Onto the Floor

by Rose Cora Perry

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Sophomore solo album from Canadian Singer/Songstress Rose Cora Perry. Acoustic Alternative.

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released November 21, 2016

Songwriting, Music, Lyrics, Vox & Guitars: Rose Cora Perry
Additional Arrangement: Ariel Kasler & Ryan McNevin
Piano: Ariel Kasler
Bass: Ariel Kasler (except track #4: Empty; performed by Rose Cora Perry
Lead Riffs: Ariel Kasler
Drums & Percussion: Ted Peacock
Sound Design: Ryan McNevin, REM Productions
Recording, Editing, Production & Mixing: Ryan McNevin, REM Productions
Mastering: Roger Lian Mastering, NYC
Photography: Sandra McMahon, Life is Beautiful
Hair, Makeup, Styling & Photo Editing: Rose Cora Perry
Cd Artwork: HER Media Inc.
2016 RCP/HER Records (SOCAN, SAC, AFM).
Manufactured by Indiepool. Distributed by HER Records 3B-553 Adelaide St N London ON CA N6B3J6.
Made in Canada. All Rights Reserved.

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Rose Cora Perry London, Ontario

Rose Cora Perry is the former frontwoman of major label act Anti-Hero and has performed at some of the world’s most renowned festivals incl: CMW, NXNE, Warped Tour & MEANYFest.

While she may have traded in her signature fishnets and distorted grunge sound for an acoustic akin to that of the hippie era, this badass rock'n'roller remains true to punk and the D.I.Y. mantra she's long professed.
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Track Name: Love, Hate & Everything in Between
V1: Left here to contemplate
what the poets really mean
When they spout their sonnets
About love, hate, and everything in between

V2: My tears cried and cried
Though they don’t mean a thing
All that’s left is the music sprung
from consequence of these dreams
How I want just to see the end of bad things

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Track Name: Away I Go
V1: What a lovely dream before it fell apart
All those lovely things you said would break my heart
And I was wrong, you were right
Can't separate the truth from all your pretty lies

Chorus:
Away I go into the darkness
Away I go I turn from all this
Cannot cope with love and madness
Away I go so I don't tell you to go

V2: What a lovely speech, you rehearsed it so well
What a lovely act with your show and tell
I thought I knew who you really were
But when the curtains fell what had seemed so real disappeared

Chorus:
You left me crumbling in the darkness
I had to turn away from all this
Pretend I'm strong and that you're worthless
Away I go so I don't tell you to go

Outro:
Just like before I fell
I knew deep down inside
Somehow you knew exactly what key to turn on my insides
Just like before I fell
I knew it'd fall apart
Maybe I love just to love and earn a broken heart

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Track Name: Six Feet Under
V1: Had a dream, had a drowning dream
I was in a river of blame
All wanting a piece of me without knowing who I am
Quick to judge and quick to defend
Quick to tell me I'm the one in the deep end

Prechorus:
They love to hate. Love to lie.
Love to try and keep us all high

V2: Had a dream, had a drowning dream
Same dream as before
No one really gives a damn about anything that anyone else stands for
Try so hard to stay aground
All they want is to push me back down

Bridge:
They want me six feet underground
I won't stop spitting at their sound
They tried to cut me down to size
I see right through their weak disguise
And I won't back down. No!

V3: I've had my dreams and I've had nightmares
Everything in the end
Tells me to keep pushing on even when it feels I've got no friends
They tear me down to get themselves ahead
They're the ones who are being mislead

Outro: I reach to the skies and call out your name
I reach to the skies in vain
And it feels like heaven's so far away

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Homage to Offspring's "Gone Away"; Natalie Imbruglia's "City".
Track Name: Empty
V1: I want more than this
I wanna feel the passion in a kiss
I wanna know what it’s like
To live

V2: I want more than me
I wanna dare to realize all my dreams
I wanna know what it’s like
To exist

Chorus: But all I see
Is your cloud raining down on me
And all I feel
Is empty

V3: I want more than hate
I wanna feel the light upon my face
I wanna know what it’s like
To forgive

V4: I want more than you
Tainting each and every thing I do
I wanna know what it’s like
To let go

Bridge: So empty, so empty yeah
So empty, so empty
I feel like I have lost my way
With no map to get back where I came from

Outro: I want more than this
I wanna know what it’s like to live

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Track Name: Easy Prey
V1: Wanna get away to another place
Where the sun still shines
Where true love remains

V2: Wanna dream today of another face
That shows the world the truth
One that I can embrace

Chorus: Cause I’ve been searching too long for all the answers
But all the wisdom is gone
And in its place we’re spoonfed lies and lies and hate
And I won’t fall for that game
So if you’re feeling the same
Don’t be easy prey

V3: Wanna get away for another taste
One that cuts me deep
One that you can’t fake

V4: Wanna dream today of another fate
One where no one kills
One where no one hates

Bridge: I’ve opened up my eyes to feel like I’ve gone blind
Living in world that can’t make up its mind
I’ve opened up my eyes to feel like I’ve gone blind
Living in a world that’s so, that’s so, that’s so (p/m) clearly dying
Clearly

Outro: Are you happy this way?
Cause I’ve been going insane
The lies and lies and lies and hate
I don’t wanna live this way
So if you’re feeling the same
Don’t be easy prey
Don’t be easy

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Track Name: Arm's Length
V1: I don’t believe in using the words I love you
For using such words only cheapens my heart
And so instead I would rather just show you
How the touch of your hand turns me so numb

V2: I don’t believe in trying to control you
For if you want me, it’s up to you to show me so
I know I am one of many who know you
So let’s not play games or make plans for unknown

Chorus: Times in the future
Let’s not define we’re together
In time, in the future
I don’t want to be her, I don’t want you as him

V3: I don’t believe in using the words I hate you
For using such words only proves there’s still care
And so instead I would rather just ignore
When things fall apart, how empty I feel

V4: The problem it seems is that you want to own me
If I felt the same, I would’ve make my case known
You should know that you’re not my one and only
So let’s not pretend or make plans for unknown

Chorus: Times in the future
Do we have to define we’re together?
In time, in the future
Why can’t we stay just the way that we are?

V5: I don’t believe in using the words I love you
For using such words leads to heartbreak and pain
And so instead I would rather just hold you
At my arm’s length

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Track Name: Close
V1: Away from me
Away from me
Away from me, I say
When I can’t handle this

V2: Stay next to me
Stay next to me
Stay next to me and pray
That we’ll get through this

V3: Keep loving me
Keep loving me
Keep loving me the day
I gave myself to you

V4: Away from me
Away from me
Away from me, I say
When I couldn’t want you
More close

V5: Debating me
Debating me
Me and my ways
When you feel overwhelmed

V6: Chasing me
Chasing me
Chasing me to lay down
In your arms

V7: Believe in me
Believe in me
Believe in me, you say
When I can’t believe in myself

V8: Debating me
Debating me
Me and my ways
When you can’t imagine life without

Chorus: Close my eyes
Wipe the tears away
Hold me like you mean it
Don’t let go
Take my fears away
We just have to prove it
On our own
Don’t let go

V9: Against the grain
Against the grain
Against the grain, we stray
Together in this world

V10: In difference
In difference
In difference, we find
Everything we need

V11: Gets hard sometimes
Gets hard sometimes
Gets hard sometimes on us both
Baby you know why

V12: Against the grain
Against the grain
Against the grain, we take
Each step out in

Outro: Back in
Don’t let go

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Track Name: Alive
V1: I wanna sing to you
A little lullaby
Not too sure of the words
Just seem to pass through my mind
I wanna sing to you
But I’ve lost control
Can’t seem to find my voice
Let alone my soul

Pre: Feeling so lost inside
With all this on my mind
It gets so hard sometimes
Just to stay in time

Chorus: But when I sing to you
My little lullaby
I know that I’m safe here babe
Never felt so alive

V2:
I wanna fight the stars
Just to seal our fate
I wanna fight the words
We’re both too scared to say
I wanna fight the world
So we can live our way
I wanna fight for you each
and every day

Pre: But I just worry so
Seem to lose control
I try to run away
It’s easier that way

Chorus: But when you kiss my face
You seal our fate
I know that I’m safe here babe
And I’m alive

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Track Name: Darkest Days
V1: Falling to pieces is something I’ve mastered
I’ve learned the art of attracting disasters
For all that I give, I get bad in return
It’s love that I share, only hate’s to be earned

V2: I don’t remember when things changed on me
I was never one to stay so unhappy
Why is it so hard to live out our dreams?
Why does the world want to break me? I break in my

Chorus: Darkest days
I feel like I am so lost on my way
In my darkest days
The world holds me out, there on display
In my darkest days
Nothing can make it all go away
In my darkest days

V3: So I pick myself back up over and over
All the pain that I’m feeling, it’s hard to stay sober
While I appear to be so strong on the surface
Inside every word, every glance makes me nervous

V4: I don’t remember when things changed on me
I was never one to stay so unhappy
Why is it so hard to live out our dreams?
Why does the world want to break me? I break in my

Bridge: Sometimes my mind just goes running in circles
I can’t help feel like I’m against every hurdle
Sometimes I’d upset and I don’t know why
I need you to be patient, to help me get by
Sometimes I’m scared of my very own thoughts
Sometimes I need to believe in a god
Sometimes I pretend that everything’s okay
But all the time, I need you, in all that I face

Outro:
And I was wandering in the rain
Masks of life, feeling insane
Swift and sudden fall from grace
Sunny days seem far away
Here abandoned and ashamed
An Armageddon of the brain
Darkest Days
In my darkest days…I need you

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Track Name: Curtains Close
V1: It’s easy to be so young and naïve
It’s easy to see all things as you want to see
It’s easy to need what you want to be
So damn easy

Prechorus: But when that mindset starts to shatter
Everything you thought becomes so scattered
You’ll find yourself at odds with those you love and trust
You’ll find yourself at odds with your own self

Chorus: Tell me, what am I fighting for?
When all the things of which I was sure
Are nothing more than dreams
I tell ya it’s heartbreaking

Sweet innocence was pure
I wish that there was a cure
For growing up, and growing old
And learning truths…I wish I was never told

V2: It’s easy to love before they break your heart
It’s easy to think there’s a plan from the start
It’s easy to live your life without a care
Too damn easy

Prechorus: And when that mindset starts to unwind
You want nothing more than just to crawl inside
Erase the knowledge that led to your own self-destruct
Erase the memory of childhood things

Outro: Tell me why don’t you see when you look at me?
Tell me why don’t you feel when you’re touching me?
You say that you hear, but are you listening?
You say that you care, but you’re still giving in

Tell me why don’t you taste when you’re experiencing?
Tell me why don’t you breathe if you are living?
You say that you’re real, but all the symptoms show
The lights are out, your story ends when the curtains close

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Track Name: The End
V1: It's 2 am the world's asleep
Hard, fast and loud does my heart beat
Trying to figure out just how to proceed
I check the locks, climb into bed
Wish that I could turn off my silly head
So much thinking about just what I need

Prechorus: For oh so long I've lent my soul
Got slashed and burned, never made whole
And now I've reached a crossroads with a fork
For oh so long this is all I've known
Never really had the opportunity to grow
Beyond just what you see me for

V2: It's 2 pm the world's awake
Hard, fast and loud does my heart ache
Trying to figure out just what to create
I turn the knob and look outside
Can't remember the last time I felt alive
So much thinking about
Is this worth all the tears I've cried?

Bridge: And I don't know anymore
And I sure as fuck don't feel like I did before
And I don't wanna say goodbye
And I don't wanna admit I failed but tried
Nothing left worth fighting for, nothing left but to close the door

Chorus: This is goodbye
This is the end
There is no chance to make amends

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