Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sam Roberts Band: Without A Map



The Sam Roberts Band performs "Without a Map," from Collider, the Montreal band's latest CD. This is a clip from  the band's performance at Toronto's rock radio station The Edge's Sugar Beach studios, on May 10, 2011. You can listen to another version here, and get some background on the band here and here.

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Collider: Sam Roberts Band, 2011. This is the forth studio album for Sam Roberts.
Credit: © Universal Music Canada / Zoë/Rounder Records, 2011
Source: Wikipedia

The name Collider brings to mind the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN physics lab in Geneva, Switzerland, essentially a particle accelerator that accelerates sub-atomic particles close to the speed of light so that protons smash together. The purpose is to release new particles that have been theorized to be discovered and measured, LiveScience said in an April 2011 article:
The world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, has set a new world record for colliding two beams of more particles together than ever before.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN physics lab in Geneva, Switzerland, has been operating since 2009, slowly ramping up its power levels and the intensity of its particle beams. Beam intensity is measured in luminosity, which corresponds to how many particles — in this case protons — are packed into each beam. The more protons that are accelerated along LHC's 17-mile long (27-km) loop, the greater the chances that two protons will smack into each other head on.
Without a Map
by Sam Roberts

Honey, don't point that gun at me
you know I only want to be your friend
why don't you try and get some sleep
I swear I'll never come here again
but wont you shed some light on me
tell me baby, who do you see?
this was a land of liberty and now it's closing
it's closing in on me

I'm without a map
I'm walking into a trap
and there's a white flag on the wind
I surrender to the very mention of you
I hope I get to see you again

All the time I'm wasting, all the dreams I'm chasing
are leaving me behind
all the roads I'm facing, all the days erasing
well I just about lose my mind
I woke up this morning, the idea was forming
that I'm always on the losing side
but I never believed in resurrection
so I just lay down
lay down and cried

I'm without a map
I'm walking into a trap
and there's a white flag on the wind
I surrender to the very mention of you

I hope I get to see you again
and when I'm alone laying up all night
till all the darkness is defeated
and just for one moment everything was right
it was all I ever needed

Honey, don't point that gun at me
you know I only want to be your friend
why don't you try and get some sleep
I swear I'll never come here again
but wont you shed some light on me
tell me baby, who do you see?
this was a land of liberty and now it's closing
it's closing in on me

I'm without a map
I'm walking into a trap
and there's a white flag on the wind
I surrender to the very mention of you
I hope I get to see you again
and when I'm alone laying up all night
till all the darkness is defeated
and just for one moment everything was right
it was all I ever needed
I surrender to the very mention of you
I hope I get to see you again 

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