The Cold

by Selina Boland

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Raw, genuine, and more than simply a "touch of the Atlantic Ocean breeze", The Cold documents the ups and downs experienced after significant loss while still offering hope in the midst of the darkness.

The Cold was ironically recorded in the month of December during snow storms, snow squalls, and sideways snow showers that only Newfoundland natives could possibly understand. In one of the takes, the wind could be heard howling outside my shaky windows. I would have kept it all in there, but ambulance sirens could be heard in the distance and it became quite distracting. This album was like writing in my journal, and recording it alone from the privacy of my own home allowed me to be as genuine as possible.

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released February 22, 2019

All songs written, performed, and recorded by Selina Boland
Mixed and Mastered by Justin Merdsoy
All album photography by Tobias Brueckner
Graphic Design by Tessa Graham

This album is dedicated to the memory of my beautiful mother, Laverne Squires.

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Selina Boland St. John'S, Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland’s own Selina Boland is a free-spirited and passionate singer/songwriter guitarist performing poetic and storytelling songs. She describes her music as Folk-Pop with a touch of the Atlantic Ocean Breeze. Her captivating stage presence invites listeners to suspend their realities into her remarkable voice and haunting melodies. ... more

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Track Name: Stuck on You
I know you're not so good with words
You're not too good with memories
So I'll try to sing
Slowly

It was an odd seventeenth day
Of the first month before midnight
I read you my favourite book
You didn't care about the book
And then you closed the chapter on me

Oh won't you please please teach me
How you keep from getting so sticky?

I thought your love was true
I thought I was right for you
I gave you all my glue
Now I'm stuck , now I'm stuck, now I'm stuck
On you

Life is meaningless, I read
There's nothing new under the sun I said
And you said come lie down with me
You'll see

Trembling and unable to bear
This new awakening only we shared
I cried as you faded away
From me

Ooh won't you please please teach me
How you keep from getting so sticky?

I thought your love was true
I thought I was right for you
I gave you all my glue
Now I'm stuck , now I'm stuck, now I'm stuck
I didn't know what to do
I thought I was right for you
I gave you all my glue
Now I'm stuck, now I'm stuck, now I'm stuck
On you

Selina Boland (c)2019
Track Name: The Cold
Please don't leave me
I'm not ready
To say goodbye
To let you see me cry
Please don't leave me
We were just so close
I'm not ready
For the cold

For the cold
For the cold
For the cold
For the cold
For the cold
For the cold

Please don't tell me
This is the last time
You'll ever kiss me
Upon my forehead
I can smell your scent
I can feel your love
Wrapped around my body
Wrapped around my soul

But now it's cold
It's so cold
It's so cold
And you're so cold
You're so cold
You're so cold

Please don't call me
When you're with your new friend
I know how this goes
I know how this ends

This ends with the cold
With the cold
With the cold
This ends with the cold
With the cold
With the cold

I just let myself
Get too close to you
I just let myself
Get too close to you
I always let myself
Get too close to you
And your cold

Selina Boland (c) 2019
Track Name: Out of Touch
I like to walk to work in the morning sun
I feel like I'm heading somewhere bright
And when I arrive I don't have much to say
I'm busy thinking about your light

And I think I think too much yeah
I might be out of touch and
I wonder if you think about this too

I take the long way home
I don't have much to do
I stop talk to groundhogs in their holes
And I tear down danger signs for pest control
Do people even have a soul?

And I think I think too much yeah
I might be out of touch and
I wonder if you think about this too
Cuz lately I've stopped to wonder
How many times you've wondered
How it would feel to have me under you

Touch me..won't you?
Feel me..won't you?
Hold me..won't you?

And I think I think too much yeah
I might be out of touch and
I wonder if you think about this too

Selina Boland (C) 2019
Track Name: Rearranges
Mmmmm

Wait
I've got something to say
Hate
Time is slipping away
Why
Should I be the first to move
My
Heart has nothing to prove

But my mind never changes
It just rearranges on me
My mind never changes
It just rearranges on me

Hope
I have hope
Eternal hope
No matter how bad
It gets
You'll always forgive
My debts

Cuz your love never changes
It just rearranges on me
Your love never changes no
It just rearranges on me

And now I cry out to you
Hoping that you'll come down
Hoping that you'll come through
Hoping
Hoping
It's all I do
It's all I do

Wait
I've got nothing to say

Selina Boland (C)2019
Track Name: Cold Hard Facts
I could pretend that he's living just down the street
Waiting for a call from me telling him we should meet
I could commend him if he spoke more honestly
But in the end he would still end up hurting
Me
Me

I could pretend that I didn't give my love again
To another boy who would take it for granted
I could defend a good reason to hold his hand
If we were walking through Paris
As we had once planned
Planned

But I'd rather believe in cold hard facts
I'd rather believe he's not coming back
I could measure this and I could measure that
We could measure this and we could measure
But I'd rather believe in cold hard facts

I could pretend that he didn't fly far away
To let somebody else lie beside him where I once lay
I could pretend that I'm not another casualty
In his very long winded unstable love story
Love story

But I'd rather believe in cold hard facts
I'd rather believe he's not coming back
I could measure this and I could measure that
We could measure this and we could measure
But I'd rather believe in cold hard facts

I met a boy he was lost and destroyed and he had nothing
I met a boy he was lost and destroyed and he had nothing to give
But cold hard facts
Cold hard facts

But I'd rather believe in cold hard facts
I'd rather believe he's not coming back
I could measure this and I could measure that
We could measure this and we could measure
But I'd rather believe in cold hard facts

Selina Boland (c) 2019
Track Name: The Economy is Crashing
The economy is crashin'
Your gadgets are lashin'
Out on you
Into a big blue screen
A big blue sky
That you've never seen
Why
Everything is old
Everything is cold
Everything is grey
Everything is gonna decay
uh oh uh oh uh oh uh oh

Your autonomy is flashin'
Before your eyes start clashin'
Symbols where
Nothing in life seems fair
And they don't care that you can do it all
Everyone is mean
Everyone obscene
Everyone is bad
And you are so sad

All you need is just to breathe with me
All you need is a dose of fantasy

I dedicated my hands
To God this morning so I can't
Write anything
That I want to
If I could
I think that I would
Write some things that I should
Not write to you
Maybe you could try this sometime
Just don't always say everything that's on your mind
It's not always good stuff that I wanna hear
And it's not always edifying to my ears
And did you know
What you focus on increases

All you need is just to breathe with me
All you need is a dose of fantasy
All you need is just to believe with me
All you need is a dose of reality

If you would just believe
Maybe you would come out
From your cloud
If you would just believe
Maybe you would see me
And sing out loud
If you would just believe
Maybe you would come out
From your cloud
If you would just believe
Maybe you would see me
And sing out loud
If you would just believe
Maybe you would come out
From your cloud
If you would just believe
Maybe you would see me
And sing out loud

The economy is crashin'

Selina Boland (c) 2019