Stumble On Home

by The Northern Folk

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The Northern Folk's second LP, Stumble On Home, was recorded with acclaimed producer Adam Rhodes at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne. Adam has previously worked with such artists as The Cat Empire, Paul Kelly and Angus Stone. “Stumble On Home” is available via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and more.

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released October 28, 2016

Engineered and Mixed by Adam Rhodes at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne
Mastered by Ross Cockle at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne
Artwork by Alison Percy
All songs written and performed by The Northern Folk



Paul Dyason - Vocals, guitar, percussion
Georgie Currie - Vocals
James Eggleston - Guitar, drums, backing vocals
Jayden Dunne - Keyboards, backing vocals
Edward Caunt - Bass
Will Carey - Drums, guitar
Alex Cameron - Clarinets, backing vocals
Khayl Picard - Alto sax, backing vocals
Renn Picard - Tenor sax, guitar, backing vocals
Michael Parker - Trumpet, backing vocals
Grace Hornsby - Trombone, backing vocals

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The Northern Folk Melbourne, Australia

Hailing from Albury, NSW and based in Melbourne, The Northern Folk are a collective of ten musical ambitionists spreading their unique brand of folk/pop/stomp/rock into the roots of small towns and big cities alike. Combining two powerful vocalists, roaring horns, bashful bass and addictive percussion, their big, diverse sound proves flexible both on stage and on record. ... more

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Track Name: If It Keeps On Raining
Well, the weather’s far too cold
If the banks stay firm and hold, we’re safe here
If the levee starts to burst
We best expect the worst and race, dear

Oh, I need this bed to float now
Take my leave, go on and row down stream
Just leave me be

Oh, the river gonna bring me down
Oh, the river gonna bring me down


Well, the weather starts to change
As I put that mountain range behind me
As I drifted through the port
I lost the fleeting thought they’d find me

Oh, each day this river widens
Oh, I’d see the change inside her now
If I turned around

Oh, the valley gonna pull me in
Oh, the valley gonna pull me in


Never saw a sign of shore
‘Til I hit the ocean floor and lay there
Though boring half the time
I’ve more than half a mind to stay there

Oh, these skies are growing dark now
Seas will rise and fall, this tide we ride
It rules us all

Oh, the thunder gonna roll on in
Oh, the thunder gonna roll on in
Track Name: Stovetop Coffee
We’re watching the stars, they’re watching the moon
We all wait for the sun to come break up the gloom
And the wolves they still howl, for the day will break soon
So we stumble on home, kicking bottles and stones
We stumble on home to our room

Well I draw your smile, and you draw the shades
We’ll wait here a while for the sunlight to fade
And evening arrives as the wolves start to bay
The moments will pass and shatter like glass
And leave us at last where we lay

So lay down your sword and come in from the rain
Kick off your boots and shed all your chains
You can stay there all night, still the wolves will remain
I’ve twice checked the locks, I’ve my gun in my socks
And this door can hold more than the strain
Track Name: In For A Penny
I could not see this going this way, no
I could not imagine this showing on your face the way it does
I could not hear you speaking of this, no
I could not imagine you telling me the way you think it is

Hold on tight, I was not prepared for you
Your tongue you should bite, cause if you feel the same way too
Then darling, we might find out what we need to do,
But oh, give it time, cause I’m into you, oh

I could not see this going this way, no
I could not imagine this showing on your face the way it does
I could not hear you speaking of me, no
I could not imagine you seeming so comfortable and free

Hold on tight, I was not prepared for you
Your tongue you should bite, cause if you feel the same way too
Then darling, we might find out what we need to do,
But oh, give it time, cause I’m into you, oh


Oh she said, the days grow long my dear
Oh he said, if it’s so wrong why I am still here
He said, when I’m with you my dear
Oh he said, I feel the same way too
Track Name: To Build A Boat
Amy, go put on your coat
I promised I’d build you a boat
And I pray each day that it may stay afloat
Amy, go put on your coat

Amy, this wind is too still
And we’ve got a sail to fill
I’ve not a doubt, further out, that it will
Amy, this wind is too still


Darling, there’s rocks to the west
Oh and I can’t shake this ache in my chest
Morning is dawning, it comes without warning
It’s best that we’re going now, better start rowing now


Amy, let’s drift out to sea
And trust there’s a gust in the breeze
Leave both the oars on the shore when we leave
Amy, let’s drift out to sea

Amy, we ain’t coming home
I’ve packed up the things that we own
If anyone rings there’s a note on the phone
Saying Amy, we ain’t coming home


Darling, there’s rocks to the west
Oh and I can’t shake this ache in my chest
The morning is dawning, it comes without warning
It’s best that we’re going now, better start rowing now
Track Name: Whiskey Jesus
I need whiskey
(You need Jesus)
I know it’s risky
But I'll do whatever pleases me
I know she'll love me,
I know she'll love me either way
I know she'll love me,
I know she'll love me either way

He's so good at listening
(She don't stop talking)
We'll still be dancing
When we're too old for walking
But I know he'll love me
I know he'll love me either way
I know he'll love me
I know he'll love me either way

Well, I ain't tactful
(Subtle as gunfire)
But its a fact that,
That you're the one, I
I'm gonna love babe
I'm gonna love you either way
I’m gonna love you
I’m gonna love you either way

He buys me jewellery
(She rathers roses)
Well I thought he knew me
That's how he shows it
But I know he'll love me
I know he'll love me either way
I know he'll love me
I know he'll love me either way


Well, I'm hardly a heartthrob
(I'm mostly a hot mess)
I fear my heart's stopped
'Til she’s in that white dress
And she says she loves me
She says she loves me either way
She says she loves me
She says she loves me either way
Track Name: Libertine
She’s always had a passion for anything like fashion
But thinks it looks better on the floor
And for someone who knows everything about clothes
Well she barely wears a thing anymore

She says that something’s missing when we get to kissing
Cause she doesn’t like the lights turned out
So she throws open the curtains, tears off her shirt,
And turns to candles when the sun burns out

Married to the preacher man, faithful ain’t a feature
And I promise that she’ll eat you alive
She says darling quit your stressing, just give me your blessing
It’ll be the best thing you survive

You don’t know where you went, you don’t know what you spent
But you can smell her scent on your shirt
It’s all for the best, take your heart from your chest
And the rest is all going to hurt


No, you’ll never love her but you see it through
The kind of girl your mother wouldn’t want for you
She’s gonna love you ’til you’re black and blue
Frozen through, your heart in two
Black and blue


Everybody’s needing a story to proceed ’em
But I’m worried that it’s happened again
Cause every time you’re here, I just start to fear
That you haven’t even told them your name

Everybody’s saying you’re simply just playing around
You’ve got a mind of your own
But even just by playing, you’re basically saying
That you’re really scared of being alone


No, you’ll never love her but you see it through
The kind of girl your mother wouldn’t want for you
She’s gonna love you ’til you’re black and blue
Frozen through, your heart in two
Black and blue
Track Name: Foolish Child
Stupid child, the streets are wild
And they lied when they said the world was better
You called to the night, your voice out of sight
And you were thick to think that he felt it

Foolish child,
These games are far too hard
Mind your heart next time
Foolish child,
Watch your bones fall apart
And boys can't put them back together

Velvet voice, your car the only noise
As you soothed the creases from my brow
All my fears that I've harboured all these years
Were forgotten by the end of the hour

Foolish child,
These games are far too hard
Mind your heart next time
Foolish child,
Watch your bones fall apart
And boys can't put them back together


Watch your step, 'cause your soul's all you've left
When you're lying deep in the ground

Watch your step, 'cause your soul's all you've left
When you're lying deep in the ground

Watch your step, 'cause your soul's all you've left
When you're lying deep in the ground

Watch your step, 'cause your soul's all you've left
When you're lying deep in the ground

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