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released June 22, 2012

Recorded by Mathew Snow at home.
Live recording by Travis Harrison at Serious Business Studios and by Brian Gallagher & Dancin' Mike at Sound One.
Balance Engineered by Mike Moebius at Moonlight Mile Recording Studio | Hoboken, NJ.
Additional mixing by Mathew Snow.
Produced by Mathew Snow & Ulysses Cannon.
Mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music | New Windsor, NY.

All songs written by Mathew Snow except 'I Got It Bad,' written by Mathew Snow & Sebastian Stevens.

All music by Ulysses Cannon.

Ulysses Cannon is:
Mathew Snow | Vox, Rhythm Guitars, Percussion, Keys.
Chris Lavas | Bass
Hiro Suzuki | Lead & Slide Guitar, Resonator
Matt Olley | Drums, Percussion


Piano on 'Holding On' by Hugo Gasc.
Vocals on 'Holding On' by Bernadette Claffey, Janene Otten, Jessica Calyer, Angela Bowers, James Call, Josh Schulman, Kate Sortino & Joe Pepe.
12-string guitar and Mandolin on 'Holding On' by Greg Trenouth.
Additional guitar on 'Want' by Joe Pepe.
Additional Hand Claps on 'Want' by Yuka Suzuki and Sakiyo Suzuki.
Harmonica on 'Self-Induced Insomnia' by Shimmy Smallhands.
Tambourine on 'She's In Control' by Travis Harrison
Gang Vocals on 'Self-Induced Insomnia' by Brian Gallagher and Dancin' Mike.

Logo, design and layout by Ryan Sosnowski.

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Track Name: Self-Induced Insomnia
I been waitin' on a feelin' but my time she's standing still.
there ain't nothin' that ever gonna come of this cos if she moves i'll have to find something else to kill.

i been waitin' on a feelin' but my time she's moving slow.
and i'm movin' to get around her but she cuts me off anyway i try to go.

it's been a long hard night.
it's been a long cold night.
i been waitin' on the sun to shine all my life,
but don't nothing feel right when the city's sleepin'.
don't nothin' feel right when the city's sleepin'.

i been waitin' on a feeling but my time she's running out
and i chase her around and try to pin her down until i'm out of breath and never found what this is all about.

it's been a long hard night of tryin' to feel alright.
i been waitin' on the sun to shine all my life,
but don't nothin' feel right when the city's sleepin'.

i been waitin' on a feeling but i can't wait no more...
i'm gonna take my time, yeah take what's mine until it's all run out
ain't that what we're here for?
yeah i'm gonna take my time
take what's mine until it's all run out.
yeah i'm gonna make that feeling now.
feeling now.

it's been a long hard night of trying to feel alright.
i've been waitin' on the sun to shine all my life.
but don't nothin' feel right when the city's sleeping.
Track Name: Want
when you burn you know you shine and you the kind to stay on my mind and i know it don't mean a thing that i mean everything i sing but all sing is all i am and what you are? aw you break my heart and i ended up broken down but i'm singing now. i'm singing loud and i'm singing out. can you hear me now? can you feel me now? i'm singing:

you do me so wrong but there is no other you're the one i want.
the one i want.

eight million people that won't ever stop fighting for your love for their chance on top. 'get paid or get slain!'-- your motto echoes through the streets screamed from a high-rise penthouse that can't ever be reached.
'man: how ya doin? where ya goin?'
'well, i have to say i'm showin' what it means to be movin'--what it means to keep improving on the way i've been feeling--the way i've been dealin'--i've been givin' but receivin' no love from you.

but yeah you do me so wrong but there is no other no(w) you're the one i want.

you are always on my mind... at the start I was fine but now i'm feelin' so tired. why don't you ever stop? why won't you ever sleep?

i could leave but where would i go? you've got your grip you've got control. i know it don't mean a thing cos you may never ever know my motherfucken name but i'm here and i'm gonna try....i'm gonna stay here and make it or stay, fail, and die, my love.

there is no other-- you're the one i want.
you do me so wrong but you're the one i want.
you string me along but you're the one i want.
Track Name: Holding On
lyrics:

When you’re hanging on longer than most would expect
You’re probably hanging
By your neck

You’re too afraid to let go
Too afraid to look down
But darling your feet are already touching the ground

There's no way you could fall
So why are you holding on?


You’re spending your days working your life away
You’re coming home so late and don’t have nothing to say
You feel like you’re running in place in a hundred year race.

But friend you’re gonna lose if you don’t choose
To move on to
What’s next for you('ve)
Got smarts and charm and a big ol’ heart
And people who love you to keep you from harm.

Yeah there’s no way that you could fall
So why are you holding on?
There ain’t no way that you could fall
So why are you holding on?


(Solo)


You’re not killin’ yourself but maybe killin’ your soul
man, you don’t need that job no more!
Stop looking down and start looking up
Forget about the way it was
Just forget about
The way it was
Because…

There ain’t no way that you could fall
There ain’t no way you could fall
There ain’t no way that you could fall
So why, yeah why
Keep holding on?

Why keep holding on? (repeat)
(There ain’t no way that you could fall.)
Track Name: She's In Control
I hear her voice resonate from my dreams into my days. I can hear her most any place.
Walking in that pouring rain; Riding in that underground train-- One thing I'll always know for sure: I'll never shake the thought of her.

She's got a hold on me and she knows I want her so. She won't let go of me, no, she knows I can't say no. She's in control.

I gave up my bad tastes. I gave up the things I loved that she loved to hate. My heart. My mind. My trust. My soul. Now they're dried up and broken; ain't no use no more.

She said she don't wanna see me again. That's alright-- It's alright.
I don't deserve another chance.
I'm gonna keep the pressure on because she's the one I want.
Give it another go? Lay it on some more? Sit her right on down? I ain't gonna mess around...

The girl is in control. She ain't gonna let me go. All I know all I can say is that I need some more of that love she makes.
She got the flavour I love that I will always crave. Man, I ain't gonna lie to you: She's the one that's gonna make you play the fool...The one that's gonna make me play the fool.