Deathstyle​:​:​Celebration

by This Mad Desire

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released June 29, 2008

Produced by Mackenzie Kristjón and Andrew McPherson.
Recorded and mixed by Andrew McPherson.
Mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel.
Cover art by Mac.

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This Mad Desire Hamilton, Ontario

The music of Hamilton, Ontario-based Mackenzie Kristjon. Like "Neil Young on David Bowie drugs". For more info, please contact mackenzie.kristjon at mac.com

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Track Name: Turn it on
Turn it on and don't you let it stop.
Turn it on and take me to the top.
Chorus: And you will see when you're here with me.
Her heart break. Her heart break.

Drink it down there's no time left for pride.
Drink it down when space and time collide.

Don't you know she's always watching you?
Do you know the nightmares all come true?
Track Name: THIS MAD DESIRE
1. This mad desire that makes your heart pop.
Leaves you lonely, lifts you up to let you drop.
Don’t be angry; this is not some fearsome plot
To destroy you or control all of your thoughts.

Life is just like this. It’s never what you think.
You’re moving forward but only over the brink.
Don’t be fearful. Don’t you be afraid.
I know it’s hard now but you are the reason I have stayed.

Tears your eyes out. Fighting for the love you sought.

2. Love it lies kicking and screams in the night.
This mad conviction that the world isn’t right.
Soon comes mourning and light tiptoes in.
You will move forward; you will let the light in.

Not sung: Tears your heart out. Fighting against the love you sought.
This mad desire that turns you into something you’re not.

3. Love lurches forward. Your heart drips from your mouth.
Don’t be tearful. This can all work out.
The devil’s in us, the monsters in your soul
It may never leave you but it does not have to take control.

Not sung: Tears your eyes out. Fighting the love you sought.
Tears your heart out. Fighting the love you want.
Let the light in.

May 2003

Riff is bass riff: Slide on A string to 12th fret.
Am F G
F D
Am C D5 Am
Track Name: Celebration
Put on your celebration clothes
Because this time everyone knows
That as far as you and me go / this thing goes
I’m walking out the door

Sing your little desolation song
And feel so bad about what went wrong
I don’t care I’m moving along
I’m walking out the door

I’m alive

Give me love that isn’t useless
Show me that your lie can prove this
Lift my love I cannot do this
I’m walking out the door

Save your love /cause you don’t mean it
Twist your heart so you can beat it
Touch me love to make me feel it
I’m walking out the door

I’m alive

Bridge: So let’s drink to our health
My love’s for someone else
And you will know, you will know how that felt

And in your flaming youth
You burned your bridges to truth
And you will know, what it’s like to be used

1st verse

I’m alive
Track Name: Queen of your dreams
I’m the queen of your dreams. I’m what you seem not to be. You can’t know what you mean to me.
I’m the queen of your dreams. I’m blonde hair and kitchen feet. I will make you complete.

We’re nocturnal royalty! It’s how it was meant to be. Come rule the night with me..

Let’s usher in a new romance, an underworld astral dance. Strip the light away from me.
Make me into what I fear when you hold me near. I’ll drip like starlight (from the sky onto your shoulders and down around your legs).

We’re nocturnal royalty! It’s how love was meant to be. Come rule the night with me..

We’re like graceless birds fumbling with the weight of our wings and speaking senseless things (like time is forever and love is always).

(be my knightmare in shining armour)

Written April 9, '99 and Revised March 2001

A: (C Bm7) x 3 Walking line Em G Bflat A (probably minor)
B. (Em Aflat/C) x 3 Bflat/D D
C: (Em Am6 x 3) (C G/B) x 3 Walking Line
Repeat ABC twice more
Track Name: Don't give up on me
(June 9, 2000)

1. Don’t give up on me.
We’ll pull through you’ll see.
If you believe in me.
If you believe relentlessly.

Believe in me against all odds
and before any other gods.
I will lead you through, you’ll see.
Don’t give up on me.


2. Don’t think that I don’t hear
the things I don’t want to hear.
Don’t think that I don’t fear
the things I tell you not to fear.

My skin will drip and my bones will ache.
I will live through futures I can’t fake.
But I don’t want you to mistake.
I have a handle on our fate.

3. Don’t think that I don’t see
the way that you look at me.
Our love will last long you’ll see
so don’t give up on me.

Don’t give up on me.
We’ll pull through you’ll see.
If you believe in me.
If you believe in me.

D G.
Track Name: Future's crashing (all your parties)
1. there is nothing to fear now
that the future’s coming
crashing all your parties.
maybe you will find a new love
pulsing in the wreckage
i will shake with glee.

the future’s crashing all around me.
the future’s crashing all your parties.

2. it’s here in the gin and vermouth.
sex, love, the nature of truth.
it’s all here for you.
it takes time to get it right.
we try with all our might.
i am your dream come true.

3. i give in to your suggestion
to embrace this indiscretion.
who cares what anyone thinks?
we steal what is most our own.
a castle made of flesh and bone.
courage and lust that’s on the brink.

Spring 2001
Track Name: Love she came in all her forms
Love she came in all her forms.
In armies and in swarms.
Love she churned the sky with storms.
Love her heart filled up with scorn.

This is not real. It’s only for show.
It’s not what you feel. It’s who you know.
Don’t be surprised if you learn that it’s all lies.
And welcome welcome welcome to the show.

Stars rained down through this wicked night
and there we all were faking polite.
On Mars they talked a blue streak through this scarlet night
and each and every one was in the right.

Chorus

Love she came and whispered pretty alibis
that no one could deny.
Love she came and sang desperate lullabies
that left me mystified.

Chorus

Spring 2005
Track Name: My love
(children know everything) January 2-3, 2004

Your love twists like the wind,
but my love is a sail,
and though the sea it may be rough,
I will never fail.

My love is your love and her love and his love and their love too.

We're all in this boat together,
and my love is just a sail.
I know that we'll get through this.
My love will never fail.

My love is your love and her love and his love and their love too.
Track Name: Dance me down
March, May 2004

dance me down all your dark streets. fall in love w/everyone you meet
and say goodbye too many times. all our friends & family, they all
thought we would always be, but you said goodbye one too many times.

why don't you love me the way i love you?

do you know what it's like to go to bed at night with someone you've
only just met? oh you know how it is! you've got a husband and two
kids and you're in the arms of someone you've only just met..

why don't you love me the way i love you?


Verse: Cm A-flatx3
F G

Chorus A-flat Gm x3 Cm
Track Name: i miss my butterfly
(nov. 16, dec. 2, 1993)
I miss my butterfly
I miss my sun
I miss a lot of things
I shoot at with my gun
my gun of no to-morrow
my gun of no way out
my gun of indecision
my gun of doubt
I mean to rip you and tear everything out
but when I fire, only flowers come out
when I turn to you and take my aim
I try but I can’t seem to lay any blame
like I keep missing my mark
like I shoot light instead of dark
like I shoot
myself
when I can’t put the bullet in you.
Track Name: Star-crossed and starry-eyed
Star-crossed and starry-eyed.
Humbled and full of pride.
Hapless, hopeless indecision.
Tell yourself it’s television.
And that it’s all in your mind.

Take this now baby and you will only lose your mind.

Give it up now it’s you and me cheating death.
Live it up now ‘cause there’s no time for rest.
Close your eyes and let yourself taste success.

Rip my heart out tear it all open.
Fall apart and leave yourself broken.
I believe that the future is golden.

And I don’t even know your name.

Gumdrops and pouring rain.
Will things ever be the same?
Life’s let loose in front of me.
Love’s like truth inside of me.
And I tell myself it’s all in my mind.

Drink this down baby. And you will only lose your mind.

Give it up now it’s you and me cheating death
Live it up now ‘cause there’s no time for rest.
Close your eyes and let yourself feel impressed.

I’ve seen your fingertips straying.
Make-up, shake-up, whatever you’re playing.
I can hear it whatever you’re saying.
(Fake it, take it, stop you’re complaining.)

And I don’t even know your name.

Spring 2005
Track Name: Come back to me
September 7, 2002

Don’t believe everything you fear.
This night will end in a year.
Don’t deceive anyone who’s near.
This life is a two-way mirror.
Go anywhere that leaving takes you.
Beware the way that strangers make you.
Go anywhere that leaving takes you
but please come back to me.

You can do this all in your dreams.
Close your eyes and this bedroom seems
to creak like ships slinking down the stream.
You can go to any place you’ve ever been.
Go anywhere that leaving takes you.
Beware the way that strangers make you.
Go anywhere that leaving takes you
but please come back to me.

A long history of desire should now bring back pleasant memories

Don’t let the buzzwords bumble in your head.
Don’t feel trapped by any words you’ve said.
Don’t let yourself stumble in your stead.
Don’t think our love hangs by a thread.
Go anywhere that leaving takes you.
Beware the way that strangers make you.
Go anywhere that leaving takes you
but please c o m e b a c k t o m e.

Gm D/F#
Chorus: C F B-flat Dx3
E-flat D Gm