All The Old Familiar Ways

by the quiet revolution

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released February 3, 2017

Adrian Burrill plays trumpet on Reveille
Gregory MacLaughlin contributed a drone to All The Old Familiar Ways

All songs written, performed, recorded and mixed by K Scott Maynard at various apartments in Toronto, ON and Whitehorse, YT

except

Mayan Calendar and Crowsnest, which were performed by

James van Bolhuis - drums
Michael Boyd - guitar, harmony vocal
K Scott Maynard - bass, vocal

and were recorded and mixed in one day by John Critchley at his Green Door studio in Toronto


mastered by Jordy Walker

all photos taken by K Scott Maynard except the band photo which was probably taken by Simon Rogers


Thanks: ADR, Gabe and Bee, Pete O'Neill, Ronley Teper and her Lipliners, Andrew Copland, Tim Maynard, Stacey McLeod, Lex Scully, Chad Dembski, Buffy Krieger, Lianne Cranfield, Kim Winnicky and Music Yukon, Andrew Conners and YFS, Duncan Sinclair, Gen Grant

Also thanks to the many musicians who have helped workshop and perform these songs:

Ben Hermann, Nick Taylor, Chris Timpano, Andrew Innanen, Michael Boyd, James van Bolhuis, Roman Tomé, Don Murray, Jordy Walker, Micah Smith, Fiona Solon, Adrian Burrill, Gregory MacLaughlin, Leith Hill, Kyle Cashen, Sam Gallagher

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Track Name: Reveille
"The planet does not need more 'successful' people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it." - David Orr
Track Name: Mayan Calendar
Why would I bother to get out of bed
When it's minus fifteen
And the world is gonna come to an end in a year and a half

Think I'm permanently damaged in the head
Frozen pizza and ecstasy
formed into a toxic sludge and burned a hole in my brain

Crazy – voices in my head make me
Crazy – the whole fucking world's going
Crazy – it's no wonder I wanna stay high

Bombs going off in the markets in Spain
And there's buckets of oil in the rain
It's a wonder I don't wanna die

Why get excited by coming of age
To inherit a legacy of
Bottomed out bottom lines and a minimum wage

No surprise you've a low credibility line
Saying drugs are illegal from the back rooms
While doing lines off the tits of a whore

Crazy (etc)

Why would I bother to try to unwind
When we're all out of time
And the world is gonna come to an end in a year and a half

Crazy (etc)

Appalled – Kettled in with our backs to the wall
Management's got us all by the balls
In the 21st Century
Track Name: Passenger
Would you watch me fall
When I needed to fall
Because I needed to fall

Passenger
Passenger
Passenger
In a lie
In a lie

It remained the same
In that village where we stayed
I forget the name
Italy or Spain

Passenger
Passenger
Passenger
In a lie
In a lie

You emit a lie
Admit you lie
To justify
The other lie

Passenger
Passenger
Passenger
In a lie
In a lie
Track Name: Antarctica
Ice floes slow the atrophy of time
The grain, the grind.

Memories remain encoded in the ice
Lost to humankind

We come, we go
The ebb and flow
Freezes and flows
Valence encodes
The energetic modes
H2O

Twenty seven thousand years beneath the ice
And still precise

A full cup thrust up to power the device
Encased in ice

We come, we go
The ebb and flow
Freezes and flows
Valence encodes
The energetic modes
H2O

What is time beyond the movement of the stars
Eternally

All the energy that we could ever need
For all, for free
Track Name: The Devil I Know for the Devil I See
The Devil I Know for the Devil I See
Who put the devil inside of me?
The devil I see for the devil I know
All along the way we go

Well I got lost along the way
Save my trouble for another day
Trust my feet to take the load
Nothing owned and nothing owed

The places we can go
In this world
Familiar places we all know
In this world
Oh the places we can go

The Devil I Know for the Devil I See
Who put the devil inside of me?
The devil I see for the devil I know
All along the way we go

The places we can go
In this world
The dangerous places we can go
In this world
Oh the places we can go

The places we can go
In this world
The dangerous places we all go
Without love
Oh the places we can go
Track Name: The Best Part Carries On
The Best Part Carries On
The Best Part Carries On


A red ball of bait
Ten thousand
Like a beating heart
Under the water
Under the water


The Best Part Carries On
The Best Part Carries On


Bluefish
Sides like silver
Ate their way through frenzied bait
Under the water
Under the water


The Best Part Carries On
The Best Part Carries On


Peaceful, patient
Understanding attitude
Plus food
Under the water
Under the water
Under the water
Under the water
Track Name: Death By Low Grade Plastic
I want you to be better
Track Name: Crowsnest
Your eyes are open, you pick up the pace
You take what you can to run the human race
Whatever it takes to get you through the day

But the waters are rising so fast
As you sit in safety at the top of the mast
Perched in a crowsnest as the river runs past

It's in our nature, our particular curse
Things are in bad shape and getting worse
Until you need no encouragement
No further encouragement

You only believe what you can see with your eyes
But your children's children watch the phoenix rise
They need no encouragement
No further encouragement

They'll weather the changes, they'll suffer and learn
While it'll be your fate to see it burn
Your sense of entitlement
Your sense of entitlement

We dream in colour
We dream as one
Track Name: All The Old Familiar Ways
Don't want to think about the implications
Of what they're putting in the water
A thousand miles away.
Are these unnecessary complications
Or does it really matter?
It sounds unkind to say that

You don't even try
To find another way round
How you justify
All the old familiar ways


Well it's a reasonable explanation
As sound as any other.
Too tired to explain
Another throwback conversation,
Another ripple in the water
Too high from all the rain

You don't even try
To find another way round
There's no compromise
All the old familiar ways


Still trying to forget you
A thousand times a day
I asked her if she missed you
She laughed and turned away
It's partly the emotion
It's part of the display
You're drunk and you're immortal
A tried and tired play

You don't even try
To find another way round
There's no compromise
All the old familiar ways