The Loop

by Cody Statz

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    releases November 11, 2016

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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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Track Name: South Blvd
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
Track Name: Walk the Stars
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
Track Name: Actress [explicit]
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
Track Name: Reality TV
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
Track Name: Feature Presentation
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
Track Name: The Bag From St. Louis
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
Track Name: Homeless not Helpless
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
Track Name: Hold on Magnolia
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
Track Name: Mountain Daylight Time
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