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Downstream

by Cootes Paradise

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brenda_brown_ Amazing groove, lyrics and vocal delivery from Hamilton's finest "deep cred" talent pool. Favorite track: Scratching Post.
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1.
Your love is like a chunk of gold Hard to gain, and hard to hold Like a rose that's soft to touch Love has gone, and it hurts so much Well and why Must the same love that made me laugh Make me cry? Well, now you think of love as sitting on a mountain Think of it as being a great big rock Won't you think before you started to roll it down Because once you start it, you can't make it stop I've given all I have to give And if you don't want me I don't wanna live Well and why Must the same love that made me laugh Why you wanna make me cry? Why you wanna make me cry? Why you wanna make me cry? Why you wanna make me cry? Why you wanna make me cry? Why you wanna make me wet my pillow And just cryin' like…
2.
Love, you’re so full of surprises, Make me feel so good, make me feel so bad Shake me up until I’m half crazy Have my heart hanging by a thread I remember the thrill of the moment Ohh and the fire inside Then I learned the sound of someone making promises Is the same sound as someone telling lies The same sound as someone telling lies The first time my heart was broken The first time that it all got real The first time my heart was broken Ohh, I felt like I was dying, like I was dying Love you’re so hypnotizing You can catch me in the wink of an eye You lead me to the edge, all dizzy in the head Push a little push, smile a little smile I always thought you had good intentions I always thought I had a brain in my head Then you showed your hand in real live colours Black and blue and Devil red Black and blue and Devil red Chorus Deep in my eyes if you look you can see All the Love Scar Blessings you gave to me I’m walking wounded, yes I am but that’s okay I don’t take it so seriously now, anyway I don’t take it so seriously now anyway Chorus
3.
Well let them take you for a clown And they're bound to bring you down You got to make it through the world if you can Think they're doing you wrong But you got here on your own You got to make it through the world if you can I said if you can, if you can You got to make it through the world if you can I said if you can (oooh), if you can (lord) You got to make it through the world if you can Well you know what it's all about Nobody know you when you're down and out You got to make it through the world if you can Well talk about wrong and right You've got to make up your own mind You got to make it through the world if you can I said if you can (if you can) ooh, if you can (if you can) You got to make it through the world if you can (if you can) I said you got to make through the world if you can (if you can) I said you got to make through the world if you can (if you can) I said you got to make through the world if you can (if you can) You got to make it through the world if you can (if you can) Make it through the world Make it through the world (if you can) Make it through the world Make it through the world (if you can) Make it through the world Make it through the world (if you can)
4.
I’ve got a knack for that I’ve gotta way of messin’ things up. If there’s a way to get it right, honey, I’ll find the way to get it wrong I’ve got a knack for that I’ve got a talent for knockin' things around If there’s a way to build it up Baby, I’ll find a way to tear it down You’re on top and livin’ the dream I’m down here gettin' ready to scream You’re ridin’ high all the way to the top And I’m down here comin’ to a full stop I’ve got a knack for that I’ve got a knack for that I’ve gotta way of spinning things around If there’s a way to lift it up, baby I’ll find a way to pull it down I’ve got a knack for that, God given talent too Walk away, I’m no good for you Turn the quiet to a cavernous sound I’m the lost in the lost and found You can’t fit a square peg into a round Oh baby why you kick me when I’m down I’ve got a knack for that I’ve got a knack for that I’ve got a knack for that I’ll turn a smile into a frown (Knack for that) I’ll find the lost in lost and found (Knack for that) Can’t fit the square into the round (Knack for that) Oh why you kick me when I’m down (Knack for that)
5.
I got something to get off my chest We broke bread together, but never again You really played me, held me in your grip Now your claws are out, but you ain’t draggin’ me in No I ain’t your, no I ain’t your scratchin’ post No I ain’t your, no I ain’t your, oooh I Ain’t Your Scratchin’ Post Elegance has been your pretense I’m tired of your games, and I’m jumpin’ off this fence You like to criticize to justify your hate Your crocodile smile, I ain’t taken your bait No I ain’t your, no I ain’t your scratchin’ post No I ain’t your, no I ain’t your, No I ain’t your scratchin’ post No no no I stand invisible, here in the light of day Your soulless confession, coiled like a rattlesnake I reclaim my spirit, it’s was never yours to take Hey, hey, look now, I’m outta your reach, checkmate. And I ain’t your, no I ain’t your scratchin’ post No I ain’t your, no I ain’t your, No I ain’t your scratchin’ post No no no Ain’t your scratchin’ post, no No, I ain’t your scratchin’ post No, no, I ain’t your scratchin’ post No no No, I ain’t your scratchin’ post No, I ain’t your scratchin’ post No
6.
When trouble seems as many, As stars in the sky, remember, You were meant for something more When the world seems so hard Brings tears to your eyes, remember, You were meant for something more Though storms in the night come and shake you And worry and doubt try to take you, remember, Beyond sorrow is where we are bound You were meant for something more When it’s hard to find the will to continue Close your eyes and find the light, within you, To illuminate your way home, and remind you, You were meant for something more You were meant for something more You were meant for something more Etc.
7.
I’ve got something to tell ya, Shouldn’t come as a surprise And I’ve tried to tell ya But you’re not the listening type. You like to smooth talk your way, I know that’s worked before. You can save your breath, That’s not going to work anymore, no I wasn’t asking for the world, just my share of happiness. Thought I’d found it with you I was looking in the wrong place I guess I see other people happy I want to be happy too I’m going find it somewhere, but it won’t be with you You have until the rain stops When the rain stops I’ll be gone You have until the rain stops When the rain stops I’m moving on Don’t know how many chances, Someone’s supposed to get I was waiting for the good times But they have not started yet Always calling me baby Like that was all you had to do But you never made me happy You only made me blue You have until the rain stops When the rain stops I’ll be gone You have until the rain stops When the rain stops I’m moving on I’ve waited long enough, I’ve waited too long When the clouds are breaking, When the rain stops I’ll be gone When the rain stops I’ll be gone When the rain stops I’ll be gone When the rain stops I’ll be gone

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This is Cootes Paradise's 2nd release, following up their Maple Blues Nominated self-titled CD from late 2017.

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released August 21, 2020

Produced by Nick Blagona, to whom we dedicate this recording.
Rest in peace, dear friend.

Final Mix and Mastering by Roman Marcone,
Halo Recording Studio, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Bed Tracks Recorded at Grant Avenue Studio,
Hamilton, ON, Canada. Engineered by Amy King.

Additional Tracks Recorded and Engineered by Nick Blagona,
Psychotropic Studio, Caledonia, ON, Canada.

Graphic Design by Tiffany Thompson.
Art Direction by Lily Sazz.

All songs written by Cootes Paradise (SOCAN),
except Tracks 1 (Bill Withers) and 3 (Van Morrison).

Cootes Paradise is (alphabetically):
Amy Di Nino (drums)
Wayne Krawchuk (guitar, vocals)
Sue Leonard (vocals)
Lily Sazz (keyboards)
Ian Taylor (bass)
Mark Volkov (saxophone, flute, violin)

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Cootes Paradise Hamilton, Ontario

Cootes Paradise specializes in original roots based music that is bluesy, funky, and filled with soul. Their music is an infectious, groove-based sound with a mix of super cool covers and originals that easily stand up to the rest of the repertoire.

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