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released April 16, 2010

all music written and produced by The Queenstons
"one life" lyrics written and performed by
"going back" vocals performed by
art and design by
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HALLEY LABS Hamilton, Ontario

i'm emma.

i create the headphone music i want to hear. if you like interesting sonic spaces, textures, and coherence in chaos, i think you'll also like it.

HALLEY LABS is only one person (even if it might not immediately look that way) so it may take me a bit to return emails. thanks so much ♥
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Track Name: Figurehead
does it tear you apart
does it rend you limb from limb
does it make you wonder
what it's like not to lose but to win

and you go and you cry
and you scream at the top of your lungs
dodging bullets
fired from burning guns
and you run and leap
and you hold your arms out trying to fly
soaring through the clouds
soaring through the highest highs

forever still and unbending and unbreaking
you are the figurehead, your life the waves
forever caught in the wind and the sleet and the rain
you will stay the course 'till the break of day
Track Name: I Control
hey operator up on the screen
can you flick the switch to change the scene
hey operator up on the screen
can you manifest the power to make me scream
hey dominator you're in control
hey dominator i'll do what i'm told
hey dominator up at the top
hey dominator call the shot

i control
Track Name: The Answer
in the eye of the storm a broken heart is healing
till the storm picks up again ignore the feeling
of being torn in two, of being ripped apart
of being put aside and put back at the start

if what it is is what it isn't inside me
i don't wanna be a part of what you wanna see
if what it is is what it isn't inside me
i don't wanna be controlled by a fantasy
Track Name: Humanoid
'cause i feel like i got to escape this place
go somewhere else with a different name, different face
'cause i feel like i got to get up and go
go somewhere, but where, i don't know
when this feeling is all i can feel
at any given time
i know it's time
i know it's time

i'm a humanoid in an artificial life
emotions crafted along with my super-sight
i only understand that which i'm programmed
if i crash i'll get back up with my super-hands
i'm a humanoid in this biosphere
i can hear everything with my super-ears
only feel the way that i'm programmed
and most of the time that's not to give a damn
Track Name: Quiet Man
you may have seen me along the way
i am the quiet man, i'm quiet every day
i've got a story that i dare not speak
passersby feeling weak
sit the fall and through the spring and the summer
on this bench in the park
i try to stay inside, away in the winter
the evenings are too dark

have a seat by my side, i'm the quiet man
i won't talk, i won't tell
tell me what's been on your mind, let me take your hand
let me know, i'm the wishing well
Track Name: One Life (feat. June LaLonde)
hit the ground runnin'
keep your head high
no one can stop us
one step at a time
so much potential
so much to give
just open your eyes
and take what's yours

one life to live, one life to waste
one chance to make the most of everything you have
one life to give, one life to waste
a glorious dawn awaits for those who take the chance
Track Name: Koan
all of the colours locked away
come out and saturate the gray
Track Name: A Little Differently
the idea of making everything perfect
appealing, so much trouble, never worth it
the idea of making everything right
keeps me up thinking late at night

a cracked window distorts the image
but no worse than it was when it was fogged
a simple change is all it takes
to see things a little differently after all
Track Name: I Never Wanted
i've become
that i never wanted to be
Track Name: Break Away
and i'll fall

could you grab my hand and hold me
above this hole i dug
i stare up at the sun and the clouds
as you pull and tug
i'm shaking and i'm burning
from the heat below
i swear i hear it calling
i just have to let go
Track Name: Going Back (feat. June LaLonde)
becoming something different
as time goes on
the sun creates a blast of light
then it's gone
we all felt full of potential
and full of life
but it was taken away
by a so-called holy light

who are you to take it from me
who are you to steal
who are you to take from the free
who are you to change what's real

we're going back to where we were
screaming loud enough to shatter the earth
we're going back to where it was
don't need a reason, just going because

you'll shut it down
try to block out the sound
you'll be deafened by the yells
of a thousand of our hells