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released June 1, 2009

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Vienna Psychoanalytic Society Kitchener, Ontario

VPS consists of band members Jeff Chard and Chad Kreutzweiser. They formed in 2009 with a desire to merge keyboards and guitars like popular 80's bands such as New Order and Depeche Mode. Their latest release, 'Iconic FIction' is a lush reflection of this endeavor. ... more

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Track Name: Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D)
Asked for money on the street by a guy
I used to work out with at the Y
People breaking up online these days
Daily status updates show us all the ways

When did this happen ? When did this change ?
Maybe I’m the one who’s been rearranged
When did this happen ? When did you see ?
Maybe I’m the one who hates society

Taking two steps back from people who are different from you and me
You don’t realize what you’re doing, it’s all unconsciously

Usually I’m really glad
But sometimes I see things that make me feel so bad
So many great things to be had
But there’s so much in this world that makes me feel so sad

Cruelty, all cruelty
Cruelty, all cruelty

When did this happen ? When did this change ?
Maybe I’m the one who’s been rearranged
When did this happen ? When did it start ?
What led us all to kill the heart ?

LTO takes her parents to her class
She’ll never get hired because she’s been an ass
Guy I work with drinks all day
Doesn’t recognize me, got nothing to say

Usually I’m really glad
But sometimes I see things that make me feel so bad
So many great things to be had
But there’s so much in this world that makes me feel so sad
Track Name: Life In The Key Of E
Most of the family lets me down
Don’t see a lot of them coming round
Old friends kind of bow in and out
Now I know that’s not what it’s about

It’s so easy for me
To live life in the key of E

Sometimes my body lets me down
Finances don’t always come around
Work can make it feel like you drown
Problems gonna run you out of town

That’s when you’ve gotta stop and think
Figure it out and look for a link
Smell the flowers and stop for a drink
Pull your hand out, straighten the kink

And you look like me, you look like me
And you look like me, you even look like me

It must be meant to be
To live life in the key of E

Often my brain lets me down
Bad thoughts slip in and stress me out
Need something to distract me away
Need something to get up for every day

That’s when you’ve gotta take a lesson
Check you ego and start confessing
What’s it about, why are you here ?
You’re outta control, who’s gonna steer ?

And you look like me, you look like me
Yeah you look like me, you even look like me

It would be too easy
To live life in the key of C
It’s so right for me
To live life in the key of E
Track Name: You're Like Me
From the precipice of Holy Island
To the gritty streets of Whitechapel
From the tracks in back of Paddington Station
There’s a lot of really funky people

Haven’t known you for too long, too long
But I know you enough to know I like you

From the pubs across from the Green Park
To suburbia in Kettering town
The Whitby cliffs and the Darlington country
Some funky shit is going down

Haven’t known you for too long, too long
But I know you enough to see
Haven’t know you for that long, that long
But I know you enough to know you’re like me

You’re like me
Track Name: There Is No Normal
Conform

C’mon people, can’t you see ?
There’s no one way to be
There is no normal
We’ve all got them, yes indeed
Idiosyncrasies
There is no normal

She feels dumb, he sucks his thumb
Her last boyfriend married her mom
He cries, she lies, he’s fake, she’s gay
His dad wears ladies’ clothes by day
She likes it rough, he isn’t tough
She’s stressed, depressed, represses stuff
He plays with dolls, she hates the walls
He goes in buckets over falls

C’mon people, can’t you see ?
There’s no one way to be
There is no normal
We’ve all got them, yes indeed
Idiosyncrasies
There is no normal

He was abused, she’s never refused
A drug or smoke or sex or booze
He fights, she writes, he’s disabled
Her aunt gives everything a label

C’mon people, can’t you see ?
There’s no one way to be
There is no normal
We’ve all got them, yes indeed
Idiosyncrasies
There is no normal

He hates his dad, she likes no one
He never lets himself have fun
She works all night, he sleeps all day
And she obsesses over fate

And then there’s me…
Track Name: World & Comment
Pain and ignorance conspire against us
There’s very few who are as cool as you
Fear and weakness are all around here
Thank something I’ve got you to get me through

Acquiescent lameness surrounds the city
Nobody I’d rather have by my side
Predictability will kill the spirit
Let’s face fate while the others hide

It’s you and me against the world
Against the hypocrites and liars, girl
Against the ignorant, against the fools
Against narrow, self-imposed rules

Comfort and guile can be our enemies
There’s no one here that I like more than you
Insecurity is easy to fall upon
Have several drinks before the night is through

Coyness is vain all over the country
You are the antidote for all that’s bad
Following the crowd is never academic
If you weren’t here I’d be so sad

It’s you and me against the world
Against the weak and complacent, girl
Against delusion and confusion’s reign
Against the pity and against the pain

What do you live for ?
What would you die for ?
Who are your needs for ?
Who do you cry for ?
Where are you going ?
When are you leaving ?
Are you dreaming ?
Are you deceiving ?

It’s you and me against the world
Against the cookie-cutter boys and girls
Against the must-do and the must-have crew
Against the world, it’s just me and you
Track Name: Do You Know Who I Am ?
I’m the one never paid for a drink
I’m the one never had to think
I’m the one you all want to be
I’m the one, just take it from me

Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
You’re my #1 fan
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
I’m your #1 man

You’re the one – you idolize me
Even though I’ve never done anything
Except play a game or guitar
Make money, man, that’s my art

Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
You’re my #1 fan
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
I’m your #1 man

It’s entitlement, it’s arrogant

Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
#1 businessman
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
I play football, goddamn
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
It’s all a big scam
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
Do you know who I am ?
I’m your #1 band
Track Name: Going Home
I’m going home
I’m going home
I’m going home
I’m happy to be there, even happier to leave there

I love my family, love my friends, love my old house til the end
Love the places where I worked, my old girlfriends and the jerks
Love my schools, my playgrounds, Cambridge sights and Hespeler sounds
Also driving me insane , I gotta get out while I can

I’m going home
I’m going home
I’m going home
So happy to be there, even happier to leave there

I’m leaving home
I’m leaving home
I’m leaving home
Great place to visit but not so great to live in

I love the neighbours, love the streets, love the people, love the beats
Love the places I shot hoops, road hockey, factory roofs
The countryside, my old haunts, places I went to with Scott
Bars I drank in underage, it also makes me insane

Whatever happened in my life ?
I moved away, I found a wife
I love my hometown, yes I do
But I outgrew it just like you
Track Name: Bay And Bloor 1996
The only regrets I have are the risks I didn’t take
I put it down to being young and not knowing what was at stake
I’ve got a 3 a.m. anxiety thing that’s been going on
Things pop into my head, it’s stuff that I thought was long gone

I’ve committed my share of sins but
I’m the happiest I’ve ever been
There’s some people that I’ve left behind
since standing there in 1995
The key is your state of mind – I found mine
at the intersection of my life
The intersection of my life
The intersection of my life

First at Vinnie’s then at Whiskey’s I met the love of my night
As time passed I realized that I met the love of my life
I haven’t lived it for that long but this is what I’ve found
People come and people go but the good ones stay around

I’ve committed my share of sins but
I’m the happiest I’ve ever been
There’s some people that I’ve left behind
since standing there in 1995
The key is your state of mind – I found mine
at the intersection of my life
The intersection of my life
The intersection of my life

The intersection of my life
Track Name: All Except You
Left right and centre people calling it quits
Some fought a lot and some a little bit
High expectations or just a bad mix ?
People are always looking for a quick fix

Like a sister needs a brother
Like a half needs another
Like a nympho needs a lover
I need you
I need you

Somebody tell me why
People say goodbye
I expect everyone to lie
All except you

Everywhere you look it’s going down
Sober second thought, and no one’s hanging around
Maybe for the best but there’s a lot of frowns
Will there be regrets cause I don’t know that sound

Like a rebel needs a gun
Like a plant needs the sun
Like a runner needs to run
I need you
I need you

Somebody tell me how
One can just end it now
I expect a final bow
From all except you
Track Name: Better Than Alright
Faces online somehow have changed
I didn’t recognize some, refreshed the page
Like a wine we get better with age
From inexperienced to wise old sage

We’re better than alright
Always up for a fight
If we feel like we’re right
We’re better than alright
Comfortable in our lives
As we approach the late 30’s

Ten years older are laughing at us
Twenty up can’t get enough
Thirty more say we’re so young
They’re right and we already know it, son

We’re better than alright
Always down for a flight
Making music until we die
We’re better than alright
Up for seeing the sights
What are you doing tonight ?

Our legacies stand before us
They say thanks and hello in malls and restaurants
Our legacies they force us
To feed them, hang out with them, play with them – give them what they want!

So many years, it doesn’t feel long
We take our lives and put them to song
Still look around to see what’s going on
My buddy Thom sang “Where have all my high school friends gone ?”

We’re better than alright
Half-full not half-light
We always look for the light in the darkness
We’re better than alright
Comfortable in our lives
As we hit the late 30’s