Down n' Doubt

by Rak and Targus

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All songs written and recorded by Eric Smith and Travis Bayley.
Credits to Steve Macdonald for the drums on track 3.
Instruments for track 3 originally recorded and mixed at Alberta Academy of Recording.
All tracks mixed and mastered by Eric Smith.

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released December 23, 2015

Eric Smith (Rak):
Baritone Lead/Rhythm Guitars (1,2,4,6), Bass, Lead Vocals (1,3,5,7), Backing Vocals, Synthesizers (3,4,5), Greek Baglama (2), Electronic Drums/Percussion (1,4,5,6,7), Auxiliary Percussion (3), Lyrics (1,3,5)

Travis Bayley (Targus):
Acoustic Guitar (2), Electric Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Lead Vocals (2,6), Backing Vocals (1), Piano (4), Drums (2), Auxiliary Percussion (3), Lyrics (2,6,7)

Steve Macdonald:
Drums and Auxiliary Percussion (3)

Cover Artwork by Jayne Murray

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Rak Calgary, Alberta

Rak is an Experimental/Psychedelic/Electronic/Rock Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, Singer and Performer

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Track Name: Falling Down
Remember when you were young?
Falling down falling down and picking yourself up
When did you become
So afraid so afraid to make a single mistake?
You can't avoid falling down

This facade to maintain give yourself a break
You can't avoid
You can't avoid
Falling down

What kind of mistakes would you like to make?
To show them all who you really are
Or are you too proud to let yourself slip and fall?
Be gentle with yourself

Contact with inspiration to take the first step
The fool so close to the edge
a leap of faith with no regret
we'll only fall forward if we trip

This facade to maintain give yourself a break
You can't avoid
You can't avoid
Falling down

What kind of mistakes would you like to make?
To show them all who you really are
Or are you too proud to let yourself slip and fall?
Be gentle with yourself
Track Name: Doubt
Time goes by
The more it slips away the more I ask myself why
I don't want to live a lie
The more I live my truth the more it opens my tired eyes

Floating in my mind
thought to thought drifting by

I feel fine
I could just sit here and be with my mind
my oh my
Sometimes I'm so crazy but sometimes I'm shy
Time goes by
The more it slips away the more I ask myself why
I don't want to live a lie
The more I live my truth the more it opens my tired eyes

Floating in my mind
thought to thought drifting by

I don't really know which way is up or down can you teach me everything I need to know?

Time goes by and I ask my self why
I still try to find the meaning in life

I don't really know which way is up or down can you teach me everything I need to know?
Track Name: The Sound: In Honor Of My Teachers
In honor of my teachers and all of those who came before
carrying forth the burning torch igniting fires in our hearts

I used to believe I could figure this out all on my own
turns out I was taking the hard road yeah you knew it all along

Time and time again and again...
I hear the sound the crying of a tender heart
Where would I be without their love? Without their love...

How can I ever repay this debt?
Track Name: Untime
It's just another short millennia to wait
for a disembodied specter to recreate
but the spirit was late for its appointment on the other side
an astral composition disintegrated was left behind
Track Name: Fireflies
Reflections in the water
Pale light of the moon
Insects in the forest
The flowers in full bloom

Birds see people from the sky
Birds see people and wonder why they do the things they do
Then they flew

Fireflies drift into the open air

The shifting force of nature
Intelligence creates
Actions and consequence
Are playing out their fates

Birds see people from the sky
Birds see people and wonder why they do the things they do
Then they flew

Fireflies drift into the open air
Track Name: Watching You
I've been watching you for centuries
I knew that you would be the one
I've been watching you for centuries
I knew that you would be the one

Take me away to a place where you can stay
Teach me your ways so I can learn to play your game

You've been hiding from me all the time
you knew that I would be the one
You've been hiding from me all the time
you knew that I would be the one

Take me away to a place where you can stay
Teach me your ways so I can learn to play your game
Take me away to a place where you can stay
Teach me your ways so I can learn to play your game

I've been watching you for centuries
I knew that you would be the one
You've been hiding from me all the time
you knew that I would be the one

Take me away to a place where you can stay
Teach me your ways so I can learn to play your game
Take me away to a place where you can stay
Teach me your ways so I can learn to play your game