Quiet Industry

by The Henrys

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03:07
A Weaker One When you're lost, then found But you're found on the ground You can't feel the light If the sunshine's too bright So you shield your face From the human race You get up on your knees If it's not too late for please Don't stop, don't hide Don't turn inside Be strong, don't bend They say there's time Until the end You've learned that right Can also be wrong Take hold, be brave You might not be here that long Will you get back on your knees Is it too late to say please You don't want to say when You just need to change again Trust the one beside To show you how it's done And know that two Is better than a weaker one Trust the one beside To show you how it's done And know that two is better Than a weaker one Two is better than a weaker one Don't stop, don't hide Don't turn inside Be strong, my friend And don't give up until the end Trust the one beside To remember how it's done You know that two Is better than a weaker one Trust the one beside To show you how it's done And know that two is better Than a weaker one Two is better than a weaker one Two is better than a weaker one Two is better than a weaker one
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As I Say I Do I walk the streets Past things I did with you As I say I do And spend my days Drifting from true As we say We do Colder than snow And breathless as I go I must know I know Then into spring, and rain That echoes down the drain It goes down It all goes down You did    (believe it) I won't     (believe it) I can't      (believe it) I don't      (believe it) I don't because it's true I knew that it was you I knew it would always be you Yet here are the things Laid out by my feet Things that we Could do I know them by heart I know their every part Be still they're still like you And here I come My one task left to do So straight, so true I must, I know That now it's time we go As we say We do
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Change For Good I wanted to Change for good To do whatever I could Rearrange As anyone would To change For good So I'll try for good Buy for good Plan to look you In the eye for good And I'll be gone for good If I go You'll understand why If I ever say no Cause I won't walk, if it's not for good I won't talk, if it's not for good I won't cry, if it's not for good I can't lie, if it's not for good I won't dream I won't scheme I won't steal I won't deal I want to make a Change for good To say I did All the things (that) I could Rearrange my life As anyone would If they wanted to make a Change for good I won't walk, if it's not for good I won't talk I won't cheat I won't retreat Won't lay a curse I won't coerce I won't believe And I won't grieve So I will live my life Just as I would If each thing I did Was done for good Then as I leave I can say I stood For whatever let me Die for good
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Reel Me in Gently I'm high and flying over The crumbling cliffs off Dover So reel me in gently I'm hooked but I'm spent I used to have some fight But now I just repent So save me? Save me, save me Instead of trying to fix my faults You just wave the smelling salts You save me, save me And again you take this lifeless bait Pull me up and point me straight Not once could I reciprocate But save me? It's me again Save me?
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04:15
Was Is What it is Is what it was Plus where it's been And that’s because What we know Is who we are We're made from nails And bones and tar It is what it is A bundle of His That’s the heart And another part Whatever parts Can’t turn and run Seldom heal Or work as one Work to shape A fonder glow Of praise and love From high to low What it is Is standard biz You work to rent And drink the fizz Without it this is Simply that Rent's unpaid And the drink goes flat So wear your job Like cats wear black Or the fizz is gone, Lord And we can't have that What we have Is what we know And all the little things that you picked up along the way Will surely slide right off the roof and melt like snow in early May If you don't See the most in Another noon Our good deeds are Washed away to soon It's all about light It's all about day and night We have an imperfect Almost perfect right Takes the heat like an ove-glove Like a flaming arrow shot From a dove above I'll hover here To keep you free Your guardian angel Is dressed like me Believe Come, float across This 'gator moat You on my wings Safe as a goat Touch down On the other side Where I let you go Your joy, my ride I can leave you high ... and dry Emancipation, deflection The immaculate reception Believe, Franco, believe
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03:13
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When The Far Shore Disappears The river flows and brings no word No stay for things that haunt me I don't know who or how I wronged Or why these crows still want me I sleep on the side of a river wide To wash away my tears And I know each day is over When that far shore disappears Watch the clouds The clouds they pile and crash Gone to grey and coal black As I paint their faces with ash The trees do crack and testify Like a murder of chattering crows Whatever it is they think I've done It's better if nobody knows O Lord, how to get me From here to the other side It's cold and I'm so lonely Nobody will comp me a ride Dark night in the silver camp I turn my face to the moon If all was fine on the other side Then why do I sing this tune? If all was fine on the other side Then how do I know this tune? When it's time to cross this river wide If my limbs just shudder and seize Lord slip me over to that other shore To rest in the shade of the mayhaw tree
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The Dangers of Travel Just one more thing Before I never let you go There's a problem with your passport You old so and so Revoked, expired Officially declined There'll be no flying today So unhand your things, unwind Unpack, come back I'll cancel the car There's much to discuss So stay right there where you are Stay right there where you are And one more thing Before I never let you go I've got a present for you So pull on this bow You'll find a pamphlet inside About the dangers of travel See, I can't let you go I unravel The light is pretty now But soon it will fade So put the bags down Please put the bags down Your dinner's been made
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Last One Here Summer heat stalled On our town each night So we'd head for the hills Out of mind, out of sight I couldn't see the map When the dome light died So we just drove til we got tired And slept by the roadside A life so small So local, so slow One light on a dark road Inside all we tried to know But we didn't know What we didn't know That we had decades of travel to go Decades of travel to go A call from a payphone A letter in the mail Small moments were all we'd get The big ones wouldn't happen yet Time was an open road A minute was a year Until the day I turned around And was the last one here I was the last one here Now looking back I see it much better It was a puzzle where each piece Fit so well together The little things Were everything The carpark The dare How we slept In the backseat Where I laid my head In your hair I laid my head in your hair We were late It was dark We put miles on a car That never wanted to start Couldn't see the map When the dome light died So we just drove til we got tired And slept in a pool of moonlight
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Burn the Boat I can't leave again, it's wrong My hands are torn from hanging on I hate it when we go away Can't we, one time, just stay? I want to feel the seasons pass Tend some ratty little patch of grass Ride the heat and snow and ice I want to see the same things twice But you sail us past another shore When I can't do this anymore We never stop, we never drop An anchor on the ocean floor So let's burn the boat baby, let's burn it now Wrap it in flames from stern to bow Sparks can shower my glowing face If we don't have to leave this place And still we go around and 'round Leaving more places than we've found I can't see new as new this way I guess I'm blind to change today Please let's Burn the boat, let's burn it now Wrap it in flames from stern to bow Turn from the fire and walk away To put down tender roots today I get so tired of your moving games Each dream I have goes up in flames To see the same patch of sky today The craft is sunk and now I stay I burned the boat, it's burning now C'mon let's break champagne on her flaming bow Then turn from the fire and walk away I'll put down my own roots this way
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The Almighty Inbox Glow fonder Out from in Make light pass Through glass and skin Glow harder Unpack your strength Show you care By wavelength Glow fonder Reach wide Touch the ones With less to hide Glow longer Stay up late Warm the group Outside the gate The amber light That sparks Across vacuum tubes And parks Can be contained.... Wrap it up In paper kites To float out Over fields at night Don't spend your gifts On sunny days You'll need reserve With kids to raise Preserve the glow And keep it bright Provide them With a guiding light They need you now You know I'm right That way they might choose Their home tonight Preserve the glow And keep it bright And they might choose Your home tonight

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"The Henrys are the tycoons of a Quiet Industry that produces sublime tapestries and sturdy widgets of the most elusive kind." - Rootsworld, USA

"Nothing less than a revelation." fRoots Magazine, UK

"A special strength, intimacy and sense of proportion to this music, along with great inventiveness." Richard Williams, music journalist, UK

"Sonic astronauts operating up where the air is thin...These songs are romantic, intimate and full of big thoughts." Laurie Brown, CBC, Canada

"The Henrys' new album is a sublime masterpiece... an absolute must." - Moors Magazine, Holland

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released June 11, 2015

Gregory Hoskins, Don Rooke, Andrew Downing, John Sheard, Hugh Marsh, Jonathan Goldsmith, Davide DiRenzo, Tara Dunphy, and Nicolas Tjelios. PR: www.pavementpr.com

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Toronto Star:

"Old instruments, new sounds’ is the way Rooke describes what The Henrys do - they extract from a resonator guitar and other plucked acoustic instruments the harmonics, overtones and oblique noises behind the rustic notes to create landscapes that are aston­ishingly romantic, frightening, sexual, spiritual - and quite beautiful. Brave new music." ... more

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