Jessie

by Fox Glove

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Fox Glove's debut full-length album, Jessie, is a collection of songs that tell the life story of a fictional character that embodies parts of all three founding members of the band.

There are so many possibilities in this life, and so many sliding door situations as a result... while being a representation of the Chelsea, Renn, and Claire, Jessie is also all the people we'll never be, all the words we'll never read, and all the places we'll never see.

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released April 12, 2019

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Neil Cooke-Dallin at Burning Rainbow Studio in Victoria BC.

Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering in Vancouver BC.

Thank you to FACTOR and Creative BC for their help in bringing this album to life.

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Fox Glove Victoria, British Columbia

Not unlike the poisonous yet medicinal herbaceous perennial of its shared name, Victoria’s Fox Glove blooms complex chemistry. The deft interweaving of Renn Bibeau, Claire Butterfield and Chelsea Kanstrup’s unique voices promises to seduce the intellect as well as the soul. ... more

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Track Name: Jessie
I could’ve looked the other way
And not given another day
The minutes slip and my fingers take
The pattern, the sequence, the motion that makes me wait

Jessie
You’re everyone I’ll never be
You’re everywhere I’ll never see
All of the words I’ll never read

Some sliding doors just go one way
It’s harder to burn it down when there’s more at stake
The path’s not always clear
But it’s mine to take
I’d rather twists and turns
There’s beauty along the way

Jessie
You’re everyone I’ll ever be
You’re everywhere I’ll ever see
All of the ways to set me free

Jessie
Your queen is stronger than your king
Your universe is everything
You’re every song I’ll ever sing
Track Name: Universe, be damned.
The universe acts in funny ways
These days are not the days for us
And although I know we live under the same sun
These moments are too perfect to only be for fun

And if the shore will be the wall
Between your world and mine
Land lover, heart breaker,
Eternal love divine

I’ll come close to the shore
I’ll wave and I’ll shout
But in the morning, I know,
I’m alone and I’ll be fine

Who are you to oversee these constant reminders?
Where do you hide
Allow the night to reprimand me?

I never thought I could come back from this
Dream maker, heart wrencher
Eternal love, be kind
I never thought we’d build a fortress like this
Lover of time, lover of mine
Be free from the mind

Who are you to oversee these constant reminders?
Where do you hide
Allow the night to reprimand me?
Track Name: Dear John
I’ve got the kind of smile
Lets me ride the bus for free
So I’ll take that two-fifty and
Put it in a jar to be where you are

And you said you’d gladly
Sell your charm, all your charm
And you said you’d gladly
For the simple chance to be seen on my arm

We lived next door for over a year
Watched you park your car and grow your hair
And we smoked all those cigarettes
Spoke of love and regret, promised to forget

And you said you’d gladly
Sell your faith, all your faith
And you said you’d gladly
For the simple chance to be free of this weight

Build a boat to carry me
Will you meet me by the edge of the sea?

And you said you’d gladly
Sell your time, all your time
Darling you said, oh you’d gladly
For the simple chance that I’d call you mine
Track Name: Devil's Grin
Ring around the rosie
Pocket full of posie
Hushabye, hushabye
We all fall down

And everything is quite alright
Sucker punched and lost the fight
Pick up my teeth
Thank you and goodnight

Black and blue, black and blue
Cheshire grin, she says, “Come in”

And everything has come undone
Broke your heart, sure was fun
Put down the gloves
This must be love

Black and blue, black and blue
Cheshire grin, she says, “Come in”

Broke into your bedroom window
Obvious she doesn’t know
Honey, won’t you put down the gun
I might be fast, but I don’t know how to run

So run, run, run
Run, run, run

Black and blue, black and blue
Devil’s grin, we said, “Come in”

“Come in,
Come in,
Come in,
Come in,
Come in,
Come in”
Track Name: Never's Better Than Late
She was sitting at a bus stop somewhere along Highway 16
And she knew if she stayed there, she’d always be somewhere between
To the boy who followed her round, she said, “Come run away
If you live with what is, you’ll always be stuck in the gray”

She said, “Boy, I’m leaving with or without you
And I hate when you’re making me wait”
She said, “I’m going either way
Is never better than late?”

There are times these four walls close on in and don’t feel like a home
But the empire she built, blood she spilt in the name of her Rome
He shows up on her doorstep, she says “I don’t even know who you are
But this life ain’t a crossroad, our path splits like points on a star”

She said, “Boy, I’m leaving with or without you
And I’m old enough now, I can’t wait”
She said, “I’m going either way,
Is never better than late?”

Forty years have now passed since that boy put a ring on her hand
Birthdays and car rides, the time passed like palms gripping sand
But the headaches don’t stop, and the doctors have no words to say
He kneels down in a room, now a tomb where his universe lays

She said, “Boy, I’m leaving with or without you
And time doesn’t know how to wait”
She said, “I’m going either way
Is never better than late?”

She said, “I’m going either way
Never would be better than late”
Track Name: Breath in the Wind
Like breath in the wind, you couldn’t be here forever
But I️ thought that we’d never have to let go
Yeah, life is a river, fate mixed up in the undertow
Now I’m lost and I️ don’t know what lies past the shore

Bring me again to the place in your heart
Where you spin me around and it’ll never go dark
We’ll sing it for you, and hope that it’s true that you’ll hear us wherever you are

Like a match to a blaze, we didn’t know what we started
Not until we had parted, did I️ feel the burn, burn, burn
Now only ashes remain, and even they’re set on leaving
You were the only real thing I ever held in my hands

Bring me again to the place in your heart
Where you spin me around and it’ll never go dark
We’ll sing it for you, and hope that it’s true that you’ll hear us wherever you are

Bring me again to the place in your heart
Where you spin me around and it’ll never go dark
We’ll sing it for you, and hope that it’s true that you’ll hear us wherever you are

Like breath in the wind, you couldn’t be here forever
Track Name: Jessie (Reprise)
Jessie
You’re everyone that you have known
You are the seeds that you have sown
You are the family you’ve grown
Track Name: In the Morning
In the morning, when the dew is young, and the night is done
Know that I’ll be near
Though I may not be here
I am with you

In the evening, when I’m far from home, and you’re all alone
Know that I’ll be here
Though I may not be near
I am with you

And I will hold you up high
When you are low
Though I may not be near
I am with you

Though I may not be here
I am with you

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