New Harbour

by Morgan Finlay

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1.
Life has been kind, it's how you see it I find You take away from it what you bring Meet you at five, we'll drink to being alive And you'll untangle the state I'm in My good and noble friend You've seen me aching when my full brain is breaking And you helped me somehow find control All things being said I've got a much clearer head Than in Toronto a decade ago My good and noble friend In these times when my mind races about Close my eyes, let the words come tumbling out And come back to the moment we're in right now Hear me complaining, with your peaceful explaining You say it could always be worse I know you're right and by the end of the night You'll have me laughing until it hurts My good and noble friend In these times when my mind races about Close my eyes, let the words come tumbling out And come back to the moment we're in right now Over the years the ring gets worse in my ears As my memory loses how and when Long as my heart ticks like it did at the start Well you can count on me till the end My good and noble friend In these times when my mind races about Close my eyes, let the words come tumbling out And come back to the moment we're in right now
2.
The Father comes out on the bridge Spies up the bay along the edge Hears us singing, 'Oh the good times, Don't abandon me...' Well it seems b'ye I weren't meant to win To judge from the troubles I'm in Take it home now, 'Oh the good times, Prays you stays with me...' From far away, I'd be pining for New Harbour Shame my heart is forever wanting more When I return to where the Narrows meet the ocean I'll not wash ashore From the cuts on the wheelhouse floor Past the cross on the door Hail to Mary, 'Oh the good times, Don’t abandon me...' From far away, I'd be pining for New Harbour Shame my heart is forever wanting more When I return to where the Narrows meet the ocean I'll not wash ashore Well I've seen the bad times rain Over, and over again If I'm to get there eventually They'll first have their way with me Some moments it's hard to say Where we be leading anyway Faith so precious, 'Oh the good times, Don’t abandon me...' From far away, I'd be pining for New Harbour Shame my heart is forever wanting more When I return to where the Narrows meet the ocean I'll not wash ashore
3.
I know this steely feeling The bolts of self-control Fall in, my arms and legs and Stay straight, my curious soul If I was not so hostage To all my dreams and goals I wouldn't have to be so courageous We made a break from cover Out to the shore we run Falling beside you lover I am the chosen one If I had less inhibitions If I was twenty-one I wouldn't have to be so courageous If I was not so hostage To all my dreams and goals I wouldn't have to be so courageous
4.
There's a house upon a hill Sinking in the sand Built it up on sheer will With a thousand hands Find forgiveness No no fight in the head Quiet harbour I'll sing to you instead In the burning race for time He's never gonna win Where the pressure pushes out The water rushes in Find your pardon It all helps in the end Quiet harbour I'll sing to you my friend It ain't right to walk about Like the living dead Things have always turned out Like the fortune teller said As the silence sets in He barricades the door Little fire starts to burn As the fever roars Find your pardon It all helps in the end Quiet harbour I'll sing to you my friend I'll sing to you my friend
5.
Sun Dogs 03:53
If something must change Let it do so Cherishing the gains From what you let go Sun dogs always waiting up for me Out above the land... over top the sea If the storm must come Let it pass through Clouds release the pressure Turn the skies blue Sun dogs always circling 'round me Sitting close at hand... where they know i see If the ground does shake Cover and hold No need to run From things you don't know Sun dogs always pulling at the leash Every day more patient than they've ever been
6.
Microscopic 02:10
7.
She'd grab me when she'd hear her favorite song I'd try to keep my feet dancing along She'd smile to have me all to herself Even if all this weren't true The one that got away is still you She kept a watchful eye on her health But first she took care of everybody else You could always find her up to something good Even if all this weren't true The one that got away is still you There was a time when it was simply… meant to be She'd grab the lucky penny from the ground And kiss when there’s everybody 'round The world's greatest optimist was her Even if all this weren't true The one that got away is still you There was a time when it was simply… meant to be She'd always stop to ask me how I've been And it's not like me to hide or anything She'll see me out there playing along Come give me a talking-to The one that got away is still you Even if all this weren't true The one that got away is still you
8.
The Prayer 01:53
May common sense guide as our one common will May we all band together to get over this hill May humans treat humans in merciful ways May our good lords and angels be coming one day May the blessings of friendships and loveships unfurl To keep us alight in this so heavy world May humans stand ready to love as they please And stand for a brother who's down on his knees May we sleep our computers more of the time May we leave only smiles and good tears behind May justice be meted with sensitive hands May safety and reason come up with a plan May countries take people who run for their lives May some talk shrink the divide between you and I May we see and accept what's outside our control And allow others' kindness into our souls
9.
Pixels 02:46
How your white dress glows In my soundless dream Tousled in the sun Perfect as it seems I can't hold you in Memories of your face I might keep them all But i'm all out of place Fiery in the night Fading in the day Precious frames we shared Shading out to grey Time just serves to show Beauty doesn't change Resolution dies But little bytes remain Angel... nothing more to see here Nothing but the pixels Tearing me apart Angel... nothing left to notice Details out of focus Cluttering my heart
10.
Now a little chapter ends Great to get to know you my friend Wish you good winds to keep you strong and bold From now until the next time Now here's a little thing I wrote I picked it out note by note Good winds to keep you young at heart From now until the next time Little changes that appear Through the seasons and the years And the big old world would seem to hum along Well it’s time for me to keep moving on Now we leave the past behind Thanks for having me in mind Good winds to blow away dem’ blues From now until the next time Little changes that appear Through the seasons and the years And the big old world would seem to hum along Well it’s time for me to keep moving on Now a little chapter ends So great to get to know you my friend Good winds to keep you strong and bold From now until the next time From now until the next time

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Plucked from the wilds and inspired by the land of Newfoundland, Morgan Finlay's new album, 'New Harbour' was written and recorded in August, 2015 in the Eastern-most province of Canada. Sweeping tributes to love and friendship dovetail with songs of lessons learnt, blended over a landscape of acoustic and traditional instruments.
Featuring talented Newfoundland musicians Aaron Collis and Darren Browne, Brendan Hamley (UK), Stephan Nobis (DE), Norman Kressner (DE) and Nico Rivela (CAN), the album was financed by fans who supported a successful crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo in May & June 2015:
www.indiegogo.com/projects/creating-a-morgan-finlay-album-in-newfoundland#/story

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released December 1, 2015

All music and lyrics ©2015 Morgan Finlay (Brisco Bodai Publishing)

Produced by Morgan Finlay
Executive Producer Michael Reich

Recorded in New Harbour, and St. John's, Newfoundland, and at SoundJack Tonstudios in Chemnitz, Germany

Mixed and mastered at SoundJack Tonstudios in Chemnitz, Germany by Jörg 'Jacko' Adamczak & Norman Kressner (soundjack.de). File assistance by Manuel Laukner

Photography by Ritche Perez, Jennifer Butler, Jessica Roberts, Nico Rivela, Morgan Finlay, and Joan Rumsey

Graphic design by Arno Dmitrieff at Deepop Media (deepop.de)

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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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