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released March 1, 2019

Recorded, mixed and produced at Studio 78 by Gaëtan Vandewoude
Mastered by Uwe Teichert
All music performed by Isbells

Artwork by Shōichi Hasegawa, Envol, 1973
Graphic design by Tim Broothaers

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Isbells Leuven, Belgium

Gaëtan Vandewoude did not care for music for a while. Paralysed by continuing doubt, he was not writing. But then he created ‘One Cause’ and the creative train had once again taken off. The eventual final destination is named Sosei and it’s the fifth album for Isbells ... more

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Track Name: Means to an End
Does anybody know the way
I'm lost in the sane
I try to break it down and take a leap
I try to follow through in the name of a dream

I'm looking for a remedy
As a means to an end
I know who I am and I know what I want
Every day I try to overcome

Common'

I run myself into the ground
It might take me some time
To get back on my feet
With a new set of insights
I get up when I fall
I pursue when I stall

Everybody has got a dream
I've got to find my way
I know who I am and I know what I want
And the days that I fall are the days that I try
And the days that I try bring me closer to you

Everybody has got a dream
I've got to find my way
Everybody wants to feel
Like a god in a way
I'm getting closer every day
Everybody has got a way

Everybody has got a dream
I've got to find my way
Everybody wants to feel
Like a god in a way
I'm getting closer every day
Everybody has got a way
Track Name: The Philosopher
It's too late to calm down
In my head, in every bone
So far the philosopher
Sidelined

Hold on I'm paralyzed
I'm caught in the eye of the storm

From way down to up high
It's burning in my veins
Cold eyes and a cold heart
Deadlocked till it goes by
Cold eyes and a cold heart
Deadlocked till it goes by

Hold on I'm paralyzed
I'm caught in the eye of the storm
I'm waiting for you to come and get me
Sure as fate you never show

I'm asking you to hold on I'm paralyzed
I'm caught in the eye of the storm
I'm waiting for you to come and get me
Sure as fate you never show
Track Name: Push You Away
I don't treat you
Like I want to
My mind is full of
Contradictions

I want you
Near me
Yet I push you away
It might seem that
I hate you while I love you

Oh I
Oh I
Oh I don't want you to cry
Oh I
Oh I
Oh I never mean to do you wrong

Trust me I try
To find a way
One day I will
Treat you fairly

Oh I
Oh I
Oh I don't want you to cry
Oh I
Oh I
Oh I never mean you harm
Oh I
Oh I
Oh I never mean to do you wrong
Track Name: Pass It On
Head over heels
I reach out to you
Don't walk away
I won't let you down
In such a way
That you'll be reunited with your child
I take you home
Cause first you need to slow down

Pass it on
Pass it on
Take care of another soul in need
I ask you please
Pass it on
Pass it on
Remember what was given to you
Just pass it on

A sigh of relief
The moment you find out
You can catch a flight
And leave your troubles here
In such a way
That we drive an hour listening to our favorite songs
And talk about our dearest

Pass it on
Pass it on
Take care of another soul in need
I ask you please
Pass it on
Pass it on
Remember what was given to you
Just pass it on
Track Name: The Utmost Way
Live your life the utmost way
Don't be restrained by DNA
Live your life the utmost way
I'll be around don't be afraid

Maybe one day
You'll have another name
Another place to stay
Maybe one day
You'll be a mother too
Singing a lullaby
Forever

Cause this is what you do
If I could I would give the world to you
That's what I understood
The first time I laid my eyes on you

Live your life the utmost way
Don't be restrained by DNA
Live your life the utmost way
I'll be around oh everyday
I'll be around don't be afraid

Maybe one day
You'll have a fighting chance
You won't be up against
I'll try to make a difference
In anyway I can, anyway I can

Cause this is what you do
If I could I would give the world to you

Live your life the utmost way
Don't be restrained by DNA
Live your life the utmost way
I'll be around oh everyday

Live your life the utmost way
Don't be restrained by DNA
Live your life the utmost way
I'll be around don't be afraid
Live your life don't be afraid
Live your life don't be afraid
Track Name: Sosei
Sosei
My heart is strong
And the fears are gone
I believe in grey

It's so loud
Let's share a bone
Cause you got me dancing
With my feet on the ground

Sosei
My heart is strong
And the fears are gone
I believe in grey

It's so loud
Let's share a bone
Cause you got me dancing
With my feet on the ground

Sosei
My heart is strong
And the fears are gone
I believe in grey

Sosei
My heart is strong
And the fears are gone
I believe in grey

It's so loud
Let's share a bone
Cause you got me dancing
With my feet on the ground

Sosei
My heart is strong
And the fears are gone
I believe in grey
Track Name: Father
I remember the day you caught me smoking
Years later it brought us closer
I remember the day the sun exploded
You were working on your car but didn't seem to bother
Father

I remember sitting on your bike at 150 miles an hour
I remember you at the table with your sugared coffee
And your peanut butter
Father

I remember racing the highway of stones
You were disappointed in me you shouted at my mother
I remember the day you couldn't hold me
But I know you froze because of others
Father

I remember you coming to our shows being close and proud
I remember standing at your hospital bed after the umpteenth seizure
Father
I remember being scared of this moment

I know you didn't have much left in your life but we had each other
I know she knows you loved your wife like you loved no other
Father

I remember you as kind, funny, good and warm
A little rebel who tried to make the best of what he had become
Father

I'm supposed to say goodbye now but I won't
I'm gonna take you with me anywhere I'll go
I'm supposed to say goodbye now but I won't
I'm gonna take you with me anywhere I'll go
I'm supposed to say goodbye now but I won't
I'm gonna take you with me anywhere I'll go

Father, Father, Father, Father
Father, Father, Father, Father
Track Name: Tired
I'm tired of the days we lose fighting
In circles, I've been trying to find a way
But my burden remains

I turned it upside down
And turned it inside out
I lost my ground, hmmm

I'm tired of the way we treat each other
It feels wrong cause I still love ya
But my burden still remains

I turned it upside down
And turned it inside out
I lost my ground, hmmm
I lost my ground, hmmm
Track Name: Jules
One step could have saved you
But you are not here
You're laying in the street
Altering into memories

Two steps would have brought you home
Instead you were left behind
Out of time
I guess you were out of time

Holding your head until you part
Gives us time to say goodbye
Time we'll have no more
Lay down your head into my palms

Three steps a miracle
In the middle of the night
Your cry gave us reason to go
Outside
I guess we were out of time

Holding your head until you part
Gives us time to say goodbye
Time we'll have no more
Lay down your head into my palms

Holding your head until you part
Gives us time to say goodbye
Time we'll have no more
Lay down your head into my palms

Gives us time to say goodbye
Time we'll have no more
Lay down your head into my palms

Holding your head until you part
Time
Time we'll have no more
Track Name: One Cause
One cause in a mother’s love
Infinite and unconditional
That's why we're not alone
So calm your mind

One cause in a mother’s love
And we take it all for granted
That's why we're not alone
So calm your mind

One cause in a mother's love
Even when she's not around
We can rest assured
So calm your mind

When life gets you down and it seems that there's no one to lean on
It just takes one call to be heard and be supported by someone

Hold my head like piece of glass
Cautious with care
Don't let it fall
Don't let me down

You hold my head like piece of glass
Treat me fair
Don't let me down
You won't let me down

One cause in a mother’s love
Infinite and unconditional
That's why we're not alone
So calm your mind

When life gets you down and it seems that there's no one to lean on
It just takes one call to be heard and be supported by someone
Track Name: 2 Words
I don't wanna be here
There's a fire burning
It's hard to breathe
And the odds are turning

I don't wanna be here
There's a black smoke closing in on me
One way out but I break it down

I don't wanna be here
The pressure is rising
Fear gets to me
I don't want to be here

I don’t wanna be here
I think I'm lost
2 words repeating
On and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and
On and on and on

I don't wanna be here
There's a fire burning
I try to flee
A brick wall bursting
I don’t wanna be here

I don't wanna be here
I think I'm lost
2 words repeating
On and on
There's a brick wall bursting
And the odds are turning
On and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and
On and on and on
Track Name: HM Street
When disaster hits the street
When we're paralyzed by fear
When there's nowhere else to go
When we're stuck in disbelief
I will never change
I will never change
It could mean anything to me

When disaster hits the street
We're down and out for years
When our blood turns cold inside
When all our hopes are gone
I will never change
I will never change
It could be everything to me
It could mean anything to me

I'm close to a breakthrough
What if I see it through?
Life, struggle in life
What if God
What if God
What if God was real

Up on in HM Street
There's a fire going on
It tries to put me down
So I try to hold my ground
I will never change
I will never change

There's a fire going on
And I try to hold my ground
There's a fire going on

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