The Wiser EP: Live Recordings

by The North Country

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released August 5, 2011

guitar and vocals - andrew grossman
vocals - hila brod
violin - braden dauer
bass - shaun dubick
drums - tarek mohamed

songs written by andrew grossman

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recorded at WMUC studios by tj dant
mixed by andrew grossman

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filmed by phil glaser and marley kinkead with special help from conley kinkead
edited by phil glaser

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DC experimental indie pop freak flag psychedelic slam twang

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Track Name: Serenity
we're too late too many times to make change
so we resign to our prisons of fear
we never try to find another way
so we just let ourselves disappear

we are the dying of serenity
with our fall from innocence
we lost our identity

there is no right or wrong to do
there is no planned design
there is no meaning in what is true
except for that which we assign

we are the dying of serenity
with our fall from innocence
we lost our identity

but does it make you right?
but does it make you right?
but does it make you right?

to know is to be
to be is to know
I am at peace when I cease to be
combatting the flow
Track Name: Maybe
I was afraid that ever single choice I made would turn out wrong
Thinking maybe
That today I'd play and wait to long for tomorrow
Maybe

I thought that love when it was pure would always last and just endure
Well that was crazy
All that you love you'll someday lose not when you want or when you chose but when it chooses to
Baby

Well baby
What's a man to do in such a world
Ah
I was prisoner of the mind until I let go of the certainty
Now I go to where I know I don't know
Maybe

Do I believe in only mind or submit to grand design?
I think maybe
If I push a boulder up a hill and it rolls down I could still push it up again
Maybe

Well baby
What's a man to do in such a world
Ah
I was prisoner of the mind until I let go of the certainty
Now I go to where I know I don't know
Maybe
Track Name: Wiser
I saw the face I used to lay down beside
Appear in my mind
One thousand times

An apparition of the love we once made
Sings a sweet serenade
But it's all a charade

I could be wiser, wiser today
But I need you to be sorry

A faint impression of a love now obscured
A memory blurred
A caricature

The names and places that we choose not to say
Refused to give away
Now used to dismay

I could be wiser, wiser today
But I need you to be sorry

The unforgiven, unforgiving, unforgetting never sleep
Do I believe I need to be, need not believe in love so cheap
So long, it might be right, you never know
You don't know
Track Name: Pay Attention
You grasp the microphone
You open up your mouth again
You read your talking points
You speak the gospel to ascend

You bleed American
You drape your body with the flag
Collude to president
To bomb the arabs and kill the fags

We eat the tripe you feed
Decide to believe in you
Ignore the wars you lead
In these United States of Amnesia

The laws you break for making capital,
The lives you take to have it all
The lies you say can break us all
Break us all

Is no one here paying attention at all?

The terrorists are coming
No more questions anymore
Distrust the towel head
Get your guns we're going to war

The people can't be held responsible
Your children are dispensable
As long its profitable
Profitable

Is no one here paying attention at all?

Well lets just pray
That its better this way
Well lets just pray
It'll all just work out anyway
So let's just pray
Because there's nothing left to say
Nothing left to say
Nothing left to say
Track Name: When I Left Home
I was only just a boy when I left home
I was only just a boy when I left home
Didn’t know no right from wrong
Trading comfort for a song
I was only just boy all alone

Court the open autumn breeze
Watch the sun lay on the trees
Making every little thing take a while
Though the work ain’t great it pays
And I’m living out my days
Falling in love with every girl with a pretty smile

I was only just a boy when I left home
I was only just a boy when I left home
With no money to my name
Just a ticket for the train
I was only just a boy when I left home

Court the open autumn breeze
Watch the sun lay on the trees
Making every little thing take a while
Though the work ain’t great it pays
And I’m living out my days
Falling in love with every girl with a pretty smile

Though there are nights when I feel lonesome
And I think only of your words in my ear
When I'm riding in the cars, flying underneath the stars
Only wishing that you could be here