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Impossible World

by Wilfred N & the Grown Men

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1.
When the sun Awakes me to my day And every day Not just another day The sun that makes me feel Everything more real When the sun, when the sun . . . I’m waiting for the sun
2.
We didn’t know then what we would become Discouraged in life and always on the run Our hearts were beating like a jungle of drums We followed the sun to a place they call Love Yeah, I guess we’re in Love We can’t get enough, we can’t get enough I guess we’re in Love I guess we’re in Love I guess we’re in Love I guess we’re in Looooooove I guess we’re in Love I guess we’re in Love I guess we’re in Love The damage that has been done Can be turned around The sadness in the world Buried in the ground Kindness in the heart Makes a life more pure (do you value world peace? Now we are so in love . . . do you value world survival?) Looooooove Spring is comin’ and Birds are doin’ it We think we’re in love and Now we’re provin’ it We knew we were old But we thought we were young Yeah, here comes the sun Here comes the sun (here comes the sun) Here comes the sun (here comes the sun) Here comes the sun (here comes the sun) (here comes the sun) Here comes the sun! We can’t get enough Copyright, ©, 2020, by Wilfred Kozub / Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)
3.
Everyday I start my day just like everybody else I smile when people pass me by They’ll think I feel good about myself Maybe I’m forgettable Maybe I’m a sorry soul What if I’m not even a contender? I don’t know Nobody has to know Nobody has to know I don’t need to be in the limelight When I can stay underground with you ‘cause the two of us is magic You and me and me and you There’s a world inside the world That’s where I want to be Just float down the silent streets When real life is too much like it seems Nobody has to know Nobody has to know No rain please no more rain I’m ready now for sunlight Keep to the business of getting ahead And when you help me rise above myself I can get out of my head I need your inspiration To keep in good condition . . . and some proper nutrition Nobody has to know Nobody has to know Nobody has to know Nobody has to know Copyright, ©, 2013 by Wilfred Kozub/ Zönik Music Productions (socan) Wilfred Kozub: wilfredkozub@gmail.com
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Awake Asleep 03:14
Crunch time Crunch time I was awake – I was asleep I was awake – I was asleep Awake – asleep Good to be alive, good to be alive, good to be alive Good to be alive I was awake – I was asleep Awake – asleep I was awake – I was asleep Awake I gotta catch up (do it, do it, do it, do it) I was awake – I was asleep I was awake – asleep I was awake – I was asleep I was awake (musical interlude) July has passed September, September, September (do it, do it, do it) I was awake – I was asleep I was awake – I was asleep I was awake – I was asleep Awake . . . asleep Good to be alive, good to be alive, good to be alive Good to be alive Winter is here, yeah winter is here I lie awake and I wait for . . . for Spring (do it, do it) I was awake – I was asleep I was awake – I was asleep I was awake – I was asleep Asleep . . . sleep . . . sleep . . . sleep Alright now, wake up Copyright, ©, 2017, by Wilfred Kozub (SOCAN)
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La la la la la la la la La la la la la la la la La la la la la la la la La la la la la la la la They kicked us around, but they didn’t know us We didn’t cry and we didn’t laugh We were imperiled and insulted We acted calm, but we were aghast! (As soon as they say “I swear to God,” we know that it’s a lie We’ve got ‘em and we’re not going to stand by!) If we were lost, we didn’t know it We were losing track of time They were audacious and they were confusing We were slightly hypnotized (instrumental interlude . . . knocking down the door . . . knocking down the door) When we were young and had ambition We were put down time after time We were afraid by our own admission You could see it in our eyes We were found when we got lost We were feeling a bit better after awhile And before long we would be strong And we would all be singing . . . knocking down the door (We handled them with kid gloves, for sure – never insecure ANGER . . . smouldering in SILENCE) Oo oo oo oo oo oo Oo oo oo oo oo oo Oo oo oo oo oo oo Oo oo oo oo oo oo We’re knocking down the door! Oo oo oo oo oo oo Oo oo oo oo oo oo We’re knocking down the door! We’re knocking down the door! We’re knocking down the door! We’re knocking down the door We’re knocking down the door We’re knocking down the door We’re knocking down the door Copyright, ©, 2018, by Wilfred Kozub / Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)
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We’re playing in the mud We’re playing in the mud I know you’re my bud When we’re playing in the mud We’re playing in the mud We’re playing in the mud Honey, you’re my bud When we’re playing in the mud When you’re feeling too much stress ‘cause the world is such a mess And you know you can’t give up ‘cause you never must give up And you’re feeling kinda strange And you know it ain’t gonna change Shakin’ my head – shakin’ my head – shakin’ my head We’re playing in the mud We’re playing in the mud Baby, you’re my bud When we’re playing in the mud Playing in the mud We’re playing in the mud Honey, I’m in love When we’re playing in the mud Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo . . . Shakin’ my head – shakin’ my head It gets worse then it gets better It gets worse then it gets better Things get worse then they get better It gets worse then it gets better When you’re feeling too uptight ‘cause you always gotta get it right That’s when you know it’s time ( it’s time ) Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo When you’re feeling kinda sad And you wish you had what you had How’re you gonna get it back? Where are you gonna go When you’ve lost everything you know? ( 1 – 2 – 3 ) We’re playing in the mud We’re playing in the mud I know you’re my bud When we’re playing in the mud Playing in the mud We’re playing in the mud Honey, I’m in love When we’re playing in the mud Playing in the mud Playing in the mud Oh . . . I’m in love When we’re playing in the mud Playing in the mud Playing in the mud I know you’re my bud When we’re playing in the mud Copyright, ©, 2013, by Wilfred Kozub/ Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)
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I wasn't there
8.
There’s a new world coming And it’s coming down on me Yeah there’s a new world coming Gonna set us all free Comin’ down from the sky Comin’ into your heart Comin’ down from the sky Comin’ into your heart Yeah there’s a new world comin’ It’s gonna set us free Stand up and welcome the new world Stand up and welcome the new world Stand up and welcome the new world It’s comin’ down on you (repeat) It’s a secret for now But you’re gonna find it You’re bound to learn how It makes everything fit There is a new world comin’ And you’re gonna like it Stand up and welcome the new world Stand up and welcome the new world Stand up and welcome the new world It’s comin’ down on you (repeat) There’s a new world comin’ And it’s comin’ down on me Yeah there’s a new world comin’ It’s gonna set us all free Comin’ down from the sky Comin’ into your heart Comin’ down from the sky Comin’ into your heart Yeah there’s a new world comin’ It’s gonna be alright Be alright There’s a new world (there’s a new world comin’) And it’s right overhead There’s a new world (there’s a new world comin’) Just like I said Down from the sky From the great by and by There’s a new world comin’ There’s a new world comin’ There’s a new world comin’ Copyright, ©, 2020, by Wilfred Kozub/Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)
9.
No rain . . . please no more rain I'm waiting now for sunlight Please no more rain (Seriously)
10.
I was tired and I bombed ‘cause I really wasn’t into my song And my mind went back to the days gone by When I was on the radio Yeah, it’s true . . . life goes so fast But I don’t wanna live in the past So I do what I do and I listen to you No I’m never going back (yes) Do you listen to me like I listen to you? Do you listen to me when I’m tellin’ the truth? Are you following me? How am I to know? (wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo) Take a chance, do it now Or you may never, never, never know how And the message is true, it depends on you and me To put the world right I was right – you wuz wrong All I had to do was pick up the phone But the sound, sweet sound Still rhymed Do you listen to me like I listen to me? Do you listen to me? – I’m tellin’ the truth Are you following me? Cuz I’m following you (you you you you you you you) Do you listen to me like I listen to me? Do you listen to me? – I’m tellin’ the truth Are you following me? Cuz I’m following you (you you you you you you you) You you you you you you (breathe) You you you you you you (breathe) Let it go! Life goes fast – life goes fast Life goes fast – take it slow Life goes fast – take it slow Take it slow . . . take it slow (fast) Take it slow (fast) Copyright, ©, 2017 by Wilfred Kozub (SOCAN)
11.
I’m living in the future – breathing in the moment Living in the future and digging up the past I’m living in the future – breathing in the moment And it’s out of my hands I wonder what it’s gonna be like Living in the future – is it gonna be fine? Living in the future Is it gonna be nice? Somebody out there, somebody knows Where we are going, the way the wind blows The way the wind blows, the way the wind blows Living in a moment I’m living in the future – breathing in the moment I’m living in the future and dreaming of the past We’re all together and what have we done? Done about the future? . . . it’s out of our hands Somebody out there, somebody knows The river is flowing but where does it go? Where does it go? Where does it go? Treading in the water I’m giving up guessing, going with the flow Where the river’s flowing only the river knows Giving up on guessing, going with the flow . . . Only the river knows . . . only the river knows It’s out of our hands Only the river knows It’s out of our hands The river knows Copyright, ©, 2017 by Wilfred Kozub
12.
Lost Time 01:36
I know I’ll never forget you I’ll never let time pass you by I’ll always always always always always always always love you You never never leave my mind Please remember me When time is gone And it’s over And all that’s left is The world Copyright, ©, 2017, by Wilfred Kozub (SOCAN)
13.
Thunder 2020 03:45
You never know where you have been before But now you wonder You’ll never find it where it was before Blown under cover You never know who you may come upon On the tundra You never know if there’ll be anyone On the tundra Thunder on the tundra – thunder on the tundra Thunder on the tundra – thunder on the tundra You forget where you have wandered from On the tundra She found me lost where I had never come On the tundra She stepped out of the midnight sheet of sun My first sighting She walked toward me and my heart was struck Like lightning Thunder on the tundra – thunder on the tundra Thunder on the tundra – thunder on the tundra I think, I think of you I watch, I watch for you I dream, I dream of you I stand motionless for you Thunder on the tundra – thunder on the tundra Thunder on the tundra – thunder on the tundra Copyright, ©, 1987, 2011, by Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)
14.
When the sun Awakes me to my day And every day Not just another day The sun that makes me feel Everything more real When the sun, when the sun . . . I’m waiting for the sun Behind the moon They found another moon And a world hidden from our view Lost without a name Where no one ever came Another world . . . another moon Waiting for the sun Let the morning sunshine in your eyes Burn the fog away Open up your heart, it’s going to be Another perfect day Yay! When the sun Is hidden by the rain And the rain Is dribbling down the drain I know there’s hope for me When it all comes down on me When the sun, when the sun . . . I’m waiting for the sun Waiting for the sun Waiting for the sun Copyright, ©, 2019, by Wilfred Kozub (SOCAN)
15.
It’s an immaculate thing – so real And the passage of time is nothing at all That has its appeal You know you can’t be late – we’ll always wait for you It’s an immaculate time It’s an immaculate time . . . an immaculate time You do what you do and I do what I want I have nothing to give up It’s an immaculate thing – so real And the passage of time is nothing at all That has its appeal You know you can’t be late – we’ll always wait for you An immaculate world It’s an immaculate world You do what you do and I do what I want Can no one put a stop? (before it’s too late) Oooo – wah wah It’s an impossible world – It’s an impossible world It’s an impossible world – It’s an impossible world An impossible world An immaculate time An immaculate time Oooo – wah wah – Immaculate time Copyright, ©, 2017, by Wilfred Kozub/Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)
16.
Disenchanted 04:17
I only live for the summer I only live for the summer For the summer I only live Gone gone gone, the summer is gone Gone gone gone, the summer is gone Gone gone gone, yeah the summer is gone Gone . . . summer’s gone Gone for the summer Maybe forever I’m disenchanted with the haze in the sky I’m disenchanted with the waters that rise I’m disenchanted with the cold cold cold of the winter I’m disenchanted with the fires that blaze I’m disenchanted with the cities that crumble I’m disenchanted with the world world world malaise . . . malaise . . . malaise . . . malaise . . . I don’t I don’t wanna fight no more I don’t I don’t wanna fight no more I don’t wanna be the one who’s sore I don’t wanna fight no more My bones my bones and my muscles are sore My tones my tones and my knuckles are torn I don’t need to even up the score Don’t wanna fight no more General malaise . . . general malaise I’m disenchanted disenchanted I’m disenchanted I’m disenchanted I’m disenchanted I’m disenchanted I’m disenchanted disenchanted I’m disenchanted disenchanted I’m disenchanted I’m disenchanted Copyright, ©, 2017, by Wilfred Kozub/Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)
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I was a living in a moonray and the sun might never come up There was a moonray And that was enough I could get a lot done without the sun As long as I had my moonray And if it once existed [That was enough] That was enough Moonray . . . What I believed was burned away What I remember lost in yesterday in my moonray Lucid my dreams In a moonray Who needs the sun anymore? Who needs the sun . . . anymore? Who needs the sun . . . anymore? Who needs the sun? Who needs the sun . . . anymore? Who needs the sun . . . anymore? Who who copyright, ©, 2021, by Wilfred Kozub / Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)

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Impossible World by Wilfred N & the Grown Men

This album project started three years ago with a promised release date of Spring 2020. The original title for the album was We’ll Get There, and a couple of the new tracks were released in the summer of 2019 under the title We’ll Get There First. Then the world changed. The project stumbled on interruptions, and the release date was revised to Fall 2020 … then Spring 2021 … but now, the album has arrived in 2022.

A new title that revealed itself in the process: Impossible World. The music has risen above the difficulties, suggesting a story of what the last few years have been about. We’ve all been there. And now … we’re here. The music is, more than ever, relevant ¬– an overall positive vibe with feelings of a dark reality lurking in the shadows.

Impossible World is Wilfred’s 12th album – an extended work in melody and sound, threading together the past (Do You Listen To Me, Thunder 2020) and the present (Disenchanted, Nobody Has to Know, Waiting for the Sun) with reflections on what the future might be (Living in the Future, Immaculate Time, New World Coming, Moonray).

Is it an impossible world?
It is.

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released July 15, 2022

Wilfred Kozub - songwriting, production, vocals, keyboards, percussion, guitar
Jamie Philp – guitar, vocals
Nik Kozub – bass guitar; mix, mastering and co-production
Daryl Kozub – additional vocals
Amy van Keeken – additional vocal on "Knocking Down the Door"
Christine Hanson – cellos

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Wilfred N & the Grown Men Edmonton, Alberta

Wilfred N & the Grown Men are a pop/rock institution in their home town of Edmonton, Canada. With roots in the New Wave scene of the early 80s, the group reliably offers up a striking set of tuneful and significant new songs of imagination and depth.

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