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Hello,

I started writing some of these songs in 2012 when I played in a band called Hey Pilgrim. The Ellesmere is a collection of personal material from a difficult time in my life. When Hey Pilgrim played their last show in January of 2015, I started to work on this project, and asked a couple of my close friends - Jeff and Tom - to play on it with me. We had two or three practices with the material before recording the drums and acoustic guitar as the foundation and slowly chipped away at the project over the next year and a half. The idea behind this project was to make something raw, and not overly polished, to align with the feelings of the songs that i had put together. As the project started to wind down I was also lucky enough to have my friend Kaeleigh sing back-up vocals and add some harmonies. This album is one of my favourite projects over the last couple of years and I named it after my first condo in downtown Winnipeg; a place with a pretty coloured history and where I wrote or experienced the things captured in these songs.

Sincerely,
Paul Webster

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released March 6, 2017

All songs written and arranged by Paul Webster except Fare Thee Well.

Paul Webster - vocals, guitars, bass
Tomas Hurlburt - guitars, xylophone, keys
Jeff Patteson - drums, percussion
Kaeleigh Ayre - vocals

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Track Name: Fare Thee Well
If I had wings, like Noah’s dove
I’d fly up the river, to the one I love
Fare thee well, my honey
Fare thee well

I had a gal, who was long and tall
Moved her body, like a cannon ball
Fare thee well, my honey
Fare thee well

And early one evenin’, in the pouring rain
In my heart, was an achin’ pain
Fare thee well, my honey
Fare thee well

Muddy river, was a muddy and wild
Can’t give a bloody, about my unborn child
Fare thee well, my honey
Fare thee well

Show us a bird, flyin’ high above
Life ‘ain’t worth livin’, without the one you love
Fare thee well, my honey
Fare thee well

Fare thee well, my honey
Fare thee well
Track Name: Whites of Your Eyes
Skyscrape, daybreak
And I can see the whites of your eyes
Crash and burn, bombs away
Terraform, our home is born

And they say, and they say
A pretty face will make your day

Clickety-clack, train on the track
Iron horse, steam rise
Long days, a crystal vase
Beautiful mind, our time

And they say, and they say
A pretty face will make your day

Kind words, a simple verse
Brings a smile to my face
Nursery rhyme, passin’ time
Sun it sets and history it binds

And they say, and they say
A pretty face will make your day

Bustin’ loose, footloose
Seven degrees between
Family ties, new lives
Green grass beneath your feet

And they say, and they say
A pretty face will make your day

And they say, and they say
A pretty face will make your day

And I can see the whites of your eyes
Track Name: Influencer
I’m an influencer, baby
Come and stay with me
I’ll set you free

Show you how to think
Think like me
Be an influencer…baby

And now you probably think
That I’m full of shit
Stupid know it all
Trying to scratch an itch

But just how do you move mountains baby
Be an influencer, don’t say maybe
But just how do you move mountains baby
Be an influencer, don’t say maybe

Gotta go for it, give it your all
Ignore the stupid shit, oh now
Don’t go getting caught up
In the poor man’s world
All those nickels and dimes
You want those dollar bills
Million dollar prize

I’m an influencer, baby
Come and stay with me
I’ll set you free
Show you how to think, think like me
Be an influencer, and don’t say maybe

Show you how to think, think like me
Be an influencer, baby
Be an influencer, baby

Be an influencer, baby
Track Name: Start Again
Across the county line
Goin’ state side
It was late at night
And the moon was, was bright

Dusty motel room
Fresh linen remote control
Long list of classifieds
And hope was in my, in my eyes

Start again, start again
Was idle hands, oh in the end

Start again, start again
Was idle hands, oh in the end

Picture perfect life, picture perfect wife
And now I realize…I do not want this, this life

Start again, start again
Was idle hands, oh in the end

Start again, start again
Was idle hands, oh in the end

Start again, start again
Was idle hands, oh in the end

Start again, start again
Was idle hands, oh in the end

Start again, start again
Was idle hands, oh in the end
Track Name: You and Me
You and me, completely
You and me, for always
You and me
You and me

Dark days, have fallen on me
You know its not the way, I thought it would be
The story of should be
You and me
The story of could be
You and me

And now the only thing that I can take with me
Is a picture of you, my version of the story
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me

You and me
Track Name: Fragile Mind
All the things we think and say
Sometimes are not the same
Many days from when they came
Many days from when they came

The different parts of our memories
Slowly fade away
So we may not think the same
So we may not think the same

And I just want
To remember
And I just want
To say

And I just want
To remember
And I just want
To say

Wish I could, but I can’t
My mind you see doesn’t work like that
Track Name: Bones For Bread
Well I hope that you remember what you did
Blaspheming from that perch on which you sit
You stole from him the home he had
Like a siren luring a sailor to his death

You filled his head with lies and bullshit
You stole from him the innocence he had
And I sincerely hope that you remember what you did
And I sincerely hope that you remember what you did

‘Cause breaking hearts is what you do
You’re thorough girl
In everything you do

‘Cause breaking hearts is what you do
You’re thorough girl
In everything you do

And one day you’ll pick up the phone
You’ll say sorry and beg for forgiveness
So he can hang up the phone not feeling so clueless
And we can all stop hoping that you…
That you find Jesus

And one day you’ll stop feeling foolish
You’ll forgive the folks, the folks that did you wrong
And you will realize that taking an eye is wrong
And you will realize that taking an eye is wrong

‘Cause breaking hearts is what you do
You’re thorough girl
In everything you do

‘Cause breaking hearts is what you do
You’re thorough girl
In everything…everything you do

Hurt others trying to be square
Break people once you strip them bare
Breaking bones for bread is no way to live
Breaking bones for bread is no way to live
And I said breaking bones for bread is no way to live
Breaking bones for bread is no way to live


One day, one day
You’ll put those childish things away

And one day, one day
You’ll put those childish things away
One day

Breaking bones for bread is no way to live
Breaking bones for bread is no way to live
And I said breaking bones for bread is no way to live
Breaking bones for bread is no way to live
Track Name: Kingsley
This old sun, this old sun
Comes around now, every day
This old sun, this old sun
Shines down, warms the day

And it follows me
Oh all the way-ay-ay home

Vitamin D
Across the galaxy
Here on earth, my nephew’s birth
Beautiful king, he was meant to be
Every day, in every way

And I’ll always be
Oh there-re-re-re for King

This old sun, this old sun
Comes around now, every day
This old sun, this old sun
Shootin’ rays of light, like dynamite

And it loves us, completely
Yes it does
Yes it does

This old sun, this old sun
Comes around now, every day
This old sun, this old sun
Shines down, warms the day

And it follows me
Oh all the way-ay-ay home
All the way home
All the way home
Track Name: Photograph
Since you been gone it’s like you were never there
It’s like you evaporated into thin air
A memory, a fog
Can’t quite place it, not sure what to make of it

Stuck watching home movies
Those livin’ family stories
You gave me so much
And I long for your touch

But you’re gone
But you’re gone

Now we’re sittin’ in the same room
Surrounded by what we once knew
You call it a failure to communicate
I’m calling it a stalemate
Can’t quite place it, not sure what to make of it

‘Cause you’re gone
‘Cause you’re gone
‘Cause you’re gone
‘Cause you’re gone

Brilliant conclusion or mass confusion
Call it illusion or someone’s musin’
Nothin’ will ever be the same again
And there is no one to blame

And there is no one to blame
And there is no one to blame
And there is no one to blame
And there is no one to blame
Track Name: Lois
I had that dream again
The one where I’m flyin’
High above the trees
And people…have trouble…spottin’ me

I had that dream again
The one where I’m flyin’
Flyin’ through the clouds
I could see mountains, I could see an ocean, I could see for miles

And I could feel, the wind, crash into me
I could smell ozone, Like it was about to rain

I had that dream again
The one where I’m flyin’
A beautiful, lucid, dream
I could fly around a world, built for me

And I could feel, the wind, crash into me
I could smell ozone, Like it was about to rain
And I could feel, the wind, crash into me
Movin’ on, following the sun

I had that dream again
The one where I’m flyin’
High above the trees
Just a superman, searching, for his Lois Lane