One Brick Short

by The Bricks

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*All proceeds will be sent to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (www.alzheimer.ca/en)

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released June 12, 2014

The Bricks are...
Danny Bell_Percussion
Shane Doddridge_Bass/Backing Vocals/Harmonica
Cameron Bell_Trumpet/Backing Vocals
Airell Klopp_Guitar/Accordion/Vocals/Harmonica
Ben Filipkowski (MIA)

Mix and Mastered by AIrell Klopp and Troy Hale

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Track Name: Revolving Door
Something must have left
That's the only way I can explain
You know me for who I am
The man with the revolving door

So did I spin your head around?
Can we tell up from down?
Risk is easy when its left unsaid
But what's the point in that

For circles and circles we ran for each other
Found ourselves then found another
You misperceived my intentions
But where the fuck are the directions?

...And I'm so tired. I'm so tired.

Something must have stayed
From these feelings I can't refrain
You knew us for who we were
Two lost in a tumble twirl

But are we what we could have been?
It's hard to tell with your cord oh' so thin
I feel sick and woozy but what does that mean?
I can't tell right from wrong

For circles and circles we ran for each other
Found ourselves then found another
You misperceived my intentions
But where the fuck are the directions?

...And I'm so tired. I'm so tired.
Track Name: Witch Doctor
They say she came from New Orleans
A dead flower in her hair
And the way she talked, it crept into your skin
She'd laugh without a care

She'd say "I aint' seen no witch doctor, but I've heard of all her tales.
The one about the moon, the time you were swooning
And the time that you were sure to fail."

Her words they struck me in the night
I couldn't get no rest
Was she alive in my dreams, was this some kind of test?

So I went down to the medicine man
He had nothing but bad news
"Sorry, son," he said to me, "You've got them wondering blues"
"If you stay, I could play you a song that might delight your ears"
"That's alright, I'll get on my way, I'm just counting down my years"

Now I'm old, tired to the bone
Time is just dragging along
Her words still entwined deep in my soul
And lay hidden behind this song

She'd say "I aint' seen no witch doctor, but I've heard of all her tales.
The one about the moon, the time you were swooning
And the time that you were sure to fail."
Track Name: Unemployment Blues
I had a job just the other day
Yea, I had a job that paid
But winter came and I was on my way
Talking about those unemployed blues

Everybody seems to ask, "what do you do?"
"I'm living proof," I reply
My time is spent, but I'm without the rent
Talking about those unemployed blues

"File for E.I.," they say to me
But, man, ain't that the pits
Unless you've earned maybe it ain't your turn
Talking about those unemployed blues

But hell, I'm on the dole
It feels like I'm pissing gold
It's hard looking for work, man, with all these perks
Talking about those unemployed blues

They say it's about who you know
And where you're from can come into play
So I'm shaking hands in foreign lands
Talking about those unemployed blues

Some people play it all by ear
Some people decide out of fear
Between those to sides, I think I'll find my stride
Talking about those unemployed blues
Track Name: Recollections of Ode
In the land of the pines
I made up my mind
I ain't gunna see you anymore

Above the tree line
I could see what wasn't mine
And it stretched from here to yours

Though which was once so bright
Be now taken from our sight
Hold close to what you know and know that its alright
I may come and go, travel in the night
So don't be a waiting

As the clouds roll by
without a care or a sigh
I pray that you will understand

Sorry if I lied
This is my goodbye
Fairly well my companion

Though nothing can take back the hour
In the splendour of the grass, in the beauty in a flower
Please do not linger, rather find
Strength in what remains behind

As the rain turns to snow
And the wind begins to blow
I look back at what we had

It wasn't long ago
But looking back a little more
I was young and I was sad

Though which was once so bright
Be now taken from our sight
Hold close to what you know and know that it's alright
I may come and go, travel in the night
So don't be a waiting
Track Name: Winter
Do you know how cold the winters are up here?
If you choose to follow please come warm and near
A morning's thaw, no tracks in the snow
Dew drips from the fingertips off the trees to the shrubs below

"But I'll go further north," she said, "How different can it be"
"Water sheds and water brings life to you and me"
See it through, don't let it carry you away
Hold on true, I wouldn't have it any other way

So don't stop
What your singing
Because I'm taken it to heart
Keep
What I'm playing
It's been yours from the start
And know
That what you gave
I'll always show
For Jojo, forever ago

Songbirds singing, roots reach through the soil
Blossoms bring, and the tendrils toil
Lose the rest and put it between you and I
The water returns from the earth to the sky

So don't stop
What your singing
Because I'm taken it to heart
Keep
What I'm playing
It's been yours from the start
And know
That what you gave
I'll always show
For Jojo, forever ago