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Love and Leave You

by 100 mile house

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1.
River 02:12
When this love has grown old And its limbs become weak We'll take it down to the river And watch it leave When its legs are too tired And its roars become meek We'll take it down to the river And watch it leave When the hope that we'd raised Has been brought to its knees We'll take it down to the river And watch it leave When the trust that we'd grown Is torn down by deceit We'll take it down to the river And watch it leave When the patience we owned Has been handed defeat We'll take it down to the river And watch it leave When we've given our all And there's nowhere to retreat We'll take it down to the river And watch it leave
2.
That table where we used to eat When family came we'd stop and speak Come Christmas time we'd be out of room There'd be plates on knees with a fork or spoon Children passed out on the floor Wrapping paper door to door The older kids get to stay up late Pretend they're grown-ups they can't wait We're never grown-ups they can wait Let's walk the dog one last time Around this neighbourhood I once called mine I hate to leave but we just can't stay So I'll love and leave you here today Love and leave you here today The smell of perfume, the sound of cars That East London rain that stops and starts Making promises you know we won't keep Let's do Easter maybe for the week Brothers, sisters fight their fights Back then a simple wrong or right But they grew apart, can't remember when Their heavy hearts got the best of them Their heavy hearts took the best of them Let's walk the dog one last time Around this neighbourhood I once called mine I hate to leave but we just can't stay So I'll love and leave you here today I'll love and leave you here today Now these rooms are bare and cold Even the ghosts that haunt them have grown old But I still hear grandad play those tunes When the saints go marching two by two When the saints go marching two by two Let's walk the dog one last time Around this neighbourhood I once called mine I hate to leave but we just can't stay So I'll love and leave you here today Love and leave you here today
3.
This is where we face the truth The love we've grown has lost its roots We let it run to disrepair Seasons changed and we were bare So give it here I'll take the weight Carry us till something breaks Hold you up till I've nothing left Pray when your time comes you'll do the rest We're gonna test the timber we're made of We're gonna wrap our arms around these walls Hold the shutters down till the wind does stop We're gonna test the timber we're made of We're gonna test the timber we're made of So give me all the mistakes you made That one regret you just can't shake That conversation you never had That open door you closed too fast Give them here I'll take them all Catch you next time you fall Because if patience is all you need I've just enough to set you free We're gonna test the timber we're made of We're gonna wrap our arms around these walls Hold the shutters down till the wind does stop We're gonna test the timber we're made of We're gonna test the timber we're made of A love like this is hard to find With the weight of the world falling down outside It led us here, led me to you Now it's up to us to follow through We're gonna test the timber we're made of We're gonna wrap our arms around these walls Hold the shutters down till the wind does stop We're gonna test the timber we're made of We're gonna test the timber we're made of
4.
Grateful 03:46
I'm grateful for my father The things he showed to me The years he spent just giving Putting first his family How he held them all together With the use of so few words If it wasn't for his silence I wouldn't know what patience was I wouldn't know what patience was I'm grateful for my mother I miss her so because Since she's struggled with her drinking There's a hole where she once was Those times she wasn't present I'd wonder what I did to her But if it wasn't for her demons I wouldn't know what struggles were I wouldn't know what struggles were I'm grateful for this child We carried home that day He's showing me the ropes I let him lead the way Though I couldn't give him to you We found a way to make it work If it wasn't for his presence I wouldn't know what love was worth I wouldn't know what love was worth I'm grateful for you darling You showed me all there is In the depths of your depression You found a light and followed it I did my best to save you But that wasn't what you craved If it wasn't for our darkness We wouldn't know of what we're made We wouldn't know of what we're made
5.
Waiting for that day to come The war was lost no battles won Waiting for the cavalry We found the strength for one more round This old slugger he ain't going down One more shot at making it I wondered if we'd ever meet You took your time but your Mum and me We don't mind you were so late You were worth the wait I hope you get to spend your time Meeting this world with your heart open wide Despite the beating it might take I hope you never feel the burn That I need something in return It's all unconditional I hope you get to fall in love Feel that moment when they're gone Someone irreplaceable Like that woman you called home I wondered if we'd ever meet You took your time but your Mum and me We don't mind you were so late You were worth the wait I hope you get to fight with words Stand your ground, make sure you're heard But always listen twice as loud As you would ever shout I hope you get to realise This home you've joined has been standing by Waiting patiently The cats, the dog, your Mum and me I wondered if we'd ever meet You took your time but your Mum and me We don't mind you were so late We've been counting down the days You were worth the wait
6.
Pushed them candles out to the sea Gave them a hand and waded Until the water was up to my knees And we wish for things that we need But the things we need aren't the things that free They say it's lovely this time of year There are boats in the harbour People eating ice cream on the pier But the leaves are ready to turn They've got an escape plan before the winter starts to burn Before the winter starts to burn I will watch you  Until your light goes out I've been told the current will sweep you away So here in the shallows Is the safest place for me to stay But the depths are calling me in I can't go back now Time to prove I have the strength to swim I've got to prove I have the strength to swim I will watch you  Until your light goes out
7.
Losing You 03:02
We sleep alone but side by side Share a bed, a table light But you keep your hands all to yourself Above my waist their absence felt We haven't shared a meal in weeks The coffee pot is where we meet Fill your cup let you know I'm there Then silence rushes to fill the air So when you set the table make a space for two 'Cos these days it feels like I'm losing you I walk the dog alone most nights The ghost of you by my side You stay inside, hide from the cold Without you there I've nothing left to hold I grab the leash, call up to our room These days it feels like I'm losing you We sang before we even spoke Those London nights held us both We found ourselves inside those songs I'd take the lead you'd follow on Hit the chorus you'd be right on cue Take the third maybe a verse or two Without your voice now these words ring true These days it feels like I'm losing you
8.
Run 04:13
Woken by the sound Of a rushing SUV The flames were all around As far as you could see He didn't have much time He'd never felt this heat before And the neighbour shouted down As he struggled out that door Run, take all you have and run Run, take all you have and run He grabbed a couple things So the children wouldn't cry He said everything is good, dear The first of many lies He couldn't find the cat Started shouting out his name And when he didn't come He felt the first punch of that blaze Run, take all you have and run Run, take all you have and run A school hall after dark He slept under the lights With a thousand other hearts Fighting a thousand other fights Started counting out those things For which he didn't have the time His mother's diamond ring That dress he bought his bride Run, take all you have and run Run, take all you have and run The reporter laid it out The neighbourhood was gone He struggled with the grief And what he could have done But as he held his lover's hand With his daughter by his side He realised everything he needs Made it out with him that night
9.
They took him back to where he grew The same old house, the same porch too Where he'd learned to climb, where he'd learned to fight Chasing fireflies under pale moon light The family knew there weren't long left Said his goodbyes tore up old regrets He'd been ready now for a year or two How he spoke of her and his heart turned blue Each day he still remembers The life that they once shared How she taught him everything And he was lost without her there Then he'd lean in, with those sparkling eyes and say, This is what you do Love that girl like each days your last 'cos we'll be going soon He met her down by the waterfront Auburn hair tied up in a bun She was different, she stood up to him She made him work for everything He taught her how to swim and fish Those secret spots, the flick of a wrist And she taught him how to tear walls down How the heart will grow if you let it out Somedays he still remembers That night out on the pier When he first said I love you, Darling don't you leave me here. She said, Life, it offers no guarantees So this is what you'll do Love me like each day's your last 'cos we'll all be going soon They left the island took the bridge across Kept on driving till that car was shot Took what was left bought a bungalow She said, It isn't much but I'll make it home Two boys, a girl and the one they lost That October night, the falls first frost How he thought back then his heart was done But she picked it up and she soldiered on Somedays he still remembers The first place that they bought The kids all shared a bedroom It was all they could afford And when they lost their first child It was her strength that pulled them through She said, Love them like each day's your last 'cos we'll all be going soon They found a spot where they both could sit Started slowing down, making the most of it And the kids would visit once the leaves had turned Bring the little ones they named after her He didn't notice that much at first But as the shadows grew the days got worse Her mind was going that much was clear He was watching as she disappeared Each day he still remembers The last night that they shared The hum of AM radio He took his time combing her hair And as she faded out that Sunday night he said, What's there left to do? I've loved you like each day's my last now you'll be going soon I've loved you like each day's my last now you'll be going soon I've loved you like each day's my last and I'll be coming soon
10.
He left you both Soon as you got home He worked so hard To keep that family going Knew he couldn't stop Driving those western routes Was the only way To feed the two of you But on those days he'd make it home You'd be sure to let him know His absence didn't change the truth He'd be lucky to be loved by you You left home When you turned 18 Cut off most your hair Bought an old six string You were out to find Where you might fit in Those bars full of boys Where you'd learn to sing Those words you wrote fell hard He was almost caught off guard They all knew it before he felt its truth He'd be lucky to be loved by you Now you're all grown up Family of your own You took the longer route But it was worth the roam And as we both sat there Hoping he would arrive I saw your strength in heart I knew we'd be fine He was brought into this home By a woman filled with hope Though he can't say it, but he knows it's true He's so lucky to be loved by you We're so lucky to be loved by you
11.
I hope that there's someway I can be with you always 'Cos these are those good old days that we're in I hope there's no reason come the last of our seasons The two of us won't walk hand in hand Home was a whisper I'd always hear That started shouting the day we settled here So take me with you if you should ever leave Take me with you, I'm yours to keep At night when our room's quiet I'll listen to you while Your breathing slows and your feet come to rest And I worry come morning you'll leave without warning And that these are those good old days that I'll miss Home was a whisper I'd always hear That started shouting the day we settled here So take me with you if you should ever go Take me with you, I'm yours to hold When the for sale sign leans tattered by the garbage out back And the keys are left on the kitchen top I'll thank god I was given this little piece of heaven To spend my days sharing all that we'd got Home was a whisper I'd always hear That started shouting the day we settled here So take me with you if you should ever flee Take me with you, you're all I need Take me with you, you're all I need

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There's a poignant double meaning behind the new album Love and Leave You by the Edmonton, Canada, based folk duo 100 mile house. Peter Stone and Denise MacKay seem naturally attuned to life's impermanence; the reality that we must cherish what we have, while accepting we must eventually let it go. On their fifth album they have emerged stronger, wiser, and more honest than ever before.

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released March 27, 2020

100 mile house is:
Peter Stone and Denise MacKay

Produced by Peter Stone and Scott Franchuk
Engineered and mixed by Scott Franchuk at Riverdale Recorders
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova
All songs written by Peter Stone and Denise MacKay, Fallen Tree Songs (SOCAN)

Scott Zubot – Violin on track 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
Brennan Cameron – Mandolin and Piano
Andrea Case – Cello on track 3, 6 and 8
Murray Wood – Bass on track 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10
Ryan Funk – Pedal Steel on track 7 and 9
Daniel Akira Stadnicki – Percussion on track 3 and 6
Chloe Albert, Lesley Pelletier and Katie Perman – Vocals on track 1
Amy van Keeken – Background Vocals on track 3 and 6
Donovan Seidle, Laura Reid, Michael Bursey and Andrea Case – Strings on track 1 and 5
String arrangement on Worth the Wait by Donovan Seidle

Cover image – Bri Vos (detourphotography.ca)
Album design – Patrick Kerby (kerbydesign.com)

Thanks to Peter Chapman and Fallen Tree Records, Scott Franchuk, Bri Vos, Patrick Kerby, and everyone who lent their talents to this record, we are so grateful

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100 mile house Edmonton, Alberta

100 mile house are the Edmonton-based husband and wife folk duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay.

They seem naturally attuned to life’s impermanence; the reality that we must cherish what we have, while knowing we must eventually let it go.
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