Leave Alight

by Krista Muir

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1.
Corfu 00:48
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...
2.
Kuss 02:36
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
3.
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
4.
Libre Encore 02:30
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
5.
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...
6.
La Grenade 02:14
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
7.
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
8.
Letters 02:18
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....
9.
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
10.
Leave Alight 02:25
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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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

hypo records was founded by Krista Muir. She lives in a world of surrealism, cuckoo clocks and antique lampshades. Her multilingual pop albums and genre-bending has taken her and alter ego Lederhosen Lucil around the world and led to collaborations with DJ Kid Koala and filmmaker Kara Blake. "New Math"is her first LIVE off the floor EP. Coming soon: Les Chouettes - chansons yéyé Psychedelique! ... more

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