RANDOM FIREWORKS ON A BEACH OBSCURED BY TREES

Release Date: January 15, 2021

​Track Listing
  1. Paper Wings
  2. It’s Alright
  3. Stevie Nicks Freedom
  4. Ghost
  5. Love or Hatred
  6. We Got Our Rock’n’Roll
  7. Sharp Shock Of Love
  8. Hole In Your Story
  9. You Make Me Wanna Be A (Sinner)
  10. You Know I’ll Wait
  11. Blue Sky High
  12. Crazy Town
  13. Standing On The Rooftop

Lyrics
Paper Wings (Stanwyck/Czitron)

When eyes meet and hearts collide
And you think that fate is on your side
When things are perfect and brand new

When you do it for the thrill of the chase
And you have to be in first place
And you think every dream has come true

Love’s an unpredictable thing
You fly next to the sun on paper wings
And you never know what that fire will bring
Love’s an unpredictable thing

Well one day all you want is more
And the next you’re shattered on the floor
Ain’t it funny how it all works out

Well you sell your soul and you tell your friends
And you never think that story will end
And you dive in head first without a doubt

Love’s an unpredictable thing
You fly next to the sun on paper wings
And you never know what that fire will bring
Love’s an unpredictable thing

It’s Alright (Stanwyck/Sinclair)

At the end of your day, do the blues come to stay?
Little lonely one, has it all gone wrong?
Are you holding on, holding on to nothing

Another night
In another time

A perfect scene, I don’t think so
What does it mean, to be alone?
When things get tough, don’t be surprised
I’ll always be right by your side

It’s alright
That’s life
It’s alright

Like a moth to the flame you always go the same way
Don’t you wanna know what we’ll never know?
Do you wanna keep holding on to nothing

Another night
In another time

A perfect scene, I don’t think so
What does it mean, to be alone?
When things get tough, don’t be surprised
I’ll always be right by your side

It’s alright
That’s life
It’s alright

Little daring I’ll be there
Till the light comes back to your eyes

A perfect scene, I don’t think so
What does it mean, to be alone?
When things get tough, don’t be surprised
I’ll always be right by your side

It’s alright
That’s life
It’s alright

Stevie Nicks Freedom (Stanwyck/Carlin/Sinclair)

April showers that Georgia sunshine
Slips into a hot Atlanta night
Blind Willy’s down with that sweet soul sound
The blues they just feel right

We’re all doin’ fine with that bottle of wine
That was smuggled inside her purse
Takin’ a sip with cherry red lips
You know it really ain’t such a curse

Oh she’s got that Stevie Nicks freedom
Makes the room spin round n’ round
She’s got a way to go her own way
We gotta’ burn, burn, burn some more of this town

So we head on down to the Clermont Lounge
To catch Blondie on the make
Ponce de’ Leon’s got it goin’ on
With them girls that shimmy and shake

Hot Atlanta nights
Georgia sunshine
Blind Willy blues
Wine that just tastes right

She’s got that Stevie Nicks freedom
Makes the room spin round n’ round
She’s got a way to go her own way
We gotta’ burn, burn, burn some more of this town

Wouldn’t you know them breakers blow
And we’re left drinkin’ in the dark
It’s all so surreal but it ain’t no big deal
You know Atlanta sure left its mark

April showers that Georgia sunshine
Slips into a hot Atlanta night
Blind Willy’s down with that sweet soul sound
The blues they just feel right

She’s got that Stevie Nicks freedom
Makes the room spin round n’ round
She’s got a way to go her own way
We gotta’ burn, burn, burn some more of this town

Ghost (Stanwyck/Sinclair)

I’m a ghost I’m not here
I don’t exist yet the memories persist
Why did I leave where did I go
I used to like to make my presence known

And when the cupboards bang
And twilight shadows tease
Will you still remember me?
Will you keep holding on to a ghost?

I’m alive I’m alive
A ghost I’m alive

I’m a ghost I’m not here
You think you see me and feel me near
And when I go and don’t come back
You have to accept this as fact

And when the cupboards bang
And twilight shadows tease
Will you still remember me?
Will you keep holding on to a ghost?

I’m alive I’m alive
A ghost I’m alive

I’m a ghost….

​Let me out of your pain

Love or Hatred  (Stanwyck/Carlin/Sinclair)

What’s the truth that you believe?
With your own eyes what did you see?
Did you see the man trying to steal your light?
All those wrongs don’t make it right

Love
Hatred
Love
Hatred

The once friendly people that you meet
End up victims in the street
Together we were strong it all went left to wrong
Left to wrong left too wrong

Love
Hatred
Love
Hatred

Who told the lies that you hid behind?
Was it just a big waste of time?
Posters on a post, were they put there by a ghost?
Was it love? Was it hatred?

Love
Hatred
Love
Hatred

Look at all the people that it’s claimed all through the night
Was it love? Or was it hatred?
Was it love? Or was it hatred?
Was it love? Or was it hatred?

We’ve Got Our Rock n Roll  (Stanwyck/Sinclair)

The windows down in our pickup truck
Listen to the radio
The wind is blowing through our hair
It tosses it up to and fro

Where were we going? Does anyone know?
It don’t matter it’s just better than home
We can run we are free we can handle it
Cause now we got our rock n roll

You and me we’re chasing our dreams
Come on yah we gotta go
Mom and Dad are fighting again
It’s time to hit the open road

Turn up that Rock n Roll
We Got our Rock n Roll
Rock n Roll, Rock n Roll

Out in the field on a summer’s night
Doing a whole lot of nothing till dawn
Then we’ll go get something to eat
Now that the party’s done

We huddle up close in our booth
Laughing when we see the sun
They know our names smile and wave hear us coming
Cause they listen for our Rock n roll

You and me we’re chasing our dreams\
Come on yah we gotta go
Mom and Dad are at it again
So I’m putting on my headphones

Turn up that Rock n Roll
We Got our Rock n Roll
Rock n Roll Gotta Go

You and me we’re chasing our dreams
Come on yah we gotta go
Mom and Dad are fighting again
It’s time to hit the open road

Turn up that Rock n Roll
We Got our Rock n Roll
Rock n Roll

Sharp Shock of Love  (Stanwyck/Rusinek)

Look at the sky he sweetly said
That morning when the clouds turned red
I saw stars give up their words
Howling soothing reassured

In between the then and now
Our quiet voices wonder how
Your song alive in that great forest
The darkest night to the dawn’s chorus

Listen…

Sharp shock of love
Wait for day
I had to turn my head away
Sharp shock of love
Wait for day
I had to turn my head away
Sharp shock, Sharp shock of love

Look at my mouth he softly said
That night when the moons light spread
I heard hopes and dreams not even shared
Falling climbing soul is bared

In between the light and dark 
As night time yields to morning spark
The song alive in that great forest
From restless sleep to the dawn’s chorus

Listen…

Sharp shock of love
Wait for day
I had to turn my head away
Sharp shock of love
Wait for day
I had to turn my head away
Sharp shock, Sharp shock of love

Bathed in his starlight

Hole In Your Story  (Stanwyck/Carlin/Sinclair)

She can tell by your face
You, you give it away
Boy you’re playing a game
Lost, bring it back home again

If tears get in the way
It’s never going to change
There’s nothing you can say
Found a hole in your story

If it’s only one mistake
A lonely heart might break
How much more can you take
Found a hole in your story

Time it doesn’t take sides
Run but you can’t hide
Save yourself from you
You’re unhappy with the truth

If tears get in the way
It’s never going to change
There’s nothing you can say
Found a hole in your story

If it’s only one mistake
A lonely heart might break
How much more can you take
Found a hole in your story

(You Make Me Wanna Be A) Sinner  (Stanwyck/Czitron)

I’m just a preacher’s daughter in this farm town
But I know who you are and I’ve seen you around
Your deep dark eyes hold a mystery
And I wanna know what it’s like to be free

Pull up on your motorbike
Smile full of mischief wanna know what it’s like
To have whirlwind days and black leather nights
Be so wrong yet feel so right

Your intoxicating kiss it pulls me in
Though I tried to be good the devil’s gonna win
Got ahold of me in this game you’re the winner
You make me wanna be a sinner
You make me wanna be a sinner

Your slicked back hair and your Wrangler jeans
Our eyes meet and I know what it means
You say the word we’re out running wild
This other side of me I’m my Fathers child

You pull up on your motorbike
Smile full of mischief wanna know what it’s like
To have whirlwind days and black leather nights
Be so wrong yet feel so right

Your intoxicating kiss it pulls me in
Though I tried to be good the devil’s gonna win
Got ahold of me in this game you’re the winner
You make me wanna be a sinner
You make me wanna be a sinner

You Know I’ll Wait  (Stanwyck/Rusinek/Sinclair)

Don’t give me none of yourt old time preachin’
If there’s a God She don’t need reachin’
She’s busy terraforming other rocks
Leaving them to tend their flocks

I don’t need God to fly me straight
Don’t need to kneel to open pearly gates
If it takes time you know I’ll wait
You know I’ll wait

Don’t give me any of your controversy
If there’s a truth I’ll be at its mercy
When we get to turn it all around
Will we enjoy what we’ve found?

I don’t need God to fly me straight
Don’t need to kneel to open pearly gates
If it takes time you know I’ll wait
You know I’ll wait

Just give me some of your understanding
And I’ll meet you where and when you’re landing
You can call me when you’re in doubt
With love and music we’ll work it out

I don’t need God to fly me straight
Don’t need to kneel to open pearly gates
If it takes time you know I’ll wait
You know I’ll wait

I don’t need God to fly me straight
Don’t need to kneel to open pearly gates
If it takes time you know I’ll wait
You know I’ll wait

Blue Sky High  (Stanwyck/Carlin/Sinclair)

Right now is the time of our lives
Not fade and we’re starting to shine
I can see that look in your eyes
Yah baby we’ll be just fine

Not waiting we’re starting to fly
I know you know what it feels like
It’s a new time look around there’s nothing you need
Look inside you’re feeling that…

Blue sky high running through our minds
On a blue sky high being you and I
Not coming down

Right now it’s everything you see
It’s like you and it’s like me
It comes and so it goes
That’s the way here that it flows

But there’s always another side
And I’m telling you it’s a new ride
Looking through our eyes
A time to run a time to go a time to be ya’ know

It’s a Blue sky high running through our minds
On a blue sky high being you and I
Not coming down

We’re already there, it’s something we share
It’s a Blue sky high running through our minds
On a blue sky high being you and I
On a Blue….

Not Coming down

Crazy Town  (Stanwyck/Carlin)

That dirt it don’t deliver
It don’t get me what I want
n’ all those lies are open scars
That surround my soul
And I’m just walkin’ on down this crazy town

It’s all Southern Comfort n’ Yankee charm
Those lords of liquor can’t do more harm
And all bad thoughts and worse intentions
They keep me up
And I’m just walkin’ on down this crazy town

Counting tiles on the floor
I wasn’t gonna’ do that any more
But I got fifty down twenty seven in store
I hope to make it
And I’m still walkin’ on down this crazy town

Those glory days I remember some
But the colors fade one by one
And all that dirt that’s piled so high
Why did I make it
I keep walkin’ on down this crazy town

All that dirt it didn’t deliver
It never got me what I want
n’ all those lies are open scars
That surround my soul
And I’m just walkin’ on down this crazy town

Standing On The Rooftop  (Stanwyck/Sinclair)

Your eyes caught me with a sideways glance
Is it too early to take that chance?
Tonight, or should I let it slide for now
But if this feeling stays I know we’ll find our way somehow

Standing on the rooftop
You say that you love me

There’s no holding back now
My heart is beating so free
I’ve been waiting such a long time
For you to just tell me…

Standing on the rooftop
Say that you love me

Your smile shows me what I want to see
This feeling like sweet harmony
Tonight, it’s what I want to hear
It’s getting closer when you whisper in my ear

Standing on the rooftop
You say that you love me

There’s no holding back now
My heart is beating so free
I’ve been waiting such a long time
For you to just tell me…

Standing on the rooftop
Say that you love me

Can’t figure it out
What is it you see?
How could it be wrong if it’s you and me?

Standing on the rooftop
You say that you love me
There’s no holding back now
My heart is beating so free
I’ve been waiting such a long time
For you to just tell me…

Standing on the rooftop
Say that you love me

Credits
Tucker Lane
Leslie Stanwyck: Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
Johnny Sinclair: Bass Guitar, Additional Vocals
Warren Medernach: Drums, Percussion, Additional Vocals
Brent Carlin: Electric Guitars, Slide Guitar
Special Guest Musician, Sam Derbawka: Mandolin, Pedal Steel, Fiddle
Recorded & Produced by Johnny Sinclair & Leslie Stanwyck
Mixed by Bart McKay 
Mastered by Trevor Case
Production made possible with the support from Creative Saskatchewan’s Sound Recording Grant Program.