Rising Tide

by Scott Pettigrew

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Produced by Juno-award winning artist Jason Plumb (Colter Wall, The Dead South, Belle Plaine, Blake Berglund), “Rising Tide” is a journey album project that seamlessly transitions through multiple genres and energies, showcasing the diversity of Scott's work and offering a truly dynamic listening experience.

Lush orchestral ballads like “Fall”, “All Good Things Must Die”, and "Letters" offer rich sonic landscapes that dramatically set the stage for beautifully written lyrics and melodies. Groovy R&B tracks like “Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” and “Til Death Do Us Part” offer deep basslines and tasty licks, while country-tinged blues rock cuts like “Rising Tide”, "Alexandria", and “21st Century Kind of Pain” deliver attitude-loaded guitars and a fiery outlaw energy.

A truly genre-defying record, “Rising Tide” features exceptional guitar work (all of which recorded by Pettigrew himself), alongside intricately woven storylines and commentary delivered by Scott’s excellent vocal performances.

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released October 4, 2019

Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals: Scott Pettigrew | Rhythm Guitar: Scott Pettigrew, Jason Plumb (All Good Things Must Die, Alexandria) | Bass: Shawn Patton | Drums: Michael Thompson | Organ, Grand Piano, Rhodes: Jeremy Sauer, Scott Pettigrew (Letters) | Backup Vocals: Marie Claire Winichuck, Val Halla (Alexandria) | Trombone: Colin Neufeld | Trumpet: Al McWilliams | Karl Valiaho: Tenor Saxophone | Violin: Carmelle Pretzlaw, Andrea Hedlund, Maria Guidos-Albert | Viola: Jonathan Ward, Megan Zak, Jonathan Achtzehner | Cello: Amelia Borton, Joel MacDonald, Jeanie Kim

Horn Section Arrangements by Colin Neufeld. String Section Arrangements by Allan Gilliland

Music and Lyrics by Scott Pettigrew

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Jason Plumb

Mastered by João Carvalho

Written, Produced, Recorded, and Mixed in Regina, Saskatchewan

Copyright 2018 Scott Pettigrew Music

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Scott Pettigrew is a guitar player, singer, producer, and songwriter that pulls from a vast array of influences to create his signature electrified sound.

His biggest musical influences transcend genre; Charley Patton, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Fleetwood Mac, Parliament-Funkadelic, Mac Miller, Nick Drake, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams Sr, among many others, can all be heard within Scott’s work.
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Track Name: I Want You!
The moon lights up your face
This love won't be replaced
Lots of pretty girls came before
(Well it's true)
But I won't be searchin’ anymore, no
Because I want you!
(Girl I want you)
I want you baby!
(I want nothing new)
I want you!
(Let's make it true)
I want you
(Girl I want you)

You're my rye and water; you're my muse
I'll take a cup of you with my morning news
You're my fireplace when the weather's cold
The warmest hand that I'll ever hold

Because I want you!
(Girl I want you)
I want you baby!
(I want nothing new)
I want you!
(Let's make it true)
I want you

I wrote you a love song on the road
Was a little early I suppose
But I don't want facetimes or evening calls
I want you here with me through it all
Track Name: I Don't Wanna Be Your Friend
I’m a thousand miles away
But all I miss is you
Part of me just wants to stay
But all of me wants you
California girls are grand
With their pretty smiles and their beach blonde hair
But as I try to run it through my hands
I’m wishin’ it weren’t theirs

Girl I wanna make you mine
I know it don’t make sense
I can’t get you ‘offa my mind
And I don’t wanna be your friend
I don’t wanna be your friend
No I don’t wanna be your friend
I don’t wanna be your friend
I don’t wanna be your friend

I don’t wanna burn my bridges down
But I don’t wanna let it be
You and me we could run this town
There’s no one else for me
So let me touch that auburn hair
And let me see that perfect smile
I’ll take you with me to California
We can make love for a little while

Girl I wanna make you mine
I know it don’t make sense
I can’t get you ‘offa my mind
And I don’t wanna be your friend
I don’t wanna be your friend
No I don’t wanna be your friend
I don’t wanna be your friend
I don’t wanna be your friend
Track Name: 'Til Death Do Us Part
I could have never guessed I'd be lovin you
I thought that I was finished with the social cues
I never thought I'd get so attached
While my wounds were barely patched
But now I’m healed and I love you
‘Cause I can't run from what's inside
I've grown so tired of these earthly lies
It ain't easy and it ain't fair
But you can’t love without despair
So I guess that’s just what I will do

‘Til death do us part
Though you prob’ly could have used me from the start
I won't break your heart
Cause I can't stand the thought of us apart

I thought that I could face this world alone
I'm used to fighting battles on my own
But I need you and I need a band
To hold me back or help me stand
I’m so much stronger beside you
I never got my business degree
There’s just no value in tuition fees
Or government taxes or union dues
There’s just so little left to choose
But they can't stop me from having you

‘Til death do us part
Though you prob’ly could have used me from the start
I won't break your heart
Cause I can't stand the thought of us apart
Track Name: All Good Things Must Die
Religion without faith
Beauty without grace
You’re just a person
From a place
Where they worship their new gods from outer space
It’s just a bold
Clueless lie
You can’t see the light
Through shuttered blinds
A soul
Lives inside
An earthly prison purpose built to die

Born in a cage
You never looked outside
We’ll go back where we came from when it’s time
Nobody makes it out alive
‘Cause All good things must die

Sex without love
Drugs to kill the hurt
Of your pointless
Empty job
To pay for all the things you thought would work
to fill
The empty hole
Left behind by living life for gold
But those cars
And fancy clothes
Don't matter when they drop us in our holes

Born in a cage
They told you work would let you fly
The only thing you’ll learn to crave is time
Born to die
The anecdote society provides
But it’s alright
Nobody makes it out
Aliive
All good things must die
Track Name: Alexandria
Alexandria
Why do you wear that cheap velvet dress
Alexandria
Why can't you just admit that you have less
Even through your filthy hands
You see yourself better than the rest

Alexandria
Why do I still sympathize
Alexandria
You love not with your heart, but with your eyes
I know that you may look the part
But your soul is just an ugly lie

Alexandria
Why do you find it so hard to love
I know you smile at yourself
But you couldn't laugh at yourself
Because you think that you're just far too tough

Alexandria
My love
Have you seen what you've become?

Alexandria
The road on which you’re walking leads to hell!
Alexandria
You’re just too deep in your tortured mind to tell
But you won’t escape the destruction
As the devil you're feeding comes out of his shell

Alexandria
It’s not too late to turn it away
Alexandria
These postmodern fools that you’re pleasing are causing your pain
I know you think you have answers
But you're farther away
You're farther away than yesterday
Track Name: Rising Tide
It’s clear the ship is sinkin’
That the world we once knew is gone
But as the bow plunges into the icy depths
I’m surprised to see men blindly hanging on
The waves that rocked the boat so gently
Have roared up over our heads
And now down on our knees
We’re just waiting for the sea
To carry us off with the dead

But the rising tide
Will lift all boats
That tried to float above the murky depths below
And as the water does rise
It’ll drown out the lies
And the bureaucrats will be the first to go
The rising tide
Will surely kill
As it washes out the dirt that makes us ill
I don’t know where this world’s going
But I can personally assure
That before things gets better
They’re gonna have to get much worse

It’s clear that we’re all going crazy
We haven’t spoken to each other for years
They throw us in their predetermined groups
And profit off our tendency to fear
The weight they tried to tie us down with
Is bringing them down with their ships
And now it’s time to decide
If you’re rising with the tide
Or if you’ll die with lies upon your lips

But the rising tide
Will lift all boats
That tried to float above the murky depths below
And as the water does rise
It’ll drown out the lies
And the bureaucrats will be the first to go
The rising tide
Will lift all boats
That had the bravery to find a way to float
But as the water floods the tomb
Your breathing will resume
Without the hands of tyrants on your throat
The rising tide
Is gonna kill!
It’s gonna wash away
the world you thought was real
I’m not sure this world’s going
But with a gun up to my head
I can’t wait to see
This toxic culture dead
Track Name: Fall
Fall is falling fast
Love never lasts
It dies with the leaves
Chokecherries fall from the tree
And smash silently
Upon the concrete ground
Supple as the love I’d found
I've got to get out of this town

When fall falls
In September
I'll remember when we laid by the creek
While yellow leaves fell at our feet
When Fall
Bleeds into winter
I won't miss her smile another day
Fall is falling but I'm okay
Without her

Orange turn the leaves
From their newborn green
A distant memory
Of who they used to be
Winter’s coming fast
To freeze whatever’s left
Summer life is dead for now
But spring will come to lift my brow

When fall’s
Gone by December
I’ll remember when we laid by the creek
While yellow leaves fall at our feet
When fall
And winter will be over
I’ll live to love another day
Fall is gone but I'm okay
Without you
Track Name: 21st Century Kind of Pain
I'm deleting Facebook
I don't wanna stare
Into the dead eyes of
A world in desperate disrepair
I'm chasing the shadows
Of all my old friends
Living the lives
That they have displayed
To those looking in
I can't run from
Time
And I can't hide
From my pictures
On display
On the internet’s endless windowpane
Lord please explain
This newfangled 21st century kind of pain

I'm spinning in circles
Adrift in a time
Where nothing makes sense
And the biblical texts don’t line up with their lies
I'm searching for meaning
The same as us all
I just don't seek the small comforts
Of blending right in with the wall
I can't run from
Time
And I can't hide
All our stories
Are the same
Just beginnings with middles and ends and some love in between
So try to refrain
From this newfangled 21st century kind of pain

Carve out a living
Chasing all of your dreams
Once you dive in the water ain't quite as deep as it seems

But I can't run
From time
But I can try
And we can't run
From life
And you can't hide
From a world in
Full display
Jesus give us the power to focus on what we can change
And try to refrain
From this newfangled 21st century kind of pain
Just run away
From this newfangled 21st century kind of pain
Things gonna change
From this newfangled 21st century kind of pain
Track Name: When You're Blue
When you're blue
And there's no one to love you
Feel the world fly above your head
When there's a god up above you
And a woman who loves you
The breeze don't feel so bad

When I'm high
And dried by myself
I get by with a little help
I got no ambition of
Letting go of this pure love
When I'm blue
I'm above the world
When I'm blue
I don't need no girl

When you're blue
And your heart is above you
Letting someone who loves you go
Plans are unweaving
Floating and dreaming
The love we'll never know

I could try another chance
That I might find your lovin glance
I ain't got no ambition of
Letting go of this pure love
When you're blue
Through to your soul
When I'm blue
It swallows me whole

When you’re blue
And your heart is above you
Letting someone who loves you go
Track Name: Letters
My pocket opened
And my heart's broken
It's been forever since I saw you
I'm off making music now
And I've found somebody new

Some days I wonder
What it would be like
If you ever wandered
Back in my mind’s eyes
I realized
Love ain't fair
It's the things that you leave behind
That make it worth all the despair

You said you won't be long
And we'd say up until dawn
Lying bathed in candlelight
You'd read these letters through
Some dark and lonely night

I read your letter
Thought I'd know better
But I’ve been proven wrong
Maybe our love wasn't so right
I guess you can’t tell ‘til it’s gone

I knew that you loved me
I could see in your soul
Your heart was so broken
You could never take control
This life ain't long
Most of it's pain
All of it would vanish with you
Under autumn rains

Girl it's been so long
But are those feelings gone?
While I'm under burning lights
I read your letter through
These bright but lonely nights

When I was contemplating outer space
You put me in place
When I'm floating out in my own world
You were my hand to hold
As I lie alone tonight
I'll read your letter through
This dark and lonely night

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