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SAILING

Feels like a good day to get out in the cold

take a chance on the weather

the sun may make a cameo

and it's a risky life

are we running out of time

but we won't be denied a chance at the good life

 

and to our surprise we're sailing the high seas

in the middle of the ocean spinny and me

we're sailing the wildest mystery

and to our surprise we're happy and free

on the crest of a wave is where i wanna be

 

we're sailing

maybe it's today maybe it's tomorrow

but we have to make a play or the chance will fade away

and though the wind is high

it'll never be a breeze

but we'll fight for the ocean

we'll fight for dreams

 

and to our surprise we're sailing the high seas

in the middle of the ocean spinny and me

we're sailing the wildest mystery

and to our surprise, we're happy and free

on the crest of a wave is where i wanna be

 

we're sailing the wildest mystery

 

and to our surprise we're sailing the high seas

in the middle of the ocean spinny and me

we're sailing the wildest mystery

and to our surprise we're happy and free

on the crest of a wave is where i wanna be

 

we're sailing

DOUBLE DIGIT LOVE

Superhero, supervillain when you gonna settle in

it's a set up and we love it

and the carrot is dangling

the hooks are hooking

the bait is our desire

we are moths to the fire

 

and they got you where they want you

will you give it give it give it to 'em

yeah they got you where they want you

it's a childish delusion

 

you can't hide it double digit love

you know you want double digit love

do you like it double digit love

and can you get it double digit love

 

it is a limited edition emergency 

will you be ready when it's ready for you

the double digit love is all you wanna do 

dream lover turning into real life

and we won't put up a fight

 

double digit love

who's gonna win the double digit love (2x)

 

and they got you where they want you

will you give it to em

yeah they got you where they want you

it's a childish delusion

 

you can't hide it       double digit love

you know you want   double digit love

do you like it           double digit love

and can you get it     double digit love

 

double digit love

who's gonna win the double digit love (4x)

double digit love

EARTHQUAKE

we

we make

the earth shake

float

float away

on a seismic wave

 

be

be good

behave

your heart used to say

but how could you know

that we could dance this way

 

give

give in

break through

everything you thought you knew

the heart aches

but can you feel the earth

shake

 

ooh oh oh

the heart aches

ooh oh oh

give it all away

the heart aches

RAGGED DAWN

one more fight before the night ends

there's glory ahead 

so we won't give in then 

the ragged dawn will warm us again

 

distant glow is begging to be known

to touch our skin, to heat our bones

one more fight before the night ends

 

we've come this far

we've danced this hard

let the dawn have its way

this is our glory day 

one more fight before the night ends

this is our glory day 

glory day 

one more fight before the night ends

 

give us the good fight

the dawn is waking

no mistaking the light

this is all borrowed time 

so keep dancing

never know when we're gonna die

let the dawn have its way

this is our glory day 

this is our glory day 

one more fight...

THE GETAWAY

don't wanna take the highway

wanna go our own way

don't wanna take the fast lane

when we could take it slowly

don't' wanna drink the koolaid

just wanna go the right way

 

change your name

change your life

run away

save yourself

 

gotta get on the road to find the simpler times

i won't look back tonight at the lives i've left behind

gotta get on the road to find the light i know is mine

gotta get on the road to find the simpler times

 

time will only slip away

gotta find the courage

to back up what you say

put the money where the mouth is

wanna take a chance

get out of the rat race

no matter what it takes

it's time to play the high stakes

 

change your name

change your life

get away

save yourself

 

gotta get on the road to find the simpler times

i won't look back tonight at the lives i've left behind

gotta get on the road to find the light i know is mine

gotta get on the road to find the simpler times (2x)

CRIME TIP

Got a tip about a crime

 

that i will commit

you'll show me how to do it 

i'll fake my way through it

and i won't put up a fight

i'll be the culprit 

i won't even deny it

i'll even take the fall

 

the body wants what the body wants

and it's not a crime

the body wants what the body wants

and we're runnin out of time

 

hey!  oh!

i've got no ethical code

hey!  oh!

you know i'll never say no

hey!  oh!

i am under your control 

i'm a prisoner of your love

 

and even if i have to plead

temporary insanity 

they can take me happily 

i'll go so peacefully

i don't care about security

i'm ready for the consequence

cause i'm a willing prisoner 

of your love

 

the body wants what the body wants

and it's not a crime

the body wants what the body wants

and we're runnin out of time

 

hey!  oh!

i've got no ethical code

hey!  oh!

you know i'll never say no

hey!  oh!

i am under your control 

i'm a prisoner of your love

 

i can beat the hook and keep it low

i've got no ethical code

i don't mind if i do the time

you know i'll never say no

oh!

i am under your control

i'm a prisoner of your love

BELIEVER

you left home just a little girl

it was your choice to go

you didn't even know what you were looking for

when will you know what you're looking for

 

they said you're hopeless, hopeless

you want your bed of roses

but once you leave the door closes

 

but i'm a believer (i'm a believer)

yes i'm a believer (and you don't know what you're lookin for)

 

and you weren't afraid (no oh)

you traded in your diamonds for nails

you didn't even know what you were lookin for

well will we know what we're looking for

 

they said you're hopeless, hopeless

you want your bed of roses

but once you leave the door closes

 

but i'm a believer (i'm a believer)

yes i'm a believer (and you don't know what you're lookin for)

i'm a believer (i'm a believer)

yes i'm a believer (and you don't know what you're lookin for)

 

escape, don't wait

you never know when your time is gonna run out

escape, don't be afraid

you never know when your life is gonna change

 

i'm a believer (i'm a believer)

yes i'm a believer (and you don't know what you're lookin for)

i'm a believer (i'm a believer)

yes i'm a believer (and you don't know what you're lookin for)

H.R.P.

this is the human relocation program

your application has been received

human relocation program

you've been selected, it's time to leave

 

are there trees where we're going?

what color is the sky?

blow a kiss and wish the blue and green goodbye

 

wake in the night

sail away

now is the time

say, say goodbye

countdown begins

to another life

 

this is the human relocation program

extraction begins this week

human relocation program

thank you for choosing the H.R.P.

 

it's ok, it's the natural way

everything has to die

and everything will change

 

wake in the night

sail away

now is the time

say, say goodbye

countdown begins

to another life

 

say goodbye, it's the end of the line

say goodbye, say goodbye

 

wake in the night

sail away

now is the time

say, say goodbye

countdown begins

to another life

Revelation

get loud

i need a revelation

i can't go on faith alone anymore

i got a big hope

that there's a home somewhere

work it out and win me over

 

win me over, spell it out

bring me closer, through the flood of doubt

 

i need a revelation

to find a way to begin again

give us the gift of persuasion

to be better men

we need a revelation

we need a better plan

fighting for liberation

the new dawn of man

 

break out

we want an exploration

a place we've never been before

you gotta shout out

new expectations

so kill the doubt and win me over

 

win me over, spell it out

bring me closer, through the flood of doubt

 

i need a revelation

to find a way to begin again

give us the gift of persuasion

to be better men

we need a revelation

we need a better plan

fighting for liberation

the new dawn of man

Leisure Cruise is Dave Hodge and Leah Siegel

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Every dark cloud has a silver lining. On November 1, 2012, Lower Manhattan was powerless. Red Hook was submerged. And Williamsburg—though spared most of the trauma of Hurricane Sandy—was shaken nonetheless. Felled trees and utility poles littered the sidewalks; normally harried Brooklynites, unable to get to work or anywhere else, wandered Bedford Avenue in a daze.

Dave Hodge—the veteran Canada-born musician (Broken Social Scene & Bran Van 3000..who has also performed with Macy Gray, Feist, Brazilian Girls, and Basement Jaxx), arranger (Janet Jackson/Neptunes, Carly Simon), and composer was sitting in a café that day when he saw an acquaintance walk by: singer and songwriter Leah Siegel (a fixture on the New York scene known for her solo project Firehorse and for singing with The Citizens Band). The two had met while recording for a tv spot a few years prior, and hadn’t seen each other since. Before the storm, Hodge had been writing songs and score for the soundtrack to the indie film Two Hands to Mouth; pleased with the results, he hoped to create a new musical project based on a few of the pieces. Something that day—maybe it was a post-Sandy you-only-live-once feeling—prompted him to run out and say hello, and ask Siegel if she’d maybe want to try writing some music together sometime.

Scheduling conflicts prevented that from happening before March 2013, but when it happened, it happened. After just two months of writing, recording, and mixing, Hodge and Siegel have a band—Leisure Cruise—and their self titled debut album of darkly hypnotic, danceable synth-based anthems.

The name is somewhat ironic. Right before Hodge and Siegel began working together, news broke that astronomers had discovered three new planets in the Lyra constellation that appeared capable of supporting life. In light of the previous fall’s events, Hodge and Siegel got to talking: What if we had to leave earth and colonize a new planet? They imagined “a final leisure cruise for the human race,”—and the fledgling musical project as a sort of soundtrack for it. “We’re sort of living our lives in a state of leisure,” Dave says, “with regards to using up resources and knowing what’s happening and not really doing much about it.” Not that Leisure Cruise is all doom and gloom (or that it could be, with a name like that). “It’s not this apocalyptic thing,” says Siegel, of the concept. “We’d elect to make a purposeful and exciting exit. Try something new. In my head, I see it as a natural progression in the hopefully delayed inevitable.”

So what would play on this spaceship’s sound system? Something sounding like the future as imagined in the past—yet rooted in the now. Imagine the music of a John Hughes film if it had been written by Bowie, remixed by Johnny Jewel, and fronted by a female Prince, and you’ll start to get the idea. Rounding out the sound is an impressive roster of guests (Metric’s Jimmy Shaw, Blondie’s Tommy Kessler, Liam O’Neil from the Stills, Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene, and Drake’s Adrian Eccleston). It’s at once dark and light, serious and fun, melancholic and euphoric. Ask Hodge and Siegel about their sound and process, and the answer sounds a lot like what happiness researchers call flow. “We weren’t trying to emulate anything,” Hodge says. “We were just making music.”

In fact, Hodge and Siegel see Leisure Cruise as the product of two musical soul mates meeting at just the right moment in their careers to truly savor it. “I’ve worked with some great singers, but it’s really very effortless with Leah,” says Hodge. Chimes in Siegel: “This is just the truest collaboration I’ve ever experienced—it’s a rare pairing.”

Debut Album Now Out!

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