Groundwork For Fundamentals (Demo Archive Volume One • 1984 - 1986)

by Handful of Snowdrops

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released August 18, 2009

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Track Name: Still We Live (1st HoS Lineup Studio Demo)
Jean-François Plamondon
Track Name: White Dominoes (1st HoS Lineup Studio Demo)
Jean-François Plamondon
Track Name: The Scariest Notion (1st HoS Lineup Studio Demo)
Jean-François Plamondon
Track Name: Groundworks (2nd HoS Lineup Rehearsal Room Demo)
Instrumental
Track Name: Holy Hossuary (2nd HoS Lineup 8 Track Demo)
Holy Ossuary
(Jean-Pierre Mercier)

Whispers and wishes
Link them together
Your dream's a silent order
To confess yourself when your heart burns

Descending to a turn
Beside the same lesson I can't learn
You sign a song I never…
I never heard before

In a Holy Ossuary
My heart's my enemy
But this time I need you to bring it…
Back to me
In a Holy Ossuary
My heart's my enemy
But this time I need you to bring it…
Back to me

Express yourself through us
When there's no one else that you can trust
You can't find your way
But don't think you're lost

You try to read this book for hours
It remains the same 3 million words later
I think I've lost it…
Forever
Track Name: The View (2nd HoS Lineup 8 Track Demo)
The View
(Jean-Pierre Mercier)

When voices lie to me I lie
And if they laugh at me I smile
Well, I try
Where should I look this time?
Tell me, where should I look this time?
To find a wall behind a wall
To find a door behind a door

And maybe the walls will never stop to grow
And maybe they won't and maybe we will never know
I fly in my dreams
But I don't get really far
Enough to see
Just who you really are
Maybe the walls will never stop to grow
Maybe they won't and maybe we will never know
I fly in my dreams
But I don't get really far
Just enough to see
Just who you really are

Where should I look this time?
Tell me, where should I look this time?
To find a door behind a door
To find a flag behind a flag
Track Name: A Short Story (2nd HoS Lineup 8 Track Demo)
A Short Story
(Jean-Pierre Mercier)

Yes, there are paths we should never take
Like there are mistakes that must be made
Yes, there are games you should never play
Like there are words you should never say
How come there is blood on this page
Guess it's too late to rearrange
There is no need to draw a line
Guess everybody here is blind

They'll wait until they hear you call
To come with knives and kill us all
Then they will go without making a sound
No matter what you try no matter what you say
They hide in places where they'll never, never be found

Their life is no an open book
Your not allowed to take a look
Some of us thought we could read their minds
But we realized it was a waste of time
So we just sit and look around
And watch everything falling down
I hope you see what's in their hands
It's just the next part of their plan

To wait until they hear you call
They'll come with knives and kill us all
Then they will leave without making a sound
No matter what you try no matter what you say
They hide in places where they'll never, never be found
Track Name: Face To Face (Interim HoS Lineup Studio Demo)
Face to Face
(Jean-Pierre Mercier)

The flags lay on the floor
One dead conquistador
The air we breath's so cold
Home of tormented souls
Hide your mistaken fears
Hide all your desperate tears
Yes, something here must die
It keeps warning me way down deep inside

Birds from the sacred land
They could sing and they could fly and die for you
I sent those flower for you
Open your eyes I look at
I won't cry for you
I won't died for you

You can send your message from your hiding place
But you don't say the same things when were face to face
I got the scars on my hands
I wear a shroud on my face
Why don't you try it again?
Now, we are face to face
Face to face

Blood falls from paradise
Another human sacrifice
The Christian sinking boat
The truth stuck in their throat
Desert winds dry my eyes
Is this our last goodbye?
Yesterday's not enough
But I'm afraid tomorrow's much to much
Track Name: The Keep (Interim HoS Lineup Studio Demo)
The Keep
(Jean-Pierre Mercier)

The feeling that I despise
Somehow you make it last
Those things that you still hide
They're a part of someone else's past
You stop before I do
I do something sinful
You better stop before we do
We do something cruel

Say you don't
Say you won't
You won't keep it away
Say you don't
And I'm begging the world to let me see
I'm begging my heart to let me breath
Until I break your skin
Until you let me in
Until you give me everything

Wait, dear wait
Heaven's on my way
If I give you my hands will you
Just guide me through that secret place?

Who knows what's on your mind
Who knows how you feel
Those things that you still hide
They're a part of someone else will
You stop before I do
I do something sinful
You better stop before I do
I do something cruel