The Book of Prime

by Liam Sturgess

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released August 24, 2014

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Liam Sturgess West Vancouver, British Columbia

21-year-old self-produced singer/songwriter from West Vancouver. Liam combines acoustic folk sound with modern alternative instrumentation, creating a unique musical experience.

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Track Name: The Rise
Fragile and mistaken, every step I've taken is vital to the way things have to be
Search for symbols everywhere, set the day and meet me there - significance is steeping in the air

Elusive and abrasive, of course the wind will change but a steady course will always pull you through
Your face will be remembered, your name forever honoured, when angels sing, they'll always sing of you

So rise up above it all, take a breath then take the fall, no sense left in looking down, it's the farthest drop to the ground
Rise up from the ashes, your smile spreads, yeah it catches
But don't lose that fire in your eyes - you got it from the rise

The battle that you're raging, you'll try communicating, a glowing shape that wanders in the night
The energy you're holding, the secrets you're withholding, just throw it out, they're crowning the new knight
Risen from the ash and flame, the question stands, what is your name? I'll open eyes as the Templar of the sky

So rise up above it all, take a breath then take the fall, no sense left in looking down, it's the farthest drop to the ground
Rise up from the ashes, your smile spreads, yeah it catches
But don't lose that fire in your eyes - you got it from the rise
Track Name: Next Up
You're a nice guy, but something tells me you could be more
Cause when you're the right guy, people trust you so much more
I see myself in you, a slightly smaller reflection of me
I'm tough on the outside, search for the spirit inside of me
I'll share a little, I'm not what they say I am - I let them go on believing
That I'm a jerk and a lofty soul or at least so I'm told
But now that I'm leaving

You're the next up, the next one in line to hold the power and control
So don't mess up, don't look back in anger as you climb your pedestal

Where did you come from? You've got the ladies in a trance
With help from your brothers, you've learned to act and sing and dance
The king of the farmers, look at you now, presidentially running the show
Your passion alarms us so naturally you'll be running Kirby and Co.

And you're the next up, the next one in line to show the world what we can be
So don't mess up, don't look back in anger, give the crowd what they want to see

The time has come now for me to take my final bow
They're looking for the next up, I hope that I have shown you how to be the leader, your friends and world around you need
It's tough on the outside, but you've got the spirit that you need

To be the next up, the next one in line to hit the stage and sing to the stars
So don't mess up, don't look back in anger as you show us who you are
And you're the next up, the next one in line to show the world what we all can be
So don't mess up, don't look back in anger, give the crowd what they want to see
And you're the next up, the next one in line to hold the power and control
So don't mess up, don't look back in anger as you climb your pedestal
Track Name: Legion
I'm not a legion of hope, I'm not a legion of pain
It seems to me that yesterday is nothing like the same Hell we both know
It's a growing pain, reckless I refrain from holding onto simple feelings lost of meaning as I dance beneath the rain

And we talk of the other side where angels never rest
Yet demons sleep for nothing, there's never enough love left
So you carry me along, I promise there's nothing wrong
As long as I stay divided - And the Legion wept

The first hand's always strong and the last hand waves goodbye
If you meet me at the finish line, try not to pass me by
'Cause it would take just one more word, so desperate to be heard
You'll burn the baggage, smoke the rags and fan the flames so hot you'll melt your breaking heart

And I know when it's all over we'll be left together, him and me
And our hate will last forever, locked in enmity
Be careful where you walk, 'cause you never know which foot is taking the step

I'm not a legion of hope, I'm not a legion of pain
It seems to me that yesterday is nothing like the same Hell we both know
It's a growing pain, reckless I refrain from holding onto simple feelings lost of meaning as I dance beneath the rain
Track Name: Wonderland
When the sun sets and curtain closes and you take your final bow
First it's yesterday then you celebrate then you think back to the day
You opened your first door, it's not open anymore

A tale as old as time, star-crossed lovers live their lives
A very good thing too, I live because of you, it takes two

When you make it and you break down and you have to run away
Don't forget the lines and watch them realize they've never been more at home
You can't hold on anymore
It's time to close the door

A tale as old as time, star-crossed lovers live their lives
A very good thing too, I live because of you, it takes two

These faces I see at night remind me why I still fight
A life once lived, live never again
I remember why I began

A tale as old as time, star-crossed lovers live their lives
A very good thing too, I live because of you, it takes two

Now I look back and I take her hand and we walk the other way
My chapter's done, now my songs been sung, a new story's on its way
Our time has been grand, see the distance that we ran
You found Wonderland
Track Name: Zone
Hey there brand new friend of mine, I'm meeting you for the very first time
Why do you look familiar?
I've seen you before across the hall, passing time, passing it all away
Why did I have to say that you're one step closer to a broken heart, 'cause with you and I it's far too complicated
There's a one in a million chance we'd find a way to run away into the night
But the future's bright because

We locked up the keys and we battened down the doors
Rivers blocked and singing stopped, it's for the best (well, probably)
I won't regret you, don't forget me, nananananananananananananananananana

I've been down this road before, the kings and queens told me I don't know
It seems like only yesterday I was soldiering on, living or dying trying
They say the chase is the happiest at the end of days when you've finally found home
You tell me no, I tell you so, the proof is in the apple in my throat
It's a fact, you're one step closer to a broken heart and with you and I, there's no sense in delaying
There's a one in a million chance we'd find a way to run away into the night
So one more time

We locked up the keys and we battened down the doors
Rivers blocked and singing stopped, it's for the best (well, probably)
I won't regret you, don't forget me, nananananananananananananananananana
Track Name: The Universe Man
One day, we will belong here
Our shadows will disappear
And one day, they will remember
The very things that brought them here

Can you feel them? Those little energies
Awake in the darkness, pulling you through
And soon they, they'll be descending
With memories from up above
Track Name: 11:11
We know it's not just goodbye
The doors close and the cracks seal, goodnight
Too long I stood idly by
Disregard the lasting wrongs and rights

On the first page I said play, pretend
Eleven times I've found us here again
And through forgotten faces, I've learned to love again
You showed me how to mend the way it's been
Track Name: If
It seems like we've ended, we're struggling to find higher ground
And when it's too little too late, we're searching for hope lost and found
It seems like you're sorry, but nothing can hold the wave now
Crashing and burning, the trust you're disearning
I let go as fists hit the ground

I won't lie, hold on tight, I won't see you tonight
Another sun has begun, I won't see you tonight
Remember me in memories, if I don't see you tonight
If I don't see you tonight
x2

The streamlines are flowing as every house turns into glass
The passionate fire, the rage of desire, of course I know nothing can last
The mountains that we never climbed, the roads that would carry us home
A future required, from distance admired
My remedy's waiting I know

I won't lie, hold on tight, I won't see you tonight
Another sun has begun, I won't see you tonight
Remember me in memories, if I don't see you tonight
If I don't see you tonight
x2

I won't lie, hold on tight, I won't see you tonight
Another sun has begun, I won't see you tonight
Remember me in memories, if I don't see you tonight
If I don't see you tonight
x3
Track Name: When We Shine
The road less travelled is the one we want to find
The highest mountain is the one we want to climb
What if we were to abandon hope in time?
Or what if we held out until we saw the day when we shine?

Lucky us, we've filled our nights will golden rhymes
We've walked a thousand miles, jump, getting with the times
We don't need a backup plan or second try
Because we've found our wings, now jump and let us fly

Let us fly, the clock's done counting down
We've done our damnest and now love's the only sound
We'll walk the distance and we'll summon up our prime
It's you and I to tell the story of the time when we shine

Implicit memories of everything we've done
Explicit telltales are what powers up the sun
We found ourselves in them, they're with us on our way
So take my hand tonight and listen as I say

This dream won't break, the clock's done counting down
We've done our damnest and now love's the only sound
We'll walk the distance and we'll summon up our prime
It's you and I to tell the story of the time when we shine
x2
Track Name: The End of Days
I'm so pleased to meet you on the last day of our lives
If the last thing that I do is smile and say goodnight
It's the end of the chapter in our complicated mind
And if you'll just embrace me, I'll help you realize
That the middle days are gone, and with them all our fears
And when our time has ended, our love won't disappear
Stay awake and you'll hear the silence, the chorus in your ear
Look at me defeated and know that sleep is not the end

'Cause through the flames and demons, I always chased your side
I walked my roads so endless, I sunk down in the tide
The Templar-written prophecy said find those glowing eyes
The end of days won't bring on our goodbyes
Because our lives aren't over when we die

Through all the envelopes I sifted for your name
When you're looking blindly, all faces look the same
On the island of wind and trees, I sat down on a stone
You shared with me what I could be then brought the aardvark home
You drew me the perfect picture and I ran so far away
You told me you were sorry but you stayed here anyway
From the peak of the highest mountain to the throne of our new king
I promised you I'd find you, I gave up everything

'Cause through the flames and demons, I always chased your side
I walked my roads so endless, I sunk down in the tide
The Templar-written prophecy said find those glowing eyes
The end of days won't bring on our goodbyes
Because our lives aren't over when we die