WILD ONES

by peirson ross

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    These 8" inch Wild Ones Wooden Album Art pieces are hand-pressed prints of Peirson's original artwork representing the endangered species of Canada. These rustic limited edition wood prints bring warmth and colour to any room and come with a digital download of the sixteen songs written in the 10 provinces, 3 territories, and 3 oceans of Canada. For more information about Wild Ones (the album) please visit www.peirsonross.com .

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1.
Old soul wrapped in sorrow Has your sunshine come and gone? May your daydreams of tomorrow Keep you sheltered from the storm Then somewhere we must have been In a tunnel we can’t see I feel the light come shining in Now it’s shining down on me Cause there’s daylight in this darkness Daylight in the shade There’s daylight in our troubles and in our hearts of pain Daylight in our worry, daylight when we stray Daylight blessed daylight in the shade When you started playing Judas We could hardly keep from crying I just thought of Old Teresa And her home life with the dying Oh it pays to follow your heart When your lightness weighs a ton Until your sky is blown apart In the house of the rising sun Cause there’s daylight in the darkness Daylight in the shade Daylight in our toubles and in our clouds of rain Daylight in our worry, daylight when we stray Daylight blessed daylight in the shade Daylight, daylight... please don’t fade Away (In the shade)
2.
North Star 03:49
Soft and yellow light The moon Glowing through the night Your pale light skin Calling of the leaves The shhhh Blowing through the night Your frail white grin You light my dark You are my North star Sharp and brighter light The sun Shining through the day Your heart-felt mind Calling of the loons On glass water Ripple of the moon Your soul just shines I feel like I can swim way out Just because you’re looking out for me And the further that I go from shore I really couldn’t ask for more I am free You light my dark You are my North star
3.
I used to think then that time wouldn’t end Til the day that you left me behind But it’s plain to see that it wasn’t up to me Now I can’t get you outta my mind Remember when we believed that by speaking we could cope And conquer the worst of our fears Til the words we never spoke turned the silence to cold What’s the point in holding back these tears? Cause I can’t get you outta my mind No matter how hard I’ve been tryin’ I’m just tryin’ to shake this dumb heart ache But I can’t get you outta my mind Maybe it’s the weather or the black raven’s feather That could make all the difference this time? And I’ll hold my breath for as long as it takes Or at least til I sleep through the night And if it’s no then I’ll go and count all the ways I could change all my days into night I’ll caw with the crows at all the big shows But I’m not gonna give up the fight Cause I can’t get you outta my mind Every time I see the moon I think it’s a sign Like the spirit you believed in who’s watching all the time I just can’t get you outta my mind I’m not looking for an answer or the reason why I just can’t get you outta my mind
4.
Quiet still life of the fire burning our malaise Secrets we keep safe just come out anyway Hibernation healthy absence in our slower days You came out a silver splinter when winter never came Like the sun shining through the rain A message from the lonesome whooping crane Strange and early comes the springtime like our first mistake Loving in our secret dwelling our sacremental place I thought I lost you with the spirit deep inside the cave The year my silver splinter came out when winter never came But now I’m just so glad to see you again Coming out again Like the sun shining through the haze A message from the pining whooping crane Quiet still life of the fire burning our malaise Secrets we keep safe just come out anyway Hibernation soul revival in our slower days You came out my silver splinter The year that winter never came
5.
Bird & Bee 03:54
You and me Me and you Where do we go When all the dreaming’s through Do you believe in a light above Or did you say we’re falling out of Love? It’s a living but not the living we dreamed of I don’t grow fonder I just miss your human touch Me and you Bird and bee If I let you go would you fly back to me If all you have is your love of love Would you leave when the pushing comes to shove Love’s not loving the stupid cupid we dreamed of I don’t stronger I just miss your human touch It’s a living but not the living we dreamed up I don’t grow fonder I just miss your human touch I don’t grow stronger I just miss your human touch Me and you Bird and bee If I let you go would you fly back to me?
6.
No Other Way 04:47
I loved you like the one, the one I never had I said I didn’t need Now far from home I run to a place where I’m alone With a thousand hearts that bleed Now I hardly see the sun and I’m missing you like mad As the moon shines over me If I found out you were gone I’d give up all I had There’d be nothing left to need I’m gonna hold you babe and I won’t let you go I love no other way I just need to let you know You said that I should go like the bird that you set free Singing songs out on the road So I’m living for the show but now this teenage dream It seems it’s getting old I’m still working hard but I’m hardly working smart Been out here way too long Without your shining eyes will I ever find The place where I belong I’m gonna hold you babe and I won’t let you go I love no other way and I need to let you know I’m gonna hold you close and I’m not letting go I love no other way and I need to let you know I love no other way And I need to let you know There’s no other way
7.
Dream 02:57
Lay me down On the blue ocean floor Where there’s noone else around You can hear that silence roar And dream Of a world you can hear In a song you can sing And hold on to it dear And I’ll see you in your dreams Weigh me down With the heavy stones of love And pin me to the ground Until the spirits lift me up And dream Mettez-moi au lit Sur le fond de l'océan bleu Là où il ya personne d'autre autour de Vous pouvez entendre ce silence rugissement Et rêve D'un monde que vous pouvez entendre Dans une chanson, vous pouvez chanter Et de tenir à elle chère Et je vais vous voir dans vos rêves Peser mon corps vers le bas Avec les lourdes pierres de l'amour Et moi broche à la terre Jusqu'à ce que les esprits me fortifient Et rêve
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Anyone 03:44
She said call me if you need a place to stay in Spain No really call me if you need to get away from the pain It will all go to waste if you keep up this pace Will you never feel the same? Said you want to erase all the vows that you break Will they ever mean a thing? Did you know I’d follow you into the dark Yes I’d follow you anywhere And if you don’t feel the spark Then I might as well go So call me if you need a place to stay in Canada - Oh Canada! No really call me if you need to get away from the same old place Oh what a waste I’ve been losing my taste will I never find the one? I don’t want to erase all the dreams that we made Could you ever be my one and only one? Who follows me into the dark Would you follow me anywhere? And if you don’t feel the spark Then I might as well go Go away for a long while and never speak with you again Seems you’re looking for a stranger kind of love Anyway, anyhow, anyone Anyone!?
10.
Don’t worry child There are just a few more miles for us to go Before we go down this road Don’t worry child It’s just the wild calling Not everyone hears their call Most get caught up and trip over falling But you’ll get back up after the fall It’s not the lightening above you You just heard the thunder Of every echo that becomes you That won’t break the spell you’re under Until you see beyond the shadows That have chained you to that number There’s no lightening above you You just heard the thunder So don’t worry child It’s just the wild calling Not everyone hears their call Most get caught up and trip over falling But you’ll get back up after the fall Don’t worry child There are just a few more miles Before we can go back home
11.
Wild Ones 03:38
I'm not going to tell you what you already know You make your own rules, only you could choose this road This is for the wild This is for the wild ones I'm not going to show you what you've already seen The damage in the Heartland or the killing machines This is for the wild This is for the wild ones This is not the holy scripture This is not the new commercial This is not the competition This is not the computer speaking This is not a euphemism This is not apathy or superstition This is for the wild This is for the wild ones
12.
Change 04:47
I always end up in this place, dreaming that I’d see her face One more time, just one more taste, I tell myself it’s not too late To change Our impressions that we made once we forgave how we behaved In yesterday’s mascarade, it’s funny strange how time can fade Like all our golden escapades, our wanderlust with no restraint The only constant in those days was giving way to our next change Like songs of old that kept us young, much younger than everyone, an old soul never really has an age When newness is your only friend, oh tell me how, when will it end, can’t you see that this is not a phase It’s our age of change. On the black walls with white chalk we organized our crazy thoughts We wrote to do lists and then we’d talk about the lists of what to do not On our skin with oil paint against the canvas that we hanged On the wall your imprint stayed the praying mantis you became My teacher of the little things, how every little one is great How love and hate are both the same, I loved you more than anything Like songs of old that kept us young, much younger than everyone, an old soul never really has an age If lightness is our only friend, our heavy days may never end, can’t you see that this is not a phase! It’s our age of change I agreed right from the start that this was all just for the art Of living just the way we are, tending to the garden With our hearts and bodies twisted ‘round, our mortal parts together found Everything we dreamed is in this massive little circle spinning ‘round and ‘round and ‘round and ‘round All redemption songs we made to sing tomorrow like today Giving everything away, loving wholly, unafraid of change
13.
Seraphine 03:52
Sheppardess of Sacred Heart, naive her world was blown apart Simple nights by harder days knew a child named Seraphine Oh the child who could be saved Dates and times of births and deaths, no job could hold her interest Paint by candles lite her way, the urge preserved the memory Of a child who could be saved Holy child named Seraphine Of all the pages meant for you, she couldn’t mail the letter through Ill-prepared to win the Great Depression took the memory Of the child who dreams to play Holy child named Seraphine Dreams of children calling out without a fear there’d be no doubt No matter how many times we change As long as that’s the one sure thing In a child who makes your day For the wild in Seraphine Hear the child who could be saved Holy child named Seraphine
14.
Time 04:13
I’ve been standing right here listening to you But I can’t seem to hear you at all To hell with this fear and the laziness too If we stay in this scene you know we’re bound to fall It’s about time You’re sitting right there looking at me But I can’t seem to see you at all I’m missing your love and your craziness too Won’t you turn off that screen and break down your wall It’s about time It’s time to tell her It’s time to show him It’s time to wave goodbye No el effecto espiritu Look them in the eyes It’s time hold on It’s time to let go It’s time to ring the bell It’s time to make peace It’s time to stop hate It’s time to love her well It’s time It’s about time
15.
High Line 02:54
Riding Westward on horseback waving your red flag On the High Line railway all my riches turned to rags When you left me without a sign On the High Line it’s a fine line Between a B-line and a first goodbye With your new eyes on Swann’s Way reading out your truths Too familiar and intimate just two souls in their youth Then I crossed you at a bad time On the High Line it’s such a fine line Between a green light and a caution sign So high above the ground The finest details can’t be found On the High Line it’s such a fine line Between a B-Line and a last goodbye
16.
One day left to love the world we barely knew By the Redwood on the stone I’ll be waiting there for you When there’s no place like Heaven There’s something in this grey sky with a million shades of blue Somewhere under the rainbow there’s a colour just for you When there’s no place like Heaven Where do you want to go now that we are here With the spirits in the air or the spirits way down here? In Heaven When there’s no place like Heaven Titans with stolen fire you’ll be scorched by the sun As the wild North wind blows, it cries out to noone None but Gaia who left you here on this mountain high alone To find hope in that jar, in her heart is your home When there’s no place like Heaven There is no place like home When there’s no place like heaven There is no place like Heaven

about

WILD ONES is a dedication album to wildlife and to those living the "wild life". It marries art, music and design for the greater social good. The project began in Peirson's New York apartment in the spring of 2012. When the original analogue recordings were water-damaged in the flood caused by hurricane Sandy, Peirson re-recorded the songs digitally while paper cutting the Inuit style artwork.

Armed with scissors, Japanese linen paper, one roll of reflective tape, a portable recording rig and an irrepressible urge to create, Peirson spent months in solitude re-recording the record while cutting and pasting his Canadian animals on the walls around him. Although Peirson initially referred to his paper-cutting as naive kindergarten catharsis, gallery curators and art critics alike have since praised his work as the most modern representation of nature on the art scene today. While Peirson's designs have a contemporary feel, the source of inspiration was born out of the simple desire to recreate and celebrate reminders of home by imagining the natural world in a small urban work space. "The more time that I spend working in different cities, the more I feel the need to surround myself with reminders of home. I mean I love travelling but I think I might have subconsciously made Wild Ones to pay tribute to Canada because I missed it. The best way I found to recconnect with my roots in the wilderness while working in the city was by cutting and pasting images of nature, animals and the wild spaces we used to share when I was a young kid. So far, Wild Ones has given me a new found appreciation for the land I grew up in and helped to curb that feeling of homesickness".

WILD ONES is also Peirson’s first attempt at playing all of the 20+ instruments himself including; cello, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, harmonica, percussion, dramnyen (Tibetan guitar), banjo, lap steel slide, melodica, beat-boxing, bass recorder, piano, bells, baritone ukulele, jaw harp, accordion, singing bowl & vocals.

Although this is Peirson’s sixth studio album, it is his first self-produced work to date. Initially, these songs were supposed to remain unreleased and act as guide tracks for the eventual live-off-the-floor band recording but after much encouragement from band mates and friends, he agreed to release the songs in their original form. The sixteen songs and animal designs are represented by ten provinces, three territories, three oceans and the wild ones that reside within these fragile Canadian habitats.

WILD ONES is a dedication album not only for endangered species and their natural habitats at risk but also for the independent thinkers who have fought to preserve their wild sub-culture, rituals, values and essential spirit that was born out of our natural world. This is for the wild ones.

A portion of proceeds from Wild Ones merchandise will be donated to grassroots organizations.

The remastered version of Wild Ones will be available on iTunes in early 2016. Worldwide digital release date TBA.

credits

released August 26, 2014

Bunt Stafford-Clark - Mastering engineer on title track #11. Wild Ones
Peirson - artwork & designs, cello, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, harmonica, percussion, dramnyen (Tibetan guitar), banjo, lap steel slide, melodica, beat-boxing, bass recorder, piano, bells, baritone ukulele, jaw harp, accordion, singing bowl, producer, mixing & vocals.
John Hurlbut - Primary Mastering engineer on fifteen remaing tracks
Josh Williams - Hammond Organ on track #1, #3 and bonfires
Benjamin Bombier - Bass on track #3 and #13,
Lana Slezic - Band Videographer
SOOJITSU DESIGNS - Web graphics
COSEWIC - Wildlife data
National Geographic - topographical information
Frans Brüggen - Telemann - fantasie nr. 3 sample on track #12
Gibson Guitars NYC, LA & TO - studio space, guitars
Irmgard Koerner - bass recorder donation
Inuit Artist Collective - land and gallery guides

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