Two Songs, Arizona

by Grande Canyon

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1.
Peekaboo 01:50
Okay. Whatever you say. I'm so messed up It's my fault. Like a baby I am laying on my back, staring upwards as celestial bodies spin around me. Like a baby I am failing to see if anyone more than a few feet away is looking back. I never thought that the headlights of my car would illuminate the ghosts of my friends in front of my eyes. Getting sleepy driving up and down the streets, Discount burgers by the beach, we stared into the pretty lights. All I ever do is worry about bills, about girls, about my parents, about my job, about wearing sunscreen everyday when I just wanna hide away and play guitar and wish that you all weren’t so far away. I never thought that the headlights of my car Would illuminate the ghosts of my friends in front of my eyes. Getting sleepy driving up and down the streets, Discount burgers by the beach, we stared into the pretty lights.
2.
It shouldn’t be this way. Another complicated conversation backdropped by the waves. By the way, it gets better every day I didn't expect you to check up on me I appreciate it, okay? It shouldn’t be this way. The mainsail crashing down on my face out there on the bay. By the way it was nice of you to say That there's nothing wrong with feeling like this I appreciate it, okay? I pulled up the sail. It got stuck halfway. Living in my head is no way to get better. I do nothing now. We used to do nothing together, and it feels like such a chore being just okay at most. We slept under the stars, and drove back toward the coast. Everybody went away. I’ll get used to not staying up late, no barbecue a few doors away. But I'm gonna miss the way that you picked me up to go get ramen. I appreciate it, okay?

about

" Peekaboo and The Sailing Song are basically about me missing my best buddos now that I’ve graduated and moved away from my college town.

Missing people can be a source of anxiety or a dose of healthy nostalgia, and I think there’s a little bit of both in here. Of course, there’s a dash of heartache thrown in there too.

The biggest lesson I learned from writing these songs is that you really don’t need the high E string on your guitar; It’s just not a necessary string."

- Sam from Grande Canyon

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released October 23, 2016

Sam Fields - Guitar, Vocals
Jordan Jones - Bass
David McIntyre - Drums, Synth, Vocals

Trumpet on The Sailing Song by Matt Vollmer

Recorded at Avalon Street Studio
Cover Photography by Katrina Jabbari

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