TOUR

Oct 2

Hubbards, Nova Scotia @ Shore Club

Oct 3

Hubbards, Nova Scotia @ Shore Club

Oct 4

Hubbards, Nova Scotia (matinee)

Oct 11

Almonte, ON (matinee)

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SURVIVORS EP LYRICS

you’ve got to be strong
even though you feel weak
you’ve got to carry on
though you want to give in

and when you are lost
don’t forget where you began
you’re a survivor
from a long line of the same

there’s no need to rush anything
don’t try to be a machine
because you might really succeed
and you are a human being

go outside
move how your body was made
like a survivor
from a long line of the same

pick up their gift
held up in helix and spit
and at the end of all this
you can’t just cave in and quit

you’ve got to be strong
even though you feel weak
you’ve got to carry on
though you want to give in, you can’t

cause you’re a survivor
see how you’re alive through it all
it’s what your every fibre is for
just to wake up and ride with the sun
like a survivor

listen, they’re singing at the echoey sky
the sound’s coming up hard on all the skyscraper’s sides
it’s coming up hard on the senators’ ties
but they don’t listen to us, they don’t even look up

they’re hustlers and hawkers all talking at you
spinning their lies on your grandmother’s loom
proclaiming, in good faith, what’s not even true
and they’re not even good, we can see through that look

cause we’re looking up
for the ladder above, for the right hand held up, for the golden cup
or just a bottle of suds, a spot on the porch, the kids having fun
and looking at us, they’re looking at us, so we’re looking up

baby, when i met you i was basically blind
swallowing poison and pixels of light
living on fiction and swimming in lies
i tried to cast you aside, like some dirt in my eye

but now i’m looking up
for the ladder above, for right hand held up, for that golden cup
or just a bottle of suds, and a spot on the porch, and soon the kids are in love
and they’re looking at us, they’re looking at us, so we’re looking up
for the ladder above, for the crack there in the dome, where the golden dam will overflow
or just a bottle of suds, and a spot on the porch, so when the kids make it home
and they’re looking at us, when they’re looking at us, we’re looking up
up

Written by Randy Newman

here i am
lost in the wind
round in circles sailing

like a ship
that never comes in
standing by myself

sing a sad song for a good man
sing a sad song for me
sing a sad song for the sailor
a thousand miles from the sea

here I am
alone on the plain
the sun’s going down
it’s starting to rain
papa, we’ll go sailing

push all my papers in the stove
and pull the cotton high across your throat
try to make you warm enough
so i can ply you with my talk of hope

cause boy you got a long way up
and the ladder’s cold and rusted rough
you’re too young to be tested thus
can we put the pain in one of us?

this is all i want

soon the river rising up
and you my guy will ride on top
through the sylvan valley under sun
and on and on the summers come
on and on

this is all i want

if i take care of you, that will take care of me
i will take care of you, and that will take care of me
if i can make you good, thats’ all i really need
i will take care of you, and that will take care of me

soon the river rising up
and you my guy will ride on top
through the sylvan valley under sun
and on and on the summers come
on and on the summers come
on and on, on and on, on and on
on and on, on and on, on and on

FOREVER OVERHEAD LYRICS

here’s to the other side lifted high
you get to the riverside to see the valley rise

sorrow or joy, which do you like?
if that’s the choice, then why cant you decide?

is there nothing left? only rusty flats
a chain link fence pressin into your hands
we’ll get you up and over it
‘cause i want nothing between us

i want to dance with you, that’s what i want to do
i want to dance with you, i want to see you body move
i want to dance with you, that’s all i want to do
i want to dance with you…

i miss our younger years, i stretch to touch them
smoke up the cavalier, and keep the windows shut

do you wanna go back? well you know you can’t
it’s like a chain link fence pressing into your back
but i got you now
i don’t care about what you were before i came
just come out with me tonight

i want to dance with you, that’s what i want to do
i want to dance with you, i want to see you body move
i want to dance with you, that’s all i want to do
i want to dance with you…

late at night in my troubled mind
i go back to those summertimes
a boy in bed, all the windows wide
you can hear the hotrods running from the light

from the light into the dark
that’s all i wanted in my cousin’s car
to listen to the wind and to the lead guitars
and feel the reckless running of your heart

now is that gone or does that all remain?
can i go back and have it all again?

well now i know it – where i’m going
i’m going back behind the river – i’m going back behind the rain
‘cause no matter where you’re heading – you end up where you been

what’s to come i cannot say
but the mainland calls to take me away
can take my life but when i die
i’m only going back to those valley black nights

going from the light into the dark
i won’t be scared i will not come apart
i’ll feel the wind, sing the riffs
piled in the backseat with all my friends

all hands are with me yeah and it’s like a dream
lovers and kin they all come back to me

and we’re somehow seventeen
and we’re drinking on the beach
and the bays are full of fish
and the blazing fires lit
and our bodies start to lift
but we are unafraid of it
we are unafraid

cause now we know it – where we’re going
we’re going back behind the river – we’re going back behind the rain
‘cause no matter where i’m headed – i’ll only end up where i been
i was tearing at her sweater – i was crying on her chin
all the while she saying – ‘baby you’ll be back again’
‘baby you’ll be back again’

you’ve got a secret room
carved in marble and arching wood
hiding you

you’re so afraid of the wind and the rain
you never let the sun shine in
let is shine on you

show yourself to me
don’t you hide away anything
just be real with me
just reveal what it is you’re thinking

i’m not afraid
of all your sins and your skeletons babe
i will not wince or back away
when you come to meet me

through the clack of your nails on your mac
through your black sarcastic mask you hide

but you’ve got a good spirit
and you’ve got to try and keep it
keep it shining through

show yourself to me
don’t you hide away anything
just be real with me
just reveal what it is you’re thinking

i’m not afraid
of your secret suffering
i will not once start measuring
when you come to meet me

show yourself timmy
don’t you hide away anything
just be real with me
just reveal what it is you’re feeling

i’m not afraid
of all your sins and your skeletons babe
i will not wince or back away
when you come to meet me

slide like a spirit down the same old roads
you’ve been haunting these hills since the morning you were born

now the cracks in the pavement are the cracks in your heart
you go over the same old faults everytime you walk to the bar

ain’t you wet when you get there, whether rain or tears or sweat?
and the wind shaking the panes, it’s the same as in your chest

yes, it’s the same out there as it is in here
it’s the same out there as it is in here

why should it be different, should it be anything but that?
should we open our mouths and spit out california sand?

yeah we sing what we’re given into a piece of shit p.a.
we sing grey foggy day, we sing no change in me

yeah but it’s arm in arm in arm and ain’t it loud enough to stun?
hearing them all heaving along into the one same song

oh is it the same out there as it is in here?
is it the same over there as it is down here?

so pull your cloak around me now
pull your cloak around me now
pull me close and keep the cold night out
oh lean in to me
so you’re near to me now
once a stranger to me but
now you’re the song in my mouth

and you slide like a spirit out to the icy step
feel the night on your face, the mist upon your lips

you pull the cloak around you, as you listen to the wind
and you hum the refrain as you take the hill again

strange river
what kind of water is this?
why can’t i feel it?
why’s not what my body expects

we came from the forest
we came from the caves of the coast
was so long before us
but i think my body still knows
but i think my body still knows

oh when you touch me
lay your body above me
that is the only thing
that i really understand

i wait here in my bedroom
i bend my hips to the chair
cool my face on the fake wood
dream of us all back there

we came from the forest
up from the dirt we rose
and i think my body still knows

oh when you touch me
lay your body above me
that is the one thing
that i understand

when i lean in you’re like a door swinging back
and all the streets are rivers again, they’re rivers again
and under me you lay like a raft
leading me to what i already am, i already am
when i lean in you’re like a door swinging back
and all the trees are living again, really living again
i want to be here with you like this
and all our friends in the river again, in the river again
i want to swim in the river again

there she is
aloft in her long white dress
belonging with someone else
i should have never left

get me out of this
into the southside hills
where i can be calm and still
something i never feel

your so-called friends
they’ll never understand
they want you to ‘chill out man’
something you never can

and your only hope
is to make like you want a smoke
and just fade into the eighteenth hole
don’t even go back for your coat

soon
it will be sunday morning
and you know
your uncle will be out here golfing
saying ‘what have we here?’
yeah cracking his jokes
maybe he’ll give you a beer
and drive you home
and you turn on your phone

and there she is
come in through a late night text
wondering about her friend
i should have never left

when they take the dream from my mind
and unfold it in the light
you’ll be there, every line of your hair
lying against me in the night

how do i explain, the sheer weight of each strand?
in each strange direction, will only lead me back

look at you here, just like i remember
it feels so strange and yet so familiar
we’re like two mirrors
facing one another
look at us grinning
and going on forever

seen you snap, seen you gnash your teeth
seen you down and drowning out of reach
to tell the truth, i kind of missed your blues
the way your black sunglasses see right through

come to me now, close like i’m in your frame
squint your eyes a bit, and bring us back again
again…

look at you here, just like i remember
it feels so strange and yet so familiar
we’re like two mirrors facing one another
look at us grinning and going on forever

every frame, each and every second
all extending out, out from our beginning
we were just kids yeah you were my best friend
oh with me then, then until the end

saying fuck you to the dark, saying fuck you to the deep
saying fuck off cancer, saying fuck 2017
saying ‘never again’, all together with me
sing ‘never again’, ‘cause together makes a difference

that’s why we’re here, like i remember
reaching for eachother and goin on forever

it’s just good to see you
feel your eyes on mine
clear pools of water where i swum with such delight

you loved me then
maybe you could love me again
i know you have a new boyfriend and i’m happy for you i swear i am

weird, like strangers now again
but don’t walk away, don’t walk away yet

all the walls and changes fade
and it feels the same, it feels the same yeah

we were so close to something
something that we always wanted
too scared to ask for it then, too scared to ask you for it still i guess

let our memory come back
and don’t walk away, don’t walk a way yet

oh feel the current gather strength
saying ‘come make it real, come make it real again’

we could make it real again
you could make me feel again
and all the things i couldn’t give you then
i can give you now i think, before you leave just give me
one look that says you haven’t forgotten
one look that says it wasn’t all nothing
one look to let our memory talk
one look honey you could open it up
that clear pool of water so calm
i want to slip in, let swallow me up
‘cause our love was the closest i got
one look come on now you owe it to us because

you loved me then
you could love me again
anyway i’m just thankful for you here to bring back everything i sent away

it’s just good to see you
you’re like a kinda ghost, alive
a clear pool of water, but its too late to swim tonight

i built this sound for you to lie inside
i want you feel alright
fill your skull with only filtering sunlight
and use your eyes and see this is real life

the sound of the machines – it’s birds in the sky
the smell of the bleach – that’s just the ocean’s bite
the feeling of the sheets – that’s the earth beneath you
that’s the earth beneath you
listen

it’s gonna be okay
it’s gonna be okay
i know you don’t know me but
i know, i know
and you’ll know it someday
it’s gonna be okay
it’s gonna be okay
oh come you can trust me
cause i know, i know
and you’ll know it someday

you will
in real life
you’ll feel
alright

our team wins
no matter what the rest of them do
the sweet black earth
all of them’ll be there soon
deny what you like
that doesn’t make the truth untrue
the sweet black earth
it’s the only thing you belong to

birds up in the sky
while the bulldozer readies the site
the mama feeds her young
while the steel frame’s lifted up
on our side of the tracks
the grass grows up through the cracks
saying ‘climb all you like, ride into the sky
we’ll all fall back

yeah our team wins
no matter what you fuckers do
the sweet black earth
all of us’ll be there soon
deny all you like
that doesn’t make the truth untrue
the sweet black earth
that’s the only thing you belong to’

don’t let it end
say you’ll stay and we can start again
close the blinds and keep the night going
and don’t let me go yet, don’t let me go yet
soon enough

the light will come and slide between us
and try to steal me from your reaching arms
but don’t let me go yet, no don’t let me go yet

‘cause i always leave
and chase some other foolish dream
when i got everything i need right here with me

oh my friends don’t let me leave you again

yeah but there’s another world
that waits to take our love at every turn
pacing dogs at the perimeter
so don’t let me go yet

‘cause I always leave
to chase some false and foolish dream
when i got everything i need right here with me

all i need i got right here with me
oh my friends don’t let me leave you again

cause when we gather in together
and all together we hang our heads
you know it makes a sort of shelter
you know it makes a sort of bridge

but don’t you hear the morning bells?
like a boxer staggers up and steels themself
we’ll leave our dreams for the arterials
but don’t let me go yet, no don’t let me go

i love it here
i stretch my irises to drink it in
i swear it’s something that i won’t forget
but still don’t let me go yet, no don’t let me go yet
no, don’t let me go yet…

The Side Door Sessions LYRICS

here’s to the other side, lifted high
you get to the riverside to see the valley rise

sorrow or joy, which do you like?
if that’s the choice, why cant you decide?

is there nothing else? only rusty flats
a chain link fence pressing into your hands
but i’ll get you up and over it
‘cause i want nothing between us

i want to dance with you, that’s what i want to do
i want to dance with you, i want to see your body move
i want to dance with you, that’s all i want to do
i want to dance with you…

i miss our younger years, i stretch to touch them
smoke up the cavalier and keep the windows shut

do you wanna go back? well you know you can’t
it’s like a chain link fence pressing into your back
but i got you now
i don’t care about what you were before i came
just come out with me tonight

i want to dance with you, that’s what i want to do
i want to dance with you, i want to see your body move
i want to dance with you, that’s all i want to do
i want to dance with you…

lean on the reins of your chariot
come into the place where we’re needing it
and don’t go slow

take this weight, lift the yoke away
knit up my skin, make the bruises fade
then let me rest, my trials met

close your eyes and the fantasy is arriving
close your eyes and the fantasy is arriving

you know the fields they walked are poisoned or gone
and the dream they sold us we never saw
no wood fence white, no blooming bride
no stars through the harsh lights

but close your eyes and the fantasy is arriving
close your eyes and the fantasy is arriving
never mind them, the fantasy is surviving
close your eyes and the fantasy is arriving

slide like a spirit down the same old roads
you’ve been haunting these hills since the morning you were born

now the cracks in the pavement are the cracks in your heart
you go over the same old faults every time you walk to the bar

ain’t you wet when you get there, whether rain or tears or sweat?
and the wind shaking the panes, it’s the same as in your chest

yes, it’s the same out there as it is in here
it’s the same out there as it is in here

and why should it be different, should it be anything but that?
should we open our mouths and spit out california sand?

yeah we sing what we’re given into a piece of shit p.a.
we sing grey foggy day, we sing no change in me

yeah but it’s arm in arm in arm and ain’t it loud enough to stun?
hearing them all heaving along into the one same song

oh is it the same out there as it is in here?
is it the same over there as it is down here?

so pull your cloak around me now
pull your cloak around me now
pull me close and keep the cold night out
oh lean in to me
so you’re near to me now
once a stranger to me but
now you’re the song in my mouth

and you slide like a spirit out to the icy step
feel the night on your face, the mist upon your lips

you pull the cloak around you, as you listen to the wind
and you hum the refrain as you take the hill again

the storm sits above the house
that’s why i’m out
to feel the heat of the weekend
dry my hands on the poison pipes
then weave home through lightning
long hands through the reckoning clouds
reaching down

oh and when i die
will i have to watch my life?
make the same mistakes
act the same drunk disgrace

i would like to see it backwards
slip back to that happy kid
all the crap i collected
put it back into the weary earth
every anger melting
every scar back to perfect skin
see the bombs ascend

see young johnny come home
no messy dreams, no methadone
oh to hear the speeches fail!
the hatred slowly going pale

oh to feel it empty out
every crooked truth and crippling doubt
to watch my body curl
into the promise of a swollen girl
and then i’m a gasp of love
and they’re young and fun and innocent

they drove you toward the foreign highway
you reached that concrete river at dawn
you were scorned by scores of passing travellers 
by night you were nowhere but you were nearly gone

you were scared and dared not look behind you
what have you cast away? what have you thrown?
where are your friends that you fashioned the dream with?
where are their hands on your collarbones?

they are here! they are here! they are here and waiting!
they are with you walking, they are with you in bed
come and let them bring you water
come and let them hold your head

and say ‘here is the end of all your troubles
here is the garden wet and bright
here is your seat beneath the cedars
here is the young unfolding night’

they are here! they are here! the are here and waiting! 
here in the electric air you lost in your youth
here in the sheets and the shuddering pleasures 
here in your children strong and good

here is the end of all your struggles 
here is the garden wet and bright
here is your seat beneath the cedars
here is the close and holy night. 

like a fool in a foolish coat
trying to be cool but just being cold

i have seen the saddest thing
not you crying, but that you’re hiding it from me

no be free, just be as you like
and sing like a bird, and so in singing fly
oh be free, but connected to the sky
and sing like a bird, and so in singing fly

singing ly-dee-dee-dy…

i saw you shrink back into your sleeves
i saw you shrink until you disappeared from me

what do we hide from? and what hides from us?
what kind of colours have we covered up and lost?

no be free, just be as you like
and sing like a bird, to the oncoming light
oh be free, and connected to the sky
and sing like a bird, and so in singing fly

singing ly-dee-dee-dy…

 

the way the colours come
out of the dirt
can that be done?

from all the broken shells
the moldy scraps
the rotten flesh
can we do that?

with all this suffering, here
like the sun pulls the flowers nearer

from the residential red bricks
from all the rusted hinges
at last releasing
from the photos of those stolen kids
from the fields of bitumen
from the ash of davis inlet
from the grass of kingston prison
from this shit could something spring?
oh 2017
do you hide a phoenix?
some kind new beginning
on her lifting wings?

is she taking all this suffering, here
the way the sun pulls the flowers nearer, nearer to something good?
see the medicine growing in the clearing, where the entrance was
saying “i only go up, i only go up”

i built this sound
for you to lie inside
i want you feel alright
to fill your skull
with only filtering sunlight
to use your eyes and see
this is real life

the sound of the machines – it’s birds in the sky
the smell of the bleach – that’s the ocean’s bite
the feeling of the sheets – that’s the earth beneath you
that’s the earth beneath you
listen

it’s gonna be okay
it’s gonna be okay
i know you don’t know me but
i know, i know
and you’ll know it someday
it’s gonna be okay
it’s gonna be okay
oh come on you can trust me
cause i know, i know
and you’ll know it someday

you will
in real life
you’ll feel
alright

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