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Coercion. Seduction. The Curse of Love. Obsession.

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released October 31, 2003

Produced by The Altitude Boys at The Rogue, Toronto
Engineered and Mixed by James Paul
Assistant Engineers: Jameson Elliott, Mark deBoer, Fletch, Wade Butland
Mastered by Phil Demetro at The Lacquer Channel, Toronto
Cover art: Mixed media on paper: "Indian Billboard" © 2000 Sarindar Dhaliwal. Collection of Canada Council Art Bank
Art Direction: Scott Sherman
Layout and Graphics: James Pollock, Spaceboy Intelligence
Sketch: "Scott Fiction" © 1979 Gordon Peteran

All songs ©2003 Scott Sherman (SOCAN)

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Track Name: P.C.
The road to hell is paved
Your soul can still be saved
Frozen solid broke
When you’re without love

I haven’t been inspired since who knows when
I get all fired up and then you stop me cold
You best stand back cause I’m hotwired again
Swinging wild around the bend out of control

As this race comes near the end
There are issues I try to transcend
I can’t prove my good intentions
Without some political corrections

Republican Democrat
We don’t know which one’s the rat
Christian Brother of Islam
Anyone can pass the hat

Now there’s a cause that we’re all working for
What we’re burning for is more than we can do
Well is it worth the price we’re paying for?
Does saying it once more make it more true?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one
There is nothing new under the sun
What I need to win this contest
I steal from the best

Have I fallen in the polls- given in and lost control
To passion prone to sin and thrown all caution
To the wind?

Exiled on this slippery slope
Sliding back but do not give up hope
I can handle this rejection
With a slight political correction

Paste on labels tar and paint
Let them all know who you hate
There but for the grace of who
Goes me and him and her and you
Bomb them all bomb them now
They can’t vote here anyhow
Say you’re sorry give them homes
Teach them how to be good clones
Un-united nations still
What happened to thou shalt not kill
Liberal Conservative
Tell us how we ought to live
Go along to get along
Get what you take
Forget to give
Forget to give
You get to live

Thanks Bill that was honkin’
Track Name: Body Thief
It was summer you were sleeping
With your window open wide
Like a stalker I came creeping
Through the darkness to your side

In a moment I took over
Felt a shiver down your spine
You awoke in late October
In the skin that used to be mine

I walked into your life like a body thief
Claimed your possessions and gave you grief
Stole your time and brought you low
What’s yours is mine now and you better let go

All I need is one lifetime
But there’s someone else in my mind
Who wants forever- who wants it all
Who wouldn’t take a gift like that?

Now I’m feeding your obsession
This is no way to behave
In a frenzy of attention
Who is master and who is the slave?

I walked into your life like a body thief
Claimed your possession and gave you grief
Stole your time and brought you low
What’s yours is mine now and you better let go
You better let go, you better let go
Track Name: Forget About Me
Everything’ll be beautiful just wait and see
I’ll remember you but you’ll forget all about me

You won’t hear a sound
There’ll be no-one there to touch
When I’m not around
It’ll cost you twice as much

Everything’ll be beautiful just wait and see
I’ll remember you but you’ll forget all about me

I won’t sing for you
Any more than I once did
When I get the blues
I start acting like a kid
And I won’t drink no more
But I don’t think any less
About the time before
You thought that I was a mess
(Yeah, I’m a mess)


You finally got me to shut up
But you don’t even know just how
I couldn’t care less
It couldn’t mean less
Right now

Everything’ll be beautiful just wait and see
I’ll remember you but you’ll forget all about me

Everything’ll be wonderful just wait and see
I’ll remember you but you’ll forget all about me

Forget about me
Why don’t you forget about me
Yeah go on forget about me
And I promise I’ll forget about you
Too
Track Name: Keep It Away
Shield me from the light of day
And the naked truth- keep it away
To your darkness I surrender
To your memory I am enslaved

Raise me from this world of dream
To your sacred space- reality
All your demons I accept them
I am wed to mortality

Keep it away that sweet temptation
Promise more- there’s never enough
Keep it away; keep it away from me
Give me more
Keep it away

Free now- now or never
From your embrace forever
From the need to feel your heart race
Free to breathe now at my own pace

Take me- I’ll pay any price
For the chance to taste forbidden spice
Rising so strong overwhelming
Now my tongue knows where madness lies

Keep it away that sweet temptation
Promise more- there’s never enough
Keep it away- keep it away from me
I want more-
Keep it away
Give me more
Keep it away
I want more
Keep it away
Keep it away
Keep it away
Track Name: Life Goes On
It’s been five nights and a morning
Since we kissed and turned away
From all the hopes and promises
That got me through each day
You told me once and you told me twice
But I must have been insane
To lay this tender trap for you
With flowers and champagne

Today I rose and looked around
The bloom is off the petals now
Dead soldiers on this battleground
I guess it’s true we all fall down

Now I’m a ghost in misery
I hang around to haunt
Our little piece of history
Is done and life goes on


For twenty years and seven months
You never left my side
Then just by chance I bought it here
And I got stuck in time

There’s nothing here but shadows now
The sun has slipped away
The votive candles have burned down
And the curtains are all stained
And as the flowers start to fade
Their odor lingers on
Now all that’s left of what I’m made
Are ashes and this song

Tomorrow you can start again
And when the hurt is gone
You’ll feel me there beside you
So have fun cause life goes on

Yeah, life goes on … for you
Life goes on
Track Name: Long Time Thing
Don’t want to miss you but I do
But I do- don’t know why
Don’t know why I can’t deny
This long time thing for you

Seems as though
Nobody ever cared enough to say
Are you serious
Well that’s a mystery
Even though you asked me to
I never really tried
To respond to you
Now that’s just history

Don’t want to miss you but I do
But I do – don’t know why
Don’t know why I can’t deny
This long time thing for you

The afternoon goes out in a blaze of glory
Sunlight floods my head
So why am I so sorry

In my dream
I feel you near
Kiss your raven hair
As it covers me
Hear a scream
You disappear right before my eyes
And in my own voice
The words come in a rush
As if by magic we could push the past away

Don’t want to miss you but I do (I do)
But I do – don’t know why (Said you’d never leave me)
Don’t know why I can’t deny
This long time thing for you
This long time thing for you
Track Name: The Curse of Love
I can hear what you’ve been thinking
I can read you like a book
Recognize your every inkling
What’s that look I know that look

It’s a skill I don’t take lightly
It’s a gift from up above
Energy to rein in tightly
Coercion
Seduction
The curse of love

All your dreams I see them nightly
Steal them with the slightest glance
Just relax don’t try to fight me
You don’t stand the slimmest chance

In your fantasy in your ecstasy
In your sorrow in your joy
You cut yourself I bleed
Your kiss can destroy

It’s a skill I don’t take lightly
It’s a gift from up above
Energy to rein in tightly
Coercion
Seduction
The curse of love
Track Name: That Kind of Friend
I don’t want you to hold my hand
Beaming with pride at my show
Don’t need another fawning fan
Screaming from the second row
A loving look a light caress
So little for you to extend
A fantasy I can’t express
Cause you’re not that kind of friend

You don’t like me to come around
Ringing your bell in the night
You panic when you hear that sound
It seems to spoil your appetite
You say you don’t need my support
You don’t mind the money I spend
It’s luxury I can’t afford
Cause you’re not that kind of friend

The age of chivalry is dead
But romance still lives on
You’re no damsel in distress
And I’m no white knight in the dawn

The curtain falls so tragically
On a show that never began
Well I’ll try to bow out gracefully
Accept it and walk like a man
It was a scene of happiness
Imagined again and again
Dissolving into nothingness
And you’re not that kind of friend

I want to keep this memory
Before it meets a bitter end
If I do what’s right and pray each night
Maybe you’ll come round again
And you can be that kind of friend
And I can be that kind of friend
Track Name: Over It
I don’t know what I had
I know I had it bad
Dumped that bit
I’m over it
You could’ve saved my soul
But now I’m in this hole
Life’s a bitch
I’m over it

Someone so special and precious as you
Shouldn’t confess to ignoring the rules
Come slumming around here you know where you lie
The home of the fleas where old dogs go to die

I went high up on a hill
I could see your house from there
That mirage I see it still
Burning in the desert air

Once you’ve been bitten you just don’t forget
Someone who’s smitten they haven’t learned yet
Go out in the sunlight you’re gonna get burned
The jungle of life and death’s where the worm turns

I don’t know what I had
But it was bad bad bad
Dumped that bit
I’m over it
You could’ve saved my soul
But now I’m in this hole
Life’s a bitch
I’m over it

I’m over it yeah over it
Life’s a bitch get over it
You could’ve saved my soul
But now I’m in this hole
Life’s a bitch get over it
Get over it yeah over it
Life’s a bitch I’m over it
And that ain’t all
Track Name: What's Best For You
Nothing I say or do will make you change
I know that’s true I never wanted to
Reshape you anyway
If you would only try to understand
I know that you
Could never stay away

What’s best for you
You know what better than anyone
What’s best for you (what’s best for you)
You know what’s best for you

Through all the lonely years we were apart
I never knew you were lonely too
Too tough to compromise
If you could only stop and see the world inside my heart
I know you’d realize

What’s best for you
You know what better than anyone
What’s best for you (what’s best for you)
You know what’s best for you
You know what’s best for you

We move in different hemispheres
You don’t need me it’s pretty clear
Your life is working out just fine

Nothing I do or say will make you change (changes)
You know what’s best for you
Nothing I say or do will make you change
I know that’s true (changes)
You know what’s best for you
Nothing I do or say will make you change
Will make you change (changes, changes)
You know what’s best for you
Nothing I say or do will make you change
I know that’s true, true (changes, changes)
I know that’s true

What’s best for you
You know what better than anyone
What’s best for you
You know what’s best for you