The Will to Evolve

by Diamond Tree

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released September 3, 2016

Words and Music by Dave Tone
Drums and Percussion by Guillaume Lavigne
Keys by Marc-Antoine Guay-Rochon
Vocals, Guitars and Bass by Dave Tone
Additional Synths on The Trip and Machina Vacinatus by Dave Tone


Drums recorded by Chad Nesrallah, Chris Bulman and Jason Deley at Fat Dog Studios in Ottawa
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards and Percussion recorded by Guillaume Lavigne, Dave Tone and Marc-Antoine Guay-Rochon


Mixed by Philippe Da Silva
Mastered using LANDR

Space image background by Lyshastra on Deviantart: lyshastra.deviantart.com

Special thanks to Alex Emond, Francis Bertrand-Lafrenière, Jeanne Pollock, Thierry Begay and Diane Briscoe and Nicole Lavigne.

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Track Name: Diamond Tree - 1. State Poker
State Poker

White knuckles on the steering wheel
Cop car lights flashing right behind me
Stopped on the side of the road
My kite's turned into a heavy dagger
Night sky, a flashlight and a knock on the window

Evening officer, what's the problem?
Step out of the bus, I've got some questions
Bring it on, I'll answer every one of them
I'm just a friendly Canadian
Call me Dave and what's your name again?

Oh, I've pilled up poker chips
Taking my chances with the law
Oh, you see my habbit
I'm all in to win

Where are you from? What brings you here?
Give me the info so you can't disappear
I came here for the endless horizon
Spent three days in the sea and the sun
And I'm on my way to climb a mountain

They leave and take their time
While I'm sitting here writing rhymes
They return licence in hand
Handed back to a free man
You be on your way son, goodnight

Oh, I've pilled up poker chips
Taking my chances with the law
Oh, you see my habbit
Gotta fly, you know I've got this

Oh, I've pilled up poker chips
Taking my chances with the law
Oh, you see my habbit
I'm all in to win

© Dave Tone 2015
Track Name: Diamond Tree - 2. The Trip
The Trip

They're still my number one
'Cause that band can't be outdone
You know you want to hear what they've become

Been waiting way too long
I'm going to see them before they're gone
And I hope they play my favorite song

So I'm going on a trip, yeah
To dance, drink and see the show
It's a choice made easy
When you hear them, you'll know

So I'm going on a trip, yeah
To dance, drink and see the show
It's a choice made easy
When you hear them, you'll know

Surrounded by the crowd
We're all fanatics, and we're getting loud
Patience growing thin
The lights are on and they just dimmed

Onto the stage they ran
And that moment when the music began
I'm glad to be a fan, that's why I drove there in my van

So I'm going on a trip, yeah
To dance, drink and see the show
It's a choice made easy
When you hear them, you'll know

© Dave Tone 2015
Track Name: Diamond Tree - 3. Ticket Home
Ticket Home

I bowed down my head as she walked by
That empty feeling could make you sigh
The days we loved ain't far behind
I got caught in a war that took my mind
I want to say it fast so I can leave that in the past
Now I'm standing here still breathing
Simple as a common feeling

Heading home and I put down my phone
This moment needs no camera, it'll be with me forever

Rebuilding in a glass maze
It's totally sealed and perfectly clear
All these pieces, I'll put them back together
'Cause I've got a plan and I'll always remember
When I parted ways to keep her safe
I was in total self-destruction then

And when it all gets heavy
I remember what made me
Pushed my self through the edge
That's where I met my best
And found a one-way ticket home

Heading home and I put down my phone
This moment needs no camera, it'll be with me forever
Heading home and I put down my phone
This moment needs no camera, it'll be with me forever

That girl, she brings me tea
Just enough to last me a week
This girl, she send me pictures
Just enough to make me want her

And I want her, she knows it
She's gorgeous and shows it
Sweet, smart and witty
Successful, my honey

© Dave Tone 2015
Track Name: Diamond Tree - 4. Machina Vacinatus
Machina Vacinatus

The will to evolve will live on forever
It's what we want: more, more and better
A new kind of race to reach ways we chase
So sensitive, so fast. Flesh is a past

Simian, Human, Machine
Simian, Human, Machine

Language, history, family tree and all
It reminds me of a certain person...
Someone standing tall
We understand each other
Collaborate and build together
All this effort is bringing us closer

Parts need replacing, capabilities increasing
Where would you go to compare
If you no longer needed air

Simian, Human, Machine
Simian, Human, Machine

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This is the future of evolution

© Dave Tone 2015