the Institute recordings

by Noah Boss

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initially recorded autumn 2015 in various study rooms at university
completed winter 2017 in my bedroom in Macedon


released January 8, 2017

dedicated to Julia Ellen Stolarik



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Noah Boss Macedon, New York

a boy with some feelings

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Track Name: for want of August
my heart yearns for the last days of summer
those final few evenings that seem to last forever when you're in them
and yet flutter out of reach the moment you wake

it’s the bittersweet knowledge that summer is dying
and yet knowing that’s when it comes alive the most
in twilight, and long green grass, and fireflies, and through it all, coursing, a warm evening breeze

my heart is calling out for these

and autumn, soon to follow
with its brisk breeze and haunting colors
beauty through decay

but you and I both know it’s followed by the cold
the cold, how I long to be free of its jaws
away from the teeth of the winter wind

give me a warm dusky moon
the smell of the trees
the soft caress of the evening
dimming, fading

give me the last days of summer
Track Name: Julia (the willow)
you’ve got all the things I’ve lost
a gentle breeze through the willow trees, your path is crossed
collared companion, unconditional love
I had that once, but now it’s up above

you’ve felt all the pain I know
in all honesty, you eclipse me, you steal the show
often I express my unwillingness to leave you be
I’d just rather you were smiling than me

you are a work of art far beyond
the endeavors of human hands
and I'll tell you again
and again

you've got all the things I've lost
Track Name: song of solitude
need escape
freedom place

I feel the ground renew my soul
I wander down; now I am whole
apart from none of flesh or earth
when all is one there is rebirth

see the way
be the way
we will cease
true release
be at peace