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released 13 September 2012
All songs written, performed, recorded, produced etc. by Kamran Parwana, with amazing help in the following areas:

Emily Stewart & Caitlin Corrigan - Vocals on Track 2 "Kiss Like a Girl"
Richard Nolan - Guitar on Track 3 "Get into Heaven"
Chashah Nicholas - Violin on Track 4 "Take a Walk with Me" & Track 5 "Always On"

Written and recorded between September 2011 and September 2012 in Bamyan and Kabul Afghanistan, and Schenectady New York (except parts by E. Stewart and R. Nolan, which were recorded in Massachusetts and Ballston Spa, respectively), except for "Kiss Like a Girl," which was written some months earlier in New York but recorded with the rest of them.

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Track Name: You'll Sing
Hey sweet thing, I'm headed home,
and I've been working my fingers down to the bone.
And it's that kind of old cliché that can
make a sentimental fucker feel okay, and
it's almost time to celebrate,
I said it's almost time to celebrate
and you'll sing

You'll sing, we'll see

Loosen up, I see you can feel it now.
Give it up, you just need to get it out.
Good little girls like to celebrate, yeah,
Good little girls like to celebrate and
all the good girls are getting carried away,
I said all the good girls are getting carried away,
you'll see

You'll sing, we'll see

The time has come, I see you're thinking now.
Make your mind up, opportunity won't stick around.
If it's a thing to be alive, I think you'd better try,
if it's a thing to be alive, I think you'd better try,
if it's a thing to be alive, I know you're gonna try,
I'm asking you to sing, I know that you'll reply.

You'll sing, we'll see
Track Name: Kiss Like a Girl
I used to kiss like a girl,
but apparently, now I don't
(now you don't)

There was a time, I remember when
I naïvely believed it could manly to be feminine.
So when we touched we would touch in a tentative way,
careful nothing we'd do gave our intentions away.
And when we kissed it would be soft and sensually
I loved the way you held your breath when you came close to me.
And as the time passed this all happened more comfortably,
I felt my arms growing used to the shape you would leave.
And they grew tighter and tighter, 'till finally, you said to me,
a string of words that made so little sense when applied to me:
"You used to kiss like a girl, but now you don't."

I used to kiss like a girl, but apparently now I don't
(now you don't)
Track Name: Get into Heaven
Neanderthal man fell into a depression
He thought that evolution was a curse not a blessing
If man’s the maker’s image should we ever be stressing?
If we hold on to the end, it’s a given we’ll get in

They tried to stay behind, so somebody had to teach ‘em a lesson
Even if you dress ‘em up, apes can’t get into heaven

So they’re dressing up their kids in the holiest vestments
Their form is less than fitting but they’re dressed to impress him
They’re just cool cats, kicked back, couldn’t care if Christ cracks
Who needs heaven anyway? Earthly pleasure’s here to stay

No matter how cool you look leaning on the 7 11
The glass is half full but even then they’re gonna teach you a lesson

They thought they’d forge a fossil record, figured he might forget
And by the time he’d placed their faces he’d be full of regrets
But every time they reach the gate they get another rejection
With a face like that what mother’d make an exception?

You may think you’re pretty cool, but somebody’s gonna teach you a lesson
Any way you dress ‘em up, apes can’t get into heaven
Even if you dress ‘em up, apes can’t get into heaven
Track Name: Take a Walk with Me
It's not so long ago, I know I was
drinking for two.
The years I tried to drown disappeared
when I happened to sit next to you.
If things are moving fast it's just because we
got a late start.
Ignore what I'm about to say,
it's a formality not an art.

I thought you could take a walk with me
I thought maybe we could talk you'd see
That baby you and me were meant to be
at least good friends, if that's how it ends

I suppose it's important I tell you
my life fits into just one bag,
and these airports I drink in are all the
stability I'll ever have.
I guess life happens in between moments
like this one I'm having with you.
So how about we make the most of it,
I know just what we could do,

I thought you could take a walk with me
I thought maybe we could talk you'd see
That baby you and me were meant to be
at least good friends, if that's how it ends
Track Name: Always On
Am I always on?
Am I always on?

So we'll cut out the pretension,
just a 2 chord progression,
carefully crafted
just to get your attention.
'Cause we all know the line
between love and obsession
is really just perception
just the things that you let in.
From up here on the stage,
I can see you all guessing,
is my subject dancing next to you?
Is she learning her lesson?
And you're sweating as you move,
something that should be unpleasant,
but somehow in this moment...
But somehow right now...

I'm always on,
am I always on?