To Rely

by Oh Village

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We began forming To Rely in the Fall of 2013 with the hopes of creating an EP that was truly unique as well as representative of the progress we'd made as musicians since the release of our first album, Far Side of the Sea. We believe we've accomplished this in our newest release.

To Rely is an EP about the transitions between stages in life. It's about coming from one place and feeling like the decisions you've made are going to make life easier for you, but soon realizing that life just kind of keeps going, not always the way you want. However, we learn from this false sense of security, and soon discover how to overcome the troubles we face through the wisdom and guidance of others. The idea is that this transitional time can't be faced alone.

The EP was recorded in February 2014 at Afterlife Studio in Vancouver with John Raham. The recording of To Rely was a challenging experience for us as a fair amount of the tracking was done together in the same room, which definitely contributed to the warm, live sound that the EP has. A lot of hard work went into the making of this release, and we are very proud of what has been produced. To our supporters, thank you so much for the love and support you've shown us over the years. It has been incredible. We hope you enjoy To Rely.

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released June 24, 2014

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Alternative/Indie Quartet from Abbotsford, BC.

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Track Name: Give Thy Fears
Give to the winds thy fears;
Hope and be undismayed,
For all thy sighs and tears
Have been seen on thy face.

Soon shall they all fade,
And soon shall this night end in joyous day,
And though these waves and these clouds in the storm keep thee still,
They will gently clear thy way.
He clears thy way.

Give to the winds thy fears,
Though shielded by sighs and tears,
Oh, see how the darkness clears
As victorious sunlight nears.

I'm afraid of everything in my way.

In the darkness of this storm I will not stay,
Soon this night shall end in joyous day.
In the everlasting truth I will remain
And watch this sunrise again.
Track Name: How To Swim
When you made your mind you told me, brother,
All about the life I'd soon discover.
Looking through your eyes, I saw the changes,
Soon for me to find I would embrace it.

You stood neck deep there in water so freely.

I'm not coming in, but oh I'm sure it's fine,
You can have your love, but I'm quite happy dry.
Then the raging wind, it led my fingers in,
There it touched my heart, but I'm not coming in.

Soon it pulled me down, water rushing past my ears,
Tearing off the scars that defined my skin for years.
Never short of breath, I swam without a doubt,
There it held my heart, oh I'm not coming out.

We stood neck deep there in water so freely.

When I made my mind, I wasn't ready,
Giving my life while so unsteady.
Now, I don't know how to swim, but somehow I did.
I don't know how to swim.
Track Name: In A Dark And Quiet Place
When I'm in the darkest corner, sing
When I'm in the open water, sing
When they're coming after me, sing
When the world's as it should be, sing

When I'm walking through the valley, sing
When the light goes out around me, sing

I'm not staying in this darkness.

With the weight upon my shoulders, sing
When my heart is growing colder, sing

I will sing alleluia.
Track Name: Yet Again
So here we are on the darkest night,
But it's covered up by the brightest eyes I've ever seen.
Under the pouring rain I am waiting for our eyes to meet,
But instead she turns to the starlit skies.

I will not close my eyes
Until they've been satisfied.

(But) then again, in the morning,
She'll be gone like a bird.
And yet again, in the morning,
You'll be there with the sunrise.

Should I worry about things I cannot change,
And should I fear now that I, oh, I know she is gone?
No, for in this moment I stand firm in what I've learned today:
That though I am lonesome,
No, I shall not waver, I shall not worry, and I shall not want!