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released November 19, 2014

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The Hitmaker is a remixer/reinventor of classic rock anthems–the Copernicus of hooks, the Galileo of beats. Let’s break it down this way: The Hitmaker puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like you . . . the only difference is that once his pants are on, he makes The Hits. @thehitmaker ... more

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Track Name: All My Life (That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do)
I was another man when you were mine
I recall it like a dream now
Like another life

And it’s the time of my life
I’m growing older
And as the seasons pass me by
I’m growing colder

Been going through some changes
It’s been a long, long time
And now missing you is all that I can do
All my life

I’ve got all your pictures
In a box beneath my bed
And I take them out from time to time
And I tell them all the things I should have said

Now that I know that you’re the only
I’ll try to deny that I’m still lonely

Been going through some changes
It’s been a long, long time
And now missing you is all that I can do
All my life

I’m going out tonight, and I’m going to find you
And when I do, I will remind you

That it’s the time of our lives
We’re growing older
And as the seasons pass us by
We’re growing colder

Been going through some changes
It’s been a long, long time
And now missing you is all that I can do
All my life
Track Name: New Year's Eve [Taylor Mills recording]
New Year’s Eve, you left me behind
It’s the same old scene, time after time

You never change, whatever they say
Everyone and everything’s still the same

Time and again, it’s you that I’ve waited for
But you left me out here in the cold, left me all alone

New Year’s Eve, you come and you go
The only thing new is the fresh fallen snow

New Year’s Eve, it’s high time you go
You promise me, but you never show

You shone as you moved through the fair, a glowing jewel
But I from afar simply stared, as I always do

All of the build-up, and all of the dreams
Disappear in the midnight, beneath all the screams
The first dawn arrives, like a whispering wind
Nothing has changed, and it all starts again

Anyone can see
You’re not the one for me

New Year’s Eve, step up take a bow
You’ve done it again, started another row

New Year’s Eve, my money’s all spent
I can’t find my shoes, I can’t find the rent
Track Name: New Girlfriend
No one else is sweeter, and every time I see her she makes me sing
I've got a new girlfriend

Innocence and beauty
all that she needs to be, you know she is
she's my new girlfriend

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
I've got a new girlfriend

She knows no jealousy, she brings out of me the sweetest love
she's my new girlfriend

No supermodel beats her
as soon as you meet her, you'll fall in love
with my new girlfriend

Sha-la-la-la-la-la
I've got a new girlfriend

And it's all like a dream, 'til I see you again

She don't look like no movie star
she don't drive no flashy car
She don't wear no short little skirt
she don't even say a word

She's my cool girlfriend.
Track Name: Chimney Sneak
I heard you on the rooftop
Your old feet stepping light
Dancing ‘round the chimney
That Cold December night

Curiosity awakened
By the rooftop dance so fair
And I crawled out of my bed
And headed down the stairs
Yeah, just to see who it was there

You go down and you come up, you go down and you come up,
You go down and you come up and you come up again

Bottom of the staircase
I dared to take a peek
Between the mantel and the tree
I beheld a chimney sneak

Peeking around the corner
Saw a beard so snowy white
You were laying out the presents
Then you slipped out of sight
Yeah, you slipped right out of sight.

You go down and you come up, you go down and you come up,
You go down and you come up and you come up again
Track Name: Birdy Deluxe Superstar
If I were you and you were me, is this how you would like to be?
You can't say that it's all right

If you were me and I were you, is this what I should do to you?
Would you say that it’s all right?

I've been waiting so long
Please don't make me crawl
Birdy Deluxe Superstar

I've walked the streets of town all night, and come home with the morning light
I can't face the cold at home

I wake up drunk in afternoon, dreaming of a honeymoon
I don't want to be alone

I've been waiting so long
Please don't let me fall
Birdy Deluxe Superstar

And I can't think of nothing else I want in the world
When I dream of love, Super Birdy Deluxe, you're the girl

If boys were girls and girls were boys, could we cut out all the noise?
Do we have just what it takes?

If girls were boys and boys were girls, do you think we’d change the world?
Do we learn from our mistakes?

I've been waiting so long
Please don't make me crawl, Birdy Deluxe Superstar
Track Name: Building Up
Have you been lonely too long, Have you been holding back your heart—afraid to start?

You take my hand and run away
You turn and look me in the eye--can you deny it?

We’ve been building up to this
It’s been coming on for so long, how can you resist?

Our love could soon outshine the sun
Burn away the clouds ‘til there’s no trace
If you’d embrace it

We’ve been building up to this
It’s been coming on for so long, how can you resist?

I will be the rain, I will be the sea
I will be everything that you need

Have we been lonely too long?
Have we been holding back our hearts?
Track Name: Oh Yeah, Come On, Take it Easy, Baby, It's Alright
Did you think that it couldn’t happen
Right here, to you
Now you’re that somebody else
And it’s so real, you can’t believe it’s true

In the half-light of your shadow past
You will find it hiding
Through the seasons never meant to last
You will feel it
Believe it

Now the plans you made have blown away
Like so many grains of sand
Here you are with the dues you’ve paid
And you start again from scratch

In the half-light of your shadow past
You will find it hiding
Through the seasons never meant to last
You will feel it
Believe it

Oh yeah, come on, take it easy, baby, it’s alright

We can take our time
We’ve got mountains yet to climb
And all the things you thought would stop you
You step right over

Oh yeah, come on, take it easy, baby, it’s alright
Track Name: I Heard You Twice the First Time
You keep making like you say you're sorry,
But that don't make it all right
You keep making like you'll change tomorrow,
But it won't make me feel right

I heard you twice the first time
I've been in love with a lie

You can make it like you've been around,
But I know that you're not there
You can make it like you've been out of town,
But it still don't matter where

I don't think I can get by
I've been in love with a lie

You can say that you still believe in me,
But it won't make me come home
You can tell me that you don't want me leaving,
But, baby, now you're on your own

I've got no tears left to cry
I've been in love with a lie

I've been in love before, but I never did anything right
To God above you swore, and you lied

You can tell me about all you've been thinking
Until my eyes go blind
You can tell me that you're finished with drinking
You still can't change my mind

I think I'm gonna get by
You'll see me waving goodbye
Track Name: Hello Sun [Taylor Mills recording]
Looking through old photographs
At folks who aren't here no more
And friends that I don't even know
And I notice we don't smile the way we did back then
Something in our eyes has changed

I know I'm not the same
I know, and now I'm wide awake

I’ve been to one too many funerals to take it all so seriously
Hey, it's only life
And if I could just find myself a little peace of mind
Then everything would be all right

I know we’re not the same
I know it’s late to change

Hello, Moon
Hello, Sun
I’m back among the living

Hello, Earth
Hello, Sky
I’m back to be forgiven
Once again

Burying our feelings in the ground and in the leather-bound scrapbooks inside our hearts
If we don't start living soon, I don't know when we'll ever start

I know it’s not the same
I know it’s late for change

Hello, Moon
Hello, Sun
I’m back among the living

Hello, Earth
Hello, Sky
I’m back to be forgiven
Once again