When It Was

by Autumn Still

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released November 6, 2015

Produced by Autumn Still and Roger Arseneault
Recorded by Roger Arseneault (except for drums recorded by Mike K. Pascucci and keyboards recorded by Grant Partridge)
Mixed by J. Riley Hill at Mortfell Recording
Mastered by Jamie Sitar at Outta Town Sound

Autumn Still is:
Bethany Swanson - Vocals, Bass
Trevor Graumann - Vocals, Guitar
Grant Partridge - Synth, Keys, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Roger Arseneault - Drums

Music video for "The Accused" (created by Grant Partridge) can be found at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2vCYnDrbo4



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Autumn Still Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg band Autumn Still grew out of the songwriting partnership between guitarist Trevor Graumann and bassist Bethany Swanson. Since the days of awkward youth roaming the river bank the two have bonded over pop sounds from Motown to New Wave.

Autumn Still has just unveiled their debut full-length When It Was, which comes off the heels of the self-titled EP that piqued ears across Canada.
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Track Name: The Accused
You say you've figured it out
You've crushed every doubt
You've lined up each lie against the wall
But when the shadows are down
And you think you're alone
You find they're still following you home

Maybe if you don't try so hard
It could be easier for you

Well it seems that you've changed
But it's always the same
The good ones are dying all the time
Your vulturous heart
Could it just be the start
To find yourself living off remains
Track Name: And If You're Leaving Me
And if you're leaving me
It can't be the last time
Yeah, if you're leaving me
I know your flood is near
And if you're hoping to
Then what is keeping you?

Oh no no no
It's not gonna be that easy you see
It's not gonna be that easy for me

And if you're leaving me
This can't be the last night
Your echoes in the field
You've taken too much time
And the days are long no more
So don't hold back the door
Track Name: Graduation
We used to talk all night
Leave yourself behind
Me I'm closed off more
From the places that I've been

We drank til three
Played songs for dimes
Not a hope without
The basement we lived in

It'll wear away our morning air but we'll face it
We'll face it in time
Find another place to complicate then we'll face it
We'll face it in time
We're the next of kin drawing blueprints up for our
Buildings on the beach
Those who dive into it find out too quick what's below
Them and what's out of reach
And on and on and on and on and on and on and on
Track Name: Lines
Woke up inside your head today between the cracks and the
swirly grey matter
Where did the time go?
This beast has not become me yet the sour taste and
the constant regret
Where did the time go?

And my heart feels so tired and hard to break

Leave it to this strange world of long distance phone
calls and loneliness
Is this all we'll ever know?
And all the same I drag around the same old stories
from town to town
Is this all I'll ever know?

What does it take?
(Let it go)
Do you think it's true?
(Who's to know?)
Have I ever been you?
(What's left has been and gone it's out of your hands)
Track Name: Played That Way
Seems like I've been out of touch again
But I can't keep your promises for you
And you
You said you're signing up again
To get played that way
Seems like I've already got to land
If I can't take the consequence again
Track Name: Let Champagne Go
When you couldn't lose
Let champagne go
And now you wake at night with earthly pains
You will carry on your name

Your last stand
Whispered out
Our manners live at heart in the same vein
Laying low all day
'Cause there's nothing to go by
You can never be de-rusted
Your myth has been debunked

They'll write you as a mirror
They'll say you were a mirror
Say it out loud
I'll say you were a mirror
Say it out loud
Your streetlight blinks and now we're part of the
same need
But we wouldn't say that anymore
We wouldn't say that at all
Track Name: Lights Out Before The Dawn
I cannot believe that the light's out before the dawn
What else would you say when you've pissed upon
the sun
Taking all night and day just to complete a thought
Backed up in a corner that I painted on

You tell me how it should feel
You knew your answer well before
Rain fell no wind to move us
You knew only one door

Who will live in a cave of your fingerprints?

When your last lover silent
Walked across your floor
Ghosts and shadows occupied
The space you left for more
Track Name: Home
I try to collect all the bits and pieces that surround
your name and you
But when I get back to this place that is so small and
whole I feel the whole world is split in two

And I am a boy
And you are a girl
And there is no middle ground for us to meet at

And you make veins and blood and words a fun game
And we know what the other doesn't but still we speak
the same
I shout out across endless space and the planets vibrate
Hit my head and bring me back into standing position

We all fall forward bring the others down
Back where there is no place to land
And everywhere is safe
At home

We take our place and fall forward
Head first to the ground which makes us hear these
echoes as words apart
From their place
At home
Track Name: Doom and Gloom
And don't delay your life by asking why
And don't be with me because you're high
You can walk away when it becomes an aisle

You live your life by doom and gloom
Don't hide yourself inside the moon
If a change is coming it'll change up soon
You life your life by doom and gloom