hawaiii

by Said The Whale

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credits

released 17 September 2013

Said The Whale:
Tyler Bancroft - voice, guitar, synth
Ben Worcester - voice, guitar, piano
Spencer Schoening - drums, percussion, guitar, keyboard
Jaycelyn Brown - piano, keyboard, voice
Nathan Shaw - bass, synth

Produced by Tom Dobrzanski and Tyler Bancroft.
Recorded and Engineered by Tom Dobrzanski at Monarch Studios, Vancouver, BC.
Track 12 was produced by Jonathan Anderson and Aidan Knight and recorded by Jonathan Anderson
at Buena Vista Audio, Langley, BC.
Mixed by Gus Van Go and Werner F. at The Boiler Room, Brooklyn, NY.
Mastered by Bryan Martin at Sonosphere.

Shadrach Kabango did his thing on track 6.
Hannah Epperson tucked a violin under her chin on track 6.
Mehlinda Heartt took us all to Kings Landing with her harp on track 7.
Aidan Knight ate a bowl of cereal with one hand and played guitar with the other on track 12.
Jonathan Anderson used every limb on his lap steel on track 12.
Julia Wakal looked adorable as usual while playing flugelhorn on track 12.
Olivier Clements laughed in between flugelhorn takes on track 12.

Layout and design by Andy Dixon (andydixon.net).
Cover/gatefold photos taken by Leon Schnetler on the coast of South Africa on October 2, 1964.
Quentin Mouton flew the airplane.
Band photos by Vanessa Heins (vanessaheins.com).
Management: "Parkside" Mike Renaud

Spencer plays Paiste cymbals and Yamaha drums.
Nathan plays Traynor bass amps.
Ben plays Jillard Guitars and Basone Guitars.
Tyler and Jaycelyn are free agents.

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Track Name: More Than This
This little pill
That you placed on the tip of my tongue
Could never replace the feeling I've found
Standing alone in this river I know
It's a feeling I can never take with me
I want more than this
I want it all of the time
I want more than this

This little white pill
that you gave me to open up all my doors and windows
And here I am this scarecrow
Here I had my eyes closed
Here I am this open window.
Track Name: Mother
I try to always be a gentleman
I try to always be a better friend
Lately I’ve been feeling half a man
like maybe I should be more who I am
Maybe I should fuck something up good
Or maybe I should act like someone bad
I try to live my life like David does
But something always feels just slightly off
I’m young and maybe that’s why days to me
they seem like opportunities to test my reach
Adopt some ugly habits that are bad for me
and treat some others not so equally
If I thought I knew me well it’s clear as can be
that things are gonna change like a hundred degrees
If I thought I knew me well it’s plain to see
that things are gonna change like a hundred degrees

Don’t tell my mother
Don’t tell my mother
Don’t tell my mother till I pull myself together
It’s undercover
I hope forever
Don’t tell my mother till I pull myself together
I think it’s me
but I just need to see
if this real or just something that I need
Don’t tell my mother
Don’t tell my mother
Don’t tell my mother till I pull myself together

Try to always do what people like
And try to be a man that someone might
look up to in a minute when they’re feeling down
Like maybe I could be somebody that you love
Or maybe I’ll just keep thinking all about me
until I get the proper opportunity that I need
Maybe I’ll just keep thinking all of myself
until I find a way to be in love with somebody else
Maybe I’ll just keep thinking all about me
until I get the proper opportunity that I need
Don’t tell my mother
Track Name: Narrows
Tide slack, a summer low
Sunlight catch the golden narrows
They're rising on the flood
For the chartreuse and the blood red this time
This time I know

And with all my heart left to faith
I cast my luck into the water and I pray
for all my scars and my intuition
To see me through this
I've never been fishing like this before, anyway

Now the summer run comes through the straight
And I cast my luck into the river and I wait
With all my years and my inspiration
To see me through with a little bit of patience this time
This time I know

Now the river runs summer slow
Sunlight cast won't catch the rainbow
rising on the river bend
And with all of my hard luck to face
I cast my thoughts out onto the lake
With all my stars and my inner vision
To see me through
Won't see me fishing like this anymore
And it gets hard to find the time for this now anymore, anyway

Here we are the sun
And the rain
In the the rain we go
We are all the same
We know
We know

At the start of it
was a spark
in my hands
And my heart
became the tight line
And the weight of it
The wait of it
And I've waited
most of my life for this
And The Be Mine!
Be mine.

Tide slack
A summer low
Sunlight catch the golden narrows
Rising on the flood again
Track Name: I Love You
When I learned that I had a brother
I made up a dance for you
We'd be crime fighters together
and do things that brothers do
But when you told me about his mother
and all that she'd been through
What could I do?

You got it wrong but I love you 
You're kinda rough but I love you
We get along and I love you
You know you know you know I love you 

When I learned I had a sister      
I pretended to hate her
I'd seen it on TV
I knew exactly what to do
But when I found it out 
that she had her very own daughter
What could I do?

You're kinda sad but I love you
You're kinda rough but I love you
We get along and I love you
You know you know you know I love you

We've got a bloodline passing through our sight lines 
We've got a bloodline, man I gotta find mine

I love you I love you I tell you that I love you

You're kinda sad but I love you
You're kinda rough but I love you  
Maybe you're broke but I love you
I know it's stupid but I love you

You've got a bad sense of humour
A little rough around the edges 
You're kinda soft in the middle
You love those boring instrumentals

I never see you but I love you
We get along and I love you
You are my blood so I love you
You know you know you know I love you
Track Name: Safe To Say
On the side of safe
It's safe to say
I'm more or less inclined
to walk away
And if I am defined
You are the dope
And I am the climb
at the end of my rope
Oh, it's safe to say

That I would be the last
to bring a vex upon your face
Standing in this line up
It's safe to say
And I will be the first
to bring my fist Upon your crown
If you would be the first man
to bring this mountain down
Oh, it's safe to say

And I would be the last to bring a vex upon your face
And I would be the man to be the one to walk away
And I would be the first to make your place upon the ground
If you would be the first man to bring this mountain down
Bring this mountain down

On the side of safe
It's safe to say
I'm more or less inclined
But not today
And if I am defied
You are the dope
And I am the climb
at the end of my rope
Oh, it's safe to say
Track Name: Resolutions
If I'm serious and I'm all about it
I could see it through, try to live without it
I seriously doubt it

If I'm fucking up everyone will notice
If I laugh it off like it hardly matters
Then I'll definitely do it

But if it doesn't entertain us
If it doesn't entertain us

If I make it up, lie to you about it
You could see right through
Fortunately for me you will always be there when I hit the ground

But if it doesn't entertain us
If it doesn't entertain us

(Shad)
Track Name: Willow
Once upon a week ago I thought this
And I promised that I never would repeat it
But I know, so you'll know

I've never been one to reveal a secret
But if you hear it somewhere else you won't believe it
So it goes
Here we go
Alright

You And I
We found each other at the strangest time
When all we wanted was a piece of light
And something real just to hold on tight
And now I'll never let you go

I still wanna treat you like I've lost you
And like I've never had a taste of something awesome
Just like you
Yeah, you

And if you think that when you speak
I listen but I really don't hear
Like I can see your lips are moving and I don't care
But I know what you mean
I do

I gave you all I had to give
And still I feel like its a risk
Telling ourselves that this will be forever
Willow won't you give me your heart
Track Name: On The Ropes
I was on the ropes when you needed my hands  
I was on the dope when you needed me down
I was on the hip when you needed my heart
I was on the hopes that you needed me now

And I was on the roof and you were the stars
I was on your lips, you were in my heart
I was on the first boat out of this town
You were on the front porch waving me out

I was on the ropes when you needed me
And I was on the dope when you needed to know
I was on the cuff when you needed my sleeve
I was on the roots when you needed to grow
More than ever I can see into the back of my mind
And I find me alone, me alone,me alone baby
Be alone, be alone, be alone baby

I was on the ropes
When you needed my hands
I was on the dope
When you needed me down
I was on the hip
When you needed my heart
I was on the hopes
that you needed me now
More than ever I can see into the back of mind
Baby I find me alone, me alone, me alone
And I was on the moon in the back of my van
We were in the bedroom talking on old tin cans

And we'll be alone, be alone baby
Be alone, be alone, be alone, be alone
Track Name: I Could Smoke
Thirty comes fast
Kicking at a pile of stones
Waiting for a man to look back
I could smoke

Wouldn't be a bad idea at all

When it hit me
Thicker than a pile of bricks
My father he was younger than I
And he smoked

Wouldn't be a bad idea at all

Maybe I should go and get someone pregnant
Put a little pressure on the situation

Wouldn't be a bad idea at all
As far as bad ideas go
I could smoke

Marry me
So we could go and learn japanese
Watching as our families die
Cause they smoked

Wouldn't be a bad idea at all

Marry me
So we could have a boy of our own
Watch him as he grows up alone

But if he smokes...
Track Name: Oh K, Okay
I laid a kiss upon your forehead that night
We laid awake and you wondered why I'd said
"I'd never felt a kiss quite like this before"
You said "a kiss is a kiss"
But it was never like this before
Oh K, oh K, oh K

I laid my head upon your chest in the dark
You said to me that if it's only a spark
that can grow to be the nucleus of flame
Well than a flicker in the dark
will start a good fire all the same
Oh K, oh K, oh K

I'd never met a girl who thinks the way that I do
About the better things
Like the reflection of the moon
Or the mortality of fire
And the distance of a star and us
Oh K, oh K, oh K

I lay my thoughts upon you in the dark
I lay beside you and listen to your heart beat
Rippling the water on the lake and the stars
Night sky, bright sparks
Oh K, oh K, oh K

I'd never met a girl who thinks the way that I do
About the better things
And the reflection of the moon
Or the anatomy of fire
Or the distance of a star and us
We'll never be alone
As long as we survive
Separated by the miles
Far across the land
And on a distant shore there's us
Oh K, oh K, oh K
Track Name: Helpless Son
Spring has come and brought me these
daffodils and lily leaves
I place them all upon your chest
I knew that it would come to this

I've watched your skin and bones give out
Wincing at the pain you've felt
Helpless son I am to you
If only science had a clue

Leaning on whats left of you
Tell me all about your youth

The boys you kissed
The men you knew
The places that were dear to you

And when the cancer ate your bones
you fought for life and you came home
If that's not love then I don't know

Spell it out in great detail
And I wanna know about myself

Was I the son you'd always hoped?
A worthy one, a spawn of both
a working man and the girl he loved

Are you proud of me?
Have I done enough?

Did I break your heart when I left the house
the moment I was old enough?

I only wanted you to see
That I could make a man of me

And I'll keep you close with all my might
And I'll always call you back on time
And I'll always try to be polite
Always
Track Name: The Weight of the Season
It's a light that I miss when it's gone
It's the weight of the season
Darkness down pressing on me
It's the weight of the season
Winter on come lethargy

It's a light that I miss when it's gone
It's the warmth of a memory
Gone away is the light
Oh bleak December, oh holy night
I build a fire from a spark
A beacon light in the holy dark

And it's what I miss when it's gone.