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released March 1, 2011

2011 Saddle Creek

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The Rural Alberta Advantage Toronto, Ontario

The Rural Alberta Advantage play indie-rock songs about hometowns and heartbreak, born out of images from growing up in Central and Northern Alberta.

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Track Name: Two Lovers
two lovers stuck in a sweet embrace
hoping to never move or change
in lost love and dust of a summer home
two people growing up and getting old

and the light of a thousand eyes
I never want to lose you tonight
and all the lovers are civalized
they'll never be the one just to hold you tight

and if I ever hold you again
I'll hold you tight enough to crush your veins

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I hope your heart is good and strong
if you find yourself in my arms

I hope your heart is good and strong
if you find yourself in my arms

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two lovers stuck in a sweet embrace
hoping to never lose the race
as the wind travelling to the little bones
from a mouth speaking screaming in hushed tones

and if I fly away to the coast
your face it haunts me more than most

and if I ever hold you again
I'll hold you tight enough to crush your veins

and you will die and become a ghost
and haunt me until my pulse it also slows

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I hope your heart is good and strong
if you find yourself in my arms

I hope your heart is good and strong
if you find yourself in my arms

I hope your heart is good and strong
if you find yourself in my arms
Track Name: The Breakup
when the ice breaks
when the hearts shake in the town
and it marks the end of Winter
the end of our love for now

and You spent your summers
your summers in the south
in the central rockies
and I left you now

and what'll I do
I never thought it was true

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under the Hill Star
above the City tonight
and past the Cemetary
where my Father tried
to start a new life

and I held you tight
we were waiting for the breakup
all the cracks in the ice

and what'll I do
I never thought it was true

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cut a line in the snow with our boots
split this city in two
from abasand to coker 2
when the ice is gone you'll leave me too
.... the ice is gone you'll leave me too

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and you will find me
when the summer dies
stuck in mcmurray
I'll be waiting for the ice

and what'll I do
I never thought it was true

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cut a line in the snow with our boots
split this city in two
from abasand to coker 2
when the ice is gone you'll leave me too
.... the ice is gone you'll leave me too
Track Name: Under The Knife
the end of your aching life
we're slipping under the knife
its never gonna hold us
tear us apart
when you tear us apart tonight

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ohhh
the end of your aching life
they'll straighten your crooked spine up
& our love has grown cold
when I'm holding you close tonight

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and the devils gonna tear us apart
the fathers gonna tear us apart
and our love is gonna hold you tight
before it tears us apart tonight

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the kids are never right
the kids'll never find us
the kids'll never fight
they'll never find us

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my love is gonna hold you tight ... alone
my love is gonna hold you tight ... in the cold
oh my love is gonna hold you tight

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the end of your aching life
we'll hold the mistakes real tight
never wanna grow
and I never wanna grow
when I'm holding you close tonight

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the kids are never right
the kids'll never find us
the kids'll never fight
they'll never find us
Track Name: Muscle Relaxants
well hanging out on muscle relaxants
trying hard to see the worst that can happen
never know whats holding you up
and I never when I'm holding you to much

wouldn't you try to find
something else to bring you up
you don't know what you like

and I could find
something else to bring you up
you don't know what you like

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this party was worse than imagined
and I never know when I'm holding you awake
never know what you like
and I never know when I'm holding you tight

never know what you find
and our hearts will slow though I know
you hold me tight

wouldn't you try to find
something else to bring you up
you don't know what you like

and I could find
something else to bring you up
you don't know what you like

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wouldn't you try to find
something else to bring you up
you don't know what you like

and I could find
something else to bring you up
you don't know what you like
Track Name: North Star
Well our eyes watching the stars one at a time
I lost the words I'm clutching on your hand tight
wear a small sweater and it looks nice
I never felt better

then the north star
guiding us home in your friends car
will we ever take a chance and will we restart
the skies a map thats guiding back to my heart

then the north star guiding us home in your friends car
follow the north star its leading you back into my heart
And then we're home .....
when we hit the city limits don't forget me for a minute tonight

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we're far apart under the same sky
You're diving in the dark
I'm in the city's lights
wishing just to see you for another night

we're looking above the North Star
guiding us home in your friends car
will we ever take a chance and will we restart
the skies a map thats guiding back to my heart

then the north star guiding us home in your friends car
follow the north star its leading you back into my heart
and then were home ....
when we hit the city limits don't forget me for a minute tonight.

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then the north star guiding us home in your friends car
follow the north star its leading you back into my heart
and then were home ....
when we hit the city limits don't forget me for a minute tonight.
Track Name: Stamp
send it off with a stamp
as the winter locks in the branches above you
higher than where we've loved
its never coming back
and the hardest thing about this love
- is that you're never coming back

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hold me close while you can
its hard to remember the end of december
holding onto the past
you're never coming back

and the hardest thing about this love
- is that its never gonna last
and the hardest thing about this love
- is that your never coming back

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and our love's waiting tonight
and our love's waisted tonight

and our love's waiting tonight
and our love's waisted tonight

well hold young lovers
you'll find another
your heart will sing too
but I don't need you

and hold young lovers
you'll find another
your heart will sing too
but I won't need you

and hold on Lover
you'll find another
but I don't need you
and I won't need to
Track Name: Tornado '87
oh lord I lost you, I held you tight
oh why?
I'll hold onto your love in the night
And the black sky will come for our lives
oh why?
lets lie down in the basement tonight

oh lord I found you, I held you tight
oh why?
and the building are pulled into the sky
and our hearts shaking in the summer night
oh why?
lets lie down in the basement tonight

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I let you go
I let you go
I let you know
that I'll hold you

the black sky comes
to take you from me
I let you know
that I'll hold you

I let you go
I let you go
I let you know
that I'll hold you

the black sky comes
the black sky comes
the black sky comes
and I'll hold you

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oh lord I found you I held you tight
oh why?
and the black sky is above our house tonight
and our hearts breaking in the empty night
oh why?
lets lie down in the basement tonight

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I let you go
I let you go
I let you know
that I'll hold you

the black sky comes
to take you from me
I let you know
that I'll hold you

I let you go
I let you go
I let you know
that I'll hold you

the black sky comes
to take you from me
I let you know
that I'll hold you

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oh lord I lost you I held you tight
oh why?
and the black sky will come for us tonight
and our hearts shaking in the empty night
oh why?
lets lie down in the basement tonight

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I let you go
I let you go
I let you know
that I'll hold you

the black sky comes
to take you from me
I let you know
that I'll hold you

I let you die
I let you die
I let you die
and I'll hold you

the black sky comes
the black sky comes
the black sky comes
and I'll hold you
Track Name: Barnes' Yard
oh lets lie down for another night
I'll hold you close under these skies
your brother's in the basement doing hot knives
your brother's in the basement doing hot knives

we struggle tear ourselves away in the night
we struggle tear ourselves away in the light
but your father's on way back home from site
and your mother's in the kitchen batting her eyelashes

she would never want to be the one to despise
that our heartbeat stopped as we plunged through the ice

we're broken down lovers at the side of the road
we're broken down lovers in the city of oil
and there's nothing going wrong in your empty home
and there's nothing going wrong and we'll leave it alone

lets slip under the covers just to save our lives
and our heartbeat stopped as we plunged through the ice

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tripple up your socks to dodge the frost's bite
cutting through Barnes' Yard hip deep in the night
rough and tumble lovers underneath the covers tonight
I was holding on to you and you were holding me tight
there's nothing going wrong and nothing ever going

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oh lets lie down for another night
I'll hold you close under these skies
your brothers in the basement doing hot knives
your brothers in the basement doing hot knives

and we struggle to tear ourselves apart in the night
and there's nothing going wrong in the city tonight

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nothing going wrong and nothing ever hold us down
nothing going wrong and no ones ever holding us now

your parents they say "there's beautiful things in this old place"
your parents they say "there's beautiful things in this cold place"
now your parents they say "there's nothing for us in this old place"
don't leave me to stay and dream of how your growning old

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lets lie down for another night
I'll hold you close under these skies
your brother's in the basement doing hot knives
your brother's in the basement doing hot knives

we struggle to tear ourselves apart in the night
and there's nothing going wrong in the city tonight
Track Name: Coldest Days
well oh lord its tearing us apart
winter love is holding onto your heart
and I would never be the one to starve
the winter love thats holding onto your heart

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and I held you in the coldest days
I held you in the coldest ways
I never know what will start
to pickup and change

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and our love is locked in an empty home
in creaky chest pumping through an empty stone
and I'd never be the one to hold
your creaky chest holding an empty stone

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our love was holding on
through the frost biten dawn
I never know what will start
to pickup and change

and I held you in the coldest days
I held you in the coldest ways
I never know what will start
to pickup and change
Track Name: Good Night
Good Night
Good Night
Good Night
Good Night

Good Night
to the nothern winters
and the heartless sinners
I haven't seen you now for a while
but you have burnt yourself in my mind

Good Night
to the workers on compressed
and the equally depressed
I haven't seen you now for a while
but you have burned yourself in my mind

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plug the radiator in the car
I can see the words you're screaming in the frost
rush into the woods where we first felt God
rippled through our veins from the moment when we touched

the city's love is cold and the city's love is hard
it locks into our veins from the first septembers frost
someday if you get it together in your heart
maybe we might get back together but ....

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Good Night
to the Alberta advantage
I'm leaving just like we planned it
and you can still escape with your life
'cause I have just escaped with my life

Good Night
to five-two-then-six-ers
please look after my sister
let her know that I've missed her tonight
and I miss her more with time

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the city's love is cold and the City's love hard
it locks into our veins the first september's frost
the january's snap and april winter thaw
rough and tumble summers underneath the midnight sun

lets rush into the woods where we first felt God
rippled through our veins from the moment when we touched
and someday if you get it together in your heart
maybe we might get back together but ....

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Good Night
Good Night
Good Night
Good Night

Good Night
Good Night