Life, It Whispers

by The Northbound

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released June 30, 2015

Brian Johnson - Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion, Vocals
Travis Smith - Bass, Vocals
Aaron Perry - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Dan Hanns - Banjo, Acoustic Guitar Vocals

Featuring:
Tyler Hansen - Violin (on tracks 1 and 7)
Scott LaForge - Trumpet (on tracks 3 and 8)
Audrey Hutchings - Violin (on track 9)
Joe Valdes - Violin (on track 9)

Produced by Tariq Shihadah (except Shadows of the Night, produced by Jon Reeg)
Mastered by Colin Althaus (except Shadows of the Night, mastered by Jon Reeg)
Artwork by Travis Smith
Lyrics by Brian Johnson
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The Northbound Champaign, Illinois

The Northbound plays Folk-Rock that is emotional, thoughtful, and heart-felt; formed in Urbana, IL. Their debut full-length, "Life, It Whispers" was released on June 30th, 2015.

The Northbound is currently on Indefinite Hiatus. You can check them out on Facebook.
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Track Name: I Do What I Hate, And I Hate What I Do
Who can break apart this chain,
All of the sins in my own name?
Why do I cling to what is bad,
When I’ve got blood on my own hands?
I’m giving up on all I have,
I want to run away
But just don’t know where to,
Because I do what I hate,
And I hate what I do.

You’ll see my name atop the list,
With all the murderers and thieves
And all of the hypocrites.
But I’m the worst among them all,
Because every time I rise
I find another way to fall.
I have to cling to what is good,
I got to throw away the old and start off new,
Because I do what I hate,
and I hate what I do.

So here I am, I’m just a man,
And on this earth I made a mess
And I’ve done everything I can
To clean it up, but had no luck,
‘Cause every price I try to pay
Just never seems to be enough.
Now I start to realize everything
That Man once said, it might be true,
Because I do what I hate,
And I hate what I do.
Track Name: Find Myself (Another Good Girl)
No, I ain’t feeling sorry for you no more
(You stubborn heart)
You got all you asked for
(You stubborn heart)
Don’t take away my smile
(You stubborn heart)
I threw you in the compost pile
(You stubborn heart)

And all that’s left is in my mind
And it keeps saying that I’ve got time
All of the time in the world
To find myself another good girl

So stop telling me your lies
(You broken heart)
All the blood and sweat, it’s gonna dry
(You broken heart)
I know all you ever did is try
(You broken heart)
But it’s for me to say goodbye
(You broken heart)

And all that’s left is in my mind
And it keeps saying that I’ve got time
All of the time in the world
To find myself another good girl

So now you’re gone for sure
(Forgotten heart)
So don’t come back no more
(Forgotten heart)
Cause I’m on top of the world
(Forgotten heart)
Looking down at another good girl

And all that’s left is in my mind
And it keeps saying that I’ve got time
All of the time in the world
To find myself another good girl
Track Name: I See This Blood Flowing Now
If you’re hurt, sick, in pain,
Hear then now your own refrain;
If you strain and seek for truth,
There is an everlasting youth:

If you’re hanging on a tree,
Or if you’ve fallen to the ground,
Our wounds will bring us unity;
I see this blood flowing now!

Be you of heaven or the depths;
He who has right to his own breaths,
Then be it subtle, or a scream,
Lift your voice, and let it ring:

For every wrong done unto you;
For the injustice in your town;
This is a song for pastures new;
I see this blood flowing now!

If you, in battle, do prevail,
Or if your strivings come to fail,
We, hand in hand, conform as one;
And join together in this song:

Whether of roses or of thorns,
If on your head there lies a crown,
Then sound the trumpets, blast the horns;
I see this blood flowing now!
Track Name: The Devil's Got A Hold On Me
The devil’s got a hold on me;
He knocked me right down to my knees.
I fight, and beg, and cry, and plead:
Lord, come take this burden off of me!

The devil’s got me in his hands;
I’m a slave to his vile demands.
I sing his songs and swing his dance;
Lord, come give this sinner one more chance!

The devil’s got me, ball and chain;
He feeds me lust to ease the pain,
And all that’s left of me can’t help but pray:
Lord, come find your son whose run away!

The devil’s got me in his lies;
No one can look me in the eyes.
This hell I’m in is cold as ice;
Lord, come rescue me, my Jesus Christ!
Track Name: Sleeping In The Attic
I’m sleeping in the attic of a Midwestern home.
The ones I love are here with me,
Still I feel alone,
‘Cause I don’t know where I belong.

I work at school, but have no motivation;
I sit in church and separate
The right from the wrong,
But I don’t know where I belong.

O, how I long to find someone
To lift me up and take me home,
Where I belong.

I searched the world to find
Somebody to love;
One day I’m there with her,
The next day I’m gone,
‘Cause I don’t know where I belong.

I read about a man who lost his way home.
I can’t relate cause I got no place to go,
And I don’t know where I belong.

O, how I long to find someone
To lift me up and take me home,
Where I belong.
Track Name: Can It Be?
O Hallelujah, can it be?
My past is now my history;
The future is in front of me;
With You is where I want to be.
Track Name: Men Like Dead Leaves
Men like dead leaves, drifting with the wind;
Soaked in the seas, life is near its end.
The dried up earth is filling up with mirth;
Life, it whispers; the winds they disperse.

Let the Sunlight wipe your withered eyes;
Feel the warmth as the wet leaves start to dry,
And radiation flows
As we blossom and we grow
Back to life as daisies white as the snow.

Hear our cries,
We’re the shadows of the night
In the darkness,
We’re desperate for the Light,
And for hope of the dawn to come alive,
With our eyes wide open, looking to the skies

Our hands are joined as one,
As we sing out to the Sun

Let the Sunlight wipe your withered eyes;
Feel the warmth as the wet leaves start to dry,
And radiation flows
As we blossom and we grow
Back to life, as daisies white as the snow.
Track Name: Alone
I don’t want to be independent
I don’t want to be breaking and bending
I just need a hand to hold
I don’t need a million friends
What it comes down to in the end
Is I just need a hand to hold

I just need a hand to hold
To keep me young when I grow old
I don’t want to be alone
I just need a hand to hold

I don’t want to be brokenhearted
I don’t want to go back to where I started
I don’t want to be alone
I know this might be a little selfish
But I look to the skies and my only wish
Is I don’t want to be alone

I don’t want to be alone
I need a love to call my own
I just need a hand to hold
I don’t want to be alone

So God won’t you come
And find me right where I am
And give me your hand, won’t you give me your hand
And Lord won’t you come and bring me
Back to my home
And I won’t be alone, no I won’t be alone
Track Name: Shadows Of The Night
I see life
I see happy
Youth and love
They entrap me,
And welcome me in to sing their song

I see color
At a party
I feel alive
But I’m embarking
On a universal requiem

I see the world
I see the lightning
Light up the evening sky
I see the world
I see the lightning
Wake up the shadows of the night

I see pain
Fractured creation
I see shame
Humiliation
The schism that divided us from you
I see scars
I see violence
As sinners prayers
Turn into silence
This prison has divided us from you

I see the world
I see the lightning
Light up the evening sky
I see the world
I see the lightning
Wake up the shadows of the night
I see the world
I see the lightning
Light up the evening sky
Long lay the world in error pining
I’m looking but I can’t seem to find where I belong
Where I belong
Where I belong
Where I belong

God, the world was brighter with you by my side
And the world was better with you by my side
And the world was worth it with you by my side
And the world was perfect with you by my side
Track Name: Our Song Is Sung
The day is done;
The sun is gone,
But the night is young;
Until Your kingdom come, our song is sung.

We fall, we rise,
Look to the skies, Creation cries,
Our voices rising up.
We feel the heat,
We see the need, but still we sing,
Our voices rising up.

For the battle’s won;
The seeds are flung,
To right the wrong;
Until Your will be done, our song is sung.

We fall, we rise,
Look to the skies, Creation cries,
Our voices rising up.
We feel the heat,
We see the need, But still we sing,
Our voices rising up.

Until your kingdom come,
You’ll hear our voices rising up,
Our song is sung.
Until your will be done
You’ll hear our voices rising up,
Our song is sung

Our voices rising up, our song is sung.