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by Louis Baker

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Artwork by Jaime Robertson / iThink
Photography by Vanessa Rushton
Mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki Studios

© + ℗ 2019 LOUIS BAKER
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www.louisbaker.co.nz

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released June 21, 2019

// THANK YOU //

I want to send the love out to all my fans, and would also like to acknowledge and thank all who have contributed to this album; physically, mentally, emotionally, creatively, spiritually - My one and only, Cushla Aston / My beautiful family / Steve Rusch / Brad Ellis AKA Brad Baloo / Jordan Rakei / Lindy Robbins / Mitch Allen / Sacha Skarbek / Laura Bettinson AKA Femme / Josh Fountain / Billy Davis / Martin Craft / Bronson Price AKA Melodownz / Will Cuming AKA Lanks / Em Haley-Walker / Leigh Ryan AKA Plutonic Lab / Georgina Clifford AKA Gee Clifford / Marty Jones / Roy and Rach / Matt Tanner / Chris Graham / Grace Boyle / Red Bull / Adam Townsend / Greg Haver / The Boys / Jaime Robertson / Kristy, Luke and Jamie / Cory Champion / Dan Hayles / Lisa Tomlins / Marika Hodgson / Johnny Lawrence / Adan Tijerena / Ashton Sellars / Pat Stewart / Vanessa Freeman / Shae Sterling / NZ On Air / NZ Music Commission

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Track Name: The People
We are the people
We have a choice
We are the problem
We are the solution
We are the people
We have a voice
I wanna make a change, starting today

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about the people
Working all day just, to support their children
I was raised to believe that we were created equal
I was taught to always listen

The great divide grows wider and wider
Greed of man does not subside

We are the people
We have a choice
We are the problem
We are the solution
We are the people
We have a voice
I wanna make a change, starting today

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about the future
Can’t help feeling, what are we doing
I hope that as we grow older we get wiser
A childs world, left in ruins

The great divide grows wider and wider
Greed of man does not subside
While some who have everything complain
Less fortunate ones are giving their love away

We are the people
We have a choice
We are the problem
We are the solution
We are the people
We have a voice
I wanna make a change, starting today

Not just a name, not just a number
No time to run, no time to hide

We are the people
We have a choice
We are the problem
We are the solution
We are the people
We have a voice
I wanna make a change, starting today
Track Name: Heart On Fire
She makes earrings out of amethyst
She’s got eyes of sapphires
With her honesty she cuts me down
But the softest smile

That sets my heart one fire, heart on fire
Sets my heart one fire, heart on fire
Sets my heart one fire, oh no

She paints canvas every now and then
She’s got a mind of diamonds
In her prophecy she gives to me
A message that takes me higher

That sets my heart one fire, heart on fire
Sets my heart one fire, heart on fire
Sets my heart one fire, oh no

MELO BRIDGE

That sets my heart one fire, heart on fire
Sets my heart one fire, heart on fire
Sets my heart one fire, oh no
That sets my heart one fire, heart on fire
Sets my heart one fire, heart on fire
Sets my heart one fire, oh no, oh no
Track Name: Black Crow
Bathe my hands in indigo
Make me pure like the driven snow
Yes this world keeps turning
But it’s so hard to stay
On the bright side of the road
So make me smooth like a river stone

I can’t seem to shake the…
Black crow from my shoulder
Out here it’s so cold
These dark skies washing over
Wait for sunrise

Wish this black crow would just
Leave me alone
Leave me alone
Leave me alone
Leave me alone

Take me from this thundercloud
Pull me up from the frozen ground
Yes this world keeps turning
It’s so easy to stray when you can’t see the love around
In this life there are things
That we just can’t be without

I can’t seem to shake the…
Black crow from my shoulder
Out here it’s so cold
These dark skies washing over
Wait for sunrise

Wish this black crow would just
Leave me alone
Leave me alone
Leave me alone
Leave me alone

I can’t seem to shake the…
Black crow from my shoulder
Out here it’s so cold
These dark skies washing over
Wait for sunrise

Wish this black crow would just
Leave me alone
Leave me alone
Leave me alone
Leave me alone
Track Name: So Lo
You closed the door on me lately
Like you’ve got secrets to hold
How long can I keep waiting
To know the things that you know

It doesn’t feel like home
When we’re outside, alone
Never want to let you go
If we say that we’ve grown
Why do we still fly, solo
Never want to let it go

Remember when you said to me
To always speak with honesty
This is not the way it should be
Going So-lo
You’re something of a symphony
More than just a mystery
This is not the way it should be
Going So-lo

We find ourselves in these places
Sometimes we can’t find the words to say it
We know temptation won’t faze us
We’ve been through this before

It doesn’t feel like home
When we’re outside alone
Never want to let you go
If we say that we’ve grown
Why do we still fly, solo
Never want to let it go

Remember when you said to me
To always speak with honesty
This is not the way it should be
Going So-lo
You’re something of a symphony
More than just a mystery
This is not the way it should be
Going So-lo

Remember when you said to me
To always speak with honesty
This is not the way it should be
Going So-lo
You’re something of a symphony
More than just a mystery
This is not the way it should be
Going So-lo

Remember when you said to me
To always speak with honesty
This is not the way it should be
Going So-lo
You’re something of a symphony
More than just a mystery
This is not the way it should be
Going So-lo

So lo, So lo, Going Solo
So lo, So lo, Going Solo
Track Name: Just A Memory
I’ve crossed oceans
Climbed mountains
Trying to get away
But the feeling’s still there

I’ve seen the bright lights
And the lonely nights
Trying to find my way
I’ve been everywhere

It’s been years and I’ve got so much to say
I’m not letting you be the one who got away

Where ever you are (Where ever you are)
Where ever you’ll be (Where ever you’ll be - ooooo)
That’s where I’ll be going
Coz I can’t live with knowing
It’s just a memory
Where ever you are (Where ever you are)
Are you thinking of me (Thinking of me - ooooo)
That’s where I’ll be going
Coz I can’t live with knowing
It’s just a memory

Fought the demons
Searched for meaning
Didn’t find a thing
But you were always there
In the back of my mind
Like a ray of sunshine
Lighting up the way
In front of me

It’s been years and I’ve got so much to say
I’m not letting you be the one who got away

Where ever you are (Where ever you are)
Where ever you’ll be (Where ever you’ll be - ooooo)
That’s where I’ll be going
Coz I can’t live with knowing
It’s just a memory
Where ever you are (Where ever you are)
Are you thinking of me (Thinking of me - ooooo)
Whenever you are calling
Where ever you have fallen
That is where I’ll be
Where ever you are (Where ever you are)
Where ever you’ll be (Where ever you’ll be - ooooo)
That’s where I’ll be going
Coz I can’t live with knowing
It’s just a memory
Where ever you are (Where ever you are)
Are you thinking of me (Thinking of me - ooooo)
Whenever you are calling
Where ever you have fallen
That is where I’ll be

That’s where I’ll be going
Coz I can’t live with knowing
It’s just a memory
Track Name: Addict
What’s the meaning of this game
I’ve got no one else to blame
‘Cause I’m an addict baby
I’m an addict baby

I’ve got panic on my face
I’ve got acid in my veins
I’m an addict baby
I’m an addict baby

I give and give and give
But you give me no return
And the truth is I’m in flames
But I really like the burn
So I’ll give and give and give
And if I can’t get no return
Then I’ll never be satisfied

I need your love again
‘Cause I’m an addict for your love
No more hiding my pain
‘Cause I’m an addict for your love

Feels like I’m
Living in a shadow like
O you got me seeing blind
Holding onto every high
‘Cause this fevers got me got me
Questioning my state of mind
Questioning my alibi
Nothing left to hold me I’m an addict
O I’m an addict baby

I’ve been here o so long
Suffering through my withdrawals
I’m still in panic baby
Panic baby

I’m so tired of being alone
And my body has lost its soul
I’m still an addict baby
I’m still an addict baby

I give and give and give
But you give me no return
And the truth is I’m in flames
But I really like the burn
So I’ll give and give and give
And if I can’t get no return
Then I’ll never be satisfied

I need your love again
‘Cause I’m an addict for your love
No more hiding my pain
‘Cause I’m an addict for your love

Feels like I’m
Living in a shadow like
O you got me seeing blind
Holding onto every high
‘Cause this fevers got me got me
Questioning my state of mind
Questioning my alibi
Nothing left to hold me I’m an addict

I’m an addict
I’m an addict
I’m an addict
I’m an addict

I need your love again
‘Cause I’m an addict for your love
No more hiding my pain
‘Cause I’m an addict for your love
I need your love again
‘Cause I’m an addict for your love
No more hiding my pain
‘Cause I’m an addict for your love

Feels like I’m
Living in a shadow like
O you got me seeing blind
Holding onto every high
‘Cause this fevers got me got me
Questioning my state of mind
Questioning my alibi
Nothing left to hold me I’m an addict
Track Name: Figure 8
Like déjà vu when I think about you
Already seen but it’s something brand new
History repeats and round and round we go
Through this figure 8

That look on your face it always stays the same
Something about this place it always seems to rain
Tastes so bittersweet and round and round we go
Through this figure 8

Round and round we go
Through this figure 8
Round and round we go
Through this figure 8
Round and round we go
Through this figure 8
Round and round we go
Through this figure 8

Way back then we were on the same page
See eye-to-eye less and less of these days
Can we keep the peace I guess we’ll never know
It’s a figure 8
Don’t know about you but I see the circle game
Ain’t it true that human nature is to blame
Will it ever cease or keep the ebb and flow
Through this figure 8

Round and round we go
Through this figure 8
Round and round we go
Through this figure 8
Round and round we go
Through this figure 8
Round and round we go

Round and round we go
Through this figure 8
Round and round we go
Through this figure 8
Round and round we go
Through this figure 8
Round and round we go
Through this figure 8
Track Name: Alive
There are endless shades of green
But sometimes I cannot I see
With this trouble on my mind
And I heard a melody
But no words would come to me
I’ve been so cut off inside

Before you know it
You’ve missed the moment
And another year, another year’s gone by

I’m gonna open up my eyes
wanna taste it all in this one sweet life
I wanna feel alive
I search for something real
in a world that’s made of stone and steel
I wanna feel alive

A man was singing on the street
No one stopped except for me
So I listened for awhile
I don’t have alot of money
But I got alot to give
And my dreams are running wild

Before you know it (Before you know it)
You’ve missed the moment (You’ve missed the moment)
And another year and another year’s gone by

I’m gonna open up my eyes
wanna taste it all in this one sweet life
I wanna feel alive
I search for something real
in a world that’s made of stone and steel
I wanna feel alive

I’ve been sleeping too long
I’ve been waiting too long for something, for something
I wanna swim with the river, I don’t wanna fight it no more
Don’t want to fight no more

I’m gonna open up my eyes
wanna taste it all in this one sweet life
I wanna feel alive
I search for something real
in a world that’s made of stone and steel
I wanna feel alive
I wanna feel alive
I wanna feel alive
Track Name: Open
Midnight, woken by the cold wind blowing through my mind
Depth of disconnection between you and I, between you and I
Sunlight, never been so thirsty for a new days dawn
Never felt the mercy of a mothers love, a mothers love

Remember what it felt like
To see this world in clear sight
Remember what it felt like
To see this world in clear sight

Looking out through a lens so beautiful
Listening out for a sound so magical
Reaching out for place to call my home
And I know it’s close, holding on to hope
‘Coz I’m open, I’m open, I’m open

Starlight, searching for the answers in a cloud of smoke
I awoke to see two roads in front of me, in front of me

Remember what it felt like
To see this world in clear sight
Remember what it felt like
To see this world in clear sight

Looking out through a lens so beautiful
Listening out for a sound so magical
Reaching out for place to call my home
And I know it’s close, holding on to hope
‘Coz I’m open, I’m open, I’m open
‘Coz I’m open, I’m open, I’m open

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