Songs of the Year: Vol .2

by Clea Roddick

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"The smallest sprout shows that there is no death" -Walt Whitman

This is the second EP in a series of 4. Celebrating the seasons, people, birds, trees and sprouts.

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released May 31, 2011

Produced by Craig Newnes and Clea Roddick
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Craig Newnes at The Station Recording Company in Calgary, Alberta

'Revolving Doors' and 'The Sky is Green' written by Clea Roddick (SOCAN) 'Birds Come Back' and 'No Time to Waste' Lyrics by Clea Roddick (SOCAN) Music by Clea Roddick and Craig Newnes (SOCAN)

Written and Recorded entirely in March 2011

Clea Roddick-vocals,piano,Rhodes,accordion, synth
Craig Newnes-guitars,bass,percussion,bells, bg vocals,programming
Noel Johnson-vocal duet on 'Birds Come Back'
Spencer Cheyne-drums, bongos, snaps
Carl Janzen-guitar
Mike Little-Hammond B3
Mike Southworth-bg vocals
Ally Keller-bg vocals
Emily Triggs-bg vocals

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Clea Roddick British Columbia

“where street meets book," Clea grew up on an off-the-grid ranch in northern Alberta. Her 2009 debut release ‘Rollerskate,’ was added to over 300 independent radio stations, charted across North America and featured on MTV’s ‘The Real World’. Her 2011 effort is a series of 4 EPs recorded and released within one year entitled ‘Songs of the Year: Vol. 1, 2, 3 and 4' ... more

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Track Name: Revolving Doors
Revolving Doors

Street sweeper, what do you see?
Do you notice parts of winter hearts
Wrapped in rotten leaves
Street sweeper, will you marry me?
I’ve been looking for a guy
Not afraid to get his plans a little dirty

Revolving doors, revolving doors
Revolving doors, revolving doors

Street sweeper, what do you see?
What if I was her and she, she was me
Then I could walk in high heels
I could hide how I feel
I could melt away the snow
Pave over sticks and bricks and stones

Revolving doors, revolving doors
It felt pretty warm on the inside
But now I’m standing in the snow
I have nothing to show
Just a heart shaped hole in the frost of your window

Street sweeper what do you see?
What do you hear?
What do you believe?
Revolving doors, revolving doors
It felt pretty warm on the inside
But now I’m standing in the snow
I have nothing to show
Just a heart shaped hole in the frost of your window
Waiting to evolve
Waiting to evolve
Wait a minute, what if this ship’s real and we are coming back again
And where we’re trying to get
We’ve already been
Oh, let me in

Revolving doors, revolving doors
Revolving doors, revolving doors
Track Name: Birds Come Back
Birds Come Back

Ladybird, fly away home
Where two birds sit on a stone
One flies away, there is one
And soon the other is gone

Birds come back
Birds come back
All of the birds will be back
Birds come back
Birds come back

Holding a bird in your hand
Heart beating, feathers and wings
You want to let go but you can’t
Until she sings to you
Promising

Birds come back
Birds come back
All of the birds will be back
Birds come back
Birds come back

I came through the fire
By turning to stone
Wasting my time wanting better
Now I’m just trying to get back what's flown

Birds come back
All of the birds will be back
Birds come back
Birds come back
Most of the birds will be back
Birds come back
Birds come back
Track Name: No Time To Waste
No Time To Waste

Who knows what’s good or bad
Are you happy or sad
Could be the planets or the weather
That is making us mad
And our bodies feel the rhythm of the tides on the sand
So why don’t we just go with what we can’t understand

Who knows what seasons bring
Is it winter or spring
Are you Monday or Friday
I thought that we had a thing
And our bodies feel the rhythm of the tides on the sand
So why don’t we just go with what we can’t understand

Don’t push my love away
Don’t wait for another day
Don’t push my love away
Don’t let this good heart go to waste

Who knows if this is it
Marshmellows or brick
Oh, I’ve been blowing bubbles
That you pop with a stick
But our bodies feel the rhythm of the tides on the sand
So why don’t we just go with what we can’t understand
Don’t push my love away
Don’t wait for another day
Don’t push my love away
Don’t let this good heart go to waste

You say your phone was off
You couldn’t hear the calls
I used up all the space
Speaking words that you’ll erase

Don’t push my love away
Don’t wait for another day
Don’t push my love away
Don’t let this good heart go to waste
Track Name: The Sky Is Green
The Sky Is Green

It starts with a seed and the root breaks free
Open up your arms, unbend your knees
All new leaves
The sky is green

Unfurling the smallest sprout
Poetry before words had mouths
Before we waltzed between the trees, there were leaves, leaves, leaves
All new leaves

The sky is green, the sky is green
Lit with leaves, good and good and green

When we lost the plan and you smashed your phone
There were people right beside us that we got to get to know
Then the plane broke down on the runway
All we could say was this day we are not supposed to fall
We are not supposed to fall
We are green new leaves
All new leaves

The sky is green
The sky is green
Lit with leaves, good and good and green

They said you died of a rare disease
But April’s bride, I still see your leaves
All new leaves

The sky is green, the sky is green
Lit with leaves, good and good and green