You Live There

by LAPDOGS

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released May 26, 2017

Songs 1,2, 4-7 Recorded at Edge of the Earth Audio – St. Charles, IL engineered by Jason Morris. Mixed at #Don’tTouchMeThereRecords – Sugar Grove, IL
Song # 3 “Oh, Suzanne” Recorded and mixed at Fenton Records – Sparta, MI. Engineered by Ken Theis.
Cover art designed by Andrea Lee for Art_By_Goat – Detroit, MI.
Other photos taken by Heather Hajdu-Loy.

Lapdogs are:
Stef Loy – Vocals / Bass / Hammond B3 Organ
Nick Spruit – Guitars
Todd Hansen – Drums
Heather Loy – Keyboards, percussion

All songs created by Lapdogs – Lyrics by Stef Loy.
Songs 1,2, 4-7 drums by Jason Morris.
Electric Slide Guitar on “Cherish You Alone” – Mike Dombrowski

Thanks to Chris Anderson, along with Greg and Ricky and Ken – Fenton Records was there for us and we appreciate your contribution to this recording.

Thanks to Jason Morris for all the time and effort he put into our songs, from the engineering to the playing. You have been invaluable to this recording. Thank you!

Thanks to: Quinn and Laura Nowe at WYCE, John at Local Spins, Quinn & Tuite’s, Rocky’s, Founders, The Friendly Tap in Berwyn IL, The GR Arts Festival, DAAC, Potbelly, The Saugatuck Tea Café, The Grand Haven Farmer’s Market and all of the folks who have listened to us play and supported us by buying our music and liking our pages. This CD is for you because in every situation – You Live There.

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Track Name: Eyes to the Sky
Step into the light
It's there if you hold it
So grab a ray
Cling to Today, it's alright
You might not make the past right
But you've got this moment
Let guilt decay in the shadow of the night

'Cuz you live there
You love there
The seconds tick to give you wings to fly
You live where you're already there
Don't let another moment pass you by
Eyes to the Sky
Eyes to the Sky

Check your pulse
Double-check your Vision
Breathe in, Breather out
There's a tear inside your soul
It tears a hole in your heart
Tears a hole in your spirit
Embrace it now,
Let it take control

Around the clock with this feeling
There's never been a better time
Track Name: When You Said
When you said you loved me
There might have just been something
When you rolled your eyes at me that way
Roll away...

I could cry
I could measure all my teardrops
I could fly away with all my butterflies
And misbehave
Be a slave to what intoxicates me
Be a slave
And hope to God this nausea pulls the stops
And saves my day

When you said you loved me
There might have just been something
When you rolled your eyes at me that way
When you said you loved me
Your words would not deceive me
A ray of light shot thru me anyway
Anyway

Me oh my
Goosebump shivers stand my hairs up
Pitter Pat Trip Tripping Stutter Step Don't!
Don't wanna look into your eyes
Don't you dare
Hook me Handcuff me Harass me
I will glare into your stare
Pucker up
Lean in for kisses from a snake

When you said you loved me
There might have just been something
When you rolled your eyes at me that way
When you said you loved me
Your words would not deceive me
A ray of light shot thru me anyway
When you said you loved me
I hoped for only nothing
I hoped that you would drift and wash away
When you said you loved me
I wished to God you'd leave me
Your words of loss got to me anyway
Anyway
Anyway
Anyway
Track Name: Oh, Suzanne
Oh, Suzanne, I kiss your hand - Can you feel me?
Suzanne, I kiss your head - Can you hear me?
Suzanne, there in your bed - Are you listening?
It's so surreal, Suzanne - What's happening?

I say, "Please, little sister, don't go
Please don't go into the cold"

Oh, Suzanne, no hand or eye could ever frame you
Suzanne, if you kiss the sky I don't blame you
While Mom and Dad and Jimmy sang Amazing Grace
Suzanne, I saw life fall from your pretty face

I said, "Please, baby girl don't go
For in this sleep who knows what dreams will come"

You were blended in the sacred and profane - Oh, Suzanne
I hope you hear it - we're all a little bit the same - Oh, Suzanne
Thanksgiving is calling out your name - Oh, Suzanne
Suzanne, I kissed your head but you weren't there
I like to think of you floating there in the air

I said, "Please, little girl, don't go
For in this sleep who knows what dreams will come"

You were blended in the sacred and profane - Oh, Suzanne
I hope you hear it - we're all a little bit the same - Oh, Suzanne
Thanksgiving will never be the same - Oh, Suzanne
Suzanne, I kissed your head but you weren't there
I like to think of you floating there in the air

Suzanne, no hand or eye could ever frame you
Suzanne, you kissed the sky
I don't blame you
Track Name: Deaf and Blind
I remember it all
The day when you said, "Why does the world have to be unfair?"
We work so hard
We feel such pain
We drive fast just to go nowhere
I remember it all
The day of your doubt
The day you filled my heart with sunshine, sunshine
A cool attraction, a collected scene
Eden's here
All is everything

Ooh, I crash into your rhythm
Ooh, I collide inside your mind

Stay with me forever
Frozen in our minds
The moments felt together
Love can make us feel deaf and blind
Sometimes we just need to feel deaf and blind
So stay with me forever

I remember it all
The fading autumn leaves
Yeah, the haunted trees
I remember it all
Your captive call impaled by
Love and perfect purity

Ooh, No better time than now
Ooh, Love stays with us somehow

Stay with me forever
Frozen in our minds
The moments felt together
Love can make us feel deaf and blind
Stay, stay with me forever
In this tundra we unwind
The moments felt together
Love can make us feel deaf and blind
Sometimes we just need to feel deaf and blind
So stay with me forever
Track Name: Falling Thru the Cracks
I shot for the stars
I over-delivered
Still, I undersold
A heart turned to winter
Here comes the snow
Eighteen below
Fool's gold I'm told gonna
Make me into a big winner

Falling Thru the Cracks
Some of this, some of that
Kindly watch me falling from a window
Falling Thru the Cracks
A sophisticated ant
A hundred thousand multiplied by zero
It's none of this or that
When you're falling thru the cracks

I might have misspoke
Of pie in the sky
My taste of heaven
The sweet bye and bye
That beautiful shore
Is renegotiated
Big Houses Fast Cars Dollar Signs
Market Up Aggression
Track Name: I Wish I Did (sometimes)
I didn't have the time
I treated you like a beggar on a corner
I didn't have a good sound byte
I didn't have the time
I passed you by
Isolated, recognize --
I just didn't have the time.

I wish I did.
I wish I did.
I wish I did.
But it's gone.

You didn't have a chance.
Not a single second
Not a smile, not a glance
You didn't have a chance right then.
Some lost hypnotic trance
In your smile
(It's the same old song and dance)
You didn't ever have a chance.

I wish I did.
I wish I did.
I wish I did.
But I don't.

Sometimes mirrors are the way of the day
Sometimes people just walk away
They only see themselves
like a diamond in the clay.
I'm just another jobber up against the ropes
I'm still lost in the claws of this urban smoke
I only see myself I'm the only one I know.

I wish I did.
I wish I did.
I wish I did.
But I don't.
Track Name: Cherish You Alone
Well, I tried
To drink you outta my skull
Sour wine surely took control
You're in my heart
You're in my head
While I'm dreaming of Chesed
You're my companion

Well, I whined
And spouted at the air
It's not a crime if no one's
there to care
I spewed it out
My vomit mouth
I threw it all up
And I lost my kind companion
I'd like to cut off my own tongue
I'd like to make it all undone

I will flow into your motion
I'll let go with you and then
I will ride into your ocean
On its tide I'll soak you in
I will crash in waves upon you
I will chill you to the bone
I will kiss and then caress you
I will cherish you
Cherish you alone
I will
Cherish you alone

For you, an amulet made of acacia
For you a seed to sink in fallow ground
For you my glorious is jubilation
My sweetest love, you turn me to a hound

Oh, nix it all and burn with adoration
Oh, nix it all and resonate with love
Oh, let it go - these words I say
Down in your brain driving me insane
Observe me as I nix it all for love

I will flow into your motion
I'll let go with you and then
I will ride into your ocean
On its tide I'll soak you in
I will crash in waves upon you
I will chill you to the bone
I will kiss and then caress you
I will cherish you
Cherish you alone
I will
Cherish you alone
I will
Cherish you alone
I will
Cherish you alone