XENOPHILIA

by Cougars in America

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released April 21, 2016

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Cougars in America Brussel, Belgium

Cougars in America is the new alt-folk project of Canadian-turned-Bruxellois singer-songwriter, Scott Hamilton. Poet, multi- instrumentalist, and troubadour, he transforms his world into song. His music has been compared to Bonnie Prince Billy or Sufjan Stevens, and serves in equal measures American Folk, Blues, and Indie Rock. ... more

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Track Name: Walls
WALLS, all these walls
Blockin out the sunbeams shinin'
Breakin up the fight
I'm hiding where the night can't find me
Smokin' out the light behind me
Wonderin how the stars keep shining oh so bright

WALLS, all these walls
Staggered bricks and tricks
And all this mortar holding tight
I'm climbing up and over
How my mind is goin slower
Please remind me when I'm sober
It was oh so nice

Pile the bricks in a mountain high
Hide the face of the evil eye
Burn the witches, clear the sky
Steady the horses, hear my cry
Like Xanadu, like Kublai Kahn
I'm rollin' up and off and I'm gone
I've seen the ghost of a grevious dawn
Held the host and I heard his song
Just turn me over again
Cause I'm done


Pile the bricks in a mountain high
Hide the face of the evil eye
Burn the witches, clear the sky
Steady the horses, hear my cry
Like Xanadu, like Kublai Kahn
I'm rollin' up and off and I'm gone
I've seen the ghost of a grevious dawn
Held the host and I heard his song

Bury the bridges, flood the fileds
Honour the edge of the sword that you wield
Scatter the ashes, raise the shields
Forge ahead in your boots of steel
Let all that past, let kingdom come
I'm runnin' back to the place where I'm from
I've seen the ghost of a deed undone
Held the host and it hurt and it stung
Just turn me over again
Turn me over again
Turn me over again
Cause I'm done
Track Name: Hundred Year War
Unmake your heart
Unbreak your sould
Take back all the fantasy the illusion
Forsake your gold
All your diamond dust turns to rust in the hundred year war
All your diamond dust turns to rust in the hundred year war
You're the only body you're dyin' for

One day will come
Hanging west with the setting sun
Laid to rest with the smoking guns
Heaving thunder breasts beating brand new drums
Rip the medals off your chest and run

All your diamond dust turns to rust in the hundred year war
All your diamond dust turns to rust in the hundred year war
All your diamond dust turns to rust in the hundred year war
Track Name: Fur Alles
Alice doesn't know she's been forgotten
She doesn't know
She doesn't care
Alice doesn't know that she is everything in everyone
who saw her slouched and sitting there
Holding out her hands into the air

All is good, all is clear,
Alice could begin to wonder if her hands are even there
All is floating in the air between her shoulders and your heart
As she sits paralyzed and stares
all is fair

Alice sips and swallows what she's given
her soup is cold
Her bread is bare
Alice doesn't know that she has swallowed what was left of what was living
She's just sitting there
Hiding neath her blanket by the stair
All is good, All is clear
Alice could begin to wonder if her brother sees her there
All was frozen in the air between your shoulders and her heart
As you stood paralyzed and stared
All is fair
All is fair

Alice could be anything she wants to be
Alice could anyone she's ever seen
Alice could be shivering
And Alice could be simmering
And Alice could be glittering
Like diamonds, like the pearl she's hiding
Hold on for Alice
Hold on for Alice.....
Track Name: Palios Love Song
I see tiny lights that flicker over water still as silk
Hear the rumble of the war beyond the island
Passing ships go quicker neath the moon's familiar tilt
The barking of the dogs betrays the silence

Oh you animals, you creatures of the night
You common thieves and brigands in your right
Wolves and cannibals and preachers of the light
Your shadow breathes a sigh for your intention

All night long until the dawn's first broken whisper
Tiny lights still flicker off in sight

And I don't believe this nights so peaceful
Won't believe in good and evil paradigms
Consequences you call

Jokers, dreamers, make believers,
Raise the waves that break between my toes
Carry your lanterns home

Locked between the gates of Eden
Heaven holds your patience to your nose
From a stone's throw
Hiding hind the wall I see the light

I see the light still burning bright beyond the deepest hurt
While conjurers and whisperers cast shadows
Over darkness
Over Earth

Calm surrounds this buried place
Silence carries all the faces trapped in limbo
Begging questions all too simple

And I won't believe this night will save you
Clothe you, bathe you, serenade you
Time will build a temple to your hope

Come jokers, dreamers, make believers
Raise the waves that break between my toes
Carry your lanterns home!