Golden Days

by Union Duke

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released August 5, 2016

Engineered by: Andrew Mullin, Phil Spencer
Assistant Engineer: Julian Decorte
Mixed by: Mark Lawson at Sonobee
Mastered by: Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering
Original Artwork by: Manny Trinh
Design by: Mark Byk

Special thanks to: Bob Bale, Glenn Smith, Megan & Jalina Smith, Alison Hanley, Rick Donair, Melanie Browne, Matt Wright, Tasker, Warren Katz, Gunner The Dog, all of our friends, family, and our fans! Thanks for your continued support!

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Union Duke is five guys, twenty-four beers, and a half-ton truckload of foot stomping folk rock.

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Track Name: Heavy Wind
Out, out here I'm tumbling
Head over heels
But I'm holding the wheel
See that I'm safely through undamaged
And we'll sing songs when the coast is near

In the heavy wind
Everything begins to focus in

I, I've never been afraid
To stare at the deep
It don't frighten me
You've got this way of making me feel
That it's alright, it's gonna be okay

In the heavy wind
Everything begins to bend and shift
And focus in

It's a long hard road we've travelled
And we're so many miles from home
As these mysteries unravel
It makes me glad I'm not going alone

In the heavy wind
Everything begins to bend and shift
And turn and twist
And focus in
Track Name: Baby Don't Break
I was given
To hard livin'
Couldn't see past my ways.
And you were fakin',
Heartbrakin'
Spin on a dime and give me 90 cents change

So baby don't break
Baby don't break
On me

I was sittin'
Cold kitchen
Trying to stoke up the stove
With the wood I been cuttin'
You done nothin'
Spilling my rye on the front of my robe

[chorus]

All, all the time
(You're breaking at nothing at all)
You pick at the cracks in the wall.

Walk, walk the line
(You're breaking at nothing at all)
You pick at the cracks in the wall.

[chorus]
Track Name: Got You On My Mind
I wondered what this would feel like
Seeing you in the daylight
Three years it's been a while
You look the same but your hair's blonde now
You walk slowly, I'll be taking my time

I got you on my mind
I got you on my mind
I got you on my mind

Almost forgot where I'm headed to
Thinking about what you used to say to me
I know now's not the time
Back then we both had to be right
You rock steady, I'll be singing my lines

[chorus]

I wondered where you were headed to
And what it was you were trying to do
Don't you dare come so close to my house
I don't care, it donít mean something now
You keep your distance and I'll be fine, drunk on wine

Ooh I thought you lived in London now
Ooh I'll take the other way to my house
Seems I only recall a couple things
And it's taken this long to mean anything
Seems that I loved you more than I could tell

Cause I got you on my mind, I got you on my mind
Got you on my mind, I got you on my mind
Got you on my mind, I got you on my mind
And I got you
And I got you
Track Name: Bird On The Wing
I was young when I first left my home
I was drunk and lying on the lawn
When I saw your face I had to erase
All the ones I'd seen before

I was off on a trip from coast to coast
I was trying to outrun a lover's ghost
Her image was replaced but you came and went away
Off to where I just don't know

And now I've got an itch that I can't scratch
I'm straying from my worn and beaten path
And lately I've been thinking I might never make it back

Cause you're gone baby gone
You're a long way from home
You're a stone rolling on
On and on and on

I was lost in your love for several days
I was tossed around a hundred different ways
Then suddenly I found when I looked you weren't around
But my memories remained

So I wandered up and down each corridor
I scoured every sea and every shore
And now you've got me thinking that you left me wanting more

[chorus]

In my dreams I'm chasing
A bird on the wing
But when I am waking
I'm lonely again

And now I'm wondering where did I go wrong?
What did I do to make you move along
Sometimes I get to thinking that's exactly what you want

[chorus]
Track Name: Right For Me
Though the years are passing by
There are times now and then when I still wonder
If I’ve only been dreaming

It’s hard to say I love you so
Supposedly my heart would know
But my mind is prone to overthinking

It’s so darn elusive, it’s so hard to express

I confess,
You’re not what I expected you to be
But you’re right for me

I’ve often felt transparent
You know exactly what I need
Remember all the things that I forget

I sometimes wish you’d never change
Sometimes I wish you’d stay the same
as you were on the day that we first met

But I know that you will and I won’t love you any less

I confess,
You’re not what I expected you to be
But you’re right for me
Nananananana
You're right for me

Though the years are passing by
There are times now and then when I still wonder
If I’ve only been dreaming

But if I’m still asleep, then please let me get my rest

[chorus]
Track Name: Golden Days (I've Been Down)
Built this old cabin, it was the summer of ‘75
Figured I would settle down
Find a woman to call my own
See how it worked out

When I was young I never got sad when the chips were down
Never missed my turn for another bump
When the bottle came around
Old habits die hard

and I said (ooh) I miss you ‘round here
(ooh) Those words left unsaid

Now my dreams are of the past
(I’ve been down)
Friends have come and gone
(I’ve been down)
Golden days won’t last forever
So find a heart and hold it fast now

This hard luck livin’ takes a toll on the eyes
Draw a man and twist his frame
Leave no room for compromise
That’s what I’ve learned

So we beat on forward ‘gainst the wind
We were born back to the past
Another season takes its turn
And the years go by

[chorus]

With no rock bottom there ain’t no mountaintop
There ain’t no riverbeds to ride on
I was yours and damn sure you were mine
We never took the time to work it out

[chorus]
Track Name: Torn In Two
I sold my soul to get this far
But what does that mean
I wish I’d never seen a guitar
I’m torn in two, I’m torn in two

You looked so proud to break my heart
Why didn’t I see it coming
Now it’s all falling apart
I’m torn in two, I’m torn in two, I’m torn in two

It’s only country music, and you don’t like it anyway
You got a lot of records, but you don’t got a record player
Maybe we’ll make this work out right
and baby we’ll bring this dark to light
So take some time tonight
And think about it

I never thought we’d get this far
I didn’t believe you honey
I’m begging you to get in the car
I’m torn in two,I’m torn in two

Still too bright to see the stars
but look at the evening coming
You say we’re better off as we are
I’m torn in two, I’m torn in two, I’m torn in two

[chorus]

I can’t help but love a scar
but baby I still bleed all summer
And now we’re going back to the start
We’re born brand new, born brand new, born brand new

[chorus]
Track Name: Coffee/Whiskey
Let me say for starters
That it’s my policy
To work hard and drink harder
And thus get through the week

Ain’t no time for wastin
Ain’t no time for sleep
Just a simple combination
of liquor and caffeine

So I’ll take coffee in the morning
Whiskey all night long
One to get me going
The other keeps me going strong

I can’t be left alone now
You’ve made me feel so blue
You’d like to take it slow now
I’d like to be with you

But I can’t seem to stay sober
Can’t seem to slow down
How can I win you over
When I’m never around

[chorus]
Track Name: My Only Fighter
Mornings ain't the same when she's away
It's like a different time or another place
She's my only fighter
With the hardest punch in the featherweight

I'll go another round
Pick you up from off the ground

No one ever thought she would ever win
I could take her down but I never did
Shes my only fighter
And she's beautiful with blood on her face

I'll go another round
Pick you up from off the ground

You got me on the ropes, falling back with my head down
Yeah you got me on the ropes, falling back with my head down
But I won't give up now

When we're facing off in the centre ring
The momentum's hers, she's the stiffer spring
She's my only fighter
And she knocks me out with a single swing

[chorus]

She's my only fighter, coming up
She's my only fighter, doing what she wants
She's my only fighter

[chorus]
Track Name: A Brief Romance
You told me you loved me
But that was so long ago
I said that I needed you
So where did all the love & needing go
I don’t know

You found yourself a taller man
He may be taller but he’s coming up short on charm
And it’s convenient if you need to reach the top shelf
Baby but it’s like conversing with a brick wall

I’m on the run from the government
They’re trying to steal my pay
You once called me a lunatic
But the tax man doesn’t seem to see it that way

I know that you ain’t no doctor
But you sure made me feel a whole lot better some days
If you could pay a visit to the man to get me off the hook
just go and tell ‘em I’m completely insane

And while it’s true we had a brief romance
under different circumstances
we could have had it all
But in love there’s never second chances
Now we’re back to sideways glances
Never thought we’d fall so far

I'm gonna run for prime minister
I got some good world views
I know you think I'm too immature
So I won't be counting on a vote from you
But I'm close with my constituents
A filled up ashtray and a forty ounce bottle of booze
And I could help you get a job as finance minister
And you could pay our foreign debt with IOUs

[chorus]

But we fell hard
Didn't realize just how good you were
At breaking things apart
Didn't know that I was folding in a game of hearts
I didn't see that this was in the cards

You told me you loved me
But that was so long ago
I said that I needed you
So where did all the love & needing go
I don’t know

I fell in love with a better girl
when I say better I mean literally very way
I've got a hundred year plan
She's included in it
So I know just how I'll be spending my days

[chorus]
Track Name: Reminder Song
Sometimes my friends say
That I have to know, my girl she loves me
And I suppose that it's easy love in Montreal
She doesn't want nobody else at all just me
How don't you know

Those eyes see you in the light so come on
It's my time and it's 'bout time I know
Guys trying but the technique is lost
Cause she's all mine, all mine

It's hard so far away from my baby
Yeah it's hard so far away from my baby
But I know that we will remain holding on

Sometimes my friends review
And tell me I am senseless
That girl she loves you
So how don't you know
How don't you know
How don't you know

[chorus]

Well I, I like your city, where you're coming from
The distance makes us wait, anticipate the day now,
I don't see the reasons why
it's hard so far away from my baby

[chorus]

It's meant to remind me
Track Name: Fare You Well
I wonder now when you first began
To see yourself with another man
It must have been apparent that I didn’t fit your plan
I wonder now when it first began

Some things you have to learn about yourself
Some things I could never help
You said you needed space but you wanted something else
Some things you have to learn about yourself

Fare you well on your way my love
May all your dreams come true

You told yourself you needed to be free
and you couldn’t have that and still be with me
So every day that passed was just an old routine
You told yourself you needed to be free

[chorus]

I’m not much for starting over
I’m scared of letting go
Settle down as I get older
You’ll be moving on

No I'm not much for starting over
But it's out of my control
Settle down as I get older
When all is said and done

[chorus]
Track Name: Chasing Headlights
I want to move out to the country
To ride real fast and live real slow

Put my wheels onto the road
Punch it in first and then we'll go
Taking the bends slow
Then as fast as we can, then as fast as we can

I don't really wanna spend my time filing them papers at a nine to five
Getting grey and dying slow
No I'd much rather spend my life chasing the edge of that headlight
And leaving when it's time to go
I won't be overstaying my welcome.

If she leaves me then I'll wager
I'll use her toothbrush to clean my carburetor.

[chorus]

If you really want to tell my friends
I took a turn to fast and went off the edge

[chorus]