Off Of the Pages

by Rose Cora Perry

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1.
V1: I miss the sound of your voice, your kiss, and embrace Your touch, and your laugh - your everything Why make me want you when you won’t let yourself be true? V2: I miss seeing your number come up on my phone Getting done up when I know we’ll be alone Why do you hurt me when you know that I’m perfect for you? Chorus: And you’ve spent your whole life searching For what was right in front of you And you’ve spend your whole life waiting Just for me to be with you Yet you turned away Said you couldn’t stay Said you couldn’t love me in that way Yet you’ve spent your whole life chasing haven’t you? V3: I miss the look on your face when you try hard to resist The desire you feel, when I’m with you, you’re in bliss Why do you fight it when you know what’s between us is real? V4: I miss your cute loving side that you won’t share with the rest your crazy addictions – are things I’ve never forget Why did you come back when you knew you’d be leaving so soon? Bridge: Yes I'd give you everything I'd give you anything I'd give you everything But I gotta watch myself, I've gotta love myself, and take care Cause I don't know how I could possibly hold you without shaking No I’m not aware of how I could possibly love you without aching Baby, this is the last honest love I’ll ever give Baby, this is the last honest love you’ll ever live (Overlay: Haven't you? Haven't you? Haven't you?) V5: I miss your cute little words and how you know me so well I can't hide a thing because you see through it all Why build my trust just to walk out on me? V6: I miss the good and the bad, when you think that I'm mad And you run for cover 'cause you know you've made me sad Why hold on just to let me fade away? fade away? Finale Chorus: (Overlay: Yes I'd give you everything I'd give you anything I'd give you everything But I gotta watch myself, I've gotta love myself, and take care Cause I don't know how I could possibly hold you without shaking No I’m not aware of how I could possibly love you without aching Baby, this is the last honest love I’ll ever give) All lyrics written by R. Perry, unless otherwise noted. Not to be reprinted without permission. Copyright HER Records, SOCAN, SAC 2010. *Note: Bridge & Final Chorus Overlay lyrics homage Tegan & Sara's "This is Everything" (Under Feet Like Ours, Plunk Records, 1999)*
2.
Don't 05:03
V1: I know that you just can’t seem to let go I know you’re scared and that you have lost hope But I will not hurt you, my intentions are pure But you keep on running, you’re only just hurting yourself V2: I know they broke you, made you insecure But I know the real you, all else I don’t care I know you fear that I’m one in the same How can I show you? Why won’t you let me take your worries away? Chorus: Don’t deny me When I’m all that you have ever wanted Don’t stop trying When you can’t get me out of your mind Don’t keep on pushing I’m afraid I’m gonna leave this time Don’t keep running V3: I know we’ve been scared in this place before I know it’s hard to forget when you’re torn But I know what we have is more than they gave And I know my heart, and so I pray You’ll be brave for me – look back no longer Bridge/Outro: Don’t keep lying to stop from trying Don’t keep lying to stop from falling for me Don’t Never opened myself this way Love is ours, we’ll live it our way Don’t, and nothing else Don’t, and nothing else Don’t, and nothing else matters All lyrics written by R. Perry, unless otherwise noted. Not to be reprinted without permission. Copyright HER Records, SOCAN, SAC 2010. *Note: Bridge/Outro lyrics homage Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" (The Black Album, Elektra Records, 1991)*
3.
Rockstar 04:43
V1: Well, I don’t wanna be a rockstar 'Cause I don’t want my payoffs in cocaine Don’t want my music sold and branded Like I’m nothing more than an image and name V2: How 'bout them popstars? (Fuck that!) Who shake their ass and tits for fame Don’t wanna sell my soul for dollars (Not worth it) Then find out that I’m the first to blame Prechorus: When my songs aren’t catchy If I gain a little weight If I’m tired from the touring When I think I need a break If I sing off key Or I have a bad week If I think I need some counselling Cause I really might freak Chorus: But they don’t really care how hard I try And they don’t really care if I’m out there getting high As long as my music is there out for sale Well they don’t really care if I just posted bail So much for the rockstar V3: No, you don’t hear about the red tape (The bureaucratic b.s!) Always the overnight success They’re all supposed rich and famous (Not true!) Breaking through without any blood or sweat V4: Oh what a nice dream (More like a lie!) Too bad it’s only just a line That the labels and press keep feeding (Brainwashing!) To take advantage of the indie kind Bridge:Welcome to the jungle, it's all fun and games We got everything you want, but we'll make you pay in: "Sex, drugs, rock'n'roll. Alright let's go." Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here everyday you learn to live like an animal and the currency you'll pay is: "Sex, drugs, rock'n'roll. Alright let's go." Welcome to the jungle, welcome to the jungle, welcome to the jungle,it'll bring you down to your knees. Gonna come down. Let's go go go! V5: I’ll not your rockstar But I’m still not your girl next door I will still fight for what I believe in Even when they try to keep me outside the door Finale Chorus: ‘Cause I don’t really care how hard they try I’ll never be the tabloid case that’s always getting high As long as I’ve got something left for them to hear They will have to listen to me scream right in their ears (Overlay: I love rock'n'roll, put enough dime in the jukebox baby) So much for the rockstar All lyrics written by R. Perry, unless otherwise noted. Not to be reprinted without permission. Copyright HER Records, SOCAN, SAC 2010. *Note: Bridge lyrics homage Guns'N'Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" (Appetite for Destruction, Geffen/Interscope, 1987) & Bukkake Katholik's "Holy Trinity" (Youth Fitness Challenge, Self-Released, 2006). Finale Chorus lyrics homage Joan Jett cover of The Arrows' "I Love Rock and Roll" (I Love Rock and Roll, Boardwalk, 1981)*
4.
Spoken Intro: There's nothing left to try. There's no place left to hide. There's no greater power than the power of goodbye. V1: I watched you walk away Didn’t know it was the last time I’d see your face And now I wait Outside it rains V2: I watched you close the door Didn’t feel I could’ve given you anymore And now I cry And now I’m dying inside Chorus: It wasn’t me It wasn’t you It’s just the way things were meant to be As I pick up all the pieces I wonder if there’s anything left for me Did you leave me with anything? (besides this broken heart) V3: I watched you turn away Never thought that I’d ever see that day And now I fall You killed us all V4: I watched you break me down As I reached out to give you all of me And now I fade It was all a charade V5: I watched your walk away Didn't know it was the last time I'd see your face And now I wait Wait for the day (Overlay: You were my lesson I had to learn. I was your fortress you had to burn) All lyrics written by R. Perry, unless otherwise noted. Not to be reprinted without permission. Copyright HER Records, SOCAN, SAC 2010. *Note: Spoken Intro & Final Verse Overlay lyrics homage Madonna's "The Power of Goodbye" (Ray of Light, Maverick/Warner Bros., 1998)*
5.
Mad World 03:26
V1: The world has gone to battle we're left to pick up the ashes There are no more, no more idols to teach our children what we once knew Our families are falling to pieces over monetary disputes When did we lose our focus and trade in our dignity and our truth? V2: The world seems like it's ended when whores earn more than an honest day's work Our religion has crushed down upon us when fathers subjected kids to their abuse Our schools are scaring teachers Discipline's been put in the hands of the youth Don't you remember when we had rolemodels to look up to? Refrain: Oooh don't you, ooh don't you? (Overlay: Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow, There’s no tomorrow, no tomorrow, It’s a mad world, it’s a mad world) V3: The world's become so scattered we'd rather have diamonds, and pearls over love And when did gratuitous violence become a subject we daily discuss? Our children are growing up too fast the pressures of beauty are upon us all Our future's looking uncertain we need someone to just speak up Refrain: Oooh speak up, ooooh speak up (Overlay: Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow, There’s no tomorrow, no tomorrow, It’s a mad world, it’s a mad world) Outro: Tell me, tell me do you like what it is we're doing? Tell me, tell me don't you see that we're cracking? Tell me, tell me do you want to keep lying? Tell me, tell me are you happy with the fact that we're dying? (Overlay: There’s something wrong with the world today, I don’t know what it is, I’m living on the edge) All lyrics written by R. Perry, unless otherwise noted. Not to be reprinted without permission. Copyright HER Records, SOCAN, SAC 2010. *Note: Chorus Overlay lyrics homage Gary Jules' cover of Tears for Fears' "Mad World" (Donnie Darko Soundtrack, Michael Andrews/Everloving, 2002). Outro Overlay lyrics homage Aerosmith's "Living on the Edge" (Get a Grip, Geffen, 1993)*
6.
V1: I have no faith It’s all been washed away I played the game It put me on display V2: I have no love It came and beat me up And so they say So much for yesterday Chorus: And now I feel so shattered No place to call my own that matters And now I look around and there’s nothing left for me And now I realize how it feels to be alone I’ve been left blind wishing I could see V3: I have no soul (I have no soul) Instead there’s a giant hole (giant hole) I thought I could (I thought I could) I thought you really understood V4: I fell so hard (I fell so hard) I’m left with permanent scars (permanent scars) I lost my strength (I lost my strength) Don’t know if I’ll ever be the same Bridge: I’ve been left blind wishing I could see I’ve been left blind wishing I could see I’ve been left blind and all alone All alone. All alone. All alone. No. (Overlay: Slip inside the eye of your mind Don't you know you might find a better place to play? But please don't leave your life in the dreams of the rock and roll scene. It'll tear your heart away.) Finale Chorus: And now I feel so shattered, no place And now I look around, and there's nothing And now I realize how it feels to be alone I’ve been left blind wishing I could see I’ve been left blind wishing I could see I’ve been left blind without you in me All lyrics written by R. Perry, unless otherwise noted. Not to be reprinted without permission. Copyright HER Records, SOCAN, SAC 2010. *Note: Bridge Overlay lyrics homage Oasis' "Don't Look Back in Anger" (What's the Story Morning Glory?, Creation, 1996). *
7.
V1: Come what may Though the stars have fallen Come what may You lost your innocence and Come what may When the skies did part Come what may I knew your affections had turned Chorus: Though the heavens burst at the sight of my dismay Though the world seemed like it ended on that day Though I cried and I cried and I cried when we parted ways There’s nothing left to say, but…Come what may V2: Come what may The skies are starting to clear now Come what may It still hurts that it all meant nothing Come what may But I’m beginning to see a new way Come what may With or without you, I’ll be okay Bridge: Come what may (Overlay: Remember you promised me A part of me died, A part of me freed Remember you promised me And I wanted you, thought we needed to be You tore the petals off of me Showed the world how weak I could be Is this what you call true love misery? You tore the petals off of me I was the angel on top of your tree Won’t let you take the best of me I won’t let you take the best of me) All lyrics written by R. Perry, unless otherwise noted. Not to be reprinted without permission. Copyright HER Records, SOCAN, SAC 2010. *Note: Bridge Overlay lyrics homage Hole's "Dying" & "Petals" (Celebrity Skin, Geffen, 1998). *
8.
V1: She said she said it’s not okay When you speak to me like that He said he said don’t go away Or I’ll make you stay V2: She cried yes she cried don’t hurt me that way But he just pulled a little closer She screamed yes she screamed I’m falling away But he just dug a little deeper V3: She said she said I’m sorry again But it was never her fault She begged she begged to him once again But he just made her feel guilty V4: She tried yes she tried she tried so damn hard But nothing could ever please him She died yes she died she died in his arms I’m sorry this doesn’t have a happy ending Bridge/Outro: For when she tried tried to get away The knife was already sharpened He claims claims to this day That he had no bad intentions He cried yes he cried When they took him away for how could they question And he died yes he died Died on the day that they told him that this was hate This was not love, it was hate This was not love, it was hate (Spoken Overlay: Diamond rope. Silver chain. Pretty noose.) All lyrics written by R. Perry, unless otherwise noted. Not to be reprinted without permission. Copyright HER Records, SOCAN, SAC 2010. *Note: Bridge/Outro Spoken Overlay lyrics homage Soundgarden's "Pretty Noose" (Down on the Upside, A&M, 1996). *
9.
V1: I wandered alone Searching for a dream As the tide rolled in It brought a memory I can’t comprehend All the places I’ve been I’m growing so old I’ve got a eulogy V2: When I saw you Everything changed My numbness did fade I could feel again If just for a moment Things ended too soon All that’s left is a bruise That only time can mend Chorus: I wanna be the kiss of life that sets you free from pain I wanna be the kiss of love that makes you feel again V3: I sought you out To learn the lies we were told I gave you my truth You would’ve never known In my search for answers I found it all Everything that I’d wanted But was never shown V4: But you were too broken So downright abused I had to pay For things I didn’t do And now I’m swimming in circles Between hopeful and doubt But as much as I drown I won’t accept the help Bridge: And if you’d only open wide You’d see all the signs That brought us here Let’s disappear I want you for the rest of my life The rest of my life All lyrics written by R. Perry, unless otherwise noted. Not to be reprinted without permission. Copyright HER Records, SOCAN, SAC 2010. *Note: Chorus lyrics homage Juliette & the Licks' "Lucky for You" (Four on the Floor, The Militia Group, 2006). *

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As a well-respected Canadian indie music veteran eager to reinvigorate an artistic aesthetic toward music, Perry's album pays homage to all of the artists who have significantly influenced her and her career.

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released September 11, 2010

Music, Lyrics, & Arrangements: R.Perry.
Vox & Rhythm Guitars: R.Perry.
Leads & Bass: D. Gauthier.
"Rockstar" Bass: R.Perry
Keys & Additional Instrumentation: R.Perry & D. Gauthier
Drums & Percussion: D. Gauthier & Groovemaster Flash
Recorded & Produced by: D. Gauthier, Second Records.
Promotional Photography: FbImagery.
Design: HER Media
Released by HER Records 2010.

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Rose Cora Perry London, Ontario

A "one-of-a-kind talent", Perry's vocals have been said to be the "perfect blend of Alanis and Norah Jones" (Kaotic Notes), while her songwriting is full of "raw viseral power, killer hooks and punch-in-the-gut riffs" (Spill Magazine)

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