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We’d like to thank Jay Zubricky for his very hard work. Jason Parent, Thomas Nassiff, Zack Zarrillo, and Danny Rukasin for giving us a chance. Thank you always to the liebers for putting up with 10 hour writing sessions daily in your home, Thanks to WaterMeDown, A Will Away, My Heart My Anchor, the sheedy family, rachel cooper, stanley and the search, Old Again, John Rausch, Jake Bialosky, Mayflower collective, emily tantuccio, and so many more. Thanks to our friends and families for their constant support.

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released 24 March 2015

Head North:
Brent Martone - Guitar / Vocals
Benjamin Lieber - Drums
Alex Matos - Bass / Vocals
Ryan Harris - Guitar

Music written and performed by Ben Lieber, Alex Matos, and Brent Martone.
Engineered / Produced by Jay Zubricky
Recorded at GCR Audio in Buffalo, NY
Mastered by Jesse Cannon
“Brave Hands” and “Bluejay” featuring Matt Carlson
Front Cover by Brent MArtone All other art by Shanon Lee

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Track Name: Brave Hands
Believed that I was made from frail and broken things, and I’m scared that’s all I’ll be. I fell hard to the ground as a child and cut up my knee, saw my father’s blood as it poured out, the first gift I ever received. I felt it sting and the spit of the sea as the waves rose up to comfort me and they said, so softly, “You don’t have to feel alone like this, come inside let us take you in.” It’s too late to forgive. What’s done is done. I’ll leave and forget. I hope you pay for what you did. You gave me my name, just a spark that’s spit out from forever’s flame with a grudge, and a note that’s attached to our family’s blood that says, “I tried so hard to be a good man, I tried so hard to get it right. Tried so hard to be better than my father, give you a better life than mine.” I dreamed that I’d be met with brave and loving hands. They’d set me free from who I’d been. Make me at peace with who I am.You said you’d stay,but they dug a hole. I wish I forgave you before we lost your soul.
Track Name: Bluejay
Was a bluejay on the porch of the house I would sleep in, and she sang me songs so sweet. Now I’ve grown and the bird has flown years ago, so I stay awake and pray one day she’ll sing and mend my everything. I said, “Please just come home cuz I wanna feel whole again, now.I’ll never say a word, I want you to stay who I found in my head.” I gave her four walls for her to live in, so that I could protect her from all that exists and I could hear her as she was singing, but everyday it grew softer til I heard her whisper, “This is my only forever, and all I can taste is my life. I was not meant to die here, when all that I dream is outside.” I said, “Please just come home cuz I wanna feel whole again, now. I’ll never say a word, I want you to stay who I found in my head.” I am a coward I know I should know that by now, but I’m scared to let go, scared you kept me afloat and I’ll drown. Codepend. That bird has flown, I knew it would. If you couldn’t have her then nobody would. That bird has flown, as well it should. If you couldn’t have her then nobody would.
Track Name: The Planet
My brother’s hands built distant lands from the forests and the shorelines of his mind. He never let me, or my Josephine catch a glance at the canvas that took all of his time. Until the day we heard the crash and they came in through the backdoor as he screamed “Don’t let them take what I designed.” We saw the world that he had made as he vanished through the paint and his hand reached out to pull us safe inside. They caught me as I placed her down in New York City streets. Love roared as they pulled me back and tears fell from her cheeks and she said, “When you let go, where will I be?” and I broke down and said “I’ll be shackled, you’ll be free.” I was put to work, told to pick her world apart turn her colors to arithmetic, and code the paintings heart. Chained me to a wall, so I could never fall in the memories that haunted me and echoed through the halls. Dangled dreams in front of me, keep me running on the wheel programmed like the rest of them to never think or feel. They caught me as I placed her down in New York City streets. Love roared as they pulled me back and tears fell from her cheeks and she said, “When you let go, where will I be?” and I broke down and said “Love is shackles, you’ll be free.”
Track Name: The Path
My brother’s hands built distant lands from the forests and the shorelines of his mind. He never let me, or my Josephine catch a glance at the canvas that took all of his time. Until the day we heard the crash and they came in through the backdoor as he screamed “Don’t let them take what I designed.” We saw the world that he had made as he vanished through the paint and his hand reached out to pull us safe inside. They caught me as I placed her down in New York City streets. Love roared as they pulled me back and tears fell from her cheeks and she said, “When you let go, where will I be?” and I broke down and said “I’ll be shackled, you’ll be free.” I was put to work, told to pick her world apart turn her colors to arithmetic, and code the paintings heart. Chained me to a wall, so I could never fall in the memories that haunted me and echoed through the halls. Dangled dreams in front of me, keep me running on the wheel programmed like the rest of them to never think or feel. They caught me as I placed her down in New York City streets. Love roared as they pulled me back and tears fell from her cheeks and she said, “When you let go, where will I be?” and I broke down and said “Love is shackles, you’ll be free.”
Track Name: Old & Grey
I’ve been thinking about that night in Toronto when you stumbled back to me. I think that that’s my favorite memory. So when I’m old and grey, I’ll fade away, but I’ll still remember your face. I think that that’s my favorite memory.
Track Name: Windowless
No more passing out judgement or blaming the voice in my head. I am the only thing thats controlling my selfish actions. Windowless, my walls to the world, I built to shelter my mind. Told myself that I was better off alone in this life. A vacuum of a soul, I want to see myself through your eyes. Afraid I won’t come home, afraid I won’t like what I find. No more passing out judgement or blaming the voice in my head. I am the only thing thats controlling my selfish actions. I am not my father’s son or a raindrop in the sea, my blood will not alone define who I am meant to be. Scared, my last breath is inevitable, so I waited for life to unfold, withdrew from the ones that I love, they let me go. Can’t love what you let go, can’t hurt what you don’t know. I am not my father’s son or a raindrop in the sea, my blood will not alone define who I am meant to be. And I want to feel whole again.