The Heavy Wait

by David Simard

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1.
Cat's Cradle 04:59
Well she played cat's cradle Where we met in the casino And I won three dead roses For the saddest song But I cut off her bracelet And tied the three roses tight To leave in the classroom Where we had our first night And it's strange that ever since I haven't spent a night alone And it's strange that ever since I wake without hate for the dawn Now I've stopped craving sweets I've stopped craving cigarettes And I'm saving my loving For one who wants it best Yeah I cut off her bracelet And laid those roses to rest And with these visions of Johanna I'm much less impressed And it's strange that ever since I haven't spent a night alone And it's strange that ever since I wake without hate for the dawn
2.
Lucie 02:31
Lucie, you're the colour in my night Lucie, you're a song I'd like to write And I can't help but stare When you're in the room, my dear Lucie, you're the colour in my night Lucie, you're the child in my mind Lucie's the sweetest way to spend my time I know how I was And I'm different now because Lucie, you're the child in my mind Fixed a flower in my hand Stole it from a grocery stand, oh Lucie. Lucie, from the rocks and to the wood Lucie came to me and I understood That time blew us a kiss You take what you want from this Lucie, from the rocks and to the wood Fixed a flower in my hair Lord I pray it stays right there For a year or two Our times were far too few Lucie, you're the colour in my night Lucie, you're a song I'd like to write
3.
Pull the pump up, push the pump down Pull the good clean water up from the ground Don't care how much in the city they pay I drink the good clean water here every day Down the path few feet have trod To fiddler's creek with my fishing rod They got the best damn sushi in Vancouver, they say But in the good clean water's where the fishes lay Yes in the good clean water's where the fishes lay Oh good clean water How sad I'll be When I'm without her Just like BP Birds and berries, bears and cherries Cottonwood and crab apple trees Gets as hot as Montreal some days But the good clean water helps the green to stay Yes the good clean water helps the green to stay But up in Alberta there's a hole in the ground And lots of money - they wanna spread it around Pipe it to the BC coast if they please And ship it overseas But if the oil's so good why don't we keep it here For the good old boys and our engineers Instead of making jobs so we can give 'em away And it's the good clean water that'll have to pay Yes it's the good clean water that'll have to pay Oh good clean water How sad I'll be When I'm without her Just like BP Oh good clean water How sad I'll be When I'm without her Exxon-Valdez Pull the pump up, push the pump down Pull the good clean water up from the ground Don't care how much in the city they pay I drink the good clean water here every day And in the good clean water's where the fishes lay And it's the good clean water helps the green to stay And it's the good clean water that'll have to pay
4.
There's a vampire in this town And I waited for her to come around Well she knew my name And from where I had came And laid her claim to my neck There's a vampire in this town And it's just like her to hang around Till the bar was closed And then outside in the snow She brought me below the deck The witchin' in your kitchen was too much for the morning And Lucia did ask ya, "Which human did you ruin?" Oh you know him, she said, I put him in my bed Oh, how I laid him bare He was the guitar player at the show last night And everyone in town was there Someone had to humble him And that someone was me Someone had to take him in And make him bleed I don't think he'll be staying But you should see the claim I've lain to his neck There's a vampire in this town And she's waiting for you to come around If you dress just right on a really chilly night You just might look good enough to bite
5.
The Line 05:03
I don't want, I don't want Money for your love I don't want, I don't want Love from above We all live in the city of sin One more line, one more line for the road All we wear, it is getting pretty thin Listen why, listen why - there's a toll Once I had a lover so bold She punched me out and took me home I don't want, I don't want Money for your love I don't want, I don't want Love from above Cups of coffee mafia owned There's a line, there's a line out the door Rent is cheap but sometimes I don't sleep Listen why, listen why - there's a moan, there's a moan There's a moaning in these walls And I hope the voices never fall There's a feeling I hope to draw on And there's a letter I'm keeping For a reason you ain't seeing I'm out the door in Saint-Henri I don't want, I don't want Money for your love I don't want, I don't want Love from above
6.
I'm Bad 04:40
Well Montreal's pretty Cold around now And if I could choose a city To call my home town, I'd choose you The leaves on the mountain Are fine this time Of early autumn With nothing but dying to do But I'm bad at loving you It's not how I meant to do I'm bad at keeping up I'll never fill your cup I'm bad at loving you, babe, I'm bad Well I was feeling lonesome Though you said I was home Said, "Honey, let me be the place You rest your weary bones from the road." But I was getting antsy And you were getting sad I considered doing fancy Footwork with my bag - there I go Being bad at loving you It's not how I meant to do I'm bad at keeping up I'll never fill your cup I'm bad at loving you, babe, I'm bad
7.
La Dee Da 05:29
She stole that distant look Her lines read like a book Oh, in 1946 She's got an old / new bag of tricks She'll take you down the stairs Put petunias in your hair Not quite sure if they're real She's a modern girl with a vintage feel With twenty years she glows Forever older she grows And with the sweetest little flinch She regardless gains an inch Oh but no, she'll never quit Yes, she'll find that dress to fit And she knows Brigitte Bardot Was a modern girl not that long ago Her picture's on the walls, la dee da The new fashions of fall and Dada At the bottom of the stairs She looks over her shoulder Put your head upon her breast And when you kiss her, taste a hipster And you stick it to her, "Do you know Just how true love doth grow?" With a vapid look like coal She says, "Does this fur look faux?" On the corner of St-Cat's and Atwater The coroner stands where you laid her down On the modern ground, la dee da
8.
Superior 05:42
There's a scent in the air and leaves in paper bags And there's a wind like Mona, smoking all my fags We were driving up North as the Winter did loom Woke at dawn in a motel room It was a long drive And I looked with lonesome eyes As your body moved away from me How did I hope this would be Superior, she kept her cool All the drearier my waters did pool We prayed it wouldn't snow Before we left Ontario But my heart is a snow-capped non-believer But there's a scent in the air and the sound of open road And I remember, not long ago, with a long haul trucker I'd stowed We were driving up North as the summer did moon Left that very dawn your little rented room It was a long drive And I watched with weary eyes As my body moved away from you On this highway, then I did croon this tune
9.
I wanted to write you a tune about solitude And that hunger that wants to consume the other But I guess you already know all I could tell you And I guess that's the point I'm trying to sing to Those unspoken things - suspended Freely between us with a knowing trust Are the greatest intimacies To inaudibly be Pure and unconsummated I wanted to write you a tune about solitude And now I've said too much
10.
Take Me In 05:36
Take me in Cover my skin Sheets worn thin On a bed in the kitchen Pocket poor But a smile at the door takes me in My good friend Five in the morning Coffee and breakfast a-steaming He's asking The same old questions Where I been And the new love I'm wearing If you wanna know She's a field I'd sow She takes me in She takes me in
11.
Rorschach 04:27
There's a lady that sent me a butterfly wing I can wind it around me anytime I can sing It's a melody to bring her closer Well she lives in a city all the way across the country And the letters I send her, they travel faster than me I could race them if I like, but I only hitch-hike in the summer Well she don't know my good friend and I don't know her kin But the water she lives by is the same one I was born in Of all the places that I've been I'd return there So lady rage with hazel eyes through the cool of my mind Lady rage until our lives might each other one day close find Like a shoestring still entwined Ready to lace and leave behind our bodies fair And lover, I hope that you know Though the getting to know has been so slow I'm looking down the track Another sunrise at my back And I sing another butterfly wing Let's race to the middle, let's rage through the night You'll play me a little, I'll dance if you like You see my head is so warm but my bed is so cold And there's a woman out burning for me I'm told Yes there's a woman out burning for me I'm told There's a lady that sent me a butterfly wing I can wind it around me anytime I can sing It's a melody to bring her closer.

credits

released August 5, 2016

- Cast -

David Simard: Vocals, Guitars, Keys
Patrick Latreille: Double Bass
Evan Tighe: Drums
Recorded in Farnham, QC, at Le Grand Lodge No. 24 by Jean-Bruno Pinard.

Aurélien Naffrichoux: Lap Steel
Mathieu Pelletier-Gagnon: Piano (Cat's Cradle)
Ryan Boeur: Electric Guitar (The Line)
Recorded in Paris, France, at Break'Art Mix Residency and Xylomatic Studio by Michael Wookey.

Joseph Abbott: Clarinet
Sky Lambourne: Trumpet, Trombone
Brie Neilson: Backing Vocals
Recorded in Vancouver at Monarch Studios by Elisa Pangsaeng.

Produced by David Simard
Mixed by Jean-Bruno Pinard at Planet Studios.
Mastered at Ithaca Mastering, dcondax@gmail.com
Photography by Fredrik Altinell
Design & Layout by John James
Executive Production by Anne Vegnaduzzo Agency
Vibes by Manny the Red Racer

Special thanks to Kevin Sohier at La Canopée, and Dimitri Condax.

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"Simard channels a deft folk crooner with sensitivity … and a little bit of mischief." (Artswells Music Festival).

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