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Home demos of newer songs to be included on the next album

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released January 5, 2015

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Citylake Montreal, Québec

A Montreal-based quartet formerly known for three years as Satori.After a line-up change a new name was needed to mark a fresh start.Only frontman Martin Saint remains from the early days.Andrew Sudlow and John Gurnsey took over on bass and drums respectively.Keyboardist Julie Abel also joined the band recently.They are currently refining the new songs included on the Pre-Production Demos album. ... more

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Track Name: The Ugly City (Demo)
THE UGLY CITY

I took a trip, I took a trip, I took a trip to the ugly city
I lost my soul, I lost my soul, I lost my soul in the ugly city

Where love is a dish
Revenge served in bed
Where thoughts light fires
In vicarious killers
Where Jesus lives at the end of a glass
And God's been run out of town
And there's no one else around
No one else around
To witness the death of love

From the frozen backseat
Of a Saturday night cab
Neon sleaze, black satin sheets
Bring back the seventies
You're the only one left inside
When the party's over
And love is asleep
Too tired to try
Too tired to try
In the ugly city

To love or not to care
I ask the question
In a sea of oblivion
In search of a vision
Waiting for pain to kick-in
To love or not to care
I must decide
With or against the tide
When love has died
By media-suicide
What is here stays here
What is here stays here
In the ugly city
In the ugly city 2011- August 17th 2013
Track Name: My Eyes In Your Room (Demo)
MY EYES IN YOUR ROOM

My eyes in your room
My eyes in your room
I'll keep my life and my eyes in your room
My eyes in your room
My eyes live in this room
They consent then they repent in your room
Hypnotized
By a new lover's eyes
Moving shadows
In the T.V. glow

My eyes in your room
I left my eyes in your room
There's a big elephant in your room
Acting out
Hiding under the bed
Waiting to shout
And spill the unsaid

We're killing boredom
And chasing wisdom
Tasting freedom 
In a lover's venom
Where time burns
And much is learned
There lies horror
Behind the mirror

My eyes in your room
Feel my eyes in your room
I left my life and my eyes in your room
Track Name: Sons Of The Soil(Demo)
CITY LIMITS

It’s a long road to city limits
When crawling up from the pits
It’s a high climb up the mountain
For the outlawed and forsaken
They learned how to crawl
Over high, invisible walls
Where few stand tall and proud
Among the staring crowd
Breaking ties that bind
Never looking behind

New sons of the soil
New daughters of the earth
Held in fear since birth
Taught how to recoil
They’re longing to escape
From parasites in wait
Trying to break free
From hometown casualties
Breaking ties that bind
Never looking behind
Walk the longest mile
On a tightrope so high
Watching spirits die

It’s a long road to city limits
When crawling up from the pits
It’s a long climb back down
For strangers in a ghost town
They learned how to crawl
Over high, invisible walls
Seeing their world fit
Only beyond city limits
Between September 26th and December 29th, 2014
Track Name: Disco Eyes (Demo)
DISCO EYES

Flash talk in dark corners
Cries rise like mad laughter
Hold hands as goosebumps rise
With the stare of those disco eyes
A mad itch and you can’t sit still
While you’re rushing for the prize
It’s got nothing to do with those pills
More so with those disco eyes.

You’re a killer
And you’re in the mood
Willing to torture
My solitude
You’re a sweet talker
On the prowl
An aging actor
Missing the crowd

You’re about to wage war
In a corner of the dance-floor
Strike a pose that implies
You’d kill for her disco eyes
Hot nights and cold mornings
She asked how I was feeling
With a face only time defies
Like the leer of her disco eyes

You’re a killer
Out for glamour
Touch the glitter
But you taste bitter
See the fake tan
And the facelift
When you meet the myth
But you leave the man

This man is a cheap Lothario
Facing his demise
Willing to sink so low
In memory of those disco eyes
Track Name: This House Of Mine (Demo)
THIS HOUSE OF MINE

I know my grip is gone
I’m still but Earth moves on
Testing my faith
Home is fading away
You’re dying everyday
Where are we now
Walking home in silence
Running through the motions
Back on the crowd
My cancer of the mind
And your endless strife
Run circles around our life

I’ll take you to this house of mine
We could stay there long after we die
I promise you this time
That I would get it right

I’m caught up in a state
Taunted by the hand of fate
Blessing or curse
I peel off layers of time
Watching cocoons crack
When I hear bells chime

Run, in a garden of white
Free from reason clouding the brain
Run with me to the light
Free in the morning rain

I’ll take you to this house of mine
We could stay where secrets go to die
In a world now gone
Where love stays forever young

I’m caught up in a state
At your garden’s gate
Testing my faith
I’m caught up in a state
At your garden’s gate
Let me back in
Let me back in
Track Name: High And Wild (Demo)
HIGH AND WILD

Sleepless high
Waiting for the first rays of morning light
From the pit of the darkest night
When I feel new energy rise
Lifting me to dizzying heights
Up with the sun
Forget all harm yesterday’s done
A whole new cycle’s just begun
Where skin burns and the mind shines on
It’s high-noon in Babylon

High and wild, soaring like a phoenix in full flight
Spellbound when the midnight oil’s done burning bright
Until golden rays turn pale in the winter sky
I’ll live,love and die so high and wild

Scarlet skies
Sun bleeding on a new twilight
Skin sweating in hot delight
Earthly kisses in this sacred light
But I can’t look you in the eye

High and wild, soaring like a phoenix in full flight
Spellbound when the midnight oil’s done burning bright
Until golden rays turn pale in the winter sky
I’ll live,love and die so high and wild

You make me feel so strong
Almost like I’m young
I’m burning the fast lane
While you’re rushing through my veins

High and wild, soaring like a phoenix in full flight
Spellbound when the midnight oil’s done burning bright
Until golden rays turn pale in the winter sky
I’ll live,love and die so high and wild
Track Name: Dreamcatcher
DREAM CATCHER

Catch a dream
Let it lead to a scream
Cold sweat beads
And a friend in need
A tiny room you can’t escape
A history you can’t reshape
I so want to meet you there
And settle things fair and square

One thought away from anything
One drink away from anything

Hear my call
From a crowded hall
Sounds of things to come
And a swelling hum
You should listen closely now
As voices are getting loud
You need my love again I feel
As danger is getting real

One thought away from anything
One drink away from anything

You made your choices, I made mine
I don’t mean to sound unkind
But as this dream nears its end
Hear this, my former friend

YOU GOT OUT OF THE ROOM TOO LATE
YOU GOT OUT OF THE ROOM TOO LATE
YOU GOT OUT OF THE ROOM TOO LATE
Track Name: Friends Of Ours(Demo)
FRIENDS OF OURS

Tell me son, are you a friend of ours
Tell me son, are you a friend of ours
Learn the code, jump in the game
We have plans for the future
Be ready to become one of us
Another gate-keeper
Enjoy the cozy room with all the best people
Don't let us down, son
Meet and greet the chosen few
Pretty young things eager to shine
Big cigars glow in the dark
Between fingers past their prime
Can you belong with the beautiful people
Don't let us down,son

Tell me now, are you a friend of ours
Drinks on the house for all of you, friends of ours
Keep our secrets in-house
Prove yourself a friend of ours
Tell me son, are you a friend of ours
Track Name: Late (Demo)
LATE
Freeze-frame the end of an age
While eternity lingers
No sense lamenting today
Sound-asleep in a borrowed world
But now it's getting late
It's getting late
Back when the Earth was young
We enjoyed the ride
Carefree times, flying high
Dismissing the warning signs
But now it's getting late
It's getting late
To rise, rise
Is there any life
Still breathing
Anywhere by the side of the road
The last elder's gone from beneath the last tree
The last dove's gone flying with nowhere to fly to
It's getting much to late
For the sun to rise, watch the water rise
After all's gone dry
Everywhere, everywhere
In me
Track Name: Martini Afternoon (Demo)
MARTINI AFTERNOON

Another platonic day
Spent fantasizing away
Here's a song you can croon
On a Martini afternoon
A whole lot of temptation
Just enough discretion
Pictures that make you swoon
Feel real on this Martini afternoon

Bedroom eyes
In the most inappropriate places
Act surprised
Slightly satisfied
This is taboo
But this is not about you

Blush when it gets obscene
Like some daytime T.V. queen
Stir drinks with a silver spoon
On a Martini afternoon
Track Name: There's A Song (Demo)
THERE’S A SONG

Walking slowly to remember
What I’ve done with the future
Moving fast to erase
Memories to replace
There’s a never-ending song
There’s a lone voice in the night
There’s a place, there’s a time
Where this moment belongs
Taste tonight
Riding this city’s bright insides
Hold my hand
As if tonight would never end

For the nighthawks at the diner
Graveyard shift taxi driver
There’s a voice, there’s a song
Where this moment belongs
Taste tonight
Riding this city’s bright insides
Hold my hand
As if tonight would never end

Whether years to come fly by
Or time starts to lie
The past is no more
And the future is such a bore
There’s a song, there’s a song
There’s a song to remember
Track Name: Let Her Shine
LET HER SHINE

There’s a fading star, light years high
Beaming over my old street
There’s a fading star, a satellite
Drifting beyond what I see

So I let her shine and I let her die
Across the years I won’t try to fly

There’s familiar ground beneath my feet
Where our days took place
Time is greedy and hard to please
I learned to lose with grace
I closed my box of memories
And let it be

So I let her shine, a little less bright
Dim and faded but never quite dead

For who am I, to stand in the way of light
From my knees to my feet
I surrender,I surrender
And release and let her shine






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