Totem

by The Motet

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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 |

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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 Hatchery 17
Booking by Monterey International
Publicity by LiveLoud Media

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

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The Motet Denver, Colorado

After 12 years of touring The Motet have refined their vision into a dynamic and expressive force that has come together with an astonishingly talented cast of musicians. The group is now the strongest and most cohesive incarnation of the band yet showcasing a powerhouse line-up. With roots in
funk, afrobeat, disco, jazz, and soul, The Motet and this CD keeps their audiences in a dancing frenzy.
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Track Name: The Truth
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
Track Name: Fool No More
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
Track Name: Know It Too Well
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
Track Name: Damn!
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?!)
Track Name: So High
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
Track Name: Danger
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
Track Name: Back It Up
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