What You Keep Close

by Riverbeds

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released February 5, 2015

Fred Béland – GUITARS
Charles-­André Chamard – DRUMS/VOCALS
Alexandre Duhamel Gingras – BASS
Vincent Pigeon – VOCALS/GUITARS/KEYBOARDS

Music by Riverbeds
Lyrics by Vincent Pigeon (except "Between Yellow and Blue" by Vincent Pigeon & Liz Labelle)
Trumpet on "Homa Lone" by Denis Falardeau
Mixed by Ben Cardilli @ Road Test Studio, assisted by Kevin Brunelle

Drums recorded at Evermoor Audio by Connor Seidel @ Evermoor Audio
Everything else recorded by Vincent Pigeon

Art installation and photography cover by Emily Desjardins
Graphic Design by Marie­-Ève Archambault

Riverbeds would like to thank:
Dave Mitchell (Confluence), Jo Juneau (Pouzza/L’écurie), Be Astronaut, Dullboy, Tyler Daniel Bean (the man and the band), While Paris Sleeps, Sparrows, Christopher Walken, The Archives (RIP), Parcavenue, Save Ends, Laureate, River Jones, L’Esco, The Andrews at Seratone Studios, Jeff Dee (DEEhindthescenes), Jeff Côté, Harm Duzink (O Patro Vys), Suzanne Painchaud et Alain Chamard, Alexandre Perreault, Neverending Archambault Staff Rebates, and Catherine Brasseur.

We acknowledge the lack of financial support of the Government of Canada.

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Track Name: Forth
Have you come to raise the dead?
Have you come for one last dance?
Have you ever been deceased?
Have you ever walked in Hell?

Have you ever been so awake
That you could see through the rain,
That you could see through my brain?
Have you ever been so close?
Have you ever seen a ghost?

Like stairs that never end
Infinite hallways and
Dreams of better land
You will never understand

So go home and mourn the day you were dead
Because today this has no end
Take a look at yourself
It's as good as it will get

Have you seen a ghost?
Have you been so close?

Like stairs that never end
Infinite hallways and
Dreams of better land
You will never understand
Desire for the past
Finding freedom at last
The sea of shades you cast
And hope that you will pass
You will pass
Track Name: Doubling Down On Diamonds
I don't know where you've been all this time
Where did you go? I've been looking for you all along
You lost your way. Didn't you care at all?

All I hear is the sound of my voice
Being taken away

Oh how I wish I could stay
But this is it for me
This is not my place

Wide awake on the shore by myself
I guess I'll make my own mistakes
Sail away, you know what's at stake
It's too late

And all I hear is the sound of my voice
Being taken away

Oh how I wish I could stay
But this is it for me
This is not my place

The mirror sea
Is staring back at me
I needed an anchor but
I was a fool to think you'd be

Oh how I wish I could stay
But this is it for me
This is not my place
Track Name: Homa Lone
Tearing apart your every ideal
They would expect you to stand idle
They try to sell you manufactured thoughts
And you beg for them to claim your every breath

You let them beat you up
Yet you apologize and ask for more
Your ignorance will be the death of us all
You blindly nod, shut up and obey

Your world is on fire
You fuel the flames and watch it burn
Our lives into ruins
Is that what you wanted, what you wanted in the end?

The freedom you crave, the American dream
There's no such thing, it's not what it seems
You're but a pawn, no more than a puppet
Will you wake up and cut the strings?

They fed you bullshit lies, you silently agree
You're happy. Are you happy?
Your ignorance will be the death of us all
And soon we all will fall

Your world is on fire
You fuel the flames and watch it burn
Our lives into ruins
Is that what you wanted, what you wanted in the end?

Will you wake up and cut the strings?
Track Name: Between Yellow And Blue
Hollow minded
Cannot find it
Pacing slowly
For another story to tell
And then I think myself to sleep
The lights they shatter around me

Shallow battles in between the words, only losers
A wasteland of a dream that I once had
Pieces scattered all over the floor, some are missing
I try to make them fit together
And then I drink myself to sleep
But the bottles betrayed me

My mind is shooting blanks
I wish that it drew the lines
The muse is gone. Will I get out of this mess?
The absinthe is not kicking in

Waiting for the right time and place, just more ink under my nails
It's time to face the facts, the clock is not ticking
Repeat and it becomes a disease, I'm just a vessel
For the sickness to spread around me
And then I give myself the creeps
Will burst right out of me?

My mind is shooting blanks
I wish that it drew the lines
The muse is gone. Will I get out of this mess?
The absinthe is not kicking in

Senses frayed
I've been misled
I've never been so afraid
I've never been so scared
Walls unmade
Straying away
Will you meet me there?
The absinthe is not kicking in
Track Name: Numbers
Walk away with expectations
An appetite for desperation
Yet absent minded, adrift in this illusion
Of a mere perfection

So stay one more minute
Don't cross the river yet
Stay, give me the strength to break these chains
Or move this mountain

It's happening again
Seasons passing within
Days will keep on shrinking
Until it's safe
Until it's safe to speak

So stay one more minute
Don't cross the river yet
Stay, give me the strength to break these chains
Or move this mountain

And once again the story ends
And once again the record ends
Before it even begins
Track Name: Always More
We're all doomed
From the very beginning
Regardless we just close our eyes
There's not a thing we can do
Not a day that goes by
Without destruction to come our way

We say we're sorry
To what end?
We all will die one day
And I won't waste my life
On fake apologies

There's nothing left
But I've got a feeling that I should stay
And find a better way
Cover your ears and look away
There may not be another day

We drown ourselves in materialistic ways
And shiny objects

We say we're sorry
To what end?
We all will die one day
And I won't waste my life
On fake apologies

They took my life from me