Elements

by Long Distance Runners

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released October 9, 2015

Long Distance Runners are: Chris Picco/ Matt Hender/ Ilia Nicoll/ Dicky Strickland

Special thanks to our friends, fans and families and The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, and very special thanks to Josh Bourden and Ryan Kennedy.

Additional Musicians: Josh Bourden: drums on all tracks (except track 6), background vocals (tracks 6, 8), synth and organ (tracks 1, 3, 5). Ryan Kennedy: guitar (tracks 6, 8), piano (tracks 10, 11), background vocals (tracks 6, 7, 8). Chris Donnelly: drums (track 6). Rozalind Macphail: flute (track 4). Elizabeth Philpott: french horn (track 10). Adam Hogan: lap steel (track 11).

All songs written, arranged and performed by Long Distance Runners. Recorded by Krisjan Leslie at Lab Of Chaos. Additional recording by Chris Picco at LDR Studios. Mixing and mastering by Krisjan Leslie at Lab Of Chaos. Produced by Long Distance Runners and Krisjan Leslie. Album artwork by Perfect Day with photography by Joel Upshall.

Copyright 2015. Long Distance Runners (SOCAN). www.thelongdistancerunners.com

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From their home port of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Long Distance Runners humbly explore new stereophonic territory with their latest and third release, Elements.

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Track Name: The One
My father told me that I was the one/ “You could grow up to be
Whatever you want my son” he said/ He was too blind to see
I am the chooser he ain’t the fate/ They’re the advantage I am the rape
Raised as a chimp but grew up very ape/ Just a taker that the world couldn’t take
I let people in and become broken/ Disillusioned with whatever we’ll be
I have a gun and it sets me free/ It sets me free

My mother told me that I was the one/ I was Peter Pan
To be the child who could fly to the sun/ Now I just sink in the sand
I let people in and become broken/ Disillusioned with all that I see
I am the one and my name is whatever you say/ If you can’t help me than set me free
Set me free
Track Name: You Gotta Remind Me
Friends come, they go, that’s for sure
And the years pass by the door so slow
Except you
You always came through

I was knocked down
I was thrown out and left for dead
Where the hounds
Could bury my bones and make my bed
But I refuse
To be left where no one can find me
Thank God I’ve got you
To come and remind me

I don’t want to lose you

So wake up
And run your fingers through your hair
And shake off
All of the voices that you fear
And believe
You’re going to break free from this place
All you need is to keep your head on straight
Oh yah you gotta remind me
You gotta remind me
To where no one can find me
You gotta remind me
Track Name: Pulling It Together
I was pulling it together when you can around
I picked up all the pieces and I stood my ground
I tried to have it my way didn’t break no rules
At least the ones I had with you

I met her near the water beneath the northern sky
And laid me down satisfied
Nothing lasts forever I was such a fool
As I watched the waves wash over you

Come with me my ocean pearl
Leave behind this dying world

Now I’m in the city far above the earth
I’d give it all up for what it’s worth
I was pulling it together when you came around
Now I’m picking up the pieces trying to stand my ground

Come with me my ocean pearl
Leave behind this dying world

I was pulling it together when you came around
Now I’m picking up the pieces trying to stand my ground
Track Name: Wolves
Sing high, sing low/ All are welcome here
Don’t carry it all yourself/ Its better when its shared
Step behind the glass/ Let the serenade begin
Hear the voices crack/ With that old familiar sting

So cruel/ Don’t let the darkness in
You fool/ Let the morning in

Silent sleep, awake/ So far away from harm
Just worry about yourself/ You can sound the false alarm

You fool/ Who knows what tomorrow brings
So cruel/ Let the morning shine in on you
Track Name: Asleep Awake
Asleep awake, another day behind
You lay in the bed your mother made
And when you feel like letting go
Remember all that you’ve been told
Your dreams are yours and yours alone

In the rush and the crash keep the wind upon your back
You can brush it off or accept what has been cast
For if the truth be told the saddest part is growing old
So hold on to your dreams and don’t let go

And when you feel like letting go remember all that you’ve been told
Your dreams are yours and yours alone

Your dreams are yours and yours alone
Yours and yours alone
Yours and yours to hold
Track Name: Its So Lovely
Its so lovely looking down from here
That’s what makes me feel like such a big man
And my hands they’re as soft as a babies
Spend the weekend at the top of my hill
Lay on the carpet please watch the wine it don’t spill
Such a thrill to be with you baby

I’ve got some ideas I think I know how it should be
You say you love me and promise never to leave
I’m the breeze blowing through your hair daily

Your love I don’t want no new love
All I want is your love to keep on shining through love

Now don’t be frightened I’ll let you out in a while
I beg your pardon? Oh come on crack a smile
Its so wild how much I love you baby
Lets take a recess, lets grab our coats at the door
I got excited I won’t do it no more
I’m so sore how I treated you baby

Your love I don’t want no new love
All I want is your love to keep me shining through love
Well its so lovely looking down from here
That’s what makes me feel like such a big man
And my hands well they’re as a soft as a babies
Spend the weekend at the top of my hill
Lay on the carpet please watch the wine it don’t spill
Such a thrill to be with you baby

Your love I don’t want no new love
All I want is your love to keep on shining through love
Your love I don’t want no new love
All I want is you love to keep on shining through love

Its so lovely
Track Name: When You Took The Sun Away
I was feeling something beat inside when you took the sun away
I was hoping we could share the ride but not today
Everybody tells me ‘Son, be careful what you wish for’
‘You gotta watch out for number one’, and that’s for sure

So tell me what will I do when I’m losing you
Tell me what will I do

I was an easy target for your love I was just a kid then
And any hand that fit the glove you’d let them in
But now I’m feeling just about grown and I think I know a thing or two
Oh honey why’d you get so stoned I hate that shade of blue

So tell me what will I do when I’m losing
Ya tell me what will I do when I’m losing you

Darlin’ you ain’t all to blame I can feel those clouds above me
That pretty face ain’t showing no pain I hope you’re finally free
Yes I was feeling something beat inside when you took the sun away
Yes I was hoping we could share the ride but not today
But not today, not today, not today
Don’t go away
Track Name: Rust Before We Shine
Will we rust before we shine
Or will we crawl out of the dark
There’s such little precious time
Don’t ever lose the spark

We were promised at the start
That this love would never fade
But now we’re finding out its hard
To keep believing we’re the same

Will we rust before we shine
The wheels are turning faster
Keep the fires burning bright
Let the darkness wait till after

Will we rust before we shine
On that there is no answer
We can right these wrongs in time
And turn these tears to laughter
Track Name: High Tide
I lost my purpose when I found myself
I caught a high tide thought I’d ride on it awhile
Ain’t easy living when you’re so scared of dying
I just tell myself keep a light on in the window
You’ll find me I will be there waiting

This world you’re living in run by fucking mad men
They can’t help themselves like school boys picking flowers
I’ll be your beauty queen you’ll be my starving fat man
And we’ll kill ourselves as we slowly pass the hours
You smiled and killed my inspiration
I was such a fool

You’ll find me keep your eyes wide open

Don’t want to live here but I won’t keep on crying about it
Anyways feelings change from day to day
I found my purpose when I lost myself
I caught a high tide thought I’d ride on it awhile
Caught a high tide thought I’d ride on it awhile…
Track Name: Ivory Towers
Meet the feeble people now come down from your ivory towers
And greet the children there it’s so lovely when our love is shared
Don’t turn away from them they’d really appreciate you reaching out your hand
So take the time to show you care right now rise from your chairs you’ll see, believe

You may sip the finest wines above, it doesn’t matter we all share the same cup
And when push comes to shove, we don’t want it all we is love
Don’t turn away my friend before this life is spent
You’ll see, believe

When ivory towers come tumbling down and you find yourself amongst the crowd
Happiness will await you there beyond your walls and down your stairs
And now finally you will see that all you wanted was waiting there for free
You’ll see, believe

Meet the feeble people now come down from your ivory towers
And greet the children there its so lovely when our love is shared
Track Name: Walk Straight
Walk straight, don’t take
The same tired old road that breaks a lot of bad sons of bitches
A whole lot meaner than you
So have faith, don’t waste
There’s time left for you in this place
Go walk in the light and feel the warm morning sun on your face

The sky will wash over you change your point of view
I know some things can’t be erased
But don’t let that keep you from reaching out for someone
Because we all make mistakes
So friend when I say walk straight
It comes from a heart once led astray
Just as far from the shore as yours is feeling today
Walk straight

You still got the time to choose go start anew everything is in its place
So don’t let the darkness fall or hide behind those walls
Because now’s the time to be brave
So friend when I say walk straight it comes from a heart once led astray
Just as far from the shore as yours is feeling today, don’t waste
Go walk in the light feel the warm morning sun on your face, have faith
Go walk in the light on the road that’ll lead you to grace, walk straight