👻 Win 2 Tickets to Andrew North & the Rangers in support of Huntertones on July 27

Hello to our wonderful ka-tet! Here’s your chance to win 2 free tickets to our show supporting Huntertones on July 27th at the Bank of NH Theater in Concord NH.

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Below, I’ve included the lyrics to 4 original songs - 3 of them contain references to Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series. I’m a huge Stephen King fan (I’m actually working on a suite of new music based on The Shining 😱) The winner will be selected randomly from everyone who correctly identifies the 3 references. Just post a comment or reply on our Facebook page. Good luck and thankee-sai

-Andrew North

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Go North

I used to live in the heart of the city
I left last July when the air got gritty 
I went down stoop and I put on my good walking shoes
I took a step to the intersection, the time had come to choose a direction
Took a turn and I set out on my way

Go north go north go north my soul
Spit and rage and lose control
I know you and you are not this

I reached the city limits in no time flat
Thought I’d keep going, see where the action was at
The sun was warm and my feet were feeling fine
Out in the ‘burbs some friendly smiles
It all looked the same for miles and miles
So many lies, but none of these were mine

Go north go north go north my friend
Follow that road round the bend
There’s only one way down and you know how this ends

I came to the woods on the 19th night
I took a look around and I felt a bit of fright
The sounds and shapes surrounding unfamiliar
The woods thinned out as I came to the snow
My feet so tired and my spirits were low 
But looking back there was only one way to go

Go north go north go north my soul
Spit and rage and lose control
I know you and you are not this
Go north go north go north my friend
Follow that road round the bend
There’s only one way down and you know how this ends

Out in the tundra I found me a village
Far from the city’s toxic illage 
The natives wondered to see one like me there
A brief stay ‘fore I continued on 
I strode off into subarctic dawn
I’d like to rest but I must be on my way

Go North go North go North my soul
Spit and rage and lose control
I know you and you are not this
Go North go North go North my friend
Follow that road round the bend
There’s only one way down and you know how this ends

Thing About the Woods

Well I been in the woods for 10 long years
I was cast out for my lies, didn't shed no tears
Well I can't sing a line, but still I'm here
So you'll just have to sit back while I steer

Thing about the woods, you might never come back again
And even if you do, you ain't gonna return the same man
Thing about the woods, you might never come back again
And even if you do, you ain't gonna return the same man

For 10 years, I've been blaming all I see
But the only one who can deprive is me
The snow begins to fall, taste bitter steel
'Cause I know that you can't know just how I feel

Thing about the woods, you might never come back again
And even if you do, you ain't gonna return the same man
Thing about the woods, you might never come back again
And even if you do, you ain't gonna return the same man

My smile is bright, my blood is warm, but soil
If I linger too long, it begins to boil
The redtail taught me how to speak her name
And as I change I have changed, I can change
And as I change I have changed, I can change

Thing about the woods, you might never come back again
And even if you do, you ain't gonna return the same man
Thing about the woods, you might never come back again
And even if you do, you ain't gonna return the same man

Unravel

Well I took a road less traveled
and hell, I paid the price
Now you can watch as I unravel
Towards the end, it sure feels nice

Once I lost my nerve I fought to suffer
Coming on a decade late, I have enough
Though many drive beside me, no connection
All I see my windshield, my reflection

Now we’ll have a quick palaver
What we find, we’ll make it right
I ain’t got time for bly and blather
In the end, I got no fight

As I cruise a million miles from my protection
Winking out, a blot against the sun
We’ll start over, serenade and scout direction
Just remember that the trouble is all the fun

Squares

I live in squares, four corners make me feel secure
When life gets round, you know it makes me so unsure

I sometimes flail, try angles just to fit the mold
I never fail, my soul is only bought and sold

And when I ask you for the truth, you turn it round
I never have an answer, there’s no words to be found
Obscured and yet defined inside a circle by the light that shines

I’m moving on, to find a way to fill the void
You’re never gone, think I might try a trapezoid

I trace the Beam, at least I do the best I can
I never seem to finally fit the shape of man

And when I ask you for the truth, you turn it round
I never have an answer, there’s no words to be found
Obscured and yet defined inside a circle by the light that shines


Andrew Grosvenor