Gold

by Folk Road Show

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The second album of the "Folk Road Show", Gold is a collection of original songs carved out while touring extensively across Canada and Europe over the past 3 years.

Recorded over two sessions in Vancouver, Canada and Groningen, the Netherlands, "Gold" continues with the heartfelt songwriting and rich four-part harmonies of the self-titled predecessor, and adds to the concoction a new member, drummer-vocalist Dicky Neptune.

From the haunting chamber style harmonies of "Come Closer" to the rambunctious call and responses of "Get On Up", the Folk Road Show take the listener on a sonically rich and emotionally charged journey with "Gold".

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released November 10, 2017

Recorded in Vancouver, Canada at Blue Light Studios and Groningen, Netherlands at No Pussy Blues Studio. "Gold" was produced by Harmen Ridderbos and JP Maurice.

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Folk Road Show The Hague, Netherlands

The Folk Road Show is a joining of forces of 4 international songwriters who's music and friendship resides purely on the tour routes of Canada and Europe where they've put significant mileage in since the fall of 2014.

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Track Name: Come Closer
Come Closer
Start to open
Lay your hands upon me like a soldier
Eyes that grant forgiveness like the priest you should be

Come closer, tell me secrets
Crossing every line was meant to bind us
Gaining shame and placing it on Jesus

They say there’s nothing to hide
Hide it all
You say there’s nothing to hide
We hide it all
Feel the shepherd’s hand upon your shoulder
Hold your breath and pray till this is over

Come closer, bring holy water
Crossing every line was meant to bind us
Lost your faith and stumbled into blindness


They say there’s nothing to hide
Hide it all
You say there’s nothing to hide
We hide it all
Feel the shepherd’s hand upon your shoulder
Hold your breath and pray till this is over
It’s over

Come closer, come closer, come closer
They say there’s nothing to hide, nothing to hide
Track Name: Something in the Water
My kid sister not blood-related
Works like an animal, skips her vacation
Still I wonder, if something’s in the water
‘cause who wants all work with no play?
And when mother calls to say “come see your father
Before it’s too late”

She says love it comes and comes and goes
Yes love it comes and comes and goes

My big brother from another mother
His best friend Nathalie, they were all but lovers
One day the gloves dropped and like that the friendship stopped
Nathalie’s name we’d never say

Oh this love it comes and comes and goes
Yes love it comes and comes and goes
Love it comes and comes and goes
Love it comes and comes and goes

Me, myself and I and all our little alibis
We’d like our own family to take on vacation
Still I wonder if something’s in the water
‘cause every good girl I tend to leave

Oh this love it comes and comes and goes
Yes love it comes and comes and goes
Love it comes and comes and goes
Love it comes and comes and goes
Track Name: Gold
Morning it came
And all knew there’s something just taken away
After choices once made
After breathing and silence, the passing, came rain

You know
Life is like gold
Seems easy to deal with,
But it’s hard and it’s cold
You know
Life is like gold
How it shines till it shows
It just breaks and goes

On and on and on and on and on

Now we’re guests in the hall
Now we’re the image of her lying down to recall
How our mom ever grows
And with the servants of science the dying came home

You know
Life is like gold
Seems easy to deal with,
But it’s hard and it’s cold
You know
Life is like gold
How it shines ‘till it shows
It just breaks and goes

On and on and on and on and on

Something dies, something’s torn
Something dies, something’s born
Something dies, something’s torn
Something dies, something’s born
Track Name: Always the One
Here’s the thing my friends
All refuse to understand
And it´s that I don’t care
I´ll be the silent hand
When you’ve decided on a whim
That you need me there
I’ll be the thought that doesn’t leave,
I’ll be the tugging on a sleeve
I’ll be the hand in the small of your back
In that place just before sleep where
All our wildest dreams seem like wishes
Waiting to be granted

You were always the one
Dancing dreams behind the bar
You were always the one
Smoking cigarettes in the dark
Of my room
It was always you

We listened to the Talking Heads
And talked about `What Sarah Said´
And I, I had my answer ready then
So you can ask me today
You can ask me tomorrow
You can ask me time and time again

You were always the one
Dancing dreams behind the bar
You were always the one
Smoking cigarettes in the dark
Of my room

Like a horse finds its rider
Like a ghost finds a house to haunt
Like a bull chooses its fighter
Like a guitar chooses the song
Like the homeless find their lot
In the park by the statue
Where a city burned to ashes but
I first met you
It was always
It was always
It was always
You were always

The one
Dancing dreams behind the bar
And you were always the one
Smoking cigarettes in the dark of my room
It was always you.
Track Name: Meredith
Oh come light my soul on fire
Oh come my love
Times they changed, wild horses tire
Oh come my love

Rest my bones and rest my feet
Rest my heart just to see
You’ve enlightened me

Faces start fading, friends turn quiet
Oh come my love
They built their houses, we joined a choir
Oh come my love

Rest my bones and rest my feet
Rest my heart just to see
You’ve enlightened me

These were our songs
These were the matches
These were our songs
These were the ashes
Oh my love

These were our poems
These were our answers
These were the hymns
Sang for the masses
Oh

Oh come my love
Oh come my love
Rest my bones and rest my feet
Rest my heart just to see you’ve enlightened me
Track Name: Tourist Eyes
Ask for authenticity
And she is deserving of my honesty
I said, “baby this is hard for me
I’ve been dodging love since I was 23”

I’d rather keep you as a mystery
Than open up the doors

Modern romance, love at first glance
(I've got tourist eyes)
Did we have a chance?

Feelings gonna make me weak,
I’ve got a wandering mind
And restless feet
She said, “You know it’d be better
Crying together
Than laughing by yourself”

I’d rather keep you as a mystery
Than open up the doors

Modern romance, love at first glance
(I've got tourist eyes)
Did we have a chance?
Modern romance, we don’t slow dance
(I've got tourist eyes)
Are we too advanced?

We cheapened everything
Sold off our diamond rings
Gave up romantic dreams
Track Name: Over Again
It was a call for the ages
‘It was the corn and the wheat’, I said
‘A song for the ocean,
A song for the damned’
She said ‘mother was a waitress, father lacked the time,
So at night I wrote you songs and in the morning I’d rhyme’

You see it’s easy to speak but it’s harder to believe
It’s the coming of age and to write one has to die
So we tried and tried and tried, we just tried and tried and tried
And start over again

She was an artist on fridays
She was a ghost when she talked
She said ‘our verses they’re holy, our choruses pop’
She said ‘I start my day with water, I’ll end it with a song’
She said ‘I’m easily forgotten, taken for a preacher and gone, gone, gone’

She said ‘it’s easy to speak but it’s harder to believe
And it’s the coming of age and to write one has to die’
So we tried and tried and tried, we just tried and tried and tried
And start over again
Start over again

And before he was a name, he was an actor of the games we played
And now they’re just Newberry songs we’d all sing along and phrase
Singing ‘we’ll start over, start over again’.
Track Name: Get On Up
Get on up, move on out
Head on home your time is now

Willy Mays, an honest man
He took his life, into his hand
The day he saw red men come
To take his stock and burn his home

He said
‘Get on up, move on out,
Head on home your time is now
The choice is yours, flight or fly
But if you stand, surely you will die

The leader stopped, stared Willy down
Pulled up his horse, slid to the ground
He walked towards Willy Mays
Arms open wide, smile on his face and he said

‘Get on up, move on out,
Head on home your time is now
The choice is yours, flight or fly
But if you stand, surely you will die

Willy’s gun trembled in his hand
Too scared to run, to leave his papa’s land
He raised his gun towards the devil’s eyes
Before he could shoot though an arrow pierced his side,

You gotta

‘Get on up, move on out,
Head on home your time is now
The choice is yours, flight or fly
But if you stand, surely you will die

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