Burning Down

by The Mystics

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Our debut album "Burning Down" is available now on all major streaming platforms.

Recorded at Unity Market Cafe & Studios and Mix 11 Studios in Barrie ON. Mixed and Mastered by Daryl Sarnat.

All rights reserved ©The Mystics 2019.

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released August 6, 2019

Joshua Lucas Doerksen, Thomas Roy, Sean Worster, Alex Ruth, Jeremy Hucking

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The Mystics Barrie, Ontario

The Mystics are a psychedelic rock band from Barrie ON. Their music combines hard hitting southern blues, upbeat funk riffs and trippy ambient sonic spaces. Their sound is a blend of The Doors, Pink Floyd, Tragically Hip, The Guess Who and Radiohead.

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Track Name: Backseat Lover
Ooo I need a love who can dance for me
A confident one, my little gypsy
Gimme a heart that’s overflowing
Baby you get me going

Get in, cause I’m moving fast
Oh and I meant it, step on the gas, my love

Ooo, I need a backseat lover
I gotta feel that body taking over me
I wanna shake and shudder baby
You know my engine’s revving

Jut Get in, cause I’m moving fast
Oh and I meant it, step on the gas, my love
My backseat lover

You’re my backseat lover x3
Oh ---

Hey, Ho x5
Backseat lover x3
Track Name: Karma Comet
She's heartless, and I won't be the same
She's putting me to shame, no I can't escape her fate.
I'm helpless, so scattered everywhere,
but she don't even care, I guess you can't out run her trail

Karma, come on
Karma’s coming
Karma, comet
Karma’s calling

Karma, come on
Karma’s cunning
Karma Karma
She got me again

She hit me, like a ton a bricks
But she don’t give a shit,
She tore a hole, it went right through me
I’m helpless, shattered all to bits
But she don’t give a damn
She’s coming back around again

She got me again
She’ll catch you in the end

She’s roaring, a flash in outer space
Crashing to the Earth
And all I do is fall for her
I’m burning, through the atmosphere
And now I’m drying tears
She left a crater in her wake

Karma, Karma, Karma Comet
Track Name: Gremlins
Gremlins, all in my head
They’re telling me what they want
Darkness bleeds in my brain
And I can’t escape these thoughts

You want this and I want that.
You don’t care, and I can’t help my
Fading love, my fading love. X2

Curses, they’re screaming, “Burn down the witch”
Cast me away I’m a heretic
But I’ve been deep down to the inner planes
I’ve slayed the dragon of ID

You want this and I want that.
You don’t care, and I can’t help my
Fading love, my fading love. X2

You want this and I want that.
You don’t care, and I can’t help my
Fading love, my fading love. X2

You want this and I want that.
You don’t care, and I can’t help my
Fading love, my fading love. X2
Track Name: Help Me Heaven
In the rain, I saw her face
Glowing like, the sun against the grey
She's the one, worthy of a king
A lover's wish, could she fall for peasant man like me
I'm so far below her

Now I'm crawling through the mud
Like a soldier
I do just as I am told
I’ve got my orders
Coughing up blood
But she’s so unimpressed
And I’m so insecure
Yeah I’m a fucking mess

If she’s the one, that I can’t have
Help me heaven, I need a hand
If she’s a gun, then shoot me dead
Help me heaven
A whole lotta love
But none of it for me
She chained up my heart
And threw away the key
But she don’t even know
Oh all that I can give
She put me through the wash
And now I’m spinning

I’m in my hideaway
Falling down, descending in a cave
Am I in hell, I cannot escape
I must be in hell
Falling down again
Track Name: Empyrean
In the fire,
Of nothing
spark up the chance,
of becoming free
your inner desire
Oh clarity
Reckless and wild
we laid it all on the line

Empyrean
Save us from what we’ve become
Oh it’s a mess down here in the grave
where the battle’s fought
I’m in hell Empyrean

Carry the torch
Willing to dream
Hold onto love
She’ll keep you safe
but we dug trenches
Held up our guns
Sought Martyrdom
Burnt by the sun

Empyrean
How many wars til we have won?
We’re killing our kids for the glory
Can you hear our call?
Save us all Empyrean

Heir to the throne
Dumb Kings and Queens
Playing with pawns
An endless game
You say we are the lost
But it’s you who’s far gone
You’re stuck abusing the sacred fire
Of Empyrean

Empyrean
So much death and it all went wrong
Shot in the head now we’re zombies
And our heart is lost
We need love Empyrean

Dying for Empyrean
It goes on and on and on and on and on…
Track Name: Ketamine
Oh slow down girl, go down girl

Ketamine
I've lost my way
Down in the pit
Drowning in a well

Ketamine
I'm losing faith
I'm on my knees
Praying for a way

Ketamine
You know what I mean?

Ketamine
I'm so drowsy
Am I asleep?
This must be a dream

Ketamine
My will is weak
Your ecstasy
Is all that I need

Ohhhh Nooo

Oh, go slow
Slow down girl
You know what I need
Oh no no no
Go down girl
You know what I mean

I’m the man, I'll do anything
When I’m the man, I’ll go anywhere

Ketamine
Just take the wheel
And drive away
I can't see a thing

Ketamine
My need for speed
On your haze highway,
I'm autobauning
Track Name: Bloodshot Eyes
Oh yeah you can’t deny
The rush of the intake
You with your bloodshot eyes
You think that you’re awake
You think that you’re awake

You say you like the ride
You think you know your fate
you with your bloodshot eyes
you’re missing everything

And it’s hard out there
when you need a friend
Yeah you’re out there
lost and alone

So build me wall
Just to show me you still care
Are you trippin on your own?
Feeling buried by the world?
And it’s hard out there
when you need a friend
and you’re out there lost and alone

You say you like to get high,
drunk and half baked
you with your bloodshot eyes
You think that your awake

So build me wall
Just to show me you still care
Are you trippin on your own?
Feeling buried by the world?
And it’s hard out there
and you need a friend
and you’re out there lost and…

Lost and alone x2

You say you like to get high,
drunk and half baked
you with your bloodshot eyes
You’re missing everything
Track Name: When You Lose To Love
Foiled again
You know I've spent too much time
Sabotaging
Fleeing from my greatness

I loved you like
You were my whole life
But you walked all over me
Now I'm running with nowhere to go

And it was a bitter fight
Losing you and everything
When you lose to love

When I was bent
You know I'd go there to hide
Find silence
Under those willows

I loved her right
And we laughed and lived
But you left me in the ditch
Like a hopeless lost boy

And it was a bitter fight
Losing you and everything
When you lose to love
So I'll be in a field of grief
Cause you couldn't even see it
When you lose the love x4

Up or down
Thick or thin
I'm in a tailspin
Sober up
Make the call
Phone a friend

When your hoping
For a truth that isn't there
For a proof that isn't clear
When you lose to love
And you start to feel it jumping
but you threw it all away
When you lose to love

And I wanted you to stay, please don’t let me go
When you lose to, when you lose to love
Oh but I don’t know the way, please do let me go
When you lose to, when you lose to love
(And I’m always losing, losing love)
Track Name: Freak
I’m a pit bull in a cage
I’m a don’t you mess with me
I’m a shadow in the street
I’m your destiny

And I just thought you should know x3
I’m just doing me
Guess I’m just a freak

I’m a psychedelic sage
Yeah I'm that universe within
I’m a coming of age
I’m a wistful wind

And I just thought you should know x3
I’m so outta sight now

And I just thought you should know,
I’m feeling alright now

I’m a lover in the sheets
I’m that everything you need
I’m a path that’s within me babe
And I will set you free

And I just thought you should know x3
Guess I’m just a freak
Track Name: Everybody Knows
Caught up
Caught up in an ex
Caught up in the past
What's done is done

Dark dawn
The sun set before it rose
Yeah you know how it goes
And the dusk is coming on

Old love, oh it's a thing that lasts
It’s a backstage pass
That you didn't really want

And all I thought
Was that you hated me
Yeah you blocked me then you left
And I didn't do nothing wrong.

Everybody knows
Yeah they have known for a while
Love just comes and goes
And that's alright child

Everybody Knows x2

Just when
I feel a old echo
I saw a distant road
And you just floated in

Your ghost
Yeah you’re a missing wish
But I saw the dissonance
And I knew we were moving on

You know what you'll get?
She'll catch ya in the end
You better step back son
And go and tell your girl that she will always be the one
Track Name: Desert Ritual
Dirty moonshine
Give me a drink
Desert ritual
Has got me got me got me got me

In a raging fire
It's some kind of crazy
Desert ritual
Help me help me help me I’m screaming

It's a blazing sun
And the air is thick
Burning my lungs
And I can't breathe

Gather all your love
Grab your talismans
Desert Ritual
Has got me got me got me got me

In the dead of night
With the life of day
Desert Ritual
Round and round and round we keep spinning

In the chaos calm
Or the realm of gods
I'm seeing-saints
Like a mirage

And if I die today
I lived to see your face
Just so I could be here
For the changing

The rearranging
I'm a once orb
Just holding space in
the continuum

If you're a wayseer
Making your own fate
Desert Ritual
Has got ya got ya got ya got ya

Open all the doors
to the higher planes
Desert Ritual
Tell me Tell me Tell me you feel it

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