Street Side (acoustic)

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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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Track Name: Seven Letters (acoustic)
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
Track Name: The Walls (acoustic)
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
Track Name: The Woods (acoustic)
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
Track Name: Hot Balloon (acoustic)
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
Track Name: Dear Eurydice (acoustic)
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
Track Name: Drive (acoustic)
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
Track Name: Longtime (acoustic)
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
Track Name: Time to Fly (acoustic)
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.
Track Name: Elizabeth (acoustic)
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
Track Name: Rocketship (acoustic)
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.
Track Name: The Ray (acoustic)
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