Grand Pre

by Vocal Few

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1.
Go 04:08
oh, the things our eyes have seen and we're still wasting our time chasing dreams ‘cause you’re either more alive or slowly dying the only thing we know is we know nothing but we still try we’re ready to go say goodbye to our home and now our bed is where we make it out on the road we’re ready to go and we don't even know whatever way the wind will take us but our eyes are aglow and we’re ready to go oh, our destination’s old tribal drums ring in the distance mark 400 years of friendship and the path we take is older still all our ancestors traversed it trading comfort for wilderness ‘cause every savage is someone’s brave and every path to life goes through the grave it’s just one broken link to break the chains words are spoken and then chaos is arranged go, say goodbye to your home and make your bed in any place that isn’t part of the show you’re ready to go when you don’t even know whatever way the wind will take you but your eyes are aglow
2.
To the Ocean 03:36
east in june trade the brightest of greens of summer for the dreams of navy blue east in june leave the calm pacific breeze for an atlantic rendezvous ‘cause I’ve been driving for days on down a dusty road (we’re gonna get there, we’re gonna get back home) can’t wait to dive in the waves can’t wait to lighten my load (we’re gonna get back to the coast) and as the sun dips down I know (we know) no matter where my body goes (we go) every road eventually leads me back home (to the ocean we know) every road eventually leads me back home i am gonna see if I can get to tennessee and write a song about the sea that we can sing along to i am gonna see if I can get to tennessee and write a song about the sea to cure my landlocked blues to the ocean to the ocean my hearts tied to the coast if I stay I’ll be a ghost you wouldn’t like me anyway to the ocean to the ocean I take my air with salt I hear the wind and waves a-calling it’s not my fault it’s dna thats the way its got to go when I drive back through nashville gonna stop and say hello just long enough to write a song that will get me to seattle
3.
Out of Order 04:39
all that’s new comes from chaos when the old is out of order and the final series of layoffs sends the workers out to the borders and there’s still no comfort that comforts all those who stay within the frames because whatever it is that keeps them stable isn’t able to give them their names for every fifty half-known faces there is one acknowledged soul who walks within the waste of of mysteries untold while they’re still singing work, buy, use, die for every five of the ones who travel there is one who returns to their home to tell a story that over time unravels ’til it’s canonized in their tomes I make my decision out past the door no ammunition into the war there’s no protection where good souls are born wind shifts direction here come the wolves here come the wolves here come the wolves
4.
Time Travel 03:46
haven’t slept in days mind is in a maze happens when you paint outside the lines they say I keep losing track I’m moving too fast time to travel back into the past into the past I’m starting to crave some wide open spaces happens when your cave is pierced with light they say I keep losing track I’m moving too fast time to travel back into the past into the past
5.
what could I offer what could I gain everything always staying the same except the degree to which it decays everything always staying the same and I don’t know how we ever walked this road alone so let us lead the way home somebody suffers someone elates somebody starving food on my plate guilty fill coffers innocent chained everything always staying the same and I don’t know how we ever walked this road alone so let us lead the way home but I can see now we’ve got to let our burdens go so let us lead the way home we’re not going one step further without giving up what we’ve known we’re not going one step further til we find the faith to let go we’re not going one step further without giving up what we’ve known we’re not going one step further we’re not going one more alone
6.
Stay 04:52
missing months of time following behind planning day and night for where we would fly slow to settle in fixed in position windows in our minds dare to draw their blinds in one moments time into conscious light I can see whats mine I forfeit the fight so what is today if we’re not awake and how can we save the moments at stake If I keep moving I’m gonna break what are we losing by choosing to stay we moved far too fast what we were is past vision clouds inside in blind spots you hide in one moments time in your tearful eyes I can see whats mine I forfeit the fight So what is today if I’m not awake and how can I save the moments at stake If I keep moving we’re gonna break what am I losing by choosing to stay why don’t we stay

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A collection of songs about moving, slowing, staying and growing, inspired by our year in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia.

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released August 17, 2018

Produced & Engineered by Matt MacDonald
Recorded in Grand Pre, NS, Canada
Mixed & Mastered by Brett Baird
Additional production & arrangement by Brett Baird

Cello by Brian Chan
Violin by Caleb Chan

Album art layout by Alex Sprungle
(sprungle.co)
Cover photography by Matt MacDonald & Kristie MacDonald

Vocal Few is:
Matt MacDonald
Kristie MacDonald

Songs written & arranged by Matthew James MacDonald, Scotsman (ASCAP)

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Vocal Few Seattle, Washington

Matt & Kristie MacDonald make pop/folk songs that tell stories of travel & change & dreams & struggles. Life's a trip. A roadtrip.

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