When the World is Calling

by The Fig & The Flame

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released May 5, 2017

Vocals: Sonia Deleo, Natalie Inga Gauthier
(and Sarah Kemmers on Place to Fall)
Guitars: Natalie Inga Gauthier, Sonia Deleo
(and Sarah Kemmers on Place to Fall)
Fiddle: Scott Duncan
Saxophone: Nate Waters
Piano: Nathan Schmidt
Banjitar: Clayton Dell
Resonator Slide: Jason Bertsch
Bass: Brendan McGuigan
Drums: Jeff Towers
Percussion: Sonia Deleo, Paul Zacharias

Produced/mixed by Paul Zacharias @ Doghouse Studios (doghousestudios.virb.com)
Mastered by Brock McFarlane @ CPS Mastering

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Track Name: When the World is Calling
When I found out I had to go
I let the tears fall out upon my pillow
I dug a hole down, down in the dirt
I’ll dig these memories up when it don’t hurt so much

When the world is calling
Even though you want to stay
When the world is calling
There are dragons you must slay

So lace your boots up soldier and shine your smile
It’s goodbye to our faces but just for a little while
Your name will linger here like Grandfather’s legacy and
We’ll hang your photo up and then we’ll just keep busy

We’ll read your letters and we’ll, we’ll watch the news
But we can’t see inside your head and in your heart of blues
We’ll never see their faces, those coloured skies
Can’t see the pictures stored behind your weary soldier eyes

When the world is calling
When they send you away
When the world is calling
Taking all you know away…

…It’s goodbye
And they tell you do not cry
But when you come back home
The babies have all grown

I’ll tear these pages out - it’s my favourite book
Place them under my pillow, when I miss you I’ll have a look
I’ll dig these memories up but I can’t turn back time
Cannot relive the days when, the days when you were mine

When the world is calling
In the voices of Yahweh
When the world is calling
Asking if you will be brave
Track Name: Boathaus
One day I opened my eyes
With the summer sunrise
And these four walls felt like home
And I’d grown wise

I was a tiny blue dot
Floating on a techno page
A modern map of Canada
A tiny dot without a place

Then you built a boat
And you sailed it out to find me
And now I finally
Have a home

When the waves get higher
And they swallow you whole
You can know…

I will boat
And I’ll sail it out to you
We can fall in love out on the ocean blue
Swim out to an island and lay there in the sun
Drinking in her beauty until the day is done

You heard the voice of the muse
Singing a song you can’t refuse
She beckoned you to move on
And now you’re gone

I’d never ask you to choose
Your absence brings me the blues
I hate to tell you goodbye
But when I look in the eye, I’lll say

I will build a boat
And I’ll sail it out to you
We can fall in love out on the ocean blue
Swim out to an island and lay there in the sun
Drinking in her beauty until the day is done
Track Name: How to Love You
I’m gonna find out how to love ya
I’m gonna try every damn thing I can do
I’m gonna find out how to love you
Until there ain’t no stone unturned ‘tween me and you

I’m gonna find out how to touch you
I’m gonna feel my way ‘round see what I find
I’m gonna find out how to touch you
You tell your body I ain’t got nothin’ but time

I’m gonna find out how to miss ya
I’ll probably let your love go a time or two
I’m gonna find out how to miss ya
But I’m always comin’ right back home to you

I’m gonna find out how to trust you
One by one imma share everything I know
Oh I’m gonna find out how to trust you
Until my heart says there ain’t no place else to go

I’m gonna find out how to love ya
I’m gonna try every damn thing I can o
I’m gonna find out how to love you
Until there ain’t no stone unturned
Until there ain’t no stone unturned
Until there ain’t no stone unturned
‘Tween me and you.
Track Name: Hold Me Up
Over and over I reached for your hand
When I was nearing the edge, to keep me from falling
Should’ve been looking for a soft place to land
Cause try as I might, I can’t seem to keep me from falling

So hold me, hold me, hold me up

Won’t give up the fight cause I’ve gotta be right
But each time that I win I’m still losing
I struggle and fuss for the better of us
But at the end of the day, it’s just one thing

Hold me, hold me, hold me up

Hold me up
Hold me up
Hold me up
Hold me up

If we turn back the clock to see where we fell off
I wonder whose hands will’ve dropped it
[Start strum]
First yours and then mine, in a matter of time
But my bones hadn't grown to their size yet

So hold me, hold me, hold me up

See, I’m like a child, I’m stubborn and fierce
I’ve got one thing to say; that I love you

So hold me, hold me, hold me up
Track Name: Hundred Lips
A hundred lips are moving
Saying they wanna change the world
And among them
I can see my own

Bring your dollar to this darkness
Begging to fill these seats
So we can eat our meat
From our own homes

Are we trying to change the changed
But we can’t spare no change
For a man without a home

I’m a whore
A whore for purpose
I can’t get enough

I’m a whore
A whore for love
I can’t get enough

Cheap t-shirt sweat and pain
A bargain for our gain
While blood pours down like rain

We’re tryin’a get ahead
While bodies are fallin dead
And there’s no one in my bed, but

I’m a whore
A whore for purpose
I can’t get enough

I’m a whore
A whore for love
I can’t get enough

I don’t know what it would mean
For every human’s freedom dream
To come true

We are swimming in the green
While people are dying to be seen
There’s gotta be something we can do.

I’m a whore
A whore for purpose
I can’t get enough

I’m a whore
A whore for love
I can’t get enough (x2)

A hundred lips are moving
Sayin they wanna change the world
And among them
I can see my own
Track Name: Place to Fall
It’s in the way I hold my head up
It’s in the way I never back down
In the silences between us
That’s where I wish that I could lay my armour down

I never, I never, I never felt so small
I always, I always, I always stand so damn tall
I’ll make it, I’ll make it, I’ll make it if I give myself
A place to fall…

I always knew I was the strong one
I always knew I was the safest place to fall
But in the moment of my weakness
Independence never serves my soul at all

I never, I never, I never felt so small
I always, I always, I always stand so damn tall
I’ll make it, I’ll make it, I’ll make it if I give myself
A place to fall…

I believe I will arrive (Repeat)
I am loved (Repeat)

I never, I never felt so small
I always, I always stand so damn tall
I’ll make it, I’ll make it if I find
A safe place to fall.
Track Name: Little Lady
Hey Little Lady, you’ve changed me for the better now
I’ll walk beside you all my days
And when you go, I hope you know that you’re the best thing that ever came my way

Hey Little Lady, the world has room for everyone
Just let the path you walk be kind
And when you love and rise above the clouds of darkness, a peaceful sky is what you’ll find

There’s a place inside your heart
It knows just what is right
Listen to it carefully
Let it clear your sight

Hey Little Lady, don’t let their words change anything, follow what you know to be true
And when you fall, know that’s not all that really matters
Your best is all that you can do


There’s a light inside of you
And it deserves to shine
This might not make sense right now
But I know one day it will
When everything is coming down
Please hang on and be still

Hey Little Lady, you’ve changed me for the better now, I’ll walk beside you all my days
And when you go I hope you know that you’re the best thing that ever came my way
Track Name: Things I Don't Know
I know for sure you love me or at least I have a feeling
When I stand upside down it’s like the floor becomes the ceiling
I know for someone’s heart you might be better off just stealing
But there are things that I don’t know

I know I’m more productive when I shower in cold water
I take after my mom but I mostly take after my father
I know if one song ends that I’m about to hear another
But there are things that I don’t know

I don’t know how to bounce back from broken hearts
I don’t know how to finish what I start
I don’t why I let it get this far
And now I don’t know where you are

I know the weather’s always a good conversation starter
Dishonesty is hard but being yourself seems to be harder
I know that for a deal I wish I had the guts to barter
But there are things that I don't know

I know I make you laugh and I can do it without trying
When I ask “How are you?” that chances are you’re probably lying
I know that getting older isn't really worth denying
But there are things that I don’t know

I don’t know how to bounce back from broken hearts
I don’t know how to finish what I start
I don’t why I let it get this far
And now I don’t know where you are
Track Name: Old Man Amadeus
Old Man Amadeus
He said please come for tea
I’ll wear my best jacket
You bring a friend or three
Be patient with your life now
Got more time than anything
Enough wit to bypass consequence
Enough love for a small army

Ooo…
Oh, won’t you be free
What doesn’t kill us we forget
Don’t fear what hasn’t happened yet

Old Man Amadeus
Said take a walk with me
I’ll invite the chancellor
But we’ll let the joker lead
Put your penny in the creek now
Tell me everything you see
Pay no mind to consolation
If it’s winning that you need

Ooo Chorus

Things got dark and fireflies were all that I could see
Seemed I wasn’t going home again
He lit a match and said “Hey, there is nothing you can't be.
Why can’t you see.”

Ooo Chorus

Old Man Amadeus
He said please come for tea
I’ll wear my best jacket
You bring a friend or three
Be patient with your life now
You got more time than anything

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