Downbeat.

by Copilot

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In loving memory of Jake Gregg.

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released December 12, 2015

2015. All songs written by Copilot. Except for "The Last Time" written by Jake Gregg, "Strange In The Morning" written by Copilot & Jake Gregg, and "Brave The Feeling" written by Copilot, Jake Gregg, and Colin Murphy. Produced by: Spencer Fogg. Engineered by: Spencer Fogg & Drew Fahle. Mastered by: Drew Fahle. Guest musicians include Alex Heaton, Rainbow Squire, Jon Watts, Jake Machell, Tyler and Marcus Campbell. Made with love for Jake Gregg and the Gregg family.

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Copilot Norfolk, Massachusetts

Ry McDonald has teamed up with vocalist Maggie Quealy to create Copilot, an Americana Pop duo based in Norfolk, Massachusetts. As Copilot, Ry McDonald and Maggie Quealy explore their passion for unique, Americana music and exhibit it through their popular covers and original songs in a way that many listeners haven't quite heard before. ... more

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Track Name: Strange In The Morning
(Verse)
One morning I awoke
Just a little closer to you
Thank I’d been used to
But I guess it was a long time coming
And of course you had to ask me
If what you saw was a dream
But I think you knew
It was real just like the things you’d been feeling

(Chorus)
So wake me up
I’m strange in the morning
When waking up to you
So wake me up
From nights gone tomorrow
When waking to you

(Verse)
One afternoon you laid
Just a little closer to me
Than you would previously
But I guess it was a long time coming
And I said
“Well I should like this so much” but you said
“Just kiss me if you’re curious”
How I wish I knew the way you were feeling

(Chorus)
So wake me up
I’m strange in the morning
When waking up to you
So wake me up
From nights gone tomorrow
When waking to you

(Verse)
One evening I recall
Just you and I
And knowing why you came that night
But I guess it was a long time coming
And as I look back
On that last goodbye
There was something in your eyes
Do you remember the things you were feeling

(Bridge)
Cause I think you fell in love, you were
For just a moment in love
I think you fell in love, you were
For just a moment in love

(Chorus)
So wake me up
I’m strange in the morning
When waking up to you
So wake me up
From nights gone tomorrow
When waking to you
Track Name: Green Lights
(Verse)
What are we escaping
Life or the fire itself
What are you erasing
By drinking to her health
Matches strike but burn out soon
Unless you’ve got something to set them to
And you don’t
No you don’t

When I was just a young boy
I said I’d never be a tollbooth man
Cause I deserved better
That would never be who I am
Than who am I
Accepting change sitting still
Watching the world go by
Behind the glass
Behind the glass

(Chorus)
Green lights and gates going up
Fake smiles with the change in your cup
But you’ll drink it anyway
Cause I’m afraid it’s all you’ve got and

What has this world come too
When I can’t even make a stand
What has this world come too
When it all falls through my hands
I need a reason, I need a sign

Will you be with me in the end
Will you be with me in the end
Oh you’re all I know

(Verse)
There’s no use in escaping
The fire will burn itself
There’s no use in erasing
She will always have her hell
So take your life
Live it into the night
And be together
Just be together

(Chorus)
Green lights and gates going up
Fake smiles with the change in your cup
But you’ll drink it anyway
Cause I’m afraid it’s all you’ve got and

What has this world come too
When I can’t even make a stand
What has this world come too
When it all falls through my hands
I need a reason, I need a sign

Will you be with me in the end
Will you be with me in the end
Will you be with me in the end
Will you be with me in the end
Oh you’re all I know
Track Name: The Last Time (ft. Jake Machell)
(Verse)
I’m a changed man
I swear that I am
As I stand here today before you girl
I’ll explain and
I will tell you where I’ve been
I’ve been down but it’s only up from here
I look back at
All the streets and signs we’ve passed
And I’m certain that this road will surely end
Pack your bags man
We can’t hang around this land
Hoping something new will fall into you plans

(Chorus)
If we stall just outside of Tinmouth
Ditch the car without a care
And I walk that yellow line
Thumbs already in the air
By this time come morning
We’ll have walked through that door
The last time
The last time

(Verse)
Lay your cards down
Now I’ve seen you palm the ace
So let’s see em lay em down show your face
It’s been a dream love
But it’s time to come clean
From all these faded lines and broken melodies

(Chorus)
If we stall just outside of Tinmouth
Ditch the car without a care
And I walk that yellow line
Thumbs already in the air
By this time come morning
We’ll have walked through that door
The last time
The last time

(Verse)
I’ve been vein babe
Lemme show you how we’ve changed
There’s much more to this than finding whose to blame
It’s a shame man
I tried hard as I can
But as you see what’s left of me
Just won’t do (is part of you)
Track Name: Purpose
(Verse)
Baby if you stay well I’m not leaving till we leave together
Baby if you stay you are my home
Cause I’m afraid of dying but I’m scared to live a life in full
Or never leave a mark to call my own
Well I’m scared that he could decide,
Latter would be easier than life
But you say a word and all that’s replaced see babe

(Chorus)
I’m your purpose, and loving you is mine

You think a heart beats just to beat
That you and I met just to meet
Do you believe just to believe?
To circulate blood to survive
To love each other for all time
My meaning is your need in life

(Verse)
Well lets run through the hallways like a whisper on a breeze
True love is endangered but we’re a whole new species
Just moving through the wild and don’t stop till we reach ruins girl
We're oooo-in at our own foreshadowed love
Well I’m scared that he could decide,
Latter would be easier than life
But you say a word and all that’s replaced see babe

(Chorus)
I’m your purpose, and loving you is mine

You think a heart beats just to beat
That you and I met just to meet
Do you believe just to believe?
To circulate blood to survive
To love each other for all time
My meaning is your need in life
Track Name: Brave The Feeling
(Verse)
What is brave
Cause I don’t know
Is it traping over battlefields
Or the wounded in the snow
Where’s the mercy
In this fight
If the fallen have no say about
Where we draw the line

(Chorus)
And if you’re leading
Stand up when you see it
Call the sides what’s wrong what’s right and
Always speak the truth despite your
Fear don’t you ever turn back no
Go on through the door instead
Put yourself before other
If the danger lies ahead

(Verse)
There’s no disease
Like indecise
When you’re caught up in the motions
What you want gets sacrificed and
Far as adventure well I’d venture off
And say that you’ve had none
So get on out that door
Before life speaks you’re time has come

(Chorus)
And if you’re leading
Stand up when you see it
Call the sides what’s wrong what’s right and
Always speak the truth despite your
Fear don’t you ever turn back no
Go on through the door instead
Put yourself before other
If the danger lies ahead

And if you’re leading
Stand up when you see it
Call the sides what’s wrong what’s right and
Always speak the truth despite your
Fear don’t you ever turn back no
Go on through the door instead
Put yourself before other
If the danger lies ahead
Track Name: Stars
Sometimes I go out and I follow the stars
Through my eyes
They all look so together and

So perfectly placed just by chance or by god
Either way
They share the sky together and

They all seem so together and

I wish I could say things I’ve said to the stars
Maybe then
I’d feel more together and

Not be so alone in my dreams and hours
You and I
Well we should be together and

We’d share the sky together and

Woe, I.

Sometimes I go out and I follow the stars
Sometimes I go out and I follow the stars.
Track Name: Downbeat.
(Verse)
I believed that you would make it
I told everyone the same
Possible I couldn’t take it
So I stayed away
Not from you but from the feeling
See I’d heard everybody’s take
On your odds while you’re still breathing
And though it stopped
Some string won’t break

(Chorus)
And I believe that you made it
I believe that you made it
Anyway.
But this is the sound I miss
With every single hit
All that I can see with each
Downbeat

(Verse)
Cause I miss the sound
Of sitting on the ground
And we argue and compete
Words vs melody
But I need your words right now cause
We were kids just trying to figure
But I think you had it figured out
And your mother tells me you said that I’d go far, well Anne.
You should know who taught me how

(Bridge)
Oh I know now
Why you taught me to be loud
I promise to be loud
I’ll always be loud
Thought I couldn’t write this song
Thought it meant admitting you were gone
But now I realize it’s what keeping you alive and

(Chorus)
I’ll tell the world that you made it
I believe that you made it
Tell the world that you made it
I believe that we made it

But this is the sound I’ll miss
With every single hit
All I can see with each.