Explode

by Carly Thomas

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released October 7, 2014

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Carly Thomas London, Ontario

London based Indie artist, Carly Thomas, is a welcome change from the typical. A soulful writer with a voice layered with truthfulness, she has that something which makes folk-ish music interesting and intelligent.

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Track Name: Sink Or Swim
I’m home in a strange place
empty rooms and drapes the shapes of alcaides
Corner of my eye, I look too late
Quarter to Four I watch the door
I watch the wall, I watch the clock and try not
To count backwards to where you are
If I could live forever I would at least have time
to tell you all the reasons why
If I could breathe underwater,we’d find Atlantis take my hand
You wouldn’t tell if I was crying
But if this is it/throw me in/sink or swim/throw me in
I watched the fog roll in that night, I’ve never seen it from this side
Side-tracked. Eyes open wide.
You’ll say ‘It’s been there all along. So what’s wrong.
You wanna feel it when it’s gone? Take my palm,and come on.
Lay me down across this bay, if can find the words I’ll tell you
What’s been on my mind
I wish I could breathe underwater, we’d find Atlantis take my hand
If it’s not too late to try
But if this is it/throw me in/sink or swim/throw me in
Track Name: Explode
You can almost hear the change, you softly say my name
but you’re not here anymore
And I’m stuck on this ride, yes I put in my change
a ticket sold to play the game
New romances you take your chances, fall in love in the rain
can’t win if you don’t play
We play oh we play
I’m cut off/if you can’t bare to hear the question
I don’t know why I ask, I just take it back
Hold on. You change your mind, turn around, I’ll hold you every time
Relax. I don’t have the answer
All I know/is you give and you go/you give and you go
You’re a firecracker waiting to explode
All I know/is you give and you go/give and you go
You’re a firecracker in my hand waiting for me to let go
So you can explode
You drove away/clearest night of August all I could say was
‘whenever you need it, baby I’m here all day’
Just wanted to feel it/before it goes away.
I hear rain now/stuck in this basement suite and I feel chained down like a shadow at your feet
Never finding the right angles to be seen
Show me you’re love or let me know
why you give and you go you give and you go
You’re a firecracker waiting to explode
All I know all I know is you give and you go you give and you go
You’re a firecracker in my hand waiting for me to let go
So you can explode.
Track Name: I'll Find An Ocean
Out in the wind/up on a wire/I let you in/I set this house on fire
Try not to lean left/not to lean right into you
Balancing day between night/I couldn’t fool you
Don’t be offended/don’t be offended
So I let go the past/try not to hold back/but I wanted it all
and I wanted it fast
Climb every tree that I might write your name in branches
I saw the danger in sight/still I took my chances
Don’t be offended don’t be offended

While I climb higher up/don’t look down/don’t give up
I am out on my own/show me a sign/or let me down slow
I need a way down
So give me a boat/give me an oar/I’ll find an ocean

Out in the wind/up on a wire/I let you in I set this house on fire
But I throw this away/take your eyes off me now/I need a place
way out of this town
A rock that’ll ground me/settle me down
Don’t be offended/don’t be offended
Track Name: The Montreal Train Song
Here we are/5province lines are in between/you called me ‘player’
but we both know you hold the Queen
I’m not far/I’m 10 digits from your palm
and more or less I’ve been alone/so just call
You’re misleading me/or I’m misreading either way
feels like someone else’s story/somewhere far away
So pick up the microphone/turn up your stereo
does your heart vibration guide you’re way home?
To me To Me To Me
I’ve been up all night sitting at the end of a bar
cause you keep waiting on these stars to guide our way
Break down all the walls that set our worlds apart
if this love don’t lead me this way
It don’t lead me this way
I can define these lines/the smiles you left behind/they have faded
so tired of waiting I’m so tired
I’m not far/an envelope and a postal code/
I’m 10 digits from your palm but you don’t call
You’re misleading me/stop misleading me/writing letters to the moon knowing they’ll never get to you
Pick up the microphone/turn up your stereo
does your heart vibration guide your way home
To me
Track Name: Lightning Bolts
I’m the first thing that you see/the last thing that you need
oh this love you turned your back on me
Bring me high/leave me low/I saw a light shine over me/I saw love
I saw buildings light up gold/and you kissed me/under lightning bolts
The last thing that you said
was the first thing that I started repeating/alone in my head
I turned and you were gone/suddenly I just stopped believing
every word that you said
I saw buildings light up gold/and you kissed me/under lightning bolts
I saw the stars light up the sky/wished on them all night
for you to take me home
I saw buildings light up gold/and you kissed me/and you sent me home
I saw the stars light up the sky/wished on them all night/for lightning bolts