Doin' Just Fine

by VK and the NARROWS

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Debut album release featuring single 'Rock You To Sleep'

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released May 30, 2014

All songs written by: Steve Van Kessel
Recorded at: Snack Lady Studio, Vital Sounds Recording Studio
Produced by: Steve Van Kessel
Chief Recording Engineer: Mac McGill
Mixed by: Tal Vaisman, Shane McCurdy (Iguana Studio)
Mastered by: Phil Demetro (Lacquer Channel Mastering)

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VK and the NARROWS Orillia, Ontario

We are a Canadian band with a sound and style that is deeply influenced from the diverse mix of the roots rock, folk, blues, country and reggae greats that have rocked, rolled and stirred our souls. Our uniquely original material combines a creative sound of driving rhythms, powerful leads and rich harmonies, coupled with evocative lyrics that reflect upon life experience and perspective. ... more

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Track Name: In The Song
There’s a place where we all go together
It’s a place where we know that we belong
We are led on our journey by the music
The place we join together is in the song

In the song we join together
In the song we stay in time
In the song we live in the moment
Together in the song is where we’ll shine

We all play our parts that make it special
And it’s special how it sounds just as it should
It’s our purest form of freedom and expression
Just playing the music together feels so good

In the song we join together
In the song we stay in time
In the song we live in the moment
Together in the song is where we’ll shine

In the song we join together
In the song we stay in time
In the song we live in the moment
Together in the song is where we’ll shine

There’s a place where we all go together
It’s a place where we know that we belong
We are led on our journey by the music
The place we join together is in the song
Track Name: Doin' Just Fine
They say no don’t do it, it can never be done
They say they think you’re crazy, you’re only havin’ fun
Don’t believe you when you tell them, they don’t understand
Only see what they’ve been told, they stick to their plan
They think you’ve lost your marbles, you’re coming undone
Can’t see what you’re doing or what you have done
Want to be the ones to change you, get you back in line
What they’ll never get is that you’re doin’ just fine

Doin’ just fine
Keep on walking your line
If they could only see you’re havin’ one hell of a time
Doin’ just fine
Never change your mind
Let them think you’re crazy
Keep doin’ just fine

It used to be so simple doin’ what you’re supposed to do
Told you what you wanted but you wanted something new
It then became much harder because they got in the way
Would have stayed so simple if you did what they say
Instead you go against the system, that makes it hard
If they only saw the system is just a deck of cards
There’s someone at the table who’s playin’ your hand
To them you are the joker you don’t fit in their plan

Doin’ just fine
Keep on walking your line
If they could only see you’re havin’ one hell of a time
Doin’ just fine
Never change your mind
Let them think you’re crazy
Keep doin’ just fine

They say someday you’ll wake up, you’ll see that they were right
They hope that they will take you and make you see the light
They’ll never stop trying to make you understand
There’s nothing that exists outside of their plan
You don’t let it get you, you keep runnin’ up the stream
You never let them take away the beauty of the dream
You keep hoping that it’s only a matter of time
Before they all will realize that you’re doin’ just fine

Doin’ just fine
Keep on walking your line
If they could only see you’re havin’ one hell of a time
Doin’ just fine
Never change your mind
Let them think you’re crazy
Keep doin’ just fine
Track Name: Dirty Compromise
Another cold dark morning
When he opened up his eyes
Another night he can’t remember
No matter how he tries
He’s used to the feeling
His head heavy and confuse
Trying to put the night together
Hoping no one was abused
Abused from the bottle
And all that it revealed
The words he won’t remember
Or the way it made him feel

There was a day when he was hopeful
You could see it in his eyes
Now he knows he’ll never shake it
Another dirty compromise
He’s learned how to take it
Another dirty compromise

He’s made some bad decisions
Ones you just don’t choose
But now it doesn’t matter
He’s got nothing left to lose
Except for losing the bottle
The only comfort he can find
Takes him far from where he’s living
And what is always on his mind

There was a day when he was hopeful
You could see it in his eyes
Now he knows he’ll never shake it
Another dirty compromise
He’s learned how to take it
Another dirty compromise
Track Name: When We First Met
When we first met
I was lost in your beautiful blue eyes
I never will forget
The feelings that you helped me realize
I felt that things were set
I promised you that I would always try
I never will regret
I told you that we would never say goodbye

Everything is changing and you know it’s hard
We just gotta remember who we were and who we are
And how our love has taken us this far

Before you came along
I thought I knew what life was all about
I believed that I was strong
I thought that I had it all figured out
How could I’ve been so wrong
Then you came along and made me feel so proud
I know that we belong
Together forever or as long as we’re allowed

Everything is changing and you know it’s hard
We just gotta remember who we were and who we are
And how our love has taken us this far

Everything is changing and you know it’s hard
We just gotta remember who we were and who we are
And how our love has taken us this far
Track Name: Rock You To Sleep
Those nights were long but they were never lonely
When there was something shared between you and me only
The warmth of the glow of the light casting our silhouette on the wall
And you in my arms knowing I’d never let you fall

I’ll rock you to sleep
I’ll rock you to sleep
I’ll rock you to sleep
One more time

Those nights were when we both gave all that was needed
It was so much simpler then, all I wanted was for you to believe
That I would always be there to hold you and to rest your mind at ease
Before I’d lay you down I’d pray for your soul to keep

I’ll rock you to sleep
I’ll rock you to sleep
I’ll rock you to sleep
One more time
Let me rock you to sleep
Oh yeah
Let me rock you to sleep
Oh yeah
Let me rock you to sleep
One more time

Those nights seem like old and distant memories
It was a time when it was easier to know how it all needed to be
For us to believe in the things that are felt but can never be seen
Like love and hope and trust and how to remember our dreams

I’ll rock you to sleep
I’ll rock you to sleep
I’ll rock you to sleep
One more time
Yeah, one more time
Let me rock you to sleep
Track Name: If I Could
If I could be as tough as leather
If I could control the weather
If I could put it all together
I know I’d have more pleasure
But I can’t, no I can’t
Would if I could but I can’t

If I could run a thousand miles
If I could change the way you smile
If I could have a lot more style
I’d be happy for a while
But I can’t, no I can’t
Would if I could but I can’t

I can only be the one
That’s set to charge instead of stun
Can live with what I’ve done
Know when to walk and when to run
Never stare into the sun
Control what’s rolling off my tongue
I can, yes I can
Better still you know I will because I can

If I could be a saint and not a sinner
If I could eat to make me thinner
If I could shine with extra glimmer
I know I’d be the winner
But I can’t, no I can’t
Would if I could but I can’t

If I could only grow younger
If I could feed all of the hunger
If I could never fear the thunder
I’d never have to wonder
But I can’t, no I can’t
I would if I could but I can’t

I can only be the one
That’s set to charge instead of stun
Can live with what I’ve done
Know when to walk and when to run
Never stare into the sun
Control what’s rolling off my tongue
I can, yes I can
Better still you know I will because I can
I can yes I can
Better still you know I will because I can
I can yes I can
Better still you know I will because I can
Track Name: Stay In Love
I’m listening to my conscience
It’s not sounding very clear
All the things I keep on doing
Are not what they appear
I know the words I keep on saying
Are not the words you want to hear
I keep handing out excuses
That always fill your eyes with tears

I always have the best of intentions
Somehow you can never see
If you could understand my reasons
Maybe you’d stay in love with me
Understand my reasons
And stay in love with me

Believe me when I tell you
You know you mean the world to me
I wish that I could show you
It’s what you deserve to see
Instead you see some bad decisions
They are the kind that hurt so deep
The kind that never let me hold
The promises I said I’d keep

I always have the best of intentions
Somehow you can never see
If you could understand my reasons
Maybe you’d stay in love with me
Understand my reasons
And stay in love with me

I know you deserve much better
And better’s what I try to be
You gotta know I keep on trying
But this alone won’t help you see
It’s gonna take me making changes
To prove that there is no deceit
I need you to continue believing
Without you I’m incomplete

I always have the best of intentions
Somehow you can never see
If you could understand my reasons
Maybe you’d stay in love with me
Understand my reasons
And stay in love with me
Track Name: Nothing Ever Stays The Same
You think you’ve got it all figured out
You think that you know how to play
You think you’ve got it all figured out
But you never know the right words to say
You think you’ve got it all figured out
Then they go and change the game
You think you’ve got it all figured out
But nothing ever stays the same

Nothing ever stays the same, no, no
Nothing ever stays the same
Nothing ever stays the same, no, no
Nothing ever stays the same

You think you know all of the reasons why
You’re doing the things that you do
You think you know all of the reasons why
These reasons you believe are true
You think you know all of the reasons why
You’re feeling all of the pain
You think you know all of the reasons why
But nothing ever stays the same

Nothing ever stays the same, no, no
Nothing ever stays the same
Nothing ever stays the same, no, no
Nothing ever stays the same

You think you’ve got all of the answers
But you’re still trying to work it out
You think you’ve got all of the answers
But that’s not what it’s all about
You think you’ve got all of the answers
Why everyone is looking to blame
You think you’ve got all of the answers
But nothing ever stays the same

Nothing ever stays the same, no, no
Nothing ever stays the same
Nothing ever stays the same, no, no
Nothing ever stays the same
Nothing ever stays the same, no, no
Nothing ever stays the same
Nothing ever stays the same, no, no
Nothing ever stays the same
Track Name: Wearing Out Your Welcome
I hear the door slowly closin’
And I hear you crossin’ the floor
I just can’t help but wonder
What it is you’re lookin’ for
You don’t seem to notice
Things aren’t like before
It’s now a whole lot different
And they need to change some more

You’re wearing out your welcome
You’ve already stayed too long
And if you think you’re staying longer
Let me tell you that you’re wrong
You know you’re wrong, oh yeah you’re wrong
Let me tell you that you’re wrong
You know you’re wrong, oh yeah you’re wrong

It takes a wise man to be patient
It takes a patient man to be wise
It takes something a whole lot different
To be putting up with your lies
It’s a simple situation
That’s gone terribly awry
And now I’m past the point of returning
To give it one more try

You’re wearing out your welcome
You’ve already stayed too long
And if you think you’re staying longer
Let me tell you that you’re wrong
You know you’re wrong, oh yeah you’re wrong
Let me tell you that you’re wrong
You know you’re wrong, oh yeah you’re wrong

If you could only see the forest
Without tryin’ to climb the trees
If you could take the hints I’m givin’ and let me be

You’re wearing out your welcome
You’ve already stayed too long
And if you think you’re staying longer
Let me tell you that you’re wrong
You know you’re wrong, oh yeah you’re wrong
Let me tell you that you’re wrong
You know you’re wrong, oh yeah you’re wrong
Track Name: Living In The Dream
There’s a lot of bad happening that’s not so far away
How it doesn’t hit us harder is very hard to say
We blindly keep our focus on the problems of our day
Thinking life’s a challenge, we’re only seeing grey

A dream we are living
Living in the dream
A dream we are living
Living in the dream

Bombs that are exploding, fathers being killed
Mothers losing babies, children unfulfilled
We sit back and complain about the cost of gasoline
Can’t see that we’re living everybody else’s dream

A dream we are living
Living in the dream
A dream we are living
Living in the dream

Kids don’t have clean water
Arctic’s getting hotter
Animals being slaughtered
These things don’t seem a bother
Taking drugs to be enraptured
Rebels are being captured
Our entitled culture
Only cares like we are vultures, yeah, yeah, yeah

A dream we are living
Living in the dream
A dream we are living
Living in the dream

We should only see the problems as they really do appear
Stand up and take action without showing any fear
The world deserves our backing or the end will soon be hear
If we could truly make a difference, I know I’d shed a tear

A dream we are living
Living in the dream
A dream we are living
Living in the dream
A dream we are living
Living in the dream
A dream we are living
Living in the dream