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  1. Words

From the album Underneath

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Lyrics

Words, words, can't get past the words
Phrases like forests, mazes of meanings
Masks for our faces, pillows for dreaming

Words, words so crowded with words
Stuffed into spaces erasing the wonder
Weeds in the garden choking us under

We keep building bridges across dangerous rivers
With words that keep bending and breaking in two
Stuck on our islands all huddled and frightened
Lonely and trying to be heard
Screaming out nothing but words

Words, Words carnival words
Nuanced and plastic, frowning and grinning
Multiple facets, weather vanes spinning

Words, words, spirograph words
Campfires dancing, northern lights weaving
Kaleidoscopes tumbling, ocean waves breathing

We keep building bridges across dangerous rivers
With words that keep bending and breaking in two
Stuck on our islands all huddled and frightened
Lonely and trying to be heard
Screaming out nothing but words

Words© 2007 David Leask/Songs In The Air & Alec Steinwall


Recorded at Canterbury Sound in Toronto. Engineered by Jeremy Darby. Overdubs at Jeddart Music in Mississauga. Mixed by Chad Carlson at Hippo Sound in Nashville and Mastered by Hank Williams. Produced by Justin Abedin & David Leask. Vocals & acoustic guitar- David Leask. Electric guitars - Justin Abedin. Drums & percussion - Mark Mariash. Electric and bowed upright bass - Drew Birston. Piano & melodica - Todd Lumley.