Going To The Sun

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released June 12, 2014

Going To The Sun is:
David Young (vocals, guitar, bass, keys, mando, dobro, percussion, programming)
Zach Young (drums, percussion, vocals)

Joined by:
Ian Allison (bass on 2, 4, 5, and 6)
Ken Wilson (dobro on 3)
Amber Young (vocals on 1, 5, and 9)
Dorothy Browder (vocals on 9)
Alec Young (vocals on 9)

All songs written by David Young (SESAC)

Produced by David Young
Additional production by James Harley, Ian Allison, Matt Kirkwold, and Zach Young
Executive production by Amber Young

Recorded at Home Sweet Home and Sacajawea studios (Minneapolis, MN)

Mixed and mastered by Mountainsize Music

Album art & design by Dustin Mulcahy
Cover photo by Steve Haynes
Inside photo by Jason Thompson

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Going To The Sun Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis-based Going To The Sun combines the earthiness of acoustic folk instrumentation with the playfulness of electronic synth programming, creating a sonic yin and yang that flank the unforgettable melodies and lyrical depth at the heart of their self-titled debut album. ... more

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Track Name: New Year
i made it out, i made it here to rip the last page from the year
off the grid and off the map so i can get my bearings back
giving up my alibis
giving birth and giving rise to all the things i've left for dead

the holding on, the letting go, making angels in the snow
stoke the fire and stir the pot, throw in everything we've got
all the stories yet to tell, all the life to live so well
how much is left is hard to tell so we just live it

life is steep babe, don't look down, everything we've got is NOW
no time like when you're around, everything we've got is NOW

i woke up high above the earth to see the day for all its worth
giving birth and giving rise, water falling from my eyes
what a thing to be so blessed
fullness rising in my chest, i can't hold it all inside

all the knots twisted in my tongue and all the things i haven't done
ghosts of men that i could be rising up and haunting me
echoes ringing in the night say:
"only you could give us life. only YOU could give us life!"
so let's just give it
Track Name: Alone In The Same Room
here we are alone in the same room
me and my shadow, my loneliness, grief, and my gloom
what am i to believe when the lights go out
dancing in the dark with my faith and my doubt

here i am, i've pushed you away again
when i'm aching for communion instead i just take it on the chin
have i turned a blind eye, maybe a deaf ear
to the beauty, the music, the love all surrounding me here

i've got a cock fightin’, bull runnin’ son of a gun inside my head
and he's talking over every word you've said
keep that fading fire light from burning out
dancing in the dark with faith and doubt

burning the road, i've been on the chase
or running away from the things that i'm too scared to face
and i want to believe that love wins out
dancing in the dark with my faith and my doubt

here we are alone in the same room
altogether alone with our grief and our gloom
can we tell the truth when the lights are all out
dancing in the dark with faith and doubt
Track Name: Halfway Around The World
my love jumped on a boat that crossed the sea
halfway around the world she waits for me
i thought we'd go together, but this was just her time
who knows how long i'll be stuck in line

we promised we would read what the other wrote
i've been looking for a bottle with a note
the currents have been funny, and i do believe you've tried
but all along the shore nothing but tide

on a distant shore, wait for me
i've got some things to do, things to see
i'll be coming home, wait for me
wait for me

i was next in line, but i got turned away
said my shots are due, my passport's out of date
i guess i've got some time here before i'm getting through
explore these shores before i get to you

now a summer's passed and we're a world apart
but you're just as close as ever to my heart
throw a bottle to the ocean, godspeed my love to you
may the wind and waves carry my song through

my love jumped on a boat that crossed the sea
halfway around the world she waits for me
until i get a ticket on that fabulous great ride
i'll be here with an eye cast on the tide
Track Name: Never Get Over You
sometimes i feel like i'll never get over you
sometimes i feel like i just don't want to
we had the beat, the beat on a sweet song
til the party was over, and i'm still holding on

how long can you carry a broken heart?

sometimes i feel like i might be losing you
like time is moving on and i just don't want it to
we got what we got, and that's all she wrote
but i've got a way of dragging out that final note

how long can you carry a broken heart
before you feel ready for some new start
how long can you carry a broken heart
how long can you carry a broken heart
before it weighs you down and breaks your arms
how long can you carry a broken heart

all the king's horses, all the king's men
couldn't put the kingdom together again
their hands couldn't fix what time will mend
hands can't fix what time will mend

how wide is the river, frozen cold
how long until these are the days of old
how long can you carry what you just can't hold
you just can't hold

how long can you carry a broken heart
before you feel ready for some new start
how long can you carry a broken heart
Track Name: So Separate
where have you been, my son, my friend, my love
do you know that you've been running away
feeling separated, so isolated
you're getting dark, darker by the day

how long has it been since you've really told the truth
looking in the mirror when lights are all out
feeling so separate, so isolated
surrounded by your darkness and your doubt

have you not felt the buzz when i've been calling
or have you ignored the ringing in your ear
feeling separated by a canyon's great divide
but i'm right beside you, always near

the weight of guilt and time keeps you from calling
but i'm here with you, even as you run away
feeling so separate, but i'm here waiting
for the night to run its course and turn to day

you can call me
you can call me
you can call me
you can call me HOME
Track Name: Our Hearts Keeping On
i met you on a starlit night
our first communion looking to the sky
you asked me why we've only one heart
when there's so much to love in this world
when there's so much to love, and lose, we must be strong
our hearts keeping on

we jumped into the fire, no looking back
the flames dancing high above the ash
we've known the sweetness, the sweetness through the years
tempered and seasoned with the salt from our tears
and here i am with all of my heart
i give you all my love in this world
and there's so much to hold, and lose, but love is strong
our hearts keeping on

as long as i've got arms i'll hold you near
as long as i've got lips, they're yours my dear
'cause here we are, holding one heart
and there's so much to love in this world
there's so much to love, and that's what keeps us strong
our hearts keeping on
Track Name: Out Of The Night
you chase me down until you grab me
i feel you push, i feel you pull, but you can't have me
i'm getting out of this tired grip that's trying to drag me down

out of the night, out of the black
see the ship on the horizon sailing back
i'm getting out, ‘cause i'm sick and tired of bringing myself down

i'll travel from pole to pole
from the mountaintop to the darkest hole
to the quiet place inside my soul
to find what i've been missing all along

i'm holding on to what i've got
and you can't take it from me with my lot
i'm getting out of this tired grip that’s trying to drag me down

my body bruised, my mind corrupt
but something deep inside me pulls me up
i'm getting out, ‘cause i'm sick and tired of bringing myself down

i'll make friends with jeckyl & hyde
too little, too much, tangled up inside
let it out, let it in, for a glorious ride
find a place where we belong

i'll travel from pole to pole
from the mountaintop to the darkest hole
to the quiet place inside my soul
to find what i've been missing all along

i'm on fire and i'm shoutin’
you're gonna see me at the top of the mountain
looking out on all the gravity that held me down

out of the night, out of the black
see the ship on the horizon, bringing blue skies back
i'm getting out, ‘cause i'm sick and tired of bringing myself down
Track Name: Lying In Green Pastures
someday when we're old, and we still have our minds
when we've truly loved the world and found all there is to find
may we lie down in the grass when our time has finally passed
and let the wind carry us away

no earthquakes or starvation, no wreckage or devastation
no gunshots, no drowning, or long stays in hospital beds
just the sweet, sweet caress of a mother's tenderness
as we lie down, down with the dead

we'll say isn't it amazing the way we rode the edge
between love and misery and fear and faith and doubt, life and death
what's waiting at the end?
i'd love to do it all again

we'll see our beloved family pulling us up and out
into the tunnel of love at the end of the valley of doubt
what's waiting at the end?
i'd love to do it all again
the joy, the pain, the roller coaster ride
you and me, side by side

saying isn't it amazing the way we rode the edge
between love and misery and fear and faith and doubt, life and death
what's waiting at the end?
i'd love to do it with you again
Track Name: Autumn Turning Over
there's a smell in the air tonight of autumn turning over
something from my past, when I lay dreaming in the clover
there's a tingling in my skin tonight that makes me feel alive
a river of pins and needles on the rise
and the taste that’s in my mouth tonight reminds me of the good times
when we sat and watched the sun sink down to meet the endless tide
and the beat that's in my heart tonight makes me feel like moving
and dancing on the coals through the fire

it's the feeling that you get when you feel like you've been there
and if you hold your mouth right, you just might get back there
it's tricky like a bashful ghost: don't look it in the eye
or it fades into the background of the night
there's a tingling in my skin tonight that makes me feel alive
this river feels familiar, and i know the other side
and the beat that's in my heart tonight makes me feel like loving
and livin' as long as i'm alive

there's a smell in the air tonight of autumn turning over
something from my past, when i lay dreaming in the clover
it's strong and it's familiar and it makes me feel like home
comfort in my blood and in my bones
there's a backbeat in my heart tonight that makes me feel like running
leaves explode with color when they know the change is coming
i'll see you in the river, see you on the other side
livin' as long as i'm ALIVE