Viñales

by Common Jack

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The lead single from Common Jack's new EP, 'Canyons in the Dark', is called Viñales. The story of a trip to Cuba, Viñales presents itself on the surface as a breezy, hook-filled love song. While those elements are certainly present, the song uses the love story to explore how traveling helps us confront the ways in which our world views are narrow and incomplete. The lyric “all the way out here, you could almost start forgetting things are not as they appear” is less of a psychedelic reference to a vague feeling than it is a frank observation that we tend to create realities from our limited personal experiences.

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Far away
Losing track of time
Smoking cigars we dipped in honey
Finding new ways to spend our money

Along the way
Trying to read the signs
Walking the backstreets and pathways
Past the tobacco fields and bad days

All the way out here
You could almost start forgetting things
Are not as they appear

Driving west down the mountain range
Well I never could quite get its name right
Cause you're catching my eye
Under an open sky
In the backseat of an old sedan that ran along the seaside
To ease our lonely minds, oh honey

It was a dream
Music floated up
Was it all a scene of distant lovers
Were we only hiding under covers?

Close your eyes
Try to soak it up
Cause you know no matter who we follow
They're probably going to kick us out tomorrow

All the way out here
You could almost start forgetting things
Are not as they appear

Driving west down the mountain range
Well I never could quite get its name right
Cause you're catching my eye
Under an open sky
In the backseat of an old sedan that ran along the seaside
To ease our lonely minds, oh honey

All the way out here
You could almost start forgetting things
Are not as they appear

Driving west down the mountain range
Well I never could quite get its name right
Cause you're catching my eye
Under an open sky
In the backseat of an old sedan that ran along the seaside
To ease our lonely minds, oh honey

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released December 14, 2018
Music & Lyrics: John Gardner
Recorded at Degraw Sound in Brooklyn, NY
Produced by: Harper James & John Gardner
Engineered & Mixed by: Harper James
Mastered by: Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound

Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Percussion: John Gardner
Guitars, Keys, Percussion: Harper James
Drums, Percussion: Dave Scalia
Vocals: Erica Swindell

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Moniker of singer-songwriter John Gardner. Virginia bred, NYC based Americana.

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