Street Side (acoustic)

by Coldwater Road

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1.
Seven letters – By Patrick Spencer If you chopped our names in half and took what’s at the start The only different letter is just two letters apart Some call that a coincidence but now that I know better I’m not surprised, that both of our names have seven letters I guess I’ve blown my cover and I guess you know by now That I can get a bit excited at these little things, Like how that day you saw me on the sidewalk and you passed me with a smile What I’ve painted in my head is gonna’ stay there for a while But I’m afraid I’ve waited just about a week too long To write down what I thought of you and put it in this song And I couldn’t wait to see you, but you brought him along, A very pleasant fellow, and a gentleman, don’t get me wrong But I fear that he is here ‘cause I’ve done it again And turned a very pretty girl into a very pretty friend And I know I should behave but I don’t know what to do Because the strongest part of me still wants to kiss so much of you And I don’t think I can blame you ‘cause if I was in your place And the creature I was calling disappeared without a trace Before leaving all his weapons in a pile at my feet I’d be the first to walk away, I’d be the first one down the street And I don’t want these proceedings to turn into an attack I know I’ve never had you but I know I need you back This is something I don’t recognize and something of a trap There is something that you’ve stolen, something I don’t want back. If you chopped our names in half and took what’s at the start The only different letter is just two letters apart Some call that a coincidence but now that I know better I’m not surprised that both of our names have seven letters
2.
THE WALLS - By Patrick Spencer F F7 F F7 Bb Bb7 Bb Bb7 The sunshine was so strong before the weather came along And washed this spider down to the place he started from Now the sun’s the only one, he can seek salvation from The brightest star, the warmest thing, that he can find, To dry this awful flood To dry this awful flood I’ll welcome almost anything, as it comes along I only look to judgment after everything is done Everything just happened before we knew it had begun, and now I’m terrified and standing here, terrified But I’m the only one. Why am I the only one… two… three… four What makes you so powerful, what makes you so strong I want to tell you that you make me smile, you make me turn and run Now you are the only one, that I need protection from The walls I build are high, and the walls I build are strong Now you are the only one, that I need protection from The walls I build are high, and the walls I build are strong What makes me so reckless, what makes me so dumb WHO KNOWS if I can stomach this but I still can’t get enough Now you are the only one, that I need protection from The walls I build are high, and the walls I build are strong Now you are the only one, that I need protection from The walls I build are high, and the walls I build are strong Oh, the sunshine was so strong before the weather came along And washed this spider down to the place he started from Now the sun’s the only one, he can seek salvation from The brightest star, the warmest thing, he can find, To dry this awful flood To dry this awful flood
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THE WOODS – by Patrick Spencer G D C G D G (Female) G D C (2 bars) Jack take me back into town G D Em C Jack take me back into town Em C G D (4 br) Its cold and I'm lonely when you're not around Em D C (4 bars) Jack take me back into town (Male) I wake up alone in the night the moon and the stars are so bright away from the buildings and boulevard lights the moon and the stars are so bright (Female) These woods are getting me down There's no one to notice my pretty new gown But the big, black bear that's been hanging around Em D C (2 bars) These woods are getting me down G D G (BRIDGE) (MALE) Am D The Woods are a wonderful thing G G/F# Em I’ve seen you watching the axe that I swing Am D Wont you wait for the spring G B All of a sudden, the birds start to sing C Cm Don’t you want them to sing? (Intrumental) G D C (2 bars) G D Em C Em C G D (4 bars) Em D C (4 bars) (Female) I don't want to leave you behind (male) I love you so dear and our cottage is fine (Both) This is not the honeymoon I had in mind (female) I don't want to leave you behind (Female) Jack take me back into town Jack take me back into town Its cold and I'm lonely when you're not around Em D C Jack take me back into town Em D C Jack take me back into town Am D G B C Cm G
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HOT BALLOON – by Patrick Spencer G D Em D Late at night I looked up above the lights and saw the moon G D Em D I like to think you might be right now, looking at it too G D Em D So I will scream my love above and hope it reaches you G D Em D But if I didn’t time it right, there’s still something you can do…. Em D Before you fall asleep tonight, if your grandfather’s living room, Em D D You can read the note I wrote and posted for you on the moon G D Em D It says every night I miss you and most every afternoon G D Em D I’ve marked a wall for every hour and now I’m running out of room G D Em D But I don’t have an aero plane so I know what I need to do… Em D If I found one I could use, I could fuel my own balloon Em C G D By adding all the breath I lose, for every time I think of you. C G D C G D Every time I think of you C G D D (Instrumental) G D Em D G D Em D G D Em D G D Em D G D Em D So now I’ll pack a pic-nic and a thermos full of juice, G D Em D A blanket and a pillow and I’ll climb in my balloon G D Em D And I’ll be smiling as I cut the line and rise above the roof Em D I don’t know the way to you, so flying blind will have to do Em C G D And I could float around for days and never lose a drop a fuel, C G D C G D never lose a drop a fuel. C G D D G D Em D My wireless connection was corrupted by a goose, G D Em D And cellular reception doesn’t fly in this balloon, G D Em D And so my baby while you’re waiting there, the best that I can do, Em D May be floating slowly but its riding in a big balloon, Em D It may be floating slowly but it’s riding in a big balloon Em C G D And if you’re feeling lonely read the note I wrote up on the moon, C G D C G D the note I wrote up on the moon. C G D the note I wrote up on the moon. C G D the note I wrote up on the moon. C G D the note I wrote up on the moon. C G D the note I wrote up on the moon. C G D
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Dear Eurydice – by Patrick Spencer G D G If you tried to walk away I’d steal your shoes G D Em C Those ones look so good on you, I’d let you chose the shoes to lose G D Am C I’m running out of options, there’s no telling what I’ll do. G D C D G If you tried to walk away, I would steal your shoes (same) If you tried to take a train, I’d lie down on the track I’d race you to the station and BUST my way in from the back They would try to stop me but I would not put up with that If you tried to take a train, I’d lie down on the track Am Bm D I’ll steal your keys- then I’d sell your car Am Bm D I’ll destroy your bicycle, those legs can take you pretty far G D Em C And I think they are lovely just exactly where they are G D Em C I think they are lovely just exactly where they are G D C D G If you commandeered a captain, I would cover up the stars. G D G IF you met another man I’d punch him in the face G D Em C Violence makes me angry, but this would be a special case cause G D Am C Seeing you with someone else is simply more than I can take G D C D G If you met another man I’d punch him in the face Am Bm C I’ll steal your keys- then I’d sell your car Am Bm C I’ll destroy your bicycle, those legs can take you pretty far G D Em C And I think they are lovely just exactly where they are G D Em C I think they are lovely just exactly where they are G D Em C I think they are lovely just exactly where they are G D C D G If you commandeered a captain, I would cover up the stars. G D G If we had a bunch of kids I’d buy a babysitter G D Em C Chase you down with my guitar, begging you to reconsider G D Am C And if you wouldn’t listen I would follow you on twitter G D C D G If we had a buncha kids I’ll buy a babysitter. Em D C So don’t leave me behind Em D C It took so long to find you and because of you I’ve lost my mind G D Em C But all my strange behavior is a blessing in disguise G D Em C all my strange behavior is a blessing in disguise G D Em C 50 years from now, you are bound to realize G D C D G That all my strange behavior is a blessing in disguise
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DRIVE – by Patrick Spencer Dm F If I could eat my toast and drink my tea without seeing your face C Gm You hit me pretty hard now I want this pain to go away Dm F And I’ve pinned it down and figure out all the things I need to say C Gm As if your mind was part of mine and something I could change….. (hang) Dm F But it tires me out and I still can’t forget your face today C Gm So I’ll go back to thinking about everything I wanted in the first place (Chorus) Bb F C I’m gonna buy an old Pontiac Bb F C I’ll put the top down, then I’ll put you in the back Bb F C And we’ll drive around, out of town and out of gas Gm Bb G I am the Highway on full blast Dm F But I can’t walk away with my shoes untied and I don’t know where those dreams have gone C Gm You took them all when you turned away but they won’t leave me alone Dm F And I could stand forever here and never turn this page C Gm So I’m better off to close my eyes and let this movie play Dm F And I could stand forever here and never turn this page C Gm So I’m better off to close my eyes and let this movie play….. (hang) Bb F C Bb F C Bb F C Gm Bb C (Chorus) Bb F C I’m gonna buy an old Pontiac Bb F C I’ll put the top down, then I’ll put you in the back Bb F C And we’ll drive around, out of town and out of gas Gm Bb G I am the Highway on full blast Bb F C I’ll park that old Pontiac Bb F C I’ll leave the top down then I’ll join you in the back Bb F C And we’ll roll around till we run out of gas Gm Bb G I am the Highway on full blast
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LONGTIME - by Patrick Spencer Intro G D Am C (C7) G D Am I hypnotize myself with the only thing you could be thinking, I lay awake in the C middle of the night You are the rain descending on my ship as it is sinking, hell-bound on sweeping me entirely out of sight But isn’t that ridiculous and why would you do such a thing, you’ve never been that way to me before This just seams to be a pattern I subconsciously slip into, it doesn’t do me any good and I don’t know what I do it for. C D But for a longtime I’ve realized, this is all a waste of time G C There’s nothing else for me to do C D It could be a longtime before I lie down beside G C Another girl who looks at me the way you do. (Intrumental) G D Am C G D Am C (C7) I always have a plan to put me through our next encounter, such a clever way to finally close the case, But then you walk around the corner and I have to start all over because everything I’ve figure out is scattered by your face And it drives me fucking crazy all these games I have to play, I will not make believe or fake it as your friend Because if I ever told you all the time I think about that afternoon, you’d never speak to me again But for a longtime I’ve realized, this is all a waste of time There’s nothing else for me to do It could be a longtime before I lie down beside Another girl who looks at me the way you do. For a longtime I’ve realized, this is all a waste of time There’s nothing else for me to do It could be a longtime before I ever understand Why I don’t deserve what I could have with you. I hypnotize myself with the only thing you could be thinking, I lay awake in the middle of the night
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TIME TO FLY – by Patrick Spencer D I, wish that December was July A F#7 Bm And I wish you and I could find the time to go away G …To someplace D Cheap, where we can meet the locals A You should chose a fruit bowl for your dad, F#7 Bm G I will pay, it’s his place. G A And all of the ladies will say, Bm A G They’ve got something we’d like G A You scan the sand for the camouflage pants Bm A G (4 bars) They know to watch out for our kind. G A D F#7 We won’t survive and it feels like a fine time to fly. Bm G D F#7 Bm G It feels like a fine time to fly. D F#7 Bm G D F#7 Bm G (4 bars) D If we decide, the purchase a last minute flight, A F#7 Bm We’ll stay up in Denver for most of the night D A F#7 Bm G Surrounded by strangers and dying to fly D When we arrive, the view to the ocean is nice F#7 Bm G It helps us forget about our winter lives D F#7 Bm G Those are the bottoms you know that I like D F#7 Bm G All the boys like to stare but I really don’t mind D F#7 Bm G the boys like to stare but I really don’t mind D F#7 Bm G (4 bars) And the boys like to stare but I really don’t mind G A And all of the ladies will say, Bm A G They’ve got something we’d like G A Keep the car running, I don’t see the bus coming Bm A F#7 Bm G And it might not make it to our plane on time G A G A We’re still cold, winter’s long gotten old G A Bm Sitting here on the road, so goodbye. G A G A We’re still cold, winter’s long gotten old G A Sitting here on the road so, D A Bm So long, adios and goodbye. G A D F#7 We won’t survive and it feels like a fine time to fly Bm G D F#7 Bm G (repeat) It feels like a fine time to fly.
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Elizabeth - by Patrick Spencer C#m G#m C#m G#m C#m A F# B E A Oh Elizabeth, the queen of the lions E B I will stand at the mouth of your cave E A And I know if I go in that you could eat me for dinner E B But I don’t know how I should behave It shakes me to darken your doorway, Without a sensible cause, So I’ll slip out of sight and head back into the night, And return with a trophy for you in my jaws, Oh Elizabeth, the queen of the lions I will stand at the mouth of your cave And I know if I go in that you could eat me for dinner But I don’t know how I should behave I will wait all alone in the darkness, I’m nearly used to the cold, I’ll wait out all night, knowing there’s a chance I might be Leaving with the Queen of the Lions to Hold Oh Elizabeth (Intrumental) E A E B E A E B B C#m G#m I can see that you have been beaten C#m G#m I can see from the length of those scars, C#m A But I see you asleep, by the light of the moon F# B As I have you all wrapped up in my paws. E A Oh Elizabeth, the queen of the lions E B I will stand at the mouth of your cave E A And I know if I go in that you could eat me for dinner E B But I don’t know how I should behave
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Rocketship – By Patrick Spencer Why don’t you grab your green guitar and sit down here with me While the sun is proud and this rocketship is free And sing to me like the wind between the trees Just stay a little longer here with me I’m so sneaky but there’s no need to disguise, If I held you would it take you by surprise, Maybe I could make you laugh to see that smile ignite your eyes Just stay a little longer here with me I know you don’t want me to shout it, though its true I can’t hesitate, tomorrow will not do Cause I can’t find myself alone, for 5 minutes Without thinking of you Without thinking of you You make me nervous, yes and you make me sweat And I’m dying to tell you something that I haven’t told you yet Maybe I can live without you but I can’t live with regret So stay a little longer here with me. I know you don’t want me to shout it, though its true I can’t hesitate, tomorrow will not do Cause I can’t find myself alone, for 5 minutes Without thinking of you I can’t find myself alone I can’t find myself alone I can’t find myself alone for 5 minutes, without thinking of you.
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The Ray – by Patrick Spencer G C Em D7 G C Em D Sometimes I get lost in confusion I just keep up with it all I'm buried in each moment passing As it's blown up so big on the wall…..(hang) It was a beautiful Florida morning The water asleep on the bay No clouds, no weather, no warning That we wouldn't have sunshine today And we road high over the water I looked back at her and couldn't help smile The sun lit her face like an angel And we hadn't done this in a while When that ray rose out of the water She didn't have the time to turn her head They went down to the deck like the thunder By the time that I turned she was dead….. (hang) (Instrumental) G Em C D7 G Em C D And I try to connect with the chaos I couldn't understand where she had gone As I stumbled through all of the questions I couldn't understand what I'd done wrong So I live everyday as I'm laughing Nothing makes much sense and that is clear And I never saw anything coming When that damn thing left me standing here…… (hang) Sometimes we live for tomorrow Or watch them from high up above But you never quite know what is flying When you're way out on the bay with your love

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We wanted an album that resembles our outdoor, busking style of performance. Guitar, vocals, cello and harmonica.

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released March 1, 2013

Written and lead vocals by Patrick Spencer, cello/backup vocals by Alex Hauka, more vocals by Missy Cross. Recorded by Steven Beddall and mastered by Mark Lawrence.

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Coldwater Road Vancouver, British Columbia

Founded by Patrick Spencer in 2012, CwRoad gives folk music a reason to dance. Waltzing between love songs and foot-stomping murder ballads, there's a story for everyone. Their style reaches across Folk, Americana, Rock, and Country; like Don McLean sitting in with the Lumineers. Coldwater Road is a five-piece folk/rock group with rich harmonies and driving rhythm. ... more

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