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Decide To Stay and Swim Again

by Chris Page

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    After some pandemic related delays, I'm happy to finally say this will be officially released on September 30, 2020.

    This is a very small run of 100 copies of the 'Decide To Stay and Swim Again' album. I'm putting this LP out independently. Comes with a lyric sheet insert.

    By ordering now, you get the complete album download. There are also two bonus tracks that will NOT appear on the vinyl. Both of these are electric guitar demos of two songs from the album.

    If you're local to Ottawa and want to save on shipping, please email me: chris@chrispagemusic.com.

    Artwork for the cover is by a great photographer named Hannah!

    More details here: chrispagemusic.com/home-blog/blog/the-continuing-story-of-deciding-to-stay-and-swim-again

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Journey to Lemon 17, Murder On My Skin, Sweet Cessation, Down In Tinsel Town, The Parting Words the Artist Curates, Keep Me On Your Radar, I Saw Santa Sliding On A Cafeteria Tray, New Year's Eve On The Couch, and 17 more. , and , .

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Mostly stellar, gunning strong I've had these feelings about her all along And the wrath of her neighbour's son Spilled out the back door and worried everyone Jackie knew she could not call home Her publicist had escaped to work the phones Watched in envy, in the sun It's undivided attention, modest one.
2.
Take my number and hold this lighter An exercise to toughen skin These cheap headphones are making you sound Better than I think you've ever been. Promise me you'll let your conscience shine here Full tilt and peak before your time. You'll need my cigarettes to count your blessings When every last disaster drop is mine.
3.
I'd trust my instincts too If I stared that long at my shoes But I’ve got these acres ploughed So we can hang around With Summer bleached-hair fads And turntables from our Dads Well I’ve got my Kelp Records on And we’ll engrave a song If I ever forget her In tank-top sunset blurs Will you neglect to call me Tom And we’re defusing bombs
4.
Lyrics: She floats like dizzy Sunshine and empty Aerosol containers on the moon. Save for wicked sisters Vaseline on blisters I can't hold a candle to her bloom. She's autumn leaves And almost drown But I know how sweet landlocked sounds She's campy queen And never wrong I guess I'll miss her when she's gone. She destroyed the notion That caked on suntan lotion's The only way to beat the Summertime Now she's open pastures Silent film disasters Getting every word exactly right. She's autumn leaves And almost drown But I know how sweet landlocked sounds She's campy queen And never wrong I guess I'll miss her when she's gone.
5.
Hold on: I think this song is ending So will you drive me home the next 10 years? And I wait as we lay down in traffic For the sounds with the meanings insincere. As you plan for your thoughts with astrologics To be sure of the paintings on the moon And the smell of your hair these last three minutes Spent our eternity too soon.
6.
Lyrics: The minute the moment takes over the road Isn't it weird then, to be so in control? I tried not to wake her, while digging through clothes I'm stalled in a moment she'll never know. The caption will read earth-shattering demise On a lonelier dirt road than we had in mind And its not the song, its that long distance girl in my head That I can't explain away. You may not have noticed, but I've headed out west. We'll communicate better with that off my chest.
7.
Lyrics: A 16 hour drive For 15 minutes live 14 years of slow, eroding ties 13 circus acts unload their gear and then purport to read my mind All lit up.
8.
Lyrics: I caught a cold for this new year Can I park my car out here And finish off this toast That's meant to keep me home. To wager words or wilt with blame When gin and tonic makes some gains To save the day but set me back 10,000 more. And I'm only one per cent under the gun That's only one projectile from the sun. A trophy wins a trophy's charm With catatonic false alarms Focused on the past And waiting here for you. I caught a cold for this new year So can I hang my jacket here And finish off this toast That's meant to keep me home. And I'm only one per cent under the gun That's only one projectile from the sun.
9.
Lyrics: The cafeteria surprise Was a 4-track spitting lies Things were looking good And only getter better. I read her record buying guide And welled up somewhere deep inside A thought of her and rock n roll And consummation Now I feel like a stoned stun gun And I know that's impossible If the wait's still on I swear, I'll get back you. A sweetheart gesture coincides With the springtime in her eyes A dress-up custom built charade Was almost waning And if I get too close to you With lightning rods and paper glue I might find a simple plan for your attention. Now I feel like a stoned stun gun And I know that's impossible If the wait's still on I swear, I'll get back you. So linger on Your hopefuls half a million strong Collide tonight. So linger on Your hairspray and sentimental songs Dissolve tonight. They'll dissolve tonight.
10.
I've been done in Suitcase near my burnt skin 3 star, ground floor Her knees strike chords in polyester Should my eyes undress her In backlight mornings alone With faith in these warnings To tone down.
11.
All that is gone I've shut out And made way for blonde streaks. I'm saved by the drones of the distant kids Hanging on an evening breeze. It seems like we'll get along As your breath settles on my tongue And the ghosts from the shoreline hum Their dead weight song. Carve the way back home And light the harvest fields With the moon that straddles your dim cheeks If you're a lost love now And safety worked in crowds With the damage ever haunting me. It seemed like we'd get along As your breath settled on my tongue And the ghosts from the shoreline hummed Their dead weight song.

about

I had a moment this past winter looking back on a solo record I put out on Kelp Records in 2004 and realized it had been 15 years since I released Decide To Stay And Swim.

The record only ever came out on CD, so I popped a copy in a player and had a focused listen. I'd forgotten how much I liked the songs on this record and how much of an amazing sonic stamp Dave Draves put all over it.

During those past cold and dark months, I decided to revisit these songs and released these new, acoustic, demo-like versions slowly over time, culminating in this final collection of songs.

I'm excited to say this is now out on limited vinyl as well!

You can read more on my blog here where talk about each song, share lyrics and reminisce a bit about their origins:

www.chrispagemusic.com

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released September 30, 2020

Recorded at the Las Vanier Haus of Fuzz

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Chris Page Ottawa, Ontario

Songwriting for indie garage bands Expanda Fuzz, The Stand GT, Camp Radio, and all these folk songs I strum quietly to myself, just below the din.

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