The Romantics

by Inlet Sound

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released October 16, 2012

All songs written by Inlet Sound

Produced and recorded by Laurence Currie
*Saturday (co-produced by Inlet Sound & Laurence Currie)
**Mademoiselle (produced by Inlet Sound)

Recorded remotely in Tobermory, Hamilton & Toronto, Ontario
***Saturday and Mademoiselle were recorded by Andrew Heppner at Canterbury Studios (Toronto)

Mixed by Laurence Currie at Sunnyside Studios (Toronto)
Mastered by Charles Carvalho at Carvalho Mastering (Toronto)


- INLET SOUND -

Michael Wexler - Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals / Acoustic Guitar
Sean Hardy - Piano / Hammond / Pipe Organ / Farfisa / Wurlitzer / Bells & Whistles
Steven Gore - Mandolin / Violin / Electric Guitar / Backing Vocals


- ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS -

Drums / Percussion - Johnny Rowe
* Jamie March on Saturday
** Matt Cramp on Mademoiselle

Bass Guitar - Andrew Prine & Laurence Currie
** Ian Russell on Mademoiselle

Electric Guitar - Laurence Currie
* Ian Russell on Saturday

French Horn - Frances Miller

Strings - Chris Church


Distribution by Fontana North (Maplecore)
©2012 Inlet Sound -- www.inletsound.com

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Inlet Sound is the musical convergence of passionate folk-rock spirit and atmospheric pop form. 2012 has seen the band surrounded by and tirelessly crafting 'The Romantics', their first full-length record, in cabins and churches with acclaimed producer Laurence Currie (Sloan, Wintersleep, Hey Rosetta!). ... more

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Track Name: Romantics I
Oh, this will wear us down
Until we're underground
Will wear us 'till we've found ourselves

Oh, this will wear us down
Until we're underground
Will wear us 'till we've found ourselves

There is glass, smoke and wire 'neath our feet
Yet we dig for flowers through the cracks in the street
And you'll see our blood through the pores in our chests
As slaves to romance 'till we rest

Oh, this will wear us down
Until we're underground
Will wear us 'till we've found ourselves

Oh, this will wear us down
Until we're underground
Will wear us 'till we've found ourselves
Track Name: Magnetic North
A broken compass
And puzzle pieces
In my hand, in my hand

No new direction
Answers or thoughts to reprimand
So I'll pretend

I've laid down
Just wasting time
Counting sand, counting sand

Pulled out my hair
Shown I've grown
And understand, understand

North is the way, to a new beginning
Frozen away, silent bloody brimming hearts
Tethered and frayed by my eye's reflection
Forward and back, I walk

Those forward thinkers
Insurance brokers
In the dark, in the dark

They can't see
What this all
Means to me

North is the way, to a new beginning
Frozen away, silent bloody brimming hearts
Tethered and frayed by my eye's reflection
Forward and back
North is the way, to a new beginning
Frozen away, silent bloody brimming hearts
Tethered and frayed by my mind's regression
Forward and back, I walk

North is the way, to a new beginning
Frozen away, silent bloody brimming hearts
Tethered and frayed by my eye's reflection
Forward and back
North is the way, to a new beginning
Frozen away, silent bloody brimming hearts
Tethered and frayed by my mind's regression
Forward and back, I walk
Track Name: Canadian National
I've been getting tired
Reaching for the dawn
The city night's still a mystery shining bright
But I know, I can't wait so long

Out through the window, it's haunting my sight

Surround ourselves
There's a ghost inside our ears
Surround ourselves
Follows shadows, fallen fears
Surround ourselves in yellow light
Everyone's invisible

The story's barely started
But where's it supposed it to lead?
We'll take a walk down that empty city block
And we'll land in the arms of our dreams

Surround ourselves
There's a ghost inside our ears
Surround ourselves
Follows shadows, fallen fears
Surround ourselves in yellow light
Everyone's invisible

Out through the window, it's haunting my sight
Out through the window, it's haunting my sight
Out through the window, it's haunting my,
Haunting my, haunting my sight

Surround ourselves
There's a ghost inside our ears
Surround ourselves
Follows shadows, fallen fears
Surround ourselves in yellow light
Everyone's invisible
Surround ourselves
There's a ghost inside our ears
Surround ourselves
Follows shadows, fallen fears
Surround ourselves in yellow light
Everyone's invisible
Track Name: Mail-Order
We
We all
We all know
We all know
We all know her by name

When
When smile
When smiling
When smiling
You'll no-, notice her gaze

Her
Her touch
Her touch ain't
Her touch ain't
Her touch ain't ever the same

She
She's here
She's hiding
She's here by your side
Track Name: Sing Me To Sleep
When the thin-filmed apathy is peeled away
Clockwork silent in the snow
Portraits, spectacles and rooftops stain
Pages of a day she used to know

Tales of those cross-country bus tours
Herds of sheep lead the way
Beautiful girl inside that belly
Caressing when night falls she'll say

No matter where you think we came from
Whatever haunting calls your name
If home is truly where the heart is
Near or far, we will feel the same
No matter where you think you came from
You'll go back soon
For now you'll have to lay your head down
Close your eyes and sing this tune

Memories of sail boats and folk songs
Spinning disc, numbered sheep
Star spangled ceilings and far off lands to conquer
Colour his dreams, sing him to sleep

No matter where you think we came from
Whatever haunting calls your name
If home is truly where the heart is
Near or far, we will feel the same
No matter where you think you came from
You'll go back soon
For now you'll have to lay your head down
Close your eyes and sing this tune

No matter what you can tell me, I think I'm fine here on my own
No matter what you can tell me, I think I'm fine here on my own

No matter where you think we came from
Whatever haunting calls your name
If home is truly where the heart is
Won't you sing
No matter where you think you came from
You'll go back soon
For now you'll have to lay your head down
Close your eyes and sing this tune
Track Name: Amber Skies
Stay here a while, on this edge
By my side, holding on tight
Though your gaze, focused down
Furrowed brow, drops from my sight
Getting colder, snow falls from your eyes
Trickles and floats, down below
To settle 'neath amber skies

I'll fall asleep, touch your face
Taste your smile, fiery eyes
Flick'ring light, won't ignite, soggy tinder

Carry me home through the night
Your toes are so cold, frozen muscle and bone
I won't let you speak as I fall sound asleep
Let's pretend that it all works out

Far down below, fields of green
Clouds of white, I shiver and glow
By your side, on this edge
Lost in time, with what's gone untold
Knuckles white, feeling's gone
Frozen tongue and brittle bone
Sky's on fire, silent, casts of stone

Carry me home through the night
Your toes are so cold, frozen muscle and bone
I won't let you speak as I fall sound asleep
Let's pretend that it all works out
Carry me home through the night
Your toes are so cold, frozen muscle and bone
I won't let you speak as I fall sound asleep
Let's pretend that it all works out

Carry me home through the night
Your toes are so cold, frozen muscle and bone
I won't let you speak as I fall sound asleep
Let's pretend that it all works out
Carry me home through the night
Your toes are so cold, frozen muscle and bone
I won't let you speak as I fall sound asleep
Let's pretend that it all works out
Track Name: Saturday
Freckled noses browning in the sun
Your eyelash gone astray
Climb the ridge and catch the dying light
Throw our empties all away

You are safe where you are
You are home in my head
If there's nowhere to turn
I'll turn in

Cotton blankets bundled keeping warm
Swinging gently in the breeze
We rest our heads beneath the scattered glow
And swim in midnight mystery

You are safe where you are
You are home in my head
If there's nowhere to turn
I'll turn in

You are safe where you are
You are home in my head
If there's nowhere to turn
I'll turn in
You are safe where you are
You are home in my head
If there's nowhere to turn
I'll turn in
Track Name: Romantics II
I can feel my heart breaking
But I can't let it go
Suspended in anticipation
For some feeling that it used to know

Dai da dai da
Dai da dai da

I'll crawl beneath the bedsheets
I'll crawl beneath the bedsheets
I'll crawl beneath it all

I'll crawl beneath the bedsheets
I'll crawl beneath the bedsheets
I'll crawl beneath it all
Track Name: Young Hearts
Young man, your distant mind has travelled
Too far from home
Come back, empty your baggage at our doorstep
Fall down, all that you want's amongst you
Buried in bone
Reach out to tangle the whispers of gentle strangers

When we were young, we were young
We were poised for the moon
We will reach for the sun again
Battered and bruised, and alone
Take me out of the cold
We will reach for the sun again
When we are gone, we are gone
It'll be carved in stone
We will reach for the sun again
Oh, don't let me get old, just remember
We'll still be young hearts 'till the end

Unearthed, shrouded in doubt and darkness
Your eyes will adjust
Look up, clouds dance above you like candles
You've come, come much too far to lie here
And bask in the sun
Waiting for planets to pass and an amber sky

When we were young, we were young
We were poised for the moon
We will reach for the sun again
Battered and bruised, and alone
Take me out of the cold
We will reach for the sun again
When we are gone, we are gone
It'll be carved in stone
We will reach for the sun again
Oh, don't let me get old, just remember
We'll still be young hearts 'till the end

When we were young, we were young
We were poised for the moon
We will reach for the sun again
Battered and bruised, and alone
Take me out of the cold
We will reach for the sun again
When we are gone, we are gone
It'll be carved in stone
We will reach for the sun again
Oh, don't let me get old, just remember
We'll still be young hearts 'till the end
Track Name: Mademoiselle
I walk this street alone
Because no one's at home
I have a date with Marie

Past Rachel I walk
I can't stop to talk
She is waiting on me

I miss the 24
Mrs. Schwartz I do adore
But I must be on my way.

Mr. Viateur
You have a lovely daughter
But I don't have time to play.

In the evening her breath just smells like gravy
In the morning congestion in her heart
And on Sundays she'll bake and beat her bongos
When she's done she'll get herself off.

When we're together here
I often tend to leer
As other girls go passing by.

Don't always stick around
But other gals I've found
Often take me to her side.

In the evening her breath just smells like gravy
In the morning congestion in her heart
And on Sundays she'll bake and beat her bongos
When she's done she'll get herself off.