THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD

by Shawn Mrazek Lives!

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Limited Edition 12" Vinyl - SOLD OUT!

Songs of exodus, self-discovery, joy, and freedom!

Performed by Shawn Mrazek THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD includes cameos from Adrian Teacher (Apollo Ghosts), Stephen Hamm (Slow, Jungle, Canned Hamm) Hayz Fisher (The New Values), JP Carter (Destroyer) and Chris-a-riffic!

If you feel like crap, this record is for you!!

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released 28 May 2013

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RECORDED BY:
Hayz Fisher

PERFORMED BY:
Shawn Mrazek / Vocals, Guitar, Organs, Piano, Bass (3) & Drums
Hayz Fisher / Bass, Lead Guitar (6), Viola (3)

COVER DESIGN BY:
Cathy Matusicky, Liam Hogan & Shawn Mrazek

PHOTOS BY:
Paul Huisking (Cover) & Steve Louie (Back)

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS:
Adrian Teacher / Lead Guitar (1 bridge)
Stephen Hamm / Piano, Hammond (4, 7)
JP Carter / Trumpet (6)
Chris-a-riffic / Rhodes (7)
Molly Matusicky / Keyboard (5 bridge)
Nicole Dale / Viola (6)

GANG VOCALS (song 2)
Caitlin Gilroy, Rose Melberg, Steve Louie, Elisha May Rembold, Chris-A-Riffic

ALL SONGS BY:
Shawn Mrazek
*except My Funny Valentine by Hart & Rodgers

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Track Name: Man In The Glass
I'm so nervous what to do with my hands
won't you come over and understand
and everybody says that the key is within
oh my God I'm dying to fit in
oh my God lets begin
alright!

inside my exodus has just begun
I'm listening to that voice I'm too tired to run
because that race is for others for others to win
oh my God don't let me begin
oh my God looks like I hid my gin
oh no!

I caught my reflection my reflection in glass
my eyes are clear and the clouds have passed

sometimes with changes we don't know where to start
so used to the facade and playing the part
but that race is for others for others to win
oh my God I'm dying to fit in
oh my God looks like I found my grin

and I knew it was there all along
Track Name: Forget The Past
lets forget the past
and sing for today

lets forget the past
no more gazing at our shoes
we know what they look like when we bought them
instead lets look to our friend ... hey friend!
and look into their eyes
and tell them that they matter

because there's nothing sadder
than no expression
because it leads us to depression
and the pull is too much
and the pull is too much
and the pull
I give up lets get out of here

so lets forget the past
lets forget the past
and sing for today
because we are alive and isn't that good enough?
we are alive isn't that good enough to sing yay?
to sing yay

because the pull is too much
the pull is too much
and the pull
I give up lets get out of here
so if you want to live
follow me and lets get our hearts out of here
Track Name: Can't See Me
i can't seem to see me cause there so many tears you see
and I want the lights off so I can't see me
cause when there on I still can't see me

even in my dreams there's something to prove
i still gotta prove - prove I can fly
if could calm down
and if could come down
from the downs

well i'm scared
but i have hopes
you know I was hoping that i'd turn out to be something good
not good at it
just good

and if i never learnt - learnt how to die
and if i never learnt from you how to lie
and if I could feel - feel something good
I just wanted to be
I wanted to be good
I think that I could

if could calm down
and if I could come down from the downs
Track Name: Another World
yup!

o' friend are you okay?
no matter what it can be alright
that's what we need to say
and it - it works for just one day
if we put them back to back
we have our shield from the attack

there is another world
inside of this one

when terrible feelings hit
hit them back and hit them hard
because they'll never last
together we can beat them

there is another world
inside of this one
that's right
there is another world
inside of this one

what do you say?
Track Name: The Forest Inside My Heart
can the world take the man
who is free from himself
he is free from the world
free of his masks
they can't stand his face
so they look away
pretend he's not there
put their heads in the sand
and say they don't care

i want to step out into the wilderness
and find the forest inside my heart
but the boulders tell me lies
they say i'm no good
i want to jump in the lake
and swim away
and find the still
i can't find inside my pills

something inside of me tells me to run

lets head out to the desert
like Anthony The Great
after twenty years of solitude
they say that he glows
they say that he knows
how to turn into fire
and that he's free of all desire
Track Name: My Funny Valentine
my funny valentine
my sweet comic valentine
you make me smile with my heart
your looks are laughable
they're unphotographable
yet you're my favourite work of art
is your figure less than greek
does your mouth feel a little weak
when you open it to speak
are you smart
but don't change your hair for me
not if you care for me
stay little valentine - stay
cause each day is valentine's
each day is valentine's day
my funny valentine
my sweet comic valentine
you make me smile with my heart
Track Name: Invisible Hands
as a kid i use to climb up my ladder sure to find
my place of peace and happiness
in the clouds I'd find my rest
and so it makes no difference
as long as your climbing up that ladder
when you're climbing you may fall
climbing matters first of all
and words or rocks may peg you off
make sure your grip is tough enough
when you're climbing and you fear
those lashing tongues so insincere

what should I do?
who should I be?
sometimes it gets to hard to see

so this journey and exodus
might mean leaving the rest of us
and they make mock you and make up lies
and bend the truth from others eyes
but it makes no difference as long
as your climbing up that ladder
so farewell my phantom friend
I hope we never meet again
and if we do I think you'll find
I look the same but I changed my mind

what should I do
who should I be
invisible hands grab ahold of me
I'm stuck behind this enormous tree

so come along if you can
on the ladder I'll grab your hand
terrible feelings they'll never last
in patient silence this too shall pass
Track Name: Love Is Bursting Through The Walls
here we sit inside our rooms
with four walls and with our doom
and will it come?
and will it save?
will love come bursting through the walls?

alienated we feel outside
and our feelings are like the tide
there's a yearning inside of our hearts
lets listen and make a start
cause it could happen any day
the walls will fall away
the walls will fall away
lets carry them away!

love is bursting through the walls
love is bursting through the walls
the walls

don't listen to those who compete
they don't know it but they're asleep
they'll try to tell you everything they know
these people really fuck with the flow
but it doesn't matter anyway
the walls will fall away
the walls will fall away
lets carry them away!

love is bursting through the walls
love is bursting through the walls
the walls