Songs from Grand Marquee ep

by Doug Hoyer

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Songs From Grand Marquee is about a fellow who looks, thinks, and lives his life very much like myself. He falls asleep on the back of the no.8 bus, while heading to school reluctantly, and his dreams and memories start to blend into each other. The rest of the songs of the ep are these memories of wondering, travel, false & foolish love and friendship; on the cusp between reality and imagination.

It was released on April 29th, 2008.

credits

released 28 April 2008

Doug Hoyer: vocals, guitar, ukulele, accordion, percussion, slide guitar, piano, sampling.
Alena Manera: backing "ooh's".
Liam Trimble: backing vocals(1,2,4).
Jenni Roberts: backing vocals(1,2,4).
Jonny Mccormack: saxophone on Two Possibilities.
Jesse Orjasaeter: drums, washboard, percussion.
Calvin McElroy: bass guitar.

Tracks 2-5 recorded by Nano Uribe
Tracks 1 & 6 recorded by Calvin McElroy
Mastered by Jacob Stalhammer.

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Track Name: Emma
We had a silly pillow fight
and a feather landed on my nose
through my eyes you looked like an angel
I thought I might have croaked

And I tell you that this could be heaven
with the room such a cluttered mess
your shoulders release their tension
as we collapse into the bed

Oh Emma

I had to leave a few days later
make my way down to washington state
I wanted to see the nation
but at the boarder I was turned away

And I tell you that this could be heaven
turned away from the land of the free
it feels like it could be important
but I have no time for irony

Oh Emma

I thought I wanted somebody
I thought I wanted some company
but what I needed was solidarity
oh Emma, what I needed was me

We had a silly pillow fight
and a feather landed on my nose
through my eyes you looked like an angel
I thought I might have croaked
Track Name: Runaway Lane
I have some friends
who like to drive their cars
round every bed
of the autobahn

They drive so fast
I just can't keep up
zoom away from the past
no reason to stop

I used to drive
down the loneliest roads
rarely a surprise
but they'd take me
exactly where I'd want to go
Oooh
Every roadside diner would know my name
'till I met you
I was fine with every day being the same
But that had to change

'Cause you are my runaway lane
You are my runaway lane
My breaks don't work
but that's okay,
'cause you are my runaway lane

I had some maps
to show me where I should be
but they were crap
and took away all spontaneity
I left them behind
with my jerry can
if I run out of gas
then I'll be left exactly where I stand.

'Cause you are my runaway lane
You are my runaway lane
My breaks don't work
but that's okay,
'cause you are my runaway lane
Track Name: Hey Lewis
Hey Lewis
the night won't get any lighter
why don't you pull this car on over
and rest your tired eyes for a while

Hey Lewis
I know you wanna keep on driving
down this road 'till it stops winding
and rest in Winnipeg for a while

But even birds give up that flight
when the day turns into night
they rest their tired wings
for the wind

<chorus>
You know I've heard there's geese in the next town
and they stay there all year round, oh,
they're the kind of birds who never leave.
But we're not like the geese of Wawa
we've gotta go somewhere
maybe south, oh,
we've gotta keep on moving just to see where we've been.

Hey Lewis
the moon's climbing over the tree line
it's hanging up in the sky
and shining down on the lake

So tell me
is she waiting for you at home
if you don't know then pick up the damn phone
and figure out what it's gunna take

<chorus>
You know I've heard there's geese in the next town
and they stay there all year round, oh,
they're the kind of birds who never leave.
But we're not like the geese of Wawa
we've gotta go somewhere
maybe south, oh,
we've gotta keep on moving just to see where we've been.

I've got a beating
in my heart
and someday it's gunna stop
but 'till then
I'm gunna take a look around
I'm sick and tired
of feeling tired
I've had my fill of uninspired
people, who just won't look around