YESTERNIGHT

by Rob Mitchell

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A collection of songs inspired by the hometown.
A memory mix of barn parties, wood paneled basements, garage bands, great friends, love, loss and the belief that everything changes, even when it stays the same.

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released June 9, 2017

Thank you to the following for inspiring this album...

Bruner's Basement, The Parkview, The Wheels, Soundtrax, The Cone and Shake Shoppe, Cinema 6, Tommy James, 89X, empty garages, parental vehicles, cheap beverages, free time, mix-tapes, local bands and a special thank you to Wonderbreed for allowing me to borrow a much loved riff.
Thank you to all my Chatham friends: our times together and the memories we shared act as the DNA for the album YESTERNIGHT.

'You'd think that, that distance
was gonna be enough to drive us all away
We knew that, we'd be back
Sipping last calls deep into another day' - Running Joke

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Rob Mitchell Guelph, Ontario

Rob Mitchell is a singer/songwriter living in
Guelph, Ontario.
His latest album YESTERNIGHT is a look back on the role a hometown plays in ones life.
Part musical memoir and part sonic shout-out to the unforgettable people and sacred places found in the hometown.
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Track Name: O.K.
O.K.

I waiting on anything
I was hoping that you might bring
Something more than this dark horse wave
Don't give me something that they already gave

You were playing the diplomat
Kissing strangers at laundry mats
Pretending you have seen this all before
Playing bouncer by the exit door

But you
Don't know
Where it is
No, you
Don't know where it is
No, you
Don't know where it is
And that's O.K.

After three will come 4 and 5
Everyone's trying to survive
A wake up call that will never be sent
You said you're fine, but I know what you meant
Sick of channeling all this rage
Sick of being told to act my age
Sick of being told I'm ‘young for that’
Don't know much, but I know where it's at
But you
Don't know
Anything
No, you
Don't know anything
No, you
Anything
And that's O.K.
Track Name: Waiting for a Ride
Waiting for a Ride

I was waiting for a star to fall, but I know I waited far too long
Oh on
Oh no
Everyone fakes what they don't know
Couch trip through another day and kill some time till the sunlight fades
Oh no
Oh no
Another cheap night down at the show
So call your friends you think you have and borrow the car from your mom and dad
Oh no
Oh no
Blue album Track on time to go
To squeeze into a noisy room across from a park with a killer view
Oh no
Oh no
Finish your drink it's time to go
Fade away on down the street because their some folks there that you gotta meet
Oh no
Oh no
Everyone's waiting for this show

But you just stood there waiting
Somewhat hesitating, quietly contemplating
If anyone else here feels the same as you

Leaves are falling down outside you're still home waiting for a ride
Track Name: Shipwreck
Shipwreck

You're an actor and you've won over this crowd
You're a painter and your colours are so loud
You're a breath mark, you let the silences slip in
I'm a shipwreck, no one knows where I've been

You're a poet searching for that perfect rhyme
You're on the roof top just waiting for that sign
You're a dirt road leading me to the unknown
I'm the student just waiting to be shown

You're lightning and you light up every room
As we anticipate the storm that's coming soon
You're the daybreak warming everything in sight
I'm the night sky that has given up the fight

You're an actor and you've won over this crowd
You're a painter and your colours are so loud
You're a breath mark, you let the silences slip in
I'm a shipwreck, no one knows where I've been
Track Name: South Side
South Side

I hear you calling my name
From the South side of the street
Just a distraction, pay no attention
To the South side of the street

I saw them tearing it down
That old place where we used to play
That memory we got becomes a parking lot
On the South side of the street

Don't tell me I'm afraid of change
When you're afraid of staying the same
Sometimes when I see you walking
I hear laughing when you're calling my name

But everything has got to change

On the South side
We’re going to waste away
On the South side
Down at the Cone and Shake
On the South side
It's gonna be O.K.
On the South side

On the South side
I'm gonna make you see
On the South side
There's a little part of me
On the South side
That’ll always be
On the South side
Track Name: Paint on Your Hands
Paint on your Hands

I got a one way ticket to there
And I'm leaving it here for you
Because one of us has got to leave
And I'm praying that someone is you

This town is allergic to change
The storefronts they just rearrange
The use things that nobody needs
You're the flower amongst all the weeds

I got a one way ticket to there
And I'm leaving it here for you
Because one of us has got to leave
And I'm praying that someone is you

The marks on my hands let me know
There's nowhere left for me to go
The paint on your hands help me see
There's somewhere else you need to be

I got a one way ticket to there
And I'm leaving it here for you
Because one of us has got to leave
And I'm praying that someone is you