One Year Long EP

by ursidae

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hannahreinhardtgriffin I love honest music and especially, if it contains some of that sweet, sweet melancholy that makes your heart ache for things that were never yours - and I love ursidae's music for exactly that reason. Can't wait for more recordings! Favorite track: Winter Wanderer.
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released April 25, 2015

produced / engineered / mixed by Cody Taylor | fiendrecordings.ca |
mastered by Brock McFarlane | cpsmastering.com |

Recorded at Fiend and Greenhouse studios.

Lyrics and musician credits on individual tracks.

album artwork: Maria Asselin-Roy | mariaasselin-roy.com |

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Track Name: Rust
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Here I am
Waiting to take your hand
Do we salvage what we've got left
Or lay this love to rest?

There you are
You've been distant thus far
Standing over yonder with your eyes towards the ground
You dare not make a sound

But in the morning when you first wake
Does your hand caress the place that my body would take?
You say you're getting lonely but I ain't lonely yet
And if it's not me you're missing then there's nothing left

So stand up on a mountain and call out your love
Cos we're nurturing a sapling with no water from above
The valley's sinking deeper, sand to dust
And the brilliant colour of our love is turning

to rust.
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Track Name: Winter Wanderer
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Where do you go when there's nowhere left to roam?
Do you sit down where you are, alone
or climb back up the mountains you've outgrown?

And when you're out there amongst the trees
Do you ever think of me?
The one you left, silently sleeping
The one you left, barely breathing

They say we've got our heads in the clouds
Mine doesn't leave the carpet
They think we cheat them when they're not around
I can't even make a bargain
All we've done is turned our backs on where we started

Sunday's sunrise, singing softly
You creep back in like you want me
But I can't help but feel a burden
for which your heart is no longer yearning

They say we've got our heads in the clouds
Mine doesn't leave the carpet
They think we cheat them when they're not around
I can't even make a bargain
All we've done is turned our backs on where we started

And when the days get longer
Are you more likely to wander?
'cause the sun is setting quicker now
and I don't think that I know how to wait

or relate.
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Track Name: Elle
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Light wind, sultry moonlight
Illuminate you just right
and make me forget
The scrapes and scars you regret

Heavy limbs, salty sunrise
are you sure you’re alright?
Can you look past
the scrapes and scars that last?

Your love was never mine alone
nor mine to own

Can I do more?
My lungs, they burn and my heart is sore
Still worn upon my sleeve
Still easily deceived

Your love was never mine alone
nor mine to own

Hollow hands, waves approaching
My love needs no coaxing
Hollow hands, waves approaching
My love never needed any coaxing

Your love was never mine alone

No, your love was never mind alone
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Track Name: L'escalier de la sagesse
Instrumental
Track Name: One Year Long
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When Father Winter warms to spring
And the birds begin to sing
You’ll find me under my blankets
Before I’ll serve as your gambit

Why can’t I love you in secret?
Tell a lie and believe it?
Just hold you close and play pretend
like this season has no end

But like water your love is scarce these days
So I’ll keep myself away

Then when summer turns to fall
I won’t care at all
‘cause if I can’t change you how could I ever
control the weather?

But I’d rather suffer in the swelter

And the world it turns
the world it turns
Oh, how it turns, turns, turns
While my heart burns, burns, burns
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Track Name: Lost at Sea
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I stand on the mast of the same sinking ship
the same place you found me when you met me
Tangled sails are pulling me down
But I'm more shocked that you won't come and get me

For once again I am sinking alone
I close my eyes and breathe in the sting of the wind
the sway of the waves is almost nice as I go down, down
Slowly down, down, down
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