Bisecting A Circumference - Remixed

by Etcetera Thesis Music

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released December 14, 2012

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Etcetera Thesis Music Hamilton, Ontario

Etcetera is a band that has been making music since 1993 in one formation or another. It went on hiatus in 1998, but got back together in 2006. On hiatus again.

Thesis is a recording project founded by Lee McIlmoyle and Gary Falkins of Etcetera to use up their unrehearsed songs.

The People's Republic of Limbo is Lee solo. More to come soon.
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Track Name: The Dark Age (Downside Mix)
THE DARK AGE

VERSE 1:
Desperate people
Heads down in the dark
They see a flash of light
And pray the end will make its mark.

You and I
Have a different view
We see our world come tumbling down
And grasp for something to heal the wounds.

CHORUS:
On the downside of the world
They can still feel the light
But they don't dare look up
For they cannot tell the wrong from the right.
We can watch it all unfold
Here at this majestic height
But if we lose our step
It's a short fall... into the night.

VERSE 2:
Men of vision
Use the world as a stage
Play words to change the truth
Their actions turn to rage.

We the people
Share a higher goal
Yet is it possible
Can we take the toll?

[CHORUS]

[INSTRUMENTAL]

[CHORUS]

VERSE 3:
The upside of it all
Is that, when we come face to face
We see the people
From a long forgotten place

We can help it all unfurl
Or we can come to the light
We can stand on common ground
But tell me... what will make it right?

[CHORUS]

OUTRO:
On the downside of the world
They can still feel the light
But they don't dare look up
For they cannot tell the wrong from the right
And we can can watch it all unfold
Here at this majestic height
But if we lose our step
It's a short fall...
Short fall... Short fall... into the night.


© 2001 G.Falkins/L. McIlmoyle/W.Depaulo
Etcetera Thesis Music
from the album 'Bisecting a Circumference'
Track Name: Kharmic Wheel (Good Kharma Mix)
Kharmic Wheel

[INTRO]

VERSE 1:
So you've lost some friends
And can't see a reason to stay
Want to pack your bags
Hit the road and drive away.

It's taking everything you've got
Just to give it one more shot.

CHORUS:
Taken in time
All you've really gotta do
Is be true to you.
Seen over time
There's been a thread drawn through
Everything you do.
You don't need to turn around
For everything you've ever done
Comes back to you.

VERSE 2:
So you've lost your way
And you've come to the edge of town
You want to ask for help
But there isn't a soul around.

And everything you thought you knew
About this place just isn't true.

[CHORUS]

BRIDGE:
You can share a dream
If you build it with your own hands
But it can still go wrong
If you tailor it to someone else's plans.

[INSTRUMENTAL]

VERSE 3:
So you've lost some steam
And you're thinking that you should go
Before you turn away
There's one thing you need to know.

Every person that you've touched
Is gonna miss you very much.

[CHORUS] X 2

[OUTRO]

© 2008 Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Etcetera Thesis Music
for the Thesis album, "Bisecting a Circumference"
Track Name: I Want Someone Close to Me (Wanton Mix)
I WANT SOMEONE CLOSE TO ME

[INTRO]

VERSE 1:
Another lonely murder
You watch the sun bleed out red
As you go round to the start
You've caught up on your reading
And you're fresh out of books
On the shelf that you've made of your heart.

You can ask all the people
That you still call your friends
But you just get the same old excuse
You've been alone in a crowd
Talking to yourself
'Til you walk away thinking 'what's the use?'

CHORUS 1:
I want someone close to me
As far as I can see
I want someone close to me
No one wants this life I lead

I want someone close to me
It's my plan for unity
I want someone close to me
I can't stand the irony

VERSE 2:
So you walk up the stairs
To your mold-covered flat
And tune out the world again
You've been pushing away
Everyone you can't trust
'Cuz they've all become fairweather friends.

When you look back in time
To the days when you had people
Everywhere you wanted to go
The solution my friend
Is to tell everyone
From the start what they need to know.

CHORUS 2:
I want someone close to me
Someone who respects me
I want someone close to me
Who can stand the sight of me

I want someone close to me
Is it such an arduous task?
I want someone close to me
Is it too much to ask?

BRIDGE:
Maybe it used to be too easy
And you've lost the feel for it
You could have been someone else
If you hadn't climbed down into the thick of it.

If you really think about
The way you see the whole world now
You'd see... a ball of hurt covered in scabs
That you can't heal... 'cuz you don't know how.

REFRAIN:
I want someone close to me
I want someone close to me

CHORUS 3:
I want someone close to me
You don't even have to be true
I want someone close to me
Feel free to turn the screw.

I want someone close to me
Do I really have to beg?
I want someone close to me
The things I do to get a little leg...

[OUTRO]

© 2006 Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Etcetera Thesis Music
for the album 'Bisecting a Circumference'
Track Name: Erinsong 1) Time Passes By (Timely Mix)
TIME PASSES BY

[INTRO]

VERSE 1:
Each little step you take
Is one closer to the finish line
But it's getting harder
To move forward every time.

It used to be a breeze
To tell everyone you feel okay
But it's not so easy
When you lose a year in a day.

CHORUS 1:
And it's not
As if you're asking
For a whole lot
To get you through
You just speak the words
And hope they're listening
As time passes by.

VERSE 2:
You see your golden chance
To break free from the chains that bind
But you're going to need
All the good will you can find.

You form the words it takes
To tell everyone just what you need
But it takes a strong hand
To till the earth and plant the seed.

CHORUS 2:
And it's not
As if you're begging
For the whole world
To ease the pain
You state your case
And pray the words come out right
As time passes by.

No it's not
As if you're dying
It's hard enough
To live like this
You ask for help
And fear no one can hear you
As time passes by.

©2007 Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Etcetera Thesis Music
for Erin Burnett and Project Download
Track Name: Erinsong 2) Keep On Going (Spector Mix)
KEEP ON GOING

[INTRO]

VERSE 1:
Standing on the edge of fear
Standing on the brink of tears
Stand up and show yourself
Dare to stand in the light.

Give yourself room to breathe
Give yourself a fighting chance
Giving up won't solve anything
Give the world a chance to help.

BRIDGE 1:
And you don't say no
No you don't say that you don't really care
You just hold out hope
That there's hope enough to spare.

CHORUS:
You don't need to give up all you have
You don't need to carry it alone
You just need to hold on to faith
Keep on going (Keep on going)
Keep on going.

VERSE 2:
Reaching for the brass ring
Reaching for a helping hand
Reach too far and you might fall
Never reach and go nowhere.

Try not to lose sight of the plan
Try not to let the odds get you down
Trying hard to believe in miracles
Let us try to make things right.

BRIDGE 2:
And we won't say no
No we won't say the problem isn't there
We just hold out hope
That there's no need to despair.

CHORUS:
You don't need to give up all you have
You don't need to carry it alone
You just need to hold on to faith
Keep on going (Keep on going)
Keep on going (Keep on going)

OUTRO:
Keep on going (Keep on going)
Keep on going (Keep on going)
Keep on going (Keep on going)
Keep on going (Keep on going...)


© 2007 Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Etcetera Thesis Music
for Erin Burnett and Project Download
Track Name: Erinsong 3) You're Right (Moulded Mix)
YOU'RE RIGHT

[INTRO]

VERSE 1:
Another day, another full scale emergency
Everything you had in place falls apart
And you know that it's going to take a small miracle
To get things back to the way you had at the start.

There you are with the blankets pulled over you
Your head buried as far under the pillows
As they go and accuse you of making a big mistake
All you were doing was showing us that you have the will.

CHORUS:
You know you're right
No more crying
You know we're here
We're not leaving
You know the truth
Keep on believing
You know somehow
You've got to show them you're right.

VERSE 2:
Here we go, now that's a little more like it
Things were starting to make too much sense
Around here is the part where we all start hopping
To find a new way to help get you over the fence.

So they say you're not worth their attention
It's gonna take another full scale attack
When the going gets tough you can plan your escape
Cuz we know before long you're gonna make a comeback.

BRIDGE:
Some days you can't stand without sinking
One step forward and slip to the bottom again
With the noise about taking what's given
You know in your heart you've got to break the chain.

[INSTRUMENTAL]

CHORUS:
You know you're right
No more crying
You know we're here
We're not leaving
You know the truth
Keep on believing
You know somehow
You've got to show them you're right.

OUTRO:
You're right
You're right
Your right left right
You're right
You're right
You're left right left
You're right
You're right
Your left right left
You're right
You're right
You know you're right.

© 2007 Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Etcetera Thesis Music
for Erin Burnett and Project Download
Track Name: The Dream Falls (Bounce Back Mix)
THE DREAM FALLS

[INTRO]

VERSE 1:
Our story picks up later on
There isn't time to do a full recap
You're gonna have to pick it up
To figure out where everything's at.

Some of the faces are the same
Familiar voices in a stranger place
So many things you thought you knew
Seem to have vanished without a trace.

CHORUS:
Search night and day
For a way you can
Puzzle it through
Until you look up
And find the dream falling
All around you.

VERSE 2:
I guess you know the story well
I see you've got the whole thing worked out
I guess I should have thought it through
Before I ever dared to show you.

I don't suppose it helps to say
You've overlooked a number of small points
Some things I won't be showing you
Until you read the final act through.

CHORUS:
Search night and day
For a way you can
Puzzle it through
Until you look up
And find the dream falling
All around you.

BRIDGE:
Maybe I should have given you another hint
The ending comes too quick and seems too hollow if you missed it...

[INSTRUMENTAL]

VERSE 3:
So now I have to spell it out
It seems you need a frank apology
I tried to tell you from the start
That this would not end
The way you figured it would.


© 2006 Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Etcetera Thesis Music
from the album 'Bisecting a Circumference'
Track Name: Going Through The Motions (Second Thoughts) (Rethought Mix)
GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS (SECOND THOUGHTS)

[INTRO]

VERSE:
I've seen this place before
Where everything feels slightly wrong
Not a word seems to come out right
And it all reminds you of a song.

I know I promised you everything
And I still have hope in my heart
But every day seems to bring more tears
And takes our love back to the start.

[BRIDGE]

VERSE:
Did I ever tell you then
How good it felt to look in your eyes?
Everything that I'd been looking for
Had been hiding behind your disguise.

Thought you might have more to say
But it never quite reached my ears
A part of me has been waiting for you
To come clean after all these years.

CHORUS:
We're going through the motions
We've known each other for so long
Too much water under the bridge
But the current there still runs strong.

We still have this strange connection
Though we don't always see eye to eye
I could never clearly define it
And I can't see a reason why.

[INSTRUMENTAL]

VERSE:
So here we are again
Watching love in its final throes
Playing it out to the bitter end
How we got here, God only knows.

Never wanted to hurt a friend
But I guess that's how love goes
So here's the note that I meant to send
As the show came to a close.

CHORUS:
We're going through the motions
Though there's an itch under the skin
We're both scratching at the surface
But the excuses are wearing thin.

To be fair I just had a stray thought
A recollection from long ago
And it's left me with the warmest feeling
I thought you might like to know.


©1996, 2006, 2010 Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Etcetera Thesis Music
from the album, 'Bisecting a Circumference'
Track Name: Waiting (Progressive Mix)
WAITING

[INTRO]

VERSE 1:
You say you need some time
And ask me if I mind
But time is all I have
And all that I can find.

You said it once again
And I took it on the chin
Hoping you'll come around
Oh baby, where have you been...

Cuz here I sit alone
Biding my time
By the phone
Hoping you'll change your mind
And that you'll come on home.

CHORUS:
Waiting
Is all I can do
For you
To clear your mind
And find
My heart is true.

Waiting
What am I supposed to do
I'm simply doing time
Waiting here
For you...

...I'm waiting.

VERSE 2:
Until that day comes by
My life will be a lie
I'll be trying to deny
Feelings I have that will not die.

So if you change your mind
Just call me on the line
I think you know how I'll reply
If you want another try...

So here I sit by the phone
Killing time
On the quiet end
Hoping you'll come on home
So we can start again.

[INSTRUMENTAL]

BRIDGE:
We'll build our lives together
Our happiness will never end
Every day, perfect weather
Our broken hearts will surely mend.

And the wounds inside will heal
Because nothing can contend
With the power of love we feel
You know... you truly are my best friend...

CHORUS:
So I'll be
Waiting
It's all I can do
Until
You clear the way
To find
My heart is true.

I'll be waiting
What more would you have me do
I'm still
I'm still counting time just waiting
Just waiting here for you...

...I'm waiting.

OUTRO

© 1996, 2010 Derrick Rose/Lee McIlmoyle/Gary Falkins
Etcetera Thesis Music
for the album, 'Bisecting a Circumference'
Track Name: Dos Services (Come Home) (Homecoming Mix)
DOS SERVICES (Come Home)

Sitting on the back porch
I watch the stars above
Feel all kinds of lonely
Wraps me like a glove

Wonder why you leave me
Each time you go away
Dunno how to tell you
Need you here to stay

CHORUS:
Come home to me
Come home to me
Come home to me
Come home to me
Come home to me
Come home to me
Come home to me
Come home to me... tonight

The night goes on forever
I'll have another beer
I just know I wont sleep
wishin you were here

Got to live your own life
Wish you'd change your mind
Looking out for something
Dunno what you'll find

[CHORUS]

[MIDDLE EIGHT]

[GARY'S RAP]
You can see my life, it's waiting in this world
I don't know what to say, Girl
You can see everything is here to stay
You want to be with us, but you just don't know how to
Play with the boys and play with the girls
Looking for everything in this world
I don't know what to say, but I'll make up the words
A little rap goes a long way, you've heard.

Wonder why you leave me
Each time you go away
Someday I'll have to let go
I just can't make ya stay

[CHORUS]

© 2012 D.Iwanowski-McIlmoyle/G.Falkins
Track Name: The Dream Falls (Marvio's Revenge Mix)
I'm not sure what his lyrics were, though they were pretty close to mine.