The Grass Tracks

by The Grass Tracks

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released March 31, 2014

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The Grass Tracks Victoria, British Columbia

Homegrown band from Victoria, BC, doing it for the love of music. Essentially an alternative rock band with bits of funk, California rock, blues and even hints of folk mixed in, our songs cover a range of styles and themes that reflect our personal tastes and passions. We strive to make you feel, think, and have fun all at the same time. ... more

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Track Name: Stay in Play
Hey my girl, I guess we’re going to roll the dice
Kind of strange to dream then finally do
Hope that it will put my life on ice
For all that I have paid my dues
You’re always worth the time and sacrifice
As long as I can stay in love
There’s nothing that I won’t do, that we can’t do, yeah

I just can’t explain what it means to me, you’re the place I play
I just want to celebrate my love, give it all but more comes back to me
Feels like we’ve been dancing for so long, we improvised a tale
I just want to play

Hey heart song, I’m learning every day to sing along
Colours I can paint lie in you
It takes a lot of will to find your truth
Learning to embrace you open armed
Unafraid to bare my hopes and scars
The only way to stay in love
Maybe we can make it, but we’ll break through anyway

I just can’t explain what it means to me, you’re the place I play
I just want to celebrate my love, give it all but more comes back to me
Feels like we’ve been dancing for so long, we improvised a tale
I just want to play
Track Name: Ride the Wave
Look back there goes the weekend
As always it slides away
My memory a broken mirror in pieces
Not always loving how it looks that way
We spit whisky in the face of danger
Called on the fire till it blazed away
I got my people and each one is a reason
To take it higher if I can today

Love is an ocean
Enjoy the motion as it dips and sways
Your head is swimming but your heart is floating
Just keep it open as you ride the wave

Set it spinning and the rest is easy
We’re not sleazy we just act that way
Tattooed a trail across the back of Behemoth
Stuck in the middle till we found the fray

We drink deeply and it tastes like danger
Called on the fire in that frozen place
I got a reason to call all of my people
And keep it wired so the boys can play

Love is an ocean
Enjoy the motion as it dips and sways
Your head is swimming but your heart is floating
Just keep it open as you ride the wave

We ride upon the wave
We ride upon the wave
We tried and we failed and we tried again, we can’t keep it in
Because we feel it
Yeah we feel it

Look back there goes the weekend
As always it slides away
My memory a broken mirror in pieces
Track Name: Jupiter Awaits
Stand to reason, to face the times
The wind blows the tracks away
Now it’s treason to spend nought but our last dime
For to make our shadows pay

Can’t tell them but teach them, if they’re to break the cage
I hear Saint-Exupery
No drums, boards or nails, the only way to sail
Is if they’re longing for the sea
The endless immensity

Once we flaunted, never looked beyond it
Mars is dying, Jupiter awaits
Same old problems never gonna solve them
We better find a way

Cold War baby, left to slide
Glory dies as memory fades
Only traces of what was once our pride
In the desert time erased

Can’t fail to reach them, if they’re to break the cage
Collective fate is in their dreams
No drums, boards or nails, the only way to sail,
Is if they’re longing for the sea
The endless immensity

Once we flaunted, never looked beyond it
Mars is dying, Jupiter awaits
Same old problems never gonna solve them
We better find a way
Track Name: Tired and Lonely
Don’t leave me dying on here, a bird upon the glass
Don’t leave me crying for you, haunted by the past
If we try to fight it, you might find we’re stronger than we’ve been
You say our best’s behind us, I don’t know what that means
Don’t leave me tired & lonely, terrified & free
These words are death and I won’t keep the killing clean
(When we die) Don’t leave me! (When we die) Don’t leave me! (When we die) Don’t leave me!
(When we die) Don’t leave me! (When we die) Don’t leave me! (You’ll be fine) Don’t leave me!

Well I don’t know where I’m going
Guess I’ll just wait and see
Only one thing’s for sure
That you took my life

I don’t what was driving
Maybe it’s a rare disease
Only one thing’s for sure
It’s gonna take my life


My ears hear California, my brain just can’t believe
Mined deep and laid it on ya, but you’re still gonna leave
I’m losing will to fight it, already this death creeps
(When we die) Don’t leave me! (When we die) Don’t leave me! (You’ll be fine) Don’t leave me!

Chorus 2
I don’t know when I’m going
Guess I’ll just wait and see
Only one thing’s for sure
I’ve gotta save our lives

I don’t know what has kept me
Maybe it’s a rare disease
Only one thing’s for sure
I’ve gotta save our lives

Heading out to California
See if I can’t get free
Maybe in time might check up on you, something in my heart says maybe not

I don’t know when I’m going
Guess I’ll just wait and see
Only one thing’s for sure
I’ve gotta save our lives


When the moon is darkest
And all the paths seem farthest
The light is there although it can’t be seen
For the broken hearted
I swear the hardest part is
Granting permission to yourself to dream
(x2)
When the night is finally done
You’ll learn to love what you’ve become
The heart is stronger, wiser, surer having known its limits
You burst into the day alive
Because what emerges from inside
A broken heart is a soul stripped clean, cut free from need
(x2)

Chorus 3
Well I don’t know where I’m going
Guess I’ll just wait and see
Only one thing’s for sure
That you saved my life

I don’t what was driving
Maybe it’s a rare disease
Only one thing’s for sure
That you saved my life

I heard you got to California
I hope you find what you need
Maybe in time drop in on you, something in my soul says better not

I don’t know where I’m going
Guess I’ll just wait and see
Only one thing’s for sure
That you saved my life
Track Name: Golden
Wake up, twist the blinds, sun’s not out but it’s on your mind
Step out, test the air, it’s not quite hot but it’s almost there, yeah
Wake up, twist the blinds, sun’s not out but it’s on your mind
Step out, test the air, it’s not quite hot but it’s almost there
Soon we can go down

Straight to the water
Baptise our feet
Just robe me I golden light my sultan, my priest

Sun’s out, time moves fast, make your plans it’s never meant to last
Just have a blast
Dig out the camping gear, head to Sooke because the summer’s here, yeah
Sun’s out, time moves fast, make your plans it’s never meant to last
Just have a blast
Dig out the camping gear, head to Sooke because the summer’s here
We’re sharing rides for beer

Straight to the water
Baptise our feet
Just robe me I golden light my sultan, my priest

Time just slips away, can’t be carried past today
Time just slips away, can’t be carried past today
Time just slips away, can’t be carried past today
Time just slips away, can’t be carried past today
Time just slips away, can’t be carried past today
Time just slips away, can’t be carried past today
Track Name: Joker
Call me the Joker, throw out the rules to the game
Win, lose or draw, well it’s all the same
Top of the deck now so I can’t defeat myself
Though I keep trying and trying

No money, go nowhere, like the boatman says
Got your reasons but you pay to play
Nothing but aces still I can’t complete myself
Though I keep trying and trying baby

Call me the Joker, throw out the rules to the game
Win, lose or draw, well it’s all the same
Top of the deck now but I can’t defeat myself
Though I keep trying and trying
Top of the deck now but I can’t defeat myself
Though I keep trying and trying
(x6)
Track Name: Dub Cowboy
Pirate radio
Pirate radio, can you...
Pirate radio, can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

In a sea of lights on a Saturday night
Feel it rising up
For every face there’s a memory and place
The power goes up
Then we step on stage, every doubt is erased
Power goes up
Just plant my feet and let my soul meet the beat
The power goes up
It goes...

Well the moments past, it's tracing me back to
When the power came up
I'm on a riverside and I got tears in my eyes
Power goes up
Hold your eyes, said our vows, more than words could endow
Power goes up
Just plant our feet, let our souls cross the stream
Power goes up
It goes...

In a sea of lights on a Saturday night
Feel it rising up
For every face there’s a memory and place
The power goes up
Then we step on stage, every doubt is erased
Power goes up
Just plant our feet and let our soul meet the beat
The power goes up
It goes...
Track Name: Broken Truth
Long ago from ancient skies there fell a burning star
Came to Earth and broke apart, two where once was one
The intent was to enlighten but the truth broke with that part
So without that ancient wisdom have we come to where we are

And it said...
We are loved but so are they, we are all the same
Around the world is just one day to Ra's chariot
What you've got here is the change from a life spent on the run
Shout the good news to the rain
My life's just begun!

In the morning when the birds are crying
That's the sublime time to find your peaceful beat
You get that perfect kind of natural silence
That can just erase a city

We are loved but so are they, we are all the same
Around the world is just one day to Ra's chariot
What you've got here is the change from a life spent on the run
Shout the good news to the rain
My life's just begun!

In the morning when the birds are crying
That's the sublime time to find your peaceful beat
You get that perfect kind of natural silence
That can just erase a city

Oh, oh, oh yeah
Feel the love, feel the light
Feel the light, feel the light
Oh my

We are loved but so are they, we are all the same
Around the world is just one day to Ra's chariot
What you've got here is the change from a life spent on the run
Shout the good news to the rain
My life's just begun!

In the morning when the birds are crying
That's the sublime time to find your peaceful beat
You get that perfect kind of natural silence
That can just erase a city
(x2)
Track Name: No Friend
In the yard I can see the heat, you learn to fear the day
For some men the sun breathes life, not for men like me
I am nobody’s sunbeam, hold no love for me
I’ll be in this stinking hole till my dying day because

I’ve done wrong
I’ve done wrong
I’ve done so much wrong
And I’d do it again

They sent the Reverend around, like he could comfort me
He said I ain’t got no friend in Jesus unless I kneel and pray
But no lord worth mine would ask that, no quarter asked nor gave
And even if I lay prostrate I think they’d shut the gate because

I’ve done wrong
I’ve done wrong
I’ve done so much wrong baby
And I’d do it again
I'd do it all
Yeah I'd do it again

In the yard I can see the heat, you learn to fear the day
For some men the sun breathes life, not for men like me
I am nobody’s sunbeam, hold no love for me
I’ll be in this goddamn hole till my dying day because

I’ve done wrong
I’ve done wrong
I’ve done so much wrong
And I’d do it again
Yeah I'd do it all
I'd do it again
Track Name: Arcturus
In dreams we rule the heavens although we know
Can't stop the sky from falling, can't stop the stars from burning out
Imagine to surf across the cosmos, staged within our mind
Nothing beyond our capture, that's the beauty of our kind

Now I know that we grow tall
We dive into the falls
Through airlessness we still smell roses in space

Familiar mythologies mingle with dated astronomy
Paint for us vivid ecologies, so strange, they're human

To bend the laws of nature, build up break down
The stars are all projectors but we reflect their light as dreams
Imagine to skip across the planets, a stone upon a pond
Not knowing what we're after, open mind to what we'll find

Now I know that we grow tall
We dive into the falls
Through airlessness we still smell roses in space

Cryptozoology chases the children of fantasy
Flexing our mental autonomy, we know tomorrow's boundless
Tapping the fire encircling, Djinn shaped like moral uncertainty
Opening Solomon's bottles we crave them, so human

Trace familiar mythologies painted on dated astronomy
Take from our failing technologies new worlds born for tomorrow
Chronosynclastic infundibulum, Ice-nine and Tralfamadorians
One mind, a holistic continuum, shows me tomorrow's boundless
Star captains battle despondency, transit from cortex to galaxies
Arcturus glistens in front of me, so real, it's human
Track Name: Fugitive
He looks to the east, he looks to his friend and looks to the sky
He’s wondering if today is the day that he will die
He just wants to rest, lay down his head, but he must make it far
Far away from those who give chase before the morning light

Will you be my friend?
Will you be my shield?
Will you be my shade?
When the daylight comes...

A light in the trees brings him up dead, please don’t be the dogs
Scramble around digging the earth looking for hollow logs
Oh thank god it’s the moon, a sigh of relief, behind him a crumpling man
Rush to his side, cold skin, no pulse, no hope
He looks to the east, he looks to his friend and looks to the sky
In a guttural scream he’s cursing the world, a world where good men die
He just wants some peace to sleep and to grieve but he must make it far
Far away from the pain and the flames before the morning light

Will you be my friend?
Will you be my shield?
Will you be my shade?
When the daylight comes...

He's up from his knees, starting to run, just push it aside
No time to feel, not until he's safe, there'll be no time to cry
A stuttering step, he's reaching his end but then the end finds him
Collapse on the beach, sees boats, his out, sweet hope
The money he's got from the jacket he stole just covers the cheapest ride
A silent goodbye, to the world of his birth, a world where good men die
Never looks back, the shore fades away, quick to sleep below
He'll awake to new worlds, new friends and new girls with the morning light

Be my friend
Be my shield
Be my shade
When the daylight comes
Track Name: Carnival
Say goodbye to everything you’ve known
The carnival has come and passed you on
Yes this train has left but I’m still clinging on
Won’t be long before the grass tracks turn to stone
I think I’m dragging

Trapped in a bottle my thoughts and words echo
In the carnival where I finally belong
When the beer in your hand is the only blonde you know
In this lake of booze it grows harder to float
I think I’m drowning

In the days gone by the dream of rock & roll
To a hungry youth it seemed all I could hope
But you can’t hang on when a rock really starts to roll
Soon you’ll realize that there’s much to praise for slow
I think I’m out of control
I think I'm out of control
Out of control

Then she came along, in a blink my life was gone
My sandcastle dissolved
When she came along, showed me I needn’t be strong
All the time if we form a bond

Let me bear your weight, let me bear your weight
Let me bear your weight, let me bear your weight
Let me bear your weight, let me bear your weight
Let me bear your weight, let me bear your weight
Let me bear your weight, let me bear your weight
Let me bear your weight, let me bear your weight
Let me bear your weight, let me bear your weight
Let me bear your weight, let me bear your weight
Track Name: My Home is Your Home
I will leave a light on partner so you'll know that I'm home
If you need an ear to hear you just pick up the phone, never withhold
I'll be there if you need me child, I hope that don't but you know
Sometimes we can't get there on our own, if you're too low you can come home

My home is your home, you can come home
Wherever you go, wherever you roam
Just want you to know that you can come home

And if you're too far to reach me, just write me a note
Let your mind pour like water until you gain control, let your thoughts flow
Because if your stress is building pressure with nowhere to go you can explode
You've always got a place in my heart where you can unload your soul, baby c'mon

You can let go, I won't let fall
If you bite off too much, I won't let you choke
Wherever you go, wherever you roam
Just want you to know that you can unload

I will leave a light on partner so you'll know that I'm home
If you need an ear to hear you just pick up the phone, never withhold
I'll be there if you need me child, I hope that don't but you know
Sometimes we can't get there on our own, if you're too low you can come home

My home is your home, you can come home
Wherever you go, wherever you roam
Just want you to know that you can come home
My home is your home and you can come home
Home, home, home, home