Do You Believe?

by Pat Llewellyn & the Parade

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The soundtrack to finding yourself in the modern age.

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released January 20, 2017

Produced and Mixed by Rob Freeman at Audio Pilot Studios
Mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering

PLP is:
Pat Llewellyn - Vocals, Guitar
Treebo - Guitar, Vocals, Consumate Professional
Dan Rodriguez - Lead Guitar
Mike Bell - Bass
Nick Pultz - Drums, Percussion

String quartet arrangement and performance on "Perfectly Lonely" and "Do You Believe?" by Joe Mankin

Album artwork, layout, and design by Brandon Schack
Photos of PLP by Luke Brererton

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Track Name: Perfectly Lonely
How do you think it feels to think
Completely
On your own?
Turning corners lot these days
Bright ideas
Burn and fade
Where's the pride in anger?
In suffering the years
Violently?
If you can go on living
If you have no fear
You can see
Just how lonely perfect can be

How do you think it feels to be
Completely
Innocent?
I don't think it means so much
I'd rather
Burn and fade
A mortal brush with danger
It gets us through the years
Violently
But if you know the answer
And you can turn your cheek
You can see
Just how perfect lonely can be

Heavenly orbit in space
A satellite of peace
Spinning 'round

Is there truth in anger?
I suffered all those years
Violently
If that answer's certain
I wouldn't ask such things
I have seen
Just how lonely lonely can be
Track Name: We Will Be Free
I don't trust a man without a scar
Who's never faced the world at large
The only thing sincere
His pettiness and fear
I don't trust a man without a scar
In a vision of the future I'm
Stable and grounded
I'm not floating around
We'll be free
Whatever that means
Some things are worth the wait

How can you love what doesn't feel?
Looks at the world and sees nothing real
Unfazed by the weight
From everything it takes
How can you love what doesn't feel?
In a vision of the future I'm
Stable and grounded
I'm not floating around
We'll be free
Whatever that means
Some things are worth the wait

Pleasantly
Surprising twist of fate
Some things are worth the wait
Track Name: Guilty Place
Hanging on the west side of no where
Watching all my days go by
Tried to make it happen
Was blinded by distraction
In need of some peace of mind
Hanging on the east side of no where
You won't have to say your name
Odds are I won't remember
It all blends together in my mind
In one guilty place

I feel much more sorrow when I'm lonesome
And no amount of love can fill the hole
Like the ashes of a house scorned by fire
I could never be your home

Sitting on the east side of Brooklyn
With some folks I barely call friend
We don't know each other but it sure beats another
Lonely night that never ends

I feel much more sorrow when I'm lonesome
And no amount of love can fill the hole
Like the ashes of a house scorned by fire
I will never be your home

Hanging on the west side of no where
Watching all my days go by
Odds are I won't remember
It all blends together in my mind
In one guilty place
Track Name: Utopia
Look across the way
There it is
Utopia
Just out of our reach
We tried to climb the walls
And learned our place
So why feel anything?
It means less than you think
It's like we're throwing punches at the air
(See the sun and sail away to find your own utopia)
You can quit what kills you you'll be fine I swear
(See the sun and sail away)

Look across the way
There they are
Savages
The men once known as kings
With one foot in the grave
One on the edge
Why feel anything?
When you're already dead
It's where illusion fails
And the puppet sees the strings
Awakens from its coma
And questions everything
It's like we're throwing punches at the air
(See the sun and sail away to find your own utopia)
You can quit what kills you you'll be find I swear
(See the sun and sail away)
Track Name: Blisters
I, in thinking thoughts on life,
Am searching for a brighter side
Leave well enough alone
So why bother with the news?
Or argue about truth?
I'm tired, I'm going home
Living in the breeze
(Sailing free to some or nowhere)
Often seems appealing
Romanticizing the idea
That life would then be different
Like it actually matters

Am I chasing an ideal
Or running from what's real?
With blisters on my heels
Changing status quo
(Joining in the revolution)
Often seems appealing
Romanticizing the idea
That life would then be different
Like it actually matters

Romanticizing the idea
That something would be different
Like it actually matters
Track Name: Good Intentions
The heart and the eyes
Closed
Building walls in the name of liberty
All of life is a dream
Somewhere in between
The way it is and what you want to be
Been wearing the mask
So long
I begin to become what I fear
A broken man in defeat
Taking life to seriously
A joke that karma told
Looks like the joke's been on me

My love
All I need is this moment
With you right now
My good intentions will come back to me
My love
This feeling of nothing
Wrong with the world
My good intentions will come back to me

Then when the smoke's
All gone
Laugh it off, settle down
Let it be
Open my eyes
And it's strange
I screamed but nothing changed
Been throwing out my voice
Outraged to the point of deranged

My love
All I need is this moment
With you right now
My good intentions will come back to me
My love
This feeling of nothing
Wrong with the world
My good intentions will come back to me
Track Name: Nothing Special
Darkness is a function of a mind
Believing it can see
Beyond what is shown
Arrogant enough
To perceive
Truth as all it knows
When it can't even comprehend
A simple fucking thing
Like being decent
To anyone

Closure on a subject never comes
When opinion doesn't sleep
A flood of speculation is born
From the wake of fact
The loudest voice from every side
A constant scream
"Close to collapse"
Why is it such a sin
To destroy illusion?
To expose the fortunate for who they are?

And that's
Nothing special
Nothing important
Nothing different from anything
Prone to illness
Full of emotion
Born to survive
Then decay
Nothing better
Nothing worse
Track Name: Do You Believe?
I will be forgiveness
I will find presence of mind
I will be love
I will be inspired
I will be the change
I won't be the rat
But I rise to the beat of a drum that's been smashed in the morning
So much for that
Yesterday's plan
Nothing makes sense except falling in bed for the evening
I feel like a ghost
Gliding through the walls
No idea how I got back here
When it's anywhere I could go

I will be patience
I won't want a thing
I won't be the wrath
I will make amends
I won't draw the line
Leaving the boy behind
But I rise to the beat of a drum that's been smashed in the morning
So much for that
Yesterday's plan
Nothing makes sense so I pledge it again by the evening
Down below the streets
Rivers of disease
Flow under the passing parade
Everything in its place

Do you believe?
Our love won't die
Tell me, do you believe?