Latitude

by Morgan Finlay

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1.
Summer's been and gone and the rains have set in We came when tides were low and now they’re out again Looks as though we’re leaving just as fast as we can make May our good will outrun our past mistakes For a certain time the open will bring us peace But questions always gonna drift on up with the breeze And it won’t take too long to wonder what we’re fighting for With our brothers dying despite our trust in the Lord When cannons cut our sails and the rats have dug in When rations we’ve been saving ain’t enough for ten men Skies above turn frightening man, our ghosts are on the prowl Looking to find us with our weapons down Now the captain’s aim is any port in the storm For he says there’ll be pirates coming round the horn With our luck we’ll harbour in a brave new land Only time and chance left to bring us in Good will running down Summer's been and gone and now the rains have set in We came when tides were low and now they’re out again Looks as though we’re leaving just as fast as we can make May our good will outrun our past mistakes May our good will outrun our past mistakes May our good will outrun our past mistakes
2.
Crickets creak from the edge of the road The bonfires light the way The DJ's rhyme gives the people time So long to light of day Behind the eye of a hundred bold The headline not will say The price of gold-- the left untold The poor who left to pay And tick tock tick goes the baby in the stroller Wick walk quick in the rain Ring ring ring goes the telephone line When the stranger call says your rent no paid Lord, hold my heart like a little bird While big man make his choice Poor like me never known his words For never known his voice Lord, strong my legs when the feet must stand The balance that must come Walk this world of the common man Until we all must run And tick tock tick goes the baby in the stroller Wick walk quick in the rain Ring ring ring goes the telephone line When the stranger call says your rent no paid Simple man have a simple plan Arise with the rising sun
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Latitude 02:30
The sun is great though I prayed for rain you know Only in these times It's only half nine I sent my letters into space The answer shines like something new Sealing the case for latitude I'll think the way home though They say it's who you know Inboxes to be cleaned but Somehow it's 6:15 Einstein the bear stayed in today His little head was still unscrewed But it ain't so long to latitude The sun is great though I prayed for rain you know Only in these times It's only half nine It's only half nine
4.
Allez Allez 03:37
I came out of the jungle under a steady rain There were blood trails behind me, and a knife through my brain And it was on the brilliant river that I ran upon the truth Where my fault stood beside me, staring out of my cocoon There is always a reason these things go like they do I was weeks at the roadhouse, I took shots to kill the pain I awoke to the lessons I was bound to learn again Didn't time overtake me, unburden me it's true I came around a sort of corner, I reached out for things I knew Now and then came a whisper, but sometimes it screams at you Through the changing of seasons, I march despite it all Under cover of darkness, I listen for the call And it's wonder and torture with every hill I take What a fortunate soldier, clambers over his mistakes All these thoughts I consider, as I swim back into the fray The tattoo of my decision, lead me on to judgement day
5.
Progress 03:01
Long silence... but nothing's escaped me yet Progress... what had I wanted Dream... conscience fight for a fighting chance Progress... punching above my Weight... wait Swing like the end is... Here... hear
6.
Factor In 02:09
Seems that you thought that this song was sad When in fact I just pooled all the memories I had Must have seemed a bold fool, though my pen was true When I factored in the thought of you Just a lonely voice singing about these dreams And the way there ain't nothing quite as simple as it seems When you said it made you scared, well mercy me Baby factor in the things I've seen There between the lights on the waterline Did you walk up to me on the urge of a sign? Must have been a strong wind up and carried you Made me factor in the sight of you Maybe when I talked about the loves gone bad This was just what you expected from a music man Must have been the pretty notes, made you stop to see What was factored in the likes of me All the things that we've done, might one day become Just a factor of my love for you
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Lighthouse 03:23
Watch how the ocean swings backward and forward It wears down the bad stuff from your memories Watch where this pebble sinks under the surface The tiniest ripple carries on and on and on Up in the lighthouse, the flames from the kitchen Might gut me and leave me in a vacuum Monday is Friday and micro is maxi The blossoms of hope fall at the curb side One little voice, drowned in the crossfire Now booms over wreckage and remains The pressing of time, the hush of a secret Hangs over everything Jumped on a crosstown that led to the airport And wept through the glass on to the runway Sooner or later these dealbreaks and deadlines Will harden my heart til it don't matter One little voice, drowned in the crossfire Now shouts over the taxis in the rain The pressing of time, the hiss of the tape noise Hangs over everything
8.
Cold, cold hands Your eyes of silence Meant when the phone rang, well I knew it wasn't good And it's coming home Sitting here in service It's last Monday night all over again Tomorrow we'll walk slow through the gardens To the doorway where your body stays forever Let the light shine on the good times Glance across the dark and right into me Long, long walks Armfuls of roses Suntan lotion and girly facial cream All night talks Smell of the ocean All this emotion wouldn't get the best of me Inside my eyes... you said I was so strong Now I don't know how to hold myself together Locked in a car, stuck in a sad song It's the pain that took the fight out of you-- that's now left for me I found this picture I hold it gently I'd light a candle but there's nothing left to see My dad says boy, I feel the pain you're going through He wants to help but this just ain't helping me Tomorrow we'll walk slow through the gardens To the doorway where your body stays forever Let the light shine on the good times Glance across the dark and right into me In eighty years, under a blue sky You'll wash the doubt away that's grown into me
9.
When we meet again, I'm sure there'll be lines across your face Little slices from our friendship, little thoughts we can't replace In a way I guess we couldn't know unless We'd have pushed it as far as it went When we laugh again, there won't be lines to stay within All the days that stand behind us, all the reasons we're caught in Now the storms I lure will punish only me Since you turned into another old friend But if I'm out ahead, it's cause you pushed me from behind All of this passed in a dream, somehow When I go back now When I leave again, your momma's gonna see me at the door Asking questions about my travels, when I'll make it back once more And on a midnight train, a million miles away Won't the darkness bring the truth on home That if I'm out ahead, it's cause you pushed me from behind All of this passed in a dream, somehow When I go back now With the ending of another round Another bridge is fallen down But if I'm out ahead, it's cause you pushed me from behind All of this passed in a dream, somehow When I go back now When I go back now
10.
In times of hurt, the spinning wheel Breaks you to dust, I know how you feel There'd be no world without a dream You go for bust, I know what you mean The ragged flag that stands alone I hear your heart over the phone A deadly tone rings in your teeth The maker's hand, I know you bleed If every book read as it should The strong would rise, I know you're good If it was me they broke into Stole all my gold, I know what I'd do One hundred tons of cold grey steel Drives through your heart with him at the wheel But make no bones, no empty fuss The jury's out to know what's just The truth that lies in us as men Will be the rope that pulls us in And gives us hope to hold again
11.
Read directions over Make the words make sense Nothing needs to measure up Cause something's gonna bend All of what you wished for Come walking through a gaping door To fall down at your feet Dead from weary streets and strolls of angels Empty buses crowded Morning trains are bare Love has filled me up and so there's No room left to care Good thing it can hold me While pressure rocks the wishing well And brings me to my knees Dead from weary streets and strolls of angels
12.
I look out upon the open grey Look for courage in a new way In the rain my struggle will be lost And the lonely voices start again Today I take Edwin to a church Jesus knows the places he has been See the truth that God already knows All of this will work out in the end Push up the umbrella in the cold Shaking off the sadness and the old Stand and take the goodness from the tree Won't the love come following me... yeah
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Written between 2007 and 2011, the collection of songs on 'Latitude' takes higher ground not only on the depth of its storytelling-- mined in five different countries-- and Finlay's bonafide arrival as a singer-songwriter, but also on the strength of the performances, from guitarist Dean Drouillard (Sarah Harmer, Royal Wood), cellist Mike Olsen (Arcade Fire, Hidden Cameras), bassist Marlow Holder (Kinnie Starr, Zubot & Dawson), drummer Brendan Hamley (David Celia), accordionist Katheryn Petersen and guitarist Jake Roeder.

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released January 1, 2012

music & lyrics ©2011 Morgan Finlay

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Morgan Finlay Hamburg, Germany

Check out the second single from my new album, ‘Back Then’, here on Bandcamp, and the feature video on my YouTube channel!

Schauen Sie sich die zweite Single aus meinem neuen Album "Back Then" hier auf Bandcamp und das Feature-Video auf meinem YouTube-Kanal an!
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