This Grand View

by Nancy Gardos

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FEATURING:
Nancy Gardos: guitars and vocals
Matt Brown - production, guitars, vocals and more

Christopher Allis - drums (all but Independence and But You Did)
Thom Bowers - bass (Independence)
Jonny Daly - guitars (Come In From The Cold, Write My Own Ticket)
Jimmy Ether - bass + background vocals (I Must Be Lost)
Deral Fenderson - background vocals (Birdsongs)
Circe Link - background vocals (Star on Stoner Ave.)
Peter McDade - drums (Independence)
Paul Melançon - background vocals (The Only Way To Go and Write My Own Ticket)
Zoenda McIntosh - background vocals (But You Did)
Bill Mumy - background vocals (Come In From The Cold)
Michael Sherwood – keys and background vocals (Beautiful and Broken, But You Did, Right This Time, Write My Own Ticket)
Debra Tala - accordion and background vocals (But You Did, Right This Time, Birdsongs)
Matt Wilczynski – bass

credits

released September 15, 2014

All Songs Written by Nancy Gardos (Chai Dog Music, BMI)
Except Blow My Cover and Beautiful and Broken
(written with Matt Brown, RoCoBro Music)

Star on Stoner Ave. (written with Circe Link, Narccisiphus Music BMI)

Produced by Matt Brown
Mixed and mastered by S. Husky Hoskulds
Groundlift Studios, Los Angeles

Christopher Allis (drums) and Matt Wilczynski (bass)
recorded by Michael “Smidi” Smith at Smidi Music Studios,
Venice, CA.

Peter McDade's drums for Independence recorded and mixed by Lee Flier, Radio Flier Studios, Doraville, GA.
Additional recording by Freddy Koella, Los Angeles

PLEASE look at each track for musician credits! I am grateful for their friendship and musical company!

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Nancy Gardos Los Angeles, California

I've been breathing Los Angeles air since day one and was raised on radio, from KHJ to KROQ. This new album is a collaboration between me and Matt Brown, my friend and producer. We like to make the same kind of music, imagine that.

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Track Name: Beautiful and Broken
Standing on the corner just the other day
And I wave to a friend going just the other way
I may be running out of things to say
Words can fail me
Let's forget about it now
We can move on with just one less conversation

Beautiful and broken, we are
Beautiful and broken
Like a ruin in the rain still shines
Still shines

I thought I loved him
Like the morning
It's the reflection of my pride
That's slowly twisted toward the fates

Standing on the sidelines
Searching for the right lines
Let's forget about it now
We can move on with just one less conversation

Beautiful and broken, we are
Beautiful and broken
Like a ruin in the rain still shines
Still shines

Kick around some dated schemes
From the wreckage of my dreams
Let's forget about it now
We can move on with just one less conversation

Beautiful and broken, we are
Beautiful and broken
Like a ruin in the rain still shines
Still shines
Still shines
Still shines
Track Name: Blow My Cover
Everyday, everyday I wake
I will never be the same way again
And it don't matter what you say
I will love you til the end

I'll show you my colors
I'll blow my cover and tell you anything you want
And I'll take you all the way
Take you all the way hey hey
I'll take you all the way hey hey

Well I'll meet you crosstown
And we'll sit in the shade
And marvel at the concrete and the glass that man has made
And there are walls between us
Don't pay no mind
And love must fight to pass
Love must fight to pass
You show me yours I'll show you mine

I'll show you my colors
I'll blow my cover and tell you anything you want
And I'll take you all the way
Take you all the way hey hey
I'll take you all the way hey hey

I've been known to hide
I will come outside
Compromise this lonely situation

This lonely situation
Ahhhhh

I'll show you my colors
I'll blow my cover and tell you anything you want
And I'll take you all the way
Take you all the way
I'll take you all the way
Hey Hey
Track Name: But You Did
I didn’t want you to call
But you did, but you did
I didn’t want you to care
But you did, but you did

I didn’t want to rush anything
Or feel too much, for anyone
Ask anyone who knows me

I didn’t know the score
But you did, but you did
You always left me wanting more
Yes you did

We waited such a long time a long time you'd think I'd miss
You madly still

But I don’t now
But I don’t now
But I don’t now

Let me fall let me fall let me fall let me follow you
Let me fall let me fall let me follow through
Til our days are brighter day
hey hey hey

I didn't want you to call
But you did, but you did
Somebody took the fall
Yes you did, yes you did

We waited such a long time a long time you'd think I'd miss
You madly still
Oh still

But I don't now
But I don't now
But I don't now

But you did, but you did (repeat and fade)
Track Name: I Must Be Lost
I went searching for a song
Like it was a babe out in the cold
I went looking in the dark
Searching for a spark til my knees got raw

Habit forming
Gutless and groaning
Why not ham this thing up for the page

Hailstorm sunrise
Straight laced or despised
Join in the reverie

I must be lost
In reverie
I must be lost
In reverie
I must be

I went searching for a friend
Went driving without end
I know that sounds kinda dumb
Esoterically defined, the way is what I’ll find
Or else I’ll just pretend

Habit forming
Heartless and moaning
Why not ham this thing up for the stage
Black white red brown
Pointless to argue what you get is what you see

I must be lost
In reverie
I must be lost
In reverie
I must be

Oh to be the wild romantic, “the ghost of all her dreams”
She wants a cowboy with a swagger
Who makes the young girls scream
Whoo hoo
whoo hoo
whoo hoo hoooooo

I went searching for a sign
Like it’s aching to design a “wild gift” that’s meant for me
Standing hopeless in the shade
The plans that we have made may just be bought and sold for free

Jackknife big dive
Expose what’s inside
Join in the reverie

I must be lost
In reverie
I must be lost
In reverie
I must be
Track Name: Star On Stoner Ave.
She rises with the dawn above the dust and the din
Has a hole in her pocket where her dollars have been
She took herself out for a walk so she could get a better view
She's the star on Stoner Avenue

Fire Engine 92 speeding over the tracks
Makes her wonder if we're all just closet pyromaniacs
A fire's burning down deep inside
There's something bout you baby make her like a live wire

She's the star on Stoner Avenue

Blackened burning sun can you see she's hanging on
Falling falling fast never know how long it lasts

She's the star on Stoner Avenue

She rises with the dawn above the dust and the din
Has a hole in her shoe, oh if you could see where she has been
She's the bright light on this street
a four alarm queen you just got to meet
She's the star
She's the star
She's the star on Stoner Avenue
Track Name: Independence
One for the road
One for you and me
Are you a dream?
I can hardly speak
The Kern River, river valley, in my rear view mirror

Whispers softly
Breezes carry you back to me

I'm leaving you Independence
Will we pass this way again?
It’s a long way down from Independence
Still I’m gonna miss you
Still I’m gonna miss you

I never meant to turn this way, but something drew me near
Must be where the stars converge, and light beyond their years

Bella bella, Lake Isabella, in my rear view mirror
Sending us deeper, into the ether
Transcend us here

I'm leaving you Independence
Will we pass this way again?
It’s a long way down from Independence
Still I’m gonna miss you
Still I’m gonna miss you

Coda:
No___________(I would never desert you)
Turning back ______________ (never entered my mind)
Every road keeps pulling me
(like a selfless surrender to me – no one could measure everything)
Closer to everything
Everything everything
Track Name: The Only Way To Go
A gold rush corridor on my right
A whole lot o’ nothing rushing by
Heading towards a wilderness
it's lonely and familiar

Every story's etched in time
Miracles debated, why?
We demand an explanation
Extraordinary happens so deal with it

Beats in time
Puffs of air
Ground so deep

You can’t drown if you’re movin’
The only way to go is up
The only way to go is up

Cruising like a swallow ‘bout to land
Think I’ll up and join a rock n roll band
The nightingale, the oriole, the thrasher and the blue jay way

Jagged fury melts away
Fashion a sound
Well you can’t drown if you’re moving

The only way to go is up
The only way to go is up

Ohh you can grab my dress with no regrets
And be with me

Shake your hair and light a fire
Just remember you’re a fighter
Put up your mits and dodge that left
Extraordinary happens so deal with it

Beats in time
Puffs of air
Ground so deep

Well you can’t drown if you’re moving
The only way to go is up
The only way to go is up
The only way to go is up
Track Name: Come In From The Cold
What do you want your world to look like?
When you look outside yourself do you see a lighted tunnel ahead?
Is there light in your tunnel?

Are your arms meant for holding or for pushing back?
Do they open up enough to feel the rushing tide of love?
'Cause it is like a wave

Sometimes I forget to look both ways when you come round
There’s so much I can take

"Cause it’s a long way down
are you lost or are you lost and found?

Come in
Come in
Come in from the cold
And into my heart again


Wanna say that I love you in your ear
Say it soft so only you can hear
Clear as the day
Throwing caution to the wind
Open my heart up
Shine like the sun on my face
Burn like a supernova for the whole human race
And wave your hands in the air, wave ‘em like you just don’t care

Sometimes I forget to look both ways when you come round
There’s so much I can take

Come In
Come In
Come in from the cold
And into my heart again
And into my heart again (come in from the cold)
And into my heart (come in from the cold)
And into my heart (come in from the cold)
Into my heart
Track Name: Right This Time
Listen carefully, what i got to say
I'm holding on my dear love
Travel gently across my heart
Some years have let me down

Connecting with my road I find
I did it right this time

Brown and golden lying on the ground
The deep green grows again
Everything is going somewhere
Don't look on passing with despair

Connecting with my road I find
I did it right this time

oh this time, this time this time
oh this time, this time, this time
oh oh

Hold your head up look around
There's a multitude of wonders going down
It may take a while to crack a proper smile
But I did it right this time

oh this time, this time this time
oh this time, this time, this time
oh this time, this time, oh this time
oh oh
Track Name: Write My Own Ticket
Fill me up with sugarcane
I'm not entirely sweetened
I've fixed it so we're not post haste
Our ground substantially weakened
Rhetorically rewriting
Illusionist inviting

But I Write My Own Ticket
Write My Own Ticket
I write my own ticket home

Oscillating out of bounds
Illustrious vibrato
Tranquilizing strip tease
We calibrate our egos
Head straight to motivation
A morsel at a time
Monastic concentration
Is rarely on my mind

But I write my own ticket
Enlisting my pen
Of faulty desires
But perfect in the end

Habitual, entwine the obvious to death
I slither out of breath
In quiet revelation

Cuz i write my own ticket
I write my own ticket
i write my own ticket home
Track Name: Birdsongs
So long birdsongs
You’ve kept me up
I’m still awake
And far from sleeping

So long birdsongs
You never rest
How do you keep these hours every week?

Where do you make your nest?
Is your lover bird waiting there?
To sing along with you

So long birdsongs
You’ve kept me up
I’m still awake
And far from sleeping