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released July 7, 2009

2009 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: The Ballad Of The RAA
We unbearably,
left the Prairies
& my heart, since,
well it never moved an inch

Does the love grow,
home with the wild rose?
and now,
somethings moving out here

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We unbearably,
left the Priaries
& my heart, since,
well it never moved an inch

Then you found me,
alone on a Friday
and now,
somethings moving out here

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Swap Garneau for Dundas .............. My Parents for your Dad
The Rockies for the Great Lakes ...... & My Heart pounds when you say

Swap Garneau for Dundas .............. My Parents for your Dad
The Rockies for the Great Lakes ...... & My Heart pounds when you say

All these things they will pass ...... Its the good things that will last
& right here what we've had ......... Is a good thing and it will last

All these things they will pass ...... Its the good things that will last
& right here what we've had ......... Is a good thing and it will last
Track Name: Rush Apart
Its too late now to rush apart
When your aching heart wasn't amplified
And if you drain the fluid from
my screaming lungs I know I'll die

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and Its hard to know whats right
When I'm needing you tonight
(and) you're needing me tonight

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Its too late now to hold on to the crutch
When your open arms and open heart could never hold to much
And if I drain the beauty from
your beating blood I know I'll die

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Oh ..... I never tried to

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But its all been done
We'll hold on tight
& I will hold on to you

& the beating blood
drives an empty love
while I hold on to you

And oh lord I know its true
Track Name: The Dethbridge In Lethbridge
I left your heartbeat in this town
I left your heartbeat in the ground

& when there's nothing for us now
You let me down I let you down

When your Grandfathers in the ground

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We live in this old aching town
Our creaking bones won't make a sound

You felt the old bridge weigh us down
Let's try to turn our love around

& take the Dethbridge out of town

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Ooooooooh
Ooooooooh
Ooooooooh
Ooooooooh

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I left your cold heart in this town
With family headstones all around

& when there's nothing for us now
You let me down I let you down

with your Grandfather in the ground

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Ooooooooh
Ooooooooh
Ooooooooh
Ooooooooh
Track Name: Don't Haunt This Place
Don't haunt this heart .... Don't haunt this place
Your heart's beating slow and it beats out of pace

West side apartment grows lonely and dark
West side apartment has two more empty hearts

I see your keys hanging in the same place
They haven't moved for a month or even a day

This was hard it was fun we should do it again
Give ourselves sometime ten years from today

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I need you now ..... I need you then
I never want to feel this again

Separate the room with painful divides
until there's nothing left to remind

I never want to see you again
I never want to feel this again

Turn it off and box all the pitfalls tonight
till I find something you've left behind

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And the things we never had
And the things we wished'd come back

Because we need this oh so bad
Because we need this oh so bad

And we tremble in the night
For the things we're wishing were right

Because we need this oh so bad
Because I need you oh so bad

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Don't haunt this heart .... Don't haunt this place
Your hearts beats slow and it beats out of pace

West side apartment grows lonely and dark
West side apartment has two more empty hearts

I want to hurt I wanna betray
Its not like me to make your heart break

This was hard it was fun we should do it again
Give ourselves sometime ten years from today

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And the things we never had
And the things we wished'd come back

Because we need this oh so bad
Because we need this oh so bad

And we tremble in the night
For the things we wished were right

Because we need this oh so bad
Because I need you oh so bad

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Don't haunt this heart .... Don't haunt this place
Your hearts beats slow and it beats out of pace

West side apartment grows lonely and dark
West side apartment has two more empty hearts

I know its right I know its OK
& I'd like to see you now and again

This was hard it was dumb we should do it again
Give ourselves sometime ten years from today
Track Name: The Deadroads
A long way now though the deadroads in our old town
I never tried to hold you tight until you left me
and the fake neighborhood under the lights we felt our hearts grow strong
I never tried to hold you tight until you left me now

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Its a long way now through the deadroads in your house
I never tried to hold you tight until you left me
And the fake neighborhood we learned to drive we learned to grow up strong
I never tried to hold you tight until you left me

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And tonight lets runaway think of those
Nights and our old clothes still hold the ghosts of our empty town

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A long way now though the deadroads in our old town
I never tried to hold you tight until you left me
And the fake neighborhood under the lights we felt our hearts grow strong
I never tried to hold you tight until you left me

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And tonight lets runaway think of those
Nights and our old clothes still hold the ghost from our empty town
Track Name: Drain The Blood
I felt you drain the blood
From my ..... Left ventricle
And in time you said you would
Change my heart into petrified wood

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Oh I'm really trying
To save you tonight
To save you tonight

Oh I'm really trying
To make it through the night
To make it through the night

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Open your heart
Open your hands
I love the moment that you command its true
Loving you

Open your heart
Open your hands
I love the moment that you command its true
Loving you

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Oh I'm really trying
To save you tonight
To save you tonight

Oh I'm really trying
To make it through the night
To make it through the night

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I felt you drain the blood
From my ..... Left ventricle
And in time you said you would
Change my heart into petrified wood

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Oh I'm really trying
To make it through the night
To make it through the night

Oh I'm really trying
To save you tonight
To save you tonight
Track Name: Luciana
Oh lord is it what we really want
I fear the bones inside your body
I feel them grow

Oh lord theres a terror in the dark
I fear theres nothing in our love
I feel it go

in your limbs and arms and bones
I know that we're strong
thinking what's the harm

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There's a fire in my chest
That will extinguish when you're dead
Its you I love to hold
As the bones they slowly grow

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Oh lord is it what we really want
I fear the bones inside your body
I feel them grow

Oh lord theres a terror in the dark
I fear theres nothing in our love
I feel it go

in your limbs and arms and bones
I know that we're strong
thinking what's the harm

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I heard you'll grow old
You're muscles turn to bones
Trapped in a pretty pose
And in your family home

I dreamt of our love
Alone and singing to just one
Its you I'd love to hold
Before the bones crush your thoat
Track Name: Frank, AB
My Love I will hold on to your touch
Until there's nothing left of us
Save you from this life

And the cold wait of the rockies touch
Won't take away our love
Save you from this life

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ooooooooooo

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And I'll hold, I'll hold on to your touch
Until there's nothing left of us
Save you from this life


And I'll hold, I'll hold on to your touch
Until they find the bones of us
Save you from this life

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ooooooooooo

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And under the rubble of the mountain that tumbled
I'll hold you forever
I'll hold you forever

And under the rubble of the mountain that tumbled
I'll hold you forever
I'll hold you forever

They'll build up another on the bodies of our brothers
I'll love you forever
Track Name: The Air
The air is unbearably harmful tonight
Take me away from these old city lights
And I would be better off with your lovely limbs
just wrapped around me tonight

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This love is unbearable harmful tonight
Should we call it quits and end it for the night
Could we be better off with someone else
just wrapped around us tonight?
Track Name: Sleep All Day
Well I shouldn't sleep all day
and waste the afternoon
Cause I know if I'm up all night
You'll be going to bed soon

So wipe the sleep from your eyes
and I'll wipe them out of mine too
and if we try to hold on
then I'll try to hold on to you

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Well I shouldn't sleep all day
but it's half past noon
Cause I know we're taking a break
and I know you're leaving me soon

So if you try to be nice
then I'll try to be nice to you
and if you try to hold on
then I'll try to hold on to you

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So wipe the sleep from your eyes
and I'll wipe them out of mine too
so if you try to be nice
then I'll try to be nice to you

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Well I shouldn't sleep all day
and waste the time with you
Cause I know we're taking a break
and I know we both need the room

So wipe the sleep from your eyes
and I'll wipe them out of mine too
and if you try to hold on
then I'll try to hold on to you
Track Name: Four Night Rider
Cold wind whipping through the windows
Freezing each of the lymph nodes
maybe we've got to try
to get out of town tonight

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Well I love you you know
you love me and it shows
Maybe we've got to try
To crash at your place tonight

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Grandpa's passed out on the couch
take the Greenbelt to your house
Theres a short cut through the forest that smells
Theres a short cut through the forest that smells

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As we hit the front door
All the clothes hit the floor
Maybe we've got to try
to bike out of town tonight

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Well I love you you know
you love me and it shows
And Edmonton's just a four night
bike ride out of town

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Cold wind whipping through the windows
Freezing each of the lymph nodes
maybe we've got to try .....

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And I love you you know
you love me and it shows
Edmonton's just a four night
bike ride out of town
Track Name: Edmonton
What'll I do if you never want to come back?
Sitting in a city that is always on the attack
What'll I do if you never want me back?
come with me, come back will live again

What if I'm only satisfied when I'm at home?
sitting in a city that'll never let me go
What if I'm only satisfied when I'm at home?

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What'll I do if you never find me again?
Sitting in provice a million miles from my friends
What'll I do if you never want me again?
Come with come back we'll live again

What if I'm only satified when I'm at home?
Sitting in a city that'll never let me go
What if I'm only satified when I'm alone?

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Hey tonight ........... sink your heart into mine
I will never try ...... to forget your nothern lights
Hey tonight ........... synch your heartbeat to mine
I will never try ...... to forget your nothern lights

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Run away again ........ from this Alberta pen
I will never try ...... to forget your nothern eyes
Run away again ........ from this Alberta pen
I will never try ...... to forget your nothern eyes

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Meet me there again ... under the lights at the "Leg"
& We will burn out our eyes seeking out these purple nights
Meet me there again ... under the lights at the "Leg"
& We will burn out our eyes seeking out these purple nights
Track Name: In The Summertime
In the summertime
I don't know if the stars were aligned
we stumbled onto to something we would like
& I'm afraid I've lost the words tonight

& In your summerdress
I was holding you but you were holding less
Its not the words its the ones you stress
"I'll love you as I love you just don't love me less"

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and once in a while I know our hearts beat out of time
and once in a while I know they'll fall back in line

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In the summertime
I don't know if the stars were aligned
we stumbled onto to something we would like
& I'm afraid I've lost the words tonight

& when we're middle aged
you'll tell me I loved you like a rengade
& how I said the things that make you sway
& mostly knew you did the same

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once in a while I know our hearts beat out of time
and once in a while I know they'll fall back in line

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our love is strong
our love is strong
our love is strong
while my hearts still pumping blood