edmontone demos volume two

by braden gates

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board up the windows lay flowers on the doorstep candlelight vigil angels and horses angels and horses carry them away it's quiet in the neighbourhood and the evening fades you never know the darkest side until it hits so close to home blood in the streets, a mother of five found dead in alderson close blood in the streets, a troubled mind found dead in alderson close she believed that of all the words of mice and men the saddest of them all are 'it might have been' I believe the saddest are 'now that it's too late' it's quiet in the neighbourhood and the evening fades you never know the darkest side until it hits so close to home blood in the streets, a mother of five found dead in alderson close blood in the streets, a troubled mind found dead in alderson close
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in Cohen’s alleluia, in the steps of Notre Dame in the depths of the atlantic, in the thunder when it rains on highway 21 headed east to my hometown in the sun when it comes up, in the sun when it comes down the reflection in the window as I slowly strike a match smoke from a midnight cigarette as I choke it back the slow rise in traffic once it hits late afternoon no matter where it is I can’t help but find a little piece of you everywhere I turn, everywhere I go everywhere I turn, baby there you are and it’s breaking my heart in the eyes of a stranger, in the face of all my friends in monday morning coffee, in friday night plans at the bottom of a bottle, at the end of a line at the back of a bar room on a saturday night everywhere I turn, everywhere I go everywhere I turn, baby there you are and it’s breaking my heart in rumours and whispers, in poetry and prose underneath blankets, in every thorn of a rose in every rock and roll song and when I hear the blues no matter where it is I can’t help but find a little piece of you everywhere I turn, everywhere I go everywhere I turn, baby there you are and it’s breaking my heart
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gas station flowers on the north side of the city perfect for those occasions I forget I’ve been driving to the silence of a broken radio the highway ain’t through fooling me yet oh the highway ain’t through fooling me yet I went to bed last night so drunk and so stoned my dreams were heaven sent there was the first girl that I ever loved you know she ain’t through fooling me yet no she ain’t through fooling me yet just when I thought it was over just when I thought I had lost just as I find another reason to let go I find another to hold on I was just a kid when we lost Richard in ‘06 the first man I watch slip into death there are still moments when I can hear his call I ain’t through fooling myself yet no I ain’t through fooling myself yet just when I thought it was over just when I thought I had lost just as I find another reason to let go I find another to hold on
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we had stars in our eyes, two kids looking for the sunshine love can bring the angel band would join right in and I used to sit and listen to them sing you said, ‘you’re not like the rest of them, or like any other place I’ve been’ I said, ‘baby I can feel it too, and only when I’m looking at you’ when love comes so easy you don’t want to stop and close your eyes caught up in the notion of finding such a sweet surprise you said, ‘you’re a little hard to figure out, give me something to clear my doubt’ I said, ‘love is something I never knew until I found myself looking at you’ as quickly as it finds you, that’s how fast that love can leave you behind and no matter how far away you get, you’ll always be so close in my mind I found a new girl who took my hand but I could hardly hold it back I know I’m just bound to lose because when I look at her, I’m looking at you
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‘Hey, how’re doing’ that’s all I’d ask ‘how are you?’ and I’d leave it at that they’re playing Lucinda Williams at the bar tonight there’s something about what happens when we talk I just want to talk I’ve cleaned myself up, you’d be happy to know it took a little while but that’s how those things can go baby if you could see me now there’s something about what happens when we talk I just want to talk lord bless the bar singers who pour their hearts out all night long and bless the third stringers who bust their ass for the last spot and bless that crooked road that’s led you away it’s the same damn road that led you straight through me I keep your photograph in a picture frame blue eyes fade to grey It feels so silly holding on to you but there’s something about what happens when we talk I just want to talk lord bless the bar singers who pour their hearts out all night long and bless the third stringers who bust their ass for the last spot and bless that crooked road that’s led you away it’s the same damn road that led you straight through me
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my cousin peter bought a house, a little box on the hill him and his new fiancée, will move in and pay the bills utilities and mortgage, property tax he’s going to work all damn day, just to go home and relax my cousin peter bought a house, a place to build his new life fill it up with the memories that he’ll make with his new bride thanksgiving dinner and birthdays, visits with old friends pictures of their weekend trips and new decoration trends my cousin peter bought a house, a future playground for his kids maybe he’ll bring two along, that’s what his parents did diapers and pyjamas will turn to college and car keys and my cousin peter’s kids will move out and find their feet my cousin peter’s kids will find a place of their own somewhere in the neighborhood, they’ll move in and make it their new home utilities and mortgage, property tax they’re going to work all damn day, just to go home and relax
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I met her in a flower dress, it wasn’t a dress to impress it was more for comfort in a summer sweat, it was a summer dress hungover from a long night out, she said, ‘hello’ I said, ‘please don’t shout how ‘bout some coffee to settling things down, it’s been a long night out’ she seemed to like me despite my state, I saw her again, again and again saw her in sun, saw her in rain, saw her despite my state I started thinking a little about love and part of me couldn’t get away fast enough ain’t it funny what your mind and body does, when you think about love she took the right side, I took the left she held me as I laughed and as I wept there were moments when the whole world felt like mine so long as she walked the right side old habits are hard to break, even when your life’s at stake always looking for a quick escape, old habits are hard to break when happiness is so far gone, you find a little and just hold on but it never ever really lasts that long, until its gone she took the right side, I took the left she held me as I laughed and as I wept there were moments when the whole world felt like mine so long as she walked the right side
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Recorded on February 9th, 2016 at Edmontone Studios by Jesse Northey

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released February 15, 2016

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