South Wind Northern Songs

by Good Ground

/
  • Immediate download of 10-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more). Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

     name your price

     

1.
2.
02:39
3.
02:09
4.
03:30
5.
03:55
6.
03:06
7.
02:56
8.
02:56
9.
10.

about

FREE DOWNLOAD - "Legend" as featured on:
- 93.1 WXRT's "Local Anesthetic" show
- 90.7 KALX UC Berkely - "Next Big Thing" show

"South Wind Northern Songs" was co-written by John Wills, Carla Wills, and Zach Thomas.

John and Zach have been writing music together for over a decade, and several of the songs featured on the new album are three years in the making. It is a deeply personal and meaningful album to us, and we are so pleased to have gone on the journey to create it, and now to share it with you. Much of it was dreamed up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin during our yearly musical escape. The album was recorded at the historic Quonset Hut recording studio in Nashville, TN and mastered at The Boiler Room in Chicago, IL. Thank you for being a part of Good Ground Music.

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/goodgroundband

Read our write up in Chicago Mag:
www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/C-Notes/April-2013/Good-Ground/

Bookings/Licensing:
john@goodgroundmusic.com

credits

released 21 April 2013

Written by:
John & Carla Wills, Zach Thomas

Musical Performances:
Carla Wills: Vocals
John Wills: Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Zach Thomas: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums

Produced by:
Zach Thomas
John Wills

Featuring:
Griffin Criste: Drums (Harmonizer)
Chris Yonke: Vocals (Harmonizer)

Engineering Credits:
Zach Thomas
Griffin Criste
Pat Bitautus

Recorded at:
Quonset Hut - Nashville, TN

Mastered at:
The Boiler Room - Chicago, IL

Thank you to our family and friends for making this album possible.

www.facebook.com/goodgroundband

www.goodgroundmusic.com

All songs ©2013 Good Ground Music. All rights reserved.

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist
Track Name: Morning Rising
Morning rising
Keeping pace with the sun
You keep me going
Until the day is done
Until the day is done

Morning rising
Morning rising

Morning rising
Our world was never one
We were together, before the
lighting of the sun

lighting of the sun
lighting of the sun
lighting of the sun

Keeping pace with the sun
Keeping pace with the sun
the sun (repeat)
Track Name: Legend
You think you'll run the world over
with something new.
She said, "You can build an empire."
"You can build an empire."
But in time you may find
you are a legend in your own mind.

Your money, power, and prestige
It should involve none of these (repeat)
Our reach is not the sky
We may be legends
Only in our minds

To be recognized
In a world such as this
Is it worth the price
Is it worth the price?
We may be fine if we're
only legends in our minds.
Track Name: By My Side
In my field of vision
you were there by my side.
You were there by my side.

But in the haze of my pride,
I was gone, gone inside,
while you were there by my side,
always there by my side.

On your face you wore a smile.
I was blinded by denial.
Should have known that face was lying.
Should have known, but I wasn't trying.
I wrote this song to let you know,
I was the one who let you go.

Now I want you back

In my field of vision,
you were there by my side.
You were there by my side
I wrote this song to let you know
You're better off if you tell me no,
You're better off if I let you go.
Track Name: Harmonizer
Burn this to the ground.
I'll find a new way to be.
I'll leave this nowhere town.
Such a nowhere place disease.

Moving yes I'm moving, I'm trying.
Always like I'm running from dying.
You give me something now.

When the world abandoned me,
she was my harmony.
Lift me from this bended knee.
My little harmonizer.

My little harmony.

Her voice is fallen beauty.
Drowning in the sea.
Crowd 'round and pay to see
a dying breed that used to be.

Moving yes I'm moving, I'm trying.
Always like I'm running from dying.
You're missing something now.

When the world abandoned me,
she was my harmony.
Lift me from this bended knee.
My little harmony
My little harmony
My little harmony
You give me something now.

My little harmony.
Track Name: Southwind
Facing towards the water.
The southwind's blowing in.
The pines march by the order.
Down towards the water's edge.

You breath the sound of nature.
The southwind conducts this
Northern song.
I am a child again, and the
Beat of the north woods and
Just these friends of mine.

Can you feel it.

The aged trees tower over
Saplings growing under.
Their roots defy the order.
Of slopes casting them to water's edge.

Chorus
Track Name: Tired Eyes
Your tired eyes,
you're drowning.
Your tired eyes,
you're drowning.

You let this light in.
You let this light in.

You give it all up.
You give it all up.
Track Name: Just Smile
Complicated, beautiful.
Watch the fools rush in.
They don't know your siren song,
and what you'll take from them.

Mesmerizing as your fire, it
Isn't safe to swim.
I know you well you'll pull me under.
You'll pull me in, you'll pull me in.

You make me risk myself
And unlike no one else,
I am beside myself,
You make me risk it all on you.

Your smile calls me to your arms,
across the frozen glass.
Dancing to your siren song
will lead to my collapse.

You make me risk myself
And unlike no one else,
I am beside myself,
You make me risk it all on you.

And it makes you wonder why
we just smile.

You make me risk myself.
You're unlike no one else.
I am beside myself
You make me risk it all on you.

And it makes me wonder why
we just smile,
and turn our heads away.
And it makes me wonder why
we just smile.
Track Name: Dreamchaser
Tempt me to dream, my muse, my savior.
Dreamchaser, your days aren't getting longer.
If it feels alright to carry on, you fight on.
You fight on.

No worries where we'll go, dreamchaser.
Don't need a reason to dream, dreamchaser.
What a beautiful thing, dreamchaser.
Now you fight on, yea you fight on.

Drew a path wide, so hard to keep it narrow.
Dreamchaser, it's not more than you can handle.
You take care of the promises made and fight on.
Yea you fight on, yea you fight on.

Your days aren't getting longer,
But your dreams keep getting taller.
Today is yours, this is your song.
Time is a race.
We all will die, but
Will you live? Will you live?

Today is yours, dreamchaser.
This is your song, dreamchaser.
Your days aren't getting longer,
but your dreams keep getting taller.
Track Name: Closed Eyes Staring
I can't take it.
I can't sleep.
I'm lost without it,
I'm in too deep.
Nowhere in another city,
Still all by myself.
Where did it take you when
there was no one else?

Daylight's fading,
while it's breaking fast.
Take your time,
Make it last.
You won't be here forever.
You won't be here forever.

Don't keep your eyes shut.
Don't keep your eyes shut.

All I want is to mean something to you.
All I got was never enough.
All you'll ever have
from me is what you wanted.
I guess it's what you wanted
all along.

Just keep your eyes shut.
Just keep your eyes shut.

Finally feeling thankful for the
things I've been given.
I think I'd like to give it all away.
Standing at your door screaming
"somebody open."
I forget you don't live here anymore.

All I want is to mean something to you.
All I got was never enough.
All you'll have from me is
what you wanted.
Is that you wanted all along?

And all we had
slipped away.
And all we had was
lost in time.
I can't remember
the last time I heard your voice.
Or that means I can't remember.

But if you keep your mind shut,
You should keep your mouth shut.
Track Name: Run Back (Your Loving Arms)
Under your wing,
Naive and young.
The world you kept at bay
would find an in another way.

It's not easy
to let down your guard.
To have the faith,
to let her make her own mistakes.

And watch them run back,
to your loving arms.
We'll watch them run back,
to your loving arms.

The words you spoke
lost their weight.
As you saw them
lose their way.

It's not easy
to let down your guard.
To have the faith
to let her make her own mistakes.

And watch them run back
to your loving arms.
We'll watch them run back
to your loving arms.
We'll watch them run back
to your loving arms.
We'll watch them run back
to your loving arms.