Those Who Go Alone

by Tavis Weir

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luciousp This record has given me a sense of home when I was lost. It's a wise and caring friend. It's speaking to you, but it's also, somehow, listening. There's a misleading feeling of simplicity to the complex arrangements of these tunes, but I think that's because Tavis has just made the whole thing sound so damn good. I love this album and come back to it often. Favorite track: Footsteps.
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released September 1, 2017

Cover art: Petra Holler
Edited by: Brayden McCluskey
Mixed and Mastered by: Corwin Fox
Bassline at the end of Sleep it Off written by: Stefan Bienz
Microphone by: Advanced Audio
Vocals and Instruments by: Tavis Weir

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Track Name: Sleep Deep
I caught you smiling to yourself into the mirror
It was reflecting your glow into my heart
And when I run and hide, from some fear or other
Or when my tongue is tied, I remember you said:

"Sleep deep and rise slow.
We already know everything we need to know.
Get wise with the passing time.
Just lay down with me now and we'll be fine."

I was just floating by myself along a river
And when I stopped awhile to rest on the shore
That's when you caught my eye from deep in the water
And I didn't wonder why, I jumped right in and heard:

"Sleep deep and rise slow.
We already know everything we need to know.
Get wise with the passing time.
Just lay down with me now and we'll be fine."

What could I do? I'm immune to advice.
Advice doesn't work on me.
But you speak the truth and I had no choice,
You see what I can't see, and you said:

"Sleep deep and rise slow.
We already know everything we need to know.
Get wise with the passing time.
Just lay down with me now and we'll be fine."
Track Name: Icebergs
We barely notice thirty years gone under: float out like icebergs into the sea
Nine years of rainfall, a day and a half of crying to find the source of everything but their own doubt
Three decades of I don't, don't know what emotion. Maybe five or six sunrises in that time
Don't try to use your mind, it will only use you like clouds casting shadows on lower clouds

When are we going to see all this experience come out the other side of your head?
I believe we are here to witness and repeat back what life has said

In terms of distance, your lightning and my thunder are seen and heard at the same time
We barely notice our thirst and then our hunger until my darling we're out of time

We barely notice thirty years gone under. With your head below the surface can you still breathe?
Nine years of rainfall, can you blame the earth for trying to satisfy a people with such a yearning?
Track Name: Us & Ours
I'm not real even though it still hurts when I bite you
"Ow my love!" is what you say but I know that you like it
And I'm not blind but I'm blind when I blindfold and fight you
"Ow my love!" is what we say when we knock each other down

And the trees gather 'round. Their desire's half as strong as ours.
We hold on, we hold on, we hold on and their leaves turn brown.

I was born and I knew that someday I would find you
"Where's my love?" I would say until I finally did
And I'll rid myself of everything but you once I make up my mind to
But my mind of myself is what I will eventually rid

And the animals gather 'round. They don't ask for half of what we usually demand. We keep on, we keep on, we keep on as if it was our land.

We're not real but I sleep and my love sleeps beside me
We swept the floor clean for to say "I'm consistently yours"
And I'll ask you to renew your love each coming day
Let the past be nothing but the past so help us god let the past go away

And our thoughts gather 'round. Let us suffer half of what we actually deserve. We fall down, we fall down, we fall down into these arms we've found.
Track Name: Brooklyn
Melody's gone and harmony too. All that remains is the sound of the wind in the falling of the darkness.
You'll go to Brooklyn and I'll go to Wales and when we get back we'll write all our tales in a blog.
The whole damn town is dressed in a fog, the internet's down and you're rolling around in my head.

I want to live with you 'till our senior days. I've seen that our days get better with time
And I'll see you soon in the summer days. The sun is your face as it's pressed into mine.

I wake to a dawn that's covered in dew. All I can hear is the sound of your voice as dreams bleed to waking.
You sleep in Brooklyn as I wake in Wales and as the fog lifts I feel all of my failures anew

Where to go and what to do? Your Hamilton train left an hour ago and I'll wait for you here in the snow.
When I feel like bad things will happen before they do; when it's been so long since I've heard anything true, I look at you and I'm standing on the sunny side of a hill in my home town.
Track Name: Those Who Go Alone
Listen to the night take deep breaths
Listen to the world waking with a start
You can hear the singer's heartbeat in one note when her heart is in her throat

When I was a boy I came to believe I was alone and I would go out into a night with two moons, one of which had been swallowed by the lake.
Could it be the real one or a fake, and is it my call to make?

Those who go alone, they go to be seen by the moon's knowing glow
and to listen to the depths below in this mortal boat we row

Though you're growing old you have still kept your smile and your shining eyes watch you as your lives pass you by
Listen to the hours whistle as they fly
Don't ask where they go and don't ask why, for you'll find out in good time.

Those who go alone, they go to be seen by the moon's knowing glow
and to listen to the depths below in this mortal boat we row

Listen to the day take deep breaths as if it was about to fall apart
Is this the reason that you make your art, to give us a new start?
Track Name: Sleep it Off
Some of us never do well with the daily transition
Swimming from the pools of moonlight to the shores of the land of the sun
Causing my eyelids to swell as my dreams commit treason
Some of us never do well with such abrupt change of season

I like you, Time. I think I'll keep you around. As long as I'm captive in this mind, time is on my side.

Promise me never to sell any of your grey matter
It's never easy to tell those who tell the truth from those who flatter
Keep all your dreams to yourself, for they will lead you to safety
In the ocean of mental health they can be your diving bell

I like you, Time. I think I'll keep you around. As long as I'm captive in this mind, time is on my side.

Picture yourself in a swell caused by the moon's persuasion
To rise again after you fell, what was down would now be up
Some of us never do well with the daily transition
Just sleep it off, sleep it off, sleep it off in the bliss of intermission
Track Name: Footsteps
With new eyes I saw you step into my life
And if I dared to ask you: "who am I?"
You're say: "Baby, if I told ya, and I never tell a lie
You would never be able to sleep again."

'Cause you are my home, it doesn't matter where I go
You show me myself when I feel like I don't have the right to know
From my struggle I don't have a thing to show, and you forgive me.

'Neath new skies I've wandered following the signs
But my time I've squandered. Didn't know which path was mine
In the end I've found out so much more about you than I did myself

'Cause you are my home, it doesn't matter where I go
You show me myself when I feel like I don't have the right to know
From my struggle I don't have a thing to show, and you forgive me.

I heard your footsteps echo as I followed you out of my life
I just want you to know that I gave it a good try
And if I didn't find all that I was looking for
Well I got to grow old with you instead

'Cause you are my home, it doesn't matter where I go
You show me myself when I feel like I don't have the right to know
From my struggle I don't have a thing to show, and you forgive me.
Track Name: Potential
Turn on a light in this empty hall filled with resounding potential
Without a single bad review. How can they review what I had meant to leave up to you...are conducted by nobody as the old man in the third row coughs noisily knowing he won't annoy the fans. This man could never hope to interrupt what we had planned.

Carry my rhythm after I'm gone. Please let it help you sleep easier. Know that I also dream of you. Not many regrets but this seems to be one of the few that I'll never pass on to you though you paid for your tickets and CDs hoping to hear what might come true. But you'll only hear what you already know to be true.
Track Name: Drops Of Gold
Drops of gold were just ideas 'till you put them, at dawn, in your mouth and you spoke of a love few ever knew.

At a time when my voice was afraid to place words in this silence we'd laid
As we withdrew

The dropping cold gave a silver hue to the words escaping from our song As it broke uncontrolled

What have we sung? Is it to all, just ourselves or no-one?

The wings of coal had a birds-eye view of the thoughts escaping from your mind. They got away just in time.

What have we sung? Is it to all, just ourselves or no-one?

The leaves on the trees, as mute as me even on a good day. But when there's a breeze they hiss and whistle clearer than I'll ever play.

The shorelines fold, after fold, after fold, after fold, the freezing water on itself 'till it foams at the mouth.

What have we sung? Is it to all, just ourselves or no-one?

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