Cory Allen Staats

by Cory Allen Staats

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credits

released July 15, 2016

produced by Tony Autore
co-produced by Cory Allen Staats
circles, a beautiful lie, snowflakes & take off
mixed by David Westner, Tony Autore &
Cory Allen Staats at
Woolly Mammoth Sound in waltham, ma
all the things mixed by
Tony Autore & Cory Allen Staats
recorded at Mortal Music Studios in
charlestown, ma by Andy Pinkham
strings recorded at Futura in
roslindale, ma by John Weston
background vocals for a beautiful lie
recorded at Q Division in
somerville, ma by Joe Tooley
programming & fx by Cory Allen Staats
Arranged by Cory Allen Staats
mastered at Woods End Recording Studio in
greenfield, ny by Charlie Eble & Joel W. Moss

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Track Name: Circles
The clock strikes again, it’s 5am
It's time to begin this hell I’ve been
Working for there’s nothing more
It’s chore with no way to win
And I’ve been looking for another way
To stop the pain I’m in
Well I must have sinned again to earn the trouble that I’m in

I don’t know why, you must have lied
No matter what I try I get denied
Looking for that open door
And when I pull this chord there’s nothing to find
And I’ve been searching for a bridge to take me to the other side
Well I guess I better hide
From the demon in my mind

How do I know
If it all will really be ok
I never thought I would end up this way
Need to find a new result
Where should I go
How far can I run away
Can I ever really get away
I’m just running around in circles.

I’m getting bored my two feet on the floor
I’m trying to soar above the ground
With every pound you’re holding me down
And I might drown with no way to be found
And I’ve been drinking more
So I can drift away to another shore
But my head is getting sore so I think I’ll drink some more
Well I think I'll drink some more...
Track Name: All The Things
I’m glad that you’re with me on this drive
The stories you’re telling me, how they keep me occupied
I could be alone tonight, lost underneath the moon
Just one more thing I love about you

What do I say, how can my heart convey
That I wouldn’t be the same without

All the things you don’t have to do for me
And I believe you’re long overdue baby
All the things I want to do to you right now
So baby let’s go, with the flow, hit the road,
Oh love I just want to show you what you mean to me
And thank you
For all the things you don’t have to do

Now the light’s shining on me and you’re there in the front row
It doesn’t matter too much to you that it’s a private bedroom show
I know where ever I go I’ll find you smiling back up at me
Our eyes will lock, I’ll sing with you and
And you’ll sing with me

What do I say, how can my heart convey
That I wouldn’t be the same without

All the things you don’t have to do for me
And I believe you’re long overdue baby
All the things I want to do to you right now
So baby let’s go, with the flow, hit the road,
Oh love I just want to show you what you mean to me
And thank you
For all the things you don’t have to do

I’ve tried to recall what life was like before you came
But the memory has been erased
And I hope you know after all that we’ve been through
I’ll love you forever, it’s true I’m gonna treasure you

All the things you don’t have to do for me
And I believe you’re long overdue baby
All the things I want to do to you right now
So baby let’s go, with the flow, hit the road,
Oh love I just want to show you what you mean to me
And thank you
For all the things you don’t have to do
Track Name: A Beautiful Lie
I’m just lying staring into space
Thinking of your face
And all the things I thought I knew
It’s been so long since I’ve played you that little song
And listened to you sing along
We had nothing else to do

It’s been so long since I have seen a similar sky
I haven’t seen the stars so bright
Since you left me that night
I’m still looking for why you could no longer stand beside me
Did we reach to high
Or was it all just a beautiful lie

I’m just thinking of calling you up
Do you think we could make up
And forget about everything
We’ve been playing those evil phone tag games
Afraid to be the one to change
Afraid that things will be the same

It’s been so long since I have seen a similar sky
I haven’t seen the stars so bright
Since you left me that night
I’m still looking for why you could no longer stand beside me
Did we reach to high
Or was it all just a beautiful lie

How did we come so far
Was it really just too hard
I couldn’t see how we grew apart
I just wish we had a brand new start
Track Name: Snowflakes
Your wine glass is standing next to mine
It was the last place you pressed your lips
Mine never got a goodbye kiss
Before you walked away
You left me numb
I could not follow you out
Into the cold

So I'll watch the snowflakes fall into the sea
As the current pulls you far away from me
And though you told me you could make it on your own
I'll wait here for the tide to bring you home
Home to me

I'm standing here on the shore
Lost in the storm, I cant find my way without you
And so I reach my hands out
To catch a floating miracle
Once I got you I wont let you go again
But until then

I'll watch the snowflakes fall into the sea
As the current pulls you far away from me
And though you told me you could make it on your own
I'll wait here for the tide to bring you home
Home to me
Home to me

Was I holding on too tight)
I couldn't see the look in your eyes
Or the tears that you cried
Were you just trying to tell me goodbye?
I'll watch the snowflakes fall into the sea
As the current pulls you far away from me
And though you told me you could make it on your own
I'll wait here for the tide to bring you home
Home to me
Track Name: Take Off
When I step out my door
I get the urge to run back inside
Why should I open my world
When it’s so much easier to hide
I want to show you everything
I keep pinned up on my wall
These dreams I’ve filed away
Waiting for the day I get the strength to share it all

I’m ready to go on an incredible flight
But, I need you still to guide me through the night
I wanna fly around the world with you
Won’t you show me now and tell me what to do
Oh I love you so cause you bring me through
The battles in my life

Now it’s time for me to fly
Down headfirst onto this slide
And while you are by my side
I know I can’t drown tonight
And I’m dying to know if you’ll be with me all my life

People always tell me
That what goes up must come down in the end
But, now that I’ve found you I believe
That what comes down must go up instead

I’m ready to go on an incredible flight
But, I need you still to guide me through the night
I wanna fly around the world with you
Won’t you show me now and tell me what to do
Oh I love you so cause you bring me through
The battles in my life

Like a kite I’m falling down through the sky
And into your arms I fly
I’m held by your lines my love
I know you’ll never let me go
And back into the stars I go