Watchful Creatures

by Jon Hynes

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Debut album on Shuffling Feet Records.
Distributed through Outside music on June 10, 2014

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released June 10, 2014

Produced by James Bunton and Jon Hynes

Written and performed by Jon Hynes
Recorded and mixed by James Bunton (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9)
Recorded and mixed by Jon Hynes (3, 5, 6, 7)
Additional recording by Romesh Thavanathan (5)
Mastered by Gavin Gardiner at Lacquer Channel
Design and layout by James March
Photography by Lauren Bunton

Guests:
Shaun Brodie – Trumpet (4, 8)
Mara Pellerin – French Horn (4,8)
David Banoub – Guitar (1, 9)
Donovan Woods – Vocals (2, 4)
Kelly McMichael – Vocals (4, 9)
Jess Tollefsen - Vocals (4)
Romesh Thavanathan, Rajiv Thavanathan, Adam Hogan, Tim Baker, Steve Maloney, Chris Donnelly, Robbie Brett, and Allan Byrne – Vocals (5)
Horn arrangements by Mara Pellerin

Lay Down and Dry written with Brett Caswell and Me and the Radical written with Trailer Camp

Special Thanks to:
James Bunton, Jonas Bonnetta, Adrienne Curran, James March, Sean and Kim Curran, Sylvie Smith, Mark Bennett, Brad Kilpatrick, Rajiv Thavanathan, Brett Caswell, Mike le Riche, Shaun Brodie, Mara Pellerin, Lauren Bunton, Kelly McMichael, Donovan Woods, Jess Tollefson, David Banoub, Mel Sturk, Josh Daignault, Centretown Alliance, Hayward Avenue Choir, Rolf Klausner, Chris Page, my wonderful parents who never batted an eye when I bought endless amounts of music equipment to make all kinds of noise, and you!

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Jon Hynes Ottawa, Ontario

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Track Name: Sea Diver
One more night and I will leave this place
The door opened up and the night cooled off
I can feel every rock on the ground
I can hear every move, every step, and sound

It’s hard to write it down when your hand is pulled away
Heart over mind said we had to go
Pulled down the street while the night closes in to stay

So happy are the subway drivers
Their passengers have no place to go
Come out from hiding you deep sea diver
In this world we breathe air you know

It’s hard to sing it out when your thoughts have gone away
Heart over mind said we had to go
Pulled down the street while the night closes in
You’re pulled down the street while the night closes in
You’re pulled down the street while the night closes in to stay

Paid to act like a trickster while being a traitor
Then you would act like a man
Well I’ve never been the best on the straight lines
Show me on this round and you’re fine
Track Name: Lay Down and Dry
Lost in the crowd
Your face depicted so loud
Well, I hope to make amends with you
Just like the cloud you move in and around
A place in the people I make you a habit too soon

As we lay down
To air dry
We air to lay, we air
To light up the darkness around
We air to lay, we air
To let it lay down in the ground

Grid overhead and a smile to dread
Planes wonder in and out it’s so confusing it’s true
Come in and around won’t you keep the sound down?
A murder out back and the sun already starting to set

As we lay down
To air dry
We air to lay, we air
To light up the darkness around
We air to lay, we air
To let it lay down in the ground
Down in the ground
Down in the ground

As we lay the day with calm and cool in your head
The calls I made on the phone are drowning in plastic songs
They’re made in a hurry. Not for long

Dry
We air to lay, we air
To light up the darkness around
We air to lay, we air
To let it lay down in the ground
Down in the ground
Down in the ground
Down in the ground
Track Name: The Later Ones
When I get old
I long for some wonder
And when I feel young
I wait for a hunger

Get out while you’re on
Lay your life out in a song
Cracks in your back make you break

We are the later ones
We are the later ones
We are the later ones
I’ll get to me when me I’m done
We are the later ones

In a white sky
You’re the cloud holding thunder
On the green grass
You’re the paved road, you’re the marker, you’re the greatest thing

A Question answered wrong
Think your hardest then it’s gone
Cracks in your back make you break

We are the later ones
We are the later ones
We are the later ones
I’ll get to me when me I’m done
We are the later ones

Ain’t it the greatest when you don’t go?
Makin’ it easy is the only thing to know

We are the later ones
We are the later ones
I’ll get to me when I m done
We are the greater ones
I’ll get to me when I m done
We are the later ones
Track Name: Forever, Kathleen (for the books)
This is one for the books, Kathleen
‘Cause you’re never the last one alone
In the middle of the night you were left in the light
Alone and scared, Kathleen

So how do you make yourself out?
Is your place in this world just a flaw?
When he holds you near I only have fear
Fear for you, Kathleen

Is this how you saw yourself now?
Showing your heartache in the dead of the night
It’s one for the past
Your life moved so fast
And I’ll never forget you, Kathleen

Tell me all the thoughts you had
My dreams don’t even touch yours I know
When I kneel down you don’t even frown
I see you and it kills me, Kathleen

This is one for the books, Kathleen
You’ve finally found a home
You’re deep in the earth now we’ll never be sure
Alone and forever, Kathleen
Alone and forever, Kathleen
Track Name: Opinion Piece
I won’t say I believe it when you know it’s different
It’s not how I imagined
Stuck on the side of the road
No one around

Well, I’m half a believer
I believe in a better half
It’s the side that my money’s on
Greater the good, better the bad, the harder it is
Say it like the star that you are

I can’t say I believe it even when I repeat it
It’s not how I imagined
Stuck on the side of the road
No one around

You can’t side on a greeter
A firm hand as the feeler
It’s too hard for the broken
People to find you lyin’ down lookin’ to lie
Eye’s on the prize like the star that you are

There must be an evil
To wage a war like this on you
What kind of evil, evil?
You had a lie for everyone, you had a lie
You had a lie for everyone, you had a lie for everyone

There must be an evil
To wage a war like this on you
What kind of evil, evil?
You had a lie for everyone, you had a lie for everyone,…
Track Name: One More, California
So, California
Another song, California
I want to be sure
That I’m with you no more

So, California
You move and itch, California
My hands aren’t too clean
Holding hands in line we see

Your shores glow
Water rested
I’m not there
Once a dream
Water colour
I’m not there

It’s too much, California
When to stop, California?
You make me your home
And I’ll make you my own

Your shores glow
Water rested
I’m not there
Once a dream
Water colour
I’m not there
Track Name: Me and the Radical
Me and the Radical when summer arose
Time wasn’t wasted I felt like waiting
Me and the Radical when time came
I wasn’t wasted she felt like waiting

An old song
In a backwards rhythm
Never heard
In time to drift forward

Me and the Radical when summer arose
Time wasn’t wasted I felt like waiting
Me and the Radical when time came
I wasn’t wasted she felt like waiting

An old song
If only she knew the words
Dividing hearts

- Instrumental break -

An old song
In a backwards rhythm
Never heard
In time to drift forward

In time to drift forward
In time to drift forward
In time to drift forward
In time to drift forward

Me and the Radical
Me and the Radical
Me and the Radical
Me and the Radical
Track Name: The Deep Dark Underground
Oh, you feel so cold
But I know you’re better that way
You fear to do what you’re told
Underneath it all you plan a getaway

Somehow I found
The deep dark underground
I know that you’re cold
But to me you feel so warm
Like blankets in the snow
The ice formed down below
I walk to your beat…but don’t move

So, you bang on this love of mine
Like a drum I feel it in my bones
Will you hold my hand? Let me be your man?
On top of the world we plan a getaway

Somehow you found
The deep dark underground
I know that you’re cold
But to me you feel so warm
Like blankets in the snow
The ice formed down below
I walk to your beat…but don’t move

I don’t move
I don’t move
We won’t move

The wind / has been / a weary friend
To push / and harm / until it knows …we’re… dead
And I know …I know…

… that Somehow you found
The deep dark underground
I know that you’re cold
But to me you feel so warm