Postcards From Nowhere

by Grant Andrews

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released November 6, 2014

Lyrics and music by Grant Andrews

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Grant Andrews Waterloo, Ontario

I'm widely acknowledged as being mostly unknown. Normally I play music with my band, The Red Factor. This is just me working out my egomania and narcissism.

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Track Name: Bonnie
Mamma said "Don't you worry
Boy, just take your time."
But I ain't got no Bonnie
To match up with my Clyde
So I'll ride on

At day my eyes are dim
At night they burn like coals
Too bad they don't give off heat
To keep me from the cold
So I'll drive on

People ask me if I'm okay
They ask me if I'm sad
People don't know the half of it
Whatever, oh well, too bad
I just drive on

//And some say that life is what you make it
Some say all we need is love
But I came into this world naked
And I'll leave the exact same way I've come//

Papa say "Be yourself
You'll find true love then"
But I can't manage to love myself
And I don't know where to begin
So I cry on

At day I'm a believer
At night I'm the angel's foe
I'm bitter like medicine
Cuz I can't let you go
So I'll ride on

//And some say that life is what you make it
Some say all we need is love
But I came into this world naked
And I'll leave the exact same way I've come//

Mamma said "Don't you worry
Boy, just take your time."
But I ain't got no Bonnie
To match up with my Clyde
So I'll ride on
Track Name: Blue Becomes Black
You can wait till the sun goes down
You can wait till she rise again
Girl, I'll only let you down
Should've chosen better friends
I'm singing ooh, that's not like you

I'm a seeker of the light
Of a well that never runs dry
But I'm not sure I'll be any closer
If I search until the day I die
I'm singing ooh, tell me what's true

Wise Man told me to mend my ways
Lest I should burn in Hell
Wise Man's sinned much more than me
As far as I can tell
I'm singing ooh, all men are fools

Killed my brother for pennies
Then I got out of town
Got hung up by the river
From a fear that I would drown
I'm singing ooh, tremble in my shoes

I'm singing ooh, give me the blues

Good Lord gave me a Vision
And it burst upon my sight
But ever since that day
I only recall it in black and white
I'm singing ooh, ain't got no news

Fire before my eyes
And rain to lash my back
On the kitchen window
There comes a tiny crack
Singing ooh, one cryptic clue
Track Name: Winter Waltz
I lost myself
On a winding road
In the winter wind
In the zephr's moan

I lost a friend
On a winding path
Another brother
Who I've walked past

Another winter's coming soon
I can feel it in my soul
Pulled closer by every moon
By a rope we can't let go

I'm losing my leaves
I'm losing my leaves

I lost my green
From the blue in your eyes
They drowned my soul
In liquid ice

You're my winter storm
We'll stay warm inside
Till day is born
From the shards of the night

Oh
You whisper through the trees
You whisper in my ear
What you want me to be

Oh, my love
We dance knee deep in the snow
I'll wrap my arms around your waist and never let you go
We'll wander along the river
Frozen like a smooth silver street
Arm in arm, hand in hand
With winter at our feet
Track Name: Letters From The Road
About this time last year, I guess
Is when it all when up in flames
Morning was a long way off
And night weren't feeling all that soft

From the church up on the corner
The bell rang, the vultures called
It's a long drive from the night shift
Through wind that bears Heaven's kiss

I've been driving with the Devil
In the passenger seat
He tells me I'm not that tired
And I pretend he's not a liar

I try my best
To keep my eyes on the road
No need to guess
Where I'm supposed to go

//I hope you've been getting my letters from the road
I hope you've been reading them, I hope you know//

I miss you, but I'm okay, and the food here is bad
Been sleeping on the front seat
Wearing my socks three deep

I often imagine that I'm back home, on the couch, by the fire
With you in my arms
And the world can't do us no harm

//I hope you've been getting my letters from the road
I hope you've been reading them, I hope you know//

That I'm coming home
I promise I'll be there before long
I'll have you know that I ain't gonna sleep
Till the road runs out and I'm at your feet

Greyest dawn I've ever seen
Is breaking over me
Still a few miles left to go
Holding on, I hold on to hope

//I hope you've been getting my letters from the road
I hope you've been reading them, I hope you know that I miss you//
Track Name: All Saints Day
All Saints Day
The rain came
A grey parade

The sky blistered
I misheard
Every single word

I miss that look in your eyes
Do you miss me too?

I talk myself out of everything
Are you really my friend?
Reassure me that you love me
And raise the bet

All the stars combined
Couldn't outshine you

//I'm sorry, but I'm no wiser
Than I was last time around
I wish I could say that on All Saints day
All my good would come out//

You can still hear the darkness scream
One day removed for Halloween
But light breaks through every web
And every corner of my head

Is reclaimed for the good
Like you said it would

You can say that I'm all darkness
But I've been the one who's come the farthest
It's been too long since we touched
And I think I miss you a bit too much

//I'm sorry, but I'm no wiser
Than I was last time around
I wish I could say that on All Saints day
All my good would come out//

All the stars combined
Couldn't outshine you
Track Name: Pretty Thing
Hello Pretty Thing, how do you do?
I'm a little bit different, but I'm a lot like you

I'm sorry if I did intrude
Good morning Pretty Thing, how do you do?
Did you rise from the newborn sun and dance on the dew?
Did the fresh light spin you up a solitude?

Good morning

I'm a little uncertain of what I should say
One wrong syllable and you might fade away
I know you're not as fragile as you seem
But I feel like I'm barely awake, dreaming the sweetest dream

//And I don't want this to end
No I don't want this to end//

You're a mystery that I can't comprehend
And I can't read the clues to tell if I'm your friend

To be honest, I wouldn't mind some kind of hint
But I'm afraid I'll only get more confused by it
It's just that no one every taught me how to keep score in this game
I can't tell if I'm winning or losing or if they're both the same

//But I don't want this to end
No I don't want this to end//

Hello, Pretty Thing, how do you do?
Well I'm a little bit lonely, to tell you the truth
Track Name: Vanity
It's just a word
That people say
Seldom heard
I fade away

Ooh, vanity

My crooked teeth
My wild hair
Seen from beneath
A magazine that I don't read

//Ooh, vanity is a killer
And I know it's not how I see you
Through a glass darkly, it seems
Vanity's got a grip on me//

Alert
We gotta Class-A beauty queen
Fear the worst
You might pass unseen

Ooh, vanity

They call it show business
What a mess
A popularity contest
For the best dressed genetic freak

Vanity

//Ooh, vanity is a killer
And I know it's not how I see you
Through a glass darkly, it seems
Vanity's got a grip on me//