America

by Northern Spies

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The songs of this album were all written in 2013 and recorded from May 2013 to May 2014 at home.

You can keep up with Northern Spies, now Good Scout Promise, news on Facebook: www.facebook.com/goodscoutpromise.

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released May 7, 2014

All songs written, performed and recorded by Astrid W, May 2013-May 2014. Cover art by David Zacharis

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Northern Spies Stockholm, Sweden

Northern Spies is music from Stockholm, Sweden written and performed by Astrid W. I've played shows in New York, Burlington VT, Indietracks Festival 2013 in England, Glasgow, Indiefjord 2014 in Björke Norway and more.

Nowadays this projects goes by Good Scout Promise. Thank you for listening.
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Track Name: Adventures
Don't you feel it in the air?
An electricity charging, all clear
It's been a long long winter but spring is finally here
Summer's around the corner and I wish you were near

And I didn't always know I'd survive, but having you here by my side
I feel like it's all going to be great
And I know now, know now, that life just can't wait

And I'll go on adventures with you
If you go on adventures with me
If you get tired, you know my shoulder is right here
Baby take my hand, summer is near

I'll dip my feet into the sea, run away from the waves when it turns out it's too cold
But if you give me a beer I'll jump right in
No time to waste, we might not be here tomorrow

We can go to the park, I will take photos of you
And you'll look back and say you looked really happy
We'll eat ice cream and talk about the way life walks
Around the paths you thought you were heading

And you'll squeeze my hand, and I know you understand
All it takes is just one look
I know you understand

And I'll go on adventures with you
If you go on adventures with me
If you get tired, you know my shoulder is right here
Baby take my hand, summer is here

When the sun is sinking, and we're heading out for drinking
The sun still kissing our warm skin
I'll make sure that you know how much I adore you
Nothing to hide and it's been a while since it felt this easy to have a good time

And I'll always go on adventures with you
If you go on adventures with me
If you get tired, you know my shoulder is right here
Baby take a chance, this could be our year
Baby take a chance, this could be our year
Baby take a chance, this could be our year
Track Name: America
Ever since I was a kid in Stockholm Sweden
I've known about you and wanted to see you
At 17 a family vacation to Miami, but at 26 I need more
If you care to show me

It's been a rough ride, I've not been sure about anything at all
But America I want you to show me everything you got

And I want to live the songs and the movies you were in
The books and the rest, I think part of me has always been
Feeling like I could fit in, that I could make you my home
America your culture made this kid less alone

It's been a rough ride I've not been sure about anything at all
But America I want you to show me everything you got

And we will drive to Georgia, let the piano sound out
Feel our hearts flutter, eliminating doubts
Of where to be or what to do, because what could feel more true?
All I wanna do is hang out with you

And I'll see the lake further up north, I'll drink beer in Winooski
I don't know so much about that plan
But I'll hug you when I see you

And New York New York you've called my name for 12 years going on 13
It sometimes seemed it was just a dream but the world will introduce me

It's been a rough ride, I've not been sure about anything at all
But America I want you to show me everything you got

This is a dreamer's song I won't deny my heart is pounding
Just thinking about the things I'll see, the sights that will confound me
And the best thing is - in all of this - that as much as I love you
It's the people that I now know who make me come and see you

So if it's raining hard or the sightseeing's bad it doesn't really matter
Because I'm there to see dear friends to me and what more can you ask for?
So clear your heart, open your eyes and we will always win
America you're all I want to begin

So September please hurry up, I'll wait with breath that's baited
And now you know just for how long that I have waited

And it's been a rough ride, I've not been sure about anything at all
But America I want you to show me everything you got

It was a rough ride and sometimes I felt so small
But in those times my friends were there to open my heart
And I'm coming out to see you, I hope you're happy to see me
America, it's finally our time to be
Track Name: 4-ever
12 months of writing and 12 months since I saw your face
Will you meet me in the designated space?
Your words have carried me through the longest, darkest days
You always know how to take my blues away

And if we run away and we sleep under the stars
We'll never worry about losing track of where we are

Read me your favourite lines, I'll listen so close
And after we swim we'll leave our clothes to dry
We won't even be shy
Because you're on my side and I'm on your side, too
I guess I never knew just how I needed you

And if we run away, and sleep under the stars
We'll never worry about losing track of where we are

Now the night is closing in, the fire's faded out
And we're under the covers, I hear noises outside
If I'm not so used to the outdoors
Don't judge me if I cuddle in close

And now we've run away, we've slept under the stars
We never cared about where we are
Because I know your heart's been beating as fast as mine
It's been you and I, 4-ever, all this time
It's been you and I, 4-ever, all this time
Oh, oh
Track Name: Sleeping
You can call me, even at 3 a.m and I really was sleeping
Sure I was awake anyway, you can talk to me
Tell me what is on your mind, I wno't fall asleep

If you trust me I'll keep your heart so safe
I will deserve it
Know that it's an honour
A privilege known to few

And tell me, everything that makes you mad
And I'll tell you, all the ways I've been bad
And you'll like it, and I like you just the way you are

And tell me everything that turns you on
I'll tell you just how we'd get along
This was a stupid idea
I wasn't sleeping, anyway

You can ask me about my career
And I'll tell you all my fears
The stuff that keeps me up at night
You might not want it but with you I just can't hide

I'll ask you to tell me things no one else knows
And I'll need to know all your truths and your lies
I'll make the same sacrifice

And tell me, tell me you just can't be without me
And tell me it's hard when I'm not there
That you'll always fight for me
Trust me that I'm strong
But just be my side

And you can call me, even at 3 a.m and I really was sleeping
And I know that you know but I won't hide it
I won't go to sleep
I won't fall asleep
I won't fall asleep
I won't fall asleep
Track Name: Swanwick Junction
I'm so happy to see you again
It's been a year but you'll always be my friend
We catch up right where we finished last
While I drink wine from a small plastic glass

Happiness is in the air and I can really feel it
We're here and it's the time of year, you can almost see it
Booze and bands, friends and fun
Probably rain but hopefully sun
I've missed being here, you know it's true
Oh Swanwick Junction, I missed you

This is where I'll eat six veggie hot dogs for dinner
and think "Hey man no worries, cuz these food stands are killer"
And I will dance like crazy to bands I've never heard
My heart is taking off, flying high like a bird

Happiness is in the air and I can really feel it
Being next to you, a little drunk but so be it
Booze and bands, friends and fun
Probably rain but hopefully sun
I missed being here, you know it's true
Oh Swanwick Junction I missed you

Trainshed discos and this is where it got hazy
I know that we danced and danced and danced
And then got kind of lazy
Maybe you kissed me next ot the merchandise tent
Where by the first day all my money was spent

Happiness is in the air and I really know this
That this is where we'll always meet
In my heart I can feel it
Booze and bands, friends and fun
Probably rain but hopefully sun
I've missed being here you know it's true
Oh Swanwick Junction I missed you
Track Name: Maybe I Just Want Everything Too Much
I say "I won't wait around, for love, for anyone"
But when I think about it it's how I often can be found
And I damn this hopeful heart of mine
Always reading things into the times
That probably didn't mean anything at all

Yet made my heart go boom, bo-bo-boom boom
Boom bo-bo-boom boom

I don't want to be overly nostalgic
Thinking about some "good old days"
But I often worry about missing out on the moments
That will become the stories we look back on

I think maybe I just want everything too much
I never learned how to dial it down a notch
I guess maybe sometimes I come across as far too excited

But I wouldn't have it any other way
Even though sometimes it kills me
I like that my feelings are on display
And that I'm so shit at hiding them

It goes like
(boom, bo-bo-boom boom, bo-bo-boom boom)
When he looks at me
(boom, bo-bo-boom boom, bo-bo-boom boom)
When he gave me a mixtape
(boom, bo-bo-boom boom, bo-bo-boom boom)
When he stopped replying
(boom, bo-bo-boom boom, bo-bo-boom boom)
When I felt like dying
(boom, bo-bo-boom boom, bo-bo-boom boom)

I say "I won't wait around, for love, for anyone"
But when I think about it, it's how I often can be found
Track Name: E 6th
321 East 6th, I waited on a stoop for you
Overwhelmed and drinking a beer
Couldn't understand we were finally there

R train uptown, at least I think that was it
We mostly just got cabs

In the middle of falling apart
I was just falling in love
Terrified at first, feeling so hurt
But New York City you made me better
New York City you made me better

2nd Ave I felt you had all that we needed
Two tired girls with tired minds
Feeling a little defeated

321, do you remember how I cried when I stumbled out of the taxi?
Saying "Why doesn't life ever go to plan?"
You held my hand till I forgot it

And I knew it didn't make me a brand new person
I know I carry all the same shit as before
But you made me tougher and maybe a little bit more attractive
New York City I fell in love when I wasn't looking
I fell in love when I wasn't looking

I couldn't meet your eyes when we headed to the airport
We'd found a second home
New friends already, acquaintances in the street
Oh NYC we're yours to keep

New York City my friend
It was never the end
Leaving is only the beginning
We'll be back in shittier apartments
We'll be back in shittier apartments

321 East 6th
I waited on a stoop for you
Track Name: Adventures (reprise)
I could feel it, in the air
Electricity there
I open my eyes, stretch out and sigh

Sunlight flooding through my curtains
So many mornings my heart was too heavy
But you were the angels sent to save me
Thank you doesn't even begin....

But I will go on adventures with you
Try something new
When I was tired, your shoulder was right there
Baby, you were always here

And I will go on adventures with you
If you'll go on adventures with me
When I was tired, your shoulder was right there
You saved me
You saved me
This year