the trees, the forest - ep

by The Hearing

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released March 31, 2013

Jon Rash: vocals, keys, glockenspiel
Eva Moreau: drums, vocals
Tom F: guitar
Élizabeth Caron: bass
Violin on Daybreak and Walk With Me: Rebecca Dowd

Lyrics by Jon Rash. Music by Jon Rash and The Hearing.
Engineered, mixed, and mastered at l’Oreille Gauche.

Thanks to:
God, for giving us the gift of music and the opportunity to use it. Corina, the Moreaus, and the Carons for your encouragement, understanding, and support. Quebec Baptist Church, for standing behind us. Jacob Falardeau, for booking us and being so enthusiastic about it! Roger Cournoyer, for all your help with preprod. Jocelyn Bouchard at l'Oreille Gauche for being so great to work with. And last but not least, thank you for buying this CD!

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The Hearing Québec

The Hearing is an indie pop rock band from Québec City, Québec. Heartfelt lyrics drive home a message of hope despite the turns life takes. Piano-driven songs with catchy melodies call to mind bands like The Weakerthans, The Fray, and From Indian Lakes. ... more

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Track Name: Walk With Me
Walk With Me

come and walk with me, my child / I'll take you on a trip, we'll travel for a while / it will not be what you might expect / so pack your bags and hold on tight / yeah, brace yourself, you're in for a wild ride / and you have not seen anything like this // will you weather the storm? 'cause I'll shelter you / and the rain won't harm you / will you keep holding on? 'cause I'll comfort you / yeah, I'll carry you through // so breathe, let me relieve that stress / I clothe the fields, see how they're dressed / and you mean much more to me than them
Track Name: Start With What You Know
Start With What You Know

start with what you know to be true / tell me something's with the world, something's wrong with you / we've all been through the denial you're admitting to / the "i'm basically a good person." / the "i try to help people out." / but we're out of line, we can't win the fight / we can't bring ourselves to do the things we should / will you admit the only one who's good is God? // start with what you know to be true / there is something wrong with the world, something wrong with you / we've all been through the same struggle that you're going through / the "i wish i were a good person" / the "why can't i just get it right?" / but we're out of line, we can't win the fight / we're in need of help, and we'd have help if we would humble ourselves and admit the one who's good is God
Track Name: While We Were
While We Were

we say we want what we deserve, but what we deserve is not what we want / we claim we're all innocent, but we're not innocent, no, not one / we stand charged, and goodness knows we're guilty / we deserve to be punished to the letter of the law / but oh, thank God for mercy / that He would give us life eternally // while we were dead in our sin, Jesus died in our stead / there has never been such love
Track Name: The Simplicity of It All
The Simplicity of It All

when storm winds strip the trees to bare branches / and they stir up all the worried leaves / when i can't see the sun through the cloudy skies / would You shine Your light around me? // all You had to do is speak and the light shone (in the beginning) / and all i have to do is ask and believe, so i am asking // when i can't see the trees for the forest / when the forest overwhelms me / when i can't see the sun through my cloudy eyes / would You shine Your light around me? / whistle through my leaves and find what's breaking me / shake up all my trees, they are Your property
Track Name: Daybreak
Daybreak

wake me up, wake me up / show me the light / show me life // this is Your day, and You can make it anything you will / this is Your day, i want to hear You / i want to be still and know that You are God / i know that i am not / i know that You are, God // shake me up, shake me up / to see the light / with open eyes