The Upper Cruft (EP)

by Colin Fowlie

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released April 3, 2015

Music/Lyrics: Colin Fowlie
Mix Engineer/Mastering: Trent "SQU4TCH" Hayes

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Colin Fowlie Fredericton, New Brunswick

Hailing from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Colin explores a variety of genres and has been entertaining live audiences with an eclectic mix of pop, rock, blues, and even a bit of hip-hop for good measure. In his own songwriting he focuses on fingerstyle grooves and strong vocal melodies, drawing on influences from the likes of Mark Knopfler, Eric Bibb, Jack White, and Matt Andersen. ... more

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Track Name: Finish Line
Well it's hard waking up in the morning
At least I lived through another night
The fog inside my mind begins to fade
There's a roof over my head
And I woke up in my own bed
That's more than can be said about my younger days

Growing old is easy, growing wise is getting harder
I don't want to run toward that line
The road keeps rushing past me, so much faster than I wanted
I try to slow it down and take my time

There's been many times I've wondered
Just how the hell I got here
But I'm sure that I enjoyed the ride
Was I the life of the party, or was I drunk before it started
Left alone to look on from outside

Growing old is easy, growing wise is getting harder
I don't want to run toward that line
The road keeps rushing past me, so much faster than I wanted
I try to slow it down and take my time

Looking in back in shame or anger won't make me a better man
I just keep moving forward and do the best I can
With the baggage stacked behind me
And the past a shrinking memory
Only looking back from time to time

Growing old is easy, growing wise is getting harder
I don't want to run toward that line
The road keeps rushing past me, so much faster than I wanted
I try to slow it down and take my time
Track Name: For The Money
The flood water has made it to the high side of the road
It's getting hotter every year as the seasons come and go
My daughters will have to clean up this mess we've made

Open your eyes to the lies of the men who shake the whole world down for the money

They use freedom to cover up the stories that they tell
They teach the children to believe in the fantasy as well
And if they stumble, they worry that they'll trip straight down to hell

Open your eyes to the lies of the people who shake the whole world down for the money

We gotta do better at finding a truth we can sustain
If that offends them, you know it's working when they call you out by name
Stand together, we can send them on their way

Open your eyes to the lies of the people who shake the whole world down for the money

The flood water has made it to the high side of the road
It's getting hotter every year as the seasons come and go
My daughters – please clean up this mess we've made

Open your eyes to the lies of the people who shake the whole world down for the money
Track Name: Words and Chords
The ringing in my ears is louder than before
I open up the window a little more
Decision over coffee that I want the end to change
And put my destination in range

There is no deeper meaning here, the story's yours to choose
Until I put it down there is something left to lose
It might seem like an arbitrary waste of my time
Or a temporary obstacle to climb

A circadian decision, to wake up, work, or play
Keeps apathetic tendencies away
It's an exercise in intellect, to channel waking dreams
And often more exhausting than it seems

There is no deeper meaning here, the story's yours to choose
Until I put it down there is something left to lose
It might seem like an arbitrary waste of my time
Or a temporary obstacle to climb

The ringing in my ears, gave way to the sound
of the elusive conclusion that I found
Pondered over coffee I finally made the change
And put the destination in range

There is no deeper meaning here, the story's yours to choose
Until I put it down there is something left to lose
It might seem like an arbitrary waste of my time
If it all amounts to nothing, it's still mine
Track Name: Outside of Town
I couldn’t stand the bustle, so I moved outside of town
Didn’t want to hustle, so I moved outside of town
All the space I ever wanted, and two wheels to get around
 
I wander round by moonlight under a clear night sky
I love looking at the stars there, up in the night sky
Some prefer the downtown bright, but I can’t see why
 
There’s a party cross the river, it’s sounding pretty fine
Gotta get across that river, better wait in line
Should’ve left home yesterday, just to be on time

 
Guess I shouldn’t knock the city, we saw some wild sights
At that party... whisky, friends and music, we did it up right
But got home before the morning, where there’s no traffic lights

I couldn’t stand the bustle, so I moved outside of town
Didn’t want to hustle, so I moved outside of town
Finally found the good life, never gonna put it down
Track Name: #dadlife
I used to hold just one man's
View of the world
But now I see through the eyes of two little girls
With their hearts full of wonder
They have filled mine
And they painted my sky one cloud at a time

It'll all be just fine
It'll all be ok
I live for our time at the end of the day
It'll all be just fine
It'll all be ok
I will protect you but let you go find your own way

Sometimes it gets to me
The nightmares and noise
And a house full of chaos that's littered with toys
But then I see them sleeping
So peaceful and free
Just dreaming of what they will be

It'll all be just fine
It'll all be ok
I live for our time at the end of the day
It'll all be just fine
It'll all be ok
I will protect you but let you go find your own way

Early this morning
With your heads next to mine
I asked to keep sleeping but you said it's time
To go run round the world
Then we'd come home to stay
Until your next adventure calls you away