Staircase

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Vocals/Guitar: Jackson Simpson
Bass: Ryan Godfrey
Drums: Jaycob Martin


Trombone (Track 4): Tanisha Harwood
String Composition and Arrangement (Track 6): Jackson Simpson and Ian Parsons

All additional instrumentation and group vocals performed by Staircase, Zarven Kara and Tanisha Harwood

Album Cover Artwork Designed by Jackson Simpson, Ryan Godfrey and Jaidyn Daniels



Produced/Mixed/Mastered by Zarven Kara and Staircase
Recorded at ‘Reel to Reel Studios’
All songs written by Jackson Simpson © & ℗ 2017 Copyright, all rights reserved

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released May 5, 2017

Special Thanks:
John Robb/his family and everyone at Café 54, Slim Simpson, Sarah Godfrey, Zarven Kara, Jaidyn Daniels, Charlie Stewart, Tanisha Harwood, Alice Mutton, Zac Henderson, Dave Wilson, Ian Parsons, Geoff Rayner, Greg Souter/The Music Department of CC, The Bat Cave, Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass, orange juice, ALL of our friends and families x

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Track Name: Presque Vu
LYRICS:

Stumbling through fake attractions in my head
Crazy, I know, but that’s what the talking tree said
Listening out for a reaction in the air
Hold up, I’ve been to this place on the other side

I know I’ve been there before x 3

I wanna be somebody different, is that okay?
Wear a disguise for the monsters that head my way
Wish I could fly cause I’m in the sky, I don’t see the limit
Hold up, I’ve been to this place in my inner mind

I know I’ve been there before x 3

Instrumental

I know I’ve been there before x 3
Track Name: Pain In The Neck / Tall Poppy Syndrome
LYRICS:

PAIN IN THE NECK -
Excuse me sir, you’ve seemed to drop your wallet and your dignity
It’s time to pick up all the pieces with your decency
One two, feeling blue, you’ve got the answers through and through
Sarcasms’ needed in the land of the winning

Hey there mister, just get with the program, get back to two times two
Step back and listen to the council cause they know what to do
Three four, I want more, take all your problems out the door
Values are needed in the land of the forgiving

Like a bird at your steps, you gotta retrace your debts
And you know that the cleansed will survive
Regain confidence but just keep it in your head that in the end
You’re just another pain in the neck

The kings and queens are dinning in the parlour with conflict on the rise
The oceans filled with dirty water that’s full of petty lies
One two, feeling blue, you’ve got the answers through and through
The truth is needed in the land sinning

Like a bird at your steps, you gotta retrace your debts
And you know that the cleansed will survive
Regain confidence but just keep it in your head that in the end
You’re just another pain in the neck

TALL POPPY SYNDROME -
Jealous Eloise hangin’ from your trapeze
Why don’t you come down, down, and say what you mean?
Motor mouth, water spout, spiral of ice where your throat should be
I wonder how you sleep at night?

You’re so clever with your lies
The way you weave them is just splendid
Those nasty little sugar coated smiles of vile contentment
All those itty bitty people standing in your way
Ah, you’ve got Tall Poppy Syndrome

Did Cinderella ever really treat you like this?
She may intimidate but at least she’s never been a little bitch
Now come on Eloise, you got nothing to prove
You’re gonna go down, down if you got attitude
Yeah

You’re so clever with your lies
The way you weave them is just splendid
Those nasty little sugar coated smiles of vile contentment
All those itty bitty people standing in your way
Ah, you’ve got Tall Poppy Syndrome
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Track Name: Wonderland
LYRICS:

Falling down the rabbit hole, not so small after all
Speed of sound, hit the ground
Hold me close and say “you told me so”

Someone call the greater forces, is there anybody there?
I need an answer to this thing, is there anybody out there?
Someone give me all the questions, why don't you understand? 
You’re my wonderland

Jokes on you, I'm still in love, jokes on me, it's pretty obvious
Hold your breath, count to ten
Heartbeat logic is the deadliest

Someone call the greater forces, is there anybody there?
I need an answer to this thing, is there anybody out there?
Someone give me all the questions, why don't you understand? 
You’re my wonderland

Instrumental

Someone call the greater forces, is there anybody there?
I need an answer to this thing, is there anybody out there?
Someone give me all the questions, I know you understand 
You’re my wonderland
Track Name: To Whom It May Concern
LYRICS:

I'm getting bored, it's just like scrabble with the apes 
Somebody find me room to concentrate
Unintended ignorance is flowing from the seams 
This is not what it seems

I don't see the point in listening
When everyone turns out to be so damn wrong
It's funny cause no one else is laughing
I don't understand your world and I don't look good in green 

Help through this time of need, I don't like my chances 
No wait, I'll do it on my own again 

Picket fence dreams are coming your way and everyone smiles politely x 2

It's strange how people rule your thinking 
I wonder how she got there in the hole of hopes and dreams? 
The smell of rain gets in the air, we drown 
The sound of drums attack with a dun dun, dun dun 

Help through this time of need, I don't like my chances 
No wait, I'll do it on my own again 

Picket fence dreams are coming your way and everyone smiles politely x 2

I need no one to tell me wrong
I need someone to tell me right
You’ve got me all completely wrong
Or have you got it right? 

Picket fence dreams are coming your way and everyone smiles politely x 2
Track Name: Running Circles
LYRICS:

I found a note across your head, is it what you’re really after?
Emitting signs of pre-disaster from your captivating glow
Monochrome kaleidoscope, there’s more to just the answer
Spare time is hard to come by now, you know

Oh, you’re holding on the reigns
Let’s take a change of pace tomorrow
Oh, now here’s’ some food for thought
I know you could have brought tomorrow, tomorrow

You’ve got yourself into a sate, caught up in running circles
Draw a line through kind and hurtful, there’s no truth in letting go
Monochrome kaleidoscope, I think it’s time for answers
Babe, I don’t wanna feel like this no more

Oh, you’re holding on the reigns
Let’s take a change of pace tomorrow
Oh, now here’s’ some food for thought
I know you could have brought tomorrow, tomorrow

I wanna see the light shine through
Are you friend or foe?
I don’t know, I don’t know

Hey, you’re holding on the reigns
Let’s take a change of pace tomorrow
Oh, now here’s’ some food for thought
I know you could have brought tomorrow, tomorrow
Track Name: Jack In A Box
LYRICS:

Dreams, vocal points for your fears
Never ending sleep, I wait for saviour 
And fear of anything but the light, don't leave me, stay by my side
I will not leave you 

See the lonely faces on the train
They're taking a trip to nowhere
I won't deny, I've been feeling strange lately
Am I on the trip to nowhere?

The now is forming into the past
The stop sign children are blessed, away from control 
The night filtering through your head, the sanity is all dead
It's time for deduction    

See the lonely faces on the train
They're taking a trip to nowhere
I won't deny, I've been feeling strange lately
Am I on the trip to nowhere?

I'll sleep tonight x 3
Track Name: House Of Cards
LYRICS:

Ye-ah  ye-ah x 2
Stand up, rebel, against the common flame
The rules you know, it's time to break petition, fruition, salient premonition 
The essence of the mission is to find the lost volition 
Ye-ah  ye-ah 
Sit down, relax, but leave the can of worms 
Don't try to win an argument you'll lose, we refuse to bow down to abuse 
The essence of the truth was lost with you  
Ye-ah  ye-ah 

Spades bury all their lies 
Clubs rid of those that they despise 
All those broken hearts that are left 
But we all know, there's more than one joker in the deck  

Let us rejoice, equality's the choice
We need to hear the populations voice
Degeneration, the leaders of our nation 
Get off of your station give back the pure creation
Ye-ah ye-ah x 2

All I know is falling down 
All you know is falling down 
All we know is falling down 
All they know is falling down!

Spades bury all their lies 
Clubs rid of those that they despise 
All those broken hearts that are left 
But we all know, there's more than one joker in the deck  

More than one joker in the deck (Ye-ah ye-ah) x 3
Track Name: Crawl
LYRICS:

Is there a method to the madness or are you just insane?
I see your war paint is thinning, it's time to change

I see it all, you're waiting for the call
To get somewhere, first you gotta crawl

The situation escalation has reached its peak
Now everybody is turning away when you decide to speak 

Now I see it all, you're waiting for the call
To get somewhere, first you gotta crawl 

I see the load and I come down
I know you're coming through and I..

But I see it all, you're waiting for the call
To get somewhere, first you gotta crawl
Yeah you gotta crawl
You gotta crawl
Track Name: Bear Skin Rug
LYRICS:

Ain't got no money, I just wanna take the short way round
Let's find new rhythms cause these pigeonholes will hold us down

When you're in a hole just drop your spade, Ahh ahh
Did you know that four in five are dumb enough to try?

You're drivin' me up the wall, you standin on your bear skin rug
Torpidity is quite the fault, can you really say you lucked out and won?
I said you're drivin' me up the wall, get up of your bear skin rug
Drivin' me up the wall

Bear skin rug x2

My confidence grew legs and ran away with all my might
I'm always here at home I should be out on Friday nights, yeah

When you're in a hole just change your name, Ahh ahh
You should know that one in five are smart enough to try

You're drivin' me up the wall, you standin on your bear skin rug
Torpidity is quite the fault, can you really say you lucked out and won?
I said you're drivin' me up the wall, get up of your bear skin rug
Drivin' me up the wall

Bear skin rug

Instrumental

You're drivin' me up the wall x 4