Heartless New West

by Billy Cromb

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released 10 February 2013

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Track Name: Cutting Room
Well maybe it's somewhere on a
Cutting room floor
In this pile of notepads or in my
Cluttered drawer

The reason
The impetus for

Putting my life on hold or
Starting anew
That'll help me define it
What exactly did I do?

Was it carried on
A prairie wind
This constant drive?

Maybe I'll see you in the
Rough part of town
Watching the bulldozers
Tear it all down

They'll rename the streets
They'll update all the maps
It's real this Time
We won't find our way back

All that is will be left
Is a sea of shopping malls
They won't remember you

Time to pull-up your Roots or cut them off
It's painful, I know
You can choose not to watch while I chop
And hack away at mine
Track Name: Chinook Wind
Oh Chinook Wind
Won't you keep me warm tonight
The train stopped running hours ago I've got an hour left to go
Chinook wind
Won't you keep me warm tonight
It's gonna be a long walk home

Oh Northern lights
Would you light my way tonight
It's hard to see much through the haze of the pale yellow streetlights
Northern lights
Would you light my way tonight
It's gonna be a long walk home

Drivers please
Keep an eye out tonight
There's no sidewalk at all on this part of macleod
Drivers please
Don't get too drunk tonight
It's gonna be a long walk home

Officer please just leave me be tonight
I haven't done anything wrong I'm just walking home
Officer please, just leave me be tonight
It's gonna be a long walk home

Neighborhood dog could you just sleep real tight
I don't want to wake the whole street up
Oh neighbour's dog, just have sweet dreams tonight
It's gonna be a long walk home

Oh Chinook Wind
Won't you keep me warm tonight
I could go forever except for this cold gnawing at my bones
So Chinook wind,
Won't you keep me warm tonight?
It's gonna be a long walk home
Track Name: Alberta Heart
A broken Alberta heart
is like our fractured bedrock
They'll use up all the water
pushing oil out of the ground

A broken Alberta heart
Like the promise on your health insurance card
Wait five hours at the urgent care and get turned away
It doesn't seem to serious

A broken Alberta heart
Like the crumpled car
On the shoulder of the Deerfoot
After the calf robe bridge when it ices up

A broken Alberta heart
Like fireworks over stampede park
Look up in amazement see it
Raining down the glowing sparks

This broken heart of mine
Mended when I see that skyline
Shattered all over again when I realize
I barely recognize it