When I was conceptualizing design motifs for the album, I arrived at the idea of a meadow scene depicted over four seasons. Shortly thereafter I realized that the songs themselves, both in tone and lyrical content, conveyed implicit moods of spring, summer, autumn and winter. I've organized them as such below and invite you to enjoy both my lyrics and the exquisite artwork of Gabriel Altrows that serves as their backdrop.

All lyrics © 2010-2017 Vern Nicholson (SOCAN).

spring

Next of Kindred

Next of Kindred

Cabbagetown Princess in Parkdale Clothes

Cabbagetown Princess in Parkdale Clothes

Groping to Victory

Groping to Victory

summer

That '70s Lifetime

That '70s Lifetime

Lady Air

Lady Air

Linden Tree near the Water

Linden Tree near the Water

autumn

This Magnificent Dare

This Magnificent Dare

After You

After You

Le chevalier manqué

Le chevalier manqué

winter

Nest for Little Bird

Nest for Little Bird

Year of No Tomorrow

Year of No Tomorrow

Christmas with Bruce and Bob

Christmas with Bruce and Bob

Photographs by Carol Witwicky. Instrument illustrations and GZ logo © 2017 Grinning Zone Studios.
Album and lyrics page artwork © 2017 Gabriel Altrows. Web design by Vern Nicholson.
Sour Landslide and Benvereens archival footage courtesy Neil Whitlock.
All pages and contents © 2017-2018 Vern Nicholson.