Connor Roff

by Connor Roff

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“Thank you to everyone involved in this EP's production. Thank you to my family and friends for their unwavering support. Special thanks to Heather Roberts and all Indiegogo contributors. May the music carry on!”

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released January 31, 2014

All lyrics written by C. Roff and composed by C. Roff / R. Hauschild
Produced and engineered by Winston Hauschild
Assistant engineers Chris Matei and Pherbie Midgley
Mixed by Shawn Cole
Recorded at Fader Mountain Sound Studios, (Vancouver BC)
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering (Vancouver BC)
Photography by Gurbir Grewal
Text by Charles Brenninkmeijer

Thank you to these fine musician friends:
Yul Shin (drums)
Winston Hauschild (guitar, bass and percussion)
Bonnie Northgraves (trumpet)
Michelle Faerhmann (cello)
Connor Roff (vocals, guitar, piano)

© 2014 Connor Roff (SOCAN). All Rights Reserved.
"We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters."

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Connor Roff London, UK

Canadian and British born Connor Roff blurs the lines between indie folk and pop. Performing solo and with a support band, 2016 marks an exciting chapter of the Roff adventure, with the release of his next EP Chasing Dreams on March 1st followed by UK tours. ... more

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Track Name: To Aim and To Shoot
Funny how greater the space and greater the time
The more I want to rewind
To start over knowing what would happen
Knowing the consequence of my actions
I miss you more than before, but there’s
Still time to explore
I’ve grown since then and I’ve had time to learn even more
Fleeting thoughts have returned, followed by feelings overturned
Before troubled, broken down, looking for a second round

To aim and to shoot, that’s what I’ve been told, so I
Aimed and I shot until I got old
Until one day I lost my arrow in the shallows
The target got lost in the darkest shadows

Sinking in a thoughtless plunder, sinking past the sounds of thunder
Reaching out, looking for a ledge
I took a risk made a pledge, timeless decisions made inside my head
Promise not to be mislead, I need to
Find a firm grip
Grasp onto something real, stop all the stupid shit
Look to the horizon line, a dividend between day and night
One question left to shed, does prosperity lie ahead

To aim and to shoot, that’s what I’ve been told, so I
Aimed and I shot until I got old
Until one day I lost my arrow in the shallows
The target got lost in the darkest shadows
Track Name: Home Is Where My Heart Lies
Split between the pull of my heart
And the tug of my mind
I've been here before, it's not the first time
Questioned my thoughts and rambled these lines
Walk me down that familiar road
To a place I belonged to so long ago
Young, wild, I danced there free
Different to the place that I now only see

But what will I find following the pull of my heart
Will the grass be so green, back at the start
Would my heart skip a beat at the magic found there
Or will my love be cut short, left incomplete
Home is where my heart lies

Home is where my paths collide
Torn between two different lives
One more of a dream, but still part of my pride
My home only lies between both of my sides

But what will I find following the pull of my heart
Will the grass be so green, back at the start
Would my heart skip a beat at the magic found there
Or will my love be cut short, left incomplete
Home is where my heart lies

Home is where my paths collide
Home is where my heart lies
Home is where my paths collide
Home is where my heart lies
Home is where my heart lies
Track Name: Seasonal Minds
The leaves have fallen and the rain has come
And with it rapid rivers run
Within the roads, swept down the path
Together or alone

Wind picks up, blows in chaos
Our structured lives begin to crisscross
Summer's gentle breeze has gone
Replaced by gusts and temperament ones

Seasonal minds take ahold
Can you maintain a state of control
Tired eyes and fading souls
They hibernate within the cold

Snowflakes fall from the sky
A quiet stillness over field
Lay down your temper and raise those eyes
Recognize what you hide behind

Clouds will pass and fog will fade
Eventually light will shine strong again
Reflecting what's out and in, you've been brought to the ground to hide in

Seasonal minds take ahold
Can you maintain a state of control
Tired eyes and fading souls
They hibernate within the cold

Beaten one, the sun has gone
But just for now, there's more to come
Don't be fooled by your dampened spirit
Temporary, it has a limit
It manifests within your soul
But I have hope, low and behold

Seasonal minds take ahold
Can you maintain a state of control
Tired eyes and fading souls
They hibernate within the cold
Track Name: Competitive Nature
Have you ever felt a serene moment
Tranquility mixed with a brief sense of fulfillment
A flash of certainty and absolute connectedness
To everything around you, each with a specific purpose
But what of everlasting serenity
Something hard to comprehend let alone believe
Are you green with envy or are you raging with fear
Isn't the pursuit of happiness an ironic contradiction, a contradiction to bear

You've been told to take it easy, act more laid back
I've seen you struggling to leave your competitive nature behind

I can feel the frustration stirring in your soul
You think life should be fair without unprincipled people
But that ain’t so
You can make it a battle and fight your way through
But it’s a never-ending war and I'll kindly fight back for you
I’ll kindly fight back for you

Unconscionable, self-seeking and perfidious
Could these words apply to you
If so, stop in your tracks and don't look back, but make a change
Oh make a change, just make a change
To be a good man

You've been told to take it easy, act more laid back
I've seen you struggling to leave your competitive nature
Told to take it easy, act more laid back
I’ve seen you struggling to leave your competitive nature behind
Nature behind
Nature behind
Track Name: Soulful One
So spirited and high strung
Forcing air into our lungs
Life had only just begun
Each day passed with endless fun
Responsibility hadn’t stung
The end of our innocence yet to come
These are the days of a soulful one

All our cards have been played out upon the table
Once pure now tainted, our lives remain unstable

But not for a soulful one
He’s still too young
But not for a soulful one
His life has just begun

This energy has been withered down
More frequently we present that frown
Hoping one day to be crowned
By beaming smiles all around

All our cards have been played out upon the table
Once pure now tainted, our lives remain unstable

But not for a soulful one
He’s still too young
But not for a soulful one
His life has just begun

But not for a soulful one
He’s still too young
But not for a soulful one
His life has just begun
But not for a soulful one
He’s still too young
But not for a soulful, not for a soulful
One
Track Name: Summer Daze
An orange glow reflects off the water’s edge
As a sliver of sun is about to set
Tangerine skies soar miles high
As a cool breeze drifts on by

Lately I’ve been struck by a summer daze
Felt the ghost of the sun on my back and the warmth it gave
I’m holding on in quiet desperation

We gather round the fire, round the fire
Sipping drinks and surrender to the silence
Our laughter carries over, over the water
I still hear its echo frozen in time

Lately I’ve been struck by a summer daze
Felt the ghost of the sun on my back and the warmth it gave
I’m holding on in quiet desperation

Lately I’ve been struck by a summer daze
Felt the ghost of the sun on my back and the warmth it gave
I’m holding on in quiet desperation