Little Cracks, Little Light

by Of Gentlemen & Cowards

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Side A: Song For You
Side B: The Grey

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released July 5, 2013

Produced by moon:and:6
Engineered by moon:and:6 and Scott Peacock
Recorded at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, Canada
Mastered by Noah Mintz at The Lacquer Channel in Toronto, Canada

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Of Gentlemen & Cowards Hamilton, Ontario

Formed in 2010, the band has seen ups and downs, including an appearance on Late Night With David Letterman and an ill-fated cruise ship gig that both broke the band’s heart and yet transformed their sound into a more soulful one. Through it all, Of Gentlemen & Cowards persevered, and this young band’s brand of optimistic, well-crafted soulful rock is borne from its experiences, both good and bad. ... more

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Track Name: Song For You
I know you thought that we were broken
And that you'd never be missed
But know with all that has happened
There's so much love clenched in our fists

But here we stand, don't let go
As you lean in, I'll whisper in your ear, so so clear

If I wrote a song for you, Tell me just what'd you do
To give me a chance to say, Just how much you mean to me
If I wrote a song for you X2

A pen to paper means nothing
So I mailed you a cup on a string
I placed my lips upon the other
I plucked a note and began to sing

But here we stand, don't let go
As you lean in, I'll whisper in your ear, so so clearly

If I wrote a song for you, Tell me just what'd you do
To give me a chance to say, Just how much you mean to me
If I wrote it all for you, To tell you the way I do
To promise you every day, That you are my everything
If I wrote a song for you X2

The words I promised you someday (so come on and sing)
We make the chances we get (so come on and sing)
But here I'm singing your memory (so come on and sing)
These chords won't let me forget
And still I sing

If I wrote a song for you, Tell me just what'd you do
To give me a chance to say, Just how much you mean to me
If I wrote it all for you, To tell you the way I do
To promise you every day, That you are my everything
If I wrote a song for you X4
Track Name: The Grey
In a humid little southern town
Beside the creek where the children play
With the dark about to settle down
The young 'Sippi seemed to lose her way
Run home Georgia, Papa's waiting for you

Nobody stopped to help the girl who cried
They heard the laughing and walked away
It would pass right across their eyes
Blindfolded by their southern ways
Run home Georgia

Pour me a glass from your finest tiers
Tonight, tonight we'll skip the meals
­My hunger lies elsewhere
Tonight, tonight I have no fear

Well the father took upon himself
To show them boys how debt'd be paid
Grabbed the whisky and the gun on the shelf
Taught the boys the American way
Run home Georgia

Pour me a glass from your finest tiers
Tonight, tonight we'll skip the meals
­My hunger lies elsewhere
Tonight, tonight I have no fear

In a world coloured black and white
The father knew what the judge would say
Two boys born of rich and right
Against a poor a Mississippi slave
Who says when the system's tight
You won't live to see another day
Two boys born of rich and right
Against a poor a Mississippi

Pour me a glass from your finest tiers
Tonight, tonight we'll skip the meals
­My hunger lies elsewhere
Tonight, tonight
Tonight, tonight I have no fear