Green Valleys

by Eastern Souvenirs

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"...I could literally see the room, the people, the lights, and the performers, and I could feel my body moving in that space, I could smell that stale alcohol and too sweet sweat, which I think is really the ultimate goal of any album. Green Valleys is perfect but not too perfect, every so often Fisher throws in an off note or warps a chord, something to add this feeling of life being bent out of shape, taking the song to its extremes." - Secretly Important

"Green Valleys features stunningly sophisticated songwriting with layered guitars, synths, and esoteric percussion loops. It's an engrossing listen." - Telegraph Audio

credits

released February 24, 2017

All songs written, recorded and produced by Brian Fisher. Additional bass synth on “Figures” by Wesley Williams and electric guitar on “Sun in the Window” by Jeff Bass.

Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering
Artwork by Conner Fawcett

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Eastern Souvenirs Boston, Massachusetts

Romantic, genre-hopping songs that feature sophisticated songwriting, esoteric percussion loops, jazz-infused guitar meanderings and buoyant synth-pop grooves.

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Track Name: Mirage
You let yourself go back again
Though you know it’s not the same, you still pretend
You try to find that better life
But you're circling with no place to arrive

There's nothing there for you
And never really was
Just a beautiful mirage
Lurking in the sun and dust

You let yourself fall down again
You lost your footing and blame it on the wind
I want to help, what can I do?
We're family aren't we, me and you

There's nothing there for you
And never really was
Just a beautiful mirage
Lurking in the sun and dust
Track Name: Landslide
You’re just like a landslide in motion
There’s nothing I can say to hold you back
Crashing through the trees with a resolution
To break down everything within your path

Let’s not pretend there’s nothing going on
I know exactly what you’re running from

You’re just like a landslide in motion
A natural force that swells up from the ground
Coming out of nowhere, moving fast
There’s nothing I can say to slow you down

Let’s not pretend there’s nothing going on
I know exactly what you’re running from
Track Name: Sky
Looking out through tangled branches
Trying to see what lies ahead
Waiting for the fog to break
So I can see where this road ends

I’m just driving, burning time
And hoping soon i’ll recognize
A passing landmark, a destination
That I can say was worth the drive

I know by now it won’t come easy
Always feeling miles away
The destination changes daily
We can’t make up our minds anyway

You can’t pin down what you want so badly
In the drifting shadows of your mind
Searching for that perfect signal
We can’t stop staring at the sky

I know by now it won’t come easy
Always feeling miles away
The destination changes daily
We can’t make up our minds anyway
Track Name: Figures
I’ve always had a poor sense of direction
Yet I’m walking in the middle of the night
in a distant place that’s far across the ocean
and everything I recognize is far behind

I can hear the stray dogs following
Running down my confidence
The figures in the shadows conspiring
I’m so completely out of place

I said that I knew my way back from memory
Now i’m running through the alleys after dusk
Knocking on the wrong doors looking for you
Looking for a way back to my own resolve

And I can hear the stray dogs following
I start to lose my confidence
The figures in the shadows conspiring
I’m so completely out of place

I hear you call my name into the darkness
I see your figure outlined in the light
I know your voice, it sounds like home to my ears
Even when nothing else is certain in the night
Track Name: Drifting
Drifting too far out
Trying to get back to that solid ground
Feels like I'm losing speed
And I can't seem to move my feet

Too far out to swim
All I want is to be back home again
Surrounded on all sides
By waters I don’t recognize

Gone too long without the sun
Everything is left undone
Out of focus, out of reach
Like falling in and out of sleep

Looking at the shore
But it feels farther than before
The wind will come and go
It feels like i’ve lost all control

Out too late, can see the sun
Everything has come undone
Out of focus, out of reach
Falling in and out of sleep
Track Name: Hold On
I can hardly sleep
I feel those footsteps following
It’s something strange
I can’t explain

It pulls me like a tide
And then it leaves me out to dry
I can’t keep up
With all this change

All I can do is hold on

Where’s the time I spent?
It seems like summer came and went
Without a sound
I can’t slow down

I can’t keep running from this ghost
Afraid of what i’ll never know
The only safe place is with you now

All I can do is hold on
All we can do is hold on
Track Name: Wishing Well
I’m losing sleep,
wondering
If my hours spent
will amount to anything
Just pennies dropped in a wishing well

The minutes spill
grain by grain
I feel too young
to worry about these things
the neighborhood we know is changing
A few short years could reorder everything

We run around in circles
following the shadows we cast
The elusive dreams, we keep watching
through the weathered glass

I don’t need
I don’t need
I don’t need something to be
I don’t need
I don’t need
I don’t need something to be
Track Name: Green Valleys
Now your body aches for sleep
But your mind won’t stop
All around the valley’s steep
And you can’t climb up
It stretches deep
It’s clear to see
Relief will come
And i won’t leave

Down in here we’ll stay
And in time we’ll be ok
We’ll wait for the sun to come
And watch all the shadows run
Away

Look how far we’ve come to be
Right where we are
I’ll be with you till we’re there
No matter near or far
The valley’s green
We’re in between
But everything
Is growing

Down in here we’ll stay
I know in time we’ll be ok
So we’ll wait for the sun to come
And watch all the shadows run away
Track Name: Sun in the Window
Quiet and dark
As the train left town
In the passenger car
Just the quiet conversation
The hours pass
And the shadows move
Golden fields through the glass
Come and vanish in slow motion

Perfectly in between
We stay

The sunlight comes through the window
And puts you to sleep
I hold my breath to be perfectly still
The silence rings in the soft golden hues
Like a dream
As we float between come and go
Like the earth stands still for us

Perfectly in between
Like dust floats in the light
Perfectly in between
In the hour before we arrive

The sunlight comes through the window
And puts you to sleep
I hold my breath to be perfectly still
The silence rings in the soft golden hues
Like a dream
As we float between come and go
Like the earth stands still
Track Name: Tall Grass
Out in the tall grass
Watching the night
Wild with the dreams
That glint in your eyes
Up to our knees we
Can’t see our feet
And everything’s still but
The rustling leaves

The sounds of the night
Make the air feel alive
As i’m out and still waiting
For you to arrive
I want to catch up
As you run against time
But the grass has grown taller
And i’m falling behind

Let’s not stray too far from each other
In this new place that we’re just now discovering

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