Discography | Thirteen

  1. Garden Of Eden
  2. Live It
  3. Early Warning Signs
  4. The Midnight Hours
  5. Whatever It Takes
  6. Saints And Sinners
  7. All I Need
  8. Troubled Times
  9. Never Say Never
  10. Stardust
  11. The Midnight Hours (Acoustic Version)
Japanese Version

Avalon
MICP-20006

Release Date: November 18, 2014

Total Running Time: 41:17
 



 
  1. Hard To Love (Live)
  2. If There Was A Time (Live)
  3. Sentimental BLVD. (Live)
  4. Stranger Than Love (Live)
  5. Mandy (Live)
  6. Had Enough (Live)
  7. No Justice (Live)
  8. Change Comes Around (Live)

Release Date: November 18, 2014

Total Running Time: 34:21
 



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Thirteen | Album Credits

  • Produced & Recorded: Harry Hess and Pete Lesperance at Vespa Studios and Hope Songs Music Co.
  • Cover Art & Booklet Design: Carl-Andre Beckston / Blekkmark Design Studio
 

Thirteen | Lyrics

Garden Of Eden
(Hess/Lesperance)

Over seas and oceans
Another world away
Bullets fly
With God on their side
Where black and white is grey
And we're searching for utopia

This ain't no
Garden of eden
Nowhere to hide or to go
Nobody said it would be easy
Just count it down
Let it blow

On the winding road to freedom
We're lost and miles away
So say your prayers
That someone still cares if you
Live to die another day
And we're searching for utopia

This ain't no
Garden of eden
Nowhere to hide or to go
Nobody said it would be easy
Just count it down
Let it blow

This ain't no
Garden of eden
Nowhere to hide or to go
Nobody said it would be easy
Just count it down
Let it blow

Solo

This ain't no
Garden of eden
Nowhere to hide or to go
Nobody said it would be easy
Just count it down
Let it blow

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Live It
(Hess/Lesperance)

I got no God, no faith
No worries
Everything's great
No plan, no way
Livin' like an outlaw renegade

No fear, or regret
When I go I know I
Wanna leave a worn out corpse
All stained with life's pleasures
And no pain

You know rules
Were meant for breaking
Life's a shot and you get one

So live it free - live it hard
Live it on fire in style
Leave it falling apart
Live it free - live it hard
Life's a shot and you get one so
Live it free and live it hard

On a knife's edge
I'll skate into
The 5 star pearly gates
Heaven can wait
I'm here
And I might never leave
Not done, not fading, not burnt
But going out in flames
One more, amen
Dial it up and leave it on 10

You know rules
Were meant for breaking
Life's a shot and you get one

So live it free - live it hard
Live it on fire in style
Leave it falling apart
Live it free - live it hard
Life's a shot and you get one so
Live it free and live it hard

Solo

So live it free - live it hard
Live it on fire in style
Leave it falling apart
Live it free - live it hard
Life's a shot and you get one so
Live it free and live it hard

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Early Warning Signs
(Hess/Lesperance)

Hold on tight
'Cos we've entered flight into
The mouth of hell
No surprise
The entire human race
Is here as well
In denial of everything
And every moment we're alive
Dignity clings to life support
But I just think it took a dive

Blood rains from the skies
Like thunder it's a surgical strike
To our hearts
Don't you close your eyes
You'll miss all the ...

Early warning signs
That read the world's going under
Blind leading the blind
Devastation like no other
It's an endless sea of power and greed
Surrounded by hypocrisy
Crossing chalk outlines
Missing early warning signs

Can't disguise
We're on the road we paved to ride it
Straight into hell
Culture dies
Starving to death
Down at the bottom of a wishing well
Revolution cries
To all of humankind eventually
Forced to betray
Can't empathize
Put down the loaded gun
Is not in our flawed DNA

Blood rains from the skies
Like thunder it's a surgical strike
To our hearts
Don't you close your eyes
You'll miss all the ...

Early warning signs
That read the world's going under
Blind leading the blind
Devastation like no other
It's an endless sea of power and greed
Surrounded by hypocrisy
Crossing chalk outlines
Missing early warning signs

Solo

Early warning signs
That read the world's going under
Blind leading the blind
Devastation like no other
It's an endless sea of power and greed
Surrounded by hypocrisy
Crossing chalk outlines
Missing early warning signs

It's an endless sea of power and greed
Surrounded by hypocrisy
Crossing chalk outlines
Missing early warning signs

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The Midnight Hours
(Hess/Lesperance)

Advice from the heart
Invades as the daylight falls
The small hours crawl
As I try to ignore it all

But the silence wakes a guilty mind
And you lie awake
As your conscience tries to run and hide

But in the midnight hours
Karma gets to you for the things you do
And it all comes down
Not to what you say but what you do

You can tell yourself that it's just a game
You can fool yourself to get through the day
But the midnight hours will get to you
Will get to you

Ghosts haunt the dark
Can't lay on the bed I've made
With circling sharks I walk the edge of a blade

But the silence wakes a guilty mind
And you lie awake
As your conscience tries to run and hide

But in the midnight hours
Karma gets to you for the things you do
And it all comes down
Not to what you say but what you do

You can tell yourself that it's just a game
You can fool yourself to get through the day
But the midnight hours will get to you
Will get to you

Solo

But in the midnight hours
Karma gets to you for the things you do
And it all comes down
Not to what you say but what you do

You can tell yourself that it's just a game
You can fool yourself to get through the day
But the midnight hours will get to you
Will get to you

But in the midnight hours
Karma gets to you for the things you do
And it all comes down
Not to what you say but what you do

You can tell yourself that it's just a game
You can fool yourself to get through the day
But the midnight hours will get to you

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Whatever It Takes
(Hess)

When you and i were young
You and I could both pretend
That nothing could go wrong
There were only new beginnings
And no end

But then time becomes the enemy
Love scatters like an autumn leaf
In the thinning air without a trace

Tell me what you want
Tell me what you need
So I can stop this heart racing out of me

Love can break your heart
So I'll keep the pieces safe
'Til I can stop his heartache
I'll do whatever it takes

When searching for someone
You've lost
You somehow tend to find yourself
We all carry a cross
But mine
No I can't seem to lift myself up

Now I've lost you like a summer breeze
In the winter of a desperate plea
Love is gone without a trace

Tell me what you want
Tell me what you need
So I can stop this heart racing out of me

Love can break your heart
So I'll keep the pieces safe
'Til I can stop his heartache
I'll do whatever it takes

Solo

Tell me what you want
Tell me what you need
So I can stop this heart racing out of me

Love can break your heart
So I'll keep the pieces safe
'Til I can stop his heartache
I'll do whatever it takes

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Saints And Sinners
(Hess/Lesperance)

It's a cold and heartless world
But behind the darkness
Shines a ray of hope
A line that twists and turns
Still you need to know
Which side you're standing on
To catch you when you fall

As we hang on the wire
We're puppets on a string
Some saints, some sinners
Dragged through the fire
Better decide who you are
In a world of saints and sinners

Now you're tied and can't break free
You've been taking on water
Surprise you're in too deep
Angels hide, won't seek
But the demons find you
As they never sleep
To catch you when you fall

As we hang on the wire
We're puppets on a string
Some saints, some sinners
Dragged through the fire
Better decide who you are
In a world of saints and sinners

Solo

As we hang on the wire
We're puppets on a string
Some saints, some sinners
Dragged through the fire
Better decide who you are
In a world of saints and sinners

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All I Need
(Hess/Lesperance)

All I need to be sane
Is ice running through my veins
Life is just a game
Win or lose it all ends up the same

Now I found meaning
And I found hope
You're the reason everything works

You're all I need
You life me up when I was under
You're all I need
To get me through the night
When all I feel
Is the weight of the world on my shoulders
You're all I need
To make it through the hard times

The walls are there to hide
The scars and hurt on the other side
When my defenses start to fall
You're the only one that I would call

Now I found meaning
And I found hope
You're the reason everything works

You're all I need
You life me up when I was under
You're all I need
To get me through the night
When all I feel
Is the weight of the world on my shoulders
You're all I need
To make it through the hard times

Solo

Now I found meaning
And I found hope
You're the reason everything works

You're all I need
You life me up when I was under
You're all I need
To get me through the night
When all I feel
Is the weight of the world on my shoulders
You're all I need
To make it through the hard times

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Troubled Times
(Hess/Lesperance)

Is anybody out there
Who still gives a damn
Is there anybody out there
Or am I just talking to myself

You're running with angels and the devil
'Cos you're running out of time
Now your only crime is living and being born
In troubled times

We only want piece of mind
But baby we're living in troubled times
Not everyone will get out alive
Baby we're in troubled times

I kinda get the feeling
That we're lost without a plan
But it's kinda hard to notice
When your head's down six feet in the sand

They say that only darker times are coming
There'll be justice from the skies
Now your only crime is living and being born
In troubled times

We only want piece of mind
But baby we're living in troubled times
Not everyone will get out alive
Baby we're in troubled times

We only want piece of mind
But baby we're living in troubled times
Not everyone will get out alive
Baby we're in troubled times

No there's no piece of mind
We're living in troubled times
Oh no, not everyone will get out alive

Solo

We only want piece of mind
But baby we're living in troubled times
Not everyone will get out alive
Baby we're in troubled times

We only want piece of mind
But baby we're living in troubled times
Not everyone will get out alive
Baby we're in troubled times

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Never Say Never
(Hess/Lesperance)

Life changing epiphanies
Break through in desperate times
Don't ever listen to what they say
If you did then you never would try

Life rolls like dice
Odds are you'll never beat it
Victory in sight
Then up comes your number
It's snake eyes

We all fall
Gotta stand tall
Never say never
Live your dreams
Now you're so close
Don't let go
Never say never
Never give up on your dreams

Misery loves company
And every other cliche applies
Knocked out fighting destiny
But you either do or you die

Life rolls like dice
Odds are you'll never beat it
Victory in sight
Then up comes your number
It's snake eyes

We all fall
Gotta stand tall
Never say never
Live your dreams
Now you're so close
Don't let go
Never say never
Never give up on your dreams

Solo

Then up comes your number
It's snake eyes

We all fall
Gotta stand tall
Never say never
Live your dreams
Now you're so close
Don't let go
Never say never
Never give up

Life rolls like dice
Odds are you'll never beat it
Victory in sight
Then up comes your number
It's snake eyes

We all fall
Gotta stand tall
Never say never
Live your dreams
Now you're so close
Don't let go
Never say never
Never give up on your dreams
Never give up on your dreams

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Stardust
(Hess/Lesperance)

We could spend our time
Filling up on life
And be empty

Following the wrong signs
Straight up to the front lines
'Til the shots run out

'Cos we all bought in
From kings and queens
To beggars and thieves
We're under fire

No more fantasy
Just reality
While I hold my breath and fight

You're never gonna come down to earth
You're never gonna realize
What you're ultimately worth
Just a grain of sand
On a blue dot in the universe

In a rare loss for words
You know to be alive
Is a blessing and a curse
We're all the same
We're stardust in the universe

Still every night
The moonlight turns into a sunrise
For a new day

But as the minutes unwind
How are you spending your time
'Til the shots run out

'Cos we all bought in
From kings and queens
To beggars and thieves
We're under fire

No more fantasy
Just reality
While I hold my breath and fight (for life)

You're never gonna come down to earth
You're never gonna realize
What you're ultimately worth
Just a grain of sand
On a blue dot in the universe

In a rare loss for words
You know to be alive
Is a blessing and a curse
We're all the same
We're stardust in the universe

Everything is connected
For better and for worse
We're prisoners of our genetics
Evolution in reverse

So count all your blessings
And one inescapable curse
That we're born just to die
And fly away
Like stardust in the universe

Solo

You're never gonna come down to earth
You're never gonna realize
What you're ultimately worth
Just a grain of sand
On a blue dot in the universe

In a rare loss for words
You know to be alive
Is a blessing and a curse
We're all the same
We're stardust in the universe

You're never gonna come down to earth
You're never gonna realize
What you're ultimately worth
Just a grain of sand
On a blue dot in the universe

In a rare loss for words
You know to be alive
Is a blessing and a curse
We're all the same
We're stardust in the universe

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The Midnight Hours  (Acoustic Version)
(Hess/Lesperance)

Advice from the heart
Invades as the daylight falls
The small hours crawl
As I try to ignore it all

But the silence wakes a guilty mind
And you lie awake
As your conscience tries to run and hide

But in the midnight hours
Karma gets to you for the things you do
And it all comes down
Not to what you say but what you do

You can tell yourself that it's just a game
You can fool yourself to get through the day
But the midnight hours will get to you
Will get to you

Ghosts haunt the dark
Can't lay on the bed I've made
With circling sharks I walk the edge of a blade

But the silence wakes a guilty mind
And you lie awake
As your conscience tries to run and hide

But in the midnight hours
Karma gets to you for the things you do
And it all comes down
Not to what you say but what you do

You can tell yourself that it's just a game
You can fool yourself to get through the day
But the midnight hours will get to you
Will get to you

Solo

But in the midnight hours
Karma gets to you for the things you do
And it all comes down
Not to what you say but what you do

You can tell yourself that it's just a game
You can fool yourself to get through the day
But the midnight hours will get to you
Will get to you

But in the midnight hours
Karma gets to you for the things you do
And it all comes down
Not to what you say but what you do

You can tell yourself that it's just a game
You can fool yourself to get through the day
But the midnight hours will get to you

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Hard To Love  (Live)
(Ward / Hess / Lesperance)

You come on like a sweet child here drive me wild when I want you
You giving me a rough time then you change your mind then you want me
You come so close, but you never stay
You take my heart, and then you walk away

You're hard to love, but it's hard to let you go
I need you now, but I'm afraid of letting you know
It's hard to love, and never understand
How it slips right through your hands

I wanna say you're mine but acting like you don't know me
All I need is one night just to make it right when you're lonely
I got to know if we can make it last

Can't pretend I don't want you to know
Every touch leaves your mark on me
Little things seem to haunt me now
I can't believe you've become a part of me

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If There Was A Time  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

I try to talk to the clouds
But they spill out the rain
Now I'm truly convinced
They've got nothing to say

Will I ever learn
Is there something wrong with my brain
Now the weeds are on fire
And they’re burning away

Last time I checked I'm at 34 sins
Another won't matter 'cause I'm never gonna win
Hoping now I'm on a road that I can change
Cause I'll change
If there was a time when I needed to pray
That the cold wind blows away
If there was a time when I needed a place
To wipe the guilt free from my face
If there was a time for mercy in my life
It's right now

If I were down on my knees
Would it all be in vain
But for now I'll believe
Until there's some better way
And my pages turn
Til I've got nothing to say
Now the days with no dawn
Are coming of age

Last time I checked I'm at 35 sins
Another won't matter 'cause I'm never gonna win
Holding onto a ghost that I can't save

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Sentimental BLVD.  (Live)
(Hess)

I was fooled by your devil's disguise
I've been rained on enough
Now the sun won't rise
It seems I've been wasting my time
Carrying the weight of the world
And there's no end in sight

Now there's nothing for you
And nothing for me
I'm like a worn-out soldier
Running around incomplete
What used to keep it together
Comes apart at the seams
Now I know
You can never run away too far
Cause people get lost
On Sentimental Blvd.
It's better not to wait too long
Cause feelings get lost
On Sentimental Blvd.
We get older
And wonder where the time has gone

Put your dreams and your faith on the line
They're just reflections of us
In the mirror of life
Then it feels like it's passing you by
When fear is stronger than love
It can break all the ties

If I could read your mind I'd know
(Why you keep praying resolution will come)
If you lay your heart on a million lines
You'll be wondering where the time has gone
It goes on and on

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Stranger Than Love  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Any night that you're lonely
Can be the night
Your conscience
Gets a little too much
You're torn by your freedom
You're safe in chains
Is you life made of diamonds or dust

Would you surrender it all
I gotta know

Do you want my touch
Would it hurt too much
There's nothing stranger than love
Do you want (Do you want my touch)
Do you feel (Would it hurt too much)
There's nothing stranger than love
Do you want my love
In times of confusion
We never know
If the emotions we feel are enough
And then out of nowhere we remember
That there's nothing stranger than love

Would you surrender it all
I gotta know

Between the two of us
You know it's more than enough

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Mandy  (Live)
(Lesperance)

Instrumental

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Had Enough  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Love's a long and twisted road
And I know I've walked it before
It takes me nowhere
Almost every time
And leaves me wondering
When will I find
A true love in perfect harmony
When will I learn
That I've got to believe

On my own now
I've come to learn
The times of heartache
From bridges burned
Now there's still one thing
I want to know
Will I find peace of mind
If I'm alone
And on it goes
I'm going around and around
God only knows
If I'm ever coming down

When I've had enough
The world kicks me around
One more time I've had enough
When I've had enough
I'll let out all the feelings
I can't hide
I've had enough for awhile

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No Justice  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Freedom burns forever in the holy sun
It leads us into a battle that's never won

Whatever I take
Or whatever I give
Doesn't seem to matter anymore
When there's no

Justice in the world
No justice in the world
You feed the fire when you say it's all over
No justice in the world
When you realize that the devil's got your number

It's your decision
To walk the mile when the road is long
It's like religion wasting our lives on a
Worthless cause
Whatever I take
Or whatever I give
Doesn't seem to matter anymore
When there's no

When will freedom shine for us
No, it ain't over, no

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Change Comes Around  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

This is my rollercoaster
I ride it everyday
It's a mirror of my emotions
I want to wish it all away

News flash of the century
Story of the day
If you wanna see mountains crumble
You can watch it any day

When I come down
It's hard to get it straight
I gotta find me a better way

Whenever the light is gone
You're not the only one
Breaking down
When all your faith is gone
Don't let it pull you under
Change comes around
Sail on to higher ground
Hiding from the thunder
I think we'd all agree
That facing fear don't help us
Escape reality

When I come down
It's hard to get it straight
I gotta live with what I say

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