And I Thank You

by The Elwins

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released 21 February 2012
All Songs written and performed by The Elwins (SOCAN)
(Except #3 also written by Heather Lumsden-Reugg)
String arrangement on #9 by Jherek Bischoff

The Elwins are:
Matthew Sweeney
Feurd
Travis Stokl
Frankie Figliomeni

Heather Lumsden-Reugg - Backup vocals on #1, 3, 6, 7 & 8
Jherek Bischoff - Double bass, Violin, Cello
Paris Hurley - Violin
Kimo Muraki - Lap Steel, Ukulele, Trumpet, Mellophone, Recorder, Saxophone

Produced and recorded by Ryan Hadlock at Bear Creek Studio
Additional productioin and arranging by Bill Moriarty at American Diamond
Additional engineering by Taylor Carrol
Mixed by L Stu Young at Loud Mouse Studios
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Additional overdubs recorded by Peter Chapman
Additional Overdubs Recorded by Steven Major at Verge Music Lab
Pre-productioin by Roger Leavens
Artwork by Graham Ruddy (www.GrahamRuddy.ca)

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canadas Private Broadcasters

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Track Name: Come On Out
Take your cold hands and put them on my face
Sharpen your axe and your criminal ways
Lets go to town, and do what we did before
It’s gonna hurt but we don’t feel pain no more

If you’re alive can you say that you’ve tried to be someone who’s true
Stuck in your shell, lookin’ for help
Come on out and things will soon change, you’ve gotta keep your head up

Start your day by doing something good
Treat a friend the way you know you should
Like a cat in its cage I feel we’re pacing around and never getting our way
But if you know you’re a mitt inside a sleeve that’s a fit then that’s as good as it gets

If you’re alive can you say that you’ve tried to be someone who’s true
Stuck in your shell, lookin' for help
Come on out and things will soon change, you’ve gotta keep your head up
You’ve gotta keep your head up, you’ve gotta keep your head up

Moving quickly sure feels so empty
I’ve thought about it and all the while, I’m still doing the same old thing

I can’t say that I’ll change or I’ll find a new way till I know who I am that’s right
Inside my head I know I’ve seen a dream

If you’re alive can you say that you’ve tried to be someone who’s true
Stuck in your shell, lookin’ for help
Come on out and things will soon change, you’ve gotta keep your head up
You’ve gotta keep it up

I know that we’ll find our way
Track Name: Stuck In The Middle
Take me off your test now, you know I passed with a ninety one
You're making a mistake how, do you do this and call it fun

And if I had the chunk change, I'd pay you off and call this done
But there's something more here, and I know

Makin' up a story, I don't believe
Did you get my message, I tried to get you with my family

You're crashin' up my head
You're takin' off my head

And your stuck, stuck in the ground, stuck in the middle
Oh and it's not nice to define your way through a riddle
Yeah your stuck, stuck in the ground, stuck in the middle
Oh and it's not nice to define your way through a riddle

Well I gotta go, and point the wheel where it needs to be
But how am I gonna get there, if I'm travelling to Weeki Wachee

You're crashin' up my head
You're takin' off my head

And your stuck, stuck in the ground, stuck in the middle
Oh and it's not nice to define your way through a riddle
Yeah your stuck, stuck in the ground, stuck in the middle
Oh and it's not nice to define your way through a riddle

Your way through a riddle
Your way through a riddle
Your way through a riddle

Take it slow you never could know
What's down the road
Track Name: Behind My Eyes
On a holiday or a special vacation
My mind's a drifting now to a new location
What an easy way to get away for a while
Don't bring a thing because we won't be movin' a mile

It's all in a dream
And it's the best place I've been

Up in the sky with no aeroplane
ba ba ba ba ba ba ba da ba da
Lovin' every minute of paradise
Behind my eyes there's no goodbyes

In a sort of way I had an awful day yesterday
I lost my cool with my girl
So she tippy tip toed away
Here I am, wow I'm a lonely guy
No one cares for me
I went home that night and cried myself to sleep

I should have been in a dream
Cause that's the best place I've been

Up in the sky with no aeroplane
ba ba ba ba ba ba ba da ba da
Lovin' every minute of paradise
Behind my eyes there's no goodbyes

Up in the sky with no aeroplane
ba ba ba ba ba ba ba da ba da
Lovin' every minute of paradise
Behind my eyes there's no goodbyes
Track Name: Forgetful Assistance
I won't budge I won't fight, roll it on 'til it's right
Makes it hard and it's tough, hand to hold teeth to brush

And I'm happy to say, that I'm going this way
I don't need to forget with assistance, you know it's true

That nothin's ever gonna change
Nothin's ever gonna change
Things'll be stayin' the same we aren't gonna change
But you'll be back again

Like a pancake so sweet, we conform under heat
Light me up then shoot me down, lead my legs all around

Nothin's ever gonna change
Nothin's ever gonna change
Things'll be stain' the same, we aren't gonna change

Oh it's hard to see within this foggy mystery
Pushin' up daisies while I try to catch the breeze
Makin' a mistake and when I'm shaken to my knees
Spite turns to passion and you turn to me

Nothin's ever gonna change
Nothin's ever gonna change
Things'll be staying the same, we aren't gonna change
Track Name: Paper In Your Pocket
Look inside your coat, I put a paper in your pocket holding a note
That says a few nice things and needs some eyes to see the wonders written inside
You, you've got a charm that spins my head around my dampened underarms

Will you take a trip with me down a sunny stream a floating on a goosenecked boat
And if you feel a rumbling in your stomach dear
Don't be scared to make a mess
Or ruin your new dress with me

Oh, oh there she goes (there she goes)
She's walking past me here I wonder if she knows
(where does she go)
That I do share the air, that blows the bells she sings along without a care
I hope (I hope her hands do find) her hands do find the folded feelings that I know I left behind (that I left behind)

Will You take a trip with me down a sunny stream a floating on a goosenecked boat
And if you feel a rumbling in your stomach dear
Don't be scared to make a mess
Or ruin your new dress

Waiting for an apple to fall into my hands
Waiting seems to be the master plan
Smiling 'til it gets me stiff oh oh
Oh, oh no

Will you take a trip with me down a sunny stream a floating on a goosenecked boat
And if you feel a rumbling in your stomach dear
Don't be scared to make a mess
Or ruin your new dress with me
Don't be scared to make a mess
Or ruin your new dress with me

Look inside your coat, I put a paper in your pocket holding a note
Track Name: On Your Doorstep
If you don’t say what I wanna hear
I’ll start to fear that I wasn’t clear
I’ll keep on talking 'til you understand
The message running from anothers gun
To take it far away from everyone
If it's not your own then leave it to need

I'm out on your doorstep, you gonna let me come in
I've come a long way will you welcome my stay
Until the morning, I need the time
If I can't be here then it must be mine

Mark it off for here and there I swear
To be the only one who cares enough to stay true
I may be sittin' while I talk but you know it's not what you thought
Cause I'd stand up for you

I'm out on your doorstep, you gonna let me come in
I've come a long way will you welcome my stay
Until the morning, I need the time
If I can't be here then it must be mine
Track Name: Are You Flying With A Different Bird?
Are You Flying With A Different Bird?

sha sha la la la, sha sha la la la
sha sha la la la, sha sha, la la la
sha sha la la la, sha sha la la la
sha sha la la la

Quiet here in the air, nothing movin' nothin' cares
If I did what say a word I'm not sure that you would've heard

Where've you been hiding this time
Hoping it's you that i'll find
You're the one, one of a kind
Are you flying with a different bird?

The starry diamonds fall from heaven above
oooh

sha sha la la la, sha sha la la la
sha sha la la la, sha sha, la la la
la la sha sha sha, la la sha sha sha
la la sha sha sha

One day I think that I'll try, leaving without a reply
No farewell or goodbye
I'll go flying with a different bird

The starry diamonds fall from heaven above
oooh

I miss the taste of fireplace on your morning smile
Let's do it all again but this time we'll stay for a while
The only place I want to see

The starry diamonds fall from heaven above
ooohaa
Track Name: Propinquity
I sure hope that you’re not riding on a bicycle for two
I’ve seen my share of girls and well, there has been no one like you
Your smile makes me forget my worries while your eyes say I love you
My heart is jumping arms goose-bumping and it’s only been a minute or two

I can’t help but wonder if you will slip away just like the rest

What if we had met from the start would my words come out then fall apart
It feels like when you’re around it’s a good thing I have found
And while we’re mingling I’ll hold you near to me
Because it feels like when you’re around it’s a good thing I have found

A pocket full of dried fruit peels I prefer to potpourri
It’s just the pattern of the rose that is tingling my nose
And each day is four until the day I get to see you more

If it’s a dream I’m in well I don’t ever wanna wake up

I can’t help but wonder if you will slip away just like the rest

What if we had met from the start would my words come out then fall apart
It feels like when you’re around it’s a good thing I have found
And while were mingling I hold you near to me
Because it feels like when you’re around it’s a good thing I have found

I hope you can tell that I mean you only well
You get inside my head and I want to be with you

And as the days go by I sit and wish that I was the guy who found you first
If I had it any other way than I’m having today I would be so happy and excited
Track Name: I Miss You And I
I wanna know, what you are and how you like to grow
And if you feel like you're on your own, when you're alone
Do you wanna be up here with me

I paint it twice, only to get the image right
And I had just a little bite of sweet tonight, I hope that's fine
Don't think you'll mind

Don't be up in the clouds today, unless you think it's a Saturday
We haven't been closer but farther and older

You're the one who holds me so right
I need you here I need you tight
When you're gone I can't help but cry
I miss you dear, I miss you and I

On the beach together you and I could be
Singing harmonies happily oh in the sand
Or on a cool beach towel
You'd bring the treats, I'd bring iced meats

Don't be up in the clouds today, unless you think it's a Saturday
We haven't been closer but farther and older

You're the one who holds me so right
I need you here I need you tight
When you're gone I can't help but cry
I miss you dear, I miss you and I
Track Name: Sittin' Pretty
Your eyes are heavy, they're here weighing you down
Feet are restless, forever touching the ground
Coming out of an ending, holding on to the thing that got you down

sittin' pretty, what a lovely display
hey now did he, set you off on your way
floating up to the clear blue, growin' through a shoe that doesn't fit you

Are you waiting for the right time?
Looking for a hem to fold
Still you've got a question
Another secret left untold

Pulling heart strings, tuning up a full step
You write in pavement, so we never forget
There's a bottle a tippin', let it spill and watch the way it goes

Are you waiting for the right time?
Looking for a hem to fold
Still you've got a question
Another secret left untold

You waiting for the right time?
Doing it and holding still
Yeah you've got a question
And another hole to fill

Are you waiting for the right time?
Looking for a hem to fold
Still you've got a question
Another secret left untold

You waiting for the right time?
Doing it and holding still
Yeah you've got a question
And another hole to fill

It's the way you're movin' your tongue
That's a shot to the lung
With the dagger in your hand
Will you get up again?

You waiting for the right time?
Are you waiting for the right time?