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by Said The Whale

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1.
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.
2.
Mother 03:11
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
3.
Narrows 03:29
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
4.
I Love You 02:45
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
5.
Safe To Say 02:51
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
6.
Resolutions 02:48
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)
7.
Willow 03:43
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
8.
On The Ropes 02:41
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
9.
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...
10.
Oh K, Okay 02:52
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
11.
Helpless Son 03:09
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
12.
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.

credits

released September 17, 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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