Backyard Sessions Live EP

by George Woods

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    This EP was recorded live in front of a studio audience in our dear friend Alex Wajs-Felners Basement in Brighton MA in June of 2014. Comes in a bad ass eco-wallet case designed by yours truly.

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Recorded Live in Alex Wajs-Felners Basement, and named after his houce concert series "The Backyard"

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released October 1, 2014

Engineered by Ariel Bernstien
Mixed and Mastered by Frank Hegyi

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George Woods Boston, Massachusetts

A producer, front and sideman, George Woods has been a staple force in the New England Music Scene for over 7 years. Currently in studio with seasoned producer Peter Holland-Recine, George is working on his second full length studio release.

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Track Name: Highest Love
The day we were born we were torn from embrace
and cast into the world, screaming little boy and girl
we drew that first breath, had some sense of what we'd left
it had me crying in my mothers arms, for you

My Highest Love, My Highest Love, My Highest Love
Will we recall?
My Highest Love, My Highest Love, My Highest Love

we grow into life, all its toil and strife
we learn to pay the rent, yes I learn to forget your face
but the scent of your skin, lingerin' like a shadow on a memory
and those strangers we meet
is it you?

My Highest Love, My Highest Love, My Highest Love
Will we recall?
My Highest Love, My Highest Love, My Highest Love

We all lose faith sometimes
we go hanging by a thread for most of our lives
but then we start to see, yes we start to see, we will start to see
You're woven into me

Is it you?
My Highest Love, My Highest Love, My Highest Love
Will we recall?
My Highest Love, My Highest Love, My Highest Love
Track Name: Carousel
I am my fathers second son
He's always talking about the grave and he says
He may die poor but he will not die afraid
but Im afraid
See his words are a beacon they get me back to shore
his hands gave me this guitar
One day his body is going to wither
but his heart to you his heart to you
I will deliver, He'd say

Love is like a Carousel
It'll get you high it'll bring you down
It'll make you feel like going for a ride now
and it's full of lights and its full of smiles
it'll get you sick every once and a while
Love is like a carousel
it'll always bring you back around

What I know about his youth
thats what I know about his pain
its his fathers whiskey fist
and how his momma wouldnt let him go and he'd say
you're never gonna make me cry
You'll never make me cry no
he's had holes punched in his heart
some he still just has not filled
he is the last of his brothers in the world
I see his shadow grow taller as he goes walking towards the light
but he tells himself and his children all its gonna be alright because

Love is like a Carousel
It'll get you high it'll bring you down
It'll make you feel like going for a ride now
and it's full of lights and its full of smiles
it'll get you sick every once and a while
Love is like a carousel
it'll always bring you back around
Track Name: Come Back Home
Come Back Home cause I know
there's more to this than we told
and I've been off since you've gone

I wrote your name upon the wall
a heavy head, and I crawled back to bed
I dreamt of green and red

that my hand were large enough
to have and hold you right
but I got cuffed to the kitchen sink
and I lost the fight singin'

Come Back Home cause I know
there's more to this than we told
and I've been off since you've gone
Tie me up with a lock of your hair
its wrapped around my finger and it aint fair
i try to keep up, I try to keep on,
but I've been off since you've gone.
Track Name: Thought You Were Better
Why is it when I get the truth out of you
It feels like I'm stealing something
I question you like a fugitive
Your stories got something left to give
You think you gotta run, I found your smoking gun
Panties in the hall, strange missed calls
Still you hold me like I'm the only one

We got the love but we don't got the trust
Your picture frame on the wall it starts to rust
I don't know you at all
You call me crazy but I know that play
Your trying to leave while you try to stay
I don't know you at all I don't know you at all
Thought you were better babe

I never see until it starts to sting, pictures of you without your ring
Your eyes your arms on some pretty thing, what'cha trying to do to me?
You're such a dirty flirt taking off your shirt
I'm going under cover you found another lover
I got my evidence gonna hold it right to the judge babe

We got the love but we don't got the trust
Your picture frame on the wall it starts to rust
I don't know you at all
You call me crazy but I know that play
Your trying to leave while you try to stay
I don't know you at all I don't know you at all
Thought you were better babe

The love we had was all too much to ask to last now wasn't it babe
The fight we fought was all too little too late now wasn't it?
I don't see a way back outa this that's gonna keep you here with me

We got the love but we don't got the trust
Your picture frame on the wall it starts to rust
I don't know you at all
You call me crazy but I know that play
Your trying to leave while you try to stay
I don't know you at all I don't know you at all
Thought you were better babe
Track Name: Sanctuary
Man: I see you moving from the waist down, familiar danger with a different face
Woman: I'm a stranger in a strange place, I think I'm drowning
M: deep water from a lost love, I come up sweeter than a cheap wine
W: I oy want you for the life line, I miss the feeling

I could be your sanctuary I can keep you safe from harm
You can be the actuary you can say the price you pay ain't worth it
I can be your sanctuary, you can be my loaded gun
You can be the reason that I'm alright you can be the reason that I'm gone.

M: spine cracks when it hits the wall
W: lamp shakes and it starts to fall
M: glass breaks when it hits the floor
MW: keep moving
W: deep water like its hard to breath
M: blurry vision like its hard to see
MW: no place to run for safety, keep moving

I could be your sanctuary I can keep you safe from harm
You can be the actuary you can say the price you pay ain't worth it
I can be your sanctuary, you can be my loaded gun
You can be the reason that I'm alright
you can be the reason that I'm gone.
Track Name: Innocence
When I was just a boy with torn trespassers jeans
Love was a silly game of break and entry
Past the no boys allowed sign and mommy's empty lipstick case
See the hens go running, the fox is cunning, and the casualties remain

What I wouldn't give to return to innocence
What I wouldn't give to be young and foolish again
No fear around the corner no secret whispering lips
What I wouldn't give to return to innocence, return to innocence

Father with your guns and your scars and your stories of war
Mothers hands shield my eyes from the crime in the world below
Love you both but you're just so far apart
See the boy become a man with his heart on the floor

What I wouldn't give to return to innocence
What I wouldn't give to be young and foolish again
No fear around the corner no secret whispering lips
What I wouldn't give to return to innocence, return to innocence

All the seeds we sow and blood sport games we play to watch them grow
Heard a wise man say "Not all those who wander are lost" But still
I've been wandering and wandering for so damn long
Trying to find out what it's like to call somebody home
cause I've never known

What I wouldn't give to return to innocence
What I wouldn't give to be young and foolish again
No fear around the corner no secret whispering lips
What I wouldn't give to return to innocence, return to innocence
Track Name: Come Back Home (acoustic)
Come Back Home cause I know
there's more to this than we told
and I've been off since you've gone

I wrote your name upon the wall
a heavy head, and I crawled back to bed
I dreamt of green and red

that my hand were large enough
to have and hold you right
but I got cuffed to the kitchen sink
and I lost the fight singin'

Come Back Home cause I know
there's more to this than we told
and I've been off since you've gone
Tie me up with a lock of your hair
its wrapped around my finger and it aint fair
i try to keep up, I try to keep on,
but I've been off since you've gone.