Granted

by Sexton Blake

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released June 15, 2016

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SextonBlake Rossland, British Columbia

Nadine Tremblay created her alter ego ‘Sexton Blake’ for the launch of her newest career as a songstress/ DJ. Miss Blake has stage fright so playing a character is necessary and as for the origin of the name, ask your Cockney friends about what it means. Sexton’s music is innovative and energetic with hip hop, indie, synth-pop and electro influences, from the garage to the studio to you. ... more

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Track Name: Go Outside
You have windows but no fresh air
You have plants but their roots don’t go anywhere

Peek around the corner
let your ego drag behind
don’t stop to think about it
before you change your mind

Chorus:
Go outside
Go beyond your mind’s eye
You won’t die
You’re in your natural habitat

Go Outside
Chip away at you tried
Play with pride
Drumming
Rat ta tat tat tat ta-at

Reach out before
You push away
Have your fears be
Rearranged

Peek around the corner
let your ego drag behind
don’t stop to think about it
before you change your mind

Feet first
Head up
step one
climb
Footprints
in sight
challenging your fight or flight

Breath the air
feel the rhythm in the wind
fumble into the flow X4

Chorus
Track Name: Laugh till we all fall down
We follow the formula
They gave us the tools
We all crawl to the top of the stairs where our thoughts have been pooled
We’re weighed down with order
We itch and we scratch
We all patiently wait for the next chance to distract
Swallowing dry
Hoarding happy
Ice cold alarms are ringing
You’re looking at normal and it’s ugly
We are juggling our values
We are painting on our frowns
we are magicians
We laugh we laugh we laugh till we all fall down
I read through the headlines
My mind starts to run
Repeatedly making me fear all the bad that could be done
Before I can hide
My body shuts down
I need a disguise if I’m going to go out and around
Pre-chorus
Chorus
Hahahahhhahahhahhhahahahhhhaaaahahahahah!
Chorus
Track Name: The World Keeps Turning
The World Keeps Turning By Sexton Blake
I’m watching the stars
thinking bout how far
Just how far they are
I’m one square foot of the world
The world in it’s own bubble
A teeny tiny sparkle
So much space to think when you’re looking up
Where’s the wildcat sign in my zodiac
The world keeps turning and I don’t do anything
So much space to think when you’re looking up
Where’s the wildcat sign in my zodiac
The world keeps turning and I don’t do anything
I can’t even see your start or finish
You’re so vast that I am breathless
And I relish in my nothingness
Relax, Relaxing insignificance
I’m kissing the trees
The giants in the picture show
They’re blanketing
Blanketing my soul
The sweetest things are slow
They grow and grow
They seem impossible
Pre-chorus
Chorus
Bumper to bumper people
We all need to get there
To get where we are all going
Two steps forward one step back
Is just enough time to let happiness catch up
I’m so sick of my own company
Where’s the starts and trees looking back at me
The world keeps turning I don’t need to do anything
So much space to think when you’re looking up
Where’s the wildcat sign in my zodiac
The world keeps turning and I don’t do anything
Track Name: Sadness
Today felt like a life
Said the pie man to the butcher
Smells like love of things is being made
Today I taste the spice
Said the florist to the baker
Cooking poetry into your bread again

Follow the heart beat in the cement
Walking in a watercolour painting
This is the best place to be holding hands
Factory of love
Everyone’s collecting

I fell in love in all the wrong places
Fooled by the artistry of your faces
I was visiting love
And it’s flirting with lost
So I’ve gotta go home soon

Baptized by the rain
Turning the pages of a passport
Freedom floats and the salty air’s our guide
Anchored by the chain
Of drinking in coffee shop comfort
Sailors, cyclists, poets, artists all collide
Pre-chorus
Chorus
I fell in love in all the wrong places
I fell in love in all the wrong places
Fooled by the artistry of your faces
I fell in love in all the wrong places
Track Name: Sweet Oblivion
Burn off the cloud and clear the scene
Life goes back to our routine
We tied a ribbon on their souls
It cannot fill
It cannot fill this size of hole

We buy a gun and build a bomb
We burn we bury and we run
We build an army and get strong
We won’t be choked by what you’ve done

Bring back the sweet oblivion
Let’s all go, let’s go to higher ground
Play make-believe on the playground

We dig a moat and build a wall
We check and double check it all
We get insured and looked both ways
Know our plan to evacuate
I won’t be choked by what you’ve done

Chorus

Their off to hone their busy minds
Practice on mini adult things
The alphabet and building blocks
Colour and counting all the rocks
They are just doing what they see
We try to teach them to be free
To this fear we won’t succumb
Though we have lost you have not won
Though we have lost you have not won
Though we have lost you have not won
Though we have lost you have not won
Chorus X2
Track Name: Say NO
Yes I wanna say
yes I wanna say
yes I wanna say ah ah
Take the phone away
No I cannot play
There’s no easy way- ya ya
Making everyone happy
Handing it out like a candy
I can’t bring myself to disappoint
Hear the awkward after I say NO
How do I say?
What do I say?
How do I say? NO
What do I say?
How do I say?
What do I say? NO NO X2
I’m like an oil spill
Coating everything with art
Only the surface gets a head start
Feeling like a fossil
Using up my fuel
This kinds of lifestyle needs renewal
Growth lives underneath
But I need room to move
Fatten up the space around you
Not thinning out your dreams
Not hoping to float back up a downward stream

Always feeling like a chore
Then I work and work and work some more
Time is narrowing
And I’m bending like a dorsal fin
Where I bend dictates where I go
I’ve been to Oz and back
Keeping low
Following like Toto
I’d like a hand in my own puppet show
Stop lying like Pinocchio to myself
Forget quid pro quo
I’m aiming further over the rainbow

Thickening my skin takes practice
And I’m not well rehearsed but getting better versed at saying no to you and therefore saying yes to me
So when you ask and my mouth gets dry
My people pleasure inside has signed on the dotted line
And While I think
And while I think
And while I think
I have no excuse
Except that I want to try being happy
Forgive me
I put you on the ignore list and swallow
Yes I wanna say
yes I wanna say
yes I wanna say ah ah
Take the phone away
No I cannot play
There’s no easy way- ya ya
Making everyone happy
Handin it out like a candy
I can’t bring myself to disappoint
Hear the awkward after I say NO
How do I say?
What do I say?
How do I say? NO
What do I say?
How do I say?
What do I say? NO NO X 2
Guilt, guilt, guilt, guilt…….
Let’s practice….No No No NO NOONOO No No nO!

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