Between The Foxes And The Wolves

by Sebastian Owl

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released October 31, 2012

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Sebastian Owl Winnipeg, Manitoba

From their Brandon, Manitoba beginnings in 2010, Sebastian Owl has strived for harmony-rich melodies, catchy choruses, meaningful lyrics and a no-holds barred energetic live show.

With an appetite of folk, rock, blues, and country, Sebastian Owl are always delivering something new and fresh including the start of recording their upcoming album "From the Ashes" in September 2016.
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Track Name: Nostalgia
I found heaven once before
It had no cars or dollar stores
And even though the angels had no wings
They could see the good in everything

But that was long ago
Before I dug this hole
And I can't get it back

I had a lover long ago
She was not made of flesh and bone
She came to me when I was fast asleep
She kept me safe from all the awful things

But that was long before
Loneliness and war
And I can't get her back

The grass is greener when you realize you're on the wrong side
But I was colourblind, until it was just a matter of time
When I found the fear inside and I could not hide
I can't ever go back

The garden of Eden was my backyard
Did not have to look that far
I was in control of little things
I gave all of the insects their own names

Oh, but that was long ago
Before I lost my home
And I can't get it back

The grass is greener when you realize you're on the wrong side
But I was colourblind, until it was just a matter of time
When I found the fear inside and I could not hide
I can't ever go back
Track Name: Parachutes
Lose your grip, climbing up the top slope of the massive cliff
Just to get a better view of your surroundings
But was it worth it in the end?

You're falling fast, trying to grab the last leaf of the passing branch
And now you realize the last weeks that you had left
Were really the best weeks of your life

But you don't you ever think that you're gonna make it through this

You're flying by all the birds and the clouds and the massive sky
And everything you hadn't done before you died
When that was your life

No regrets, moving on from the simple things you won't forget
Moving on from the mountain tops and skyscrapers
That's where they went wrong

You never know how tall the mountain is unless you fall
Track Name: The Liar
Well I'm not coming back again
So put the photo albums in the backseat of your Cadillac
And drive 'em off a cliff

And that's hard for me to recommend
But I think it's the best thing you can do
If you want to lose all memory of me

I am just a liar
Everyone should know
I am just a liar
And I don't care no more

So light me on fire and send me out to shore

So put out your last cigarette
The filter is too small
You will forget me by the time you're blowing out that smoke

'Cause I'm not unforgettable
You'll find I'm easier than most
I'm not the white noise in the back of your mind
Track Name: Nocturnal Lovers
Take my bed and I'll take the floor
'Cause if we're side by side there's too many feelings that we just can't ignore

But let's forget we're two people tonight
Let's make it through untouched and unsatisfied

'Cause in the morning after we will know we were right
'Cause we're just too damn different in the daylight
But come the night if we feel a spark
We can be nocturnal lovers but baby I'm afraid of the dark

Take my hand and guide me along
We may be two people but baby you know we don't wanna be alone

So let's forget we're only human tonight
Let's make it through untouched and unsatisfied
Track Name: Widow's Walk
If I build you a house with a lakeside yard, would you stay?
If I build you a house with a grandfather clock, would you stay?
And your front lawn would be adorned with rose petal thorns, so cliche
If I build you a house with a widow's walk, would you wait?

'Cause I don't know if I'm coming home
But it's all the same if I don't

If I build you a house on a large estate, would you stay?
If I build you a house with a fireplace, would you stay?
And your bastard child would be running wild every day
But if I build you a house with a widow's walk, would you wait?

'Cause I don't know if I'm coming home
But it's all the same if I don't

If I build you a house with a seaside view, would you stay?
If I build you a house with four bedrooms, would you stay?
And you can curse my name and throw all my things away as you may
But if I build you a house with a widow's walk, would you wait?

'Cause I don't know if I'm coming home
But it's all the same if I don't
Track Name: The Attic
Have I lost my way? I know I'm not a saint
I found it in the attic, I found it in my veins
With a rusty piece of glass with dust upon the edge
I found it in the attic next to a family photograph

And I am not ashamed

The pencil broke halfway through the note
I found it in the attic, it put a ball into my throat
And I can't feel my heart pumping through my arm
I found it in the attic next to a first grade work of art

And I am not ashamed

Are you lonely now?
'Cause I found you in the attic, lying on the ground
Are you lonely now?

What could I have done to change the outcome?
I found you in the attic, your note almost done
Track Name: Take Me Down
Take me to road, my love, and I will follow you down
Where no man can go, it is a slippery slope
And with the moon to guide our way, we will be walking hand in hand
And we'll be all alone, for no one understands

With the secrets that we keep
You know we're better than them
So lost and incomplete
You know we're better than them
So take me down my love
And I will take you down with me

No god is a god of mine when the people grow cold and the rivers run dry
But tonight's the night you'll see you're a goddess to me
But I'm just a confused child still trying to find his way to go
I'm lost without your hand, and I'm lost without the moon

(Take me down)

If I was your lover I'd drag you down farther than you'd like to go
If I was your lover I'd burn your crown and we'd live with the sticks and the stones

If I was your devil I'd realize what your love is all about
If I was your devil I'd take it all back and work my evil from the inside out

If I was your monster I would know why I could never be trusted
If I was your monster I wouldn't hide, I make you learn to adjust
Track Name: The All-American Smokeshow
And afterwards the air will be clearer
The birds will chirp again, you'll see
And there will be no pain or fear
And we'll be far from this hellish beast

The time is going out of sync
The rhythm of the moon is not the same
The terrible amount of smoke we feast on
I choke

There go the stars

And when it all began
They had no intention
We would end up this way

And when the blast created this sphere
The beauty of it was everything
And how the stars, they seem so near
When we're outside of our being

This rhyme is not a way to think
These waves, they are touched by everything
I once was blind but now I can't see anything
I sink
Track Name: Silent Heart
Well I'm going south and I'm not coming home
You leave the dinner out but it's just gonna get cold
'Cause I've not found what I've been looking for
I've been down and out too many times before

Well I'm leaving now so lay it all out on the line
You can drag me down but this will be your last time
And it surprises me when she don't say a word
They say a silent heart's the hardest one to hurt

Now I don't know which road it is I should take
My heart can't lead the way, it's been left to break
So I'm just blindly moving forward
Trying to leave behind the love of mine that left me shattered
Track Name: Devil's Cry
So I packed up my bags and I headed down south
Met up with the devil riding straight out of hell
He said, "Boy, get in my Cadillac
You're too far gone now, don't look back"

He said, "It ain't no life, but boy it's a living
You don't always know what you got 'til it's getting away
But don't you think to stray

And all I know is I rode this lonely road
For such a long time it made me lose my mind
And all I see is a world of broken dreams
And it always seems to be out of a woman's misery
'Cause they can turn any man into a devil like me"

Well the devil said, "Boy, life ain't all about love
A broken heart only leaves to traveling shoes
And when a man cries, that's when he's paid his dues"

"And I've been crying so long down this lonely ass road
For every woman who's ever owned my soul
So I never travel alone"
Track Name: Midnight Rolling Stone
Here comes the midnight train
I'm gonna make my escape

I can hear it in the distance
I can see it's growing light
I'll be hiding in the shadows of a sinister night
For I'm an old dog with no tricks to learn
I will be gone to never return

Here comes the midnight train
I'm gonna make my escape
And wherever it stops is where I'm gonna stay
'Til the next one will take me away

'Cause I'm weary and I'm cold
This world has turned my heart to coal
And I will use it to carry on
Like a midnight rolling stone
Track Name: Lady Fox Of The Night
The moon will keep me company as I move swiftly onwards
Well aware of my memories and everything I've learned
The brush parting under me, the whisper of this fear's overwhelming me
And I'll be dining on his body until I get another thirst

Once a body loses all its heat, there's no need for me to feed anymore
I'll be moving on for the next one, until I'm satisfied or bored

But I'm never satisfied unless I resurrect my predatory mind
I'm too far gone to rewind, but I'm hoping I can somehow find a way
To leave it all behind
Track Name: For The Hunted
As you lie all lifeless and cold, the boldness unfolds and bleeds into my soul
I can't imagine what I've just done- my mom told me, "Son, don't you kill anyone
It will come back to haunt you in a way you'll never expect it to"
Now is a life that I went through, lying sacred and so sincere

And I don't know where to go from here

My mind, it races with all these thoughts of personal gain with an innocence lost
It is the balance, but what's the cost when everything turns to dust?
And now its ghost is following me to the depths of hell, where my soul should be
My mother only wanted me to be free, but I've raped my chances I fear

And I don't know where to go from here

Through death he'll find the peace he never expected again to see
Oh, Mother, hold my hand as I will make my last amends to my undeserving feast
It is a truth one day we'll all die before the hands of another man to choose our time
I'd rather chose myself, I'd rather choose my own hell than to say my last goodbye

And I don't know where to go from here
I don't know where to go
Track Name: Like A Freshwater Salmon
Sweet current, hold me in your wake
I'll be a frequent traveler on this path you have me take
I'll span along the ocean and along the waterline
But on this river is where I'll take my time

Sweet current, keep me from the sides
Because the shoreline is too dangerous if you're following the tide
Because the ocean's big and barren, and I am all alone
And I have to fight to get my way back home

If I stop to think about it, I know that I'm out of control
I'm just a traveler in your wake

So take me home
Track Name: Oh Those Northern Lights
I'm alive again, I can't imagine that it's been this long since I have opened my eyes
The world is moving fast, but then again at last I've found my proper path, and I'm along for the ride

And it feels like I've opened my eyes for the first time

I laid under the stars one night and everything was moving side to side, and I was carried along
I found myself inside of a kaleidoscope of highs and lows and dos and donts and rights and wrongs

And it feels like I've opened my eyes for the first time

But I don't want to go out this way
Tell me the stars will stay the same forever

Oh, those northern lights