Lift You Up

by Return For Refund

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"Lift You Up" was recorded over two days at Phase One Studios in Toronto.

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released March 24, 2017

Return For Refund are:

Drew Clementino Aguiar - Vocals / Guitar
Sasha Molotkow - Backing Vocals / Lead Guitar / Bass on "My Gun" / Hammond Organ on "Nothing Left"
Alexander Schwartz - Bass / Backing Vocals / Violin on "My Gun"
Alex Van Briggle - Drums

Produced by Return For Refund and Michael Jack

Engineered by Michael Jack
Assistant Engineer: Darren McGill
Edited and mixed by Michael Jack at The Radio Room, Barrie

Mastered by Peter Letros

Cover photography: Ema Suvajac
Inside photo: James Stefanuk @ Jim's Journals
Cover design: Lisa Smith

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Returnforrefund Toronto, Ontario

Return For Refund is a rock band who create a gritty, precise, and high- energy sound filled with infectious riffs and hard hitting rhythms. By combining the sensibilities of the blues, the energy of metal, and the expressive influences of grunge-era alternative rock, the band has found something unique and unapologetically new. ... more

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Track Name: Don't You Say
You wake me on a Monday ringing at the door
With a bible and a briefcase, claiming to know
About the violence and the vacancies gripping my soul
So now, where you’d get this expertise, I would like to know

You drifted through your twenties and you rebelled against your Pa
Then your heart began to skip its beats and it sent you back to God
Don’t you say, don’t you say, don’t you say I’m wrong.
I’ve got no time for your abuse. Take your briefcase and get lost.

You’re running up and down the street screaming like a storm
About the crimes and the injustices, claiming the world
You say you’re going to change things, going to fix it all
So now, where you get this expertise, I would like to know.

You got yourself a bachelor’s and you thought you’d change the world
But you settled on the bottle when you found out it takes work
Don’t you say, don’t you say, don’t you say I’m wrong.
I’ve got no time for your abuse. Take your beliefs and get lost.

Don’t you say, don’t you say, don’t you say I’m wrong.
Don’t you say, don’t you say, don’t you say I’m wrong.
I’ve got no time for your abuse. No, I’ve got no time to talk.
Don’t you, don’t you, don’t you say I’m wrong.
Track Name: Lift You Up
I woke up that day feeling strange
Something had changed
All the lines were crooked and blurry
I couldn’t see
And then the numbers started talking
When these city streets I’m walking
Sorting out those quantum picture trees
And here’s what they mean

All the worlds you’ve made are breaking
All your lives disintegrating
But I’m getting on my knees to lift you up
To lift you up, lift you up

Please hold my hand before I spin
Into the dark
Of another pointless revelry
It’s not what it seems
Because since those numbers started talking
I’ve been slipping. I’ve been falling
Wondering if this life is meant for me
And do they mean what they say

And everything you’ve said is wasted
Now it’s time I hit the pavement
I’m getting on my knees to lift you up
To lift you up, lift you up
One more thing before I’m leaving
One more lie that I’ll be seeding
I’m getting on my knees to lift you up
To lift you up, lift you up.
Track Name: Nothing Left
I see my house but drive right by
There is a light on inside
This road leads me to another drink
I cloud my mind so I can’t think

And you tell me I’m to blame
But I’m leaving all the same

I’ll walk away and there’s nothing left to say
I can not stay cuz there’s nothing left to say

Rubbed eyes, tossed hair, torn sleeve
Either way I have got to leave

And you tell me that you’ll change
But we both know it’s too late, I say

I’ll walk away and there’s nothing left to say
I can not stay cuz there’s nothing left to say
You called. I came but there’s nothing left to say
I can not stay because there’s nothing left to say

I need my life again

I see my house but drive right by
There is a light on inside.
Track Name: Stay Awake
So, your life is a mess? Well, just sign here my friend
We can give you some hope and provide a new family
We’ll put you through the gears and redefine your fears
Don’t forget to say “Sir” when you are talking to me

You got to stand like a stone and never fall
You got to never speak up when something’s wrong
You got to learn not to cry when you feel pain
Stay awake, stay awake, stay awake, stay awake, stay away

Here’s your new bed. Forty years old and covered in piss
Don’t forget to say thanks for giving you a place to sleep
Your thirty roommates are great. They can help you find your place
So, don’t you come knocking upon my luxury suite

You got to stand like a stone and never fall
You got to never speak up when something’s wrong
You got to learn not to cry when you feel pain
Stay awake, stay awake, stay awake, stay awake, stay away

You got to stand like a stone and never fall
You got to never speak up when something’s wrong
You got to learn not to cry when you feel pain
Stay awake, stay awake, stay awake, stay awake, stay away
Track Name: What Were Their Names
What were their names?
I’ve spent all my life away
Never making anything, never making any waves
Happy scenes seem so relevant
But they’re trivial unless something else is built

How many kings are now forgotten?
How many crusaders leaving all their kids and crops
Traveling across the world raping and plundering?
What were their names?

They thought they were better than the rest
The others ignorant, all just savages
Hateful dreams turned into nightmares
Masking up their fears of a bottomless abyss

How many gods are now forgotten?
How many holy men standing on their mountain tops
Yelling at the sky and hearing nothing?
What were their names?

How many kings are now forgotten?
How many gods are now forgotten?
Everything we are will be forgotten.
What were their names?

What were their names?
What were their names?
What were their names?
What were their names?
Track Name: My Gun
I remember the trees and the way they used to sway
Before the Fall took the best of them all
I cannot believe you think that you can still call me on the phone
The lines are all dead and I’m taking out my gun

I remember the lies that they sold us every night
Before the waves washed away everything
So many dreams frozen inside of their fluid filled lungs
My friends are all dead so I’m taking out my gun

They used their time to prepare
Built themselves towers and bottled up the air
It wasn’t our fault be we all had to pay
Me and my gun going to blow them away

Take that you pigs
​Die!
Their blood on my lips
​Die!

I'm taking out my gun.
I'm taking out my gun.
I'm taking out my gun.