Iris

by Greg Smith

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This EP was recorded in the summer of 2015. Greg Smith was just 18 then, accompanied by Keira McArthur on cello and John Brownlow on the mixing board they recorded Iris in one afternoon. It was written after the death of Greg's grandmother. He wrote the first song, Growing Alone as he watched his grandfather cope and adjust and soon had a whole story to follow. For more music and live shows follow www.facebook.com/GregSmithMusician

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released September 10, 2016

All music and lyrics by Greg Smith, cello by Keira McArthur, recording and production by John Brownlow and cover art by Ellen Gambrell

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Greg Smith Meaford, Ontario

Singer-songwriter from Ontario, Canada. His story based writing discusses life, love and the great balance of everything.

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Track Name: Growing Alone
He closes up the corner store mops the floors
They used to dance on

He walks down streets they used to roam
But now he sits in soft incandescent glow

And he's growing alone
and he's growing alone

He switched to her brand of cigarettes
The same sweet smell of the night they met

He couldn't let her gardens grow untamed
Couldn't let her poems go unwritten and unnamed

And he's growing alone
and he's growing alone

He Couldn't write her epitaph
Can one whole life be summed up like that?

Maybe tomorrow he won't open up the store
take another dance across those floors
Track Name: Last Forever
When he gets home she's got the kettle on
He brings her flowers
and even though he bought them just downstairs
It's nice to know that he really cares

Will these days last forever?
Will these days last forever?
Will these days last forever?
Can these days last forever?

After dinner she smokes her menthols
He just smokes whatever is cheap
and even with their bad habits
They're the best company they can keep

Will these days last forever?
Will these days last forever?
Will these days last forever?
Can these days last forever?

Sun rises and so do they
Pull back the covers and the duvet
but dear can you put the kettle on
for when I get home

Will these days last forever?
Will these days last forever?
Will these days last forever?
Can these days last forever?
Track Name: Subject to Change
She is out the front door and down to main
Bills at the bank to pay
and sun shone on the day

It was all subject to change
and it was all subject to change

She thinks forgot her bankbook with the teller
Stops dead after stepping off the curb
and the squealing sound of tires could be heard

It was all subject to change
and it was all subject to change

Braking wasn't even worth the try
She just stared into his eyes
and she knew it was her end

It was all subject to change
and it was all subject to change

He gets out to see what he's done
looks at her like the barrel of a smoking gun
gets back in and speeds away
and the sun, well shone on the day