Ursa Minor

by Kanute

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Tony S.
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Tony S. Gorgeous music that progresses into a Kavinsky-The Knife-Les Mis-electro-cinematic-arousing work of ART. A touch of darkness in the synthy-bass sharply contrasts the soft uplifting vocals. Have them figured out? Then there’s a bass drop, acoustic guitar, experimental bleep, piano, break, chamber, d&b, a silent moment, an acapella, the sound of wind, or even an orchestra that surprises you with what should be a cacophony of noise—but forms a simple and complete yet wholly encompassing resonance. Favorite track: Spent.
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Joe Martinez Overseer's beats and Rachael's ethereal voice combine perfectly in all their music. I've been hooked since I first stumbled upon Kanute's "Tangle Me" on an Indie Rock Playlist.
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    RELEASE DATE 28th March 2014
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credits

released March 28, 2014

Kanute are Rachael Gray & Rob Overseer
kanutemusic.com

All extra vocals Jonathan Stafford
Bass guitar on Ursa Minor by John Garrison
Additional vocal recording, support and advice from Mr Dave Creffield

All songs Rachael Gray / Dr Chug (Copyright Control) except tracks 1,4,8 & 9 - credits t.b.c

Infinite THANKS for exceptional support from
Lydia and Andy, without whom…..

Thanks be to John Garrison, Jonathan Stafford and Dave Creff and Daniel Benney

Recorded through Chord Company cables, www.chord.co.uk

Mastered by Jason at LOUD

Cover photograph Kevin Lanthier / RK Studio

(P) & (C) 2013 Chug Industries Ltd

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Track Name: Waking Up In California
Waking Up in California

Sunset LA
I kissed your lips
And I broke your heart
You’ll never know
Drive away
How it broke my heart

Sunset LA
I kissed your lips
And I broke your heart
You’ll never know
Drive away
How it broke my heart

Asphalt and gasoline
California
shattered all our dreams
Fault lines ripped apart
Keep my eyes closed
And it breaks our hearts

Dream away
Run away
Dream away
Drive away
Dream away
Run away
Dream away
Drive away

In spite of our history
We’ve still got so much to learn
Track Name: Gathering Dust
Gathering Dust

Something happened along the way
Stopped listening to the things I say
The constant disappointment hard to miss
But I just can’t believe and can’t explain

You took me down and turned my face around
Find out what we have become behind closed doors
You spun me ‘round, turned my world upside down
Find out where we now belong is not where we begun
I don’t belong

But I still hear you calling
I still feel your eyes on me
And I’m still free falling
Through the space you leave

Sure I’d like to believe your lies
Salt pinches that we hide behind
I take you at your word I can’t resist
The emptiness you leave when you’re away

You took me down and turned my face around
Find out what we have become behind closed doors
You spun me ‘round turned my world upside down
Find out where we once begun is what I’m running from
I don’t belong

I still hear you calling
I can feel your eyes on me
Dust is still gathering
In the space you leave
Track Name: Bodies
Bodies

So, it comes to this
A lucky guess
Black out
So, no damage done
Kingdoms can come
Live, learn

I feel my pace go quick
In every step from you
I can breath again
The love you bend
Breaks down

When you’re falling into dust and to sand
I wont be there for you don’t reach for my hand
Please don’t look for me and I’ll do the same
Nothing left for me just bodies and blame

So I will not miss
Your poisoned kiss
Black out
So the pages turn
While kingdoms burn
Live, learn

I feel my pace go quick
In every step from you
I can breath again
The love you bend
Breaks down

I can’t hold on to you
I have to lose and say goodbye
If I want to lift my head
And see stars and see sky

When you’re falling into dust and to sand
I wont be there for you don’t reach for my hand
Please don’t look for me and I’ll do the same
Nothing left for me just bodies and blame
Track Name: Beyond You
Beyond You

I can’t breath
Can’t figure out what I need
I can’t see
Without your arms around me
Till I can’t feel a thing

I can’t breath
Can’t figure out what I’ve seen
Give me your hand
Let’s run against the wind
So I can breath you in

Give me some time to find out where we’re going
Give me the strength to find out where it leads
Give me some time to find out where we’re going
Give me the strength to find out what it means

You just kept running
You left me far behind
I can’t get beyond you
So I wait here for my time
Track Name: Ursa Minor
Ursa Minor

I have to say you made me forget myself
Not one to fall upon my sword
It’s not like I will crumble I had a choice
Forgive me if I throw my toys

Keep my chest close to my heart
Move my pieces back to start
Back away politely and play my part
Play my part, play my part
You broke this heart, you broke this heart
You broke this heart

I cannot shake the feeling that life would be
Greener on your other side
It’s not like you can change me I’m set in lines
Forgive me if I run and hide

You were gone too long
You were gone

Concede defend, pray to beat
This aching need
Grows in me

Concede defeat and pray to beat
This aching seed that grows in me
Track Name: Hurricane
Hurricane

Lost in the violence
Of trying to keep silent
Didn’t see you coming for a thousand miles
How can you hear me
When you never get near me?
Guess you saw me coming from a thousand miles

I need you, you’re my hurricane
You always bring the rain
I need you, bring me back again
Can’t sleep without the pain
Of you

I have not been sleeping
Some strange hours we’re keeping
You can see the damage all around my eyes
Got to dig deep here
Just to keep me complete here
You can see the damage from a thousand miles

Cause I need you, you’re my hurricane
You always bring the rain
I need you to bring me home again
Can’t sleep without the pain
Of you, of you

I feel every little thing
It burns, it stings the memory
Of when I felt so free before there was you
I need to take a little time
Reclaim what’s mine come back to me
Before there was you

You pull me up, you push me down
Every which way but up with barely a sound
You pull me under, till I’m torn asunder
Till I can’t hear you leaving as I hit the groud
Track Name: August Thursday
August Thursday

Rain’s been falling since breakfast
And the nights are drawing in
Went out when it started
Got soaked right through to my skin

It’s good to feel something
It’s getting harder every day
The cold beds in and soothes me
Washes my troubles far away

I know it’s hard because of you
I know it’s hard because of you
I know it’s hard because of you
I know it’s hard because of you

Time for coffee and cigarettes
Leaves little time to think about regrets
I turn my head, think about the boy
Too much coffee and not enough joy

Feel it sinking into my bones
Suspicious that I’m better off alone
I turn my head, sink into my chair
Too much coffee with no one to share

I know it’s hard because of you
I know it’s hard because of you
I know it’s hard because of you
I know it’s hard because of you
You you you you…

Well I’m not gonna lie to you
It hurts like hell to be the last one to know
I’m not gunna lie to you
It hurts like hell when you start letting go

Not gunna lie to you
It hurts like hell to be the last one to know
I’m not gunna lie to you
It hurts like hell when you start letting go
Track Name: Fingerprints
Fingerprints

I wandered ‘round the house this afternoon
Looking for the light from room to room
Staring out the windows trying to find my space
Cause I can’t find it when I search your face

I wonder if there’s nothing you wont do
‘Cause I wont give my life away to you
You’ll just keep on coming till I’m all spun out
While you fill every corner of this house

I wandered ‘round the house the other day
Looking for the truth in what you say
Staring out the windows trying to find a way
Cause I can’t find it when I search this place

I could not leave the house this afternoon
Trying every door to get to you
Staring out the windows there is no escape
It seems my time with you has left no trace

I wandered round the house the other day
Looking for the truth in what you say
Staring out the windows trying to find a way
‘Cause I can’t find it when I search this place

I wondered how you came to be so sure
You could keep on running back for more
Staring at the obvious that it is too late
‘Cause you keep heading straight back out the door

No fingers printed in the dirt
To mark the ways you make me hurt
Track Name: Spent
Spent

Oh I spent such a long time
Yes I spent such a long time
Fighting your battles and losing
Till my whole world disappeared…

I tried to help you find the way
To give you strength when others strayed
But you just threw it in my face again

Well I wont play the fool no more
So let me show you out the door
And if I don’t see you I wont feel the strain

‘cause I spent such a long time
Telling you what’s yours is mine
I spent all my money on love
And you spend all my money online

I never need to second guess
No trouble eking out your stress
And you just cling on to the same old, same old

But while your ghosts still keep you wired
This old routine is more than tired
Stop acting out, you’re not a child

I’m not you mother and I’m not your father
Go cling to another stop pulling me under
I’m not your mother and I’m not your lover
Go cling to another stop pushing me over

‘cause I spent such a long time
yes I spent such a long time
fighting your battles and losing
and I just don’t have time.
Track Name: Tides
Tides

I knew it would end
My troubles always find me
Nothing to do but let the tide turn me
Clinging on
To better times forgotten
Sifting through holding on for something

I knew I would bend
The screaming always breaks me
Nothing to lose
Just let the tide take me
Figure out one foot before the other
Push on through
I struggle to another

I knew it would end
My troubles always find me
Nothing to do
but let the tide turn me
Track Name: Sunlight Part 1
Sunlight Part One

Just beyond the sunlight
Just outside the dawn
Just beneath the surface
Rests a soul forlorn
Linger in the shadows
Shelter from the warm

Just beyond the sunlight
Just outside the dawn you are
Waiting, waiting, waiting.
Track Name: Sunlight Part 2
Sunlight Part Two

Catch the silence before you wake
While I trap this moment before I break
I can’t keep running
It keeps on coming
The silence it will prevail
We move on
Feel stronger now I cannot see your
When all’s said, when all’s said and done

Catch the silence before you wake
While I run around the edges
of all the things that you take
I can’t keep coming
Back again for more
Of your bull shit
You laid out at my door

We move apart
Eyes fixed upon
As you just walk away
We’re all said
We’re all said and done

They said
You left
Can’t stop I’m easily led
I saw
They were
Pick over silent regrets

Just beyond the sunlight
Just outside the dawn
Linger in the shadows
Shelter from the warmth
Track Name: 13
13

I’ve been holding out underwater
Keep the pieces fresh inside
But I can’t hold my breath any longer
So I’ll let go and let it slide, slide, slide…