The Answer Doesn't Exist

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released September 21, 2019

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Lessons in Crime is a duo from Ottawa, ON, comprised of Liam Schwisberg and Paolo Pace

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Track Name: Witching Hour
A day the colour of dawn
And sleepless all night long
It makes a mixture of incredible brawn

They say what never went wrong was broken all along
This is a new start and we've already lost

With your head held high
And your heart in revere
There is always time before it all disappears
It's witching hour and there's no use

The light is dull through the fog in the air
Now, why can I not make this fair?
The cons at the end of their ropes
Say, "Where did all the good men go?"

And now we'll never get tired of feeling uninspired
The law's effects will trace an imminent plan

They say the good'll go blind
For lending out their eyes
This is a new start and we've already lost

With your head held high
And your heart in revere
There is always time before it all disappears
It's witching hour and there's no use in losing hope for a world you can't save

Am I the tortoise, am I the hare?
The race is before us, I am aware
But you could never make me scared, I don't care
Nothing's gonna make this easy

If it's a dream or if it's a lie
The colour of dawn is stuck in the sky
But you could never make me scared, I don't care
Nothing's gonna make this right

I know that the earth is stuck on its side
There must be a reason we are alive
So you could never make me scared
I don't care
Nothing's gonna make this easy

With your head held high
And your heart in revere
There is always time before it all disappears
It's witching hour and there's no use in losing hope for a world you can't save
Track Name: Day Becomes Night
Oh, I'm an aristocrat
And I get off on selling souls
They try to ignore me but bow before me
Oh, that's how it goes

Your life is a welcome mat on which I step and drag my toes
The passage of time will creep up behind you
Oh, that's how it goes

When you get that feeling that there is a monster,
There's always a reason, your conscience is haunted
The spirits are humming the song of an offer
And you won't be safe anywhere

The days are too long
And then they end
Right when we wanted some more
They always end
Right when we needed some more
Then day becomes night
As we close our eyes to sleep
And why can't I feel it?
And why can't we just be
Together now

Oh, I'm an aristocrat
And I can make this hell your home
The passage of time was always beside you
Oh, that's how it goes

Have they got a name for this sorrow?
Against all, where we once stood tall
And it’s easy to wait for tomorrow
When there’s nothing to miss

The days are too long
And then they end
Right when we wanted some more
They always end
Right when we needed some more
Then day becomes night
As we close our eyes to sleep
And why can't I feel it?
And why can't we just be
Together now

Well that's what I call one hell of a day
And a weight on my back
That's what I call one hell of a life
With my spine twisted in a knot

Oh, I'm an aristocrat and I get off on selling souls
They try to ignore me but bow before me
Oh, that's how it goes
Track Name: Ecosystem
There's something wonderful
And I can't bring myself to do anything about it
Go and get it, won't you, fool?
But that sets something
In the ecosystem slightly off
And that means something in the world
Won't work the way we want

But you, ou ou, ou ou, there's nothing better than a fear come true
I get this feeling I'd go on and on and on without you, yeah
Yeah you, ou ou, ou ou, when all I want is to erase myself
I know that nothing could compare to what's alight inside you, yeah

The mass addiction of a newfound stomping ground
And a minute in ammonia
Make the mind feel something new
But that sets something
In the ecosystem slightly off
And that means something in the world
Won't work the way we want

But you, ou ou, ou ou, there's nothing better than a fear come true
I get this feeling I'd go on and on and on without you, yeah
Yeah you, ou ou, ou ou, when all I want is to erase myself
I know that nothing could compare to what's alight inside you, yeah

But he makes nothing seem like wonder
He makes silence sound like thunder
In comes what I thought was something new

Now if I won't give up this world
They're gonna scream, "disparity!"
We’ll rue the day we let this go, uh oh
Now if I won’t give up this world
I'm gonna leave longevity
And rue the day we let this go, uh oh

But you, ou ou, ou ou, there's nothing better than a fear come true
I get this feeling I'd go on and on and on without you, yeah
Yeah you, ou ou, ou ou, when all I want is to erase myself
I know that nothing could compare to what's alight inside you, yeah
Track Name: Humour Me
This is the end of another grey cutaway
I wanna be the sagest colour
Another noise in an all new break through
And so we'll break it all the way in
Ever-eternal edge glue
Semi-immortal, he comes for you
And it’s never-ending, portrait, analog
On piles and piles of unused tools to scrape off the excess from the human heart

Having a bad sense of humour only happens in pain
So please don't stay inside circles where you know you’re still sane
There is a collar on me, don't let me out and play
You've got a bad sense of humour and a face with no name

Who needs to be always happy?
Always agree, always easy
We are the backbone inside what they can do

They put me out on an under-par seminar
On how to be the sagest colour
And when the boys get a little bit sick of it
They'll wanna break it all the way in
Pictures of where we sidestep
Dead on the doorstep, call that lazy
And a never-halting creature in the fog
On piles and piles of books which read

His hamartia got him good, always in a fix
And when he's feeling like stealing, he's got a rope 'round his wrist
And he said, "hey now, here we go, live life in prison"
You've gotta learn what you like and take it with a grain of salt in your wounds
Oh, it takes one to know, uh oh

Having a bad sense of humour only happens in pain
So please don't stay inside circles where you know you’re still sane
There is a collar on me, don't let me out and play
You've got a bad sense of humour and a face with no name

How can we both go down with you by my side?
Walking out now and I can feel the world is waiting on an answer
Laugh when the sun goes down
Even with no light, pick it all up and use it
Make it worth the life of misadventure
And just like the flesh of the black knight: scratched up but pale
That's like a match made black and white
Humanity's here and right now, weakness in how

Having a bad sense of humour only happens in pain
So please don't stay inside circles where you know you’re still sane
There is a collar on me, don't let me out and play
You've got a bad sense of humour and a face with no name
Track Name: Grey Matter
I'm gonna be late
Everything is always grey
In a minute, I'll bring it if I can bring myself to say
Anything about my state
Enter my competitor
And then me
I can't even lift my weight
I can't even wrack my brain for something new
Is anybody out there too?
Just trying to get up and make this worth it

Everything's grey til it shows
In a way you could never imagine
Everything's warm 'til it snows
Then the leaves die and children go home
While their hearts grow colder
To stay fresh when the evening gets old
While their lives get longer
As they wait for their fleeting primes

When everything that we thought about would come to life
There was a spark to find out about
What now would die in an instant
And in an old story long ago, they told of love
Where they could say what they'd want to say
And then they'd die in an instant

No talking with your mouth full
Them's the rules
So why you gotta keep taking all of my time
With your lists of names and everything on your mind?
Now bring out dinner for the prisoner
And then I
I hope I can rest my brain
You don’t have to entertain me anymore
I know everything from pain down to the enemies on my shoulders

Picture a place all alone; devoid of the noise and distractions
I might as well not even go, for the noises can turn into songs
That we coo so softly
Like the bird at the end of a dream
And the wind blows off me
All the things that we've already seen

When everything that we thought about would come to life
There was a spark to find out about
What now would die in an instant
And in an old story long ago, they told of love
Where they could say what they'd want to say
And then they'd die in an instant

But now everything's always grey
And does it even matter?
When everything's always grey
How can this even matter?

Yeah, everything's always grey
And does it even matter?
When everything's always grey
How can this even matter?

So how can I live this way?
And does it even matter?
When everything's always grey
How can this even matter?
Track Name: An Introduction to Modern Utopia
You can't go out on your own
You're not a lark from a past life
You're never truly alone
You've got a friend by your side
You're always bending your back
You should be sitting up straight
That's always one for the road
You're always one to be afraid

All the great prophets never disappear
Try to take shape and lose all progress
Copper-based fates and whispers in your ears
All the right traits and all wrong problems
When they are all in the right place
They take it too close to heart
With light shining in your face

You're always breaking your jaw
You should be keeping your mouth closed
Or just go breaking the law
You have been overexposed
To everything that you've seen
On a screen in your bedroom
So tell me, what have you learned?
There's always time to be afraid

All the great prophets never disappear
Try to take shape and lose all progress
Copper-based fates and whispers in your ears
All the right traits and all wrong problems
When they are all in the right place
They take it too close to heart
With light shining in your face
It was a mess from the... beginning

Soon there is light
And what we offer can't be redeemed
Nor can discover moments between
Watching your life go by from your seat
Holding each other

Due to our own actions or inactions
And the misuse of our technology
We live at an extraordinary moment for the earth
At least, for the first time, that a species has been able to wipe itself out

All the great prophets never disappear
Try to take shape and lose all progress
Copper-based fates and whispers in your ears
All the right traits and all wrong problems
Track Name: Remedies
This looks a lot like hell
It's a little bit warm for me
But it's got everything right for me
And more
I’ve got something that is proud of me
I’ve got something that’ll light my life up
And most importantly, it’s not someone

You take one hit, you're down
Your remedies failed and you scream aloud
"I'm burning all I touch"
You're proud the riddles all look like order
But how could this be home?
How could chance take hold of me
If I choose not to take chances?
It's a freak and I'm clever

But now it's real
It's a miracle I'm alive
It's a miracle I can try to survive
When there's nothing better to ever believe in anyway
Am I in debt or forever a slave to these things that hide where I went wrong?

You take one hit, you're down
Your remedies failed and you scream aloud
"I'm burning all I touch"
You're proud the riddles all look like order
But how could this be home?
How could chance take hold of me
If I choose not to take chances?
It's a freak and I'm clever

But I've gotta be a bit more like them
If they’re gonna take me in, and ever make me
You're gonna be a big man some day
I hope you're gonna miss me
Even if you don't see

You're never gonna top that high
From trusting in the angels
You're never gonna top that high
I never meant to stay here so long
Give me amnesty, keep me alive
Are you gonna let me have something to hide?

You take one hit, you're down
Your remedies failed and you scream aloud
"I'm burning all I touch"
You're proud, the riddles all look like order
But how could this be home?
How could chance take hold of me
If I choose not to take chances?
It's a freak and I'm clever
Track Name: The Answer Doesn't Exist
A rush to the head of cortisol
Innate in her skill
Oh, ain't she so funny
The way she controls my psyche?
I've got everything in my pocket
Lights to guide me
Wings to fly me
Cry me a river and I won't come home (HEY!)
Throw me on a weightless uphill journey

Ask all these questions that we don't understand
Like, “where’s the soul?”
But I know there's a road running in me
We’ll stop at nothing when we don’t got no plan
But if you know what you know
There's a world in the TV

I’m screaming at a crowd to make them believe
Like, am I everything you want me to be?
Menacing is everything I see
And what is coming is an abating in meaning of what we've searched for so long now
Let's stop for a minute
And clean every pigeon-hole out
The day is defeated
No, I've been bitten to the bone
And I've got this feeling that the worst is yet to come
Tread that lightly and I'll wait here until we can go

And ask these questions that we don't understand
Like, “where’s the soul?”
But I know there's a road running in me
We’ll stop at nothing when we don’t got no plan
But if you know what you know
There's a world in the TV

Raise your hand and ask
But the answer doesn't exist
And your mind is an anchor

Ask all these questions that we don't understand
Like, “where’s the soul?”
But I know there's a road running in me
We’ll stop at nothing when we don’t got no plan
But if you know what you know
There's a world in the TV

Raise your hand
(A rush to the head of cortisol, innate in her skill)
And ask
(Oh ain’t she so funny)
But the answer
(The way she controls my psyche)
Doesn’t exist
(I’ve got everything in my pocket)
And your mind
(Lights to guide me, wings to fly me, cry my a river and I won’t come home)
Is an anchor
(Throw me on a weightless, uphill journey)
Track Name: Secrets With the Universe
You've seen it all
You've climbed every mountain
Hit every wall
When I've seen it too
I'd like to believe that
I'll be like you

Through trial we're always learning
But what if I can’t outlive this curse?
The ink on the pages burning
Remain secrets with the universe
I’m bidding my time...

You would not believe where I've been
I dreamed that we got to the end

When I am gone, will you still remember me or this song?
I know we're made out of memories
When we disappear, we're taking them all with us

Through trial we're always learning
But what if I can’t outlive this curse?
The ink on the pages burning
Remain secrets with the universe
I’m bidding my time...
Track Name: Real Life
If I’m a misfit, and I could seize today
Then I would only ever think about the problems
Like if I missed it, ‘cause I was shown the way
But then I never even made it out of bed right

So why is it I’m so unsettled by the way we move?
And when the fog lifts, will I still be the same or will I have changed?

If I could risk it and throw it all away
Then I would only ever think about the progress
I could have made when I really had the time
Til I thought maybe none of this is even real life

Well it seems like I fall to a new low every day
And when I get up, I don’t wanna be okay
My brain is the only thing inside my head
But I think with a broken heart instead
Sometimes I wonder if the world around me isn’t all it seems like
And I get lost again

Fix me or I might fade away
Into oblivion I’ve seen in other lost eyes
So where’s the line between a phase you’re in and when you are gone?

In the darkness, you'll only be saved by your real life
Where the only way out is the way that you came inside
I can hardly believe that you still haven't realized
In the darkness, you'll only be saved by your real life

This is real life
I'll play good this time
Guess for now I'll pretend like I'm doing fine

In the darkness, you'll only be saved by your real life
Where the only way out is the way that you came inside
I can hardly believe that we still haven't realized
In the darkness, you'll only be saved by your real life
Track Name: Night Becomes Day
We wash ashore and wait for help
It'll never come but the need seeps in for
Something to be proud of
In the light that follows us to death
The cycle's protection
Is the light that buries us
That's the nature of bad timing
And the voice that rings through the dark

Is this what security is?
Is this why a miracle looks so incredible?
And what a beautiful day
To rot in the misery caused by this certainty

The beggar's curse is also bliss
He'll never know why the moon won't guide me
A light in the darkness
Is the light that follows us to death
I'd never have thought this
Was a weight that'd bury us
That's the nature of bad timing
And the question screamed in the dark

Is this what security is?
Is this why a miracle looks so incredible?
And what a beautiful day
To rot in the misery caused by this certainty

When night becomes day
I'm not scared anymore
I was always afraid
Of wasting all my time on fear

Take it all, repay
Take it all, repay
Take it all, repay

And that's why we search for something new
And why our lies cannot come true
It's why we fight for something that we'll lose
And why the blame is all on you

Is this what security is?
Is this why a miracle looks so incredible?
And what a beautiful day
To rot in the misery caused by this certainty
Track Name: Thank You, Moon
Spent the day in hope
That at night all your wishes will come true
Until the seasons change and you are left the same
Just to find out your success was never you

Now I can never stop and I don’t even want to
But sometimes in a trance, I wish I'd never started
Part of me is all for letting go of all of the part of me that’s scared, says I know

That you’ll never get anywhere if you don’t try
Take your time
Lose your mind
End up with the feeling you’re a waste of a life
Cry all night
And end up fine
But fall back into panic and repeat
Til you die or forget reality
Well, I just hope that when I lose my mind
I never lose the piece of me inside

Well, I can never stop and I don’t even want to
But sometimes in a trance, I wish I'd never started
Part of me is all for letting go of all of the part of me that’s scared, says I know

That you’ll never get anywhere if you don't try
Take your time
Lose your mind
You might as well get on your knees
Say, “Thank You, Moon”
See you soon
But I’ll miss you
And I’ll never get anywhere alone

The colour of dawn stained the sky for long
That the morning light felt so perfectly wrong
Til I tried to recall why I try
Still violence was stalking the evening
I thought I was aware
Well, maybe I was the hare
And I just gave up too soon
When humour is gone and time stops
Real life always persists
So, could the answer exist?
I’m still screaming at the moon

This may feel like the end, but we will begin again
This may feel like the end, but we will begin again
This may feel like the end, but we will begin again
This may feel like the end, but we will begin again

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