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The special thing about buying this album is that for the rest of 2014, half of all proceeds will be donated to War Child, an organization that, "by providing access to education, opportunity and justice...gives children in war-affected communities the chance to reclaim their childhood." Here's the website to find out where your money will be going: www.warchild.org

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released 24 October 2014

MUSICIANS:
Randall Stoll: drums on tracks 2-8
Mike Southworth: production, mixing, programming, additional drums on track 1
Mike Young: bass on tracks 3, 6-9
Doug Harrison: vocals, guitar, piano, synth programming, bass on tracks 1, 2, 5
Tatyana Dobrowolski: additional vocals on track 6

All songs and lyrics written by Doug Harrison

Slug drawings by The LRZ

Slug Comparison acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

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Track Name: Bringer of Doom
paranoid that it won't be much longer
paranoid that I've come all this way
with hardly a loss and hardly a word against

but who's keeping track that I've been getting it slack

bringer of doom, enter my room, tell me the wait is over
bringer of ends, it only makes sense to cut through this safe enclosure

paranoid that I'm soft in the middle
paranoid that piss'll run down my leg
strangers will watch and loved ones will turn away

but who's keeping track that I've been getting it slack

bringer of doom, enter my room, tell me the wait is over
bringer of ends, it only makes sense to cut through this safe enclosure
and find out what I might withstand

never had a beating, left motionless and bleeding
I've never had a car crash and taken flight
never had a break in where innocence was taken
I've never had a good friend jump through the light

bringer of doom, before you I swoon, carry me limp and senseless
into your den, let no one come to my defence, I'm wholly willing
to find out what I might withstand
to find out what I might withstand
to find out what I might withstand
to find out what I might withstand
to find out what I might withstand
Track Name: You've Seen Me
you have seen me writhe in the wake of disappointment, crushing in its size
you have seen me roll when the burning of frustration has dropped me to the floor
That's when I hear you say

lighten up you miserable child, you've got no reason to whine
let me tell you something about the world, you've got no cause to complain

you have seen me cry in the dimness of our bedroom when we're lying on our sides
you have felt me pull away when I'm holding onto anger and dragging out the pain
That's when I hear you say

lighten up you miserable child, you've got no reason to whine
let me tell you something about the world, you've got no cause to complain

when I feel your point of light, it isn't long till I'm up again
when it's working out alright you see me baring a little grin

you've seen me high

you have seen me
you have seen me
Track Name: Summer '99
thumbing the road, wavering heat
hours from home, and holding a box of meat
and other things we felt that we might need

we got in a car, had little to say
the scenery flowed, I thought of what we might make
getting back to our home ground, it was great

blood on the road, crackers to eat
sun getting low, and holding a box of meat
which was dripping from one corner to my feet

we got in a car, some headlights engaged
with features exposed we might have looked somewhat crazed
getting back to our home ground, it was great

left in mountainous darkness, staggered to a town, got a motel room and put the box down
went to the bathtub, filled it with ice, laid out our pig's feet and other delights I could smell in my clothes

eyeless, spineless, footless, clawless

the vision came when we were young
to build a thing of hoof and tongue
we bought'em at the corner store
some uteri and so much more
we traveled then across the land
to meet a friend with head in hand
it came alive upon a table
photographed it in an old barn

it was great, it was great, it was great, it was great
Track Name: Short of Hell
babe are you angry cause I just slammed the door
why don't you answer, did I forget some chore
my whole week has been nothing short of hell
and I need somewhere to put down my glasses
and let things blur, erase what's happened

come to me
come to me

baby what is this, everything's on the floor
staring ahead now, am I too great of a bore
my whole week has been nothing short of hell
and I'm slumping like a worn out mattress
if you don't care that we're out of practice

come to me
come to me

I'm closer to quitting
don't make this decision
in stagnance life begins to change
how slowly we've become estranged

if part of you hears this and suffers a weakness
if part of you sees me through dishes and laundry

come come come come come come
Track Name: Evil Walks
Evil walks, tremors coming this way
Leisurely stalks on a perfect blue day
Evil strolls through the fields to a sleepy old town
And shit starts going down

Evil plots angle every which way
Evil thoughts trouble good folks who pray
In the evening air something ain’t right

A body in the wood, a figure in a hood
A trail of footprints burning where once the preacher stood
A drowning in the well, a paranormal spell
A group of children singing, “We’re all going to hell”

Evil’s unlocked the deviant’s cage, evil is onto us, a coming of age
Evil restocks, evil reloads, when will it go away, no one knows
Track Name: Long Live the Night
long live the night, a drone flies over the crumbling homes of the guilty ones
let'em sleep through the fire, melting, children beside them can't be revived
and the neighbours scrub death from their hands, just another few grains of sand

long live the night, headlights patrol an abandoned road to a makeshift bomb, 3 2 1
soldiers crawl from the blast and rise up in search of the twists of steel
that have ripped through the uniform and ripped through life's plans
nearby, a shadow touches forehead to sand, the enemy prays

pistol cocked, chains unlocked, the mouth beneath this hood will talk
at midnight, the interrogator screams for a medic on the scene
any witnesses are told it was but a dream

long live the night, a worm cries over the stone-grey fields where death has been done, let them come
figures walk in a line, slowly, they bear on their shoulders the ones who have passed to another world where they'll be damned again
long live the night, folded flags lie in the grief-stricken hands of the families watching their sacrifices buried in the ground
for a nation, for a nation leading the way

believe in this new plan and soon the war will end
no god but one can see this path to victory

a checkpoint massacre, the gunmen fled
a market suicide and countless dead
the fledgling government has lost its hold

we have got to save the region from itself
the tribes don't know the value of our help
the bleeding hearts would have us leave today
but change won't happen unless we stay

mercenaries fight the battle by our side
technology advances in the sky
the weapons dealers always meet demand
we're the greatest power, we can shape this land

long live the night
long live the night
Track Name: In the Dark with Divinity
I stay up and hope to regain
that wonder for life, that sacred little claim
Something breathes in me, oh the mystery
How it comes and it goes, makes me willing to believe

I never know how much, if any at all, will come to me
but I wait just the same, I'm waiting right now
I never know how much will be endowed

I hold on, the day's been long
and another one awaits like an enemy
I hold on, my will is strong
to wallow in the dark with divinity

I stay up, the nights that I can
though I'm tired and dismayed by a life I didn't plan
Something grieves in me, oh what could've been
how it comes and it goes, but it's getting late for me

I never know how much, if any at all, will come to me
but I wait just the same, I'm waiting right now
I never know how much will be endowed

I hold on, the day's been long
and another one awaits like an enemy
I hold on, my will is strong
to wallow in the dark with divinity

I'm feeling it now, it's coming again
it's greater tonight than it has ever been

What if I could feel this in the light of day
What if I could give this to people on their way
But these hours in the darkness seems my only way
until I learn to bring this god out of its cave
Track Name: Something to Bear
go away, you've said it, please just go now
I'm not prepared to hear what else you mean to tell
I'm waiting for your footsteps to head back toward the road
I'll sleep here by this old well in the forest we once roamed

go away, you haunt me like a ghost now
I'm not the same, a tragedy could soon befall
all summer here without you I planned this night of your return
I'll sleep here on my own now and the candles won't be burned

I am looking down into the water
tipping forward at the edge of the well
oh the beauty of the end of love is something to bear

you must go away, your presence here is wrong now
we're past the end, already I've let go, somehow
your hand upon my shoulder is an act of treachery
I'll sleep here by this old well, let the forest comfort me

I am looking down into the water
tipping forward at the edge of the well
Oh the beauty of the end of love is something to bear

you must go away, on holy ground you trespass
for years to come, I'll cherish this great loneliness
the blanket spread behind us will never touch your naked skin
I'll sleep here on my own now, let the darkness take me in

I am looking down into the water
tipping forward at the edge of the well
oh the beauty of the end of love is something to bear

I am looking down into the water
tipping forward at the edge of the well
oh the beauty of the end of love is something to bear
Track Name: Common Room
common room, I am in love with your sound
in the evening I come when no one else can hear
and sitting down in the corner I am moved, I am held in place
now and then I look around in the quiet
if a creature makes a run, I will spy it
if the PNE bear takes a tumble
and spills out some white foam kernels
I could spend the whole night here listening
to murmurs of pain

common room, I am in love with your sound
who could have known these dimensions would arouse such loyalty from me
I am known in the building as the creep always here at night
I shiver when your walls form a choir
standing off on some plateau, they inspire
I look up at the ceiling above me
where a blister's been growing
where the moisture collects from somewhere
and falls past my eyes, falls past my eyes