Far and Wide

by Rachael Cantu

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released November 17, 2009

Ted Gowans - keyboards, guitar, mandolin, synth, rhodes, slide gtr
Alex Silverman - guitar, slide guitar, piano, cello
Charla McCutcheon - vocals, synth and piano
Tegan Quin - vocals
Vivek Shraya - vocals/backing vocal arrangement on track 1
Charles DeCastro - trumpet
Brendan Ostrander- drums, percussion
Jeremiah Schnieder - bass
Joey Turco- guitar
Darren Phillips - piano, synth and ambience
additional arrangement on tracks 1 & 5 by Meghan Toohey
Produced by Futcher, Recorded by Futcher in Vancouver, British Columbia
additional recording by: Alex Silverman in Los Angeles, and Vivek Shraya in Toronto
Mixed by Futcher at 20room, Vancouver
Mastered by Roger Seibel
at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, AZ
artwork by Celeste Potter

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Rachael Cantu Los Angeles, California

RACHAEL CANTU is best known for her evocative blend of indie folk rock delicately infused with distinctly powerful vocals, gentle melodies and heartfelt lyrics. This SoCal native has the whole package—it's no wonder she's been aptly described as "something of a mix of The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, PJ Harvey, Sarah McLachlan and Norah Jones." ... more

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Track Name: Devil's Thunder
Devil's Thunder

Oh Lord, have mercy on me
Please pull me from this heat
My hands are burning and I can't feel my feet
This wasn't how my life was supposed to be

bum, bum, bum, bum, oh no...

I'm going down with the devil's thunder
I'm going down
so throw me some water
throw me some water

You said last time in old Quebec,
"you're a child of comfort, of guilt and regret, it's no wonder you feel you're going down"
So I buck up, and back on my feet
And the money is good and revenge is sweet
But, I still wonder about me

bum, bum, bum, bum, oh no...

I'm going down with the devil's thunder
I'm going down
So throw me some water
Throw me some water

They say, "sing for your supper"
They say, "sing for your pain"
But, it won't bring the rain
No, it won't bring the rain
Oh, no...

I'm going down with the devil's thunder
I'm going down
So throw me some water
Throw me some water
Track Name: Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive

've got my eye on you and every little thing you do
You've got your fangs out, you're looking vicious now
But, I've learned my lesson, dear
Don't get too close, too near

I heard a story of how one man died
...wandered into the forest late last night
they said, "the animals are coming! So you'd better run now, run now, run!"
But his heart was heavy, oh, so he's dragging his feet so slow

That would be me, I would be eaten alive
That would be me, I would be eaten alive

So I'm staying down south, oh...
And I'm not going out, no...
They said, "the animals are coming! So you'd better get to running now, you'd better run now, run!"

But, my heart is heavy oh
So I'm dragging my feet so slow

That would be me, I would be eaten alive
That would be me, I would be eaten alive

Oh my lord, I hear them coming
Oh my lord...

That would be me, I would be eaten alive
That would be me, I would be eaten alive
Track Name: Far and Wide
Far and Wide

We both need a little bit of peace
I could use a little bit of sleep
You've got this cough in your lungs
that you just can't shake tonight

There was a day we said we'd run away
So here we go and dare we stay
Dare we stay

We're all packed my dear
Just waiting for the train to appear
We're gonna travel far and wide
Way out to the countryside

My car broke down 2 months ago
It still lives by the side of the road
I never went back, I never was told

Then you showed up on a bicycle
I told you my plan, then we rode and rode
You yelled out, "let's never grow old!"

We're all packed my dear
Just waiting for the train to appear
We're gonna travel far and wide
Way out to the countryside

Hey, baby, stay with me
Hey, baby, stay with me...

We're all packed my dear
Just waiting for the train to appear
We're gonna travel far and wide
Way out to the countryside

We both need a little bit of peace
I could use a little bit of sleep
a little bit of sleep
Track Name: Make a Name For Me & You
Make A Name For Me & You

There was a day that I could sit face to face with you
Now that I'm away, I can't sleep the night through
Remember the time in your kitchen with wine
Dancing to the tunes of our blues

I'm going out, I'm gonna make a name for me and you
They can never say I never cared for you
'cause it's just not true

I know your vices and those are your choices
and I want to be there for you
This blaze of sunrise is burning in my eyes
And I want them to burn here with you

I do

I'm going out, I'm gonna make a name for me and you
They can never say I never cared for you
'cause it's just not true

I tried my best just to hide this away
but the earth cracks hard in Californ-i-a
and the earthquakes are giving me away

It's just not true, 'cause I care for you
Track Name: Thieves and Their Hands
Thieves and Their Hands

Uh oh, uh oh here comes tomorrow
uh oh, uh oh, what will we borrow now, and pay back somehow?
This is the pilgrims progress and there ain't no time to rest
So get up out of your bed, shake off all in your head, shake off all in your head

We've got things that we've got to do
And you've got people counting on you

Uh oh, uh oh here comes tomorrow
Uh oh, uh oh, bury this sorrow down, and move on somehow
These are the bills that we're paying, collect your dimes and keep slaying
They come from all over the land, collecting the thieves and their hands

We've got things that we've got to do
And you've got people counting on you
We've got things that we've got to do
And you've got people counting on you

In the middle of the night, you open up your eyes
'cause you've got things to do, so you ought to up and rise
In the middle of the night, you open up your eyes
'cause you've got things to do, so you ought to up and rise

We've got things that we've got to do
And you've got people counting on you
We've got things that we've got to do
And you've got people counting on you
Track Name: We're the Rebels
We're the Rebels

You're the gunner, you've gone and done it
You've helped us see that we're so far from it
We were walking taller but speaking smaller
We have got to raise our voices just a little longer

If you don't know then you don't dare
then who will ever know that we've been here

We're the rebels baby, we're leading the revolt
We'll give em all a talking to, we'll give em all hope
I'm not the only mad man here
I'm not the only, I'm not the only

If you don't know then you don't dare
then who will ever know that we've been here
If you don't try then you don't care
then who will ever know that we've been here
Track Name: Your Hips Are Bad
Your Hips are Bad

I'm sorry that I wasn't around when the heat struck you down
I'm thinking that you never liked the sun anyhow
I know your hips are bad so you can't shake it that fast
So we'll move real slow and make this beat last
Your teeth are all falling out, words right out of your mouth
So we're making up a language to go with the sound

And we're breathing on our own
And we're fixing up our bones so nobody knows
Yeah, we're breathing on our own
and we're fixing up our bones so nobody knows

Your arms are all falling off every single time you cough
So we're picking up the pieces and tying them off
There's that lump in your throat, it has just got to go
So I'm bringing my tools and letting it know
Your bruising yourself up now, every single time I'm around
So, 1,2,3, you're down on the ground

And we're breathing on our own
And we're fixing up our bones so nobody knows
Yeah, we're breathing on our own
and we're fixing up our bones so nobody knows

Hey, hey, hey, hey...
Track Name: Blue House Baby
Blue House Baby

You would never guess I'm walking on bruised heels
But I'll walk much further baby, cause that's just what is real
And I won't stop moving 'til I've reached the top of that hill
'Cause that blue house baby knows exactly how I feel

And I'm out there standing, just begging to come in
They said, "I'm sorry darlin', you've got so much more learnin"

So I keep on moving, kicking up my heels
and I can hear them yelling, all the way across the field,
"Hey young fella, do what they tell ya"
"Cherished child, don't go too wild"

And I'm out there standing, just begging to come in
They said, "I'm sorry darlin', you've got so much more learnin"

So I'll keep on moving, nearer to your neighbor
And I can hear them yelling as I get nearer to your neighbor

"Hey young fella, do what they tell ya"
"Cherished child, don't go too wild"
Track Name: Genius and a Wizard
Genius and a Wizard

I'm taking my time so my gun will shine
when I walk right up to your door
But, you won't see it shine from the floor

They said this is the law and it's not far behind
I've got your picture on me and not much time
But, my goal is to shoot you blind

I am a genius and a wizard
but I ain't got nothing on you, honey
'cause you're somehow fooling all the lovers
into believing it's about the money

Even with a death around
I can still hear the sound
of you dragging my name all around town

Yeah I was kind, and yeah I was good
When I was running wild in your neighborhood

And I don't expect sympathy
when they lock me up and throw the key

Because you said, "I have enemies all across this country"
And I bought, bought, bought it
Yeah, I bought it

They should just let me be, 'cause I've got two out there gunning for me
They sit there so quietly out in Oakland city
Track Name: Little Ocean Town
Little Ocean Town

Let me show you around this little ocean town
Wave by wave in the sea is where I learned to breathe
So follow me out, out to the sea

And I know, yeah I know that this is home
Yeah I know, yeah I know that this is home

So I'm building up a ship, and sailing away
'cause I'm throwing my car keys into fields this May
and if you feel like finding what I've left for sea

You will know, you will know that this is home
You will know, you will know that this is home