The Hawk

by Senior Citizen

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1.
Tried to think of things to say Tried to get her on her own Tried to think of ways to say She'd be better off alone It's not your place, it's not your party Some things are better left unsaid If she left him you'd be sorry if it wasn't you instead You've been watching, you've been waiting been consoling on the phone you were there when he left her you would hold her like your own think about how it would happen what the circumstance would be You can picture you both laughing about how she didn't see this Tried to think of things to say Tried to get her on her own Tried to think of ways to say She'd be better off alone
2.
Couldn’t think of what to say Couldn’t say what he might think so I did it anyway I guess I could’ve walked away It’s how he looked at me so I could plainly see so long and pleasurely I could almost feel his hands on me I’m so close now so close now I’m so close now so close now So close So close now Wanna go out on the town pretty people all around swallowed all up in the sound I’m on the floor to get down Cause tonight I couldn’t sleep gotta find some of them good beats I’m a little honey bee I can feel him watchin’ me Wanna take this night to play wanna dance the night away not a word I’ll have to say I’ll just let my hips sway I’m so close now So close now I’m so close now So close now So close So close
3.
What's going to get in the way The only question that matters to me is When it comes to the end of the day Where is this all going to be Will the structure just buckle under The weight of it's own intentions And in the end when it's all remembered What are they all going to mention? Will it be worth the wait When the days go strange Will we adapt to the change Or will the gamble all just turn sour And will the progress all just seem useless When compared to the bare essentials Will we wonder why we acted this way Will it be worth all the change These wild fires burn too bright For me to stare into for too long And these wild fires burn too late For me to stay awake For too long
4.
Imagine a circle a million years ago Protected and precious
 Unguarded and safe you know
 Filling up space and filling in holes

 Finding your place with commanding egos
 Preparing for battle 
It’s consuming your days

 If battered and beaten you’re getting off lucky
 The ghost in the room it’s bigger than you 
It’s bigger than patience and trumps what you do

 Time and space and heart and pace are all you will need to plead your case
 Time and space and heart and pace are all you will need to save your face

 You’re gonna want to hope that your back it is strong That your fists they forgot to feel
 That your face is erasing the target and that your heart is remembering just how to heal

 And your words are memories now, of screaming…
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6.
Why would you say if I called you up on the telephone? Why would you say if I called you up on the telephone? Why would you say if I called you up on the telephone? Would I hear your voice, or would I hear a dial tone? What would you do running into me on the street? What would you do running into me on the street? What would you do running into me on the street? Would you walk on by, or would our eyes meet? What would you say if I told you that I was not the same? What would you say if I told you that I was not the same? What would you say if I told you that I was not the same? I wonder these things every single day.
7.
I can't tell if I'm in shock or not I don't know if I'll come out on top I can see just how this will turn out I won't float and I will try to shout Footprints lead you to the riverbed But you won't find me there
8.
I know, I know We’ve never seen eye to eye or screen to screen It’s only mind to mind. So when I saw you, I couldn’t help but smile, I saw your eyes I saw your eyes I couldn’t hardly breathe I’m pulling at your sleeve I thought I knew you I thought you might know me Your name rolls off my teeth and makes my tongue taste sweet my ears are ringing my eyes are stinging and you you knock me off my toes those stones up in your nose I thought I knew you I thought I knew you I know you don’t know me but I know you I know you don’t see me but I see you I know you don’t know me but I know you, I know you I know you don’t see me but I see you Clearly IseeyouIseeyouIseeyou I see you in your pictures It’s all in how you look away I read aloud your scriptures I love the way you say the things you say It’s over now, it’s over I feel the change that’s in the wind September skies so clear and wide so open, so open A time to begin A space to fill in the colden days will melt away the sun will shine again I hear you now so clear and loud I lay back on the ground You pull me down I know you don’t know me but I know you IknowyouIknowyouIknowyou
9.
On the day I was born / I gave myself a face / and given a name / on the day I was born Gave myself a face / and given a name / and taken away / on the day I was born. I remember the noise / when I entered the room / the people, the faces, the places / and everything new to a boy / their new favourite toy / a bundle of joy. A memory will last / but a moment too soon / I left without words / it burns, yes, but I still will carry on through / a part of what's you / one step behind two. Temporary madness, temporary pain, temporary silence, all will remain. Temporary heartache, temporary shame, temporary measures, no ones to blame

about

New Brunswick percussionist and producer Bob Deveau has been creating electronic music and performing under the moniker Senior Citizen for the past ten years.

In 2009, Deveau began recording drum tracks as a base for new electronic compositions out of his parent's barn in his hometown of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. These tracks were then built upon in the computer and passed onto several vocalists and instrumentalists from around Atlantic Canada for contributions. Seven years later, the final result is a stunning collection of electronic music and a truly collaborative record with over 11 different side musicians offering vocals, guitars, keyboards, and lap steel on top of many layers of percussion and electronics.

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released July 1, 2016

Written, performed, programmed and recorded by Bob Deveau

except:

Vocals on Wild Fires, Footprints, and drums on Time & Space recorded by Chris MacLean at All In the Mind.

Mixed by Chris MacLean and Bob Deveau at All in the Mind studios, Fredericton, NB

Produced by Senior Citizen

Mastered by J. LaPointe at Archive Mastering, Mineville NS

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