Mountains and Tides

by Pitch Feather

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Thematically, the album contemplates life, death, kinship, hope and love – the things that make us human. The album title represents the struggles and hardships of a journey in search of freedom, and the album is dedicated to every free spirit pursuing his/her dreams.

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released 28 October 2013

All music and lyrics by Alberta Leong and Chuan.
All songs performed by Pitch Feather.

Guest guitar performances:
Roy Soh on “Usual Day” and “Lonely Ivory Tower”.
Alfred Chen on “Wish I Could”.
Daniel Sassoon on “The Odyssey”.
Adam Quek on “Lavender Girl”.

Produced by Alberta Leong.
This album was recorded from November 2011 to July 2013.
Recorded and mixed by Chuan at Yoke Music, Singapore.
Mastered by Matthew Gray at Matthew Gray Mastering, Brisbane.

Art direction and design by Alberta Leong.
Album photography by Alberta Leong and Chuan.
Band photography by Clarence Aw.

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Track Name: Saints
Oh when the saints go marching in
Riding upon an angel’s wing
I’ll be waiting in that number
Coming home again to you

Oh when the winds they rush me by
Fighting against mountains and tides
I’ll be stronger than anyone
Come what may

Time went passing by
Oh time went passing by
Oh time this is where I found your key

And every time that I confide
About everything I kept inside
Every heartache, every answer
Every heartache, every answer
My heart aches for the answer
That I seek within
Track Name: Crumble
I watch the morning crumble
I saw snowflakes falling
On a cosy chair
I think that it’s time for me to rest

I take the weight off my shoulders
I felt as light as a feather
On a rosy bed
I think that it’s time for it to end

I know the reason the seasons have changed
Even diamonds fade in time
I don’t have the courage to take on tomorrow
So I’ll leave this world behind

It’s once upon a time
Love’s gone on and by
These words I won’t feel
Yet so easily deprive
Staying up a little longer
To follow the light
(Light of the morning)

I draw the closing surrender
Blind to distress and contentment
Into memory lane
I fall as I slowly drift away

The leaves are falling
There’s no returning
The sun is shining
I am crumbling

This is the real life, and I’m gonna blow it
This is the real life and I...
Track Name: Something To Hide
Streets of tired endeavours
Walked in vain
Wishing someone finds you
When you’re down in pain
You came back with bloody hands
I know

Then I saw you there
People were walking
You were standing still
In the pouring rain
Even the skies are crying

Something to seek
Something to hide
You didn’t have a choice
You had to lie
In a harsh world like this
You’ve got to pretend your way through

You’ve got something to seek
Well, something to hide
I know you didn’t have a choice
You didn’t say goodbye
In a harsh world like this
You’ve got to pretend

The impossible
You’ve always wanted
And I hate to say that
You are wandering
It came as no surprise
I’ve always known
I know, I know, I know

Spinning round in the world I don’t follow
I think about the times
I know you’ve been through
You’ve got no choice
We’ve got no choice, inside
Track Name: Usual Day
Sunny day
But I was buried in the cold
Wondering when
My baby’s coming home

Forever, son
Oh mama’ll keep on walking, baby
I’ll keep on trying
I don’t wanna cry
But I missed my boat
But I won’t give up hope
Won’t give up love, oh baby

I’ll make it through
In my usual way, on a usual day
I’ll keep it cool
In my usual way, on a usual day
Tomorrow will never know
Today has come and gone
Don’t worry about maybes
I’ll be fine on my own

We used to watched the clouds roll by
On Sunday afternoons
You’d lay in my arms all night
While I sing your favourite tunes

Funny how I’ve tried to recall
My childhood daydreams
The craze of endless longing
For reasons no one could ever know
But I won’t give up hope
Won’t give up love, oh baby
Track Name: Lonely Ivory Tower
On the isles of dreams
There’s a sunset in every hour
In the gardens
Heavy spirits in the air
In a blink of an eye
I was slipping into

Saw the twilight
I must be getting closer
Knowing what's going on
I know it’s coming on

Caught between the lines
Of truth and illusion
Frozen in time
Then I heard her crying

And she calls me
Soft yet clearly
On the silent cold water
On a lonely ivory tower

Then she hears me
Strong and surely
And I began to wonder
How I became to wander
Track Name: Painter's Symphony
The trees are off-white
Dark clouds are in sight
The leaves float away
Oh honey, don’t you stay

Water turns to gold
Grey rainbows form above
Shimmering subtle glow
Believe me, you ought to go

Wonderful, red roses bloom
Violets are complicated
Teardrops I fear
But time stood still
Someday I’ll return to this page

The flower starts to fall
No more red green orange
The sound from the cello
Send shivers down my bones

Perse pierce through my skin
I shall see you in my dreams
Maroon flush to the brims
Oh, my beloved mahogany

Wonderful, red roses bloom
Violets are complicated
Teardrops I fear
But time stood still
Someday I’ll return
When will I return?
Someday I’ll return to this page
Track Name: Elderflower Fall
The light in the sky
Shines upon the road
When the world is broken
And all the love has gone

The lines in the sand
Mark a thousand miles of trying
When the tribe has spoken
It’s me who don’t belong

Tonight the flowers fall
And the winds will howl their songs
Let the fire burn as a beacon
Guide the souls back to their homes

The light that I will follow
To the keeper of all sorrows
For each new forsaken story
That’s told
An elderflower falls

The tears of the kind
Break the angels’ seal of silence
As pain is forgotten
Salvation lies forlorn
Track Name: Wish I Could
The shine of deadly steel
In a motion, I can feel
Climb the walls of lies
Incandescent like the sun
It’s not that I can win

I shed my home
While keeping my mind
So if it’s real
Don’t take me up until
Wish I could have the wheel of time
Wish I was for a moment blind
I wish I could, I wish I was

I was born to the dawn
With my arms I’m a vagabond
Up and tall I can stand ten feet
I’ll walk alone and I won’t fear
Lived my life like it was given today
But now it seems I have no tomorrow
Took a bullet in my state of shock
What little hope I had was gone

I freed my soul
And put up a fight
So if it’s real
Don’t take me up until
Wish I could bear the tree of life
Wish I was just a little child
I wish I could, I wish I was

I wish I could
Turn it around
So if it’s real
Don’t wake me up until
The morning star breaks out above
Don’t take it away
Just let me stay

The shine of deadly steel
In my soul, now I can’t feel
Track Name: The Odyssey
Life and emptiness
The line ain’t crystal-clear
There lies a mystery
Far away from here

I sit alone at night and wonder
How could it be found?
Where the stream flows, I will follow

I was born to pain
Innocence comes and fades
In search for truth in mind
In the world today I see
I dream, I try
No matter how many skies
I hope you will run free
Together we’ll find our peace

When the storm in the winter night
Cometh slowly
I’ll face the cold in the mist of life
When it all comes down, I believe
That the story will come to an end
Track Name: Lavender Girl
Lavender girl
I'll sing you this song
Before I sail on through
No one ever told you so
No one ever said it's true

Lavender girl
I’ll give you this world
Before I leave you to
I know it’s hard not to cry
But you’d never ask me why

I’m gonna find my way back home
Before I go astray
I wish I could hold you
I wish I could say
I’m gonna find my way to Rome
Forget our loves and hates
I wish I could touch you
I wish I could, I wish I could stay

Lavender girl
I’ll save you this love
from our memories
Tinted by the golden suns
Together we had so much fun

Lavender girl
I’ll leave you this world
Before I sail on through
You are not the only one
Who cares about who you’d become

This is goodbye
Well, if you don’t mind
Now’s the time
Now’s the time
Track Name: The Forgotten Man
Dear Jake
Hope you’re doing fine
It’s been a while since we last spoke
Fifty years of shame
In a faraway land
All this time, nothing but the usual

Now that I’m timeworn and aged
Blown by the wind of change
Times change, and we with time
Only memories remain

I have trouble sleeping at night
Think about old friends all the time
Darkness became my only friend
As the world hurried by
Got stuck and I got left behind
My hands hurt, but I’ll try to keep in line

Now that I’m timeworn and aged
Bound by the road of change
Times change, and we with time
Only memories remain

Now that I’m timeworn and aged
Surrender to the fear of change
Times change and we with time
Only memories remain
Track Name: Goodbye
Take me far away from here
Who knows I might find somewhere dear
Forget all the troubles I knew
And who knows the tears of the few

Maybe it’s time to say
Maybe it’s time to say

Forgive me if I lose my way
For tomorrow is a brand new day
I'll follow the heart of my sail
For love, I’ll take what is real

I'll keep searching till the waters run dry
And you'll know that at least I've tried
Hush now baby, don't say a word
Hear the echoes of a free gallows bird

Maybe it’s time to say
Baby it’s time to say, goodbye