Back When They Were Good - EP

by Greentree

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Greentree's debut EP. Recorded in 2011 at The Hive Creative Labs.

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released February 4, 2012

Mixed and produced by Stuart McKillop.
Mastered by Nick Moon.

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Greentree Vancouver, British Columbia

Harmonized Alternative Rock from Vancouver!

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Track Name: The Night
Perfect,
She spins around (round and round)
Wearing a crown (her crown)
Of false approval
Mocking,
What she once held (what I once held)
Before she fell into the world of image renewal
And now she's losing herself to the mass of crafted lies

The city lights like a golden overcoat
Hiding all the secrets they won't show
It doesn't take a lot to see
They try to neutralize me
The night is cold, but the air, it whispers change
It's a spark in the dark that ignites the flame
When the ropes you rule with start to fray
Just try to neutralize me

Broken,
A star to be
A catastrophe she's fallen victim
To the publicized reality
Twisted,
A tainted dove,
The masked majority cover-up
Come to take all that she loved
And now she's losing herself to the mass of crafted lies

The city lights like a golden overcoat
Hiding all the secrets they won't show
It doesn't take a lot to see
They try to neutralize me
The night is cold, but the air, it whispers change
It's a spark in the dark that ignites the flame
When the ropes you rule with start to fray
Just try to neutralize me

Don't let her go, she is slipping
Into the night, she is running

It's a spark, in the dark, that ignites the flame (no that's not who I am)
It's a spark, in the dark, that ignites the flame (no that's not who I am)
It's a spark in the dark that ignites the flame (no that's not me)
It's a spark in the dark that ignites the flame

The city lights like a golden overcoat
Hiding all the secrets they won't show
It doesn't take a lot to see
They try to neutralize me
The night is cold, but the air, it whispers change
It's a spark in the dark that ignites the flame
When the ropes you rule with start to fray
Just try to neutralize me
Just try to neutralize me
Just try to neutralize me
Track Name: We Are
Our generation is a real one full of insecurities
A generation lost in minds 'cause of booze sex and H.I.V.
An endless wasteland with toxic rivers of doubt
I'm about to explain it for you, so please just hear us out

We live in a different time than what it was before
You had hippies and LSD, while we've got guns and war
Organized religion, 'cause violence isn't right
Then turn us right around and say "GO OUT AND FIGHT"

Raised in hypocrisy where knowing is sin
Towers collapse and now we're at
"We won't let you in!"

We are, we are, the in-eternal youth yea
We are, we are, the next up in the queue yea
We are, we are, our generation's last hope to survive
To survive

Our world is dying, just look up to the sky
We must do something if we want to stay alive
You say it's up to us 'cause your time has passed
But you're still alive right now so why not make it last?

What are your options when you're a troubled teen?
You could run away from home, or cut yourself and bleed
We're just another cog in the machine
What can we do? (what can we do)
Our voices aren't even seen

Raised to know the difference between violence and war
Yet our daily lives are filled with it
It's what we live for

We are, we are, the in-eternal youth yea
We are, we are, the next up in the queue yea
We are, we are, our generation's last hope to survive
To survive

We are, we are, the in-eternal youth yea
We are, we are, the next up in the queue yea
We are, we are, our generation's last hope to survive
To survive

What do you do as society's last hope?
Who do you turn to?
How do you cope?
With the problems you face
Floating in the air
And God isn't there
No God isn't there.

We are, we are, the in-eternal youth yea
We are, we are, the next up in the queue yea
We are, we are, our generation's last hope to survive
To survive

We are, we are, the in-eternal youth yea
We are, we are, the next up in the queue yea
We are, we are, our generation's last hope to survive
To survive

We are, we are (the in-eternal youth yea)
We are, we are (the next up in the queue yea)
We are, we are (our generation's last hope to survive)
We are, we are
Track Name: Who I Am
I took the long road back
We said nothing as I packed
So I just strode out the door
Had to become who I was before

So keep on walking, maybe you'll change
Just keep on walking, you'll hit the edge some day
Just know that we... we're not the same
And the truth is you only have yourself to blame

There came a fork in the path
I chose the one, that would make me laugh
But you chose, a life of hate
And I'm sorry girl, I just can't relate
 
So keep on walking, maybe you'll change
Just keep on walking, you'll hit the edge some day
Just know that we (no we're not) we're not the same
And the truth is you only have yourself to blame

Well maybe you'll learn to believe
And maybe forget to deceive
Well just maybe, you'll learn to talk
But now that's not you, so I'll just walk (walk away)

So keep on walking, maybe you'll change
Just keep on walking, you'll hit the edge some day
Just know that we (oh no no) we're not the same
And the truth is you only have yourself to blame
 
I was a broken, beaten, torn-out, rusted man
But that's not who I am
No that's not who I am
No that's not who I am, anymore
 
No that's not who I am, anymore
No that's not who I am, anymore
No that's not who I am, anymore
Track Name: Masquerade Murder
Hello there miss, how you doing tonight?
I've been searching for someone to help make it right
Well hello there sir, please don't start a war
I don't wish to see you chained down to the floor

Her gaze lock his as anxiety prickled her skin
His hands start to shake as uneasiness tucks at him
With nothing to lose, but all to gain, a spark in the dark ignites the flame
Then the lights went out

Listen here, take a good look around can't you see that your morals are skewed?
You've been trained to believe all you see on TV as the total and uncensored truth
You're crazy with all your conspiracy theories disturbing the peace
And with no room for error your choices are clear: submit or leave

The standoff began with an uncanny battle of wits
Those that were present knew not what would become of it
That moment on time when they all stood on stage, hands balled up in fists of rage
Then the lights went out

They screamed, she cried, he had no alibi
They came to criticize the night
He ran, ran from all their hating words and appalling gall
To escape the death of progress he, took flight

WAIT! I'm just here to open your eyes and enlighten this nation of youth
Your society's broken, your people are dying, and no one's to blame but you
I won't stand for this you perverse little pig, we work hard to keep up the charade
And now that you know, you must chose to die, or join the masquerade

A buzz filled the room as the crowd began to close in
Someone's gaze averted but most eyes were locked on him
He tore through the crowd in a fight for his life, many would say the flame died that night
Then the lights went out

They screamed, she cried, he had no alibi
They came to criticize the night
He ran, ran from all their hating words and appalling gall
To escape, he ran off into the night

Chained to the floor, exhaustion his only respite
The battle of wits escalated and then claimed his life
The flame flickered once, the flame flickered twice,
The flame was extinguished and smothered that night
All the lights are out

They screamed, they cried, "justice" prevails tonight
The masquerade will carry on
No tears, no joy, there's nothing left to fill the void
Let darkness redirect the beams of light

'Cause they're killing in the masquerade
Killing in the masquerade
Killing in the masquerade
Track Name: Change
We are the free, don't let them hurt you
Breaking out of our twisted cage
Challenge the day, you're the foundation
For cities built in the dawning age
 
This is our life, this is our sun
These are our dreams. take them and run
'Cause we'll never bend, we'll live 'till the end
We remember back when they said
 
"Show me all the secrets that you keep"
"You'd spin out of control if you weren't with me"
"Keep you caged"
 
And she said "Change"
I said "No"
The love in me, it changed so long ago
And he said "Change"
I said "No"
The hate in you it hurts so I'm letting go
 
Here we will stand concrete and stable
Staring back into your empty eyes
Thanks to the gems like Tanaaz and Craig
We've built upon our time passed by
 
And here we will stand, begin life anew
The bond wasn't strong, for me or for you
So keep on walking maybe you'll change
Take your life and rearrange
 
"I can't seem to keep you on a leash"
"Why don't you just give in and work with me?"
"I'm your cure"
 
And she said "Change"
I said "No"
The love in me, it changed so long ago
And he said "Change"
I said "No"
The hate in you it hurts so I'm letting go
 
Keep on walking maybe you'll change
'Cause you only have yourself to blame
Keep on walking maybe you'll change
How could you only have yourself to blame?
 
And she said "Change"
I said "No"
The love in me, it changed so long ago
And he said "Change"
I said "No"
The hate in you it hurts so I'm letting go
 
And she said "Change"
I said "No"
The love in me, it changed so long ago
And he said "Change"
I said "No"
The hate in you it hurts so I'm letting go
 
Rise to your calling and be who you are
Learn from the past and embrace your scars
Care for everybody and live for the world
This is where your life unfurls
 
And when a thousand tones come crashing down
This is where we stand our ground
When a thousand tones come crashing down
We've changed so now we'll stand our ground
 
"Change"
I said "No"
My love for you, it changed so I'm letting go