Live @ Café Santropol

by St Lawrence Warehouse Company

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Check out a beautiful video of our performance of "Grace" here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfKjTSSQyWQ

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released August 6, 2015

Special thank you to Santropol for hosting us and to Jesse Daniel Smith & KickDrumMtl for the recordings.

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St Lawrence Warehouse Company Montreal, Québec

St. Lawrence Warehouse Company make triumphant alt-folk arising from the heart’s warmth, in response to isolation, love and the hard Montreal winter.
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Track Name: Nova (Live @ Café Santropol)
Saturday turned upside-down
the sun went away and we hit the town
we went miles away just to hit the ground.

We brushed past the brush and went to see
the sunny Sunday you looked at me,
Oh, the time that it took to even breathe.

We watched as the stars fell
to the ground

They rise from the rivers, they rise from the tides,
their pretty blonde hair and the moon in their eyes
the moon's pretty bright but it's only around me half the time

they cut off my edges, they cut off my sides
they cut all the corners with the whites of their eyes
all part of some game, the rules do not apply.

They watch as my mind falls
to the ground

Why shouldn't they?

Saturday turned out to be
the saddest day we've ever seen
run away before they catch all our dreams

we built this house around
a giant standing just above the ground
we look up
we look up
we look up

Why shouldn't we?
Track Name: Berri-UQAM (Live @ Café Santropol)
And if we were stations then you’d be Berri UQAM
All things flow through you then flow away from where you stand
And I’ll come to you when I don’t know where I am
You send me homewards in the silence of the tram

My house has windows that all face northwest or northeast
The sun don’t shine in. Hell, that’s the thing I miss the least
Back where I come from we swim in oceans, swim in lakes
That water holds you lets you make all your mistakes

I hate the winter, I hate the shadow growing deep
And when I come home all that I want to do is sleep
But when my apartment is just a kitchen and a bed
You are my haven. I know you’ll scratch my heavy head

And if we were stations then you’d be Berri UQAM
All things flow through you then flow away from where you stand
And I’ll come to you when I don’t know where I am
You send me homewards in the silence of the tram

It’s snowing hard now in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
I don’t do phone calls but you’re worth the damn I’m going to give
And I tie my own shoes but in many ways, I’m still a kid
Work in a jail cell and only God knows what I did

This city hates me it takes and shakes me in its teeth
Holds and unfolds me pulls off my skin and leaves me clean
And this city loves you it takes and shakes you in its teeth
Holds and unfolds you pulls off your skin and leaves you clean

And if we were stations then you’d be Berri UQAM
All things flow through you then flow away from where you stand
And I’ll come to you when I don’t know where I am
You send me homewards in the silence of the tram

And if we were stations I would be Lionel-Groulx.
We stand apart, dear but so much flows to me from you
And I’m so grateful for all that flows to me from you.
And I’m so grateful and I’m so grateful
And I’m so grateful that you know what this feels like too…
Track Name: Grace (Live @ Café Santropol)
Grace, grace ain't got me
Wrapped in rose pedals
Wrapped in face

And faith, faith won't fool me
You pray with machetes
I won't be saved

And you've got a spine full of diamonds
And you got a heart of gold
And your limbs are dandelions
Babe I won't ever, ever, ever reach you

I followed every crack in the sidewalk
Fell to the reddest, reddest earth
I came face to face with my ugliest neighbour
Babe I won't ever get out of here alive

And you've got a spine full of diamonds
And you got a heart of gold
And your limbs are dandelions
Babe I won't ever, ever, ever reach you

And you've got a spine full of diamonds
And you got a heart of gold
And your limbs are dandelions
Babe I won't ever, ever, ever reach you

Grace, grace won't do me
Tell me where you've been baby
I've got the blues