VERA

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Groove, melody, soulfully big harmonies, earthy acoustic & blistering electric guitars, ethereal piano & organ.
5 people making songs worth listening to.

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released August 22, 2013

Douglas Mitchell - Vocals, Guitars
Erin Craig - Keyboards, Vocals
Kyle Mosiuk - Guitars, Vocals
Nick Wassick - Drums, Percussion
Paul Bergeron - Bass

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VERA Edmonton, Alberta

VERA is Progressive Soulful Pop band from Edmonton Alberta. Their songs range from the most intimate & melodic to an explosion of energy.
Songs that sing, songs that groove.

The name VERA is from the Latin for "truth" and the music speaks to the introspective search that drives one to be better.
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Track Name: I Just Want it Back
I Just Want It Back

I wasn’t always alone
I once had a good home
A place where I could lay my head
I wasn’t always this tired
I used to have fire
And the look in my eye was not so dead
But I’m losing my way
And the world wants to stay

I lost trust in myself
I stopped asking for help
And I stopped seeing good in all of you
But where to begin
‘Cause I never win
And you won’t let me in

I can’t pretend that I feel alright
‘Cause it doesn’t work anymore
And I want to change ‘cause I need to know
Just what all of this is for

I remember my life
When I wanted to try
But that innocence just couldn’t last
So I left it behind
A new heart, a new mind
My wide-eyed wonder in the past
But I’ve fallen off track
And I just want it back

I can’t pretend that I feel alright
‘Cause it doesn’t work anymore
And I want to change ‘cause I need to know
Just what all of this is for
Track Name: Bombs Away
Bombs Away

Maybe she’s too aware of how much you care
But it all feels the same to you
And you build her shrine in the back of your mind
When she’s not giving any clue
So she fills your head while you’re being bled
Never ask anybody why
They don’t make a sound as they fall to the ground
When you’re not looking at the sky

Bombs away

And it takes it’s toll as your heart and soul
Reach around for another day
And though comfort’s blind, you return to the shrine
‘Cause you don’t know another way
So you’re compromised and you want to hide
But you’ve not anywhere to go
You were always told as the view unfolds
Keep your eyes on the road

Bombs Away
Track Name: Reaching For The Door
Reaching The Door

I’m gonna head in silence, gonna walk away
I’m gonna leave, can’t take it anymore
You think I should know better, sayin’ I should stay
But I’ve been long time reaching for the door

And I will find out how it all went wrong
And I will find out just where I belong

I’m through with any promise, I just want to go
I cannot take this weight on top of me
Don’t care what you’re feeling, and I don’t need to know
I’m through with my responsibility

And I will find out how it all went wrong
And I will find out just where I belong

And I won’t look back, no I won’t look back
To notice you

And I will find out how it all went wrong
And I will find out just where I belong
Track Name: Weekends, Weather, & The News
Weekends, Weather, & The News

Everybody looks so happy
You all seem better off than me
Groups of people have no problems
Problems people shouldn’t see
If you’re just pretending now, why do you live your lie
Laughing hollow with your friends, inside you slowly die

Newest model, latest style
Can’t be caught in yesterday
Self assured your love’s in fashion
All the latest games to play
Can you think of nothing worse than to be seen alone
Where is peace when the biggest war is inside your own home

Can we talk of more than weekends, weather, and the news
What of how we’re really feeling, wear each other’s shoes

Why can’t we just be real
Track Name: The Long Way
The Long Way

Take the long way baby
Take the long way home

Well I see behind but I can’t be certain that I’m never going back to play
With my eyes in front and my ears to the side I can only see half the day
See I dig too deep where there ain’t nothin’ buried and I wonder why I can’t be light
So I’m letting go of being in the know, cuttin’ loose from always bein’ right

Take the long way baby
Take the long way home

And I’m sure you think – what the hell is he doing, he knows better than to go that way
But it all comes down to who’s life I’m living - who really even has a say
‘Cause it’s not enough for good intentions when other ones have got my heart
And so while I’m gone, if I find I’m wrong I’ll always have another start

Take the long way baby
Take the long way home
Track Name: Best Of Me
Best Of Me

When you look at me, what do you see
When you think of me, what should I be
You could not afford what you thought was yours
The best of me

When you took on me, what’d you have to give
Did you change your way, or’d you play what if
Soon enough you’ll find that your heart and mind
Had left you cold

Only for a time would you have control
For a fleeting time could you taste my soul
Could you tell yourself that you needed help
And just admit you were in way over your head
And try to live

When you look at me, what do you see
Track Name: Expectations
Expectations

I’ve been so tired from trying everything
I don’t know what it is you want
So I’ll lay down expectations of my life
And let myself, for once, do what I want

I’ve tried to find what I would have to give
But you give me nothing to go on
And there comes a point where I say I won’t anymore
Let you tell me what is right and wrong

And now I know what it will take for me to be what I need
To live the life that I have dreamed
And I have dreamed
And I won’t let you take away that dream from me

I will take my time with myself
And I will take good care of myself
Track Name: Point The Way
Point The Way

It could happen
But it might never
You don’t worry, not your job to move that mountain

One foot forward
At a time
Look ahead but don’t forget to move your body

You don’t have to
I don’t want to
We don’t need to walk along the lonely road again
We don’t have to walk the road again

‘Cause from now it will never be the same
When you see there is noone left to blame
And our hide, our hiding’s done
Point the way, feel the sun
Just today, feel the sun

You could stumble
We might fall
We’ll be open to the world and everybody
Point the light where it belongs on to our shadow

‘Cause from now it will never be the same
When you see there is noone left to blame
And our hide, our hiding’s done
Point the way, feel the sun
Just today, feel the sun