Whalers

by Ryland Bouchard

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1.
sleep late my love / let the day go by there's no need to fear / these storms will pass in time let's talk all night / and watch the sunrise we only have so much time / it's why I'm thankful you are here sleep late my love / let the day go by there's no need to fear / these storms will pass in time let's turn off the lights / and lay in the dark look up to the sky / and watch all the stars shine sleep late my love / let the day go by there's no need to fear / these storms will pass in time
2.
Blue Eyes 03:11
she's got blue eyes / she's got blue eyes deep as the seas / blue as the skies my sweet girl / bless her soul shares her light / everywhere she goes she's got a warm heart / she's got a warm heart sweet as the spring / light as a breeze my sweet girl / bless her soul shares her light / everywhere she goes she's got blue eyes / she's got blue eyes she's got blue eyes / she's got blue eyes deep as the seas / blue as the skies deep as the seas / blue as the skies
3.
Whalers 03:22
up before dawn / rise in the oceans i am one / born of the current restless on ground / cast in the nets i am the waves / carving away what's known I am a whaler's son the sea is the home I know the sun rises sets and is gone alone my ship is a sail / the wind is another the water is old / tamed by no one oh mystic seas / kings of the depth there's calls from the hills: "it's not a whale I seek" I am a whaler's son the sea is the home I know the sun rises sets and is gone alone I am a whaler's son the sea is the home I know the sun rises sets and is gone alone
4.
there's time for sadness, time for grief everyday hearts are rebuilt (or destroyed) by these the leaves are golden, as they fall everyday changes can divide (or bind) us all it's time for fighting if you believe everyday life might one day cease to be who are we to decide the fate of every star and every wave? who are we to decide the fate of every star and every wave?
5.
Lions 03:57
A pit of lions tearing apart what's left of good what's left in your heart Eagles in the air agents of terror no one will see them when they're put to sleep
6.
The Balance 03:32
when we were young I didn't know the things we have don't stay that long my father is gone, my mother too (no one knows what'll happen to you) when we were old I didn't think the things we did could help or bring new light to the dark (or was it really too hard?) the balance it can not shift no matter what you give the balance it can not shift no matter what you give now maybe there's a simple way to keep the past close but far away and maybe there's a better way to live your life without its weight when we were gone I didn't try or even bother to ask why sometimes we come to life but mostly it just passes by the balance it can not shift no matter what you give the balance it can not shift no matter what you give
7.
Willow Trees 02:38
down by the willow trees where the seasons took our home down the riverside where the floods feed the ground I won't bother to ask the skies what I know will pass brought down by an endless rain the landslide shapes its own brought down by a battle call these walls were built to fall I won't bother to ask the skies what I know will pass swept here by an ocean tide you can't force where they go washed off my skin to find the dirt became my own I won't bother to ask the skies what I know will pass I won't bother to ask the skies what I know will pass
8.
we're homeless, bankrupt, we've got nothing left is freedom more than waiting to die? is freedom more than waiting to die? we're starving, we're sick, we've got nothing left these words don't feed I need something more these words don't feed I need something more
9.
out in the open out in the plains out in the prairies where the working men say: oh do I try, oh do I pray but every single day I carry new weight up in the mountains up in the trees up in branches where the birds do sing: oh do I try, oh do I pray but the nests that we build the wind takes away out in the water out in the sea out in waves where you live by your needs: oh do I try, oh do I pray but all of these currents they pull as they change out in the night out in the dark out in the place where you are who you are oh do I try, oh do I pray but as soon as we wake life takes us away up in the mountains out on the seas climbing to the top of an old fir tree oh do I know, oh do I say all that we've built will soon pass away

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Recorded in 2016/2017 at home in Polo, IL on an Ampex MM1000 16 track and mixed on a 1960's Siemens Sitral recording console. Copyright 2017, Swim Slowly Records.

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released June 19, 2017

Ryland Bouchard (vocals/guitar/piano/clarinet/bass/drums), Chad Matheny / Emperor X (piano)

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