THE HARD PART BEGINS

by Gal Gracen

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collection of home recordings 2014–2016
produced in vancouver bc
available on DISNY records

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released September 22, 2016

mastered by jon scherk
cover image by jon vincent

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Track Name: THE HARD PART BEGINS
I said goodbye to the star of the show
the scent of cologne
a stage door out into the snow

just one more laugh then I'm killing the joke
but the night ambled on
the streetlights swam into the fog

the curtains fall
the house lights up
the aisles clear out
the band keeps playing

the hard part begins
the hard part begins
there's nowhere to go

I caught a glimpse of the face I adore
it cried out for more
the only one working the floor

I said goodnight with a kiss on the chin
alone at the end
the late show held over again

but the hours go by
the dawn creeps in
the song keeps playing
over and over and over again

as the hard part begin
the hard part begins
there's nowhere to go
Track Name: SINCERELY BABY DUMPLING
one year
ten years
fifty years gone
I'm writing you from nowhere
just a shadow on the lawn
where is that life you could have had?
the spirit of a man, dressed in sand
too old to die young it's just as bad
as the changeling I know
it come and it goes
and it goes and it goes and it goes

I've seen the places that your heart desires
the pleasure dome that you can't retire to
late lunch at bahama breeze
orchids in the moonlight
sapphires in the trees
glass star on the walk of fame
a peach-coloured blazer held hostage by the rain
that's a dream we all share
tthe ones who were there
I tried and I tried
to figure out why
until I realized I don't care anymore

ten years
a hundred years
a thousand years passed
where would you be now if you gave it a chance?
but over the edge is just another ledge
sincerely b.d.
will you think of me please
Track Name: WITNESS
witness
spotlight over to you
with a picture of you hanging on the wall
dial the number—it'll be true!

outside never met you nowhere
gone tomorrow/gone reporting on it
watching figures watching someone

escort to the continental
a thousand eyes in every corner of it
phantom underneath the moonlight

witness
always thinking of you
with a picture of you hanging on the wall
dial the number—it'll be true!!
Track Name: WHO IS STANDING BEHIND THE DOOR?
dream free
with eyes of gold
the genesis is growing old
and then tomorrow
you'll turn and face the world anew
with a love that gives itself to you

winds blow into your sails
the natures child behind the veil
and then tomorrow
you'll see the twilight start to fade
as every shadow turns to shade

time goes by
no matter how i try
but who is standing behind the final door, my friend?
the one who'll love you now until the end

but time goes by
no matter how i try
and who is standing behind the final door, my friend?
a love that lasts forever til the end
Track Name: GOD'S COUNTRY
the long day is over
the mobs storm the bough
as you step out from the plaza
you’re in god’s country now

the highways are empty
the shore balks the moon
the lost boys are drawn into the
flourescent room

it falls on the mountain
the arc lights below
if it goes on forever
then there’s nowhere to go

the white rose is wilted
old paint comes around
the face that you wanted was
a face in the crowd

the endless virginia
the wide shenandoah
the light in the window
is a long way from home

the long day is over
the mobs storm the bough
as you step out from the plaza
you’re in god’s country now