Hours (I Love The Days)

YC Sep 2015

Cross an ocean. Gaze at the stars. Plot yours on the map of time. There’s no denying our insignificance. Which is all the more reason to create significance. These are your months, days and hours, so fill ‘em wisely—with work that’s meaningful, with whisky that’s made well. No one needs a 40-year-old dad-of-three reminding them that time flies. So, take it from the 25-year-old kid who penned this song, in 2000. He had all the time in the world, yet still realized the urgency.

Photo by Peter Buck

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CREDITS:

Words & music by Craig Konyu
Recorded & produced by Peter Buck & Craig Konyu
Released September 1, 2015

The vocals: Craig Konyu
The acoustic: Craig Konyu
The electric: Peter Buck
The organ: Peter Buck
The bass: Craig Konyu
The slaps: Craig Konyu
The handclaps: Craig Konyu
The shakers: Craig Konyu

LYRICS:

Hours are staring.
Into deep outer space.
Ours is knowing.
That we can’t relate.

It’s true. I love the days.
That are spent with you.
It’s true. I love the days.

Hours are stretching.
For sky sublime.
Ours is changing.
With no worry of time.

It’s true. I love the days.
That are spent with you.
It’s true. I love the days.

Hours are spent.
Avoiding outer space.
Ours is spent.
In significant place.

It’s true. I love the days.
That are spent with you.
It’s true. I love the days.

Hours are wasting.
In significant place.
Hours are wasting.
In significant place.
Insignificant place.
Insignificant place.

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Six-Pack: July 1, 2015

Six-Pack_July 1, 2015 [Photo]

True patriot love: To mark this favourite (not favorite) day of the year, we picked a few of our favourite homegrown hits. Enjoy this six-pack—two guys, two acoustics, two microphones, recorded mostly live off the floor. Just in time for Canada Day 2015! (A decade ago, it absolutely would’ve been a two-four.)

Photo by Craig Konyu

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CREDITS:

Comes A Time [Neil Young]
Words & music by Neil Young

Up On Cripple Creek [The Band]
Words & music by J.R. Robertson

Long Time Running [The Tragically Hip]
Words & music by The Tragically Hip

Why Be So Curious [The Sadies]
Words & music by The Sadies/Rick White

Hasn’t Hit Me Yet [Blue Rodeo]
Words & music by Jim Cuddy & Greg Keelor

Four Strong Winds [Neil Young]
Words & music by Ian Tyson

All songs recorded & produced by Peter Buck & Craig Konyu
Released July 1, 2015

The vocals: Craig Konyu
The backing: Peter Buck
The acoustic (rhythm): Craig Konyu
The acoustic (lead): Peter Buck

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