Act One

by Summersett

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All Songs © 2015 SUMMERSETT (Nick Carpenter and Patricia Summersett) summersettband.com

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released May 12, 2015

Produced by Patricia Summersett, Nick Carpenter and Don Murnaghan
Recording/ Mixing: Don Murnaghan at Studio Frisson, Montreal Qc
Mastering: Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering, Montreal,Qc.
French lyrics: Manon St-Jules
Vocals: Patricia Summersett

Piano and back vocals: Nick Carpenter

Guest vocals: Eric Davis (Im Comin Over, Si j’peux arriver, Last Day) Upright and electric bass: Pierre Gaudreault
Drums and percussion: Jean-Philippe Godbout
Violin: Ariane Gruet-Pelchat
Cello: Sheila Hannigan

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Summersett Montreal, Québec

Summersett is the outcome of a creative duality. Intimate piano and earthy voice give way to ecstatic orchestral rock. Nick Carpenter and Patricia Summersett are joined by classical and jazz musicians to create Summersett. Indie Folk pop with elements of cabaret and new chanson. ... more

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Track Name: Grand Superior
Grand Superior

I dream of white cities dark country roads
One leads to the other and you are there
The light it is brilliant the smell is green
Stop breathing to listen to hear you
Everwhere

This land contains something I don't understand
We try to contain it but it's only sand
Slips through my hand a strand of your hair
Caught in the wind I feel you
Everywhere

Will it break me

I mourn in the light firestorm dawn
It's gone in a moment gone to the sun
The waves and the birds a wind's love affair
Caught in this figure I feel you
Everywhere

And what can I have but this moment
Will it break me

This shore contains something I now understand
Walking alone I know it's your hand
Clouds take the sky gone the still air
Wind strips them back and I'm falling
Everywhere

Crossing this lake is like crossing the world
I will drown trying thinking of you
The nightwater's in me I'm sinking no air
Stop breathing to see you and stars are
Everywhere

And what can I have but this moment

Will it break me

©Summersett 2015
Track Name: I'm Comin' Over
I'm Comin' Over

Your place has a fireplace and a guitar
Your place has a staircase and it's where you are
Your place has a window onto the park
Your place has the doorknob that glows in the dark
Your place has a cactus next to the bed
Your place has the books that I've never read

I'm comin' over
No I'm comin' over
I'm comin' I'm comin' over
I'm comin' over

Your place has the curtains that bathe us in blue
Your place as the paintings you made in grade two
Your place has the cat that purrs in the night
Your place has the neighbour who brings us his wine
Your place has the clocks that do not tell time
Your place is always so much warmer than mine

I'm comin' over
No I'm comin' over
I'm comin' I'm comin' over
I'm comin' over

Just a litte ocean between us, oh the world is small
I could be in London by breakfast time-
I could hop a flight to Montreal-
I'll call when I'm down
I'll call from the cab
I'll call from the corner
I'll call when I'm warmer...

I wish I was over
I wish I was over
I wish I was over
I wish I was over

Your place has the roof that hums in the rain...
Your place has the mugs we stole from the bar...
Your place has a fire place and a guitar

I wish I was over
I wish I was over
I wish i was over
I wish I was over

I wish I was over

You



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Track Name: Real Life
Real Life

Head lights you've been coming at me all night and I'll go blind if I don't look straight ahead
Tail lights you've been running from me all night goodbye maybe we'll meet again
Is it something that I should have known is it something that I've always known oooooo is it something that'll take me back home...
Meanwhile stay inside the white lines and the road signs tell me where not to go, real life you've been hittin' on me all night well it's alright I think we met long ago
Is it something that I should have known is it something that I've always known oooooo is it something that'll take me back home
(instrumental rainy driving music)
Real life you've been hittin' on me all night well it's all right I think we met long ago
Is it something that I should have known is it something that I've always known is it something that'll take me back home

© Summersett 2015
Track Name: Rain and Robin
Rain and Robin

Dear man dear woman dear man you love the rain me too I love the rain and you but oh the rain and the robin the rain and the robin. Came to me when I was sitting alone leaves me so quick in flight the rain the rain you came to me so quick so slow... all of you in me and I remember this when I hear it... and oh it's so good to know of what I've lost in clear rain. the silent weeds a garden lost in a mind. and all of this it could fail at any time so don't leave now don't leave now don't leave now... cause what does the rain do unless it's mixed with you, unless it's mixed with you it's just rain falling giving itself to the ground tired until it makes new trees and shades so many things weeding the world, weeding so many things and we need so many things

Dear many dear woman dear man you love the rain me too I love the rain and you but oh the rain and the robin the rain and the robin and oh it's so good to know of what I've lost in clear rain the silent weeds a garden lost in a mind and all this it could fail at any time so don't leave now don't leave now don't leave now...

is this conversation tired
ask that to the rain as
it falls heavy to the ground looks tired

But then it grows the tree feeds the one there who needs it easy and what does the rain do unless it's mixed with you unless it's mixed with you it's just rain falling giving itself to the ground tired until it makes new trees and shades so many things weeding the world weeding so many things and we need so many things

Here it comes...
on my toes on my clothes and on my chair
left empty
as I go into the house and I am no longer
there but I'm thinking of you
I'm thinking of you
you
you

©Summersett 2015
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Track Name: Amsterdam
Amsterdam

A woman walks in Amsterdam
She sees a painting she doesn't understand
Words in a book that passed through your hands

Did you ever go to Amsterdam

What would we find, art takes time
Against the daily death it does not die
Words in a book that passed through your hands

Did you ever go to Amsterdam
When you left I found a man
Will I ever know where did you land...

(Instrumental)

Who at the zoo has any sense
Of a lioness behind her fence
Words in a book that you left in my hands

Did you ever go to Amsterdam
When you left I found my man
Will I ever know where did you land



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Track Name: Bed Bug
Bed Bug

Like a bedbug in the city I keep moving round
Forgive me cause I can't figure out
From where my dinner's coming and if my bus is coming
Cause that'd help me out
They say that times are changing and that they're changing me
I've got so many people don't know who I wanna be
coffee or tea

I'm gonna work it out
I'm gonna work it out
I'm gonna work it out
I'm gonna find me out

Found me in the city hanging over
Forgive me but I can't figure out
From where my heart is coming and if my bus is coming
Cause that'd help me out
I feel too old for changing too young to make you see
The sugar in my coffee is who I'm gonna be
I'm gonna show me

That I can count up all the times when you have made me change my mind but now I'm next in line..

To work it out
I'm gonna work it out
I'm gonna work it out
I'm gonna find me out

I'm gonna work it out
I'm gonna work it out
I'm gonna work it out
I'm gonna find me out

Ooo
Ooo
Under the bed and waiting to show you what
I can do
Ooo
Track Name: Life and Death
Life and Death

everything that we've been
could make my skin crawl
to know who we are
doesn't work at all doesn't work at all

all the people we've been
could make my skin crawl
and if skin always wins
softly breaks the fall softly breaks the fall

We are coming to a head
it has nothing to do with life or death
it has everything to do with life or death
in this moment and the others it is life and
tell me who you are and what you need from me
and I'll try to work with it
and I'll try to work with it
and I'll try to work with it
and I promise that I'll try

All the people we've been
can make my skin crawl
the fear of a love
that doesn't change at all doesn't change at all

Let me go baby if I have to I will crawl
Like a baby from you and
I won't miss the call I won't miss the call

We are coming to a head
it has nothing to do with life or death
it has everything to do with life or death
in this moment and the others it is life and
tell me who you are and what you need from me
and I'll try to work with it
and I'll try to work with it
and I'll try to work with it
and I promise that Ill try

We are coming to a head
it has nothing to do with life or death
it has everything to do with life or death
in this moment and the others it is life and
tell me who you are and what you need from me
and I'll try to work with it
and I'll try to work with it
and I'll try to work with it
and I promise that I'll try

© Summersett 2015
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Track Name: Big Sneeze
Big Sneeze

There's nothing like cigarettes when you don't know how to feel and I think I'll never get over you

We both have others who we don't quite love and we talk about this when we're drunk

How is it that you make me forget all the things I'm trying to attain

Then

You go eat your dinner with the one who makes you feel at ease I hope you bruise your knees

The big sneeze of you the hot cold of you the words you choose oh contented you how it burns me too and the time we lose..

There's nothing like cigarettes when you don't know how to heal and I'll never get over you I will never get over you I'll never

You have another with a heart of gold and we fuck about this when we're drunk

How is it that you make me lose myself and all the things I'm trying to attain

Then

You go eat your dinner with the one who makes you feel at ease I hope you bruise your knees

The big sneeze of you the hot cold of you the words you choose oh contented you how it burns me too and the time we lose..

I will try not to come over in the night when you say it's over this time and I think that I can do it if I have my cigarettes and wine

Charcoal in my lungs and the memories of your tongue it rolls through my face and then down to another place
Are we lovers are we friends did we end or begin again I'm gonna show you all that I feel so you won't heal

The big sneeze of you the hot cold of you the words you choose oh contented you how it burns me too

and the time we lose
the time we lose
the time we lose
the time we lose...

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Track Name: Last Day
Last Day

We made a plan on the last day
We lit a candle the last day
We said the right things the right way
We heard the wrong things anyway

The old road is bending my new heart is late
How could I have ever thought the road would run straight
The good sky is swollen with new rain and dew
How could I have ever thought the sky would stay blue

We broke bread on the last day
We both bled on the last day
We did the right things the right way
We felt the wrong things anyway

The old moon is sinking behind the countryside
How could I have ever hoped the old moon would hide
The new sun is rising warming and blind
How could I have never thought of time

Do you remember the last day
We buried the treasure on the last day
We fell together the last day
We loved each other anyway

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Track Name: I'm Comin Over (Si j'peux arriver)
Si j’peux arriver

Y'a chez toi une guitare et un foyer
Chez toi, y'a l'escalier, c'est là où tu es
Y'a chez toi mes barrettes qui traîne su'l comptoir
Chez toi, y'a le prise qui brille dans le noir
Y'a chez toi un cactus à côté du lit
Chez toi, y'a le chat qui ronronne la nuit

Si j'venais faire un tour...

Y'a chez toi des restants dans le frigidaire
Chez toi, y'a tes cadres de dessins du primaire
Y'a chez toi ces livres que je n'ai pas lu
Chez toi, y'a l'resto grec au coin de la rue
Y'a chez toi la voisine qui partage son vin
Chez toi, là où on est toujours si bien.

Si j'venais faire un tour… (etc)

Rien qu’un océan nous sépare
Et sous les mêmes étoiles
Je serai à Londres pour déjeuner
J'prends le premier vol vers Montréal
J'appelle en me posant
Je t'appelle du taxi
Une fois rendu dans l’coin
Dès que je n'serai pas loin

Si j'peux arriver…

Y'a chez toi le toit qui gémit sous la pluie
(piano)
Y'a chez toi les verres qu'on a volés du bar
(piano)
Y'a chez toi un foyer et une guitare
(piano)

Si j'peux arriver…

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