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The genesis of various rapids songs from demo to final production.

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released June 30, 2016

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Rostfrei Records is the exclusive label for the music of the David Campbell Band, The Synics, The Rebel Wheel and The Rapids.

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Track Name: Sticks And Stones (Demo)
Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but names will never hurt me.
God may come and God may go but
my love won't desert me.
If I knew then what I know now,
I doubt I'd be more certain.
But maybe I'd be more inclined to look behind the curtain.

Rest your head upon my breast as long as fate allows.
Easy come and easy go is not something we do now.

Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but names will never hurt me.
God may come and God may go but
my love won't desert me.
If I knew then what I know now,
I doubt I'd be more certain.
But maybe I'd be more inclined to look behind the curtain.

I can still see your face in my dream, it never fades.
Maybe we can walk away and end this masquerade.

Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but names will never hurt me.
God may come and God may go but
my love won't desert me.
If I knew then what I know now,
I doubt I'd be more certain.
But maybe I'd be more inclined to look behind the curtain.
Track Name: Sticks And Stones (Final)
Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but names will never hurt me.
God may come and God may go but
my love won't desert me.
If I knew then what I know now,
I doubt I'd be more certain.
But maybe I'd be more inclined to look behind the curtain.

Rest your head upon my breast as long as fate allows.
Easy come and easy go is not something we do now.

Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but names will never hurt me.
God may come and God may go but
my love won't desert me.
If I knew then what I know now,
I doubt I'd be more certain.
But maybe I'd be more inclined to look behind the curtain.

I can still see your face in my dream, it never fades.
Maybe we can walk away and end this masquerade.

Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but names will never hurt me.
God may come and God may go but
my love won't desert me.
If I knew then what I know now,
I doubt I'd be more certain.
But maybe I'd be more inclined to look behind the curtain.
Track Name: Closing of The Door v1
Another night outside of town
I see the lights go up as the sun goes down
A silent shrug, a quiet sigh
Another change and a lonely alibi

The moving through the dark
The walking through the house,
Looking for a spark
mumble mumble mumble
The sinking of my heart,
the moonlight on the floor,
the sound of the porch swing and the closing of the door


Do you not feel this anymore?
she said and met my eyes
Or would you let the whole thing fade away
without a fight?

Never keep your heart held aloft by sighs,
the changing of the past with your empty alibis
Track Name: Closing Doors V2
Another night outside of town
I see the lights go up as the sun goes down
A silent shrug, a quiet sigh
Another change and a lonely alibi

The moving through the dark
The walking through the house,
Looking for a spark
mumble mumble mumble
The sinking of my heart,
the moonlight on the floor,
the sound of the porch swing and the closing of the door


Do you not feel this anymore?
she said and met my eyes
Or would you let the whole thing fade away
without a fight?

Never keep your heart held aloft by sighs,
the changing of the past with your empty alibis
Track Name: Porch Swing (Closing Doors re-purposed)
Another night, inside of town
I see the lights go up as the sun goes down.
A silent shrug, a quiet sigh,
another change and a lonely alibi.

The moving through the dark
the walking round the house
looking for the spark,
I'll never find the cause.
The sinking of my heart
the moonlight on the floor
the sound of the porch swing and the closing of the door.

Do you not feel this anymore she said and met my eyes.
Or would you let the whole thing fade away without a fight.

Never keep your heart held afloat by sighs,
the changing of your past with your empty alibis.
Never keep your heart held afloat by lies.
The changing of your past with your empty alibis.

Another day, crawling by,
minutes pass like hours when they used they fly.
You're gone again, a silent tear.
Should be used to it by now that you're not here.

Creeping in the night
like I don't know you're there.
Staying out of sight, retreating down the stairs.
The breaking of my heart
Can't take it anymore.
The fading footsteps and the slamming of the door.

Do you not feel this anymore she said and met my eyes.
Or would you let the whole thing fade away without a fight.

Never keep your heart held afloat by sighs,
the changing of your past with your empty alibis.
Never keep your heart held afloat by lies.
The changing of your past with your empty alibis.
Never keep your heart held afloat by lies.
The changing of your past with your empty alibis.
Oh you think you're smart, I can see it in your eyes,
You're tearing us apart with your empty alibis.
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Track Name: City Lights Original
She could not believe
all the things she lost in the time she was
looking for something else,
and in the end, when it all became too much to bear
she gave up.

Walking down the city streets in her little red tattered dress
smiling at the strangers who didn't even look in her eyes,
she was something special then,
and now she realized she's not that anymore.

I can see the city lights,
like a beacon in the night
I can see my life lies there
she won't wait for me.


And all the time she thought
it was going to change for her one day,
voices from the angels came down,
and there in her basement,
in front of her dirty stove and
the pots and pans that hadn't been cleaned for days,
and the grimy window and the sink full of dirt,
a feeling of joy and epiphany filled her,
swept over her and she felt her,
feet raising from the ground,
and a shaft of sunlight beamed down upon her head
and she raised slowly into the air,
and she said good-bye to everything she never liked,
and all the things that had abandoned her.

I can see the city lights,
like a beacon in the night
I can see my life lies there
she won't wait for me.
Track Name: City Lights w Dee Dee Butters
She could not believe
all the things she lost in the time she was
looking for something else,
and in the end, when it all became too much to bear
she gave up.

Walking down the city streets in her little red tattered dress
smiling at the strangers who didn't even look in her eyes,
she was something special then,
and now she realized she's not that anymore.

I can see the city lights,
like a beacon in the night
I can see my life lies there
she won't wait for me.


And all the time she thought
it was going to change for her one day,
voices from the angels came down,
and there in her basement,
in front of her dirty stove and
the pots and pans that hadn't been cleaned for days,
and the grimy window and the sink full of dirt,
a feeling of joy and epiphany filled her,
swept over her and she felt her,
feet raising from the ground,
and a shaft of sunlight beamed down upon her head
and she raised slowly into the air,
and she said good-bye to everything she never liked,
and all the things that had abandoned her.

I can see the city lights,
like a beacon in the night
I can see my life lies there
she won't wait for me.
Track Name: Long Slumber (City Lights re-purposed)
I can see in this fading light
faces blurred by wavering sight
such long slumber wakening tonight.

Senses just don't feel the same,
thought I heard you call my name.
It slipped though my fingers again.

I can't feel you anymore,
chills my heart right to the core.
It all pales to black and white.
You can set me free.
Won't you set me free.

There's still something calling me.
Wish that I could make you see.
Burying these demons to be free.
Hint of sunlight through the clouds,
begging me to call out loud.
Want to live this new life I have found.

I can't feel you anymore,
chills my heart right to the core.
It all pales to black and white.
You can set me free.
Won't you set me free.
Track Name: Here We Go (Demo w Tara)
How many times I gotta tell you?
before I go out of my mind?
How many lies I gotta sell you?
Before you see it's gonna be fine?

Going on like you have won.
We've been down this road before.
No-one wins in this game of love.
I'm not listening to it anymore.

Here we go!
Headin' on down that track.
Still keeping' it slow,
but not looking back

Talk, talk 'til my throat is sore,
Try-in' to make you see.
How long do we do this for?
Before you listen to me?

hear now what I have to say.
Just trust there's no more lies.
Truth will melt the clouds away.
Let the light into our eyes.

Here we go!
Headin' on down that track.
Still keeping' it slow,
but not looking back.

Not long before we realize,
Drivin' down this road is fun.
It comes as no surprise,
That I'm the only one.

How many times you gotta tell me,
before you go outta your mind?
Won't we both long 'til we will see,
everything is gonna be fine.

Here we go!
Headin' on down that track.
Still keeping' it slow,
but not looking back
Track Name: Here We Go Final
How many times I gotta tell you?
before I go out of my mind?
How many lies I gotta sell you?
Before you see it's gonna be fine?

Going on like you have won.
We've been down this road before.
No-one wins in this game of love.
I'm not listening to it anymore.

Here we go!
Headin' on down that track.
Still keeping' it slow,
but not looking back

Talk, talk 'til my throat is sore,
Try-in' to make you see.
How long do we do this for?
Before you listen to me?

hear now what I have to say.
Just trust there's no more lies.
Truth will melt the clouds away.
Let the light into our eyes.

Here we go!
Headin' on down that track.
Still keeping' it slow,
but not looking back.

Not long before we realize,
Drivin' down this road is fun.
It comes as no surprise,
That I'm the only one.

How many times you gotta tell me,
before you go outta your mind?
Won't we both long 'til we will see,
everything is gonna be fine.

Here we go!
Headin' on down that track.
Still keeping' it slow,
but not looking back
Track Name: After The Cloudburst
Look at the mess I made of things,
look at the mess we're making.
Letting the pressure of everything invade our senses.
What do say we try again, what do say we go dancing
out through the night of Northern stars and our defenses?

I know I should not complain.
Look at all the things that grow, after the spring rain.

Look at our breath steam in the night,
the stars cut into our blood-stream,
fall to our knees, sink through the snow,
return to zero.

What do say we just float away,
up to the Seven Sisters?
Fall through the sky and disappear,
let all your fear go.

I know I should not complain.
Look at all the things that grow,
after the spring rain.
Track Name: August Whispers
My guardian angel's in some tenement kitchen,
flicking ashes down the drain,
and I do believe, she don't even know my name.

She checks the time but the clocks have stopped and,
all the faces read the same,
and I do believe, she don't even know my name.

Baby I should,
leave right now they've,
held the midnight train.
Come here and touch my,
finger-tips I,
won't be back again.

Caught my angel sitting in the dark,
smoking cigarettes and smiling at the rain,
and I do believe, she don't even know her name.

Saw my baby wandering the back streets,
the moonlight was beading into grains,
and I do believe, she don't even know her name.

Maybe I should,
leave tomorrow,
thank-you all the same.
Keep my bags but,
pack my razor,
I won't be back again.

My ragged angel's in some tenement kitchen,
flicking her ashes down the drain,
and I do believe, she don't even know my name.
Baby I should,
leave right now they've,
held the midnight train.
Come here and touch my,
finger-tips I,
won't be back again.
Track Name: Rain Water Blues (hey my baby!)
Walking out past the street lights
Wading into the night
Never was inclined to heed the warnings,
walking through the fields in the fading light.
I'm waiting, for the first star to rise.

Hey my baby, I was going crazy and I don't mind saying.
Hey my baby, I was trying to colour between the lines,
Hey my baby, went a little nuts there's no denying.
Looking to the sky to see some kind of sign; would you be mine?

Freezing, my feet in this snow-bank,
turning into the sun.
Waiting 'til you pass in your old man's pick-up,
slipping and sliding all over my life,
I can't stop, what I've begun.

Hey my baby, I was going crazy and I don't mind saying.
Hey my baby, I was trying to colour between the lines,
Hey my baby, went a little nuts there's no denying.
Looking to the sky to see some kind of sign; would you be mine?

Waiting for the revival, waiting for kingdom come.
Sinking into the light, I've narrowed my heart on the run.

Hey my baby, I was going crazy and I don't mind saying.
Hey my baby, never could skip to the party line,
Hey my baby, I was going crazy and I don't mind saying.
Hey my baby, can't keep still gotta beat the time.
Hey my baby, went a little nuts, it'll drive you crazy.
Hey my baby, never could colour between the lines.
Hey my baby, it'll mess you up like there's no tomorrow.
Hey my baby, looking to the sky to see some kind of sign; would you be mine?

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