Discography | Raw & Rare

  1. Dagger (Live)
  2. Human Nature (Live)
  3. Caught Up In Your World (Live)
  4. Paint Thins, The (Live)
  5. With A Little Love (Live)
  6. Killing Me (Live)
  7. If There Was A Time (Live)
  8. Don't Come Easy (Live)
  9. Voice Of Reason (Live)
  10. No Justice (Live)
  11. Karma Cleansing (Live)
Vespa Music Group
Release Date: April 1, 2008

Total Running Time: 140min
 



 
  1. Saviors Never Cry (Live '94)
  2. Empty Promises (Live '94)
  3. Slowly Slipping Away (Live '94)
  4. Sentimental BLVD. (Live '94)
  5. If There Was A Time (Live '94)
  6. Mandy (Live '94)
  7. No Justice (Live '94)
  8. Distant Memory (Live '94)
  9. Honestly (Live '94)
  10. Stranger Than Love (Live '94)
  11. Guitar Solo (Live '94)
  12. Had Enough (Live '94)
  13. All Over Again (Clip)
  14. Guitar Solo (Clip)
  15. Recording vocals for Slowly Slipping Away
  16. Mixing acoustic tracks
  17. Darren
  18. Turn Around (Live '97 Clip)
  19. It's Gotta Be (Live '97 Clip)
  20. Headache (Live '97 Clip)
  21. Climb The Gate (Live '97 Clip)

Bonus DVD features:
1994 Mood Swings Tour
Clips
1997 European Tour clips


 



 
  1. Dagger (Live)
  2. Human Nature (Live)
  3. Caught Up In Your World (Live)
  4. Paint Thins, The (Live)
  5. With A Little Love (Live)
  6. Killing Me (Live)
  7. If There Was A Time (Live)
  8. Don't Come Easy (Live)
  9. Voice Of Reason (Live)
  10. No Justice (Live)
  11. Karma Cleansing (Live)

Bonus Audio CD

Total Running Time: 51:15
 



Comment: This release exists as a collectors edition and a standard DVD (not digipack, and minus the audio disc). The collectors edition set consisting of the final Harem Scarem live performance ever, which took place at Firefest 4 on October 27th 2007. The package also contains a full live show, recorded in Ajax, Canada in 1994 whilst the band were in the middle of the Mood Swings world tour. And as a bonus feature, there's some never before seen privately shot footage of the band and four live clips that were recorded on the 1997 European Tour. To complete the edition, the CD disc in the package is the live audio of the final Firefest 4 performance. The collectors edition is a limited edition of 1000 copies only, each one individually numbered.


Raw & Rare | Lyrics

Dagger  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Well you think that you know someone
After all this time but you don't
And there's no worse feeling
Not knowing if they have your back
Or your throat
Now you couldn't fake it
Pretending you were the one
Now there's no mistaking
The damage that you've done
Like a dagger in my heart
I feel my pain alone
Like a dagger in my heart
I feel nohing at all
Now you've shown your colors
And shred your skin
And I don't like what I see
And you've let the world know
Just who you are
And good is something that you can't be
Now your world is shakin'
Cause everything has come undone
As the rules are changing
And there's damage to be done

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Human Nature  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Souls have lost their way
Looking to hide a dark side
Every time we look inside
The lines are drawn in vein
In your mind
It's alright
We're all the same
Everyday day we're

Trying to outrun
The demon's we've become
It's something that we'll never change

It's only human nature
that could tear us apart
it's only human nature
to write the ending before the start

Here in the hands of fate
Without a rhyme or reason
We see the signs
We decide to look the other way
And live in a lie
It's alright we're all the same
Everyday we're

Everyday we're trying to fight
Who we are
But in the end it doesn't matter at all

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Caught Up In Your World  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

You have a way of fighting
Everything I do
And all your finger pointing
Is pointing back
Right back to you

Don't cha give me reasons
Don't cha give me lies
Just give me the truth and let me decide

You're so far away
I can't reach you

Caught up in your world
I won't ever learn
It's hard to stay but hard to leave you
I don't get enough
But I won't give you up
It's hard to stay or walk away

Maybe I've been mistaken
Maybe I've been deceived
I'm lying next to a stranger
We're incomplete
Yeah you and me

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Paint Thins, The  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Rage, your involuntary martyr
Caged by the conscience and the throne
Gotta fight for what you need
But be careful what you breathe
Staged by the puppets and the trolls

Fame for the power hungry mongers
Enslaved by the towers made of stone
Will the Virgin Mary grieve
For the parting of the sleaze
Insane in every sense of the word

A pending haze on this trite sinned world
Wait til we lay still
Dare we stray to this right wing world
We gave in - the paint thins

Claims to a sacreligious other
They dangle the carrot in front of me
And the acid burns the keys
To the doors that house the weak
Only saved by exile to kingdom come

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With A Little Love  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

I lie awake all through the night
And think of you to break the morning light
Thoughts in my head, gotta make you understand
That love is what you need, won't let you slip through my hands

You said you'd never leave, and I guess you could be wrong
I won't have anyone to blame,I won't have anyone at all

With a little love, I keep holding onto you forever
With a little love, we can see it through together
I try to wait and just hold on
There's so many things I believe could go wrong

So I close my eyes, and pray for the day
That we can take all the lies and just throw them away

You said you'd never leave, and I guess you could be wrong
I won't have anyone to blame, I won't have anyone at all

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Killing Me  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Welcome to the real world
Nobody's gonna show you around
I put up my defenses
To only have you knock 'em down
So the only one I trusted
Chewed me up and spit me out

Was it the moon or the tides
Changing your ways
And now your mind

Say you don't
Then you do
Say you love me
Oh girl, you're killing me
Say you don't
Then you do
Say you love me
Although you're killing me
Life is pain and pleasure
Now I've had my share of everything
Gotta keep a better state of mind
And hope for what tomorrow brings
And so you think that you're an angel
Well then the devil must be growing wing

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If There Was A Time  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

I try to talk to the clouds
But they spill out the rain
Now I'm truly convinced
They've got nothing to say

Will I ever learn
Is there something wrong with my brain
Now the weeds are on fire
And they’re burning away

Last time I checked I'm at 34 sins
Another won't matter 'cause I'm never gonna win
Hoping now I'm on a road that I can change
Cause I'll change
If there was a time when I needed to pray
That the cold wind blows away
If there was a time when I needed a place
To wipe the guilt free from my face
If there was a time for mercy in my life
It's right now

If I were down on my knees
Would it all be in vain
But for now I'll believe
Until there's some better way
And my pages turn
Til I've got nothing to say
Now the days with no dawn
Are coming of age

Last time I checked I'm at 35 sins
Another won't matter 'cause I'm never gonna win
Holding onto a ghost that I can't save

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Don't Come Easy  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Tired of meeting halfway to nowhere
I'm tired of everything I see
Waste away you feel like exploding
Can't find the forest for the trees
Now I hold the key
When all is revealed
Don't you know letting go don't come easy
Don't you know letting go is part of life
Don't you know letting go don't come easy
So we hold onto lies
Your advice it all means nothing
So easy to give
And so hard to take
Words so sweet you won't mind eating them
Throwing dirt losing ground again

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Voice Of Reason  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

I've been irreverent to the power controlling me
It's like a force coming down hard on me
When in a war with fate you learn to lose
Give me the sun the clouds are on the way
In on a guilt trip for a holiday
Coming apart the pieces all need glue

It's a shame the voice of reason faintly falls astray
Insane with all the seasons seeing shades of fall in May

Now all I can do is lay on the bed I've made
If I'm reborn or given another way
I would resolve and take what I'm given
Or I'll never find the forest for the trees
I'd only reach out for the burning leaves
Without a cause or the faith to pull me through

It was heaven that filled the grave
You swallow the pill and pray
It's coming around today
Seeing shades of fall in May

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No Justice  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Freedom burns forever in the holy sun
It leads us into a battle that's never won

Whatever I take
Or whatever I give
Doesn't seem to matter anymore
When there's no

Justice in the world
No justice in the world
You feed the fire when you say it's all over
No justice in the world
When you realize that the devil's got your number

It's your decision
To walk the mile when the road is long
It's like religion wasting our lives on a
Worthless cause
Whatever I take
Or whatever I give
Doesn't seem to matter anymore
When there's no

When will freedom shine for us
No, it ain't over, no

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Karma Cleansing  (Live)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Come and be true
And purify all that is you
The soul can re-group
Ascending to higher love

Hailed by God
Failed by you
Nailed by everything you do
Saved by God
Failed by you
De-railed by catatonic blinded youth

All that we do
Is repeat like some prophetic fool
And walk in lead shoes
Complacent and morally screwed

We want change
And feel the karma cleansing
Feel so sane in the throes of madness

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Saviors Never Cry  (Live '94)
(Hess / Lesperance)

You say that I'm lost
You got the word that I'm going down
Yea, it may be true
It's like twenty-four tons of hard hitting headache
When you realize that you're coming unglued

I've sown and you've sown the seeds of youth
Time won't and I don't conceal the truth

So get up and fly away
Or forever be in doubt
You know, Saviours never cry
You're hot on the heels of hope and love
Dreams can never die
Tear down the walls you hide behind
There's just one thing in your life
That you gotta do
You wanna break on through
Don't be kind to the core
Easy to ignore
If your lips never move
You're bound to lose the war

I know and you know
There's no use
Trying to hold back the years
Making a career out of hiding the truth
A new day is born
You need to wake the dying
The hand that it's in is yours

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Empty Promises  (Live '94)
(Hess / Lesperance)

You screwed the system
I count the days
I'm watching your words unfolding
A little loser
That's got no place
Don't get your way
And your world stops turning

I'll be prying those words from your mouth
Cause I always think you're lying
Now your motives are always in doubt
So I don't hear you
When you tell me to be
Calm and relaxed
You're just a shooting star
That's destined for falling
Come and be saved
I would be alright
If I could live on empty promises
You're in one big sewer
You're something strange
If nothing I know
I've been learning of your unhuman nature
Cast iron skin
Build the fortress
So no one gets in

I'll be prying those words from your mouth
Cause I always think you're lying
Your motives are always in doubt
So I don't hear you
When you tell me to be

Chorus

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Slowly Slipping Away  (Live '94)
(Hess / Ribler)

There's a burning question in my heart
But I see the answer in your eyes
An uneasy feeling without you
There's only peace by your side

Our hearts survived the cold world outside
Somehow this love keeps us alive
I feel it in the morning
I feel it all through the day
I feel the heartache, slowly slipping away, slowly slipping away
We've had our share of confusion
We've been let down so many times before
But what I've found is a real love
No need to search anymore, no
Somehow we've weathered the storms in our lives
This love has never been a lie
We will survive the cold world outside
Somehow this love keeps us alive

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Sentimental BLVD.  (Live '94)
(Hess)

I was fooled by your devil's disguise
I've been rained on enough
Now the sun won't rise
It seems I've been wasting my time
Carrying the weight of the world
And there's no end in sight

Now there's nothing for you
And nothing for me
I'm like a worn-out soldier
Running around incomplete
What used to keep it together
Comes apart at the seams
Now I know
You can never run away too far
Cause people get lost
On Sentimental Blvd.
It's better not to wait too long
Cause feelings get lost
On Sentimental Blvd.
We get older
And wonder where the time has gone

Put your dreams and your faith on the line
They're just reflections of us
In the mirror of life
Then it feels like it's passing you by
When fear is stronger than love
It can break all the ties

If I could read your mind I'd know
(Why you keep praying resolution will come)
If you lay your heart on a million lines
You'll be wondering where the time has gone
It goes on and on

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If There Was A Time  (Live '94)
(Hess / Lesperance)

I try to talk to the clouds
But they spill out the rain
Now I'm truly convinced
They've got nothing to say

Will I ever learn
Is there something wrong with my brain
Now the weeds are on fire
And they’re burning away

Last time I checked I'm at 34 sins
Another won't matter 'cause I'm never gonna win
Hoping now I'm on a road that I can change
Cause I'll change
If there was a time when I needed to pray
That the cold wind blows away
If there was a time when I needed a place
To wipe the guilt free from my face
If there was a time for mercy in my life
It's right now

If I were down on my knees
Would it all be in vain
But for now I'll believe
Until there's some better way
And my pages turn
Til I've got nothing to say
Now the days with no dawn
Are coming of age

Last time I checked I'm at 35 sins
Another won't matter 'cause I'm never gonna win
Holding onto a ghost that I can't save

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Mandy  (Live '94)
(Lesperance)

Instrumental

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No Justice  (Live '94)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Freedom burns forever in the holy sun
It leads us into a battle that's never won

Whatever I take
Or whatever I give
Doesn't seem to matter anymore
When there's no

Justice in the world
No justice in the world
You feed the fire when you say it's all over
No justice in the world
When you realize that the devil's got your number

It's your decision
To walk the mile when the road is long
It's like religion wasting our lives on a
Worthless cause
Whatever I take
Or whatever I give
Doesn't seem to matter anymore
When there's no

When will freedom shine for us
No, it ain't over, no

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Distant Memory  (Live '94)
(Hess / Lesperance / Ribler)

As I walk into the dawn of another day
As I turn to face the light, shadows run away
After everything we've shared, how can we both turn and walk away
Through every single day, I want you to know, yeah I want you to know
That our love could be more than a distant memory
It's not enough to be only a distant memory

All these changes in my life, it's hard to handle it
Without a trace of where you've been, I can't get over it
I find it strange to say, time was on our side only yesterday
We've got to find a way, baby what went wrong, are we too far gone

Chorus

Living without you is getting the best of me
Days come and nights go, I don't want to live with the memory

Chorus

Don't be a distant memory
As I walk into the dark of another day...

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Honestly  (Live '94)
(Hess)

I stand before you accused of many crimes
But I want to believe that love can still survive
You don't have to say it, I don't have to read your mind
To know that emptiness has finally arrived
How was I to know right from wrong
Words were hardly spoken, so where did I go wrong

Tell me honestly, if you're still loving me
Looking into my eyes honestly
Words have more meaning, if they're said at certain times
I need you now so I can feel alive
How would you know if you won't give me some time
To see if everything could work you'll be mine
I'll be lost forever or someday I may find
The words that I've been searching for or just some peace of mind

Chorus

All the nights I sit and wonder there must be more life
I'm sure that days and years go by while
I am living with, living with a lonely feeling

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Stranger Than Love  (Live '94)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Any night that you're lonely
Can be the night
Your conscience
Gets a little too much
You're torn by your freedom
You're safe in chains
Is you life made of diamonds or dust

Would you surrender it all
I gotta know

Do you want my touch
Would it hurt too much
There's nothing stranger than love
Do you want (Do you want my touch)
Do you feel (Would it hurt too much)
There's nothing stranger than love
Do you want my love
In times of confusion
We never know
If the emotions we feel are enough
And then out of nowhere we remember
That there's nothing stranger than love

Would you surrender it all
I gotta know

Between the two of us
You know it's more than enough

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Had Enough  (Live '94)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Love's a long and twisted road
And I know I've walked it before
It takes me nowhere
Almost every time
And leaves me wondering
When will I find
A true love in perfect harmony
When will I learn
That I've got to believe

On my own now
I've come to learn
The times of heartache
From bridges burned
Now there's still one thing
I want to know
Will I find peace of mind
If I'm alone
And on it goes
I'm going around and around
God only knows
If I'm ever coming down

When I've had enough
The world kicks me around
One more time I've had enough
When I've had enough
I'll let out all the feelings
I can't hide
I've had enough for awhile

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All Over Again  (Clip)
(Hess)

Well, it was something that took me by surprise
Just when I tried to re-arrange my life
Well then I find out the things that I didn't really want to know
(No, it's not easy, you know it ain't easy)
Trying to get ahead in the world
All of a sudden it came over me and now I finally know

Even the hard times are good times
But I'd do it all over again
Even when I can't see what I've left behind me
I'd do it all over, do it all over again

Noticing now, there's some new things in my life
I try to turn them around, but it's too late to change my mind
(No, it's not easy, you know it ain't easy)
Trying to get ahead in the world
All of sudden it came over me and now I finally know

Chorus

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Turn Around  (Live '97 Clip)
(Hess / Lesperance)

I should apologize
For my new compromise
A temporary disease

Another dumb mistake
To think that you would change
Now I'm admitting defeat

Well I knew what this would mean
But still I let myself get back into it
It's time to turn around

If your not careful
She'll rip your heart out
And shove it in your mouth

Now I took all the blame
Off my little brain
And said 'the devil made me'
Put the turpentine
In her carafe of wine
And I got a reprieve

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It's Gotta Be  (Live '97 Clip)
(Hess / Lesperance)

I remember a day when swallowing and breathing
Would take up my brain and cramp it up in style
Now gone are the days of innocence and feeling
Now every new hangnail feels just like a crisis
It's gotta be
All the heavy weight I'm feeling on my shoulders
It's gotta be
A little phase I'm feeling numb again
I crusie through the day when my cereal is killer
Feed me the O's I'm cheery every time
The flakes and the frost don't mix with my demeanor
I'm meat at the plate being eatin' up in silence
I've been trying to figure out
What certifiable means
And how it relates to me
I feel like an egg that's never missed a beating
I looked away while signing on the line
If life is a lane it's moving like a dead man
Give me the speed or take away my license

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Headache  (Live '97 Clip)
(Hess / Lesperance)

When I retrace the lines that got me here
I find a face that's all just smoke and mirrors

We're alone living like two shadows
All in all I live in yesterday
I'm afraid it's gone

You're killing me every day
Couldn't pay me to stay
Ooooh
The enemy the anti-c
Now I know how you be

Clear the way for loneliness and fear
The idle flames been burning out for years

We're alone living like two shadows
All in all I live in yesteday
I'm afraid it's you
You're killing me every day
Couldn't pay me to stay
Ooooh
The enemy the anti-c
A headache that I don't need

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Climb The Gate  (Live '97 Clip)
(Hess / Lesperance)

Born so we could lay
In a burning bed of rusted nails
Now it's my cause to stay awake

Will human kind prevail
Over prophecies of godless rages
For a world that's gone astray

Save preaching better times
They're bitter lies
Hey I could always climb the gate

It's heaven I hold this time

The comet's on the way
On holy ground we'll walk with angels
I just hope it's not today

I find it hard to pray
With one foot in my mouth
And one in the grave
Well so much for staying sane

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