Mountie Quarters EP

by Cedarstrip Rocketship

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released January 6, 2017

Mountie Quarters
An EP by Cedarstrip Rocketship

“Mountie Quarters" was written, arranged and recorded
by Cedarstrip Rocketship between 2013 and 2016
at Lostcaux II in Toronto, ON.

french horns and backup vocals by Kayla Marshall
drums on Dandelion Seeds and Rocky IV by David Ross
flute and baritone sax by Ruhee Dewji
clarinet by Jean-Luc Tardif
drums on My Heart is a Bird and Rocky III,
bass, acoustic and electric guitars,
tuba, percussion, trombone, wurlitzer,
harmonica, piano and vocals by Daniel Taylor

mixed and mastered by Andrew Carr at Radio Logic Records in Toronto, ON.

great thanks go out from the bottom of my stupid little heart to
Elisha Denburg, Cataline Sadaba, Shannon Roszell, Scott Bradshaw,
Erika Werry, Yawn Temiseva and Gord Cumming, Sue Charters, Fred Larsen, Madeleine Thien, Sydney Fletcher, Tim Moffat, Mari Moreshead, JLT, Gilbert Marcelin, Vee Morency, Cat Montgomery, John Hudson and Andy Gilson, Anna Mernieks, Brent Jackson and Darrell Golden, Paul Humphrey, Andrew and Jenny, Vanessa and Zoe, Steve at Graffiti's and everybody who ever let me play a show anywhere. Julia, my mother Sylvia and my sister Andrea.

this record is dedicated to old John J.
wish you could have been here.

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Track Name: Dandelion Seeds
don't be surprised if this blows my mind
all over the fuckin wall
when anybody sane with even half a brain
could have seen it coming
the sheet lightning cracks in the thunderstacks
building up a head
the early warning rain on the weathervane
spinning off the shed as he sang

they went picking through the rubble
wondering why they hadn't seen it before
boxing up yer shit
wondering what it was that they could have done
you let the angels and the devils
wrestle for it once you were done
let the neighbours and the papers
figure it out when it's done

was it the neighbours or the papers
that would talk about you once you were done?
did the neighbours and the papers
talk about it once it was done?
once you'd painted your masterpiece?

so don't be surprised if it blows my mind
mama don't you cry if it blows my mind
darling don't you cry if it blows my mind away
it's just dandelion seeds on a gentle breeze

the neighbours shook their heads
man, he was always the nicest guy
the papers wrote about him
he was always the nicest guy
Track Name: Rocky IV
when i think of you
i think of that part
in rocky v
when he was so poor
and he'd lost his mind
in the fight from rocky iv
it was a sad part

yeah....
Track Name: Rocky III
As the floodlights are dying, I’m sitting here crying
My blood is still drying into flakes on the floor of the ring upstairs
The echoing, hollering, braying and brawling
Of the crowd is emptying out of Madison Square
The popcorn is squeaking, the janitor’s sweeping up
Handbills that promised the fight, no, the war of the century
Did I let you down when my face hit the ground?
I hadn’t even gone two lousy rounds with that wrecking machine

And it rings in my ears
You know, it rings in my ears
Like a bell, like a bomb
It still rings in my ears

They were calling his name
(Laaaaaaaaaaang)
They were calling his name.
(Laaaaaaaaaaang)
They were calling his name like they did mine yesterday.

Who could say why I lost, but I did and it’s done
Who could say why I lost my tiger eye, but I did and it’s gone.
Yeah, I did and it’s gone,
And there’s just a hole in my head
There’s a hole in my head.
He tore a hole in my head
My dear Talia, a hole.

And everyone’s gone now but you
Everyone’s gone.
Everyone left me but you,
You and your brother Paul

Everyone’s gone except your brother Paul,
They’re stumbling and staggering and carrying on
With the rest of their lives.

And everyone’s gone except your brother Paul
Now that there’s not a god damned thing left in the world that they want from me

Everyone`s gone except your brother Paul
And to top this nigh off Mick just fucking died in my locker room

And the last thing I said as I cradled his head
Was a goddamned lie
It was a goddamn lie

So even he’s gone now
Even he’s gone now, now you’re all I got
Everyone’s gone now but you
and your brother Paul
(fuck man, your brother)

Everyone`s gone except your brother Paul
And what does that say about me
If he`s my last friend

Everyone`s gone except your brother Paul
And even with one good eye I see that asshole’s been drinking again

Everyone’s gone except your brother Paul
And what gypsy’s dog did I hit with my car
To get cursed with that guy?
Track Name: My Heart is a Bird
My heart is a bird
And my body is a cage
It beats its wings on the bars
With a desperate rage

It twitters and calls
It whistles and it shouts
It bellows and begs
Let me out, Let me out

My heart is a bird
And this body is a cage
It beats its wings on the bars
As it flutters and flails

It thunders and rolls
It whimpers and howls
It pummels and pleads
Let me out, Let me out

My heart is a bird
My heart is a bird

My heart is a bird
And this body is its cage
It shivers and moans
It shudders and shakes

It rumbles and roars
Its thunderous sounds
It whispers and weeps
Let me out, Let me out

My heart is a bird
My heart is a bird
My body is a cage
But my heart is a bird