Root Glen (Summer)

by Root Glen

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The first of a series of 4 seasonally themed EPs and Root Glen's first official release.

credits

released 04 June 2011

Root Glen:
Ross Griswold - guitar, vocals, percussion, boxed wine
Eric Blank - drums, percussion, lean beats
Dave Moroney - vocals, guitar, bowed cymbals, vuvuzela, goat noises
Andres Gonzalez - bass, late night pro-tools, bear suit

Additional Writing Credits:
Dan Savas - Mileage, In Some Time
Jaye Kogut - In Some Time
Chris Sullivan - Dieting Bears

Recorded & Mixed By:
Marc Fuller & Chris Roberson @ Edie Road Studios

Mastered By:
Steve Berson @ Total Sonic Media

Artwork Design By:
Erik Björklund & Megan Maher

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Track Name: Mileage
Verse 1
Day after day, you look my way, I try to hide
After all we've been through, you think you'd get the clue, I'm not your guy
Cause I can't deny, with you life just seemed to pass me by
But I find myself, so hard to satisfy and that is why...

Chorus
I, I'm movin on, been here for too long
Nothing left to say, time to break away
I've got to find, myself some peace of mind
That won't happen if i stay, time to break away

Chorus Outro 1
I hope you find
A more settled guy

Verse 2
Out here alone, its difficult to know which way to go
But I'm free to roam, anywhere I want I'll find a home
Don't matter what you choose, someone walks their miles in nicer shoes
But I've come to find, that i get better mileage out of mine

Chorus

Chorus Outro 2
I hope you find
That piece of something left behind

Chorus

Chorus Outro 2
Track Name: In Some Time
Verse 1
I'm feelin so carefree today
No time for worries, anyway
Not trying to be someone who worries
Just got myself to keep me company and really, thats ok

Verse 2
Sat by a slowly changing tree
And who should happen upon me
I haven't seen your face in some time
Let's take a walk and we can talk about the things we both have seen

Chorus 1
Old friend how are you? How are you?
Do you think back like i do? Like i do?
Old friend how are you? How are you?
When I think back I smile... I smile..

Verse 3
Left on a sunny saturday
Headed out to a summer place
They called to say pick up the pace
Everyone else is here and you're the only missing ones today

Chorus 2
Old friends how are you? How are you?
Do you think back like i do? Like i do?
Old friends where are you? (Where are you?)
When i think back I smile.. I smile
Track Name: Fortune Cookie
Verse 1
Familiar sights roll by the window as I'm coasting down the road
We've got directions, where we’re going but, nobody really knows
We’ve been driving, round in circles now, same way every day
If the wheels turn, if the people come, then well...

Chorus
If you want it, come and take it now, fortune will descend
Love is forever, no doubt about it now, Vera Martin said

Verse 2
Roll the windows down, take in the towns as you pass them by
Fell asleep for what seemed like hours to me
If the wheels turn, if the people come, happens either way
We’ve been driving round in circles all day...

Chorus
If you want it, come and take it now, fortune will descend
The greatest is love, no doubt about it now, Vera Martin said

Bridge
Fortune smiles, good luck today
Will it hold, tomorrow never knows

Verse 3
Unconcerned with time we set out again, in the morning light
Destination's less important than where we sleep tonight
If we ever reach our Ithaca should we even care?
There’s more to see on the way than once you’re there...

Chorus
If you want it, come and take it now, fortune will descend
Love is forever, no doubt about it now, Vera Martin said

There are riches headed your way, good things are bound to come
If you're wise and, you laugh now, wait till you get home.

Bridge
Fortune smiles, good luck today
Will it hold, tomorrow never knows
Track Name: Powdered Toast
Verse 1
The morning seems to swallow whole your memories of the night before
Like scattered beams of light entrapped inside a cloudy prism

Faces, clouded and faded...

Verse 2
A foreign perfume lingers on, a hint of last night’s ghost
A thank you note aside a spread of coffee, aspirin, powdered toast

Stubborn feet on the tile....


Ending
Just as you remember the questions still unanswered, it starts all over
Let it out the same as you start it up again and the night takes over again
Track Name: Dieting Bears
Verse 1
Listen up people, gather round here
Cause here comes a tale of a dieting bear
No meat or honey, just apples and pears
One of a kind, that fella was rare

Chorus
Dieting bears, dieting bears
Everyone loves a dieting bear
Dieting bears, dieting bears
Everyone loves a dieting bear

Verse 2
Went for a walk in the Kirkland Glen
Looking for a place to build his den
Saw a river of honey and stuck his face in
Was 2,000 lbs by the time he was ten

Chorus

Introspective Part 1
Love my honey, but I gotta quit
Cause I broke that swing at the peanut butter pit
Fell on my knees, looked up to the sky
Lord I'm going on a diet and I promise I'll try

Verse 3
One fateful day when the cupboard was bare
Went to the fruit stand, no one was there
Saw that girl with the honey blonde hair
And that was the end for a dieting bear

Chorus
Dieting bears, dieting bears
Everyone runs from dieting bears
Dieting bears, dieting bears
Everyone runs from dieting bears

Introspective Part 2
I was doing so well, dropping the pounds
Hibernating hard while the weight came down
But the way that hair, shone in the sun
Now I'm off my diet and you'd better run

Verse 4
So listen up people, you've heard all the facts
Now here's what to do if this fella attacks
If you run from the bear, you're gonna be stuck
Trip one of your friends, you'll have much better luck

Chorus x2