Which Way

by Sweaty Palms

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Sweaty Palms want to extend our deepest thanks to those involved in creating this album. Without your help and support it would not be a reality. To Alexandre Bisson, Étienne Lapierre, James Bernard, Émilie Blanchard, Léa Fleury, and Xander Galbreath for your various talents. To Jackie Stendel for bravely executing the cover art concept. To Catherine Gauvin for the beautiful and creative album artwork and design. À tous les colocs du Réacteur Nucléaire pour votres patience et générosité. To our close friends and our families. To César Inostroza, Marion Lapham, and Vivian Keefe-Boddis for your generous donations towards funding the album. To all of those who helped us financially in big or small ways. Finally to Marlene Misiuk for all you've done during the process and aftermath of recording these songs. I found you in a star, but since that day you've remained a continuing source of inspiration to me. For your love and support, I thank you.

Which Way is dedicated to all of the vocal and the silent sufferers of mental illness carrying the weight today. To the dear friends we've lost in the struggle. We love and miss you terribly. As I carry you through the sleepless nights of endless winter, know that your words echo in the voices of many.

-EI

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released February 6, 2017

SWEATY PALMS ARE:

ERIC INOSTROZA - Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Kazoo
HUGH LAPHAM - Bass, Organ, Voice
NICK WROE - Drums

GUESTS:

JAMES BERNARD - Keyboards, Organ
XANDER GALBREATH - Vocals on "Annie"
ÉMILIE BLANCHARD - Vocals on "Exit" and "BDS"
LÉA FLEURY - Vocals on "Up To Me"

RECORDED & MIXED BY ÉTIENNE LAPIERRE AND ALEXANDRE BISSON IN MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA.

WORDS & MUSIC BY ERIC INOSTROZA

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Track Name: Atom Bomb
I don't want to be afraid
That's not a way of living
The power you have given me is so strong
It's like an atom bomb

And it seems to kill the pain
But eventually I feel it
I'm always gonna need a bit to go on
In this marathon

Through all I feel the same
A little bit suspicious 
Although I know I can't resist to be calm
It's my lexicon

My luck is wearing thin
It's something to get used to
You never think it's hurting you but you're wrong
You knew it all along

And it hits me like a train
Suddenly I'm frozen
The path that you have chosen makes it so real
Under the spinning wheel
Track Name: Misfire
Any time that you like
I'm right here
Couldn't listen to another word 
It was all so clear
But what kind of friend would make you worry
If you were doing them right
Didn't take a lot to understand
I was out of sight

Can you see me
Can you see me now
Can you see me
Can you see me now
Track Name: King Bannantyne
Sitting on a diamond throne they got to me
Blind man don't wanna go home now he can see
Last week he forgot to call doctor
Ask him how can this be so now I believe

He fell in love and so he bought the ring
But little did he know that she was promised to the King
He got her number
Called her on the phone
Kissed her little sole and then he went home crying

Ain't it so nice to pretend you're the victim
You've got nothing to lose
Ain't it useful to be wise
You're the reason you've got nothing to hide

Come and sit with me for a while
Lay down side
And we'll make the great escape
From King Bannantyne
Ruler of my mind

Sitting on a diamond throne they got to me
Blind man don't wanna go home now he can see
Last week he forgot to call doctor
Ask him how can this be so now I believe

Ain't it so nice to pretend you're the victim
You've got nothing to lose
Ain't it useful to be wise
You're the reason you've got nothing to hide

Come and sit with me for a while
Lay down side
Time to make the great escape
From King Bannantyne
Ruler of my mind
He needs to resign
Track Name: Exit
Leaves are falling down
Littering my soles
Footprints on the ground
Lead me to my home
Lucifer and I
Walking side by side
People start to move
People aught to hide

Why does this keep happening 
My living feel so wrong
Someone put a hex on me
Been living for so long
Now I'm thinking I have got to go
This place is way too wild
Now I'm thinking I have got to go
I've got to go

Can't become 
Reason is too strong
Afraid I'll lose my mind
Any given time
Footsteps on my walls
Music follows suit
If only I had the balls
To follow you I would

Why does this keep happening 
My living feel so wrong
Someone put a hex on me
Been living for so long
Now I'm thinking I have got to go
This place is way too wild
Now I'm thinking I have got to go
I've got to go

Why does this keep happening 
My living feels so wrong
Someone could have helped you too
Then I wouldn't need this song
Now I'm thinking I have got to go
This place is way too wild
Now I'm thinking I have got to go 
I've got to go
Now I think it's time I've got to go
This place is way too wild
Think it's time I've got to go
I've got to go
Track Name: Centipede
Light breaks in
I’d never know
The morning wind
Knocking at my door
Snow is falling
By my side
No use driving
But I’ll take your ride

I can feel it coming down on me
I can feel it coming down
No more feeling like a centipede
A hundred feet beneath the ground

Sixth street shaking
Eight to go
My heart is broken
Tonight we take it slow
You look lovely, yes you do
My oh my
Can I take you with me
Before I leave your mind

I can feel it coming down on me
I can feel it coming down
No more feeling like a centipede
A hundred feet beneath the ground

You make me wanna
Be a better man
Though I barely know ya
You helped me understand
There’s no use sulking
Feel the time expire
Cause a life worth living
Has suffering required

I can feel it coming down on me
I can feel it coming down
No more feeling like a centipede
A hundred feet beneath the ground
Track Name: Bogey Vision
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Which Way
In a comma on a bed inside your room
Listening to something borrowed, something new
Burning filter between your fingers says it all
You're alone but even so you feel like someone's watching

You start to laugh at just the thought of being home
Then it hits you and you have the need to cry
Doing both you feel the most sensation why
You're fine but then the moment strikes, you start to wonder

I'm hearing things whispering from above
Comes through but I don't wanna make the connection
Oh there's something wrong
I don't know which way my thoughts have gone
Something's crawling around on the floor
If it gets me I know he'll go easy
Need to run this time
I see a warning for all mankind

Your reflection in the mirror begins to fade
All around you the vibrations giving way
It's enough to make an infant of a man
Coming back is never easy when your thoughts are plenty

I'm hearing things whispering from above
Comes through but I don't wanna make the connection
Oh there's something wrong
I don't know which way my thoughts have gone
Something's crawling around on the floor
If it gets me I know he'll go easy
Need to run this time
I see a warning for all mankind

I see the sign through the dreams of a child
See the world and it flashes before me
Oh there's something wrong 
I don't know which way my thoughts have gone
That something crawling is standing up tall
It's not real but you feel it behind you
Need to run this time
I see a warning for all mankind
Track Name: Up To Me
How can we ever be so sure when we're merely observers
In this paradise
Cold as ice
Might as well get there if I can
I can

What'cha mean I've got to slow down
What'cha mean I've got to lie

Waiting so long for the B-I-G
Waiting too long for the C
Oh my god
It's up to me

Slinging on the backstreet corner when someone came along
I'll tell you that guy was me
I bought three and did proceed to make it out comfortably
So free

What'cha mean I've got to slow down
Tell me what's with all the lights

Waiting so long for the B-I-G
Waiting too long for the C
Oh my god
It's up to me

What'cha mean I've got to take it out of my pocket
I don't want to
I wanna leave it there
I don't care for your negligence
It's putting me on the dish
I wish

What'cha mean I've got to slow down
What'cha mean I've got to lie

Waiting so long for the B-I-G
Waiting too long for the C
Oh my god
It's up to me
Track Name: Sign
Tell me how
What was it like
Was there a light
Did you go somewhere
Is it real
Holo or not
Have you a thought
Do we belong here

I've got so many questions that need a reply
Give me a sign

Oh well I'm losing hope but I know now
Somebody listen close if you know how
We are the empty space
Nothing more than that
Oh well I'm losing hope but I know now
Track Name: Annie
She was so damn hard to read
Don't think Annie bought it
Don't think Annie bought it
Don't think Annie bought the gun
Oh golden one
She was to me
She walks along the shore
Of evermore

May have seen him on the street
Something cool about him
Something cool about him
But he's waiting for that day
To make them pay
All those nasty names
He waited till the end
To make a friend

I hear the word serenity 
Hanging on the island bells 
I wade through streams of endless plight
Wishing no one had died
In the end it's not my fight

When she's left to her device
Feels another coming
Feels another coming
And she prays it'll never change
She knows her range
Plays another chord
The autumn is the cause
For no applause

Cloud of fear beyond his gaze
What will he do about it
Will he do about it
Will he ever be the same
He calls her name
Annie turns to see
I knew I'd find you here
Brother dear
Track Name: The Picture
Baby keep on calling low
And I've got nowhere to go
Though I try to make amends
Doesn't everybody
Always do the best they can

Is it me or is there love I can't deny
And I've got no one to make me come alive
Do not force it, then it comes
Was it the same as it was in the picture

Day I keep on calling low
And I've got nowhere to go
Though I try to make amends 
Doesn't everybody
Always do the best they can

And I've got no one to make me come alive
Is it me or is there love I can't deny
Do not force it, then it comes
Was it the same as it was in the picture

And I've got no one to make me come alive
Is it me or is there love I can't deny
Do not force it, then it comes
Was it the same as it was in the picture

Day I keep on laying low
And I've got nowhere to go
Though I try to make amends 
Doesn't everybody
Always do the best they can
Track Name: Misery
Every time I close my eyes I think about the nights
I was disappearing but your voice would keep me right
Dragging on my confidence 
Waste another day
How can I go on like this when I know you're not okay

Living in misery (misery)
Yeah true misery
It's really getting to me this time 
My heart is on the line

Listening to everything 
Remember what you said
People will do anything to kill the voices in their heads
But we are of the universe
Factories did collide
Hope that my intelligence is enough to get me by

Living in misery (misery)
Yeah true misery
It's really getting to me this time 
My heart is on the line

Every time I close my eyes I think about the nights
I was disappearing but your voice would keep me right
Dragging on my confidence 
Waste another day
How can I go on like this when I know you're not okay

Living in misery (misery)
Yeah true misery
It's really getting to me this time 
My heart is on the line

Living in misery (misery)
Yeah true misery
It's really getting to me this time 
My life is on the line
Track Name: BDS
If I said I loved you would you change your ways
I feel I've been treated so unkind
Since we're apart nothing good is left to say
It is a hard road to climb

Any one time
You could share my state of mind
You were the one
Witness to what I'd become
And you were cool to let me down
But thanks to you I've come around

Blue diamond sky in the night
Waiting so long don't seem right
Blue diamond sky is what you are
And I need someone not so far

All these days are lonely without you by my side
Pillaged and now washed away
Outside the hive there's no honey in my life
Wasting away from this play

Any one time
You could share my state of mind
You were the one
Witness to what I'd become
And you were cool to let me down
But thanks to you I've come around

Blue diamond sky in the night
Waiting so long don't seem right
Blue diamond sky is what you are
And I need someone who's not so far
Track Name: Long After/Akathisia
Long after I am gone away
What a thing to say
Will I live forever in a way
Can I learn to play
Long before anything today
Made the same mistakes
The sea is swelling with decay
The tide of evolution sways

We're all living like Kings, Queens and jesters alike

Long after I am gone away
What a thing to say
Will I live forever in a way
Can I learn to play
Long nights in shadows I do play
Wasting me away
The sea is melting with the tide
The eye forever open wide

Any time you wanna quit
It's alright
Any time you wanna get out
It's alright
Any time you feel the fright
It's alright
There are ways to make the rounds 
It's all night

I am high
You can see it shine
Inside

I've got mine
You've got yours 
And we'll be fine
In time
Our love
Is sublime

I don't mind
It's too late now
She said bye
You lie

So we get by
Meeting strangers 
But that's not why
I cry
Since the last 
Goodbye

Goodbye