Watermark

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released September 14, 2010

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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: Runaway Train
This runaway train
Has taken us away

No matter if you have noting to say
Your silence is loud, my muscles are strained
It isn't a fight, it isn't a game
It's only a moment of self defence

The tension around is so hard to bear
Our nerves are tight up in total despair
The energy's high, the air is so thick
My heart is pounding, yours is... spilled

This runaway train racing down the rail's taken us away
This runaway train racing down the rail's taken us away

I am at the wheel and this time it's real
And I like the speed, I like the feel
But I can't define if there's enough time
My troublesome mind is driving me mad

It is time to play, it is time to say
All that has been harboured away
Come out of the woods, and tie up your boots
Get back to the roots, remember the good

This runaway train racing down the rail's taken us away
This runaway train racing down the rail's taken us away

No matter if you have noting to say
Your silence is loud, my muscles are strained
It isn't a fight, no, it isn't a game
It's only a moment of self defence

And now it is clear - we must gamble it all
I can't understand why it took us this long
Come out of the woods, and tie up your boots
Get back to the roots, remember the good

This runaway train racing down the rail's taken us away
This runaway train racing down the rail's taken us away
This runaway train racing down the rail's taken us away
This runaway train racing down the rail's taken us away
Track Name: Chasing The Clouds
Cheap plastic 3-D glasses
We put on our cynic masks
Roll up our sleeves and get back to work

Time's of essence, we must tackle
Race the clouds and beat the clock
Walk the walk and talk the talk

Never mind who makes it
Never mind who takes it
Everything is meant to come and go

Never mind who fakes it
Never mind who breaks it
We're here for a moment after all

Never mind who makes it
Never mind who takes it
Everything is meant to come and go

Never mind who fakes it
Never mind who breaks it
We're here for a moment after all

We're blinded by the shiny thing
We close our eyes and try
To dive back into the dream

And if we manage to give in
Get lucky, get redeemed
We just may see the real is surreal

This apathy and greed,
Lack of empathy we breed
Menace, cruelty, decease...

The simple truth remains
We are not the heirs
We merely borrow from our kids

Never mind who makes it
Never mind who takes it
Everything is meant to come and go

Never mind who fakes it
Never mind who breaks it
We're here for a moment after all

Never mind who makes it
Never mind who takes it
Everything is meant to come and go

Never mind who fakes it
Never mind who breaks it
We're here for a moment after all
Track Name: Blue Is Power
It makes me blue
I don't know why... I just opened up my eyes
The sun is soothing but I'm sad
More tired than last night
Is it right I should remind me
To be happy and content
Say it loud to believe it
How did I descend?

Hold on, hang on
Tell me blue is power
Blue is like my soul
Hold on, hang on
Tell me blue is power
Blue is like my soul

Yes, I wasted quite some time
But how could I have learned?
See me blue - I sing to you
A tear is cutting loose
It is not a battle
The key is to endure

Hold on, hang on
Tell me blue is Power
Blue is like my soul
Hold on, hang on
Tell me blue is power
Blue is like my soul

And now you know
How blue, how naked
Is my soul when I sing this song to you
Hold on, hang on
Tell me blue is power
It takes me home from wherever I've gone

And now you know
How blue, how naked
Is my soul when I sing this song to you
Hold on, hang on
Tell me blue is power
It takes me home from wherever I've gone
Track Name: Move On
Got some news today
They say they found my aqua thermo suit at the bay
They say they're looking for me but I'm not hiding
Is this my name - Dolores? Yeah, sure, whatever you say
You've got my aqua velvet suit
Now I can dive again and bid farewell

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

It is so hot, so difficult to talk
But that is the hazard of it all
And you throw your caution to the wind, to the wind
Oh, you throw your caution to the wind
Lights go out and the fear of tomorrow
Fills your red and bitter eyes with sorrow

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: Let It Snow
Oh, let it snow
Oh, let it snow
How forgiving, how evolved
Am I with you when you hold me

Oh, let it snow
Oh, let it snow
How forgiving, how evolved
Am I with you when you hold me

Wake me up, shake me down
I'm not dreaming, not this time
Never mind how motionless my mind is

Slipping up like a fool
Losing track of what is cool
Often times I wonder what's next

Oh, let it snow
Oh, let it snow
How forgiving, how evolved
Am I with you when you hold me
Oh, let it go
Oh, let it flow
Like the river down the road
All I need is you to hold me

Crooked circle, crooked line
Getting chills up my spine
When I think it's time to make amends

Flying high, have no aim
Icy steeples in my way
Wake me up and make 'em go away

Oh, let it snow
Oh, let it snow
How forgiving, how evolved
Am I with you when you hold me
Oh, let it go
Oh, let it flow
Like the river down the road
All I need is you to hold me

Let me hide just some more
Cover me up head to toe
Put me down and let my head rest

Slipping up like a fool
Losing track of what is cool
Often times I wonder what's next

Oh, let it snow
Oh, let it snow
How forgiving, how evolved
Am I with you when you hold me
Oh, let it go
Oh, let it flow
Like the river down the road
All I need is you to hold me

Oh, let it snow
Oh, let it snow
How forgiving, how evolved
Am I with you when you hold me
Oh, let it go
Oh, let it flow
Like the river down the road
All I need is you to hold me
Track Name: Don't Twist My Mind
Each time I turn around
Hoping you will be behind
The empty room keeps laughing at me

Break down, hit the ground
My mind has locked me out
And I just can't keep it real

Right on, gotta move on
Pick myself by the ropes
Shine my shoes and get some new clothes

Deadlock - bust it up
New start, gotta crank it up
There will be no more messing around

Tell me off
Let me down
Brush me off
Sell me out
But don't twist my mind

Set me up
Turn me in
Shut me up
Kick me out
But don't twist my mind

Step up, pick it up
Never mind we messed it up
Look at me I'm ready to dance

A time bomb or sweet romance
come closer and take a chance
No matter if it makes no sense

Come on, just once more
Buckle up, it is time to go
Rack 'em up this time it's for real

Head on, fear no more
Stand tall, the game is on
Sometimes you gotta crash to break free

Tell me off
Let me down
Brush me off
Sell me out
But don't twist my mind

Set me up
Turn me in
Shut me up
Kick me out
But don't twist my mind
Track Name: Spider Mashup
You convey it
Right on play it
Say it right and the highway is burning
At the station
Indignation
I'm in love with hang on and waiting

Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole now
Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole
Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole now
Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole

On my own
So alone
Keep on waiting on

Drive by low light
Bask in moonlight
Right inside I would bite into your mind
Drive by low light
Bask in moonlight
Right inside I would bite into your mind

Rescue measure
Some decision
And Ms Bright-Eyes was right there in your mind
Instant treasure
Come what maybe
All night long baby I strike while you're round

Spider draws down to my mashup
Spider draws down to my mashup
Spider draws down to my mashup
Spider draws down to my mashup

On my own
So alone
Keep on waiting on

Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole now
Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole
Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole now
Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole

Spider draws down to my mashup
Spider draws down to my mashup
Spider draws down to my mashup
Spider draws down to my mashup

On my own
So alone
Keep on waiting on

Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole now
Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole
Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole now
Messed up, drawn out
Running back to my hole
Track Name: Calma Calma
I met a man who told me how to measure
All the precious treasure we enjoy
Each and every day
Each and every day
He told me "Hey, young fellow with the smart sombrero
Running through the yellow, don't you ever forget
Life's a holiday
Celebrate It"

And on the other side there's a fine magician
Juggling, shuffling, yearning recognition
Will it ever come?
Will it ever come?
Sometimes you throw just once and get the double sixes
And other times you reach the end of the line (and)
Throw it all away
Throw it all away

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma

No matter how important or demanding
All of these things are anchors on our ankles
What've we become?
What've we become?
How many times I see me pass right by me
Coming and going but where is it at?
Come and have a look
Come and have a look

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma

And every time I feel condescending
Full of pride and arrogance, oh so trendy
I shut my mouth and bite my tongue
Instead I power up and grab a microphone
I got my record player spinning Joy Devision
Turn my back to my big mother fucking television
It shakes me up and sets me straight
Crocodile Dundee is no longer my mate

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Calma, calma
Track Name: In My PJs (I'm The DJ)
Carving on the wall, my head is on the floor
Crystal chandelier sticking from the ground
Painting's upside down, carpets all around
Gravity's pulling me up to the clouds

Thinking makes me sick, the coffee is too weak
words are twirling, swirling, steering
They give me the aches, they colour my mind all the time

In my PJs I'm the DJ
In my PJs I'm the DJ

I haven't much to say, I've nothing to declare
I don't have a gun, I am not aware
Innocence I seek, the one I lost behind
Couldn't tell you where or when, or why

I just want it back, I'll trade for what I've got
I just want to care, I don't want to stop
Take me back in time when all was clear as a daylight

In my PJs I'm the DJ
In my PJs I'm the DJ
In my PJs I'm the DJ
In my PJs I'm the DJ

I haven't much to say, I've nothing to declare
I don't have a gun, I am not aware
Innocence I seek, the one I lost behind
Couldn't tell you where or when, or why

I just want it back, I'll trade for what I've got
I just want to care, I don't want to stop
Take me back in time when all was clear as a daylight

In my PJs I'm the DJ
In my PJs I'm the DJ
In my PJs I'm the DJ
In my PJs I'm the DJ

In my PJs I'm the DJ
In my PJs I'm the DJ
In my PJs I'm the DJ
In my PJs I'm the DJ
Track Name: Monolithic (1962)
It was a tricky situation
But what could you've done?
Those monolithic structures
Had a life of their own

You gravitated nowhere
The ground beneath was soft
You needed some adventure
Anything at all...

- - - -

You dreamt of destruction
Fire all around
Your blood was boiling hot
But you could make no sound

The concrete was concrete
circa 1962
And you had to be discrete
What else could you do, do, do?

Watch that umbrella
You're not Cinderella
No matter what the weather
The other side is better

It was a tricky situation
But what could you've done?
Those monolithic structures
Never come undone

The concrete was concrete
circa 1962
And you had to be discrete
What else could you do, do, do?
Track Name: Cuckoo
I spy
With my little eye
As I try to follow
And not say good-bye

It's hard to imagine
That I'll ever fly
So freely and swiftly
Like a leaf in the sky

Cuckoo don't leave me back all alone
Cuckoo wait, can you not hear me call
Cuckoo don't leave me back all alone
Cuckoo wait, can you not hear me call

It's everywhere
It's up in the air
In the stratosphere
So far from here

Each time I hear
Your precious song
Your music lifts me up
High off the ground

Cuckoo don't leave me back all alone
Cuckoo wait, can you not hear me call
Cuckoo don't leave me back all alone
Cuckoo wait, can you not hear me call

- - - -

Cuckoo don't leave me back all alone
Cuckoo wait, can you not hear me call
Cuckoo don't leave me back all alone
Cuckoo wait, can you not hear me call

Cuckoo wait, don't leave me any more
Cuckoo please show me how, how to soar
Cuckoo wait, don't leave me any more
Cuckoo please show me how, how to soar
Track Name: Yes The Truth Hurts
And so they say
Careful what you sow
For there'll be a day
When you can't hide no more

Oh yes, the truth hurts
But I am fearless when it comes
No, you'll never see me run
Oh yes, the truth hurts
But its pain is like a pill
bitter-sweet - it kicks my will
Always!

Words cut deeper than a knife
And the wounds they leave (behind)
Don't heal with time

Oh yes, the truth hurts
But I am fearless when it comes
No, you'll never see me run
Oh yes, the truth hurts
But its pain is like a pill
bitter-sweet - it kicks my will
Always!

Lies are like a chain
it holds you down and pulls you back
It rips your soul
And gives you a heart attack

And so they say
Careful what you sow
For there'll be a day
When you can hide no more

Oh yes, the truth hurts
But I am fearless when it comes
No, you'll never see me run
Oh yes, the truth hurts
But its pain is like a pill
bitter-sweet - it kicks my will
Always! Always!