by Canyons

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    HERE IT IS! Instead of having a Rufus 2. We combined Rufus Ep and Rufus 2 consolidating, and less confusing with the man himself on the cover.
    here is the 10 songs for 10 cents each. the most unbeatable deal
    Rufus Ep is still free.
    and if you look on the internet i'm sure you can find
    Rufus Collection for free too.
    so if you don't have a dollar don't let that stop you from hearing music. We'd rather you have it if you want to hear it. :D

      $1 USD




released February 16, 2010

All songs written by Canyons
all lyrics by Bobby Johnson / Matt Mabrey
Canyons are
Morgan (Punch) Mabrey. guitar
Jake Bakert. drums
Matt (Black Iowa) Mabrey. bass/vocals
Bobby Johnson. vocals



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Canyons Kansas City, Missouri

ride with your folks
sideways in a cloud of smoke
bump it til your amps blow
cos you know its goin down fosho


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Track Name: Are you there God? it's me Rufus
Hey up there / do you see me? / way down here / at my rock bottom / took the bad road / avoided the signs / ...and the advice / now I'm growing my fingernails long / to dig my way out / now I'm growing my fingernails long / to dig my way out / and everyone is angry / that I've nothing to give / talk behind my back / bout how stupid I've been / ... and for every winner / theres gonna be / someone / to lose it all / oh it's a pity / you're so ashamed / just look away / I've heard enough / I told you so's / it is what it is / lets call it consequence
Track Name: Dirt for Sale
Sacrifices / that you've made / caused by a / selfless agenda / so I've been told ... you can't escape what is home / just so you know / it's never too late to hope /
I've never felt so alive / I've never felt so deprived / when your mistakes become mine
apologies can never compete / with respect you're owed and have yet to recieve / I'm aware that I was ignorant / what I wouldn't give to go back / so many harmful thoughts to retract
Track Name: Milwaukee Talkie
Fill me in / I wanna know / fill me in / I wanna know / whats making you so sure
that you can say forever
you and I both know / people's feelings change / so how can you / be so sure
to say forever / to claim forever
don't get me wrong / I'm so happy / for you both
don't get me wrong / but fill me in / I gotta know
Whats making you / so sure / I think... / I think you're brave
and Optimistic / Todays the Day / I think you're brave
Track Name: Backslider
Bended knee / nine years old / waitin' for.../ just one word!
I was thinkin' of all the things / my daddy told me of
sin and salvation and / manhood and dignity...
all that time / in the dark / just one word...backslider!
I remember the day I stepped / into the water
my daddy held me in his hands / and pushed my head under / and said...
son I am / so proud. / just one word...backslider!
well I opened my eyes / and my daddy held me in his hands
I looked up through the water / and thought I saw Jesus, and then...
well I threw up my hands!
and I heard, Amen! / and I prayed, sweet Jesus
don't let me become a backslider!
Track Name: A Question of Ethics
Wondering if you thought twice / about anything in your life
wondering if you thought twice / about anything in your life
did you think news wouldnt' reach my ears?
i'm educated and my resources / are nearly unlimited
you said you've got yourself a ghost
far fetched imagination you must have / to think that I'd be had
I'm amused / it's clear! .. neglect was a factor
in the courtroom's decision making process
I ... I wont deny / I ... I dropped the dime
and if I had a dollar / I'd do it ten more times
drop off the face of the earth / I wont lose sleep at night
(Originally performed by GERALDO! now Foreign Theaters)
Track Name: Smokey Beer Burp
the last time i checked
i was in over my head
looking for the shore
now with dicipline, and direction.
... i'm finding hope in what i love
this is all i think about
coz this is all i care about
but i can only speak for me.
i despise being seated
with a point of pride
whats yours and mine
in the falling sands..
I'm drawing the line
with the sun and the moon.
in our eyes
when the book is closed is it just how we spent our time?
is it the sweat?
is it the Drives?
I think its the people we meet that get us by
get us by
point of pride whats yours and mine the falling sands drawing the line
get us by
is it the sweat
is it the drives
this is all i think about
coz this is all i care about.
i care about
Track Name: Bob Farley
The fact that your heart is in this
is enough for me to give my everything
if only for your respect
stuck in a rut
filled with things tossed in to
hold me back
you were my strength
pulling me into the sun
where their light can shine through me
and with some guidance
this just may begin to build up
and we'll keep taking the steps
striding long enough for the both of us
and in doing so slowly reaping what you've sown
because all Progression is is LOVE + Intention
its the passion that leads us in your direction
we're not making a difference just making music
lets start etching the statements
to end all the nonsense
hard work / dedication changing whats respected
what seperates us from those people
is a distance from art and these motives
a displacement from standard viewpoints
and a knowledge of whats real
Track Name: Braindart
just look at what it's come to
I cannot believe my eyes and ears
I know just what they're up to
and it's taking them years
to put us
where they want us
cowering in fear
not enough of us pay attention
and we won't
and we won't (b.iowa)
and we won't
and we won't (b.iowa)
we won't believe the truth
Track Name: Why We're Not Paid to Think
and just like it was yesterday
I remember everything
oh we were young and so care free
but thats just how it used to be.
and when you felt it
become routine
I watched the end
of our team
a break is what
we think we need
to start this day new
start this day clean
all by ourselves
no more chains
just one hand
tied behind destiny
it's what we think we need.
Track Name: Step 3
will you choke when you get called to the top of the list will you choke when you get called to the top of the list will it be too much will you choke when its'
your turn when you are next will you be ready? what you don't know is that they're watching your everymove waiting for you to fuck up because they are next in line no one cares if you succeed not in this
cutthroat world where everyones out for themselves
and i'm wondering when you'll learn that
no one cares no one cares lifes too short to be afraid
why don't you stand on your two feet no one cares