Follow The Leader

by Ciudad

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released July 7, 2012

copyright 2012 by Ciudad.

Ciudad is: Mikey Amistoso, Justin Sunico, and Mitch Singson.
Music by Mikey Amistoso, except "Justin in New York" by Justin Sunico, Mikey Amistoso and Mitch Singson.

Words by Mikey Amistoso, except:
"Due Dates", "How You Do It", "Johnny", "Things I Don't Need", and "Justin in New York" by Mikey Amistoso and Marian Joy Hernandez.

Arrangement and Musical Direction by Mikey Amistoso and Jazz Nicolas.

Tracked and mixed by Mikey Amistoso at LiquidPost Studios, Makati City, Philippines.
Additional recording and mixing by James Baluyut, Chris Deaner, and Patrick Ramos at Sun Moon Star Corp, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.
This album was recorded using Apple Logic Pro 9, Roland VS-1880, and Zoom Handy Recorder H4N.

Mastered by Jonathan Ong at Sonic State Audio.

All songs performed by Mikey Amistoso, Mitch Singson, and Justin Sunico.
Additional performances by:
Jazz Nicolas: keyboards and additional drums on "Due Dates", backup vocals on "You Know The Answer, Just Follow The Leader", tambourine and backup vocals on "How You Do It", vocals on "When You Get To The Top"
Chris Deaner: drums on "Things I Don't Need"
Marie Jamora: vocals on "You Know The Answer, Just Follow The Leader"
Marian Joy Hernandez: backup vocals on "How You Do It"
Kaka Quisumbing: additional drums on "Justin In New York"
Tim Gesilva: cello on "Due Dates"

Illustrations by Jazz Nicolas, created using the iPad.
Sleeve art direction and layout by Cj De Silva.
Band photograph by Kate Torralba.

Thank you:
Dan and Geri Gil, Jazz Nicolas, James Baluyut, Chris Deaner, Patrick Ramos, Marian Joy Hernandez, Namee Jorolan, Marie Jamora, Quark Henares, Jeff Cabal, Ramon De Veyra, Kaka Quisumbing, Kelvin Yu, Jonathan Ong, Kerwin Rosete, Cj De Silva, Wincy Ong, Erwin Romulo, Anna Piramide, Kathy Gener, Anj Pessumal, Mei Bastes, Kate Torralba, Daphnee Tudtud, Amistoso family, Sunico family, Kit, Wocky, and Singson family.

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Email us: ciudadph@gmail.com
Twitter: @ciudadph

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Track Name: Due Dates
Catching up on due dates, it's the thirteenth of July.
Storm is coming, it's on the news.
Cramming on a Tuesday. Will I ever see true life?
Storm is coming, it's on the news.

So, here you are on your own.
Don't you know you'll be fine?
And you move along.
There's so many things in your head.

Oh, here you are on your own.
Don't you know you'll get by?
And we'll sing a song.
The melody plays in your head.

Catching up on due dates, it's the thirteenth of July.
Storm is coming, it's on the news.
Cramming on a Tuesday. Will I ever see true life?
Storm is coming, it's on the news.

So, you're here now on your own.
Don't you know we'll be fine?
And we'll sing a song.
The melody plays in your head.
Track Name: You Know The Answer, Just Follow The Leader
Good times, just like the old times, is like a roller coaster.
People are all just humans. They all just want to get closer.
I don't want to be left here alone. I just want to be heard all day long.

This time, you know the answer. Just follow the leader.
It would be wiser. Just follow the leader.

It's different. Oh yeah it's different. It's not the same old shit you know.
Someone should better kick me so I could move my ass and go.
I don't want to be left here alone. I just want to be heard all day long.

This time, you know the answer. Just follow the leader.
It would be wiser. Wiser!
This time you know the answer. Just follow the leader.
It would be wiser. Just follow the leader.

Oh, I'm on my way, love.
Track Name: Game Night
When it comes to love, there are so many games to play.
We could all pretend it's life, and we all would be okay.
So drop the hurtful words you're saving for another day,
because today it's time for love, and we know it's here to stay.

Time for all the merry games we play.
Time for all the pain to go away.

When it comes to love, there are so many games to play.
We could all pretend it's life, and we all would be okay.
So drop your hurtful words,and join the games and merry-making
that we all have come to love, and we all are dying to play.

Time for all the merry games we play.
Time for all the pain to go away.
Oh look out now! They're the games we play!
Oh come out now! They're the games we play!

When we come tonight, and when we all see face-to-face,
this is what we've come to love, and you know it's here to stay.

Oh look out now! They're the games we play!
Oh come out now! They're the games we play!
Time for all the merry games we play.
Time for all the pain to go away.
Track Name: There's A Lonely Road To Sunday Night
Inside your house, I feel the sunshine.
But in a little while, dark sets in around.

There's a lonely road to Sunday night.

Anxiety creeping in.
Be strong, don't fall in.
Heart attack: it will be gone.
If we just get along.

There's a lonely road to Sunday night.

Inside your house, dark sets in around.

There's a lonely road to Sunday night.
Track Name: Leads
All of my learnings are secretly fading away.
They go to a dark place and surely won't be found again.
But I'm not so worried today.

I'm turning blue.
It all leads to you.

Seriously, I think that you will be the end of me.
Should we even do this? Is it safe to do as we please?
They say it won't matter anyway.

I'm turning blue.
It all leads to you.
Turn me around the way that only you can.
Make me wrong. Crank me a notch too high.

You and me versus the world.
Track Name: How You Do It
Lately it's hard to get through.
I find there are things I outgrew.
It takes some getting used to.
Oh yeah, it's how you do it too.

Maybe how you see me is true.
I wonder when things will be new.
There are things you can't overdo.
Oh yeah, it's how you do it too.

Baby, don't you know me?
Tell me about it. I want it.

Lately it's hard to get through.
I find there are things I outgrew.
There are things you can't overdo.
Oh yeah, it's how you do it too.
Track Name: Johnny
I know you are sorry.
But you have no clue.
You can't just take what you want to.
And leave the old for new.

I know that you want her.
But what the hell did you do?
You need to prove you deserve her.
In that way, she won't feel blue.
Track Name: Things I Don't Need
Mold and flakers
Holes and bars
Dirty dishes
Life on Mars
Retweeting praise
Raisins
SOMETHING HARSH
Cheapskates
Sportscar
Soggy fries
Wires and cables
FILTHY LIES
Fashion blogs
Traffic
Roaches
Mud
Road rage
Deadlines
Credit cards
Salesmen
Taxes
Lead guitars
Plastic forks
Classic rock
I don't give a --
Track Name: When You Get To The Top
Never expected such a turnaround.
We'll find a way to the lost and found.
You let it go, you let it go, you let it go, you let it go.

You wanted me to get out of town.
I figure you won't see me when you're down.
You made it so, made it so, made it so, made it so.

I know you.
It won't do to say that I love you.
I heard you say there's no way you'd love me.
Hate! Hate will go away when we fall and you get to the top!

Did not intend such a turnaround.
We might as well be in the lost and found.
Just let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go.

I'll find a way to rethink this down.
Pick up the pieces without a sound.
We'll make it slow, make it slow, make it slow, make it slow.

I know you.
It won't do to say that I love you.
I heard you say there's no way you'd love me.
Hate! Hate will go away when we fall and you get to the top!
Track Name: Justin In New York
Yellowed leaves are on the pathways,
Frail like the sound of your voice.

Faded signs in every corner
Recall the times when we had a choice.

I'd wait but it's just wrong.
What's keeping you too long?
I'm scared I'm not that strong.
What's taking you so long?