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A Wider Space

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released September 16, 2016

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Groenland Montréal, Québec

Groenland, Montreal-based indie pop group, released their debut album "The Chase" via Bonsound on April 16, 2013.
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Groenland, groupe indie pop montréalais, a lancé son premier album "The Chase" sous l'étiquette Bonsound le 16 avril 2013.
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Track Name: Nothing Personal
I take back what I said
I’m not ready to give in
To wishful thinking
I might be the one to place
All my eggs into one basket
But it still feels like my best bet

You've gotten so good
At being right from the start
I wish I could be fooled
By colours we choose to use
To draw inside thick contours

Today feels different
An all-new kind of effort
What happens with flat words
Now that we’ve entered
A space where intent comes first

I know your words are beautiful but I don’t need to hear them now
Sounds flowing down in waterfalls
This is just for show
This is just a bluff
This is nothing personal
Let the tension grow
’Til I’m brave enough
To trust those words will bring me back somehow

What’s left of the ancient wisdom
We thought unfit for us
We’re yielding under pressure
And I’m still waiting for more
I wish I could ease your mind
And see with a different light
Are we both part of the plan?
Isn’t it more of the same?

Let’s start with the things we know
Oh, we’ve been here before
Drink it hot, drink it cold
There’s so much you can’t control
Maybe there’s nothing to it
There’s nothing personal

I know your words are beautiful but I don’t need to hear them now
This is just for show
This is just a bluff
This is nothing personal
Let the tension grow
’Til I’m brave enough
To trust those words will bring me back somehow
Track Name: Distractions
Ask me where it hurts, oh
I’m not so sure
But can being all rational make up
For when I’m feeling lost?

There’s a rumour spreading through
My body as I move further from the truth
It’s all logic and pretend
If I find no way to mend
I don’t know then

Fall into position
What do you need proof for?
When every disease is a distraction
I’ll be careful with words

Did I scream through the blast?
I wish I could keep track of reality
Have you noticed how I laugh?
I went sane and I went back too deep

And there’s all of this space we were not using
I thought we could make something out of it
Oh and all of this fear’s counterproductive
I thought we should bet on the next best thing

And there’s all of this space we were not using
I thought we could make something out of it
Oh and all of this fear’s counterproductive
I thought we should bet on the next best thing

After all that can be said, I just can’t wait
To get my own reasons out of the way
If there’s nothing we can do to make it happen
Let the pieces move ’til we find our meaning

My head is overflowing
Information is a load I can’t take off
The more I hear, the less I know
I just need to find a way to cross

And there’s all of this space we were not using
I thought we could make something out of it
Oh and all of this fear’s counterproductive
I thought we should bet on the next best thing

And there’s all of this space we were not using
I thought we could make something out of it
Oh and all of this fear’s counterproductive
I thought we should bet on the next best thing
Track Name: Times of Survival
I was tired, so tired
I let slip, yeah, a couple of lies
It’s not what you lose, it’s what you gain
A clean slate for the well-intentioned

Cut it down to the chase
A wall of sound aiming right at my face
I’m weakened, easily wounded
These are our times for survival

I sleep between you and me
I grieve my need to carry your feelings
Only time will tell if I’m getting better
At being well

Nothing matters more than taking cover from
Another shitstorm pushing you to the bottom
Reason only knows what you’re ready to explore
Ego only grows from the wounds you ignore
Nothing matters more than taking cover from
Another shitstorm pushing you to the bottom

One leap into silence and again
I see my fear of things being unchanged
What can you expect from an empty shell
In which I only dwell

Nothing matters more than taking cover from
Another dark storm pushing you to the bottom

Nothing matters more than taking cover from
Another shitstorm pushing you to the bottom
Reason only knows what you’re ready to explore
Ego only grows from the wounds you ignore
Nothing matters more than taking cover from
Another shitstorm pushing you to the bottom


I don’t think that it’s too late to compromise, compromise
Take some, give some, care to let our love decide, our love decide
I don’t think that it’s too late to compromise, compromise
Take some, give some, care to let our love decide, our love decide
Track Name: The Weather
Am I here?
Am I compensating?
Am I lost in the setting?
Did I learn anything?
I came to see mysteries unravel
I’m stuck in the middle
Unlocking the channel

Is this it?
Did I try to resist
Too long for my wits
To survive anything?

Is this where
We remember we never
Could have done any better
Than to feel the weather?

When I put you on the spot
Doesn’t mean that I am not
Gonna take care of us (yeah)

I like you better with my doubts
My inconvenient thoughts
Know we’re saving for later

Something’s waiting around the curve
I ain’t got the nerves for this
What always felt like holding on is
One step away from moving on

My health is as sacred as a temple
No problem I can't handle
I’m up for the search
I’ll sleep until I’m too young to remember
What came first, what came after
How much peace is worth

When I put you on the spot
Doesn’t mean that I am not
Gonna take care of us (yeah)

I like you better with my doubts
My inconvenient thoughts
Know we’re saving for later
Track Name: Cabin
I know it’s getting warmer
I don’t go out much
There’s a line I've been trying not to cross

I’m waiting for lightning
To turn me back into glass
There are quite a few good things that I’ve burned for myself

Am I doing the best I can?
So much energy spent
I wish I had a cabin
To heal myself again

Am I doing the best I can?
So much energy spent
My eye is a keyhole
My mind is ready to unfold

Give me one good reason
To hit the road again
I don’t mind the long hours
If you want me there
If you want me there
Track Name: Against the Odds
I know you think it’s looking better
From another angle, it’s a lot to handle
I was never here to tell you
How to feel but to know what’s real

When did we start making decisions
From guarded places as a sad replacement?
We’ve been sitting here hoping
For one to notice the colours shifted

Walking on eggshells avoiding heartbreaks
Is that all my life has to offer now?

What should be simple feels complicated
Do we have it in us to play against the odds?

You and I, we both know we don’t have the luxury
Of giving in to fear
Instead of feeding a different energy
But what will come, will be
You and I, we both know we don’t have the luxury
Of giving in to fear
Instead of feeding a different energy
Whatever we feel
What will come, will be

There’s a sudden change of current
My eyes are clearing, and leaves are turning
I don’t know about my judgment
I got no witness, but a buried feeling
Once there’s a movement, there is a motive
And time is just one way to look for it
Here in the dampness, we’ve waited too long
But how can we know where to go when our will is gone

You and I, we both know we don’t have the luxury
Of giving in to fear
Instead of feeding a different energy
But what will come, will be
You and I, we both know we don’t have the luxury
Of giving in to fear
Instead of feeding a different energy
Whatever we feel
What will come, will be
Track Name: Retreat
Again, I’m thinking too far ahead
But I don’t know what comes and goes
I’m vain if I don’t believe I can
See this through, I’m short on fuel

I lie thinking I could die
Forgetting all about how
We have come this far

At night
My mind is colour-blind
It brushes the light off me
I’m not sure what it means, yeah

Did you already know what to do?
Time holds on better to you
I sleep to feel at home again
I miss my love for everything

Now I
Start to think I might
Give in to my near sight
Fall back with the morning light

I still
Believe that this ain’t real
Until I can retreat
Release and make my peace, yeah

If I stop being this, can I still be me?
If I go for an exit, will it lead me here?
As I look forward to my grief
I recognize my saviour in the face of failure
I knew much more than all that noise
Track Name: Appalaches
Cracked open in halves
Two sides of a mountain
It’s too soon to laugh
It brings drought to the lowlands

I’ll be careful to ask
For what I’m ready to grasp
Rivers stay uncrossed
By the coming of dusk

The closer we get
The larger the surface
May you lose the trail
Gather up your belongings

If I try really hard, I’ll remember my age
My predictions have failed
I am ready to face my time

Do you feel the water rise
As the light goes to waste
It’s a lonely road to walk
To be the one to make your own luck

Both feet in the mud
I’ll wait for a signal
There’s a stream that recalls
All things are eternal
I don’t think this light has been identified
I see trees densify, will my fate come alive?

Do you feel the water rise
As the light goes to waste
It’s a lonely road to walk
To be the one to make your own luck
Do you feel the water rise
As the light goes to waste
It’s a lonely road to walk
To be the one to make your own luck

If we stay until we fall, we fall
There’s a chance that we run out of luck
I won’t ask for anything at all
Only that you keep your head above the water

If we stay until we fall, we fall
There’s a chance that we run out of luck
I won’t ask for anything at all
Only that you keep your head above the water

If we stay until we fall, we fall
There’s a chance that we run out of luck
I won’t ask for anything at all
Only that you keep your head above the water
Track Name: Healing Suns
These young trees only claim to be happy
The sea has worn a hollow smile for weeks
I need a shift from a total heart eclipse
But I’m confident things can settle down

I’ll be a leader but only for myself
I’ll be a beacon when no one else is
When I am safe, I can be complete again
You don’t need me to pretend

Watch me fall when there’s no one there
Leave this all to teach myself better
I feel more than my own share
I’m not sure if I still care

Truth be told, I feel out of myself
Something calls from beyond my senses
I don’t know if I can be of help
My healing suns carry me on

I will be done when I know where to stand
I might have fallen for the game once too often
Stretching a fire always feels a bit strange
But I’m confident things can settle down

Go with the side you can handle the best
We’ll understand when we meet there and rest
The skies are filled with my latest regrets
You don’t need me to explain

Watch me fall when there’s no one there
I’d leave this all to teach myself better
I feel more than my own share
I’m not sure if I still care

Truth be told, I feel out of myself
Something calls from beyond my senses
I don’t know if I can be of help
My healing suns carry me on

Watch me fall when there’s no one there
I feel more than my own share
Truth be told, I feel out of myself
My heeling suns carry me on
Track Name: A Wider Space
I cannot compete
With the evil storms I feed
I watch their bodies fight
And learn to bend back toward the light
We’ll wait it out

I found a new surface
Like a second-hand purpose
I’ll nurse myself into
A new rendition, another point of view
We're breathing through

I’m slipping through the cracks
To join you in the depths
Please remind me how
To climb my way back out
This time I’ll make my bed
Into a wider space

Take us to the coast
There’s enough boat for us both
You already know
We’ve had to drown to take another form
One to build from

I’m slipping through the cracks
To join you in the depths
Please remind me how
To climb my way back out
I know we’ve got the same
Part of us that says
We should navigate
Into a wider space

I don’t wanna be a special child
I wanna see what the skies hold for me
I don’t wanna be a spaceship pilot
I don’t need the attention blinding me
What else is there to feel?