The Lights May Still Show

by We Used To Exist

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Debut album from We Used To Exist.

An American/Australian duo consisting of Timothy LaLonde and Dean Rostron.

The album was recorded at various studios and places around Berlin.

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released September 29, 2011

Album Credits:

Words and music by We Used To Exist

Produced/Engineered by We Used To Exist & Fabien Leseure

Mixed by Gordon Raphael & We Used To Exist

Drums by Graeme Maguire

Mastered by Luc Berger

Artwork by Eli Kalaitzides

Thanks to all those involved in the history and process of making this music over the years. To all our friends and family who gave us support, shelter, and various other things.

We Used To Exist are Timothy LaLonde and Dean Rostron

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We Used To Exist Berlin, Germany

Two peeps, three continents, too much time, not enough money... years of opposites. Hearts broken then repaired, hopes lost then found, albums kept in the cupboard and then finally released. My advice?

When the time is right you can breath. It's ok. Go on instinct. But know this...

Death is totally inappropriate. And besides, it makes you look pale.
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Track Name: Fish
walked in the rain
but i missed
walked at the edge
of the abyss

swollen breezes fill the air
would you call me again
still i don't love her at all
oh my darlin'

now go stop the rain
child, dig in your fists
higher mansions
are the full weight of this

i bore so much to give and show love
soldered down to bone and blood

so hold it in
because this fish can't die out of water

just give it time
and help me throw it outside
and just wait
just wait for me
Track Name: Someone Is Calling Me
someone is calling me
i’m arriving on the track
it’s just me and my friends
packing our bags
we’re on our way back

as i’m walking down the street
the people are crowding me
they ask for my name
'cause i'm just a guy
from the tv

i spent four years in hollywood
and look what it did to me (what did it do to you?)
rich, dirty and bad
broken and sad
i’m heading back home

though I don’t remember much
i remember feeling such
happiness and glee
i forgot my memory
show me where I’m from
accept me as i was
forgive for who i am
i won’t forget you now
i won’t forget you now
no, i won’t forget you

fame and it’s luxuries
ain’t what they’re cracked up to be
they tell you you’re cool
you think you’re so bad
but you’re just a fad, baby

when someone is calling you
and you know who it’s gonna be
i swear that it’s you
you say that it’s me
it’s my e.s.p.

they saved me and they made me
they made me and they left me
they left me and they hurt me

please don’t accept the calls
live in shadows on the wall
and you will never fall
don’t forget this now
don’t forget this now
no, don’t forget this now
Track Name: Fifteen Knives
what’s with joy and all the hope it brings
it leads you blindly to the cause
but you don't even know what's there
and you know you can't just break it off

'cause that's bad bad bad
and you know you can't be bad

they're just waiting around to set you up
they got fifteen knives for all your lust
and no one even knows you're there
you gotta find a way to make it up

i take off all my clothes and i throw them on the floor
i play dead like rabbits and let them search some more
i blink my lazy eye when you walk on by
and when the wall comes down i'll be behind

and just so you know
a long time ago your wrinkles started to show
and still you grow
still you grow

i wore a mask but they still recognized me
i turned a corner and i think they took the bait
now all that's fine
but it's no use to me
'cause i just want to know chameleon
how do you change color?

keeping all the goons at bay with hands alone
powerless to hope for some deus ex machina
we said our goodbyes
one last goodnight
and when the wall comes down i'll be behind

and just so you know
a long time ago your wrinkles started to show
but still you grow
still you grow
still you grow
Track Name: LaLaLa Love
the animals the animals
never get blamed for what they do to me
they do to me
never get blamed for what they do

and at night they crawl into my bed
and when i sleep at night they crawl into my head
but when i wake up in the morning

i’m in love, la la la, la la la, la la love
oh I'm in love, la la la, la la la, la la love

but those animals, those animals
never get blamed for what they do to me
they do to me
they never really get fucking blamed
they never get blamed for what they do to me
oh they never really oh
those animals those animals
never get blamed for what they do

and at night they crawl into my bed
and when i sleep at night they crawl into my head
but when i wake up in the morning

i'm in love la la la la la la, la la love
i'm in love la la la la la la, la la love
i'm in love la la la la la la, la la love
i'm in love la la la la la la, la la love

crawl into my bed
crawl into my head
but when i wake up in the morning morning morning
i find i find

i'm in love la la la, la la la la la love
i'm in love la la la, la la la la la love
in love
in love
in love
with the animals
with the animals
Track Name: When I'm Sleeping Part I
when i'm sleeping
i don't care where you have to go
and when i'm sleeping
you can ring the bells and run, i'll never know

so take a number and i'll get with you
as for now, i have to think about some issues

she never gave me her number
i wonder if she saw me coming
from another girls apartment
sometimes mistakes can happen
what can i do?
i can't help it

i was born the right side of pretty
only one that people say
yeah i was born the right side
but i won't let go now
holy moly
x2

and when i'm sleeping
i don't care where you have to go
and when i'm sleeping
your destinations aren't for me to know

so take an hour and spend it with you
as for now, I have to think about some issues

i never gave her my number
i wonder if she saw me running
i'll get her name next summer
sometimes mistakes can happen
what can I do?
i can't help it

i'm callin' out all the true believers
i'm callin' out the hope in your heart
just look around we're all in this together
and don't forget...
all these seeds planted our heads
fluoride in the water
suckin' out my head

yes i'm lonely
and i'm the only one who longs

i'm callin' out all the true believers
i'm callin' out the hope in your heart
just look around we're all in this together
and don't forget the last are first to god
Track Name: When I'm Sleeping Part II
before you...

so we sailed through the aftershave
and though we never cried
we never begged
but those times they were so hard
that we laughed and laughed so hard

and i'm the only one who longs
until the day breaks from the sun
and when the wave breaks i'll be gone
before you
before you
Track Name: I May Cause
i can't hold on
i'm not that strong
i'm stuck in all these ups and downs
but pressin' on

i sit and stare at the apples
on this windy day and i wonder
oh will they fall without you babe
or beg to stay?

my home is ten thousand miles from here
or maybe more
but away from all these ups and downs
i must endure

and they don't say too much as i pass by
locked indoors with their whores i assume

and if you go
then we'll know if i'm alone
drowning in these ups and downs
fading in hope

and so i sit and stare at the grasses
a sky so blue
imagining through your window
what it shows to you

and if you go
then we'll know if i'm alone
murdered by these ups and downs
turning me cold

i'm murdered by these ups and downs
i'm murdered by these ups and downs
i'm dead in all these ups and downs
i'm dead in all these ups and downs
Track Name: And They Said I'd Never Make It
one candle in the window
a silhouetted figure
finger of flame keeps me at bay

wet stone beneath my footsteps
a cold rain keeps my hair wet
too late to make the midnight bell

and only time will show
if all those non-believers were in the know

so get up and go
throw your hat
don't save the last dance
lights may still show
but they'll burst before your last chance

and make your escape before they find you're away
thanks for nothin', have a nice day

i don't want to live forever
i don't want to live forever
'cause dreams are really all I've got
and i don't think i'll reach the top today

help is around the corner
they always say it's just around the corner
but no one wants to step up to the plate

how can you play the game
with no penny to your name
i guess the best get famous from the grave

and on my stone write
this man was broken
from soul to bone

my last curtain call
closed before my first audition
and way too many days
being screwed in this position

i've sailed with all the sinking ships in this sea
and you've heard the stories...
rags to riches from the street
i thought that any man could somehow find his dreams
but the guy who got the princess wasn't me

i don't want to live forever
i don't want to live forever
'cause the one thing that i haven't got's
the only thing i ever planned
and dreams are really all i've got
but i don't think i'll reach the top today

and do you wanna be that boy
who sold his dreams to get a bean?
Track Name: The Ballad Of Stupid Kid
say a prayer for the midnight rose
say a prayer but don't get your hopes up
and lift a glass for the old time gentleman before he disappears
maybe we could learn a thing or two from all those years

sittin' all alone
watchin' my hour glass runnin'
sittin' all alone
watchin' my hour glass runnin' low
i'm tryin' hard to forget one thing and start
another road that leads to you
because i'm just getting sick of

that kind of stuff
i had enough of talking faces
not up to scruff
i've had enough of the human races
i've had too much of 'you're just not good enough boy'
well, it's good enough for me

and rickie don't mind, rickie don't care what she do
cigarettes at the club on 2nd avenue
oh she's a star, she's got it all
but rickie don't know that she'll die at 32

and at the start of the 21st century
i've got a bit of a problem
all the wisdom's died, all the wisdom dies
and the sense gained with years is replaced
by naive angry children
all the wisdom's gone
the cycle moves on and on and on

protest anything
hot and sexy cola can
plagiarized point of view
don't wanna be another stupid kid

and at the start of the 21st century
i've got a bit of a problem
all the wisdom's died all wisdom dies
and the sense gained with years is replaced
by naive angry children
all the wisdom's gone
the cycle moves on and on and on

protest anything
hot and sexy cola can
plagiarized point of view
don't wanna be another stupid kid

protest anything (you ruin everything)
hot and sexy cola can (you ruin everything)
plagiarize my point of view (you ruin everything)
don't wanna be another stupid kid (you ruin everything)