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released August 25, 2011

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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: What Day Is Today
(You're an island)
(You're an island)

I'm on the other side
The river is too high
I cannot see your face
Do you smile or cry

I cannot read the signs
Are we close or far
Is this a final warning
Or a new beginning

Say
What day is today
Say
What day is today

Am I out of line
Am I going blind
I cannot even tell
If the ice is melting or forming
Am I losing you
Or am I losing me
I close my eyes again
And shadows pass me by

Here I stand in line
Looking back in time
I'm too numb to feel
Yet too fragile to conceal
Once a cavalier
Now I'm a souvenir
Tucked into a drawer
With antic dolls and smell of mould

Say
What day is today
(You're an island)
Say
What day is today
(You're an island)
Say
What day is today
(You're an island)
Say
What day is today
(You're an island)
Track Name: Moonlight Dancer
The only time when my mind gets numb when I'm hummin'
Is when I see you come around me
Is when I feel your arms surround me

I lose my ground and my hips, and my feet start swingin'
I don't know what comes down upon me
I don't know where my cool is throwin' me

You play your tricks like a pro as you're flirtin' and smirkin'
I'm sittin' frozen and observin'
Rightfully deservin'

You got me pinned to the ground and my body ain't movin'
But my heart's still groovin'
And my soul's in tune

I'm gonna fly up high with you
Just hold me tight
I'm gonna take a ride with you
Just make me laugh

I wonder when I realize you're just messin' around
Somebody help me when you're gone
Somebody better take me home

I'm gonna break in half hard and howl as I'm fallin'
I'll wake up early in the mornin'
And tear the curtains down roaring'

I'm gonna fly up high with you
Just hold me tight
I'm gonna take a ride with you
Just make me laugh

I'm gonna fly up high with you
Just hold me tight
I'm gonna take a ride with you
Just make me laugh
Track Name: Busy Bee
What's it gonna be?
You know you're gonna fly there
You're a busy bee
Way up high and oh so free

Never mind the times
You'll always get ahead
No need to be afraid
You will survive, yes you'll be fine

(As long as you know)
The pretty little bees
Go around and around
(As long as you go)
The pretty little birds
They fly up and down

There aren't any signs
You have lost your way
Blowing 'gainst the wind
in a field of indecision

Flying way behind
But that's OK sometimes
Some things take a while
So stop and smell the pretty flowers

(As long as you know)
The pretty little bees
Go around and around
(As long as you go)
The pretty little birds
They fly up and down
(As long as you know)
The pretty little bees
Go around and around
(As long as you go)
The pretty little birds
They fly up and down

See how much you've missed
When you feel my morning kiss
On every day you make the way
Through your next journey

You gotta make a stop
You gotta make it pretty
Like the birds and
The pretty little bees

(As long as you know)
The pretty little bees
Go around and around
(As long as you go)
The pretty little birds
They fly up and down
(As long as you know)
The pretty little bees
Go around and around
(As long as you go)
The pretty little birds
They fly up and down
Track Name: You Never Know
You spend a life time finding sense
One precious piece at a time
You build your friendship fortress fence
With solid rocks one by one
Then you see it all collapse
Tumble down with the speed of light
And you wonder, is there more to life
Left with no more fight

You wake up early, the night's still young
A smell of must and rain
You fear your shadow, you choke on your tongue
Your trust thrown in vain
You try your best to play it fair
To let live and let it slide
You answer every call they make
And then they hang you dry

You never know
Even even if you're a leader
You never know
When the game is on
You never know
Who taps into your meter
You never know
When they throw you a bone

You plan your every move you make
Your entire life
No short cuts, no backdoors,
No cut and paste, no cut and dry
You give in to the race,
You try to cut to the chase
You think relationships is what it's all about
Till they knock you flat on your face

You never know
Even even if you're a leader
You never know
When the game is on
You never know
Who taps into your meter
You never know
When they throw you a bone

You never know
When you catch the fever
You never know
When you'll turn into a believer
You'll never know
If you're not a dreamer
You never know
Yeah, you're on your own
Track Name: My Heart
I saw you walk through the open door
There you were, you could hide no more
I waited long for this day to come
To embrace me like the sun

You never left even though you'd gone
I heard your voice many times before
Soft spoken in a time of war
You calmed me down at night

My heat was dead on
Always knew you would see me home
My heart, it knows
Your soul will always lead me on
My heart

You always know how to take a stand
To moderate like Superman
You mesmerize with your haunting smile
And your commanding style

You paralyze, you can read mind
You hypnotize with your super power
Your signals beam like a satellite
They thrill and mystify

My heat was dead on
Always knew you would see me home
My heart, it knows
Your soul will always lead me on

My heat was dead on
Always knew you would see me home
My heart, it knows
Your soul will always lead me on

My heat was dead on
Always knew you would see me home
My heart, it knows
Your soul will always lead me on

My heat was dead on
Always knew you would see me home
My heart, it knows
Your soul will always lead me on
Track Name: Another Moment
Another moment and what you hold is gone
Another moment and you're all alone
A single moment is all it takes to blow
Away forever everything you know

Such a long time since I thought this way
I thought I got it but got caught in the fray
As if tomorrow never came my way
And yesterday was light years away

Another moment is standing in your way
It's like a dirt road, dry and hard, a fork ahead

Another moment and we start again
From the beginning, one more time, the end
Take a deep breath now and look ahead
Here we are in the moment

So many moments never ever count
And then there comes one and turns everything around

Such a long time since I thought this way
I thought I got it but got caught in the fray
As if tomorrow never came my way
And yesterday was light years away

Such a long time since I thought this way
I thought I got it but got caught in the fray
As if tomorrow never came my way
And yesterday was light years away

Another moment and we start again
From the beginning, one more time, the end
Take a deep breath now and look ahead
Here we are in the moment
Track Name: Carry It On
Pinned to my sleeve, strapped to my back
Over my shoulders, into my chest
Pinned to my sleeve, strapped to my back
Over my shoulders, into my chest

When I decided to go
It was best for all
There was no place to call home
And you knew it all along

Nostalgic as it may seem
Going back would be insane
We never saw eye to eye
You were a stranger right from the start

Carry it on, carry it on
You'll be with me wherever I go
Carry it on, carry it on
Even time won't let me go
No matter what

You taught me so many things
I wish I never had learned
Your tough love made me weak
Just when I needed to be strong

Time has scrubbed all the wounds
I've been healing and letting go
But it still pains me when I count
All those years we lost

Carry it on, carry it on
You'll be with me wherever I go
Carry it on, carry it on
Even time won't let me go

Carry it on, carry it on
You'll be with me wherever I go
Carry it on, carry it on
Even time won't let me go
No matter what

Pinned to my sleeve, strapped to my back
Over my shoulders, into my chest
Pinned to my sleeve, strapped to my back
Over my shoulders, into my chest

Carry it on, carry it on
You'll be with me wherever I go
Carry it on, carry it on
Even time won't let me go

Carry it on, carry it on
You'll be with me wherever I go
Carry it on, carry it on
Even time can't let me go
No matter what
Track Name: Crazy
Take a chance, price of faith
He talks about the people going under

Only child knows
A man decides after seventy years
That what he goes there for
Is to unlock the door
While those around him criticize and sleep

And through a fracture on that breaking wall
I see you my friend
And touch your face again
Miracles will happen as we trip

But we're never gonna survive unless
We get a little crazy
No we're never gonna survive unless
We are a little crazy

Crazy are the people walking through my head
One of them's got a gun
To shoot the other one
And yet together they were friends at school

Get it, get it, get it, yeah!

If all were there when we first took the pill
Then maybe then maybe
Then maybe then maybe
Miracles will happen as we speak

But we're never gonna survive unless
We get a little crazy
No we're never gonna survive unless
We are a little crazy

No no we'll never survive unless we get a little bit

Amanda decides to go along after seventeen years
Oh darling

In a sky full of people only some want to fly
Isn't that crazy
In a world full of people only some want to fly
Isn't that crazy, crazy

In a heaven of people there's only some (who) want to fly
Ain't that crazy
Oh babe, oh darlin'
In a world full of people there're only some (who) want to fly
Isn't that crazy
Isn't that crazy Isn't that crazy Isn't that crazy
Oh…

But we're never gonna survive unless
We get a little crazy crazy
No we're never gonna to survive unless
We are a little crazy
But we're never gonna survive unless
We get a little crazy crazy
No we're never gonna to survive unless
We are a little crazy
No, no never survive unless we get a little bit
Track Name: It Better Be True
So many ideas come to mind
But none of them jive at this time
I wonder if I am not going mad
And just 'cos I do I might be right

It better be true when I open my eyes
Next time around
I don't wanna lose sight
Of what I've just found

This better be good 'cos I'm not in the mood
I don't wanna hear "would, should or could"
I've gone all in just to see it through
I've come all out for a glimpse of you

It better be true when I open my eyes
Next time around
I don't wanna lose sight
Of what I've just found
I wanna be, wanna be, wanna be bound
In this moment alone
Frozen in time, burning inside
Don't let me go
Oh no, oh no

I'm ten feet tall in the dancing hall
Never been more self assured
Stepping on clouds I can dance all night
This better be true or I'll lose my mind

It better be true when I open my eyes
Next time around
I don't wanna lose sight
Of what I've just found
I wanna be, wanna be, wanna be bound
In this moment alone
Frozen in time, burning inside
Don't let me go
Oh no, oh no
Oh no, oh no
Track Name: The Ant
I am an ant, I am an ant, I am an ant, I am an ant

Breaking my back day after day
Carrying crumbs to put on the Queen's tray
I wanna run, I wanna play
I need a dream that will take me away

My every thought, my every action
Put into motion by a tyrant led faction
I am not whole, merely a fraction
A fractured soul seeking satisfaction

I am a slave to the being in charge
She's got her vision but it ain't mine
My power is small, hers is quite large
I guess that is why she's the being in charge

I listen to her, what can I do
She's bigger, longer, quicker and stronger
I wanna strip her power, I do
But I don't know how to kill a tyrant, do you?

I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees
Which makes it harder for me to be me
I won't feel complete until we are free
I'm reaching my threshold, can't you see?

The other ants have nothing to prove
They just carry on with nothing to lose
I try to plan my next move
How do I get the hill to to go with my groove?

I write it all down, thought after thought
I try to point out our leaders are bought
I ask 'em to question all they've been taught
Make them see how our culture's caught

Between a class divide that grows every day
Religious rights for which wars are waged
(In) this wondrous world that captures my heart
And the necessity of progress that tears it apart

I am an ant, I am an ant, I am an ant, I am an ant
Track Name: Moonwalker
The young man read from the constitution
His jittered voice seeking retribution
He raised his head up in desperation
His piercing eyes pleading for salvation

May he seize the day
Justice will be made
May he live to fight another day

Climbing up the wall
Passionate, head-strong
Could he get it wrong

The old man laughed with condescension
Waived his finger with sordid tension
Didn't care for any of the allegations
And slammed the hefty folder in frustration

He can take it all away
With a single sway
Put it all behind and never think again

Or will he choose to see
All that lies beneath
And keep the oath he took

You weigh it out and you get the picture
There is nothing holding up the fixture
It's all about interpretation
Shiny shoes and silky presentation

Tuck me in tonight
Hug me, hold me tight
Stroke my hair and say it'll be alright

Walk with me tonight
The Moon is full and bright
Look into my eyes and see through me

May he seize the day
Justice will be made
May he live to fight another day

Climbing up the wall
Passionate, head-strong
Could he get it wrong
Track Name: Ready To Steer
I've come here to win
I left behind my twin
Told him gotta go
Got important things to do

No one to answer to
I play it by my rules
Gamble all or none
Is for me to do alone

I tell it like it is
I have no one to please
I am not a tease
Never have nor will be

You get what you see
My heart is on my sleeve
I wear it on with pride
Everywhere I stride

My mind is clear
I'm ready to steer

My mind is clear
I'm ready to steer

Buried my sins away
I've come here to stay
I've come to seize the day
With no one in my way

My past I left behind
Right where it belongs
I left my demons blind
I'll be a hard man to find

I've come to redeem
Regain my self-esteem
Start it all from scratch
I'll be a hard man to match

My strength has been my foe
But that will be no more
For I have come to know
Weakness also feeds the soul

My mind is clear
I'm ready to steer

My mind is clear
I'm ready to steer

Many moons ago
I was just like you
I listened to my twin
As if he were my king

I lost my soul and touch
All my friends and such
No load was too much
Till the straw cracked my back

I had to face the fact
Nothing was intact
So I made a pact
Break free or break down

My twin sobbed and frowned
Begged me on his knees
Cursed me with his pleas
As I was leaving town

My mind is clear
I'm ready to steer

My mind is clear
I'm ready to steer

I've come to hear the wind
Open wide my wings
I've come to seize the day
Yes, I'm here to stay

No one to answer to
I play it by my rules
Gamble all or none
Is for me to do alone

I tell it like it is
I have no one to please
I am not a tease
Never have nor will be

You get what you see
My heart is on my sleeve
I wear it on with pride
Everywhere I stride

My mind is clear
I'm ready to steer

My mind is clear
I'm ready to steer

My mind is clear
I'm ready to steer

My mind is clear
I stand right here