You Are Greater than the Sum of Your Parts

by Civil Culture

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1.
Intro 00:27
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2.
Portion Be 03:01
Simply put, I'm running dear My life was weighed and fraught I don't know what I didn't see When I bowed was when I lost And there's pressure babe to fold my head In that grave that money bought But I can't relate or see the day In where gold outweighs one's thoughts Oooo Ooooo Oooo Keep my sovereignty from rot Oooo Ooooo Oooo From those weighted scales that you brought Keep my mind from judging you For I'm sure I'll miss the mark Your life I hold so precious dear Is what my heart's never forgot And I'll find a way to bring the day In where life is not the cost Of differences, and where space exists Between each one of us Oooo Ooooo Oooo Keep my sovereignty from rot Oooo Ooooo Oooo From those weighted scales that I brought And I feel it in my bones It's comprised of different colors, different tones And it says unto me Tells me that, that love Love is free
3.
The smile that you crave To close the day out that will save The moments of light that you gave The unwilling content that behave Under the thoughts that erase The world that I know can be torn A thousand different ways from the core Now the storms getting closer than before The deafening cracks of your words That come out to me Despite there's no evidence The beating of pulse writes its consequence All over the rocks that I find That lye leagues between there very own Potential that they'll never know Through thoughts that eat there very own kind The world that I know can be torn A thousand different ways from the core And now the storms getting closer than before The deafening cracks of your words That come out to me They come out to me They come out to me
4.
Form 04:34
It's just like you knew me With all the cracks residing in me The beat came so freely With one step on and on behind the dreaming of song To carry the mouthpiece of fodder run thin swept up and ate by the wind You see right through me With every vision in capturing me Is ever moving Beyond the words I try to speak I'm devouring the hands That left me on the ends Of the branch that will sway me So discretely A calming dance As ourselves advance From the waves that you keep To the point that you sink Back into my arms Back into my arms Breaking the lines that I've drawn in the sand To keep me in the hands Of the fears that restricted And convinced me to keep All the light I hid deep Beneath all the scars and The skin I peeled back To uncover the maps Behind all the noises That obstruct my view From seeing you
5.
Noah's Ark 01:16
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6.
My baby doesn't fight for me My baby doesn't fight for me And I tried, I tried, you know, I tried to see O, my baby doesn't fight for me I wondered what's goin through your head And if I'll ever understand those words that you said O, I want, I want want want, to believe you But my heart needs proof before you get through So I made this giant mess To see if your love is up to the test I hope you pass My baby doesn't fight for me My baby doesn't fight for me And I tried, I tried, you know, I tried to see O, my baby doesn't fight for me Oooo Oooo you didn't pass Oooo Oooo you'll never last And now my baby succumbed to their injuries And I'm having trouble standing on my own two feet O, now you can see all my insecurities Cause I tried to make real, what I could never see That's why, that's why My baby doesn't fight for me My baby doesn't fight for me And I tried, I tried and now I know and see Why my baby doesn't fight for me My baby doesn't fight for me My baby doesn't fight for me And I tried, I tried and now I know and see Why my baby doesn't fight for me
7.
Honest Doubt 04:10
I was thrown into the water baby I don't know what to say My love was trampled by the goods of safety Laughed and mocked to shame I find peace beneath the changing seasons I don't know what to say The sun will rise up over the doubt and reasons Washing it all away In the night I fall Answering, answering To the siren's call Singing, "Whats it feel like? On that mountain stroll" Silently repeating "What is new is old" Why cry for the pile of dirt I'm leaving I know what to say There's change to take from all the life you're leading It will always reverberate In the night I fall Answering, answering To the siren's call Singing, "Whats it feel like, On that mountain stroll?" Close your eyes and sleep tight Moments can't repeat in full In the night I fall Answering, answering To the siren's call Singing, "Whats it feel like, On that mountain stroll?" Close your eyes and sleep tight Moments can't repeat in full Close your eyes and sleep tight Moments can't repeat in full
8.
Everyday 02:55
What a beautiful day it is to be alive What a beautiful day it is to be alive What a beautiful day it is to be alive What a beautiful day it is to be alive And when you find yourself beside you Standing at the edge of life you once knew With all those forks of life you came through What a beautiful day it is to be alive What a beautiful day it is to be alive What a beautiful day it is to be alive With every moment that you live Is your chance to be the change you wish When there's no promise I'll survive What a beautiful day it is to be alive What a beautiful day it is to be alive What a beautiful day it is to be alive What a beautiful day it is to be alive What a beautiful day it is to be alive What a beautiful day it is to be alive What a beautiful day And I don't, I don't believe In the islands of you and me It's so plain and there to see We affect each other irreversibly
9.
Well I can't write to find what's wrong Search high and low till my love is gone Watch my mind fade away Or watch all my friends go on and leave this place And I'm not saying' you have to stay Cause the time we spent can never be erased And I can say I love you And I can say I miss you Cause it's true love thats all around you and I won't fall, I won't fall for the future at all Knowin' when is never real Cause you feel it first and then your head reveals You say you know without a doubt Just don't let the bedrock hold you down Cause there's no first or second place It's just that what you do can never be erased And I can say I love you And I can say I miss you Cause it's true love thats all around you and I won't fall, I won't fall for the future at all What I find, what I find, is entirely mine And we will all die someday Leaving this world with more than we came There’s still so much we can do Cause every moment is the truth And I can say I love you And I can say I miss you Cause it's true love thats all around you and I won't fall, I won't fall for the future at all What I find, what I find, is entirely mine
10.
Shun the man who brought us gold And shun the man who made us whole Cut the line drawn in the sand And shake the ground on which we stand Settle me for I am weak Too strong to give up what I mean The devil's ghost is following me The remnants of the air I breathe And I thought some day by now We'd of found some common ground And I thought some day by now And all we have is each other now And I thought some day by now We'd of found some common ground And I thought some day by now And all we have is each other now It's the keeper in me In the back of my head That won't forget Runnin' circles and miles Run till feet sing out wild To remember that moment It's what life taught the king Over ages unseen Of what always has been It's where love found it's muse Why moneys no use Where the future and past met And I will sing to no name And I will ring freedom once again And I'll wait, I'll wait alone my friend For that moment that gets us all in the end
11.
Talks 02:48
I look out beside you Blue lights come into my view And I run They say “I want to be with you” To love and to leave you Is my luck And I want to give up my ghosts But the problem is Me I can't commit to feeling What I can't come to Logically I don't want To say, “I don't know” Somethings keep me up at night And I can't sleep I've got tears in my eyes and blood in my mouth I can't speak I remembered when we lied but were never satisfied By the means O, I don't want No, I don't want To say, “I don't know” Ain't it always the way You become what you hate Said, “Why can't I see That to love is to be” You asked one thing “How are you feeling?” You're Laughin' While we're running' Up and down these streets Singin’ "No one's gonna catch you So long as you keep Running” When you add up all the steps You've been runnin' in your head Whats it mean? O, I just want Yea, I just want To say, “I don't know”
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Sing With all you can And let your worries Get lost in the sand Sing While you still can And let your worries Get lost in the sand What difference does it make What difference does it make It takes time to It takes time to grow away And make tracks from That golden pile of mistakes It's not easy It's not easy to let go Of those crosses And all those things I think I know What difference does it make What difference does it make Can we see The life we lead Is all we have thats ours Through change and time Can never unwind The things we've done before

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This album is an accumulation of songs written by Jeffrey Francoeur.

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released March 1, 2015

All songs were written by Jeffrey Francoeur
Recorded and mixed by Brandon Zarrella & Jeffrey Francoeur
Mastered by Jeffrey Francoeur

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Civil Culture is a peregrination of contradictions
super-imposed in the sonic spectrum. Listening to the call and answer of one's existence to find the harmonizing tensions of life, Civil Culture lends itself to an open mind.

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