Young Men

by Jennah Barry

The Coast 04:37
We started on the wrong foot and layed it on the line Made it with the best daughters and left the rest behind Hands up like we're hollow, blowin in the dust Tell us who to follow, tell us who to trust You bellow from the distance, rollin us to sleep Then charge out like an army, callous from the deep Little too honest, runnin with the whales The scariest part is, ya hardly know we're there. We know the way our bodies handle in the water We know the way the water opens like a mouth Caught in the rush and buried, beggin for an answer Who are we now to question, watchin from the coast. Brave the wait, as long as I'm saved The best parts are fleeting, I'm chasing the tale Live and I'll learn the way I know how I'm unraveled and I'll start up now.
Marry me, thank you, please you tell me all the things you need then you blame one war blame it all and never call me back to talk. Weathervane, spin again and indicate a thunderstorm And when it starts I'll disappear for real this time. I'm all in when you're tryin to push me out and all I hear is here is what is what is what is what is. One last time, givin you my best sad fast And when is stops I'll disappear for real this time. All hopped up on liquor drinks, See I just don't know when to stop, So I made myself into a hologram and I'll leave out what I want Mind or my mouth for makin this last I'm comin on strong Dead give away, I can't say I don't want you in my arms. Infrared, you magic man Blowin my cover the best you can Head on a plate now, we don't fight Cause I'm gonna get you back tonight. Both my legs pulled over a post catch my breath and I slowly go Over the edge and out of my mind cause I'm gonna get you back tonight...
Black Hole 02:42
I can give away my clothes Put em in a bag on the side of the road but where does everyone go? I can wake up really late Load another bus and fire away but where does everyone go? Black hole! I can give away my shoes Buried in a box with a cardboard roof and think about you always... I shout out, just because Wake up you idiot! I'm caught between a hard place And a black hole! Lay your marks Make a deal with god Fly out in the dark Visit me when I'm sleeping Tell me where you are.
Honey 04:38
Turn around a head for home Keep my eyes on the nicest ones I've been misunderstood Cause it's all true Heaven knows I don't listen much Can't decide on what to touch But I'll pull through Cause I love you Cold ride home on the back of a bus Is punishment enough Losin brings out the worst in me but I'll do what I must. Your sweet little voice on the telephone Is tellin me I done somethin wrong I'm a liar, such a cheater So I'm not gonna break my promises Gonna get to know the backs of your hands Like I know, and like you know mine.
Sheriff 04:24
Think back, try your best to give me credit I've been lonely picking up the slack Loose threads fly out from the seams of my sweater But I look good for gettin thru a bear attack Oh, I've got hundreds of reason in my head for why we need each other. Hold hands with all the girls I don't resemble They'll love thinkin that they have a chance I've been hard to reach for quite a while now Who's got time to mess around with that? Oh, I've got hundreds of reasons in my head for why we need each other. Down from a white horse In hail, sleet and rain My man's the sheriff And you're in the way.
4X4 03:46
Over river water Rocky mountain Son and daughter Mind our tire tracks smokin rifle on my back. We start and end the sunlight We're still workin thru the winter and I crack by January I go crazy, I get scary I remember you! Must I be the one to lose? Arm and arm thru the woods we go Must I be the last to know, It's over... Howlin from the windows of your 4x4 truck Screamin bloody murder When we're stuck in the mud. We spark up in the mornin We blow away at night Aiming for the ceiling Shootin arrows from our eyes Spinnin old music Step one, step to the right Come on, dance now with me honey I'll be leavin soon enough
Sweetheart 02:37
Sweetheart, I can be black and white Sweetheart, see a bit of wimp in your eye But I like you anyway and I never thought I'd smile again. I'm lonely enough! I have to keep the radio on I'm fallin in love With absolutely everyone. Darlin, you're shyer than I like But I don't mind You keep me up all night and I never leave the country Maybe cause I love you honey! I'm lonely enough, I have to keep the radio on I'm fallin in love With absolutely everyone One word and I'll break There's only so much kindness I can take Before it's crippling...
Slow Dance 03:07
Evening comes once a day I hold my breath for the clock to change Brush my hair so it looks like I put it up real nice For dinnertime Kick off your shoes and shut the door What did you think this dress was for? Waited all day for your company Honey, come in, slow dance with me. Was it the hardest day you ever had? Always harder then the last Body ache for a belly laugh, A girl like me and a whiskey glass Lean on me when the jar gets low There's a hell of a lot we can't afford But we got David Allan Coe And we'll dance around the country store Sure, I got things I can't deny Too fired up, got a wandering eye There's a few moves I do get right I'm tough as nails and I swing some nice.
Blue and black are my hollow hands As the sun goes down in my room again Silent night, will she sleep all right Stars, a light, from the street outside Ride that horse clear thru the snow Mountie, Mountie, let me go Bee without her sweet honey She don't believe in anything. On and off when we're miles apart We both know the draw We don't have to talk.
You're made of the trickest things I can't make sense of it I hide cause the fall, I find Gets too familiar And I know to mind my manners And try my best to be patient. Nomad, unfortunate red I'm home slowly sinkin I feel we aint finished yet but who knows what you're thinkin And I hate to mind my manners but I still try to be patient This new one I'm seein Calls me names not worth repeatin and I'd give my whole right arm To see you take him to cleaners
Young Men 02:48
I owned up to my boyfriend Things have gotten over thought Snow came down like a curtain Broke my arms underneath it all He threw me on the back seat Plowed the roads till it got dark I fell asleep in my limbless clothes Caught a cold from his icy heart Raise a glass for all young men They fight till they fall apart Turn around and they're gone again For the love of another one Cut throats came with a shot gun Stared us down thru a scope eye They called for a hostage They called us on to die You ran off for the bushes Pulled for my lifeless arms While I drove on with them outlaws Screamin "oh, I've given up"


Recorded at the Old Confidence Lodge in Riverport, NS
All songs written by Jennah Barry


released May 25, 2012

Colin Nealis - Bass, Strings, Vocals
David Barry - Electric Guitar
Michael Eckert - Pedal Steel
Galen Pelley - Drums
Liam Frier - Guitar
Olivier Clements - Flugel
Old Man Luedecke - Banjo
Jennah Barry - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Nord, Horns, Glockenspeil

Produced by Colin Nealis with Diego and Jennah
Recorded and Mixed by Diego Medina
Mastered by JJ Golden - Golden Mastering, Ventura California
Art Work by Anna Bald, Lahave NS

Thank you everybody!!!!


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Jennah Barry South Shore, Nova Scotia

Jennah's undeniable, rosewater voice sets a mood wherein even the hardest truths seem palatable.

Moving effortlessly between folk, country and soft rock motifs, Barry’s music sets her at the forefront of a tradition of women making music as strong as it is sentimental.
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