Our Stories

by Twilight Fields

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On this album Twilight Fields has recorded a selection of great songs written by unexposed but talented songwriters (+ one famous song and one bonus track).

I have adapted the songs to my own indie/post-rock/psych-folk-influenced style without making changes that were too radical...some songs more than others. I think this is a collection of very moving songs, and I'm honoured to have recorded them.

See credits for info on the songs.

This album is dedicated to Shawn Delnick, studio genius, cynic, and friend.

credits

released June 15, 2017

Tell Your Story: by Marc Stapleford. Marc was formerly with Canadian band Beautiful 2000 and is a great singer, guitarist, and songwriter. See: happypuppyrecords.ca

Stolen Sisters: by Sigrun Stella, an Icelandic singer-songwriter who beautifully expresses the sorrow of a tragic situation in this song. See: www.sigrunstella.com

Hang Out Where You Matter: by Sean Kelly. Kelly led glam-rock band Crash Kelly, whose song this is, and now plays with a bevy of pop and rock stars. See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Kelly_(Canadian_musician)

Stretch: by Ali Murray. Murray resides on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides and makes wonderful atmospheric folk and rock (also with Seldom Few). See: alimurray.bandcamp.com

Too Young To Cry: by Michael Dilauro, a country-rock singer-songwriter from Toronto who released his debut solo album in 2016. See: michaeldilauro.bandcamp.com

Fade Away: by Charlie Nieland, who led shoegaze/dream-pop legend Her Vanished Grace and now is one half of Lusterlit. This is one of his best-known compositions. See: lusterlit.bandcamp.com and hervanishedgrace.bandcamp.com

Boy at Heart: by Dave Janveau. Janveau originated in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His alt-country songs are few but of supremely high quality, like this number.

Disappear: by Neal Gardner, a versatile LA-based musician who records solo, with doom band Goliathan and with The Girl + the Glory. See: nealgardner.bandcamp.com

You and Me Baby: by Brian Asha. Asha has made groovy electronic pop/dance music in various genres in the UK and Canada. See: www.brianashamusic.com

Good Enough: by Dylan White/Alex McKee, former members of How I Won the War, a fine Toronto band that recorded a great album of British-influenced rock.

The Whole of the Moon: by Mike Scott (The Waterboys). This is a properly licensed cover of a song by a guy I've never met but admire. Just a longtime inspirational favourite of mine. I had the arrangement, so I went for it. See: www.mikescottwaterboys.com

A Northern Song (2017): by me. This is a rerecording of a song I released in 2009 on an album titled Shadowlands (thegatelessgate.bandcamp.com/album/shadowlands), done to reflect my current style. It is my most popular song with listeners.

Bonus Track
Internal Landscapes: by Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh and John Douglas. This is a cover of a song (again, all properly licensed and stuff) by Anathema, the ambient rock band. I did the song a few years ago, not well enough, on a short EP that bombed and almost drove me in despair out of recording music altogether. However, clearly I didn't quit, and I've now spruced up my cover of this lovely song for your consumption. See: www.anathema.ws.


Everything played and sung by Allister Thompson

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Twilight Fields is from Northern Canada and makes a mixture of atmospheric and psychedelic rock and influences from progressive rock, ambient, dream-pop, psych-folk and shoegaze. This music asks big questions about life and loss; it's serious music for serious-minded people. See also thegatelessgate.bandcamp.com ... more

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Track Name: Luna—Tell Your Story
Everyone’s trying to do what’s best for you
But really what’s good for them
After all the red tape and the war canoes
All you needed was a friend

But then I gave in
Reached down
Touched you
That day

The water was cold
Your skin was warm
The water was cold
You were not
Through my wake
You jump
Left for two days
When I came back
You were gone
You were gone

Followed you for years trying to save you
Tell your story
I tried my best not to ever look you in the eye

Then I gave in
Reached down
Touched you
That day

The water was cold
Your skin was warm
The water was cold
You were not
Through my wake
You jump
Left for two days
When I came back
You were gone
You were gone

I'll tell your story
Track Name: Stolen Sisters
Look in her eyes, she never had a chance
Fighting for life with a lonely dance
Northern skies, broken community
Taken away their opportunity

How can we find the help you need?
No counting on authority
Nowhere to go only broken dreams
Drowning in sorrow down on her knees

Don’t they ever want take away the pain
And treat everyone the same
Who really knows?
How can we finally change our ways
For better and brighter days
Who really knows?

Where are all our stolen sisters?
We’ll never stop searching for you
Left to die you’ll never say goodbye
Taken away before your time
It’s such a crime
Track Name: Hang Out Where You Matter
If your point of view's becoming cynical
'Cause you let the bastards get you down
Take a break from the glass house hypocritical
Take shelter from the stones they're throwing around
This town

Hang out where you matter tonight

Don't believe the lies that they've been selling you
We've kept your seat warm at the bar
You can feel our open arms compelling you
Everyone here says that you're a star
Or they'll say that you are

Hang out where you matter tonight

We're the barstool prophecy personified
We're the self-fulfilling chosen few
We're the scene-creators of the deified
Come exist outside the world you knew
Well, who knew?

Hang out where you matter tonight
Track Name: Stretch
Wake the sky, call the sun
Stretch the clouds over the earth
A feather fell, rippled lake
The morning frost on scattered rocks...

Tired bones, weary young heart...

You will be here all the time
Walking beside me
Wake us up, we will rise
Stretch the years over our lives...

Tired bones, weary young heart...
Track Name: Too Young To Cry
I came into town the other day
What did I find to my dismay
Those were the days when we were young
Lost in the haze of a humid sun

Day after day I'll make mistakes
Heaven knows my head still shakes
Getting back to you was hard to take

You came to my games when I was young
I'm older now but still your son
I'll look up to you for years to come
And raise up my glass when the evening’s done

Day after day I'll make mistakes
Heaven knows my head still shakes
Getting back to you was hard to take

But you found a way to change me
To better make sense of this life
You had a way of saying
I’m too young to have to see you cry

I learned a few things from you
Right from the start of the age of two
It's over now and through and through
Gone are the days that we once knew

Day after day I'll make mistakes
Heaven knows my head still shakes
Getting back to you was hard to take.

But you found a way to change me
To better make sense of this life
You had a way of saying
I’m too young to have to see you cry

You found a way to change me
To better makes sense of this life
You had way of saying
I'm to young to see you cry
Track Name: Fade Away
If it came down to what you see
And the inside is just like me
Would you silently turn away
If it came down to what you say

The sky is white and now it turns to gray
If I were you would I say
If you were me would it still be the same
Canceled out
Fade away

If you know that the world is you
And you know then that it's all true
And you constantly turn to go
You forget all the things you know

Never thought this could be your fate
You remember that it's too late
And the ghost was you all along
And the shadow is almost gone

The sky is white and now it turns to gray
If you were me would you say
If I were you would I still be the same
Invisible
Fade away
Track Name: Boy at Heart
The boy set out that day
For at his home he couldn’t stay
To the road the open sky
Waiting for something to pass him by

Men he met in those days
Searching too in their own ways
Like the wind he floated on
Through the land from dusk till dawn

He went
Over rocks and through the trees
Like a bird pushed by a breeze
Many years a sailor now
Where he’s bound he cannot see

All in time he found his bride
Who remained forever by his side
A child was born one August morn
His heart was glad but his mind was torn

Gone the days of freedom known
The seeds of toil had all been sown
A car was bought as well a home
But all the while he longed to roam

Over rocks and through the trees
Like a bird pushed by a breeze
Many years a sailor now
Tossed and turned on raging seas

Then one night the moon in sight
He packed his bags and he took flight
To the road that led him there
A younger man without a care

But that road was not the same
As the one when he first came
So he turned his car around
For now he knew where he was bound

Over rocks and through the trees
Like a bird pushed by a breeze
Many years a sailor now
He was the man he longed to be
Track Name: Disappear
Sometimes you can’t bet on someday.
Throw your baggage behind and let’s leave

C’mon, let’s disappear

This town is a flood of regret
If you sink too low, you’ll forget

C’mon, we got nothing to fear
C’mon, let’s disappear

All the promises you made, all those dreams, they fade away.
No, it’s not too late, no, it’s not too far away

C’mon, let’s disappear.
C’mon, we got nothing to fear
C’mon, let’s disappear
Track Name: You and Me Baby
You and me baby, let me tell you how it’s gonna be
You and me baby, everyone around us can see

We move cool and slow, like the summer wind as it blows
We move cool and slow, it’s a secret that everybody knows

You and me baby, let me tell you just how I feel
You and me baby, this time I know it’s for real

Moving in slow motion
You’re the only thing my eyes can see
Moving in slow motion
You’re everything a person should be see

You and me baby, it’s right
You and me baby, tonight

Travelled around this great big town and I know
I know the score

We were lost, now we’re found
And you don’t have to be alone no more
Track Name: Good Enough
We haven’t spoken in a long time
About the state of things
We haven’t covered all old ground, no

We haven’t walked out in a long time
Down by the wishing well
We haven’t been through all ruins so

If there’s something I should know
If there’s something new to show
Why don’t you just tell me

Are you good enough for me
Are you better than a friend
Are you gonna make my world go round
and so
Are you everything I need
Are you in it to the end
Are you good enough for me now

We haven’t worried in a long time
About the state of things
We haven’t spoken of the silences

We haven’t been for a long time
Down by the willow tree
We haven’t been down to the waterfront

And I’m sorry
For taking all your time
I’m sorry
For wasting your time
I’m sorry
For pissing away your life
I’m sorry
For wasting your life
Track Name: A Northern Song 2017
Snow isolates the small towns of the north
Where the city's but a rumour
Arctic storms batter the roofs and the wires
Threatening to blow it all away

Sometimes staring out the window
At the void above
I feel that I'm out there
Not here

Complex thoughts and morbid schemes disturb the lonely man
Who's chosen to ignore his kind
Disconnected, alienated from this world of steel
He can't forget how it stole his dreams
We're looking for a reason
Beyond these towers and spires
The symbols of our worldly arrogance

I look out beyond the sky
Trying to find something else

The snow is piled up on the roof above
It'll be three feet high before spring
And when the thaw comes and the birds begin to sing
The cycle turns again, never will it end

I look out beyond the sky
Trying to find something else