Conversations With Creation

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Hello Gaunties! We did it! We finally finished the album! The 3 years it took to make was filled with wild ups and downs - self doubt and the always fun total loss of perspective every few months. There were tough times where it was difficult to maintain positivity but the moments of “This is the best fucking song ever!!” during the 3am dance sessions in my studio were what we lived for… oh and all the love coming from you all telling us to “never stop!” .. Thank you, this is for you!


PEACE & THANKS


THIS IS THE NG SOUND, TURN IT UP LOUD AND GET THE FUCK DOWN!

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released December 21, 2015

NIGHT GAUNTS:

Paul - Vocals, Guitar, Programming, Synths/Organs, Trombone, Tambourine, shaker
Hayden - Bass, Backing Vocals
Simon - Drums. Backing Vocals
Jacob - Tenor Sax, Backing Vocals
John - Guitar, Keys, Backing Vocals


ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS :
Daniel - Lead Guitar, Piano, Synths/Organs, Melodica, Backing Vocals (2010 - 2015)
Guy Harrison - Trumpet on “Trippin’ In The Basement” + “Coaster”
Ben Hall - Guitar on “We Are Not Afraid (We’re Fucking Terrified”, Fuzz Bass on W.A.S.P.S, tambourine, shaker
Kotone - Melodica, Backing Vocals


Paul Jonassen - Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Ben Hall - Co-Producer, Mixer
Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog Studio
Produced, Recorded and Mixed at “The Plex” in Albany (Before the mall!)

Artwork by Kotone Taniguchi and Kyle Stoffberg

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Track Name: Trippin' In The Basement
Hush little kids
Can you hear that noise?
I think someone's hiding outside the door
Elephants stomp when the music's made
The circus is in town and it's on parade

Clowns jump around
pushing pound for pound
cutting glasgow smiles
tryna knock me down
They're ready to ignite
I'm ready to spark
like a fright in the night
so come on let's dance
I'm closer to the shadows
Now you cannot see the hollowness inside my chest
I cannot not resist
I'm higher than I wanna be
You cannot save me
so let me rest in peace
chilling six feet deep

I’m Trippin'
Trippin' in the basement
Trippin' in the basement
Trippin' in the basement
Trippin’ in the basement
Trippin' in the basement
Lost up in the woods
I’m Trippin'
Trippin' in the basement

Will Dan ever let us go?
Who knows!
We’ve been here so long that the sun's set cold
Lost in Pennsylvania
High up in the woods
Like a little black bear
Who over steps where he should
Hazy hibernation
Our hallucination's come on so strong that now we've all forgotten
Am I still a human now?
I'm feeling so confused and I
Wanna shout aloud
Let us out your house!

Will he ever let us go
The clowns said no no no
NO NO NO!

Hallucinating vividly
This circus isn’t what it seems
What it seems!
Track Name: Welcome To The Show!
Helloooo….. is anybody out there??

Well hello everybody
We finally did it
We finally made the record
and we’re really pumped
and we’d just like to begin by saying,
ya know
Welcome to the show!

That’s how it goes
a rude boy rhythm with a two tone flow

Rude boy, rude girl!
Welcome to the show!

You see i’m always in a rut
always close to giving up
puff puff you called my bluff
I’ll let ma mood erupt
and my ambition fly
so cut the negative vibe
We’re not afraid of heights

And that’s the way that we roll
spreading seeds over soil
in the dance hall

Rude boy, Rude girl
Welcome to the show!

Nothing but peace and unity
FREE
We are but one nation
We are we are we are
And we skinny because we are hungry

And here it begins
My death
my death
my death
my death I’m going under
My death
oh help me out
oh help me out
You’ve gotta get me outta here
Track Name: 8 Dollars


Awwwwwwwwwww! Yeah!

Sweaty from the heat baby NYC!
In a park full foreigners
Treading off the beat
Feeling oh so small looking up at these walls
We gave power to kids who can destroy the world
Now they sit in offices
Behind desks in grey
I can not say they're evil, man
They're just playing the game
And it's the game we've gotta play
We all make our own path
You've gotta do the math
Survival… it's just for a laugh

Don’t you go wasting it
Oh put it to the test
Get out on your own and try to do your best!
Don’t you go wasting it
Put it to the test
Don't let these motherfuckers get you down!

Ooo we can always take it back
Oh we can always take it
Back to days when we had 8 dollars
Q-tip was on the deck
Brooklyn's Tuesday night

So little money in my pocket
What to do?
I never went to Uni
Will I ever make it through?
To have music as a goal
Is scary to me
Because every time I look around I think oh my god
I’ve gotta save money
Gotta go back on tour
I’ve gotta hang out with my friends
I gotta be a lover
I’ve gotta help my girlfriend (I mean she’s gotta help me) more than anything in the world but
Oh what am I ever gonna do?
Track Name: Apple Tree
The better man said don't kill the man
But it's the bad man who is the one killing man
And that's the man who's sitting up top
He's the boss, it's wrong it's all mixed up

Toxic lotion lathered on thick
Jump into the ocean to avoid getting sick
Now stop and think but not for too long
cause it'll mess with your head and that is what they want so

I'll pass the trees
Until I turn green
I'll pass the tress
Until I turn green
I'll sail in the breeze and let wind blow me
to all the places that i wanna be so

Woah Oh
Am I really trying?
Woah Oh
If I said yes well I'd be lying

Yo, the better man said live life in peace
And the bad man sat on the floor and weeped
In out
In out
In out
What’s this life about?

Well as far as can see
When I was playing in the maze
There’s a timer hanging over every one of our graves
Never counting the days
I’ll just sleep ‘em away

Gotta put in work
To make dat minimum wage
and so I’ll

Pick it up
I’ll pick it up and then I’ll
Put it down
I’ll put it down
I never had the words
to make it right to the end
Space, evacuate, handstand, command
Oh pick it up!

Now this is the point where you turn your night around
Flip it upside down please oh please don't frown
Because in the end you know we're all gonna die so do yourself a favour and let yourself smile

Well the night is bright and the sky is wide

Apple tree you and me
Live your life
Live it free
Track Name: We Are Not Afraid (We're Fucking Terrified)
Elevated above the earth relaxed I sit content
with the ever flowing present without beginning or end
I slip into a fall
Immersed within it all
Voices voices flood my head
And this is what they said

They said to me never let your dreams go by
cause when they do they’ll fly high
And I am blazed like all the running around in this maze
And this was never the original song
It’s just the remix to ignition
That we sing
Put it on!
I’m singin’ ohhh so lay your head down boy

Exhale release that breath
and feel the stress lose its depth
reverse the motions and back it up
you've done enough and look just as rough
your inner voice beckons and calls to the howling winds
"just give in"
and if you do you just might be the ones to sleep with dreams of light

It's ok now don't be afraid
I'm gonna be here for you
It's ok now don't be afraid
we'll make it through to the end
I'll keep you warm by the fire
I'll keep you warm by the fire

Woah woah ohh ohh
Yeah I never ever want to feel alone
Woah woah ohh ohh
If you need me I'll be sitting by my phone

Like a radio
we flick and to tune through many channels
Too many and too vast to see in waking life to handle

Woah woah ohh ohh
Yeah I never ever want to feel alone
Woah woah ohh ohh
If you need me I'll be sitting by my phone
Yeah I’m waiting for you
After all the things you put me through
Woah woah ohh ohhhhh

Whatever we’ve been through
We will come out on the other side
No one will ever take us dead or in the night
We aren’t afraid
We aren’t afraid

WE’RE FUCKING TERRIFIED!
Track Name: Nights & Daze
We are nothing but the Rudest!
Haha!

It doesn’t matter!

I miss him
I miss him greatly
The kid with the smile that could skate all day see
I really felt he had it all
I really think he had it

What ahhh
What a motherfucker
Smoked too much ganja he must’ve
Little boy playing in the trees
You and me we are not the same

So I’m writing
So I’m writing with the lights on
With the fan
With the fan cooling me down
Can it get
Can it get any hotter?

Jessica doesn’t think so
She makes a cool mojito
And takes it to the lobby
This way she thinks she’s on holiday

Please tell me now if we’re ever going back
That look in her eyes telling pictures of a new life
Okay let’s both go on a trip
Nights ’n’ Daze
I live for this

Hop to the docks
Set sail today
I gotta get to ahead
I gotta pull my weight
Stand up stop Laying around
Get ya head off the ground

I’ve seen him
I’ve seen him lately
The kid with the beer
That he bought on sale see
I really felt he had it all
I really think he had it

What a
What a motherfucker
Smoked too much
Ganja he must’ve
Little boy playing in the streets
You and me we are not the same
Track Name: Coaster
Another taxi ride
yeah another late night home
I'm trying to beat the traffic on the bus
(head) like a cluster bomb of mistakes to much to bare
I can't even sit in this chair

And now I've lost the point
and now i've got a headache
and now i'm vomiting and I can't get my fucking shit straight

I spend most of my time pulling faces in the mirror
behind bathroom doors i consider myself

Dead dead
We are all dead
We are all dead dead dead
We are all dead

But we'll keep on going because that's the point
We can't just sit around and let this shit get to ourselves
We'll all go nuts and it's too late for me
I've gotta save you from the devil
He's inside of meeee

Yeah I'll just take the coaster on home
If you need me I'll be sitting on my throne
Yeah I'll just take the coaster on home

If I was a spaceman
I would have it my way
I would gaze down on the Earth like every single day
In the night time I would sleep and I wouldn't be annoyed
by all these haunting dreams and these cowards
who I find sporting in my knapsack
better put 'em on my back
take 'em round with me man I'll never let these demons go
the devil's in me
he's also in you
so without a God who will sing the truth?

Let yourself shine away
Let yourself shine away
Let yourself shine awayyyy

Let yourself shine away
I’m on the brink of it all
I wanna fall and let it all out

Dead dead
We are all dead
We are all dead dead dead
We are all dead

We are all dead
Live life
Love one another

Who is gonna save you?
Who will save you now?
Who will save you?
Will you save you yourself?

Who will save you?
Who will save you from the devil?
Who will save you from the demons within?
Who will save when it’s in your mind?
Who will save you once it’s in your miiiiind?
Track Name: Conversations With Creation
Imagination is creation
Not a metaphor
I'm awake sleeping
Manifesting every thought

Sending ripples through the ether
Conversations in my head
I'm feeling telepathic
as when you bring it up
it's like it's already been said
(Already been)
Within the physical boundaries of this body
I can tell when you're angry
Emotion is hungry
Voices are louder
Than volcanoes erupt
overflowing with silence I've gotta listen up

Once again i'm speaking gibberish
God damn this game i love it so much
like playing in the rain until the wind swells up
Now covered in frostbite I've gotta shake it off

A throbbing in my head
In ma head
A nagging let me go
Oh let me go
To where I ask her and she say's I don't know
Paul is your quest you've gotta find your way back home
But this time you're all alone

This is not a metaphor
Awake sleeping
Manifesting every thought
I think I'm dreaming

This is not a metaphor
Awake sleeping
Manifesting every thought
I think I'm dreaming

Ohhh ohh ohhh
Conversations with creation
Conversations
Ohhh ohh ohhh
Conversations with creation
This is not a metaphor awake sleeping
Woah oh oh oh Woah oh oh oh
Conversations with creation

She whispers gently in my ear
I say I cannot hear her
She says I know you can
So don't bury the treasure
Sleeping alone at the bottom of the ocean
Drinking up the potion from elders devotion
Sliding smoothly down my throat
I feel it rock the boat
Once again I feel my feet start to float
Uh huh

Oh no oh here we go again
I'm leaving my body for the next dimension
I’m singin’
Oh no here we go again
I'm leaving my body … but is this the end?
Track Name: Let It Flow
Let it flow yo
Let it flow yo
Let it flow unwind and let go yo
Let it flow yo
Let it flow OH
Let it flow unwind and let go

Unwind and let go
unlock your door
I came to show you things we can both explore
From the hills to the trees to lakes you and me
We’ll delve down deep to discover our peace
At night we’ll sleep, huddled in a ball
No threat, no end, no death don’t call
And even if it does I’ll reject it to pick up
That’s right fuck that
Yeah dying’s for chumps

Blue valentine it’s on my mind
As I sip my wine
The dimensions they climb up on top off me
this movie’s nuts
Powerfully moving, love is tough
No happy ending close in sight
Tears well up from deep down inside
And all I can think about is you
It’s true, love is brutal to make it through so

Unwind and let go
Release your key
We’ll smash down the door to infinity
Our eyes on the prize and ahead of the game
Tonight we dance
Tonight we sing

At noon we’ll sit
Far from home
No job
No rhyme
2 kids are thrown
Out Into the world with a pack upon our backs
All the time to think and interact

My past comes up
I don’t feel too safe
Confidence shot
Never felt this way
God damn it I’m glad that I’m here with you
You showed me things that I could never do

Travel back in time
To when we drank wine
That night was so bright
Reminds me of streetlight

The next day
I wake undressed
Says she likes my hair a mess
And I cannot disagree when she lays on top of me
Take me to space, I love your face
And I love you skin and I love you smile
and I love your scent you make me feel like
for once in my 20’s I can honestly say, I’m happy man and
Life is ok
Track Name: W.A.S.P.S
We all wanna see
We all wanna bleed
We all wanna be happy
Yeah!

Why? I can’t seem to shut off
And If I do well you know I’m on the come up
Come up!
When in town I like to play with my nips
I like to rip em’ up
I like to give em’ a twist
Heaven, happiness that is supreme
And everything in between?
Well that’s the day dream
and I can see it now
and I can see it clear
That everyone one in here
Is just afraid of the beer

We all wanna see
If the happy can bleed
We all wanna see fear kill the enemy
I'll always compare myself to crumbing streets
with the distance travelled leaving me weak

Failing in the race
Flat tired and lost
can't handle the thought of devouring scotch
poison over happiness reigns supreme
and out of everything I sit to abuse a drink

Oh yeah, yeah we kick it like that
Said oh yeah, yeah we kick it like that ohhh

La La La

Put in this position I’m a kid who wouldn’t listen
Diggin’ potholes to the city
Where they keeping’ the witches?
Where the witches hiding?
And can I follow?
I’ll give you alcohol
make sure to.. SWALLOW!

Get off the internet
It’s like a tick, addicted to click pics of tits
And I’m not saying that it’s all that bad … but when I’m always on my fucking pad
It’s like no one ever talks these days
it’s just a phone in their face
It’s just phone MY face
when I ride bus i like to disconnect
A Harbour bridge sunset cannot missed
Depleted!

Yea yea
If you’ve got a song you love
What you gonna?

Ya gonna sing that song
Sing it all day
Ya gonna sing that song
Sing it all day
We’re gonna sing this song
Gonna sing it all day
We’re gonna sing this song
Gonna sing it all day
I kinda feel like dancing
Ho!

W A S P S
W A S P S
W A S P S
W A S P S
Track Name: Sunday
A supernova explodes in the sky
illuminating eyes, we must survive
I wanna know what it's like to die 
You will hurt you will cry
and you will watch the world's demise
I guess that's the thrill of the ride

While sipping' on tea I felt the gaze of my lover
She peered into my soul using the lotus as her posture
She grew the grass beneath my feet
Sat me down so gently
Said
Sit and listen
Sit and listen
Sit and listen

Into the void we go WOAH OH
tread lightly through the snow
These people that we know
Play tricks for kicks so stay at home
But NO I had to go
I'd never really felt this alone

Do you feel alive
Do you feel alive
We hold this pain inside
That I don't want to hide

While sipping on tea I heard the post man mutter
If all these letters came to me I'd feel more love than Opera
He knows those times when you don’t wanna get outta bed
blood is rushing through your head
through your heeeead

Throwing up now in the basin
Face down releasing poison
Can you feel that toxic sludge?
It's killing you devoid of all love
Hate
Is this feeling worth the escape?
I don't want to be here

Pick it up break down the temple
Inspect all ancient symbols
Your reflection's showing you the key
to stop this misery
Take a break it's Sunday
Take a break it's Sunday
A time to rest to feel your best
I'm sick of feeling like such a mess

How long long must I go on?
How long must we sing these fucking songs
Until something clicks
And takes away the sadness

I have a feeling it’s going to be okay!
Track Name: Blink
Awwwwww yea
This is the Night Gaunts sound
We wanna thank you for getting down
We wanna thank you for coming out to the show
Let’s go!

Don't want to think too much no
Don't want to think too much no
Don't want to think so much
I can't seem to keep these thoughts away
I cannot keep these thoughts away
I cannot keep these thoughts away
His lips are flaming fires in my brain

This is the point where I break it down and
admit to myself that I might need help
To surrender control is but the goal
This microphone is feeling oh so loopy
like Goofy, I’m flailing and I’m moving
Like a belly dancers showtime
Romance for me comes harder than these rhymes

I need a drink to take the chill away
I need a drink to take the chill away
I gotta make it through this set
Inhale to take in oxygen
Or pass out on the floor down

And never wake up again
Never wake up again
I'm only 24 I never thought I’d ever feel like this
laying naked in my bed
My thoughts they consume my head

Oh will these fucking wisdom teeth kill me
put me in the grave
I am always one to misbehave
especially around these girls
that paint the symbols of my world
They're so in control of what I think
the elephant is pink
looping through head
I’m dead I’m sea I’m sea I’m dead I’m

And I’ll never wake up again
Never wake up again
Now I’m 25 I never thought I’d ever feel like this
laying naked in my bed
My thoughts they consume my head

You know I was never really anxious before in all the other songs
the first two albums, I kinda just made it up
But now for some hilarious reason I am anxious
It’s more like an existential crisis anxious
I dunno, it’s almost like what you think and put out there actually manifests
into reality, or something… almost
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We’re all sleeping
We’re all sleeping
I’m pushing 26 how long do I have to feel like this?
I just love and want you to love me too