The Loop

by Cody Statz

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1.
04:02
I was gonna write you a negative song I was gonna call you out But this wasn't your fault of that I'm sure So I'm just gonna drive this blvd South Been on the road through hell but not heaven because I know only one is real I tried to do good but I suffered for free will I'm gonna erase this blvd And I do not believe in God I don't think I ever will But I've got my strength and my family to lean on I'm gonna erase this I'm gonna erase I'm gonna I
2.
Back in neighborhoods you used to walk when you thought you weren't feeling good You'd walk to bars and you'd drink much more than you should have You'd walk to bars and you'd pay less than you ever could now You walk the stars and you owe more money for it You parked your car and you paid for where you parked and when you did You gave up a little piece of that nothing you were just given And you can't take much 'cause all the people already living in this town have learned how to take without giving back You walk the stars and you pay more money for it You walk the stars and you'll see things you didn't know exist You walk the stars, you can go the whole length of the strip You walk the stars and you pay more money for it It was bad timing all around when you came out, you should go back, give in to your doubts, but you're stubborn You know you won't stop walking, won't stop driving And even though you're feeling better, sure as hell you won't quit drinking You walk the stars and you pay more money for it You walk the stars and you'll see things that may or may not exist You walk the stars, you can go the whole length of the strip You walk the stars and you pay more money for it You walk the stars and you pay more money for it You walk the stars and you'll see things that don't exist You walk the stars, you can go the whole length of the strip You walk the stars and you pay more money for it
3.
At home she's a "ten" Out here she's a "five" She doesn't know it yet but this town will eat her alive The first audition she went It was cleverly hid The producers were looking for girls they wanna fuck off craigslist There wasn't even a script It's great that she learned How to bartend in school Her Secret Rose Theatre shows they don't tip all that good There's a minor celeb He frequents her bar He's c-list at best, swears he fucks like a star She comes home for Christmas Her friends are impressed They've all had kids she still "looks great in a dress" She wants what they have Not maybe right now But her "ultra-feminist side," well it's burned out She's burned out
4.
03:36
We're watching a girl Puking her meals up They call it "documentary style" Why did they schedule it? I need an intervention Change the channel There's a girl strapped to a truck Hits another head on Three shrieks and we thought she was done They were the loudest screams that I've ever heard We thought she died, but then later we learned She broke her leg, thank God, for that Annie's husband Died 16 months ago She turned on the television And watched it go down on a New York medical show Right in front of her eyes He was groaning in pain "DOES MY WIFE KNOW I'M HERE??" She heard him say The Doc pronounced it and then he was gone Alright that's a wrap Let's cut and move on Let's cut and move on Let's cut and move o
5.
We send our probes out across the universe We've developed tech so we can disguise them all as meteors They bring back data, tell us where is life and where is dirt Of all the planets they have found the single outlier is Earth Other species are not perfect Killing to eat is hardly a crime And who are we to pass the verdict Let's just watch them, let's give them time After the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition Our opinion of them had soured We watched the Holocaust and the project codenamed: Manhattan They've abused all of their power Other species don't deserve this We'll try to save all that we can But the humans they have earned it Before we strike we'll need one man Look at what we found There's three humans on the moon We're gonna calibrate our guns So they lock on only to humans We've got our man and his genetic makeup it'll be the key To wipe them out and make sure birds and fish and wolves are free To make sure dolphins here remain and are the smartest of All the species that never cared to master more than love And then we'll fly away and when we're outside the atmosphere Our ships will self-destruct, this was our mission it was always clear We won't bring back these memories of destruction and what we have done No we won't let our young ones become what we've become No we won't let them become what we've become
6.
Save the bag He's my friend He was there When you weren't If you were real And he was fake I sure caught onto All your mistakes If the bag was real Then the money's gone The girl ran off WHY AM I NOT AS BOTHERED BY THAT AS I SHOULD BE? I want my fake I want my friend I'll hold this bag The weight is not too heavy for me to carry Nothing about you was light Nothing about him was wrong He was the therapist You weren't all along YOU WEREN'T ALL ALONG
7.
Lead 1: All the others waiting to be called upon You're the one, you're the one, you're the one There's no other that could be the chosen one You're the son All the others waiting to be asked upon You're the one, you're the one, you're the one There's no other Alone you'll have to suffer Group: All the others waiting to be called upon You're the one, you're the one, you're the one Lead 2: This is all On you The veterans They expect you to Put the souls Of those Who died On your shoulders Final Lead: You are wrong I am right I might be sick But that's alright I'm not a failure No, not a king I am no one And that's something
8.
Hold on Magnolia To that great highway moon No one has to be that strong But if you're stubborn like me, I know you're trying to be Hold on Magnolia I hear that station bell ring You might be holding the last light I see Before the dark finally gets a hold of me Hold on Magnolia I know what a true friend you've been In my life I've had my doubts But tonight I think I've worked it out with all of them Hold on Magnolia To that great highway moon No one has to be that strong But if you're stubborn like me, I know what you're trying to be Hold on Magnolia To the thunder and the rain To the lightning that has just signed my name To the bottom line Hold on Magnolia I hear that lonesome whistle whine Hold on Magnolia I think it's almost time It's almost time
9.
I'm on Rocky Mountain time now I've been through hell to get here But I survived somehow So if you're lost and you think you're light's burning out Know that I've relit mine once or twice and I am still around There's no borrowed time here I've scratched and clawed and fought And I've earned all these years So when I die from a car wreck or from disease I'll think it's enough I'll think it's enough I'll think it's enough For a minute I had it much too rough While I still exist I'll fight to insist That there's always a light That we're always the light Hypothetical wife Don't you be scared I wouldn't have put you in this tale If there wasn't a light If you were not the love of my life Hypothetical wife If you don't exist You won't have to see my light burn out like this But another will spark Every new light is made in the dark Another will spark Every new light is made in the dark Another will spark Every new light is made in the dark Another will spark Every new light is made in the dark

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An album to help de-stigmatize mental health.

A former Assistant Director in Hollywood, Cody Statz's album "The Loop" examines the journey beyond losing something you love. It's about letting go and acknowledging that walking away isn't failure. And, most importantly, fighting for the right to a natural death without letting mental illness dictate the time or place that death happens.

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releases November 11, 2016

Released 11/11/16

Produced by Nathan Edwards

Cody Statz: vocals, piano
Mike Meske: bass (tracks 2,3,4,5,7,8)
David Lamb: percussion (tracks 2,4,5,6,7,8)
Paul Otteson: vocals (tracks 4 & 7)
Nathan Edwards: vocals, organ/keys, guitars (tracks 1,2,4,7,8)
OshCappella (led by Ryan Lindley): vocals (track 7)

Engineered by Nathan Edwards at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
January 2016

Mixed and Mastered by Nathan Edwards
Summer 2016

All songs written by Cody Statz except:

~ "Hold on Magnolia" by Jason Molina. Published by Secretly Canadian/ASCAP


Cover by: Cassie Edwards



Thank you:

Mom & Dad
John
Nate and Cassie Edwards
Mike Meske
David Lamb
Joseph Briggs and family
Paul Otteson
Aila and Asa Holley
Patrick Curran & Bobbie Jo Escher
Paul Schoemehl
Michael Buck
Nathan Vignali
Dusty Karls
Jeremiah Nelson
Mike Ryan and family
Jason Gordon and family
Nic Thorson
Ryan Lindley and OshCappella
The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
The producers/directors/crew who respected me, and I them
&
Grandma Henkel

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Denver Musician. Indie Rock. Songwriter. Full length album and rock opera "Mars" streaming everywhere.

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