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Seasons Are Circling

by Colleen Brown

Collaborative pop recordings I made with some great musical friends- they capture the experimentation and inspiration we managed to conjure in basements, living rooms and attics across Canada.
Genre: Pop: Dream Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Swallowed Whole (feat. Jesse Northey)
3:09 $0.99
2. The Only Way (feat. Be-Bop Cortez, Brian Moyer & Mitchmatic)
3:05 $0.99
3. Try It Again (feat. Slow Leaves)
2:20 $0.99
4. I Can't Wrap My Heart Around It (feat. Major Love)
3:49 $0.99
5. The River (feat. Ido Van Der Laan)
4:13 $0.99
6. Disco Nova
4:27 $0.99
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7. Stop Dragging My Heart Around (feat. David Celia)
3:53 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Colleen Brown tears at our hearts as she does her own. With versatile songs and a voice akin to Joni Mitchell, she is relentlessly unafraid. Having won over audiences opening for Randy Newman, Jim Cuddy, Whitehorse, Frank Black, Buck 65 and Hawksley Workman, her 4th album ‘Direction’ - co-produced by Joel Plaskett - saw Brown topping Canadian college radio charts, achieving rotation on CBC, and touring Germany and the UK. Kerry Doole of exclaim.ca says 'she is the rare vocalist that impresses equally on vibrant soul and quiet folk...travelling in Brown's Direction is one very pleasing trek.'

Colleen's new EP ‘Seasons Are Circling' capitalizes on her collaborative musical friendships and features a roster of guests including Winnipeg's Slow Leaves, Ontario's David Celia, and Edmonton-based artists Jesse and the Dandelions, Scenic Route To Alaska, Ido van der Laan and Mitchmatic. The recording recently topped the CKUA Alberta charts and saw Colleen touring with her band across Canada.

The track 'I Can't Wrap My Heart Around It' showcases her new bandmates in Major Love, and their full-length album will be released in 2017.

‘One of Canada's premiere songwriters. With a voice like a clarion call she's one of our premiere singers, too.’ - Judith Lynch, CBC’s First Play

‘Seasons Are Circling’

These songs are collaborative recordings I made with some great musical friends. They capture the experimentation and inspiration we managed to conjure in basements, living rooms and attics across Canada over the last few years. We tried to create something exciting, in the moment. My enthusiastic gratitude goes out to all the artists featured here, who humoured me and encouraged me to expand my creative voice.

Colleen Brown
Oct 11, 2016


Swallowed Whole

As far as mystery goes
There’s something in the snow
Feels like it could…
Swallow you whole

Wherein space
Inside a snowflake
Another universe is waiting
Molecules and three dimensional beings
Touched by Something
Feeling without feeling
Seeing without seeing

Density, hydrogen
Keeps the snowflake floating
Lighter than the sea
Heavier than me


The Only Way

The only way I know to live is like a dead man
The only way I know to give is like I need none

Nothing but love, nothing but time
Nothing but good words and an endless mind
Something running through me, not just blood and bone
Currency’s the current, carry, carry, carry, carry me home

Nothing but space, nothing
Every bit mine, nothing is mine
Take me on the mellow breeze
I’m ready for the final climb


Try It Again

I put my foot right in my mouth (Try It Again, try it)
That’s when the evening started south (Try It Again, try it)
When I began to explain that your ideas are birdbrained
Did not expect you to fly off the handle
After all we’re just animals

You put your foot right in your mouth (Try It Again, try it)
Did you suspect this would be love (Try It Again, try it)
I did not mean to say that all your songs are cliche
Hey, hey it’s your birthday, let’s blow out the candles
While we’re still young

Let’s walk it off…
I still feel for you
Let’s walk it off…
C’mon let’s Try It Again…


I Can’t Wrap My Heart Around It

Everything’s changing
You know you had me once upon a time
You know we had a love that was so fine
You know I’d have done anything

And I Can’t Wrap My Heart
I Can’t Wrap My Heart Around It

Seasons Are Circling
But I still love you
Though summer left some time ago
Memories are failing
The light is fading
And I don’t want this anymore
And I can’t keep you ‘round my door

And I am growing
And this goes nowhere
But while I’m changing
Gotta keep on moving…gotta keep on moving on



The River

Picture you're drifting alone down a river 
While trees on the banks loom like souls of past lovers
You can't believe all the things that they tell you
Words are just that and actions speak louder

I tried to tell you I really do love you
You just laughed and said I don't believe you
What could I do to be yours in affection
The weakness of heart, and to show that I'm human

We all fall deep into blackest of holes that we colour and
Seasons change me, in the winter my heart freezes over
And in the spring melts
Into the sea we call love
Ooh

Our bodies are suits for our souls’ new disguises 
They work with our minds and are full of surprises
We drift down the river alone now with presence
Can we unite our love, hopes and passions

We all fall deep into blackest of holes that we colour
Seasons change me
In the winter my heart freezes over
And in the spring melts
Into the sea we call love
Ooh
Into the sea we call love
Ooh

I know in my heart that I really do love you (look in my eyes)
Look in my eyes to see if I'm lying (you will believe)
You will believe me; these eyes aren't for hiding (show you the world)
They show you the world in their brand new horizons

We all fall deep into blackest of holes that we colour
Seasons change me
In the winter my heart freezes over
And in the spring melts
Into the sea we call love
Ooh
Into the sea we call love
Ooh

The River

Rob Vollick: Lyrics

Ido van der Laan: Music, arrangement, acoustic guitar and vox.

Colleen Brown: Vox

Stew Kirkwood: Producer, engineer, string quartet arranging and conducting

Jason Kodie: Piano

Stringbeans Quartet: Strings


Disco Nova

From my heart to my feet
Every part of me
Every part of me…
Is beating…

From my car, I see you down the street
And every part of me
Every part of me
And now I’m walking down the street towards you and
Every part of me
Every part of me
Is beating…

Can’t you feel my love
Sending it to you
It’s cold out but I’ll hold out til you warm up to me












Swallowed Whole

As far as mystery goes
There’s something in the snow
Feels like it could…
Swallow you whole

Wherein space
Inside a snowflake
Another universe is waiting
Molecules and three dimensional beings
Touched by Something
Feeling without feeling
Seeing without seeing

Density, hydrogen
Keeps the snowflake floating
Lighter than the sea
Heavier than me

Written and Performed by Colleen Brown and Jesse Northey. Recorded by Jesse Northey


The Only Way

The only way I know to live is like a dead man
The only way I know to give is like I need none

Nothing but love, nothing but time
Nothing but good words and an endless mind
Something running through me, not just blood and bone
Currency’s the current, carry, carry, carry, carry me home

Nothing but space, nothing
Every bit mine, nothing is mine
Take me on the mellow breeze
I’m ready for the final climb

Written and Performed by Colleen Brown and Mitch Holtby (Mitchmatic). Guitar by Curtis Ross (Bebop Cortez); Trumpet by Brian Moyer; Recorded by Mitch Holtby

Try It Again

I put my foot right in my mouth
 (Try It Again, try it)
That’s when the evening started south
(Try It Again, try it)
When I began to explain
That your ideas are birdbrained
Did not expect you to fly off the handle
After all we’re just animals

You put your foot right in your mouth
(Try It Again, try it)
Did you suspect this would be love
(Try It Again, try it)
I did not mean to say
That all your songs are cliche
Hey, hey it’s your birthday
Let’s blow out the candles
While we’re still young

Let’s walk it off…
I still feel for you
Let’s walk it off…
C’mon let’s Try It Again…

Written, Recorded and Performed by Colleen Brown and Grant Davidson (Slow Leaves)

I Can’t Wrap My Heart Around It

Everything’s changing
You know you had me once upon a time
You know we had a love that was so fine
You know I’d have done anything

And I Can’t Wrap My Heart
I Can’t Wrap My Heart Around It

Seasons Are Circling
But I still love you
Though summer left some time ago
Memories are failing
The light is fading
And I don’t want this anymore
And I can’t keep you ‘round my door

And I am growing
And this goes nowhere
But while I’m changing
Gotta keep on moving…
gotta keep on moving on

Written and Performed by Colleen Brown and Major Love: Shea Connor - Drums; Trevor Mann - Lead guitar; Murray Wood - Bass, Jesse Northey - Keys

The River

Picture you're drifting alone down a river 
While trees on the banks loom like souls of past lovers
You can't believe all the things that they tell you
Words are just that and actions speak louder

I tried to tell you I really do love you
You just laughed and said I don't believe you
What could I do to be yours in affection
The weakness of heart, and to show that I'm human

We all fall deep into blackest of holes
That we colour and
Seasons change me 
In the winter my heart freezes over
And in the spring melts
Into the sea we call love
Ooh

Our bodies are suits for our souls’ new disguises 
They work with our minds and are full of surprises
We drift down the river alone now with presence
Can we unite our love, hopes and passions

I know in my heart that I really do love you
(look in my eyes)
Look in my eyes to see if I'm lying
(you will believe)
You will believe me; these eyes aren't for hiding (show you the world)
They show you the world in their brand new horizons

Rob Vollick - Lyrics; Ido van der Laan - Music, arrangement, acoustic guitar and vocals; Stew Kirkwood - Producer, engineer, string quartet arranging and conducting; Jason Kodie - Piano; Stringbeans Quartet - Strings


Disco Nova

From my heart to my feet
Every part of me
Every part of me…
Is beating…

From my car, I see you down the street
And every part of me
Every part of me
And now I’m walking down the street towards you and
Every part of me
Every part of me
Is beating…

Can’t you feel my love
Sending it to you
It’s cold out but I’ll hold out til you warm up to me

Peter Belec - Lead guitar; Colleen Brown - Rhythm guitar; Peter Hendrickson - Drums, percussion; Patrick Michalak - Bass; Amy van Keeken - BG vocals





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