VANCOUVER (2006)


The bridge was entirely rewritten during composition, the original bridge is reproduced below for archival purposes:


(chorus)
How far would you go
To get to Vancouver?
Would you turn the corner?
Would you take a step inside?
Could you find your way back
From the heart of Vancouver?
Are there secrets you are willing to confide?


(v1)

There are souls that slip through your fingers
There are words that echo without sound
There are songs unvoiced by singers
And dreams of flight that run aground

I wear a shirt that’s new
I pause
And check for flaws
I drive the avenue
Obey the traffic laws
Is there a rendezvous?
I wear a shirt that’s new

(chorus)
How far would you go
To get to Vancouver?
Would you turn the corner?
Would you take a step inside?
Could you find your way back
From the heart of Vancouver?
Are there secrets you are willing to confide?


(v2)

There’s the view from the top of the stairs
There are perspectives that are enthralling
Vertigo catches us unawares
I always stop myself from falling

I breathe you through my skin
And yet
We’ve never met
I play a mandolin
Embrace your silhouette
And have what hasn’t been
I breathe you through my skin


(bridge)

Jacket in the corner
Overflow with hints
Wearing them does nothing to convince

That the moon is in an unknown phase
And we live in undiscovered bays
Undiscovered bays

Namaste
Namaste

(chorus)
How far would you go
To get to Vancouver?
Would you turn the corner?
Would you take a step inside?
Could you find your way back
From the heart of Vancouver?
Are there secrets you are willing to confide?




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(Original bridge)

The lives we lead
The worlds we know
Are maybe all we need
But if we ignored the status quo
There’d be a stampede
How do we apply to secede?

And rush to the places we’ve never been
To some undiscovered bay
But I might never get to Vancouver
Even if I learn the way


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This is an odd lyric. It’s about places never visited, and unknown. But it’s a metaphor for unexplored places in your own soul. It’s about being afraid to explore yourself, feeling unworthy of someone else.

If the emotions involved were easier to describe, I wouldn’t have necessarily needed to write the song.

The lyrics were obscure and interesting enough to attract Wolf of Wolfmusic in Germany, who has a following for his dark, brooding music. This is a first collaboration.

I felt the Muse was in the house when I wrote this

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