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Circle Of Willis (20th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

by Circle Of Willis

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    PLUS: 20-page digital lyrics & liner notes, and "Live @ The Odeon (1999-2001)" concert video MP4.
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Misunderstood (free) 04:17
Verse: You’d never let me be anything that you didn’t understand You dressed me up as a fool everyday just to show you can I never picked to be here now I never wanted to Now I cant even use my name to get solace through Chorus: I don’t care if you don’t like my ways I didn’t build this life for you And all these things I hide inside I hide because of you Verse: You think that you know the best for me Well I’d hate to strain your mind We are all made in different ways Ways you cant define So why don’t you take a different path a different look on life? You are not the only one who can’t sleep tonight Chorus: I don’t care if you don’t like my ways I didn’t build this life for you And all these things I hide inside I hide because of you
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Without You (free) 03:54 video
Is there something I missed? Is there something I failed to say? I’m not one to pretend Well maybe nothing last anyway I’ll try to ignore self-defense I’m just trying to act on what’s true And I am losing my breath From chasing after you If you want me here I am In a state between a lover and a friend And I know this has proven true I am not content without you Still this keeps pushing on And I’m afraid I’m falling away It’s eating me from the inside For me not to show and only say You are the one I adore And each day I only crave more This conclusion that I’ve come to I can’t listen, because I don’t want to be without you When time is of essence And both fate and love have their say Who will turn around? And who will stay
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Maybe Someday (free) 04:53
We’ve always known these days would come To divide the weak from the strong Remembrance, just like fingerprints, our memories will always live on Don’t forget while you are gone All we are and all we’ve seen Are the spaces in-between this photograph dream Chorus: Maybe someday we’ll leave this town Drive until the stars in the sky burn out Let the winds guide us through the city streets Maybe someday, just you and me Six of the senses hit at once To die is to feel alive And Dali knows the beauty I saw that night Do what you feel is right All we are and all we know Can point us to our past, but only fate will show If we believe in someday Time will set us free Lost with nowhere to be In this photograph dream
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Plasticity (free) 03:05
Verse: I don’t know where to begin this end has left me speechless Because if everything I said can’t make you believe, then you’ll never listen Chorus: Give me one good reason And say that you’re sorry Verse: I took you in and gave you all that you needed But I was just your crutch, second best to your “love” I will never let that happen again
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What's Next (free) 08:15
Am I falling from what’s right? Am I living by the verse? Do you think I’m thinking much too hard? I am straying from the worst You can’t save me Your bedtime stories have lost their love You can’t change me You can’t change me Don’t you tell me what I think I can’t hear myself anymore I’m not going to let you pave my way I’m tired of listening I’m tired of listening Advice is advice And you’re not bound to the way I live my life All good things meet their end So let loose and let me live Break free. Live your life Break free. See the light Break free. Feel the light Break free. Live your life
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December (free) 04:19
I hoped to find you A changed soul anew at heart And I only wish you Would oblige me for I can’t take part You only see yourself In your world of unhappiness You scream that we are wrong And we’re left in your misery Are you satisfied with the mess you’ve made? And why do you insist on making it worse on You and me Open up your eyes Can’t you see? It’s sucking the life out of you Forgiveness is limited for the unworthy You only see yourself In your world of unhappiness You scream that we are wrong And I’m left in your misery But only we seem to care So . . . I’ll see you next December
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Before You Hold On (free) 05:49
I can’t be like this I feel like such a shit Let’s do what we can do while we still have the time Why am I doing this? We do this Ever-going match of the pigs I’m proud to win Check out my badges Don’t you wish you could be as cool as me? I wonder if I’ll be here forever It’s my fault and I know it’s true No one can satisfy me No one can live up to my standards Not even me Let’s go away to a secret place And I will lie for you Forget yourself and all these things Let it all come down I’ll try to leave before you start to hold on Sure I think twice sometimes Sure I care when it is mine I just don’t care this time, no! But I can’t let that happen to me Not this time Not to me I don’t want to be here forever Loneliness is devouring me No one can satisfy me No one can live up to my standards Not even me
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Perfect (free) 04:21
Verse: I’ve been tempted by your beauty time and again But I don’t know just where you’ve been And every time I need you he leaves me in doubt I’m always the last one who finds out You’ve got to be perfect I need you tonight I don’t know if I can’t take this flight Alone with my sentiments of this dying pain I just don’t know anymore . . . Chorus: I’m drawing circles around my head I feel so low I would rather be dead I need your love to hold inside me Why do you have to do this to me? Verse: You’re so beautiful when you’re faithful to me And you’re too innocent and naïve to see That what he wants is someone he can use One to toy with left, accost and accused Chorus: And I’m struggling to keep love alive I’m up the plank ready to take the dive So be the one who we both truly need someone who won’t leave Bridge: Come close Lay you body next to mine I need you You need me, why can’t we live the life we want to live? Why can’t we just be perfect? You’re so pretty when you’re faithful to me
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Naked (free) 04:24
Verse: I feel fates not on my side I know nothings right Come on let me climb inside you Far away from strangers Please they don’t understand I can’t meet their demands Take my pride and take me from her Far away from strangers Chorus: I’m searching for some answers And the place where we lost our world can’t be seen And I don’t need no other lover So help me give it back to me Verse: Orange, orange as the moon that shone Orange as the clock that glows As faded as the love we had and let go Far away from strangers Chorus: I’m searching for some answers And the place where we lost our world can’t be seen And I don’t need no other lover So help me give it back to me Yeah Yeah.
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Daydreamer (free) 05:49
Verse: You always knew it’d never be this way And all along You planned to hold on ‘till the daylight came You always touch me a little more When I try to get close You never pushed me away Just let go But you’re just floating endlessly Broken into place Somewhere deep inside of me I’ll change all my mistakes In this God-forsaken place In this daydream Chorus: Waiting for the days Waiting for a change of pace (Of missing you) Wishing you away Wishing you’d beg me to stay (Running away from you) Fire in the sky Moonlight in your eyes tonight (Do you fake it? Is it true?) I see you’re feeling fine Won’t you tell me I’ll be all right? Because I’ll be all right, right? Verse: I’m regretting a past I can’t relive Lies I’ve loved, but I can’t forgive And I awake late at night I never sleep I don’t know why Just leave me alone There’s nothing more in here Won’t someone take me home? Because I’m lost somewhere in this daydream Chorus Bridge: Don’t you deny you were here I know I’ll find myself in here You are the worst kind of people This is the worst kind of love You are the worst kind of people Daydreamer awake
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223 (Demo) (free) 04:02
Time has led me through the oceans And showed me the depths of now It's only an imbalance in time before the rain changes it's sound I can't believe the things that have done Broken thoughts of things that are to come These are the letters i've kept In cupboards hidden in the walls These feelings i've push aside Longing for the days when i feel alive But i've giving up my hope For things that i cannot control You're only one moment, but please don't leave me alone I wish that you were still here with me So we could stop regressing on feelings Cause you are all that i need And nothing can stop these emotions But i don't know what love is And you don't need someone to bring you down So i'll be on my way now But i'll be thinking of you til i drowned myself in my washed dreams
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Numb (Demo) (free) 06:01
Our story begins today and we lay our setting where you are Cause today's your lucky day pig. that's right, this one's for you Stand up and prepare to hear the sad truth My breakdown is from what is true inside of you It's the inability of honest, hypocrisy, stupidity, you show You are the cause of this animosity I'm sorry people like you, come and go Truth has become too clear, realities what i fear This spells been cast over me, it's forced me numb I'm too far from the light, i can't find my way home Well here i am once again, left on my own There is a place outside the shadows, makes it all disappear But maybe i don't deserve that, don't deserve them and i'll stay here Truth has become too clear, realities what i fear This spells been cast over me, it's forced me numb We all get like this, it's okay to be like this I thought we all got like this, i'm not suppose to be like this God help me, i don't want to be like this Truth has become too clear, realities what i fear This spells been cast over me, it's forced me to be numb
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None (Demo) (free) 03:05
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Originally completed in April 2002 and Recorded to two-inch-tape throughout 2001, this album has never before been widely available and captures this young band at its best. Download it for free--with three bonus tracks.

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released February 25, 2022

ORIGINAL 2002 ALBUM CREDITS

Cody Kelly - lead guitar
Zack Kelly - drums, percussion, bass
Brian Ullman - rhythm guitar, vocals
Mike Socrates - bass, backing vocals

Additional Musicians
Dave Brooks - additional vocals on tracks 2,3 & 7
Stephen Hawkins - cello on track 10
Bud Kelly - lead guitar on tracks 1,7,8 & 9
David Ullman - additional vocals on track 5

Produced by Dave Brooks and Circle of Willis

Recorded and mixed by Dave Brooks @ Grooveyard Studios in Akron, Ohio

All songs written by Brian Ullman, except 'Plasticity' written by Zack Kelly & Brian Ullman, 'Naked' - written by Nate Pelfrey & Brian Ullman, 'Daydreamer' - written by Chris Metcalf & Brian Ullman

All lyrics written by Brian Ullman, 'Daydreamer' written by Chris Metcalf

Photography: Matt Jackson

Art Direction: Brian Ullman
Design: Christina Holmes, CHolmes Designs

This album is for Bud Kelly, for without him this would not have by been possible. Thank you.

20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION CREDITS

Additional Musicians:
Bud Kelly - lead guitar on tracks 12
Nate Pelfrey - guitar on track 11
Seth Rock - bass on tracks 11, 12

Alternate Versions of 'Perfect' and 'Without You' recorded at Metro Sync Studios in Cleveland, Ohio
Alternate Version of 'Before You Hold On' recorded at Spider Studios in Olmsted Falls, Ohio
'Numb' and 'None' demos recorded at the Kelly Cabin
'223,' 'Maybe Someday,' 'Perfect,' and 'Your Life,' recorded at home by Brian Ullman
2002 Odeon audience concert recording by Bud Kelly

All songs written by Brian Ullman, except 'None' written by Zack Kelly

Additional Photography: Robin Pasterchek, David Ullman, and Circle Of Willis

"High School Rock Scene" profile written by Mike Altier & Katie Wise. Excerpted from The Visor issue 15, (April 10, 2001) pages 6-7. Archbishop Hoban High School. Akron, Ohio.

Digital package art direction and design by David Ullman

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