That's life​.​.​.

by SIMPLIFIRES

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released 22 October 2013

Recorded and produced by SIMPLIFIRES
Additional production by Phil Vinall
Recorded @ Grabaciones Jamaica, Mexico City
Bass lines by Miguel Hernández & Luis Alejo
Backing vocals on track 11 by Madame Recamier
Mastered by Erick Urbina @ Resomastering

Photo cover by Mauricio Alejo

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SIMPLIFIRES Mexico City, Mexico

SIMPLIFIRES are an anomaly existing, writing and recording
in the vacuum that is Mexico City's contemporary RocknRoll culture.
The scene is vibrant and alive, but it is not suffocating or focused on any trend.
All sorts of music and life exists and passes through the megapolis that is
Mexico City and that's exactly what made it just the right place for
SIMPLIFIRES to incubate.
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Track Name: Don't give up on love
DON´T GIVE UP ON LOVE
Have no fear of who you are.
Sometimes the best things come back from the start
of when you've been down too far and beat up by love it just gets harder to see the truth, like:
there must be someone else who'll make you happy,
there must be someone who'll tickle your toes
there must be someone who'll brighten your smile
when your soul's on its own, it'll only know its own bones.

As your heart beats, don't give up on love
if your heart breaks don't give up on love

I'll be on my knees to make you happy.
Sometimes a love song's just the light from a star
sent to drown fears and dry up those tears of a heart sure it's seen it's use...

There must be someone else who'll make you happy
there must be someone who'll help with the lows
there must be someone who'll brighten your smile...
If your soul's on its own it'll only know its own bones.

if your heart beats don't give up on love
and if your heart aches don't give up on love
if your heart bleeds don't give up on love
if your heart breaks don't give up on love

there must be someone who'll make you happy
there must be someone who'll tickle your toes
there must be someone who'll brighten your smile
if your soul's on its own it'll only know its own bones

as your heart beats don't give up on love
and if your heart breaks don't give up on love
if your heart bleeds don't give up on love
if your heart aches don't give up on love
Track Name: That's life
THAT'S LIFE
Breathe in, breathe out
Ya my heart can't take this.
It's more the love you give than save for someone else they say;
I've been fooled again, I've been knocked down again.
How low is really low? please help me keep my soul.

I don't care what they say because
I'll find my ways to celebrate.
It can't always be the same,
can't always be pain,
these days it rains so much
Just smile at them and say:

that's life
that's life
that's life
You get born, you go on fighting.

A, B, C, I am of use!
There's a piece for me
There'll be a piece for you.
I want all of the lights on,
my dreams will come true,
but they'll hunt me down
what ever I do 'cos ...

I don't care what they say at all
I'll find my ways to celebrate.
It can't always be the same,
it can't always be pain.
These days it rains so much
just smile at them and say:

that's life
that's life
that's life
You get born, you go on fighting..
Track Name: Wrong
WRONG
You took the money lit me up then burned the photograph
I made believe to put it out you'd want me more
You set me up then got away, I'm barely over that
It's wrong
Now honestly if you grow up you may not notice that
a man will always be in fear for wanting blood.
You may not want me 'cause some bank refused my overdraft
It's wrong...
I keep the tears from your cold heart you use as a punishment
I don't have much I want a castle or a throne
but nowadays they'll make a fool of you for just wanting that,
It's wrong...
To have a dangerous woman's heart is a drug that'll drive you mad,
Or the same to swallow down a burning coal
I guess you want that I'm a fool for you, I know it's bad
It's wrong...
Track Name: Sometimes
SOMETIMES
I keep my dreams alive in these boyish hands
I’m gonna do what I do, do what I can to appease the gods in their mighty place
I’ll take one on the chin but I’m never gonna break
I’d go all around the world today ‘cause I’m just looking for a way to endure myself
I’m gonna open the doors, find all the bliss, or behold the power in a true love kiss
‘cause Sometimes it’s hard to be loved
sometimes you gotta to let it out

I’d go all around the world today ‘cause I’m looking for a way to enjoy myself,
to fuel my fires but stay my hands, then no-one’s gonna take me for another man
I’d go all around the world today, I see face that are lonely, I don’t want to be like them
but I’m not enemy of God I keep my enemies inside so
sooner of later I’ll know what it means to be alive
Sometimes it’s hard to be love
sometimes you’ve got to let it out
Track Name: Only time will tell
ONLY TIME WILL TELL
So I was thinking on a kingdom where the romance worked,
where she lifted up her veil before she hitched up her skirt
We had time, we had soul, we were lithe and we were whole
And I was thinking on a time before the bubble burst
sooner or later you fight the devil's work, but I don't care.

Now you're a winner or a victim or a doctor or nurse
A villian or a hero or a slave to the purse,
You're swimming in champagne or you're dying of thirst
Weren't we all in this together for better or worse?

Only time will tell just where we'll end up going around the bend
Or be saved for something better

So I was thinking of a time before the bubble burst
Sooner or later you know that babies come first
I don't care at all

Now you're a killer or a soldier or a sailor or maid,
A banker or a bin-man or a tailor or slave
A taxman or a gypsy or you're dead in a hearse
We're all in this together for better or worse

Only time will tell...
Track Name: Some people don't get along
SOME PEOPLE DON¨T GET ALONG
I don't understand why some people don't care for a mouse or a man
Yes, life feels good but be careful while baby's got her eyes on the loot.
Don't get scared if some people don't care for what you want them to hear
I'm just a guy I may be mis-understood but you give me no good reason to be bad or be good.

It all boils down to the fact that we don't get long here
It all boils down to the fact that some people just don't get along

Keep on asking and I'll keep on trying...
Take a break man life feels good, there's no reason to hold back all you do.
Keep your eye on the prize because the more you dig the more reasons there are to hide,
I'm just a boy who may be mis-understood but you give me no good reason to be bad or be good...
Keep a smile on your face.
Track Name: Stabilize to explore
STABILIZE TO EXPLORE
The more you dream about the road down to the sea
the more the stuff of life fills the distance up between you and me
It's only lonliness that hides beneath your pillow
that I will stabilize to explore

The more the river flows, the more your garden grows
the higher the prices go that's proof they say your love grows older.
We'll raise the curtain on the act that's yet to come
and I will stabilize to explore how I adore you

But who knows where the road gonna go? Only time

Before the setting sun,
Before the winter comes,
if time knocks every wall then love they say comes to us all.
It's only lonliness that hides beneath your pillow,
if I must be crucified to be sure, I'll adore you.

But who knows where the road's gonna go? Only time
Track Name: So it happened
SO IT HAPPENED
So it happened, there was this vulture who was picking at the pieces of my flesh
I took the long view and cast my light round
not to burden him with kindness of the friends he'd never met,
and I was happy but I was childish, trading on a vision that was lost
I read the signs wrong and then his eyes shone
He had me licking at my wounds and counting up the cost

So it happened, there was this big man, he had the words and the beard and the smile.
He broke the bread wrong, he turned my light down
He expected all the glory for keeping me alive
I got his long neck and I turned it into something I could love
But how his eyes shone and how his lies stung
so I got down on my knees and prayed to God above
..."send this one back and we'll send someone else for you"
Liar!
I fought the monster and I sent him back to hell
Track Name: Who are you afraid of?
WHO ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
There's more to this than meets the eye
I've you plant the seeds to criticize
I bet you, you want to see me fall and be wrong
but I bet you there's still a million ways we could still get along...

I should have left should have been right
I should have made time to have been there I would have been a better lover
Should have tried for some give and take shouldn't have lied should would have been mine I would have been a better brother
Should have cried should have called back
Should have fought back should have calmed down
I should have found a little time
should have this should have that should have been born black
Should have never left London motherfucker

Who do you think you are? Who am I and you to me, so who are you afraid of?
Who d you think you are? Who decided you could preach? Who are you afraid of?

So is this the whole deal? Are these all the things you want me to bring to the table?
You've come to see me morally wrong, but you're the monkey on my back,
I've got to stay strong...

I should have called I would have come back
I should have fought back should have found gold I would have been a little tougher
I should have bought a gun then I wouldn't feel obliged to hear your lies all the time
I should have tried to be more kind should have called foul should have lived right I should have tried a little crime
Should have this should have that should have been born black
Should have never left London motherfucker

There's no mystery left...you stole the mystery left...
Should have been this, should have been that...don't ever spend a penny for the monkey on you back
Who do you think you are?
Track Name: A million ways
A MILLION WAYS
There's a million ways to leave your lover but none suit you
There's a million ways to burst her bubble so the air can rush through
There's a million ways to keep her happy 'cause without you I'd have no excuse
There's a million ways to shake a tree down but no tree can shake it's own roots
There are binds in love, there are vines in love, crossed lines from where you'll run it's no use

There's a million ways to leave your lover but none suit you
There's a million ways to burst her bubble so the air can rush through
There's a million chances for a smile, a million ways to roses from lines
when the whole world kneels down before you
There's a million ways to leave your lover but none suit you
Track Name: The only thing about love
THE ONLY THING ABOUT LOVE
Well we had dreams and there were promises that we made in the light when there was beauty to behold
but our lives were lead astray, our conscious did the same, some people bring you closer, others play at games
I know all the all the lines
I’ve seen all the signs,
you may rush for the gold but in love they say fortunes favours the bold.

The only thing about love is that you won’t get what you want if you don’t give better.

We had dreams but there holes in the paths along the way
then in time we just played games
We’ll be painted on a wall, anointed just the same
well some people bring you closer, others never change

The only thing about love…you won’t get what’s yours if you don’t give better