From the North

by The Grand Nationals

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released 13 May 2014

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Track Name: Over and Over
Before I turn out the lights and go to bed
I pour another drink and let it go to my head
I thought that we could still stay young
while the rest of these idiots faded with the sun
But nothing changes and it all goes around again

When all the other lovers get stuck
And all of my intentions are lost on you now

The same sad song's getting older
I spin it over and over
Ever little line that they wrote her
She's singing over and over

They say the first ones are the last to fall
They tear right through your heart just like a wrecking ball
I wrote her as the years went by
Poured my heart into every single line
That she never read, well i hope she was satisfied

When all your other lovers get stuck
And all that I can offer is wrong for you now
(chorus)

You changed me and let me get lost
Need to get back to the place where I'm still myself
We've fallen apart, the same as ever was from the start
Held me back, held me over again
Track Name: All the While
So you needed a pawn, well go on to bed
I will be yours
You say the sun will not rise, stay on my side
We'll brave the dark
If you make this a game, play on, play on
You know it's wrong

If you feel that I've been on my knees a while
Treading water, stuck in circles, keeping you in mind
And you say that I have wasted all my time
I've been fine, watching you, all the while

So you swallowed your pride, and stayed out too late
And took him home
Now you're haunted by ghosts, stay on the road
You'll be alright

(chorus)
Track Name: Can't Get Home (Without You) feat. Ali Wadsworth
After you I met another, told her all the things that bring me down
She couldn't listen like you do
We talked about the passing trends, and all the Springsteen records on my wall
She didn't get me like you do
She filled her room with all these pictures, told a story of everyone she'd known
It made me think about the days with you
So I left to find those photographs of ours

Listen baby, I can't go on without you
I felt this way about you so long
And now I can't get home

Yesterday I took a lover, lingered in his arms and drifted off
He couldn't own me like you do
In the morning I awoke, poured a drink and had a smoke alone
I couldn't understand the world without you
As helpless as the day that I was born

(chorus)

Can't go on without you now, I am lost
And now I can't get home
Track Name: Everything's Better Under Blue Skies
Took a long, long ride down the west coast
I was starting to see things differently
As the sun was shining on a Camaro
And the wind blew through them redwood trees
We pulled into San Luis Obispo
Sat down at a bar for a drink or three
Met a girl who took a trip from Chicago
Five years ago, still won't leave

Everything's better under blue skies baby now
Have another drink my friend, let it feel like home
All the troubles in your life, that bring you down
Feel just a little better under clear blue skies

Well I came back a little bit older
I had seen darkness in a brand new light
It was shining through a hole in a daydream
And it called my name, most every night
I swear that I could hear these voices
singin' "come back west, come back to me"
A camera will give you a moment
But it never gives you everything you need

(chorus)
Track Name: Dancing With You (When It's Over)
I'm dancing with you, end of the night
I choke on the words, and stumble to the right
Now I made my own bed, where I sleep without you
You sleep somewhere else, with somebody new

Now I won't try to take that away
I say I won't, but I might have to anyway
When you're the only one that knows me now
Where do I go?

When it's over
Tell me now honey, where do I go
When It's over, where do I go?

Well I convince myself, to hold someone new
I could just close my eyes, and pretend she is you
But it never really works, and I end up so down
The lies are even worse, if you believe them somehow

(prechorus) (chorus)
Track Name: Holding On To Her
She wants me holding on to her now
But it just don't feel right anymore
It just don't make sense anymore
And It's been so long
Track Name: Cityof Roses
Well here we are, both of us stuck inside this hell
Some warn us off, some wish us well
But they don't matter, we're getting out and that's all I know
You sing to me, you've never been this far from home
And I was too scared to go alone
But with you, there is no reason not to take my chances

Well I won't let this be one of those things we say we'll do but then don't
At dusk, we'll head for the west coast, out of our minds
But never alone

Please don't ever grow old without me
Please don't leave me alone
It feels so right with your arms around me
Please don't let me go

When we got lost somewhere on Stark and twenty eight
I got so drunk and fell in love
In a crowd where there was no one yet that knew my name
Driving me home, 'Blood on the Tracks' plays in your car
Somewhere a storm comes raging on
But in here you give me shelter I have never known

There's a soul to this town
It makes me sad to think how long we've been down
Tonight let this city of roses hold your heart
And never let go

(chorus)
Track Name: When Can I See You?
Lately I've been feeling low
Cause you won't tell me where I stand
I'm falling further down the road
Then from the north I feel that cold come over again

Lately I been getting tired
Of fighting 'gainst the ebb and flow
It's hardest when you cant let go
Break a promise, burning bridges over again

When can I see you?

You deserve to find a love
A love that's real and built to last
I try my best to let you go
Then from the north I feel that cold come over again

When can I see you?
Track Name: Broken Love
Running late just like I always do
As I step in from the cold, I catch her stare
She wore that dress and all my walls caved in
She moves softly through the room and takes my hand

She says "dance with me now"
For tonight may be the last night that she'll feel like this

Will you wait?
Will you wait for me?
Or will you leave me here with thoughts of the sea
And the broken love that you gave to me

Time has changed the way you look at me
I'm a stranger in your room sharing your bed
I try to change the things that bring you down
But all those things are just a part of who I was

So dance with me now
For tonight may be the last night, that I'll feel like this

Will you wait?
Will you wait for me?
Or will you leave me here bound to the sea
With the broken love that you gave to me
Track Name: The Last Thing You Learn feat. Kenny Vasoli
In these last few years I've learned
You won't always get what you've earned
Some good things come but never last
While these hard times come back so fast

I seen some rise and then fall again
Only to get back up and over it
You can wait for good things to come
And rest assured you're not the only one

In the longest nights of this life
Stand your ground and take your chances
If it's the last thing you learn, will it be too late?

I took some time just to look around
Felt ashamed of the things I'd found
I was surrounded by crooked friends
Trying to steal the things I had given them

So I will tell them I've had enough
Make my peace with the ones I've loved
Will I miss what I've left behind?
Or will I welcome what's left to find?

In the longest nights of this life
Stand your ground and take your chances
Before good things turn to rust
Leave you down and break you open
And the last thing you learn, will it be too late?
Track Name: Dreams of My Love
These dreams of my love
They come to me now
When I've lost my way
I still hear your voice
Sayin' you'll be afraid that I won't wait
That I don't wait
And I won't wait

Some years ago in a dream of home
I woke to find myself alone
The words were right but the time was wrong
Still I had to stay along
To watch it all fall apart
And tell you with a heavy heart
You needed my love, just not enough

Where were you going as thoughts,
Retreat til my mind let's me sleep well tonight

(chorus)

I needed you when the rest of you
Was locked away in other arms
I needed more than we had before
I can't believe you'd do me wrong
Now I know that this is right
While everyone is saying wrong
You need my love just not enough tonight

Where were you going as thoughts,
Retreat til my mind let's me sleep well tonight

(chorus)

Oh even love has let you down
It has before and it will again
And I won't pretend
To turn myself away for all
And take back what I've said
I know it's wrong
But I know you've been misled before
I'm not the one who's gonna hold you down here anymore

(chorus)