Fault Lines

by Morgan FInlay

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Morgan Finlay's brand new album sees a country vibe cross with his already very personal folk style, resulting in his most uplifting release to date.

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released 01 October 2013

Morgan Finlay: vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, percussion
Igor Leonardi: guitars
Martin Dietl: acoustic guitar
Jake Roeder: electric guitar
Sam Bates: bass, lap steel, electric guitar
Marlow Holder: bass
Rich Millin: drums
Brendan Hamley: drums
Wendy Nixon-Stothert: piano
Dad & Linda: handclaps

Mixed by Jake Roeder, Franz Werner and Sam Bates

Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering, Vancouver

Photography by Dominik Dunsch (dunsch-photography.com)

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Morgan Finlay Vancouver, British Columbia

Morgan Finlay is a Canadian-born, but globally minded singer-songwriter, whose voice and poetic lyrics draw comparisons to Bruce Cockburn and Damien Rice.
His fans recently celebrated a successful campaign on IndieGoGo (www.indiegogo.com/Latitude), raising more than enough funds to produce and tour his fifth album 'Latitude', which features 13 songs chosen by the fans.
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Track Name: Morgan Finlay - The Everything About Me
i can't remember falling apart quite like this
seems the wind was taken from me, before i could gather up my fists
with an empty click i noticed that my blood was running free
oh angel won't be rescuing me

even when the gun went off and i turned around to see
where the killer had been standing, my baby looked at me
in a thousand things i've seen this was the one i won't believe
oh angel won't be rescuing me

she was a miracle to see
and she loved me, she loved me
when it rained down yukon street
she loved me, she loved me
she had a measure of soul, you rarely see
and a heart that understood the everything about me

i leaned against a shady tree and crumpled to a seat
started praying to someone who might have long abandoned me
when the sun arose the next day, it found me shaking like a leaf
oh angel won't be rescuing me

she was a miracle to see
and she loved me, she loved me
when it rained down yukon street
she loved me, she loved me
she had a measure of soul, you rarely see
and a heart that understood the everything about me

staring in the firelights, the orange and the gold
i can smile upon the embers, the twinkle of the hope
in the glow of things accomplished by the man i lived to be
oh my angel won't come rescuing me

she was a miracle to see
and she loved me, she loved me
when it rained down yukon street
she loved me, she loved me
she had a measure of soul, you rarely see
and a heart that understood the everything about me
Track Name: Blow By Blow
lifetimes and memories ago
days when we were the wandering souls
placing bets to never going home
running away from the things we know

rabbit feet and bags of lucky strokes
carried along down the living road
brought those times an ever-quicker flow
easy come just as easy go

can't say we were a-wiser then
won't give up on the feeling
still remember who we were when
we bumped through life on the blow by blow

another springtime and summer come again
to and fro with our faithful friends
there you were, a smile upon your face
sharing all of the things you know

angel love standing in my frame
why'd you ever wanna learn my name
never felt such a need to grow
build a house to hold the things we know

can't say we were a-wiser then
won't give up on the feeling
still remember who we were when
we bumped through life on the blow by blow

bluest skies, ocean down below
looking out from a solid shore
jump and shout, 'cause now you know it's true
it's this man that's got a hold on you

can't say we were a-wiser then
won't give up on the feeling
still remember who we were when
we bumped through life on the blow by blow
Track Name: The Fisherman's Son
up to killybegs and back agayne
went the largest of the fleet in the wind and rain
they hauled off a load and when they were done
did the skipper nod at the fisherman's son

up from the docks to the abbey door
every troubled soul hear the father's roar
faithful, your work has only begun
see the hardened eyes of the fisherman's son

all the town girls would laugh and sing
and wonder about the boy with the sailor's ring
braver on the sea there surely was none
not a single word from the fisherman's son
Track Name: Fault Lines
hello California did i have to make you wait?
to divine the door inside my soul
suddenly the gold trees mark the turning of my fate
along the i-5 lanes to Sacramento
one thing for sure is we ain't under Van skies no more

the cookie jar fell empty many years ago today
how i think of the good people i know
as i travel onwards it's with love i can't repay
but i'll aim to be the best in show
when i find forgiveness i will lay my arms on the floor

i believe in karma i'm convinced i'll see my day
it's the gospel that i got to know
now won't this broken Greyhound make it down to LA
so i'll know better where i need to go
fault lines say it's too late but my smiling says that this ain't so
Track Name: Take This With You
take this with you when you go
step careful with your little bare toes
you make a man of many words
wonder what he really knows
southern sun that lights your way
bring you back to me again
Track Name: Stations
headlights pan the lonely windows
Paudie's little eyes are closed
Momma flipping through the channels

stations roll the hours away
William drives to the break of day
songman singing hallelujah

while the living goes on
and the river runs through
don't the gentle lines fade
in the face of what's true

waking from his childhood fears
Paudie looks across the living years
memories float away behind him

the colours of his first tattoos
Momma's sorry IOU's
windbreaker flapping at the harbor

while the living goes on
and the river runs through
don't the gentle lines fade
in the face of what's true

takes a lifetime of searching inside
comes the day you see nothing to hide
cry for all the love you find

coming through the diner door
a face he recognizes from before
slowly sits down beside him

while the living goes on
and the river runs through
don't the gentle lines fade
in the face of what's true

while the living goes on
and the river runs through
don't the gentle lines fade
in the face of what's true
Track Name: The Hard Way
thick fog embrace the harbor
it's hard to push off from the shore
i search the white for answers
come floating back on what I know

it's never time or distance
you can't look back until you go
i see these sad reminders
and wonder how it heals so slow

oh... well you had to learn the hard way
oh... well you had to learn the hard way

so shifting from the breakers
i've felt the counter-currents' flow
Vancity's kind reminders
i'm hoping some of them will hold

oh... well you had to learn the hard way
oh... well you had to learn the hard way

the end of the spring brought awakening
to the soundtrack of ever-changing things
and never a note before the work was done
did these green eyes take upon the wing

to love would i raise up a simple glass
bring a strong tide in upon my coast
a cool-headed ease when the chorus sings
and a gale wind when it matters most
hold out your hand for hope
Track Name: Stand Here Alone
up from the ground, only nature surrounds
only infinite wisdom from a blue sky come down
i could stand here alone, i could never come home
as the birds look upon me for the virtues i'm known

but it's only a game, for the love that remains
is a wishing well yet to deplete
and to manage my hurt, leave it out in the rain
where i can't set it up for defeat

careful and true, living in thoughts of you
there is infinite loving that ignores what is through
can a piece of mind grow when it never lets go
is this time being wasted, could it be that i know

it's the 'never too late', and the 'best that i can'
that remove me from the new things i've learned
with our love on the stake, it's the wick in my hand
that might never be dry enough to burn
Track Name: Lover CTDHL
sunlight
the colours sweep the shadows from the ground again
while I don't know how much hope that I can show....
but this I know

that some things didn't go off as planned
the handle came off in my hand

endings
I wish that I could get to some place warm again
hold on to everything that's just a little good....
just like I should

but some things fall away from view
lover cut this dead heart loose
Track Name: How Would I Know
in a time before
i played the crying game
sound of slamming doors, oh
lining up the blame
lining up the blame

times have come and go
though they forever tried to stay
had to loose that hold, oh
let them get away
let them get away

what's your plan now that she's gone for good?
how would i know
do you think you did all that you could?
i can hope so

so took the longer road
went out on the plains
crossed mountains of regret, oh
walked the walls of shame
somehow I heard my name

looked up towards the skies
followed the fires on the hill
rode over the rise, oh
stood upon my will
stood upon my will

don't you think you needed a new start?
how would i know
will forgiveness come into your heart?
i can hope so

now hold them to your chest
the somethings that just won't change
time will fix it best, oh
our good hearts still remain
our good hearts still remain
Track Name: All Of Me Key
call me when you're headed home
i'm right here by the phone
i've been up in dark and light
you won't leave me alone

call it our common sense
ground control, no defence
i feel you all the way from here
close your eyes and count to ten

'cause now you hold the all of me key
look at you with the all of me key

run across the sand to me
swinging arms, feeling free
beating in a blazing heart
how you know how i believe

so stop me just to catch my breath
for the things we ain't done yet
i'm in you as you can see
it's all gone to my head

and now you hold the all of me key
look at you with the all of me key

so find her inside your bones
the little girl that needs to know
what the little boy can see
where we next will aim to go

so call me on your way back home
i'm right here by the phone
it feels so great to be your someone
never leave me alone

and now you hold the all of me key
now come and put those gentle hands on me
and now you hold the all of me key
i said you hold the all of me key
Track Name: Your Quiet Place
don't the bright green hills
rise to us today
feels like any word
would just get in the way

under deep blue skies
even gentle rain
make the wildest dream
smell like a hurricane

if you hurt from what you see
and your heart just wants to hide
you can look around for me
in the quiet place inside

how the tides can change
the way the cycles go
when an earthly love
wanders from the road

as we know these paths
to the ocean flow
from your sparkling eyes
don't the lifelight show

if you hurt from what you see
and your heart just wants to hide
you can look around for me
in your quiet place inside

give your tender hand to me
in your quiet place inside
Track Name: When This Long Road Ends
quiet pull of wine, homely scent of pine
when this long road ends
read those books of mine, dusty and divine
lovers, foes or friends...
when this long road ends

panels on the door, shoes I always wore
when this long road ends
sand between my toes, favorite tv shows
lovers, foes or friends...
when this long road ends

fingers through my hair, icy breaths of air
when this long road ends
warm upon the skin, sun on everything
lovers, foes or friends...
when this long road ends

doors without a lock, lonely wooden dock
when this long road ends
always feeling heard, melodies and words
lovers, foes or friends...
when this long road ends