A Thin Place EP

by YOUNG APOTHECARY

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YOUNG APOTHECARY's first short and sweet studio EP release is inspired by the solitude and complexity of the Great Plains.

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released April 3, 2015

Produced by Jesse Northey Productions (jessenortheyproductions.com) and recorded at Riverdale Recorders (riverdalerecorders.com).

A giant thanks to: Jesse Northey, Marcus Rayment, Lauren Holt, Murray Wood, Katie Green, Adam Zier-Vogel photography, and all the beautiful friends and family out there.

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YOUNG APOTHECARY Edmonton, Alberta

YOUNG APOTHECARY is based in central Alberta. Awed by buffalo wandering the hills, grasses bristling at dawn - her sound echoes the storied landscapes and creatures of the west.

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Track Name: The Flood
Don’t you know about the flood that came through?
He climbed through your window, as he tried to seduce you
With a fistful of sunsets, ‘cross his watery heart
You’ll never be thirsty, but from land you must part

What’s wrong with drowning with his love?
He is the ocean, and you are a dove?

Where the waves take you farther
And love looks distant under water

Don’t you know about the cloud that came through?
He slept on your shoulder, as he tried to seduce you
With a fistful of sunsets, ‘cross his feathery heart
You’ll never be sleepy, but from dreams you must part

Salt from his tears will season your sorrow
As you wait for the sun to bring you back to shore

Chorus

Yes I know, ‘bout the storm that came through
Cause he stole all my kisses, but I said
“I ain’t gonna catch cold for you”

This love is not wrong, but I’m just too tired to swim
When I’m ready for love, I’ll keep my eyes on the wind
Yes, when I’m ready for love, I’ll keep my eyes on the wind

Chorus
Track Name: Cold Blue Skies
I hear the snow is fallin’ in Alberta
I was born here, but I wandered far
Like a bear in an open field;
I was lonely, and I
Longed to be healed

My feet carried me like a dangerous beast
I learned to care for my own disease,
Not knowing where I wanted to live
Not knowing who I wanted to be

Those cold, blue skies under which I will die
Have made me a child again,
Back where it all began
In Alberta
Where wheat is buried deep under snow,
Coyotes call and tease the dogs
My new life is covered in frost,
In Alberta

My infant eyes
Open wide as the river winds
Wisdom flows as the seasons find
Me naked and yielding
A new seedling, aching to be found

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Oh Alberta, make me a woman
Who cares for the cold
Oh Alberta, make me a woman
Who comes alive again where she was born
In Alberta
Track Name: Open Water
Sleepwalker
Ice is breaking under
Dark shape rising
One finger in heaven

Who do we honour?
With our open water?
Who do we honour?
With our sons and our daughters?

The beast is sleepin’
Eyes not closed
Not even dreamin’
No chains surround him
Oh yet, he is frozen.

Who do we honour?
With our fear of each other?
Who do we honour?
If we continue to slumber?

Get up, my love
It’s time to rise and it’s time to cry
Get up, my love
Have you forgotten what it’s like? What it’s like to be alive?

Our sisters are missing
Votes don’t count
Fish aren’t swimmin’
Where did the tall, forest go?
Why did our country feed us to the wolves?

Who do we honour?
If we all stand together?
Who do we honour?
If we take hold of our future?

With glowing hearts we rise
With glowing hearts we die

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