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Circles LYRICS

[Chorus]

I’m running in circles with you
With you, with you
Keep running in circles with you
With you, with you
I'm running in circles with you
With you, with you
Keep running in circles with you
With you, with you
I’m running in circles with you

[Verse 1]

So this is how you say goodbye
How you gon’ be like that after we’ve been wasting
All this time
You know I’ve been tryn’
I don’t know what you imply

[Pre Chorus]

My mind just wanna show you how it melted
My heart just wanna tell you that it felt this
My eyes just wanna show you they’ve been doubted
But you know I can’t take it, no

All these weeks you been Lying
And I just can't help it
Swear you’re selfish
All these weeks you been crying
And I just can’t help it
Swear you’re helpless
Leaving your house I’m not trying to be selfish

[Chorus]

I’m running in circles with you
With you, with you
Keep running in circles with you
With you, with you
I'm running in circles with you
With you, with you
Keep running in circles with you
With you, with you
I’m running in circles with you

[Verse 2]

She got me running from it
It’s keeping me up at night
All I see is her face when I close my eyes

She got me runnin from it
I don’t deserve her at all
At all, at all, at all,

[Pre Chorus]

[Chorus]

[Outro]

With you, with you
Keep running in circles with you
With you, with you
I’m running in circles with you
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These Nights LYRICS

Written by Langston Francis, Miles Jones and Adam King

[Verse 1]

I remember you told me
don’t forget the old me
shadows will change form
never forget where you came from
such a broken picture
glass has been shattered so please don’t tell me you’re sorry
and please don’t try to forgive me

I remember you called me and you were telling me you were sorry and you were saying just come and hold me and you were telling me that you miss me

I got this feeling around you
hurt you I know didn’t mean to
sometimes I wish you would call me
sometimes I wish that you wanted me ohh

[Chorus]

I’m on these nights need some time on the outside
stuck on these nights need some time on the outside

I’m on these nights need some time on the outside
stuck on these nights need some time on the outside

I’m stuck on these nights (background under chorus repeat x 4)

[Verse 2]

You know we all know when I don’t want it is when you want it like anybody
You know we all know when you don’t want is when I want it like anybody

I remember you called me telling me you were sorry and you were saying just come and hold me and you were telling me that you miss me
I got this feeling around you hurt you I know didn’t mean to sometimes I wish you would call me sometimes I wish that you wanted me ohh

[Chorus]

[Breakdown]

[Outro]

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Fall From Grace LYRICS

[Verse 1]

I’m only human
You look at me like you never knew that
You cut me deep and left me wounded
But I want you still
It’s not on you oh no no

This love is ruthless
A couple junkies how we use it
Feel you in my body you’re my stimulant
Truth is
You got me hooked on this love

[Hook]

I’ll admit I tripped on your waistline
I awoke when I fell from the wayside
But will you
Fall from grace with me
And fall gracefully

[Verse 2]

You took a little bit
Of me with you
When we went through
What we went through

And I’m not innocent
But I’m feeling like you stole
All those memories untold
We went in like Friday nights
On the strip under bedroom lights
It was just me and you though
All Alone

Now I’m left so far behind
Just cigarettes and empty wine bottles
When we came too
But I know it felt perfect at the time

[Hook]

I’ll admit I tripped on your waistline
I awoke when I fell from the wayside
But will you
Fall from grace with me
And fall gracefully

[Bridge]

(Took a little bit)
You tripped on me
I tripped on you
(You took a little bit)
But I know it felt perfect at the time
(Took a little bit)
You tripped on me
I tripped on you
(You took a little bit oh)
But I know it felt perfect at the time

(Took a little bit)
You’re happy you got what you wanted
Got what you wanted
(You took a little bit)
I’m not saying I’m what you wanted
But I’m what you wanted

Cus I don’t know
If you know
What you mean to me

Oh no no
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FCKD IT UP LYRICS

Lyrics of FCKD IT UP by Langston Francis on Genius

[Verse 1]

I used to be the very first one
But then I fucked this up
It’s hard to look back and think that we’re done
Because I fucked this up
You used to be the reason
I called when everybody went home
Can’t tell when last I been sober at night
Can’t help but wonder if I’m alone in this

[Pre Hook]

Feeling? Girl just give me a reason
To believe that you be on this ride, If I didn’t fuck this up
But girl I can feel it
See this closure I needed
You’re the reason that I’m on this ride
I can’t help but wonder if I, if I

[Hook]

If I fucked this up or if I didn’t fuck this up
If I, if I, I keep wondering, I keep wondering, I keep

[Verse 2]

Why you never come to where I stay shawty?
Why you always playin' these games wit me?
Make me feel some type of way shawty
Make me wish that you still stayed wit me
Truth is I'm 6 feet deep here
Moving silent, don't make a peep yah
Sick to my stomach with what I hear
I don't wanna say how I feel
I just wanna know if I still give you that

[Pre-Hook]

Feeling? Girl just give me a reason
To believe that you be on this ride
If I didn’t fuck this up
But girl I can feel it
See this closure I needed
You’re the reason that I’m on this ride
I can’t help but wonder

[Hook]

If I, if I, if I fuck this up or if i didn’t fuck this up

[Bridge x3]

Would we still be everything that we wish we could be tonight?
Would we still be everything that we wish we could be alright?

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About

The vibrancy of the Kensington Market neighbourhood is the creative backdrop behind new Toronto artist, Langston Francis. Pulling inspiration from all of the multifaceted music and cultures this community has to offer, Langston grew up in a world of hip hop, electronica and jazz, vintage boutiques and art spaces – all influences that have helped shape his creativity: “I feel expression shows itself in all aspects of art, and even music is a very visual experience.”

Langston’s artistic drive propelled him to learn multiple instruments (including guitar and piano) and while he’s a skilled performer, it’s in the studio where Langston feels most at home. He honed his distinct voice and prolific songwriting there, playing with pitches and chord progressions at whim, and creating his unique aural footprint.

Langston has infused this artistic style into his debut single “FCKD IT UP”. A hypnotic mix of ethereal synth, electronica and bass-heavy beats, it reflects Langston’s roots and the pulsing soundscape of the city he calls home. On “FCKD IT UP,” Langston gives some sonic nods to his neighborhood heroes: artists such as rapper SAFE, hip hop impresario Jimmy Prime and neo soul newcomer Ramriddlz. “Unlike many of the artists I listened to in Toronto, Ramriddlz was able to create tracks that still banged, but he did it over dreamy, pop-flavoured beats.” Beyond the borders of The Six, Francis also draws from rule-breakers such as Kanye West, pop singer Billie Eilish and R&B singer Corbin.

Taking inspiration from all aspects of the art world, Langston can often be found with a camera in hand creating and expressing his artistic vision through film. “What I do with the camera connects with what I do with my mic,” he says, “I want to capture all the cool stuff that people aren’t seeing or hearing and put it into a song or an image.”

On “FCKD IT UP,” the lyrics—which sound like an internal dialogue—tackle the doubts so many of us have about forming a committed relationship. As the title itself suggests, Langston—much like his musical heroes—is not a fan of playing it safe. “By not following any kind of plan,” says Langston, “I let my instincts help me say what I want to say without thinking about what’s out there or any category my music is supposed to be in.”

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