Everybody's Got A Mountain

by The Heavy Set

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released November 3, 2015

Produced by Erik Koskinen
Mixed by Dylan Nau
Mastered by Tom Garneau
Engineered by Erik Koskinen*
*track 6 engineered by Kevin Bowe

Tracks 1-5, 9 recorded at Real Phonic Studio in Minneapolis, MN
Tracks 6-8 recorded at IPR in Minneapolis, MN

Additional musicians:

Erik Koskinen - electric guitar (5), acoustic guitar (1), resonator guitar (9)
Dylan Nau - organ (1,3,5,7,8,9), electric piano (1,5), acoustic piano (3), synthesizer (2)
Jillian Rae - violin (3)
Siri Undlin - vocals (9)
Max "Maxaphone" Felsheim - alto, tenor sax (1,7)

Album cover art by Maggie Sather
Design and layout by Jake Ilika

All songs written by Jake Ilika
Copyright 2015 Jake Ilika
All Rights Reserved

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The Heavy Set Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Heavy Set is a rock band out of Minneapolis whose latest studio release “Everybody’s Got A Mountain” has been met with local and regional acclaim.

Following their 2014 self-titled EP, it's just their first full-length album. The band recently returned from a 5-state/7-show tour that included a Daytrotter session, and plans to continue touring in 2016 with more national dates.
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Track Name: Chance To Change
When we first met you knew I was still a boy
Trying to grow up fast and put down my old toys
Couldn't believe they'd call him a man after what he'd done to you
Maybe I was too young but I tried to fill his shoes

Honey I fell short a time or two
But I fell in love with you

As of late we've said some things that we didn't mean to say
Tried to reconcile with you but you pushed me away
Threw some daggers of your own straight into my heart
I pulled them out and tried to stop the bleeding before it could start

No matter what you do
I can't stop loving you

Because you asked me to be a man and I didn't think I could
But if you give me half the chance to change I would

Cut down our love like a dying tree now a rotten stump remains
I can't seem to pull it out even with the strongest of chains
I propose we plant anew and nurture it with care
We'll grow fat and old and gray underneath the shade we'll share

Honey am I getting through?
I can't stop loving you

Because you asked me to be a man and I didn't think I could
But if you give me half the chance to change I would
If you give me half the chance to change
Track Name: Circling The Drain
If time alone is what you need I won't stand in your way
Tell me if you're coming home and don't lead me astray
If solitude will help you through your sad and weary state
I can only promise I will try to accommodate

But all this time without you is driving me insane
All my nights are sleepless all my days so long and plain
You spent the whole summer just dancing in the rain
While I spent mine circling the drain

I'll give you time and give you space but what's in it for me
Tell me how our love became an unsolved mystery
If solitude will help you through your sad and weary state
I can only promise I will try to accommodate

But all this time without you is driving me insane
All my nights are sleepless all my days so long and plain
You spent the whole summer just dancing in the rain
While I spent mine circling the drain
I spent mine circling the drain

All this time without you is driving me insane
All my nights are sleepless all my days are long and plain
You spent the whole summer just dancing in the rain
While I spent mine circling the drain
I spent mine circling the drain
Track Name: Eagles On The Ice
Every fall I get the call and pack up for the road
Northbound several hours head first into the cold
Of all the sites I've seen wherever I may roam
Only one thing tells me that I'm home

When I see eagles on the ice underneath a winter moon
Eagles on the ice and I'll be coming home soon

There's a bar not too far from where us workers stay
Once or twice with my guitar I sit down and I'll play
Songs about the ocean blue and songs of dreams that won't come true
And songs that make me think of you

And of eagles on the ice underneath a winter moon
Eagles on the ice and I'll be coming home soon

As I descend into the valley the sunset disappears
I travel along the river that I've known all these years
Soon you'll feel the love that I tried so hard to send
And I smile as I come around the bend

And I see eagles on the ice underneath a winter moon
A song is on the radio and I'm trying to sing in tune
Eagles on the ice underneath a winter moon
Eagles on the ice and I'll be coming home soon
I'll be coming home soon
Track Name: Gettin' Tired
I'm gettin' tired of almost losing you
Gettin' so tired of losing you
Gettin' so tired I don't know what I'm gonna do
Don't know what I'm gonna do
If I'd have lost you the first time
Lord knows I wouldn't be this blue

If you'd have left me the first time like you said you would
If you'd have left me the first time like you said you would
If you'd have left me like your mama said you should
Like your mama said you should
I'd be shook up for a couple of weeks
But you know I'd find a way to make it good
Find a way to make it good

You don't write me any letters you don't telephone
You don't write me any letters you don't telephone
You don't write me you don't think to throw this old dog a bone
Throw this dog a bone
I'm just dying here without you
Baby won't you please come home
Baby won't you please come home
Baby please come home
Track Name: Start Over
The blue skies of summer gave way to the cold of October
I spent my nights with the bottle
And my days telling you I'd get sober
December came around and I let you down
Felt your heart grow so much colder
Can we just start over

I started talking to strangers in a cold and dark church basement
Listening to all their horror stories
And how they're trying to find a replacement
My turn came around and I broke down oh I cried
But it wasn't on your shoulder
Can we just start over

When living a lie becomes easier than living your life
When loving somebody else becomes easier than loving yourself
You know it's time

Everybody's got a mountain everybody's got their hill to climb
I know that you got yours and you can be sure I got mine
Pulling that weight behind you up that hill
Doesn't make the top seem any closer
If it knocks you down
Then you just start over
You just start over
Track Name: Just Like A Ghost
You're just like a ghost you come to me in my sleep
A haunting memory I try not to keep
I wish you away as I turn out the light
Knowing you'd come back every night

As soon as I wore this heart on my sleeve
You disappeared but you didn't leave

So why do I dream of you every night
And wake up alone in the cold grey light
You've been gone so long that it doesn't seem right
So why do I dream of you every night

Moonlight it falls on a day that is dead
Your voice is burning a hole in my head
I wished you away and that you would stay gone
Knowing you'd come back all along

As soon as I close these bloodshot eyes
You reappear and it comes as no surprise

So why do I dream of you every night
And wake up alone in the cold grey light
You've been gone so long that it doesn't seem right
So why do I dream of you every night

So why do I dream of you every night
And wake up alone in the cold grey light
You've been gone so long that it doesn't seem right
So why do I dream of you every night

You've been gone so long that it doesn't seem right
So why do I dream of you every night
Track Name: Good Times
You always say no so I didn't bother with asking
You'd never show to the places that I said were happening
Next time I say you should come with me I hope you listen
I know it's cliche but you don't know just what you're missing

But you got a beautiful soul that you don't let get out in the sun
You got a beautiful smile that you don't show anyone
All I'm trying to say is it's not too late
The good times have just begun

Last week I tried to get you outside in the sunshine
When I called you up you just fed me the same old line
Just what you do behind those four walls there's no telling
I'd try and try but you would not buy what I'm selling
What I'm selling is

You got a beautiful soul that you don't let get out in the sun
You got a beautiful smile that you don't show anyone
All I'm trying to say is it's not too late
The good times have just begun
All the good times they've just begun

You got a beautiful soul that you don't let get out in the sun
You got a beautiful smile that you don't show anyone
All I'm trying to say is it's not too late
The good times have just begun
All the good times they've just begun

You always say no so I didn't bother with asking
Track Name: Use These Blues
Lately I've been falling apart
Missed my turn so I'm back at the start
Searching every inch of my heart for some good news

The wind keeps blowing my candle out
I lost my voice so I gotta shout
My head is filled with doubt and I'm looking for clues

My old friend you told me
If I needed you you wouldn't refuse
Now I'm begging you
Give me something I can use
I can't use these blues

There's no joy for me anymore
Everything feels like a chore
Every game's a bore and every game I lose

The wind keeps blowing my candle out
Lost my voice I still gotta shout
My head is filled with doubt and I'm looking for clues

My old friend you once told me
If I needed you you wouldn't refuse
Now I'm begging you
Give me something I can use
I can't use these blues

I can use
I can't use these blues
Track Name: River
The way the river's rising I don't know
If they're ever going to find the poor girl's bones
Her mama wants something she can bring home
To lay beneath the willow by the family stone