swans

by cera

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"Individually, the members of Cera (Jamie Bell, Ryan Goertzen, Gordon Price and Justin Arding) have made just about every kind of music imaginable. Collectively, they create tightly crafted rock songs that have won them a large following in Prince George and beyond.

The greatest challenge with this EP is translating their infectious live show into a recorded project. Fortunately, they more than meet this goal, most triumphantly on “Braid,” recorded at Third (the venue) with fans providing gang vocals. These are songs designed for a high-energy live set, not adapted for them."

-Andrew Kurjata, Station Manager of CFUR, for "The Scene"

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released October 9, 2010

Cover photo snapped by Jenn Kowalchuk.

A dude named CJ Hagerman will one day wonder why he's on the cover of this album.

Produced, engineered, mixed by Jamie Bell.

Mastered by Matt Roach.

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Track Name: fightorflight
When where you are's not where you wanna be,
You've got a choice to make.
It's fight or flight, this is your life,
So make it quick.

Every breath you take will be a breath you wish you'd take back from yourself
So make a choice, and make it quick.

Maybe if I never leave the ground, then I'll never fall.
Maybe if I never leave the ground, then I'll never fall.

When where you are's not where you wanna be,
You've got a choice to make.
It's fight or flight, this is your life,
So make it quick.

Every breath you take will be a breath you wish you'd take back from yourself
So make a choice, and make it quick.

Wake up, wake up
The sea is spilling over
Wake up, wake up
These walls won't serve as shelter

With it falling all around
We stand solid on this ground
'cause here's where we want to be.
Track Name: Maybe the Swans Will Save Us
A slab of rock in the ground,
Covered by a blanket that never lets me down
My life's just words in stone.

It's not just the end that rhymes,
Even though you try, you'll forget me every time
My life's just words in song.

WHOA OH!

When everyone I love is gone,
Where is there left to go?
Everyone I love is going home

Everybody's looking for something
Everybody's looking for somewhere to die

A toast among old friends,
Talk about good times, but don't talk about the end
My life's just thoughts in your head.

A whisper on your breath,
Everything I ever was comes down to this,
A letter on your wrist.
Track Name: Uniforms
He was standing on the edge, waiting for a chance to sleep
Neck and neck with our dreaming brothers
But it's so far down, and I'm shaking at the thought of being
Lost before I hit the ground

We found our new holes to hide in
But those dogs still have wind of our scent
And once the frost covers our heads
We'll be better off left with the dead

I'm praying that we make it past this biting cold,
all these devils nipping at our toes
We'll pick up our bones, pick up our bones
and run for our lives.

Pull the trigger, we'll haunt you that much quicker.

Standing rank and file, our hearts in prayer
They turn our names to numbers here
Standing hand in hand with bloodsoaked tears
Their spiteful hands bring us to our knees

This is not revenge, and this is not from hate
This is in justice, and it's only the beginning
You just did as you were told, but your uniform is woven bone
God will have the last word

We're calling you out.
Track Name: Braid
So the story goes, I'm still living with your ghost
I'm pressing on, this won't be a regretful song
My hands are filled with only good intentions
I'm saving the best for you

You're everywhere I want you to be
You're everywhere waiting with me

Maybe I'm selling myself too short
With the change I've been given,
But this box of memories is telling me,
there's no where else I'd rather be
Than here in the car, just counting the stars in the sky

BA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA!
Track Name: Out Where the Lake Is
Close your eyes, ignore your head
Just hear your heart instead
When you're gone, your heart undone
Say you loved until the end

You breathe this life into my heart,
Your love, it's really got me going
And I'm starting to feel I'd fall without you beside me.

So let's love until we can't,
Accept the roles we're cast,
Believe that we can,
And we can.

So let's love until we're dead,
Stay where our hearts have bled,
Where you're at is where it's led,
And everything's alright.

Everything's alright.

Baby don't go, cause I'll fall.
Baby don't go, baby don't go!