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At its heart, “/\” is about accepting the loss of a friend, overcoming self-doubt and pushing towards self-actualization.

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released July 20, 2015

All songs Written and Performed by PEAKS
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Topon Das, Apartment 2 Recording, Ottawa ON.

* Lyrics for Blacktop written by Erin Keogh

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PEAKS are a garage-rock trio based in Ottawa, with roots in the personals section of Kijiji.

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Track Name: NEMO
i can’t explain the feelings
more than i can justify them
and when you come back screaming
please excuse it I don’t buy it
it’s just a shame that when the game is up
you tried to hide it
so i’ll just fold my arms, and call out for
some peace and quiet

i’m no one
we’re nothing
but my mind keeps on running
i’m no one
we’re nothing
but my mind keeps on running
i’m no one
we’re nothing
but we’ll all die for somethin’
i’m no one
we’re nothing
but we’ll all die for somethin’

come on (repeat) let it be
come on (repeat) no, it can’t be
come on (repeat) it smells like failure
come on (repeat) you know i can’t fake it

i’m lying in bed
wishin’ that I didn’t have to get up
when i’m on my way
i fight the urge to give it up and run
at the end of the night
the things i wanted seemed so far removed
do i have to change?
or ask myself what do i have to prove?
Track Name: BLACKTOP
at night the lights
with stars shining round
you’re by my side
as the pedal comes down

bang, bang, and the road gets closer still
and you are going to ride with me
bang, bang, and the road gets closer still
we’re gonna kill this night

it’s the kick
behind your teeth
as the speed; washes over me
i feel so goddamn angry

bang, bang, and the road gets closer still
and you are going to ride with me
bang, bang, and the road gets closer still
we’re gonna kill this night

on the blacktop baby
i’m on the blacktop baby

i’m on the blacktop
i’m on the blacktop
i’m on the blacktop
i’m on the blacktop
i’m on the blacktop

the blacktop
the blacktop
the blacktop
the blacktop
blacktop baby
Track Name: SICK SH*T
the plans are made
and i’m an architect
plotting out the project on this plot of land
my heart is swollen
and i feel so sure
that in a thousand years my memory will be secure

my body
my mind
on time
by design

by design
by design
by design

mistakes are made
as they’re wont to do
but the bass is laid
and it will hold true
and flaws are there and plain to see
bare witness to the natural dichotomy

of preservation in the face of death
i know that there’s an end but it won’t happen yet
and when it does i won’t be afraid
‘cos what’s the use in fearing how the whole world’s made?

my body
my mind
on time
by design

by design
by design
by design
Track Name: VEILS
i don’t feel good enough
i mean i never feel, confident
unless i’m going
off the cuff
but then it feels
just like an accident, just like an accident
so when you tell me, that i inspire you
i feel like a liar
i feel like a liar
i feel like a liar
but i know that i’m wrong, that it’s all in my head
that doesn’t negate that no one can relate
and when i ask for help there is no escape

this veil, is gonna leave me, suffocatin’ suffocatin‘
this veil, is gonna leave me, suffocatin’ suffocatin‘
i can’t take it off, i can’t take it off
i can’t take it off, i can’t take it off

i can’t take it

dose will dissuade me
like my higher brain should
though it serves just to calm me
complication is good
so i tremble before you
while you remove what i hate
i lie naked before you
your hunger to sate
so i throw off the bed sheets
while you take off your clothes
this isn’t the first time
baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, anything goes
and i know it can’t last, in the morning i’ve got to leave
complications be damned ‘cause baby baby baby babe
i need a reprieve

this veil, is gonna leave me, suffocatin’ suffocatin‘
this veil, is gonna leave me, suffocatin’ suffocatin‘
i can’t take it off, i can’t take it off
i can’t take it off, i can’t take it off

i can’t take it
Track Name: ES NUEVOS
there’s no obligation
to live is to trust
so i do what i’m told
because i’m told that i must
when you work in the pattern
all you see is the thread
and you hope that the tailor
takes your interests to bed

there must be something new
there must be something better too
there must be something new
there must be something better too

es nuevos; es nuevos; es nuevos
es nuevos; es nuevos; es nuevos
es nuevos; es nuevos; es nuevos
es nuevos; es nuevos; es nuevos

and so i tear up my notes
and forget what i know
i cut it back through the causeway
to the bitter unknown
and if i’m not gonna make it
then at least i’ll have tried
we’re under no obligation
but we’ve all gotta die

there must be something new
there must be something better too
there must be something new
there must be something better too

es nuevos; es nuevos; es nuevos
es nuevos; es nuevos; es nuevos
es nuevos; es nuevos; es nuevos
es nuevos; es nuevos; es nuevos