more from
Arts & Crafts
We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Away Is Mine

by Gord Downie

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $15 CAD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Deluxe limited edition 2LP pressing on heavyweight 180g black vinyl cut at 45rpm. 20-track collection presented as a double album in Electric and Acoustic versions. Double gatefold jacket and die-cut inner sleeves with matte coating. Includes 24-page booklet insert featuring Gord's handwritten lyrics and 3000-word liner essay. Artwork by Clare Downie and Willo Downie.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Away Is Mine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days
    edition of 6000 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $40 CAD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Deluxe limited edition 2CD set featuring the album in Electric and Acoustic versions. Gatefold jacket with 28-page booklet insert featuring Gord's handwritten lyrics and liner essay. Artwork by Clare Downie and Willo Downie.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Away Is Mine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $13 CAD or more 

     

1.
Hotel Worth 03:55
Yer walking me to the door of what was it again? Oh the Hotel Worth? Or to the Hotel Merit? A hotel with meaning But I just don't understand I just live and do Congratulations to me or to you I'm a man re-receive achieve then lose A hotel worth of meaning I just don't understand You drink so you can talk without thinking about or thinking about worrying about what you say I don't drink when I sing I don't drink when I sing you can't hear me when I drink
2.
We're at cross seas yea you and me it's impractical to dream in the wind from the west and the current moving east I'm as happy as My least happy kid I'm not happy about it, nor humiliated about it We are together on this Please be good to me Yea save me from the useless nights Sleeping in dreary places I'm bored with being down just listen, don't guess - please - alright What am I for? Hey now? to be just understood jumping shadow to shadow, never eye to eye in my neighbourhood Everybody needs it Needs to be understood Whether we're jumping shadows between the secret moon it's trying and it's really, really, really, really good Ah please be good to me Yea please save me from the useless nights
3.
I Am Lost 02:26
Singing songs to calm the king to stand where he stood in the vast debris Ah in the glory of the good in every neighbourhood looking at heights impractical to…. dream writing about words. writing about dreams about thoughts for free the waste, the glory, the vast debris I am made for this to teach you what to want I’m uncertain on purpose to make you feel that you’re not I wanna show you just how smart I am Which is actually. Actually kinda dumb I’m just a man I worry about you whether you hate. hate me or not or whether with me or without me, I I worry I am lost
4.
About Blank 02:37
Come and gimme your gifts Come, let me take you down A phrase always remembered “Forget in cruel happiness. that even lovers drown” I’m in awe of no one anymore I have none of your fear. Fighting’s going no where you can find me Always, just right there I was made for this to teach (me) you what you want I’m uncertain on this. but purpose to make you feel that you’re not I am about blank come and drown your gifts I’m the holy fool a different fool a different idiot The proper distance is cool-footedly close come be surrounded by those who love you the most hmm come be surrounded by those who love you the most to be together, step into the most Surrounded by those who love you the most
5.
I write about words. try and make them sound like my thoughts of nature will still accept me No matter what I want Um River don’t care What you write for it Your throw-away thoughts where you cast into it what you want into it I don’t care about nature Nature don’t care about it I throw all I had at it ineffable shit the pain, the blood and spit It’s all invitation to be indiscreet to suck and blow at the same time to work both sides of the street River don’t care. yes what I write for it your throwaway thoughts. what you cast for it what you pour into it I don’t care about nature Nature don’t care about me I throw all I had at it ineffable shit, pain, blood & spit I can’t love you now I cannot be that guy I couldn’t do what you do I can not I cannot not to try
6.
I want what’s beautiful I don’t need what’s true I don’t want the dark I don’t want the end don’t even want the dark preview Nobody’s open at your darkest lull I’m not your best man. constantly commenting but I’m the least impossible I try not to try I try not to know Up until thought itself asks “Where do you go?” I try not to try I try not to know Up until thought itself asks “Where do you go?” Until thought itself asks “Where do you go?” I know I’m no prize Not even the best choice I’m just the least (the least) impossible boy – oh boy I’m not the best choice I’m not a choice at all In fact: of all the boys I’m just the least impossible the least impossible. Maybe I want to fail (now) spec-tac-u-lar-ly I don’t want to want to just go extinct, quietly
7.
As you believe it all Oh I believe less depending on just how you see traffic is magic this all but seals it Let’s all fall into bed where it finally feels there is nothing nothing to be said I am writing about words to sound like my thoughts words about words that that nature nor I want Such rough magic now we read the dreams of birds Such rough magic now we read the dreams of birds Even seers are struggling to have their voices heard Even seekers are struggling to have their voices heard this all but seals it let’s fall into bed this all but seals it let’s fall into bed where it finally feels. there is nothing to say nothing to be said let’s all fall into bed
8.
Away Is Mine 02:23
When I get high I get conservative I want what you want to get it all – Ya got to give and not to give it away – no way When I get high (really) there is no why any way Making words that connect that sound like my thoughts that disappear slow as the sun to the pale summer sun the pale summer washed in the rain When I get high I get so humourless wanting what I wanted just to get it and not to give it away away is mine and not give it away Away is mine Or words that don’t connect sound like my thoughts that disappears so fast to the thin winter wash
9.
No Solace 02:18
There you are the highest point in my eye There you are. The place that I could never get I worry about you as as I always did No solace for solace For what I did I can climb a ladder. or lower myself down I can climb a ladder or lower myself down stroke your soft hair lower myself down I can imagine us now I always could back then I pictured around the corner there just laying down I can imagine you and I always could then I pictured around the corner there just lying
10.
Untitled 03:42
No one says “Goodbye” anymore for fear that’ll be ‘goodbye’ ‘Goodbye’ Not just the end “Goodbye” with no description Of good journey good discovery a good plan for what’s ahead Goodnight Darling Still – feels – so good I can feel so alone here making lousy good nights Sometimes no goodnights at all Good night my darling, goodnight Of a good journey a good discovery good plan for what’s ahead Every night for the rest of your life Night is good think of it like that There’s nothing like that
11.
12.
13.
14.
Come and gimme your gifts Come, let me take you down A phrase always remembered “Forget in cruel happiness. that even lovers drown” I’m in awe of no one anymore I have none of your fear. Fighting’s going no where you can find me Always, just right there I was made for this to teach (me) you what you want I’m uncertain on this. but purpose to make you feel that you’re not I am about blank come and drown your gifts I’m the holy fool a different fool a different idiot The proper distance is cool-footedly close come be surrounded by those who love you the most hmm come be surrounded by those who love you the most to be together, step into the most Surrounded by those who love you the most
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

about

credits

released October 16, 2020

Words by Gord Downie
Music by Gord Downie & Josh Finlayson
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Nyles Spencer
Executive Produced by Patrick Downie

Musicians:
Gord Downie - Lead vocals, background vocals
Josh Finlayson - Acoustic guitar, background vocals, bass guitar
Nyles Spencer - Drum machine, programming, and additional instrumentation
Travis Good - Electric guitar, slide guitar, fiddle, mandolin, baritone guitar, background vocals
Lou Downie - Drum kit 2
Dave Koster - Drum kit 1

Recorded and Mixed at The Bathouse Recording Studios, Bath, Ontario, Canada
July 2017

Mastered by Eric Boulanger, The Bakery, Culver City, California, USA

Original Artwork by Willo Downie and Clare Downie
Art Direction by Jonathan Shedletzky
Design & Layout by Jenn Kitagawa

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Gord Downie Toronto, Ontario

Gordon Downie was a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, musician, writer and activist. He was the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, which he fronted from their formation in 1984 until his passing in 2017.

contact / help

Contact Gord Downie

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like Gord Downie, you may also like: