City Girl

by Black Bear Tribe

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This EP contains the first three singles off of our forthcoming full-length album, due early 2014.


released 23 November 2013
Jason Kraft - lead vocals, acoustic guitars
Sam Perry - lead electric and acoustic guitars, background vocals
Jeff Hechler - bass guitar, keyboards, background vocals
Trevor Ezell - drums, aux percussion, background vocals

Recorded at Analogue Muse, New York
Produced by Jeff Hechler and Sam Perry
Engineered by Jeff Hechler
Mastered by MastAndMix
Artwork Designed by Ben Jay

Additional guitars on "Storm Song" by Talor Steinberg



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Black Bear Tribe New York, New York

Lusty and adventurous, Black Bear Tribe is an homage to rock's classic and blues roots, amalgamating its brashness with its capacity for beauty.

Sam Perry's guitars growl with a banshee-echo; Trevor Ezell's drums thunder the shamanistic whisper and Jeff Hechler brings the funky crawl; while Jason Kraft is a sonorous prophet for the ages whose voice recalls the grit of rock's pantheon.
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Track Name: City Girl
She's a city girl, but she don't need no pity girl
And she's a dynamite, blowing up hearts with an appetite

She doesn't know why she cries,
When you're not by her side
Somehow you're on her mind, her thoughts are left behind

She's city girl, but she kicks like a country mule
She's in her city world, girl's got moves that'll make you drool

She doesn't know how it got this bad,
A simple guy like you and a love she's never had
Somehow you're on her mind, her thoughts are left behind

Oh! She's my city girl
She's in love with a suburb boy in her city world
Track Name: Storm Song
Let fly, we charted our course
Islands on maps only promise shores
What we had, we don't have and we want it back
We can't live all our lives underneath this flag

Salty brine smashes the helm with spray
Slowly the sailor's mind melts away
We don't know what we want but we want it now
And the stormiest sea couldn't slow me down

Time's been flying but we've been trying too
We're not here for trouble, we'll do what we have to do

One might lose faith in that northern star
When cast away as it seems we are
As you reach then the target can draw away
It's too easy to live from the day-to-day

Hear the crack of the pounding waves
Whiplash on our backs beat us to our graves
Heavy laden and weary we try to stand
And a man hopes the sea does not claim the man

Time’s been flying and now we’re dying too
We’re not here for trouble but trouble is coming soon
Time is burning and we’re done concerning you
The rest is history, we’ll do what we have to do

Far corners warn that ‘here there be monsters’
But here there be monsters everywhere
Jaws of death gnash, but westward winds snatch and wrest us
Back to eternity’s pulse

Time’s been driving, yet still we’re striving too
We’re not here for trouble but trouble tests the resolute
Time is burning, the sea’s now turning blue
The rest is history, we’ll do what we have to do
Track Name: Stay With Me
The chill of the night crawls into me
And I know your embrace won't save me
This bar stands alone as snow dances down
And my heart stands alone in this town

This whiskey in my heart burns like your eyes
The warmth I feel on this night is no surprise
There are vagabonds running thick thwarting the night
There is me, me alone with nothing to write

Won't you stay, stay with me
Stay for the night
I'm alive, your alone
There's no need to cry

Won't you stay, stay with me
Stay for the night
We are two lonely souls
Hoping to die

I feel your heart dispersed out on a cloud
Your laugh is music to me screamed aloud
I am running quick toward the grave, buried alive
I am holding on to the night, when two souls collide