Life in Winter

Life in Winter

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandFolkAlternative

Life in Winter is an independent folk band (with alternative rock and pop influences) from Montréal. The project was started in the winter of 2007 by bassist/singer Sage Reynolds as a vehicle for his songwriting. We're working on a new EP! Plans are to have it out this Fall, 2016.

Biography

Life in Winter is an independent folk band (with alternative rock and pop influences) from Montréal. The project was started in the winter of 2007 by bassist/singer Sage Reynolds as a vehicle for his songwriting. The music is influenced by folk & rock from the 60's & 70's right through to what is happening in the indie scene today, as well as western music and bluegrass. Life in Winter continues to play shows in Montréal, has played in Toronto, and will be playing more shows outside of Montréal in the near future. The band is also in the process of recording a new EP. Plans are to have it out this Fall, 2016.

You can see some videos of live perfomances on our YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/lifeinwintermusic

Members

Sage Reynolds lead vocals, bass, and guitar
Rich White guitar, bass, and harmony vocals
Sheenah Ko- harmony/lead vocals, keys/piano, and percussion
Eric Couture-Telmosse- guitar, banjo, and harmony vocals
Liam Killen drums

Lyrics

Betty & Joyce

Written By: Sage Reynolds

Verse 1

By the side door,
Breeze is blowing up the lane,
Her hair's undone,
Watching birds as they,
Fly away with her dreams.

In the back seat,
Betty's driving you insane,
She rides the curb,
Smile and nod as she,
Cuts you up at the seems.

Chorus

It's the same old story,
Do it all for the glory,
When it's done,
You'll have nothing left.

Verse 2

On the front stoop,
Low and rich he sings his pain,
For all the world,
They start to dance and the house,
It shakes, it leans.

From the top floor,
Joyce the baker starts to shout,
She's out of salt,
Grain and fire,
Ground by her own means.

Chorus

Bridge

Top rated,
Back shelf,
Side-step to front,
Betty and Joyce.

Outro

It's the same old story. X2

Reverie

Written By: Sage Reynolds

Verse 1

You walk the silk road to anywhere,
Riding boots and blue jeans, white blouse,
Piles in a heap by the bedroom door,
With sweet sounds through my radio.

Pre-Chorus 1

You're all the mind's food I need,
Endless slow replay, running through the days,
In love with you despite the pain,
Lady of my dreams, nightmares and reverie.

Verse 2

I take the slow boat to nowhere,
Floating on the current whim, half lost,
The track hums, bodies meet,
Lying in the morning sun, a memory too strong.

Pre-Chorus 2

You're all the heart's fire I need,
Thought of slow delay, counting back the days,
In love with you despite the pain,
Lady of my dreams, nightmares and reverie.

Chorus

You held my eyes with your own too long,
I hit rewind in my minds eye, the first song.

Chorus

Outro

You held my eyes,
We rode the highs,
Through sunlit skies,
Daydream reprise.

Wood Fire

Written By: Sage Reynolds

Verse 1

In a sunlit room by the riverside,
Dust in rays, it floats by the plants and fabric falls,
Smells of wood on fire and the leaves of grey,
Sounds of life drift down, it's the ebb and flow of day.

(guitar solo)

Verse 2

Time wears on, Where's on?, Where's on?,
Rise and cross the room to the place where music's played,
Thoughts cross your mind like the bees of summer,
Buzz and nag and swell 'til something breaks.

Chorus 1

Throw the stereo, Watch sound fly.

(guitar solo)

Verse 3

Long arc in space, then,
Short crash and burn when,
Gear hits the fire and,
Sound explodes,
Mind wears out, Where's out?, Where's out?
It's the only house with two tone smoke.

Chorus 2

Throw the stereo, Watch sound fly,

Bridge

It's still in the room,
When the noises resume,
Not half as bad.

I remember the light,
And the dust and the night,
Three shades of reason.

Outro

I'll make the fire again with wood a little drier,
We'll walk the land tomorrow with hearts a little lighter.

By the river that runs,
Where the bees did buzz,
In the forest that talks,
It's the ebb and flow.

Lone Rider

Written By: Sage Reynolds

Verse 1

Always with a sure hand, floats across the hot sand, bones a blaze of white,
Lone rider, no shade, air currents, long wave, lake a welcome sight.

No rest when the hunt is on, move along,
To the pines of the distant hills, and the night, and the prey.

Verse 2

Four ways of going, barely showing, fault of hand or eye,
Twenty years of searching, all around the steel string, endlessly hone the mind.

More thrill when the stakes are high, ride the line,
True life when the end is nigh, it's the chase, the race of red and blue.

Chorus

Only lonely, what's your story, ride out with the night,
Painted bells ring, nightingales sing, will the prey take flight.

Verse 3

Blue jeans and black top, empty voices don't stop, uniform in depth and sheen,
Green eyes with rust spots, seek your secret lost thoughts, burn down the post and beam.

More pain when the root's exposed, hide your past,
Twin life when darkness rose, in the black, with the track in plain view.

Chorus

Bridge

North wind, Eastern light, cold day begins,
South face, Western rise, turns, sees, runs free, for now.

Chorus x 2

Word Search

Written By: Sage Reynolds

Verse 1

We search for things to say,
"The snow is deep today,"
"It's windy,"
"Cold out,"
Standing,
In the lane.

Verse 2

You sew your hands beside,
The clerks in blue can't hide,
Their smug looks,
Cheap tricks,
Shuffle steps,
Teleprompt the guide.

Interlude

Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo (X4)

Verse 3

I wont be home tonight,
To yield or run or fight,
The sorrow,
Burrows,
Takes hold,
Drown within sight.

Bridge

Blue ice, green hill,
Swoops in for the kill,
Fear binds, Hate dines,
Young blood foots the bill.

Outro

There's not a lot to say,
"The snow is deep today."