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YC From Bowen Island

It’s country versus city. Hippie idealism versus hopeful realism. The spark for this pretty number came during a Grateful Dead–fuelled camping trip in BC. (How novel.) On the ferry was a girl who had proudly abandoned the city, criss-crossed the Gulf Islands, and had been up and down the California coast. But, I was impressed for other reasons: how could someone so free and so travelled have no idea where she was going? Following that trip, I took a deep breath and headed the usual way home.

Photo by Craig Konyu

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CREDITS:

Words & music by Craig Konyu
Recorded & produced by Craig Konyu & Peter Buck
Released November 1, 2014

The vocals: Craig Konyu
The backing: Craig Konyu
The acoustic: Craig Konyu
The electric: Peter Buck
The slide: Peter Buck
The piano: Steve Denyszyn
The bass: Peter Buck
The drums: Johann Burkhardt
The handclaps: Craig Konyu
The tambourine: Craig Konyu

LYRICS:

Are you tired of running ferries
To keep your dreams afloat?
Is it time to lay my heart down
Or best that you don’t know?

That I was cursing you
While you were kissing me?

Well, your coat’s in California—
Your shoes are in the rain.
Does that suitcase that you carry
Hold the hopes or hide the pain?

Of my caressing you
While you were cursing me?

I’m walking away. I’m walking the same.
I’m walking the same way home.
I’m walking away. I’m walking the same.
Walking the same way home.

And I was cursing you
While you were cursing me.

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