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by CHUCK CRISS

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echtliz5 its Chuck Criss. Is there any other reason necessary? Favorite track: I WANT THE REAL THING.
Gwen Kelly
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Gwen Kelly Dear Chuck,
Props for getting out three full length albums in the time it took Darren to make ONE EP. (because no, glee doesn't count. and yes, freelance whales does.)
In all seriousness though, you're amazing. This album is amazing so far. I haven't stop listening to I Want The Real Thing since I got the download last month. (I think it was last month. Was it last month? I don't know.)
Anyhow, congrats. I'm sure Darren is as proud of you as I am. :)
Much love, always. Favorite track: I WANT THE REAL THING.
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chrissie. uhh it's just pure awesomeness... i love the vibe oh his music just from the two tracks... yesss Favorite track: I WANT THE REAL THING.
Brenna Farrell
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Brenna Farrell This album is really fun and different, compared to a lot of albums out these days. Chuck's got some awesome new sounds and techniques that you don't hear very often. Will I See You Again? is, by far, one of my favorites. Favorite track: WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN?.
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is the new solo album from Freelance Whales' Chuck Criss

"I Want the Real Thing" music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tvrI16iPZs

"Will I See You Again" music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY4PTCz5eQc

Hope you enjoy! Thanks for all the support!

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released July 23, 2013

all songs writen/recorded/performed/produced by Chuck Criss

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Track Name: I WANT THE REAL THING
The way I see it
There's not much time
Love is fleeting when it's undefined
Tell me straight what I want to hear
Tell me there's nothing to fear
I can be louder than the demons you shake
I can burn brighter than the day to day
Only so much of this that I can take
Tell me if leaving would make you stay

Oh oh oh oh I want the real thing
Oh oh oh oh I want the real thing
Give me the real thing

Someday I'll crack the code you made
The day you saw through me
Until that moment I'll live inside
A frame you hung to see
What I believe to be

Oh oh oh oh I want the real thing
Oh oh oh oh I want the real thing
Give me the real thing
Oh oh oh oh I want the real thing
Oh oh oh oh I want the real thing
Give me the real thing
(I could turn around)
Track Name: WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN?
Will I see you? Will I see you again?
It's our summer, it's our summer again
Will I see you? Will I see you again

Please don't tell me fight this feeling
Please tell me I'll fight for you
Please don't tell me fight this feeling
Please tell me I'll fight for you
Track Name: GO OUT AND REACH IT
drive up the coast
with the roses thrown
echo the moonlight
as your leaving home
the lanes are changing
they are overgrown
theres a beauty when it's all unknown

i want to go out and reach it

always potential when there's nothing flown
eyes on the road but my mind will roam
i'll never payback all the things I owe
but I can show

i want to go out and reach it
Track Name: RIBBONS
Be a modern musician
And not make a living
It's an act of contrition
Making visions with ribbons
Lucky to be here
Wish I could stay here
Lucky to be here
Wish I could stay here
Track Name: BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
Been a long time coming
But it still feels strange
Untangling the roses
Wringing out the braids

Been a long time coming
But it still feels right
The dust is all settled
Let's say this tonight

Carry all the oceans
When the stars all turn black
The wind pushes forward
Instead of holding you back

With heartbreaking dances
To claim what is yours
I'll take my chances
In fighting this war

Hell below, stars above us
Heaven knows I"ve been honest
Hell below, stars above us
Heaven knows I"ve been honest

When opposite forces
Attract and change course
Testing the waters
And swimming round remorse
But now I feel lifted
Was I the weight on your back?
Am I just drifting cuz we know we've been had?

Hell below, stars above us
Heaven knows I"ve been honest
Hell below, stars above us
Heaven knows I"ve been honest
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Track Name: RISE AND SHINE
Rise and shine
Get out of bed
Time to play
And stay out late

Color all the corners
Tearing down the borders
Ignoring all the warnings
Living out of focus

We could go
Out of style
You and me
For a while

I could be your busted
Radio eraser
Two apartment darlings
Appear into the ether
Track Name: WOODEN LEAVES
I bite off more than I can chew
And the bark tastes like fruit
Wooden leaves :=:
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I believe I believe
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There's nothing left to talk about
Let's age in sync
There's nothing left to talk about
Let's age in sync
I believe I believe I believe
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Track Name: FOOTPRINTS
Follow the footprints in the snow
A trail that's left behind, bestowed
I hope I can transpose
Eardrums from ground
Frostbite to find a home
You disavowed
Compress my eyes until
They block the light
That stab between the trees
My flint ignites
nights
Turn into sutures made of smoke
That bind the houses made of oak
The oxygen sustains
The wind's shadows
Breathe through the windowpane
The fire soaked
The vessels all filled up
Covered in snow
And as the heat escapes
I hear echos
home
Follow the footprints in the snow