Showers in the Dark

by Rick Reid

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All songs written, performed and recorded by Rick Reid (SOCAN) except 18 Wheels, written by The Murder City Devils (BMI). This EP was made in Edmonton and Montreal 2008-2012. Thanks for listening.


released November 12, 2012

2012 Clamour Records



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Rick Reid Victoria, British Columbia

Songwriter, musician, singer, member of Eternal Husbands, The City Streets and Half Cut, dad, husband, film enthusiast, voracious reader, vegan, Chomsky devotee living in Victoria, Canada.

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Track Name: Distractions

Baby while you’re sleeping I’m coaxing dawn
Wish I could protect you from what’s coming on but I can’t
No one can
I envy how you can stay distracted

Fridge noises and the tumble dry
Can’t discern the stars from fireflies
That’s ok time leaks
Out over everything that shines and doesn’t shine

It’s not just about the great unknown
Or those who spend their lives alone
It’s more, or less
Worried about which is worse

So many hearts with love to share
Try to give it away but no one cares
You’re buzzing like so many flies
They swat at as they go by
Track Name: Dark Matters
Dark Matters

Your name means bright blue
Your name means the sky
At its most astonishing
You astonish me

How could I believe I could have you at all
Everybody here wants you and I wouldn’t want to disappoint you

We met at some afterparty in little Italy
Je dit tu es tres belle, you laughed and stood next to me
Your name is the ocean all sparkling and radiant
To betray any beauty I’m sick now I live with it

If our paths cross I will cross the street
Before we have the chance
The chance to meet
I wasted your precious time
But if you were mine…

You made me realize so many things about myself
The order in my chaos just illusions of moral wealth
Love is in everything which means there is no only one
Every choice is a new universe separate, ricochet, can’t negate dark matter

These dark matters fill up my days with doubt
These dark matters