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Gravitate

by Cars on Rooftops

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Gravitate is Cars on Rooftops' 2nd EP. It's very folk and a bit pop.
Five songs, recorded in Paris by Cars & Corentin Giniaux and mixed and mastered by Mike Cave at The Loft Studios in Liverpool, UK.
Gravitate was only possible to make due to our fans, coming together and supporting our crowd funding campaign. This EP is dedicated to all of you.

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released June 1, 2015

Bar Zalel - lead vocals, guitar, banjo
Louise Thiolon - vocals, accordion, percussion
Andrew Mazingue - upright bass, vocals
Pierre Ayral - drums, vocals
* choir special guest - Corentin Giniaux

All melodies and lyrics by Bar Zalel

Produced by Cars on Rooftops & Corentin Giniaux
Recorded at Studio Aéronef, Paris, November 2014
Recording engineer - Corentin Giniaux
Mixed & mastered by Mike Cave @ The Loft, Liverpool
All Rights Reserved to The Old North - www.theoldnorth.com
Art by Nadav Rosenblum - www.duvinart.com

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Track Name: A Thousand Times Over
Trouble speaks
in a voice that creaks
but you hear the storm
she’s inviting
Calling rain
to relieve the pain,
wash her soul again
from the fighting

She has been your good luck charm
Your four leaf clover
Though she’s only done you harm,
you’ll go back again,
a thousand times over

Trouble cries
like a river roars
First it rains, then pours
‘till you drown, drown
in her blood,
in her eyes of mud,
'till her rivers flood
Your old town

All those things
you’d never say
she is standing, naked
shouting
'till you break and walk away,
but you will always know,
she was never, ever, doubting

She has been your good luck charm
your four leaf clover
Though she’s only done you harm
you’ll go back again
a thousand times over
Track Name: Constant Use
It suffers constant use
which leads to heavy wear
so you don’t let your heart
compete with other hearts
It’s not like there’s a chance
you’ll ever finish first
Machines can take abuse
but human tissue tears
and what cannot be fixed
we better not break
A heart that runs amok
won’t stop until it’s burst

The dead are grateful
for there’s no more begging for release
and heads of state, full of regret
are begging for the keys
they’re on their knees
but darling, please
don’t let your guard down

It suffers constant use
which leads to heavy wear
but what do you care
but what do you care
when I’m not there
and you’re not there

The dead are grateful
for there’s no more begging for release
and heads of state, full of regret
are begging for the keys
they’re on their knees
but darling, please
don’t let your heart down

Never give ‘em the keys
they just do as they please
while you spend your life on your knees
Hold my hand and I’ll pull you through
I’m like you
I will never give ‘em the keys
they just do as they please
while you spend your life on your knees
Hold my hand and I’ll pull you through
I’m like you
I’m like you
Track Name: Gambler's Handbook
Not too many moons ago
we used to race
around the parking lot
But we’ve grown tired
of the things we know
You’ll win, I’ll place
as long as no one’s shot
we’ll call it good
as if we never understood
All they do is pick a side
then grab your chair and let the money ride
The jack of spades won’t win the queen of hearts
The king of diamonds had her from the start
It’s not his passion
just the circuits of his brain
Yet another way
to ease each other’s pain

Johnny, count ‘til 21
but don’t go over, for it’s no more fun
Did no one tell you when this life begun
that losing burns you hotter than the sun
could ever burn?
Oh Johnny, will you never learn?
There’s no way to roll the dice
You place your bets, but then you pay the price
for taking aim at things you’re bound to miss
for chasing girls you’re never gonna kiss
It’s not a gamble,
but a circus for the slaves
yet another way
to keep them in their caves

you can hear them breaking
one by one…
Track Name: For Juliet
For Juliet
the moon will shine the brightest beams
so she’d forget
that she no longer chases dreams
of silhouettes and men that may have never been
and games she let them win between

She says come in
and begs you not to close the door
Her foolish grin
reminds you what you’re coming for
You know her man is off to war
and he is far away from shore
so you keep coming back for more
Yes, he is far away from shore
so you keep coming back for more

And from her man
she never asked for anything
She understands
they can’t afford a diamond ring
So when they come
the lovers always have to bring
compensation for their fling

Her demons know
the truth that she won’t dare to tell
Her man did go
but not to war, just straight to hell
and now there’s nothing left to sell
but from the bottom of the well
she still insists that life is swell
She says there’s plenty love to sell
to all the men that ring the bell

For Juliet
the moon will shine the brightest beams
so she’d forget
her heart is bursting at the seams
It’s bleeding shreds of broken dreams
It had enough of foolish schemes
as they were taken to extremes
For Juliet there’s no more dreams
She had enough…
Track Name: Gravitate
When he opens up his eyes
he will finally discover
none of your stars
you keep
They just gravitate around
and pretend to be your lovers
None of them gets too deep

I suppose that’s why you came with me tonight
as if there is no other
But by morning you’ll be saying it’s alright
to go looking for another

As she takes a look at you
when you open up the window
to let her sun come out
she admires what you do
for accepting all her sins, though
sometimes you had your doubts

Nonetheless she will be coming here tonight
and pretend there are no implications
But it’s when she wraps her hands around me tight
I foresee the complications

We are stars,
that gravitate around your love,
unable to release:
It’s not by way of hope
that we’ll find peace
We gravitate around
and you,
you wish we could release
It’s only with your love

that you’ll find out that once again
you’re the first to start to wonder
where will this evening lead
You’re still galaxies away
from this man you brought from yonder
Is he the one you need?
I imagine he’ll be staying here tonight
but he can’t expect to see you again
for although we keep on saying it’s alright
we all know that guilt does not cure pain

We are stars,
we gravitate around your love,
unable to release
It’s not by way of hope
that we’ll find peace
We gravitate around
and you,
you wish we could release
It’s only with your love
You’ll find that…

We are stars,
that gravitate around your love,
unable to release
It’s not by way of hope
that we’ll find peace
We gravitate around
and you,
you wish we could release
It’s only with your love…