OTiS debut album

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OTiS self-titled debut album. 2010

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released February 26, 2010

Mixed, Recorded, Produced by Dave Lowenthal.
Basics recorded by Mike Storey.
Mastered by Butch Jones @ Beathaven
Original album art by Olivia Magnotta

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OTiS New York

Drenched in soul, nestled deep in a groove, OTiS is the product of time and experience. The band strings together sounds that have deeply influenced their lives to create music inspired by everything from soul to funk and back again.

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Track Name: All Over Again
How low can you go, I'll tell you cause I know-
when the rain starts fallin, and the wind begins to blow-
The ice and the snow- even though it's summertime
When you're walking down the line you're gonna mess with your mind

So Take a step back, try to understand- how could this possibly fit in with the rest of your plans?
And if the answer's not right, you'll continue to fight, you'll be staying up all night until you start all over-

Until you start all over again.
Til you start all over
Until you start all over again.

So Hey Now, Hey now, what's going on inside your head- lately you've been seeing red, you're neither living nor dead.
The monster's been fed- but it's time to put him down, and step out of the circle cause he's coming back around-
and no you can't skip town, you can't run and hide- you've been runnin for ever but the devil is inside.
So put your hands up, it's time to call a truce-
You ran outta juice so just start all over

Chorus

It's time to decide, it's time to make a choice,
keep living in silence or scream with your voice.
The path seems clear, and though you're getting nearer-
It seems that fear itself's the only thing you've got to fear
And if your mind's made up, gonna make a change-
The thoughts inside your head is what you've got to rearrange
And if the answer's not right, you'll continue to fight, you'll be staying up all night until you start all over-

Chorus out
Track Name: American Dream
Can you hear what the people are saying, out on the street today?
I'm askin can you hear what the people are screaming, out on the street today?
Leader! Leader! Won't you listen please?
Becasue my brother is bleeding and my sister is pleading and we're all down on our knees.
All because we shoot first, we ask later. That's just the way we do, and when you shoot first and ask later- You make the American Dream come true.

Now there's a fire in the sky tonight, and there's blood all over the scene. And the bodies are piling up oh my- on my TV screen.
Leader! Leader! Whatcha gonna do?
Because the bullets are flyin and your people are dyin and they've all come lookin for you
All because we shoot first, we ask later. That's just the way we do, and when you shoot first and ask later- The American Dream's comin down on you.

I said I don't know why, and I don't know how-
but we've lost the way, and we're fallin down. X4

Leader!
Track Name: Trying to Believe
I'm tired of giving credit where credit's just not due.
And now that I have said it, listen, cause this pertains to you.
I thought you were a good friend, someone that I could trust.
But we drove into a dead end- the cards you dealt me made me bust.

So many lies, so many time- I don't know why, but I'm still trying to believe.

I wonder if you feel it- way deep down in your soul.
Or do you just conceal it? Your heart is nothing but a big black hole

Chorus

I cannot help but feel a little bit sorry for you.
While you sit around there doing everything that everybody tells you to. ANd as you run and hide you're only ever tryin' to find just what the world owes you- you fool.
Track Name: Andelusia
The boy from Andelusia. His name was Santiago. He was just like you and me. He was just like you and me.

Hey hey, we're OK-
Hey hey, we're alright.

The boy who was a shepherd. Who had responsibility.
No they didn't make it easy- No they didn't make it easy

Hey hey, we're OK-
Hey hey, we're alright

Now Crystal in the market- and rest upon the top of the hill.
An he's searching for the answers to the questions that will bother him still. NOw he was wandering around the land a boy with all his friends. And He's sleeping in the places where the Earth is providing. And he lays his head upon the pages of the book he's read. And he's dreaming of the girl who only lives inside his head.

His name was Santiago- and he went as far as he could go.
The boy from Andelusia- now how was he supposed to know...
He's be talking to the dessert, he'd be talking to the wind. He'd be talking to the sunshine, he'd be talking to the Universe.

He'd be talking to the Heavens- he'd become apart of everything
He'd be talking to the Heavens- he'd become apart of everything
Track Name: Colorado
I saw you sitting there among the apple trees.
You didn't seem to notice- you staring back at me.
They were not alone his Adam and his Eve.
She was conquered by the ghost that lives inside of me

So tell me that you will wait for me-
Hold me in your arms

You know I see right through your tapestries disguise.
The way you shelter all your secrets and your lies.
Do you mean the things you say- and would you do this yesterday?
Or are you just a pretty face behind those eyes.

No I'll never sail back to the time- but i'll always pretend that you're mine. Pretend that you're mine

NOw I'm gonna have to show you what to do-
Gonna take away the angel from the two-
Dig a hole and bury all that which I knew-

Mr. Barstool man who's fleece is white as snow.
A little long haired girl who's asking me to go.
I't all been cast accordingly- it all begins and ends with me
It's only when the curtain's drawn that you will know.

NOw I'm gonna have to show you what to do-
Gonna take away the angel from the two-
Dig a hole and bury all that which I knew-

No I'll never sail back to the time
Track Name: Reconstruction
Reconstruction- starting over from the top.
Reconstruction- no, it's never gonna stop.
Now that it's coming to an end and we're finally free- it's time for us to rise up and end this tyranny- say
Reconstruction
For too long we've been away, let's step into the light- the dawn is finally breaking on this eight year night- say
Reconstruction

You don't have to see eye to eye with me
We don't have to be living happily
But get out of the way, cause change is here to stay-
There's nothing else to say, your time is over

Reconstruction! Can't you hear that brand new sound?
Reconstruction- your bush is burning to the ground.
All of the lies that he told- he told them in our name, but no matter how long it takes, we will erase the shame- say
Reconstruction!
And the world is gonna see that he did not speak for me, and eventually at peace we all will be say-
Reconstruction!

You don't have to see eye to eye with me
We don't have to be living happily
But get out of the way, cause change is here to stay-
There's nothing else to say, your time is over

Reconstruction- starting over from the top.
Reconstruction- no, it's never gonna stop.
Track Name: Situation Song
The situation is out of control- everywhere I turn.
Aggravation has taken it's toll. All I see is crash and burn.
But the question remains- will it stay the same, or can we make a change?

Now this has happened many times before- how soon we forget.
Only this time, I'm keeping score. And I have not seen nothing yet- which leads me to believe, we can rearrange, and really make a change.

The situation is out of control- everywhere I look.
Disintegration- we're down in a hole.
The good men drown, while we congratulate the crooks.
But the question remains- will it stay the same, or can we make a change?
I said the question remains- will it stay the same, or can we make a change?
Track Name: Tin Can
I woke up and I went outside because I saw it was a sunny day.
I didn't have a penny to my name, but still I went out anyway.
Caught a train that was goin' downtown as thoughts raced through my mind.
I almost missed my stop, as I was deep in thought, but I stepped out just in time.
I went to a place just a few blocks away where everybody knows my name

There stood the girl that could take my world and crush it up like it was just a tin can.
But what can you do? It was sad but true- she was busy with another man.
I've got to make a decision cause time is going by like a Mustang on a track
Do you spend your days looking for some new ways, or do you question and always look back?
so what's the pin cushion without the pin, the water always seems the coldest right before you jump in.

Please take me down, please take me now

Though I don't know exactly what to say, when she's around the words are all long gone. And if I lived in a perfect world, the words would fit the way they do in this song-
But I've got to tell her soon, cause I can't afford to keep staying up in bed all night.
And for all I know, I could be wrong, but why not take a chance on being right?

And since there has to be a lesson here, I guess it's 'Life would be too easy if we lived without fear..."
Track Name: Die Easy
I wanna die easy when I die
I wanna die easy when I die
I wanna die easy when I die- scream salvation as I fly
I wanna die easy when I die

I wanna go to Heaven when I die
I wanna go to Heaven when I die
I wanna go to Heaven when I die- scream salvation as I fly
I wanna go to Heaven when I die

I wanna die easy when I die
I wanna die easy when I die
I wanna die easy when I die- scream salvation as I fly
I wanna die easy when I die
Track Name: The Way it Goes
Waiting, I'm just waiting in line for you.
Thinking, I'm thinking is my turn ever gonna come- or am I wasting? Am I wasting my mind on you?
And I wonder- I wonder why don't these feelings just stop, when I ask them to?

I'm calling you up, but no one's ever home- oh where in the world can you be? But not that it matters my thoughts are too scattered, I just can't believe what I fool you've made of me.

Maybe, maybe you'll turn around some day. And see me, you'll see me walking down the street by myself. And maybe, maybe I won't be alone. And wouldn't, wouldn't that just be- that just be the way it goes?
Track Name: Under the Gun (LIVE)
Why can't you people just get it done?
Why can't you just let that river run?
You've got permission from everyone- everyone
You folded your hands now, now you're under the gun.

This is a dangerous game to play.
You better watch what you do, and watch what you say.
And now that it's over, tell me who won- who won?
You folded your hands now, now you're under the gun.