Because of the Seasons

by Stephen D'Angella

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This album is a collection of original folk songs that explore relationships, natural beauty, and internal conflict.

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released July 15, 2018

Written and produced by Stephen D'Angella

Album cover: Sophie Remillard

Piano on "A Baby is Born" by John D'Angella

Violin on "In Verdun" and "Staring at the Shadows" by Heather Hudson

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Stephen D'Angella Montreal, Québec

Stephen D'Angella is a Montreal musician that creates music that can best be described as "intergalactic new-vintage post-pubescent folk rock".

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Track Name: The Spring Song
Out of the shadows I have come
To search for brighter skies
and I have lingered in the depths
Hidden from sunlight

Everything around me froze, but the ice is melting now
Rivers begin to roar, I can hear the voice
New life has begun, out of darkness comes light

In the meadows I have seen
Men shed their blood and waste away
They fought for glory and for fame
To be remembered by a name

Vanity has lost its crown amongst the flowers in bloom
Love, what have you done to the soldier in me
The bees have come to pollinate and the sun is all that I contemplate

Lay your head down on my shoulder
Counting sheep will help you sleep
Know this vow will last forever
Take my hand and don’t let go

Don’t let go

Lay your head down on my shoulder
Counting sheep will help you sleep
Track Name: Seafarer
Seafarer, drift away, let the currents take you home
never mind the wind

Seafarer, lay your eggs, new life will begin
Cracking open in the sand

Don’t you know your
Oh such a pretty being
Oh such a pretty being
Older and wiser than any one of us
Older and wiser than any one of us
I can’t begin to explain

Seafarer, drift away, let the currents take you home
never mind the wind

Seafarer, you will live on, in perfect harmony
Unlike the drowned poets beneath the sea

Don’t you know your
Oh such a pretty being
Oh such a pretty being
Older and wiser than any one of us
Older and wiser than any one of us
I can’t begin to explain

Seafarer, who oh oh oh

Unlike the poets beneath the sea
Track Name: Climbing Trees
What am I gonna say
When I’ve used up all my words
Will I talk about the weather
Will I talk about the birds in the sky

What am I gonna be
When I’ve been down every road
Will I take another form
Will I die and be reborn

I don’t need to stop to think because I’m thinking all the time
And I guess I’ll climb my favourite tree just to rest my busy mind
Observe the world from a different view; it seems so tiny from up high
From so high

Where am I going to go, when my feet sink into the ground
Will I wave to distant travellers passing by

Long days and I don’t care cuz all I need is to breath this air
I could spend all my time just sitting here gazing at the sun

I don’t need to stop to think because I’m thinking all the time
And I guess I’ll climb my favourite tree just to rest my busy mind
Observe the world from a different view; it seems so tiny from up high
From so high

I’ve got to feed my soul, lose my mind
Just let it go, just let it slide
Track Name: In Verdun
I was saved by your smile
And the vampire tooth that lingered out to say hello
I’m a slave to your eyes
And that funky giggle you produced so playfully
As I wandered into your room

I will take your side
And I’ll make you smile
And when all goes dark
You will need a light

When you call my name
I’ll be there, I’ll be there
When you call my name
I’ll be there, I’ll be there

In Verdun, by the river
Under willow trees we learned to laugh and know our lips
Like the bikes passing by,
We were happy just to let the hours roll away
And we never stoped to think about polarities
As we wandered into the fume

I will take your side
And I’ll make you smile
And when all goes dark
You will need a light

When you call my name
I’ll be there, I’ll be there
When you call my name
I’ll be there, I’ll be there
Track Name: Sitting By Your Window
Your blade is sharp, but you’re not cutting anything
Your flame is hot, but it flickers into fits

Sitting by your window
Wishing you were still outside
But it’s raining
and you’re scared you might get wet

Your bed is warm, as you stay curled up in your sheets
Carping like a crone, it’s not your fault, it never is

Sitting by your window
Wishing you were still outside
But it’s raining
and you’re scared you might get wet
Track Name: Winter
The cold has taken its toll on these lovers
Melancholy reigns
The cold has taken its toll on these lovers
bickering like fools

Where have your warm smiles gone and hid?
Faces frozen in a frown (get me out here)
If we can make it through this winter’s spell, well hell
We’ll be better than before, better than before

The cold has taken its toll on these lovers
Fangs are out to bite
The cold has taken its toll on these lovers
Sinking to the bone

Lord have mercy upon these lovers
Lord have mercy upon these lovers

Love is patient and kind
I know that it’s not easy when you’re tired
Love is patient and kind
I know that it’s not easy all the time
Track Name: Staring At The Shadows
I’ve been sleeping on a bed of stone
I’ve been sleeping on a bed of stone
My hardened skin, my sheltered fantasy

Another year goes by and I

Long to be free from this long reverie
Staring at the shadows, Staring at the shadows
Long to be one with the world around me
Searching for a ray of hope, Searching for a ray

I’ve been dreaming of an open door
I’ve been dreaming of an open door
To possibilities that I ignore

I’ve been licking my open wounds
I’ve been licking my open wounds
The festering grows harder to endure

Another year goes by and I

Long to be free from this long reverie
Shouting at the shadows, Shouting at the shadows,
Long to belong to the world around me
Waiting for an answer, Waiting for an answer

The bats come out to play, soon
Track Name: A Baby Is Born
Lovers collide
Spring has arrived
A look in their eyes
A baby is born

A teaspoon of light
An ethereal sight
An utter delight
A baby is born

An old dream comes true and was well worth the wait
A family grows and the happiness is shared; light spreads through the night
Like all who’ve come before us, we come to realize that
We’ll find our peace of mind in caring for another’s life

She’s gonna be a mother
He’s gonna be the father of a child
She’s gonna be a mother
He’s gonna be the father of a child

Lovers collide
Something feels right
It’s time
A baby is born

A gift to the world
Potential unfurled
Lips have been curled
A baby is born

An old dream comes true and was well worth the wait
A family grows and the happiness is shared; light spreads through the night
Like all who’ve come before us, we come to realize that
We’ll find our peace of mind in caring for another’s life

She’s gonna be a mother
He’s gonna be the father of a child
She’s gonna be a mother
He’s gonna be the father of a child

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