The Study of Animal Magicality

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Debut release from Canadian singer-songwriter Colby Ramsay, "The Study of Animal Magicality" takes listeners on a journey through the trials and tribulations of love and life's absurdity.

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released 26 February 2010

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Track Name: OK
The room's so empty now that you're gone
And I'm finding it hard to move, to move on
But I know, as hard as it seems right now
I think I'll be OK

Now it seems as though you were never here
And all I'm left with is these few tears
But I know, as hard as it seems right now
I think I'll be OK

But I know, that my troubles are so small compared with the world
And I know, that it's no use crying over a girl
I hope I'll be OK

I find new distractions every day
But ephemeral cures can't keep this pain away
But I know, as hard as it seems right now
I think I'll be OK

And everywhere I look there's someone new
I look again now every face is you
But I know, as hard as it seems right now
I think I'll be OK

But I know, that my troubles are so small compared with the world
And I know, that it's no use crying over a girl
But night after night I find myself lying here awake in the dark
I don't think that I can take much more of this constant tearing at my heart
I hope I'll be OK

But I know, that my troubles are so small compared with the world
And I know, that it's no use crying over a girl
But night after night I find myself lying here awake in the dark –
the dark, the dark, the dark
I don't think that I can take much more of this constant being apart
I hope I'll be OK
Track Name: Hold Your Hand
And you find yourself alone, as you often do
And you are searching through your head
Trying to find the truth but it eludes you
Slips right through your hands
And leaves you falling, falling closer to the land

You raise your head, your vision's blurred
You're hearing sounds, you've never heard
You've never heard

And you're sitting on a rooftop
With a bottle in your hand
And it seems the only one who understands, you
But a bottle can be broken
After all it's just compact sand
And if you need someone to listen I can hold
I'll hold your hand
I'll hold your hand

But your mind, has been turned inwards
And your heart, has been locked away
But I come, to tear away the curtains
The drapes that shroud your existence
Let's tear them away
Let's tear them away

And you hide your face away, sinking deeper every day
Beneath the mask that you have made
You're trying to find a way to make it through this
Slowly losing grip
And if you don't be careful, you are going to slip

You raise your head, your vision's blurred
You're hearing sounds, you've never heard
You've never heard

And you're sitting on a rooftop
With a bottle in your hand
And it seems the only one who understands, you
But a bottle can be broken
Fragments washed up on the sand
And if you need someone to listen I can hold
I'll hold your hand

But your mind, has been turned inwards
And your heart, has been locked away
But I come, to tear away the curtains
The drapes that shroud your existence
Let's tear them away
Let's tear them away
Track Name: Coming Clean
You were the only one who knew
The secrets of my heart, my mind
But despite all that you knew
You still could not see through my lies

I never thought I'd see the day
A single look could make you cry
I'm tired of hiding from the truth
I'm sick and tired of living a lie

[ooh] There's bodies under the stairs
[ooh] And dirt swept under the chairs
And more than anything I only want to be myself and not be scared
[ooh]

And I'm singing
[ooh] I'm coming clean
[ooh] I'm coming clean

I couldn't bear to let you down
Couldn't stand to see that look in your eyes
Now I know it's time to set things right
At least I know that I must try

And it has been far too long
I've kept this all bottled up inside
I haven't been too fair to your love
Feel like I took you along for a ride

[ooh] There's bodies under the stairs
[ooh] And dirt swept under the chairs
And more than anything I only want to be myself and not be scared
[ooh]

And I'm singing
[ooh] I'm coming clean
[ooh] I'm coming clean…
Track Name: The Plea
Tell me now how do I make this right?
How do you end a war without a fight?
And how am I supposed to know exactly what to do
To take this room and fill it up with light

Feels like we're actors in some foreign flick
I'm the Arab and you're the hot French chick
But nobody is feeding me my lines today
So how am I supposed to pull this off without getting sick?

You think I'm crazy and I just might be
But what you doing with that noose in that tree?
Well I think I love you, if it's OK
I'll sit right here and wait 'til you can be with me
Until you find forgiveness and you set me free

Well I think I love you more and more each day
The kind of love I hope would make you stay
But I was never good my dear at letting you in
I was always so much better at pushing you away

Give me just one shot I swear I'll make you see
The kind of man that lives inside of me
But I can understand why you might hesitate
When deciding if you want to set a killer free

You think I'm crazy and I just might be
But what you doing with that noose in that tree?
Well I think I love you so I'll wait for the day
That you find forgiveness and you set me free
I'll sit right here and wait 'til you can be with me
Track Name: Lost
When you find yourself
In a place alone
What did you do?

It takes time, not wealth
To make connections that hold true
And though you try, all night
You can't find your way home

All these thoughts on your mind
But one prevails
A girl you once knew

Yet you can't seem to find
The words to express
What she meant to you

And you've tried
All these years
To make your heart known

And you're lost
When you've got no one to care for
And you're lost
When you've nothing left but time
Gotta find, gotta find someone to be there for
Or risk losing your mind
Risk losing your mind

It's a simple thing
To love someone
Still hard to do

You can spend your life
On an endless search
Yeah that's the truth

And though you try
With all your might
You still end up alone

And you're lost
When you've got no one to care for
And you're lost
When you've nothing left but time
Gotta find, gotta find someone to be there for
Or risk losing your mind
Risk losing your mind
Track Name: Family
You know you'll always love your mother
She always used to feed you well
And you'll always have respect for your father
How he always used to give you hell
Oh well…

How will you tell your daughter?
How will, you tell your son?
That when you sit down, and think about it
In the end, there's only one
Yourself

It took the words of your brother
The one you didn't know so well
He told you not to live for another
And in your heart those words still dwell
Oh well…

And of course you'll always love your daughter
And of course, you love your son
But when you sit down, and think about it
In the end, there's only one
Yourself
Track Name: Bricks
Well I've been sitting here watching the birds, for so long
And thinking how life is often so absurd, well am I wrong?
Who am I, to comment?
Who am I, I'm just being honest

Well maybe Camus had it right, in l'Étranger
Or did the Arab just up and pick a fight, and thus deserve to pay?
Who am I, to comment?
I'm just a man, and that's all I can promise

Well who are any of us at all?
We're only human and our bodies won't survive the fall
So we keep paying large amounts to maintain the wall
But baby, bricks can only grow so tall
Yeah baby, bricks can only grow so tall

I pricked my finger, the other day
Simply for the sake of the sensation it gave
I didn't bother try and wash that blood away
You see I'd rather just let it stay
Coagulation, is gonna save me
And besides, I'm just too damn lazy

I lost some money playing hold 'em
Guess I didn't know when to fold 'em
But I'm a young man, not an old one
So I might as well have some fun
While I'm here, on this planet
But though life's a game, don't stake it all on a gambit

And who are any of us at all?
We're only human and our bodies won't survive the fall
So we keep paying large amounts to maintain the wall
But baby, bricks can only grow so tall
Yeah baby, bricks can only grow so tall

Maybe we could run away
And build a new life together
Find a place where no one knows our names
Just sit and observe the weather
Wouldn't it be nice

'Cause who are any of us at all?
We're only human and our bodies won't survive the fall
So we keep paying large amounts to maintain the wall
But baby, bricks can only grow so tall
Yeah baby, bricks can only grow so tall

And who are any of us at all?
We're only human and our bodies weren't designed to fall
So we keep paying large amounts to maintain the wall
But baby, bricks can only grow so tall
Yeah baby, bricks can only grow so tall