Totems

by Stopgap

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released December 4, 2015

Roots
Bender
Crossing Swords
Kryptonian Machine

Recorded by Adin Kindermann & Lee Yew Jin
Assistant engineer Irsyad Shag Sidharta
Mixed by Saiful Idris at Surrender HQ, Singapore
Mastered at Mercury Mastering

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Run Out
A Tough Nut to Crack

Recorded by Adin Kindermann & Lee Yew Jin
Assistant engineer Irsyad Shag Sidharta
Mixed by Adin Kindermann & Lee Yew Jin
Mastered at Mercury Mastering

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Nervous
Mind Made Up
The Life

Recorded by Adin Kindermann & Lee Yew Jin
Assistant engineer Irsyad Shag Sidharta
Mixed by Adin Kindermann
Mastered at Mercury Mastering

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Stopgap is a five-piece independent rock band from Singapore. The band delivers high energy grooves and delicate melodies via a diverse array of music styles. Stopgap strives to create music that's not only heard, but felt.

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Track Name: Roots
It stole our souls and put them on display
The addiction is what you play
We took advances in the wrong direction
Embrace the past you say you won't
Oh how our fathers would mourn


Reality's calling, time to wake up
The devil's got his roots in you,
No, it roots from you, yes it roots from you
The devil, oh yes he roots from you.

Suppressor processor, you're the aggressor, of our souls, of our souls

Reality's calling, time to wake up
The devil's got his roots in you,
No, it roots from you, yes it roots from you
The devil, oh yes he roots from you.
Living in this digital age Facebook, Youtube have we gone astray?
Track Name: Bender
Bender, the way you groove doesn’t end
Your twists and turns have got me in
a temperamental snare

So have a drink, have a smoke, have a laugh with me
Oh do everything as you please

So come on, do whatever you want to
So come on, do whatever you want baby

Bender the way you move disgusts me
Oh but you’re already twenty three
The sail’s been set to sea

So have a drink, have a smoke, have a laugh with me
And do everything as you please

So come on, do whatever you want to
So come on, do whatever you want baby
Track Name: Nervous
Stage right is scary
I’m afraid it might eat me
Chew me and spit out my bones
It starts in my fingers and works it’s way to bone
I hope i do make it home

You watch while I suffer
You watch while I fight fires

Do you ever feel nervous
Do you feel so small
Hide behind the curtains
Up against the walls
Do you ever feel nervous
Do you feel so small
Hide behind the curtains
Up against the walls

It gets me in my knees
My pulse like a stampede
I scrutinise all that I see
It starts in my fingers I don’t think I can breathe
Time after time I concede

You watch while I stutter
You watch while I fall

Do you ever feel nervous
Do you feel so small
Hide behind the curtains
Up against the walls
Do you ever feel nervous
Do you feel so small
Hide behind the curtains
Up against the walls

We’re not just coming up we want to get around
Track Name: Kryptonian Machine
You put your good suit on
You’re putting on a show
You put a little skip in your step
Oh boy you think you're on a roll
You’ve got her in your mind but she don't have you in hers
You’ve got her in your mind most of the time but she don't have you in hers


She's moving in for the kill she's moving with precision skill
She’ll wrap her hands around your heart and she'll whisper
Honey you won't feel a thing
She’ll play you the part of the fool, is that okay?
Oh you'll go with it anyway, any day
Because you're the fool that way


As the night drags on you lock eyes for the second time tonight
But little did you know my boy your fate has been sealed this night
She’ll be your worst nightmare your biggest nemesis
Something you'll come to realize, a few days down the line


You got her in your mind most of the time but she don't have you in hers
You got her in your mind most of the time but she don't have you in hers no

She's moving in for the kill she's moving with precision skill
She’ll wrap her hands around your heart and she'll whisper
Honey you won't feel a thing
She’ll play you the part of the fool, is that okay?
Oh you'll go with it anyway, any day
Because you're the fool that way
Track Name: Run Out
Is there no place you’d rather, rather be
Behind the parking lot, nothing worth to see
Your hands are black
While your skies are blue
Why do you do the things that they force you to

Your suffering
is coming to an end
You’ll never have to do this again

Is there no place you’d rather, rather be
Behind a cigarette
Oh but you can’t see
my hands are black
While your skies are blue
Why do you do the things that they force you to

Your suffering
is coming to an end
You’ll never have to do this again
Your suffering
is coming to an end
You’ll never have to do this again

My world comes to an end when you say let’s pretend
My world comes to an end when you say let’s hold hands
My world comes to an end when you say let’s pretend
Track Name: Crossing Swords
You’ve got to know that the world doesn’t stop for you
People don’t freeze
Time it moves and it moves on through

You’ve got to grasp what you need to say right now
You’ve got to say what you need to say right now

Say it now, say it loud, say it like you’re proud
Say it now, say it loud, say it like you’re proud

The quick pull trigger of a loaded gun
Still better than the hesitant one
So grab a handle, we’ve moving along
Oh come on

You’ve got to grasp what you need to say right now
You’ve got to say what you need to say right now

Say it now, say it loud, say it like you’re proud
Say it now, say it loud, say it like you’re proud
Track Name: The Life
I've been a lonely boy
Living far away from the people who hold my heart in theirs
So come take these words, take these thoughts out of my head
Oh come take these words, take these thoughts out of my head

I've been a Jaded man
Working far away from the people who hold my heart in theirs
So come take these words, take these thoughts out of my head
Oh come take these words, take these thoughts out of my head
'Cause it’s eating me apart from the inside out
'Cause it’s eating me apart from the inside out
Track Name: Mind Made Up
You say I’m self-destructive but that’s alright
I’m okay, okay, okay with that

Don’t tell me what to do
I’ve got my own way, that’s where I’m going

I’ve got my mind made up
your words won’t sway me here
not here not now

Don’t lay the tracks again
You’ll never get back to where you began

I’m putting this thing down
I’m leaving this behind you’ll see it now

The wind’s been picking up
To sweep me off my feet now here we go
Track Name: A Tough Nut to Crack
Tipping points, middle lines
So many things which one must consider
Yet to think too much might be
The cause for things to go awry

Tipping points, middle lines
I found panic on the streets of reason
I tried to apply this time
But I always seem to fail

Fuck it all
What’s the right call
Why is balance so hard to discover
I wish I’d see things more clearly
But sometimes it can’t be helped
Fuck it all
What’s the right call
Why is balance so hard to discover
I wish I’d see things more clearly

Tipping points, middle lines
I find my side equal to your other
Treading different lines this time
I hope discord won’t take us under

Tipping points, middle lines
A warm embrace but none to desire
All this time I tried to be someone
But I always seem to fail

CHORUS

All these lines
They twist as they tangle, entwine
Endlessly, endlessly