End of the Night

by Midnight North

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1.
Falling 04:43
I’m wide awake, night beside me Morning dawns, lightning strikes me A still life can’t sustain it Ring my bell, c’mon make me yell I’m wide awake, you’re beside me Take your toll, I won’t fight it I just stare at your fire One more night, I’ll give all my time If I ask you now, don’t go If I ask you now, hold on If I ask you now And I say I won’t be a thing without you, buried in the road Ice and rain, they can’t stop me I run to you past my making Turn around, whisper goodbye Board your plane, don’t return again I keep on falling, falling, yeah I keep on falling, falling, yeah Falling, falling, yeah I keep on falling, falling, yeah I’m wide awake, night beside me Morning dawns, you’re beside me A still life can’t sustain it One more night, I’ll give all my time
2.
Miss M 03:30
3.
Long Road 04:25
On and on the hours roll by Dark is light Order another one more time Remember the words that struck me 2 years time How do I hold down the line? Follow me home I’m stumbling, falling Carry me into bed, I’m fine Leave me until the morning Wake me nice Cold hands on my mind I’m going alone watch you fading The slightest breeze blow you away Caught up in the west wind You and I know it’s going to be a long road in the end I’m going home Nothing to do this evening Come on out Sit on a stool and drink all night Step with me from the darkness Green lights Tear me up and go Oh I held on too long I’m cold to the core Hold til you’re gone Oh I held on too long, Oh I’m cold to the core. Hold til you’re gone
4.
Last Train 03:20
Got a minute before this train pulls away on these tracks Got a second to look into your eyes, Find out if you'll compromise But I don't want to stay here tonight You call to me as the train pulls away Got a ticket in my pocket, a smile to share Cause you never really said you care And I don't want to stay here tonight But you'll listen, if you listen If you listen, then you would never have to see me go But now it's too late, too late to know Still hoping as you stare down the tracks Got nothing to look forward to Nothing that would bring me back Looking at the window at the distance going fast As the people and the places come to view The things that I left behind Starting to fade from my mind And I can breathe easier tonight But if you hear me, if you hear me If you hear me, then we'd be right back where we started from Now its too late to know who won Got a minute before I pull away I can't look back Got a second to decide what's right Ignore how things will end tonight I hope I'm on the right train for this flight
5.
Haven't you heard this old story before? Your tale seemed to grow by the hour I treat em as then as some book of hope A lesson in song from which I can grow And I'm leaving this old pain behind I'm guessing it won't change this time Stare at the stars how they twinkle with charm And offer the greatest disguise There's always more hope than I care to know That rests in my heart and roots in my soul Chorus: And I'm leaving this old pain behind I'm guessing it won't change this time And I'm traveling to another time When I get there it will be on my mind It all remains the same Haven't you heard from the pain in my voice? Things are the way they should be I've given you all that I care to show That rests in my heart and roots in my soul Chorus It all remains the same
6.
Who I Was 04:15
Who I Was I can recall the good times with you, who I was I’m just a shadow of me, I’m fading out quiet and slow Come up to me and hit me baby, make it softly Help me to feel the lightning I’m gonna stay right here and lie Who will love you now that I’m gone Call you lightly Who will pull you back from the loss Meet you nightly Like the darkest ice on the highway Touch it once and slide to the curbing Who will love you now that I’m gone? I need to hear the noise vibrations. Turn it up, now Something to fill the empty so I can just live in my mind Cars speeding down the hill past me, sixty five Roar lingers, my ears rattle. Fill me up waste my goodbye I know, I know now I’m gonna be right here waiting I know, I know now Oooh I know I know now I’m gonna be right here waiting now
7.
Hold Me Down 04:09
Ride through the streets smell the fog and the rain Cold through my hands drive me home to the pain Can’t run anymore I fall at your door Scratch on the paper, mark down the lines Letters to all of the fools in my mind They’re cold on my hands So slowly they tear So hold me down Tear me away Tear it away Tear it away Blood on the bar but the bottles on ice No one to call through the haze and low light Can’t think anymore I drink till I’m sore La la, la la La la, la la
8.
Blew Me Away 02:36
You blew my heart away this time And gathered all the thoughts I no longer claim as mine And all of these rhythms that beat down my door Won't believe when I say I don't want them any more These times and these trials make me feel so far from home I'm patient but I'm tired as I watch it all unfold And all of this heartache won't leave me alone I can't forget about this heartbreak on my own You tell me all the times that you sat and waited there And tell me what you feel and why you no longer care And all of my troubles just walked through the door I won't believe when you say you love me anymore
9.
I love it most when it’s cold The kind of chill that cuts me right to the bone I’m the one in a t-shirt in the rain Move fast, blood flows, and I’ll be ok So why the hell am I here today Sweating like a waterfall in this subway 2 more stops to where I step onstage A rush that keeps me on this runaway train It ain’t bad but it ain’t San Francisco in the rain A guitar’s moaning through the crashing ocean waves We ain’t there but it’s just, just a simple kind of thing It ain’t bad but it ain’t San Francisco in the rain Ain’t seen your face in 29 days Seems like the journey home is through a maze Next town I promise is my very last goodbye But an empty stage can feel so right Ohhhh, it ain’t bad but it ain’t San Francisco
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about

Grahame Lesh has been woodshedding with the great American songbook over the last few years, performing with Phil Lesh & Friends at Levon Helm's Midnight Rambles, festivals across the country and, of late, performing with the house band at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA.

Now Grahame, joined in the songwriting department by Elliott Peck, has formed Midnight North so they can add their own pages to that songbook. Midnight North follows the path of a long line of successfully crafted California country-rock music that spans from Bakersfield to the Bay. A year of steady gigging has yielded a calm confident unit anchored by Connor O'Sullivan's propulsive bass and Eric Saar behind the kit.

Midnight North's debut album, End of the Night, sonically picks up where Ryan Adams & the Cardinals and others left off, heartfelt rock & folk songs decked out in a tidy country rock nudie suit, smartly tailored with intuitively tight vocal harmonies and a steady beat. Produced by Connor and Grahame and recorded amidst the redwood groves at In The Pocket Studios in Forestville, CA, End of the Night peaks with a soaring slow burner that no great rock album would be complete without, Peck's "All Remains the Same." Worth a listen: the crisp guitars and memorable melody of opener “Falling,” the band strutting through “Miss M", the gorgeous playing and singing on “Hold Me Down” and of course, the closing title track. Lesh put it best when he said, “We’ve got a little bit of country in us, but it’s just rock n’ roll.”

credits

released June 18, 2013

Grahame Lesh - Electric & acoustic guitars, banjo & vocals
Elliott Peck - Acoustic guitar, piano, organ, Rhodes, Wurlitzer & vocals
Connor O’Sullivan - Electric & upright bass, mandolin, baritone, piano & Minimoog
Eric Saar - Drums, percussion & piano

All songs by Midnight North
Miss M written and published by Toby Oler
Recorded September 2012 - March 2013
Produced by Connor O’Sullivan & Grahame Lesh
Engineered by Mike Scully & Connor O’Sullivan
Recorded at In The Pocket Studios in Forestville, CA
And in the Outer Richmond District of San Francisco
Mixed by Connor O’Sullivan
Mastered by Michael Romanowski
Special guest Fiddle Dave Muhlethaler on fiddle
All songs published by Elliconn Music, BMI
Photographs by David Nichols & Midnight North
Midnight North typography by Julie Nielsen
Layout and design by Connor O’Sullivan

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