The Astorian

by Side Saddle

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Gezzer If Great Big Sea and Grapes of Wrath had a love child would it be Side Saddle? I don't know, maybe. (oh sorry, 80's canadian bands FYI.)

But still. It's like a east coast down home rhythm with just a touch of melancholy in the vocals and harmonies. And it works! Quite well actually.

There's also depth to the music that isn't always apparent unless you listen for it. My favorite Lush has a bit more of an edge to it that I hope they explore further. But all are well worth the listen. Favorite track: Lush.
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ValValC Hi guys! I`ve just bought your album! I listened to your EP in June, and immediately fell in love with "Don`t wait for him to love you" and "Reverie". Your music is great, cause has that spark, hard to put it on words, but easy to feel once you listened to it. Keep doing what you are doing, you are great! Favorite track: Watch The Boats Go By.
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released September 15, 2014

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Side Saddle Boston, New York

Est. Spring 2013

Ian McGuinness
TJ Dumser
Ryan Sniffen
Brendan Coughlan
Rich Bozek
Eric Tait Jr

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Track Name: When It's All Done
I've been carrying this weight around
answer come to the light, to the sound
the obvious truth is more than you can chew
and when it's all done it will feel like a miracle
no longer fenced in, stunning place to begin

I've been carrying this weight around
so keep your impeding ears to the ground
you wish me unwell, you damned me to hell
and when it's all done you will know why I did what I did
you might get a glimpse of the life that you thought you would live

and when it's all done you will find what you've been looking for
you can see through the cracks in your roof through the holes in your floor
i know that you're scared cause you can't see what's after this
but it beats seeing it all and then nothing comes of it
Track Name: Halcyon
I know the last few years were hard
I know you're on the fence weighing your options yard to yard
when all you've got is simply not enough
is it worth your while when you're constantly torn up?

Halcyon, will the clouds begin to break
My feet are worn out from the race
Only so much I can take
Halcyon

You know I've dreaded coming home
I revel in the time alone
but I just can't bare the pain of leaving
in too far to see it

Halcyon, will the clouds being to break
My feet are worn out from the race
Only so much I can take
Halcyon

The well is running dry have I got time?
or maybe it's too soon and we don't have to say goodbye
Is there an answer right under our nose?
Is there a key somewhere that someone else holds?
Are we forcing a square peg into a round hole?
Are we forcing a square peg into a round hole?

Halcyon, will the clouds begin to break
My feet are worn out from the race
Only so much I can take
Halcyon
Track Name: Honey
Honey, where have you been?
You're starting to seem foreign
Are you back for more?
Aren't your knuckles sore?
Another swing at me, another sleepless night

and you know it's been this way for a long time
and how did we end up on opposing sides
well maybe it's not in the stars and it took this long
to learn we're better apart and oh it breaks my heart

Honey, we're losing light
and I have made up my mind
I know we talked about if one of us wants out
the other swears to never let them go

and you know it's been this way for a long time
and how did we end up on opposing sides
well maybe it's not in the stars and it took this long
to learn we're better apart and oh it breaks my heart

so you came for your things and I gave you your things
can we go for a walk, can we just sit and talk for a while
and remember back to life with a laughing track
Track Name: On The Road in a Storm
Can I just sleep until we're where we need to go
It's coming down so hard I can't make out the stretch of road

I've waited for you all this time
I've wanted you for my whole life
and I'm not going home

Oh why I'm on the road in a storm I have a prize excuse
My luck has finally run it's course and it's my time to lose

I've waited for you all this time
I've wanted you for my whole life
and I'm not going home
I'm not going home alone

Surrounded by these strangers who swear they know my plight
but I've never felt the distance more than I do here tonight

I've waited for you all this time
I've wanted you for my whole life
and I'm not going home
I'm not going home alone
Track Name: Something I Said
Was it something I said to make you oh so upset and if so my apologies
You see unless I'm tied down with my pen and hand bound I won't say what I mean

You couldn't bring me down
You couldn't bring me down
You couldn't bring me down
You couldn't bring me down

Was it something you heard that has got you disturbed and if so then stop asking them
'Cause every answer they give makes it harder to live even though you've been wonderin'
Turn off your mind and close those pretty eyes just for a little while and I will try to pretend it didn't happen again

You couldn't bring me down (if you tried)
You couldn't bring me down (if you tried)
You couldn't bring me down (if you tried)
You couldn't bring me down (if you tried)

Oh the rides with you and I can't lose the greatest one I've ever had and not expect a thing to change
'Cause I can't make another day accepting I will never wake to see your face

You couldn't bring me down (if you tried)
You couldn't bring me down (if you tried)
You couldn't bring me down (if you tried)
You couldn't bring me down (if you tried)
Oh the nights will last years
Track Name: Don't Wait for Him
Go tell spring all your plans put on make up throw on pants
find a different way to mess with your hair
He tuned you out like a string that he could strum to make you think
he was happiest when you were a pair
and there's a dark room that you can't wait to be in but I think you're already there

And if the boy needs time to stay at home and make up his mind there are a lot of things you have left to do, but don't wait for him to love you
The kid needs space to figure out just where you place, there are a lot of things you have left to do, but don't wait for him to love you. Don't wait for him to love you

You can't swim with all your clothes they'll weigh you down everyone knows so you took them off and dove right in head first
and now your heart's broken down in the shady part of town but have faith you'll get back on the road somehow
and there's a dark room that you can't wait to be in but I think you're already there

And if the boy needs time to stay at home and make up his mind there are a lot of things you have left to do, but don't wait for him to love you
The kid needs space to figure out just where you place, there are a lot of things you have left to do, but don't wait for him to love you. Don't wait for him to love you

and there's a dark room that you can't wait to be in but I think you're already there

And if the boy needs time to stay at home and make up his mind there are a lot of things you have left to do, but don't wait for him to love you
The kid needs space to figure out just where you place, there are a lot of things you have left to do, but don't wait for him to love you. Don't wait for him to love you
Track Name: Watch The Boats Go By
I was born in the summer into the arms of my mother
oh how lucky am I? oh how lucky am I?
I met you in the city, fell in love and got married
oh how lucky am I? oh how lucky am I?

And if you tell me to go, I won't. No.
and I won't leave you behind, you are mine all mine
No one else in this universe with whom I'll spend my time
It is you

and I hold you like I've never held anyone before
and you look at me the way I always wanted one to
when I look in your eyes I see magic

And if you tell me to go, I won't. No.
and I won't leave you behind, you are mine all mine
No one else in this universe with whom I'll spend my time
It is you

Spend our day in the garden when we aren't changing ground
Spend our nights by the fire outside of our small lake house
and watch the boats go by while we sip our wine
and maybe time slows down for a little while
la-da da da da da-da-da da
Track Name: Lush
You think too much
You think yourself under the weather
Do you feel better letting all that shit in so it can march through your brain like an endless parade?

Cause you're a lush and I'm the man that you dream of
so tell me why oh why you do this every time
There's nothing there, I swear on my mothers cold grave
it's just you and I say it so damn much you know it's true
I say it so damn much

I found you standing where I left you
Does it hurt to move?
I tossed a smoke and polished one off and you sang

If I'm a lush and you're the man that I dream of
then tell me why oh why I caught you in lie
I should've known, you been takin' such good care of yourself these days but I thought it was for you and for us
and you'll want what you don't have until your dust
yeah you'll want what you don't have until your dust
oh you'll call her once you start drinkin'