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There once was an era when records were made in castles, abandoned airplane hangers, barns, or on a yacht off the coast of the Bahamas, its passengers as high as paper kites. This is not that record! It is an album that came together from the desire for companionship, the endless pursuit of tone, the strength and glue of family, and above all, the love and admiration for each other’s skills. Whether it was operating a tape machine with Jedi precision, creating meals that fuelled us, or belting out glass shattering ohs and ahs, it was the elbow grease of many individuals that brought this project to life.

Thank you to our families for continuing to put up with all that comes with being a touring musician. Emily, Oliver, August, Lindsay, Quincy, and Leo, we couldn’t do it without you. Our parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins for continued love and support. Ben Rogers for helping keep melodies catchy and lyrics on point, as well as for turning our sonic world into a graphical world. John Raham for keeping us calm and collected and laying down some fat beats. Erik Nielsen and Brendan Guy for keeping the studio tubes warm. Cam Boyer for popping into the studio at the drop of a hat. Dawn Pemberton, Alexa Dirks and Andrina Turenne for singing their f$%^ing hearts out. Georff Hilhorst for understanding what a “school bus on a skating rink” sounds like on the organ. Khari Wendell McClelland, Ben Rogers, Erik Nielsen, and Ricardo Khayatte for adding some vocal beer. Kate Wattie and the team at Tonic for keeping the biz wheels rolling. Kali Malinka for keeping the presses printing. Grant Paley and the team at Paquin for keeping us gigging. – Matt & Shawn

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released March 24, 2017

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are:
Shawn Hall – Vocals, Harmonica
Matthew Rogers – Guitar, Bass, Synths

With guests:
John Raham – Drums, Percussion
Geoff Hilhorst – Organ, Piano, Wurli
Dawn Pemberton – Vocals
Andrina Turenne – Vocals
Alexa Dirks – Vocals
Ben Rogers – Vocals
Khari Wendell McClelland – Vocals
Erik Nielsen – Vocals
Ricardo Khayatte – Vocals

Mastered by Brian Lucey’s Magic Garden Mastering
Produced by Matthew Rogers, Shawn Hall and John Raham
Recorded at Afterlife Studios and Neighbourhood Studios by Matthew Rogers, John Raham and Erik Nielsen
Mixed at Neighbourhood Studios by Matthew Rogers

Album art by Ben Rogers

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Track Name: Get Ready
Get Ready
Ready for hard times
Get Ready
For the heavy load
Get Ready
Ready for the who knows who knows who knows what
Get Ready

Get Ready
Ready the fire
Get Ready
Ready for the flood
Get ready
Don’t let the high road
Drag you down low

Cause this old world keeps on turning around and round
This old world it keeps on turning around
There won't be no returning from where you're bound
This old world it keeps turning around
So get ready

Get ready
Ready for the lowdown
Get ready
To step it up and go
Get ready
Get to pay the devil back
Back what you owe

Cause this old world keeps on turning around and round
This old world it keeps on turning around
There won't be no returning from where you're bound
But this old world it keeps turning around

What now
Your luck is run out
Run ragged and weak
Well, somehow
It's all crashing down
Life goes past like a bullwhip lash in the breeze
And no one knows what's coming so you better hold steady

Are you ready?
Track Name: Nancy
In the night
The facts fail to alter
The disguise
She appears like a dream
It's a dream
There's no waking up from
Won't believe
A single thing you've seen

She must be a prayer 'cause when she walks by
All the righteous people bow their heads
They all want what she has to give
But I know what the reason is
No one's asking

Don't you call him a Nancy no more
Don't you call him a Nancy no more
Don't get caught in the lie
In a month or two he'll be somebody new
And you'll cry
Oh Nancy she's out of sight!

It's a lust
More frequent than failure
It's a death
Too fantastic too die
It's a miracle
That grew tired of waiting
That's how it feels whenever Nancy walks by

It's a storm that was born from a sigh in high heels
They all moan as the rumour grows
Under the clothes of the men who all know
It's a secret that no one can win
No one's asking

Don't you call him a Nancy no more
Don't you call him a Nancy no more
Don't get caught in the lie
In a month or two he'll be somebody new
And you'll cry
Oh Nancy she's out of sight!


In the night
The brink of disaster
Feels alright
Down 29th street
Your heart pounds
Along to her footsteps
Every stride
Is a masterpiece

She strikes a match on her hip
Stockings run, can't resist
Step inside baby it's no sin
No one's asking.

Don't you call him a Nancy no more
Don't you call him a Nancy no more
Don't get caught in the lie
In a month or two he'll be somebody new
And you'll cry
Oh Nancy she's out of sight!
Track Name: Forever Fool
I don't want to be your fool forever
I don't want to be your backdoor man
I ain't much of a forgiver/forgetter
I've had about as much of this as I can stand
Tilt the bottle way back
Don't be such a sad sack
I don't want to hear the words now or never
Sell me something real

I know what I have to do
I know what I want to do
I've nailed the coffin closed
I'm giving up the ghost

I can hear 'em saying that I should have known better
You walked all over me I took it all in stride
They say 'the courage of the coward's greater than any other'
So watch your back baby and step aside
Got you where I want you now
Love ain't what it's all about
I don't want to hear the words now or never
Sell me something real

I know what I have to do
I know what I want to do
I've nailed the coffin closed
I'm giving up the ghost

I don’t wanna be your fool forever
Forever fool, forever fool
Track Name: I'm Back
I was living in a landmine
Waiting for the click.
Sinking down the fault lines
On a one-way head-trip
I went to sleep like a baby
But I woke an old man
A voice told me to get back
To where it all began
And now I’m back
I’m back
I’m back

I was dragging my heels through the wilderness
Dragging my heart through the mud
Being dragged to the brink of despair
I coulda sworn it was love
Now they said it in the bible
Can’t teach an old dog new tricks
‘Cause I’m a hound on a high-wire
And I ain’t gonna slip
Ya I’m back
I’m back
I’m back

Felt I was lifting from the ground

But now I’m back
I’m back

Come all you doubters, you movers and shakers
Come all you takers, you blood money makers
Come all you haters, who held yourselves greater
All you cocaine Christians, you silver tongued traitors
I’m back
Track Name: Pretty Please
Well, she smoke just like chimney and she’s built of solid bricks
She's a tall bolt of lightning so you better strike quick
She’s a big Alberta momma, got rocky mountain peaks
Come on Pretty Baby let me kiss your feet.
Come on pretty baby well
I don’t care what you got
I don’t know why I should
And it don’t matter darlin
Ya gotta get it while the getting’s good
Baby I’ve got the jones
And I’m down on my knees
Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please
Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please


She’s got 35 candles and just one wish
Wontcha Blow ‘em out baby, start over again
You don't do no locomotion, don't need no steady job
Every breath you take is like the shuffling cards
Come on pretty baby well
I don’t care what you got
I don’t know why I should
And it don’t matter darlin
Ya gotta get it while the getting’s good
Baby I’ve got the jones
And I’m down on my knees
Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please
Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please

Chump change payday gonna take it to the streets
Coins clatter, ring and rattle, I'm a walking tambourine
The band is on fire, and the tunes are even hotter
Come on pretty baby burn a hole in my pocket
Yeah, come on pretty baby
I don’t care what you got
I don’t know why I should
And it don’t matter darlin
Ya gotta get it while the getting’s good
Baby I’ve got the jones
And I’m down on my knees
Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please
Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please
Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please
Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please
Track Name: Treat Me Kind
The wind blows through my open window
Wish it’d quit its moaning and crying
Reminds of the state you'd leave me in
Almost every night
Got Betty Everett on the stereo
And other voices from the past trying to let me know
You're no good for me why do I even try

Why can't you ever treat me kind
Like I want you to
Like you used to do
When I was no one's man
When you're done lying to me
Come crying to me
Make it all worth my while
Maybe Someday somewhere further down the line
You'll treat me kind
You'll treat me kind
You'll treat me kind
Baby be kind
Track Name: Running
Read all about it
I’ve hit a few bumps on the road
No need to shout it
Cause Baby I know, maybe I know
I’m a flood of water when your wanting wine
A real quick fix when you have time
I’m the restless kind, but I’m not running

I’m not running anymore
With a mess like ours
All the richest scars
I got my feet glued to the floor
Oh Running
I’m not running anymore
‘Cause we’ve been through hell
So what the hell
Baby let’s go, baby let’s go, baby let’s go for broke

We’re all connected
Like a chain of dominoes
You’ve been neglected
And Baby I know, Baby I know

With your charcoal eyes, and your stained glass heart
Your ruby lips like a cherry tart
I’ve been near and far but I’m not running

I’m not running anymore
With a mess like ours
All the richest scars
I got my feet glued to the floor
Oh Running
I’m not running anymore
‘Cause we’ve been through hell
So what the hell
Baby let’s go, baby let’s go, baby let’s go for broke

I’ve been searching for a remedy
Just to find the sickness is gone
When you need me, you can find me
And maybe someday you’ll get tired of all the running

I’m not running anymore
Oh Running
Track Name: Promises, Promises
I think I gotta come clean
Promises, promises
You’re my only one and only
Promises, promises
Take your dirty diamond ring
Promises, promises
Cause I ain’t that kind of fool
I ain’t that Kind of fool

It’ll cure what ails ya
Promises, promises
It won’t ever fail ya
Promises, promises
Soul Salvation blah blah blah
Promises, promises
Well I ain’t that kind of fool
No I ain't that kind of fool

There’s a voice in my head
Says I’m a tired old man
That ain’t doin’ nothin’ new
There’s a devil that I hear
Whisper sweetly in my ear
But I ain’t that kind of fool.
Oh no
I ain’t that kind of fool
I ain’t that kind of fool

They say that love will conquer hate
Promises, promises
We're bringing back the 808
Promises, promises
Meet you at the pearly gates
Promises, promises
I ain’t that kind of fool
Promises, promises
I ain’t that kind of Fool
Promises, promises
Track Name: Save Me From Another Day
Got my eyes on things
Everything’s gone wrong
Got my eyes on things
All I could see now is gone
Yes its true
I can hear what they say
That I got them old drunkards blues

Won’t cha tell me the truth
Don't ya play me for a fool
Won't you save me from another day
Save me, save me
Won't you save me from another day

Got my arms round you
I can't seem to hold on
Got my arms around you
All that I've held now is gone
Yes it's true
I can feel this shade of blue
Live and learn, what’s the use

Oh and I’m down on my knees
Beggin' ya please
Save me from another day
Won't you save me, save me
Save me from another day
Oh save me, save me
Won't you save me from another day

Mama I surrender, send ‘em down to get me
Save me from another day
Mama I surrender, send ‘em down to get me
Save me from another day
Won’t you save me, save me
Save me from another day
Won’t you save me, save me
Save me from another day
Save me from another day
Save me from another day
I’m beggin you please
Save me from another day
Track Name: Marianne (20,000 Acres of Moonlight)
When you go, I'll go
Hit the town, do the stroll
When you go, I'll go
20,000 acres of moonlight

If you move, I'll move
When you win, I’ll lose
If you move, I'll move
20,000 acres of moonlight
20,000 acres of moonlight

You ain’t easy to please
So Choose what you choose
Dancing on a doomsday
Many secrets to prove.

Marianne, Marianne
I'm doing the best that I can
Marianne, Marianne
I'm doing the best that I can

If you groove I'll groove
Thick or thin, black and blue
If you groove, I'll groove
20,000 acres of moonlight

When you shake holler and run
Gonna give it everything that I got
When you shake holler and run
20,000 acres of moonlight
20,000 acres of moonlight

Take it easy on me
Choose what you choose
Dancing on a doomsday
Many secrets to prove

Marianne, Marianne
I'm doing the best that I can
Marianne, Marianne
I'm doing the best that I can

When you crawl I'll crawl
Get on down and do the Georgia crawl
When you crawl I'll crawl

Marianne, Marianne
I'm doing the best that I can
Marianne, Marianne
I'm doing the best that I can

When you go I'll go
Track Name: Father's Son
I am my father’s son
Get up everyday head out on the run
Don’t know where I’m bound, but I know where I’m from
I am my father’s son

I am the bottle done
I drink every drop ‘til I’m where I’ve begun
Don’t the bottom seem lower with each passing one
I am the bottle done
I am my father’s son

I am what I’ve become
A servant of all, and master of none
Have mercy on me for all that I’ve done
I am what I’ve become
I swore on my grave that I’d be someone
But I’m just my father’s son
I am my father’s son
I am my father’s son
Track Name: Situate Yourself
Said ya sit and you shout
You’re shakin’ with doubt
Throw your arms in the air
Put your shit on the shelf and just figure it out
You got to situate yourself
You got to situate your….
Track Name: Fragile
Don’t be fooled by the sun in your eyes
And don’t be unmade by the maker’s desire
And don’t be cut down by the rising tides

You’re fragile
A rose in a riptide
Whisper in Crossfire
You’re fragile

Don’t be betrayed by the kiss of a friend
Don’t be deceived by the fool in your head
And don’t be brought down by the weight of the world

You’re fragile
A Rose in a riptide
A Whisper in crossfire
Napoleon in exile
You’re fragile