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echo lake: fundy adventure rally

Echo Lake [off Stay Home vs. The Love Shoppings (2007) and Reflected.10×10 (2012)] powers the middle legs of this video recap of the 500km Fundy Adventure Challenge rally. I’ve only ridden a motorcycle twice in my life – the last time over 20 years ago. I’ve not had any opportunity since, so the GoPro cycling vids popping up now w/ my songs are 100% xclnt. As a bonus, this one leaves the ambient engine noise “playing” along with my track, which I {heart}.

Published on Sep 16, 2014
The Nova Adventure Team traveled to New Brunswick to compete in the Fundy Adventure Challenge.

Music:
Josh Woodward – Airplane Mode – Instrumental Version
Westy Reflector – Echo Lake
Josh Woodward – Effortless – Instrumental


Stay Home vs. The Love Shoppings

20 December 2007

Everyone’s Picasso Now
Comatose/Straightjacket
Echo Lake
Spaced Out
Karma
Overheard Confessions
Isn’t It A Pity
Peaceful Songs
Love Note From The Future

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Everyone’s Picasso Now

Junk is a habit
Habits are formed
From a pattern
From a routine

Everything’s an equation. Everyone’s their own god now.
Everyone’s a sensation. Everyone is too smart now.

Space is a dream
Borders never smile
Earn a dollar
Earn a living

Living is short
Short for living wage
So wage war
Against the system please

Everything’s a revelation. Everyone’s a caveman now.
Everyone’s a sensation. Everyone is too smart now.

All at once
Everyone’s larger than life
But love starts life
Because life’s just a point of view
On the world
That makes this world
Safe for love

Everything’s a revelation. Everyone’s a caveman now.
Everything’s a temptation. Everyone’s a sinner now.
Everything’s a flirtation. Everyone’s a big shot now.
Everyone is too smart now.
Everyone’s their own god now.
Everyone’s Picasso Now.
Everyone is too smart now (that’s a warning).

11.29.2004 12:34am


Echo Lake

before everything just fades…

gotta get out of echo lake
is it too much to ask
to challenge your fate?
gotta get out of echo lake

gotta get out before it’s too late
it’s never enough to know
to jump aboard that train.

schedule me some piece of mind
let me fall into easy times
cover me with memory
til i’m blind

gotta let out all the collar seams
it’s a mouthful to swallow
in someone else’s dreams
i got to get out as real as this may seem

gotta get out of echo lake
it’s too much
to ask
to re-sign your fate
gotta get out before it’s too late

everything just fades

08.14.1995; 07.07.2006 9:57am


Overheard Confessions

you’re a catholic priest listening to a stream of sunday confessions. in the final one, a woman admits her love for you and asks you to help her escape. what do you do?

“Morning is the hardest time when the mirror leaves you blue”
“He says it’s always the same you got no one to blame but the one looking back at you”

“15 years working on the line just to try make a name”
“And all those voices are quiet now who said he’d be something great”

“Hey god here’s 50
Dollars for all the years
At a dollar a prayer that’s 50 Prayers ”

“help him get some help getting out of here”

“He’s been dreaming of Hunter’s fireworks – sayin ‘shoot me to space that’s cool’ ”
“Everytime HST looked up do you think he lit that fuse?”

“He’s been gambling with our future for a while”
“He’s been holding out all his life for that last quarter mile”

“But we can make it if we start now – it might not be too late
To turn one last midnight drive into a grand escape”

“Sometimes you seem to have fun with man,
picking him up just to knock him down”


Love Note From The Future

to the end and back. maybe.

Ever since that big causeway break
You’re in that trance where you never come out
& I keep flashing on that big wave
That came & washed our only way out

that’s all I know that’s all I know seven long years that’s all I know

Summer passed me by
You oughta know you
Were the reason why I
Wasted all this
Time

Always are stories you always tell
Drown it all out sleep through the night
Candides laughing behind every water well
All the hate and greed and power now amplified

it’s all the same it’s all the same since before before the wave

Summer passed me by
You oughta know you
Were the reason why I
Wasted all this
Time

I stopped thinking about life without war
Now there’s no such thing left as small talk
But I’ll never let down this old guitar
Even when it weighs so much
and this is such
a
long
walk


Comatose/Straightjacket

the devil’s choice is always a temptation.

i had this debutante invite me to her ball
but she met another guy in the basement of the hall
wouldn’t you know it? she made 2 calls.

i gave them time to play a little duck and hide
i know they wanted ten but i only gave ‘em five
seconds to make up their mind

yeah, a coma or a straightjacket?
life is grand if you avoid half of it
your mind and body are forever split
so, a coma or a straightjacket?

you hear a man pump some gas into the car
how many gallons do you think there are?
you know if he popped that hatch – well, there you are!

yeah, a coma or a straightjacket?
life is grand if you avoid half of it
your mind and body are forever split
so, a coma or a straightjacket?

i had this debutante invite me to her ball
maybe next time she’ll only make 1 call
i just don’t think she remembers much at all

11.21.1996


Karma

choose a side, for once.

At least stand up for love
Since you never say the wrong thing
And you’re always on the right side

But you’ve never known stars brighter than a city night
‘Cause you never had to choose a side.

Everyone you’ve ever met just talked to each other
So ½ the people you’ve ever met now contradict the other
How does it feel to be?
Now that all the world walks by –
bye bye

It’s the softest sound
When dreams are loud
No one turns around

But you’ve never heard nothing louder than a starry night
Since you’ve never had to choose a side

Everyone you’ve ever met just talked to each other
So ½ the people you’ve ever met now contradict the other
How does it feel to be?
Now that all the world walks by –

bye bye

03.17.2005 12:00am


Peaceful Songs

every once in a while, country-fried.

One fine day
They’re gonna take me away
To that land of peaceful songs
And on that day they’ll hear me say
“I finally found a place where I belong!”

It’s been a long life and a long time comin
Too many heartbreaks in fair times
I’ve done a lot of hurting & I will pay the price
But I saved myself from a worthless life

One fine day
They’re gonna take me away
To that land of peaceful songs
And on that day they’ll hear me say
“I finally found a place where I belong!”

I carry ghosts and dreams of 22
And those days move faster into night
I left my home and a name that made me blue
That’s the last time that I’m turning at that light

One fine day
They’re gonna take me away
To that land of peaceful songs
And on that day they’ll hear me say
“I finally found a place where I belong!”


Cover Club: Isn’t It A Pity

there are too many people
who can’t see we’re all the same

George Harrison’s Isn’t It A Pity. Recorded Halloween 2006.


Spaced Out


you & i we’re lost in the crowd but we live in a world the world can’t see

i’m not spaced out i just can’t care about where i’m really going
i’m sure it all looks like here

i’m not buyin that you’ll cope with the changes ‘cause everything changes and you’re countin’ on nothin’ changing you’re gonna get burned you’re gonna get bored enough to want to get born again but you were warned again and again

that every second act has a first word and this time it can’t be “mama!”

i’m not spaced out i just can’t care about where i’m really going
i’m sure it all looks like here

what do you think?