Counterglow

by Reno McCarthy

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02:54
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04:03
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05:19
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03:56
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02:52
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02:58
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05:21

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released May 10, 2019

Songs by Reno McCarthy
Produced by Reno McCarthy and Patrice Pruneau
Additional production by Arthur Bourdon-Durocher and Marc-Antoine Guay-Rochon
Recorded at Studios Piccolo and various locations around Montreal, QC
Engineered by Patrice Pruneau and Reno McCarthy
Studios Piccolo engineering assistant: Gabriel Dubuc
Mixed by Patrice Pruneau at Studios Piccolo
Mastered by Richard Addison at Trillium Sound
Vocal Consultant: Mariève Harel-Michon
Management: Catherine Leclerc

The Band:
Arthur Bourdon-Durocher
Edouard Brasseur
Marc-Antoine Guay-Rochon
Mariève Harel-Michon
Reno McCarthy

Additional Musicians:
Jolaine Marcotte-Naud (Piano - tracks 1 & 3)
Gabriel Dubuc (Vocals - tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Patrice Pruneau (Vocals - track 11)
Isabelle Dostaler (Vocals - track 11)

Art direction by Camille Lanteigne & Juliette Blouin
Artwork by Reno McCarthy
Paint work by Florence Dubois
Photography by Vèda Papineau (Director of photography: Philippe Richelet)

Counterglow by Reno McCarthy
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Track Name: Deep Dive
Nowhere in the world
Could ever get me close
Nowhere in the world
Could ever feel like home
After tonight
I can’t tell how we’ll ever be all right
After tonight

Moonlight I got nowhere to go
Fast drive like I’m out of control
Fly high and I’m over the coast
Like I’m ready to deep dive
Think fast I’m in over my head
Lose track I don’t know what I said
Fall back like I’m hoping again
Fall back like I’m hoping again

Nowhere in the world
Could ever get me close
To you
Nothing that I do
Could ever turn you on
It’s true
After today
I don’t know if we’ll ever be okay
After today

Moonlight I got nowhere to go
Fast drive like I’m out of control
Fly high and I’m over the coast
Like I’m ready to deep dive
Think fast I’m in over my head
Lose track I don’t know what I said
Fall back like I’m hoping again
Fall back like I’m hoping again

Moonlight I got nowhere to go
Fast drive like I’m out of control
Fly high and I’m over the coast

Think fast I’m in over my head
Lose track I don’t know what I said
Fall back like I’m fifteen again

Big plan never ran out of luck
Boomerang undercover attack
Sharp fang never knew that I got

This time it’s inevitable
Take life set a date and elope
Deep dive with a dream and a goal
Deep dive like I’m ready to go
Track Name: Arithmetics
I used to write with my hand down
Looked around, this is not an outlet
Oh indisposed as I’d close my eyes
And I’d take off in a rocket

I read between the lines
I’d like to find
It’s nothing but a lie
A wile
A ploy
An illusion of a choice
A voice
There never was a man who’s not a boy

A man who’s not a boy

Arithmetics aside
It’s like this life
Is stepping out of line
To let me know
That I’m not in command
And then that nobody could ever understand
(Nobody, nobody else)

Why do I think I’m old at twenty-one?
‘Cause a month from now I’ll be twenty-three
Now we can only sit back
Lucky that we’ve got Christmas coming early

There’s so much on my mind
In time I might
Begin to realize all this is why
I never got a chance to thank
These lies on which it’s madness to depend

It’s madness to depend

Arithmetics aside
It’s like this life
Is stepping out of line
To let me know
That I’m not in command
And then that nobody could ever understand
(Nobody, nobody else)

Yeah arithmetics aside
It’s like this life
Is lacking in surprise
It’s time to strike
There’s order in the pack
Attack
This kind of courage isn’t coming back
Back now
This kind of courage isn’t coming back
Back now
This kind of courage isn’t coming back
Back now
This kind of courage isn’t coming back
Back now
This kind of courage isn’t coming back
Back now
This kind of courage isn’t coming back
Track Name: Growing Up
You wanna be a friend of mine?
Great things take just a little time
Yeah I can hear it in the pouring rain
Sun’s coming up with a killer game
How’s about we set the bar high?
Get set play safe in another life
There’s nothing in a memory
Say what if you make one with me?

We never stop growing up
We’re just bigger kids on a bigger block
Let’s start calling each other names
Tonight is a night for the hall of fame
Oh summer’s always had a way
Growin’ us years in a single day
Play me a song from a life ago
I’ll show you a boy I don’t even know

Tell me stories of the lives you never knew
And I guess we’ll make ‘em ours too

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

It’s too late
Too dark
Do stay till dawn

Can you take a polaroid?
We look so good on the celluloid
Never been this kind of guy
I look so cool when my horse is high
Let’s not worry for a minute more
Twenty-first-century troubadours
Everybody’s gonna have a thing to say
From the bleachers anyway

Tell me stories of the life you’re wanted for
And I guess we’ll take it on

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

It’s too late
Too dark
Today
To start again and await to fade
Into nowhere

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Track Name: Still
I said tonight
Don’t let it break you down and cry
But seeing as everybody’s fine
Is it me that I’m really talking about?
Didn’t let it get to me till now
But seeing as everybody’s fine
When can I get my chance to try?
I said for days
I would never really need to face it
But seeing as everybody’s fine
Now’s the time to let it all out

I said
I’m still calling out your name
Turns out what you did to my brain
Is still making me afraid
To begin life again

I’ll sleep tonight
Living by the only creed I have
But seeing as everybody’s fine
Closing in when I stand aside
You’re still so gray
Still keeping me from being brave
But seeing as everybody’s fine
Help me up and I’ll bring you down
And I said too well
I would never need to face myself
But seeing as everybody’s fine
Now’s as good a time as any

I’m still calling out your name
Turns out what you did to my brain
Is still making me afraid
To begin life again

I’m still calling out your name
Turns out what you did to my brain
Is still making me afraid
To begin life again
Track Name: Beating with Love
Your heart is beating with love
I hope it’s only that you keep it low key
Lay down your bad emotions for sure
Throw ‘em back in and out of the picture
I’m in such physical pain
Oh baby let me take a listen again
Your heart is beating with love
And love is likely to render it offbeat

Talala ta talala talala
Talala ta talala talala

The candle fading is just an indication
Of what’s gonna happen
Lay down your heart let silence occur
This is us in a silent picture
Time is not critical here
I’ll never say stop it and I’ll never interfere
The candle fading was just an indication
Of what was a given
This is high
Over life
Over life

Talala ta talala talala
Talala ta talala talala

Your heart is beating with love
And lost completely, it’s synchronicity
Lay down your planned instructions for sure
Throw ‘em back in and out of the picture
Dawn is not possible in
That world that we’ll never jettison
Your heart is beating with love
It’s beating with love

I can see for miles now
Filtered with your eyes
I’ve never said stop it
And I doubt I’ll ever try
You can feel my heartbeat
Speaking in a soft breeze
I’m becoming lighter than I already am

Talala ta talala talala
Talala ta talala talala
Track Name: Woman from the Jungle
Underneath the plane in the rain
She gets her way in mother nature’s jungle gym
To get me out in the wild
You gotta take me where she makes her medicine
A right to love is enough
My roots are tangled I’ve been mangled from within
My hopes, my luck, and her touch
Forever changed the way she may just be my kin

When the solace of the night
Lays her body close to mine
It’s a bed above my soul
She shook the world with such a style
Let her body testify
Did you hear about the woman from the jungle breaking out?

Come in, come out of the wild
They say to charm you can’t disarm your craftiness
To patronize is unwise
She comes from places where the maze is her defense
I’ll make my way and I’ll pray
I can seduce one so recluse considering
We’re all the same and mundane
But I believe in this heathen chemistry

When the solace of the night
Lays her body close to mine
It’s a bed above my soul
She shook the world with such a style
Let her body testify
Did you hear about the woman from the jungle breaking out?
Keep it up it goes to show
She’s the best thing that I know
And the one place worth to go
She shook the world with such a style
Let her body testify
Did you hear about the woman from the jungle breaking out?
Track Name: Time & Place
You are all along the only one I’ve been dreaming of
You disappear in a corridor like you wanna wake me up
I don’t wanna fall back baby just know this
I’ve never kept a dream alive
Never let me go goddamnit I mean it
‘Cause you’re the best I’ve ever had

This is neither the time nor the place for the feeling that you’re making mine
As you come on like a wave I’m a slave to the second that you kill the lights
This is neither the time nor the place for the feeling that you’re making mine
Oooh I don’t ever wanna wake I don’t ever wanna phase in the night

You are all along the only one

I tell you secrets that are true so you can tell I’m a mess
I hope I haven’t seen the last of you slipping in that blossom dress
No, I’m not a fool now baby
I know this isn’t something we can sustain
But I wanna choose now baby if I may
To disappear into your hands

This is neither the time nor the place for the feeling that you’re making mine
As you come on like a wave I’m a slave to the second that you kill the lights
This is neither the time nor the place for the feeling that you’re making mine
Oooh I don’t ever wanna wake I don’t ever wanna phase in the night

There’s things that I don’t understand
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
That everybody’s so sure of
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Yet I don’t think I give a damn
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
‘Cause there’s one thing that I’m so sure of
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Oh and things that I don’t understand
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
That everybody’s so sure of
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Yet I don’t think I give a damn
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
‘Cause you’re the one thing that I’m so sure of
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Track Name: Wallflowers
I’m not a fan of these happenings
But everybody told me to go
Your friends have told you the same I’ll bet
It’s time for you to take it slow
This is the dance of the idiots
I’ll never make it out on my own
I need somebody to relate with
I need somebody closer to home

And I see it
Gotta dream it to believe it
It’s the world against us both
And we’re standing and we’re staring
It’s electric, it’s our home
Like we’re keeping a secret
With the flowers on the wall
It’s the world against us all

I came in looking for my way out
Yes I can tell we’re one and the same
We may not find it alone this time
‘Cause I can tell you share my pain
I see us taking a walk outside
And try to think of something to do
Under the flicker of our own light
We're dancing to whatever we choose

And I see it
Color coated in writing
It’s the world against us both
Undecided come Friday
We’ll be riders on the storm
And we’re destined to the best thing
That the world has ever known
We’re the flowers on the wall

And we’re standing and we’re staring
It’s electric, it’s our home
Like we’re keeping a secret
With the flowers on the wall
And I see it color coated
It’s the world against us both
Undecided come Friday
We’ll be flowers on the wall
It’s the world against us all
Track Name: Reasons
It would be best
If we met at the park
Yeah ‘cause baby I don’t
Really hang at the bar
And I could tell you the reasons why I’m as lonely as you are

I don’t like holding hands
Talking to you is hard
Yeah I’m out of a plan
And I’m out of a job
But I could tell you the reasons why I think that you would like me

So let me walk you to the start
Pretend I know who you are
When clearly I don’t but
I can tell we’d open strong

I don’t like to be teased
You don’t like to be hurt
I don’t like to be touched
But you can open my shirt
Yeah let me tell you the reasons why I think that you should kiss me

I could give you the moon
But I think you’d suspect
It’s not really the moon
It’s a circle I sketched
And I could tell you the reasons why I think you’d like it anyway

Let me walk you to the start
Pretend I know who you are
When clearly I don’t but
I can tell we’d open strong

Let me walk you to the stars
Pretend I know who you are
When clearly I don’t but
I can tell we’d open strong
Track Name: In the Town
Ten AM time for the bells
Your secret’s safe with everybody else
And like a message in the sky
Oh in the middle of the night
This quiet bed was made for you
Oh in the town where nobody liked the truth

Try again this time with a plan
A second to save an innocent man
Oh and the field was open wide
With no one else in sight
But now was always just too soon
Oh in the town where nobody cut the noose

And then the fire came to play
With no one in the way
Peace is a name etched on a grave
Oh in the town
In the town
Nobody came to save
Track Name: Forever Ago
The timing isn’t fitting at all
No way to get around
The change in everybody I know
I’m a stranger in my town

Don’t try to pull me by the string of my heart
Oh, baby, that’s a game that you don’t wanna start
I think I’m done with having something to say
I’ll go and keep my feelings in and out of your way

Oh the poison of time is lethal
One name two different people
Baby, you feel like forever ago
(Forever ago)
Baby, you feel like forever ago

Trying to make up something to miss
Something to remember
I can’t figure out the moment I did
Something that matters

Oh a memory's a reason to hold
It’s only in my head and it’s ready to blow
I know you like me better when I’m away
But this is not a life, this is another day

All kinds of different heroes
We’ll never be any of those
Baby, you feel like forever ago
Don’t ever matter what you say if you don’t know
Time, you forget, is a runaway
Yeah you feel like
(Forever Ago)
Baby, you feel like forever ago

You feel like forever ago now
Yeah you feel like forever ago now
Yeah you feel like forever ago now
Oh yes you feel like forever ago now
Now

Feels like forever ago now
(Forever Ago)
Baby, you feel like forever ago
Feels like forever ago now
(Forever Ago)
Baby, you feel like forever ago
Feels like forever ago now
(Forever Ago)
Baby, you feel like forever ago
Feels like forever ago now
(Forever Ago)
Baby, you feel like forever ago

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