Stay Home vs. The Love Shoppings

by The Reflectors

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Nine songs around a day of reckoning.

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released June 30, 2007

All tracks written and performed by Westy Reflector, except:

"Isn't It A Pity" - Written by George Harrison for his 1970 record All Things Must Pass. Published by Wixen Music Publishing Inc OBO Harrisongs Ltd.

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Track Name: Everyone's Picasso Now
Junk is a habit
Habits are formed
From a pattern
From a routine

Everything’s an equation. Everyone’s their own god now.
Everyone’s a sensation. Everyone is too smart now.

Space is a dream
Borders never smile
Earn a dollar
Earn a living

Living is short
Short for living wage
So wage war
Against the system please

Everything’s a revelation. Everyone’s a caveman now.
Everyone’s a sensation. Everyone is too smart now.

All at once
Everyone’s larger than life
But love starts life
Because life's just a point of view
On the world
That makes this world
Safe for love

Everything’s a revelation. Everyone’s a caveman now.
Everything’s a temptation. Everyone’s a sinner now.
Everything’s a flirtation. Everyone’s a big shot now.
Everyone is too smart now.
Everyone’s their own god now.
Everyone’s Picasso Now.
Everyone is too smart now.
Track Name: Comatose/Straightjacket
i had this debutante invite me to her ball
but she met another guy in the basement of the hall
wouldn’t you know it? she made 2 calls.

i gave them time to play a little duck and hide
i know they wanted ten but i only gave ‘em five
seconds to make up their mind

yeah, a coma or a straightjacket?
life is grand if you avoid half of it
your mind and body are forever split
so, a coma or a straightjacket?

you hear a man pump some gas into the car
how many gallons do you think there are?
you know if he popped that hatch – well, there you are!

yeah, a coma or a straightjacket?
life is grand if you avoid half of it
your mind and body are forever split
so, a coma or a straightjacket?

i had this debutante invite me to her ball
maybe next time she’ll only make 1 call
i just don’t think she remembers much at all
Track Name: Echo Lake
gotta get out of echo lake
is it too much to ask
to challenge your fate?
gotta get out of echo lake

gotta get out before it’s too late
it’s never enough to know
to jump aboard that train.

schedule me some piece of mind
let me fall into easy times
cover me with memory
til i’m blind

gotta let out all the collar seams
it’s a mouthful to swallow
in someone else’s dreams
i got to get out as real as this may seem

gotta get out of echo lake
it’s too much
to ask
to re-sign your fate
gotta get out before it’s too late

everything just fades
Track Name: Spaced Out
you & i we're lost in the crowd but we live in a world
the world can’t see

i’m not spaced out i just can’t care about where i’m really going
i’m sure it all looks like here

i’m not buyin that you’ll cope with the changes ‘cause everything changes and you’re countin’ on nothin’ changing you’re gonna get burned you’re gonna get bored enough to want to get born again but you were warned again and again

that every second act has a first word and this time it can’t be “mama!”

i’m not spaced out i just can’t care about where i’m really going
i’m sure it all looks like here

what do you think?
Track Name: Karma
At least stand up for love
Since you never say the wrong thing
And you’re always on the right side

But you’ve never known stars brighter than a city night
'Cause you never had to choose a side.

Everyone you’ve ever met just talked to each other
So ½ the people you’ve ever met now contradict the other
How does it feel to be?
Now that all the world walks by –
bye bye

It’s the softest sound
When dreams are loud
No one turns around

But you’ve never heard nothing louder than a starry night
Since you've never had to choose a side

Everyone you’ve ever met just talked to each other
So ½ the people you’ve ever met now contradict the other
How does it feel to be?
Now that all the world walks by –

bye bye
Track Name: Overheard Confessions
"Morning is the hardest time when the mirror leaves you blue."

"He says it’s always the same you got no one to blame but the one looking back at you."

"15 years working on the line just to try make a name."

"All those voices are quiet now who said he’d be something great."

"Hey god here’s 50
Dollars for all the years
At a dollar a prayer that’s 50 Prayers."

"Help him get some help getting out of here."

"He’s been dreaming of Hunter’s fireworks – sayin ‘shoot me to space that’s cool.’ But everytime HT looked up do you think he lit that fuse?"

"He’s been gambling with our future for a while."

"He’s been holding out all his life for that last quarter mile."

"But we can make it if we start now – it might not be too late to turn one last midnight drive into a grand escape."

"Sometimes you seem to have fun with man,
picking him up just to knock him down."
Track Name: Isn't It A Pity
Isn't it a pity
Now, isn't it a shame
How we break each other's hearts
And cause each other pain
How we take each other's love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn't it a pity

Some things take so long
But how do I explain
When not too many people
Can see we're all the same
And because of all their tears
Their eyes can't hope to see
The beauty that surrounds them
Isn't it a pity

Isn't it a pity
Isn't is a shame
How we break each other's hearts
And cause each other pain
How we take each other's love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn't it a pity

Forgetting to give back
Isn't it a pity
Forgetting to give back
Now, isn't it a pity

What a pity
What a pity, pity, pity
What a pity
What a pity, pity, pity
Track Name: Peaceful Songs
One fine day
They’re gonna take me away
To that land of peaceful songs
And on that day they’ll hear me say
“I finally found a place where I belong!”

It’s been a long life and a long time comin
Too many heartbreaks in fair times
I’ve done a lot of hurting & I will pay the price
But I saved myself from a worthless life

One fine day
They’re gonna take me away
To that land of peaceful songs
And on that day they’ll hear me say
“I finally found a place where I belong!”

I carry ghosts and dreams of 22
And those days move faster into night
I left my home and a name that made me blue
That’s the last time that I’m turning at that light

One fine day
They’re gonna take me away
To that land of peaceful songs
And on that day they’ll hear me say
“I finally found a place where I belong!”
Track Name: Love Note From The Future
Ever since that big causeway break
You’re in that trance where you never come out
And I keep flashing on that big wave
That came & washed our only way out

that’s all I know that’s all I know seven long years that’s all I know

Summer passed me by
You oughta know you
Were the reason why I
Wasted all this
Time

Always are stories you always tell
Drown it all out sleep through the night
Candide's laughing behind every water well
All the hate and greed and power now amplified

it’s all the same it’s all the same since before before the wave

Summer passed me by
You oughta know you
Were the reason why I
Wasted all this
Time

I stopped thinking about life without war
Now there’s no such thing left as small talk
But I’ll never let down this old guitar
Even when it weighs so much
and this is such
a
long
walk