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released April 14, 2015

©Rory Taillon 2015 All Rights Reserved

All songs written and performed by Rory Taillon

Additional instruments

Theo Posthumus on percussion for End Game

Jeremy Foster on violin for Strings

Mathieu Lacombe on upright bass for Strings and End Game

Produced by Theo Posthumus and Rory Taillon

Audio levels balanced by Theo Posthumus

Recorded at the Pickle Factory in Montréal QC

Engineered by Theo Posthumus

Mastered by Peter Letros of Wreckhouse Mastering in Toronto ON

Artwork by Jack11

Recorded under the influence of Beau’s All Natural

Thanks to my beautiful wife Julie for her endless support and encouragement. I would not be able to continue to make music if it wasn’t for you. I love you. To Theo for always kicking me in the ass when I need it and for capturing my insanity in ways I never thought could be done. That and being the best friend, brother and tour companion a guy could ask for.... I love you too. Mat for providing one of the coolest sounds I’ve ever heard, for agreeing to take part in this and always being down for another shot of Jameson. Cheers. To Jeremy for always creating some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard. I could just listen to you play all day and be completely satisfied. The crew over at Beau’s for treating us like family and always making sure we’ve got a smile on our faces and a beer in our hands. Graham for keeping the dream alive and for being the voice of reason on far too many occasions. To whiskey because… well it’s whiskey. To everyone who has come to a show, shared a beer with us, bought and or supported the music in any way or housed us on the road. And to Doris for showing me that there is always an alternative to the norm.

~R

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Rory Taillon & the Old Souls Ottawa, Ontario

Rory Taillon (tay-lawn) has been playing guitar and professionally training his pipes for over a decade, and with the release of his debut EP "Closure" in 2012, fans all over Canada have gotten a taste of the music wrought by that dedication: a mesh of grungy acoustic rock, rootsy blues, and introspective folk married to Rory's signature vocal style that leaves audiences spellbound. ... more

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Track Name: End Game
No sense in fighting it,
There's nothing can be done,
Born from the dust and to the dust,
We will become,
Hunter or hunted,
To the worms we're all the same,
All the same

Soldiers and farmers,
Beggars and crowns,
We're all in the same boat and it's slowly
Going down,
My glass may be half empty,
But there's always room for something more,
Something more,

Waits said that heaven wasn't taking any more,
And hell was spilling,
Out onto the floor,
I guess we're stuck here,
Until the day the Reaper calls your name,
Calls your name,

Pleasures of the flesh,
And pleasures of the soul,
Mean next to nothing,
When you're six feet in a hole,
Don't worry,
We'll all be joining you soon,
Joining you soon,
Track Name: Strings
Come, come, come to the show and see,
Gaze into the darkness hidden beneath,
The curtain is what most choose to see,
But the wonders and horrors are what you seek,

The puppet can only go as far as his strings,
He's afraid to cut them,
Afraid to die,

No my dear these are not wings,
A bird in a cage thinks it's crazy to fly,
Wear my face like a mask,
So you can see through my eyes,