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"The near flawless, sultry delivery of Squire's vocals is the album's most notable asset. It's impressive Squire has managed to stay off-the-grid to the extent that he has thus far, considering the length and weight of his resume. March 12 should finally bring him the accolades he's working so hard to avoid." - CHART ATTACK

"A quiet, unassuming debut by a talented songwriter who doesn't require bells and whistles to make us listen closer." - NOW TORONTO

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released November 2, 2010

To record this record you need a teac a-3440, tascam dp-08, 3m 226 tape, realistic cassette recorder, maxell high bias cassette tape, leggings wrapped about a bent coathangar frame, mic stand with boom, audio technica 2020, art tube mp studio, sennheiser 935, traynor mark III, traynor yba-I, traynor yvr-I, pan duo-matic, traynor yt-15, traynor ycv-40 (cabinet), yorkville ysm2p, squier bronco bass, tokai 335, justin's gibson acoustic guitar, piano, old accordion, old fiddle, supreme kick drum, sonor floor tub and snare, dadarrio exl-145s, dunlop green picks, old ride cymbal, aphex aural exciter type-c, tascam pe-40, teac ge-20 eq, egg shaker and pencils and paper.

All songs written and performed by Frederick Squire
Recorded and mixed by Frederick Squire in Sackville, NB
Mastered by Rick White
Photography and layout by Paul Henderson
Format: LP/CD/digital

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Track Name: What's That Over There A Dead Rainbow?
What's That Over There A Dead Rainbow?

Certain death and the truth of life
Are the best of friends and they're very tight
So they ride together
They never guess at this or that
Everything they say is always right
Their weaponry is simple words
Simple deeds with a predictable end
And they don't even try
Their actions are never light
Like a wrecking ball swinging at the sight
Of this whole tiny world
Look up, up, up, look up in the
The moon is going to crash
And we're all going to die tonight
Can you hear the flood
It's coming, coming crashing down
And you cannot get out of the way
The listening part is hard
There's a lesson to be learned
If you know what I mean
Track Name: You Sing Low and We Will Sing High
You Sing Low and We Will Sing High

You sing low and we will sing high
You sing low and we will sing high
No matter how high it gets
That's the thing about death
It takes everything you've got
That's the thing about death
So take your memories from the bank
And relax with them
You sing low and we will sing high
You sing low and we will sing high
No matter how high it gets
We live a good life
We watch the world become new
We've done everything right
But given the chance to do it again
We'd do it twice as fast
And twice as good
You sing low and we will sing high
You sing low and we will sing high
No matter how high it gets
Track Name: Old Times Past New Times
Old Times Past New Times

I spent my life in only two blocks
Of a seven and a half block town
Was scared of the river though the river was frozen
At least four feet down
Played a drunken version of the "Battle of New Orleans"
For the whole British Army
Luckily they seemed to like the tune
So they sang along with me
Decisions that I've made
Decisions that I've made
Slate wiped clean by a fresh snow
But the fire died in the night
Spent all morning trying to blow and blow
But the son of a bitch won't light
The approach of February tells me that
I should not tarry but to prepare for what's right
Because when you're six foot one
The guy whose five foot ten is looking for a fight
Decisions that I've made
Decisions that I've made
Slept outside in minus forty-five
But the jacket kept me warm
The whiskey kept me warmer on the inside
But resting is no cure
Woke up frozen to a plastic chair
And dug in the snow for wood
The Northern Lights swam and danced around my head
Comin' forth to carry me home
Decisions that I've made
Decisions that I've made
The threat of broken hands
From the battle of the bands
Will be typical during flight
Take another sip of my personal hell
To get me through tonight
The louder you get the worse you're off
But you minimize your pain
Then your best friend comes and drags you
From the bar and saves your life again
Decisions that I've made
Decisions that I've made
Thermometer says it's only minus ten
But it's sixty below in this bar
I've spent all night being heckled
By the nicest evil crowd
Decisions that I've made
Decisions that I've made
Decisions that I've made
Decisions that I've made
Track Name: The Future of Tradition
The Future of Tradition

Frankie can you hear me when I'm calling you
From so far away
From so far away my love
It's me Albert your loving man
They've got flowers over here that you have never seen
I named one after you
It's always in bloom and never seems to wither away
Albert there's just moments before we meet again
So far away
When this floor drops the public will be satisfied
And I'll be back with my loving man
Frankie don't be scared of the other side
It's bright but it feels just the same
I'll be right here waiting for you to arrive
It's not so far away
Albert I am wearing my favourite dress
The dress you bought for me
I've been wearing it six days now waiting for today
When I cross will it be made clean
Frankie over hear you just create yourself
Whatever you want to be
Don't imagine anything and everything you will be
You are beauty eternally
Albert I am happy to go this way
And I love........
Track Name: Pretty Bird
Pretty Bird

Oh the pretty bird
She warbled sweetly
Oh the pretty bird
Once sang in rhyme
Now the pretty bird
Calls to her babies
Those poor babies
She cannot find
I wish that I had not
Cut down that mighty tree
Now the pretty bird
Just stands there crying
All the other birds
They scream at me
I worked for the power company
I had not been there very long
It was my third day
And I did not want to
Attack the beauty
That surrounded me
But now the bright sky has been cluttered
With lines that divide the air
So the common man
Can plug in a tv
And use the power
We think we have
Now the summer months
They bring me torture
They bring me no joy
And a crying shame
And the once sweet
Songs of the pretty birds
They haunt me all day
And in my dreams
I wish I could reverse
The damage that I have done
But no amount of good deeds doing
Will make the pretty birds
Stop reminding me
Track Name: It Is In the Water
It Is In the Water

There's gonna be a day when the bottom will drop out
And all of our hands will be free
There will be peace of mind
And the total dissolve of our money
Happiness with life shall reign supreme
It's in the water
Flowing forward
Widening the river
Slowly down the hill
A blue sky is waiting patiently above that storm cloud
Constructed of an answer like a key
To the lock on everybodies door that soon will be opened
Letting through the flood
Whose path is simplicity
It's in the water
Flowing forward
Widening the river
Quickly down the hill
Great changes will be made and
All of us must deal with them
You cannot save yourself with a lie
A day will come when all beings will truly be alone
Forced to answer this when they die
Did you foul the water
That flowed so freely
Poisoning the rivers
And destroying the hills
So it's never too late and there's no time like the present
To help your world with a basic exercise
Just touch the water
It's flowing beauty
It doesn't even need us
But gives us everything
Just touch the water
It's flowing beauty
It doesn't even need us
But gives us everything
Track Name: We Are All The Middle Child
We Are All The Middle Child

We are not here
And we are not there
We are simply
Everywhere
We are the middle child
We are the middle child
You may have been born first or last
You may be hung up on the past
You are the middle child
You are the middle child
You don't need things and you don't need peace
All you need is some form of release
You are the middle child
You are the middle child
We all have aunts and we all have uncles
If you think you're alone
That's impossible
You are the middle child
You are the middle child
Track Name: The Gambler Never Wins
The Gambler Never Wins

I saw you in a dream
In the form of a train
Rolling on down the line
When it arrives a slice of heaven will step off
To ease my worried mind
Lord, lord
To ease my worried mind
But the train it don't stop
For twenty-one days
Pushing on down the track
I wish that my little baby would finally come home
I wish that she'd hurry back
Lord, lord
I wish that she's hurry back
I'm standing at the station
With tears in my eyes
Trying to hold them in
A letter it arrives and says just this inside
The gambler he never wins
Lord, lord
The gambler he never wins
She must have had enough of my foolish ways
Found herself another man
So the bottom of my world has been washed out beneath my feet
I haven't even got a friend
Lord, lord
I haven't got a friend
Now that a cloud of darkness
Has enveloped my whole head
I ain't got no where to stand
I think I'll fill my cup until it overflows
Deal myself another hand
Lord, lord
Deal myself another hand
In a few short moments
My little heart it will stop
And I will be in pain no more
In the next round I'll finally settle down
Hold on to what I lost before
Lord, lord
Hold on to what I lost before
Track Name: As Long As One Sun Could Shine
As Long As One Sun Could Shine

Woman don't you take your heart
No woman don't give it away
I'll return someday
I've been dreaming of you
As long as one sun could shine
And as long as a river could flow
Darling you can know
I am dreaming of you
Oooh
I'll be your loving man
Baby won't you come away
And lady marry me
By the captain of a ship
Upon the big blue sea
On the way to England girl
From there we'll walk straight North
Everyday of Spring
Flowers will bloom at our feet
Oooh
I'll be your loving man