Skydiving

by Nick Zubeck

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Nick Zubeck
Sandro Perri
Thomas Hammerton
Darren Wall
Marshall Bureau
Tim Shia
Aly Livingston
Mike Smith
Blake Howard
Jay Hay

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released March 1, 2016

Music and Lyrics by Nick Zubeck c. 2015
Produced and Mixed by Sandro Perri
Recorded by Sandro and Nick at Arthur North, Guelph ON
Piano on tracks 5 & 7 recorded by Jeff Mcmurrich at 6 Nassau, Toronto ON
Flute arrangement on Skydiving by Mike Smith
Mastered by Andy Magoffin at The House Of Miracles, Cambridge ON
Artwork by Andy Frech
Design and Layout by Sylvain Dumais

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Nick Zubeck Toronto, Ontario

Nick has recorded and released four full length albums under his own name, a slew of singles and the collaborative album Western Terrestrial.

Nick has contributed to many projects including Polmo Polpo, Barzin, Great Lake Swimmers, and Western Terrestrial. Most recently, Nick was hired as the touring guitarist for San Francisco based band Sun Kil Moon.
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Track Name: Secrets
Missin' pieces of a mystery
Hidden somewhere only I can see
It's a puzzle but you'll miss the mark
Puttin' it together in the dark

Is it obvious to everyone?
To me it's like a sore thumb
Stickin' out so I'm tying it down
I tie it tighter when you're comin' around

Does anybody have a secret?
I can see in your eyes, they give it away
I won't steal it, but don't feel you've got to
Carry it down to the grave

There's a line that I not dare cross
If I cross it I pay the cost
All the skeletons I've hidden away
Will be dancin' on my bones at the end of the day

Like a deer caught in the headlights
Do I freeze or do I take flight?
Run away or be hit by the weight
I see truth comin' out better never than late

Does anybody have a secret?
I can see in your eyes, they give it away
I won't steal it, but don't feel you've got to
Carry it down to the grave

You can twist it you can spin it around
I can push it even furthur down
But oh... you wanna give it away
Don't feel you've got to carry it down to the grave
Track Name: Hunting In Heaven
Burning a hole through the day
Watching the snow drip away
Lighting imaginary fires

Hunting in heaven again
Call it a means to an end
Looking for any friend of a friend

Look to the left to the right
Was that a rose in the night?
Hiding its thorns below

Hunting in heaven again
Call it a means to an end
Looking for any friend of a friend
Track Name: Skydiving
It don't mean nothin'
That look on my face
That tear runnin' down my cheek
Just a raindrop

I'm no different
Than everyone else
Asleep to myself I like to dream
I'm awake

Not much to say
In the cold light of day
My punchline, less than hilarious
My comeback, always too late

I've been livin'
Vicariously
Safety in numbers
Is it safe or sorry?

I'm skydivin'
Freefall in space
Your love, like a parachute
Keeps my head in place

So much to say
A new light of day
My punchline, less than hilarious
But I'll come back
It's never too late
Track Name: Tin Man
Don't lift your head up, you need to rest up
You're lookin' so tired, your balance is off
And if you stumble, or if you mumble
I'll finish your sen-ten-ces...

Be the good ghost, play the silent host
Mysterious flowers appear everyday
F'you need to spread out, or need a timeout
I'll be outta the picture, outta the way

For you I step aside
Realize
Every whim you wanna satisfy
I would bleed, so you could feed
Your every waking need

In the real world, lookin' lean
You're a cleaner machine, second to none
Though you're no tin man, I'm no oil can
We're luminous here, under the sun

For you I step aside
Realize
Every whim you wanna satisfy
I would bleed, so you could feed
Your every waking need

I see reflections underground
Together we dig
Don't know quite where the X is
But the ground is big
Enough to find a mirror bulb
Sprouting up to surface
When it breaks, when it blooms
The question becomes the purpose
Track Name: Transistor Moon
Comin' through on the radio
Shaky voice I used to know
Maybe forgotten but not gone

In the bus on the overnight
Passenger under the reading light
Lonely tune under a transistor moon

Came and went like the childlike cruelty
Pushed away all the stunted memories
Why would you pull a stunt like that?

Peace, love, a piece of cake
Used to know when to give and take
I feel a fever comin' on

Who's the passenger behind the window?
Can't make the face out, the one I know
Watchin' the fields go by, reflect the moon
So young and serious, hear that lonesome tune
Deep in my memory I know the rider
Once sat in his seat, the mute outsider
Is he still on the bus? Is it the same night?
Same moon illuminates, same face beneath the light
Track Name: Shoot Straight
Saved all my change for rainy days
Dog-eared the page
Paid off my debts, made safe bets
Don't rattle the cage

Why should I rage? Or hesitate?
I should just shoot straight
Into the sun
The sun is the one
The moon a reflection

Temperature's hot
Ready or not
We've all gotta run
Somewhere to be
Happy with me
You are the one

Why should I rage? Or hesitate?
I should just shoot straight
Into the sun
The sun is the one
The moon a reflection
Track Name: Devil'sTide
Now I know what took my brother down
What took him down, laid him underground
What I know never cuts to the chase
Every question answered leaves a question in its place

I cannot forget
While my eyes are wet
This rising tide is mine

Such a force sweeps any child away
Caught up by a current
Started out as play
Once a man becomes a fallen son
overcome by the wake
The devil's tide undone

I cannot forget
While my eyes are wet
This rising tide is mine

He is present in my blood and I am worn
The kids have read, pages they have torn
Tossed away to blow around one day
Face to face with a page that cannot be turned away

I cannot forget
While my eyes are wet
This rising tide is mine
Track Name: Primitive Patience
It's your primitive patience I need
Ferocity sowing the seed
Cannot pierce the crust of existence
With a brutish stick in my hand

Too little, too late, I whittle and wait
And mountains break down into sand

If I had a watch, would you know what the time was?
Knowing the time, watch me go by
By and by, counting the seconds
Second guessing the sun in my eyes

The more time you give me, the less gets done
And darker the day becomes

I'm unaware, the rest of my days
With you here beside me
Your silhouette burns in the back of my eye

It's your primitive patience I need
The animal instinct to seed
I pierce the crust of the moment
And ask if the moment is right

Too little, too late, I whittle and wait
And mountains break down into sand