Open

by Louis Baker

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1.
03:32
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
2.
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
3.
03:35
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
4.
03:51
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
5.
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
6.
03:29
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
7.
03:03
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
8.
03:09
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
9.
04:09
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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Artwork by Jaime Robertson / iThink
Photography by Vanessa Rushton
Mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki Studios

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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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