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Give Up The Gold

(2018)

  1. Leave My Temper
  2. Not Getting Your Way - Single
  3. Give Up The Gold
  4. Thunder and Rain
  5. Locked Out
  6. Here At Last
  7. Be Like New
  8. Barking Up The Wrong Tree

TRUE BLUE

(2016)

  1. In The Night 04:04
  2. No Fun 03:41
  3. Wishful Thinking 03:30
  4. True Blue 04:25
  5. North Star 03:55
  6. Bad Guy 03:28
  7. Brother 03:38
  8. Underwater 04:23
TRUE BLUE album credits
TRUE BLUE lyrics
TRUE BLUE album credits

Recorded and Produced by Jesse Northey at True North Recording Studios 

MUSICIANS//PRODUCTION//ENGINEERING 

Scott Franchuk - Additional Engineering and Mastering 

Scott Mckeller -Drums on 5, Bass on 3, Production on 2,3 Vocal Production on 7 

Aidan Lucas Buckland - Drums on 1,2,3,4,6,7,8 

Murray Wood - Bass on 4 

Tasy Hudson - Backup Vox on 2 

Dean Kheroufi - Bass on 2 

Aaron Parker - Horns on 6, Keys on 1,4,8 

Nathaniel Wong - Strings on 1,5 

Design by Cole Gerst (Cover) and Aaron Parker 

Thanks to Scott McKellar, Scott Franchuk, Nik Kozub, Doug Organ, Phil Muz, Alberta Music, AFA, Steve Derpack, Brent Oliver, Chris Wynters, Carly Klassen, Jessica Marsh, Nathaniel Wong, Murray Wood, Aaron Parker, Tasy Hudson, Dean Kheroufi , Cayley Thomas, Aidan Lucas-Buckland, Rene Wilson, Dylan Howard, Zoe Glassman, CKUA, CKXU, CJSR, CJSW, Wunderbar, The Empress, The Aviary, The Slice, The Owl 

This Album Was Funded by The Alberta Foundation For The Arts

TRUE BLUE lyrics

IN THE NIGHT

It comes in the night, when they’re long gone, and tired of bringing you down.

Hold on take flight. You’re a strong one. They kept you close to the ground.

In the night, In the night, In the night, In the night.

When your ship comes, will you be waiting at the shoreline

Will they come knocking at your window, cause you’re hiding from their sight lines.

Oh, will you go? Will you go willingly, upon the ship ashore.

Do you know? Do you know? The responsibility, your future will withhold.

It comes in the niiiiiiiight, are you long gone, or rising up through the crowd?

In the night, In the night, In the night, In the night.

 

NO FUN

I could see from afar there’s that look in your eyes,

You could light up a room with your charm

We could make you a star let’s just go for a ride

They’ll be over the moon with these cards

 

and it’s no fun, to become one, and you’ll win some, but mostly you lose

Get the place and the time and you’ll catch all the breaks

You’ve got nothing to lose you’re only young

Why you looking so blue? Why are you red in the face?

Show your colours too soon and you’l be done.

 

Tell me something’s wrong, Did you know all along, and I’ll never return X 2

and I’ll never return x 4

 

WISHFUL THINKING

Sooner or later I will come around, I’m done with wishful thinking

You’re a whole new person when the lights go down, a warning light is blinking

I don’t care if you’ve been drinking, you’re an anchor and we’re sinking

Let’s hold off and see what morning brings, cause this night is going to kill me

can we talk about some other things, I’ve heard all of your stories

all they do is show me

That you’re petrified, but so am I, I’m worried though

that if you don’t care, about your frame of mind, well then why should I

iiiiiiiiii , iii ii iii,  x 2  oooooooooo , ooo ooo oo,

You told me that I’ve never loved before, and I don’t think I’ll love after

You’re a drafted soldier going off to war, it was the worst kind of disaster,

I wouldn’t put it past her.

 

TRUE BLUE

Why are you such a true blue, oh why am I such a bad guy?

I cast my line so deep with you but it always comes up dry

oh it always comes up dry

Forty Days, 1000 Nights, I am lost alone I can’t get it right

Whenever I call out to you, you just keep me on the line

You just keep me on the line

and if you see me running, towards the great divide

don’t call for someone to save me, just have them answer

 

If she was true blue, oh if she was true blue

Why are you so hard to love, oh I give and I give I can’t get enough

I send a lifeboat out to you but it always comes back fine

oh it always comes back fine

 

NORTH STAR

Look at the shining true north star, it’s never let you down

Oh how I wonder where you are, I’ve seen you in every town

I’m blinded by your impurities, I think I have dirt in my eyes

All bets on what you could have been, and there’s none on what you’ve done so far

so much for that shining star

you never wanted the attention, though you’ve come so far since you were young,

I never thought that it would hurt you

Why don’t you ever call my name, I never asked you for much

I wonder if I would do the same, but they dressed you up in fance clothes, and now you’ve got nowhere to go.

You never wanted the attention, though you’ve come so far since you were young

I never thought it would hurt you, you were worth nothing, just a mention,

til that claw came falling from the sky, we didn’t want to dissapoint you.

Look at the star, it’s come so far. Look at the star to find where you are.

As sure as the sun speaks to the moon, they will have your glass shattered

just to sort through your cuts

As sure as a gun speaks to a room. they will have that shot fired, you were holding your tounge.

Look at the shining true north star, just for one last time, before you say goodbye,

and you’ll be supernova.

 

BAD GUY

I’m a bad guy, in your eyes,

every full truth is a half lie

 

It’s a lie, that you tell yourself,

you heard it from me believed it from someone else

Don’t take me home, save me for show and tell, I’m just show and tell

Sure you trust him, he’s a nice guy, you could draw him with a straight line

I could leave you and go stateside, to tell half truths, the whole time

Yeah I’m fine, that’s what I tell myself, If you had a choice you’d send me straight to hell

I know you’re wrong but I still wish you well, yeah I wish you well.

Why won’t you stay with me ,why won’t you stay with me x 2 – Whyyyyyyyyy

I’m a bad guy, in your eyes,

every full truth is a half lie,

I’m a bad guy, a bad guy, a bad guy, in your eyes

Yeah I’m fine, that’s what I tell myself, If you had a choice you’d send me straight to hell

I know you’re wrong but I still wish you well, yeah I wish you well.

I’m a bad guy, in your eyes every full truth is a half lie bad guy, and your a bad guy in your eyes. Your eyes

 

BROTHER

I’ve been walking away from you brother cause I know your heart isn’t listening

(Yeeeaaaah) are you talking to me? (Yeaaaaah) are you looking out?

When you’re losing your mind you discover that you’re always shouting or whispering

(Yeaaaaaaah) acting confidently (Yeaaaaaah) are you full of doubts

Cause it’s coming down, it’s coming down.

(You can try and a you can try and a you can try and a you can try and)

You can try to save, yourself, but you’re becoming someone else

I’ve been cast in the shade from you brother

but your path there is really what’s sickening

(yeeaaaah) are you talking through me (Yeaaaaah) are you sitting out

(You can try and a you can try and a you can try and a you can try and)

You can try to save, yourself, but you’re becoming someone else

I asked you but you couldn’t tell me what it is you do so well.

You can try and save yourselves

 

UNDERWATER

Do you think that, you would save me, if you’d seen me underwater

Could you be certain, not a maybe, that you would pull me, out of my slumber

Ever wanting, demonstrating, pure devotion, that never falters

holding steadfast, never slaving, uninteresting, and full of wonder

 

I would cough and spit and curse you on the shore,

while you resuscitate my body, my mouth breathing in through yours

I’m getting closer I am drifting out of sleep

and you are wondering if I’ll know you and remember what runs deep,

But I know you’ll see me through, your a true blue,

and I’m certain of it now, I wouldn’t give that name to any other.

 

Songbird, you sing to me like a siren echoes in the deep

angel watch over me, give me guidance for eternity.