As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide

by Said The Whale

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released March 31, 2017

Said The Whale is Tyler Bancroft, Ben Worcester,
and Jaycelyn Brown

‘As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide’

Produced By Cayne Mckenzie, Elisa Pangsaeng, Tyler
Bancroft, And Ben Worcester
Tracks 6+7 Co-Produced By Stint

Mixed by Gus Van Go and Werner F. at The Boiler Room, Brooklyn, NY
Tracks 1+6 Mixed by Ryan Worsley at Echoplant Sound

Mastered by João Carvalho

Recorded at Monarch Studios, Vancouver, BC
Additional recording at Big Kill, Afterlife Studios, Venice Way Studios, Vertical Studios, a Hotel In Lombok & The Ol’ Dirty Bikeshed

Engineered by Elisa Pangsaeng

Additional engineers: Olivia Quan, Alex Penney, Scot Wallace,
Sean Mcgowan, Ben De Caiman, Erik Nielsen, Cayne Mckenzie

All Songs performed by Said The Whale

Additional musicians:
Cody Hiles played drums on tracks 2,3,4,8+10
Spencer Schoening played drums on tracks 1+9
Andrew Huculiak played drums on track 6
Cole George played drums on tracks 5+7
Dwight Abell played bass on tracks 2-10
Cayne Mckenzie played synths on tracks 1,3-6,8+10
Ajay Bhattacharyya played piano + synths on track 7, and additional
percussion on tracks 6+7
David Biddle played saxophone on track 8
Erik Nielsen played bass on track 5

Album cover photo taken at Yellowstone
National Park on November 11, 1967
Credit: William Albert Allard/National Geographic Creative

Band Photography by Taby Cheng & Jennifer Cheng
Insert illustrations by Holly Clarke

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Track Name: Step Into The Darkness
My sweet light, sweet love of mine
It might never again feel like it’s the right time
If it’s the end, well, let’s cross that line
Let us step into the darkness
Let’s step into the darkness

I was a ghost, you were the fear of god
All of my shrines, old broken hearts and wind chimes
I was alive just waiting for the hand of time
All of my ghosts went up in smoke
And through the window

I heard you singing in the street last night
Singing my song “Live long for the sweet light”
I started singing but the words felt so wrong
Singing that song when the darkness feels so right

I was a spark, you were the wind I claimed
All of my fears went up in smoke, up in flames
I was a child and happy just to play the game
I waste my years waiting for the wind to change

My sweet light, sweet love of mine
It might never again feel like it’s the right time
If it’s the end, well, let’s cross that line
Let us step into the darkness
Let’s step into the darkness
Track Name: Heaven
I open my eyes
Beautiful world
Rain from the sky
Eyes of a local man
I open my eyes
Beautiful world
Beauty at hand
Eyes of a local man

Nostalgia...
Heaven must be made of it

Sleep away the bad days of our lives
It’s alright.
Wake up on the right side of the bed
And watch the sunrise
Walk old familiar in the dark,
In the city of change
When there’s something strange in the neighbourhood
What feels right? 

Nostalgia...
Heaven must be made of it

I had a heavy dream
It was such a feeling
You woke up, and we never said goodbye
Track Name: I Will Follow You
I will follow you no matter where you go
I wanna be the comfort in your company

Holy shit, it hit me like a ton of bricks
Even though we worked it out
Everything is different

And I will follow you no matter where you go
I wanna be the comfort in your company

Holy fuck, we’re gonna need a ton of luck
Even though we are all born innocent
It doesn’t take too much to fuck it up

And I will follow you no matter where you go
I wanna be the comfort in your company
I need you by my side, forever you and I
So marry me and tell me that until you die
We - each other’s company - it’s everything we need
And we can be the comfort in our company
Track Name: Realize Real Eyes
Lay me down see if my conscience complies
It’s all in the eyes it’s all in a kiss
I never realized this
I never realize real eyes

Twist my arm, see if I’m your rubber man
It’s all in your hands now you’re balling your fist
I never understand, understand
I never realize real eyes

I swear I tried to believe
We should be forever you and I
You know I care and you believe
We should be together forever

Call me out, see if my substance replies
“It’s all for the best”, I said
“no cause for alarm”
I never meant to cause any harm
It’s all in the eyes, it’s all in a kiss
I never realize this
I never realize real eyes
Track Name: Confidence
I heard that you’ve got the whole town
I heard you run it
I heard you lost someone close to you
Last year in the summer
I heard that you moved downtown
I heard you love it
I heard you like the way people yell
Just for the fuck of it
And if it happened to you then it can happen

Call it what you want, confidence
I see you, no one else

Remember asking me if all meant nothing?
I stopped the car about a mile away
You were the first out running
I’ve been trying to play catch-up for a while now
When the car crashed and you never got asked
How it might have been if you just slowed down

What do you care if i go with them?
For the summer

What do you care if i go with them?
Just for the meantime

Call it what you want, confidence
Track Name: Miscarriage
When you bled out blood like it was both of us
And I held your beatiful body
When you put on a brave face for my family
And we had thanksgiving

And I’m thinking how happy it seemed my mother was
When she thought that I’d be a father
How we gathered our friends around
And broke the news
Like a couple of fools

Tell me how to act, all I wanna do is make it alright
I want to tell you that you’re beautiful
And everthing is fine
And when the heartbeat slowed down slowly
I want to tell you that it’s natural
And everything in time
And that we’ll always be a family
No matter the design
And I’ll always save a dance for you
At the end of every night

It’s already our tomorrow
And the midnight sun, it’ll drive us home
Track Name: Beautiful Morning
It’s raining, it’s pouring
You’re bored and I’m boring
Indifferent to the weather warning
Let’s get outta here. 
"Oh, what a beautiful morning" you said.
"Let’s get out of here", let’s get out of here

So we go up up up, up up the mountain
Up, up and down the valley we go 
To carry our doubt to the river mouth
Find peace in what the river knows
Cast a line in the river of time
Find peace of mind
Figure it out

It’s raining, it’s pouring
Dark when I woke up this morning
I can feel the weather warming
(let’s get out of here)
Laying in bed it crossed my mind
“find space and time, figure it out”
"Let’s get out of here"

So we go up up up, up up the mountain 
Up up and down the steep valley slope
Carry our hearts
To where the river starts
Find peace where the river flows 
Cross a line in the valley of time
Find peace of mind
Figure it out
It’s a beautiful morning 
Track Name: Emily Rose
The days are long
And the nights...flashing lights in the dark
And suddenly
Everything you thought you had
Just flowers on your bed

But I’m gonna leave a light on
For Emily Rose
I’m gonna leave a light on
In case you come home

So give back all the loving that you get
And tell the ones that you have
And you’ll always be beautiful
Sometimes good things don’t last long enough
But then we’ll never forget
Because they’ll always be beautiful

I’m gonna leave a light on
For Emily Rose
I’m gonna leave a light on
In case you come home
Track Name: Lilac and Willow
It’s like first prize, we get with the tides
First ones awake
It’s like sweet nostalgia
Call it what you will, I call it motivation
More inspiration I need 
All I do is dream

Lilac and willow to sweeten the air
From my pillow
All I do is dream

First ones were up with the sun, first breath I take
It’s like sweet nostalgia.
Call it what you will
I call it my inspiration, my motivation I need
All I do is dream

Lilac and willow to sweeten the day 
From my window
All I do is dream

I close my eyes, I pray for sleep
It’s the same bad dream for nearly a week now
And lord how I’ve tried, can’t catch no shut eye
(sleeping out under bright moonlight in my own backyard,
I was bored of the stars so I got high)

Lilac and willow, all I do is dream