Totem

by The Motet

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1.
05:02
The Truth It’s getting cold, but I know the heat’s on blast Picking up the scent, you’re smoking another stash If you want to run, well darlin' that’s alright I woke up your man, but I might not be tonight, you gotta... Chorus GIMME THE TRUTH! The whole truth, and nothing but it baby Cause I ain’t got time to play You and me might disagree, but I need some honest-ay (I been) trying to find, some peace of mind But today just ain’t my day I’m seeing the sign that you been lying And this is what I gotta say You’ve got show me that you want it, you want it A path of love you know I’m on it, I’m on it There’s a, place for you to walk along it, along it You gotta, tell me the truth, or get off it Chorus… Horns… DO YOU WANT IT The Truth! I WANT IT You know I deserve it baby! DO YOU WANT IT I hope you want it for yourself I WANT IT Horn Solo… I can’t stand it baby The way that you deceive And I can’t believe the nasty lies You keep on feeding me  If you got to run child, Then go and run away You know I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, I can't  Stay and be your fool for another day I want it, What you’re thinking of I’m on it, A path of truth and love I need it, I keep asking why  Believe it, I can’t say goodbye I want it, Do you want me to stay I’m on it, Or do you want to run away I need it, You gotta make me see Believe it, Make me believe Make me believe Chorus
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05:03
Fool No More Crashing walls, I think I’m fallin Twisted on a witches brew I can’t run, if I’m crawling But I gotta rip the stitches too I believe that I can reach a higher part of me If I set myself free the possibilities are endless Chorus It’s no surprise, that as the days goes by The fool in me’s not fooled no more Tomorrow’s an open door Emancipation, trying to reach her Learning from each day and night Using love, as my teacher What was dark is coming into light I can see that I can reach a higher part of me Now I set myself free cuz the possibilities are endless Chorus It’s no surprise, that as the days go by The fool in me’s not fooled no more Tomorrow’s an open door It’s taken time, seeing the days go by To not let the fool be fooled no more Tomorrow’s an open door Bridge Don’t believe, that you can’t achieve the things you’d like To see, in your life You just gotta release, your mind, Believe that if you feel it then you will find The signs, to steer you to that golden path of light Chorus Vamp
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Know It Too Well There’s nothing I can say to change you You made your mind up long befo’ Don’t matter what comes up its steady going down Holding on when we should just let go We keep on talking, about the things we’re doing I see you stressing, about the way it’s moving I hear you cussing, you got fire in your veins We keep on trying, but it’s far from the same Chorus (We) Know it too well We did it dirty, now it’s far from clean But we can’t mend a broken dream Lost and sinking but not knowing when to bail When there ain’t no wind that’s filling up our sail Pre… Chorus… What can we do with all this mess? And what’s the use of all this stress? Uncertain of tomorrow & clutching to the past But not everything is meant to last
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04:32
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04:59
Damn! This one goes out to all my fly, free, family You know the ones who ain’t afraid To let their skeletons dance in the middle And put their truth on parade The negativity we keep at a distance We are a magnet for the light If you’re low let us give you assistance Because we’re here to take you high! Chorus DAMN! Get Down… You'll never get high, won't touch the sky if your feet don't leave the ground SAY WHAT!? Get Down… 1. Get off of yo seat and shake that thang around 2. Gotta shake that thang you hear the sound It ain’t no secret that the spirit’s getting so(ul)full …And it sure ain’t no surprise When each and every hand is high and hopeful It brings us closer to the sky So let your freak flag fly, to yourself be true Love your friend, love your enemy, you better show gratitude Do you want it (YEA!!!) Then own it (YEA!!!) Open your heart wide (HELL YEA!!!) Take a sip of liberation, and let you freak go wild You got swagger You got class You got everything so let me see you shake that ass You're a boss You ain't no sucka It's gettin way too stankin funky in this mutha (whaa?!)
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04:14
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04:02
So High So high This is what it feels like When everything is Alright And it goes all night… till the day light The purple light of the morning, not yet come The night is young, and we ain’t going no where The neon trails of the sunlight, start to come But we’re still here, and we ain’t going no where, no where Chorus The haze of greener gardens, fill the air Without a care, and we ain’t going no where The empire of the sun transforming, the evening air Without a care, and we ain’t going no where Chorus
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04:01
9.
05:25
Danger She keeps her secrets Tucked in her bird nest hair Like a maze craze, tryin to find your way might take days Boy so you better beware She ain’t evil, But she's far from kind She a see saw knee drop praise to the heavens Hurricane that'll leave you blind She’s got the key, she'll use to(o) Light the fire inside of you Step to the side Or take the ride There's no where else to run or hide Chorus DANGER! Can’t fight the feeling no more You’ve got to believe (This) STRANGER! Too hypnotic to ignore She’s got what you need 10-steps ahead She knows just what to do Her LOVE don’t come for free she gotta see if you’re stepping true It’s a tug of love The only war is in your mind Her hocus pocus comes into focus as you leave all your cares behind She’s got the key, she'll use to(o) Light the fire inside of you Step to the side Or take the ride There's no where else to run or hide DANGER! Can’t fight the feeling no more You’ve got to believe (This) STRANGER! Too hypnotic to ignore She’s got what you need She’s got the key, she'll use to(o) Light the fire inside of you Step to the side Or take the ride There's no where else to run or hide DANGER! Can’t fight the feeling no more You’ve got to believe (This) STRANGER! Too hypnotic to ignore She’s got what you need
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05:07
Back It Up You know we got the sho fire love that’s made to last But in this age of cra-ziness things move so fast When we’re messing around, we forget about tried and true Fallin away, in the day to day, from loving you You just Slow it Down And take a little time to see The next Go-A-Round You’ll get your head up off that screen There ain’t no Stress or Need To be ANYbody else but you We’re the Kings and Queens But we gotta be present to rule Chorus Back… It Up -- Taking the time to love There ain’t no thing that we can’t swing Get knocked down, we get up and sing Gotta take a little time to remind us about the truth All it takes is reflection… so we can find Direction and get some peace of mind Any little thing that’s gonna bring me back to you Back… It Up -- Taking the time to love
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03:29

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The Motet is:
Dave Watts (drums), Garrett Sayers (bass), Joey Porter (keyboards), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Gabriel Mervine (trumpet), Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Drew Sayers (saxophone)

Guest Appearances:
Jans Ingber: percussion on all tracks | Matt Pitts: tenor saxophone on tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (except for solo), 12 | Jason Hann: tambourine on track 2 | Eric Krasno: guitar on tracks 3 and 7 | Tanya Shylock: background vocals on tracks 2 and 5 | Nigel Hall: background vocals on tracks 1 and 11 | Paul Robertson: trombone on tracks 6, 7, 10, 12 | Eric Bloom: trumpet on tracks 6, 7, 10, 12 | Adrienne Short: violin on tracks 2 and 7 | Phil Norman: cello on tracks 2 and 7 |

credits

released July 8, 2016

Produced by Eric Krasno and The Motet.

Recorded at The Parlor Recording Studio, Scanhope Sound, Colorado Sound, Notably Fine Audio, and Halo Studios.

Engineered by Nick Guttmann, Matt Grondin, and Josh Fairman.
Mixed by Mike Irish at Shifted Recording Studio and Scanhope Sound, except “Cloak and Dagger” Mixed by Alan Evans at Iron Wax - Millers Falls, MA. and “Contraband” mixed by Joel Scanlon at Scanhope Sound.

Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk

Management by 7S Manageent
Booking by Monterey International

Album art by Luke Lucas. Album design by Madison House Design/Mark Berger

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A concert or an album can unlock another world, if you let it. The Motet respect and revere this time-honored phenomenon. Fusing fiery funk, simmering soul, and improvisational inventiveness, the Denver, CO seven-piece have continually provided an escape for listeners over the course of seven full-length albums since 1998. ... more

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