The Truth

by Cory Woodward

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“The Truth is a collection of songs that are a detailed expression of my world during a time of major transition. They are songs written from personal experience, they're cries for help, a longing for change of oneself and the world, all spawned from years of battling depression and addiction on numerous fronts”

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The robo-thump drums and neon-buzzed synths are good. That Cory Woodward has a voice that makes Nick Cave sound like a helium-inflated chipmunk is icing on a delicious cake.

-The Straight


Imagine Bruce Springsteen backed by the world’s most joyous gospel singers and a band that firmly believes that there’s no such thing as too much ’80s synth in a heartland pop song.

-The Straight

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released August 7, 2012

Produced By: Matthew Rogers

Mixed By: Shawn Cole

Mastered By: Lurssen Mastering

Photo By: Mark Cohene

Graphic Design: Noel Planet

Drums: Ryan Stewart

Bass: Ryland Haggis


Featuring Vocals By:

Nat Jay

Emily Spiller

Adaline

Carly Rae Jepsen

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Cory Woodward Vancouver, British Columbia

Just for a moment, Let yourself be here. Let yourself STOP becoming more, better, or different. You are not a walking mistake. You are not a problem to be solved.

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Track Name: All I Ever Do
All I Ever Do

Have you ever
Ever held a gun
That couldn’t kill no one
No all of them guns kill
Have you ever
Had to pray and hope
That your brother would come home
Not in a body bag, not in a body bag, not in his body

Have you ever
Witnessed hell on earth
Pools of blood in dirt
Have you ever felt such hurt
Have you ever
Had to kill a man
With your two peaceful hands
Hands that love your wife, hands that love your child, hands
that can build hope

All I ever do
Is hold my breath till I’m blue
I’m praying for a change
When love is all we need to heal us all



Have you ever
Had to fight a war
Not know what you’re fighting for
Have you laid your life on the line?
Have you ever
Cried when you watch the news
If it’s not happening to you
Do you even feel it at all, do you even feel it at all
Do we even feel anything anymore when we hear the words of
Men and women who are dying every day
In a foreign land, in an oil man’s war
Are we safe and warm in the Great White North we’re not
Do you need to see their blood, do you need to taste their blood
The blood of both sides for this to be real

All I ever do
Is hold my breath till I’m blue
Just praying for a change
When love is all we need to heal us
All I ever do
Is hold my breath till I’m blue
I’m praying for a change
When love is all we need to heal us all
Love will heal us all; love will heal us all,
Love will heal us, love will heal us
Track Name: Pick Me Up
Pick Me Up

A dark time has entered in our lives
Feels like we’re out of control
We're popping pills just to level ourselves
Man they’re just killing our souls
We’re living in a world of fear
With too much pain in our heads
Holding on to hurt that don’t exist
I can’t believe we are all this ill

All I can give to you (All I can give to the world)
Is my heart and my love
I will fall along the way
But I pray to God that you will pick me up

What a strange world we’ve made
Sometimes I can’t believe my eyes
We’ve built this planet and it runs on pain
We all must suffer just to be alive
I want to wash myself of this
I want to love everyone
And feel the world coursing through my veins
And the only judgment we give is love

Love, Love, Love’s
Track Name: The Truth
THE TRUTH


Baby let’s run
Let’s just disappear
From all this noise
We’ll go and find somewhere
To be alone
No one will interfere
When the world turns dark you must
Hold on to me, hold on to

In my eyes
You will find the truth
That you are
More than you think you’re worth
So hold my hand
We’ll escape this place
When the world turns dark you must
Hold on to me, hold on to our love

Don’t be afraid don’t run from me
We’ve got each other it’s all we need
To face this world
Bodies will die and souls grow old
I’ve loved you forever beyond this mold
I will never break your heart


He we are
Walking hand in hand
To the sea
Lovers in the sand
I fall apart
The tears I bleed
Are for you and me because
Love is special, you are special to me
Track Name: Too Many People
Too Many People
Too many people are in my way
Too many people aboard this train
Too many people and I don’t feel safe
Too many people never say hello
Too many people don’t smile no more
Too many people commuting back and forth from work

Stop the world so I can get off
Stop the world so I can get off
Stop the world so I can get off
Deceased and I will finally be myself

Too many people hate rainy days
Too many people love to complain
Too many people who can only talk about shit
Too many people live in constant pain
Too many people and we’re all insane
Too many people distracting themselves with drugs

Too many people I can’t see a face
Too many people they’re just lines and shapes
Too many people and I’ll never escape them all
Track Name: FallOut
FallOut

Got up this morning dragged myself outside
Felt the cold, cold rain with every little step I take
I’m just drifting from place to place
I got no destination I’m here to take up some space
Going nowhere lost in a crowd
I see your face it’s all around
And I’m just moments away from your place

I love seeing you with no one else around
We waste the afternoon letting our souls fall out
So I kiss, kiss you on your lips
I feel your arms holding me tight Heaven knows I should stay
This feeling won’t last, I’ll drift away
This one moment of love is all we’ll have
I’m on my way home thinking of you
Holding on to a past I wish I never knew

For all that I’ve been through
I fall in and out of love with you
Not wanting to hurt you
I fall in and out of love with you
Oh baby and not wanting to hurt you
I fall in and out of love
Track Name: Save Me
Save Me

I fucked up lost your trust
It drove away like a bus
I told you lies, I hid the truth
How am I with a woman like you?
When your hearts been torn
Still your love is shown
Can you save me?

I feel no worth, I’m like dirt
Everyone I love I seem to hurt
You’re on my side still I try
To tell you all the ways I’m right
This ego’s strong
Even when I’m dead wrong
Can you save me

I’m walking around with a head and a heart that’s full of pain
Spreading myself so thin and saying that I’ve changed my ways
I haven’t changed a thing
No I’m still the same
Look at my face
Can you save me?



You live your life like it’s the last
Day that will ever pass
And the passion that’s in your heart
Is more than anyone ever got
You put your neck on the line
You do it just save a life
Of anyone without a voice
It’s like you never had a choice
Oh yah you’re so good
I wish I was too
Can you save me?

I’m walking around asking myself what would you do now
There’s nothing to lose when you stop living life for yourself
Even though I put you through hell
You loved me like no one else
Ever will
Ever will
You’ve saved me
Track Name: Here I Am
Here I am
Here I am, here I am wide awake
On the dawn of a brand new day
Think I’ll die if I go to sleep, go to sleep
As you wake you see the pain on my face
It’s written there everyday
And a spine that turns to stone, it turns to stone
But you go, go out and do your thing
Don’t you worry about me
I’ll sit here and cry alone, I’ll cry alone

It’s not fair all I lose
I have always been good
I’m scared of what tomorrow brings
When all I feel is pain
Every hour of the day
Someone please take this all away

I sleep, I sleep away most of my days
And count the holes in my brain
I turn to you, and only you
Because babe, I just want to get out today
I’m tired of wasting away
I’ll walk until I can’t take it any more

With you, with you to help me see life through
There’s nothing that I won’t do
Just promise to love me and I won’t die anytime soon

It’s not fair all I lose
I have always been good
I’m scared of what tomorrow brings
When all I feel is pain
Every hour of the day
Someone please take this all away

It’s not fair all I lose
I have always been good
I’m scared of what tomorrow brings
When all I feel is pain
Every hour of everyday day
Someone please take this all away
Track Name: Define Yourself
Define Yourself

You say I’m wrong almost all of the time
I tell the truth you say I’m a liar
It don’t feel good to be me
It’s when we fight, fight, fight
Until you cry, cry, cry
We are not free

You hold on to who you are not
You just react cause it’s all you got
To keep it cool in your mind
You tell yourself these lies
Until your true self dies
We are not free

What are you waiting for?
Open up your mind
Try another door
I swear you’ll be fine
Better not hold onto
Who you think you are
Let’s define ourselves

A blackened heart and a silver tongue
Years of abuse and having no one
Can tear you down to nothing
So I’ll extend my love
If you accept my love
We will be freed

What are you waiting for?
Open up your mind
Try another door
I swear you’ll be fine
Better not hold onto
Who you think you are
Let’s define ourselves
And we’ll be ourselves
Track Name: Baby It's You
Baby It’s You

I want to be the one who will save the world
And make a safer place for all the boys and girls
Where dream all your dreams and watch them come true
And everyone you love is there for you
I want to figure out what will inspire a man
Is it the words in my mouth or the gun in my hand?
The songs that I write to make him think twice
Or just the way that I live my life

Baby it’s you
That I’m fighting for
Baby it’s you
That I would die for

There’s people making choices and deciding fates
W e got people making choices they would never make
We got people making choices and speaking for us
But when they speak up they don’t sound like us
We need to recall what John and Yoko said
When they spent all their time lying up in a bed
Just asking all of us to give peace a chance
And War is Over Imagine if you can


Baby it’s you
That I’m fighting for
Baby it’s you
That I would die for
I know it’s true
That we don’t know war
Baby it’s you
That I would die for
(Break)

Baby it’s you
That I’m fighting for
Baby it’s you
That I would die for
I know it’s true
That we don’t no war
Baby it’s you
That I would die for
Track Name: Take My Hand
Take My Hand


You try to take my hand
You try to make me smile
You say you do the best you can
I think you’re a liar
I try to understand
But you never let me in
You just walk around
Like you know everything
Do you know everything
Does come straight to you
Because you always let me know
What I don’t want to hear

I can’t do this no more
I want you to die
You’re not worth anything
You’re just another guy
You should turn around
And look in the mirror
Maybe finally be a man
And get out of here

Just say good bye
You’re not doing me no good
I want you to leave
Is that understood?
I want you to leave
Is that understood?