Leave Alight

by Krista Muir

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Dark and strange times are a wealth of inspiration and creativity. Leave Alight is a playfully winsome family of pretty songs underpinned by melancholy. "Leave Alight" is the fruit of many hours of creativity, laughter and frustration, most of which were fueled by home made ginger cookies. Eternal thanks to my friends and family who helped see this breech labor through. You know who you are and I love you dearly. We did it! Yes! Now for the next album...

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released August 31, 2007

Krista Muir: baritone ukulele, vocals, piano, violin, percussion, drums, found sounds
Dave MacKinnon: banjo, rhodes, piano, percussion
Brian Poirier: vocals, percussion, bass
Shane Watt III: electric guitar, percussion, vocals
Jason Tait and Pat Magee: drums, percussion
Becky Foon and Alex McMaster: cello
Olga Goreas: flute

Produced by The Fembots, Krista Muir and Shane Watt. Recorded at The Junkshop in Toronto, and My Bedroom/Haunted Hallway/Marsonic in Montreal. Mastered by Richard G. Benoit @ Circus Tricks.

Woodcut by Stefanos Rokos. Athens, Greece
www.stefanosrokos.gr
Illustration by Jules Julien. Paris, France
www.julesjulien.com
Photograph by Roger Aziz. Montreal, Quebec
www.rogeraziz.com

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Krista Muir Montreal, Québec

Krista Muir lives in a world of surrealism, cuckoo clocks and antique lampshades. Her multilingual pop albums have taken her and alter ego Lederhosen Lucil around the world since 2001 and led to collaborations with DJ Kid Koala, director Kara Blake and Daily Tous Les Jours. "The Tides" is her 7th release to date, exploring her talents as composer, engineer, musician and graphic designer. ... more

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Track Name: Corfu
Hello - I know you're out there
Running through the electromagnetic waves
Hello - I know you're out there
As long as I'm in motion I will stay
And I've gathered all the flowers before the frost
If you listen very closely...
Track Name: Kuss
But not when you miss - not when you miss
This is just a kiss - this is not a kiss
A kiss is but a kiss - not this
But not when you miss - not when you miss
I'm so cold - you're so cool

(Bird noises)

Not this
This is but a kiss - this is not a miss
This is only this - not a kiss
Track Name: Concrete Lovesong
We live in this house together
whose to say we bathe in unholy water
we write our names in concrete playgrounds
and now i'm moving so fast - so fast and far away
i'm overhead you're bathing in my thoughts today
and if I could wade through to you It'd be ok

I know - I know this is how to fold it into the perfect shape
I know it ought to fit - but the paper cuts are getting deeper

We live in this house together
whose to say we bathe in unholy water
we drown ourselves in concrete playgrounds
I know - I know this is how to fold it into the perfect shape
I know it ought to fit - but the paper cuts are getting deeper
Track Name: Libre Encore
Il était bien - bien elevé
il était poli - attentioné
elle était petite - toujours presse
elle était ouverte - imaginatif

une demi douzaine cadenas
six clés différents - ca marche chaque fois
une demi douzaine cadenas
six clés différents - ca marche chaque fois

Il était bien - bien fabriqué
il s'est perdu - éloigné
elle était chouette - dédié
elle était fermé - désinteressé

une demi douzaine cadenas
six clés différents - ca marche chaque fois
une demi douzaine cadenas
six clés différents - ca marche chaque fois
Track Name: Walking The Night
sleep walking in a dead mans shirt
i'd been sleeping all night
bought it down at the local shop
a classic model in white
and he said 'hey! why do you ahve to dress that way when you're walking the night?" when you're walking the night

skipped town in a dead girls shoes
they were feeling too tight
they were once her favourite pair
got them free on a flight
and she said "hey! why do you have to dress that way when you're walking the night - when your'e walking the night

going to the mission.
on my way to the mission
almost at the mission
i'm at the mission...

walked home in a widows skirt
faded grey from the light
at the funeral the neighbours said
she wasn't up for his fight
and they said 'hey! where do you find the time to write when you're walking the night"

when you're walking the night
when i'm walking the night
when i'm walking the night
when i'm walking the night...
Track Name: La Grenade
La grenade rouge
Je garde dans mes mains
Graines, graines, trop de graines pour pousser
La grenade est tombé

Est lancé - est tombé - est laissé - seché

Et les graines dedans
sont trop sec maintenant
j'deviné
La grenade rouge
La grenade - ma grenade
Track Name: Hardwood Floors
Bending in the wind - bending to every little whim
Wading through the grass - wading through all the times that passed
And I swept it across the hardwood floor and it got lost in the cracks and there's no dirt anymore
I swept it across the hardwood floor and it got caught int he tracks and there's no dirt anymore

Je ne peut attendre plus - j'entends toujours le plancher
Couché - il est presque plus facile de se noyer

Je l'ai caché deriere la porte compartiment
il n y a desormais aucune saleté
Je l'ai caché deriere la porte compartiment
il n y a desormais aucune saleté

Je l'ai caché deriere la porte compartiment
il n y a desormais aucune saleté
Je l'ai caché deriere la porte compartiment
il n y a desormais aucune saleté

Et chaque fois que je mens je mens pareil
Et chaque fois que je reve c'est terminé
Et chaque fois que je mens je mens pareil
Et chaque fois que je reve c'est fabriqué

And I swept it across the hardwood floor and it got lost in the cracks and there's no dirt anymore
I swept it across the hardwood floor and it got caught int he tracks and there's no dirt anymore
Track Name: Letters
Oh why does it always happen to me?
Oh why do I always fall so easily?
I was looking through a box of letters today
and the letters made the words
and the words all flew away
I was looking through a box of letters today
and the letters made the words
and the words all flew away oh why...

does it always happen to me?
Oh why do I always fall so easily?
I was looking through a box of letters today
and the letters made the words
and the words all flew away
I was looking through a box of letters today
and the letters made the words
and the words all flew away oh why...

Maybe don't call me maybe
maybe just walk away
Maybe call me maybe
Maybe fly away....

I was looking through a box of letters today
and the letters made the words
and the words all flew away
I was looking through a box of letters today
and the letters made the words
and the words all flew away
I was looking through a box of letters today

Maybe don't call me maybe
maybe just walk away
Maybe don't call me baby
Maybe fly away....la la la laa....
Track Name: Drugging The Drain
I was drugging the drain
I was drugging the drain with the pain killers
the pain killers that all had expired
I was stopping the pain
I was stopping the pain before it had started
Go ahead and start it up!

And I didn't know that - didn't know that it would end this way
And I didn't know that it would start this way

I was drugging the drain
I was drugging the drain with the pain killers
the pain killers that all had expired
I was stopping the pain
I was stopping the pain before it had started
Go ahead and start it up!

And I didn't know that - didnt' know that it would end this way
And I always knew that - always knew it would start this way

Busy drugging the drain
Busy drugging the drain
Busy drugging the drain
Busy drugging the drain
Busy drugging the drain
Busy drugging the drain
Busy drugging the drain....ad infinitum
Track Name: Leave Alight
You said everything is gonna be alright
Is it gonna be alright or are we living in the sea?
I think realism just might kill me - so I'm living in a dream world
and I'm staying up all night

And I leave alight the light
and you leave alight the light
and I hope that we will live
Lives that are illuminated
And I leave alight the light
and you leave alight the light
and I hope that we will live
Lives that are illuminated

I said everything is gonna be alright
Yes it's gonna be alright because we're living int he sea
I think my dreamworld might kill me
looking for a little reality but it's not as bright

And I leave alight the light
and you leave alight the light
and I hope that we will live
Lives that are illuminated
And you leave alight the light
and I leave alight the light
and I hope that in the end
our lives will be illuminated

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