Must Be

by Kolapore

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released October 23, 2012

Recorded in various locations around southern Ontario
from June 2011 - April 2012.

Music, lyrics, & arrangements by Jeff McClellan

Produced by Jeff McClellan
Recorded & Mixed by Chuck Blazevic
Mastered by Phillip Victor Bova

Cover photography by Heather Cooper McClellan

www.kolaporemusic.ca

Jeff McClellan: vocals, guitars, piano, celesta
Shane Davis: vocals
James Beaver: bass
Ian Morris: cajón, tambourine, shaker
Patrick Arteaga: guitars
Zachary Peterson: violin
Robin Howe: violoncello
Jim Toner: taiko drum, bass drum, congas
Tony De Luca: clarinet
Mark Edwards: xylophone
Tiia Kihlanki: vocals
Chasen Simmons: alto saxophone
Sarah Robertson: baritone saxophone

THANK YOU
Heather, Gord, & Andrew McClellan, the rest of
the McClellan family, Tiia Kihlanki, Chuck Blazevic,
Patrick Arteaga, Jenny, Phillip Victor Bova, Alex Sheriff,
Mirja Kihlanki, the Goodman family, the Cooper family,
Michael Lynch, Kevin Sato, Brett Simpson, the Farm, the
the Don Wright Faculty of Music, & to all the talented
musicians that played on this record.

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Kolapore acknowledges funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Track Name: Sparrow
As the river finds a different way
You remember what you could have said

Haven’t you heard, through the wind, of the word
That it was I, the lonely sparrow?

As the river finds a different way
You remember what you could have said

Haven’t you seen, through splattered aubergine,
A poor old mutt bathing in your finest wine?
Track Name: Lady in Yellow
Lady in yellow, why so blue?
Have you no honey, or no roof?

Lady so quiet, can’t you speak?
Have you a string tied tight ‘round your beak?

It’s not like you to speak of fire
Although, at times, I do admire
Track Name: Lately
Baby, lately I have grown
Far out of any shoes I once owned

Maybe someday I will find, on your dime,
A piece of my mind

Upon hearing tales of the ocean
I sought to lose what’s mine
For I once sailed it in my head
Long ago…
Track Name: Roots & Spring
Said I was born on a rainy day
Said I was torn from my roots and my spring

Said I felt green when the sky stayed grey
But that don’t mean that I can’t blow those blues away

Up through the Peaks, ‘round my knees, you will plead softly
To stay here
As I comply, dawn arrives and we sigh deeply
No more fear

Said I once saw my mind sit still
Froze in awe, then lightning paced up and
Down the hill

Said I was high as the soil beneath
Sealed away from scorn and my own disbelief

Up through the Peaks, ‘round my knees, you will plead softly
To stay here
As I comply, dawn arrives and we sigh deeply
No more fear
Track Name: Sideways
Winter breeze in Waterloo
Through with ease, in spite of you

Can’t you see my part in this?
Watch the soil drip from my wrist

Through the long winter, as you watch your hair grow long
You recall the summer and the tinkling of the throng

Where I lay, beside the Bay
Sun-drenched, quiet, and yours to take

Will you see our part in this?
Shale stays cold, cold as your fist

Through the long winter, as you watch your hair grow long
You recall the summer and the tinkling of the throng
Track Name: Must Be
“There must be something in the sun,”
Said the sparrow to the dove
“I’ve got a plan for you and I
(I’ve got a story filled with lies)

Please take this water, share my style,
As I might stay here for a while”
“Then while you wait here for the sun,
Expect your lover to come undone”
Track Name: Where I Belong
Who we are in our shrouds, in our dust
Who we are without sounds on the bus
How do I not walk far through this land?
How do I dig so deep in the sand?

I know where I belong
Somewhere not far from this tree

Who we are among crowds, among signs
Who we are because both dictate lines
How do I not walk far through this land?
How do I dig so deep in the sand?

I know where I belong
Somewhere not far from this tree

How will I ever hold this again?
How will I tie these clouds and pretend?

Calm is the snow this evening cold
Take as I am, as you know
Track Name: Wild Thing
Wild thing, do you need
A pair of wings among the rest of my things?

Wild thing, do you own?
Like a roof, a car, some gold, or a stone?

Wild thing, do you breathe?
Or are you found with rum and blood on your teeth?

Wild thing, feel you greed?
Or to hunt in hope of dodging the need?