Songs From A Tunnel

by Kieran Blake

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Recorded inside the Wellington / de la Montagne tunnel in Montreal, 2011.

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released November 11, 2011

All songs written and performed by Kieran Blake.

Recorded & mixed by Nick Smith.

Mastered by Keith Maclean.

Photography by Greg Zehna.

Additional guitar on tracks 6 + 7 performed by Nick Smith.

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Track Name: Lovenly
love is unknown when you're on your own.
dull aching groan.
and you feed it lies til it's something whole.

laugh and go home, take your lover there.
the bated love affair.
and it's safe and warm, and no one knows you're there.

and you love him lonely.
would you love him only?
would you love if only in the sun?

he sees you go and he's lead astray,
in that usual way.
he'd love to follow you.

distance, he's told, can make love grow cold.
and it burns his hide.
and you go to school on the other side of the world.
and the girls, they love him.
they disgust him.
they discuss him.
and they love him.

but there's no history there.
they love his despair.

ain't life so strange?
ain't love that too?
but what's a boy to do,
with a love that's doomed
and a heart that's a tomb?

but they'll love him lonely.
will they love him only?
will they love him only in the sun?
Track Name: Follow The Heartbeat
well i follow the heartbeat, but it's always right behind me.
and i'm fallin' off the balcony, but it's always right behind me.

and i'll never be happy,
you'll never be happy,
we'll never be happy,
i'll never be happy tonight.

and i'm swimmin' past the island, but it's always right behind me.
i'm swimmin' to the ocean, but it's just such misspent devotion.

i'll never be happy,
you'll never be happy,
we'll never be happy,
you'll never be happy,
you'll never be happy,
i'll never be happy,
we'll never be happy,
you'll never be happy.
Track Name: Love On The Run
i had meant to mind you, but i could never find you.
i even looked under all of the beds.

but i found you in the afternoon - i never thought that you would second guess

love is on the run.
it's baking in the sun
this love is on the run.
it's baking in the sun.

i was right behind you,
then again i couldn't find you.
i searched the whole crowd for your summer dress.

so consumed in the afternoon - i never felt that you were second best.

love is on the run.
it's baking in the sun
this love is on the run,
baking in the sun.
Track Name: Senseless Too
lovin' everybody that i meet for more than four minutes.
i just wanna love another soul more than i know how.

i'll be senseless too.
i'll be senseless too.

lovin' everybody that i know more than they know.
i just wanna love another soul.

i'll be senseless too.
i'll be senseless too.
Track Name: Patience
up all night yawnin' and i can't get to sleep,
i'll never see that morning light - it left with you and me.

up all night yawnin' and i can't get no rest,
look at the moonlight move across the room
like it used to move across your breast.

up all night yawnin' and i can't get to sleep,
your tilted head upon my chest,
that's where i could feel you breath.

up all night yawnin' and i can't get to sleep,
i'll never see that morning like it was with you and me.

patience, patience, honesty.
i hate this hatred, honestly.
Track Name: Yer Not A Sunrise
your love is cold,
no embers glow,
you're not a sunrise.
you're not a sunrise.
you're not a sunrise.

your love is cold,
no embers glow.
your love is cold,
no embers glow.

you're not a sunrise.
you're not a sunrise.
you're not a sunrise.

i can feel it.
i can feel it.
i can feel it.
i can feel it.
i can feel it.
i can feel it.
i can feel it.

i can feel.

your love is cold.
Track Name: Thorn
you'll always be a thorn in my
you'll always be a thorn in my
in my side.

you'll always be a thorn in my
always be a thorn
in my side

and i don't need anyone
to tell me i don't deserve it
and i don't need anyone
to tell me you're not worth it

you'll always be that pain in my
always be a pain
in my side.

you'll always be that pain in my
always be a pain
in my eye

but i don't need anyone
to tell me we weren't a good fit
and i don't need anyone
to tell me i don't deserve it

but leave it up to you to leave it to me
but leave it up to you to leave it to me
Track Name: Lovei Shell
i'm docked in the port like the Birchglen of Montreal.
waiting for the waters to turn a little more tolerable.

it's not a great place in my head these days.
takes enough effort to make sure my bed gets made.
all i seem to see is red these days.
i dread these days.

the snow fell quick, turned everything to bone.
the birds fly south, like every little thing, my bird has flown.

it's not a great place in my head these days
takes enough effort to make sure my bed gets made
all i seem to see is red these days,
dread these days,
it's unprovoked - i don't know where it comes from,
but i know where it goes.
Track Name: Steps
taking the steps that i once used
in the station, so full of sun.

i loved you most when i was young.
now i'm the rest - so full of dents
from the road.

look at the steps that i once used
to get back to you.
i loved you more when i was young.
now i'm the rest - no longer amorous.

but you know i loved you most then, when i was freshly born.

taking the steps that i once knew,
have you ever loved another?

i loved you most when i was fresh,
have you ever loved another quite like you?

taking the steps that i once knew,
to get back to you.
i loved you more when i was young.
now i'm the rest - no longer amorous.

but you should i know i loved you most.
Track Name: Waiting / Faced With Places
waiting?
what's the use in waiting?
waiting.
there's no use in waiting.

you sleep but never say goodnight.
you leave, i never say goodbye.
it's alright.

you've got some real estate in my eye.
the rest never really wait to buy.
it's alright.
it's alright.

what's the use in waiting?
waiting?
there's no use in waiting.
blaming?
what's the use in blaming?
blaming.
there's no use in blaming.

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faced with places lacking you.
what could i ever do?

faced with places lacking you.
what could i ever do besides hide?

faced with lacking you.
what could i ever do?

faced with lacking you.

what could i ever do,
faced with lacking you,
besides hide?