Self​-​Titled EP

by Great White North

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Debut EP release from Mike Szalay's Great White North, consisting of a compilation of previously released tracks in late 2012.

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released 27 August 2012

Running time: 16:30

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Released 27 August 2012
Words and music by Michael Szalay (except "Wayfaring Stranger")
Performed, recorded and produced by Great White North
Copyright (2012)

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Great White North Kelowna, British Columbia

With the splitting of Tusk Mountain, Mike Szalay set out a plan to reintroduce himself as a solo artist under the name Great White North. With the forthcoming release of songs off the debut album, audiences will be familiarized with sounds stemming both from hard-hitting past projects such as Tusk Mountain, as well as a new softer side which has grown off of experience as a solo singer-songwriter. ... more

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Track Name: Bring Me Down
Oh my neighbour, call me down
I just don't feel like dying
And my father, tell me now
About your love and lying

Would you bring me down and find yourself
Another man that we both knew
And the song she sang came from the bones
Of the man that she left dying

My first love was a Christian girl,
She put her trust in God before me
But when the time came to push me out,
Her love in him had disappeared too

Would you bring me down and find yourself
Another man that we both knew
And the song she sang came from the bones
Of the man that she left dying

Oh my neighbour, call me down
I just don't feel like dying
And my father, tell me now
About your heart of a lion
Track Name: The Queen of Something
We went out and built a new house
Along that winding country road
My mother blessed me with a brother, and another
All the love I came to know

My sister left us for the city
The day she turned just twenty-two
Well, through the rain her face appeared the same
But her heart, well we knew was turning blue

You held your ghosts out on nothing
Then take your seat upon your throne
One day you'll be the queen of something
But this old house here ain't a home

I'm told it gets cold by September
So we'll warm our bones beside the fire
Your humbled thoughts have left me here to do some thinking
You lack the voice that we require

Then we got married in the winter
The snow fell on your white dress
Well I held her hand, but couldn't bring myself to kiss her
This whole wedding was a mess

You held your ghosts out on nothing
Then take your seat upon your throne
One day you'll be the queen of something
But this old house here ain't a home
Track Name: Old Porch Light
I left home last night
Told mama that I'd be alright
She said, "Go your own way son, just do what they say"
Trust me ma, well I'll be okay

So I headed off down the tracks
I laughed and said, "I'm never going back"
'Cause I've waited too long, to sing this song
Now I'm off to where I belong

I got into town the next day
I sat down by a tree there to pray
"Lord, find me a wife and give me new life,
and Lord, I need a place here to stay."

Mama, don't cry when I'm dead
I never listened to a word that she said
It's been twelve years today since I last betrayed
My family, and since the last time I prayed

Now, I got back home tonight
Found my way by the old porch light
She said, "Boy, you've been away, you let yourself go astray.
but you are welcome back home any day."