary’s not all bad
Some of the times I spent with Mary were the best I ever had

I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by
What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high
Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly?
We used to be a trio until you left but why?

I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by
What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high
Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly?
We used to be a trio until you left but why?

Sure she makes me sleepy, but only when I’m tired
I’d rather be irie, than continuously wired
More mellow than the fiends I’ve seen society has sired
The only reason most don’t burn is fear of getting fired
You say when Mary’s with you everything is cool
But when she starts to leave she leaves you feeling like a fool
She smothers your ambition and slowly starts to rule
Your every waking moment and you’re more than just a tool

I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by
What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high
Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly?
We used to be a trio until you left but why?

I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by
What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high
Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly?
We used to be a trio until you left but why?

I’m glad you came to visit
I’m glad you came to visit
I’m glad you came to visit
I’m glad you came to visit

I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by
What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high
Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly?
We used to be a trio until you left but why?
Track Name: In Time
Staring at each other
No words in exchange
Candle light in constant struggle
With the breeze at close range

Clock hands seem to stutter
Frozen shadows and silhuettes
Nothing 'round us seems to matter
Like the day we first met

Love’s a glass of wine
Like all good things it needs its time
Life is like a rhyme
Funny, sad, sublime

Moments disappear
As we try to make them stall
We abandon all frontiers
To get away from it all

Love’s a glass of wine
Like all good things it needs its time
Life is like a rhyme
Funny, sad, sublime

We follow our direction
We master our craft
To reach a fork along the way
Just to celebrate the day

We greet the setting sun
Waive farewell and swiftly run
When all is said and done
We're wiser but we're older

And most of it is cruel
Do we always play the fool, I wonder
If the melody is wrong
Our tears, our laughs - a bender

And most of it is cruel
Do we always play the fool, I wonder
When all is said and done
We're wiser but we're older
Track Name: Winding Road
Tense
As in past or present, I don't know
Sitting on a fence
I'm wondering if I belong

WIll
As in strength or will it come at all
I'm neither here or there
Which way should I go?

Trance
As in semi-conscious state of mind
How can I define
I feel like I'm blind

Winding road is everywhere I go
Winding road is all I've come to know

Jester's been left
Out of a deck
And with no riddle

Pirates' ship wreck
Has hit the deck
Caught in the middle

Play
in vain, as in instrument or game
You can go insane
Trying to refrain

Spin
As in turn or someone's point of view
What they'll make you do
Boggles me within

Winding road is everywhere I go
Winding road is all I've come know
Short cuts reel me and never play a role
Sharp turns steer me and keep me moving on
Track Name: Nothing In You
Start it over
I know you're mad as hell
In your head it's been forever

Make it over
Flip it upside down
This idea's time has come

I know it makes you feel uneasy
I know it twists your stomach into knots
You gotta stop trying to please them
You can carry on like this no more

Hurt no longer
Set you spirit free
They come and go just like the wind

Turn it over
A lot has come your way
You can never hold it in your hands

Right and wrong will always be there
Light and dark will be with you all the way
Do not fear your demons
They're just shadows in your way

Nothing in you
Will ever give in
Nothing in you
Will let them win

Nothing in you
Will ever give in
Nothing in you
Will let them win

Nothing in you
Will ever give in
Nothing in you
Will let them win

See it over
Wave farewell for good
Turn your back and let them have a look

Now the rain has started beating
And the engines' roar has slowly died
Clouds are moving fast and swiftly
Throwing spells over your naked mind
Shadows casting mirky feelings
Full of promises of splendid life

Nothing in you
Will ever give in
Nothing in you
Will let them win

Nothing in you
Will ever give in
Nothing in you
Will let them win