Far Cry

by Gavin Simms

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released June 9, 2017

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Recorded by Jake Nicoll at Studio J
Produced by Gavin Simms, Jake Nicoll and Ilia Nicoll
Mixed by Jake Nicoll and Gavin Simms
Mastered by Jeff Elliott at Fedge Mastering

All songs written by Gavin Simms
except Stranger, co-written with Joel Thomas Hynes.

Ilia Nicoll (vocals, strings)
Jake Nicoll (drums/percussion, keys, backing vocals)
Gavin Simms (guitar, vocals, harmonica)
Darren Browne(electric bass)
Matt Hender(double bass, electric bass on Your Side)
Daniel Neill (pedal Steel)
Jenina MacGillivray (backing vocals on War and See It Coming)

Artwork by Duncan Major

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Track Name: See It Coming
I see it coming,
I see it rolling round the bend
the light I saw in your eyes
was all in my head.

You swore you’d return
you said you’d come back
with what you steal
You’re alone now in my mind
a stone in a field

I see it coming,
I see it coming for me

You’re a far cry
from anything I have left behind
I counted on your love
like I counted on time

But time has a way
of telling our bloody hearts to change
you can say what you want
it won’t change a thing

I see it coming
I see it coming our way.

When our daylight turned dark
I guess I lost sight of my lucky stars
Til I saw you walking away
With my heart

Now I see it coming,
I see it coming apart
Track Name: War
Your heart of stone
runs the risk of getting thrown
back at you.

I say I can,
you say you’ll be damned
if I could love you

You’ve got plans
I am just a set of hands
you could talk for me

I could sing
about a hundred other things
but love controls me
your love throws me

I can’t fight it anymore
I want your love, you want war

This won’t last
this is not like cutting grass
grass keeps growing

There was a time
you were always on my mind
But my mind is changing
Always changing.

I can’t fight it anymore
I want love, you want war
Track Name: Stranger
You’re a stranger to me now
wherever you have gone
you’re the best laid plans of man and god
won’t you find your way back home

You’re a turning world and I’ve tried
to keep you on my side
We both know we can’t turn back time
won’t you find your way back home

Somebody’s missing you tonight
waiting for time in the great divide
willing you softly to the morning light
Somebody’s missing you tonight

Line em all up
and shoot em down
purse your claim
and stake your ground

But can you find your way back home somehow
Find your way back home

Somebody’s missing you tonight
waiting for time in the great divide
willing you softly to the morning light
Somebody’s missing you tonight
Track Name: Fire In My Heart
I am a thief and you're a liar
we drive through this town in a black sunfire

there’s no world for this game we play
and in this life there’s no easy way

When we caught fire
there was a cold wind blowing
we burned every bridge without ever knowing

But I don’t have time for regret
mistakes that I make were made to forget

This fire in my heart will never die
I still feel it like the devil's hand in mine

When I look up
I see the clouds part and clot
like they’re forming a vengeful thought

I have loved you for so long but in my mind
I know it’s wrong

So I stand still in this body here
like a broken bottle of beer.

This fire in my heart will never die
I still feel it like the devil's hand in mine
Track Name: Already Gone
Baby I don't know where you came from
and lately I don't know where you're going
I guess that I should be moving on
but I'm lost in the light of the sunset

And I don't know what to say
you can't stop a moving train
you're already gone

Every mile that we bent
tells a story I forget
every mark that we made’s
gonna wash away

I'll think of you sometimes and
I'll wish that you were mine but
it's just a waste of love
in a long line

And I don't know what to say
you can't stop the pouring rain
you're already gone

No I don't know what to say
you're leaving anyway
you're already gone
Track Name: Evergreen
Beneath the shadow of a cloud,
I’m looking up, you’re looking down.
We have lost some love but there’s more to be found

The sky’s a great lake,
you and I just get washed away.
We end up right here in the pouring rain.

I can hear the rain coming,
see the birds fly and I can’t stop running,
through the hills and fields like a burning wheel.

If I can turn like the wind,
you’re an evergreen I can’t bend.
If I could love you now, like I loved you,
the way I did back then.

The night will fall soon,
before long a full burning moon
will shine its light on me and you.

Between the ocean and the sky
we’re left to find a way to live or die
This feather won’t fall if the bird won’t fly

I could turn like the wind
and you’re an evergreen I can’t bend.
I could love you now, like I loved you,
the way I did back then.
Track Name: Red Leaves
We’re as helpless as the trees
when love comes and goes
like the red leaves

Is love what we’re made of
or what we made up
for the fun

What if none of this is real
and only time’s turning hands
know how it feels

I can feel the seasons changing
like the sun and the moon
are following you.

I'm the only one who can see
the ghost of you and me
So why do I feel so blind?
Track Name: Not Old Yet
I’ve got so many memories
swimming in my head

girls that I’ve loved
and lives that I’ve lived

Some that still haunt me
from I don’t know when

I’m not so young anymore
but I’m not old yet
Track Name: Our Love Is A Lonely Fate
Our old flame,
we let it burn.
The wind came around and we had our turn
The sky’s a five-dollar bill about to burn.

I can’t tell a seed from a stone
A quota caught from a sinking boat.
One look at you I see a dead end and a road.

As sure as light and love will fade,
our love is a lonely fate.

I hear you voice
but change ain’t a choice
what makes a man remain a boy...
What makes this world spin around just like a toy...

I don’t learn and I don’t try
drop my H and I tell you lies
I don’t see what I used to see in your eyes

As sure as light and love will fade,
I swear love’s a lonely fate.

Someday I’ll have more to say
someday I’ll have less to lose

As sure as light and love will fade,
I swear love’s a lonely fate.
Track Name: Hwy
The sound from the side of the highway,
drowns out the wind through the trees.
We are all living proof this life is a dream.

And this world is a whirlwind of sorrow,
Gets hollowed out more every year

But I followed my heart and it followed you here,
and I hope this road is as long as this love is real.

We’re on a highway to hell.
If we take our time,
you and I will have the road to ourselves.

This life is like the outline of a hill.
Swear these heights will never end but they will.

We drop just like dimes and we spin till we’re still
I’m with you til the end of this hell of a hill.

I try not to believe every word that i read.
There’s more to be said for the things I’ve seen.

There’s more to this life than devices and green.
And to your heart than whatever I’ve seen.

We’re on a highway to hell.
If we take our time,
you and I will have the road to ourselves.
Track Name: Your Side
Whether I am what you want or whether I am not
you cant say that you don’t love me.
You see me as I think I am, not some other man.
Someone I won’t ever be.

If I’m as aimless as the weather
you’re the sun in the sky
You on my side and I’m on your side
The harder it gets the harder we try

Time has made it clear to me
nothing’s what it used to be
we are all up in the wind

For everything that we’ve been through
it’s hard just keeping up with you
But I know I keep changing too.

if I’m the cold air in December
You’re the sun in July
You on my side and I’m on your side
The harder it gets the harder we try

If I’m the dark half of the morning
You’re the sun in my eyes
You on my side and I’m on your side
The harder it gets the harder we try
Track Name: The Wind
Been out of love so long in the cold its time I go back home
turn my sights to a life I won’t be living alone
All this digging up the ground you know
it’s only gonna get you down down down
I used to work that way everyday
and now it’s all in the dust along the highway
and out of mind

I come to make some money now I’m done
And I’ll be gone like the wind I'm gone
Looking back, thinking about you all the way home

So many ways to make a killing when you’re living in the modern world
so many ways to make a living when you’re willing to kill for a girl
I swear we all end up out here and never wonder why why why
Would I work so hard to for this life….
And leave you behind you on the highway and out of mind.

I come to make some money now I’m done
And I’ll be gone like the wind all gone
Looking back, thinking about you all the way home
Track Name: Unknown
It's been 10 years since I left this town
spent it all dragging it around
looking for someplace I've never found

You cut to the left at animal land
I know the road like the back of my hand
two hours of nothing but wide open land

I miss my house and I miss my dog
Getting lost like boats in a fog
sitting on top of 12 o'clock rock

I can hear as the edge of the ocean moans
where everything that's alive is alone
and the shape of the rest of the world’s unknown

When I'm not moving anymore
and my working days are through
I'll pull my boat up to your shore
That's what I'll do
Track Name: Heart Of Mine
If there’s a light at the end
of this life I’m living
Can I see it now, like the sun
shining down on me

You can’t look back
if it makes you sad
you’re all I remember
Killing time at 29
Cus it was on our side

We were in another world
We were laughing all the time
Clouds were breaking in this heart of mine.

We were the same, like night and day
you were awake and I was dreaming.

I ended up as lost as I was in love
I was torn in two.

That’s why I didn’t see it coming
and I let you go without a fight.

But you were always in this heart of mine.

Time might never bring you back to me
and that sun might never shine
We’ll never be the same again
and you might never change your mind.

But there’s no changing this heart of mine