"The Back Harlow Road" as written by Steven Holt, Brock Lindow and Thomas Noonan....
Never above, never below, always beside

I chose to back off from this open wound, to sweep this all into the flames
Scream under streetlights 'til the voice takes leave, life's beautiful misery

Never above, never below, always beside
Always beside

But you can't make amends when no one lends a chance to make up a time to love
But you can't make amends when no one lends
When no one lends

I find myself into situations that bloom, and you were right
I should do something
But maybe I should be the first to know this can't be fixed overnight, but I know, it's getting out of line

Never above, never below, always beside
Always beside

But you can't make amends when no one lends a chance to make up a time to love
But you can't make amends when no one lends
When no one

This is everything that stands between the sky and grave...

This is everything that stands between us, that stands between us
Into the darkness take us there
And through these years, I've shown my wear
Though I'm hardened still I'm prepared to fight...

But you can't make amends when no one lends a chance to make up a time to love
But you can't make amends when no one lends
When no one lends

This is everything that stands between the sky and the grave...


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    General CommentThis is my second favourite song from the new album, after When distance is the closest reminder.

    I read in an interview that Brock's two sisters didn't speak to each other for 2 years and this song is about the frustration it caused.

    After the song was released his sisters made up.
    Tormented Skieson October 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentawesome song, i think it's about knowing you have had a difficult time with someone you have had good times with in the past, a family member or friend. But knowing in yourself you can stand beside him or her through thick and thin still and know you can spend time with him or her and still be able to communicate letting out feelings.
    withinfleshon January 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe 1986 film "Stand By Me" (based around the Steven King novella "The Body") is about a group of boys who hear about the location of the dead body of a teenager who had recently gone missing- they decide to go look for the dead body, and eventually find it at the Back Harlow Road.

    Any ideas if this is where they got the title of this song from? It's somewhat similar to the story of Brook's sisters falling out, in that during this scene the main boy Gordie talks about how he'll never make his father proud (the father's favourite son, Denny, had died in a jeep accident). Gordie's best friend, Chris, also comes from a bad family and believes he'll never get a chance to become something of himself due to society's preconceptions of him ("no one lends a chance to make up...").

    Another possible relation to Crazyfists, when we skip to the future and see an aged Gordie finishing his memoir he ends with "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"- extremely similar to "At The End Of August"'s lyrics, which makes me quite certain the band are fans of the film/novella.
    DidiMauon May 16, 2011   Link

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