One Step Closer

by Kyra Shaughnessy

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released June 19, 2009

words and music by Kyra Shaughnessy
produced by Kyra Shaughnessy

recorded by Irie Kensuke at McGill University studios

album art: Kyra Shaughnessy

Kyra Shaughnessy: guitar, vocals
Matt Stern: trombone on The Privilege Song

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Kyra Shaughnessy Québec

Now touring her fifth album, Standing Still, Quebec singer-songwriter Kyra Shaughnessy's music is a catalyst for transformation. Her songs invoke presence and awakening.A global citizen by heritage, composing and collaborating in multiple languages across genres, Kyra is at the forefront of the struggle to represent the diversity of Canadian musical identity. ... more

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Track Name: One Day
One day
It won't matter anymore
one day it won't matter anymore
cause one day we'll all see so much more than the surface of things

and I'm gonna be there
when the change comes in

one day
I ain't gonna hurt anymore
one day
I ain't gonna hurt any more
one day
the whole world ain't gonna hurt anymore

and I'm gonna be there
when the change comes in

'cause one day
I ain't gonna cry anymore
one day I ain't gonna cry anymore
'cause one day
we'll all see so much more then the surface of things

and I'm gonna be there
and I hope you'll be there
'cause I'm gonna be there
when the change comes in
Track Name: Say Something
Shout a little louder now, I can't hear you over the sirens
helicopters overhead and all the silent people around me...
say something

but an image speaks a thousand words
so they'll put the camera in your face
as the undercover police insight a riot
and it comes up the news weeks later but for now they can deny it so
shout shout shout

all we can do is shout out
shout shout shout shout out for now...

sitting on the median next to a highway blocked by riot police
thinking about old times, wondering when I'm gonna see you again
always the same faces at our picnic demonstrations and I'm beginning to feel like being here is....

sigh...

Yes we are here to vent our frustrations,
to wait for the teargas with calm acceptance,
to run when it comes and dance to some reggae
and catch all our buses on time

we are all islands surrounded
we sit on the sidewalk, have lunch , throw some rocks
and catch all our buses on time

sitting on the median next to a graveyard full of riot police
thinking about old times, wondering when I'm gonna see you again
always the same faces at our picnic demonstrations and I'm beginning to feel like being here is....

meh...yeah...hmmm...

sigh...

and if this is what security means
security means I have to leave this country
if this is what prosperity means then bury me or carry me away

bury me or carry me away...

and I'm looking in the eyes of a man who's learned to see me as nothin'
I'm looking in the eyes of a man who's looking right through me
I'm looking in the eyes of a man who could've been you
I'm looking in the eyes of a man who could've been you...
could've been you
could've been you who
could've been who could've been
you...
Track Name: It's A Long Way Down
Said it's a long
oh it's a long
yes it's a long way down, but I'm going , woah...

and it's a long
oh it's a long
yes it's a long way down, but I'm going , woah...

they say all roads lead to freedom
and all roads lead to somewhere worth going...(x2)

if only I knew
if only I knew where home was
I wouldn't be by this riverside crying
don't wanna be by this riverside crying

but if all roads lead to home
if all roads lead to home
I needn't be by this riverside crying
don't wanna be by this riverside crying
ain't gonna stay by this riverside crying...

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