Like the Sun

by Holdfast

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about

Holdfast broke up in 2011. To check out what the boys are up to now, head to terriers.bandcamp.com and lampbandcamp.bandcamp.com

"This EP plays more like something that would hail from the West Coast, a smooth-rocking surfer's nightcap. With twinkling guitar lines, warbling vocals and folky breakdowns, every song off Like The Sun could be the soundtrack to the picturesque scene that's splashed across the EP's cover."

- Gapers Block

Tony Sackett of Warm Ones once described them as "the best band in Chicago born after Return of the Jedi was released."

credits

released 11 January 2011

Chris Ash - Vocals, Guitars, Violins, Harmonica
Danny Cohen - Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Easton Gruber - Vocals, Bass, Shaker, "Rhythm" Guitar
David Curtin - Guitars
Anthony Martins - Drums

All songs by Chris Ash
Recorded and mixed by Andrew Sherer the Engineer
Mastered by Carl Saff
Cover Photo by Cari Ann Wayman

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Track Name: Mars/Why Can't I Feel Tonight
Mars
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Walking and it's cold
So come on in. We've got liquor and stars.
Climb up to the rooftop, someone's on about his trips
He thinks he's been to Mars

See you from across the room, but it's not you
And I don't want to settle, but I'm falling down, and there's nobody there
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Why Can't I Feel Tonight
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Running around and feeling dead
It's an unwelcome aftertaste of always trying to get ahead
And running into walls I swore I'd climbed before
I guess we all come around again
Standing at the party with the friend of the friend, and it's absolutely superficial
They wouldn't hear a single word I'm saying

Why can't I feel? Why can't I feel alive tonight?
Why can't I feel? I just want my heart to beat tonight
Why can't I feel? I know why I'm not right tonight
Why can't I feel alive?

I don't think I'll make it up for Christmas this year
See I got no money anymore and I wish you were here
But I love going to bed and seeing your face again
I don't want to let it out of my mind
Girl, I still don't know you like I know that I should
I think about you constantly. Don't know how to talk to you
Have to choose between the dream and staying

Why can't I feel? Why can't I feel alive tonight?
Why can't I feel? I just want my heart to beat tonight
Why can't I feel? I know why I'm not right tonight
Why can't I feel alive?

Hey honey, have you seen all this before, what you say we leave it all behind?
Hey honey, how about running out the door. I just want to see a face tonight.
Track Name: I Arise
I arise in the morning, I don't want to get out of bed
In my mind I'm ignoring, what I should've done and what should've been said
I should I should've said

I arise in the morning, I don't want to get out of bed
In my mind I'm ignoring, what I should've done and what should've been said
I should, I should've said.

I was so wrong for so long about the meaning of love
And I'm sorry you saw me so far gone
And I'm fine 'cause you were mine if only for one night

Yeah, I wake up to that
Control, It was the power I lacked
And oh, I wish I could take it back
But time moved so quickly way back then, but I made the realization too late
But now I'm making up for lost time

I arise in the morning, and I'll be happy I'm where I'll be
And in my mind I'll be ignoring
why I'm so happy you tried to change me
and why I'm so sorry that I didn't see
I should I should've said
Track Name: Don't Try and Block Out the Sun
Don't try and block out the sun
Somebody put it there for everyone
And if you block the party beams, who will have the fun?
Don't you go and block the sun

Don't go and nail down the trees
They may get angry and kill all the bees
then we'll have no honey for to drip into our teas
Don't you go and nail the trees

You can break me, I don't mind
I got love and love's got time
Hate me, crash my dreams
This world's so much more than this world seems
And break me. defeat me. It's ok.
'Cause I don't want to play the game

Don't leave the children behind
They've got the hearts and the beautiful minds
'Cause if we let them down, they won't come around
Then we won't be so divine

You've got a problem Mr. Delune
Oh no, you fancy that it's winter, when it's probably June

Go out and seize all that day
Go find a forest, frolic and play
And if they think you're crazy, you're going the right way
I think you're going to be ok.
Track Name: Morning Rain
I know there's a blowing wind
Oh
So when you knock I let you in
Oh

Feels good to get out of the rain
Feels good to laugh away the pain
Girl, you know my hands are tied, but I can dry the tears you cry till morning, morning

I'm happy that it's just us two, so I can fall in love with you 'till morning comes

I hear that your boyfriend's mean
Oh
And there's a side of me that you haven't seen
Oh

Feels good to look into the dark
Feels good to finally feel a spark
Talking 'bout loving and heaven and everything, then I hear the doorbell ring for morning, morning
Knocking the door angrily so I get up and go to see to morning who's come

Latch turned I open up the door
Oh
Sun says I can't see you anymore
Oh

Feels good to walk into the rain
Feels good laugh away the pain
Tell me what am I to do
I went and fell in love with you, in morning rain

Speaking easy hard to find after went and lost my mind the the morning rain.

Feels good to step into the light
Feels good to swear off all the night
'Cause when the shadows hid my view, just saw what I wanted to 'till morning came
Now I've come to find my peace. I'll be fine, my mind at ease in the morning rain.
Track Name: Lollipop
There's a latent premonition of my aimless head
There's a welcoming sedation and it wants me dead
There are several bands of Ivy vying for my throat
The more I try to pull them away, the more that they like to choke

There's an erudite, steeped history smiling in my face
Saying time's a broken record, and we loop in place
If you're fixated on the moment, then your mind can rest
And you don't have to pull it away. Next time the track will play.

I see it now. I was just caught up in everything.
Fly me out, and my string will change
Someone's watching me