The Recollection

by Iain Nabil

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released November 26, 2011

Songs 1-2, 4-9 composed by Iain Nabil
Song 3 composed by Leon Payne

Cover photograph by Annie France-Noel
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Recorded at MFO Studios
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Track Name: Highway 17
From northern tundra
To African skies
You search the whole world
To give meaning to your life

Did you ever find it love
Find what you were looking for
Does it even matter
What's the use of anything at all

From the frozen prairie
On a cold December night
You search for someone
To bring you to the light

Did you ever find a love
Find what you were looking for
Does it even matter
What's the use of anything at all

Did you ever find a love
Find what you were looking for
Does it even matter
What's the use of anything at all

Will I ever find you love
Find what I am looking for
Does it even matter
What's the use of anything at all

Will I ever find you love
Come knocking at your door
Or am I going to wait forever
What's the use of anything at all
Track Name: Northern Country
Hey I'm restless I'm sorry
Hey I'm restless I'm sorry
I know it's not what you wanted
I knew that once but I'd forgotten

Now I'm trying to find
A way to make it right
I am just trying to do you right
I am just trying to do you right

Hey you're leaving don't say it
Hey you're leaving just say it
I can stand the cold nights
I can live under star light
In a little house
Somewhere in the north
So just get out of my sight
Just get out of my sight

The city was wearing on me anyway
The city was wearing on me anyway

Her breath fades in the moonlight
I'm walking away from my lies
I'm following to the sound
A place where forgiveness is found
In a little house
Somewhere in the north

I was just trying to do you right
I was just trying to do you right

But the city was wearing on me
Wearing thin
The city was wearing on me
Wearing thin
Track Name: Lost Highway
I'm a rolling stone, all alone and lost,
For a life of sin, I have paid the cost.
When I pass by, all the people say
"Just another guy on the lost highway."

Just a deck of cards and a jug of wine
And a woman's lies make a life like mine.
Oh, the day we met, I went astray,
I started down that lost highway.

I was just a lad, nearly twenty-two,
Neither good nor bad, just a lad like you,
And now I'm lost, too late to pray,
So I started down the lost highway
Track Name: Memories of Mary Flint
Memories from all those years ago
Are coming slowly back to me
Of what I had and what I lost
At such a cost, thinking of you Mary
I'm thinking of you Mary

It was me that night on the frozen lake
Who said that he couldn't take any more
You disappeared and I was left alone
Standing in the shadows, where did you go?

Where did you go?

Time moves slow when you can't let go
When you know this wasn't how it was supposed to be
The years have gone by, still I'm all alone
Standing by the lake with my shadows
Memories of you Mary

With memories of you Mary
I should have never said goodbye Mary
I never said goodbye Mary
Track Name: Witness
Just forget the world
The frozen locks and curls
We'll cast our demons out tonight

It's of no use now
My guard is down oh and now
You caught me in a moment of weakness
And you're the witness

Living in these regrets
A lifetime of words unsaid
You caught me, this love is dead, lifeless
And you're the witness
Track Name: All I Ever Wanted
All I ever wanted
Was to see you smile
Is that too much to ask for
Is that too much to ask for

All I ever wanted was to see you
Is that too much to ask for
Is that too much to ask for

And I hear you say
The Answer is no
Well you've got some nerve
You've got some nerve

And I hear you say
The Answer is no
Well you've got some nerve
You've got some nerve

And I all I ever wanted
Was to see you smile
Is that too much to ask for
Is that too much to ask for

And all I ever needed
Was to feel needed
Was that too much to ask for
Was that too much to ask for

And I hear you say
The Answer is no
Well you've got some nerve
You've got some nerve

I really want to stay
But maybe I should go
Well you've got some nerve
You've got some nerve

You're all I ever wanted
Track Name: Ghost
Out on the ocean pulled by the tide
I'm drowning in the deep consumed by the sea of my lies
Out on the water but I can't swim
I've never even tried, never even realized we could win

I felt your love was like a ghost
When it disappeared out of my life
You left me here in a strange repose
Now I'm struggling

I'm looking over my shoulder for what I might find
My past following me, following close behind
Sleep won't come easy, it won't come tonight
When you spend your life running from the Ghosts you left behind

And I felt your love was like that ghost
When it disappeared out of my life
You left me here in a strange repose
Now I'm struggling

I felt your love was like a ghost
When it disappeared out of my life
You left me here in a strange repose
Now I'm struggling

I felt your love was like a ghost
When it disappeared out of my life

I've never believed in saying goodbye
Now I'm wondering
I'm wondering
Track Name: White Fish Bay
Down below at the bottom of the hill
By the lake the ghosts are waiting for me still

Singing: If you're coming then come on
But please don't come on too strong
We've seen a lot of years, we cried all our tears
White Fish Bay's alright, you'll see

By the shoreline standing in the snow
I can hear the voices from above and below

Singing: And it's gonna be cold tonight
So grab a spot by the firelight
You'll be the last one to leave, the first to believe
That White Fish Bay's alright, you'll see

I can see the moon shining high above the trees
But this feeling of regret grips me like some sick disease

You look tired, get some sleep
Get lost in your dreams and your memories
There comes a time in your life when you've got to set it right
And White Fish Bay's alright, you'll see

Well maybe I will stay
And try my hand in a new way
I'll put it all on the line
Just one last time
White Fish Bay feels right for me
Track Name: The Recollection
You've been on my mind
Longer than I realized
I never forgot you
But my how time flies by

You've been on my mind

You've been on my mind
Longer than I realized
How's time treated you
Are you still so far away
Do you think you might stay
Or will you come back my way

Time's caught up with me
And nothing is the same
My dreams have gone astray
My train has been derailed
I know my ship has sailed
I've lived my life and I've failed

If I don't hear from you
Know that you are loved
My old friend
Until the very end
We've had some good times
And some bad ones too
I just wish that I
Would have never said goodbye

You've been on my mind

You've been on my mind
Longer than I realized
I won't forget you
'Till the day I die

You've been on my mind
Longer than I realized
I remember you
Do you remember me too?

You've been on my mind
Longer than I realized
I remember you
Do you remember me too?