Longitude

by KTW

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KTW solo debut.

Includes the first release of "Shame on Me", a track by Matthew Troxel.

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released November 5, 2016

Kyle Thompson-Westra: vocals, acoustic guitar, clarinet, songwriting
Nate Lanzino: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, bass
Stephen Joseph Antonelli: synthesizer, percussion
Nataly Merezhuk: fiddle
Michael Wagner: clapping

All songs written by Kyle Thompson-Westra (ASCAP), except Shame on Me, which was written by Matthew Troxel.

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Stephen Joseph Antonelli and Nate Lanzino at SongBuilder Studios.

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Kyle Thompson-Westra, among other things, plays music.

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Track Name: Downeast
This could be our great escape
Midwest metropolis cracking through the soil
Of Illinois

In summertime the city blooms
Beaches filled with people, water with sails
Almost fools me

But the Lakeshore is lacking the salt smell
No craggy coast or farmland hills
Chicago’s been a friend to me
but I’m pining for the trees
I’m thinking about home
Headed up Downeast

Winter’s hard, but folks are warm
So grab a beer and stay close to the fire
At least we’re alive

December’s glow is fading fast
We survey flights, lines of lights over Midway
Like the stars at Maquoit Bay

But the Lakeshore is lacking the salt smell
No craggy coast or farmland hills
Chicago’s been a friend to me
but I’m pining for the trees
I’m thinking about home
Headed up Downeast

Years steam by like an iron train
We carve out a home, leave the door standing agape
Still it aches

So Illinois Central’s rolling out
Bridges creak, the buildings split at the seams
I’m coming clean

Because the Lakeshore is lacking the salt smell
No craggy coast or farmland hills
Chicago’s been a friend to me
but I’m pining for the trees
I’m thinking about home
Headed up Downeast

Yeah I'm thinking about home
Headed up Downeast
Track Name: Lost and Found
My old t shirts overflow the drawer
At least two thirds I don’t wear anymore
Multiplying from town to town
They’re tumbling down across the floor

I gather rocks from mountains that I climb
I’ve been told that’s technically a crime
And I've forgotten which is from which hike
But I'm stacking them up like some odd shrine

I don’t know why I keep them around
They're taking up space, gathering dust, upside down
I’m building my personal lost and found

There’s stacks of guidebooks standing in a row
China, Turkey, France, and Tokyo
But even if I went back some time
They went out of date long ago

There's a memory I’d like to throw away
Replace it with the first duet we played
Walking along from E to A

And I don’t know why I keep them around
They're taking up space, gathering dust, upside down
I’m building my personal lost and found

No I don't know why I keep them around
They're taking up space, gathering dust, upside down
I'm building my personal lost and found
Track Name: By Any Right
I find it hard to believe
Another New Year's Eve
Not so naive
Anymore, are we?

Some time to fill in
School, jobs, children
Still wickedly sylvan
In your smile

By any right we should have had so much longer
Some time to wreck it on our own
A glimpse of the sublime, a hopeless pantomime

You’re still the girl I knew
Hopelessly overdue
Memories flip to
Earthier days

To crumbling nights in June
Bodies still rough hewn
Grasping for the dew and
Drawing out the roots from your breath

By any right we should have had so much longer
Some time to wreck it on our own
A glimpse of the sublime, a hopeless pantomime

Coffee and french toast
A DMZ in Midcoast
I'm talking to your ghost

Well in the morning I’ll be on the train
Hightailing from Maine
Excising again
What remains of you

But for the moment we’re realigned
Singing Auld Lang Syne
Swaying like the pines
That knew what we were

By any right we should have had so much longer
Some time to wreck it on our own
A glimpse of the sublime, a hopeless pantomime
Track Name: Furnace
Hiking up mountains and treading through brooks
With nothing between us but our stolen looks
We set up the camp, long past time to retire
Said I'll be your furnace if you'll be my fire

You followed me down, I followed you back
To find the right city to plan our attack
Westward we ambled, the consequence dire
Said I'll be your furnace if you'll be my fire

I'll be your washer if you'll be my dryer
I'll be your Downton if you'll be my Wire
I'll be your anger if you'll be my ire

I'll be your axle if you'll be my tire
I'll be your thistle if you'll be my brier
I'll be your Gondor if you'll be my Shire

I'll be your preacher if you'll be my choir
I'll be your felon if you'll be my liar
Yes I'll be your furnace if you'll be my fire

We're grounded together and fast on our feet
A puppy, a shelter, and plenty to eat
All stretched out before us, so much to admire
That's why I'll be your furnace if you'll be my fire

In summertime freckles explode on your face
And we'll pack our bags to explore a new place
We'll run 'til we're ragged and then back to conspire
How I'll be your furnace and you'll be my fire
Track Name: Shame on Me
Don't kiss me
With closed eyes
I know you say, but you won't do

Masks hanging on my wall
Your face has worn them all
I lost my head long time ago

Shame on me for loving you
I forgot what a woman like you can do

Shame on me for being me
I forgot that I was free
Shame on me

You say that I should change
Well I'm the only thing I own
I hope you find you can get along

There's a lot of things I should have done
A long, long time ago
I guess I've always known

Shame on me for loving you
I forgot what a woman like you can do

Shame on me for being me
I forgot that I was free

So shame on me for loving you
I forgot what a woman like you can do

Shame on me for being me
I forgot that I was free
Shame on me
Track Name: Goodnight
There’s no rhyme and there’s no reason
To this season is there dear?
So much time to disappear

By the time we found our grace
I was already two months late
Catching a tune on a bus

Sketching our fears on the wall
Antediluvial

My brother tells me I’m impatient
Well take advantage of your placement
You know that you’ll miss it when it’s gone

Killing time to self-destruct
Dragging my feet to be productive
And the cracks began to show

Sketching our fears on the wall
Cacophonical

Oh I’ll be here hedging your satellite
So hello, how are you, good morning, goodnight

I’m still looking for an enemy
Sometimes suffer jealousy
Thinking of the people I couldn’t be

But any path I could construe
Coalesces into you
And the way we grieved when we heard Bowie died

Sketching our fears on the wall
Longitudinal

Oh I’ll be here hedging your satellite
So hello, how are you, good morning, goodnight

Oh I’ll be here hedging your satellite
So hello, how are you, good morning, goodnight