Barren Acres - EP

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released March 30, 2016

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Barren Acres Montreal, Québec

Both charismatic, the two halves of Barren Acres are ready to turn any venue into the theatrical settings of their highly spirited hike through an original indie-folk repertoire. Their songs are sometimes full of dreams and longing, sometimes filled with unapologetic restlessness. In both cases, they leave an impression, whether you’re a blooming teenager or a wild-haired grandparent. ... more

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Track Name: To the Grave
Well if I could've I would've been tall
Been a great player with my name in the hall
I'd have traveled and played in the States and beyond
If I would've been tall I would've gone on, gone on

Well if I could've I would've been free
Can't even imagine the things I could've been
A painter, a writer, a singer, a great
Not thinkin' about the best way to get paid, get paid

But I know you can only choose so much
Just don't waste your time on excuses and such

Don't let them rule you to the grave
The only thing you can really change
Is how you see the path before you
Is how you see the path before you
Don't let them rule you to the grave

Well if I could've I would've been brave
The mountains and valleys would all be the same
The goats and horses would all know my name
If I would've been brave I'd be out in the rain, the rain

Don't let them rule you to the grave
The only thing you can really say
Is that you'll change the path before you
Is that you'll change path before you
Don't let them rule you to the grave

But I know you can only choose so much
Just don't waste your time on excuses and such

Don't let them rule you to the...

Don't let them rule you to the... x3
Don't let them rule you to the grave
Track Name: Burning Bridges
It seems like a slow current
But we gotta watch out for the undertow
As we wade to get across
'Cause we're gonna burn it from below
We're gonna burn this bridge from below

We dreamed of a better day
Than this like scorching sun or soft wind
Looks like we'll do it in rain
Looks like we'll burn this bridge in the rain
Coming here will never be the same

There's a new way now
A better way to get around
We burnt the old way down
There's a new way now
A way to cross over the crowd
Of waves that cradle our old sound

We watch the rubble go with the flow
And leave the ashes our only trace
Onto a brighter site we'll go
I found a place where the water stays
I found a place where the water never sways

There's a new way now
A better way to get around
We burnt the old way down
There's a new way now
A way to cross over the crowd
Of waves that cradle our old sound

There's a new way now
A better way to get around
We burnt the old way down

We burnt the old way down
Track Name: Hometown
I went through a town lost far into the woods
I went through a town that called itself the capital of moose
It was my hometown
It was my home, hometown

Made a castle in the snow
On the first of July two years in a row
Two years straight at the parade
Had my hands in my pockets and a dollar for candy
It was my hometown
It was my home

I see a tower up ahead
And there's the Mata- river 'round the bend
I know I've made it to a place of lumberjack grace, yeah
Who's your father? And what does he do?
Turns out he's the cousin of the neighbor
Who lived out by the little lagoon

Only time I didn't make it home
Was on Highway 11 in the middle of snowstorm
Only time I didn't make it home
I was stuck in New Liskeard in a blizzard on a side road
We were homebound
We were home

I see a tower up ahead
And there's the Mata- river 'round the bend
I know I've made it to a place of lumberjack grace, yeah
Who's your mother? And what does she do?
Turns out she's the daughter of a guitar-maker
Who lives in Waterloo
Track Name: Just the Way You Move
Overthinkg all the ways
In which we are the same
In which we are the same
Gets the best of me
It's how I get myself to agree
To go where I know you'll be

There's something in the way you walk
Only you, only you
There's something in the way you came right over when you saw me
When you saw me, when you saw me

Overdrinking gin in the morning
What do I do without you
What do I do without you
You'll be everywhere until I have you
In front of me, in front of me

There's something in the way you play
It could go on all night, it could go on all night
Don't wanna move on, wanna move forward
Don't wanna be be strong, even though I'm gonna get burned

Only you can stop me now
And I'm not waiting for you
It's just the way you move
It's just the way you move

I know I'm making some of it up
But it's not all in my head
It's not all in my-
I know you know you turn me on

Only you can stop me now
And I'm not waiting for you
It's just the way you move
It's just the way you move

There's something in the way you talk
Only you, only you
There's something in the way you said my name when you saw me

It's just the way you move x4